India vs Australia 1st T20I Highlights: Australia tear into Indian attack, gun down 209-run target to take 1-0 lead | Cricket News – Times of India


MOHALI: India’s frailties with the ball have been laid naked as Australia gunned down a formidable 209-run goal relatively comfortably for a four-wicket win within the first T20I on Tuesday.
KL Rahul (55 off 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 not out off 30) helped India submit a frightening 208 for six after Australia put the hosts in to bat.
Scorecard | As it happened
Australia have been dominant within the run chase, romping house in 19.2 overs. Final 12 months’s World Cup hero Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21) and Cameron Inexperienced (61 off 30) performed particular knocks to make brief work of a stiff goal.
It was a formidable complete however the best way Australia began, an early end was on the playing cards.
Opening for the primary time in worldwide cricket, Inexperienced was in a menacing temper as he hammered comeback man Umesh Yadav for 4 successive boundaries in his first T20 since February 2019.
The seasoned Indian pacer felt the warmth straightaway, and resorted to bowling slower balls in his very first over, which didn’t work.

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There wasn’t heavy dew however no swing was on supply for each Umesh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The batters have been in a position to hit by means of the road, making the Indian assault look very peculiar.
The stand out bowler for India, Axar Patel, eliminated opposition skipper Aaron Finch to get a much-needed breakthrough. Nonetheless, extra carnage was in retailer as Inexperienced, who is just not even a part of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad, toyed with the bowling whereas Steve Smith loved from the opposite finish.
Within the eighth over, he slog swept Yuzvendra Chahal for a few sixes and a 4 for a 19-run over. India dropping Inexperienced and Smith additionally didn’t assist their trigger.

At 109 for one in 10 overs, Australia have been operating away with the competition earlier than India fought again with three fast wickets, two of these coming by way of Rohit Sharma’s sensible DRS calls, which despatched Smith and Glenn Maxwell again within the hut.
With 5 wickets in hand, Australia wanted 55 off the final 24 balls.
Nonetheless, Australia debutant Tim David within the firm of the skilled Wade went ballistic within the loss of life overs to finish a effective run chase.
Two massive overs during which Bhuvneshwar leaked 15 and Harshal 22 sealed the house staff’s destiny.

Earlier, Rahul made a press release with a high-quality knock earlier than Hardik smashed an unbeaten 71, which included 5 sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav additionally performed some breathtaking strokes in his 46 off 25 balls. Anticipating dew, Australia opted to bowl.
Jasprit Bumrah, who was picked for the collection after recovering from a again harm, was surprisingly not chosen for the collection opener. Dinesh Karthik was picked forward of Rishabh Pant.
After Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli fell cheaply, Rahul and Suryakumar shared a 68-run stand off 42 balls. It was raining sixes once they have been within the center.
Rahul’s stroll throughout the stumps to dispatch Josh Hazlewood over the cow nook made his intent clear earlier than he whipped Cameron Inexperienced for a large six over deep sq. leg. Suryakumar’s type of play is usually awe-inspiring and the Mohali crowd bought to see him at his deadly finest.
Of his 4 sixes, his swat over effective leg off size ball from Cummins stood out. India have been in a position to preserve their tempo within the center overs as Suryakumar picked up leggie Adam Zampa for 2 successive sixes over long-on and deep midwicket.
Hardik then took over and pushed India previous 200. He was fast to punish something brief from the pacers and his pick-up shot off Pat Cummins within the 18th over was the spotlight of his entertaining knock.
He smashed three consecutive sixes off Inexperienced within the twentieth over together with a flat one within the mid wicket area. The final 5 overs yielded 67 runs.


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