IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma walks again after being dismissed within the 1st T20I vs Australia.© AFP
The first T20I between India and Australia left extra questions than solutions for the Rohit Sharma-led aspect. India misplaced the match by 4 wickets, regardless of scoring 208/6 batting first. While the bowlers failed utterly, veteran batters like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli couldn’t hit huge scores. Former Pakistan cricket workforce spinner Danish Kaneria mentioned that each can be utilized in several batting positions, somewhat than their traditional spots.
“Rohit Sharma just isn’t scoring runs whereas opening. We noticed this within the Asia Cup. He is scoring in patches. Virat Kohli additionally just isn’t with the ability to rating constantly at one down. Maybe you’ve got alternative – convey Rohit one down, Virat can then open with KL Rahul. Or, if Rohit may be very comfy in opening, then you can begin with Virat and him. In that case KL Rahul can be utilized as one down. It will not be such a giant subject,” Danish Kaneria mentioned in a video on his YouTube channel.
In the primary T20I on Tuesday, India’s frailties with the ball had been laid naked as Australia gunned down a formidable 209-run goal somewhat comfortably for a four-wicket win within the first T20I in Mohali on Tuesday. KL Rahul (55 off 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 not out off 30 balls) helped India publish a frightening 208 for six after Australia put the hosts in to bat.
Australia had been dominant within the run chase, romping residence in 19.2 overs. Last yr’s World Cup hero Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21) and Cameron Green (61 off 30) performed particular knocks to make quick work of a stiff goal.
Earlier, Rahul made an announcement with a high-quality knock earlier than Hardik smashed an unbeaten 71, which included 5 sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav additionally performed some breathtaking strokes in his 46 off 25 balls. After Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli fell cheaply, Rahul and Suryakumar shared a 68-run stand off 42 balls. It was raining sixes once they had been within the center.
India had been in a position to keep their tempo within the center overs as Suryakumar picked up leggie Adam Zampa for 2 successive sixes over lengthy on and deep midwicket. Hardik then took over and pushed India previous 200. He was fast to punish something quick from the pacers and his pick-up shot off Pat Cummins within the 18th over was the spotlight of his entertaining knock. He smashed three consecutive sixes off Green within the twentieth over together with a flat one within the mid wicket area. The final 5 overs yielded 67 runs.
With PTI inputs
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