Virat Kohli    IANS
Virat Kohli IANS

The cricket teams of India and Australia today arrived here for the third One Day International to be played on September 24 at the Holkar Stadium. The match has become important for both the teams as India is leading by 2-0 in the five-match ODI series. An official of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) said the Indian and Australian teams reached Ahilyabai Holkar Airport by a special aircraft from Kolkata.

They were taken to a city hotel by buses under tight security, he said. A large number of cricket lovers were present at the airport to catch a glimpse of the players. The MPCA official said Indian and Australian teams will reach Holkar Stadium tomorrow for practice in different sessions. However, no official programme of their practice session has been released so far.

MPCA has also made arrangements of indoor practice in the event of rains. India is leading by 2-0 after defeating Australia by 50 runs in the ODI played at Kolkata on Sunday. The Kolkata win was architected courtesy fine knocks from Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, superb bowling spells from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. If India manage to seal the series at Indore, they stand a chance of toppling South Africa as the No.1-ranked ODI side.