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2nd ODI India vs Australia: Virat Kohli Slams 39th Century in Adelaide, Becomes 11th Highest Run-Getter ODI Cricket; Twitter Applauds India Captain’s Effort
Chasing a stiff target of 299 to win, captain Virat Kohli slammed 39th hundred to keep India's chase alive against Australia in the 2nd ODI in Adelaide.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI Adelaide: India captain Virat Kohli has once again perfectly lived up to his reputation as world’s best ‘chase master’ with a special hundred against Australia in the second ODI at the beautiful Adelaide Oval. 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.
Coming in to bat at No.3, Kohli knitted crucial stands with vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu to keep India ticking in the crucial encounter. Chasing a stiff target of 299 to stay alive in the series, the visitors needed a special effort from their captain to go over the line. 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 his own standards but he has again proved his worth in the most crucial of times for the men in blue.
Here’s some Twitterati applauding Indian captain’s herculean effort at Adelaide Oval:
Most intl hundreds (all formats) by visiting batsmen to Aus:
11 – Virat Kohli
9 – David Gower
9 – Jack Hobbs
8 – Brian Lara
7 – Wally Hammond, Viv Richards, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar#AUSvIND
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) January 15, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 15, 2019
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 15, 2019
— ShadabAkhtar Rabbani (@shadabarabbani) January 15, 2019
— Shripa (@viratshripa18) January 15, 2019
VIRAT KOHLI GOAT……master chaser on roll again. #INDvsAUS
— DivyanshRKF (@Rkfan14) January 15, 2019
— Rajal Arora (@RajalArora) January 15, 2019
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) January 15, 2019
Virat Kohli at Adelaide Oval
In 2012-Hit his maiden Test ton
In 2014-Scored tons in each inns on Test captaincy debut
In 2015-Scored a ton in India’s first WC game v Pak
In 2016-Hit his highest T20I score
In 2018-Captained Ind to a win
In 2019-Scored 64th int ton#AUSvIND
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 15, 2019
Most ODI hundreds since 2017:
13 Virat Kohli (in 42 innings)
12 Rohit Sharma (in 42 innings)
No one else has scored more than six!#AUSvIND
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 15, 2019
Earlier, Shaun Marsh smashed his seventh hundred before India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced a brilliant spell in the death overs to limit Australia to 298/9. At the Adelaide Oval, Marsh arrived at the crease at 26/2 and scored 131 runs, inclusive of 11 fours and three sixes, adding 94 runs off 65 balls runs with Glenn Maxwell (48 off 37 balls). This was after Australia won the toss and opted to bat in searing heat. The hosts were unchanged from the previous game, while India brought in debutant Mohammed Siraj in place of Khaleel Ahmed. Bhuvneshwar (4/45) and Mohammed Shami (3/58) exerted themselves on proceedings with the new ball, and didn’t let the Australian openers get away quickly.
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.