Full Match Report – India vs UAE Asia Cup T20 2016

Loud cheers roared around the MCG crowd as there is no better side in the world than India when they really gets going. Kohli in his post match interview was happy about his performance and the boys like Jadeja and Ashwin. Towards the end, the two wickets in the last over was sensational.

Australia, who chose to field today are only looking to restore some pride in the 3rd T20 now. India is leading the series and victorious in the series so far with 2-0. Bumrah and Jadeja took 2 wickets each, Pandya also took 1 wicket as well as Yuvraj Singh claimed 1 wicket.

The match started in the fantastic lights and immediately RG Sharma and S Dhawan started smashing Aussies. Sharma made 60 and Dhawan made 42. Kohli made another fantastic 59 and remained not out with a strike rate of 178.78.

It was all India dominating in the first innings. The Indian crowd was in large attendance, roaring and cheering on every stroke. Dhoni made a quick 14 on 19 balls. On AJ Tye and Maxwell took one wickets each for Australia. Finch was the impressive batsman for Australia today.

He played for 74 runs in 48 balls with a strike rate of 148. Australia needed a bit more performances but unfortunately Marsh was caught out for his 23. Lynn and Maxwell failed miserably for not going into double figures.

The great start by openers did not lasted long as the middle order never really settled down. Wade was the last hope for Australia in the middle but he remained not out at 16, losing partners constantly and not being able to accelerate at any point.

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After Faulkner went out for 10, it was all over for Aussies. The whole team could only make 157 runs in 20 overs. The Captain expressed his disappointment on the batting today.

But he appreciated how Indians outplayed them in every department today. The next T20 is not important for the result but a good game is expected if Australians want to turn things around and not end up losing the series 3-3.

 

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