The first innings has come to a halt, and the men in blue have posted a mammoth total in front of the Aussies as they need 359 to win in 50 overs of play.
It were the Indian openers who did the damage this time around, with both Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan going hammer and tonks on batting friendly Mohali wicket.
The two powered their way to a 193 run stand before the ‘Hit-man’ Rohit Sharma got dismissed for 95 (92) with 7 boundaries and 2 sixes under his belt. Though Dhawan lost his partner from the from one end, the left hand batsman continued his onslaught on the Australian bowlers and stormed his way to 143 (115) with a staggering 18 boundaries, and 3 sixes to his name.
Captain Kohli couldn’t carry on his good run with the bat, as he got caught behind for 7 (6). There were brief cameos from the middle order as the Jhye Richaradson and Pat Cummins kept chipping in with the wickets.
On his comeback game in the ODI circuit, KL Rahul could only contribute 26 (31), while Rishabh Pant looked to impress with big hitting of his own as he smashed 36 (24).
Vijay Shankar added further assistance with the bat with a few lusty blows and scored a crucial 26 (15). The player of the mat
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