Fri, Oct 13, 3:21pm by Head Editor
Date and Time: Saturday October 14, 12:30am AEST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Hyderabad
TV: Fox Sports
After storming to an eight-wicket win in Ranchi, Australia now heads to Hyderabad with some momentum, ahead of the series decider against India.
Jason Behrendorff was the hero for the Aussies in the second game of the series, taking four crucial wickets, which limited the hosts to a paltry total of 118.
One of the tall left armer’s wickets was India’s skipper Virat Kohil, who made his first duck in T20I cricket. India’s favourite son is $4.33 to bounce back and top score for his nation in this one.
After losing Aaron Finch and David Warner early in the race chase, the visitors steadied, and a 109-run unbeaten partnership between Moises Henriques and Travis Head, saw the Aussies home, and levelled the series.
Sportsbet has the odds set much tighter than they have been for the first two games of this series, but as you’d expect, it is still the hosts who hold down favouritism, at $1.57, with the Aussies out at $2.41.
Although this is the first T20I to be played at this venue, there have been five ODI’s, of which Australia have played two, both of which they came out on top in.
David Warner looms at the man who can steer the Aussies to a rare series win on Indian soil. He may have failed with the bat in the last game, but he has a wealth of IPL experience, and with a strike rate of over 140 in T20I’s, he can turn the shortest form of the game in one over.
Kuldeep Yadav has been the chief destroyer for India so far during this and the ODI series, but Australia’s batsmen had a much better day against him in their last start, taking him for 46 runs from his four overs.
Wednesday’s loss means that the hosts have now lost three out of their seven T20Is played this year, but is hasn’t been much better for Australia, who have saluted in just two of their five.
Suggested Bet: Kohli to top score for India: $4.33
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