Twitter reactions on India’s win in 3rd ODI at Melbourne: Twitter was elated at India’s 7-wicket victory to win the series 2-1.
During the third ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, India defeated Australia by 7 wickets to win the three-match ODI series 2-1. It was an unbeaten 121-run partnership for the fourth wicket between former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and all-rounder Kedar Jadhav which saw India through to the chase.
Chasing a 231-run target, everyone had anticipated the visitors to chase the target with a lot more ease and comfort than they eventually did. Dhoni, who was promoted up the order at No. 4, might have won the match for India but received plentiful criticism for his taking-the-match-to-the-last-over approach.
It is true that Dhoni eventually wins the match in its business end for India but his modus operandi involves a high amount of risk which can be questionable at times.
The 37-year old cricketer ended up scoring his 70th ODI half-century, 87* (114), with the help of seven fours. On the other hand, Jadhav scored his fourth ODI half-century, 61* (57), with the help of seven fours.
After the Indian openers started on a slow note, the others followed in somewhat the same fashion which dragged the match till the last over.
After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field, his bowlers bundled out Australia for 230 in 48.4 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal, who was included into the playing XI for the first time on this tour, ended up registering his career-best ODI figures of 10-0-42-6. Chahal also equaled former India pacer Ajit Agarkar’s record of best ODI bowling figures in Australia.
Peter Handscomb, who came in to bat at No. 5, top-scored for the hosts scoring his third ODI half-century, 58 (63), with the help of a couple of fours.
The nerve-wrenching match received numerous reactions on social media platform Twitter. Read some of them below:
I don’t quite get this idea of ‘taking it to the last over’. Why must a team sweat to 230 chase with wickets in hand? #AUSvIND
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) January 18, 2019
Not a #10YearChallenge this
The whole nation still unites outside TV showrooms when Team India takes the field Today is just another day in Mumbai where random pedestrians take a break from their hectic routines and have a peek at the match as Dhoni leads the run chase#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/uduKFMOePd
— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) January 18, 2019
Keep Calm, and MSD 👑
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 18, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) 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
India’s bilateral series victories in Australia:
Test: 2-1 in 4-match series in 2018/19
ODI: 2-1 in 3-match series in 2019
T20I: 3-0 in 3-match series in 2016
They are the first visiting team to win multi-match series in all the three formats in Australia. #AUSvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 18, 2019
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 18, 2019
The master of calm under pressure. As @msdhoni tells me in Democracy’s XI, always remember the bowler is under even greater pressure than me knowing he is bowling to Dhoni! Champion forever! #INDvsAUS
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 18, 2019
Congratulations to India, clearly the better side this summer. Played with intelligence and focus the last 7 weeks, strong in all facets of the game. Deservedly won both series. #ausvind
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) January 18, 2019
India required 231 in 300 balls -> S.R. of 76.67.
Dhoni 87* of 114 -> S.R. of 76.31.
Aha! What calculation.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 18, 2019
They said he is finished,
They said he is old,
They said he is a liability,
They said he must make way.
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) January 18, 2019
Where are all those mosquitoes who talked about Dhoni after the first match ?? engada neengaellam?? Thu
— Srinivas singer (@singersrinivas) January 18, 2019
I guess, with all the yellow jerseys around, Dhoni & Jadhav felt it was just a simple CSK nets session.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 18, 2019
Underneath that emotionless expression, MSD is having the last laugh #Dhoni
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 18, 2019
Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
Stumped Shaun Marsh.
Batted at number four.
Dropped first ball.
Hit his third consecutive fifty.
Went on to score 87 runs from 114 balls.
Produced a match-winning innings.
— bet365 (@bet365) January 18, 2019
— Shazal Irshad (@ShazalIrshad) January 18, 2019
Did you know MS Dhoni has score the most runs for India in this series.
All those 2017 stats, RIP. #MSDhoni finishing off it in style.
— Saravanan Hari 🏏 (@CricSuperFan) January 18, 2019
MS Dhoni’s average in a successful ODI chase: 103.07
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) 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
Hat tip to grandmaster @msdhoni. With so many writing him off, has scripted his own return to form and value to the team in quite remarkable fashion
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 18, 2019
Om Finishaya Namah !
Test Series ✔️
ODI Series ✔️
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 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
India beat Aus by 7 wickets in 3rd #ODI in #Melbourne to win series 2-1. Great unbeaten innings by Dhoni (87) & young Kedar (61). India for the first time beat Aus in both Test and ODI series. Congratulations #TeamIndia!
— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) January 18, 2019