India (292-5) beat Australia (289-3) by five wickets

>> Thursday, October 21, 2010

Virat Kohli hit his highest score of an international day of India leading to a five-wicket win in Australia in the second one day international at Visakhapatnam.

Kohli smashed 118, despite being hampered by a leg injury to lead Australia past the hosts 289 for three with seven balls to spare. Stand-in Australia captain Michael Clarke has returned to form as he hit his fifth ODI century, although his shot was overshadowed by an innings flamboyant end of Cameron White. Off-white 89-immune only 49 balls as the tourists made 114, the last 10 overs a legal test to resolve. But even this is not enough that the 21-year Kohli shown maturity for his age, with a half-century of Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh to lead India to a 1-0 lead in the series three games, the opening game ruined by rain.

Both teams choose most of their star names to rest, there were two new faces on each team. Shikhar Dhawan and left-handed Saurabh Tiwary made their debut in India, while Australia sent an experienced bowling attack after being warned Starc duo Mitchell and John Hastings. That means Nathan Hauritz, who criticized his performance so far on tour, the experience was the most easily recognized tourism ODI bowler with plugs 55.

It was the experience of our guests, but who were exposed early to hunt for Dhawan as India was bowled by Clint McKay the second ball will be without scoring rounds. McKay then a lead-induced Murali Vijay letting India struggling at 35 for two, Kohli for his job. The right-hander was knocked down by a leg injury that kept him there a runner, but he anchored the innings, the first in a stand of 137 with Yuvraj Singh.


Yuvraj added 58 before he became the third victim of McKay, upset by a slower ball, but Kohli has moved that he and the new guy picked Raina attack youth of Australia. The pair combined in a 84-run stand in a quick time to ensure that guests have a small strip of memorable hit Kohli end 34 runs short of the target can not afford. The right-hander beat Hastings to James Hopes at mid-depth for captain MS Dhoni was bowled first ball by the young Victorian.

Raina has, in his early aggression to ensure that guided his side home with a defeat 71 of 47 balls. Clarke has returned to form after a terrible series of test when he managed only 35 runs at an average of less than nine.

The right-hander, faced with the added responsibility of captaincy in the absence of Ricky Ponting, anchored the rotation with a masterful 111 for White stole the show. This means the Australians a target of 289 tests for three - a total that seems more even when Clarke and Michael Hussey (69) built a 144-run stand stabilization in the middle overs.

The couple with the score 16 for two after the opening of Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine had cheaply Ashish Nehra. They have built their position on restoring the patient to Hussey of 69 when he was trapped in front by a faster delivery Ravichandran Ashwin. It was an important wicket for batting as the Indians began to become easier, but in the end it is only allowed white to significantly accelerate the scoring. The Victorian broke a pair of six starts Vinay Kumar as he dominated his stand with the already-set Clarke.

They have 49 five overs in their numerical advantage, with Clarke hitting boundaries back-to-back in the final of this placement of a single his fifth one-day century in collecting.And while White his impressive hitting sixes finished with back-to-back 22 of Vinay's final to take over, it's not enough.

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