Josh Dunstan, a West Augusta B Grade batsman, played an astonishing innings of 307 in a 35-contest between his team and Central Stirling.Dunstan scored 307 runs out of his side’s total of 354 and the sensational innings included as many as 40 sixes.Dunstan contributed to 86.72 per cent of his team’s total in a frenetic innings.Dunstan came in to bat at No. 3 when the side was 10/1 and thereon, the batsman single-handedly took West Augusta B Grade to the total.Five of Dunstan’s teammates went back to the pavilion without scoring a single run and the highest score in the team after Dunstan was Ben Russell’s 18.Towering sixes and record-breaking scores are not alien to cricket anymore. Since Sachin Tendulkar’s historic ODI double hundred against South Africa back in 2010, four batsmen – Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill – have gone on to achieve the feat.In fact, Rohit has slammed two double hundreds and holds the record for the highest individual score in ODIs. Back in November 2014, Rohit had clobbered 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens.
India will be looking for yet another solid bowling performance against a brittle Australian top-order in the third and final T20 International in Sydney on Sunday. Virat Kohli’s team faces a must-win situation in the final match after rain took away the opportunity to level the series.India are unbeaten in T20I engagements since July 2017, when they last lost to West Indies in a one-off game in the Caribbean. They have won 20 out of 27 T20Is since then in different conditions and against varying opposition.In doing so, India are unbeaten in nine consecutive T20I series since August 2017, including a drawn two-match contest against Australia at home (October 2017).Virat Kohli is still a work in progress as captain: VVS Laxman to India TodayThey have won seven consecutive T20I series since the Nidahas Trophy win in the tri-series in Sri Lanka (also including Bangladesh) and beating England away 2-1 in the summer gone past, are the highlights of this unbeaten run.Last time in Australia, back in 2016, India had won the T20I series with an unprecedented 3-0 margin.Isn’t easy to come and play in Australia, says Khaleel Ahmed after 2nd T20IAfter failing to cross the line in the rain-hit first T20I, the visitors showed terrific comeback to restrict Australia at a moderate total in the second contest before rain washed out India’s chance to level the series as the visitors didn’t even face a single ball.The Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing in Melbourne and Kohli will once again like them to replicate the show.advertisementIndia vs Australia 2nd T20I: Ben McDermott frustrated as rain plays spoilsports at MCGOpener Shikhar Dhawan, who played a classy knock of 76 off 42 deliveries in Brisbane, showed the kind of havoc he could create and it is expected of him to blast again for one final time in the series.Unlike Dhawan, his partner Rohit Sharma failed to fire in the first game, but the opener is an experienced campaigner and it is a matter of just a few deliveries for him to click.Meanwhile in the first game, the ploy of promoting Rahul to the No.3 slot didn’t work and the team management could restore the skipper to his usual batting position.India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD | REPORTThe middle order looks settled with stumper Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in good nick. The duo came out all guns blazing in Brisbane and their knocks brought the visitors back in the hunt while chasing a challenging total.However, Pant’s inexperience was clearly visible as the Delhi stumper played an unwanted and completely immature shot to throw his wicket.Australia fined for slow over rate in Brisbane T20I against IndiaComing to India’s bowling, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was accurate with the leather after conceding just 20 runs from his three overs besides picking up a couple of wickets. Jasprit Bumrah also bowled well with figures of 1/20 from four overs.Also, K Khaleel Ahmed, who was clobbered for 55 runs in Brisbane, showed signs of improvement after scalping two wickets for 39 runs from four overs.On the other hand, Australia would once again expect fireworks from Glenn Maxwell and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who failed in the last contest. The all-rounder was effective both with the bat and ball in Brisbane and would like to repeat it again.Ben McDermott also showed he could be a surprise package for the visitors after a sensible 30-ball 32 in Melbourne.Also, Adam Zampa proved beneficial for the host in the first game and the Australian team management will once again hope their side replicate the Brisbane show here.Teams:India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar.Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (Wicket-keeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.(With IANS inputs)