Australia to field against India in second T201

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An all-round Australia thrashed India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 worldwide (T20I) to square the three-match series 1-1 at the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) Barsapara Stadium here on Tuesday.

After defeating Australia by 9 wickets in the first T20 global match in three-match T20I series, the men in blue will play on 10 October with the thought of winning the series.

India captain Virat Kohli was on Tuesday dismissed for a duck for the first time in his Twenty20 worldwide career.

Behrendorff, playing his second match after making his debut in Ranchi last week, claimed four wickets to bowl out India for 118 before the visitors chased down the total with 27 balls to spare.

In the six matches India and Australia have played against each other in 2017 across formats, Yuzuvendra Chahal has dismissed Glenn Maxwell on five occasions. India is 1-0 ahead in the three-T20 match series with Australia.

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The tourists' innings also got off to a slow start as Warner and Aaron Finch were each caught by Kohli inside three overs following the respective deliveries of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Before the second T-20 global match, on Monday, David Warner led Australian team had net practised at Barshapara Cricket Stadium. The dew also was a factor with the ball not turning as much as it did in the first innings. One ball later, Kohli found himself cramped for room, forcing him to play across the line but only resulted in a caught and bowled dismissal for Behrendorff. He hit the first ball for a boundary as he guided a wide full toss past backward point.

The 27-year-old put on a fast bowling masterclass to inspire Australia to a dominant T20 victory over India in Guwahati. Behrendorff had inflicted the required damage in his opening over from which India failed to recover.

Behrendorff's figures were the best for Australia against India in T20 cricket. He then removed Manish Pandey with a delivery that held its line outside the off stump and also sent back the risky Shikhar Dhawan.