We Hope To See A Few Such Epic Clashes In The Upcoming India Vs Australia ODI Series
Let’s be frank. The India vs Sri Lanka was a snoozefest with very little suspense or drama. Yes, Akila Dhananjay’s six-wicket haul did provide some drama, but overall it was a series fit to be ignored. That’s all set to change. We are positive that Australia will pose a much stronger threat (only time will tell), and hopefully, we will get to see a few epic clashes like the ones listed below.
Sachin Tendulkar Seals The Deal In Sharjah
It was the final. Australia were a much more balanced team than India during those days, and they had set India an imposing target of 273 after they were reeling at 121 for 5. Sachin Tendulkar’s 134 helped India chase down the target comfortably, and it was a bummer that he wasn’t able to finish things off.
James Faulkner Pulls Off A Miraculous Heist
The 2013 Australia Tour Of India was epic (okay, maybe not so much for the bowlers) because both teams scored heavily. MS Dhoni had played a hero’s knock (139*) to get India to 301 in the 3rd ODI at Mohali. Victory looked almost certain when Australia needed 44 from 18 with not many wickets in hand. That’s when James Faulkner went berserk, and his 64 from 29 balls helped the visitors win with three balls to spare.
Dhawan, Kohli Chase Down A Target Of 350
No target is big enough for the mighty Indian batting line-up, but surely, scoring 350 gives you a pretty strong chance. Well, both Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli decided that it was make or break time and went for their shots. The duo scored scintillating hundreds to lead the home side to a memorable victory.
Mitchell Starc Plays Wrecker-In-Chief
If not for Mitchell Starc’s 6 for 43, India would have scored much more than what they did (267) in the second ODI of India’s tour of Australia in 2015. Aaron Finch played the role of an opener with panache, and his 96 was crucial in getting the home side across the finishing line.