India’s Dominant Victory Over Australia in the 2nd T20I

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The second T20I between India and Australia, part of the Australia in India 2023-24 series, showcased a remarkable performance by the Indian team.

The match, held at the Greenfield International Stadium, ended with India securing a commanding 44-run victory over Australia. This win has given India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Key Performances and Turning Points

India’s batting lineup displayed exceptional skill and aggression, setting a formidable total of 235 for 4. This score is India’s fifth-highest in T20Is and the second-highest T20I total against Australia.

The innings was marked by half-centuries from the top three batsmen – Ruturaj Gaikwad (58), Yashasvi Jaiswal (53), and Ishan Kishan (52).

The team hammered 111 runs in the last seven overs, showcasing an explosive batting performance with ten sixes and five fours.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s aggressive start in the powerplay was a highlight, scoring 53 from 25 balls, including nine fours and two sixes.

His onslaught against Glenn Maxwell and Sean Abbott set the tone for India’s innings.

Ishan Kishan’s acceleration in the later stages was equally crucial, as he scored 26 runs from his next ten balls, including some spectacular hits against Maxwell and Tanveer Sangha.

Rinku Singh’s cameo towards the end, scoring an unbeaten 31 from just nine balls, further bolstered India’s total.

His strike rate of 344.44 and his ability to find boundaries consistently were pivotal in India reaching their mammoth total.

Australia’s Ineffective Chase

In response, Australia’s chase never seemed on track. Despite a quick start, they lost wickets at regular intervals, with their score at 58 for 4 in the eighth over.

Marcus Stoinis and Tim David did provide some resistance with an 81-run partnership off 38 deliveries, but it wasn’t enough to challenge India’s total.

Ravi Bishnoi and Prasidh Krishna were instrumental in dismantling Australia’s batting lineup, each taking three wickets.

Bishnoi’s dismissal of David and Stoinis’ fall to Mukesh Kumar were critical moments that swung the match decisively in India’s favor.

Australia’s middle and lower order collapsed, losing 5 wickets for 16 runs, sealing their fate in this match.

Implications for the Series


This victory puts India in a commanding position in the series, with a 2-0 lead. The Australian team now faces a must-win situation in the third T20I to keep their hopes alive in the series.

The pressure is mounting on the Australian side to devise a strategy to counter India’s batting might and find consistency in their own batting order.


India’s comprehensive win in the 2nd T20I against Australia was a result of exceptional batting, strategic bowling, and overall team coordination.

The performance of the top-order batsmen and the effective bowling in critical phases of the game were the key factors in this dominant display.

As the series progresses, it will be interesting to see how Australia responds to this setback and whether India can maintain their momentum to clinch the series.

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