India vs Australia 1st T20 Highlights: Marcus Stoinis guides hosts to 4-run win

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New Delhi | Updated:Nov 21, 2018 5:39:22 pm

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.

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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.

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India in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2018Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane 23 November 2019

Australia 158/4 (17.0)


India 169/7 (17.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I ) Australia beat India by 4 runs (D/L method)

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17:33 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Australia lead 1-0

Chasing 174 runs in 17 overs was never going to be easy but, if there is one team that could have reached there, it was India. The fans got a thriller to watch but India fell four runs short of the target. Shikhar Dhawan gave India a great start even as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma fell cheaply. The middle-order surrendered but Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik pulled off a win from almost nowhere. As it stands, Australia lead the series 1-0.

17:29 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Australia win by 4 runs

India - 169/7 (17 Overs)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 1 (1)

Kuldeep Yadav - 4 (1)

17:27 (IST)21 Nov 2018
OUT! Dinesh Karthik goes

The Australians are delighted and there is a pin drop silence in our newsroom. India's last hope - Dinesh Karthik is gone. He played a superb knock of 30 from 13. 

11 needed in 2 balls.

17:25 (IST)21 Nov 2018
OUT! Krunall departs

How many twists are left in this game! Krunall departs for 2 from 4 balls. He had no other option but to go for a big one. Failed to time and great catch by Maxwell at long-off.

11 needed in 3 balls.

17:22 (IST)21 Nov 2018
2 runs from the first ball

Krunal mis-timed it and Karthik came back for the second. 11 needed in 5 balls.

17:21 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Dinesh Karthik keeps India in game

It was turning out to be a great over from Andrew Tye. He had conceeded just 7 runs in the first five balls but, Karthik finished the over in style with a four. India need 13 runs from the last over. The problem though is that Krunal Pandya is on strike. 

Can he do something miraculous?

17:18 (IST)21 Nov 2018
OUT! Pant departs

There was no need for that shot but, that has been the case with Rishabh Pant so far. He departs for 20. India still need 18 from 9 balls.

Krunal Pandya is the new batsman in. He can hit a few big ones.

17:15 (IST)21 Nov 2018
50-run partnership up

These two have added 50 runs for the fifth wicket till now and have put India in a comfortable position.

18 runs needed from 10 balls.

17:13 (IST)21 Nov 2018
24 needed in 12 balls

This is India's game to lose now. Both the batsmen are set and are looking good. They have added 45 runs from 24 balls till now.

17:11 (IST)21 Nov 2018
No ball! Free hit for India

Under pressure Australians are making a lot of mistakes. Stoinis bowls an above waist height no ball and Pant has a free hit. 

The southpaw failed to take advantage of it but the traget is down to 25 runs from 13 balls.

17:08 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Problems for Finch

With Tye going for 25 in that last over, problems have increased for Aaron Finch. Who will bowl the final three overs now? Stanlake has one left. But, what about other two?

Well, Marcus Stoinis will bowl this one. This could be India's chance to seal the game.

17:05 (IST)21 Nov 2018
FOUR! Great over for India

Another boundary, this time from Dinesh Karthik's blade. He followed it with a big one. 10 runs from the last two balls of that over. 

Big over for India! 25 runs off it.

17:00 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Back to back boundaries for Pant

Great start to the 14t over. Rishabh Pant smashed Andrew Tye for a six and followed it with a four. The Australian pacer bowled a wide under pressure and India has 11 runs from the first two balls. 

Game on in Brisbane.

16:57 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Uphill task for batsmen

60 runs from 24 balls. It is not impossible, these two have done it many times in the Indian Premier League. But, it won't be easy under these conditions and in a big ground.

16:53 (IST)21 Nov 2018
India vs Australia live score

India - 109/4 (12 Overs)

Rishabh Pant - 1 (2)

Dinesh Karthik - 2 (1)

16:49 (IST)21 Nov 2018
OUT! Dhawan out for 76

Heartbreak! Huge blow to India's chances of winning the match. Shikhar Dhawan departs for 76 from 41 balls. He was the set man and probably India's biggest hope to win the game. 

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman. Can he pull off a miracle?

16:45 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Virat Kohli departs

Not a great sight for the Indian fans! Virat Kohli departs for 4 and India is in trouble. Adam Zampa takes the wicket and the Australians are delighted. 

Rishabh Pant is the new man in. India need 78 runs in 36 balls.

16:43 (IST)21 Nov 2018
81 runs needed in 7 overs

The task is getting tough for the India side. They need 81 runs from 7 overs. With Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in there, you never know.

16:34 (IST)21 Nov 2018
KL Rahul goes

India lose second wicket as KL Rahil is out. He is stumped by Carey off the bowling of Zampa. Rahul is out after scoring 13 runs. India at the moment 81/2 in 8.4 overs. 

16:29 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Six runs

Shikhar Dhawan hits a massive six off the bowling off Behrendorff. He hit the ball to backward sover to land the ball in the crow. At the moment, Team India 78/1 in 8 overs. Visitors now need 96 runs off 54 balls.

16:18 (IST)21 Nov 2018
IND vs AUS live cricket score 1st t20

India - 53/1 (6 Overs)

Shikhar Dhawan - 42 (25)

Lokesh Rahul - 3 (3)

16:13 (IST)21 Nov 2018
No Virat Kohli!

