India beat Australia by 7 wickets in 5th ODI, Retained No.1 ODI rank

01 October, Nagpur

 

Riding on Rohit Sharma’s century, India defeated Australia by seven wickets in the fifth and final ODI at Nagpur on Sunday. With the win , India have retained their number one ODI rank after a momentary slip.

India overhauled the victory target of 243 runs in the 43rd over. The hosts made 243 for three in 42.5 overs.

With this win, India have wrapped up the five ODI match series by 4-1. Rohit made 125 runs, Rahane 61 and Viraat Kohli 39 runs.

While Rohit Sharma was adjudged  as the Man of the Matchm Hardik Pandya was given the Man of the Series award.

Earlier, the visitors finished their innings at 242 for 9 in the stipulated 50 overs after deciding to bat first.

For India, left-arm spinner Axar Patel was impressive, claiming three wickets.

The hosts have already clinched the series. They had won the first three games, before losing the fourth match by 21 runs at Bengaluru on Thursday.

After the ODI series, the two teams will play three Twenty-20 matches. The first T-20 will be played in Ranchi next Saturday.

 

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