Australia played aggressively from the start in chasing the target of 209 runs. Captain Aaron Finch (22: 3×4, 1×6 off 13 balls) was dismissed in the fourth over. Experimental opener Cameron Green (61: 8×4, 4×6 off 30 balls) scored a brilliant half-century. Akshar Patel and KL Rahul dropped the two catches he gave. Then Steve Smith (35: 3×4, 1×6 off 24 balls) who played at No.3 also played a remarkable innings. But.. Glenn Maxwell (1), Josh Ingles (17), Tim David (18) took wickets at crucial times. However.. Mathewed (45 not out: 21 balls 6×4, 2×6) who stayed at the crease at one end.. played huge shots in the last over and won Australia.
Harshal Patel, who came to bowl in the 18th over of the innings at the stage where 40 runs were needed in the last 18 balls for Australia’s victory, gave 22 runs. Mathewed hit two sixes in his off-rhythm bowling, while Tim David hit one six. With that, the winning equation became easy with 18 runs in 12 balls. In the same over, Herschel smashed the return catch of Matthew Wade. In the previous over, Bhuvi also contributed 15 runs.
Earlier in the match, the Indian team, who lost the toss and batted first, scored 208 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. In the team, Hardik Pandya (71 not out: 7×4, 5×6 in 30 balls), opener KL Rahul (55: 4×4 in 35 balls, 3×6) registered a half century. Suryakumar Yadav (46: 2×4, 4×6 in 25 balls) also scored a remarkable score. With that, India managed to get a huge score. Among Australia’s bowlers, Nathan Ellis took three wickets, Josh Hazlewood took two and Cameron Green took one wicket.