India clinch Super Over to hand Australia first loss of 2022

India clinch Super Over to hand Australia first loss of 2022

The Indian Cricket Team have pulled off an epic win against Australia’s unbeaten streak in the 2022 Cricket Championship. In a thrilling Super Over encounter, India prevailed to become the only team to defeat the mighty Australians in the ongoing series.

The match between the two sides was one of the most closely contested games in recent memory. The Australians were off to a promising start, setting a formidable target of 209 for India. India’s batting lineup got off to a shaky start, struggling to keep pace with the Australians run-rate. The Indian middle order, however, made a remarkable comeback, placing India in a favorable position. With the score at 207 with 7 wickets in the bag, the Indian team motored along to the last over and set themselves up for the dramatic Super Over finish.

The Super Over saw Australia set India a steep target of 18. The Indians, however, made light work of it, easily making full use of their 3 available wickets to surpass the required target.

This was the first time Australia have tasted defeat in the current tournament and it was a closely fought affair in the end. Still going into the final game, Australia have a better chance of winning the tournament if all goes according to plan for them.

An impressive performance from the Indian Cricket Team and a great effort from the Australians has made this an epic match in the books. Congratulations India!

India Clinch Super Over to Hand Australia First Loss of 2022

India, in a closely fought match, clinched a one run win in the Super Over against Australia in the 2nd T20I, handing the Aussies their first loss of 2022. The result helped India level the three-match T20I series 1-1.

Australia’s Struggles

Australia’s batting woes continued, as they could only manage a paltry 158/6 in their 20 overs. RavindraJadeja and Washington Sundar were amongst the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 3/26 and 2/22 respectively.

The visitors looked to be progressing smoothly towards the target, with a good half-century from Aaron Finch and a 30 from Steve Smith. However, it was FarhaanBehardien, who with a match-winning knock of 61, helped India romp home in just the 19th over.

India’s Tonics

India’s innings started off brilliantly, with openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan amassing 48 off 4 overs. Though the innings stuttered a little due to the dismissal of both openers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 14-ball 20 helped the hosts to a decent total.

In the 2nd T20I, India’s super over hero was Manish Pandey. His quickfire 11 off 6 balls ensured that the visitors had a much smaller total to chase however, it proved to be too much for them as they could manage only 8 runs in the Super Over.

For India, the result was of immense significance, as it helped them remain in contention for a place in the World T20 and their first win in the series of three.

Takeaway from the Match

  • Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar were amongst the top performers for India with the ball.
  • Farhaan Behardien played a crucial role with the bat, paving the way for India’s win with a match-winning knock of 61.
  • Manish Pandey was the hero in the Super Over, helping India to a slender target with his quickfire 11 off 6 balls.

The result helped India end the series on a positive note, and also left Australia with plenty of areas to work on. With some crucial fixtures still to come, the Aussies will be hoping to make some quick improvements and get back to winning ways.

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