3rd ODI India vs Australia Melbourne: Virat Kohli-led team India got champions welcome as they reached their team hotel in Melbourne after the historic ODI series win. It was the Bharat Army, who was standing outside the team hotel to welcome the victorious side. The fans broke into an iconic Bollywood number ”Yeh Mera Dil” from the famous movie ‘Don’. It was head coach Ravi Shastri who walked out first, he was followed by India skipper Virat Kohli and then the entire team followed. Kohli waved his hand for the fans who had traveled with the team throughout the tour.
Here is the video of the winning team:
Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal’s career-best six for 42 and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 87 powered India to a historic 2-1 series victory against Australia. It is a big win considering the fact that it is also Team India’s first bilateral series win in Australia against Australia. Dhoni continued his consistent run of form in the three-match series with another brilliant batting display in the series decider against Australia at the iconic MCG on Friday. The veteran ace scored his third consecutive fifty of the series to take the men in blue home comfortably. Kedar Jadhav also contributed with a handsome knock of 61 runs off 57 balls. Both Dhoni and Jadhav knitted a crucial 121-run partnership for the fourth wicket to take India home.
Chasing a moderate target of 231 to win, India didn’t get off to the best of the starts as vice-captain Rohit Sharma fell cheaply. However, captain Virat Kohli (46) once again came to the fore with another solid batting display. The batsmen got counted when it mattered as India have capped off a successful tour of Australia with a seven-wicket win at MCG.