Highlights: T20I: India Vs Australia in Rajkot

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Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 11:58 [IST]
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Rajkot, Oct 10: Yuvraj Singh blasted a 35-ball 77 not out to power India to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the one off Twenty20 International here on Thursday night.

Scorecard; Photos

Playing his first game for India since January, Yuvraj was in top form. The left-hander registered his highest T20I score to take India to victory in the last over.

Highlights: T20I: India Vs Australia

Earlier, Aaron Finch's 52-ball 89 pushed Australia to a mammoth 201/7 in 20 overs.

Finch and debutant Nic Maddinson gave Australia a flying start. Glenn Maxwell, in the middle order, too made a quick 27 and the visitors crossed the 200-run mark.

Highlights of the match

Fours: Australia: 24; India: 19

Sixes: Australia: 7; India: 8

Top scorers: Australia: Aaron Finch 89 (52 balls, 14x4, 1x6); India: Yuvraj Singh 77 not out (35 balls, 8x4, 5x6)

Highest wickets: India: 3 wickets each for R Vinay Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar; Australia: Clint McKay 2/50 in 4 overs

# Yuvraj Singh made a strong comeback to the side as he blitzed 77 not out off 35

# Today's score was Yuvraj's highest in T20Is

# Yuvraj won the Man-of-the-match award

# Yuvraj notched up his seventh T20I half century

# India chased 202. They won in the final over with two balls to spare

# India became the first team in T20Is to successfully chase down a target of 200 and above twice

# At 100/4 in 11.1 overs, India were in a spot of bother but Yuvraj and captain MS Dhoni's unbroken 102-run partnership took the team home

# Dhoni remained unbeaten on 24 off 21

# India's 50 came in 32 balls, 100 in 66 and 150 in 95. 200 was achieved in 117 balls

# Rohit Sharma was out for 8

# In six overs, India were 53/2

# Australia's 201/7 in 20 overs today is their highest T20I score Vs India

# Ravindra Jadeja was the most economical of Indian bowlers with 1/23 in 4 overs

# Vinay Kumar took 3/26 in 4 overs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with 3/35 in 4

# Ishant Sharma went wicketless in his four overs and was expensive 0/52

# In the first 10 overs, Australia were 114/3 and were 157/5 in 15

# In the last four overs, India pulled things back, giving away 29 runs

# James Faulkner hit the last ball of the innings for a six to take the team past 200

# 21-year-old Nic Maddinson made his T20I debut today

# The left-handed opener impressed in his first match, scoring a 16-ball 34 with six fours and a six

# Maddinson and Aaron Finch gave Australia a blazing start

# The first wicket partnership of 56 came in 4.5 overs

# Finch topscored for Australia with a 52-ball 89 (14x4, 1x6)

# In first six overs, Australia had plundered 74 runs for one wicket

# Australia's 50 came in just 25 balls while 100 took 56 and 150 in 83

# Offspinner R Ashwin had a forgettable day, conceding 41 runs in his two overs

# Ashwin's economy rate of 20.50 is the worst in T20Is among bowlers who have at least bowled two overs in a match

# Glenn Maxwell hit Ashwin for a four and three sixes in one over. That over cost 24 runs

# Maxwell smashed a 104-metre six off Ashwin

# Yuvraj returned to the Indian team for the first time since January


Story first published:  Thursday, October 10, 2013, 21:40 [IST]
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