India have rubbed salt into Australian wounds, declaring no total is too large for their formidable batting lineup after producing the second greatest runchase of all time.
Australia were left speechless and powerless as India mowed down their imposing target of 360 with ease at Jaipur on Sunday.
Cruelly, the only higher successful chase also came at the expense of Australia, when South Africa reeled in a target of 435 with a ball to spare.
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And a confident Rohit Sharma, who batted superbly in his chanceless 141 not out, said India felt comfortable chasing anything Australia can offer this series.
"I knew we had the batting line-up to chase any total," Sharma said after the match.
"And with the (newly introduced) rules where five fielders have to be inside the ring, any total can be chased.
"Having big partnerships is the key and that is what we did.
"...It is India's best chase ever that I have been part of, and I am very happy that I contributed towards it."
Sharma's comments are consistent with the tactics of his captain MS Dhoni at the toss.
Dhoni opted to bowl first in the stand-alone Twenty20 last week - and has admitted he would've bowled in both one day clashes had he won the toss.
The message is clear: with a batting lineup bursting with aggressive scorers who have grown up on a diet of T20 cricket, anything is possible.
Australian skipper George Bailey said the strength of India's batting was far from a secret.
But the fact that it was so forcefully rammed home by Sharma, Virat Kohli (100*) and Shakhar Dhawan (95) - while the world class pair of Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh were not even required - speaks volumes.
Kohli's knock unbeaten century was brought up of just 52 deliveries - the fastest by an Indian and the fastest against Australia.
The sheer brutality of the innings from his very first ball, a powerful drive into the offside, shocked Bailey.
"That innings from Virat ... all three innings' were amazing and his stands out to me as just being phenomenal," Bailey said.
"...It's a formidable batting lineup.
"We knew that before the start of the series.
"Regardless of how their series pans out, their top seven is a wonderful top seven for a one day game."
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First Posted 17 October, 2013 11:54AM AEST