Australia's poor ODI record over the last one year continues, as they lost the second ODI against India miserably at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday.

For their skipper Steven Smith and his boys, the third game against India is a do or die encounter, as a loss at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore today, on September 24, 2017, will help India to seal the five-match series. Right now, the Australian batting department has too many holes to fill, with the top-order batsmen except skipper Steven Smith continuously failing to find the rhythm.

The match start time is 2:00 pm IST.

Live updates: India needs 102 more runs to win.

India 255/4 in 42 overs. Hardik Pandya 62*

India 190/2 in 30.2 overs.

Rohit Sharma 71, Ajinkya Rahane 70.

Australia 293/6 in 50 overs.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.

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In the last played match at the Eden Gardens, Indian skipper Virat Kohli led the team from the front as he scored a well-made 92 to take the Indian score to 252. Ajinkya Rahane's half-century also helped the team to put up a competitive score on the board. Chasing a decent total, the Aussies lost the wickets of their openers when the score was just 9. Later Steven Smith and Travis Head put up a third-wicket partnership of 76 runs. Marcus Stoinis tried his best to push the run rate but it was not enough to save the sinking Aussie ship, and the team fell short of 50 runs of their target.

Consecutive wins in the first two matches of this series have raised the morale of the Indian team, and as a result, the team will not be making any changes to its line-up. Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri believe that shuffling the winning lineup will not be a great move, especially in this crucial third ODI.

Steven Smith admitted that the reason for their failure is the inconsistent performance of their lead batsmen. David Warner and Glenn Maxwell will find their places in the playing eleven, as they have enough experience playing in sub-continent conditions.

Star Sports live online stream details

Star Sports and Willow TV are telecasting this match in India and the US respectively. For the live streaming, visit Hotstar or the official website of Star Sports. To access live ball-by-ball score, visit Cricbuzz or ESPN Cricinfo. Fox Sports and Channel 9 will telecast the match in Australia, while Sky Sports will beam the series in the UK.

Viewers can tune into Hotstar.com for the live streaming from 1:30 pm IST.

Pitch and weather conditions

The pitch at the Holkar Stadium is flat, and the ball is expected to come onto the bat smoothly.

The real threat to this game is rain, as Indore is witnessing heavy showers for the past couple of weeks. Weather experts predict heavy rain on Sunday too, and if it happens, the chances of postponing this match will be quite high.