India thrash Australia by seven wickets in the fifth one-day international in Nagpur.
In a match which has summed up the one-day international series, India have thrashed Australia by seven wickets in Nagpur.
India’s batsmen were clinical in winning Sunday’s dead rubber in Nagpur as the home side wrapped up the series with a 4-1 and claimed the world number one ranking.
Like all four of Australia’s losses, at one stage they looked in control only for India to outclass them.
Rohit Sharma led the way for India with a magnificent century, the first by an Indian player during the five-match series.
His 125 off 109 balls featured his trademark powerful hitting — he smashed 11 fours fours and five sixes — and an awareness of the match’s position, with few unnecessary risks taken.
Sharma brought up his 14th ODI ton by smashing Nathan Coulter-Nile for six over midwicket.
Ajinkya Rahane chipped in with a half century, while Virat Kohli made 39 as India chased down their target with 43 balls to spare.