Following victory in the fifth and final Twenty20 international match (IND vs AUS 5th T20), captain Ryakumar Yadav declared that the series was excellent. It’s admirable how our boys demonstrated their potential. We just wanted to enjoy the match, so we wanted to be fearless while we were in the middle.
IND vs AUS 5th T20: Suryakumar Yadav gave full credit to these players for the victory
In fact, after winning the last and fifth T20 match against Australia ( IND vs AUS 5th T20), Suryakumar Yadav said that it was a really good series. The way our boys showed their potential is praiseworthy. We wanted to be fearless, we just wanted to enjoy the match while we were in the middle. I told all the players to do what is right and enjoy their game, they did just that, so I am very happy.
Along with this, Surya said that if ( Washington Sundar ) had been there, it would have been a plus point, the chase of 200 plus is easy on Chinnaswamy’s ground. 160-175 is considered a difficult target here. After 10 overs I told the boys that we are still in the match.
IND vs AUS 5th T20: India beats Australia by 6 runs
The Indian team batted first and scored 160 runs in the fifth Twenty20 match. No Indian opener could work miracles. Coming to bat at number three, Khayas Iyer controlled one end of the team’s innings and was crucial to the team’s score, which Axar Patel also helped to achieve.
Iyer played a stormy inning of 53 runs in 37 balls in the match, while Akshar scored 31 runs in 21 balls. 24 runs came from the bat of Jitesh Sharma. Because of these players, the Indian team was able to keep a respectable score against Australia. The bowlers also performed brilliantly. The Kangaroo team, which came to chase 161 runs, could score only 154 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. In the last over, Arshdeep Singh took only 1 wicket and only 3 runs. In this way India won this match by 6 runs.
- Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma partnered well to take India’s score of 174/9
- Travis Head and Josh Philippe began the 175-run chase
- Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Kumar are leading India’s pace attack
- Spinner Ravi Bishnoi provided India with the first breakthrough as he dismissed Josh Phillippe
- Axar Patel clinched a big wicket for India as he departed Travis Head
- Second wicket for Axar Patel as he departed Aaron Hardie
- Axar Patel striked again as he dismissed Ben McDermott
- Deepak Chahar was proving to be expensive but clinched Tim David’s crucial wicket.
Who was yesterday’s India vs. Australia T20I Player of the Match?
Rinku and Jitesh played brilliant knocks for India. With the ball, Axar was outstanding with his three-fer, while Bishnoi kept things extremely tight.
For Australia, Sangha (2-30), Jason Behrendorff (2-32) and Dwarshuis (3-40) were among the wickets. Wade and Head contributed 30s in the chase.
Axar, though, was named the Player of the Match for his excellent spell of 3-16 from four overs.
Axar Patel stars with the ball
Chasing 175, Australia got off to a rapid start. Deepak Chahar was taken apart by Travis Head and went for 22 in the third over as the visitors raced to 40-0. Ravi Bishnoi (1-17) broke the partnership with his first delivery as Josh Philippe (8) was cleaned up attempting a premeditated sweep.
Axar Patel (3-16) then got the big wicket of Head (31 off 16) when the left-hander mistimed a slog sweep. The accurate left-arm spinner also knocked over Hardie (8) before cleaning up Ben McDermott (19) when the Australian batter attempted a big hit.
Australia bowled well to limit India to an achievable target, however the batters failed to handle India’s spin attack by Axar Patel and Bishnoi in the middle overs, and ultimately had too many runs to chase in the death. The young Indian side have defied all odds and emerged victorious in the bi-lateral series against World Cup winners, Australia.