Add extra brain on brain
Virat said after the match – When you want a run rate of 15-16 and then two runs come from two balls, people get excited that it’s done. Then DK got run out or stumping whatever you call it. Then I asked Ashwin to see the cover. But Ash put an extra brain on his mind. It was a heroic act. Goes wide off the line. After that, if the ball went into the gap, we won.
Played short of mid off above
Mohammad Nawaz once again had to bowl the last ball. This time he drives the ball forward and Ashwin blasts him at mid-off. He took one run and gave the Indian team a historic win. Ashwin may have scored one run on one ball but his intelligence won the match.
India lost the T20 World Cup to Pakistan exactly one year ago on 24 October 2021. This was the first defeat of Team India against Pakistan in the World Cup. But on the ground in Melbourne, first Arshdeep’s bowling and then Virat and Hardik’s batting after the initial setbacks gave the team victory.