Australia v India: Glenn Maxwell seals ODI series win in Melbourne

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell fell just short of his second ODI hundred
Third one-day international, Melbourne:
India 295-6 (50 overs): Kohli 117, Rahane 50, Hastings 4-58
Australia 296-7 (48.5 overs): Maxwell 96, S Marsh 62
Australia won by three wickets

Glenn Maxwell struck 96 from 83 balls to lead Australia to a series-clinching win over India in the third one-day international at the MCG in Melbourne.

With the home side chasing 296, Maxwell hit eight fours and three sixes but fell with one required, looking for the boundary that would give him a century.

India had posted 295-6 thanks to Virat Kohli's run-a-ball 117, while Aussie pace bowler John Hastings took 4-58.

Australia have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

The series concludes with games in Canberra (20 January) and Sydney (23 February) before the sides meet in three Twenty20 internationals.

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