In a riveting contest at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, India defeated Australia in the second T20I and took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Batters power India to a formidable total

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl, setting the stage for an exciting battle between the two cricketing powerhouses. India displayed formidable batting prowess, posting a challenging total of 235/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s explosive innings of 53 runs off 25 balls, adorned with 9 fours and 2 sixes, set the tone. Ruturaj Gaikwad (58 off 43) and Ishan Kishan (52 off 32) contributed significantly, while Rinku Singh’s quickfire 31 off 9 added valuable runs to India’s tally.

Australia’s bowlers faced a daunting task, with Marcus Stoinis (1 wicket for 27 runs), Nathan Ellis (3 wickets for 45 runs), and Glenn Maxwell (38 runs in 2 overs) trying to contain the Indian batsmen. However, the relentless attack led to a challenging target for the Australian side.

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Bowlers shine to take India over the finish line

In response, Australia’s chase fell short as they managed 191/9 in their 20 overs. Despite Marcus Stoinis‘s valiant effort with a robust 45 off 25 balls, India’s bowlers put up a disciplined performance.

The disciplined bowling attack, led by Prasidh Krishna (3 wickets for 41 runs) and Ravi Bishnoi (3 wickets for 32 runs) played crucial roles in restricting Australia’s innings. Arshdeep Singh (1 wicket for 46 runs), Axar Patel (1 wicket for 25 runs), and Mukesh Kumar (1 wicket for 43 runs), also shined with the ball as Australia fell short of the target.

In the end, India emerged victorious by 44 runs in a high-scoring and thrilling encounter, showcasing their dominance in both batting and bowling.

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