New Delhi : Team India has overtaken arch-rivals Pakistan to become the team to win the most T20 matches in a calendar year.
The Indian team achieved this feat after registering a 6-wicket win in the third and final T20 match against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 187 runs set by Australia, India secured their 21st T20I win in 2022, thanks to half-centuries from Suryakumar Yadav (69) and Virat Kohli (63), the most by a team during a calendar year. is the most. This record was previously held by Pakistan, which won 20 T20 Internationals in 2021.
The Indian team started this year with a 3-0 win over West Indies in the T20I series in February. The same month they defeated Sri Lanka 3–0 in the home T20I series.
In June, there was another T20 home series against South Africa and the series ended in a 2–2 draw after the last match was washed out due to rain.
India won the T20I series against England 2-1 at their home in July. In the same month, the Indian team also defeated Ireland 2-0.
In July–August, India toured the Caribbean, where they defeated West Indies 4–1 in a five-match T20I series.
After this, in August-September this year, the Indian team had to face defeat in the Asia Cup and the Indian team finished third in the Super Four stage.
The Indian team will then play a three-match T20I series against South Africa, starting on September 28.
India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 23 October. The Indian team could not even qualify for the last four last year and crashed out of the Super 12 stage itself.
Talking about the match, in this match, Australia, batting first, scored 186 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Cameron Green and Tim David played brilliantly explosive half-centuries for Australia, scoring 52 and 54 respectively. Apart from these two, Josh English scored 24 and Daniel Sams scored 28 not out.
For India, Axar Patel took 3 wickets, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel took 1-1 wickets.
In reply, India won the match by scoring 187 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 19.5 overs, thanks to excellent half-centuries from Virat Kohli (63) and Suryakumar Yadav (69). Apart from these two, Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 25 runs. Daniel Sams took 2 wickets for Australia and Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins took 1-1 wickets.