Kohli's six tons in 14 ODIs Photograph:( Reuters )
Supported by MS Dhoni at the other end, Kohli played a patient inning to lift his side back into the game, especially after India lost both its openers.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli converted his fifty into his 39th ODI hundred while chasing a target of 299 runs set by Australia in the second ODI on Tuesday.
Supported by MS Dhoni at the other end, Kohli played a patient inning of 104 runs to lift his side back into the game but was dismissed while trying to hit a six off Jhye Richardson.
Earlier, a partnership was developed between Kohli and Ambati Rayadu before the current No 4 batsman gave a simple catch to Marcus Stoinis off Glenn Maxwell.
The 'Men in Blue' lost both its openers - Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan - after the two gave India the required start. The two established a partnership of 47 runs before Dhawan fell off Jhye Richardson while trying to hit a big shot.
Dhawan made 32 runs, which included five boundaries. While Rohit, who slammed a brilliant century in the first ODI, lost his wicket at 43.
For Australia, Shaun Marsh slammed a patient century to lift Australia while wickets kept falling at the other hand in the second ODI against India on Tuesday.
Playing at an economy of 106.5, Marsh hit 131 runs in123 balls to set India a target of 299 runs. The 35-year-old, however, lost his wicket by giving an easy catch to Ravindra Jadeja while trying to hit a six off Bhuneshwar Kumar.
Marsh found an ally in Glenn Maxwell, who got lucky twice but was finally dismissed for 48 runs off Bhuneshwar. Australia, who stood at 218 for the loss of five wickets at 42 overs, lost four more wickets in the following eight overs.
Australia lost its third wicket in the form of Usman Khawaja, who was run-out by Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The fourth damage was caused after Peter Handscomb was dismissed by Dhoni off Jadeja only
Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami on Tuesday struck early to dismiss Australian openers Aaron Finch and Alex Carey respectively, not allowing them to cause much damage with the bat.
Bhuvneshwar drew the first blood for his side as he bowled skipper Finch for just 6 runs. In the next over of Shami, wicketkeeper-batsman Carey was sent back to the pavilion for 18 runs.
Bhuvneshwar, who is a death-over specialist, ended his 10 overs with four wickets and giving away 45 runs. Mohammed Shami to clinched three wickets and gave away 58 runs in his 10 overs.