2019 2nd One-Day International Match: Australia v India 2nd Innings Review at Adelaide Oval

Shikhar Dhawan & Rohit Sharma fired off well with runs on the board for India.

Before India reached the 50 run mark, Jason Behrendorff dismissed Shikhar Dhawan on 32.

It’s a short ball pitching up a decent length towards the off-stump as Dhawan whacks straight without moving his feet & head pointing up.

That meant the ball gone straight into the air and landed safely into the hands of Usman Khawaja at mid-off.

As soon as Virat Kohli, he began to bat slow & steady while R.Sharma continued to be the aggressor.

Although, Marcus Stoinis ended R.Sharma’s innings on 43 with India 2-101 by the 18th over.

It’s a standard length ball going straight towards the off stump which added plenty of spice.

R.Sharma pulled without moving his feet & swiveling his head upwards as he couldn’t find the rope to Peter Handscomb at deep mid-wicket.

2nd Innings, Part 2

Virat Kohli took over Sharma’s lead while Ambati Rayadu backed him and too scored gentle runs.

Kohli soon backed up his 50 having remained calm and read the bowler well by keeping the head still & uses the crease to whack off runs.

He’s always a great timer of the ball where most of his shots come from the ground & from a straight bat which proved safe to achieve this feat.

It took a while for Australia to wipe off India’s 3rd wicket loss when Glenn Maxwell got rid of Rayadu on 24.

Maxwell spun straight towards the stumps with not much turn before Rayadu whacked too deep & early.

Plus Rayadu’s back foot seemed to back away as well as his head going sideways as it went straight to Marcus Stoinis at deep mid-wicket.

Kohli later stayed on and converted into a century for the 39th time in his One Day International career.

With seven overs to go, Jhye Richardson finally found the breakthrough when he dismissed Virat Kohli for 104.

It’s an in-swinging yorker pitching towards the leg-stump before Kohli lofted with his head sideways.

That’s how the ball didn’t find the rope where Glenn Maxwell took the catch at deep mid-wicket.

MS Dhoni backed up his 50 for the 69th time in this format before he steered home to give India a much-needed win at Adelaide Oval.

Final Score: India 4-299 & won by six wickets.

India ties up Australia 1-1 going towards the 3rd and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

So the series winners haven’t been decided yet.

For now, it’s good night from Adelaide Oval.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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