Australia thrash India by 8 wickets to level T20I series


India vs Australia 2nd T20I will be played from 7 PM IST in ACA-Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati.

It was the first global game played at the venue and the packed crowd was in for a shock after Rohit hit two crisp fours in the opening over bowled by Behrendorff.

India had a forgettable outing with both bat and ball as Australia bounced back in the T20 series with a crushing eight-wicket win in the second game on Tuesday.

It exposed Australia's wafer-thin middle order, and India helped themselves to some more wickets.

While India looking to continuing their domination and seal the series in Guwahati, the Australia is looking to level the series by winning this match. Kohli took the catch again as India sniffed a possible win.

But the Virat Kohli led Indian team had forced to cancel net practicing before the second T-20 due to bad weather.

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Behrendorff, who debuted in Ranchi, picked Rohit in only his fourth ball to get his maiden global wicket. He then removed Manish Pandey with a delivery that held its line outside the off stump and also sent back the risky Shikhar Dhawan.

At the same time, after being out of the series of regular Australian captain Steve Smith, and not Glenn Maxwell's form, the full load of the team's batting has come to the caretaker captain David Warner and Aaron Finch, who started the innings with them.

West Australian paceman Jason Behrendorff says a Test debut is his ultimate motivation after a stunning man-of-the-match performance in his second worldwide match for Australia. We would have bowled first as well.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ashish Nehra, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel.

He might be making his worldwide debut in this series but the paceman is a veteran of 40 T20 matches, in which he has picked up an impressive haul of 57 wickets at a strike rate of 15.4.