India beat Australia to win series

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India have won the third and final One Day International against Australia in Melbourne by seven wickets.

The visitors also clinched the ODI series 2-1, after winning he test series by the same margin.

India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal captured the best figures by any bowler in one-day cricket in Australia to restrict the home side to just 230.

India scored the winning runs with four deliveries to spare.

Chahal, playing in his first match of the series, mesmerized the Australians, taking six for 42 in his 10 overs as Australia were bowled out for 230.

Australia – who were asked to bat first – again failed to get a start and Alex Carey was out in the third over.

His partner Aaron Finch followed six overs later.

Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja steadied the innings before Marsh was dismissed for 39, and Khawaja followed three balls later.

Marcus Stoinis lasted 20 balls before he became Chahal’s third victim.

Chahal shares the record with fellow Indian Ajit Agarkar, who claimed the same figures against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2004.

Only Peter Handscomb provided a fight for Australia with his 58 off 63 balls before he also became one of Chahal’s victims.

It was an underwhelming batting performance by the Australians, who managed just 17 boundaries before they were bowled out with eight balls left.

In reply, India did not have the best of starts either with opener Rohit Sharma departing early, making just nine runs after facing 17 balls.

Then came in star player and Indian Captain Virat Kohli, who immediately showed his class by scoring three quick boundaries.

But the home side got another breakthrough when Shikar Dhawan was dismissed, after contributing 23 runs.

Kohli was finally dismissed by Jyhe Richardon for 46, having faced 62 balls.

The visitors still needed 118 runs from 120 balls to win the match with seven wickets remaining.

Veteran MS Dhoni made a massive contribution for India managing to reach his half-century from 75 balls.

The fourth wicket partnership between Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav continued to frustrate the Australian bowlers.

Dhoni and Jadhav shared in a 148 runs partnership, to give the visitors a comprehensive seven wicket win.