Suryakumar Yadav: The captain told where the mistake happened
Suryakumar Yadav After Australia beat India in 3rd T20I: Glenn Maxwell's century helped Australia beat India by five wickets in the third match of the five-match T20 International series. In this match held at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Team India gave Australia a target of 223 runs to win. Chasing the target from India, Australia got off to a good start with Travis Head and Aaron Hardy. For Australia, this opening pair added 40 runs in the first three overs. But after this, the Indian bowlers made a comeback. It seemed that India would win the match, but the team failed to take Maxwell's wicket and eventually Glenn Maxwell emerged as the hero of Australia's victory.
During the post-match presentation after India's defeat, captain Suryakumar Yadav defended the bowlers for not successfully defending the target. The captain also told where the team went wrong. After the defeat against Australia, Glenn Maxwell said, "Our plan was to send Glenn Maxwell back to the pavilion as soon as possible. The bowlers will have to give something to defend 220 runs with such a high dew. Australia was always in the game. Told the boys that we will try and get him (Maxwell) out early but it didn't happen, it was crazy. Axar is an experienced bowler, he thought that there is always an opportunity for an experienced bowler when there is dew, even if he is a spinner. I am very proud of my boys."
Glenn Maxwell's unbeaten 48 off 104 balls helped Australia beat India by five wickets in the third T20I on Tuesday to make a comeback in the five-match series. Australia reached the target.
Australia, who lost the first two matches, needed 43 runs in the last two overs. Captain Matthew Wade hit a six and a four to Akshar Patel in the 19th over, while wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan's mistake gave four runs as a bye. Now 22 runs were needed in the last over and Maxwell, who recently scored a double century in the ODI World Cup to give Australia a similar miraculous victory over Afghanistan, hit Prasidh Krishna on the third ball and a four off the last three balls to take the team to 225 for five.
Maxwell scored 48 off 104 balls with the help of eight fours and eight sixes. He completed his century in 47 balls, equalling the record of Josh Inglis and Aaron Finch for the fastest T20 century for Australia. Earlier, With the help of Ruturaj Gaikwad's unbeaten 28 off 35 balls, India scored 57 runs for three wickets. Gaekwad hit 123 fours and seven sixes in his innings and this was the first century of an Indian batsman in T222 cricket against Australia.
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