2nd ODI India vs Australia Adelaide: Eventually, it boiled down to seven runs required off six balls with former India captain MS Dhoni on strike to pacer Jason Behrendorff in the second ODI between Australia and India in Adelaide. With series on the line, Dhoni slammed an unbeaten 55 off 54 balls to take India to a memorable six-wicket series-levelling victory. The highlight of India’s win was Dhoni’s match-winning hit off Behrendorff that sealed the deal for the men in blue in the last over. India captain Virat Kohli exactly knew that the game was in the pocket once the ball went over the ropes. His stood up and applauded Dhoni which also showed the mutual respect they have for each other.
Here is the video:
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