Rohit Sharma hits 46 not out for India in rain-hit second T20I in second match . Matthew Wade hits 43 in rain-hit second T20I in second match .
NAGPUR: India won a series-levelling six-wicket win over Australia in a rain-hit second T20I here on Friday, with Rohit Sharma showing his six-hitting prowess with an unbeaten 46.Axar Patel snapped two wickets in a fiery spell.In a match that was shortened to eight overs due to a rainy outfield, India skipper Manohar Singh single-handedly helped India beat a target of 91 with four sixes and as many fours.Scorecard As it happened, Matthew Wade smashed an unbeaten 20-ball 43 to drive Australia to a 90 for five.Rohit made his aim clear as he went on a six-hit spree, unleashing three monstrous hits off Josh Hazlewood in the first round to give Indias chase a flying start.Pat Cummins (123 in 2 overs) was sent into the stands before being lifted Adam Zampa (316 in 2 overs) over long-off for another maximum.But the spinner came back to haunt KL Rahul (10), who was about to go for a slog-sweep.Virat Kohli (11) took up a boundary from Daniel Sams before smacking one over Zampas head for another four minutes. As India fell to 55 for 3 in 4.3 overs, Zampa dealt a double blow when he trapped Suryakumar Yadav (0) in the very next ball.Rohit continued to go strong as he chipped one over cover and then pulled one over a short fine as Sean Abbott conceded 11 runs.Hardik Pandya scored a four off Cummins, but he couldnt keep up as he holed out to Finch in the seventh over.(AP Photo) Dinesh Karthik, the designated finisher, played his part to perfection, tossing off the remaining runs with a six and a four. Jasprit Bumrah (123 in 2 overs), who has been out of action since the end of England tour due to a back injury, has produced a spectacular yorker to get rid of the dangerous Finch during his tour.Wade saved the visitors from ending it in a flourish when he and Steve Smith (8) added 44 runs in the final 18 balls.Harshal had another forgettable evening, when he conceded 32 in his two innings without a wicket.On Sunday, the two teams will travel to Hyderabad for the series-deciding third T20I.
WHAT. A. FINISH! 👍 👍— BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2022
WHAT. A. WIN! 👏 👏@DineshKarthik goes 6 & 4 as #TeamIndia beat Australia in the second #INDvAUS T20I. 👌 👌@mastercardindia | @StarSportsIndia
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