Virat Kohli’s impressive unbeaten knock of 72 in the second T20I between India and Australia was overshadowed by a stunning century from Glenn Maxwell. The Australia star hammered 113* as the visitors beat India by seven wickets win the series 2-0.
Batting first, India rode on Kohli’s unbeaten knock to post 190 for 4 in 20 overs. Asked to bat first, India rested Rohit Sharma and recalled Shikhar Dhawan. But while Dhawan failed to get going early on, KL Rahul was in his elements as he hit the Aussies all around the park.Rahul was the aggressor while Dhawan played the role of the second as the two added 61 runs in just 42 deliveries before the former departed for 47.
Dhawan and Rishabh Pant departed in quick succession too as India found themselves 3 down for 74. However, a 101-run stand between Kohli and MS Dhoni (40) helped India recover post a huge total. While Dhoni returned back after slamming 40 off 23. Kohli, on the other hand, remained till the end to guide India to 190. He scored 72 off 38 balls with the help of 2 fours and 6 sixes.
India started brightly with the ball. Siddharth Kaul and Vijay Shankar removed Marcus Stoinis and Aaron Finch respectively to reduce Australia to 22 for 2.
D’Arcy Short and Glenn Maxwell then once steadied the ship for the visitors with a 73-run stand. Shankar ended the stand by dismissing Short for 40. Maxwell and Peter Handscomb then went on to take Australia home with two balls remaining.
Well, the Indian fans did not have much to cheer about during the second innings of the game. But there was one moment that is bound to bring a smile to every fans’ face. The moment took place when one of the three wickets fell. As soon as the wicket fell, Kohli, as usual, with his bundle of energy began celebrating. However, there was an interesting thing in the celebration as Kohli stuck his tongue out and pointing towards Dhoni as if telling it was the latter’s plan which worked.
Here is a clip of that beautiful moment:
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