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India win 5th ODI vs Australia; clinch Series 4-1

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Rohit Sharma
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Nagpur: Team India registered a comprehensive 7-wicket victory over Australia in the 5th ODI in Nagpur to clinch series 4-1.

Earlier, Australia won the toss yet again and elected to bat first. They managed to post just 242/9 in 50 overs. Warner 53, Finch 32, Head 42, Stoinis 46 were the top scorers. Axar Patel 3/38 and Bumrah 2/51 were the top wicket takers for India.

Chasing a victory target of 243, Indian openers started on an explosive note and added 124 runs in 22.3 overs. Rahane scored 61. Rohit Sharma launched an onslaught on the Australian bowlers, as he hit 125 off 109 balls with 11 boundaries and 5 sixes.

India reached 243/3 in 43.5 overs. Apart from Rahane and Rohit, Virat Kohli contributed 39. Adam Zampa took two wickets for Australia.

Rohit Sharma was declared ‘Player of the Match’, while Hardik Pandya won the ‘Player of the Series’ award.