India won the match by beating Australia by six wickets in the rain-interrupted second T20I played in Nagpur and kept their hopes alive of winning the three-match series. Captain Rohit Sharma’s 46 off 20 balls took India to victory over Australia by six wickets in the rain-hit second T20I on Friday to level the three-match series 1-1.
Chasing 91 to win in eight overs, Rohit got started straightaway as he smashed Josh Hazlewood for a six in the mid-wicket region.
Following the win, Dinesh Karthik heaped praise on his captain claiming that no one plays fast bowling better than Rohit.
“Rohit Sharma played brilliantly. To play such shots against a New ball, against top-class new bowlers, is not easy. It shows why Rohit Sharma is such a big player in world cricket, not only Indian cricket. His ability to play fast bowling is second to none,” he said at the post-match presser.
Rohit was also awarded the man of the match.
“Glad DK could finish well. Been a while since he had some time in the middle. There was this thought if we should get Rishabh in but I thought Sams is going to bowl off-cutters, so I thought let DK come in and he is playing that role anyway for us,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation.