DRS or no DRS? Crossover of rules leaves teams confused

Postado Outubro 09, 2017

With almost 103 minutes of rain delay, the game finally resumed with India chasing a revised target of 48 runs from six overs as per DLS method. It seemed that Finch had not been made aware that the Decision Review System (DRS) was in place during the match in keeping with the new ICC changes. The trouble for him came against Kuldeep Yadav, who got the ball to turn a bit more than his spin twin.

Australia were beaten 4-1 in the ODI series as well as in the first T20I.

India beat Australia in the opening T20 match by nine-wickets via Duckworth-Lewis method taking their winning spree to seven match in a row.

Preview:A confident India will look to extend their domination, while a hapless Australia would aim for a change of fortunes in the three-match T20 series beginning here on Saturday.India dominated the limited over series against Australia with a 4-1 win to reclaim the number one ODI rankings and Virat Kohli and his men would be keen for a ideal finish to the T20I series.A reliable pool of bowlers in both pace and spin department to complement their traditional batting might is what makes Virat Kohli's side look so formidable.

Batting first Australia had scored 118 runs in 18.4 overs when rain interrupted the match. They have looked flawless, be it against reigning world champions Australia or a new-look Sri Lanka. Explaining his dismissal, Finch said he was looking to sweep before coming down the track which was a "brain-fade". Some balls were spinning. One to get off strike and to get a boundary as well if I could pick out a gap, but I kept picking out a fielder.

"It is easy to look back now and say, "yes we should have changed our approach". We wanted to make sure we were up and around that mark", further added Finch. The 38-year-old's ability to notch up pace and his death bowling ability will be a key factor for India as the left-arm pacer would add variety to the pace attack of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

Much like the theme of the series, after managing a good start, Australia lost their way in the middle overs by losing frequent wickets. "That's part of T20". There is not a lot of time to be assessing the pitch for 10-12 overs and then making a decision. They did that with three balls to spare.