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India vs Australia, 7th ODI, Australia tour of India 2013

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That's all from all of us here. Join for the first Test against West Indies on Wednesday. Which will be Tendulkar's last Test series. It is going to be an emotional series as the greatest batsman of the modern era says GoodBye to the game. Until then take care and Bye! Bye!
The spinners too struggled to trouble the batsmen. Ashwin and Jadeja were not effective at all and were taken to cleaners in almost every match. Bailey played them beautifully for a guy who is touring India for the first time. Hopefully, the pitches will change a bit in the upcoming West Indies series and assist the bowlers at least the spinners. Otherwise we are in for another run fest.
That ends the 7-match series. India winning the decider and taking the series 3-2. What a series it has been! It has been completely dominated by the batsmen. The only good spells I remember with the ball is Johnson's 4-wicket haul in Mohali and Shami's 3 quick wickets in Ranchi. In all the 5 completed matches there were more than 600 runs scored in 4 of them. That tells you how the batsmen have done. Bailey and Rohit getting above 450 runs and ending as the highest run-getters for their respective teams.
Former Indian opening batsman Aakash Chopra tweets, 'Whoa...a 6 was hit every 30 balls in this entire series. Says a lot about the pitches, batting styles and bowling prowess.'
The trophy has been handed to Dhoni. All the boys are gathering around for the team photo. Dhawan looks to be the most animated of the lot.
Dhoni: 'Well it was a bit close. We lost two or three quick wickets in the middle. In the end we held our nerve to win it. It is a small ground and we have seen it when Gayle and Kohli bat here in the Indian T20 League. The batting is doing really well. Virat, Rohit and Dhawan have all contributed. The middle order did not have enough time in the middle. The bowlers need to improve. Yes, they came close but you have to remember that we chased down 350 plus twice against their bowling. Nobody talks about the Australian bowling and I don't want to be unfair on my bowlers. It has been a good series, not all games were played in metro cities but the crowds were amazing.'
Rohit: 'I never really thought about the 200. It was a small ground and a fast outfield. I just want to bat as long as possible. We were speaking with each other and planning accordingly. We had two big partnerships today and even 380 looked gettable. Yes, everybody contributed to the series win. I am enjoying the game at the moment and looking forward to the West Indies series. I did not know I had the highest number of sixes in an innings.'
Rohit is the Man of the Match and Man of the Series for an aggregate of 491 runs at an average of 122.75.
Bailey: 'It was a bit too much. It was an outstanding innings from Rohit. If we had wickets in hand we might have pulled it off. James and Maxwell played some good innings but not enough. All credit to the boys they played some excellent cricket. I was not happy with the way we played in the last 18 months, but now we are on track. 'What a Legend' (When asked what he thinks of George Bailey the batsman). We knew before we came that it will be a tough series. We were up against the best team in ODI cricket and I thought we did well.'
Well it was a match where many records were broken. Mostly with the bat, the bowlers would like to forget this day very quickly. Out of all the bowlers only Ashwin looked to have got decent figures as he picked up 2 for 51 in his 10 overs. The ball that got rid of Haddin was a pure off-spinners delight.
While the Indians were busy celebrating, James Faulkner was having a quiet word or two with the umpires, we are not sure as what the issue was.
India just about managed to hold their nerves at the end, and perhaps on the basis of their better batting right through the series deserve the 3-2 series win. This is their first bilateral triumph over the Aussies in India, if we do not count the 1-0 win (in 2010). Dhoni took off with a stump for a souvenir, as the Indians huddled together in celebrations.
What a match it has been, a double century by a batsman, a century for the unlucky bowler, some real crazy hittings, a remarkable rearguard action and so nearly, Australia clinched a stunning win. The bowlers will be mighty relieved that the series is over, this has been a hiding for nothing, the batsmen feasted and the bowlers were slaughtered. Australia came out with the intention to attack, they went after everything that the Indians hurled at them, got a bit lucky at times but mostly found the middle of the blade. Maxwell was imperious, Watson, batting at No. 8 seemed to be batting in an all together different planet, but at 211/8, people might have been excused if they thought that India will cruise to an easy win. James Faulkner had different ideas though, he smashed the fastest ODI hundred by an Australian batsman in ODI cricket. Clint McKay supported him well, as they added 115 for the 9th wicket, a record on a day of records.
45.1 Mohammed Shami to James Faulkner W
out Caught by Dhawan!! India win! This was a juicy full toss from Shami, Faulkner was connecting all of them so well in this innings so far, this time though he does not get it off the middle of the bat, gets a lot of height as the ball goes towards mid-wicket. Dhawan runs across from the deep, takes the catch as he tumbles over to the ground. The celebrations from the Indians tell how relieved they are, more so the hapless bowlers. Faulkner c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 116(73) [4s-11 6s-6]
3 wickets for Mohammed Shami. Mohammed Shami is on a roll.
10 wickets down for AUS. Out batsman is James Faulkner. It is all over for AUS.
Mohammed Shami [8.0-0-52-2] is back into the attack

Match details

Toss : Australia won the toss and elected to field

Man of the Series : Rohit Sharma

Umpires : Nigel Llong (England) and Ravi Subramaniam (India)

TV umpire : Anil Kumar Chowdhury (India)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Teams

India : Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.

Australia : Phillip Hughes, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, George Bailey(c), Glenn Maxwell, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin(wk), James Faulkner, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

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