IND vs AUS: We Need To Take The Momentum Forward: Dinesh Karthik Is Thrilled After India Level Series Against Australia

Updated - 23 May 2024, 12:31 PM

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Rohit Sharma and Axar Patel received praise from Dinesh Karthik for their game-winning performances against Australia in Nagpur.

In the second T20I, India defeated Australia by six wickets thanks to an unbeaten 46 by Rohit and two wickets by Axar. India’s victory brought the three-match T20I series to a 1-1 tie.

Rohit Sharma. PC- Getty
Rohit Sharma. PC- Getty

On Friday, September 23, the second game of the three-match T20I series took place at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur between the Aaron Finch- and Rohit Sharma-led India National Cricket Teams.

The three-match series was tied at 1-1 when India National Cricket Team defeated Australia National Cricket Team by 6 wickets with 4 balls remaining in the contest. At Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, the series finale will be played on Sunday, September 25.

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India National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter

The winning boundary’s hitter, Dinesh Kartik, praised the performance of Axar Patel and Rohit Sharma and welcomed Bumrah’s return to the squad.

“Rohit was trying to tell me what the bowler would do. I had my plans. As a middle-order batter, it is all about execution. It feels good to hit the winning runs. Rohit with the bat and Axar with the ball stood out. It is also good to see Bumrah back,” said Dinesh Karthik after India’s win in Nagpur.

Team India has to take the momentum: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik emphasized that after levelling the three-match series at 1-1, Team India needed to keep moving forward.

“We need to take the momentum forward, 1-1 is a good score. You want to play those crunch games. But more importantly, we are happy to have put up a show for the crowd with no injuries,” Dinesh Karthik added.

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In a rain-drenched T20I match in Nagpur, Rohit Sharma gave India a significant advantage by winning the toss and choosing to chase. The game was postponed by two and a half hours due to the outfield’s waterlogged condition caused by Nagpur’s overnight rainfall.

Umesh Kumar was replaced by Jasprit Bumrah, who returned to the team, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whose form had taken a minor fall, was replaced by Rishabh Pant. Australia replaced batsman Josh Inglis with all-rounder Sean Abbott in the meantime.

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