The decider match of the India Vs Australia ODI series will be held on Wednesday at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Till now the three-match series is 1-1.
The first ODI was won by India at Wankhede Stadium whereas Australia won the match by an unbeatable 10 wickets in Vizag last Sunday. The last ODI held in Chennai was in December 2019.
Before the match starts, know more about the pitch and related history.
Stats related to MA Chidambaram Stadium
The Chennai pitch is favorable for the Batsmen and slow bowlers. The pitch is also good for the spinners but a few fast bowlers perfectly executed their plan of action and gained success.
The average run rate of 5.19 for ODIs in Chennai suggests that it is a positive situation for the batters. India won by 26 runs when Chennai hosted the India Vs Australia match back in 2017.
Stats of the previous ODIs played at the stadium
ODI matches played: 22
Matches won by the 1st batting team: 13
Matches won by the 2nd Batting team:8
Matches tied: 0
Matches Abandoned: 1
Highest Individual score: 194 by Saeed Anwar (PAK) vs. India, 1997
Best bowling figures: 5/51 by Ravi Rampaul (WI) vs. India, 2011
Highest team score: 337/7 Asia XI vs. Africa XI, 2007
Lowest team score: 69 Kenya vs. New Zealand, 2011
Highest successful run-chase: 291/2 by West Indies vs. India, 2019
Average first-innings score: 231
Chennai Pitch report: MA Chidambaram Stadium
The team batting first wins the match according to the past data in the ODIs hosted by Chennai. The last ODI between India and Australia on this ground was won by the team in blue which successfully defended a 164-run target in 21 overs via the D/L method.
It will not be a surprise if the skipper winning the toss in tomorrow’s ODI match decides to bat first. The runs around 300 would be good for the first innings.
Last ODI match in Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium
The last ODI match on the discussed pitch was between West Indies and India where the former won by eight wickets. The West Indies team chased the 288-run target in 47.5 overs.
Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer recorded a hundred each, whereas Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries for India in the first innings.
India scored 287/8 (Rishabh Pant 71, Keemo Paul 2/40) and lost to West Indies scoring 291/2 (Shimron Hetmyer 139, Deepak Chahar 1/48) by eight wickets.