The Men in Blue took just-concluded India vs Australia ODI series by storm after giving a masterclass performance in all the three departments of the game. The Indian cricket team defeated the Australian cricket team by 7 wickets, sealing the series by 2-1 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Being asked to field first, the Indian bowlers made sure to not let the Australian batsmen set a big target for them. The Indian cricket team restricted the Australians at 286 runs.
Opening the series for their sides, David Warner and Aaron Finch couldn’t make it big for their side, the second time in a row as they both were sent back to the pavilion early in the game. However, Steve Smith was still there, absorbing all the pressure. He gave a stunning performance and smashed 131 runs off 132 balls, smashing the balls to all the corners of the ground, hitting 14 balls and 1 six. Unfortunately, his century wasn’t able to help his side win the series.
Indian bowler, Mohammad Shami was at his best once again as he took 2 major wickets in the game. Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli, both helped their side too to bundle up the wickets of Australian in quick successions.
Chasing 286 runs, Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul kickstarted the game with a high note. However, KL Rahul failed to continue with his brilliance and was dismissed after scoring 19 runs. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma gave a thrilling show and scored 119 runs in 128 balls, scoring 8 fours and 6 sixes.
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli gave another brilliant performance and took his team to the victory side by scoring 89 off 91 balls. Shreyas Iyer too contributed by 44 runs.
As soon as the Indian cricket team won the series, twitter was already flooded with amazing reactions and praises from the twitterati. From cricketers to fans, everyone was lauding Virat led team India for their brilliance.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on Team India’s win against Australia:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 19, 2020
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 19, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (43) and Rohit Sharma (29) have 121 centuries in ODIs between them. That is 41 percent of India's all centuries! #IndvAus
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 19, 2020
Brilliant batting by @ImRo45 & @imVkohli & some excellent bowling by @MdShami11. The grit #TeamIndia showed to come back to win the series after losing the 1st game was just amazing to see.
Congratulations on the series win against a very good Aussie team. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/STsew7VzVu
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 19, 2020
Two tough games won within three days.. True character of a champion team – A come from behind win against a full strength Australia team is an incredible achievement. May the momentum carry on in NZ – Keep shining boys👍 #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/Ly9WqyE9YB
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 19, 2020
Tuesday night: @ViratKohli had numerous headaches- Loss by 10wkts, his batting at 4, no 6th bowler, injury to key players.
4 nights later: The whole cricketing world has a headache- how does one beat this team India in India. #INDvAUS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 19, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 19, 2020
Don’t recall even a split second when India looked hurried or bothered in this run chase! @imVkohli and @ImRo45 were clinical and ruthless both and a 287-run target has never looked as EASY – this, when most would have fretted over the injury to @SDhawan25 👏👏👏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 #INDvAUS
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) January 19, 2020
Lost three tosses. Lost the first game comprehensively. Bounced back to win the series. Two must-win games back to back. Style and substance. Well done, Team India 🇮🇳👏👏 #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 19, 2020
— Sam 🇵🇰 (@_Sam_tweets) January 19, 2020
— V I P E R™ (@Offl_TheViper) January 19, 2020
Looking forward to umpires ignoring Virat running down the middle of the pitch and Rohit's fake fielding.
You never play against only 11 when in India #IndvAus
— Dennistephen Smith (@DennisCricket_) January 19, 2020
Inshaallah boys played well !! #INDvAUS
— Peejjah 🐽 (@Falana_Dimka) January 19, 2020
Rohit Sharma in ODI cricket:
January 2013: 2000 runs in 82 inns (The then 3rd slowest Indian)
January 2020: 9000 runs in 217 inns (The 3rd fastest in the World)#INDvAUS
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 19, 2020
— ` (@RollsRoyce45_) January 19, 2020
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) January 19, 2020
A perfect display of team work led to a splendid victory.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 19, 2020