India vs Australia, Ind vs Aus 1st T20: Australia beat Australia 1-0 in the series 1-0
India vs Australia, Ind vs Aus 1st T20: Australia made an early lead in the two match series by registering an exciting three-wicket win over India here on Sunday in the first T20 International cricket match with a low score. India got 76 runs in the first nine overs before opener KL Rahul (50 off 36 balls) got the announcement of batting, but despite the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (29 not out from 37 balls), in the last 11 overs Only 50 runs could be scored, and this way, Australia restricted them to 126 for seven wickets. In reply to Australia’s 84-run partnership for the third wicket between Australia Glenn Maxwell (56 off 43 balls) and Darussi Short (37 off 37 balls) was going on for easy win but India did a great comeback. Due to the fantastic bowling of Jaspreet Bumrah (3/16), the target was to score 14 runs for the last six balls in front of Australia.
Umesh Yadav came to the last over. Australia’s tailor John Richardson (seven not out) and Pat Cummins (unbeaten seven) in front of them. Both of them put one round at Umesh. Cummins sent the fifth ball for four runs and took two runs off the last ball to score the team score of 127 for seven. Due to resting Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul, who made the place in the last eleven, put six fours and one in his innings. He added 55 runs for the second wicket with captain Virat Kohli (24 runs from 17 balls). When both of these were playing, it seemed that India would be able to score a decent score, but with the slow batting of the middle order and Dhoni’s slow batting, the team could not score a good score.
Dhoni stepped into the crease at the start of the 11th over and lasted till the end, but only one six came out of his bat. Dhoni also hit the six in the 20th over. He scored 29 runs but played 37 balls for this. The strike rate of this wicketkeeper batsman was 78.37 on the target of critics, even for slow batting. Nathan Coulter-Nile is Australia’s most successful bowler. He took three wickets for 26 runs in four overs. Jason Behrandfor (one by 16 runs), Cummins (one for 19 runs) and Adam Junka (one for 22 runs) gave their best support. Australia’s score also was five runs at a time. Marcus Stonis (one run in five balls) was run out in the absence of Bumrah, who was dropped for taking his place, Bumrah hit out on the first ball.
Maxwell made his intentions in Umesh with three fours and Ujjvendra Chahal for six and fours. Mayank Markandey, who played his first T20 international, did not even have an impact on them. He made a fine six over long leg on this leg spinner. Maxwell completed the sixth half-century on 40 balls but soon after, he gave a catch to Long on the ball that was caught by Chahal. He hit six fours and two sixes in his innings. From here the dice of the match completely reversed. With the dismissal of short and Aston Turner, the match suddenly became exciting. Markandeya bowled well under pressure and scored only five runs in the 18th over. Australia needed 16 runs in two overs. Bumrah scored only two runs in the 19th over and Peter Hendcakb (13 off 15 balls) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (4) got out in the Indian camp but hopefully waved 14 overs in Umesh’s last over.
Earlier, India did not start well and in the third over, Rohit Sharma (five runs in eight balls) lost the wicket, who made an easy catch at short fine leg in an effort to scoop the Behrendorf ball. Rahul, who returned to the form after playing two half-century innings from India, showed his rhythm with the sixes imposed on top of the pacer Joey Richardson and the fours and spinner Jampa imposed on slow balls. Kohli could not perform his flick, drive and slash for a long time. Flipping on the ball of Jampa, he was caught on long over, while Rishabh Pant (three runs in five balls), who got down to take his place, was run out of his own fault.
Rahul had hit the ball on the last ball of the ninth over and then he went crazy to go out of the boundary. Rahul completed his fifth half-century of his T20 international career on 35 balls but immediately after giving the ball to Cooler Nile in an air effort to give easy catch on the mid-off. Cooler Nile screwed the new batsman Dinesh Karthik (one run in three balls) in the same over and sent India back to backfoot. Krishan Pandya (one run in six balls) and Umesh (two runs in four balls) were the next batsmen, while Dhoni was battling to score runs all the time. He did not take a single run several times in the meantime.