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1st T20I: Australia beat India by 4 runs via DLS method in a thrilling contest - As it happened

1st T20I: Australia beat India by 4 runs via DLS method in a thrilling contest - As it happened

Brisbane, Nov 21: Shikhar Dhawan's brilliant knock of 76 went in vain as India ended up losing the rain-hit first Twenty20 International against Australia by 4 runs via DLS method here on Wednesday (November 21).

Chasing a revised target of 174 from just 17 overs, India had a daunting task from the word go but Dhawan - who scored 92 in the previous T20I against Windies - had almost sealed the deal for the Indians. Dhawan continued from where he left against West Indies back home. The Delhi cricketer scored 76 off 42 deliveries to keep the visitors in the hunt. Once Dhawan was dismissed, the Indians' hopes of coming out victorious turned bleak as they could score 169 in the stipulated 17 overs.


He didn't get the support from the other end and kept hammering the Australian bowlers all round the park. Rohit Sharma (7), KL Rahul (13) and Virat Kohli (4) were dismissed cheaply as the top order failed to click in the monumental run chase but Dhawan seemed unfazed with the fall of wickets at the opposite end and was doing the bulk of the scoring.

The southpaw's innings was laced with ten boundaries and two sixes as he batted at a strike rate of 180-plus. After Dhawan's departure in the 12th over India had a huge task at hand. The 51-run stand between Rishabh Pant (20 off 15) and Dinesh Karthik (30 off 13) kept the visitors in the hunt, though.

The duo struck 25-runs from Andrew Tye's second over - the most expensive over of the match - to turn the tides in their favour again. When the 15th over also produced 11 runs it seemed the visitors would just pull this one off.

With 18 needed from 10 deliveries, Pant attempted a ramp shot and ended up throwing his wicket and the hosts found their window of opportunity to script a comeback. With 13 needed from the last 6 deliveries, Marcus Stoinis defended the total for the hosts to hand them a win after four successive defeats. This win against India would give the young Australian side a lot of confidence as they had plenty of positives to take.

Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers for the Australians as he finished with figures of 2/22 from his quota of 4 overs. The leg-spinner got the big wickets of Rahul and Kohli to put the visitors under pressure.

As for the Indians, their bowling and fielding was a major let down as Krunal Pandya (4-0-55-0) and Khaleel Ahmed (3-0-42-1) were too expensive. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India as he finished with 2/24.

Glenn Maxwell's power hitting ensured the hosts post a decent total on the board after India captain Virat Kohli invited Aaron Finch to bat first. Maxwell scored 46 off 24 deliveries as his knock was studded with four huge sixes, three of them came off consecutive balls off Pandya.

Marcus Stoinis (33* off 19) and Maxwell were poised to take the hosts to a big total before the skies opened up in the 17th over when the scoreboard read 153/3 in 16.1 overs. Rain stopped the play for nearly an hour which saw it reduced to 17 overs per side.

India were required to bowl 5 more deliveries after resumption of the play. Jasprit Bumrah ensured the Aussies add just 5 more runs to their total and even accounted for the wicket of dangerous Maxwell on the very first delivery when the play resumed.

Earlier, D'Arcy Short (7 off 12) departed cheaply but Aaron Finch (27 off 24), and Chris Lynn (37 off 20) ensured the hosts kept scoring at a decent rate. Kuldeep accounted for the wickets of Finch and Lynn to bring his team back in the game. But Maxwell and Stoinis' power hitting in the middle overs propelled the hosts to a decent total.

As it happened:

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05:31 pm

It's all over! Australia have defeated India by 4 runs via DLS method in the 1st T20I and went 1-0 up in the three-match series and the credit goes to Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa. Good start for the hosts as they've ended the four-match losing streak in T20Is. As for India, Shikhar Dhawan (76), Dinesh Karthik (30) and Kuldeep (2/24) were the top performers.

05:27 pm

Wicket! @DineshKarthik too falls on the very next delivery and Stoinis gets two wickets in as many deliveries, he's on a hat-trick and the Aussies have inched closer towards win. India - 163/7 in 16.4 overs. 11 needed from 2 balls.

05:25 pm

Wicket! Krunal Pandya tries to clear it but failed to get the distance as it was an off-cutter. Maxwell takes a superb catch at mid-on. India - 163/6 in 16.3 overs. India need 11 from 3

05:21 pm

13 needed from 6 balls for India.

05:19 pm

Wicket! Rishabh Pant plays a confused ramp shot and gets caught at point by Behrendorff. He departs for 20. India are 156/5 after 15.3 overs, need 18 more from 9 balls.

05:12 pm

11 runs came from the 15th over bowled by Marcus Stoinis. India need 24 more from 12 deliveries.

05:06 pm

6 4 Wd 1 2 Wd 4 6 ! 25 runs came from that over bowled by Andrew Tye. Pant and Karthik hit a six each in that over. The six on the final delivery of the over was a dramatic one as Maxwell caught it but his feet landed outside the fence. India - 139/4 after 14 overs, 35 required from 18 balls.

