On November 26, 2023, the second T20 match between India and Australia took place at 7:30 pm in Thiruvananthapuram stadium. Australia won the toss and decided to ball.
Pitch report by Mathew Heydon and Murli Karthik indicated a good wicket with moderate grass. The pitch might offer pace and bounce, and there was a chance of dew in the evening.
In the match, after winning the toss, Australia invited India to bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad opened for India, with Jaiswal scoring a quick 53 off 25 balls, and Gaikwad making 43 off 58 balls. Despite their dismissals, India maintained a good run rate.
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav’s partnership led India to a substantial total of 235 runs. Australia, in response, faced early wickets with Steve Smith and Matthew Short starting well but losing wickets. Despite Marcus Stoinis and Tim David’s efforts, Australia finished at 191 runs.
India won the match by defeating Australia by 44 runs, taking a 2-0 lead in the T20 series. Yashasvi Jaiswal was selected as the player of the match.