IND vs AUS: Team India beat Australia by 4 wickets to level the series 1-1 in the second T20I at Nagpur.
In the second T20I at Nagpur, Team India made a stunning comeback by defeating Australia by 4 wickets to level the series at 1-1. After losing the first T20 match against Australia, India made a huge comeback in the series. Nagpur fans had to wait for an extra two and a half hours for the start of the match due to the wet ground, but the match that followed provided plenty of entertainment for the fans. In this match of only 8 overs, captain Rohit Sharma scored 46 runs with a furious batting and brought this wonderful victory to Team India.
Rohit’s batting was brilliant
Team India, who had set a tough target of 91 runs in 8 overs, needed a great start. Like many previous matches, skipper Rohit Sharma gave a much-needed start in this match as well. While Rohit hit 2 consecutive sixes to Josh Hazlewood who bowled the first over, KL Rahul also sent the last ball of the same over for 6 runs. Thus, 20 runs came to India’s account from the first over. Rohit hit a six each in the second and third overs.
Spinner Adam Zampa hit a six in the first ball of the third over and bowled KL Rahul in the same over. Thus India scored 40 runs at the end of 3 overs. Virat Kohli, who came to the field after Rahul’s wicket, also hit two good boundaries and fell prey to Zampa. After Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav returned to the pavilion in the very first ball.
Hardik Pandya was also unable to give a special performance in this match. But Rohit Sharma (46 runs, 20 balls, 4 fours, 4 sixes) made India’s way a little easier by hitting a boundary in the last ball of the 7th over. Team India needed 9 runs in the last over and at the same time Dinesh Karthik who came to the crease showed his finisher style on the field. Karthik played only 2 balls and scored 10 runs including a six and 1 boundary and brought victory to the team.
Finch gave a good start
The match started two and a half hours late in Nagpur and was restricted to just 8 overs. India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Aaron Finch, the Aussie captain who came in to bat, gave the team a good start by hitting two boundaries in the first over. However, India scored two successes in the second over. Cameron Green was run out first, but then Glenn Maxwell was clean bowled.
However, Finch continued his flamboyant batting. But Jasprit Bumrah, who came back from injury, hit 2 boundaries in the first 5 balls. But Finch was bowled by a stormy yorker in the last ball.
shouted Wade again
However, after the wicket of Finch, the pace of Aussie runs changed. Matthew Wade, who finished the match for Australia in the previous match, again batted in the same manner. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman scored 43 runs in just 20 balls. In the last over bowled by Harshal Patel, Wade hit 3 sixes. Axar Patel once again bowled very effectively for the Indian side and took 2 important wickets.