Dhoni and Kohli

India take on Australia for the third of the seven One Day Internationals (ODI's) to be played between the two nations on Saturday. The game will be held at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.

Where to Watch Live

Play starts at 8:55am BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 3. Follow live text commentary of the game on ESPN Cricinfo.


India come into this game after their nine wicket victory over Australia in a game which saw over 700 runs being scored in a day's play by both sides. The visitors made a total of 359 for the loss of five wickets after the end of their innings. George Bailey and his men remained confident as a huge total on board had put them in a comfortable position.

Australian skipper was the top scorer for his side as he remained unbeaten at 92. He was well supported by openers Aaron Finch (50) and Philip Hughes (83), followed by Shane Watson (59) and hard hitting batsman Glen Maxwell (53). Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was the only bowler to maintain an economy rate below six after conceding 54 runs from his 10 overs.

Meanwhile, India started their innings with Shikhar Dhawan started to fire with the bat while his opening partner Rohit Sharma also contributed in the process to bring down the required run rate. The left-handed batsman was in fine form before giving away a simple catch to Brad Haddin behind the stumps of James Faulkner's delivery.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Dhawan was five runs short of reaching yet another century in ODI's. His dismissal saw Virat Kohli walk into the crease and the right-handed batsman wasted no time in settling down as he, along with Sharma remained unbeaten till the end to make sure India cruised to victory.

India won by nine wickets with 39 balls to spare. Sharma registered his first ton in ODI's after three years and his knock of 141 saw him being awarded with the Man of the Match. Kohli reached his century in 52 deliveries. With their victory in Jaipur, India levelled the seven match series after losing the first ODI.

Team News


Probable Starting Lineup: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma


Probable Starting Lineup: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin(wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty