Shikhar Dhawans half-century came off 101 balls © Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawans half-century came off 101 balls © Getty Images

Dec 20, 2014

Shikhar Dhawan scored a fighting half-century off just 101 balls on Day Four of the second Test between India and Australia at The Gabba, Brisbane. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed by another short ball from Josh Hazlewood, as India slumped to 143 for seven. Ravichandran Ashwin was dismissed by Mitchell Starc. Josh Hazlewood dismissed MS Dhoni for a two-ball duck after Johnson got rid of Rohit Sharma two balls after he had got Ajinkya Rahane out for 10. Virat Kohli bowled by Mitchell Johnson for just one. Shikhar Dhawan was apparently injured in nets after being struck on the arm, so Kohli had walked out to bat alongside Cheteshwar Pujara.

Earlier, India reached 71 for one at stumps on Day Three. Shikhar Dhawan and Pujara remained India’s unbeaten batsmen as the in-form Murali Vijay was dismissed with the score on 41. Mitchell Starc took the wicket, though it was Mitchell Johnson who looked threatening early on after Australia amassed a monumental 505 on the back of a superb performance from their lower order, each of whom went past 25.

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