India vs Australia: Kohli, Dhoni lead India to series-levelling win in Adelaide

On Virat’s 6th ODI against Australia, this is his 11th ton in the foreign land across all formats, and the highest by any player ever.

Adelaide: India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli struck a century and MS Dhoni an unbeaten fifty as India beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international (ODI) to level the series 1-1, on Tuesday.

Kohli smacked his 39th ODI hundred against Australia and reached the three figures in 108 balls in the 43rd over. In the course of his innings, Kohli scored 5 fours and 2 sixes.

The 30-year-old skipper came to bat after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan, as India was chasing the target of 299 runs. On Virat’s 6th ODI against Australia, and third in Australia, this is his 11th ton in the foreign land across all formats, and the highest by any player ever. This in fact was Kohli’s 64th international ton. Additionally, this is also his first ton in this year.

Earlier, the Aussies rode on the batting heroics of Shaun Marsh (131) and Glenn Maxwell (48) to post 298/9 even after the Indian pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami shared 7 wickets between them.

Chasing a challenging 299 to win, India overhauled the target with four balls to spare. The series-deciding ODI will be played in Melbourne on Friday.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 298 for 9 in 50 overs (Shaun Marsh 131, Glenn Maxwell 48; Bhuvneshwar 4/45).

India: 299 for four in 49.2 overs. (V Kohli 104, MS Dhoni 55 not out, Rohit Sharma 43; G Maxwell 1/16)

Congratulatory messages started pouring in on Twitter: