The second T20I at Guwahati was far from an exciting contest as the hosts capitulated against the brilliant bowling of left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff. The Western Australia pacer was simply sensational as his four-over spell devastated India, with the pacer picking up India’s top four.
Needing just 119 to win the game, Australia did lose a couple of early wickets but thanks to a steady half-century from Moises Henriques, the Kangaroos got home with a little over four overs left.
However, the game was marred by some ugly controversy as the Australian bus carrying the team to the hotel was attacked. In a Facebook post made by hard-hitting opener Aaron Finch, it is revealed that something was thrown into the Australian team bus which shattered one of the windows.
“Pretty scary having something thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!”, mentioned Finch in his Facebook post about the incident.
Post Australia’s win though, skipper David Warner lauded the bowling effort and was fully geared up for the decider at Hyderabad.
“It feels great,” said Warner. “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 about. 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.”