Ind Vs Aus: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli And KL Rahul Power India To Massive 340-6

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KL Rahul’s quick-fire innings, coupled with big crucial half-centuries by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan propelled India’s total to 340-6 off their 50 overs.

Written By Aakash Saini | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The second ODI between India and Australia went underway on January 17 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. After suffering a 10-wicket drubbing in Mumbai, Virat Kohli and co. must win the proceedings in Rajkot to stay alive in the three-match series. Before the game, Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to field first.

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Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI: Indian innings

Unlike the first game, opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan provided India with a rollicking start at the top of the order. The duo put on an 81-run stand before captain Virat Kohli joined forces with Shikhar Dhawan to continue the run-scoring momentum. Shikhar Dhawan brought up his 29th ODI half-century on his way to a breezy 96 from 90 balls. Virat Kohli himself notched up his 56th ODI fifty and was eventually dismissed by his nemesis Adam Zampa for 78.

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Shreyas Iyer (7) and Manish Pandey (2) failed to make use of the batting-friendly conditions in Rajkot as both batsmen fell for single-digit scores. At 198-3, KL Rahul arrived at the crease and clobbered a sparkling 80 from just 52 balls. His quick-fire innings, coupled with big half-centuries by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan propelled India’s total to 340-6 off their 50 overs.

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Among the Australian bowlers, Adam Zampa picked up 3-50 from his full quota of overs while Kane Richardson took 2-73. Mitchel Starc and Pat Cummins proved to be expensive in their wicketless spells.

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Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI Live updates

At the time of publishing, Australia were 20-1 after 3.1 overs. Aaron Finch and Steve Smith were at the crease in pursuit of India’s huge total.

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