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Australia Upsets India: Clinches ODI Series:- After two back to back victories against Australia, everyone predicted that Team India would sweep the series but instead, Australia emerged as the winner and clinched the ODI series by 3-2. Australia won the toss in the deciding and final ODI and managed to make 272/9 in 50 overs. Usman Khawaja scored 100 from 106 balls and Peter Handscomb (52), Jhye Richardson (29) have been well supportive. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/48), Mohammed Shami (2/57) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/45) have been decent with the ball.
Chasing 273, Indian batsmen tumbled down and could not stand before Australian bowling line up. Rohit Sharma (56), Kedar Jadhav (44) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (46) have been good and all others struggled to get to double digits. Adam Zampa (3/46), Pat Cummins (2/38), Jhye Richardson (2/47) and Marcus Stoinis (2/31) performed well among the Australian bowlers. Ahead of the World Cup, this series loss came as a shock for Indians. Usman Khawaja is named as the Man of the Series along with the Man of the Match.