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Ind vs Aus 2nd T20: Akshar’s amazing, then Rohit’s devastation… read how India beat Australia in 8-8 overs match

Team India, performing brilliantly, defeated Australia by six wickets in the second T20 match. With this win, he leveled the series 1-1. In this match played in Nagpur, the Australian team had given India a target of 91 runs to win in eight overs, which they achieved with four balls remaining. Captain Rohit Sharma and Axar Patel played an important role in the victory of Team India.

Akshar Patel did a blast with the ball

Due to the wet outfield, the match had to be played eight overs each, which added to the excitement of the match. Batting first after losing the toss, the Australian team looked under pressure from the very beginning. In the second over, he lost the wickets of Cameron Green (5) and Glenn Maxwell (0). Green was run out by Virat Kohli, while Maxwell was caught by Akshar in the web of his spin. After this, Akshar gave the third blow to the Kangaroo team by bowling Tim David (2) as well.

Matthew Wade saved Australia’s shame

Then captain Aaron Finch (31 runs), who was batting brilliantly, was bowled by Bumrah, which made Australia’s score 46 for four. It seemed that the Australian team would be able to give India a target of around 80 runs, but Matthew Wade had different intentions. Wade hit Harshal Patel for three sixes in the eighth over, which enabled the Kangaroo team to score 90 runs for five wickets. Wade remained unbeaten on 43 off 20 balls, which included four fours and three sixes. Steve Smith (8 runs) was run out on the last ball of the innings.

Australian innings (90/5):
first over- 10 runs, 10/0
Second over- 9 runs, 19/2
Third over- 12 runs, 31/2
Fourth over- 4 runs, 35/3
Fifth over- 11 runs, 46/4
Sixth over- 13 runs, 59/4
Seventh over- 12 runs, 71/4
Eighth over- 19 runs, 90/5

Zampa had increased India’s tension

Chasing the target of 91 runs, Team India started with a bang. In the first over of Josh Hazlewood, Rohit Sharma hit two and KL Rahul hit one six. By the way, Rahul could not convert the start into a big innings and became the victim of Adam Zampa on the fifth ball of the third over. Then after the dismissal of KL Rahul, the Indian innings faltered and he lost the wickets of Kohli (11) and Surya Kumar Yadav (0) in successive balls, taking the score to 55 for three. Kohli and Surya were also walked by Adam Zampa.

Rohit-Karthik set sail

After this, there was a partnership of 22 runs between Rohit and Hardik. Pat Cummins, who scored 10 runs, was caught by Aaron Finch. When Hardik got out, India had to score 14 runs in seven balls. Rohit hit a four on the last ball of the seventh over, due to which the path of the Indian team became easy. India had to score 9 runs to win in the last over, but Dinesh Karthik (10 runs) gave the team victory by hitting sixes and fours on the first two balls. Rohit Sharma scored 46 runs in 20 balls, which included four sixes and as many fours.

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Indian Innings (92/4):
first over-
20 runs, 20/0
Second over- 10 runs, 30/0
Third over- 10 runs, 40/1
Fourth over- 11 runs, 51/1
Fifth over- 7 runs, 58/3
Sixth over- 11 runs, 69/3
Seventh over- 13 runs, 82/4
Eighth over- 10* runs, 92/5

After the match-winning innings, Rohit Sharma said that he was quite surprised by his innings. Rohit said, ‘Didn’t expect to hit like this, glad to have played such an innings today. I have been playing like this for the last 8-9 months. You really can’t plan too much because it’s such a short game. The bowlers had a lot to bowl to and we bowled well. Now the third and last match of the series is to be played in Hyderabad on 25 September (Sunday). The winning team of that match will capture the series.


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