Indore has hosted 4 ODIs against three nations and all have been convincingly won by the hosts. Australia have lost the first two ODIs at venues where they never lost and where they even lifted their first ODI World Cup. Now, the venue where Indians have not only won all 5 international matches but went on breaking records, can they keep the 5-match series alive!!
Indian bowlers have taken all 60 wickets available in 5 international matches. While batsmen have cherished, captains have scored plenty of runs, its the Indian bowlers that have got Indian big convincing wins.
Indore has seen Indians start with one of the rare 6-wicket haul when Sreesanth bowled out England in 1st international match (ODI) at Holkar Stadium.
2nd match saw Yuvraj Singh improving his half-century in debut ODI of Indore to a century and then grabbing 4 wickets too.
3rd match saw Captain Sehwag running amok to score ODI Cricket’s highest score in a double century. 4th match saw Dhoni hitting unbeaten 92 and effecting 5 dismissals.
Even in this third ODI of the bilateral series with Aussies, Indians have a upper hand and Australia would need a miracle to stretch India. For the series to be alive, Australia must win.