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IDN | Nov 26, 2023

India goes 2-0 in T20 series with a dominant win over Australia

Shari-Lee Crooks

Shari-Lee Crooks / Our Today

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Three different batsmen would record half centuries to ensure India put the score beyond the reach of Australia in game 2 of their five-match T20 series.

The Indians were sent into bat after Australia won the toss and decided to bowl.

The Indians would have great staying power at the crease with 77 runs on the board before Australia took their first wicket.

Another 87 runs would be put on the board before Australia made another dent in the batting lineup and it seemed that they were not going to cause any real disruption to the Indian’s momentum.

The Australians would break batting partnerships with fewer runs scored but not enough time was left to stop the flow of runs to prevent the Indians from making a high total.

At the end of 20 overs, the Australians only managed four wickets and India scored a mammoth total of 235 runs.

Nathan Ellis was the most successful bowler for the Aussies with three wickets for 45 runs.

The Australians faced a steep uphill battle needing almost 12 runs per over in order to reach their target.

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Two batsmen were already back in the pavilion with less than 40 runs (39) on the board and it would seem India’s recent dominance with the ball also translated to the shorter format of the game.

An 81-run partnership in the middle order saw Australia settle in at the crease but they were not scoring enough runs to trouble the Indian total.

After the fifth wicket stand was broken, Australia would quickly unravel at the crease.

The next two batsmen would be sent packing for just 10 runs and the Indian bowling attack had their way with the Aussie batting lineup.

Adam Zampa was the final domino to fall and Australia were all out for 191 runs.

Both Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi took three wickets each and registered the most successful bowling efforts for the winners.

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Australian skipper Matthew Wade stayed the innings through to the end and managed to score 42 runs towards the effort with Marcus Stoinis top-scoring with 45 runs off 25 balls.

Man of the Match went to Yashasvi Jaiswal who made 53 runs off just 25 balls for the fastest half century of the Indian innings.

The hosts now have a 2-0 advantage in the series against the Australians, with the crucial third match to be played on November 28.

Australia will hope to stave off series defeat, while the Indians will hope to put the nail in the coffin and seal series victory in three matches.

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