India is looking forward to win their first ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia after making history with their first Test series win in Australia in 71 years of their Test cricket. India leveled the ODI series by 1-1 after winning the second ODI by 6 wickets. Australia won the first match of the series by 34 runs.
Interestingly this is the only second time India is playing a bilateral ODI series in Australia, India previously lost an ODI series by 4-1 in 2016. India started the series with a three-match T20 series that ended in a 1-1 draw because of rain, the second match was abandoned.
Virat Kohli’s 39th ODI hundred in the process also proved to be a match winning knock. The Indian skipper scored an amazing 104 runs with vice-captain Rohit Sharma scoring 43 runs, the second highest in the Indian team. MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik batted till the end to take India to the victory line.
Earlier in the Day, Australia managed to put up a healthy total of 298 for 9 on board with Shaun Marsh hitting a fabulous century and Glenn Maxwell playing a cameo in between. Marsh hit 131 runs while Maxwell scored 48 runs. Bhuveneshwar Kumar was best among the Indian lot, taking 4 wickets in 10 overs giving away 45 runs. Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets and Jadeja took 1.