First bilateral ODI series victory on Australian soil - India beats Aus by 2-1
In the 3rd and final ODI of the series, India created yet another history by winning the series with 2-1.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again played the role of match finisher. Dhoni scored 87 runs. Chalal took six wickets. India has shown their first ever victory in the ODI series on Australia soil. India, with a modest target of 231, crossed the target easily by 7 wickets. Captain Virat Kohli (46) and Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) also contributed to the victory.
India's spinner Chahal gave a perfect performance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In front of his spin, Australia's batsmen surrendered. Chahal took 6 wickets for 42 runs and Australia's whole team returned scoring 230 runs. He became India's first spinner to take six-wicket against Australia in the ODI series. Australia's Peter Handscombe (58) tried to fight but did not get any support from the co-workers. Usman Khawaja (34) and Shawn Marsh.
It was Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav who took the match towards the win. Dhoni and Jadhav shared an unbeaten 121-run stand for the fourth wicket to help India create history. For Australia, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, and Marcus Stoinis claimed a wicket each but couldn't defend the small total and could not stop the Indians from winning. Also, fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar chipped in with two wickets each for India
With the World cup nearing by, this win surely boosts up the confidence and makes team India more determined to keep on winning and creating histories.