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IND vs AUS | Jaiswal, Kishan, Gaikwad's Fifties & Rinku Singh's Late Blitz Propel India to 235/4 In 2nd T20I

image-lpfmr553Yashasvi Jaiswal & Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a brisk start (Twitter)

The Indian team set the pitch ablaze in the second T20I against Australia in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday as they posted a gigantic total of 235 for 4 in their 20 overs after being invited to bat first.

IND vs AUS: Brilliant batting display leads India to colossal score

The foundation for this mammoth score was laid by the opening duo, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who initiated the innings with a calculated approach, assessing the pitch in the first two overs before shifting gears dramatically.

Jaiswal was particularly aggressive against Glenn Maxwell in the third over, hitting two fours, while Gaikwad contributed with a boundary, amassing 15 runs. The fireworks truly began in the fourth over, bowled by Sean Abbott. Jaiswal unleashed a flurry of shots, hammering three consecutive boundaries on the off-side followed by two sixes, scoring a whopping 24 runs from the over.

Jaiswal's onslaught continued unabated as he raced to a 24-ball fifty. However, his impressive innings came to an end at 53 off 25 balls, courtesy of Nathan Ellis, leaving him caught at short third man. His innings was filled with nine fours and two sixes.

Following Jaiswal's dismissal, the pitch seemed to slow down, and the run flow diminished momentarily. However, Ishan Kishan and Gaikwad effectively resurrected the innings, particularly in the 14th over against Maxwell, hammering 23 runs.

The scoring pace was relentless. Kishan, too, reached his fifty in 29 balls but was dismissed soon after for 52 off 32 balls by Marcus Stoinis. Captain Suryakumar Yadav continued the onslaught with a brisk 19 off 10 balls, including two sixes, before his dismissal.

Gaikwad, who had been playing a more measured innings, reached his half-century in the later stage of the innings. The finishing touch was provided by Rinku Singh, who played an explosive cameo, scoring 31 off just 9 balls, propelling India to a massive total. This batting extravaganza has set the stage for an exciting contest and it will be interesting to see how the Aussies approach the chase.

Brief Scores

India: 235/4

Ruturaj Gaikward 58 (43), Ishan Kishan 53 (25)

Nathan Ellis 3-45 (4), Marcus Stoinis 1-27 (3)

Australia needs 236 runs to win