Another Interesting move from India! KL Rahul is batting at number three which means Virat Kohli has been demoted in the batting order. The Indian skipper is one of the best number batsmen in the world right now. He opens the batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and it is never a good idea to demote your best batsman.

16:09 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Jason Behrendorff strikes

OUT! First wicket down for India and it is Jason Behrendorff who strikes. The ball was full, Rohit tried to clear long-off but ended up playing it straight to the fielder. He departs for 7 and it isn't a great start for India.

KL Rahul is the new batsman.

16:07 (IST)21 Nov 2018
India vs Australia Live cricket score update

India - 35/0 (4 Overs)

Rohit Sharma - 7 (7)

Shikhar Dhawan - 27 (17)

15:54 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Behrendorrf's dream debut

Jason Behrendorrf had a dream debut last year against India where he picked up four wickets for 21 runs at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium. The performance earned him a contract with Mumbai Indians. But, since then the fast-bowler has played just two more T20Is and is yet to pick up a wicket.

15:51 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Four! Dhawan off the mark

Shikhar Dhawan is off the mark with a gorgeous cover drive. It was full from Behrendorff and Dhawan found the gap with perfection. India is off to a great start - 7 runs from the first two balls.

15:48 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Target for India is 174

The target for India is 174 runs from 17 overs. The target has been revised as per the D/L method. 

The Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle.

15:41 (IST)21 Nov 2018
India vs Australia live score update

Australia - 158/4 (17 Overs)

Ben McDermott - 2 (3)

Marcus Stoinis - 33 (19)

15:40 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Australia finish at 158/4

That's it! very good last five balls from Jasprit Bumrah. Stoinis managed only 2 from the last ball and the hosts have finished at 158/4. The target for India will be revised. 

15:36 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Jasprit Bumrah strikes

What a start for India! Jasprit Bumrah has dismissed Glenn Maxwell on the first ball after the restart. The Australian all-rounder has been dismissed for 46 runs. 

Autsralia will play four more deliveries.

15:34 (IST)21 Nov 2018
17 overs match

The rain has stopped and the match has been reduced to 17 overs per side. Here are the visuals from the ground -

15:24 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Match yet to start

The match, which was stopped due to rain, is yrt to start. At the moment Australians are on a roll having scored 153/3 in 16.1 overs. Glenn Maxwell is batting on 46 runs in 23 balls, Marcus Stoinis is on 31 runs from 18  deliveries. For India, Kuldeep Yadav two two wickets till now. The current run rate is 9.46.

15:15 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Rain has stoped?

Rain has now stopped. However, the outfield is till wet. Umpires at the ground for inspection.  Well, more covers hame out now. It seems. It started raining yet again

15:04 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Kuldeep Yadav pick of Indian bowlers till now

Kuldeep Yadav has taken two wickets in the match till now, while K Khaleel Ahmed has taken 1 wicket. With Maxwell in full flow Aussies are running away with the game at the moment. India badly needs a wicket or two after the play resumes to get back in the match.

14:57 (IST)21 Nov 2018
After 16.1 overs


Glenn Maxwell: 46* (23 balls)

Marcus Stoinis: 31* (18balls)

Current run rate is 9.46. Match is yet to start.

14:50 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Still raining

The rain is yet to stop. Australia at the moment is currently at 153/3 in 16.1 overs. While Maxwell is batting on 46 runs, Stoinis is batting is put on 31 runs till now. 

Picture: Twitter/ BCCI
14:40 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Match stopped as rain pour in

The T20 match between Australia and India has stooped due to rain. Australia at the moment is comfortably placed at 153/3 in 16.1 overs. While Maxwell is on 46 runs, Stoinis is batting is batting on 31 runs.

14:35 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Current partnership is 68 runs

The current partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis is 68 runs. While Maxwell hs put on 44 runs of 23 deliveries, his partner Stoinis is batting on 30 runs off 17 balls. Australia now moved on to 152/3 in 16 overs. High time for vitors to take a wicket or two here to control Aussies run flow. 

14:31 (IST)21 Nov 2018
After 15 overs

Australia: 135/3

Glenn Maxwell: 38* (21 balls)

Marcus Stoinis: 27* (14 balls)

14:28 (IST)21 Nov 2018
Maxwell hit three successive sixes

Maxwell hit three successive sixes off the bowling of Krunal Pandya in 14th over.  While he has moved on to 33 runs, Stoinis is batting on 20 runs. Australia at the moment is 128/3 at the end of 14 overs. The pair have put on 55 runs partnership which come in 24 deliveries. India need to get a quick wicket here.

The Gabba is famous for producing wickets that offer a lot of bounce and fans can expect the same on Wednesday afternoon. This may tempt both the sides to add an extra pacer to their playing XI. But, the bounce would also allow the batsmen to score freely. Even though Australia is playing without two of its star players, Kohli believes it won't be wise to take the visitors lightly. "They still have world class cricketers. Obviously missing out on two of the best batsmen is not the ideal thing for any team but even then they have guys, especially in limited-overs game, who can do damage at any given point of time," he said, ahead of the series.
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