04:58 pm

0,0,2,1,1,1! Just 5 runs conceded by Adam Zampa from that over and it seems he might just have sealed the fate of the match in Australia's favour. India are 114/4 in 13 overs. 60 needed from 24 balls.

04:52 pm

Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan (76) tries to clear Stanlake over deep point but finds tall Behrendorff near the boundary ropes. India have lost their fourth wicket and their set batsman in the run chase. Dhawan had hit the bowler for a maximum two balls before but failed to get the elevation to clear the fence. India 105/4 and they are still 69 runs short of the target.

04:46 pm

Wicket! Adam Zampa gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. The Indian captain was looking to free his arms the the asking rate was mounting but he failed to clear the ball and Chris Lynn takes a simple catch to end the Indian skipper's innings at 4. India - 96/3 after 11 overs.

04:42 pm

9 runs came from that over bowled by Stoinis. India are 93/2 after 10 overs. The required rate is climbing.

04:39 pm

India are 84/2 after 9 overs, they still have a mountain to climb.

04:35 pm

Wicket! KL Rahul has been stumped by Carey off Adam Zampa. The batsman was on the line and the third umpire took his time to check if there was anything behind the crease, which he never found and ruled in favour of the bowling side. but Rahul has to depart for 13 and India lost a wicket at a very critical juncture of the run chase. India 81/2 in 8.2 overs.

04:30 pm

1,6,2,4,0,4 = 17 runs came from that over bowled by Behrendorff. Dhawan is looking in sublime touch. India 78/1 after 8 overs.

04:28 pm

Fifty! 9th T20I half-century for Shikhar Dhawan and it came off 28 deliveries. Top innings from the southpaw.

04:24 pm

8 runs came from the 7th over for India as they reach 61/1. The Men In Blue require 113 more runs to win from 60 deliveries.

04:19 pm

Four! 5.4 - Shikhar Dhawan charges down the ground and dispatches Andrew Tye for a boundary. Four! 5.5 - Dhawan gets a fine edge of the ball and the ball races towards the third-man region for another four. The bowler doesn't seem happy with that. 12 runs came from that over and India reach 53/1 after 6 overs.

04:14 pm

5 overs have been bowled and India reach 41/1 against Aussies. The previous over from Behrendorff saw a wicket on the first ball and 10 runs from next five deliveries.

04:10 pm

Wicket! Rohit Sharma failed to connect Behrendorff well as he was looking the bowler to hit over midwicket. Aaron Finch takes a running catch and India have lost their first wicket. Rohit departs for 7. India - 35/1 in 4.1 overs.

04:08 pm

India 35/0 after 4 overs. That's the end of powerplays for India. They still have a long way to go in this big run chase.

04:01 pm

7 runs came from the second over that was bowled by Jason Behrendorff. Dhawan got a boundary in that over as well. India - 18/0 after 2 overs.

03:55 pm

3,4,0,4,0,0! 11 runs came for India from the first over bowled by Jason Behrendorff. Dhawan opened his account with a boundary and got a lucky four as well.

03:48 pm

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out into the middle to start run chase of 174 runs in 17 overs.

03:40 pm

End of the innings! Australia reach 158/4 in 17 overs in the rain curtailed game. Superb bowling from Jasprit Bumrah as he leaks just 5 runs from the next five balls and picked up a wicket. India have been given a target of 174 to chase.

03:37 pm

Wicket! Bumrah Strikes on the very first ball as play resumes. Glenn Maxwell (46) is caught by Bhuvneshwar as he tried to pull the bowler but found a fielder. Australia - 153/4

03:35 pm

Maxwell and Stoinis are back into the middle as play resumes and Bumrah starts with the ball.

03:33 pm

Typical Gabba track!!

03:30 pm

UPDATE: Play set to resume at 8:05pm local time. It will be 17 overs per side, so Australia will face five more balls with the score 3-153

03:28 pm

Ashwin-Neesham continue the banter.

03:27 pm

Funny banter between R Ashwin and Jimmy Neesham.

03:25 pm

India's young bowlers haven't been upto the mark in this game, except Kuldeep Yadav. Both Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed have been expensive. Khaleel - 3-0-42-1. Krunal - 4-0-55-0. It now remains to be seen how Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah - the death overs specialists - will perform.

03:25 pm

India's young bowlers haven't been upto the mark in this game, except Kuldeep Yadav. Both Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed have been expensive. Khaleel - 3-0-42-1. Krunal - 4-0-55-0. It now remains to be seen how Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah - the death overs specialists - will perform.

03:15 pm

Update: Rain has stopped at Gabba and the umpires will inspect the field in some time.

03:15 pm

That shot from Maxwell which hit the Spider cam.

02:45 pm

The skies have opened up, covers are being brought into the field. Finally, some respite for the Indian bowlers as they were being hammered by Maxwell (46*) and Stoinis (31*) all round the park. The partnership between Maxwell and Stoinis is worth 78 off 36 deliveries. 62 runs have been plundered in the last 4 overs by these two.

