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Patna : India defeated Australia by 9 wickets on October 20, 2021, at ICC Academy Ground, Dubai, UAE, in a warm up game before the T20 World Cup as captain Rohit Sharma (opener) scored 60 (retired hurt) in 41 balls hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes and his opening partner K L Rahul scored 39 in 31 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. Rohit and Rahul added 68 runs for the first wicket.

Chasing a target of 153 runs, India scored 153/1 in 17.5 overs as Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 38 in 27 balls hitting 5 fours and 1 six while all-rounder Hardik Pandya remained 14 not out in 8 balls hitting 1 six. Rohit and Suryakumar hit fast bowler Pat Cummins for a six each in 15th over. Rohit had also hit Maxwell for a six in 13th over and Mitchell Marsh in 12th over.  Rohit had hit Cummins for back to back four in 2 over. K L Rahul had hit spinner Adam Zampa for 2 sixes in 7th over and spinner Ashton Agar for 1 six in 3rd over. India had defeated England in first warm up game

Australia had won the toss and opted to bat scoring 152/5 in 20 overs as Steven Smith scored 57 runs in 48 balls with 7 fours. All-rounder  Marcus Stoinis scored an unbeaten 41 in 25 balls with 4 fours and 1 six while Glenn Maxwell scored 37 in 28 balls with 5 fours. Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch (captain) scored 1 and 8 runs respectively while all-rounder Mitchell Marsh out for a duck.

Australis were 11/3 after 3.1 overs as spinner Ravichandran Ashwn took the wickets of Warner and Marsh while spinner Ravindra Jadeja took the wicket of Finch.Maxwell fell to spinner Rahul Chahar while Smith fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Ashwin took 2/8 in 2 overs.