The second one day International of the bilateral series between India vs. Australia yesterday, it was raining runs. The match did not feature any see-saw battle at any point of time because two batting units dominated two different sessions and the more dominant team came out victorious.
However, there were some points in the match which could have turned vital enough to affect the result of the match. Indian men were set to chase a mammoth total of 360, openers Shikhar dhawan and Rohit Sharma provided a steady start with occasional boundaries. Shane Watson bowled a brilliant seventh over conceding just one run, the eight over bowled by Clint Mckay produced just one run from the first four balls which meant India had scored only two runs of the last ten balls bowled.
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Shikhar Dhawan was tied down for quite some time and he decided to break the shackles. He top edged the next ball which went up high in the air. Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin called for it and ran up to square leg. With two gloves on, he was the best man on field to take the catch, but the ball popped out of his hands and he landed with the ball out of his hands. Shikhar Dhawan was at the crease with 19 runs out of the 21 balls he fast; Brad Haddin missed the chance of picking up an early break through and Shikhar Dhawan went on to make 95 of 86 balls with fourteen boundaries.
This could have turned out to be the turning point of the match if the wicket was taken and the new batsman had arrived in.