5th ODI: How Rohit Sharma hammered South Africa

Rohit Sharma's 115 off 126 balls included 11 fours and 4 sixes to set up a series win for India in the fifth one-day international at St George`s Park on Tuesday.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma ended a personal South African hoodoo and set up a series win for India in the fifth one-day international at St George`s Park on Tuesday.

Rohit Sharma

Sharma`s 115 was his first major innings in three tours of South Africa -- and India`s 73-run win enabled the tourists to take a winning 4-1 lead in the six-match series, their first success in seven bilateral or multi-team series in South Africa.

Rohit Sharma

Sharma`s 17th one-day international century ended a run of low scores in South Africa.

In 19 previous innings across both Tests and one-day internationals, his previous highest score was 47 and he had scored only 249 runs at an average of 13.11.

Rohit Sharma

South Africa`s chances of overhauling India`s 274 for seven plummeted when they lost their first three wickets inside the first 13 overs. Hardik Pandya struck crucial blows by dismissing JP Duminy and AB de Villiers.

Rohit Sharma

His century helped India replace South Africa at the top of the International Cricket Council`s ODI rankings. India`s ODI series victory came after they lost 2-1 in the three tests played between the two countries last month.