India vs Australia- Records broken in the 2nd T20 match
Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second T20 match to level the three match series 1-1. It was Australia's second win on their tour of India. The series decider is set to be played on 13th October at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Let us have a look at the records broken in the second T20 international.
Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium is the new address for cricket in Assam as it becomes the 49th venue in India to host an international match. It replaced the iconic Nehru Stadium for international cricket matches in Assam, and has a capacity of about 40000 seats.
Indian batsmen had a tough time on the field, having managed to scored only 118 runs in 20 overs. While only four batsmen scored in double digits, skipper Virat Kohli fell for a duck for the first time in his career of 48 T20 internationals. It was also first instance that MS Dhoni was stumped in T20 internationals.
Playing in his second international match, Jason Behrendorff became a nightmare for the Indian batsmen. He picked up four early wickets and gave India a setback within first five overs. Behrendorff got the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Shikhar Dhawan.
After a couple of early wickets, Australia managed to get back on their feet to chase a target of 119 runs and won the match by eight wickets in just 16th over. Moises Henriques (62*) and Travis Head (48*) put on 109 runs together for the third wicket. They surpassed the 66-run record stand set by Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden in 2007.
Australia won their first T20 international match against India since the 2012 World T20. Between 2012 and 2007, India won seven consecutive T20 matches against the Kangaroos.