India is comfortably leading the series by 2-0 and will look to whitewash Australia at the Rajkot. Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is a high scoring ground that has produced exhilarating matches in the past. The Australian team will fight for its pride and also to get a win just before the World Cup. Aussies have lost five ODIs in a row and they are keen to bounce back. Let’s find out the pitch report of Rajkot Stadium and other stats to see if Australia could make use of the venue or if India will maintain its dominance in the series.
IND vs AUS 3rd ODI Rajkot Stadium Pitch Report
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot offers a batting friendly pitch and the team which wins the toss should look to bat first and put the opponent in the scoreboard pressure by getting more than 350 runs. The batters would certainly enjoy batting at this venue as it does not offer any help to the pacers. However, spinners will definitely find a bit of turn but that won’t pose much problems for a set batter.
The Ranji team’s own players, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja, have notched up impressive triple centuries on this ground, providing a clear indication of the pitch’s nature—it’s undeniably favorable to batsmen. In the two international matches held at this venue, both occasions witnessed high-scoring affairs.
In the first match, an ODI between England and India, the visiting team posted a formidable 325 runs, and the home side came close, falling short by just 9 runs.
The second contest featured a T20I clash between Australia and India. The Australians, powered by Aaron Finch’s 89, set a challenging target of 202. However, India, led by Yuvraj Singh’s explosive and unbeaten 35-ball 77, clinched victory with just two balls to spare.
Also read: Full Schedule of ICC ODI World Cup 2023
IND vs AUS 3rd ODI Rajkot Stadium Avg Score, Highest Total and More
STATS – ODI
|Matches won batting first
|Average 1st Inns scores
|Average 2nd Inns scores
|Highest total recorded
|340/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs AUS
|Lowest total recorded
|304/10 (49.1 Ov) by AUS vs IND
|Lowest score defended
|270/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND