The series victory appeared to be for the taking for India when they put up 358 in Mohali, but Australia stunned the hosts with 13 balls to spare. Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb set the platform, before Ashton Turner, playing only his second ODI, sealed the win with a 43-ball 84 not-out.
Turner magnificent. #INDvAUS— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) March 10, 2019
Turner's innings was so sensational that it completely overshadowed one of the finest centuries scored on this Aus tour of India--Peter Handscomb. Walked in when Bhuvi-Bumrah were on fire and negotiated spin before dew appeared. Terrific. #IndvAus— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 10, 2019
Outstanding run chase by Australia. Handscomb was brilliant and Turner really turned things around in a display of some of the cleanest hitting. India would like to forget this, learn from their mistakes and give it their best in the decider in Delhi #IndvAus— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 10, 2019
What an innings from @Ashtonturner_70 absolutely brilliant in only his 2nd ODI game for— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 10, 2019
India were poor in the field, and boos were heard in Mohali. There were even chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni" after Rishabh Pant missed a stumping.
One of India's most listless display with the ball and in the field in recent times. Dropping absolute sitters. Also, in times like these, India realise the value of Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the wickets. Taking nothing away from the brilliance of Turner though #IndvAus— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 10, 2019
Peaking in time for the World Cup?
Ashton Turner ... pretty sure someone said he should be in the team during the #BigBash !!!! #INDvAUS #JustSaying ... Now getting very concerned the Aussies are starting to get something going at the right time !!!! #CWC19— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 10, 2019
Incredible this from Australia. Made a mockery of a chase of 359. Handscomb, Khawaja & now Ashton Turner. That too against India's strongest bowling attack this series. Add Smith, Warner, Starc to this. Been saying for a while they can't be taken lightly for the WC. #INDvAUS— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) March 10, 2019