India lose Dhawana and Kohli early in 2nd warm-up match vs WA XI © Getty Images
India lose Dhawana and Kohli early in 2nd warm-up match vs WA XI © Getty Images

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were dismissed early in the second warm-up match against Western Australia XI on Saturday. After winning the one-off T20 match yesterday, India will aim to win the 50-over match today but the early departure of two crucial players, India might find themselves in trouble. It was Kohli and Dhawan who had starred in India’s win in the first warm-up match on Friday. India beat the opponents by 74 runs in the T20 match by bowling out the hosts for 118 after posting a massive total of 193 in their 20 overs. Western Australia XI’s Drew Porter bagged both the wickets, giving his side an excellent start to the day-night 50-over match. Live Cricket Score, Indians vs Western Australia XI, warm-up one-dayer at Perth

This match is an excellent opportunity for the 30-year-old medium pacer to showcase his talent who has played only 5 First-Class matches so far in his career. Dhawan fell in the very second over of the innings. While Dhawan went to play a square drive he ended up giving a simple catch to James Muirhead at point. Porter removed Kohli in his third over of the day. Porter managed to hit it right on the back pad, without any hesitation the umpire raised his finger, leaving India at 19 for 2.

India and Australia are set to play five One-Day International (ODI) and three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series with the first match starting on January 12 at Perth. India has been fielding a full-fledged side in the warm-up matches which will help the new entries to get familiar of the Down Under conditions. READ: India vs West Australian XI, Live Cricket Streaming: One-off 50-over tour match at Perth

India have had poor performances Down Under in the last couple of overs. They had failed to register a single win in the tri-series last year against Australia and England. However, that was followed by a great show in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 before losing to eventual champions Australia in the semi-final.