MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Australia stand as a team for the national anthem during game one of the One Day International Series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Australian cricket team ended their tour of India on a high note, winning the three-match ODI series and reclaiming the number one spot in the ICC Men's ODI Team rankings.

Courtesy of match-winning performances by spinners, Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar, the Aussies were able to clinch the deciding third ODI in Chennai to seal the series.

After comprehensively outscoring the Indians with 39 overs to spare in the second ODI in Vishakapatnam, the visitors tied the series with an emphatic 10-wicket win.

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Steve Smith won the toss at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and elected to bat. Australia got off to a flyer only losing their first wicket at 68. Mitchell Marsh continued his fine form, top scoring with a run-a-ball 47, while David Warner scored a well-made 23, batting at number four.

The Aussies finished their innings with 269 runs on the board with solid contributions through the entire middle order. Indian skipper Hardik Pandya was the star of the hosts' attack scalping three wickets off his eight overs.

India got off to a flying start, in complete control with some superior shot selection by Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and KL Rahul.  In the 28th over the hosts were at 146/2 before Zampa and Agar brought the game back for the Aussies.

The tide turned when Agar bagged the wickets of the dangerous Virat Kohli (54 off 72) and underperforming Suryakumar Yadav (0 off 1) in consecutive balls. Zampa ended Indian hopes by snaring the last recognized batting pair of Hardik Pandya (40 off 40) and Ravindra Jadeja (18 off 33) in subsequent overs.

Zampa and Agar were the stars with the ball with figures of 4/45 and 2/41 respectively.

The result helped Australia secure the ODI series and propelled them to the summit of ODI cricket ahead of the 50-over World Cup later this year.

Zampa was awarded the man of the match for his four-wicket effort, while Marsh clinched the man of the series award for his fine contribution as a makeshift opener.