The down under tour of 2018-19 will finally come to an end with Australia versus India third ODI in Melbourne on Friday, January 18, 2019. The series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will start at 1:20 PM AEDT, 7:50 PM. As the series is tied 1-1, and it will be a winner takes all situation, a massive amount of crowd is expected to show up at the MCG to fill up the over 100,000 seats at the stadium.

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Australia 115/4 in 27 overs

India won the toss and bowl first.

Sony Six live streaming info

Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will provide the television coverage of the series decider in India while Fox Sports will televise the match in Australia.

SonyLiv's app and website will stream the Aus v Ind 3rd ODI live for the Indian subcontinent. Catch the live action 7:00 AM IST onwards.

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India chase history while Australia seek another comeback

Coming into the series, Ambati Rayudu was hailed as the no. 4 batsman, but after two failures he has become the most likely person to sit out from the final game. The fact that India has had problems with the bowling in Australia so far doesn't happen his cause.

Kedar Jadhav or Vijay Shankar could come back into the XI batting at no.

6. This will also give an opportunity to MS Dhoni to walk in a bit early. Mohammad Siraj struggled with the ball in the previous game, and this could also pave the way for Khaleel Ahmed. India will hope that captain Virat Kohli and his Rohit Sharma fire with the bat once again to drive the side to its first bilateral ODI series victory in Australia.

The changes which Australia made going into the decider goes to show that they are under the pump.

Captain Aaron Finch during the press conference praised Nathan Lyon for his performance in the first two games, but he was subsequently dropped in favor of the young leggie Adam Zampa.

Jason Behrendorff will, unfortunately, miss this game due to back soreness. Billy Stanlake has been named his replacement while Kane Richardson has been kept as his cover. Stanlake could extract some bounce from the MCG wicket so it might not be a bad change for the Aussies.

The drop-in pitch was among many talks during the Boxing Day Test, but come to the third and the final ODI, the discussions have settled down, and people can't wait to pack the stands for the series decider.

The weather in Melbourne is expected to be much better than that of Adelaide.

According to the ESPN Cricinfo report, the temperatures will be in the mid-20s on Friday in the city making it an ideal day to play cricket. Pacers will get some bounce and swing from the wicket, but due to the vast boundaries, spinners will also have a say on the outcome of this match.

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