India vs Australia 2nd T20 Match Highlights: Team India is all set to take on Australia in the second T20I match in Nagpur today. Having lost the first T20 match against the formidable Aussies by four wickets the other day, this is a crucial match for India to keep the three-match series alive.
India’s bowling unit looked off colour during the first T20 match, with pacers conceding 150 runs in the 14 overs, even as Jasprit Bumrah’s fitness continues to remain a matter of worry for the team management.
With just a few matches remaining for India to play before the start of the T20 World Cup, Team India is currently looking a bit unsettled having lost out on the semi-final berth in the just concluded T20 Asia Cup. India will take on Pakistan on October 23 in its first match in the World Cup,
However, India’s batters looked strong in the first match of the series, with KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav helping India to pass the 200-run mark against the visitors. After chasing down the huge target in the first T20I, the Aussies currently look like a formidable unit despite missing important players like David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh. It will however look for best performance from their bowlers today.
Here are all the latest updates on Ind vs Aus Second T20 from Nagpur:
India win the match on the second ball of the last over! Karthik scores immaculate six and four!
Another four! India's total stands at 82/4 now
India loses another wicket!
Another four! India now need 14 runs in 9 balls
With this four, India's total comes to 75. India now need 16 runs in 10 balls
India 69/3, all eyes on Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul OUT!
Hacked match but full joy! Rohit Sharma is punishing the Australian bowlers. Sharma has scored 20 runs off 8 bowls.
And with that monstrous six, Sharma shows that he means business!
Australia has set a target of 91 runs for India. India would need to make 91 runs in 48 balls to keep its hope alive in the series.
With three sixes, Australia inches closer to 3-digit score! 11.49 run rate at the moment
Visitors lose four wickets in quick succession!
After Glenn Maxwell, Axar Patel gets Tim David! Clean bowled!
After first over, Australia has scored 10 runs with loss of no wicket.
Rohit Sharma wins toss, elects to bowl
Match reduced to eight-overs-a-side with two overs of Powerplay; toss at 09:15 pm
Concerns remain. Umpires say that they are looking at this game only and safety of the match remains. Next inspection at 8:45 pm.
There are approx 25,000-30,000 spectators in the stadium at the moment.
Inspection shortly, let's hope for the best! Umpires are out in the middle!
Fans are praying for small mercies from weather gods as suspense remains for the fate of today's match. Toss remains delayed as the officials will inspect the ground at 8 pm once again.
Hello and welcome to FE Online's live blog for India vs Australia 2nd T20 match today. As we wait for the toss, there's a lot of discussion on which are the bowlers Skipper Rohit Sharma will choose after the dismal first match performance.