Anushka Sharma Posts Special Message For Virat Kohli, Team India After Historic ODI Series Win

Updated: 18 January 2019 19:00 IST

India recorded their first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia.

Anushka Sharma Posts Special Message For Virat Kohli, Team India After Historic ODI Series Win
Anushka Sharma congratulated Team India and Virat Kohli after the ODI series win in Australia. © AFP

The Indian cricket team made history on Friday by winning it's first bilateral ODI series on Australian soil. India beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to clinch the three-match series 2-1. MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 87 while he got brilliant support from Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) and skipper Virat Kohli (46) as India chased down the 231-run target with four balls to spare. Post India's historic win, Anushka Sharma took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian team and her husband for "an unforgettable and outstanding tour".

On Friday, needing 231 to win, India lost openers Rohit Sharma (9) and Shikhar Dhawan (23) early.

Kohli started solidly and with Dhoni, he stitched a 54-run partnership to lay the foundations for India's successful run chase.

However, Jhye Richardson threw a spanner in the works as he got rid of Kohli on 46, leaving India in a very difficult position.

Kedar Jadhav, playing his first match of the tour, came into give Dhoni company. The duo put on an unbeaten 121-run stand to thwart the Australian bowlers and steer India out of troubled waters.

Jadhav remained unbeaten on 61 off 57 balls while Dhoni was not out on 87 off 114 balls as India reached the target in 49.2 overs.

Earlier, Virat Kohli opted to bowl after winning the toss in the series-decider and India bundled out Australia for 230 runs in 48.4 overs.

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal recorded the best figures by any bowler in ODI cricket in Australia to restrict the hosts to a modest total of 230 in the series decider.

Chahal, playing his first match of the series, stunned Australia with his six for 42 that helped him win the Man of the Match award.

Highlights
  • Anushka Sharma takes to Twitter to congratulate Team India, Virat Kohli
  • India won their first-ever bilateral ODI series in Australia
  • India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final ODI at the MCG
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