The second match of the three-match T20I series between Rohit Sharma-led India National Cricket Team and Aaron Finch-led Australia National Cricket Team was played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur on Friday, September 23.
India National Cricket Team won the match by 6 wickets with 4 balls remaining against Australia National Cricket Team to level the three-match series 1-1. The series decider will be played on Sunday, September 25, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, the second T20I match was heavily delayed due to the wet outfield. The toss took place after a big delay at 9:15 pm and the first ball was bowled at 9:30 pm. The match became an eight-overs-a-side contest, where a bowler was allowed to bowl a maximum of two overs and the powerplay was also of two overs.
India National Cricket Team won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Men In Blue made two changes to the playing XI as Jasprit Bumrah replaced Umesh Yadav and Rishabh Pant replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar. On the other hand, Australia National Cricket Team made two changes to the playing XI as Daniel Sams replaced injured Nathan Ellis and Sean Abbott replaced Josh Inglis.
Batting first, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals. Cameron Green (5) and Glenn Maxwell (0) got out in the second over, which was bowled by Axar Patel. Also, the star left-arm spinner castled Tim David in the 4th over.
Australia skipper Aaron Finch once again delivered a terrific batting performance as he smashed 31 runs off 15 balls, including 4 fours and 1 six, before being castled by Jasprit Bumrah in the 5th over. In the end, Matthew Wade played an exceptional knock and he decimated the Indian bowling unit. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashed 43 runs off 20 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes, to help Australia post 90/5 on the board.
Chasing the target, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 39 runs together with the former being the aggressor. Then, Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa bowled a terrific spell and helped his side gain momentum in the match. He dismissed KL Rahul (10), Virat Kohli (11) and Suryakumar Yadav (0).
In the end, captain Rohit Sharma, who batted exceptionally well and led from the front, remained unbeaten and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed a couple of boundaries to finish off the match. Rohit smashed 46 runs off 20 balls, including 4 fours and 4 sixes, and Karthik smashed a 2-ball 10.
Here’s How Twitter Reacted To India vs Australia 2nd T20I:
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) September 23, 2022
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) September 23, 2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) September 23, 2022
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 23, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 23, 2022
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) September 23, 2022
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) September 23, 2022
Only fair that we are treated to a decider, between these two power houses!! Another great game, 🇮🇳 just too good with the bat. #INDvsAUS
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) September 23, 2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) September 23, 2022
I love this man so much despite that hideous looking helmet. #IndvAus
— TheRandomCricketPhotosGuy (@RandomCricketP1) September 23, 2022
Most T20I Wins in a Year
20 – IND in 2022*
20 – PAK in 2021
17 – PAK in 2018#INDvAUS
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) September 23, 2022
Most T20I Wins by Indian Captain in a Year
15 – MS Dhoni (2016)
14 – Rohit Sharma (2022)*#INDvsAUS
— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) September 23, 2022
Dinesh Karthik, the finisher.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 23, 2022
This is one of the greatest knocks i have ever seen in T20Is. Today, I’m proudest to be your fan @ImRo45
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) September 23, 2022
— विशाल कुमार (@VishalSports123) September 23, 2022
— Om Pandey (@iamompandey) September 23, 2022
Dinesh Karthik, the finisher, finishes the game with a strike rate of 5⃣0⃣0⃣ 🔥
— Radha Mistry (@MistryRadhaa) September 23, 2022
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 23, 2022
Only 8 overs a side made it a bit if a lottery, but given India’s team’s recent travails, fine win under enormous pressure. Rohit was simply superb. For the quality of his shots, but even more for iintent. Axar, Bumrah and DK excellent in supporting roles
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 23, 2022
— Tenant Royal ⛏️ (@Ayyagare_No1) September 23, 2022
— Sabyasachi Roy (সব্যসাচী রায়)🇮🇳 (@e_statics_) September 23, 2022
— Varshith (@adiVarshith1) September 23, 2022
— Vishal. (@SportyVishal) September 23, 2022
Captain Rohit Sharma – Leads from the front, highest scorer of the match.
Take a bow Captain, Hitman, Legend. pic.twitter.com/bpz6qtifaY
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 23, 2022
— Rishi (@rishi45_) September 23, 2022
— Ranjith Kumar 🌾 (@ChinniRK4) September 23, 2022
Rohit Sharma after reading your tweets! pic.twitter.com/MLawl8Przs
— Amit Kattsariya (@Ami_Kattsariya) September 23, 2022
— மெக் ராஸ்கல் ™ (@mech_Rascal) September 23, 2022
— Raghav (@rgs685) September 23, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 23, 2022
The no. 1 #T20I team wins over the world champs by 6️⃣ wickets! 💯
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 23, 2022
𝟰𝟲* off 20 🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 23, 2022
Blockbuster game to set up a blockbuster finale on Sunday. 🙌🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 23, 2022
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