India vs Australia 2017, 2nd T20I: Jason Behrendorff slices through the Indian batting
Left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff sliced through the Indian top order in the second T20I at Guwahati as he picked up 4 wickets in his first three overs to leave the hosts reeling.
The Western Australian, who made his debut in the first T20I, ran in with the new ball and wreaked havoc as he accounted for Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, and Shikhar Dhawan, reducing India to 31 for 4 in the first 5 overs.
Rohit Sharma started off in a positive vein after David Warner won the toss and elected to field on a surface which had the sheen to be exploited. He hit the first ball for a boundary as he guided a wide full toss past backward point.
He then drove a pitched up ball past mid-off, but the joy was shortlived as the pacer came back with a length ball which pitched on a length and then nipped back in to pin Rohit in front of the stumps.
Indian captain Kohli came out to a raucous welcome but his stay was shortlived as he tried to flick a length ball towards square leg, but the ball kissed the inside edge, brushed the pads and ballooned towards Behrendorff who ran forward and completed the catch.
Manish Pandey, who in many ways is batting for his place, failed to make an impression as he offered a feeble bat to a ball which was angled across only to offer a meek edge through to Tim Paine.
Shikhar Dhawan looked to counterattack, but a stunning catch from David Warner at mid-off ended his stay when he looked to waltz down the track to loft a ball over the in-field but managed to only sky it. Warner turned around, took off, chased the ball and then set himself to complete a spectacular fielding.
3 overs, 4 wickets, 15 runs for Behrendorff.
He completed his spell in the 7th over of the innings with figures of four wickets for 21 runs.