T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma lead from the front as India defeat Australia in the second Warmup Match

The batting of Indians was sublime as always, with Captain Rohit leading from the front. He opened the inning with KL Rahul who is batting in a league of his own.

India has started its T20 world cup campaign on a high note, as they won their second consecutive warm-up match on the trot by defeating Australia with 8 wickets in hand. There were some key takeaways from the game as India looks forward to beginning its campaign on the 24th of October.

India took the field against Australia with a slightly new complexion as Rohit Sharma was the captain of the side, while Kohli played the role of a bowler. Despite losing the toss, things turned in India’s way as the idea of bowling Ashwin in the powerplay played off, when he dismissed both Warner and Shaun Marsh in the same over, apart from him Jadeja too picked a wicket in the powerplay. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur did not look potent at all. This brings back the question of India lacking the sixth bowler in their side, with Pandya being unable to bowl.

Captain Rohit Sharma decided to try something on, as they decided to throw the ball to their star batsman and oblivious bowler Virat Kohli. He bowled 2 overs in which he gave away just 12 runs. It might be an amusing sight to see Kohli bowl, but the management and fans have recognized it as a red flag for their World Cup campaign. The Indian team restricted the star-studded Australian side for a marginal total of 152.

The batting performance of Indians was sublime as always, with captain Rohit leading from the front. He opened the inning with KL Rahul who is batting in a league of his own. Together they accumulated 42 runs in the first 6 overs. After Rahul got out at the score of 39, Rohit continued to play on and scored a fabulous half-century before giving way for Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya to finish off the innings.

Yadav scored 38 in 27 balls while Pandya played a watchful inning of 14 in 8 to see his side over the line with 13 balls to spare.

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