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Mitchell McClenaghan breaks partnership, Ajinkya Rahane dismissed for 36

Mitchell McClenaghan © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mitchell McClenaghan © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jan 22, 2014

Virat Kohli’s half-century has put India on course for the chase of 297 in 42 overs but just when the Men in Blue were looking good, Mitchell McClenaghan struck with the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane for 36.

India were 37 for two just after nine overs and the required rate was touching eight.  Kohli and Rahane stuck together scoring briskly and sharing a 90-run partnership.

Rahane provided able support to Kohli who launched a calculated onslaught to keep India in contention for the chase.

Rahane was done in by a short ball from McClenaghan. The batsman was expecting the short ball and went for the pull, but it was far too beyond his reach and the edge was taken by Luke Ronchi behind the wickets.

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