India vs Australia 2nd ODI: India beat Australia by 6 wickets in the 2nd ODI to level the series 1-1
Skipper Virat Kohli struck a century and MS Dhoni an unbeaten fifty as India beat Australia by six wickets in the 2nd ODI to level the series 1-1 in Adelaide on Tuesday. Chasing a challenging 299 to win, India overhauled the target with four balls to spare. Man of the match Kohli was dismissed in the 44th over after making 104 off 112 balls with five fours and two sixes. Dhoni, who has been coping a lot of criticism for his waning finishing skills, turned back the clock and took India past the finish line with a final over six. Twitter exploded as Kohli struck an excellent hundred and former captain Dhoni finished the game beautifully to help India level the series.
This was Kohli’s 39th ODI century and the sixth ton against Australia. Dhoni contributed an unbeaten 55. Dinesh Karthik played brilliantly and was unbeaten on 25 as India reached the target with four balls to spare. Earlier, electing to bat first, Australia scored 298 for 9.
A great win and a fabulous innings by @imVkohli. Yet another at his adopted home ground😉. Excellent role played by @msdhoni and @DineshKarthik to take India over the line. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/7n3M2l3hZS
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 15, 2019
Shaun Marsh smashed his 7th hundred before Bhuvaneshwar Kumar produced a brilliant spell in the death overs to limit Australia to under 300. Bhuvaneshwar claimed 4 wickets while Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets. The hosts were unchanged from the previous game, while India brought in debutant Mohammed Siraj in place of Khaleel Ahmed. The decider of the series will be played in Melbourne on Friday. The series-deciding ODI will be played in Melbourne on Friday.