Thursday, April 15, 2021
Home LATEST SPORTS NEWS India vs Australia second ODI: Dhawan, Kohli and Rahul drive 'Men in...

India vs Australia second ODI: Dhawan, Kohli and Rahul drive ‘Men in Blue’to 340/6

Shikhar Dhawan led India’s charge in the second ODI against Australia at Rajkot. He missed out on a well-deserved ton but not before he laid out a solid platform for skipper Virat Kohli and KL Rahul to take India to a commanding total.

Currently in form, Dhawan continued from where he left in the first ODI scoring a 90-ball-96 while Kohli, batting at his usual number three position, kept the middle-order intact with a well-made 78 off 76 balls.

KL Rahul (80 off 52 balls) provided the final flourish and put on 58 runs in 39 ball for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja.

Shreyas Iyer (7) and Manish Pandey (2) failed to make a mark but a solid performance from other batsmen meant India went past the 300-run mark easily.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa was the pick of Australian bowlers, claiming 3/50 in his 10 overs. He got the wicket of Kohli for the second time in the series and fifth time in his career.

Paceman Pat Cummins impressed with his economy giving away 53 runs in 10 overs but could not get a breathrough. Kane Richardson got two wickets but went for 73 runs in his quota of 10 overs as Indian batsmen looked to avenge the loss in the first ODI.

Brief Scores: India (Shikhar Dhawan 96, KL Rahul 80, Virat Kohli 78, Adam Zampa 3/50)

Most Popular

Mamata Banerjee says BJP won’t win even 70 seats

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not win even 70 seats in the state Assembly polls. Banerjee...

Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike, cases reaches over 2 lakh

India in the last 24 hours has recoded over two lakh fresh coronavirus cases, which is the highest number since the pandemic...

UP Panchayat polls 2021: Voting underway in 18 districts

Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, voting for the first of the four-phase Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat poll began on Thursday in...

Mumbai hospitals to treat mild Covid patients in 5-star hotels

Mumbai administration on Thursday said the city hospitals will use luxury hotels to treat Covid-19 patients with milder infections. The decision was...