Australia chased down their second highest run chase in T20I history with a win over India in the first match Pipa News

Australia chased down their second highest run chase in T20I history with a win over India in the first match

Mohali: Australia posted their second-highest chase in T20I cricket on Wednesday.

The T20 world champion achieved the feat during the first T20I against India in Mohali.

India set the target of 209 runs for the Australian team, which Australia achieved with four balls to spare, with four wickets in hand. Knuckles from Cameron Green (61), Steve Smith (35) and Matthew Wade (45*) were of immense help to the visitors as they chased down the target with great batting in the death overs.

Australia’s highest so far is 244 runs against New Zealand in February 2018. New Zealand scored 243/6 in their 20 overs, thanks to top innings from Martin Guptill (105) and Colin Munro (76). But then-captain David Warner (59) and D’Arcy Short (76) as well as quick-witted knocks from Glenn Maxwell (31) and Aaron Finch (36*) took Australia to the total with seven balls to spare and five wickets. helped to follow. ,

Coming into the match, after Australia had batted first, India lost captain Rohit Sharma (11) and Virat Kohli (2) for cheap scores. This left the Men in Blue struggling at 35/2. After this, KL Rahul (55) and Suryakumar Yadav (46) stabilized the innings with a partnership of 68 runs. Then, Hardik Pandya smashed a scintillating 71* off just 30 balls with the help of seven fours and five sixes to finish the innings at 208/6.

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Chasing 209, openers Aaron Finch (22) and Cameron Green shared a 39-run stand to give Australia a strong start. Green played some really impressive strokes and shared a 70-run partnership with Steve Smith (35). Green was dismissed for 61 runs in 30 balls. Thereafter, the Men in Blue returned to the match, taking the wickets of Smith, Glenn Maxwell (1) and Josh Inglis (17) within just 36 runs.

But wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade (45*) and debutant Tim David (18) put on a 62-run stand to help the Aussies win the match by four wickets, ending the innings at 211/6.

Cameron Green was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his 61 and 1/46.

With this win, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series.

The second T20 match of the series will be held in Nagpur.


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