India vs. Australia, Only T20: Scorecard, Recap and More from Rajkot

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterOctober 10, 2013

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Australia's target of 202 was not enough, as Yuvraj Singh led India's charge to victory in the only T20 against India at Rajkot, with the hosts eventually winning by six wickets.

The Baggy Greens piled on 201 for seven from their 20 overs. India, despite their best efforts, looked set to fall short—until Yuvraj took charge.

Aaron Finch was the top batsman for Australia, his innings of 89 full of the bludgeoning shots that had been seen earlier this year when he flayed England around for 156.

Around him, there were fine cameos—debutant Nic Maddinson opened the innings with 34 from 16 balls, while Glenn Maxwell crunched four sixes in his innings of 27.

Despite a pitch that clearly favoured the batsmen, a chase in excess of 200 was always a tall order for India.

Australia took wickets at crucial times to peg back the India innings every time a batsman established himself.

Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed when set on 32, while Suresh Raina (19) and Virat Kohli (29) both disappeared after good starts.

That was, however, until Yuvraj entered the fray. He reached his 50 from 25 balls, and he powered on with the target suddenly coming back into view. 

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a renowned finisher himself, was happy to play second fiddle as the left-hander played gloriously.

A torrent of fours and sixes followed—he finished with eight and five, respectively—and his unbeaten 77 got India over the line with two balls to spare.

Here is the scorecard, as given by the BBC:

Australia Innings 201 for 7 (20.0 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Finchc and b V Kumar 897052141
Maddinson b B Kumar34201661
Watsonlbwb V Kumar69510
Baileyc Jadejab V Kumar0 300
Maxwellc I Sharmab Jadeja27121304
Haddinc Dhonib B Kumar57310
Henriquesc Yuvraj Singhb B Kumar12191210
Coulter-Nilenot out 12131110
Faulknernot out 106501
Extras0nb 6w 0b 0lb6 
Totalfor 7201(20.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
B Kumar4.00353
V Kumar4.00263
Ashwin2.00410
I Sharma4.00520
Jadeja4.00231
Kohli2.00240
Fall of Wicket 
56Maddinson
84Watson
84Bailey
124Maxwell
146Haddin
174Finch
180Henriques
 

India Innings 202 for 4 (19.4 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Ro Sharmac Haddinb McKay88801
Dhawanst Haddinb Doherty32401950
Rainac Watsonb Coulter-Nile19161321
Kohlic Faulknerb McKay29242221
Yuvraj Singhnot out 77563585
Dhoninot out 24432120
Extras0nb 9w 0b 4lb13 
Totalfor 4202(19.4 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Watson3.40290
McKay4.00502
Faulkner4.00360
Coulter-Nile4.00441
Henriques1.00150
Doherty3.00241
Fall of Wicket 
12Ro Sharma
50Raina
80Dhawan
100Kohli