The 2nd T20I between Australia and India in Sydney is special in many ways. One being Hardik Pandya's masterclass and the other has to be the outrageous hit over fine leg by the Indian captain Virat Kohli for a maximum.
India needed to win this match to take an unassailable lead in the 3 match T20I series and they did it in style. It was a complete team effort by the Indian batsmen as they chased down mighty 195 runs.
Indian openers gave the perfect start as they exploited the fielding restrictions to amass 60 runs in the first 6 overs. Though, India lost KL Rahul inside powerplay, India got the much needed momentum in the chase. It was all down to Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to further solidify India's position thereafter and both the batsmen scored runs at a quick rate and kept the run rate in check.
In the 15th over of the game, Virat Kohli decided to cut loose as he took on the bowling of Andrew Tye. In the 4th ball of the over, Virat Kohli shuffled across the wicket and played a ramp shot that landed over the fine leg boundary. It was pretty unusual shot from the Indian captain and the social media broke loose with that shot. The shot was even appreciated by the master AB De Villiers himself who is known for his 360° play.
Virat Kohli maintains his unbeaten record in the shortest format of the game in SENA countries. This is quite a big achievement by all means. This series victory will be even more special considering the circumstances it came in. India were comprehensively beaten by Australians in ODIs but it requires immense character to win the T20I series as the turnaround time was very less.
India will be looking to close out with a win in the 3rd T20I which happens in the same ground on 8th December.