Stoinis extends unwanted record

07 March 2019 09:30:42 EST

Marcus Stoinis says he and his Australian team-mates have to learn how to pounce on taking their opportunities in tight situations.

Stoinis would prefer to do it that way rather than try to take tips from match winners like Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Stoinis heads into the third one-day international of the series against India on Friday having extended his unwanted personal record of near misses in the second match in Nagpur earlier this week.

All-rounder Stoinis hit his seventh 50-plus score in ODIs in that eight-run defeat in what is becoming a familiar pattern.

Every single one of those innings has come in defeat for the 45-cap white-ball international.

"I'm 29 years old," he said, in response to being asked whether he and the other touring Aussies could try to replicate qualities shown by their Indian counterparts.

"It's up to us to make sure we learn. We don't need to rely on someone to run us through that sort of stuff."

India can overtake England and move to the top of the International Cricket Council's 50-over rankings with victory over the Australians in Dhoni's home city of Ranchi on Friday.

Australia are 2/1 to win the third ODI against India on Friday and 4/1 to triumph at the World Cup later this year.

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