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.
Australia 298/9 in 50 overs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2019
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.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2019
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:
MSD polishes off yet another chase. 👏champion stuff. #INDvsAUS
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 15, 2019
Vintage Dhoni #AusvIndia
— Shaun Tait (@shaun_tait32) January 15, 2019
Fantastic win by team India. Last few overs bowled by Bhuvi and top batting by Kohli and Mahi does it for the team #INDvsAUS
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 15, 2019
Dhoni is going to England. Period.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 15, 2019
Dhoni has shown his class here. Just understood the situation beautifully. And this is a tribute to his fitness
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 15, 2019
Dhoni hits detractors and skeptics for a 6! Tight match, fine win
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 15, 2019
It's an MS Dhoni finish in Adelaide!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 15, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 15, 2019
Fantastic run chase by India . Excellent 100 from Virat, he makes it look very easy. Was wonderful to see Dhoni finish of the game beautifully and Dinesh Karthik’s cameo was very very important in the end. The final game should be a cracker.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 15, 2019
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