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.