Sydney: Team India beat Australia by 11 runs in the second ODI played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. This was not at all easy for Team India as the Kangaroos had put 194 runs on the board. But Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya showed their batsmanship and played an important role in helping the team win.
Hardik Pandya had the biggest hand in getting India out of defeat in this match. He was also adjudged Man of the Match for his unbeaten 42-run innings. But Pandya feels that T Natarajan, rather than him, should have been chosen Man of the Match for his economical bowling.
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Australia scored 194 runs, losing five wickets in 20 overs, batting first against India in the second T20 match played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). All the bowlers of India were beaten but Natarajan gave only 20 runs in four overs and also took two wickets.
Pandya said after the match, ‘I think Natarajan should have been the man of the match. Because of him, we got a target of at least 10 runs less.
Pandya (Hardik Pandya) said on his batting, ‘It is very easy. I like to play by watching the scorecard. This shows you what kind of shots you have to play. I have experienced in all my matches that in T20 you have more time than you think.
He said, ‘It doesn’t matter what the goal is. We have already scored 80-90-100 runs in the last five overs and it gave me confidence.
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With this, India has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.