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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.

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    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:39am | ! Report

      A one-sided game that, at one stage, could well have caused Australia some issues given their middle-order wobbles. Due credit to the way Moises Henriques and Travis Head navigated past the touch part of the chase, and then turned on the heat on the Indian spinners who have been the thorns for the Aussies right throughout – Kuldeep was taken for 46 runs from his four.

      The game turned, however, when Jason Behrendorff bowled the spell of his cricket career. Four wickets after having conceded two boundaries in the first over to Rohit Sharma and there was no looking back for Australia from there on.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:36am | ! Report

      And that is that! Australia have won by eight wickets!

      Win with 27 balls to spare too to level the series 1-1. All to play for in the final game.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:32am | ! Report

      Tossed up by Kuldeep and Henriques has gone for a biggie…

      …might not have timed it too well but it’s gone the distance, six over long-off!

      And then a long hop that gets pulled over mid-wicket for a second six, successive balls, and also brings up Moises’ 50!

      A single from the next.

      Eight more to win.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:29am | ! Report

      Five from Chahal’s third over. He tried bowling wide off the crease that over and made scoring difficult.

      The damage, however, has already been done.

      2/97 in 14.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:25am | ! Report

      A much better over from Kuldeep where he tried going round the stumps, across between the stumps and the umpire. Even managed to get Head mistiming his slog sweep but it takes the edge and pops over the slip fielder.

      2/92 in 13.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:20am | ! Report

      Shot! Six!

      Head’s gone over the leg-side and over the long-on fielder’s head for a maximum. Chahal is looking to buy wickets here, as is Kuldeep but it’s making shot-making easier.

      A couple more off the final ball makes it 10 from the over.

      All over bar the shouting.

      2/88 in 12

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:16am | ! Report

      Kuldeep has come back into the attack and has been carted again…

      …a four, pulled over the leg-side for a four by Head and then one smashed through the covers by Moises for another boundary.

      And then a tuck down to fine-leg for a couple.

      Another expensive over.

      2/78 in 11

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:12am | ! Report

      Yuzvendra Chahal takes up the attack from Kuldeep.

      Two dots to start things off before a crashing cover-drive is misfielded by Kohli at short-cover and allows Moises a single.

      Another single off the next ball, and that brings up the 50-run stand for the third wicket. Superb going after that start, a different-looking Australian batting.

      A late cut from Moises and it’s gone through backward point for a four! Six off.

      2/67 in 10.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:07am | ! Report

      Two bouncers, two shots, and six off it too.

      The first ball, Moises walks into the bouncer and gets a pull going – slightly uncomfortable doing that – before that one is pulled fine down to fine-leg.

      A single off the next.

      Head walks down the track off the next and again, short ball and it’s been pulled over mid-wicket for another boundary.

      This will be over quickly.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:04am | ! Report

      And six more runs to end the over, but that’s off the last two balls…

      …first Head drives Kuldeep down the ground for a couple before pulling him through mid-wicket and suddenly, 14 off the over.

      That makes it 2/50 in 8 for Australia.


    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 3:02am | ! Report

      Shot! Six!

      Long hop from Kuldeep and Moises has rocked back and smashed it over the leg-side for a biggie. If there was any pressure from the previous over, that’s gone out of the window.

      A single off the next ball down the ground off the next.

      2/44 in 7.3

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