IND V AUS 2nd T20: India levels Series, Rohit Sharma’s brilliant knock lead India to Victory!!

India have levelled the series 1-1 with a 6-wicket in Nagpur. In a rain-truncated 8-over match, Rohit Sharma hammered a 20-ball 46-run unbeaten knock chasing down 91-run target. Earlier, sent to bat, Australia posted 90/5 in 8 overs with Matthew Wade smashing 20-ball 43 while Aaron Finch hammering 15-ball 31. The series-decider will now be played in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 91 in 8 overs wasn’t easy. But India could find themselves in a similar situation in T20 World Cup. It was a great warm-up in that regard. Rohit Sharma often criticised for not being there and finish the game off. But it was such a day for the Indian captain that whatever he hit went for big runs. India were off to a flyer with Rohit and KL Rahul scoring 30 runs in the two-over powerplay. 20 runs came off the first over of Josh Hazlewood.

Rohit was on the charge from the word go, taking on Hazlewood for two sixes. While Rahul was dismissed by Adam Zampa in the third over, India were still in a comfortable position. The Indian vice-captain scored 6-ball 10 but it wasn’t much of an assessment as he needed to go bang bang.

However, Zampa continued to rein over Virat Kohli. The ex-captain looked in good touch in his 6-ball stay but a brilliant delivery from Zampa cleaned him up. Suryakumar Yadav paid price for the same mistake and Zampa almost derailed India’s plans, removing SKY for a golden duck. With Zampa’s quota done at 3/16, Rohit took the charge back.

He hammered Daniel Sams and Sean Abbott while Hardik Pandya too fell cheaply. With 9 required off the last over, it was Dinesh Karthik who got the strike. But India’s Mr Finisher needed just two deliveries to finish things off. Sams’ first delivery went for a 6 and the next for a 4 as India clinched the match by 6 wickets with 4 balls to spare. Rohit remained unbeaten on 46 laced with 4 fours and 4 sixes.