India v Australia 3rd One-Day match, Melbourne

India v Australia 3rd One-Day match, Melbourne

India v Australia 3rd One-Day match, Melbourne

Veteran Dhoni again steered India to victory, scoring an unbeaten 87 off 114 balls - his third 50 from as many games - to repeat his match-winning heroics in Adelaide.

The Virat Kohli-led side started their tour with a three-match Twenty20 global (T20I) series that ended in a 1-1 draw, followed by a historic first-ever 2-1 Test series win for India on Australian soil.

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India captain Kohli scored his 39th one-day worldwide century in the victory in Adelaide and Tendulkar praised his game-management.

The down under tour of 2018-19 will finally come to an end with Australia versus India third ODI in Melbourne on Friday, January 18, 2019. From comfortable 100 for 2, Australia had lost both set batsmen for the addition of just one run to their total. "We're ready to go for the series decider".

Also, Chahal is now tied at the top-spot with former fast-bowler Ajit Agarkar in the list of best figures by an Indian bowler in Australia. Jason Behrendorff will, unfortunately, miss this game due to back soreness. The series is now levelled at 1-1 and with the final match scheduled to be played in a few hours, it will be interesting to see which team between India and Australia comes out on top in the last hurrah.

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Meanwhile, Cricket Australia announced two changes to their squad for the last ODI.

Usman Khawaja (34) and Shaun Marsh (39) embarked on an attempt to resuscitate Australia's innings, but when the pair fell within the span of three deliveries in the 24th over, it left the home side reeling.

Australian skipper Aaron Finch said he would have chosen to bowl if he had won the toss.

Adam Zampa charged down the wicket to Chahal and holed out to Vijay Shankar at long-on for eight and Billy Stanlake was bowled by Shami for a duck.

The pacer looked rusty in the first ODI but he roared back to form in the next game at Adelaide as he finished with a four-wicket haul.

'In the first match, I felt he was a little rusty, he was not being able to hit the ball where he wanted to and that can happen to anyone, ' Tendulkar said.

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