Australia decided to field first after winning the toss. India was bundled out for just 118 runs in 20 overs.
In reply, Australia quickly reached the target in 15.3 overs after losing only two wickets.
Australia won this match by eight wickets and levelled the 3-match T20I series by 1-1.
Brief Scores: India – 118 in 20 overs (Kedar Jadhav 27, Hardik Pandya 25, Jason Behrendorff 4/21)
Australia – 122/2 in 15.3 overs (Moises Henriques 62*, Travis Head 48*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/9)
Result – Australia won by eight wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- Indian captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck. In his 47 T20I careers (including this match), it was Kohli’s first ever duck which is also the most no. Of innings for a batsman before first duck in T20I history. The previous record holder was Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik who had first T20I duck during his 40th T20I innings.
Also, Virat Kohli became the first Indian T20I captain to score a duck.
- Australian left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff bowled superbly as his bowling figure was 4-0-21-4. It is the best T20I bowling figure by an Australian bowler on the opposition’s home soil (excluding neutral venues). The previous record holder was Michael Kasprowicz with a 4/29 figure (4-0-29-4) against New Zealand at Auckland on 17th February 2005.
- India was bundled out for just 118 runs in 20 overs. Here are some important stats of this innings:
i) It was the first time for India when they were bundled out in a T20I game at the very last ball of an innings.
ii) It was India’s second lowest completed T20I total against Australia. The record is just 74 (17.3 overs) at Melbourne on 1st February 2008.
iii) Also, it was India’s fourth-lowest completed T20I total against any team on their home soil. The top four list is given below:
|79 (18.1 overs)||New Zealand||Nagpur||15th March 2016|
|92 (17.2 overs)||South Africa||Cuttack||5th October 2015|
|101 (18.5 overs)||Sri Lanka||Pune||9th February 2016|
|118 (20 overs)||Australia||Guwahati||10th October 2017|
- Coming to bat at the no.3 position, Australian batsman Moises Henriques played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 62 runs. It is the second highest individual T20I score by a non-opener Australian batsman against India. The best in this list is 76 runs knock by the no.3 batsman Ricky Ponting at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 20th October 2007.
- Australian batsmen Moises Henriques and Travis Head put a superb unbeaten 109 runs partnership for the third wicket. It is the second highest T20I partnership for any team on the Indian soil. The best in this list is 138 runs partnership between Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli against South Africa at Dharamsala on 2nd October 2015.