India vs Australia 5th T20I, In a nail-biting encounter at Bengaluru, India emerged victorious in the fifth and final T20I against Australia, securing a 4-1 series triumph. A stellar bowling performance combined with Shreyas Iyer’s resilient batting propelled India to a six-run win, capping off an enthralling series.
Shreyas Iyer Shines with Gritty Fifty: India vs Australia 5th T20I
Shreyas Iyer played a crucial role, smashing 53 off 37 balls and anchoring India’s innings. His gritty innings provided the necessary stability, with valuable contributions from Jitesh Sharma (24) and Axar Patel (31) in the middle overs.
Bowling Brilliance Restricts Australia:
Mukesh Kumar and Ravi Bishnoi led India’s bowling charge, making early inroads as Australia lost both openers within the powerplay. Bishnoi’s impressive spell and Axar Patel’s crucial wickets kept the pressure on, limiting Australia to 154/8 in response to India’s 160/8.
Tim David and Ben McDermott’s Fightback:
Tim David and Ben McDermott fought valiantly for Australia, adding 47 runs for the fourth wicket. However, Axar Patel’s breakthrough and Arshdeep Singh’s crucial wickets ensured India maintained control. McDermott’s half-century (54 off 36) was not enough as Australia fell short in the thrilling chase.
India’s Top Order Stumble:
India’s top order faced early setbacks as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Suryakumar Yadav were dismissed within the powerplay overs. Ben Dwarshuis and Tanveer Sangha led Australia’s charge, reducing India to 55/4 in 9.1 overs.
Squad Changes and Impactful Replacements:
Both teams made strategic changes in their playing XIs, with Nathan Ellis replacing Chris Green for Australia and Arshdeep Singh stepping in for the injured Deepak Chahar in the Indian lineup.
In a series marked by thrilling encounters, India’s victory in the 5th T20I showcased their resilience and determination. Shreyas Iyer’s batting prowess and the collective effort of the bowlers secured a well-deserved series win. Highlighting India’s dominance in the T20 format against a formidable Australian side.