Australia suffers through yet another Kohli masterclass in Bangalore

The highlight was three consecutive sixes struck in the 16th over off Nathan Coulter-Nile, who up until that point had been the tourists’ best bowler.

Three consecutive sixes were struck in the 16th over off Nathan Coulter-Nile, who up until that point had been the tourists' best bowler.

Three consecutive sixes were struck in the 16th over off Nathan Coulter-Nile, who up until that point had been the tourists’ best bowler.Credit:AP

Dhoni, criticised in his homeland for batting conservatively in the first T20 that Australia won, hammered three sixes off D’Arcy Short in his 23-ball knock of 40.

Australia, who stuck with an unchanged XI and opted to bowl in their pursuit of a maiden T20 series win over India, were reeling early as KL Rahul rocketed his team to 0-61 after seven overs.

As was the case in Vizag, where the hosts stumbled from 1-69 in the ninth over to finish 7-126 and ultimately lose a final-ball thriller, momentum shifted.

Rahul’s dismissal, steering a short ball form Coulter-Nile straight to Jhye Richardson at third man, was followed by that of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant.

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But on this occasion, Kohli and Dhoni launched a stunning counter-attack.

Australia have never defeated India in a T20 series, at home or abroad, with their best effort being victory in a one-off T20 at the MCG in 2008.

Aaron Finch’s team also haven’t won a limited-overs series since the Cape Town cheating scandal.

The visitors hold a 1-0 lead in what is a two-game series, having prevailed when Pat Cummins hit the winning runs.

The rivals start a five-match ODI series in Hyderabad on Saturday.

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Источник: Theage.com.au

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