Home Sports Cricket IND vs AUS T20Is | Shreyas, Mukesh and Bishnoi shine as Males in Blue clinch a humdinger

IND vs AUS T20Is | Shreyas, Mukesh and Bishnoi shine as Males in Blue clinch a humdinger

IND vs AUS T20Is | Shreyas, Mukesh and Bishnoi shine as Males in Blue clinch a humdinger


India’s Arshdeep Singh celebrating after winning the India vs Australia 5th T20 match, at M Chinnaswamy stadium (KSCA), in Bengaluru on December 03, 2023.

India’s Arshdeep Singh celebrating after successful the India vs Australia fifth T20 match, at M Chinnaswamy stadium (KSCA), in Bengaluru on December 03, 2023.
| Photo Credit: Ok. Murali Kumar

Australia’s hope of leaving the sub-continental shores with a comfort win proved a mirage as India gained the ultimate T20I by six runs on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium right here on December 3.

Chasing 161, Australia wanted 10 from the ultimate over, with the marauding Matthew Wade nonetheless on the crease. But Arshdeep Singh conceded simply three runs and likewise despatched again Wade (22, 15b, 4×4) by having him caught at long-on to make sure India completed the collection 4-1.

So lengthy as Travis Head was on the wicket (28, 18b, 5×4, 1×6), Australia cantered alongside. The southpaw hit Arshdeep for a hat-trick of boundaries — by extra-cover, down the bottom and huge of long-leg — muscled Avesh Khan over mid-wicket and lower him by cowl.

Ravi Bishnoi was summoned to cease the bleeding, however Head welcomed him with a slog-swept most over mid-wicket. But off the very subsequent ball, the leggie bamboozled Head with a slider that disturbed the off-stump. Not lengthy after, Bishnoi had Aaron Hardie caught at long-on.

The run movement was right down to a trickle and Australia didn’t breach the ropes for 3 full overs (eight to 10). But Ben McDermott, who had began with a two mighty sixes off Mukesh Kumar and Avesh, assumed the mantle by sending Bishnoi hovering over long-on, carving Arshdeep over deep-point after which smashing the left-armer straight right down to convey up his fifty off 34 balls.

Arshdeep, nevertheless, would have his revenge in the identical over when McDermott couldn’t clear Rinku Singh at long-off.

With 45 wanted from 30 balls, Avesh bowled a good eight-run over earlier than Mukesh conceded simply 5 and eliminated Matthew Short and Ben Dwarshuis off consecutive deliveries to scale back Australia to 129 for seven from 17 overs.

With 32 wanted from 18 balls, Wade hit Avesh for a hat-trick of boundaries to maintain Australia inside touching distance, just for Mukesh (nineteenth over, seven runs) and Arshdeep to thwart his best-laid plans.

Earlier, after being requested to bat first, India struggled to stroke freely on a pitch that was double-paced and had some flip. Yashasvi Jaiswal, as he has executed all collection, punted on his belligerent hitting and clubbed Aaron Hardie and Jason Behrendorff for a few sixes.

But Jaiswal’s dismissal within the fourth over — caught by a operating Nathan Ellis from square-leg off Behrendorff — triggered a mini collapse. From 33 for no loss, India slumped to 55 for 4, with Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav and Rinku all again within the hut.

Australia’s fielding was tight and its catching wonderful. With the outfield additionally sluggish, the least obstructive and frictionless path in the direction of scoring massive was to deal in sixes or by way of boundaries behind sq..

Shreyas Iyer (53, 37b, 5×4, 2×6) did precisely that, creaming Dwarshuis over long-off, nicking behind the wicket-keeper to gather a few fours and utilizing the tempo of the ball to ease Dwarshuis previous level for his finest shot of the night.

Along with Shreyas’ half-century, neat cameos from Jitesh Sharma (24, 16b, 3×4, 1×6) and Axar Patel (31, 21b, 2×4, 1×6), propped India up, with the fifth- and sixth-wicket partnerships fetching 42 and 46 runs respectively. Two hours on, these efforts acquired a match-winning halo.


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