MS Dhoni huffed, puffed and brought the house down to steer India to a seven-wicket win in the decider at the MCG and seal their third one-day series – and first bilateral – triumph in the country, after Yuzvendra Chahal claimed six wickets to keep Australia to 230 in 48.4 overs.

Chasing 231, India accomplished their target with four deliveries left in the game with Dhoni – dropped first ball by Glenn Maxwell at point – scoring an unbeaten 87 from 114 balls, his third half-century in a row, and this time at No 4. Australia found a big moment when Virat Kohli departed for 46, but that was the last success Australia found as Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, in his first game since November 1, put on 121.