Australia tastes India a bilateral series loss at home after four years. Though India had a chance to level the series, Glenn Maxwell destroyed the hosts batting order that brought him, the man of the match and Man of the title, as well.
India inning started well, their opening partnership brought 61 runs. Though Sikhar Dhawan surrendered to Jason Behrendorff, for scoring 14 runs, Lokesh Rahul scored 47 runs with 26 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes. The early return couldn’t disturb the Indian batting order. Accordingly, Captain Virat Kohli made a storm of 72 runs off 28 balls with a couple of fours and 6 sixes as well.
Experienced MS Dhoni scored 40 runs off 23 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. After 20 overs India got a fighting score of 190 runs for 4 wickets. But Cricket God has some different plan, Australia tastes India a bilateral series loss at home after eight years. Each Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins and D’Arcy Short picked a wicket.
As Australia Inning started with a bad dream. Though they lost opener Marcus Stoinis and Aron Finch return by 22 runs, Glenn Maxwell came to the wicket and made 73 runs with another opener D Arcy Short. Although, D Arcy Short surrendered to Vijay Shanker, scoring 40 runs off 28 balls with 6 fours.
Accordingly, the hero of the day Glenn Maxwell waited for something unpleasant. His 3rd international century in at-20 brought the stamps. The unbeatable inning of 113 runs off only 55 balls with 7 fours and 9 sixes ruled the Indian bowlers. Finally, we brought the headline, Australia tastes India a bilateral series loss at home after eight years.
Glenn Maxwell the man of the match and series
Glenn Maxwell the man of the match and series, “It feels really good. We haven’t had a lot of success here of late. To come over here and perform as we have has started it off well for us on this tour. It helps a big bulk of T20 cricket in the domestic tournament back home. Having confidence in my game also has helped a lot and it feels great to contribute to two special wins. “
“Was a pretty good wicket and we could afford to wait for the loose balls. We knew that it could be easier against the quicks, anything around 12 repo, we fancied to chase that down. After D’Arcy’s dismissal, it was up to me to drive the rest of the innings. Handscomb did a great job in giving me the strike all the time. We had a lot of chaos in the last game but we corrected that tonight.”
Therefore, Australia tastes India a bilateral series loss at home after eight years. Accordingly, Australia got a wonderful starting that provides them lots of confidence in India.