Behrendorff the catalyst as Australia level T20 series

India’s bowlers struck at regular intervals as they restricted Australia to 118/8

Australia won the toss and elected to field against India in the second Twenty20 worldwide match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Australia won by eight wickets.

Guwahati: Virat Kohli-led Team India will hope to clinch the three-match T20 series against David Warner's Australia when the two teams face-off at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

When asked if India missed a trick by not bowling out the seamers upfront, Bhuvneshwar said: "That is something part of a strategy. what the captain is thinking, what he wants to do".

Manish Pandey is the new man in for India.

Henriques ended up making 62 off 46 balls, which included four boundaries and four sixes, while Head remained undefeated on 48 off 34 deliveries, which included five boundaries and a six. Joining him in the process of bringing down the morale of the Indian bowlers which was about to touch the moon was Travis Head and finally, a good innings came out of his bat. However the excitement in the crowd witnessing the first worldwide match in seven years was short lived as he was caught lbw off a Jason Behrendorff delivery. Repeating nearly the delivery that claimed Sharma, Behrendorff caught Kohli by surprise as the Indian captain, trying flick across the line, found an inside edge and the ball lobbed up after hitting his thigh pad to give the bowler an easy caught-and-bowled chance.

Shikhar Dhawans chipped attempt over the in-field off a Behrendorff delivery was well caught by skipper Warner in mid-off. With the threat of swing, Pandey fell poking at one, while Dhawan was victim of a sensational catch by Warner running back from mid-off. The ball bowled by Zampa spun and bounced while Dhoni stepped down the crease to hit it big.

MS Dhoni (13) and Hardik Pandya (25) tried to get the India back on the game but they also perished as Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa made an impact in the middle overs. A full toss was put away, a wide earned as Dhoni mocked a charge down the pitch, but in the same over he was stumped as the ball kicked away after falling short of his reach. Sending Moises Henriques early was something I spoke about.

Much has been said about the finishing ability of Hardik Pandya.

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli made the rain-revised chase look easy. BCCI treasurer Amitabh Chaudhary released the souvenir. After loosing the ODI series by 4-1, Australian cricketer failed to gain victory in the 1st Twenty20 match. Extras: (LB-5 NB-1 W-4) 10.