Twitter Goes Wild As MS Dhoni Takes India Home After Virat Kohli's Ton

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Twitter Goes Wild As MS Dhoni Takes India Home After Virat Kohli’s Ton 

Twitter Goes Wild As MS Dhoni Takes India Home After Virat Kohli’s Ton

Virat Kohli scored a sizzling ton while MS Dhoni went on to hit an unbeaten fifty to help India beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the series. 

Batting first, Australia scored a challenging 298 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. Shaun Marsh starred with the bat, scoring 131 to help Australia recover from a poor start and post the big total. Deciding to bat first, Australia lost both their openers – Aaron Finch and Alex Carey – for just 26 runs on the board.

However, Marsh shared fifty plus stands with Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell to ensure Australia finish with a good total.

But his century eventually went in vain as India skipper Virat Kohli himself scored a sensational ton. Chasing 299, India were off to a good start with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma adding 47 runs before the former departed. Rohit and Kohli then shared 54-runs for the second wicket. Marcus Stoinis broke the stand when he accounted for Rohit. However, Australia could not make more inroads in the game as two fifty-plus stands, first between Kohli and Ambati Rayudu and the second between the skipper and MS Dhoni – all but sealed the game in India’s favour.

Australia slim hopes revived when Kohli departed after scoring 112. However, Dhoni held firm from one end and took the team home along with Dinesh Karthik. India needed seven off the last over and Dhoni rolled back the clocks by hitting the first ball for the six to complete his fifty. He then took a single to guide India to a series-levelling win.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

 

 

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