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India vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights: Hardik Pandya takes visitors home, India seal series

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 2nd T20 Highlights: Australia posted 194/5 in 20 overs. India chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand and 2 balls to spare.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 6, 2020 5:23:04 pm
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India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 2nd T20 Highlights: India chased down 195 to win the 2nd T20I vs Australia at the SCG with 6 wickets in hand and 2 balls to spare.

Matthew Wade (58) got the home team off to a rocking start before Steve Smith (46) shepherded the second half of the chase. Australia scored 194/5. T Natarajan (2/20) was the only Indian bowler not to be smashed for runs. Shikhar Dhawan (52) and Virat Kohli (40) got the chase off to a sedate start. Kohli fell just as the final part of the chase approached, after which Hardik Pandya (42*) took over and smashed India home with 2 balls to spare.

Australia v India Twenty20 Series 2020

2nd T20I, SCG, Sydney, 06 Dec, 2020

IND 195 / 4 (19.4)

vs

AUS 194 / 5 (20.0)

BatsmenRB
Hardik Pandya42 22
Shreyas Iyer12 5
BowlersORWKT
Daniel Sams3.4 41 1
Sean Abbott2.0 17 0

India win by 6 wickets

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India vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights:

17:16 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Hardik Pandya takes India home, India seal series

Six! Hardik Pandya does it again! Takes India home with 2 balls to spare. Hitting sixes nonchalantly on the way. India win the 2nd T20I by 6 wickets. They thus seal the series 2-0.

17:14 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Hardik Pandya takes India within one shot of win

It's Sams bowling the all-important 20th over. On debut! Pandya gets a double off the first ball. The next ball is nailed over wide long on. Six! Hardik Pandya the man for India! Just 6 runs needed off 4 balls now. A bouncer to follow. Dot ball. 6 needed off 3.

17:11 (IST)06 Dec 2020
14 runs needed in last over

Tye bowls the 19th. Excellent running from Iyer and Pandya. They're giving it everything they've got now. Tye wins the first half of the over though. Dot balls. Hardik changes his bat. And sends the very next ball for a four. And then again! The change of bats works for Pandya. IND 181/4 after 19

17:06 (IST)06 Dec 2020
India need 25 in 2 overs

Hardik Pandya is throwing the kitchen sink at everything coming at him from Australia. Gets a four to end the 17th. India need 37 in the last 3. Zampa bowls the 18th. Iyer gets going against him! A six and a four for the birthday boy when his team needs him to come out firing. IND 170/4 after 18, need 25 in 2 overs.

16:59 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Kohli falls for 40

Disaster for India! Kohli is gone! It's a first international wicket for Daniel Sams. And it's the huge wicket in this huge stage of the game. Kohli edges through to the keeper. He is out for 40. Shreyas Iyer joins Pandya. IND 150/4 after 16.2

16:56 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Kohli takes charge of chase

Kohli takes charge of the chase! Puts Andrew Tye to the sword in the 15th over. Couple of fours and one majestic six. 18 runs off the over. With wickets falling at the other end, Kohli is now doing what he does best - taking the game into his hands. 8 runs off the spinner Zampa's over to follow. India need 46 in 4 overs

16:48 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Samson out

Daniel Sams returns to the attack and it's Samson who gets going against him. This will take some pressure off Kohli at the other end. Two confident strokes from Samson to get a four and six against Sams. Samson goes long against Swepson in the next over too. But is caught out. Gone for 15. Hardik Pandya joins Kohli. IND 123/3 after 14

16:39 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Dhawan out

The pressure was increasing on the batsmen and Dhawan succumbs to it. Gets a top edge to travel miles in the air before landing in the fielder's hands. He goes for 52. Kohli goes long right after the wicket. Six. Samson comes in at 4. IND 105/2 after 12

16:28 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Singles against leg spin

The leg spinners are bowling in tandem for Australia now. Swepson and Zampa bowl. Dhawan and Kohli content to move the score along in singles at the moment. IND 86/1 after 10

16:19 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Kohli, Dhawan slow things down

Ever since Rahul's dismissal, India have slowed things down a bit. The spinners -- Swepson and Henriques -- are in and they are restricting Kohli (5*) and Dhawan (36*) to mostly singles now. The latter ends the over with a well-timed four. IND: 73/1 (8 overs)

16:09 (IST)06 Dec 2020
CAUGHT OUT!

