9/24/2017 7:01:23 PM

India beat Australia by five wickets to clinch series

India beat Australia by five wickets to clinch series

Indore, India: Riding on Hardik Pandya’s all-round show and Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane’s solid knocks, India beat Australia by five wickets in the third One-day international here on Sunday to seal the five-match series 3-0.

Pandya’s 78 helped the hosts chase a target of 294. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane slammed half-centuries after late fightback from Jasprit Bumrah kept Australia to 293 for six.

Ajinkya Rahane (70) and Rohit Sharma (71) were the other notable contributors.

Earlier, the visitors rode on Aaron Flinch’s 124 to post a challenging score. Captain Steven Smith chipped in with a gritty 63 after he won the toss and elected to bat.

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