India beat Australia by 6 wickets in Nagpur to level T20I series 1-1 | Cricket News

The second match of the three-match T20I series between the Rohit Sharma-led India national cricket team and the Aaron Finch-led Australia national cricket team was played at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur on Friday, 23 September.

The India national cricket team leveled the three-match series 1–1 by winning the match by 6 wickets with 4 balls to spare against the Australia national cricket team. The decider of the series will be played on Sunday, 25 September at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, the second T20I match got delayed due to a wet outfield. The toss took place after a huge delay at 9:15 pm and the first ball was bowled at 9:30 pm. The match became an eight-over side competition, where a bowler was allowed to bowl a maximum of two overs and the powerplay was also of two overs.

, ICC Team Rankings , ICC players ranking

The India national cricket team won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Men in Blue made two changes to the playing XI as Jasprit Bumrah replaced Umesh Yadav and Rishabh Pant replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The Australia national cricket team, on the other hand, made two changes to the playing XI as Daniel Sams replaced the injured Nathan Ellis and Sean Abbott replaced Josh Inglis.

India vs Australia. Image credit: BCCI

Batting first, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals. Cameron Green (5) and Glenn Maxwell (0) were out in the second over, which was bowled. Akshar Patel, Also, the star left-arm spinner cast Tim David in the fourth over.

Australia captain Aaron Finch once again displayed a brilliant batting performance as he scored 31 runs in 15 balls including 4 fours and 1 six before being dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah in the 5th over. In the end, Matthew Wade played an exceptional innings and he overtook the Indian bowling unit. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 43 runs off 20 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes, to help Australia post 90/5 on the board.

Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade. photo credit: twitter

Chasing the target, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on 39 runs with the former being aggressive. Then, Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa bowled a brilliant spell and helped his team gain momentum in the match. He dismissed KL Rahul (10), Virat Kohli (11) and Suryakumar Yadav (0).

In the end, skipper Rohit Sharma, who batted exceptionally well and led from the front, remained unbeaten and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik hit some boundaries to end the match. Rohit scored 46 runs in 20 balls, which included 4 fours and 4 sixes, and Karthik scored 10 runs in 2 balls.

Rohit Sharma.  PC - Getty
Rohit Sharma. PC – Getty

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the India vs Australia 2nd T20I:

ALSO READ: IND vs AUS: Hardik Pandya or Glenn Maxwell? Ricky Ponting gives his verdict on the big debate

Get all cricket match prediction and fantasy tips – click here

cricket match prediction , t20 world cup match prediction , today match fantasy prediction , Fantasy Cricket Tips , Cricket News & Updates , cricket live score

Leave a Comment