02:42 pm

Dropped! India's fielding has been poor today. Khaleel Ahmed too has put down a sitter at third man region to give a reprieve to Marcus Stoinis at 30. Jasprit Bumrah is not at all pleased with the fielding effort today for it's the second occasion when a dropped chance has denied him a wicket. First Kohli and now Khaleel.

02:39 pm

17 runs came from that over bowled by Krunal Pandya and Australia are cruising. They have reached 152/3 after 17. Maxwell - 46(23) and Stoinis 30(17) are batting in aggressively and the Indian bowlers are looking for some reprieve.

02:31 pm

End of 15th over as Kuldeeep Yadav gave away 8 runs from his final over. He finishes with figures of 4-0-24-2. Australia are 135/3.

02:27 pm

2,6,6,6,2,1 = 23 runs came from that over bowled by Krunal Pandya. The spinner was hammered for three consecutive maximums by Glenn Maxwell. It is going to be a great finish for the Aussies as Stoinis and Maxwell are looking in the mood to attack. Aus- 127/3 after 14 overs.

02:24 pm

Wd 0 0 4 Wd 3 1 4 = 14! Khaleel isn't having the best of outings today. He leaks 14 runs from his third over. Conceded 21 in his previous over. Australia -106/3 after 13 overs. The hosts are looking to capitalise now.

02:21 pm

Opportunity lost! Mix-up into the middle between Stoinis and Maxwell and KL Rahul failed to get the batsman run out. This should have been a wicket, an opportunity lost from India. These two could get really dangerous. Fielding hasn't been up to the mark for the Indians.

02:19 pm

Survives! Marcus Stoinis survives as he successfully overturns the LBW decision against him. The ball was missing the wickets and Stoinis stays.

02:13 pm

After 11 overs, Australia are 83/3 against India. Marcus Stoinis 7* and Glenn Maxwell 6* are present into the middle. These two need to cement a partnership to take their team to a good total. They are capable of hitting big strokes and are in-form as well.

02:09 pm

Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav strikes again as he ends dangerous Chris Lynn's innings with a return catch. Lynn has to depart for 37 for he's been dismissed by his IPL teammate. The chinaman has been involved in all three dismissals so far. Australia - 73/3 after 10.1 overs.

02:06 pm

SIX!!! Chris Lynn is looking dangerous as he dispatches Krunal Pandya straight down the ground for a maximum. That is some brute force from the big-hitting Aussie. He moves on to 37 off 19. Aus - 75/2 after 10 overs.

02:03 pm

Wicket! The Australian skipper Aaron Finch departs for 27 as he tried to hit Kuldeep Yadav over but found a thick edge to be caught at point region by Khaleel. Finally, there's a reason for Khaleel to cheer after that hammering in the previous over. Australia are 64-2 after 8.3 overs.

01:59 pm

6,0,2,6,6,1! Chris Lynn hammers three big sixes from the second over bowled by Khaleel Ahmed. The youngster conceded 21 runs from that over and Lynn is looking dangerous, showing his class and power. Australia - 63/1 after 8 overs.

01:53 pm

End of the powerplay and Australia reach 38/1 after 6 overs. The hosts lost the wicket of opener D'Arcy Short, Aaron Finch played some fine shots after getting a reprieve from Virat Kohli. Finch - 25*, Lynn - 6* are looking to forge a partnership now.

01:43 pm

Wicket! Khaleel Ahmed is introduced and gets a wicket on the very first ball as he removes D'Arcy Short for 7. Kuldeep Yadav took a brilliant running catch backwards at mid-on to end the opener's stay. Australia are 24/1 after 4.1 overs.

01:29 pm

Jasprit Bumrah bowls the second over for India and he bowls the tight line as well. 4 runs were scored by the Aussies in that over. Finch too gets off the mark with a single. Aus - 5/0 after 2.

01:27 pm

Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with the new ball in the opening T20I and he concedes just a single from that over. D'Arcy Short opened his account with the bat as he opened innings with Aussie skipper Aaron Finch. Aus- 1/0 after 1.

12:57 pm

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed.

12:57 pm

Australia (Playing XI): D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(w), Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake.

12:56 pm

Aaron Finch: I would have preferred to bowl first, but I don't mind putting up a score on the board. It is a beautiful wicket. We have played against them a lot. Both sides are familiar with each other. Adam Zampa comes in for Nathan Coulter-Nile.

12:56 pm

Virat Kohli: We are going to bowl first. Looks a hard surface with a decent covering of grass. We haven't had much of time here, so we would like to see how the pitch behaves. We want to figure out in what areas we need to score as well. The preparation has been chilled out because for the Tests you need a lot more time and you need to be in the nets. But come game time, you need to be switched on. Both teams know the strengths and weaknesses of each other. It's going to be competitive.

12:52 pm

Toss: India captain started the Australia tour by winning the toss and Virat Kohli has opted to bowl first.

12:51 pm

Hello and welcome to the live updates of the first T20I between India and Australia.

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Story first published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 12:47 [IST]
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