ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches, 2021

India vs Australia - Match 14

Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai

Date & Time: 20 October 2021

India 153/2

RR: 8.58 | India beat Australia by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul c David Warner & b Ashton Agarc David Warner & b Ashton Agar393123
Rohit Sharma retired out retired out 604153
Suryakumar Yadav not out not out 382751
Hardik Pandya not out not out 14801
Ishan Kishan
Rishabh Pant
Ravindra Jadeja
Ravichandran Ashwin
Rahul Chahar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Shardul Thakur
Varun Chakravarthy
Virat Kohli
Extras 2 (b 0, lb 0, w 2, nb 0)
Total 153 (2 Wkts, 17.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
68-1 (KL Rahul,9.2), 127-2 (Rohit Sharma,15),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mitchell Starc2 0 14 0 7.00
Pat Cummins4 0 33 0 8.25
Ashton Agar2 0 14 1 7.00
Adam Zampa3 0 29 0 9.67
Kane Richardson1.5 0 20 0 13.33
Marcus Stoinis2 0 16 0 8.00
Mitchell Marsh2 0 17 0 8.50
Glenn Maxwell1 0 10 0 10.00
David Warner0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Finch 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Smith0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Wade 0 0 0 0 0

Right then, that is all we have from this game. The action in the warm-up matches however, will continue with two more matches coming your way. Pakistan take on South Africa and reigning champions West Indies face-off against Afghanistan. Both these matches will begin at 6 pm local time (2:30 pm GMT). Do switch tabs and enjoy the action. Till then, cheers!.

Earlier in the day, Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first which proved to be a disaster as Australia lost 3 wickets in the first 4 overs. Steven Smith then occupied the crease and almost batted through with Marcus Stoinis playing an important cameo. The total was a bit under par and the Indian top order breezed through the chase and ended up winning by 9 wickets.

Australia have some serious issues going into the T20 World Cup but the form of Steven Smith isn't one of them. Earlier, it was the top order which failed and now the pace bowlers were just not upto the mark. The conditions didn't help them either but their spinners did bowl well with Ashton Agar picking up the only wicket in the innings. The Aussies have a plethora of all-rounders but these under par performances make selection that more difficult. Australia will now look to find the right balance and get back on track in their first match of the tournament.

Practice makes a man perfect and that could be seen in India's batting today. All of them have had a lot of practice in the Indian T20 League and are now well versed with the conditions. Just like the last match, the Indian openers got off to a flier. KL Rahul continued his brilliant form as he put on a 68-run partnership with Rohit Sharma at the top. Rahul fell, but Sharma kept on getting better and better as he notched up a half-century and retired soon after. Suryakumar Yadav at the other end played some extraordinary shots and Hardik Pandya added the finishing touches.

It was like a walk in the park for India as Hardik Pandya wrapped things up in style with 13 balls remaining. Australia, on the other hand, have a lot to think about before heading into the main draw of the tournament.

17.5
6
Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, SIX! Game, set, and match! Fuller in length, around off. Hardik Pandya stands tall and lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum and finishes things off in style. INDIA WIN BY 9 WICKETS! 
17.4
2
Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, Fuller in length, on off. Hardik Pandya throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball goes off the outside edge towards deep backward point for a brace. 
17.3
1
Kane Richardson to Suryakumar Yadav, Lenght ball, on off. Suryakumar Yadav lifts it towards deep cover for a single this time. 
17.2
4
Kane Richardson to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Only Suryakumar Yadav can play such extraordinary shots! Short of a length, on middle. Suryakumar Yadav uses his wrists to flick it over short fine leg for a boundary. 
17.1
1
Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, Short of a length, outside off. Pandya mistimes his pull to mid-wicket for a single. 

Kane Richardson is back on. 

