India rumble Australia in 1st T20I by 11 runs
India beat Australia by 11 runs in the 1st T20I at the Manuka Oval today.
Australia 150 - 7
India 161 - 7
Result - India won by 11 runs
Asked to bat first, India scored 161 -6 in their 20 overs, mainly thanks to KL Rahul (54) and Ravindra Jadeja (44*) – Jadeja was outstanding hitting his 44 runs off just 23 balls at the end, helping India score 57 runs off their last 4 overs, whilst pulling a hamstring in the process.
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Shikhar Dhawan - 2.5 ov), 2-48 (Virat Kohli - 6.4 ov), 3-86 (Sanju Samson - 11.1 ov), 4-90 (Manish Pandey - 12.4 ov), 5-92 (Lokesh Rahul - 13.5 ov), 6-114 (Hardik Pandya - 16.5 ov), 7-152 (Washington Sundar - 19.3 ov)
In reply, Australia were seemingly cruising the run chase and were 56-0 in the 8th over. However, concussion substitute Chahal took 3-25 and newcomer Natarajan 3-30 took halt Australia in their tracks.
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Aaron Finch - 7.4 ov), 2-72 (Steven Smith - 9.5 ov), 3-75 (Glenn Maxwell - 10.3 ov), 4-113 (D'Arcy Short - 14.6 ov), 5-122 (Matthew Wade - 16.6 ov), 6-126 (Moises Henriques - 17.4 ov), 7-127 (Mitchell Starc - 18.1 ov)
The main talking point of the match will be the injuries to Jadeja and Finch and the use of a Concusion Substitute by India.
Yuzvendra Chahal was given permission to be a Concussion Sub for Jadeja (Jadeja was hit on the helmet during his innings, however, his main injury was a pulled hamstring) and Chahal went on to take 3/25.
Aaron Finch also pulled a leg muscle and was restricted in his batting and was out to Chahal - funny old game, cricket.....
Australia - Aaron Finch(c), D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade(wk), Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India - Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul(wk), Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Officials: Shawn Craig, Rodney Tucker, Paul Wilson, Sam Nogajski, David Boon
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