WATCH: Rinku Singh finishes off in style again and helps India record their highest run chase in T20I history

India played this T20I after their World Cup final against the Aussies on Sunday.


WATCH: Rinku Singh finishes off in style again and helps India record their highest run chase in T20I history

Rinku Singh (Image via Sportstar)

During India’s first T20I against Australia just four days after the conclusion of the 2023 ODI World Cup, India pulled off their highest run chase in the history of T20Is. Rinku Singh again gave another good finishing touch as his six off the last ball of the innings helped India chase down 209 runs on Thursday (November 23) at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag.

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Choosing to bowl first after winning the toss, Australia started well with a 31-run stand between the openers. After Matthew Short’s dismissal, Josh Inglis started attacking the bowlers and completed his maiden century. He got dismissed in the 18th over from Prasidh Krishna‘s delivery. His century put Australia in the driver’s seat as they posted 208/3 in 20 overs.

India did not have a great start because Ruturaj Gaikwad got dismissed for a diamond duck when Nathan Ellis ran him out in the first over. Ishan Kishan’s 58 off 39 and captain Suryakumar Yadav‘s 42-ball 80 runs kept India’s hopes alive.

After India lost three wickets off three consecutive deliveries by Sean Abbott in the last over, and when they needed one run off one ball, Rinku smacked a six to help India win the match by two wickets.

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But Rinku Singh’s last-ball six wasn’t counted, here’s why

Rinku Singh’s six off the last ball off Sean Abbott was not considered a six for India. The reason is simply that Abbott had overstepped on the final delivery. As Rinku had smashed a six after the no-ball, his maximum was not considered as India had already won the match by then.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh (Image via Sportstar)

India played this T20I after their World Cup final against the Aussies on Sunday. In that match, Pat Cummins and Co. defeated the Men in Blue by six wickets to emerge as six-time world champions.

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