India vs Australia 2nd T20: The Indian team defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the second match of the 3 T20 series. With this, the team took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the series. Team India scored 109 runs in the last 10 overs to win the match. Team India has not lost a bilateral T20 series in Australia for 12 years. Earlier, in February 2008, the Indian team had lost to Australia in their home T-20 series.
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The 9th T20 series is being played between the two teams
This 9th T20 series is being played between India and Australia. Out of the last 8 series, India has won 3 and Australia has won 2 series, while 3 have been drawn. In Australia, there has been a 1-1 tie between the two teams in the last 4 series. Two series draws were played.
Dhawan’s 11th Fifty in T20 International
In the second T20 played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia lost the toss and batting first gave a target of 195 runs. In response, Team India lost the match by losing 4 wickets in 19.4 overs and scoring 195 runs.
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Kohli took the front after Dhawan
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan hit the 11th fifty in the T20 International, scoring 52 runs. Earlier, he made a fast start by opening a 56-run opening partnership with Lokesh Rahul (30). Dhawan also had a 39-run partnership with captain Virat Kohli (40). After Dhawan-Rahul’s dismissal, Kohli took the lead and shared a 29-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Hardik Pandya. India vs Australia 2nd T20.
Dhawan holds another record
Shikhar Dhawan has become the highest-scoring left-handed Indian batsman in T20 Internationals. He has scored 1641 runs in 63 matches at an average of 28.29. Earlier this record was in the name of Suresh Raina. Raina has scored 1605 runs in 78 matches at an average of 29.18.
Australia scored 194 runs by Wade’s Fifty
The Australian team scored 194 runs losing 5 wickets. In the absence of Aaron Finch, captaincy Matthew Wade made a fifty. Wade scored 58 off 32 balls and Smith scored 46 off 38 balls. Team India’s T Natarajan took 2 wickets, while Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal got 1-1 success.
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Matthew Wade succeeded Finch as captain
Injured Aaron Finch was out of the match. In his place Matthew Wade captained the Australian team. Wade became the 11th player to captain the Australian T20 team. So far, giants such as Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Clarke and Steve Smith have commanded it.
Team India won the toss
Team India captain Virat Kohli decided to bowl after winning the toss and invited Australia to bat first. The Indian team has a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. There have been three changes in the playing XI of Team India. In place of Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer have been included.
Both Team Playing XI
India: KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T. Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Australia: Darcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (captain and wicketkeeper), Daniel Samms, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Jampa, Andrew Tye.