Openers Shikhar Dhawan missed his fourth One-Day International ton as he was dismissed for 95 off 86 ballos. India are still 181 runs away with 23 overs remaining in the second ODI against Australia.
Rohit Sharma and Dhawan’s 176-run partnership has put India on track for the high scoring chase. Dhawan’s was cautious at the start before going after the bowlers with calculated risks. With five away from his century Dhawan walked down and tried to hit over covers off James Faulkner but the outside edge went to Brad Haddin who took it comfortably. He survived twice previously.
In the 14th over, he stepped out to hit Xavier Doherty. However, the bowler delivered it flat and Haddin removed the bails in a flash. After thorough observation of different frames, the umpire adjudged him not out.
Earlier, 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.
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.