In the end, it was skipper MS Dhoni (35*) and Ravindra Jadeja (26*) standing tall on the turf with the ODI series in their pockets.
The quick fall of wickets and the growing required run-rate meant headache for the new men on the crease are Dhoni and Jadeja. The two had a big task cut out and they played their part with precision.
The scorecard looked worrisome 235/5 at the fall of Kohli’s wicket after the visitors had just before caused a double blow to get back into the game, with Tim Bresnan claiming Suresh Raina for a duck as the asking rate grew by the ball.
India had lost its 1st wicket in the form of Parthiv Patel at a score of 38 runs (46 balls) who was not happy with the lbw decision. Bresnan was the man of the moment with the vital penetrates as the scorecard read 79/1 (15.4 Ovs).
Openers Patel and Rahane had started the run-chase on a positive note, with the momentum on rotating the strike and retaining wickets in the early part of the match.
The regular boundaries also helped the run-rate soar near required average as the Mohali crowds cheered the Men in Blue on to seal the series.