India Dominates 2nd T20I, Defeats Australia by 44 Runs to Lead Series 2-0

India’s powerhouse performance in the second T20I against Australia leads to a 44-run victory, extending their lead to 2-0 in the five-match series.

India secured a commanding victory over Australia in the second T20I held in Thiruvananthapuram, extending their series lead to 2-0. The hosts, batting first, set a formidable target of 235/4. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad forged a strong opening partnership, with Jaiswal scoring a rapid 53 off 25 balls. Ishan Kishan‘s fiery 52 off 32 balls and Gaikwad’s composed 58 off 43 further powered India’s innings. Rinku Singh‘s quickfire 31 off 9 deliveries bolstered the total.

Australia, in pursuit of the mammoth target, faced early setbacks as Ravi Bishnoi and Axar Patel’s early blows restricted their momentum. Bishnoi’s three crucial wickets, including key dismissals in the powerplay, and Prasidh Krishna’s impactful performance, claiming three wickets, thwarted Australia’s chase.

Although Marcus Stoinis and Tim David‘s partnership offered some resistance, Bishnoi’s crucial dismissal of David and Mukesh Kumar’s breakthroughs halted Australia’s progress. Despite Matthew Wade‘s late efforts, Australia fell short, managing 191/9 in their allotted overs.

India’s dominant display in both batting and bowling solidifies their lead in the series, with Bishnoi and Krishna emerging as key figures, securing three wickets each.


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