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Ind vs Aus: Glenn Maxwell overshadowed Virat Kohli's knock as he hit an amazing ton, Australia won by 7 wkts

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2019, 22:44 IST

Aaron Finch-led Australian team won the second T20I by 7 wickets to win the two-match series by 2-0. Opener D’Arcy Short set the stage for the Kangaroos with his 28-ball 40 before falling to Shankar’s ball. His partner Marcus Stoinis was clean bowled by Siddharth Kaul off just 7 runs. Skipper Aaron Finch continued his terrible form as he was dismissed by Vijay Shankar off 8 runs.

Glenn Maxwell proved his worth again by hitting two back to back fifties, Maxwell scored an amazing ton in the match hitting 55-ball 113 including 7 boundaries and 9 sixes. Peter Handscomb scored 20 off 18 balls to finish the game for Australians.

For India, Vijay Shankar was the highest wicket-taker with two wickets, while Siddharth Kaul took one. Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Krunal Pandya went wicketless.

Glenn Maxwell was honoured with the man of the match award for his 55-ball 113. Maxwell was awarded the man of the series as well for his half-century in the first match and his century in the second.

In the first innings, Indian batsmen demolished Australian bowling attack as they made 190-4. KL Rahul fell short of 50 while attempting a ramp shot off Coulter Nile’s ball, he made 47 runs off 26 balls before falling to Coulter-Nile’s ball. Shikhar Dhawan who came in place of Rohit Sharma made 24-ball 14 before giving a catch to Marcus Stoinis off Behrendorff’s ball.

Rishabh Pant continued his poor streak of performances when he attempted a shot without timing and gave away a catch to Jhye Richardson off D’Arcy Short’s ball, Pant made just 1 run off 6 balls. MS Dhoni came in and played a wonderful cricket after a lot of criticism in last match. Dhoni made 40 0ff 23 balls.

Skipper Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer for India as he made an amazing 72 off just 38 balls. Kohli’s half-century included 6 sixes and 2 four. Both Dhoni and Kohli made a hundred run stand before the wicket-keeper fell off Cummins' ball.

Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, D'Arcy Short and Pat Cummins took one wicket each to finish the first innings.

First published: 27 February 2019, 22:36 IST
 
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