An important part of the IND vs. AUS T20 series belongs to Ruturaj Gaikwad. During the 3rd T20 match, Gaikwad was able to weather the storm during the early overs, eventually taking on the Australian bowlers towards the latter part of the match. Gaikwad, a talented batter from Maharashtra, was able to score an impressive 102 runs in just 36 balls, after previously scoring a fifty in his last innings. Gaikwad finished strong with 123 runs off 57 deliveries, with an impressive strike rate of 215.8, helping the Men in Blue achieve a total score of 222 runs in their 20 overs. As a result, India outperformed Australia, winning the toss and choosing to bowl first. Kane Richardson, after a wayward start, was able to dismiss Ishan Kishan with a five-ball duck, bringing India down to 24/2 in 2.3 overs.
Gaikwad’s final score of 123 runs off 57 balls included 13 fours and 7 sixes as he played a key role in leading India to victory. His partner, Tilak Varma, also contributed with a score of 31 from 24 balls. The two achieved a massive partnership of 141* for the fourth wicket, resulting in India’s final score of 222/3 in 20 overs.
Overall, Gaikwad’s performance was exceptional, demonstrating his skill and ability as a rising cricket star.