Australia’s all-rounder Glenn Maxwell took a splendid catch to dismiss India’s opener, Shikhar Dhawan. Maxwell dived to his right while fielding at backward point. In fact, Dhawan had timed the ball to perfection but Maxwell took a fine catch. Thus, Dhawan has continued his dismal form going as he scored only a solitary run after facing 10 balls.
In fact, the southpaw batsman has scored only two fifties in the last 16 ODI matches. Hence, Dhawan will like to get back into form. Furthermore, Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck in the first ODI at Hyderabad as Maxwell had once again taken his catch at point region.
Dhawan poor form continues.
Meanwhile, Australia has posted a big total of 313 runs after Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. Aaron Finch got back into form as he scored a fine knock of 93 runs.
Finch was struggling to find runs but he was able to score a good knock which must have added to his confidence. The right-hander scored 10 fours and three sixes.
Furthermore, Usman Khawaja scored his maiden ODI hundred. The southpaw batsman scored 11 fours and one six in his knock of 104 runs off 113 balls. Furthermore, Glenn Maxwell scored a quickfire knock of 47 runs off just 31 balls as he scored three fours and as many sixes.
On the other hand, India has got off to a bad start as they have lost three early wickets in their run-chase. Hence, it is going to be difficult for India to get back into the contest. Rohit Sharma was plumbed in front by Pat Cummins. Moreover, Cummins bowled a Jaffa to get rid of Ambati Rayudu.
Thus, the onus is on the shoulders of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to get India in close proximity to the target. India currently leads by 2-0 in the series.