Dinesh Karthik’s return to the Indian cricket team has continued to reap rewards, and it was the 37-year-old who again helped India cross the finish line in their second T20I match against Australia in the ongoing three-match series between the two countries.

India needed 14 runs off 1.1 overs when Karthik came out to bat. He had with him captain Rohit Sharma, who scripted a unique record for himself in the match by becoming the highest six-getter in T20I history. 

Karthik smashed the very first ball he faced for a six and sent the next ball towards the boundary for a four. Watch the video right here:

Rohit Sharma was India’s talisman in the 2nd T20I, with the Indian skipper scoring 46 runs off 20 balls. His innings was laced with four boundaries and four sixes. Sharma has also managed to script the record of the most prolific six-hitter in T20I. He is already the highest run-getter in the game’s shortest format.

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Sharma is closely followed by Virat Kohli in terms of runs amassed in T20I matches. However, Kohli could not do much to close the gap between them after getting bowled off an Adam Zampa delivery. However, his run-out of Cameron Green was again testament to what the phenomenal batter can bring to the table in terms of his fielding ability.

India’s bowling department was also spectacular in the match. Axar Patel took the wickets of Glen Maxwell and Tim David in quick succession, which proved to be a dampener for the Australian innings.

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India have now levelled the three-match series against Australia. The team that manages to clinch the third match will win the series and head into the T20 World Cup with confidence. The series decider will be played on September 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Australia, the defending champions, will be eager to continue keeping the trophy with themselves in the upcoming ICC tournament.