India vs Australia 5th ODI: First ODI home series defeat for skipper Virat Kohli: Australia on Wednesday lifted the trophy after defeating World Cup favourites at their home turf by 35 runs. After loosing first two games of the 5-match series, Aussies made a huge comeback. Kangaroos won the third match in Ranchi after setting a 300 plus target. It was followed by their win in Mohali where they chased 358. In the opening two matches, Aussies could not even score touch 250.
Today’s defeat has become first ODI series loss for skipper Virat Kohli at home. Not only this, it is the first series defeat for hosts at home since October 2015. Last time, India lost to South Africa 2-3 in a bilateral series.
Another point which has been added to the records, is India’s three consecutive defeats. It happened for the first time that India lost three straight ODIs under the captainship of Kohli.
India had lost three straight matches agaisnt Kangaroos in November 2009.
Prior to ODI series, Australia also clinched the T20 series 2-0 against India.
On the other side, Australia clinched ODI series for the first time since 2017 and this victory was first for Aussies in India since 2009.
The 5-match series win comes after 10 years against India. They had clinched 50-over tournament in 2009 against India. Last but not least, the victory was first for Kangaroos in oversees since 2016.