Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's all we have for you all today, it was great to have yo here and we'll look forward to more feedback as India head to Kolkata for the Test against West Indies and Australia will go back home for the Ashes. Till then, it's goodbye from Vishal Dikshit on behalf of Devashish and scorer Binoy George. Ta ta!

9.42pm Dhawan is being mobbed by team-mates, Dhoni uproots the stumps and runs away in celebration, Rohit gets one too as the batsmen's series comes to an end in India's favour. Faulkner was having a word with the umpires after the dismissal, he was clearly unhappy about something. Rohit left everyone in awe, no doubt, but what an effort from James Faulkner. It was his first hundred - domestic or international - and if Australia had more wickets, he would have probably taken them home.

Prabbu Raj Menon: "i cant blame pitches or small grounds ... its purely rubbish bowling by both teams"

harshit srivastava: "faulkner will be the better allrounder for ashes than others."

Time for the presentation:

George Bailey: We went pretty close there but outstanding innings from Rohit. We were probably ahead at one point of time but didn't have enough wickets. Faulkner and Maxwell played excellent cameos. We knew it would be tough they are the No. 1 and it's been a wonderful series. Plenty of positives, the one-day cricket we were playing 18 months wasn't great and we are certainly on track now.

Rohit Sharma is Man of the Match and Series: I didn't really think of the 200 initially. Right from ball one I wanted to stay there. It was a small ground with a fast outfield, we knew it was going to be a big-scoring game keeping the wickets in hand. We always spoke about building small parnterhsips and we had two big ones today. It's been our strength throughout the series so it was heartening to see that. You never know, even 380 wasn't looking comfortable. Credit goes to Dhawan and Virat as well, they played very well throughout the series, we showed real character. I'm enjoying opening at the moment, just want to keep continuing and want to continue fresh. I'm looking forward to the West Indies series now and I didn't know about the 16 sixes record.

MS Dhoni: There was a moment when we were under pressure after losing 2-3 quick wickets. It became a little difficult and we wanted to sore 300 and explode from there. 383 wasn't on our mind but Rohit batted very well. This ground has the reputation for batsmen hitting more sixes than fours, especially when you see Gayle and Virat batting in the IPL. It's difficult to contain the batsmen here. Our Batting has been fantastic, openers have done very well but it would have been good if middle order got a few more runs. Apart form the one game, we scored in each and every game. We have to improve in bowling, something we wanted to do on a team level also. We have chased 350+ twice but nobody talks about the Australian bowling line-up. Fantastic series overall, Australia played very well and the wickets were good. the amount of crowd that came was fantastic.

45.1
W
Mohammed Shami to Faulkner, OUT, full toss gets a wicket and it's all over! It was there to be put away, Faulkner hit it a long way in the air and Dhawan ran to his right from deep midwicket to take a diving catch to finish the match

58 runs, five overs, 1 wicket

END OF OVER:
45 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 326/9 (58 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.24, RRR: 11.60)

  • JP Faulkner116 (72b)
  • RA Jadeja10-0-73-3
  • B Kumar8-1-47-0
44.6
W
Jadeja to McKay, OUT, beat him! It was on length on off again, McKay came forward to defend but played the wrong line and it just beat the outside edge to hit the off stump. Jadeja breaks the big partnership of 115 on the last ball of his spell
44.5
0
Jadeja to McKay, no run, full on off, McKay comes forward to defend
44.4
1
Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, flat outside leg again, he connects but gets only a single to deep midwicket
44.3
0
Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, flat ball down leg, he made room to pull it but misses and goes between the batsman and the stumps
44.2
1
Jadeja to McKay, 1 run, full ont he stumps, pushed down to long-on

Round the wicket with a slip

44.1
1
Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, pitched it on leg, Faulkner slashes it to deep midwicket for one

END OF OVER:
44 | 3 Runs | AUS: 323/8 (61 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.34, RRR: 10.16)

  • CJ McKay17 (34b)
  • JP Faulkner114 (69b)
  • B Kumar8-1-47-0
  • RA Jadeja9-0-70-2

Just six runs from the last two overs

43.6
0
Kumar to McKay, no run, short of length outside off, defends it to cover
43.5
0
Kumar to McKay, no run, short of length around off, McKay defends it off the back foot
43.4
1
Kumar to Faulkner, 1 run, full on off, driven past the bowler to long-off for one
43.3
1
Kumar to McKay, 1 run, coming in from outside off, worked to deep square leg for one
43.2
0
Kumar to McKay, no run, angled into the pads, it's going down leg as the appeal is turned down
43.1
1
Kumar to Faulkner, 1 run, full on off, punched down the ground, it was going for four but Kohli dives to his right from long-off and saves three. Big cheer from the crowd

END OF OVER:
43 | 3 Runs | AUS: 320/8 (64 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.44, RRR: 9.14)

  • JP Faulkner112 (67b)
  • CJ McKay16 (30b)
  • RA Jadeja9-0-70-2
  • B Kumar7-1-44-0
42.6
1
Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, flighted on the pads, steered to deep midwicket and he keeps strike again
42.5
1
Jadeja to McKay, 1 run, angled into the batsman, worked on the leg side for one
42.4
0
Jadeja to McKay, no run, short of length outside off, defends it off the back foot to backward point
42.3
1
Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, full toss outside leg, driven down to long-on for one
42.2
0
Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, makes room, Jadeja bowls it down leg and he jabs it to cover
42.1
0
Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, almost yorked as James tries to flick it way, but he's hurt because the ball hit him full on the back foot

Syam Prasad: "throw the ball to Rohit... he might break this partnership"

END OF OVER:
42 | 9 Runs | AUS: 317/8 (67 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.54, RRR: 8.37)

  • JP Faulkner110 (63b)
  • CJ McKay15 (28b)
  • B Kumar7-1-44-0
  • RA Jadeja8-0-67-2
41.6
1
Kumar to Faulkner, 1 run, low full toss, pushed to deep extra cover with the full face of the bat, Faulkner keeps strike

Ajmal aleem: "no matter australia loses or wins, they have really fought it well. well done australia"

41.5
0
Kumar to Faulkner, no run, full and wide, driven to backward point this time

68 from 50 now

41.4
6
Kumar to Faulkner, SIX runs, and what happens when he's on strike? It's full again, and he sends it high up in the air, it looked like a mis-hit but it's gone all the way. SIX more
41.3
1
Kumar to McKay, 1 run, fuller outside off, driven down to give strike to Faulkner
41.2
0
Kumar to McKay, no run, length ball outside off, McKay leans forward and defends

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7AJ FinchPJ Hughes
2nd57BJ HaddinPJ Hughes
3rd6BJ HaddinGJ Bailey
4th4BJ HaddinAC Voges
5th58AC VogesGJ Maxwell
6th6JP FaulknerGJ Maxwell
7th67SR WatsonJP Faulkner
8th6NM Coulter-NileJP Faulkner
9th115CJ McKayJP Faulkner
10th0XJ DohertyJP Faulkner