It was better late than never for Australia at Guwahati as the David Warner led outfit put up an impeccable performance to clinch the second T20I with eight wickets. On the back of some sensational good old swing bowling from left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff, Australia managed to keep the series alive and now head to Hyderabad for the decider.
The Kangaroos were all over India right from the very first over of the game as Behrendorff sent back Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli right at the start to peg India back. The brittle Indian middle order once again failed to show up as the likes of Manish Pandey, and MS Dhoni seemed vulnerable in the middle.
Despite a gutsy knock from first Kedar Jadhav and later Hardik Pandya, 118 was never a total sizeable enough to challenge Australia. Probably this is why Australia got home with over four overs left despite losing their openers quickly.
Post the win, skipper David Warner was delighted and lauded his team for an excellent performance.
“It feels great. As I said, bowl well and start well. Jason has got the height and bounce, he comes from Perth and has the right attitude, which is key. Zampa was fantastic as well. Sending Henriques early was something I spoke out,” said Warner.
“He’s been effective with Sunrisers as well, and he came and showed his experience. In the beginning, the pitch was softish, quite like an English wicket. But if you got through the new ball, you could score. Hopefully the crowd gets behind us in Hyderabad,” the southpaw added.