India are currently hosting Australia for a three-match T20I series, the first of which took place on Tuesday (20 September) in Mohali. Australia took the game home as they comfortably chased a mammoth target of 208 runs in their quota of 20 overs. Almost every batter chipped in for Australia as they scored 211/6 in 19.2 overs.
Tim David also played a handy knock of 18 (14) and stitched a crucial partnership of 62 runs with Matthew Wade for the sixth wicket before perishing to Yuzvendra Chahal. The young batter remained calm throughout his inning and played a perfect second fiddle to Wade. When asked about his approach to the game with so much pressure, David credited IPL exposure for his temperament.
The Aussie batter said that having played in the IPL he was familiar with the condition and knew batting second would be a bit easier. "I think having had the experience of playing in India before and playing a fair bit of T20 cricket recently, I felt calm the other night because I knew that we're in a good position to be able to chase those runs," David was quoted saying by PTI.
"And the way the pitch was playing so I think to get over the line, you know, that still has to happen. It doesn't just happen straight away. And that was some brilliant performances from our batsman, the chase that score down. Having some good experience playing in India, I think finishing off games and understanding how it can go and how the pitches can play or when it kind of lights up in front of you, so you know, there can be an advantage batting second in Indian conditions.
"That was a good experience - that IPL - to draw on to the other night out there in the middle," added David.