This is likely to remain the story once again unless Australia is able construct something outstanding to undo the current competence of the home side. The ACA-Barsapara Stadium will be making its global debut, adding to the growing list of cricket venues in the country.
The latest instance of this dominance was when India defeated Australia by nine wickets in the first T20I match in Ranchi on Saturday.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah snapped up the Australian openers cheaply.
The left-arm paceman ripped through the hosts’ top order in Guwahati before an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 109 from Moises Henriques (62no) and Travis Head (48no) helped Australia coast to victory. But on Tuesday, Henriques played the tweakers well. Kuldeep Yadav / Axar Patel, 10. Head also didn’t allow the spinners to settle.
Maxwell fell to his least favourite bowler in recent times, Yuzvendra Chahal, unable to spank a long-hop over the fence and from there on it was a procession. Henriques, he showed his experience.
The left-armer became the first man to remove Virat Kohli for a duck in a T20 when he caught and bowled the India skipper off an nearly identical delivery. A soft surface with moisture underneath also offered variable bounce. The ACA-Barsapara Stadium will host its first global match today and we bring you all the related information. Rohit was dead in front.
Behrendorff landed the ball on length as Kohli looked to flick it on the leg for a run.
Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav will only look to adding depth to the formidable India batting.
Where is the India v/s Australia 2nd T20 worldwide? However, Dhawan and Kohli stood on the field to cross the golden target. Behrendorff had his fourth wicket. But 4/21 was a runaway Man-of-the-Match performance. The ball to Rohit [from Behrendorff] was pretty good. He’s got the height, the bounce and the swing. “We’ve got a lot to play for”, Warner said.
From 27/4 inside five overs, India’s recovery depended on Dhoni. Four others – debutant Jason Beherendoff, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa and Dan Christian – sent down one over each.
Much has been said about the finishing ability of Hardik Pandya. Warner’s captaincy was superb, and he never allowed the hosts an escape route.
“The day has finally arrived”, Buragohain told a leading news channel while conducting a series of meetings for the smooth conduct of the match.