First ODI ton for Khawaja in Ranchi win

09 March 2019 06:51:03 EST

Australia ended a long barren streak with a 32-run victory over India in the third ODI in Ranchi.

The victory was their first in a one-dayer outside Australia since they won in Bangalore in September 2017.

It was a much-improved performance from the tourists, after they had lost the first to matches of the series.

Usman Khawaja made his maiden ODI century as Australia finished on 313-5, their biggest total since amassing 334-5 during that same match in Bangalore.

Adam Zampa's spin then helped them secure victory as India were dismissed for 281 in 48.2 overs.

Pat Cummins and recalled paceman Jhye Richardson also played important roles with the ball, each finishing with 3-37.

A century from Virat Kohli, whose ton in the second game in Nagpur had helped secure victory, was not enough to get India home.

Kohli's sparkling innings of 123 came off just 95 balls before Zampa made the crucial breakthrough, dismissing the captain for a third time on tour.

Cummins starred with the new ball as India were reduced to 27-3 before Zampa claimed the key wicket of MS Dhoni.

Kohli went on to post his 41st ODI century, just after surviving a caught-behind chance off Glenn Maxwell when he was on 98.

He was eventually out when he skipped down the pitch and was clean bowled by Zampa to leave India needing 95 off 75 balls.

They fell behind the required run-rate despite a 32-run stand between Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja.

Australia saw Aaron Finch return as he made 93 and shared a 193-run opening partnership with Khawaja.

The stand lasted 191 balls and was almost double Australia's previous highest opening partnership during David Warner's suspension.

Australia are 7/4 to win the fourth ODI against India, who are 4/9.

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