5th ODI: India opener Rohit Sharma will have a number of milestones and record in his sight when he walks out to bat at Ferozshah Kotla in the decider against Australia. Rohit is a century away from surpassing Sourav Ganguly in the century list in ODIs. Both Ganguly and Rohit are locked at 22 ODI tons. If Rohit manages to get to the three-figure-mark, he will go past Ganguly and stand third in the list of all-time highest centurions for India after Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Rohit is also 46 runs away from becoming the third fastest to 8000 ODI runs. In that list, he is behind AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. Rohit also needs 13 runs to become the fastest to 6000 ODI runs as an opener.
The Indian opener who was short of runs in the first three ODIs, got among the runs as he hit a superb 95 at Mohali and stitched a record-breaking 193-run-stand with Shikhar Dhawan.
The Kotla game is massive from India’s point of view as it happens to be the all-important decider. The Men in Blue lost at Mohali after posting a mammoth 358/9, thanks to Dhawan’s 16th ODI century. Australia would be the more confident side going into the decider after having come back from 0-2 down.