Team India celebrate with the trophy.
Team India celebrate with the trophy.
Aaron Finch bats during the fifth  ODI.
Aaron Finch bats during the fifth ODI.
David Warner bats plays a shot asa Rohit Sharma tries to field.
David Warner bats plays a shot asa Rohit Sharma tries to field.
Travis Head bats during the fifth ODI as MS Dhoni looks on.
Travis Head bats during the fifth ODI as MS Dhoni looks on.
Kedar Jadhav celebrates with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli after Steven Smith's dismissal.
Kedar Jadhav celebrates with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli after Steven Smith's dismissal.
Marcus Stoinis plays a shot during the fourth ODI.
Marcus Stoinis plays a shot during the fourth ODI.
Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth ODI.
Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth ODI.
Virat Kohli plays a shot during the fifth  ODI.
Virat Kohli plays a shot during the fifth ODI.
Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth ODI.
Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth ODI.
Virat Kohli celebrates Australian batsman Peter Handscomb's wicket.
Virat Kohli celebrates Australian batsman Peter Handscomb's wicket.
Team India celebrate with the trophy.
Team India celebrate with the trophy.
Rohit Sharma celebrates his hundred.
Rohit Sharma celebrates his hundred.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma run between the wickets during the fifth ODI.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma run between the wickets during the fifth ODI.
Team India celebrate with the trophy.
Aaron Finch bats during the fifth  ODI.
David Warner bats plays a shot asa Rohit Sharma tries to field.
Travis Head bats during the fifth ODI as MS Dhoni looks on.
Kedar Jadhav celebrates with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli after Steven Smith's dismissal.
Marcus Stoinis plays a shot during the fourth ODI.
Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth ODI.
Virat Kohli plays a shot during the fifth  ODI.
Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth ODI.
Virat Kohli celebrates Australian batsman Peter Handscomb's wicket.
Team India celebrate with the trophy.
Rohit Sharma celebrates his hundred.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma run between the wickets during the fifth ODI.

Cricket

India Vs Australia 2017: India Wins ODI Series 4-1

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Rohit Sharma achieved a memorable milestone with his classy century as India outplayed Australia by seven wickets in the fifth ODI to seal the series 4-1 and cement their number one spot in the ICC rankings.

Rohit (125) and Ajinkya Rahane (61) set up the comprehensive win with a 124-run stand, their third century stand in a row, before the former shared a 99-run partnership with captain Virat Kohli (39) to take the team on the cusp of a big victory.

Chasing a modest 243, India eventually got home in 42.5 overs with Manish Pandey hitting the winning four.

Rohit not only completed his 14 ODI ton over the course of his masterful knock, he also became the ninth Indian to reach the 6000-run mark in ODIs.

The comfortable chase complemented the good work done by the bowlers, who were able to restrict Australia to a below par 242 despite a promising start by David Warner (53) and Aaron Finch (32).

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel stood out among the Indian bowlers with figures of three for 38 in 10 overs.

With the emphatic series win, India also avenged the 1-4 series defeat the last time they played in Australia.

India got home rather comfortably but batting was not easy on the newly laid surface which became slower as the day progressed.

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