2nd T20I: Jason Behrendorff on fire, dismisses 'top-guns' in India


Coming from a nine-wicket win, in-form India will look to continuing their domination of Australia and seal the three-match Twenty20 global (T20I) series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

The Barsapara Cricket Stadium is India's 49th venue to host an global match.

Choosing to bowl first, Australia were all over India early on as Behrendorff took out Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli in the first over of the match.

The visitors, who trail the three-match T20I series 1-0, made one change to the side beaten by nine wickets in the first game. Austrlaia has such players who can run a solo win like Aron Finch, David Warner, Glean Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis. India are leading the series 1-0.

Behrendorff, who debuted in Ranchi, picked Rohit in only his fourth ball to get his maiden worldwide wicket.

After bombastic wins in the current championship with Australia now team India has reached Guwahati.

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"We're left-armers, we both swing it a bit but Mitch bowls a bit quicker than I do", Behrendorff said. After Kohli, Manish Pandey and Shikhar Dhawan fell victim to his lethal deliveries.

To make big scores or to achieve bigger goals, one of these two batsmen has remained important for Australia.

Australia: David Warner (captain), Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Daniel Christian, Jason Behrendorff. Unraveling the mystery of India's wrist spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - who have shared 16 wickets between them in six matches - will go a long way in boosting Australia's chances.

Henriques scored 62 off 46 balls, including four fours and four sixes, while Head made 48 with the help of five fours and a six.

"The effort is to do that as a team, but we speak about when the situations are not in our favour is when we have to put 120 per cent on the field". The dew also was a factor with the ball not turning as much as it did in the first innings.