3rd ODI India vs Australia Melbourne: Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a brilliant running catch in the fine leg boundary to send dangerous Glenn Maxwell packing for 26 off 19 balls in the final ODI at MCG. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had to make ground and he did cover about 10-15 meters before latching onto it. It was a short ball from Shami which was pacy and caught Maxwell for room as he went ahead with the shot only to top-edge it. Maxwell took his eyes off the ball while playing the shot and that was his undoing. It was a big wicket for India considering Maxwell can change the game quickly and he was well set.
Here is the video of the catch:
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 172/6 in 37 overs with Handscomb and Richardson in the middle. Chahal has been the pick of the Indian bowlers as he picked three wickets with two in his first over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed the openers as he picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Earlier, the men in blue won the toss and elected to bowl as play started 10 minutes late due to light drizzle. With weather forecasting intermittent drizzle, it is expected to be a start-stop day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
India made three changes to their playing XI with all-rounder Vijay Shankar making his 50-over debut replacing pacer Mohammed Siraj. Spin bowling all-rounder Kedar Jadhav came in place of an out-of-form Ambati Rayudu while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first game of the series as Kuldeep Yadav was rested.
For Australia, pacer Billy Stanlake and wrist spinner Adam Zampa came in place of Jason Beherendorff and Nathan Lyon.
Australia (Playing XI): Alex Carey(w), Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal