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

Date: Friday, 18 January, 2019 16:51 IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

Match Ended

India beat Australia by 7 wickets

230/10 OV : (48.4) RR.(4.75)
234/3 OV : (49.2) RR.(4.76)
Match Ended:

India beat Australia by 7 wickets

Man Of the Match:

This over 49.2

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  • 4


MS Dhoni (W)

  • 87 (114)
  • 4s X 6
  • 6s X 0

Kedar Jadhav

  • 61 (57)
  • 4s X 7
  • 6s X 0


Jhye Richardson

  • 27 (10)
  • M X 1
  • W X 1

Peter Siddle

  • 56 (9)
  • M X 1
  • W X 1
Current Partnership Last Wicket

121 ( 19.2 ) R/R: 6.25

Kedar Jadhav 61(57)

MS Dhoni 52(59)

113/3 (30 over)

Virat Kohli 46 (62) SR: S.R (74.19)

c Alex Carey b Jhye Richardson

India in Australia 3 ODI Series 2019 3rd ODI Match Result India beat Australia by 7 wickets

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 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
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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."

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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

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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.

16:27 (IST)

Yuzvendra Chahal wins the Player of the Match

16:26 (IST)

Time for post-match presentations...

16:26 (IST)

Congratulations in order!

16:24 (IST)

Another masterful innings from MS Dhoni. Faced a lot of wrath for his woeful form in 2018, lot of detractors questioning his position in the team but the former India captain has responded with three half-centuries in as many games in three-match ODI series. The fifty at Sydney didn't materialise into a win but he played a support role to Virat's hundred in Adelaide, which was important given the context of the match and when Kohli fell for 46 today, the veteran stood tall, taking the responsiblity and compiling a terrific 87* to guide India to a series win.

He might be picked for the Player of the Series as well.

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MS Dhoni's batting average in ODIs:

This year : 193.00

Successful run-chases : 103.07

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Jadhav has held his nerves in fine style. Those two boundaries off Siddle really stop the match swinging. It was swaying wildly before. This is a new Dhoni we are seeing, one who drops anchor and lets the other around him finish. Never mind the strike rate, as long as India wins, that's the underlying point. And India have won, by seven wickets. This is their first bilateral ODI series win on Australian soil! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at The MCG
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This is Australia's sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series defeat. They last won an ODI series was against Pakistan at home in January, 2017.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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This is India's first bilateral ODI series win in Australia and they also become the first team not to lose any of Test, ODI and T20I series in Australia on the same tour.

Most wins for India against an opposition in international cricket:

121 v Sri Lanka

86 v Australia*

86 v England

84 v West Indies

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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India win the third ODI by 7 wickets, claim series 2-1 at the MCG

After 49.2 overs,India 234/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 87 , Kedar Jadhav 61)

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. First bilateral series win for India against Australia in their own backyard.

16:16 (IST)

After 49 overs,India 230/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 87 , Kedar Jadhav 57)

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.

16:14 (IST)

FOUR! Dhoni pounds down the ground to take India level on scores. Full delivery from Siddle and Dhoni crushes it wide off Siddle. MSD beams a wide smile, he knows India is there.

16:12 (IST)

FOUR! Jadhav backs away on the leg side and toys with the field. Created that extra room and lofted it up and over the infield on the off side. Great execution.

16:10 (IST)

After 48 overs,India 217/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 82 , Kedar Jadhav 50)

Lot of drama at the start of the over with a dropped catch a close run out decision with barely a frame in it. Dhoni gets the pressure releasing boundary as Stoinis errors in length. Jadhav first runs a quick leg bye to give MSD the strike and then once he is back on strike for the final ball of Stoinis' over he completes his fifty with a boundary as India procure 13 off the 48th over, closing in on a series win. 

14 needed off 12 balls

16:09 (IST)

FIFTY! A match of comebacks. First Chahal making his opportunity count and now Kedar Jadhav in his return match slams a valuable half-century for the team in a tense chase. Gets there with a boundary behind deep backward point. Gets low and directs the wide attempted yorker past the short third man.

16:05 (IST)

FOUR! Stoinis with a full toss on the leg stump and MS Dhoni goes down on his knee and sweeps it to long leg boundary, just evades the fielder in the deep.

16:04 (IST)

Dhoni dropped again. This is his day, isn't it? India still in this as long as he is there with DK to come as well. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at The MCG
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DROPPED! MSD skips down the wicket and nails it down the ground but it has found the fielder, who fluffs it, tough chance for Finch but this is another life for MS Dhoni. Was hit with some ferocious force. Dhoni wants two and makes Jadhav return to the danger end, who has to put in the dive to just about make it in.

15:59 (IST)

After 47 overs,India 204/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 74 , Kedar Jadhav 46)

Richardson comes on to bowl his final over. Jadhav attempts a ridiculously awkward shot as he was lining to play the ramp and ended up squeezing out the yorker on the leg side for a single. Kedar and MS continue to exchange strike till Jadhav again attempts to go down on his knee and with Richardson adjusting his length He scoops it on the onside to deep midwicket but falls shot of the incoming fielder. Singles off every delivery as Richardson ends with fantastic figures of 10-1-27-1. A terrific series with the ball for the young pacer from Australia has shown a lot of promise.

27 needed off 18 balls.

15:51 (IST)

Siddle's poor over has released all of the pressure built on this pair. This is poor bowling. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at The MCG
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After 46 overs,India 198/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 71 , Kedar Jadhav 43)

Jadhav was walking down the pitch and Siddle searching for the blockhole slips it down the leg side a couple of times. Jadhav flicks to fine leg for a brace and few more singles ensure India take 11 runs off Siddle's over.

