India Left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav yet again showed why he is one of the finest bowler in world cricket at the moment as he yet again deceived Glenn Maxwell and bagged his wicket during a crucial juncture of the game. Australia looked in a commanding position when Kuldeep Yadav got the prized wicket of Maxwell. The swashbuckling batsman attempted a reverse sweep but didn’t manage to make contact. It struck him adjacent to the stumps and the umpire had no hesitation in ruling the decision in favour of the home team.
Shikhar Dhawan played a gem of an innings
After batting first, India got off to a sensational start courtesy opening pair Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Both were short of runs coming into this encounter. However, the champion opening duo silenced their critics again by stitching together a memorable 193 runs stand. Shikhar Dhawan needed runs behind his belt and he started off with some blazing shots in the opening powerplay.
He looked in superb touch and smashed the Australian bowlers all around the park. Rohit Sharma played the catch-up cricket to perfection in the middle overs and raced of to 95 in no time. He gave Shikhar Dhawan a good competition and at one stage he went past his score. Following his dismissal on 95, Dhawan completed a brilliant century.
The southpaw was dismissed on 143 by Pat Cummins. Australia started off in the worst possible manners and lost the wickets of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh in quick succession. However, it was a great partnership between Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb which helped Australia claw their way back into the match.
They batted quite brilliantly and stitched together a brilliant partnership to keep Australia in the hunt. Peter Handscomb scored well constructed century and batted brilliantly. Ashton Turner played a brilliant knock towards the final phase of the match. In the end, Ashton Turner played a match-winning knock for Australia to keep them in the series. He scored 84 of 45 deliveries which included 5 fours and 6 sixes.