16.6
1
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, Wide outside off, slashed to sweeper cover for a single. 14 needed from 18 balls.
16.5
1
Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Slower delivery, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav knocks it to long on. A single. 
16.4
0
Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Short ball, on middle. Suryakumar Yadav looks to play the ramp shot but fails to connect. 
16.3
1
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, Length ball, on off. Hardik Pandya works it down the ground to long on for a single. 
16.2
0
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, Full and outside off, guided to backward point. 
16.1
2
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, Short ball, on middle. Hardik Pandya pulls it to mid--wicket. The fielder misfields and the batters take a single. Mitchell Starc from long on runs to his right and dives to stop the ball. The batters take another run. 
15.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Hardik Pandya, Very full and on off. Pandya pushes it with soft hands down to wide long off for a single. 19 needed in 24 balls.
15.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, On a length, on off. Yadav guides it to short third man for a single.
15.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, A pacy full ball, around leg. Suryakumar Yadav backs away and looks to go inside-out but fails to connect. 
15.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and on middle, flicked to square leg.
15.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, WIDE! Length ball, angling down leg. Suryakumar Yadav misses his flick. 
15.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! How good was this shot? A full ball, angling on middle. Suryakumar Yadav gets on his knee and slog-sweeps it towards the vacant square leg region. 
15.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, Starc nails his yorker and serves it just around off. Yadav fails to dig it out. 

Rohit Sharma has enough game time and he is retiring himself out. Hardik Pandya comes in for him. Also, Mitchell Starc comes back into the attack.

14.6
0
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, This was full and way outside off. Rohit Sharma reaches to it but fails to connect any bat on it. 14 off this over. 26 runs required in 30 balls.
14.5
1
Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Around off, on a length, driven to extra cover for a single.
14.4
6
Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX! Suryakumar Yadav with another effortless shot from his locker! Short in length, angling on the hips. Suryakumar Yadav flicks it uppishly and all the way over mid-wicket for a maximum. 
14.3
0
Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Change of pace from Cummins. A full ball, outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
14.2
1
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Again goes for the pulll short but bottom-edges it to the right of the keeper and takes an easy single as well. 
14.1
6
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, SIX! WOW! What a shot! Makes it look so simple! It was a short ball, angling on middle. Rohit Sharma pulls it all the way over square leg for a biggie.

Pat Cummins (2-0-14-0) is back into the attack.

13.6
4
Marcus Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Extraordinary shot from Suryakumar Yadav! This was on a length and on middle, was a slower ball as well. Suryakumar Yadav shuffles a bit across, waits for the ball to arrive and scoops it to the fine leg region for a boundary. 
13.5
1
Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, A full ball, on middle. Rohit Sharma wrists it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, A length ball, on middle. Yadav clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, Around off, on a length, nudged to mid-wicket for a single.
13.2
4
Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Wonderful shot and also brings up Fifty for Rohit Sharma! Elegance personified! A length ball, outside off. Rohit Sharma crouches a bit and cuts it past point for a boundary. 
13.1
1
Marcus Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, Slower, outside off and on a length. Suryakumar Yadav looks to push but gets an inside edge to the left of the keeper who half-stops and allows a single. 

Marcus Stoinis (1-0-4-0) comes back into the attack.

12.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Suryakumar Yadav, 10 coming of this over! A full ball, on middle. Suryakumar Yadav drills it down to long on for a single. 52 needed in 42 balls.
12.5
0
Glenn Maxwell to Suryakumar Yadav, A flatter ball, full and on middle. Suryakumar Yadav sweeps it straight to short fine leg. 
12.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Another single as Rohit Sharma flicks this one to the mid-wicket region.
12.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Suryakumar Yadav, On middle. Yadav wrists it to mid-wicket for a single. 
12.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Touch fuller, on off, pushed down to long off for a single. 

Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack for the first time today.

12.1
6
Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, SIX! THUMPED! A full ball, on middle. Rohit Sharma takes a big stride forward and hammers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 
11.6
4
Mitchell Marsh to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Short and wide yet again. This time Suryakumar Yadav takes full advantage. Yadav rocks back and cuts it into the fine leg fence.
11.5
0
Mitchell Marsh to Suryakumar Yadav, Short and wide, Yadav misses out on that one as he cuts it straight to point.
11.4
1
Mitchell Marsh to Rohit Sharma, A slower delivery, banged in around off. Sharma waits for it and dabs it down to third man for one.
11.3
6
Mitchell Marsh to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Bang! A length ball, around the off pole. Rohit Sharma clears the front leg and hoicks it over the cow corner fence for a maximum.