Second T-20: India – Australia’s Second Match Cancelled Due to Rain, Hosts is 1-0 Ahead In The Series
- Australia scored 132 runs in 19 overs, with Ben McDermott making 32 runs.
- Even after the change of the target three times, when the rains did not stop, the umpires and the referee decided to cancel the match.
- For India Khaleel-Bhuvneshwar took 2-2 and Bumrah, Kuldeep, Krunal took 1-1 wickets.
- The third T-20 match between India and Australia will be held on November 25 in Sydney from 1:20 pm.
Melbourne: Due to rain, the second T20 match of the three-match series between India and Australia was canceled. India won the toss and decided to bowl. Australia scored 132 runs in 19 overs, at that time it got rained. When rain was stopped, the match was made up to 19-19 over. India got the target of 137 runs in 19 overs to win. However, due to the rain Team India did not get the chance of batting and had to cancel the match. Australia is 1-0 ahead of the series by winning the first match. Both teams will now face each other in the last match played in Sydney on Sunday.
The target was changed three times: To get the goal of 137 runs, when the Indian Openers were preparing to land on the ground, the rain started again. After this, the goal was revised. Now India had to score 90 runs in 11 overs to win. However, this time also Indian innings could not be started. Target on this was changed then. Now India had to score 46 runs in five overs to win the match. However, this time Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are also sitting in the pad. When the rains did not stop for a long time, the referees and the umpires canceled the match after the deliberations.
Rain before the match: There was little rain before the second T-20 was started. However, after that, the sun came out. That is why there was no delay in starting the match. Due to rain, one hour was lost in the first T20 in the series. The Indian team had to suffer from it. India got the goal of more runs in the less overs.
Bad start of Australia: Australia lost the toss and started batting. Its first wicket fell on the second ball of the innings. At that time a run was made. However, Australia’s tail batsmen scored fast and took charge. Australia scored 62 in the first 11 overs and scored 70 runs in the last eight overs.
First wicket: Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught Australian captain #Aaron Finch at the hands of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Finch could not even score a run.
Second wicket: Khaleel Ahmed caught by Krunal Pandya at a deep point on the fifth ball of the fourth over. There were 27 runs in the team’s account.
Third wicket: On sixth over’s third ball D’Arcy Short was bowled by Khaleel on his personal score of 14. Australia’s score was then 35 runs.
Fourth wicket: Marcus Stoinis (four runs) became the victim of Bumrah on the third ball of the seventh over. Dinesh Karthik caught him has Deep Point. At this time Australia was struggling with 41 runs.
Fifth wicket: Glenn Maxwell (19 runs) bowled at the ball of the Krunal Pandya on the last ball of the 11th over. That team’s score was only 62 runs.
Sixth wicket: wicketkeeper Alex Cary was out on four for the first ball of the 14th over. He was caught by Kuldeep Yadav on the Deep midwicket at the hands of Krunal Pandya.
Seventh wicket: Bhuvneshwar caught Nathan Coulter-Nile, who became a threat to India, in the final ball of the 16th over, in the hands of Substitutes player Manish Pandey. Nile scored 18 runs in nine balls.
A change in the Australian team: In this match, Team India did not make any changes in the last 11. However, Australia replaced Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of Billy Stanlake. Australian captain Aaron Finch told that during the warm-up, Stanlake suffered an ankle injury. For this reason, he has been dropped in this match.
India: #Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed
Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Cary (Wicketkeeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorf.
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