MS Dhoni is back and he is back in style. Dhoni played a key role in India’s triumph of six wickets in the second ODI against Australia. Thus, India has drawn level in the three-match series. In fact, Dhoni hit two sixes in his knock and the former days were recalled. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni was able to rotate the strike with confidence and kept the ball rolling. Dhoni smashed the first ball of the final over for a massive six and then scrambled for a quick single to win the match for India.
The former Indian skipper was criticised for his slow knock in the previous match. However, Dhoni has let his bat do all the talking. Furthermore, the gloveman was able to effect a lightning stumping to send back Peter Handscomb.
The right-hander has a stunning average of 99 in India’s successful run-chases. Furthermore, Men in Blue have won 46 matches out of the 48 matches while chasing a target when MS Dhoni has remained unbeaten.
The former captain isn’t in the best of forms in the recent past as he failed to rotate at regular intervals. However, Dhoni was able to play with confidence while batting with Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik.
Meanwhile, Australia posted a competitive total of 298 runs in the first innings. Shaun Marsh scored his seventh ODI hundred and batted at the top of his game. Marsh timed the ball with perfection and got the support from Glenn Maxwell.
Maxwell scored a brisk knock of 48 runs to boost Australia’s total. However, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave a good start to the Indian team. Subsequently, Virat Kohli played a fine knock to take India over the line.
Here is ICC post:
#2009vs2019@msdhoni still smashing sixes and finishing chases! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/fv0wvz3rnS
— ICC (@ICC) January 15, 2019