7th ODI (D/N), Bengaluru, Nov 2 2013, Australia tour of India
(45.1/50 ov, target 384)326
India won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
209 (158)
Player Of The Series
491 runs

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.

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

James Faulkner c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 116 (107m 73b 11x4 6x6) SR: 158.9

58 runs, five overs, 1 wicket

end of over 453 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 326/9CRR: 7.24 RRR: 11.60
James Faulkner116 (72)
Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-73-3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8-1-47-0
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

Clint McKay b Jadeja 18 (65m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 48.64
Jadeja to McKay, no run

full on off, McKay comes forward to defend

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run

flat outside leg again, he connects but gets only a single to deep midwicket

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

Jadeja to McKay, 1 run

full ont he stumps, pushed down to long-on

Round the wicket with a slip

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run

pitched it on leg, Faulkner slashes it to deep midwicket for one

end of over 443 runs
AUS: 323/8CRR: 7.34 RRR: 10.16
Clint McKay17 (34)
James Faulkner114 (69)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8-1-47-0
Ravindra Jadeja 9-0-70-2

Just six runs from the last two overs

Bhuvneshwar to McKay, no run

short of length outside off, defends it to cover

Bhuvneshwar to McKay, no run

short of length around off, McKay defends it off the back foot

Bhuvneshwar to Faulkner, 1 run

full on off, driven past the bowler to long-off for one

Bhuvneshwar to McKay, 1 run

coming in from outside off, worked to deep square leg for one

Bhuvneshwar to McKay, no run

angled into the pads, it's going down leg as the appeal is turned down

Bhuvneshwar 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 433 runs
AUS: 320/8CRR: 7.44 RRR: 9.14
James Faulkner112 (67)
Clint McKay16 (30)
Ravindra Jadeja 9-0-70-2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7-1-44-0
Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run

flighted on the pads, steered to deep midwicket and he keeps strike again

Jadeja to McKay, 1 run

angled into the batsman, worked on the leg side for one

Jadeja to McKay, no run

short of length outside off, defends it off the back foot to backward point

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run

full toss outside leg, driven down to long-on for one

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run

makes room, Jadeja bowls it down leg and he jabs it to cover

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"

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