Ind Vs Aus 2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni Heroics Lead Team India To Record Win Over Australia

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| January 15 , 2019 , 17:32 IST

Virat Kohli led-Men in Blue comprehensively emerged victorious in the 2nd ODI against Australia to level the three-match series 1-1.

India beat Australia by 6-wickets at the Adelaide Oval, Indian skipper Virat Kohli led the Indian team from the front as he scored yet another century to take his team over the line. Kohli was well supported by former Indian captain MS Dhoni who led the charge after his dismissal.

Chasing a mammoth total of 299 runs in the 50-overs, team India rode high on Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni who scored 104 and 55* respectively.

Riding on the 39th century from the skipper, India also registered the second highest successful run-chase at the Adelaide Oval.

The Men in Blue got off to a solid start with openers Shikhar Dhawan (32) and Rohit Sharma (43) contributing 47 runs for the first wicket.

Rohit Sharma after Dhawan's departure added a crucial 54-run partnership with Kohli, which kept India's run-chase in real progress.

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After the departure of Rohit, Kohli then strung a 59-run partnership with Ambati Rayudu for the third wicket. Rayudu who flopped in the 1st ODI was looking in good touch but got out for 24 after playing a poor shot against part-timer Glenn Maxwell.

But Kohli held the Indian run-chase together from one end. He along with MS Dhoni added 82 runs for the fourth wicket, taking India closer to the target. Towards the end, Dhoni (55 not out) along with Dinesh Karthik (25 not out) took India across the line with four balls to spare.

The Australian bowlers had a poor outing as none of them were able to make any real impact. Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell managed a wicket apiece.