3rd ODI India vs Australia Melbourne: Australian pacer Peter Siddle removed Rohit Sharma for nine in a chase of 231 in the final ODI. Rohit was again at fault as the ball angled in and straightened, Rohit was looking to flick the ball, only managed to get an outside edge which was taken by Shaun Marsh at first slip. Rohit’s poor run in the third match of an ODI series continues as he has not managed to score more than 10. Earlier, as well, Siddle got the better of Rohit, when he wrapped him on his pads and the umpire did not raise his finger. Finch went for the DRS, replays showed it was clipping the top of off, but because the umpire had not raised his finger, the decision could not be overturned and Rohit had survived.
Rohit Sharma has been in good form in white ball cricket as he hit a century in the ODI opener at SCG.
Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a six-wicket haul to decimate the hosts in the final ODI at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
He also joined Ravi Shastri as the second Indian to pick five wickets in Australia against Australia. He is also the second Indian to pick six wickets in an innings at MCG. His figures at MCG is the best ever by a spinner in Australia.
Best figures for spinners vs Aus in Australia:
5/15 Ravi Shastri, WACA, 1991
5/29 Saqlain Mushtaq, Adelaide, 1996
5/40 Yuzvendra Chahal, MCG, 2019 *
5/53 Abdul Qadir, MCG, 1984
Best figures for India in Australia:
6/42 Ajit Agarkar v Aus, MCG, 2004
5/15 Ravi Shastri v Aus, WACA, 1991
5/40 Yuzvendra Chahal v Aus, MCG, 2019
Australia folded for 230 in 48.4 overs. Shami picked up the last wicket Stanlake for 0. Peter Handscomb with 58 was the highest run-getter for Australia. India needs 231 to win the series. Should be a walk in the park for the men in blue.