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(Watch) Virat Kohli swings bat in frustration as Shikhar Dhawan misses out on century

Virat Kohli wasn’t pleased after Shikhar Dhawan failed to score a century against Australia

India’s batsmen have done better in the second ODI against Australia but Virat Kohli was unhappy with one moment during the innings.

That came in the 29th over as Indian were chugging along with a decent run-rate. Shikhar Dhawan was in great form and batting on 96.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara for India (Image credit: AFP)

Dhawan made 74 in the first ODI and seemed set to score a century against Australia. Kane Richardson was the bowler and the Aussie delivered a ball that should have been smashed for a boundary.

The Indian star’s eyes would have lit up seeing the delivery and he played a pull shot expecting a four or a six.

However, he didn’t time it right and the ball went straight to Mitchell Starc who made no mistake of the catch.

Richardson couldn’t believe his luck and he cupped his hands to his face while Kohli swung his bat in frustration.

Dhawan acknowledged the crowd as he walked back but he must have been kicking himself for not getting a ton.

India’s batters put in a better show

The previous ODI saw some shocking displays from the batsmen as India struggled to get past 250.

Australia easily beat the Men in Blue in that game, but the home side have done better this time around.

Rohit Sharma gave India a great start but The Hitman was unable to get his half-century.

The Mumbai Indians star left for just 42 from 44 and had six fours to his name. Dhawan was excellent during his time on the pitch and hit 13 fours and one six in his 96.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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