India vs Australia: India beat Australia by six wickets to level the series.© AFP
Ind vs AUS Highlights: Chasing a target of 91, Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 46 steered India to a six-wicket win the second T20I at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit dealt in boundaries as India levelled the series with four balls to spare. Earlier, Adam Zampa struck thrice in two overs, dismissing KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav, respectively. The pair collected 20 runs in the first over, which was bowled by Josh Hazlewood. Earlier, Matthew Wade’s power-hitting steered Australia to 90 for five in a rain-hit match at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. After match was reduced to eight-overs-per-side, India opted to bowl first. Aaron Finch had give the visitors a strong start, before Australia lost an array of wickets, courtest Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah. Australia seemed to be in trouble, but Wade’s 20-ball 43 took Australia to a strong total. Bumrah is back in the playing XI, and replaces Umesh Yadav. Rishabh Pant is also back as Bhuvneshwar Kumar sits out. Australia also make a couple of changes as Sean Abbott and Daniel Sams replace Nathan Ellis and Josh Inglis. The toss was earlier delayed due to a wet outfield. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of 2nd T20 Match between India and Australia straight from the VCA Stadium in Nagpur
IND vs AUS: India level series
Karthik finishes off with a couple of boundaries as India level the series. They win by six wickets. Rohit remains unbeaten on 46
IND vs AUS: Six Runs
Down the leg side, and Karthik flicks this over deep square leg for a six. 3 needed off 5
IND vs AUS: Hardik departs
Hardik mistimes and it goes straight up in the air. Finch settles down and takes a good catch
IND vs AUS: Pulled away for a four
Slower bouncer, and Rohit Sharma pulls this past square leg for a boundary. Top shot from the skipper
IND vs AUS: That’s plumb
Two in two for Zampa! SKY decides not to take the review. India rattled
IND vs AUS: Bowled through the gates
Bowled him! Kohli skipped down again to work through midwicket and it skidded on through the gate and crashed into leg stump. Zampa gets his man
IND vs AUS: Klassy Kohli
On the rise and Kohli hits it over mid-on. Beats Maxwell, who was running in from long-on
IND vs AUS: Bowled him
Off-stump rattled! Rahul goes for the sweep and misses. Zampa deceives him with the googly
IND vs AUS: Up and over for six!
Now Rohit goes over extra-cover! He is dealing in sixes as India cruise in the chase. Zampa is scratching his head.
IND vs AUS: Flicked off the pads
On the pads and KL Rahul flicks this into the stands. Hazlewood with an expensive over. India are on the charge in this chase.
IND vs AUS: Clean hit from Rohit
In the slot, and Rohit picks it up nicely! Into the stands it goes.
IND vs AUS: Top batting from Wade!!
Excellent batting from Wade. Three sixes for him in the final over and Australia set India a target of 91. Wade unbeaten on 43 off 20.
IND vs AUS: Monstrous!!
Pulled away for a six! Harshal with slower one and Wade read it. Deposits this in the stands. Top shot
IND vs AUS: Finds the gap again
Wade, take a bow! Bumrah misses his length and he obliges. Opens the face of the bat at the last moment.
IND vs AUS: Excellent shot
Oh what a hit! Wade hits it early and crashes it past covers for a boundary.
IND vs AUS: Knocked him over
Sound of the timber! Bumrah stuns Finch with a low yorker. Australia skipper bamboozled
IND vs AUS: Top shot from Wade
Wade brings out the reverse sweep and hits it between short-third and point. Four runs. Nonetheles, an excellent over and spell from Axar.
IND vs AUS: Bowled him
David misses hit slog! And Axar rattles the middle peg again. Australia go three down
IND vs AUS: Knocked him over
Bowled him! Axar castles Maxwell for golden duck. Excellent start for India.
IND vs AUS: Bullseye
Direct-hit and Green departs! Top throw from Kohli as the batter falls just short
IND vs AUS: Good shot
Green gets under it and launches one down to long-off. Kohli tries his best but the ball goes for a boundary.
IND vs AUS: Crunched out
Excellent shot from Finch. Squeezes it between the two fielders.
IND vs AUS: Bumrah returns and India to bowl first
India win toss and opt to bowl. Bumrah returns as both teams make a couple of changes.
IND vs AUS: Upadted playing conditions
Here are the revised playing conditions:
1st Innings: 9:30 -10:04 PM
Interval: 10:04 – 10:14 PM
2nd Innings: 10:14-10:48 PM
Powerplay 2 Overs
A maximum of 2 Overs per bowler
No in game penalty for Slow-Over rate
No drinks break#TeamIndia | #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/7cw5nsyjAS
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2022
IND vs AUS: Toss at 9:15 PM
Good news from the middle. We will have an 8-overs-a-side match. Toss at 9:15 PM. Game to start at 9:30 PM.
IND vs AUS: The wait continues
The umpires had a chat with both captain, before heading back to the dressing room. The groundstaff, meanwhile, are sprinkling more sawdust on the wet patch
IND vs AUS: 3rd Inspection underway
The on-field umpires and the fourth umpire are out in the middle once again. Inspection currently going on, and umpires are having a look at the outfield.
IND vs AUS: The Wait continues
The second inspection is over. The news from the middle is that there will be another inspection at 8:45 PM. The on-field umpires said that the ground is still soft. They are concerned about the safety of the players only
IND vs AUS: Revised playing conditions
Latest start for a 5-over match is 9:46 PM. If the match doesn’t start by that time, the game will get washed out.
The players are in their training gears inside the dressin rooms.
IND vs AUS: Fingers crossed!
The umpires are inspecting the conditions out there. The area they are most concerned about is at a wide deep mid on and the ground staff have been focusing on it. Clearly the water from the heavy rain has all pooled in that spot over the last few days and it hasn’t dried. Perhaps there was a gap in the covers there.
IND vs AUS: Groundstaff grinding it out
The groundstaff is doing its best to get the outfield ready for the match. But again, there’s only so much you can do when the bowlers’ runups have soaked up water that may have seeped through the sheets. Now, we can only wait and hope for the best.
IND vs AUS: Is a full game possible?
There is no official confirmation about the official cut-off time for a full match to happen as the toss has not been held yet. If a full-game is not possible, we might still have a five-over game, But nothing is certain as of yet.
IND vs AUS: Toss delayed further
Bad news coming out from the center. Toss has been further delayed. The next inspection at 8 PM.
IND vs AUS: Inspection is underway
The on-field umpires, KN Ananthapadmanabhan and Nitin Menon, are out in the middle. The fourth umpire has also joined the two, as they take a close look at the conditions in the middle. Meanwhile, the groundstaff is sprinkling some sawdust on one of the wet patches near the boundary line.
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) September 23, 2022
IND vs AUS: Will Bumrah make his comeback?
Death bowling has been India’s Achilles heel, and the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a concern for the team. There has been talk that Jasprit Bumrah could make his return after recovering from an injury. The star pacer has been bowling in the nets, but it all comes down to whether he is match fit or not.
Toss in 15 minutes. Stay tuned
IND vs AUS: Hello
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the second T20I between India and Australia from the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. It has been raining since the last two days, and the practice sessions of both teams were cancelled on the eve of the match.
Hopefully, we can have a full game. If not, atleast some action..
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