RAIPUR: Having missed an opportunity to seal the series in Guwahati, India will have another shot to win the five-match contest when it takes on Australia in the penultimate T20 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur on Friday. The match will mark the return of designated vice-captain Shreyas Iyer who will be back in action after being rested for the initial three T20s following India’s splendid campaign in the recently concluded 2023 World Cup.
India was poised to seal the deal in Guwahati after having won the two consecutive matches in Visakhapatnam and in Thiruvananthapuram.
However, despite posting a mammoth 222 in the third T20, the Indian bowling attack failed to defend the total as Australia managed to pull one back, with Glenn Maxwell conjuring a majestic counter-attacking century in a spectacular last-ball finish to keep the series alive. Agencies