I wanted to bat throughout the innings, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma agreed it took a long time to hit a century but said he was happy to have done it for a winning cause.

updated: October 16, 2013 22:12 IST
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Jaipur: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday described his side's second ever highest successful run chase in ODI history against Australia here as one of the best performances with his young players showing controlled aggression.

"I think this has got to be one of the best you can see. Irrespective of the rule change, field restrictions and the pitch, I said 360 was still going to be a tall chase," Dhoni said after his side chase down 360 with 39 balls to spare to crush the Australians by nine wickets in the second ODI.

"I knew that we can chase down the target. Once we had scored 414 but Sri Lanka almost chased it down (at Rajkot in 2009). So I told the players not to look at the target and just go and play. Shikhar batted very well, Kohli was amazing, Rohit got a big knock," he said.

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