Twitter hails India for the series win and regaining the No.1 ODI Ranking

After winning the first 3 ODIs, India suffered a defeat in the last game in Bengaluru but the men in blue made a daunting comeback in the final game to clinch the series 4-1 at the VCA Stadium, Nagpur. With the win, India regained the No.1 ranking in ODI cricket.

It was a relaid surface in Nagpur that had a lot of mystery. Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. The openers David Warner and Aaron Finch provided yet another solid start as they handled the pacers beautifully. The duo added 66 runs for the 1st wicket before Finch was sent back for 32 by Hardik Pandya.

Warner went to score a half-century and looked set for a big score. But Indian spinners put the brakes on the scoring that put the pressure on Australia as they suffered another collapse when Smith, Warner and Peter Handscomb departed in quick succession.

Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis added 87 for the 5th wicket and took the side to a platform from where a competitive target was well within reach. But Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah pulled things back as the visitors could score just 52 runs and lost 5 wickets in the last 10 overs.

In reply, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane took away any hopes of an Australian comeback with a classy partnership of 124. It was a sheer treat to watch 2 elegant right-handers matching each other shot for shot. Rahane scored 61 before getting out to Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Rohit carried on to make 125 from 109 that turned out to be his 14th ODI century. Kohli too played a helping hand of 39 but both got out when India were on the verge of victory. Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav gathered the required runs to finish what proved to be a one-sided win.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s emphatic win


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