Ravi Bishnoi yet again provided his team with the opening breakthrough as he removed Matthew Short for the second time in the series. The second T20I between India and Australia is taking place at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
After India posted a total of 235 runs, Australia were off to a decent start as Matthew Short and Steve Smith added 35 runs for the opening start. It seemed that they would be of the flier but Ravi Bishnoi drew the first blood for his team as he sent Matthew Short packing.
Ravi Bishnoi bowled a googly that pitched outside off. Matthew Short attempted a big swing away from the body with no foot movement. He was deceived by the googly as he got an inside edge that pegged back the leg stump.
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Matthew Short ended with the knock of 19 runs off 10 balls. He batted with a strike rate of 190 and also hit 3 fours in his innings. His innings set the platform for the other batters but they couldn’t get going at all as Indian bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals.
IND vs AUS: Ravi Bishnoi removes Josh Inglis and Tim David as well
After removing Matthew Short, Ravi Bishnoi removed Josh Inglis as well. The keeper-batter, who scored a century in the last game, perished for a low total in this game. The leg-spinner bowled a fuller, quick delivery to which the Australian batter tried to swing across the line.
He didn’t get it off the middle but it seemed that it would land safely. However, Tilak Varma stretched out every sinew and timed the jump perfectly while running backwards from mid-on. Josh Inglis scored just 2 runs off 4 balls.
If this was not enough, Ravi Bishnoi then sent Tim David packing as well. The Australian batter looked threatening and it seemed that he would take the game away from India. But the spinner provided his team with the crucial breakthrough. The batter was late on the pull and was caught in the deep. David scored 37 runs off 22 balls.