Sydney (SunstarTV Bureau): India has lost the game and the series, by making a score of 338 with a loss of 9 wickets. In a do or die match for India, Australia had set an enormous target of 389 at a loss of 4 wickets for India.
By getting back-to-back wickets, Pat Cummins sealed off the game for Australia. First Ravindra Jadeja, and then Hardik Pandya off consecutive balls, as both had no option but to swing at everything. Where as, skipper Virat Kohli had given his best by batting a score of 89.
Steve Smith scored his 11th ODI century, making it two consecutive tons for the Australian batsman. David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne and Aaron Finch further chipped in with half-centuries. While Finch registered his 28th ODI half-century, Warner completed his 23rd ODI 50. Maxwell and Labuschagne further recorded their 21st and 3rd half-centuries in the 50-over format.
None of the Indian bowlers managed to make much of an impact, with Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah conceding 73 and 79 runs respectively. Ravindra Jadeja further dropped two catches, making it all the more difficult for the visitors. Team India needed a win to stay alive in the series, after being defeated in the opening match held at the same venue by a margin of 66 runs.