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India vs Australia: WATCH - This Virat Kohli Six Reminds Fans of AB de Villiers

India vs Australia: WATCH - This Virat Kohli Six Reminds Fans of AB de Villiers

India scripted history as they won yet another T20I series, this time against the Aussies. India was chasing a stiff target of 195, but Shikhar Dhawan, skipper Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya chipped in with valuable contributions to take team home. After lagging behind in the run rate for a bit, it was Kohli who stepped up the rate with a few crisp shots, before he got out for 40 from 24 deliveries.

India scripted history as they won yet another T20I series, this time against the Aussies. India was chasing a stiff target of 195, but Shikhar Dhawan, skipper Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya chipped in with valuable contributions to take team home. After lagging behind in the run rate for a bit, it was Kohli who stepped up the rate with a few crisp shots, before he got out for 40 from 24 deliveries.

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But perhaps one shot changed the fortunes for Team India in the match. It was during one of Andrew Tye's overs, where the bowler bowled a fullish delivery to Kohli. The latter just moved across to make room, and scooped the ball for six over square leg. The shot reminded the fans of Mr 360 AB de Villiers.

The fans couldn't control their joy after the shot, and a number of memes were circulated on the social media.

Earlier, stand-in skipper Matthew Wade led from the front with a blistering half-century and powered Australia to 194 for five against India in the second T20 International here on Sunday. Leading the side in the absence of an injured Aaron Finch, Wade smashed 58 off 32 balls while Steve Smith made a breezy 38-ball 46 after India opted to field.

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For the visitors, T Natarajan finished with fine figures of 2/20 in his four-over spell. Australia accumulated 62 runs in the last five overs after a few tight middle overs. Wade started the Australian innings on a rousing note, launching into a flurry of boundaries and a six against an Indian attack that lacked in experience with the exception of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Wade collected 13 runs off the first over, pulling, driving and paddle sweeping Deepak Chahar for three fours. Bowling the second over, off-spinner Washington Sundar was hoicked over deep square leg for a six as the hosts looked to set a big total. Shardul Thakur was welcomed into the attack with a boundary, smashed off the hip by the in-form Wade.

Sundar conceded 15 runs in the fourth over and then Wade scored 12 off Thakur as the hosts raced past 50 in the sixth over at the Sydney Cricket Ground whose shorter square boundaries aided batsmen. However, the introduction of Natarajan into the attack saw Australia losing their first wicket in the form of D'Arcy Short.

Least perturbed by the dismissal, Wade continued to bat aggressively and brought up his fifty off just 25 balls with a boundary off Chahal. But the stand-in skipper got out in a comical fashion, run out after Virat Kohli dropped another absolute sitter at cover, his second in two days. As the ball headed towards Kohli, Wade gave up, walked towards the dressing room and even though he was alerted by Steve Smith of the drop, he had backed up too far by that time.



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3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
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