A record-breaking double hundred by Rohit Sharma and a gritty performance by most of the Indian bowlers ensured that India successfully defended their total of 383/6 in the seventh ODI to win the series versus Australia 3-2. In a sensational game of one-day cricket in Bangalore on Saturday, 38 sixes and 59 fours were hit in a fitting finale to a thrilling series.
"It has been an incredible batting series," said NDTVs cricket expert and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar. "We have some terrific cricket shots, some great innovation and batting at its very best."
Despite the new ODI rules favouring batsmen, former Australian batsman Dean Jones made no excuses for the bowlers. "Make no mistake, the bowling has been poor. None of the bowlers seem to be able to bowl yorkers," he said, summing up the bowlers' plight.