India Cricket Team created history after their 44-run win over Australia in the second T20I. The match between the two teams took place at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram and Men in Blue took a 2-0 lead in the five-game series.
With the win, India now became the team with the joint-most victories in the history of the T20Is. The Men in Blue now have 135 wins in 211 matches. They are now at the top of the list alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, who have 135 wins in 226 games.
India were asked to bat first and they were off the flying start as Yashasvi Jaiswal (52) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (58) added 77 runs for the opening partnership inside the power play. After the left-hander got out, Gaikwad held one end whereas others around him played freely.
Ishan Kishan (52) slammed a brutal half-century that set the tempo for the team. Before Suryakumar Yadav (19) and Rinku Singh (31*) played brutal cameos in the end powering India to a big total of 235 runs on the board. For Australia, Nathan Ellis picked three wickets whereas Marcus Stoinis picked one wicket.
With the ball, India were spot on as they chipped in from time to time and put Australian batters under pressure. They reduced the batting side to 58/4. After that Marcus Stoinis (45) and Tim David (37) played brutal knocks and put India under pressure but bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals.
Skipper Matthew Wade (42*) tried his best but in the end target was too much as India restricted Australia to 191-9. They won the game by 44 runs and bagged a 2-0 lead. The Men in Blue also are currently the No.1 ranked T20I side in the world.
IND vs AUS: The boys are not putting too much pressure on me – Suryakumar Yadav after India’s win in the second T20I
Indian captain Suryakumar Yadav talked about the win in the second game. He said that his players are performing well and are not pressure on him. He also lauded Rinku Singh for his staggering finish in the end. He elaborated:
“The boys are not putting too much pressure on me. They are taking onus. I told them before, to be prepared to bat first. There was a lot of dew. We talked about defending it later. When I saw Rinku come in to bat in the last game, the composure he showed was brilliant. It reminded me of someone(laughs). Everyone knows the answer(laughs again).”
The third T20I between India and Australia will be played on 28th November in Guwahati