In the third ODI at Ranchi, Australia defeated India by 32 runs. Skipper Kohli's 41st century went in vain as the hosts were all out with few balls to spare. Batting first Aussies made 315 thanks to a century by Khwaja. Said Kohli, 'We were specially the way we pulled things back in the first innings. With the way Australia were going, we thought we would have been chasing 350 plus. I was told dew would come in in the evening, but that didn't happen and I got that wrong. The wicket wasn't improving at all and wasn't getting easy for batting.'
'They kept pitching the ball in the good areas, then I got out and Vijay got out and that's about it. We are a team that has taken a lot of pride in our cricket. We don't want to see anymore collapses. In terms of hitting the ball well, it was one of my finest hundreds. I was feeling well since ball one. I was really disappointed with the way I got out. Yeah we will have a few changes in the next couple of games. A little hiccup in the middle, but we will regroup and come back strongly.'
Man of the Match, Usman Khawaja, said, 'It is nothing like that. Specially against a very good Indian side. It was nice to get that win. The bowlers bowled beautifully. We weren't quite sure what a good score is, Finchy started well and the lower-order did a good job take us over 300. My highest score was 98, so it was nice to get those extra two runs today.'