Aaron Finch finds form but Australia loses T20 World Cup warm-up to India | Australian Cricket Team

australia and india T20 World Cup Preparations for a warm-up match at Brisbane’s empty Gabba grounds saw India win by six runs in a less intense contest to a frantic final stage. Australia looked poised to win as Aaron Finch was chasing India’s 186-7 as he needed 16 runs in 12 balls. However, the captain’s dismissal for his 76 foreshadowed a course of play in which Australia’s wickets fell off each of his four balls in the final of the match, with Australia finishing all on 180.

The World Cup organizers won the toss and opted for bowling. I chose Mitchell Stark and Patrick Cummins, but left out Josh Hazelwood from the Pastorio, who would be the first choice for the entire tournament. This gave Kane Richardson one last chance to claim his claim, using a change in pace and length to finish innings high 4–30. Ashton Agar played as the main spinner in place of Adam Zampa, but was less impressive at 1-36.

With no spectators to enliven the event, players moved unobtrusively and spoke softly, and bowlers shot plenty of wides while trying variations. Indian opener KL Rahul is one of his few full speed players and soon he has three front lines he fast all his bowlers before he takes his over for 20 runs from Marcus Stoinis. I made it my opponent. Especially tough on anything short enough to pull, Rahul raised half a century off 27 balls and opening his partner Rohit Sharma he scored a run off 5 balls.

India scored 75 from their first 7 overs and could well be well over 200 when Rohit joined the party with some heavy blows. 57, before Maxwell returns the favor to give Agher the wicket of 15 Rohit.

Then dashed off to India’s bat, Virat Kohli hooked Stark into the deep back square to go off for 19, Richardson Hardik Pandya bunted a late ball to short third for two, Dinesh and 19. Karthik hits Maxwell with a 20 deep. Suryakumar Yadav cut through the bat, making even 50 using a series of sophisticated shots before missing his full toss for Richardson in his 20th over and giving him his catch in return. Richardson followed and at the fence he caught one ball after Ravichandran his Ashwin was lifted deep past his third for a clever six.

Mitchell Marsh has a chance to top Australia’s squad. David Warner is head of the latest he’s still resting after a knock. The big all-rounder kept things simple, with a big edge flying toward the fence and swinging hard over it before he started finding the middle of the bat. Finch joined the pair and he scored a partnership of 50 in under 5 overs and Marsh chopped his Kumar Bubneshwar to the stumps with 35 off his 18 balls.

Steve Smith hit a big six before being bowled by leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, but Finch joined Maxwell to turbocharge the innings. Maxwell had one alarming moment when a batter who wasn’t wearing a helmet against a spin was struck near his eye with the top edge from his signature switch hit. But once he put on the protective gear, he quickly followed up with some boundaries.

But Maxwell held off Bubneshwar’s cutter for 23 points, Marcus Stoinis was caught deep, and Finch suffered a decisive defeat when Hershall Patel’s late ball wobbled under his bat and hit the stumps. Big hitter Tim David ran out the next ball and Australia needed 11 from the final over.

Mohammed Shami hasn’t bowled all day after missing a year of T20 duty in India due to injury. However, he was called for and delivered a final over and Cummins was caught mid-wicket before bowling Inglis and Richardson, his wicket interrupted only by a lack of agar. India gets bragging rights, but Australia will be thriving with the return of their captain ahead of Saturday’s tournament opener against New Zealand.

Aaron Finch finds form but Australia loses T20 World Cup warm-up to India | Australian Cricket Team

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