Rohit Sharma on his knockout against Australia

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India]September 24 (ANI): When India took a thrilling six-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of the three-game series, captain Rohit Sharma, who was named Player of the Match, said he was too surprised by his might. . form into play.

Rohit’s unbeaten 46 from 20 balls helped India chase a massive 91 run goal to level the series 1-1 in the second T20I at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur.

“I was actually quite surprised too. I didn’t expect to hit it like that, glad it came out. I’ve been playing like this for the last 8-9 months. You can’t really plan too much in such a shortened game,” he said. Rohit Sharma in a post-match presentation.

Rohit praised the bowlers who gave an early blow to the Australian team in a rain-limited eight over game, and said making a comeback after a back injury was difficult for Harshal Patel.

“The bowlers had something to bowl on and we bowled well. The dew started coming in later, which is why we saw some full throws from Harshal. If I come back after a few months, the back injury could be tricky. I’m not I going to talk too much about how he bowled We got the crucial wicket in front of us As a team we are not going to analyze too much I just want him to come and enjoy Axar can bowl at any stage gives me an advantage of also use the other bowlers in different situations – maybe use the pacers in the middle overs when he bowls in the power play. I’d also like to see his batting,” he added.

He praised Dinesh Karthik – who is known as the finisher – took the match in the latter with a six and four.

“Glad DK could finish well. It’s been a while since he’s had some time in the middle. There was some thought if we’d get Rishabh but I thought Sams was going to be casting off-cutters so I thought let DK come in and he plays that role for us anyway. Groundsmen have been here since 1:30 PM to get the outfield ready,” he added.

Speaking of the match, chasing a mammoth 91-run target required India to get off to a flying start as skipper Rohit led from the front to take charge of the opposing team, scoring 20 runs in the opening, with the captain hitting two sixes and his co-opener KL Rahul hitting a six over midwicket from Josh Hazlewood.

The Indian skipper seemed unstoppable and skipped 10 runs off Pat Cummins in the second of India’s innings.

Australia then introduced Adam Zampa to the offense and he cleared opener KL Rahul for 10. Virat Kohli then joined Rohit Sharma to take India’s total over 50 run in the fourth over.

Zampa then came on in the fifth to clear Kohli for 11. In the next ball, he got dangerous batter Suryakumar Yadav for a golden duck when he pinched his leg for the wicket.

India needed a partnership and Hardik Pandya came in to give company to his skipper. The duo hit brilliantly and the comparison became 23 runs needed from the last 12 balls.

Cummins brought Australia back into the game when he bagged Hardik, caught by Finch. Pandya in form came out cheap for 9. But captain Rohit made sure India only needed 10 runs from the last remaining.

Dinesh Karthik then hit a six and a four of the first two balls to end the game with four balls left and that helped the hosts finish the game in just 7.2 overs for a six wicket win.

Earlier in the day, in an eight overs per side game Australia, the visitors got off to a good start, scoring 10 points on the first over. Axar Patel was introduced to offense in the second over of the match and in his over India got the breakthrough when Virat Kohli outrun opener Cameron Green. Just two balls later, the left arm spinner got the prized scalp of dangerous Glenn Maxwell for a golden duck.

Yuzvendra Chahal was introduced in the third over, but he went for 13 runs. Axar struck a second time in the fourth skip when he sent Tim David off for 2 while he cleared him.

In the next comeback bowler, Jasprit Bumrah sacked Australian captain Aaron Finch for 31 from just 15 balls. Matthew Wade and Steve Smith then partnered, bringing the Australian team’s tally past the 50-run in the sixth.

The Wade-Smith duo batted brilliantly, scoring 19 runs in the eighth over, while Australia piled up a massive 90/5 in 8 overs, harboring a massive 91-run target to stay alive in the three-game run. (ANI)

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