India demolished Australia by seven wickets in the fifth and final ODI in Nagpur to win the five-match series 4-1.
Chasing 243 for victory, openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane got India off to a perfect start with yet another century partnership. Rahane scored his fourth consecutive half-century but wasn’t able to convert it into a hundred once again.
On the other hand, Rohit went on to score his 14th ODI century before falling for 125 towards the end of the innings.
It was a mere formality by then and the final rites were performed by Kedar Jadhav & Manish Pandey.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 1, 2017
Rohit was named the man of the match while Hardik Pandya was awarded the man of the series award.
Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted on Team India’s series win:
India made a sluggish pitch look easy with an excellent run chase. It is not always that the Aussies are dominated but they were here
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 1, 2017
Aussies outplayed ever so convincingly, clinical finish to a series already in the pocket #INDVsAUS2017
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 1, 2017
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) October 1, 2017
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) October 1, 2017
4-1. And that ensures top ranking in ODI cricket for Team India. Well played 👏😊🏏 #IndvAus
अब T20 की बारी….
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 1, 2017
May seem like a cakewalk but in fact highly skilful & purposeful performance by India — in bowling & batting. Befitting no.1 ODI team!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 1, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 1, 2017
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) October 1, 2017
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 1, 2017
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 1, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 1, 2017