A valiant 74-run knock from Aaron Finch went in vain as the Indian spinners pulled Australia back after a fantastic start to complete a 27-run series clinching victory in the second Twenty20 International in Melbourne.
The Australian selectors have picked Cameron Bancroft for the third Twenty20 International against India in the place of wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade, who is set to leave early for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
Joshua Little and Rory Anders put India in a spot of bother before Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar joined the rescue act to post a total beyond the reach of Ireland and register a 79-run victory in their Group D ICC World Cup U-19 encounter in Mirpur.
The Indian team has ascended to the top position in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings after South Africa slipped to the third spot following their 2-1 defeat against England in the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy.
Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 90 following which the Indian spinners spun a web around Australia, who were bowled out for 151 in a chase of 189 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Adelaide giving the visitors a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma have progressed into the top 10 of International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings for batsmen after impressive performances in the recently concluded series.
Australian captain Steven Smith has blamed poor fielding effort and their inability to finish the innings with the bat as the reasons for the defeat against India in the fifth One-Day International in Sydney.
A wonderful maiden hundred by Manish Pandey helped India become the first team to successfully chase down a 300-plus score in and against Australia while also halting their 19-match winning streak at home in the fifth One-Day International in Sydney ending the series 4-1 in favour of the home side.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann revealed that he did not think Australia will be able to win the fourth One-Day International against India in Canberra when the visitors were positioned at 277 for one.
In the span of two months, South Africa lost two things extremely valuable - their decade long invincibility in away tours and their coveted number one Test ranking. India ensured the first, England affected the second.
Kane Richardson produced one of the finest spell at death ending up with a five-wicket haul to snatch a 25-run victory for Australia after majestic centuries from Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan ended in vain for India in the fourth One-Day International in Canberra.