IND vs AUS T20I: IND evens for 6 wickets!

IND vs AUS T20I: IND evens for 6 wickets!

Sinchan Saha

Modified Sep 24, 2022 12:13 AM IST

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IND vs AUS 2nd T20I: India 92 for 4 (Rohit 46*, Zampa 3-16) beat Australia 90 for 5 (Wade 43*, Finch 31, Axar 2-13) by six wickets

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Rohit Sharma crushed four fours and as a large number in his unbeaten 20-ball 46 to assist India to overhaul Australia’s 90 for 5 in an eight-over challenge in Nagpur. The success implied the series is currently evened out 1-1 with the last T20I to be played in Hyderabad on Sunday.

A wet patch in the outfield, because of Thursday’s rain, deferred the beginning of the match by two and half hours. Even when the umpires chose to go on, they did as such by saying “although the conditions are not perfect, they are safe to play”.

India, supported by the arrival of Jasprit Bumrah, put Australia in after winning the toss. With every bowler permitted up to two overs, they didn’t require a 6th bowling choice. So they chose to strengthen their batting, bringing Rishabh Pant for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Aaron Finch’s 15-ball 31 and Matthew Wade’s unbeaten 20-ball 43 helped the visitors with setting up a cutthroat total regardless of Axar Patel surrendering just 13 from his two overs. India, however, had the advantage of knowing the target. While Adam Zampa took steps to wreck their chase with three fast wickets, Rohit remained composed to his side through.


Finch blazes away, Wade guaranteed strong finish

Hardik Pandya, blowing the first over of the innings, found movement in the air. But, as one would expect in an shortened game, Finch gave little consideration to the circumstances and scooped the second ball over the keeper’s head for four.

In the second over, Cameron Green was run-out going for a fast single before Axar pinged Glenn Maxwell’s middle stump with an arm ball. The left-arm spinner would do the same to Tim David in his next over to hold Australia in line however Finch figured out how to hit Yuzvendra Chahal for a straight six in between.

Rohit pulls it off for India

Pursuing 91, Rohit and KL Rahul were speedy off the blocks. Rohit pulled Josh Hazlewood for two sixes in the opening over and Rahul covered it with his very own flicked six. In the following over, Rohit snared Pat Cummins for another six, leaving India requiring 62 from six overs.

Zampa fixed them back by getting three wickets – Rahul and Virat Kohli were bowled, and Suryakumar Yadav was lbw for a first-ball duck. However, Rohit tracked down consecutive fours off Sean Abbott to monitor the asking rate.

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Hardik succumbed to a run-a-ball 9 however Rohit guided the last ball of the seventh over, bowled by Cummins, behind point to leave India requiring nine from six. Karthik trudged Daniel Sams behind square leg for six and afterward pulled a slower short ball between deep midwicket and deep square leg to seal the victory.