Indian cricket team members on Tuesday were seen preparing for the second T20 International at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. India trails the two-match series 0-1 after losing the first T20I in Visakhapatnam. The opening match of the series was a closely fought one with Australia emerging victorious on the final ball of the match by three wickets. Meanwhile, the Virat Kohli and Co. will be looking to bounce back in the second T20I and draw level in the series
Ahead of the crucial T20I against Australia, Indian players were seen training hard at the venue. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter and shared the pictures of Indian players sweating it out. “Training #MenInBlue sweat it out at the training session ahead of the final T20I against Australia,” wrote BCCI apart from sharing the photos. India vs Australia 2nd T20I 2019: Team Has Not Lost Momentum Despite Losing the First Match, Says Krunal Pandya.
In a low scoring thriller, Australia took an unassailable 1-0 lead. Chasing a paltry target of 127, Australian batsmen had to toil hard to cross the line. At one stage, it looked Australia will chase down the total with ease, but Jasprit Bumrah’s superb bowling towards the end made things tough for the visiting team.
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Australia needed 14 off last over and Umesh Yadav failed to defend it. He was smashed for two boundaries in the final over and then Australia sealed the game by scoring required two runs on the last ball. No Talks with Government as Yet on India-Pakistan World Cup Tie, Says BCCI Official.
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Meanwhile, India will be playing for pride and saving the series will be on their mind. A few months back, at the start of India’s tour of Australia, the two sides met in the three-match T20I series. The series was shared one each with one game being abandoned due to rain. After the current T20I series, the two teams will face-off in the five-match ODI series.