Indian National Cricket team once again produced a brilliant display with both bat and ball as they clinch the series decider to beat Australia 2-1 in the three-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Batting first, the hosts could manage only 230 runs with Yuzvendra Chahal keeping the Aussie batsman at bay. The leg-spinner who got his first game of the series bagged six wickets to become the only spinner to pick six wickets in Australia. The opening duo once again failed to provide a good start with Alex Carey and Aaron Finch departing quickly. Bhuvneshwar Kumar made Finch his victim for the third time in as many matches.

Chahal leads the charge

The left-handed duo of Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja stitched a partnership to keep Australia out of further damage. However, Chahal struck as Australia reached the 100-mark figure to dismiss Marsh. Since then it was one-way traffic despite Peter Handscomb chipping in with a half-century keeping his reputation of being a good batsman of spin intact. He single-handedly demolished the batting order to bowl them out for 230.

Australia vs India 2018-19, Yuzvendra Chahal
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Meanwhile, what looked like an easy chase for the visitors, it didn’t turn out be so fluent. Australia’s new ball bowlers removed Rohit Sharma to sense early blood. But Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli batted casually to overcome the early loss. But soon after reaching 50, Dhawan departed. Since then, Kohli and last match hero MS Dhoni batted sensibly to bail out Indian National Cricket team out of danger.

Although Kohli fell four short of another half-century, Dhoni continued his brilliant form. He reached his third fifty of the series steering his series for another bilateral series win along with Kedar Jadhav. Jadhav played a good hand to bring the equation to 14 runs off 12 balls. The duo shared an unbeaten stand of 117 runs to mark the series on a winning note as Indian National Cricket team will one of their remarkable tour to the Down Under.

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