In the Australia tour of India, Australia took the lead against India by 4 wickets on the grounds of Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on September 20, 2022.
Australians opted to bowl first; the top order batters, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walked up to the crease to kick off the action against the attacker Josh Hazlewood. On his strike, Sharma departed early from the pitch, scoring 11 off 9 with India at 25/1 in 3 overs.
Virat was the incoming batter to join Rahul and Adam Zampa started with three dots against King Kohli who managed to hit a four in the final ball. While struggling to find big hits, Kohli lost his wickets to Nathan Ellis; India at 35/2 in 5 overs.
After losing the big wickets, the partnership of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav stabilized team India. Josh packed another wicket in the form of KL Rahul who slammed 55 off 35 deliveries single-handedly, moving India’s score to 103/3 in 12 overs. Yadav stole the show with back-to-back sixes against Zampa. After Yadav departed from the pitch, Pandya took the charge and stamped his authority in the game, amassing 50 in 25 balls. Giving some wonderful long-on fence shots, Pandya finished the match in style and India stood at 208/6 in 20 overs.
For the run chase of 209, Aaron Finch and Cameron Green walked to the crease to face the lead attack by Bhvneshwar Kumar. In the very first over, Finch started the drive with a six.
Cameron Green gave an explosive start and continued multiple boundaries and Australia got 16 runs in the 2nd over.
Rohit Sharma introduced the spinner Axar Patel and the move succeeded as he cleaned up Aaron Finch in the 3rd ball; Finch attempted to smash 22 in 13 balls with Australia at 40/1 in 4 overs.
Australia lost its two consecutive wickets in the same over. Thereafter, the carnage by Steve Smith and Cameron Green continued and the Indian bowlers struggled to knock out and Australia reached 109/1 comfortably.
Axar Patel brought a breakthrough for India as Cameron Green lost his wicket and departed for 61/30, with Australia at 112/2 in 11 overs.
On a strike by Hardik Pandya, Tim David and Josh Inglis slammed great boundaries with Australians enjoying a good over with the respective squad at 145/4 in 14 overs. After 17 overs, Australia moved to 169/5.
Matthew Wade took the game away, smashing fours and a couple of good shots, Australia at 207/5 after 19 overs.
Australia won the match by 4 wickets.
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- Aaron Finch (Captain)
- Cameron Green
- Steven Smith
- Glenn Maxwell
- Josh Inglis
- Tim David
- Matthew Wade
- Pat Cummins
- Nathan Ellis
- Adam Zampa
- Josh Hazlewood
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- KL Rahul
- Virat Kohli
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Dinesh Karthik
- Axar Patel
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Harshal Patel
- Umesh Yadav
- Yuzvendra Chahal