India defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the 2nd T20I to level the 3-match series. Rohit Sharma got the man of the match award for his blistering inning of 46 runs in just 20 balls.
Adam Zampa took three wickets for 16 runs in 2 overs.
Early on India won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Two changes for India. Bumrah is back for Umesh. Pant came in for Bhuvi.
While Australia also has made two changes – Nathan Ellis is out injured. Daniel Sams replacing him. Sean Abbott comes in for Josh Inglis.
India XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (capt), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
In an eight-over match in Nagpur, Rohit Sharma hammered four fours and as many sixes in his unbeaten 20-ball 46 to help India defeat Australia’s 90 for 5.
With the victory, the series is now tied at one game each, with the decisive T20I scheduled for Hyderabad on Sunday.
Despite Axar Patel only surrendering 13 runs from his two overs, Aaron Finch’s 15-ball 31 and Matthew Wade’s unbroken 20-ball 43 helped the visitors post a respectable score.
However, India had the benefit of knowing the target. Rohit maintained his composure to lead his team to victory even though Adam Zampa’s quick-fire three wickets threatened to end their chase.
|Aaron Finch (c)||b Bumrah||31||15||4||1||206.66|
|Cameron Green||run out (Kohli/AR Patel)||5||4||1||0||125|
|Glenn Maxwell||b AR Patel||0||1||0||0||0|
|Tim David||b AR Patel||2||3||0||0||66.66|
|Matthew Wade †||not out||43||20||4||3||215|
|Steven Smith||run out (HV Patel)||8||5||1||0||160|
|TOTAL||8 Overs (RR: 11.25)||90/5|
Did not bat: Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Cameron Green, 1.3 Overs), 2-19 (Glenn Maxwell, 1.6 Overs), 3-31 (Tim David, 3.1 Overs), 4-46 (Aaron Finch, 4.6 Overs), 5-90 (Steven Smith, 7.6 Overs)
India Innings (Target: 91 runs from 08 overs)
|KL Rahul||b Zampa||10||6||0||1||166.66|
|Rohit Sharma (c)||not out||46||20||4||4||230|
|Virat Kohli||b Zampa||11||6||2||0||183.33|
|Suryakumar Yadav||lbw b Zampa||0||1||0||0||0|
|Hardik Pandya||c Finch b Cummins||9||9||1||0||100|
|Dinesh Karthik||not out||10||2||1||1||500|
|Extras||(b 1, lb 1, w 4)||6|
|TOTAL||7.2 Overs (RR: 12.54)||92/4|
Did not bat: Did not bat: Rishabh Pant †, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (KL Rahul, 2.5 Overs), 2-55 (Virat Kohli, 4.2 Overs), 3-55 (Suryakumar Yadav, 4.3 Overs), 4-77 (Hardik Pandya, 6.5 Overs)