Marcus Stoinis held his nerves in the last over and helped the Australian cricket team to a four-run win against India at The Gabba, Brisbane. After winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had elected to field first in the rain-curtailed game. Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn gave a quick start to the hosts before Kuldeep Yadav picked up a couple of quick wickets to dent their progress. Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis inspired the hosts to a strong total with their big-hitting.
In response, India lost Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli early but, Shikhar Dhawan kept the team in the game. Dhawan scored 74 runs from 41 balls. Dinesh Karthik played a cameo towards the end but the visitors fell four runs short of the target.
Here are the playing XIs for India vs Australia 1st T20 –
Australia: 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.
India: 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.