India and Australia Tied for T20 Series: 1- 1

By Dhanu Delphi on October 11, 2017

India and Australia are coming to the end of Australia’s cricket tour of India. The Indian team beat Australia by an overwhelming four out of five One Day International matches, and the three-match Twenty20 International series is underway.

India won the first of the three T20I games, and Australia has won the second T20 match. Australia won the match by eight wickets. The Australian team ended the game with 122/2 in 15.3 overs, and India ended on 118/10 in 20 overs.

With one game to each team, fans are looking forward to the final T20 match on Friday, 13th October. The game will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Who Will Win the Final T20I of the Series?

Although the hosts have been having an excellent run, the Australian cricket team has managed to equalize the T20 Series. With the score deadlocked at 1 – 1, it is unknown which way the final game will go.

There are those who believe that India will win the final T20 of the series because this was Australia’s first T20I win against the hosts on their home ground in five T20Is. Adding in T20Is between the two teams that have been played out of India, the Indian team has had seven wins in a row against its Australian opponents.

On the flip side, Australia’s win ended with 27 balls to spare. This is the highest number of balls to spare by any team against India on home ground in T20Is. The previous record of balls to spare in a win against India in India took place in 2015 from the South African cricket team.

Virat Kohli, the Indian team’s skipper, commented on the match: “Not the performance we wished for. Australia were much better on the day. We were not good enough with the bat.”

Player of the Match: Jason Behrendorff

Kohli complimented the Player of the Match, Jason Behrendorff, from the Australian team. He noted: “I thought the ball to Rohit was very good. His line and length was very tight. He made us think. Credit to him for hitting the right areas. He definitely had a top class day today.”