Match Details

AUS vs IND 2nd T20, AUS vs IND 2023

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AUS
191-920.0
India won by 44 runs 🏆
IND
20.0235-4
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18th Over:
2
2
0
1
1
6
 
= 12
Last Over:
0
1
6
0
6
1
 
= 14
This Over:
0
0
6
0
0
4
 
= 10

Player of the Match

Yashasvi Jaiswal Logo
Yashasvi Jaiswal Jersy
Yashasvi Jaiswal
India
53(25)
AUSAUS - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 6253
10 Over 87104
15 Over 154149
INDIND - 1st Innings
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6 Over 5277
10 Over 108101
15 Over 149164
20 Over 227235

Commentary

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That is the end of our coverage from this T20I as well. Hope you all enjoyed it and will sleep happily with the Men in Blue getting on top of the Aussies after that heartbreaking loss in the World Cup final. India go 2-0 in the 5-match series, and the next one is on the coming Tuesday in Guwahati. 

I am AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Ninaad Dixit, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer, brought you all the live-action of this high-scoring encounter. We will meet again. Until then, it's cheers!
Yashasvi Jaiswal (POTM): "It was a special knock for me. I was trying to be brave and play my natural game, playing my shots. It was about being fearless. I was confident and sure of my decision to hit the shots.

I have been told by Surya bhai (Suryakumar Yadav) and VVS (VVS Laxman) sir to go and play freely. I have been asked to play and express myself freely.

It is about thinking about what I can do better and develop in my game rather than thinking of anything else. I am still learning.

Yeah, it was my mistake in the last game, and Rutu bhai (Ruturaj Gaikwad) was run out. Later on, I went to Rutu bhai in the dressing room and said sorry to him. He accepted it as I accepted my mistake. He (
Ruturaj Gaikwad) is humble and caring as well. It was because of Stoinis, who came in between me while running, the miscommunication happened and it won't be repeated, is what I assured Rutu bhai.

I am working hard on my fitness. I am trying to develop different shots. The mental thing is what I am working hard on and I do believe and trust the practice sessions. I feel the mental stuff is more important at this level. Trying to get better each and every day."
Player of the Match: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Suryakumar Yadav (India Captain): "The boys are not putting too much pressure on me. They are taking the responsibility and I'm really happy with that.

I told the openers before the toss to be prepared to bat first and there'll be a lot of dew. We came here in the evening for the practice. After 3 overs there was a lot of dew. I asked them to back themselves and see whatever we get, later on we will try and defend it.

When I saw Rinku in the last game, when he came in we needed some 40 runs from 4 overs. The composure he showed was brilliant and the same thing today. He loves to bat the last 2 overs, giving that finish, I think that reminds us of everyone who's done this for India."
Gamechanger of the Match: Marcus Stoinis
Andre Borovec (Australia Head Coach): "Yeah, I think, if you look at it, we weren't up to the mark with the ball even though the dew came in early. In the first 6-7 overs, we could have been better with the ball. There was a fine line with execution with the ball in these conditions. In these conditions, the plans and intent were there and you don't have to miss by an awful lot. We were making the right decisions but weren't executing in the right moments."
Matthew Wade was hurt and hasn't come to the presentations. It's the Australian Coach for the interview.
11:01 PM IST and Local Time: We are ready with the post-match presentations!
Highest Totals against Australia in T20Is:

243/6 by New Zealand, Auckland, 2018

235/4 by India, Thiruvananthapuram, Today

221/5 by England, Birmingham, 2018

219/7 by New Zealand, Dunedin, 2021

214/6 by New Zealand, Christchurch, 2010
Highest first innings scores for India in T20Is:

260/5 vs SL, Indore, 2017

240/3 vs WI, Mumbai WS, 2019

237/3 vs SA, Guwahati, 2022

235/4 vs AUS, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023*

234/4 vs NZ, Ahmedabad, 2023

Most 50+ individual scores in a T20I innings for India:

3 vs England, Durban, 2007 (Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj)

3 vs West Indies, Mumbai WS, 2019 (Rohit, Rahul, Kohli)

3 vs Netherlands, Sydney, 2022 (Rohit, Kohli, Suryakumar)

3 vs Australia, Thiruvananthapuram, Today (Jaiswal, Gaikwad, Kishan)
Highest first-innings scores in IND vs AUS T20Is:

235/4 - India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2023*

208/3 - Australia, Visakhapatnam, 2023

208/6 - India, Mohali, 2022

201/7 - Australia, Rajkot, 2013

197/5 - Australia, Sydney, 2016

194/5 - Australia, Sydney, 2020

190/4 - India, Bengaluru, 2019
Top 3 batters of a team with 50+ scores in a T20I innings:

Australia vs Sri Lanka, Adelaide, 2019

Bermuda vs Bahamas, Coolidge, 2021

Canada vs Panama, Coolidge, 2021

Belgium vs Malta, Gent, 2022

India vs Australia, Thiruvananthapuram, Today
Rinku Singh: "I am batting in this position for a long time. I try to believe in myself which keeps me cool.

