IND Vs AUS T20I Series 2022: Best Moments in T20I Cricket History

IND Vs AUS T20I Series 2022: India and Australia have a great rivalry in all three formats. Today we list down the five best moments between these two countries in the T20 International format.
IND Vs AUS T20I Series 2022: Best Moments in T20I Cricket History
IND Vs AUS T20I Series 2022: Best Moments in T20I Cricket History

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Australia's tour of India 2022 begins on Tuesday, 20th September 2022, where the current T20 World Cup 2021 champions, Australia, will take on India in a three-match series of the shortest format.

The first game will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, and the other two matches of this series will be played in Nagpur and Hyderabad on 23rd and 25th, respectively. 

India and Australia have a great friendship off the field and rivalry on the field in all three formats of the game.

Talking about the T20 Internationals, India and Australia had a face-off for the first time in T20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa, where Dhoni and his men won that knockout game and progressed to the finals. 

Today, we have listed the top five unforgettable moments between India and Australia in the shortest format. There are many such moments in the T20I format itself.

But we have picked just five for our viewers to relive them. These moments start from the 2007 World T20 till the last series of the shortest format in 2020. 

T20 World Cup 2007: Yuvi’s 30 Ball 70 run knock

As said earlier, this was the first-ever encounter in the T20 International matches between India and Australia. These two countries met in the T20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa at a knockout stage where the winner goes straight to the final of that edition.

Yuvi’s 30 Ball 70 run knock
Yuvi’s 30 Ball 70 run knock

In the earlier world cup matches, the Aussies were too good in the ICC tournaments. 

But this time, India did well and won a close contest. The men in blue batted first and posted 188 runs on the board. Mainly because of Yuvraj Singh’s brilliant 70-run knock, which he scored from just 30 balls.

In the previous match of that T20 world cup edition, Yuvi had smashed six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad.

Singh used his form well, and along with finishing touches given by that time skipper, MS Dhoni, the blues posted a challenging score. 

The Aussies wanted to fight, and like always, their never say die attitude came into play. The Aussie opener Matthew Hayden and late Andrew Symonds set the run chase on fire.

But India bounced back well when Sreesanth dismissed Hayden, and Harbhajan Singh clean bowled Symonds.

Irfan Pathan also bowled well alongside Joginder Sharma, who did a wonderful job in the last over. India won that match by 15 runs.    

India was bundled to their lowest ever T20I score in Melbourne

After the 2007 World T20 highs, the men in blue registered their lowest score against the same Australian side in Melbourne Cricket Ground.

India was bundled out for just 74 runs in that match in just 17.3 overs. Only Irfan Pathan scored in double digits, while the other Indian team batters were out in the single-figured score. 

Australian Bowler Nathan Bracken
Australian Bowler Nathan BrackenImage Credit: AP

Nathan Bracken picked up three wickets, Adam Voges picked up two scalps, while Brett Lee, James Hopes, and Ashely Noffke picked up one wicket each to their names.

Australia chased the lowest score very easily by losing just one wicket of for 25 runs. But the skipper of that time, Michael Clarke, scored unbeaten 37 runs with Brad Hodge was also not out on 10 runs to see the Aussies through to an easy win of nine wickets. The Aussies chased this score in just 11.2 overs. 

2016 T20I series in Australia

Before the T20I series on the 2016 tour, the home team, Australia, won the series of the fifty overs format, and the men in blue side were under pressure to deliver in the three-match T20I series.

India won the first two matches and aimed to whitewash the hosts by winning the final T20I at Sydney Cricket ground. 

Watto scored a brilliant ton in SCG and took Australia to a grand total of 198 runs. The visitors, India, also started their run chase well as Rohit and Kohli scored their half centuries.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit SharmaImage Credit: Twitter

Later, the blues also got the finishing kick from Raina and Yuvi to chase this total down. Suresh Raina scored an unbeaten 49 runs from just 25 balls, and Yuvraj Singh supported him with 15 runs, which helped India to chase down this target, and they won the match by seven wickets. 

T20 World Cup 2016: Kohli’s master class innings in a tough run chase

T20 World Cup 2016: Kohli’s master class innings in a tough run chase
T20 World Cup 2016: Kohli’s master class innings in a tough run chase

In the 31st match of the T20 World Cup in 2016, India had bowled well to restrict the Aussies to just 160 runs in their 20 overs quota.

Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell were the top scorers for Australia in that innings. While Hardik Pandya picked up two wickets, the rest of the Indian team bowlers took one wicket each to their names in this match. 

But in the run chase, India started their innings very poorly. India lost Rohit, Dhawan, and Raina under fifty runs, and when Virat Kohli came to bat, the team was under immense pressure because this match was like a do-or-die for the men in blue side.

Virat got going with struggling Yuvraj Singh. But Yuvi also couldn’t do much. 

Virat got the momentum when MS Dhoni, the captain of that time, came out to bat. India needed the finishing kicks from their best-ever finisher, Mahi Bhai.

Kohli came along nicely and slammed a half-century and won the match for Team India. Virat Kohli played one of his best T20I innings in this encounter.

He slammed unbeaten 82 runs, and due to his master class knock in the run chase, India won the match by six wickets. 

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Hardik Pandya's classic finish in 2020 T20I series

Hardik Pandya's classic finish in the 2020 T20I series
Hardik Pandya's classic finish in the 2020 T20I seriesImage Credit: AFP

The Indian team started this tour with a loss in an ODI series. But they ended up winning the three-match T20I series and four-match Test series.

This series was the last time India and Australia met in a T20 Internationals. Australia scored a daunting 194 runs in the second match of this three-match series. 

India began the run chase decently. But Hardik Pandya was brilliant in guiding the team to a famous series win in Australia. Pandya smashed 42 runs in just 22 balls, and Shreyas Iyer supported Hardik well.

Due to Pandya's finishing skills, India won the match by six wickets, and they chased down the target with just two balls remaining. 

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