Vintage Dhoni, Chahal star in India’s maiden ODI series win Down Under


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Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s heroics with the ball were supplemented well by previous captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s third continuous 50 years as he tied down India’s run pursue to beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third ODI, and secure their first historically speaking respective arrangement win here.

With the 2-1 One-Day International (ODI) arrangement win, India have finished their visit Down Under without losing an arrangement.

The Kohli-drove men dressed in blue had before enrolled a memorable 2-1 win in the four-Test arrangement while drawing the first three-coordinate T20I elastic 1-1.

At the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday, Australia paid the cost for dropping the hazardous Dhoni on nothing, as the veteran stumper, who has as of late been forced to bear commentators, concocted another disobedient and quiet 50 years to manage the Indians home in style.

Elevated to No.4, Dhoni first raised a solid 54-run third wicket remain with captain Virat Kohli (46) and from that point took India home with an unbeaten 121-run remain with Kedar Jadhav (61 not out).

Dhoni’s unbeaten thump of 87 fell off 114 balls and was studded with six hits to the fence.

After the takeoff of the in-shape opening pair of Rohit Sharma (9) and Shikhar Dhawan (23) with the Indian scoreboard ticking 59/2, Kohli and Dhoni established the framework for the pursuit.

Straight from a century in the second ODI at Adelaide, Kohli looked set for another trademark pursue however subsequent to confronting 62 balls and striking three fours, the India chief was gotten behind off Jhye Richardson.

With India as yet requiring 118 keeps running for a success, Dhoni carried on in the organization of new man Jadhav and the feature of their fourth wicket association was taking the odd singles and changing over them into twos.

The 37-year-old Dhoni, who was dropped first ball by Glenn Maxwell at in reverse point, benefited as much as possible from the life as he combat issues to in the long run get to a cap trap of half-hundreds of years this arrangement.

With the vacationers requiring 66 off the last 10 overs, Dhoni and Jadhav, who additionally got to a dedicated 50 years, guaranteed there were no hiccups and continued on ahead as normal to in the end manage the group home.

Curiously, Dhoni likewise finished 1000 ODI keeps running in Australia on Friday.

Prior, Australia’s powerlessness to quality leg-turn was uncovered by Chahal, who came back with his second abroad fifer to enable India to confine the hosts for a pitiful 230.

Playing his first match of the arrangement, Chahal unleashed ruin in the Australian line-up, restoring a profession best 6/42 as the home batsmen appeared to have no idea about playing the leggie.

After pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar disposed of the openers – Aaron Finch (14) and Alex Carey (5) – and decreased the hosts to 27/2, Chahal tore through the center request, taking the pivotal wickets of the in-shape Shaun Marsh (39) and Usman Khawaja (34) in his absolute first finished.

The leggie then came back to evacuate all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (10) preceding completion a hardened 45-run seventh wicket remain between best scorer Peter Handscomb (58) and Jhye Richardson (16).

His 6th injured individual was his contrary number in the Aussie camp Adam Zampa (3) even as Australia’s innings finished by the 49th over.

Brief scores:

Australia 230 (Peter Handscomb 58, Shaun Marsh 39, Usman Khawaja 34; Yuzvendra Chahal 6/42, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/28) lose to India (Mahendra Singh Dhoni 87 not out, Kedar Jadhav 61 not out, Virat Kohli 46; Jhye Richardson 1/27) by 7 wickets.


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