India beat Australia by six wickets in the second T20I to seal the three-match series in Sydney. Meanwhile, it was Matthew Wade led the Australian team in the absence of an injured Aaron Finch. He scored 58 off 32 balls to set the game up for his side who finished strongly at 194 after the end of their 20 overs. One felt that the Aussies had enough at the halfway point.
However, the Aussie skipper for the night gave Shikhar Dhawan an early life in his innings. In the ninth over of the Indian chase, with Dhawan on 39, Wade missed a stumping chance off the Indian southpaw.
Matthew Wade Goofs Up a Stumping Chance
Missing the stumping chance, Wade admitted that he was not quick enough like former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. “Not Dhoni, not quick enough like Dhoni” said Wade after missing the stumping chance.
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Meanwhile, Dhawan went onto score his 11th T20I fifty as he scored 52 off 36 balls to give India a good start. He added 56 inside the powerplay with KL Rahul (30).
It was Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer who won the game for India with their unbeaten 46-run stand for the fifth wicket. Thus they gave India back to back T20I series wins on Australian soil.
MS Dhoni-led India to their first T20I series win on Australian soil back in 2016. Virat Kohli becomes the next captain to achieve the landmark.
Meanwhile, Matthew Wade at the post-match presentation said that they were a few runs short knowing the strength of the Indian batting line-up. He further said that his team did not execute their plans well in the game.
“It was good fun. Lot more fun till Hardik came out. Maybe a little bit short with the bat. Unfortunately, we didn’t execute well towards the end with the ball. When you get a start like that you want to push but I was disappointed with the way I got out and the timing of my wicket as well. Zampa has been outstanding for the last few years. We just couldn’t execute it well in the end” said Wade.