Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma put Australia to the sword

Unbeaten centuries by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli helped India record the second-highest run chase in one-day international history to complete a nine-wicket victory over Australia in a thrilling match in Jaipur.

Australia's captain, George Bailey, was unbeaten on 95 as the tourists posted a daunting 359 for 5. But a blistering start from Sharma and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan saw them reach 150 in the 23rd over before Dhawan was caught behind off James Faulkner for 95 in 86 balls.

Kohli then struck seven sixes and eight fours and brought up his hundred in just 52 balls to record the seventh-fastest ODI century – and the fastest by an Indian. Man of the match Sharma saw India to their target with a remarkable 39 balls to spare, ending unbeaten on 141 off 123 balls with 17 fours and four sixes.

"I am not sure what to feel at the moment," said Bailey. "Obviously it was some awesome batting. They did it pretty comfortably in the end. Everything we tried, the ball seemed to go further and harder."

In Abu Dhabi, Pakistan took the initiative on the third day of the first Test against South Africa, establishing a commanding first-innings lead before claiming four top-order wickets in the evening session.

The Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq compiled his first Test century in over two years as his side made 442 to lead by 193 runs. The hosts then captured the wickets of South Africa's top four batsmen as they struggled to 72 for 4, still 121 runs in arrears.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor