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IND vs AUS, 4th T20I: Axar-Bishnoi's combined 4-33 hands series win to India

India vs Australia, 4th T20I: Axar Patel's 3-16, Tanveer Sangha's 2-30 and Rinku Singh-Jitesh Sharma's 56-run stand are top performances. India beat Australia by 20 runs and lead five match series by 3-1.

India vs Australia, 4th T20I: Axar Patel's 3-16 helps India beat Australia in 4th T20I | Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
Axar's 3-16 helps India beat Australia in 4th T20I (Photo: ©BCCI/Twitter)

Brief Scores: IND 174/9 (Rinku 46, Jaiswal 37, Dwarshuis 3/40) beat AUS 154/7 (Wade 36*, Head 31, Axar 3/16) by 20 runs.

Player of the Match: Axar Patel (3/16 in four overs)

Australia, riding on their recent victory, entered this match intending to level the series against India. The fourth T20I of the series unfolded at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, where both teams clashed in a bid to assert their dominance.

In a dominating display, India clinched an unbeatable series lead of 3-1 against Australia in the 4th T20I, courtesy of Axar Patel's stellar performance with figures of 3/16.

Talking Point: India’s Fearless Batting Approach

India showcased an aggressive batting approach from start to finish, coupled with a clinical comeback with the ball in hand, securing the series lead heading into the final game.

Australia, aiming to level the series, faced India for the fourth T20I at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.

Despite early wicket setbacks, India's fearless batting approach remained intact, a refreshing and positive sign from the young side. This bold strategy aligns well with the modern era of T20 cricket, emphasizing power-hitting.

Clinical India Takes Unassailable Lead

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Australia, led by captain Matthew Wade, faced a challenging target. India began well, reaching 50/1 in the powerplay, but Australia fought back, restricting India to 174/9 in 20 overs.

Australia's powerplay start was decent with 52/2, but consistent pressure from India limited them to 154/7 in 20 overs. Despite Wade's efforts, Australia fell short by 20 runs, handing India an unassailable lead of 3-1 in the series.

Top Three Performances from the India vs Australia, 4th T20I, Raipur

Tanveer Sangha's Vital Breakthroughs (2/30)

Sangha, Australia’s emerging leg-spin talent, displayed maturity with vital breakthroughs. Despite some challenges in recent games, Sangha secured two crucial wickets, including the dismissal of Shreyas Iyer.

Axar Patel’s Impactful Bowling Display (3/16)

After a tough outing in the last game, Axar Patel made a strong comeback. Axar claimed three wickets, including the key dismissals of Travis Head and Ben McDermott, finishing with figures of 3/16.

India vs Australia, 4th T20I_ Jitesh Sharma scored 19-ball 35 against Australia _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
Jitesh Sharma scored 19-ball 35 against Australia (Photo: ©BCCI/Twitter)

Jitesh-Rinku’s Match-Shaping Partnership (56 runs)

Debutant Jitesh Sharma and Rinku Singh's 56-run partnership at a crucial juncture provided India with momentum. Jitesh contributed 35 runs in 19 balls, while Rinku's 46 in 29 balls anchored India's innings.

Statistical Highlights from India vs Australia, 4th T20I, Raipur
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the joint fourth fastest to reach 4000 T20 runs in 116 innings.

  • Jason Behrendorff now has 11 T20I wickets in eight innings against India at an economy of 6.33.

  • Axar Patel now holds the second most wickets (13) for India against Australia in T20Is.

  • Behrendorff has the second most wickets (11) for Australia against India in T20Is.

What’s to come?

The fifth and final T20I of the series is set for December 03 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.


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