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Australia v India: Virat Kohli ton helps India beat Australia to level series

Speaking at the end of the second ODI, a delighted Indian skipper heaped praises on MS Dhoni.

Marsh' century on a sweltering day in Adelaide was his fourth hundred in the format in eight innings and his average of 42.32 is now the seventh best for an Australia batsman with at least 50 ODI innings - sitting between the banned duo of David Warner and Steven Smith.

However, after a slow start, Dhoni moved through the gears and got India over the line with four balls to spare to clinch a six-wicket triumph.

Dinesh Karthik opened up on why Dhoni struggled to run towards the end in the second ODI against Australia. After the win, Dhoni showed a modest wave as the job was done. The 37-year old scored an unbeaten fifty to take India home.

"There is no doubt that he should be a part of this team".

"If you look at the trend whenever India's top three score runs, we go on to win the match".

World's No. 1 batsman with 25 Test hundreds warned that youngsters will have mental problems if they don't embrace the pristine form of five-day cricket. However, the former Indian captain consumed too many deliveries to complete his half-century and was given out on a controversial LBW on a controversial fashion.

Adelaide's temperature on Tuesday was soaring during the match and players looked exhausted with Dhoni being no exception.

"We saw a glimpse of the classic MS Dhoni-style of innings in Adelaide".

Kedar Jadhav, who bowls offspin, was an option for the middle order if India had wanted a safety valve in the attack but they have retained Dinesh Karthik after what Kohli termed was a "rusty" team performance in the opening match. Even Kohli voiced out in favor of his former captain.

Dhoni had played a subdued role in support of his successor Virat Kohli as two players with the joint experience of more than 550 ODIs steadily chipped away at Australia's total.

We all know that all eyes will be on none-other than Dhoni himself whenever he comes out to bat since his form will be key for India in the upcoming ODI World cup.



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