Rohit was brilliant, Axar was the difference: Finch

Nagpur (Maharashtra)[India]Sept 24 (ANI): Australian captain Aaron Finch praised his Indian counterpart, Rohit Sharma, for his blistering knock of 46 out of 20 balls hitting four boundaries and four sixes at a staggering 230 stroke rate.

And the Aussie captain also appreciated the performance of left arm spinner Axar Patel, who bagged two wickets for 13 runs in his two overs quota in the eight overs per side match played here at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. done.

“Rohit was brilliant. And the two overs Axar threw was probably the difference in the game,” said Australian skipper Aaron Finch during the post-match presentation ceremony.

The wet outfield delayed the start of the game and reduced the game to eight overs per side, with Australia scoring a massive 90/5 and Rohit Sharma’s reckless knock helped India chase it down to just 7.2 overs.

“You’re probably planning five games and adding a little bit to that. When you’re already planning for World Cups, you always have them in the back of your mind,” said Finch.

Matthew Wade also played a brilliant knockout for Australia, scoring an unbeaten 43 from 20 balls, helping them stack a big total. Wade went on to hit four boundaries and three sixes. Also in the first T20I in Mohali he played a brilliant 45 stroke, not from just 21 balls.

“Wade is such a calm client at the end of the innings. He’s done a great job for us. We got close,” said Finch.

Rohit Sharma’s knock meant that India not only chased the huge target, but also tied the series 1 of three games. Both teams have everything to play for in the third T20I in Hyderabad on Sunday. (ANI)

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