Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Ishan Kishan ensured India’s 44-run victory over Australia. The second T20I match of the series took place in Trivandrum. India surged to an imposing total of 235/4 before their bowlers sealed the win.
The Men in Blue dominated from the start during the powerplay. Jaiswal’s innings set the tone with a blitzkrieg of boundaries, thrashing Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis to gather 53 runs off just 25 balls. Despite his departure, his onslaught had already placed India in a commanding position.
India faced a momentary lull as Gaikwad and Kishan struggled to match Jaiswal’s momentum. Although they found their rhythm later, the real flourish came towards the end. Kishan’s gritty fifty was supported by Yadav and Gaikwad’s contributions. These efforts pushed India to a daunting total of 235 runs. Rinku Singh provided the late impetus, launching an assault to remain unbeaten on 31 from nine deliveries.
Team India encountered an early onslaught on the bowling front but regained control. Ravi Bishnoi’s well-timed entry into the attack changed the game, claiming crucial wickets of Matthew Short and Josh Inglis. Axar Patel’s dismissal of Glenn Maxwell further bolstered India’s grip during the powerplay.
The Aussies, reeling from early failures, attempted a spirited fightback. Stoinis and David’s aggressive strokeplay revived their hopes, catapulting the run rate beyond ten runs per over. Yet, Bishnoi’s pivotal wickets of David and Stoinis disrupted Australia’s resurgence.
Australia’s batting collapsed after key players’ dismissal. Despite Matthew Wade’s late efforts, India’s consistent wicket-taking ensured a victory.
With this win, India secured a 2-0 lead in the T20I series. Jaiswal, Gaikwad, and Kishan performed very well. Their impressive bowling display has propelled India closer to a series triumph.
India 235/4 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 58, Yashasvi Jaiswal 53, Ishan Kishan 52).
Australia 191/9 in 20 overs (Marcus Stoinis 45; Ravi Bishnoi 3/32).