Australia will once again look to keep their T20 Series against India alive when the two nations face off at Nava Raipur on Saturday night.
The Aussies, who are currently $2.25 outsiders with BetDeluxe, recaptured their winning form with a thrilling five-wicket win on the last ball of Game 3. After losing their first two post-World Cup matches, the Australians successfully chased down India’s 222 thanks to a record-equaling fourth T20I century from Glenn Maxwell.
The Big Show picked up where he left off when he blasted the greatest double-century in ODI history during the World Cup, smashing 104* (48) and sealing the series-saving win with a boundary on the last ball of the innings. Travis Head returned from his Man of the Final performance and subsequent celebrations with a handy 35 at the top of the order, while Matthew Wade helped Maxwell guide the Aussies home with 28*.
While the Australians’ chests will be out and their shoulders will be back following the W, the Indians have clear market support at $1.57 on the back of their three impressive batting displays. They were unstoppable during the first two games and have posted three scores of 208+ throughout the series. Ruturaj Gaikwad has dominated for the Indians after his Game 1 failure, slapping scores of 58 and 123 since.
While the Australian bowlers have struggled to curb the Indian scoring during the T20s thus far, they will be buoyed by Jason Behrendorff’s 1/12 (4) on Wednesday morning.
What we saw in the ODI World Cup was an Aussie team that thrived off winning form, and there’s no reason to start doubting that now as they attempt to keep the series alive. If Head or Maxwell (or both) turn up again, it’s difficult to bet against the Aussies in any format.
Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Australia to winLeg 2: T. Head 20+ runsLeg 3: R. Gaikwad 20+ runsLeg 4: J. Behrendorff 1+ wicketTotal: $6.25