Published: Sat, January 19, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

No one more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni: Kohli

No one more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni: Kohli

Marsh swiped at a leg break wide down leg and was stumped by Dhoni, before Chahal caught and bowled Khawaja three balls later. The Australia-India live streaming will take place on

MS Dhoni passes the ball to batting coach Sanjay Bangar and says "Ball lele nahi to bolega retirement lerahe hain" after India beat Australia by seven wickets to win the three-match ODI series 2-1.

India's Kedar Jadhav plays a shot during the third one-day global cricket match between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 18 January 2019.

The victor will take the series after Australia won the opening match in Sydney by 34 runs and India levelling with a six-wicket win in Adelaide.

Kedar Jadhav scored a winning boundary as India chased down the small target of 231 runs with four balls to spare.

The series result completed India's most successful tour of Australia, which included a split Twenty20 series and maiden Test series win on these shores.

For the tourists, Chahal was helped by the opening pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/28 off eight overs) and Mohammed Shami (2/47 off 9.4 overs).

"I am happy to bat at any number", said man-of-the-series Dhoni.

Play was delayed by ten minutes because of rain and, after the first two balls in the Australian innings there was a further 20-minute delay before weather improved.

Meanwhile, the hosts have made two changes to their playing XI on the eve of the decider.

Nathan Lyon has been dropped and Adam Zampa makes way into the squad.

"We thought it might not be a bad thing to bring in Chahal because we were also bringing in Kedar who is an off spinner and gives us an option with left-handers".

Australia's Peter Handscomb was the highest scorer for them, hitting 58 runs off 63 balls, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja scored 39 and 34 runs respectively.

"Jhye has had an impressive first half in his Sheffield Shield season and no-one could deny he has now continued that form in ODI matches for Australia", said national selector Trevor Hohns.

A victory for Australia at the MCG on Friday would hand them their first series win in nearly two years, having won just four of their past 23 One-day Internationals.

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