MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal help India beat Australia in third ODI by seven wickets to clinch series 2-1 [Photos]

Catch the major moments from the third and final ODI played between India and Australia at MCG

FirstCricket Staff January 18, 2019 20:09:39 IST
India clinched the 3-match ODI series 2-1 on Friday after beating Australia by seven wickets in the third ODI played at MCG. This was India's first bilateral ODI series win in Australia. Also, for the first time ever, India returned from Australia without being defeated in any series.AP
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India clinched the 3-match ODI series 2-1 on Friday after beating Australia by seven wickets in the third ODI played at MCG. This was India's first bilateral ODI series win in Australia. Also, for the first time ever, India returned from Australia without being defeated in any series.AP
Bhuvneshwar Kumar's great run against Aaron Finch continued in the third one-day as well. The Aussie captain once again was troubled by the incoming delivery from Bhuvi, getting trapped in front of the stumps. This was the consecutive third failure of Finch against Bhuvneshwar, resulting in another fault start by hosts after Virat Kohli won the toss and asked them to bat first. AP
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar's great run against Aaron Finch continued in the third one-day as well. The Aussie captain once again was troubled by the incoming delivery from Bhuvi, getting trapped in front of the stumps. This was the consecutive third failure of Finch against Bhuvneshwar, resulting in another fault start by hosts after Virat Kohli won the toss and asked them to bat first. AP
Australia's Peter Handscomb was the best batsman in the third ODI for the hosts, hitting a 63-ball 58 but yet again he failed to convert the fifty into a big score. However, his effort made sure the hosts reached a respectable total of 230. AP
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Australia's Peter Handscomb was the best batsman in the third ODI for the hosts, hitting a 63-ball 58 but yet again he failed to convert the fifty into a big score. However, his effort made sure the hosts reached a respectable total of 230. AP
Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers on Friday as the Indian leggie picked a six-wicket haul in his first ODI of the series. He pushed Australians on back foot and made sure India dominated the proceedings. AP
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Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers on Friday as the Indian leggie picked a six-wicket haul in his first ODI of the series. He pushed Australians on back foot and made sure India dominated the proceedings. AP
Australia's Marcus Stoinis (right) bowled with a lot of heart but he was not ably supported by the fielders. There were two catches dropped off his bowling, which made matter worse for the hosts. Dhoni got two reprieves himself and Kohli was dropped once as well.  (AP Photo/Mal Fairclough)
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Australia's Marcus Stoinis (right) bowled with a lot of heart but he was not ably supported by the fielders. There were two catches dropped off his bowling, which made matter worse for the hosts. Dhoni got two reprieves himself and Kohli was dropped once as well.  (AP Photo/Mal Fairclough)
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav completed another fine chase for India in the series. Kedar came in when India were at 113/3 at were still at good distance away from finishing line. In the early part of the innings, it appeared as if India may fall short of the target. However, the calm heads of the two batsmen in the middle made sure India surpass the target with four balls to spare in the match. AP
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MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav completed another fine chase for India in the series. Kedar came in when India were at 113/3 at were still at good distance away from finishing line. In the early part of the innings, it appeared as if India may fall short of the target. However, the calm heads of the two batsmen in the middle made sure India surpass the target with four balls to spare in the match. AP