Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel guide India to 4-1 series win against Australia

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Rohit Sharma’s century and Axar Patel’s 3/38 in the Nagpur ODI guided the Indian cricket team to 4-1 series win against Australia on Sunday. (BCCI )

Rohit Sharma’s century and Axar Patel’s 3/38 in the Nagpur ODI guided the Indian cricket team to 4-1 series win against Australia on Sunday. (BCCI )

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Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat. (BCCI )

Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat. (BCCI )

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David Warner, who scored a century in the Bangalore ODI, hit 53 off 62 balls with five boundaries. (BCCI )

David Warner, who scored a century in the Bangalore ODI, hit 53 off 62 balls with five boundaries. (BCCI )

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Aaron Finch supported Warner and the duo stitched together a fifty plus stand. (BCCI )

Aaron Finch supported Warner and the duo stitched together a fifty plus stand. (BCCI )

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Hardik Pandya provided India the first breakthrough as he removed Finch in the 12th over. (BCCI )

Hardik Pandya provided India the first breakthrough as he removed Finch in the 12th over. (BCCI )

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Kedar Jadhav bowled impressively and besides keeping things tight, he took the prized wicket of Steve Smith. (BCCI )

Kedar Jadhav bowled impressively and besides keeping things tight, he took the prized wicket of Steve Smith. (BCCI )

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Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis steadied Australia’s ship with a 87-run stand. (BCCI )

Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis steadied Australia’s ship with a 87-run stand. (BCCI )

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Axar Patel got rid of Head in the 43rd over to bring things back in India’s control. (BCCI )

Axar Patel got rid of Head in the 43rd over to bring things back in India’s control. (BCCI )

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Jasprit Bumrah then took the wickets of Stoinis and Matthew Wade in quick succession as Australia could only manage 242/9. (BCCI )

Jasprit Bumrah then took the wickets of Stoinis and Matthew Wade in quick succession as Australia could only manage 242/9. (BCCI )

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Axar was the best bowler for India, finishing with figures of 3/38. (BCCI )

Axar was the best bowler for India, finishing with figures of 3/38. (BCCI )

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In reply, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane dished out an exhibition of sublime strokemaking. (BCCI )

In reply, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane dished out an exhibition of sublime strokemaking. (BCCI )

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Both Rohit and Rahane registered fifties to put India on course for a big win. (BCCI )

Both Rohit and Rahane registered fifties to put India on course for a big win. (BCCI )

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The duo put on a 124-run partnership before Nathan Coulter-Nile got the wicket of Rahane in the 23rd over. (BCCI )

The duo put on a 124-run partnership before Nathan Coulter-Nile got the wicket of Rahane in the 23rd over. (BCCI )

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Rohit continued to pile on the runs and brought up his 14th ODI century. (BCCI )

Rohit continued to pile on the runs and brought up his 14th ODI century. (BCCI )

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Virat Kohli, who scored 39 off 55 balls, shared a 99-run stand with Rohit Sharma. (BCCI )

Virat Kohli, who scored 39 off 55 balls, shared a 99-run stand with Rohit Sharma. (BCCI )

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Manish Pandey hit the final boundary as India outplayed Australia by seven wickets to seal the series 4-1. (BCCI )

Manish Pandey hit the final boundary as India outplayed Australia by seven wickets to seal the series 4-1. (BCCI )

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With this win, India regained their No. 1 ODI ranking after a momentary slip. The two teams will now play a three-T20 series, starting October 7. (BCCI )

With this win, India regained their No. 1 ODI ranking after a momentary slip. The two teams will now play a three-T20 series, starting October 7. (BCCI )

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