2019 3rd One-Day International Match: Australia v India 2nd Innings Review at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Australia first captured Rohit Sharma on nine when Peter Siddle bowled a decent length ball swinging towards the stumps.

It’s the attacking way to make up a good ball as R.Sharma flick swung & missed without moving his feet.

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And he had to pay the price when his bat carried straight to Shaun Marsh’s hands at 1st slip.

After the dismissal of R.Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan & Virat Kohli fired off and remained relaxed with runs.

They both reached the 50 run mark for India by the 15th over of play before Marcus Stoinis got rid of Dhawan on 23.

It’s a straight length ball with a decent bounce in the middle as Dhawan chipped the straight shot deep & early.

And that shows some hesitation when the ball carried straight to Stoinis’s hands as India, 2-59.

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Kohli continued to score quickfire runs before Jhye Richardson denied his possible half-ton on 46.

It’s a short length ball pitching up straight with pace before Kohli reached out for the cover drive.

With his bat edged far from his front foot, it carried straight to Alex Carey’s gloves.

2nd Innings, Part 2

MS Dhoni came in and hung at the crease for long periods as he secured his 70th One-Day International half-ton.

He likes to keep it simple through the gaps with good use of the head so Dhoni can perfect his placement.

The use of presenting the open bat face & footwork allowed him to whack closer towards the ball to provide bat power to the rope.

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It’s a safe and risk-free way to continue Dhoni’s innings as he scored three straight 50s in this three-match series.

On the other hand, Kohli’s replacement, Kedar Jadhav too fired off and kept his approach simple through scoring run-a-balls to essential boundaries.

Jadhav kept repeating the simple all over again when he too backed up his 50.

Kedar Jadhav later guided India on the run home with one boundary four as the visitors won at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Final Score: India 3-230 & won by seven wickets.

India wraps up the three-match Gillette ODI Series 2-1 v Australia as they take out the trophy.

Overall, India leaves Australia 4-2 regarding the four-match Test & three-game ODI Series combined.

MS Dhoni takes home the Man of the Series as tonight may be his last series in Australia.

Don’t forget Yuzvendra Chahal takes the Man of the Match for his impressive work with his leg-spin of 6-42 earlier today.

On the other hand, Australia will need lots of work to improve as they switch their priorities back to Test Cricket.

That’s when they will face Sri Lanka for the first of the Two tests starting on Thursday which is a day-night match at The Gabba in Brisbane.

For now, the limited-overs matches such as the Twenty20 & One-Day International is now done this season in Australia.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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