Australia Vs India LIVE SCORE (odi)

Australia Vs India At Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 18 January, 2019

18 January, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

230/10 (48.4 ov)

3rd ODI

234/3 (49.2 ov)

India beat Australia by 7 wickets

Australia India
230/10 (48.4 ov) - R/R 4.72 234/3 (49.2 ov) - R/R 4.74

Match Ended

India beat Australia by 7 wickets

This Over
0
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
MS Dhoni (W) not out 87 114 6 0
Kedar Jadhav not out 61 57 7 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 113/3 (30)

121 (121) R/R: 6.25

Kedar Jadhav 61(57)
MS Dhoni 52(59)

Virat Kohli (C) 46(62) S.R (74.19)

c Alex Carey b Jhye Richardson
Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd ODI in Melbourne, Full cricket score: MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav lead visitors to series win

Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd ODI in Melbourne, Full cricket score: MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav lead visitors to series win

16:51 (IST)

Time for us to bid goodbye as India's tour of Australia comes to a close. India went undefeated across formats to script history Down Under. The Test series win will go down as one of the watershed moments if India go on to become a super power in red-ball cricket. Coming back from behind to win the ODI series give a peek into India's preparations for the all-important World Cup later this year. End of fantastic tour of Australia but the cricket continues as India fly across the Tasman see to take on the Kiwis in limited overs series. A side that is very well rounded and could be a threat in home conditions. The series begins from the 23rd January so do join us there and the India's women team will also be taking on White Ferns with the first of their three ODIs starting on 24th January. So, a lot of cricket in store. Do tune in to Firstpost.com for all the coverage. Thank you for your company, its adios for now.

16:43 (IST)

The relentless force that is - MSD

16:42 (IST)

Time for some reflection for the reigning ODI World Champions

16:37 (IST)

Adam Gilchrist hands the trophy to Virat Kohli, who calls his teammates up on the stage. The tradition of handing the trophy to the young members of the team continues as Mohammed Siraj and Vijay Shanker, both of whom made their debut in this series, lift the trophy.

16:35 (IST)

Virat Kohli, Indian captain: Like MS said, it wasn't a great wicket to bat on, so we had to take it deep, but they were professional in getting the job done. Kedar with bat and ball is always handy. Kuldeep had played a few games, so wanted him to rest and you don't want to make things too predictable. So we brought on Yuzvendra Chahal, and he played beautifully. Chahal bowled really well in his first match of the tour. It's been an amazing tour for us. We drew the T20 series, won the Test and the ODI series. Would have taken it with both hands if someone had told us at the start of the tour We are feeling confident and balanced as a side with the World Cup in mind 

16:33 (IST)

Most player of the series awards for India in ODIs:

14 - Sachin Tendulkar

7 - Yuvraj Singh

6 - Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, MS DHONI*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

16:33 (IST)
16:32 (IST)

Aaron Finch, losing captain: We stretched it till the end. Our batting in the first two games was very good. Maybe we should have set our targets lower on those sort of pitches."

16:30 (IST)

MS Dhoni: It was slow wicket, so it was difficult to hit in particular areas you want to. Important to get boundaries in the middle. What you have to see is if I want to bat at four someone has to bat at six. I am happy to bat at whatever number the team wants me to bat. AFter 14 years, I cannot say I won't be able to bat at number 5 or 6.

16:30 (IST)

MS Dhoni is Man of the Series for his three consecutive fifties

16:29 (IST)

Yuzvendra Chahal: I enjoyed bowling for the first time here in Australia. The ball was spinning a little bit, so I planned to bowl slow and vary my pace. Now we go to New Zealand, so looking forward to it.

Highlights

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India vs Australia, Live Cricket Score, Latest Updates, 3rd ODI: Siddle hurls a superb yorker in the over but he needed more of such deliveries, unfortunately for the home side, he wasn't able to deliver. Couple of boundaries from Jadhav and Dhoni besides a three on the off side take India level on 230. Indian dug out standing in anticipation of a win. Dhoni won't hit the winning runs as Jadhav will be on strike for the 50th over. India win the third ODI by 7 wickets, claim series 2-1 at the MCG. Stoinis comes on to bowl the final over and Jadhav completes the formalities with a whip past mid on for a boundary. All he had to was clear the field, which was obvious in the circle looking to stop the single. Dhoni remains unbeaten on 87, Jadhav smashes 61 off 57 balls. An unbeaten 121-run stand betweeen the two sees India home.

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Preview, 3rd ODI: With the three-match ODI rubber tantalisingly poised at 1-1, the task is cut out for both India and Australia to pull up their socks in the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.

India bounced back from the 34-run loss in the series opener at Sydney, with another Virat Kohli masterclass century combined with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's vintage finish to pull off a 6-wicket win at Adelaide.

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch, captain of the Indian and Australian team respectively. AFP

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch, captain of the Indian and Australian team respectively. AFP

Going into the final ODI, India will be aiming to take the winning momentum and end the ongoing tour Down Under without losing a series.

The Virat Kohli-led side started their tour with a three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series that ended in a 1-1 draw, followed by a historic first-ever 2-1 Test series win for India on Australian soil.

In the crucial series decider at the MCG, India will once again hope for their in-form top order, comprising Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kohli to score the bulk of the runs.

With Dhoni marshalling the less-tested middle-order, and Kedar Jadhav still warming the bench, both Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik will aim to get some runs if they are to stay in contention for a berth in the 2019 World Cup squad.

While the bowling department led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar has impressed in both the games, with pacer Mohammed Shami and the spin duo of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja providing good support, India's main point of concern will be the fifth bowler in the absence of suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

The Men-in-Blue tried left-armer Khaleel Ahmed in the first ODI before handing a debut to Mohammed Siraj in the second, but neither could make an impact.

In that scenario, the team management could be tempted to test all-rounder Vijay Shankar on Friday or may opt for the leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been warming the bench for the first couple of matches.

Meanwhile, the hosts have made two changes to their playing XI on the eve of the decider. Pacer Billy Stanlake replaced Jason Behrendorff, who has been ruled out with back soreness, while off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been dropped to make way for leggie Adam Zampa.

Lyon's axing from the side comes just two matches after he'd replaced Zampa in the side for the series opener in Sydney. Pacer Kane Richardson has also been called into the squad as a cover.

While the bowlers have done a decent job, Australia will hope for their ODI skipper Aaron Finch to find some form with the willow.

Australia's top-order batting has mainly revolved around their No.3 and No.4 in Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh, with the latter blasting a 123-ball 131 in the second match, albeit for a losing cause.

The middle-order, comprising the likes of Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have also been among the runs this series, and the hosts will be hoping to put on a 300 plus total to challenge the strong Indian batting.

A victory for Australia at the MCG on Friday would hand them their first series win in almost two years, having won just four of their past 23 One-day Internationals.

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar.

Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), Alex Carey (WK), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: January 18, 2019 16:50:55 IST

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