India vs Australia: 'ICC should allow two Indian teams in World Cup' go Twitterati after Virat Kohli and Co win ODI series 2-1

Twitter was abuzz after MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav played central roles in India's series-defining victory in third ODI over Australia by seven wickets

FirstCricket Staff, Jan 18, 2019 17:38:57 IST

MS Dhoni rekindled his love affair with final flourishes, anchoring India to their maiden bilateral ODI series triumph in Australia for a perfect finish to a historic trip Down Under on Friday.

Virat Kohli's men became the first country to return from Australia without losing a single series, having won the Test series 2-1 and drawn the T20 Internationals 1-1.

From a dasher, to a finisher to finally the anchor in the last leg of his career, Dhoni was in full flow during India's successful chase of 231 on a sluggish Melbourne pitch after Yuzvendra Chahal set it up with a career-best 6 for 42.

Dhoni's unbeaten 87 off 114 balls was a testimony to his high quality match awareness as the street-smart Kedar Jadhav (61 no, 57 balls) donned the role of a finisher.

The former India skipper's role going into the business end of his illustrious career is that of an anchor, who takes the game deep.

As it ends a terrific tour Down Under without having lost the series, we take a look at the what the world of Twitter had to say on the achievement which was hugely awaited for so many years.

Some able match-winners in this team

A team performance, indeed

A tip for ICC

Maths, formulas and chases: Dhoni school of cricket

Right Kaul by Siddarth

MS Dhoni's 10 Year Challenge

Keep on counting the positives

After the series win against Australia, India are flying to New Zealand to take part in the 5-match ODI and 3-match T20I series starting on 23 January.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2019 17:38:57 IST

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252