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    India v Australia

    Barsapara Cricket Ground, October 10, 2017

    2nd Twenty20 - India v Australia Twenty20 Series 2017

    India 1st Inn 118 all out
    Australia 1st Inn 2/122
    Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.
    Australia win by 8 wickets
    Australia Over: 15.3  RR: 6.97
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    M.C. Henriques* 62 46 4 4 134.78
    T.M. Head 48 34 5 1 141.18
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    K. Yadav 4.0 0 46 0 11.50
    Y.S. Chahal* 3.3 0 29 0 8.29
    Last Wicket: A.J. Finch, 8 (c. Kohli b. Kumar) - 2/13

    The second T20I between India and Australia will be played at the newly-made Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. Follow all the action from 12:30am (AEDT) right here on The Roar.

    Another format, another collapse for Australia.

    Some might argue that India had it easy chasing down their runs off six overs in the first Twenty20 – a rain-hit, DLS method-induced target – but Australia again committed harakiri while batting.

    After the early loss of David Warner, the stand-in skipper for this series in the absence of Steven Smith, the tourists looked to have recovered well through the in-form Aaron Finch and the struggling Glenn Maxwell, who was still at the crease after the Powerplay overs were done.

    In fact, six overs into the game, Australia’s 1-49 looked the perfect foundation set for the rest of the innings and, even on a slowish surface, get to a challenging score of around 160 or so.

    Maxwell fell to his least favourite bowler in recent times, Yuzvendra Chahal, unable to spank a long-hop over the fence and from there on it was a procession.

    Finch’s only response to Kuldeep Yadav was to play the sweep shot. It took Yadav four balls to realise he needed to pitch the ball up and by then, Finch hadn’t quite worked out a Plan B, in case such a delivery came by.

    Bowled, trying to unleash a fifth sweep.

    Moises Henriques tried to send a Kuldeep delivery to the neighbouring state of Bihar and only managed to inside it back to the stumps.

    And then Travis Head’s painful 16-ball nine was ended by Hardik Pandya – who had earlier been slaughtered 23 from his first two overs – as his slog across the line went in vain. Bowled too.

    Tim Paine survived thrice in the same over, but Jasprit Bumrah returned in the 18th to send him and Nathan Coulter-Nile back – bowled and bowled.

    And when Dan Christian was run-out to a direct throw from the long-on boundary, Australia had lost seven wickets for a mere 60 runs.

    The rain that followed could have ended play early and bailed Australia out, but it stopped in the nick of time to allow India six overs to chase 48 down. And they did just that for the loss of Rohit Sharma.

    The question now is: can Australia push India enough in this penultimate game of the tour?

    Or, as Harsha Bhogle asked on TV, have their minds wandered off enough towards the grand prize of the season – the Ashes – for them to worry too much about this series anymore?

    Follow the live scores and blog of the second Twenty20 between India and Australia from 12:30am (AEDT) here on The Roar.