India vs Australia, 4th T20I Stats Review: Axar's brilliance, Wade's feat and other stats

Ruturaj Gaikwad became the fastest Indian to reach 4000 T20 runs.

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In a seesaw battle in Raipur, India clinched a 20-run victory over Australia, powered by a brilliant bowling performance from Axar Patel and an economical spell from Ravi Bishnoi.

Australi won the toss and elected to field first in a high-scoring encounter against India. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a solid start for India, putting together a 50-run partnership. However, Jaiswal was dismissed shortly after for 37 runs and India lost wickets in quick succession, slipping to 63 for 3. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rinku Singh then steadied the innings but Gaikwad was dismissed for 32. 

Jitesh Sharma and Rinku Singh added 56 runs for the fifth wicket, but Ben Dwarshuis broke the partnership by dismissing Sharma for 35 runs. Dwarshuis then picked up Axar Patel for a duck in the same over, and Rinku Singh was soon dismissed for 46 as Australia restricted India to 174/9. Dwarshuis was the star bowler for Australia, taking 3/40 runs in his four overs.

Chasing 175, Australia got off to a decent start, however, Bishnoi provided the breakthrough by dismissing Josh Philippe for eight runs. Travis Head followed soon after, scoring 31 runs. Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals, with only Matthew Wade (36) and Matthew Short (22) putting up some resistance. India restricted Australia to 154 for 7 in 20 overs and won the match by 20 runs.Axar Patel, who delivered an outstanding bowling performance, was deservedly awarded the Player of the Match award. With this victory, India sealed the series 3-1, showcasing their all-round dominance throughout the competition. 

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 4th T20I Match, between India and Australia:

4025 - Ruturaj Gaikwad Completed 4000 T20 runs.

116 - Ruturaj Gaikwad became the fastest Indian batter to reach 4000 T20 runs, achieving the feat in just 116 innings. KL Rahul holds the second-fastest record with 117 innings, while Virat Kohli sits third with 138.

50 - Matthew Wade completed 50 catches as keeper in T20Is, becomes fifth wicketkeeper to achieve the feat.

190 - Chris Green has become the player with the most T20 appearances before making T20I debut. He has played an impressive 190 T20 matches surpassing the previous record of 170 held by Suryakumar Yadav since 2021.

11- Jason Behrendorff has claimed 11 wickets against India in T20Is, second most by an Australian bowler behind Adam Zampa's 12.

9.25- Ravi Bishnoi has been impressive in the power play overs in this series, taking four wickets at an average of 9.25 and an economy of 6.16. He has bowled six overs, conceding only 37 runs and delivering 17 dot balls.

3 - Axar Patel took three wickets for 16 runs in his four overs, the third best bowling performance by an Indian bowler against Australia in T20Is, tied with Jasprit Bumrah who also took three wickets for 16 runs in 2019 at Visakhapatnam. The best bowling figure is 4/11 by Ravichandran Ashwin in 2014 in Mirpur and second best was 4/36 by Krunal Pandya in Sydney.

13-Axar Patel has claimed 13 wickets against Australia in T20Is, the second most by an Indian bowler behind Jasprit Bumrah's 16.

5 - Matthew Wade has 465 runs in 13 innings against India. He is the fifth-highest run-scorer against India in T20Is.

Most runs against India in T20Is
592 - Nicholas Pooran
554 - Glenn Maxwell
500 - Aaron Finch
475 - Jos Buttler
465 - Matthew Wade

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