The second match of the 3-match series was played in Nagpur today. The match was played for only eight overs due to rain and a wet ground. Due to only having eight overs in the match, each team got two overs of the batting powerplay. One bowler was allowed to bowl a maximum of two overs.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Australian batsmen scored 90 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 8 overs. The Indian team needed 91 runs in 60 balls to win the match.
Finch and Mathew Wade played an explosive inning.
From the Aussies’ side, Captain Aaron Finch and first-T20 match hero Camron Green came to open the inning. But the magic of the Cameron Green bat did not work in this match, and Kohli got him run out on a score of just 5 runs.
But Finch played a good and fast inning, scoring 31 runs in only 15 balls with the help of four 4s and one 6. Mathew Wade, who came to bat in the last, was again able to finish the game for his team by playing a brilliant and flawless knock of 43 runs in only 20 balls, including three 6s and four 4s.
Australia bowlers blew away by Rohit’s storm.
Rohit and Rahul came to open the Indian innings. KL Rahul got out on a score of 10 runs. But Rohit did not let the pressure of this wicket be on the team, and he scored a brilliant 46 runs with a superb strike rate of 230, including four 4s and six big 6s.
Over To Vintage Dinesh Kartik.
Following Hardik Pandya’s early dismissal, vintage Dinesh Karthik comes to bat, and India needs 9 runs in the final over to win the game. Karthik hits six on the first ball of his inning, then four on the second, helping India win the game and tie the series at 1-1. The championship match will be held on September 25 in Hyderabad.
Man Of the Match – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma said, “I was quite surprised as well, actually.” I didn’t expect to hit it like that, so I’m glad it came off. For the last 8-9 months, I have been playing like that. You can’t really plan too much in such a shortened game. The bowlers had something to bowl to, and we bowled well. The dew started coming in later, which is why we saw a few full tosses from Harshal. Coming back after a couple of months, with a back injury can be tricky. I am not going to talk too much about how he bowled. got us the crucial wicket. As a team, we are not going to analyze too much. just want him to come and enjoy it. Axar can bowl at any stage, giving me the advantage of using the other bowlers in different situations too—maybe use the pacers in the middle overs if he bowls in the powerplay. I would like to see his batting as well”.