Formalities remain for Australia as Shankar walks back after a cameo

Formalities remain for Australia as Shankar walks back after a cameo

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with nine centuries to his name. Prior to his dismissal, Kohli scored 123 from just 95 balls, relying exclusively on singles, doubles and boundaries. While India smashed Australia by six wickets in the opening ODI in Hyderabad, the second ODI saw them winning by eight runs in Nagpur. Not only this, after the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced that the team would donate their match fee to National Defence Fund. Captain Kohli become overwhelmed on donating the match fee and said, "I as the captain of the team would urge everyone in the country to do the same and contribute to the National Defence Fund and help in the education and well-being of the families and children of those who lost their lives in the attack".

Indian captain Virat Kohli: "We were specially the way we pulled things back in the first innings".

Kohli walked out to bat in the fourth over of the chase, after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 1. I was told dew would come in in the evening, but that didn't happen and I got that wrong. To get 300 on that wicket was very good. Tried to do that for a decent time, but you have to take the odd risk, and with every wicket lost it gets more and more hard. The guys who have got out, I'm sure they want to make the most of those opportunities. So, we will have to see whether he will be fit by day after.

While Kohli is not a great advocate of wholesale changes, KL Rahul is also expected to get a look-in but it is not clear who would he replace - Dhawan or Rayudu.

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Virat Kohli raises his bat upon bringing up his 41st ODI hundred

"He's an important player for us, and we know that if he gets going, he can give us that solidity".

Mahendra Singh Dhoni seem to have played his last worldwide game in Ranchi and now Pant gets a chance to book his boarding pass for the London-bound flight. We will have a few changes in the next couple of games. The opener has said that this knock is special for him, but there is a lot more work that he needs to do."I have worked really hard over the past year to get back into the one-day side, with my fitness, day in and day out, I have put in the extra yards".

The 4th ODI will be held on 10th March at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.

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