Surya’s 7th half century in T20s..
India, who entered the ring with a target of more than 9 runs per over, lost the wicket of opener KL Rahul (1) in the beginning. After a while captain Rohit Sharma (17) also got out and lost 2 wickets for 30 runs in 3.4 overs. Surya Kumar Yadav (69 off 36 balls; 5×5, 5×6), who came to the crease at this stage, played wildly. Ran the scoreboard with Virat Kohli. Kohli-Surya added 104 runs for the third wicket in 10.2 overs. Surya, who completed his half century in 29 balls, hit a four and a six in Hazlewood’s bowling. He tried for another six in the same swing and gave a catch to Finch at long-off and turned back.
Virat Kohli, who completed his half-century shortly after that, took the innings forward with Hardik. This is Kohli’s 33rd half-century in international T20s. Virat Kohli (63 off 48 balls), who completed his half-century shortly after that, took the innings forward with Hardik. This is Kohli’s 33rd half-century in T20 Internationals. In the last over, India needed 11 runs to win. Kohli hit a six in the first ball and was dismissed in the next ball.
Aussies who don’t feel good
Earlier, Rohit Sharma, who won the toss, chose to field. Aussie opener Cameron Green scored 52 runs in just 21 balls. With this, the Aussies were expected to make a huge score. But the pace of the Aussies slowed down as the Indian bowlers took wickets at regular intervals. In the end, Tim David (54 off 27 balls) with the help of Daniel Sams (28 off 20 balls) led the Aussies to 186 for 7 at the end of 20 overs. Among Indian bowlers, spinner Akshar Patel took three wickets.
How did the series go?
In the first T20 at Mohali, India scored 208 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Rahul (55), Hardik Pandya (71 balls not out) and Surya (46) excelled. But as the bowlers raised their hands… Australia won by 4 wickets with 4 balls to spare. Cameron Green (61 off 30 balls) and Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21 balls) excelled in the target.
The second T20 match in Nagpur was reduced to 8 overs due to the ground being swampy. The Aussies who batted first scored 90 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Rohit Sharma (46 not out in 20 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (10 not out in 2 balls) excelled as India reached the target in 7.2 overs. India won comfortably in the decisive third T20I.