India vs Western Australia: The Indian team had to play two warm-up matches against Western Australia before the start of the T20 World Cup. The first match was played on October 11, in which Team India won. The second match is being played on Thursday, October 13. In this match, the Indian team won the toss first and decided to bowl. Batting first, Western Australia scored 168 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Indian bowlers appeared in a lot of rhythm in this match.
Ashwin took three wickets, Harshal returned
While batting first, Indian team spinner R Ashwin took 3 wickets in 4 overs giving just 32 runs in this match. He made Western Australian batsman Bancroft, Sam Fanning and and captain Turner his prey. At the same time, fast bowler Harshal Patel made a good comeback in this match, taking 2 wickets for 27 in 4 overs. In the previous warm-up match, he had conceded 49 runs in 4 overs at an economy of 12.20 and took only one wicket.
Arshdeep Singh also managed to take 1 wicket for 25 runs in 3 overs. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akshar Patel and Hardik Pandya did not get any success. Bhuvneshwar Kumar spent 15 runs in 2 overs, Axar Patel spent 22 runs in 3 overs and Hardik Pandya spent 17 runs in 2 overs
Western Australia batsmen did wonders
In this match, Western Australian batsman Nick Hobson scored 64 runs in 41 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes. At the same time, batsman Archie Short played an innings of 52 runs in 39 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes. Due to this innings of both, the Western Australia team was able to put 168 runs on the board.