Australia end their losing streak at Guwahati

 

At last, the Aussies have won a T20 International against India; this win of Australia against came after 7 successive defeats.

The last time when Australia won a T20 International match against India was way back in 2012 at Colombo in World T20.

This win in India and against India is also with maximum balls of 27 balls to spare, this is the most by any team in India.

Australia also won their first game in India after losings five T20 Internationals.

Yesterday The Aussies won the toss and chose to bowl first.

The pitch seemed to be a batting paradise but the Indian batsmen ruined it by their poor batting display.

Jason Behrendorff stole the show with his excellent bowling in his debut series. Jason made full use of the pace and bounce offered from this ACA Stadium.

He first picked up Rohit Sharma for just 8 runs. After just two balls he grabbed the wicket of big fish “Hitman”.

Skipper Kohli scored his maiden duck in T20 Internationals. This duck came after 48 innings, which is the most by any player.

Manish Pandey too couldn’t stay for long, he was caught by Tim Paine off Behrendorff delivery for just 6 runs.

India was struggling at 16 for 3, Only Kedar Jhadav was looking good at the crease, unfortunately, he didn’t get any support as he desired to.

Shikhar Dhawan too perished after seeing wickets falling at the other end. He was caught magnificently by Aussie and SRH skipper David Warner. He was dismissed for just 6 by Jason Behrendorff again.

The Aussie pacer dismissed top 4 Indian batsmen in his 4 overs. Australian bowlers were all over India in this match.

Adam Zampa too joined the party, after being hit for a four by Dhoni. He came back strongly and dismissed MSD just for 13 runs.

For the first time in his T20 career, MS Dhoni was stumped out.

After the fall of MS, Kedar too couldn’t read the wrong one. His gusty knock was ended by Zampa for 27 runs.

Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep were only the other two batsmen to score in double figures.

The hosts managed to bat out the 20 overs, at one stage that didn’t look possible because of some great bowling by the Australians.

India’s lower order was exposed in this match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal failed to add runs.

India was dismissed for 118 in their 20 overs. This is the second lowest total for India against Australia. The first was 74 in 2008 at Melbourne.

Australia’s bowling was up to mark. Jason Behrendorff was the star of the show. He picked up 4 wickets and conceded only 21 runs from his 4 overs.

Zampa too bowled well. He picked up two wickets and Stoinis, Andrew Tye and Nathan Coulter Nile picked up 1 wicket each.

The chase of the modest total wasn’t too hard for the Australians, but Bhuvi and Bumrah gave two quicks blows to the visitors.

Skipper Warner was out early for just 2 and his partner Aaron Finch too couldn’t last long.

India’s new ball bowlers gave their team the important wickets in first two overs.

But it was an IPL experience of Moises Henriques and Travis Head that helped Australia to chase down this small total.

Henriques was equally well supported by Travis Head. Head finally came good on this tour. After his poor run in the ODIs Travis Head played well to see his team over the line.

These two middle-order batsmen saw Australia through to their first win on the India soil.

Henriques was unbeaten on 62 and Head was not out on 48. They both helped Australia to win the match by 8 wickets and 4.3 overs to spare.

Man of the match was awarded to Jason Behrendorff for his outstanding bowling performance.

Next T20 Match is on Friday 13th October 2017 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad.

 

 

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