The second one day international between India and Australia was been played in Adelaide and India leveled the series 1-1 with the host Australia. It was a high scoring match where Australia posted 298 runs and India needed 299 to win the match. Virat Kohli played captains innings and made his 39th ODI ton. He was accompanied by the former captain MS Dhoni who scored 54 runs in 55 deliveries.
MS Dhoni was in the news since the last match where his slow start was converted as a matter of controversy. He proved himself by showing everyone by his bat that the captain cool is still in form.
The Aussie posted a total of 298 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Shaun Marsh was the highest scorer of the match scoring 131 runs and the next batsmen to help him was Glenn Maxwell by scoring 48 runs. The Aussie batsman were not looking stable on their own pitch as Bhuvaneshwar’s bowling made it difficult for them to stay on the pitch. Bhuvi was the highest wicket taken by swaying 4 wickets.
In the second innings, India was fully energetic and they won the match for the loss of only 4 wickets. The captain’s ton helped the team to gain the win and also MSD’s knock also had his helicopter swinging good. India won the match in the 50th over with MSD and D Kartik still on the pitch. Dhoni showed the world that he still has the potential to bat the way he did earlier.
It was the second ODI of the three match one day series. The next one day will be played in Melbourne on January 18. It will be the decider of the three match series. India had won the test series there in Australia and they will surely work hard to bag the ODI series to.