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Twitter Questions India Ahead of the World Cup But Lauds Australia

This was India’s last ODI match before the World Cup. Here’s a look at how Twitter reacted to India’s loss. 

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This was India’s last ODI match before the World Cup in England later this year.
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Australia beat India by 35 runs to win the fifth and final ODI on Wednesday and secure a 3-2 victory in the series.

It is the first ODI series’ win for Australia since January 2017 and the fourth on Indian soil, the last coming in 2009. It was India’s first loss in an ODI series at home since 2015 when they lost 3-2 to South Africa.

Usman Khawaja (100) struck his second century in three ODIs as Australia rode to 272-9. Peter Handscomb also followed his hundred in Mohali with 52 off 60 balls, as the duo put on 99 runs for the second wicket.

In reply, Rohit Sharma top-scored with 56 but India lost Shikhar Dhawan (12) and Virat Kohli (20) cheaply, which cost them the game. From 132-6 at one stage, Kedar Jadhav (44) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (46) put on 91 runs for the seventh wicket but it wasn't enough to salvage the situation.

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This was India’s last ODI match before the World Cup in England later this year and it seems that India still have many questions to answer as far as the World Cup-bound squad is concerned.

As many rued India’s preparation ahead of the World Cup Twitter was also busy lauding the Australian side for their remarkable comeback and peaking right before the World Cup

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(With inputs from AP)

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