After losing the toss in the match, Australia scored 194/5 in the prescribed 20 overs. In the absence of regular captain Aaron Finch, the team-leading wicketkeeper Matthew Wade scored a half-century while Steve Smith also hit a 46-run knock, but India scored Shikhar Dhawan’s 36-ball 52 after a half-century and Hardik Pandya in the final over. An unbeaten 42 runs helped India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Hardik Pandya’s aggressive batting led to an unassailable 2-0 lead in the T20 series. Australia suffered a six-wicket defeat in the second T20 in Sydney on Sunday. The visiting team thus avenged a 1-2 defeat in the one-day series. It was India’s historic T20 win.
India achieved their second major breakthrough on Australian soil in International T20 cricket. India achieved a successful 198-run target in Sydney in 2016. Now winning 195 runs.
As soon as India achieved the challenging target of 195 runs with two balls to go, they registered their 10th consecutive win in T20. This is India’s best ever performance in the shortest format of cricket, along with this, Team India also broke Pakistan’s big record.
From July 2018 to November 2018, Pakistan won nine consecutive T20 Internationals. Meanwhile, the Pakistan team defeated Zimbabwe in the tri-series and then Australia twice, followed by Australia and New Zealand three times in the UAE. Virat’s team India equaled this record by winning the Canberra T20 on Friday.
The Indian team has been invincible since December 2019 last year. Team India started their winning chariot by defeating the West Indies by six wickets in Hyderabad. After this, Sri Lanka were routed 2–0 in the beginning of the year and New Zealand went to their home and beat it 5–0. Now, Australia also took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the series, banging on the same land in two consecutive matches.
By the way, Afghanistan has the record of winning the most T20 Internationals. This team won 12 matches from 2018 to 2019. The same group also comes in second order, then between 2016 and 2017, there were 11 wins. If Team India makes a clean sweep over Australia, then it will match Afghanistan’s record of 11 matches and also get second place in T20 ranking.