India Lost The 2nd Unofficial Warm Up Match Against Western Australia By 36 Runs
Team India has reached Australia on a mission to win the T20 World Cup. Even though Team India may not have done anything special in the Asia Cup 2022, after reaching Australia, the team’s only mission was to perform well in the warm-up matches and present their strong claim for the T20 World Cup trophy.
In the first unofficial match, Team India won against Western Australia, but in the second match lost to the same team by a huge margin of 36 runs. That too when India was facing a home team from Australia.
Further in the tournament, Rohit Brigade has to face strong teams like Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa. India’s loss to just one home team there is disappointing. This defeat has raised many big questions. Will the team be able to reach the semifinals with this combination?
Unofficial Warm-Up Match: Know what happened in the match
In Australia’s first innings, there was excellent bowling from India. Ashwin emerged as the best bowler in the match. He took 3 wickets. Also, Harshal Patel took 2 and Arshdeep-Bhavneshwar took 1-1 wickets. Got a wicket by run out. Due to this, India restricted Western Australia to 168 runs with 8 wickets.
In the second innings, India came out to chase the target. Rishabh Pant came out to open with KL Rahul. Rahul was the only batsman in the match who batted well. He scored 74 runs off 55 balls. Apart from him, not a single batsman from the Indian camp played.
Rishabh 9, Hooda 6, Pandya 17, Akshar 2, and Dinesh Karthik returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs. Rohit Sharma played the match, but he did not come out to bat. With this disappointing performance, Team India could score only 132 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Playing XI of both the teams
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (capt), Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Western Australia: Andrew Tye, J Phillips, H McKenzie, ST Fanning, C Bancroft, AJ Turner, D Short, Ann Hobson, M Kelly, J Behrendorff, D Moody, LR Morris