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India vs Australia: 3 Reasons why India lost the third ODI even after Kohli's century

BrokenCricket
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09 Mar 2019, 01:14 IST

#2 Indian openers failed again:


Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

It’s no secret that India’s strength lies in its top order. Over the last few years, India has been a great chasing side mainly due to their famed top three. More often than not, at least one of the Shikhar Dhawan or Rohit Sharma do the job of scoring along Virat Kohli.

But since the last few matches, both the openers have been unable to make a significant contribution. Rohit still has some decent scores under his best but Dhawan has been unable to get going at all.

At Ranchi, Dhawan never looked in rhythm. He wasn’t allowed any boundaries in the first few balls. Like most out of form players do, the Delhi opener tried to break away from the shell and played a wrong shot which lead to his downfall.

On the other hand, Rohit was looking good at the start and played a couple of delightful strokes. Although, he was undone by an inswinger by Pat Cummins when he was trapped in front of the stumps.

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