Usman Khawaja, Adam Zampa's heroics help Australia win final ODI to complete remarkable turnaround with series win over India
Australia defeated India by 35 runs in the fifth ODI at Delhi to clinch the five-match series 3-2 despite losing the first two matches.
India vs Australia: Aaron Finch, Justin Langer praise Aussie players for 'unbelievable' ODI series win
Australia first beat India 2-0 in the two-match T20 Series and then pulled off a 3-2 series win after being 0-2 down.
India vs Australia, 5th ODI report card: Usman Khawaja, Adam Zampa top as Aussies snatch series; Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant fail
Here's a look at how the players performed during the 5th ODI played between India and Australia at Delhi in our report card.
India vs Australia 5th ODI stats review: Aussies' rare comeback series win, Rohit Sharma's entry into 8000-run club and more
Rohti Sharma became the joint third fastest to reach 8000 runs in ODIs, while Australia came back from 0-2 down to win a five-match series for the first time, a look at some of the key stats from the 5th ODI.
Bogged down thoroughly by late evening heavy dew at Mohali that made the ball as wet and soggy as a bar of lathered soap, India's champion spinners were made to look inept as they struggled to get a grip on the ball.
Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI at Wellington, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 35 runs, take series 4-1
India vs New Zealand Live Score: ALL OUT! India win fifth ODI by 35 runs and claim the series 4-1. Boult is the last man to be dismissed caught by third man with Bhuvneshwar Kumar picking the final wicket
MS Dhoni's experience in the middle order was missed when India suffered a batting collapse in the fourth ODI as they were bowled out for 92.
India vs New Zealand: With MS Dhoni back in side, visitors hope for mature batting performance in Wellington
India need to be at full strength because they had shrugged off the Hamilton loss as a one-off. But as this last overseas ODI before the World Cup approaches, the Indian team will want to flex its batting muscles properly.
Necessary arrangements are being made for the fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand to be played at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium on October 29, officials said on Wednesday.
Takeaways for India from the SA ODI series: Rahane is now undroppable; Dhoni should still be captain
What-ifs in sport count for nothing, but there were occasions across the first four games that, had they swung in India's favour, the team could have won the series.
Critical of the way Mahendra Singh Dhoni rotated Indian bowlers during the crushing loss to South Africa in the ODI series-decider, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said the captain was just not flexible enough in his approach.
Looking back at the five-match ODI cricket rubber, rising South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada termed his one-on-one battle with Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the of opening contest in Kanpur as his best display of the series.
Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a gritty unbeaten century as a dominant India completed a resounding 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka by winning the fifth and final One-day International by three wickets.
Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer.