AUS vs IND: Who won Australia vs India warmup game? Check the winner of Australia vs India warm up match
Updated on: Oct 17, 2022 1:00 pm IST
AUS vs IND: Australia and India locked horns in the warm-up games ahead of the Super 12 stage of the tournament. It was a game that saw the Rohit Sharma-led side thumping by the hosts by 7 runs, in what was a thriller to start their campaign on a high note.
AUS vs IND: KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century helped India post 186 runs on the board
Asked to bat first, India had a sensational start to their innings as KL Rahul took them off the flyer by smashing a half-century in just 27 balls. He made a mockery of the Australian bowling attack and ended with a score of 57 runs in 33 balls.
After the wicket of Rahul, India lost wickets in quick succession in Rohit Sharma (15), Virat Kohli (19) and Hardik Pandya (2) but Suryakumar Yadav held the one end and made sure that his side ended with a competitive total on the board.
Yadav scored 50 runs in 33 balls and a handy contributions by Dinesh Karthik (20), Axar Patel (6*) and R Ashwin (6) helped India post a total of 186 runs on the board in their quota of 20 overs. For Australia, Kane Richardson was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with the figures of 4/30 in his 4 overs.
AUS vs IND: India thmups Austrlia by 7 runs in the warmup game
Chasing the target, Australia went off the flyer as well as Mitchell Marsh (35) along with Aaron Finch smashed 64 runs in the first six overs to put Indian bowlers under pressure. Steve Smith then joined hands with skipper and scored 11 runs but was outfoxed by Yuzvendra Chahal, who rattled his stumps. Skipper Finch continued his carnage on Indian bowlers and brought up his half-century.
Glenn Maxwell also played his part, scoring 23 runs in 16 balls but was back in the hut as he nicked one of off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to leave Australia at 145/3. India then bowled good lines in the death but Aaron Finch kept tonking Indian pacers on good balls. But Harshal Patel bowled staggering 19th over and gave only 5 runs and picked two crucial wickets in Finch (76) and Tim David (run out). With 11 runs needed off the last over, Mohammad Shami held his nerves and bowled sensational line and lengths and made Australian bowlers look clueless. He conceded just 4 runs in last over and picked 3 wickets to help India win the match 7 runs.
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