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[WATCH] Shreyas Iyer Clobbers Dwarshuis Over Long-Off For Elegant Six In IND vs AUS 5th T20I

image-lppn45orIyer with a massive six [X.com]

Shreyas Iyer, after sustaining twin batting failures against Australia spanning the 2023 World Cup final and the fourth T20I of the subsequent T20I series, roared back into form with a counterattacking knock in Bengaluru.

The cricketer overcame India’s top-order jitters upon his early arrival to the crease, and his finishing thunder ensured that the ‘Men in Blue’ scaled past the 150-run mark by the end of their 20 overs. Iyer himself notched up a fine half-century, the eighth of his T20I career, and bludgeoned five boundaries and two sixes during the course of his 37-ball counterpunch.

One of his sixes off Ben Dwarshuis landed over mid-on during the earlier stages of the innings, where he leaned forward to dispatch the Australian speedster with utmost authority.

Shreyas Iyer pulverizes Dwarshuis for elegant hit

Shreyas Iyer made his way to the middle following the early dismissal of in-form opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. The seasoned campaigner also lost Ruturaj Gaikwad and his stand-in skipper Suryakumar Yadav a while later as the Indian team slumped further at 46-3 in 6.5 overs.

In his pursuit of team’s scoring recovery alongside young Jitesh Sharma, Shreyas Iyer lofted a huge hit over mid-on boundary off Ben Dwarshuis to notch up his first maximum of the evening.

Shreyas Iyer clattered another six and a boundary off the last over to take India to a competitive 160-8 by the end of their 20 overs. The cricketer himself top-scored in the innings with his 37-ball 53, and was ably assisted by Axar Patel and Jitesh Sharma during the backend.

The 28-year-old was dismissed for just eight in his previous outing in Raipur, and scored a mere boundary at the 2023 World Cup final a couple of weeks ago. With T20 World Cup 2024 in line next year, Iyer’s return to form at this stage restores a much-needed oomph to the Indian batting order as they brace themselves for next week’s South African challenge.