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Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century

Manish Pandey's unbeaten century helped India chase 330 and retain their No.2 ODI ranking after the fifth ODI in Sydney.

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Pandey’s heroics drew praise from all quarters

Manish Pandey’s maiden ODI century, which broke a national record, helped India avert a whitewash in the ODI series against Australia and earned the young batsman plenty of praise from all quarters.

Pandey, who was only playing in his fourth ODI, scored a composed century and along with MS Dhoni ensured India successfully chased down Australia's 330 after both openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma got them off to the perfect start.

The 26-year-old, who has been on the fringes of the Indian set-up for a while now only played in this match due to Ajinkya Rahane’s injury will be hoping that his century will cement his place in the side for the next series.

Pandey’s match-winning knock drew praise from plenty of cricketers from around the world, here are some of the best reactions to his unbeaten 104:

Yuvraj Singh, who will be joining the T20 leg of the series, had this to say:

After an impressive Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Irfan Pathan tweeted this:

Pandey's Karnataka teammate Robin Uthappa was full of praise:

VVS Laxman:

India's leading wicket-taker across all formats, Anil Kumble had this to say:

Former Sri Lankan batsman Russel Arnold:

Former Indian women's cricket team captain Anjum Chopra:

Aakash Chopra:

Former Australian batsman Damien Martyn:

Former England fast bowler Alex Tudor:

Former Indian opener Abhinav Mukund:

Rahul Sharma:

Subramaniam Badrinath praised Pandey's composure:

Two of his current teammates had earlier tweeted their appreciation of his knock.

Rohit Sharma, who won the Man of the series, tweeted this:

Ravichandran Ashwin:

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