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Australia vs India 2018: 5 unnoticed records from the T20I series

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The series ended 1-1
The series ended 1-1

India is currently in the tour to Australia to play three T20I's, four Tests and three ODIs. The T20 series ended 1-1 for each side.

The first match of the series was played in Gabba, Brisbane. Having put on to bat first Australia made 158 for the loss of seven wickets and the match was reduced to 17 overs overdue to rain interruption.

India was given a target of 174 by Duckworth Lewis Method calculation. India lost the game by four runs. 

The second match was held at Melbourne cricket ground. Australia batted first again and scored 132 for the loss of seven wickets before rain interrupted the play for the second consecutive game in the series. Further rain delay, made the match end in a no contest.

Sydney was the host for the third game. With a good weather on a Sunday evening, Australia batted first for the third time in the series on a slow track and scored 164 in 20 overs and India chased the score with two balls to spare.

Shikhar Dhawan was named the Man of the series for his scores of 74 and 41 in the two innings he played.

Here we look at the five records that were unnoticed in the T20 series:

#1` Marcus Stoinis picked up two wickets in a T20I for the first time

Stoinis has improved on his bowling
Stoinis has improved on his bowling

Marcus Stoinis has become a part of the Australian side in the limited overs format in the past two years. 


He made his T20 debut against England in 2015 and has played 17 matches since then. He is a middle-order batsman who can bowl in the middle overs.

Playing primarily as a batsman in his first few matches in international career, his bowling has been improved in the last few months as he picked up 3 for 18 in an ODI against South Africa earlier this month.

In the first match of the series in Gabba, Brisbane. He picked up the wickets of DK and Krunal Pandya in the last over.

He was given the opportunity to bowl the last over where he had to defend 13 runs. Krunal scored two of the first and he got out in the third ball caught at long on and DK was caught out in long off the next ball.

India lost the match by four runs and this was the first time Marcus Stoinis has picked up more than wicket in T20 International. This spell came six days after the announcement that he is going to play for RCB in the next IPL.

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