Yuzvendra Chahal (6/42) ran via the Australian center and lower-order batting line-up to bag his second five-wicket haul in the course of the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG). The wrist-spinner Yuzvebdra Chahal additionally recorded one of the best figures by an Indian bowler on the MCG. Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar had earlier recorded the equivalent figures of six for 42 in 2004 towards Australia. The 28-year-old additionally recorded one of the best bowling figures in ODIs together with Agarkar in Australia. His heroics with the ball additionally helped the visiting India to bundle Australia to 230 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal, who changed Mohammed Siraj, made life troublesome for the Australian batsmen with misleading flight and ranging the tempo of his deliveries. He had scalped the wickets of Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson and Adam Zampa within the match. 

Chahal, who was featuring in his 35th ODI for the national team has picked up 62 wickets at a bowling common of 25.55. His earlier finest figures have been of 5 for 22 which got here towards South Africa at Centurion in January 2018.

India had received the toss and opted to bowl within the third towards Australia in Melbourne.

The winner will take the sequence after Australia received the opening match in Sydney by 34 runs and India levelling with a six-wicket win in Adelaide.

Australia made two modifications with leg-spinner Adam Zampa coming in for Nathan Lyon and speedster Billy Stanlake changing Jason Behrendorff, who has a sore again.

India made three modifications to their group with Mohammed Siraj making manner for ODI debutant Vijay Shankar, wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for Kuldeep Yadav and all-rounder Kedar Jadhav for Ambati Rayudu.

(With AFP inputs)


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