India won their 1st T20 International match with Australia by 11 runs. Men in yellow won the toss and elected to bowl first.
There was a change in India opening combination as KL Rahus and Shikhar Dhawan came out to bat. Shikhar got out early but KL stedead the innings by scoring a half century. He scored 51 off 40 deliveries.
Other batsmen didn’t impress and again the responsibility was taken by Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Hardik fell short and got caught on long off while trying to hit a six but Jadeja made a quick 23 ball 43 to get to a total of 161.
Unfortunately jadeja was taken off in the break due to concussion which occurred after a Mitchell Starc bouncer had hit him on the head. Yazuvendra Chalal came on as his substitute.
Australia began well but Chahal got Finch out in his first over and then the Australian innings didn’t manage to form a good partnership, they kept losing wickets at crucial moments.
T Natarajan impressed by taking three wickets on his International debut. In the end Australia fell short of the 161 mark and could only manage to score 150 for 7 wickets.
Chahal was given the man of the match for his 3 wickets. India now lead the three match series 1-0.