Australia beat India in first T20I by 4 runs (DLS) at Brisbane

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Australia beat India in first T20I by 4 runs (DLS) at Brisbane
Australia beat India in first T20I by 4 runs (DLS) at Brisbane

Australia beat India by 4 runs via D/L method in the first Twenty-2 International of the three match series at the Gabba.

With a rain-marred match in Brisbane reduced to 17 overs, the visitor were set 174 to win under the D/L system after the hosts made 158-4.

The man in blue won the toss and opted to bowl first against Australia in the first T20I. Australia scored 158 after rain shortened the contest to 17 overs a side.

 

India team short by 5 runs, in the last overs India needed 13 runs. Marcus Stoinis, but the desperate bid to get the runs two wickets fell and they missed the target, with Maxwell taking a spectacular diving at long on to remove Krunal Pandya for 2.

Wickets of R Pant and Dinesh Karthik in quick succession late in the innings derailed the run chase for India and they came short 4 runs.

Very impressive last over by Stoinis to win the game for his team and secure a 1-0 lead in series.

The boys played really well especially through the middle overs with the bat. They showed a lot of courage, Skipper Finch said.

 

Player of the Match Adam Zampa

He added, The bowling was outstanding under a lot of pressure. I was confident. Stoinis was the one I pencilled in to do that job at the end. He had clear plans and executed his plan really well.

Indian captain Virat Kohli called it an exciting see saw battle. A lot of Indians came to support us. It was a great atmosphere to play in, Reported Fox sports.

 

From Australia Glen Maxwell scored 46 (24), Marcus Stoinis 33(19), A Finch 27(24), C Lynn 37(20). K Yadav took 2 wickets, J Bumrah and K K Ahmed took each one wicket.

In the second innings, Shikhar Dhawan 76(42), Dinesh Karthik 30(13), R Pant 20 (15), L Rahul 13(12).

 

Second 2nd T20I match Details:

Second 2nd T20I match will be held on 23rd of Nov (Friday)

Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Time:

1:20 PM

07:50 AM GMT / 06:50 PM LOCAL

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