India vs. Australia Cricket 2013: Scorecard and Recap from 6th ODI at Nagpur
India clinched a dramatic win in their sixth ODI against Australia to level the seven-match series at 2-2 with one day to play.
Centuries from Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan did the damage for the hosts, but it was Kohli's composure under pressure that drew the biggest cheers from the crowd in Nagpur.
Australia had set India with a target of 350 earlier in the day. A combination of poor bowling and a lightening-fast outfield saw the tourists rack up impressive numbers with the bat.
India had limited Australia to just 89 runs from their opening 22 overs despite the favourable batting conditions.
But it didn't take long for George Bailey and Shane Watson to soon hit their stride.
The pair both passed the century mark—Bailey with 156 and Watson with 102—before the tourists closed out their innings on 350 for 6.
India, however, accepted the challenge in style, showing why they are the world's best ODI team.
Rohit Sharma and Dhawan opened up proceedings with a partnership of 178 before Sharma was caught by James Faulkner off a ball from Aaron Finch.
But then came Kohli, one of the world's best ODI batsmen, to lead India to victory with some help from Suresh Raina and Mahendra Dhoni.
The home side gradually plucked away at Australia's target before finally catching them after 49.3 overs to finish on 351 for 4.
Australia led the series 2-1 before today, after play in Ranchi and Cuttack had been abandoned due to poor weather conditions.
Now both sides head to Bangalore on Nov. 2 for the seventh and final ODI.
Australia Innings 350 for 6 (50.0 overs)
|P Hughes||c Kohli||b Kumer||13||22||3||0|
|A Finch||b Ashwin||20||28||3||0|
|S Watson||b Mohammed Shami||102||94||13||3|
|G Bailey||c Kohli||b Jadeja||156||114||13||6|
|G Maxwell||c Kumar||b Ashwin||9||6||2||0|
|A Voges||not out||44||38||5||0|
|M Johnson||c Dhawan||b Jadega||0||1||0||0|
|B Haddin||not out||0||0||0||0|
|Extras||w 3, nb 3||6|
India Innings 351 for 4 (49.3 overs)
|R Sharma||c Faulkner||b Finch||79||89||7||3|
|S Dhawan||b Faulkner||100||102||11||0|
|V Kohli||not out||115||66||18||1|
|S Raina||c Haddin||b Johnson||16||15||2||0|
|Y Singh||b Johnson||0||3||0||0|
|M Dhoni||not out||25||23||2||0|
|Extras||lb 8, w 7, nb 1||16|
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