India vs Australia 1st T20: India’s Drop Catches Became the Biggest Reason for Match Lost
Australia defeated India by 4 wickets in the first match of the three-match T20I series. Despite making a huge score of 208 runs, the Indian team lost the match with four balls to spare. We have shortlisted some reasons why Team India could not win despite being in good shape.
Cameron Green top scored with 61 runs. With this win, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series. The next match will be played on 23 September at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
Three-star batsmen failed in the high-scoring match
The Mohali pitch was full of runs, but, here also our three-star batsmen were super flops. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 11 runs in 9 balls. His strike rate was 122. Virat Kohli scored 2 runs in 7 balls. His strike rate was 28.
Dinesh Karthik scored 6 runs in 5 balls. His strike rate was 120. These three batsmen faced a total of 21 balls and scored just 19 runs. In the match in which runs were scored with a run rate above 10, their combined run rate was less than 6.
Our fielders dropped three catches
Chances of taking wickets in high-scoring matches are rare. But, if you drop three catches in an innings, it will be difficult to win. The Indian player dropped three catches. Cameron Green, who scored 61 off 30 balls, was dropped by Axar Patel. At that time he was playing 42 runs.
Later, KL Rahul dropped the catch of Steve Smith. This mistake was made by KL Rahul at long-off off Axar’s ball. Then Smith scored 19 runs in 15 balls and then returned to the pavilion after scoring 35 runs in 24 balls.
Harshal Patel dropped the catch of Matthew Wade on his own ball. Wade was playing at that time scoring 23 runs. He remained unbeaten on 45 in the end.