#Mohali: After failing in the Asia Cup, India played the first T20 on the country’s soil today. The opponent was Australia. They lost the toss and sent India to bat at the IS Bindra Stadium. Rahul did not make a bad start when he came down to open And Rohit Sharma. Rohit, however, could not stand for long. Went back at 11.
But then it was to be seen how much Virat Kohli can do. He also went back away. Caught by Greene by Ellis. But KL Rahul continued to bat. Explained that the discussion of removing him from the opening is just a waste of time. He played some shots worth watching. The timing was spot on.
Hardik Pandya finished the innings with 6,6,6 – 71* (30) with 7 fours and 5 sixes. An incredible finish by Hardik, he’s been a gold to India. Unbelievable striking! pic.twitter.com/6lMubBYGmH
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 20, 2022
Today it was confirmed that Rahul is slowly getting his rhythm back. The innings of 55 runs off 35 balls was decorated with four boundaries and three over boundaries. It seemed that Rahul came down to answer today. But suddenly, instead of pace, Hazlewood got out. On the other hand, Surya Kumar Yadav performed quite well.
Surya proved the fourth place for him in the World Cup. He batted intelligently. He applied power as needed. He made 46 off 25 balls in a manner to watch. He hit two boundaries and four over boundaries. He went back to 46 by Greene. For the rest, Hardik Pandya kept the proof of his market batting. But Akshar Patel did not get a run. Only 6 went back.
But Pandya continued to bat explosively. He scored a half century. He took India to a fighting platform. Explained that he is in the most reliable form in this Indian team. Hardik remained unbeaten on 71 off 30 balls.