IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match Highlights: Team India continues its dominance against the Aussies

Suryakumar and his men defeated Australia by 44 runs during the IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match. Team India leads the 5-match T20I series with 2-0. The match played at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, witnessed team India’s strong batting lineup.

Especially, the young cricketers justify the opportunity provided to them by proving their talent against the defending champions.

The conditions weren’t favorable for bowlers during the 2nd innings with the dew factor coming into play. But Rinku Singh’s special cameo knock provided the cushion for the bowlers to defend a high total at this venue.

IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match Highlights: Toss Result

Suryakumar Yadav, as a new captain, had an interesting challenge ahead of him after losing the toss. The Aussies targeted to win the match with Matthew Wade’s decision to bowl first.

The chasing on this ground usually provides a similar experience to the previous T20I match of this series.

IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match Highlights: High Scoring Game

INDIA BATTING

INDIA BATTING:

The young Indian openers gave Team India a solid kickstart with their opening partnership of 77 runs from 41 balls. Team India scored their third-highest powerplay score in T20Is

Nathan Ellis was able to dismiss Yashasvi Jaiswal after scoring his second T20I half-century instantly by scoring 53 runs from just 25 balls ( including 9 fours and 2 sixes).

The Australian bowlers could not grab wickets instantly which gradually stole the match away from their control.

Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s robust partnership of 87 runs enhanced the innings to a great extent.

Ishan Kishan consecutively scored the second half-century of this T20I series with his blazing performance of 52 runs from 32 balls( including 3 fours and 4 sixes).

The 25-year-old impressive batting would make fans as well as the Indian cricket team regret, not including him in the 2023 World Cup finals.

Ruturaj Gaikwad scored his third half-century by delivering a brilliant performance of 58 runs from 43 balls( including 3 fours and 2 sixes).

Suryakumar Yadav entertained fans for a short time with his stylish shots and scored 19 runs from 10 balls( including 2 sixes).

Rinku Singh’s fiery performance of 31 runs from 9 balls( including 4 fours and 2 sixes), pumped Team India’s total to 235-4 in 20 overs.

Nathan Ellis’s crucial bowling spell of 45-3 in 4 overs, couldn’t help the Aussies trapped into a threat zone of chasing a huge target in the 2nd innings.

AUSTRALIA BATTING

AUSTRALIA BATTING:

The Aussies lost four wickets instantly while chasing a mammoth target of 236 runs against India.

This includes the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell’s dismissal only for 12 runs from 8 balls( including 1 four and 1 six).

At 58-4 in 7.2 overs, it seemed that the Indian bowlers could easily restrict Australia’s total to a double-digit score.

The 85-run partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Tim David revived Australia’s hopes to win the match by chasing a huge target.

Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Tim David at 139-5 in 13.3 overs. David’s departure after scoring 37 runs from 22 balls( including 4 fours and 2 sixes) marked the game-changing moments of the match.

Mukesh Kumar, who proved to be expensive for the Aussies by conceding more runs, grabbed the crucial wicket of Marcus Stionis (45 runs from 25 balls- including 2 fours and 4 sixes).

Australian skipper Matthew Wade played a blistering knock of 42 runs from 23 balls( including 1 four and 4 sixes). Despite Wade’s impressive performance at completion, the Aussies could score only 191-9 in 20 overs.

IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match: Interesting Facts

  1. Team India scored their second-highest T20I total against the Aussies. Also, the total of 235-4 in 20 overs, is the fourth highest total for India in 1st innings. 
  2. Rinku Singh as a finisher scored 93 runs from 28 balls in T20Is between the 19th to 20th over. This includes 9 fours and 8 sixes with only a dismissal.
  3. Ishan Kishan as a wicket-keeper scored 3 half centuries in T20Is, tallying the record of KL Rahul.
  4. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 53 runs from 25 balls achieved the highest individual score in the powerplay for Team India in T20Is.
  5. The IND vs AUS 2nd T20I match 2023 witnessed another impressive fact. This is the fourth time that the three Indian batsmen have scored a half-century in an innings for Team India.
  6. Australian skipper Matthew Wade scored 401 runs against India in 11 innings. Wade’s highest score of 80 runs enhanced his overall against the same opposition.

IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match: Concluding facts

The next T20I match between India and Australia of this series will be played on 28th November 2023(Tuesday). At Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati( Assam), a win for India will ensure the winning lead for the 5-match T20I series

At the same time, a victory for the Aussies will ensure they keep their hopes alive of winning the 5-match T20I series.

The IND vs AUS 2nd T20I 2023 match plays an important role in the youngsters’ lives by nurturing their talents.

Young cricketers playing against the defending champions get an opportunity to sharpen their skills at an early stage. Every match against the Aussies presents a challenging task that helps them become the future of the Indian cricketers…

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