India emerged victorious over Australia by six runs in the last T20I of the five-match series at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. This triumph not only secured the home team’s victory in the match but also underlined their absolute dominance throughout the series, culminating in a resounding 4-1 margin to claim the trophy.
The highlight of the match was Ravi Bishnoi’s impeccable performance, as he showcased his bowling prowess by cleaning up Travis Head with a classic delivery. The Men in Blue exhibited exceptional skills and determination throughout the game, sealing their triumph with a stellar all-around cricketing display, much to the home crowd’s delight.
Ravi Bishnoi’s alluring delivery sends Travis Head packing
The moment transpired during the second lat delivery of the fifth over when Bishnoi executed a masterful googly pitched at an off-stump length. Head, standing at the leg side of the ball, attempted to maneuver the delivery towards the point region with a back-foot shot. However, the left-handed batter failed to connect the bat with the ball’s trajectory, resulting in a crucial miss on the outside edge. The consequence was the ball striking the off-stump, leaving Head to witness his dismissal as the crowd erupted in celebration.
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India’s complete domination in the game
Australian skipper Matthew Wade‘s decision to bowl first set the stage for a gripping T20 clash. Despite early struggles in the top order, India managed to post 160/8 in 20 overs, with crucial contributions from Shreyas Iyer (54 off 37) and Axar Patel (31 off 21).
Speedster Mukesh Kumar started off well for India with the ball as the latter dismissed Josh Philippe with a well-placed short ball. Bishnoi added to the pressure by taking Head’s wicket in the powerplay. As wickets fell, Ben McDermott‘s fifty kept Australia in the game, but lacking support, he fell to Arshdeep Singh with 45 needed in the last 30 balls.
In the final over, Wade, unbeaten till then, had 1o runs to score. Arshdeep, despite conceding 37 runs in his previous three overs, held his nerve, dismissing Wade and securing India’s victory as the Aussies finished at 154-8.
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