Ind vs Aus Second T20: Hardik-Dhawan's blast, India beat Australia to win the series - Newztezz Online


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Ind vs Aus Second T20: Hardik-Dhawan's blast, India beat Australia to win the series

Hardik Pandya's tumultuous batting after opener Shikhar Dhawan's aggressive half-century helped India to a stunning six-wicket victory over Australia in the second T20 cricket match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground today. 
With this victory, Virat Kohli's team has gained an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the three-match series. India won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia scored a massive 194 for five in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, India reached the target by losing four wickets in 19.4 overs in a thrilling match till the final over. This is India's 10th consecutive victory in T20.

Dhawan's half-century India's aggressive start

The Indian team started as expected to reach the target of 195 runs. The opening pair of Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan gave the team an aggressive start. The two batsmen shared a 56-run stand in 5.2 overs. Shikhar Dhawan, who was in disappointing form on the tour of Australia, regained his rhythm in the match. He hit a banging half-century. Lokesh Rahul was dismissed for 30 off 22 balls with the help of two fours and a six. While Dhawan hit 52 off 36 balls with four fours and two sixes.

Hardik Pandya's whirlwind after Kohli's attack

After Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul were out, captain Virat Kohli took the wicket. However, Sanju Samson failed at the opposite end. Samson scored 15 off 10 balls to collect the pavilion. But Kohli batted brilliantly. He hit 40 off 24 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. After Kohli's dismissal, India's hopes of victory rested on Hardik Pandya and the explosive batsman from Vadodara did not disappoint Indian cricket fans. He led India to victory with a thunderous batting. Hardik Pandya hit an unbeaten 42 off 22 balls with three fours and two sixes. Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, contributed an unbeaten 12 off five balls. For Australia, Daniel Sams, Andrew Tie, Mitchell Swapson and Adam Zampa took one wicket each.

Matthew Wade's half century, Smith's strong batting

India won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia had a great start. The opening pair of Matthew Wade and DRK Short scored 47 runs in 4.3 overs. Short's contribution was only nine runs. Wade, who captained the team in the match, scored a half-century off the bat. He hit 58 off 32 balls, including 10 fours and a six. While Steve Smith also batted immediately. However, he missed a half-century for four runs. Smith hit 46 off 38 balls with three fours and two sixes.

Aggressive batting of middle order batsmen

After Matthew Wade and Steve Smith, the middle order batsmen batted aggressively. However, they did not play big innings but contributed to the team's score. Glenn Maxwell hit 22 off 13 balls with the help of two sixes while Henriques contributed 26 off 18 balls. Marcus Stoinis hit an unbeaten 16 off seven balls. For India, Natarajan had two wickets and Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal had one wicket each.

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