Tuesday 20 December 2011 

Kohli And Cowan In The Runs In Canberra

Kohli And Cowan In The Runs In Canberra
Kohli And Cowan In The Runs In Canberra
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Indians 269 (Kohli 132, Holland 6-70) v
CA Chairman's XI 215-7 (Cowan 109)
Tour game, day two, Canberra

Virat Kohli and Ed Cowan scored centuries on the second day of the three-day tour game between the touring Indians and the Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI.

Kohli made 132 as the Indians were bowled out for 269 as Jon Holland returned figures of six for 70 before Ed Cowan's 109 saw the CA XI reply with 215 for seven.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took four for 52 as India finished the day strongly.

After Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 47 as Peter George broke the 101-run stand with Kohli, Holland dismissed Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3), Ashwin (4), Zaheer Khan (4) and Abhimanyu Mithun (0).

Kohli stood firm, facing 170 balls and hitting 18 fours and two sixes to prop up the innings.

Aside from Cowan, the Australians also found batting tricky as David Warner (2), Usman Khawaja (25) and Phil Hughes (20) all struggled.

Cowan, who scored 109 in 154 balls, found support from Tom Cooper (38) before Ashwin dismissed both men as well as Alex Doolan without scoring having previously had Hughes caught by Dhoni.

Cameron Boyce was bowled by Pragyan Ojha for one and at stumps Tim Ludeman had made 16 not out and Josh Lalor was yet to score.

© Cricket World 2011