The 2nd T20I match between India and Australia played at iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground was washed out due to rain just finished a few moments ago. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first. A great bowling effort helped Indian team to restrict Australia for a modest total. Coming out to bat, India was given a revised thrice before rain called off the match.
Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the team off to a great start dismissing Australian captain Aaron Finch off the 2nd ball for 0. Chris Lynn and Darcy Short added 27 runs for the 2nd wicket. Khaleel Ahmed picked dangerous Chris Lynn and Darcy Short in quick succession to put Australia under pressure at 35 for 3. At the end of 6 overs, Australia scored 40 for 3.
After the power play overs, the Australian batsmen continued to play bad strokes and also Indian bowlers did a great job. Coulter Nile came to the crease and scored quick fire 18 off 9 balls. Ben McDermott and Tye added 31 unbeaten runs before the rain arrived at 132 for 7 in 19 overs. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 for 20, Khaleel 2 for 39, Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya took 1 wicket each.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 23, 2018
The Indian Cricket team were given a revised target of 137 runs in 19 overs before the rain arrived. When the rain stopped again, India needed 90 runs in 11 overs before the rain arrived again. The third time, India were given a target of 46 runs in 5 overs and again rain came again as the match was called off.
MATCH ABANDONED. Australia will take a 1-0 series lead into the T20 decider at the SCG on Sunday.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 23, 2018
Australia 132 for 7 in 19 overs (McDermott 32*, Glenn Maxwell 19, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/20, Kuldeep Yadav 1/23)
The third and deciding match of the T20I series will be played at SCG on 25th November.