Rohit, Kohli give India winning lead vs Australia in T20s

BY foxsports • January 29, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli struck brisk half-centuries as India beat Australia by 27 runs in their second Twenty20 to take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-game series on Friday.

Opener Rohit struck 60 off 47 deliveries and Kohli an unbeaten 59 off just 33, as India posted a challenging 184-3 after being put in to bat.

Australia, which made six changes to the team that lost the opening game at Adelaide by 37 runs, fell short at 157-8 in reply at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Captain Aaron Finch clobbered 74 off 48 balls with two sixes and eight fours but Australia lost crucial wickets in the middle overs with the spinners in operation.

The final game is in Sydney on Sunday.