Cape Town - India batsman Rohit Sharma praised his team's bowlers after
they wrapped up a convincing four-one ODI series win against Australia in
Nagpur on Sunday.
Rohit struck a rapid century - the home team's first ton of
the series - as India won the final game by seven wickets with more than seven
overs to spare after being set 243 runs to win.
As has been the theme throughout the series, Australia were
again given a good start by their opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch,
who put on 66, but fell away in the middle overs as the rest of the batting
Rohit was quick to compliment the India's bowling unit,
saying they always had the mind-set of taking wickets even when they went for
Speaking after the game on Sunday, Rohit said: "We've
played in these conditions so many times and they understand that they need to
keep sticking to their strength. One boundary here and there doesn't make a
"That's been their attitude throughout the tournament
and we go out in the middle to take wickets, not to look to get the strike-rate
"All the bowlers who participated in this tournament
have gone with this mind-set of taking wickets. When you're doing that you will
obviously strike at some point during the game and pull the match back towards
"That is what these guys have done, all the spinners
and the fast bowlers as well. All the compliments should go to them as well,
the way they have bowled as a bowling unit throughout the tournament."
India will hope to take their momentum into the three-match
T20 series against Australia that starts in Ranchi on Saturday.