CHENNAI. India (AP) — Leg spinner Adam Zampa picked 4-45 as Australia beat India by 21 runs in the series-deciding one-day international on Wednesday to claim the No. 1 spot in the ICC’s ODI rankings.
Mitchell Marsh’s 47 runs and Alex Carey’s 38 runs had carried Australia to a par score of 269 runs (49 overs). In reply, India was bowled out for 248 runs (49.1 overs), with Virat Kohli’s half-century going in vain.
The visitors won the series 2-1 after dropping the first match. Marsh was named player of the series for scoring 194 runs in three innings.
“It is just natural aggression when I am batting. I have thoroughly enjoyed it,” Marsh said, “I was really glad to come in and perform, as I am coming off an extended break.”
After winning the toss and opting to bat, Australia sped off to a good start, with Marsh and Travis Head (33) putting on 68 runs off 65 balls.