First ODI of the Carlton Mid ODI series was between Australia and England on 16th January 2015. Australia absolutely dominated the game and won the match comfortably. Visitors captain Eion Morgan scored a magnificent century which was not enough to demolish powerful Australians. Australia won the match by 3 wickets and with 65 balls remaining.
Second ODI was between Australia and India on 18thJanuary 2015 at Melbourne. India won the toss and elected to bat first. Indian opening partnership was easily broken at initial stages by the hands of MA Starc however Rohit Sharma took the responsibility and scored a fantastic century and helped India to reach the total of 267 in 50 overs. Australians started their innings with style and finch played a magnificent knock to score 96 on 122 balls. Indian bowling could not stop sublime Australians and they chased down the target in 49 overs.
Third ODI was played on 20th January 2015 between England and India at Brisbane. England bowling demolished heavy Indian batting on 153 runs only. Steven Finn’s extraordinary bowling figures 5 for 33 helped England to send Indian batting back to pavilion within no time. England won easily with 9 wickets in hand and 135 balls remaining. After all these close and interesting encounters there is more drama to come in Carlton ODI series. England will be facing home team once again on Friday at Hobart. England will step on ground with their full strength as they did against India and will try to take a sweet revenge from mighty Australians. Steven Finn bowling form can destabilize Australian batting line up however Australian team will be entering the ground as favorites because they are very stable and persistent on their home ground.
Match between India and Australia is scheduled on Monday 26th January. Clash of the titans will be an amazing entertainment for cricket spectators. India will be replacing their opening pair because dhawan is completely out of touch and is failing miserably in every match he is playing. India needs to plan some more to balance their side against deadly bowling of Australia and England. Bouncy tracks are the weakness of subcontinent teams so Australia will try to exploit India on their pitches.
Carlton ODI tri-series will help the big 3 to cover their mistakes and build their form for the upcoming ICC world cup 2015.