After Tim David’s fiery fifty and Daniel Sams’ impressive cameo took Australia to 186 for seven, India lost both their openers in the powerplay for just 30 runs. But Suryakumar Yadav continued his fine form in white-ball cricket and combined with Virat Kohli to revive India in stunning fashion before Hardik Pandya provided the perfect finish to help India clinch the three-match T20I series in Hyderabad on Sunday. However, more than the nail-biting win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s wild celebration broke the internet.
India needed 11 in the last over and with Kohli well set in the batting, the pressure was rightly on bowler Daniel Sams. The fast bowler went with the slower man in the slot and Kohli sent it high over long-on for a six. And just when India seemed to have gained the upper hand, Sams had the last laugh when he dropped Kohli with a short and wide in the very next ball. Kohli returned and was on his way to the dressing room when he was stopped by Rohit who patted him on the back for the job he had done. Kohli was sitting there next to the captain.
Dinesh Karthik, who smashed 10 runs in two balls in the last over to end the chase, was bid to complete the chase in the next ball but managed only a single before Sams managed to get a valuable dot ball against Hardik in the fourth ball. end. With 4 needed for two, Sams went full and wide again and Hardik just stretched the bat to edge it over short third man for the match-winning boundary and the series.
Soon after the win, the camera panned towards the dressing room where Kohli and Rohit were celebrating the win together enthusiastically and also hugging each other. “The biggest positive was that different individuals stepped up and delivered. You feel good about that as management. The margin for error in T20s is small. We took our chances, we were also brave. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. There are areas It’s not easy to come back after a break against a tough team,” Rohit said after the match.