Australia Wins T20I Series in India

By Dhanu Delphi on February 28, 2019

The Australian cricket team is currently on a short tour of India. The tour consists of two T20 Internationals and five One Day Internationals. In an unexpected turn of events, Australia has won both T20I matches. In the second match, India ended on 190/4 and Australia ended with 194/3. Australia won by seven wickets with two balls left.

Australia’s captain, Aaron Finch, noted that it is a special moment to beat India on their home turf. The team’s Glenn Maxwell, named Man of the Match and Series, also commented on the win. He noted that Australia had really wanted to see success in India. In general, the Australian cricket team does not have a good track record when playing in India.

It wasn’t so long ago that India played particularly well during the team’s tour of Australia. During the tour in November and December 2018, the two teams tied in the T20I series. After that, India won the Test series, and the ODI series. The results were unexpected, and a big blow for Australia.

Virat Kohli Comments on the Loss

India’s team captain, Virat Kohli, noted that not only was it a short series, the visitors simply outplayed their hosts. Despite India’s improvement in the second ODI, ending with a competitive total of 190, Australia pulled ahead. Kohli credits Australia’s win to Maxwell, who played cricket on a level in which his team deserved to win.

Since there was a lot of dew, Kohli noted that it was not easy for the bowlers. The batsmen certainly had an easier time of it than the bowlers. Kohli made 72 runs, while KL Rahul contributed 47, and MS Dhoni added in 40.

With the World Cup coming soon, Kohli noted that a T20I series loss is not something to be concerned about. India is currently experimenting with the squad ahead of the World Cup, and will continue doing this in the ODIs.