Australia beat India by 4 wickets in first T20
India trail 0-1 in 3-match T20I series
Indian team could not defend the score of 208 runs
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team was defeated by the current world champions Australia (IND v AUS) by 4 wickets in the first T20 match of the 3-match series. Rohit Sharma and Company, despite scoring 208 runs, lost the match easily with 4 balls remaining. For Team India, now the next two T20s of the series are like knockouts. India will now have to win both the T20 matches to win the series. During the first match, many times captain Rohit Sharma was seen frustrated, upset and angry on the field. The pressure was clearly visible on his face. Team India dropped 3 catches. Rohit also missed an opportunity to take DRS in the beginning, which benefited Australia.
There were many such opportunities during the match, which captain Rohit Sharma failed to catch, due to which the team had to suffer and in the end, Australia succeeded in chasing the second highest score of T20. Let us know what were those opportunities, which India lost and in the end the match too. Team India had set a target of 209 runs in front of Australia. He needed a good start in bowling which he did not get. Cameron Green, playing his second match of T20 International career, put pressure on the Indian bowler from the beginning, from which the host bowler could not recover.
Green got life in the eighth over
Green and Smith were moving towards a good score by playing a fast half-century partnership for the second wicket. In the meantime, when Axar Patel gave life to Green in the eighth over, he was on 43 runs off Hardik’s ball. After this, in the very next over, Axar came to bowl and Smith got life in his over, when KL Rahul dropped his catch. Captain Rohit Sharma did not even succeed in setting the fielding according to the bowlers’ mind.
Captain got angry on Dinesh Karthik in Umesh Yadav’s over
Umesh Yadav was called after a long time in place of Mohammed Shami in the T20 team, because Shami had to be out of the team due to Kovid. But he proved ineffective from the very first over and conceded 27 runs in two overs. Although he took two wickets in his second over, that too from DRS. DRS captain Rohit Sharma took it and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik was seen fuming as the DRS call did not come from his side.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved to be expensive again
In the Asia Cup, two matches of Super 4 against Pakistan and Sri Lanka were beaten fiercely in the 19th over and in the end, India had to face defeat in the matches, as well as being out of the Asia Cup. Despite this, captain Rohit Sharma again got Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 19th over in today’s match against Australia and he gave away 18 runs, making the victory in the last over a mere formality.
There was no advantage of sending the letter before Karthik in batting
After losing the toss, Team India managed to put up a good score of 208 runs from Hardik Pandya’s punch after KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, but captain Rohit also tried to experiment in the batting lineup, in which he was successful. not found. Before Dinesh Karthik, sent Akshar Patel for batting, which did not get any special benefit. Akshar soon got out and returned to the pavilion.
Poor fielding, three catches and lost matches
Indian fielders also performed poorly. Akshar Patel dropped Green’s catch at the very beginning. After this, KL Rahul dropped the catch of Steve Smith. Harshal Patel did the right thing in the 18th over, leaving the catch of Matthew Wade and completed. Rohit’s formula did not work even in the death overs. Rohit was seen fretting in the field many times regarding fielding.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 20, 2022, 23:53 IST