Twitter Goes Wild After India's Historic ODI Series Win In Australia
India recorded their first bilateral ODI series win in Australia with a 2-1 verdict.
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav's unbeaten 121-run partnership took India past the winning line as India defeated hosts Australia by 7 wickets to register their first-ever bilateral ODI series victory in Australian soil. India won the 3-match ODI series 2-1. Former captain MS Dhoni was back among the runs as he scored three back-to-back half-centuries in this series. Dhoni's scores read 51 in Sydney, 55 not out in Adelaide and a match-winning knock of unbeaten 87 in Melbourne. He scored 193 runs in three-match ODI series.
Greetings and wishes started flowing in praise of India following the historic 2-1 series win.
Solid team effort to win the ODI series as well and finish a tour filled with excellent cricket.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 18, 2019
Happy to see @JadhavKedar stand up and deliver when given the opportunity and support @msdhoni, who once again played the role of the anchor beautifully! #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/okwQPXFwsr
Now that is the performance of a champion. MS Dhoni is man of the series. Brilliant.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 18, 2019
Many positives for India. The form of Dhoni, Chahal and Bhuvi, the ability of Jadhav and Karthik to play their role, Shami to seal a third seamer's spot. The top three remain matchwinners. India have gained much in Australia— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 18, 2019
Aussie Aussie Aussie naaahhh.its INDIA INDIA INDIA #AusvInd— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 18, 2019
Super successful test series and India addressing all the concerns in the ODI side in style. Chahal and Kedar granbing their chances in style, Bhuvi back at his best, Shami impressive and most importantly Dhoni answering with the bat in style— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 18, 2019
Super Game of well done boys @BCCI more than the series result I think big big plus for India it's good to see @msdhoni s form going forward which is going to be very crucial.. sabash @JadhavKedar mza aa gya 2-1 great way to finish the tour— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 18, 2019
Wonderful calm, composed innings from Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav playing a very important hand. So India do the double, win the test and the one-day series as well. This has been a very fruitful Australia tour for Team India .— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 18, 2019
Another series win for team congratulations. with lots of work to do in all three formats— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) January 18, 2019
Om Finishaya Namah !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 18, 2019
After drawing flak for playing out a slow inning of 51 from 96 balls in the first ODI, Dhoni turned the tides in the very next match as he partnered with captain Virat Kohli to bring India back in the series in Adelaide where they were chasing a stiff target of 299 runs. And in Melbourne, the former-captain played the sheet anchor role as he and Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) put together a match-winning partnership to chase down 230 runs which could have become tricky had India lost any more wickets in the middle-order. Dhoni for his stupendous knocks in all the three matches was adjudged Player of the series.
Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal took a five-for as he registered the joint-best bowling figures in ODIs equalling Ajit Agarkar's 6-42, to bundle out Australia for 230.
Peter Handscomb put up a fighting 58 while centurion from the previous match Shaun Marsh managed to get 39. Chahal was adjudged Player of the match.