Indian bowlers could have done more justice to Rohit Sharma's innings had they bowled with precision early on, but then it was too late when they clicked, as Australia romped home with 4 wickets and 1 over to spare in the 2nd ODI of the Carlton Tri-Series. Rohit Sharma's innings of 138 runs from 139 balls went in vain as Australia finished with 6 for 269 in reply to India's 8 for 267. Aaron Finch's 96 at the top of the innings formed the bedrock for Australia's win, as the opener had three 50-run partnerships with his teammates, David Warner, Shane Watson and Steven Smith. Australia got off to a sound start as the openers put on 51 runs for the first wicket, before Umesh Yadav struck, dismissing Warner for 24. Watson, the reliable rock produced a wonderful knock of 41 runs from 39 balls before being bowled trying to sweep Akshar Patel while Steven Smith gave away his wicket for 47 but then, he had put on a hundred run partnership with Finch, steadying Australia's innings. India gave one final push for glory, picking three quick wickets and putting some pressure on Australia but James Faulkner and Brad Haddin made sure that India did not turn the tables around, as they held their nerves to finish it in favor of Australia. Earlier, Australian bowler Mitchell Starc produced wonderful figures of 6 for 43 in his 10 over spell. He struck in the very first over dismissing Shikhar Dhawan for 2 runs and then ran amok through the Indian middle order as Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina held on desperately. The only high point of India's innings was Rohit and Raina's partnership. They rotated strike and played responsibly and sensibly. India take this experience into their next match against England in Brisbane on January 20, while they have a reverse fixture against Australia on January 26 at Sydney. This tri-series will be closely looked at as preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup starting Friday, February 13.