GONE! Tye gives the hosts a reason to smile as he removes Rahul (30) with a slower delivery. The India opener wanted to loft it over extra cover but he slied it towards Swepson, who was in deep backward point. Virat Kohli comes in. IND: 56/1 (5.2 overs)

16:01 (IST)06 Dec 2020
FOUR! SIX! FOUR!

Wade makes another change in the bowling attack and brings in Glenn Maxwell. Rahul (24*) and Dhawan (17*) show no mercy to the all-rounder as they hit him through all the gaps in the field. A four for Rahul, a four and a six for Dhawan. IND: 43/0 (4 overs)

15:56 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Australia lose review, Rahul gets it going

After another quiet over, Andrew Tye is brought into the attack. Off the very first ball, he has an LBW shout against Dhawan... Australia take the review but the UltraEdge showed a flat line, pitching outside leg. Rahul (16*) survives a LBW scare too but later hits the first maximum of the innings off a free hit. Dhawan (6*) ends the over in style with a cracking four. IND: 24/0 (3 overs)

15:44 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Rahul, Dhawan open for visitors

KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan start the chase for India. In the absence of Starc and Hazlewood, Daniel Sams opens the attack and gives Australia an economical start. Rahul manages to eke out a couple of twos and then ends it with a single. IND: 5/0 (1 over)

15:18 (IST)06 Dec 2020
AUS put up 194/5 after 20 overs

It's a 17-run over as Chahar bowls the last over. Stoinis smacks a six on the off side to finish. Australia finish with 194/5 in 20 overs. Everybody chipped with, but Wade and Smith were the wreckers in chief in this innings. India will chase 195 to win.

15:13 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Natarajan strikes again

Henriques is caught behind. Both set batsmen now depart. Natarajan strikes in the 19th over. Henriques gone for 26. Debutant Daniel Sams and Stoinis are the new men in with one over left to play. Sams gets off the mark with a slap for four on the off side. AUS 177/5 after 19

15:05 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Smith out for 46

Shardul Thakur finishes his quota of overs. Gets a few unseemly edges to go up from either batsman. Smith and Henriques are going for their shots but finding the fielders more often than not. Chahal comes back to bowl his last over. And claims a wicket! A tight over gets Smith to go long, and find the fielder. Smith is out for 46. AUS 168/4 after 17.5

14:57 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Expensive outing for Chahal

The quitest passage of the match so far. 4 runs off Sundar's over. 5 runs from Natarajan's over as the yorkers flit into the blockhole like they were meant to fit in there. Chahal comes back in the 16th over. And again goes for runs. Smith steps out and smashes a six down the ground. And then Henriques smashes a six too, on the leg side. 20 runs in Chahal's over! 0/40 in his 3 overs so far. AUS 152/3 after 16

14:44 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Maxwell out

Smith smashes a couple of fours against Shardul to get his innings well and truly underway. Gets into his 20s. Maxwell is out! Gets a top edge against Shardul. Sundar the catcher. Maxwell is gone for 22. Moises Henriques comes in to join Smith. AUS 123/3 after 13

14:39 (IST)06 Dec 2020
Maxwell attacks Chahal

Smith makes room and places a four fine to get his first boundary. Australia cross 100 in the 11th over. Chahal continues. Maxwell smashes another six against him. AUS 111/2 after 12

India Squad: Shikhar DhawanKL Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas IyerManish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, Navdeep SainiWashington SundarMohammed Shami

Australia Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Marnus Labuschagne, D Arcy Short, Cameron Green, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis