The Indian team opener’s century guided the team to a seven-wicket win in Nagpur today. Rohit Sharma produced a mesmeric 125 off 109 balls. He is the ninth cricketer to have surpassed 6000 runs. India won the game and took the lead in the series by 4-1.
Also, India has now gained a top spot on the India Cricket Council’s (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings.
Even after India’s spinners, led by Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav restricted Australia to 242 for 9 and Australia was able to set the target of 243 runs.
While Australia has shown glimpses of what they can do, will be looking to correct that in the 3 match T20 series to follow.
Moreover, this was the first ODI to be played at the venue in almost four years. The home side had registered a thrilling six-wicket win against the same opponent during 2013-14 tour.