Ben McDermott

Australian batter Ben McDermott made many go gaga with his brutal shot in the ongoing fifth T20I against India. The dead rubber fifth game between the teams is taking place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Australia started the chase of 161 runs on a high note as Travis Head (28) slammed Indian bowlers all over the park. Even though Josh Phillippe (4) lost his wickets early, Ben McDermott made sure that he kept the run rate on high.

Ben McDermott so far has played some crisp shots in his innings. But his one hit caught the attention of many. He smacked Avesh Khan for a gigantic 98m six that landed on the roof of Bengaluru. It made the crowd go gaga and cheer loudly.

Avesh Khan bowled a short-of-length delivery to which Ben McDermott charged down the track. He got a flat top edge on the pull and the ball flew away for a big six. Here’s the video:

Ben McDermott will be crucial for Australia’s chances in the last game. He will have to carry his bat to take his team through. Australia are under pressure as they lost a few quick wickets and were left tottering at 55/3.

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Ravi Bishnoi brought India back into the game after the brutal start by Australia. The spinner castled the stumps of Travis Head for 28 runs. If this was not enough he also removed Aaron Hardie for 6 runs.

IND vs AUS: Shreyas Iyer, Jitesh Sharma and Axar Patel play vital knock to power India to 160 runs

India were asked to bat first and they didn’t get the desired start they wanted. Yashasvi Jaiswal (21) lost his wicket early and following that Ruturaj Gaikwad (10) perished as well. Shreyas Iyer (53) played a vital knock and batted till the last over while wickets kept tumbling around him.

Jitesh Sharma (24) and Axar Patel (31) supported him well as India posted a total of 160 runs on the board. For Australia, Tanveer Sangha was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 1/26.

Ankitjit is an author at Cricketaddictor. He has been working with the organization since April 2023 and he has written more than 2000 articles for the website.