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India vs Australia 2017, 2nd T20I: 5 things we learnt from the match

Australia's fringe players shone in the series-levelling win.

Top 5 / Top 10 10 Oct 2017, 22:56 IST

Australia managed to put one past India and level the T20 series with one game to go. Credits: Indiatoday
Australia managed to put one past India and level the T20 series with one game to go

On a spicy Guwahati wicket, Jason Behrendorff swung the ball prodigiously to slice apart India's top order in the first three overs and set up a win for his country. Behrendoff's spell effectively sealed the game for the Aussies as India never really recovered from the early blows, eventually folding for 118.

Australia lost their openers early in the chase, with the Jasprit Bumrah-Bhuvneshwar Kumar pair once again striking with the new ball. However, the visitors found saviours in Travis Head and Moises Henriques. The duo stitched together a fabulous partnership that eventually led Australia to a series-levelling victory.

#5 Jason Behrendorff does a Mitchell Starc

Jason Behrendorff isn't the scariest of Australian fast bowlers but when there is moisture on the surface and movement in the air, the left-arm seamer is more than a handful. In the absence of Mitchell Starc, Behrendorff did exactly what the former is known to do - swing the ball in and befuddle the batsmen.

Rohit Sharma was the first to go, undone in the first over by late swing into him. Kohli followed suit in the final ball of the over, almost missing the ball entirely although it did catch an edge on its way back to Behrendorff. Manish Pandey then chased a wide one in the next over to gift Behrendorff his third of the match.

David Warner's stunner to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan gave the Perth Scorchers pace bowler his fourth of the game.

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