India need 33 off 24 balls

15:48 (IST)

FOUR! Kedar comes down the pitch and pumps it over mid off for a much-needed boundary. Siddle is the bowler they are going to target.

15:45 (IST)

Siddle is back into the attack. This is going to be the big over as Dhoni and Jadhav will look to target him

15:45 (IST)

After 45 overs,India 187/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 70 , Kedar Jadhav 35)

Dhoni moves to 70. A boundary with two singles on either side of it, makes it an 8-run over. 

India require 44 runs in 30 balls.

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FOUR! Stoinis tries to cramp Dhoni for room as he aims for his body. Dhoni gets some glove on the pull that takes it very fine and not even a dive from Stanlake is good enough to stop the ball.

15:42 (IST)

This series:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar got rid of Aaron Finch three consecutive times

Shaun Marsh-Usman Khawaja added three consecutive 50-plus stands

Jhye Richardson got rid of Virat Kohli three consecutive times

MS Dhoni scored three consecutive fifties

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
15:42 (IST)
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First single in six balls. And the 44th was almost a maiden. Not sure what Dhoni was doing there. You can wait and wait, but the six ball might not come. Still, this could be another classic chase for his books. Say what you will though, this is classic cricketing entertainment. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at The MCG
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After 44 overs,India 179/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 64 , Kedar Jadhav 33)

Zampa comes on for his final over. Dhoni has his helmet on. Dhoni lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler. Zampa continues to line up dots. Pushing it quickly through the air and MS comes forward and presses. Drops the last ball a touch short and Dhoni nurdles it to short fine leg for one. Zampa gives only 34 runs off his 10 overs, but the wickets column remains empty and that might well be the decisive factor.

15:36 (IST)

After 43 overs,India 178/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 63 , Kedar Jadhav 33)

Stoinis foxes Dhoni with an slow off-cutter first up. A couple of dots later, Dhoni is able to create some room and pierce a cut past backward point and short third for three. Very neatly done there by the senior pro. Jadhav turns the strike with a quick single on the onside. Dhoni will keep strike as he pushes a single off the back foot off the final ball.

53 needed off 42.

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After 42 overs,India 173/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 59 , Kedar Jadhav 32)

Finch falls back to Jhye Richardson, perhaps earlier than he would have wanted but has to bring him back as desperate times call for desperate move. Talking about desperation – Finch opts for a referral against MSD for a leg before shout. The ball was pitched in line but was going over the stumps. Australia lose their review. Two singles on the either side of the over. Richardson has one more left.

58 needed off 48

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India's physio is out to attend MSD. A long hold up in play before the start of the 42nd over.

15:25 (IST)

After 41 overs,India 171/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 58 , Kedar Jadhav 31)

A helmet-less Dhoni and Jadhav keep India ticking as Zampa comes on to bowl. Six more from the over with India motoring along nicely. Dhoni must have his bowlers which he would like to target (read: Siddle) and the master of chasing is known to take it deep and wait for the bowler to make the mistake.

15:18 (IST)

After 40 overs,India 165/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 54 , Kedar Jadhav 29)

Billy Stanlake is seen holding his back time and again, seems to be grappling with a lower back issue. Jadhav and Dhoni raise 50-run stand, getting their in 58 balls. Four fielders converge but aren't able to stop Jadhav from running the second run as he delicately taps to an empty short fine leg region around the corner and pushes Dhoni for the second run. Gavaskar on air gushes about the effort. Stanlake finishes his spell with the figures of – 10 -0 -49- 0.

66 needed off 60

15:13 (IST)

After 39 overs,India 159/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 53 , Kedar Jadhav 24)

Another over where India take one boundary off the mark and stroke the ball around for few singles. No pressure from Jadhav or Dhoni as they remain in touching distance of the asking rate.

72 needed off 66 balls

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FOUR! What a shot from Kedar Jadhav. Stand and deliver! With the mid on up in the ring, well calculated shot from Kedar. Stoinis extremely annoyed with himself from bowling a length ball. Swings through the line, lofting it over mid on, almost carried all the way

15:11 (IST)

A week ago we were talking about Dhoni’s use in this Indian line up and whether he will go to the World Cup. He has scored three half centuries in three matches since then. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at The MCG
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After 38 overs,India 151/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 50 , Kedar Jadhav 19)

Dhoni brings up his fifty with India reaching the 150-run mark. Stanlake once again economical in his penultimate over, giving away merely three singles

15:08 (IST)

Most runs for MS Dhoni against an opposition in ODIs:

2383 v Sri Lanka

1509 v Australia* (And counting)

1504 v England

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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MS Dhoni scoring three consecutive fifty-plus scores in an ODI series:

2011 v England in England

2014 v New Zealand in New Zealand

2019 v Australia in Australia*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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FIFTY! MS Dhoni with a hat-trick of half-centuries in this ODI series against Australia. Another day he has waged a war in his own particular method that has required lot of leg work with only three strokes to the boundary. He needs to see India home

15:06 (IST)

After 37 overs,India 147/3 ( MS Dhoni (W) 48 , Kedar Jadhav 18)

A boundary of the final ball with sting Stoinis and Australia. Jadhav the beneficiary, didn't think a target of 231 would require full 50 overs, but India taking this deep. Another long day for us text commentators.

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.

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

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.


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: Jan 18, 2019