Mohali, Oct 18: The trend of high-scoring matches in the ongoing seven-game ODI series between India and Australia will continue as perfect batting conditions are laid out for the third clash tomorrow.
Mohali's PCA Stadium will host the third ODI on Saturday. And the pitch curator has indicated that it will be a high-scoring affair.
In the first match of the series, Australia posted 304 (India fell short of 72 runs in the chase) and it was followed by 359 by the visitors which was scaled down by India in less than 44 overs in Jaipur.
Now, the teams have arrived in Punjab and fans can witness big bats in action.
"The Champions League matches were quite high scoring and the pitches had good bounce and carry. I can say that the Twenty20 matches were like a dress-rehearsal ahead of this ODI. Expect the same on Saturday," chief curator at PCA Stadium, Daljit Singh told "The Indian Express".
According to Daljit, dew could be a factor for the team bowling second. "The monsoons have just got over. At this time of the year in Mohali, dew starts to set in later in the evening. It is especially severe in winters, but yes even now dew comes up every evening," said Daljit.
The series is currently tied 1-1 and it will yet again be the domination of bat over ball.