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IND vs AUS – Didn’t expect to hit it like this – Rohit Sharma after match-winning performance in 6-wicket win over Australia

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Rohit Sharma’s India National Cricket Team scored a 6 wicket victory against Aaron Finch’s Australia National Cricket Team in the second T20I match of the three match series at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha , Nagpur, on Friday, September 23.

India won the toss and invited Australia to bat first in the match. Australia went 90-for-5 on the board aided by sensational batting performances from Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch. The wicketkeeper-batsman crushed 43 runs on 20 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes, and the Australian captain crushed 31 runs on 15 balls, including 4 fours and 1 six.

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Chasing the target, KL Rahul (10), Virat Kohli (11), Suryakumar Yadav (0) and Hardik Pandya (9) were unable to play big shots. However, captain Rohit Sharma led from the front and smashed 46 unbeaten runs from 20 balls, including 4 fours and 4 sixes, and batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed a 2 ball 10 to end the game.

You really can’t plan too much in such a short game – Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma.  PC-Getty
Rohit Sharma. PC-Getty

During the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit Sharma, who was named Man of the Match, said that even he was surprised by his striking power in the match. He said:

“I was also quite surprised actually. I didn’t expect to hit him like that, I’m glad he came out. For the last 8-9 months I have been playing like this.”

Rohit Sharma further discussed the performances of Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah in the second T20I. He said:

“You really can’t plan too much in such a short game. The bowlers had something to play and we played well. The dew started to arrive later, so we saw some full releases from Harshal. Coming back after a couple of months, the back injury can be tricky. I’m not going to talk too much about how he bowled. He got us the crucial wicket. As a team, we are not going to analyze too much. I just want you to come and enjoy it.”

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Axar Patel. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma was also very impressed with the performances of Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik in the match. He elaborated:

“Axar can bowl at any stage, it gives me the advantage of using the other bowlers in different situations as well, maybe use the pacers in the intermissions if he bowls on the power play. I’d like to see his batting too. I’m glad DK was able to finish well. It’s been a while since he’s had any time in the middle. There was this thought if we should include Rishabh but I thought Sams was going to throw in the cutters so I thought I’d let DK in and he’s playing that role anyway for us. The gardeners have been here since 1:30 pm to prepare the gardens.”

Also read: IND vs AUS: “Hitting a six from each ball is impossible”: Aakash Chopra advises Rohit Sharma

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