India crush Australia by 7 wickets, clinch series 4-1; reclaim No 1 spot in ICC ODI rankings | Memsaab.com

Opener Rohit Sharma scored 125 runs as to help Team India secure 7 wicket win over Australia in the fifth and last ODI at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha here on Sunday.

This was Rohit's 14th ODI hundred.The victory also saw to it that the Virat Kohli's side clinched the ODI series 4-1.

This was Rohit's 14th ODI hundred.The victory also saw to it that the Virat Kohli's side clinched the ODI series 4-1.
India will now topple South Africa to occupy the No.1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings.
 

Indian openers put on 124 run stand for the first wicket to set the platform for Team India's victory.

Indian openers put on 124 run stand for the first wicket to set the platform for Team India's victory.
In This Image: Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma scored 125 runs off 109 balls, while his opening partner Ajinkya Rahane contributed 61 runs off 74 balls.

For Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch provided a strong start with a 66 run first wicket partnership. Warner top scored with 53 runs off 62 balls.

For Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch provided a strong start  with  a 66 run first wicket partnership. Warner top scored with 53 runs off 62 balls.
In This Image: Axar Patel
Travis Head (42) and Marcus Stoinis (46) also contributed with the squash racquet in the latter half of the innings as the visitors put up a challenging score of 242/9 in their full quota of 50 overs.

In reply openers, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma made a cautious start to their innings.

In reply openers, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma made a cautious start to their innings.
In This Image: Rohit Sharma
Rohit took 14 balls to open his account in the run chase, but accelerated in the latter stages of the innings as he punished Australian bowlers to all the parts of the ground.
 

Nathan Coulter-Nile finally provided the breakthrough for Australia when he had Rahane LBW for 61 runs.

Nathan Coulter-Nile finally provided the breakthrough for Australia when he had Rahane LBW for 61 runs.
In This Image: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa also picked up two wickets. Zampa got rid of Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli, but it was too late for the away side to stage any kind of comeback as Team India completed a crushing victory over their opponent.