HIGHLIGHTS | IND vs AUS, 4th T20I Full Scorecard: India Beat Australia By 20 Runs, Win Series 3-1

IND 174/9 (20)

AUS 154/7 (20)

India won by 20 runs

Axar Patel

IND vs AUS Highlights

Axar Patel, the Player of the Match, shared his thoughts after the game. He mentioned that he had been experimenting with different strategies at home, and it paid off in today’s match. Despite facing some hits, he stayed true to his strengths and focused on bowling stump-to-stump to counter the dew factor. He emphasized the importance of maintaining a strong and attacking mindset in this format, acknowledging that getting hit is part of the game. Axar revealed that during his injury break, he dedicated time to self-improvement, working on new variations to enhance his bowling skills and stay successful at the highest level.

Suryakumar Yadav, the captain of the Indian team, shared his thoughts on the match, saying everything went well except for losing the toss. He praised the boys for showing character, emphasizing the importance of playing fearlessly. Suryakumar highlighted Axar Patel’s outstanding bowling performance, mentioning how he enjoys putting Axar under pressure. The team’s plan during the death overs was to focus on bowling yorkers and adapt based on the situation.

Matthew Wade, the Australian captain, expressed disappointment in their performance, noting their struggle against spin and losing wickets in the middle. Despite some players doing a good job, the team couldn’t achieve the desired result with the bat. Wade emphasized the need to learn from established players in the team and stressed the importance of squad depth as the T20 World Cup is approaching.

India defending totals against Australia in home T20Is
Before this series: 4 matches, 4 defeats
This series: 3 matches, 2 wins, 1 defeat

Wade’s last eight T20I innings vs India
58(32), Sydney, 2020
80(53), Sydney, 2020
45*(21), Mohali, 2022
43*(20), Nagpur, 2022
1(3), Hyderabad, 2022
42*(23), Thiruvananthapuram, 2023
28*(16), Guwahati, 2023
36*(23), Raipur, 2023
Total: 333 runs at 111, SR: 174.34, 4s: 33, 6s: 15

Most runs against India in T20Is
592 – Nicholas Pooran
554 – Glenn Maxwell
500 – Aaron Finch
475 – Jos Buttler
465 – Matthew Wade

Best bowling returns for India vs Australia in T20Is
4/11 – Ravichandran Ashwin, Mirpur, 2012
4/36 – Hardik Pandya, Sydney, 2018
3/16 – Jasprit Bumrah, Visakhapatnam, 2019
3/16 – Axar Patel, Raipur, 2023
3/17 – Axar Patel, Mohali, 2022

Axar Patel vs Australia in T20Is
Matches: 7
Wickets: 13
Avg: 13.3
ER: 6.65
SR: 12
BBI: 3/16
Only Jasprit Bumrah has taken more wickets (16) in India vs Australia T20Is.

Pace vs spin in Australia’s run-chase
Pace: 12-0-119-3 | ER: 9.91
Spin: 8-0-33-4 | ER: 4.125

Ravi Bishnoi expressed his satisfaction after another opportunity to contribute to the team’s success through his bowling. He acknowledged the chance to play a crucial role in securing a victory for India and expressed contentment with his performance, expressing a hopeful “touchwood” sentiment for continued success in the future. Bishnoi emphasized the camaraderie within the team, noting the positive atmosphere among the young players who are all performing well. The bowler highlighted the influence of Sairaj Bahutule, India’s bowling coach, in his development. Bishnoi spoke about Bahutule’s encouragement, revealing that the coach consistently motivates him to maintain a steady bowling performance regardless of the match situation. The young spinner’s gratitude for the coaching and supportive team environment underscores his commitment to continuous improvement and dedication to contributing positively to India’s cricketing success. As Bishnoi looks ahead, he envisions a future where he sustains his current level of performance and continues to be a valuable asset for the Indian cricket team.

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