Sunday, Sep 25 2022 | Time 12:11 Hrs(IST)
image
Sports


Rohit leads India to victory in 8 overs blitzkrieg, India level series 1-1

Rohit leads India to victory in 8 overs blitzkrieg, India level series 1-1

By BD Naraayannkar

Nagpur, Sep 23 (UNI) Skipper Rohit Sharma's masterful unbeaten 46 off 20 balls and Dinesh Karthik's perfect finish helped India beat Australia by 6 wickets in an 8-over faceoff and square the three-match series 1-1 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.

Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah's impressive spell with the ball laid the platform for the hosts.

The match was reduced to an eight-over-a-side contest due to two-and-a-half hours of loss of play because of wet outfield. The city experienced heavy downpours last night.

Rohit was at his classical best as he smacked Josh Hazlewood for two consecutive sixes in the first over to set the tone.

Though Rohit lost KL Rahul (10), Virat Kohli (11) and Surya Kumar Yadav (0) early on to leg-spinner Adam Zampa, he was not shackled. He was determined to stay till the end and he did it by getting much-needed boundaries in death overs.

Needing 9 runs off the last over, Dinesh Karthik finished the game in the first two balls to the delight of Indian fans.

Axar Patel was outstanding in restricting Australia first up. He just conceded 13 runs in his two-over spell with the new ball.

Earlier, Cameroon Green did not last long as he was run-out. Continuing his good show, Axar removed hitters Glenn Maxwell and Tim David.

Australian captain Aaron Finch made 31 in just 15 balls. He was cleaned up by comeback boy Jasprit Bumrah who hurled an unplayable yorker.

Matthew Wade's unbeaten 43 off 20 balls powered Australia to a challenging 90 for 5.

UNI BDN GK

More News

Thriwe, HSBC to launch Golf League

24 Sep 2022 | 10:30 PM

Pune, Sep 24 (UNI) Thriwe, A leading benefits as a platform company, in collaboration with HSBC, one of the leading Global banks, is prepared to launch India’s first-ever indigenous golfing platform, HSBC Golf League.

see more..
Indian Jr trap men win gold in Croatia

Indian Jr trap men win gold in Croatia

24 Sep 2022 | 9:41 PM

Osijek (Croatia), Sep 24 (UNI) Indian junior trap men's team of Arya Vansh Tyagi, Shapath Bharadwaj and Shardul Vihaan opened India's medal tally at the ISSF Shotgun World Championships as the trio clinched a gold medal here on Saturday.

see more..
My Youth My Pride: Handball matches organised in Jammu

My Youth My Pride: Handball matches organised in Jammu

24 Sep 2022 | 9:28 PM

Jammu, Sep 24 (UNI) As a part of the ongoing 'My Youth My Pride' programme - an initiative of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council - handball matches were organised here on Saturday at Shastri Nagar playfield.

see more..

Sutirtha & Harmeet help Bengal, Gujarat finish 1-2 in the medal tally

24 Sep 2022 | 9:13 PM

Surat, Sep 24 (UNI) Harmeet Desai defeated Soumyajit Ghosh 4-0, and Sutirtha Mukherjee downed Sreeja Akula 4-1 to emerge the champions at the Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Indoor Stadium, where the table tennis events at the 36th National Games concluded here on Saturday
Harmeet, the most popular paddler in the state, didn’t disappoint his fans as he demolished his Haryana rival with clinical precision. Throughout the Games, the Birmingham CWG team gold medal winner exemplified his form with superb touch, none better than in the semifinals against G. Sathiyan, the top seed. The final seemed a mismatch as Ghosh hardly showed any glimpse of a comeback and became easy prey to the Gujarat man.

see more..

Punjab Tigers becomes latest franchisee to join Tennis Premier League

24 Sep 2022 | 9:00 PM

Mumbai, Sep 24 (UNI) Punjab Tigers, owned by actress Taapsee Pannu and Raminder Singh, has become the latest franchisee to join Tennis Premier League and is all set to compete in fourth season of India’s premier tennis tournament.

see more..
image