India lost the home series after 26 consecutive home series wins. Australia ended the streak with a comprehensive win over Chepauk. At Chennai, In a series decider, India hasn’t found their mojo to beat ever-inspiring Australia under the leadership of Steven Smith.
Batting first, Australia made 269. None of the batsmen crossed 50 but the contributions came in from everyone. For India, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep picked up three wickets each while Siraj and Axar have taken 2 wickets.
In reply, India got to a brisk start but both the openers fell in quick succession. However, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul found a partnership going but KL’s stand comes to an end as he holed out to long-on in Zampa’s bowling. Kohli got a half-century but Agar takes his wicket. SKY once again failed to score a run. This was his third successive first-ball duck.
Hardik and Jadeja tried to settle things but couldn’t. In the end, India was 21 runs short.