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Rain washes out seventh ODI, Australia win series 4-2

cricket Updated: Nov 11, 2009 19:07 IST
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Australia won the One-day International series against India 4-2 after the seventh and inconsequential final match at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai was washed out due to cyclonic storm that hit the western coast.

The possibility of the match being played was remote due to heavy downpour in the city. Umpires inspected the ground at 5:00 pm and decided to call off the match without a ball being bowled.

The injury-hit Australian side capped one of its best performance with Ricky Ponting equating the victory at par with their World Cup and Champions Trophy triumphs.

The Australian team also finished at the top of the One-day rankings.

As many as five frontline Australian players were sent back home due to injuries. At one point the visitors were even struggling to put 11 fit players on the field. But the fighting spirit of Australia and their bench strength came through.

India lost the the first ODI at Vadodada but came back strongly with back-to-back wins in Nagpur and Delhi.

Australia then notched up three successive victories at Mohali, Hyderabad and Guwahati.