It’s a big moment for India again as Team India beat Australia by 9 wickets in the first T20 International in Ranchi. Virat Kohli and his men got the target of 48 runs to chase in 6 overs (DLS method) after rain halted the play for sometime. Earlier, the Indian bowlers did not take their foot off the pedal as Australia were restricted to a meagre 118 for 8 when rain stopped play after 18.4 overs in the first T20 International in Ranchi on Saturday. Australia’s batting woes continued as they once again failed to read Kuldeep Yadav’s left-arm wrist spin. Yadav finished with figures of 2/16 in 4 overs, complemented well by Jasprit Bumrah’s (2/17 in 3 overs) type crushing yorkers. Yuzvendra Chahal (1/23 in 4 overs) also played his part to perfection. Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got a wicket apiece. Here is everything happened during the Ind vs Aus match:-
10:39 PM India thrash Australia by 9 wickets (DLS method)
10:34 PM: India 42/1 after 5 overs; now Team India need 6 runs in 6 balls to win this match!
10:30 PM India 36/1 after 4 overs
10:27 PM India 27/1 in 3 overs
10:21 PM India: 16/1 after 2 overs.
10:12 PM Match reduced to 6 overs due to rain – target 48 (DLS)
9:45 PM Play stopped due to rain; next inspection at 10:05 PM. Australia were restricted to a meagre 118 for 8 when rain stopped play after 18.4 overs in the first T20 International in Ranchi on Saturday.
8:21 PM Play stopped due to rain; umpires call for the groundsmen to cover the pitch. Australia 118/8 after 18.4 overs.
8:12 PM: Aussies lose 7th wicket.
8:10 PM: Australia 111/6 in 17 overs.
7:55 PM: Pandya gets Head’s wicket’; Australia 92/5 14 overs
7.50 PM: Kuldeep Yadav gets Henriques’ wicket. Australia: 88/4 in 13 overs.
7:40 PM Kuldeep Yadav gets Finch’s wicket; Aussies trying hard to recover from Indian bowlers’ blows; Australia 77/3 after 10 overs.
7:20 PM Australia 41/1 after 5.2 overs. India’s good show in fielding!
7:06 PM Australia 15/1 after 2 overs; Aussies trying to recover
7:02 PM David Warner gone! Bhuvneshwar gives a big jolt to Aussies. Australia 8/1 after 1 over.
7PM: It’s dot 7 and Ind vs Aus match begins at Ranchi ground
6:55 PM: Both Indian and Australian squads hit the ground, match set to begin in a few seconds from now.
6.35 PM: Match set to begin at 7 PM; Smith’s absence in the squad has put on pressure on Aussies
6.30 PM: Virat Kohli wins toss, elects to bowl first in Ranchi
6:15 PM: Indian, Australian teams all set for the high-octane cricket duel; toss at 6.30 PM
Here are India vs Australia 1st T20 squads:
India (Playing 11): 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Manish Pandey, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia (Playing 11): 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Travis Head, 5 Moises Henriques, 6 Dan Christian, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Jason Behrendorff