Australia Vs India 2016, Canberra

The Indian Skipper MS dhoni was sent packing by John Hastings for a duck, which triggered a disastrous collapse for the visitors. Image Credits: Espncricinfo

Building up an uncanny knack of being a formidable chasing side, the Indian side blew away a perfect opportunity to rack up the 340 plus target for the first time ever on Australian soil. With the series already done and dusted with the Indian side went in with a relatively inexperienced lower middle order in Gurkeerat Mann Singh and Rishi Dhawan, which ultimately made no difference in this horror batting display in a tense chase. Set with a formidable target of 349, the Indians got off to a blazing start, with both Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan finding the boundaries at will. Virat joined Dhawan as Rohit fell at 65/1 and the duo put on a breath-taking 222 run stand which sent India almost on the brink of victory. However the duo fell to the pair of John Hastings and Kane Richardson who later gate-crashed into the Indian batting line up, catching them 25 runs short and stealing an unlikely victory.


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