Rohit Sharma Jokes Choking Dinesh Karthik After DRS Leads To Wicket In First T20I Against Australia. Despite amassing a large total of 208/6, the Rohit Sharma-led team unable to defend the total. As Australia romped to the mark in 19.2 overs.
The Indian cricket team had a miserable night on Tuesday, losing the first T20I against Australia by four wickets at Mohali. Despite amassing a large total of 208/6, the Rohit Sharma-led team was unable to defend the total, as Australia romped to the mark in 19.2 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-52-0) and Harshal Patel (4-0-49-0) allowed 101 runs in eight overs for the team. For the most part, India was left dissatisfied as they urgently sought wickets. India captain Rohit Sharma was also dissatisfied with the way the match unfolded.
Australia had reached 122/2 in 11.2 overs, chasing a 209-run mark. Steve Smith edged one to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik as Umesh Yadav bowled the 12th over. While the umpire rule that Smith not out, the Indian camp request DRS and receive a favorable outcome. Glenn Maxwell then edged one to Karthik on the last delivery of the same over. After the umpire signaled ‘not out,’ the Indian camp requested DRS and received a favorable result. Rohit appeared to be annoyed at this point. He even mock-choked Karthik.
Watch: Rohit Sharma Jokingly Chokes Dinesh Karthik
India’s flaws with the ball were expose during the encounter. After Australia sent the hosts in to bat, KL Rahul (55 off 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 not out off 30 balls) helped India post a formidable 208 for six. Australia dominated the run chase, winning in 19.2 overs. Last year’s World Cup star Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21 balls) and Cameron Green (61 off 30 balls) smashed the mark.