India beat Australia by six wickets in the second T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Sunday.
After Australia put up a challenging 194/5 at the end of 20 overs in the first innings, India chased down 195 with the help of Hardik Pandya (42 off 22) and Shreyas Iyer (12 off 5) in the middle.
The 27-year-old all-rounder won the Player of the Match due to his decisive knock which consisted of three fours and two sixes. “I like to look at the scoreboard and play so that I know which bowlers to target,” Pandya said.
“I have been in these situations many times and I have learnt from my mistakes in the past. My game is always around the confidence which I carry, it has that fine line where I back myself and not become overconfident. I always remember all those times when we chased big totals and it helps,” he added.
This one is for everyone back home! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/nXsF7fS9PJ
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 6, 2020
That’s as clutch as they come from Hardik Pandya! 💥💥💥
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2020
India have not lost an away T20I since February 2019.
— ICC (@ICC) December 6, 2020
Zabardast hitting by @hardikpandya7 .
Wonderful start from @SDhawan25 and @klrahul11 , @imVkohli and a sensational bowling spell from @Natarajan_91 . And India seal the T20 series with a game to go. Maza aa gaya. pic.twitter.com/VDgb6CwT33
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 6, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 6, 2020
Rock star 🌟 pic.twitter.com/bY4U2b69YK
— DK (@DineshKarthik) December 6, 2020
Has to be among the most feared finishers in the game. @hardikpandya7
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 6, 2020
Hardik Pandya in Overs 16-20 in T20s in 2020
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) December 6, 2020
Hardik ‘Hard-Hitting’ Pandya 🥳😇
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 6, 2020
Hardik pandya is one of the most calm cool and clean hitter of the ball top class @hardikpandya7 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Hardik Pandya !!! 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀🏏👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 6, 2020
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