2nd T20 India vs. Australia

2nd T20 India vs. Australia

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Jason Beherendoff of Australia celebrates the wicket of Manish Pandey of India during the 2nd T20 International match between India and Australia held at the Barsapara Cricket Ground, Guwahati on the 10th . October 2017Photo by Prashant Bhoot / BCCI / SPORTZPICS

India vs. Australia has been fantastic so far the ODI series India dominated and won with ease. The T20 series is a different scenario at the moment though two matches have been played. India had won the first one via D/L method. The turnaround was quick, and the second match came around very quickly. Australia have unleashed a new bowler on India Behenrendoff who bares a strong resemblance to John Cena. He made an immediate impact on the game for Australia he rattled India’s top order every over he bowled he claimed a wicket.

His first four international wickets are some of the best batsman in the world. He got the wickets of Sharma, Dhawan, Kohli and Pandey. Behenrendoff was very happy and he bowled very well. India found themselves in trouble. The lower order batsman were the ones who scored some runs to make sure India did get over 100 runs in this T20 match. They were definitely in big trouble in this match and India has a strong batting line-up throughout so they stepped up, and made sure atleast India had made a decent total in order to have some runs to defend. India were all out for 118 runs, not a total they would be happy with but they had to make do, and work with it as there was no other choice.

Australia had a great outing in this game as their bowlers had performed very well. Now it was the batsman turn to put on a show. Henriques and Head had a great partnership, Henriques was definitely a man in form as he smashed plenty of boundaries, and made sure Australia were always on course to win the match which they did. Australia cruised to victory and now the 3rd T20 match will be the decider on who will win this T20 series.

Post match presentation (espncricinfo.com)

Jason Behrendorfff is Man of the Match, for his 4 for 21. There were 17 dots in his 24 balls. “Not too often I get in front of the cameras. Its something I’ve got to work on. Nice to get one over on debut but obviously we lost then. It’s something I’ve been working hard at, putting on a brave face out there and not looking nervous. India are a very class team, nice to take wickets up front and giving the team a good start. Honour to play for my country and looking forward to doing it again”

“Feels great. As Isaid at the toss, we had to bowl well and start well. And Dorff bowling there, taking four for in his first real spell. Really fantastic. he’s got the height, the bounce and the swing. He’s from Perth. He was really fantastic,” David Warner says. “Zampa did well later as well, his execution was spot on. Henriques, he showed his experience. I’ve used him in this role in the IPL as well. It looked an English wicket, soft and with moisture. We knew if we could get past the new ball we could do well

“Not the performance we wished for. Australia were much better on the day,”Virat Kohli says. “I don’t think we were good enough with the bat. The wicket was bit sticking to start. It was difficult for

them as well, but after the dew set in, they got away. The effort is to do that as a team, but we speak about when the situations are not in our favour is when we have to put 120% on the field. It;s the attitude that matters most and it’s something the team embraces. The ball to Rohit [from Behrendorff] was pretty good. He bowled in good areas, he was pretty tight, credit to him, getting wickets with the new ball and they built on that very well”

10.05 pm That’s a statement from Australia, and there were plenty, right from the start when Jason Behrendorff took out Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the very first over to claim 4 for 21. Then when David Warner pulled off a blinder of a catch, turned around and screamed his delight at the crowd. When Moises Henriques and Travis Head weathered the early burst from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and then began mauling India’s two wristspinners. It’s been a complete performance from Australia, but it took a while coming: this is their first T20I win over India in eight matches

“Good win. Thought the bowleres bowled really well to keep them to 118. We knew it would be tough though and it was in the first six overs, but it got easier as the ball got older,” Henriques says. “When you’re chasing those small targets, and Head came out and hit a couple of boundaries, it took pressure off me. Then I just had to hang in there and prevent a collapse. Wicket suited the fast bowlers, and it wasn’t doing anything for the spinners. I was supposed to bat at three, if there were early wickets. Last game we had a good start, so I slipped down the order”