2nd ODI India vs Australia Adelaide: Former India captain MS Dhoni rose to the occasion as he took India over the line in a daunting 299 chase at Adelaide to help the Men in Blue level the ongoing three-match series 1-1. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 55 off 54 balls to take India home. With India needing seven off the last over, Dhoni hot a six off the first ball of the over from Behrendorff and reached his fifty with that hit. Hilariously, Dhoni forgot about the milestone he reached when Karthik had to remind him. It is only after Karthik reminded Dhoni that he raised his bat for the fans at Adelaide.
Here is the video of Karthik reminding Dhoni of the milestone:
India won the match by six wickets with four balls to spare. Meanwhile, Kohli scored 104 off 112 balls an innings that was laced with five fours and two sixes. He got a standing ovation as he walked 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 was 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.
Earlier, 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