Virat Kohli-led Team India head into the 2nd game of the 3-match T20 international at the Sydney Cricket Ground with a 1-0 lead in their kitty and will look to register their second straight win over the hosts and wrap up the series.
The 2nd T20 international is scheduled for a 1:40 pm (IST) start with the toss slated to be held at 1:10 pm (IST)
Indian team is on a 8-match winning streak in the T20 internationals after winning the series opener against the Kangaroos at the Manuka Oval by 11 runs. It was also their sixth win over the ‘Aussies’ in ten T20 internationals played between the teams ‘Down Under’.
While the Men In Blue have a rather dismal record in ODIs at the SCG, they have fared well in T20Is at the iconic cricketing venue, winning both their games against Australia
So ahead of the 2nd T2OI between India and Australia at the SCG, here is a look at the head to head and major records between the two teams at the Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs Australia
Head To Head At SCG
India have defeated Australia in both the T20 internationals played between the two teams at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India had chased down a mammoth 198-run target set by Australia and won the third T20I of their tour in 2015-16 on the back of quick-fire half tons from Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and a fiery 49-run knock from Suresh Raina.
India beat Australia by 6 wickets in the 3rd T2OI of the 3-match series in 2018 with skipper Virat Kohli spearheading a 165-run chase with an unbeaten 61-run knock.
Australia’s Overall Track Record At SCG
Australia have played 7 T2OIs at the SCG and won four encounters at the iconic cricket ground in Sydney. They have lost both their games to India at the SCG
Highest Run Scorer
Virat Kohli has a good record in T20 internationals at the SCG, aggregating 111 runs in the two T20 internationals played by him against the Australians at the venue.
Highest Individual Scores
Shane Watson’s whirlwind knock of 124 off just 71 balls is the highest individual score by Australian in T20s against India.
Virat Kohli’s 61-run unbeaten knock is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in T20Is against Australia at the SCG.
Leading Wicket Taker
Spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya heads the wicket taking charts for India in T20 internationals with 4 wickets in his solitary appearance at the SCG in 2018.
Krunal Pandya took 4 for 36 with the ball to help India secure a win over Australia in a T20 international played at SCG back in 2018
Dan Christian and David Hussey lead the wicket taking charts for Australia in T2OIs against India at the SCG