IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma returns after being eliminated in the first T20I vs Australia match.© AFP
The first T20I between India and Australia leaves more questions than answers for the side led by Rohit Sharma. India lost the game with four hits, despite scoring 208/6 of the first hit. While archers have failed miserably, veterans like Rohit Sharma and Virat kohli can’t get big score. Former Pakistani cricket team spinner Denmark’s Kaneria says that both can be used in different batting positions, rather than their usual position.
“Rohit Sharma didn’t score during the opener. We saw this in the Asia Cup. He scores in patches. Virat Kohli also can’t score continuously in a defeat. Maybe you there’s a good chance – beat Rohit by one, Virat can then open with KL Rahul. Or, if Rohit is very comfortable in the opening, then you can start with Virat and him. In that case, KL Rahul can be used as one of them. It won’t be such a big deal,” said Danish Kaneria in a video on his YouTube channel.
In Tuesday’s first T20I, India’s weakness with the ball was put in place as Australia shot down a formidable target in 209 runs comfortably to a four-point win in their first T20I in the Premier League. Mohali on Tuesday. KL Rahul (55 out of 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 goals without 30 balls) helped India to win 208 goals 6 after Australia put the home team in a losing position.
Australia dominated the race, going home with a 19.2 pass. Last year’s World Cup hero Matthew Wade (45 no more than 21) and Cameron Green (61 off 30) plays special shots to make rigid targets for short periods of time.
Earlier, Rahul made a statement with a high-quality knock-out before Hardik broke the 71 undefeated, including five sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav also played some spectacular shots on 46 of his 25 balls. After Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli fell cheaply, Rahul and Suryakumar shared 68 saves on 42 balls. It rained at six o’clock when they were in the middle.
India were able to maintain their tempo in the middle as Suryakumar picked up leggie Adam Zampa for two times six in a row for long periods of time and in the middle of deep medium. Hardik then took over and pushed India past the 200. He was quick to punish whatever was lacking from the tempos and his catch was off. Pat Cummins in the 18th minute was more the highlight of his entertaining shot. He beat Green in a row by three six points in the 20th half, including an equalizer in the mid wicket area. The last five passes yield 67 runs.
With PTI . input
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