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India Secures T20I Series Win Over Australia, Sets New Record

December 2, 2023, In a thrilling encounter in Raipur, Team India showcased a brilliant performance to defeat Australia by 20 runs in the fourth T20I, securing an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. The victory not only marked India’s 14th T20I series win at home but also propelled them to a new record of the most T20I wins, surpassing arch-rivals Pakistan.

Australia, after winning the toss and opting to field, faced a resilient Indian batting lineup. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a solid start, contributing 50 runs for the first wicket. Despite some setbacks, an explosive inning by Rinku Singh (46 off 29) and valuable contributions from others guided India to a competitive total of 174/9 in 20 overs.

In response, Australia made a strong start, with the pair of Travis Head and Josh Philippe adding 40 runs in just three overs. However, Ravi Bishnoi’s crucial wicket of Philippe and Axar Patel’s impactful performance turned the tide in India’s favor. Axar Patel, with figures of 3/16, played a pivotal role in restricting Australia to 154/7 in 20 overs.

The win not only sealed the T20I series for India but also established a new milestone in T20I victories. India, with 136 T20I wins, surpassed Pakistan’s tally of 135, leading the charts. New Zealand (102), Australia (95), and South Africa (95) follow in the list of teams with the most T20I wins.

With the series victory secured, Team India is set to face Australia in the final T20I in Bengaluru on Sunday. This match will be India’s last at home before embarking on a tour of South Africa, featuring three ODIs, three T20Is, and two Tests. The team aims to carry the momentum into the upcoming challenges and continue their winning streak.

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