Australia won the T20 series against India by 2-0. It was a close-fought affair. The Aussie Captain Aaron Finch, won the series by winning the last T20 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by seven wickets.
Glexx Maxwell was their star. His 113 from 55 ball innings was really delightfull to watch. He did not spare anyone and kept blasting ahead . Siddarth Kaul faced the most severe by Maxwell. Most importantly, the right-hander blended caution with aggression.
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Kl Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan took India off to a blistering start courtesy of a 61-run stand off 43 balls. But dhawan was seen out of touch. He only scored 14 from 24 balls. While Rahul was in a different mood scoring 47 from 26 balls.
Kohli and Dhoni’s 100 run stand for the fourth wicket that propelled the side.The Indian captain got to his fifty in 29 balls and remained not out on 72 from 38 balls with a couple of fours and six over-boundaries. While Dhoni scored 40 from 23 balls.
At that time the scoreboard was 190/4 in 20 overs.
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Skipper Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis did not start well and went back early . Darcy Short came and propelled the innings. He made a quickfire of 40 from 28 balls.
But the main aggressor was Glen Maxwell. Maxxie took the Indian bowlers all around the park. He got his half-century injst 28 balls. Then came his onslaught . His 113 from 55 balls made the difference.
Only 9 runs were required last over, Maxwell smacked a four and a six off Kaul to take the Aussies over the line with two balls to spare.Australia wins.
Virat Kohli, Indian Captain commented :
Pretty short series to summarize the performances. Australia outplayed us in all departments and deserved to win. 190 is a good total on most grounds but if there is so much dew as there was tonight and when you have an innings like what Glenn Maxwell played, nothing much you can do. Every team is looking to take each game like that but it’s also important to win matches. We would have liked to get across the line in at least this game but I can’t be too hard on the bowlers due to the amount of dew.
The Australian Captain , Aaron Finch commented :
Anytime that you can win any kind of series against India in India is truly special. Glenn Maxwell was truly sensational tonight but I thought Adam Zampa was the difference between the two sides. To go for just 23 runs on that kind of a wicket was really remarkable. We’ve been on a journey for the last 10-11 months building upto the World Cup and there has been some pain during the journey. We’ve done well to take the blows but also have made some progress, hoping to peak at the right time for the World Cup.
Glexx Maxwell, The Man of the Series said :
It feels really good. We haven’t had a lot of success here of late. To come over here and perform like we have has started it off well for us on this tour. It helps a big bulk of T20 cricket in the domestic tournament back home. Having confidence in my game also has helped a lot and it feels great to contribute to two special wins.
Was a pretty good wicket and we could afford to wait for the loose balls. We knew that it could be easier against the quicks, anything around 12 rpo, we fancied to chase that down. After D’Arcy’s dismissal, it was upto me to drive the rest of the innings. Handscomb did a great job in giving me the strike all the time. We had a lot of chaos in the last game but we corrected that tonight.