India lost to Western Australia XI by 36 runs in the second warm-up game. The game was important for India to get used to the Australian playing conditions as a T20 World Cup. India had won the first warm-up game by 13 runs.
R Ashwin’s 3 for 32
R Ashwin looked confident as he scalped three for 32 in his 4-over odds. His performance helped India restrict Western Australia for 168/8 in 20 overs. The right arm took two wickets in his last over. He gets rid of Ashton Turner, Samuel Fanning and Cameron Bancroft in quick succession.
50 for D’Arcy Short
Western Australia was 15/1 when D’Arcy came on. He hit 58 of just 32 balls with the help of 4 fours and two sixes. D’Arcy Short and Nick Hobson stabilized the innings, leaving India looking for answers to their batting.
64 for Nick Hobson
The duo of Nick Hobson and D’Arcy Short partnered for 110 runs and brought up their respective half centuries. Harshal Patel got rid of Robson for 64, leaving D’Arcy Short behind for 52.
Harshal Patel gave India the two quick breaks and Western Australia’s two well-placed batters were out. It seemed like India made a comeback into the match with those two quick scalps. WA was 127/3 in 15 overs at this point.
That was the training game against Western Australia.
You win by 36 runs.
KL Rahul 74 (55) pic.twitter.com/5bunUUqZiH
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2022
Skipper KL Rahuls 74 runs
KL Rahul, who captained India today, played an inning with 74 runs and 55 balls. During his 87-minute stay, he smashed nine fours and two sixes. His fifty came from 43 deliveries, but the star-batter failed to take India Cross past 169.
Performance of the WA bowler
The bowlers of Western Australia made it difficult for the visitors. M Kelly took two wickets for 26 runs, Morris came up with impressive numbers of 2 for 23 followed by Andrew Tyes 1-16 in his four overs.
Western Australia 168/8 (Short 52, Hobson 64; Ashwin 3-32) in 20 overs beat India 132/8 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 74, Hardik Pandya 17; Morris 2-23)