Australia 2-0 up in the five-match series with India. Rohit Sharma burnished his reputation in limited-overs cricket with a second successive century but could not stop Australia from winning the second one-dayer by seven wickets on Friday to consolidate their lead in the series. For the second time in three days, India rode Rohit’s elegant century to post a 300-plus total before watching George Bailey help the hosts mount a clinical chase to put Australia 2-0 up in the five-match series. Rohit showed the kind of form he is in, hitting a sparkling 124 and featuring in century stands with test skipper Virat Kohli (59) and the selfless Ajinkya Rahane (89) to help India post 308-8. Yet, the satisfaction of a team victory eluded him as Bailey (76 not out) saw Australia home after Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh had given the hosts a 145-run opening stand.
Rohit record : The Team India opener Rohit Sharma created record as the Indian player to make five centuries on Australian soil. He created this record by making fresh century in the second one day of the five one days against Australia at Brisbane. Now he broke the record of VVS Lakshman at Perth one day series earlier. Rohit also created record as the Indian cricketer who made highest score at Gabba stadium. Earlier Sachin Tendulkar made the then highest score of 91 runs. This is Rohit’s overall tenth one day century and fifth century against Australia. By making two centuries against Australia in a row he stands beside VVS, Gram Hick.