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india beat australia melbourne odi historic bilateral series win down under

Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 6/42 and MS Dhoni, along with Kedar Jadhav slammed fifties as India beat Australia by seven wickets to secure a 2-1 series win, their first-ever bilateral ODI series win Down Under.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 January 2019, 05:17:51 PM
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav's fifties, combined with Yuzvendra Chahal's 6/42 helped India secure a seven-wicket win in the final game in MCG to clinch their first-ever bilateral ODI series win.
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl in overcast conditions as rain delayed the start slightly. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early by removing Alex Carey and Aaron Finch. The Australian skipper falling to Bhuvi for the third time in the series. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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Peter Handscomb waged a lone battle as he struck a solid fifty but they were undone by some magnificent bowling from Yuzvendra Chahal. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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Yuzvendra Chahal ripped through the Australian batting to finish with figures of 6/42 as Australia were bowled out for 230 in the 49th over. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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Chahal's haul of 6/42 was the best-ever by a spinner while it was the joint-best for a bowler in ODIs in Australia, level with Ajit Agarkar. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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In response, Australia struck early by removing Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan cheaply. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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When Jhye Richardson removed Virat Kohli for 46, the Indian skipper had fallen to the bowler for the third time in the series. (Image credit: Twitter)
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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However, MS Dhoni showcased his class and struck his third consecutive fifty, his 70th overall as India closed in on a win.
India achieve history Down Under

India achieve history Down Under

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Dhoni was supported well by Kedar Jadhav who hit his fourth fifty as India won the match by seven wickets to win the series in Australia for the first time ever.