2nd ODI India vs Australia Adelaide: India skipper Virat Kohli‘s epic 39th century came to an end when he picked out the fielder at deep mid-wicket where Glenn Maxwell gleefully accepted the catch. Kohli scored 104 off 112 balls an innings that was laced with five fours and two sixes. It was a full ball at the stumps, Kohli nailed the flick shot, but found Maxwell. It went flat and straight to him. Pressure on India’s lower middle-order now, big test coming up. Meanwhile, Kohli gets 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.
Here is how Kohli lost his wicket:
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 a competitive total of 298/9, courtesy Shaun Marsh’s big hundred 133. Glenn Maxwell also contributed with a quickfire 48 to lift hosts. The home team won the toss and opted to bat against India in the second game of the three-match ODI series here on Tuesday.
India: 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: Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.