India will be eyeing a maiden bilateral One-day International (ODI) series win on Australian soil after their historic Test win. India and Australia in the tour finale at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1 after Australia won the first ODI in Sydney by 34 runs and India won the second in Adelaide by six wickets. India have never won a bilateral ODI series on Australian soil, and their only series wins in the 50-over format came in 1985 (World Championship of Cricket) and 2008 (CB Series).
Earlier India have played in Australia, losing 4-1 in 2016. Virat Kohli after winning the toss, Levelling the series was important, now both the teams are set up for the decider. All the boys are motivated for the game.” Alex Carey and Aaron Finch opens Australia’s innings . Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling attack. Australia were one without loss after the first over.
First wicket for India, Bhuvneshwar bowls a short of a length delivery, gets a thick edge and Virat Kohli makes no mistake at second slip. Australia were 8-1 in 2.5 overs. After Eight overs Australia are 27/1 with Aaron Finch (14*) and Usman Khawaja (7*) in charge.