In the second ODI played at Adelaide, India defeated hosts Australia by 6 wickets and leveled the series 1-1 in the three-match series. Earlier, batting first, Australia scored 298 for 9 in 50 overs. Chasing the target, India scored 299 runs losing 4 wickets for the second ball of the 50th over and won the match.
Australia won the toss and bat first, but the start of Australia was not good. Aaron Finch once again failed to play a great game and scored 6 runs. His wicket Bhuvneshwar Kumar jerk Mohammad Siraj was also included in Team India.
It was followed by another opener Alex Carrie who went on to score 18 runs, and he was dismissed by Mohammad Shami. Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja batted for half-century partnership for the third wicket. Javadeh was run out by Khawaja for a personal score of 21 runs.
At this time the total was 83 runs. From here, Shaun Marsh batted with tickling and batting. After this, once again two batsmen were dismissed, Peter Handscombe (20) and Marcus Staines (29) were 189 runs at the time of wickets falling.
Marsh scored his maiden century and added 94 runs for the sixth wicket with Maxwell. He scored 48 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was out on the ball. Marsh was also caught by Bhuvneshwar by scoring 131 runs. In the 50th over, Peter Siddle (0) was dismissed for Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first ball.
This time the total was 286 runs. 12 runs in the last over and the total score of Kangaroos reached 298 in 9.5 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 and Mohammad Shami 3 wickets.
Chasing the target, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 47 runs in quick succession to India. Dhawan got out after scoring 32 runs. Rohit Sharma (43) and Virat Kohli added half-century partnership for the second wicket. At the time of Rohit’s dismissal, the score was 101.
From there, Kohli, with Ambati Rayudu, added 59 runs for the third wicket, Maxwell ran on Ryder’s personal score of 24 runs. Virat Kohli stood on one end and scored runs, got Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again as a strong partner. Both added 82 runs for the fourth wicket.
After completing his 39th ODI century, Kohli was dismissed for 104 on his personal score. This time the total score was 242/4. Due to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s crease, the expectations of winning were intact and at the other end, Dinesh Karthik was also there.
Both of them shared the best partnership with 299 runs in the last over and put India in the match with 6 wickets. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 55 off 54 balls and Karthik made an unbeaten 25 in 14 balls. Behrndroff, Richardson, Maxwell, and Stone got 1-1, Virat Kohli was Man of the Match.