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India vs Australia 2017: 5 best performers from the series

There were some fine performers in this series.

The pulsating India-Australia Test series played for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy came to a close on Tuesday, with the hosts winning the final Test by eight wickets and with it also capturing the series in their favour 2-1.

KL Rahul starred for India with the bat, making yet another half-century to lead the way for his side and win the game 30 minutes before Lunch on the fourth day.

Here are the best performers from the series:

5.KL Rahul

The Indian opener well-and-truly came of age in this series, scoring 393 runs in 4 matches at an average of 65.5 with 6 fifties in 7 innings.

The right-hander vital contributions with the bat, right throughout the series, but none more critical than the twin half-centuries in Bengaluru, that went a long way in the hosts equalling the four-match Test series.

After facing heavy criticism for his manner of dismissal in the first innings of the Pune despite being set in the middle, Rahul batted with a lot more maturity in the middle during the course of the next three games and helped India tuck one end up on most occasions.

The only dampener to his performance was his inability to convert any of those fifties into big hundreds and post the Champions Trophy when India resume playing Test cricket again, he will look to add on to his tally of 4 Test hundreds.

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