The Indian team scripted history on Friday, recording their first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia, after emerging victorious by a margin of seven wickets in the third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The visitors registered a 2-1 win in the three-match series, after making a comeback in the second and third ODI.
Chahal picked six wickets while conceding just 42 runs at the MCG, registering a dominant performance against the hosts, in a crucial clash. He also became the first spinner to pick six wickets in an ODI in Australia.
The visitors were able to restrict their opponents to a total of just 230, following Chahal’s heroics with the ball, with quality support from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, who picked two wickets apiece.
The 37-year-old cricketer scored 87 runs in 114 deliveries, stitching an unbeaten 121 run stand off 115 balls with Kedar Jadhav, as India chased down a target of 231 with four balls to spare.