Shreyas Iyer, Nathan Ellis

Shreyas Iyer played a staggering knock in the ongoing fifth T20I against Australia. The dead-rubber last game between the two teams is taking place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, where India were asked to bat first.

Shreyas Iyer played a lone hand for his team in Bengaluru as he played a sensational innings and took his team to a fighting total. Despite wickets falling at the other end, he made sure that he played till the end and kept his team in the hunt in the last game of the series.

Shreyas Iyer came to bat in the 4th over and played a staggering knock. He didn’t get the desired support from his teammates but he made sure that he kept the run rate in check. On a pitch, where every Indian batter struggled, he stood tall and played a blinder.

Shreyas Iyer’s stay at the crease however was cut short by Nathan Ellis in the last over. The fast bowler bowled a pinpoint yorker on the stumps that tailed into the middle stump. The batter tried to swing but the ball caught the pads and then hit the stumps.

Shreyas Iyer ended with the knock of 53 runs off 37 balls. He batted with a strike rate of over 143 and also smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. His knock powered India to a total of 160 runs. Apart from him, Jitesh Sharma (24) and Axar Patel (31) chipped in as well.

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IND vs AUS: The more I can get it outside of their hitting line, the more hard it is for them – Tanveer Sangha after his heroics against India

Tanveer Sangha was the shining light for Australia in the fifth game. He returned with the figures of 1/26, picking the wicket of Rinku Singh.

Tanveer Sangha talked about his bowling performance, saying that batters taking risks is a reward for him. He also added that he’s trying to bowl the stump line. He explained:

“Bit of tackiness in it, if you hit your length, it’s hard to get it off the square. Great pitch to bowl spin on. That’s the main thing with any wrist spinner – consistency. If a spinner can control his length, he can be very successful on most pitches in India. The more I can get it outside of their hitting line, the more hard it is for them. More risk for him, more advantage for me. That’s what I was trying to do against the lefties and tried to attack the stumps against the righties.”

India have already sealed the series 3-1. It remains to be seen if they can defend the total of 160 runs or not.

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