India will be facing Australia in the second T20 of the 3-match series at the newly-built Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati on 10th October, 2017. India will be going into the match with all the confidence as they beat the visitors in the first T20 in Ranchi to gain a 1-0 lead in the series. The match was affected by rain and India eventually won the game by nine-wicket via DLS. Australia were 118/8 in 18.4 overs when rain arrived and the match could only resume with a possible play of six more overs. India were set a revised target of just 48 runs from six overs, and they achieved that by losing just 1 wicket. The possibility of rain in Guwahati cannot be ignored as well, hence you need to watch out for forecast updates and Cricket Betting Odds change, but we hope for a full match. India would look to seal the series tomorrow before the two teams head to Hyderabad for the last match.
India’s fabulous nine-wicket victory is their largest over Australia in terms of wickets in T20Is. After the victory, India became the fourth team to have won 50 matches or more in T20Is, joining Pakistan (69), South Africa (57) and Sri Lanka (51). Bowlers once again came to the fore to get 8 wickets on just 188 runs on the board for Australia and Dhawan and Kohli did well with the bat to chase down the target with three balls to spare.
It was yet another unfortunate day for the Aussies as they lost the first T20 against India in Ranchi. The team seems to be bad at team selection and overall planning, and the batsmen do not seem really capable of handling the spin bowlers. Australia have come up short in a number of departments over the past few weeks and they don’t seem to have an improvement anywhere. All their decisions regarding line-ups, bowling changes, batting against spin etc., seems cluttered, and they really do need to act smart and fast to turn things around for them, and possibly level the series tomorrow. While the addition of new players to the squad is a good thing, it needs to be ensured they get enough freedom to express their potential on the field.