India vs Australia T20I: Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav lead India to a 2-1 win over Australia
India might have come into the Australia T20I series with plenty of question marks due to their poor showing in the Asia Cup. However, they proved there is enough quality for them to remain a threat in bilateral series – and maybe, just maybe, their T20 World Cup hopes aren’t quite dead.
For in the deciding T20I in Hyderabad, the hosts turned up when it mattered most. Thanks in large part to half-centuries from Virat Kohli (63) and Suryakumar Yadav (69), India marched home to a six-wicket win on Sunday (September 25).
Not that it was as easy a win as the scorecard made it out to be. Indeed, both teams ended up suffering a bit of a blip in scoring in the middle of their respective innings.
For India, that came after the dismissal of Yadav. He and Kohli and done well to resurrect the run-chase after India lost openers KL Rahul (1) and Rohit Sharma (17) cheaply.
Their 104-run stand not only revived the run-chase after India was 30-2 in less than four overs, but it put them in an excellent position to take the game home.
However, India struggled to up the ante once Surya departed. Kohli could not get the big shots needed to keep the scoreboard pressure away, so Australia went into the final few overs with an outside chance of clinching the game.
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