Nothing comes easy, Rohit Sharma after match-winning hundred

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Initially it was tough.

For India, Mohammed Shami, local boy Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have made way for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

The visitors did get good starts on most occasions, but they couldn't capitalise on them.

Australia won the toss of fifth ODI Match at Nagpur and the captain of Aussie Steven Smith chose to Bat First.

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The two best teams in world Cricket right now will travel to the VCA stadium in Nagpur for the final showdown of their 5-match ODI series.

Follow the live scores and blog of the fifth ODI between India and Australia from 6pm (AEDT) here on The Roar. "The hallmark of the bowling unit has been that they have pulled back the match on crucial time and this has allowed our batters to go and play the game we have played throughout the tournament", he said. While Rohit Sharma, the one-day vice-captain, likes to impose himself with his audacious strokeplay, Ajinkya Rahane, the Test vice-captain, prefers to grind and coerce the opponent into waving the white flag.

The openers did do a commendable job for India in the series with Mumbai mates Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane racking up three 100 plus partnerships in a row. Australia did manage to score a good 334 runs which proved to be match-winning in the end.

David Warner is the highest scorer on behalf of the team. Overall, he finished with an aggregate 244 runs.

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Kohli, meanwhile, said, "The pitch looks very hard, we would've batted first as well but it shouldn't change much through the game".

In reply, Sharma and Rahane made batting look easy on a two-paced track and extended the teams' dominance in the match and the series. "It was nice to win the last one, I thought we batted pretty well to get 300 on the board; we'd like to replicate that today and get a big one".

His 125 off 109 balls featured his trademark powerful hitting - he smashed 11 fours fours and five sixes - and an awareness of the match's position, with few unnecessary risks taken.

The India opener is enjoying a prolific return to the global arena following injury. Certain areas I keep working off the field. Australia lost back to back wickets of Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis which put brakes on their innings.

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Australia, on the other hand, have recalled James Faulkner in place of Kane Richardson who is sick.

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