[WATCH] Ecstatic Rohit Sharma hugs Dinesh Karthik after Team India clinch Nagpur T20I

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma was overjoyed after his side defeated Australia by six wickets in the 2nd T20I in Nagpur on Friday (September 23) to equalize the three-game streak 1-1.

Rohit ran up to Dinesh Karthik, hugged him and patted his head after he hit a six and a four to put the men in blue across the payline.

The Indian captain led from the front in the pursuit from 91 in a shortened game reduced to eight overs a side. Rohit was named Player of the Match for his unbeaten 46 of just 20 balls.

After DK pulled off the winning streaks, the hitman was understandably pleased given the pressure he was under after the team’s recent T20I format losses. BCCI’s official social media addresses shared a video of Rohit celebrating with DK after India’s series leveling victory. The clip was shared with the caption:

“Captain @ImRo45’s reaction. joy of the crowd. @DineshKarthik’s grin. Relive the spirit as #TeamIndia sealed a series win at Nagpur #INDvAUS.”

After winning the toss, India bowled first and conceded 90 to 5 in their eight overs as Matthew Wade hit an unbeaten 43 in 20 balls.

For the hosts, left-hander Axar Patel stood out with scores of 2 to 13. Pacer Harshal Patel proved expensive again though, hitting 32 runs in his two overs.

“I’m glad it worked out” – Rohit Sharma on his winning goal

At the awards ceremony after the game, the Indian captain admitted he was a bit surprised at how well the ball landed. Sharing his thoughts on his match-defining knock, he said:

“It’s great to hit like that but it was an 8-over game so you have to take your chances. I’m glad it worked. Honestly, I’ve been playing like this for the last 8-9 months.

“Not much has really changed for me, but again, when you’re playing a game like this, you can’t plan too much. You just have to understand the situation and try to use the conditions to your advantage,” he added.

Reflecting on Team India’s bowling performance, he said that for the most part they were good until Tau kicked in at the end. Rohit commented:

“I felt like the bowlers had something to offer and we made pretty good use of the conditions but at the back end the dew was coming in and the lads couldn’t grab the ball which is why you saw some weird full throws from Harshal.”

The decisive T20I of the India-Australia series will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Edited by Renin Wilben Albert

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