A decider it was. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Australia would be very happy with their start. For the third time this series they had ensured India don't have a wicket in the powerplay. Khawaja looked in great touch, and Finch was slowly getting into his groove. The duo had put on yet another half-century stand.
As 'Sir' Jadeja picked up the wicket of dangerous looking Finch, Peter Handscomb was in the middle. Khawaja and Handscomb had a good 89 runs partnership and had built a good platform for Aussies.
Khawaja had his another ODI century in just 106 balls. What a tremendous series this has been for him.
After Khawaja's wicket, no one looked quite determined to take on the aussies innings. As a result, Australia had 272 run at the end of 50 overs in 9 wickets.
As Indian innings started, Dhawan wasn't looking comfortable and Pat Cummins picked him up in just 12 runs. Rohit Sharma had a good 56 run stand but couldn't make it a long pivotal innings.
At a stage Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav looked fierce. Both had a good attacking 91 runs partnership but this wasn't enough to pull India out of the trouble of loosing a series in their home.
Here is Australian batting scorecard:
Here is Indian Batting scorecard:
India lost the match by 36 runs and lost the series too. A good competitive series it was. Australia won it by 3-2.