India-Australia ODI Match: who will win the battle?

India-Australia ODI match

India took the lead on the first day while on the second day, Australia snatched the limelight from India. Australia won by 10 wickets on the second day of the ODI and 22nd March is the last and final day of this ODI.


Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday 22nd March

Time: 22nd March 1:30 PM IST

Telecast channels: Star Sports 1 & Star Sports 1HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada and Star Sports 1 Telugu

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Pitch report:
According to the data which has been collected from the 21 completed ODI matches, the average run is 259. This average has been around since 1987.

For the past few years, the pitch has been on the slower side. Chasing the total on this kind of pitch is hard because the pitch gets dry with time. However, the spinners have a lot to say for this pitch.

For this first inning, the batting is relatively easier because they get the bounce on top and play shots through the line. Although with time, the pacers also get some inroads. So it is expected that we will see a better match between the batters and bowlers on the third day of this ODI.

As the match is on the third day now the pitch is dry and slower now. It is helpful for the spinners mostly, but with some rain & humidity, it will be beneficial for the pacers at the beginning of the match.


As the pitch plays almost the most important role and weather is the controller of the pitch so weather report is an important aspect of winning prediction. 22nd March it has been predicted in the weather report that the weather will be mostly sunny. The possible highest temperature will be  32 degrees Cntregrade and the lowest can be 29 degrees. There is a possibility of thunderstorms as well which can spoil the whole match. 

India-Australia head-to-head stat for ODI till today

Total Matches143
India Won53
Australia Won80

Stadium ODI stats till today

Total matches played: 22

India played 13

India won: 7

Average 1st Innings Score: 231

Average 2nd Innings Score: 218

After a great victory at the Mumbai the team India faced the worst defeat ever in ODI. The Australian opener pair Travis Head (51* off 30) and Mitchell Marsh (66* off 36) chased down the target of 118 in mere 11 Overs.

There is no room for prediction any more. It is natural that Australia is high on confidence right now and winning is not going to be easier for team India. As an audience, it can be stated that we will be able to witness a neck-to-neck fight tomorrow. Although, personally I want to see team India at the winning seat, however, that is not certain anymore. The only thing is sure that we will see a great match.

I hope for the best for team India.

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