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India vs Australia 2017, 2nd T20I: Hits and Misses

Rupin Kale
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953   //    11 Oct 2017, 00:41 IST

Behrendorff ripped through the Indian top-order
Behrendorff ripped through the Indian top-order

The first chapter of international cricket in the Barsapura Cricket Stadium in Guwahati did not turn out well for the hosts, India, as Australia thrashed them with 8 wickets remaining in the second game of the three-match T20I series.

David Warner won the toss and decided to field first. Newcomer Jason Behrendorff ripped through the Indian top order and the hosts could never truly recover. Virat Kohli and co. put up a weak target of just 118, which was chased down by the kangaroos in less than 16 overs.

Here are the hits and misses from the game:

#1 Hit: Jason Behrendorff

Australia's 9-wicket loss against India in the first match of the series was barely an ideal debut for the man from New South Wales.

He made a mark in the second game though, and did so with some serious in-swing bowling. He scalped the wickets of the famed top four of the Indian batting line-up and reduced the hosts to 27 for 4.

The delivery that dismissed Rohit Sharma swung in beautifully and bamboozled the batsman who succumbed to a plumb LBW shout. Behrendorff also became the first bowler to send Kohli back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers in T20 international cricket.

In his spell of four overs, he not only picked up big wickets but gave away just 21 runs, at less than six runs an over.

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