After shedding the primary T20I towards Australia, India face a must-win scenario within the second T20I if they’re to remain alive within the three-match contest. The sequence is a part of the ultimate few sequence that India might be enjoying forward of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Earlier than the second T20I in Nagpur, former Indian cricket workforce captain Virat Kohli met with former India coach Ravi Shastri, who’s a part of the commentary panel for the official broadcasters.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri discussing within the area. pic.twitter.com/ycsJGifeJL
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Within the first T20I, India’s frailties with the ball have been laid naked as Australia gunned down a formidable 209-run goal moderately comfortably for a four-wicket win in Mohali on Tuesday. KL Rahul (55 off 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 not out off 30) helped India submit a frightening 208 for six after Australia put the hosts in to bat. Australia have been dominant within the run chase, romping residence in 19.2 overs. Final yr’s World Cup hero Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21) and Cameron Inexperienced (61 off 30) performed particular knocks to make brief work of a stiff goal.
After the loss, India skipper Rohit put the blame squarely on Indian bowlers. Skilled seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 52 runs in 4 overs, whereas Harshal Patel was taken for 49 runs in his full quota. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was hit for 42 in 3.2 overs.
“I do not suppose we bowled nicely. 200 is an effective rating to defend, and we did not take our probabilities within the area. It was a fantastic effort from our batters, however bowlers have been fairly not there. There are issues we have to take a look at,” a disenchanted Rohit mentioned on the presentation ceremony.
“We all know it is a high-scoring floor. You’ll be able to’t loosen up even should you get 200. We took wickets to an extent, however they performed rather well. They performed some extra-ordinary pictures. If I used to be in that altering room, I might anticipate to chase that complete. You’ll be able to again your self to get 60 runs within the remaining 4 overs. We weren’t capable of take their wicket,” he added.
With PTI inputs
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