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November 5th, 2017Australia lose second T20I to India; Looking forward to the Ashes
David Warner raises his bat after half century, but it wasn't enough.
ESPN CricInfo Staff
Australia has drawn with India in the T20I series in India, following a heartbreaking 9 run loss yesterday. India's Shikhar Dhawan was named MOTM, scoring 69* of just 39 balls.
India set a solid total in their innings, leaving Australia needing 165 runs to win. David Warner got the Aussies chase off to a good start, blasting 72 off just 53 balls. Phillip Hughes also managed to make 54 off 47, and the Aussies looked to be on the path to victory.
However, following the wickets of the opening pair, the rest of the Australian batting lineup was unable to complete the task as they finished the 20 overs 9 runs short of India's total.
"It's disappointing obviously," said coach JT_the_Man, "we rested a few with the Ashes starting in a couple of weeks, but that's not an excuse."
Australia will now return home to prepare for the Ashes, with the first Test commencing on November 17th.