Australia toured India in January of 2020 to play a three-match one-day international cricket series against the Indian cricket team. The tour began with the first match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on January 14, Tuesday. Last time in 2019, when the Australian team played an ODI series against India in India, they won the battle by 3-2. Therefore this series was a chance for the Indian team to take revenge. The Australian team captain was Aaron Finch, while Virat Kohli guided the Indian team. Both the teams had quality players and good cricket was expected from both the teams.
At Wankhede, in the first match of series Australian team dominated over Indian squad and won the first match of the series and took an early lead. Australian team showed clinical performance in all departments of the game and defeated India badly. Both the opening batsman of the Australian team were the stars of the match and pace bowlers in the bowling department. Opener David Warner was selected as player of the match award for his match-winning and class century. In the post-match presentation, the Australian skipper congratulated and motivated the other players of the team. On the other hand, the Indian captain looked disappointed with the performance of the team and promised to look forward to the second game.
The second game of the series was played on January 17, Friday, at Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot. It was a must-win match for the Indian team, or it was a do or die match of series. The Australian team was unchanged in this match, but India changed injured Rishabh Pant with middle-order batsman Manish Pandey. The Indian team lost the toss and was asked to bat first by the Australian team. Indian team put a good total in their 50 over by the great efforts of top-order batsmen and the unbelievable finishing touch of KL Rahul. India won the second match of series and leveled the series by 1-1. For the incredible finishing touch of KL Rahul 80 runs on 52 balls, he was selected as man of the match. In the post-match presentation, both the captain showed their focus on the last and decider game of the series.
The Final and decider of the series match was played at M. Chinnaswami Stadium in Bengaluru on January 19, Sunday. The strange thing about the series was that in all three matches, the Australian skipper won the toss. The Australian team won the toss last time in series and chose to bat first. Australian Steven Smith scored a much needed century in the decider match and helped to put a good total on board. Rohit Sharma from the Indian side scored a match-winning century and made a great partnership with captain Kohli. India comfortably won the decider match of series, and Rohit Sharma was selected as the player of the match award for his brilliant century. The Indian team continued their winning streak at home, and Virat Kohli was awarded as the player of the series award. The series also showed that it is tough to defeat this Indian side at home.