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18-Jan-2019 11:09:00 GMT
Aus v Ind - 3rd ODI, MCG

Dhoni, Jadhav and Chahal seal maiden ODI series

Melbourne: Thanks to the good innings of MS Dhoni (87*) and Kedar Jadhav (61), Bharat made history by defeating Australia in the third one-day on Friday at Melbourne Criket Ground.

With this, Team India named themselves in the three-match one-day series 2-1.

Earlier, India invited Australia for batting and they restricts to host 230 runs in 48.4 overs.

In reply, India achieved the target by losing three wickets in the last over.

Jadhav-Dhoni scored an unbeaten 121 runs for the fourth wicket.

India chasse was not good at the start. Rohit Sharma (9) was caught by Peter Siddle at the hands of Shaun Marsh in the slip, giving the first blow to the visiting team.

Shikhar Dhawan (23) and captain Virat Kohli (46) started playing after falling for the first wicket. Both shared a 44-run partnership for the second wicket and the score passes of 50 runs. Marcus Stoinis picked up Dhawan wicket.

The captain handled Team India's innings in collaboration with MS Dhoni. Both shared a 54-run partnership for the third wicket and the score of the team crossed 100 runs. Kohli scored 46 runs in 62 balls with three fours.

Brief scores:
India 3 for 234 (Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia 230 (Handscomb 58, Chahal 6-42) by seven wickets

Earlier, with the best bowling performance of Yuswendra Chahal (6-42), Australia restricted Australia to 230 runs. For this reason India got the target of 231 runs to win.

Apart from Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami took two wickets each.

For Australia Peter Handscomb (58) highest run soorer and Shaun Marsh contributed 39 runs.

India did not lose a single series on this tour. First, the rain-interrupted T20 series was drawn by one-one and after that India beat Australia 2-1 in the Test series.

Earlier, India has made three changes to this match in comparison to Adelaide One-Day. Virat has given all-rounder Vijay Shankar a chance to debut. Apart from this, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav have also been included in the playing XI. And these three did not disappoint Kohli.

Australia has also made two changes in its team. Legendary spinner Adam Junka replaced Nathan Lyon while Billy Stenlake was replaced by paceman Jason Behrendorgh, who struggled with back pain problems.


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