The match is in Guwahati, here 6 years ago Australia had unilaterally defeated Team India.

Barsapara Cricket Stadium: T20 match will be played between India and Australia today (28 November) at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. This could be the decisive match of the five-match T20 series. This is because Team India is ahead 2-0 in this series. In such a situation, by winning this third match, it can take an unassailable lead in the series. It also seems to be much stronger than Australia. However, there is one fact which is weakening the upper hand of Team India here.

In fact, where the match is to be held today, the teams of Australia and India have already clashed in T20 cricket. This match was played 6 years ago on 10 October 2017. Then the Australian team had badly defeated the star-studded Indian team. In that match, the Kangaroos had first bundled out the Indian team for just 118 and later achieved the target easily while losing just 2 wickets.

Behrendorff’s havoc
In this match held 6 years ago, the captaincy of India was in the hands of Virat Kohli, while the command of Australia was being handled by David Warner. Here Warner won the toss and chose to bowl first and fast bowler Behrendorff completely shattered Team India’s top order. Within five overs, Behrendorff sent Rohit Sharma (8), Shikhar Dhawan (2), Virat Kohli (0) and Manish Pandey (6) to the pavilion.

Australia won by 8 wickets
After losing 4 wickets for 27 runs, Team India somehow reached 118. The innings of Kedar Jadhav (27), Dhoni (13), Hardik Pandya (25) and Kuldeep Yadav (16) saved India from getting under 100. Later, Australia batted brilliantly and won the match in just 15.3 overs. Here Australia also lost both its openers as they reached the total of 13 runs but the century partnership of Moises Henriques (62) and Travis Head (48) snatched the match from India.

Behrendorff will still play today
In this match, Jason Behrendorff, who took 4 big wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs, was chosen as ‘Player of the Match’. Behrendorff will also be a part of the Australian playing-11 in the match to be held today (28 November). Now it will be interesting to see whether he will be able to show such charismatic bowling once again or not.

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