Overwhelming dominant so far against the Aussies, the Indian team had come aiming to wrap up another series win when they take on a fumbling Australia in the second T20I. The ACA-Barsapara Stadium is making its international debut with the match, adding to the growing list of cricket venues in the country.
As it was the fresh pitch to the Australians and also for the Indians, the report said to be the non-bouncy throughout the match. However, Australian captain David Warner won the toss and after a few plans went wrong, he elected to bowl first.
His anticipation putting the hosts to batting has worked out completely well. The one-match old bowler Jason Behrendorff had ripped the Indian top order by taking back-to-back wickets of the world class batsmen.
In the very first over, Rohit hit Behrendorff for two boundaries and followed by becoming the victim to the bowler as LBW. Another lovely inswinger from Behrendorff. Full and pitching in line, just moving back in, this is the straightest delivery Behrendorff has bowled thus far and it hits the pad right in front of middle.
Rohit consults with Dhawan for the review, but sensibly Dhawan says no. Would have been an absolute waste. Captain Virat Kohli stepped in soon as his opener was dismissed soon. Kohli facing his second ball unexpectedly became the prey for the Australian.
Looked pretty close to pitching outside leg. He asked Dhawan and then decided not to send it upstairs. The replay is going to be interesting. What an over from Behrendorff. He wasn’t able to control the in-swing for the first three balls and then got it perfectly in the spot to trouble both Rohit and Kohli.
Behrendorff, who was in full swing bowling his second over. Manish Pandey has his own way of not covering the line of the ball. And that technique has led to his dismissal. The batsman played for swing, the ball just held its line and he nicked off. Brilliant start from Behrendorff, he’s got three already.
Rohit Sharma didn't waste too many balls.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) October 7, 2017
Rohit Sharma – After ten years of watching him in international cricket, his dismissals still keeps annoying the shit out of you. #INDvAUS
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 7, 2017
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) October 7, 2017
Behrendorff going through the Indian top order quicker than a dodgy beef vindaloo. #INDvAUS
— Paddy Sweeney (@SweeneyPaddy9) October 10, 2017
RCB to bid 12 crores for Jason Behrendorff in 4 months time? #INDvsAUS
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) October 10, 2017
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