2nd ODI India vs Australia Adelaide: India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayadu looked to hit Glenn Maxwell out of the part at the Adelaide Oval, but got caught in the deep by Marcus Stoinis. Rayadu was going strong with Kohli and were getting India’s 299 chase on track after Dhawan and Rohit’s dismissal. Rayadu departed for 24 off 36 balls. It was a 59-run-stand that came to an end. India eventually won the match by six wickets to square the ongoing three-match ODI series 1-1.
Meanwhile, Kohli scored 104 off 112 balls an innings that was laced with five fours and two sixes. Kohli gt a standing ovation as he walks off.
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest batsman in modern-day cricket, Kohli slammed his record-breaking 39 hundred to lead India’s chase versus a spirited Australian side. This is also Kohli’s 24th ODI hundred in run-chases, he is ahead by a mile in the coveted list. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar (17), Chris Gayle (11) and T Dilshan (11) in the lists of hundreds scored in run chases.
During his knock, the 30-year old also becomes the 11th highest run-getter in ODI cricket history. Kohli had a quiet series against Australia by standards had proved his worth in the most crucial of times for the men in blue.
Australia scored 93 off the last ten overs as Shaun Marsh hit a brilliant 131 as Maxwell chipped in with a quickfire 48 off 37 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped four wickets as Shami picked three.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff