The young India National Cricket Team leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi picked up a huge wicket of the dangerous-looking Australia National Cricket Team opening batsman Travis Head in the 5th and final T20I of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, December 3.
Bishnoi has been excellent with the ball in the ongoing series against the Aussies. He has been very impactful in the powerplay overs as he has bowled 7 overs in this phase and picked up 5 wickets while conceding 45 runs. He has given away runs at an economy of 6.43 and has bowled 20 dot deliveries.
In the dead-rubber last T20I, Ravi Bishnoi came to bowl his first over in the 5th over of the second innings and removed the dangerous Travis Head on the 5th ball.
Head, who has troubled India a lot in the last 6 months, was back in the hut after scoring 28 runs off 18 balls, with 5 fours and 1 six. He batted with a strike rate of 155.55.
On the 5th ball of the 5th over, Ravi Bishnoi bowled a quicker googly on a length and Head went on the back foot to defend, missed it completely and the ball zipped to hit the top of the off-stump.
Watch: Ravi Bishnoi Castles Travis Head
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2023
Australia won the toss in the match and opted to bowl first. They made one change to their playing XI as Nathan Ellis replaced Chris Green. India also made a sole change as Deepak Chahar, who went back home due to a medical emergency, was replaced by Arshdeep Singh.
The opening batsmen Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad tried to provide India with a good start, but they were able to add just 33 runs together. After the dismissal of openers, India lost quick wickets and were reduced to 4-55.
Despite the loss of early wickets, Jitesh Sharma played with an attacking mindset and added a brilliant 42-run partnership in 24 balls with Shreyas Iyer.
After that, Axar Patel played a fantastic knock of 31 runs off 21 balls to provide stability to the Indian batting unit. However, the top performer for the side was Shreyas Iyer, who scored 53 runs off 37 balls, with 5 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, India posted a good total of 160/8 on the board.