India bid farewell to India by defeating Australia in the last match. On the back of Mukesh Kumar’s three wickets, India well defended the target of 160 runs.
India defeated Australia in a minor match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. India defeated Australia 4-1 in the five-match T20 series. Indian bowlers are very rare today.
Mukesh Kumar, who returned to play in the series after getting married, took three wickets and did not allow any Australian batsman to dominate. Earlier, after losing the toss, India had given Australia a target of 161 runs to win. But the Australian team collapsed to 154.
In response to Shreyas Iyer’s half-century, Ben McDermott also played a brilliant innings of 54 runs for Australia. But his team could not win. Arshdeep Singh ended Ben’s innings. Travis Head scored 28 runs, and Matthew Wade scored 22 runs.
In bowling, apart from Mukesh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets each for India. Bishnoi took a wicket in his first over for the third consecutive match. Akshar Patel was successful, but he won the most economically. He gave away 14 runs in four overs.
Earlier, the Indian team, which batted first, failed on a slow pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal hit some nice shots, but nothing could form a big partnership between him and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
India scored just 42 runs in six overs in the powerplay, and during this, the two opening batsmen returned to the pavilion. Jaiswal scored 21 runs in 15 balls, and Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 10 runs in 12 balls. Jaiswal gave away his catch while trying to play a long shot; the same was the case with Gaikwad.
After dismissing Gaikwad, Ben Dwarschwiss also sent captain Suryakumar Yadav to the pavilion with a personal score of five runs. Rinku Singh also failed to show his magic and was caught long on by leg spinner Tanveer Sangha. That time, he played after scoring six runs.
India’s top four batsmen were not out at a score of 55. Shreyas Iyer was trapped at one end. Iyer scored 53 runs on 37 balls. He hit five fours and two sixes in his par. Akshar Patel, who batted at number seven, contributed 31 runs with two fours and a six off 21 balls.
India could score only 61 runs in 10 overs. After this, 16 runs were scored in the next over by Dwarschwiss, which also included a six and a four from Iyer. Jitesh Sharma also bowled well. But with a score of 24 runs, Hardy showed them the way to the pavilion.
After this, Akshar and Iyer made a partnership of 46 runs for the sixth wicket. Iyer completed his half-century in 36 balls by hitting a six in the last over of Nathan Ellis’ innings (one wicket for 42 runs). But he can’t get the team points by staying until the end.