India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma got India off to a solid start scoring 57 for no loss in nine overs in the second One-Day International against Australia. Dhawan is batting on 34 and Rohit is batting on 17.
Dhawan was dropped by Brad Haddin. The batsman went for an aerial shot over mid-wicket but the ball bounced more than he would have expected and the ball was in the air for a very long time, yet Haddin misjudged it as the ball popped out of his gloves. Dhawan punished the dropped chance by striking three consecutive boundaries off Shane Watson.
Clint McKay and Mitchell Johnson began the proceedings. Johnson was bowling at a scorching pace and tested the batsmen. After a while, Dhawan took his chances and took on a short ball from Johnson and awkwardly slapped it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
India are chasing a mammoth target of 360 after Australia launched an onslaught on the Indian bowlers with all the top five batsmen scoring a half-centuries. George Bailey top-scored with 92 from 50 balls.