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India v Australia, 2nd T20I – Was the rock meant for the Indian bus?

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Last Updated on 7 years by Charbel Coorey

India v Australia, 2nd T20I, Guwahati

Did the fans who threw the rock mistake the Australian bus for the Indian bus?

It was a big moment for the city of Guwahati, hosting a high profile International, only to be let down by the Indian team, who would be disappointed with their performance.

We’re going to a decider!

A decider that nobody expected, really. Jason Behrendorff could’ve let the daunting, loud atmosphere get the better of him after a wide full toss that went for four. Instead, he stood tall. He brought his Big Bash form over the years in Australia over to the International stage, and is capable of helping Australia to an unlikely series win.

Adam Zampa was fantastic, too. The wicket of Dhoni was a dream wicket for any leg spinner.

Moises Henriques (62*) and Travis Head (47*) then saw the Aussies home, after losing two early wickets. It was the complete performance from Australia, and showed that India don’t have it all their own way

Here are some great stats (and a little attempt at humour from yours truly) from Australia’s unlikely crushing win:

  • Biggest impact for India: The two fans who threw the rock at the Australian bus had more impact than India’s bowlers, carted around by Henriques and Head, in an unbroken 109 run stand.
  • The only good rock from an Indian perspective wasn’t at an Australian batsman, but at the Australian bus.
OK, that’s enough before I get really carried away… I could go all night.
Getting late here in Australia, so here are some real stats:
  • 0 – The number of times before this game in which Virat Kohli scored a duck in a T20I
  • 7 – Australia broke a 7-game losing streak against India in T20Is
  • Jason Behrendorff has the best average and third best strike rate in all T20 Powerplays since 2014. Makes you wonder why it took so long for Behrendorff to get his T20I call up?
  • The top three runscorers in this series are all Australian (the rain in the 1st match contributed, however Australia also have the top wicket taker) – Henriques (70), Head (57), Finch (50).
Onto the decider! 
Can India bounce back? Will Australia do the unexpected and win a series in India?

It should be a good game in Hyderabad. 
Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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