Virat Kohli came up with the goods when it mattered the most and struck an unbeaten fifty to shoot India on the line. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave India the perfect beginning but the middle-order couldn’t sustain the stream and India lost wickets at regular intervals. Dinesh Karthik gave able support to the skipper and India recorded a 6-wicket win in the past over.
There were a few nervy moments during the chase as India lost a couple of wickets. However, with the assistance of Dinesh Karthik, Kohli knocked off the previous sixty in six and a half overs. Before, Australia won the initial T20 International by four runs through D/L method prior to the second game was abandoned because of rain. With India’s win in the SCG both the groups today share the spoils in the three-match series.
Due to his brilliant performance with the ball Pandya was adjudged as the man of the game. Shikhar Dhawan was nominated as part of the sequence.
In the next T20I India’s great beginning was developed by Shikhar Dhawan (41 off 22 balls) and Rohit Sharma (23 off 16 balls). Collectively they hit seven fours and four sixes as India scored 67-1 in the powerplay.
This really is astonishing batting against the India openers as both Rohit and Dhawan are making the ball cross the boundary rope easily. Rohit hit on a six down the ground off Stoinins and then, Dhawan bludgeoned six and two fours to power India beyond the 50-run mark in no time. 22 runs came from that over from Stoinis.
After hitting boundaries, Rohit and Dhawan are now hitting sixes for fun. Colter-Nile bowls short to Rohit and the right-hander pulls the ball for a huge six over square leg. Thenhe bowls a brief delivery to Dhawan and the southpaw pulls it to get a six over mid-wicket. To make things worse for Australia, Dhawan hits the final ball of the over during the covers for a boundary. 20 runs came in the over.