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Khawaja, bowlers help Australia outplay military cap wearing India in 3rd ODI

Ranchi: Australia outclassed India by 32 runs in the third one-day international played at Ranchi on Friday to keep the five-match series alive.

Fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and leg-spinner Adam Zampa took three wickets each to dismiss the hosts for 281 in 48.2 overs. Australia made 313-5 in their 50 overs.

Opener Usman Khawaja smashed his maiden one-day international century to guide Australia to 313-5 in the third match against India.

The tourists rode on a 193-run opening stand between Khawaja, who hit 104, and skipper Aaron Finch, who made 93, to put up a challenging total after being put into bat first in Ranchi.

The right-left batting combination of Finch and Khawaja attacked the Indian bowlers with a string of boundaries as Australia reached 100 in the 17th over.

The 30-year-old Kohli, who registered 41st ODI ton, built crucial partnerships including an 88-run fifth-wicket stand with Kedar Jadhav to challenge the opposition attack.

The fourth ODI between the two teams will be played at Chandigarh on Sunday.