Australia v India fifth ODI

Australia won the toss and opted to bat against India in the fifth and final One-day worldwide here on Sunday. He picked up 6 wickets in the series and scored 222 runs in the series which included 2 half-centuries. Then Kedar Jadhav (1-48) provided the second breakthrough as he trapped Smith lbw shortly thereafter with the Australian skipper out sweeping. MS Dhoni's premonition has been rendered true and he leads the ODI batting revolution, this ongoing series has served as a refreshingly hospitable, which can bring some benefit for the bowlers' rebellion.

So Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are all set to win another game before the T20Is.

But, Kohli said that he now has a "good" headache in selection as Hardik Pandya, who was named the Man-of-the-Series, proved himself as good player top of the order as well.

The bowlers' success has been because they've stuck to their brief, of trying to attack even when Australia have been on top.

After electing to bat, David Warner and Aaron Finch cruised to 60 by the end of the 10-over PowerPlay. India is happy as they have already won the two series this year against Sri Lanka and Australia.

While Rohit started cautiously, Rahane got into the action right away, flicking Pat Cummins in the opening over and punching the bowler straight behind him in his next over.

Kohli, who was cruising along with 39 runs off 55 deliveries, fell just three balls later when a mistimed drive into the hands of Marcus Stoinis at long off handed Zampa his second wicket of the match.

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Matthew Wade (20) reached double figures for the first time in the series but it wasn't enough as he holed out in the deep off Bumrah again.

Faulkner was run-out in the last over with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-40) also accounting for Nathan Coulter-Nile (0) as Australia finished with a below-par total.

Travis Head and Stoinis tried hard to counter a persistent Indian bowling with their 87-run fifth-wicket partnership, but their departure spelt further trouble for the visitors.

Like all four of Australia's losses, at one stage they looked in control only for India to outclass them.

"We have played together a lot of cricket in Mumbai and we understand each other and we know each other's game really well and we talk a lot in the middle, about when we need to take risk and when we needn't", Rohit said in the post-match press conference on Sunday (October 1). The venue of this match is at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur.

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma struck his 14th ODI century as India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final ODI in Nagpur on Sunday to complete a comprehensive four-one series win the five-match series.


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