The Indian team set a mammoth target against Australia thanks to the stormy batting of both their all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. In the third ODI played in Canberra, both the players not only recovered the difficult team India but also took it towards a big score. Both players completed their fifties and played a record partnership. They shared an unbroken 150-run partnership for the sixth wicket. During this time, both the pair also made a big record. The pair of Jadeja and Pandya have now held the record for the biggest partnership for the sixth wicket against Australia. Earlier, Sadgopan Ramesh and Robin Singh shared a 123-run partnership against Australia in Colombo in 1999.
Apart from this, the name of the Jadeja-Pandya pair has now also become the record for the third largest partnership of sixth wicket for India in ODI cricket.
Significantly, batting first, India got a fifth blow in the 32nd over as Virat Kohli. After this, Hardik and Jadeja slowly started the Indian innings. Although Jadeja was batting very slow in the beginning, in the last he changed his gear and rained fours and sixes. On the other hand, Pandya also continued to score in T20 mode, as a result of this pair, India scored 111 runs in the last 10 overs without losing any wickets, in which 86 runs came from the last six overs.
While Pandya scored an unbeaten innings of 92 runs in 76 balls with the help of seven fours and a six, Jadeja scored 66 runs in 50 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes.
This match was even more special for Ravindra Jadeja. He played a half-century innings at number seven in ODI cricket in Australia, which happened 12 years later for India. Earlier in 2008, Robin Uthappa, batting at number seven, scored 51 runs.
Apart from this, Ravindra Jadeja also became the second biggest innings batsman, batting at number seven in ODIs for India on Australian soil. In this case, the record of playing the biggest innings at number seven is still in the name of Kapil Dev. Kapil scored 75 against the Australian team in 1980.
After a record partnership between Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, India defeated Australia in the final match due to the struggling bowlers’ game. India also saved their credibility in this match played in Canberra. Australia had already won the series by winning the first two ODIs.