I think about playing a ball at its merit. I don't overthink it. I see the ball, wait for it and then hit according to the pace whether its a slower ball or a quick ball.

The dressing room environment is quite enjoyable. I am enjoying my time with everyone and with Surya as a captain. Feeling good.

My work is to finish the innings. I bat at 6 so might sometimes get 5-6 overs to bat, sometimes even 3 or 2. I keep that in my mind and try to bat through the innings and finish it.

I practice accordingly in the nets to bat in the last 5-6 overs. VVS sir asks me to bat just the way I bat in the final few overs."
10:46 PM IST and Local Time: An all-round performance from Team India see them thrashing Australia by 44 runs in the second game to go 2-0 up in the five-match series

Matthew Wade of Australia won the toss and, without any second thought, opted to bowl first. The Indian openers, especially Yashasvi Jaiswal, provided India a flying start despite Australia trying five different bowlers in the Powerplay. Jaiswal smashed his second T20I fifty and scored 53 off 25 balls, hitting 9 fours and 2 sixes in the opening partnership of 77 runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad. Nathan Ellis ended Jaiswal’s stay in the crease in the penultimate ball of the Powerplay.

Ishan Kishan and Gaikwad took their time before shifting gears, adding 87 runs for the second wicket. Kishan was the aggressor in the partnership and hammered 32-ball 52 with 3 fours and 4 sixes. After the departure of the southpaw in the 16th over, Suryakumar Yadav (19 off 10) played a small cameo to shoot the run rate of India up in the death overs. Gaikwad (58 off 43) played a patient knock and became the third Indian to hit a half-century on the night.

Rinku Singh was brilliant yet again and finished things off in style with an unbeaten innings of 31 from just 9 balls, smoking 4 fours and 2 maximums, with Tilak Varma (7* off 2) also playing a small cameo in the last over to propel the hosts to a mammoth total of 235/2 in 20 overs. Everyone in the Aussie camp travelled around Thiruvananthapuram, but it was Ellis (3/45) and Stoinis (1/27) who made the breakthroughs.

Having a mountain to climb in the run-chase, Australia were off to a decent start, with the openers Matthew Short (19 off 10) and Steven Smith (19 off 16) adding 35 runs in no time. Again Ravi Bishnoi was brought into the attack early, and he didn’t disappoint his skipper, getting rid of Short for the second consecutive time in the series. In his next over, the centurion from the last game, Josh Inglis, was taken care of cheaply, but it was Tilak Varma who grabbed a stunner around the mid-on region. Glenn Maxwell came in at number 4 and smashed a couple of boundaries, but it was Axar Patel who had the last laugh on the Big Show in the last over of the Powerplay. Soon, Australia lost Smith, with Jaiswal grabbing a superb catch in the deep to see the Aussies go down to 4/58 in 7.2 overs.

Tim David (37 off 22) and Marcus Stoinis (45 off 25) showed their power game, stitching 81 runs for the 5th wicket to give the hosts a bit of scare. Bishnoi came back into the attack and broke the partnership, getting rid of dangerous David in the 14th over, following which a massive collapse was initiated with Australia getting reduced to 9/155 from 4/139.

Bishnoi finished with figures of 4-0-32-3, while Axar Patel ended his night with figures of 4-0-25-1. Prasidh Krishna rattled the opposition and scalped three wickets, making a good comeback after being taken to the cleaners in his first over. Arshdeep Singh grabbed one wicket, while Mukesh Kumar removed the Hulk. Matthew Wade stood alone at one end and kept the side away from getting all-out. The Australian skipper remained unbeaten at 42 off 23 balls, hitting 4 sixes and a four, adding an unbeaten partnership of 36 runs for the final wicket, with Tanveer Sangha scoring 2* off 4 balls to take his side to 191/9.  

Stay tuned for the post-match presentations!