India vs Australia HIGHLIGHTS: Australia win the first T20I at Brisbane by 4 runs

In a bid to assert themselves as favourites for the Test series, which starts December 6 in Adelaide, India would be hoping to dominate the three T20Is.

Published: 21st November 2018 12:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2018 05:40 PM   |  A+A-

Australia's Jason Behrendorff, left, appeals for the wicket of India's Shikhar Dhawan, right, during the first T20 International cricket match between Australia and India in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo | AP)

By Online Desk

BRISBANE: Australia defeated India by four runs via D/L method in the rain-hit first Twenty20 International of the three-match series at the Gabba here Wednesday.

Sent into bat, Australia made 158/4 in 17 overs after rain cut the game short to 17-overs-a-side affair.

Chasing 174 runs for a win after D/L method came into action, India fell short by five runs, managing 169 for seven.

In a bid to assert themselves as favourites for the Test series, which starts December 6 in Adelaide, India would be hoping to win the remaining two T20Is.

The touring side had won its previous seven T20I series dating back to November 2017, and its last defeat in the format was against West Indies in July last year.


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

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


05:32 Nov 21
05:29 Nov 21

Harsha Tweets!

05:26 Nov 21

Australia win!

 Australia win the first T20I by 4 runs.

05:25 Nov 21


10 from 2 balls

05:24 Nov 21

Another wicket!

Stoinis is on a hattrick as he gets Dinesh Karthik. 11 runs to get from 2 balls.

05:22 Nov 21

Pandya falls!

 Krunal Pandya is out in the last over. 11 runs required off 3 deliveries. Can Karthik finish it? 

05:20 Nov 21

Karthik on strike!


05:19 Nov 21

This is gonna be close...

05:17 Nov 21


13 runs off 6 balls

05:16 Nov 21

Pant departs!

Rishab Pant tries to scoop Andrew Tye over the in-field on the off side. Doesn't connect well. Ends up holing it to Behrendorff at cover point.

05:13 Nov 21

50 partnership

Karthik and Pant bring up a 50 run partnership. Indian inching closer to victory. 18 required off 10 deliveries. 

05:09 Nov 21


24 runs off 12 balls

05:08 Nov 21

Freehit wasted

Pant manages to fetch just one run out of it.

05:07 Nov 21


27 off 14 balls

05:06 Nov 21

Four more!

DK keeps the Indian hopes alive

05:05 Nov 21

That was interesting, Maxwell

05:05 Nov 21


 35 off 18 balls

05:04 Nov 21


India: 139/4

Overs: 14

05:04 Nov 21

That's a six!

Dinesh Karthik smashes Andrew Tye over mid-wicket. Maxwell takes a catch but has grounded his legs outside the boundary before he can throw the ball in. 

04:58 Nov 21


Pant hits a maximum over fine leg off Andrew Tye.

04:56 Nov 21


India: 114/4

Overs: 13

04:56 Nov 21

WATCH | TNIE's analysis of the match

04:48 Nov 21

Dhawan is out!

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan tries to clear the thirdman boundary but ends up holing it to Behrendorff off Stanlake.

04:45 Nov 21


Shikhar Dhawan dropped by Nathan Coulter-Nile at deep fine leg. 

04:43 Nov 21

How close was that?

04:42 Nov 21

Kohli falls!

Wicket number three for Australia as Indian skipper miscues an Adam Zampa delivery to short thirdman.
04:40 Nov 21


Adam Zampa drops a caught and bowled chance to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan.
04:38 Nov 21


India: 93/2 Overs: 10
04:34 Nov 21


India: 84/2 Overs: 9
04:31 Nov 21

Virat Kohli in!

 Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes in to bat. 

04:31 Nov 21


 The big screen says 'OUT' as third umpire gives KL Rahul stumped out. That was a close call. 

04:29 Nov 21


KL Rahul awaits third umpire's decision for a close stumping call.

04:28 Nov 21

LED wickets lighten up

Bails fall off the keeper's gloves.
04:28 Nov 21

LED wickets lighten up

Bails fall off the keeper's gloves.
04:25 Nov 21

17 off the over

India: 78/1 Overs: 8
04:23 Nov 21

Fifty for Dhawan

Dhawan gets to a quickfire fifty off 28 deliveries.
04:22 Nov 21

Dhawan celebrates early

Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat after reaching to 49 with a six.
04:21 Nov 21


India: 61/1 Overs: 7
04:19 Nov 21


KL Rahul survives a stumping call off Zampa.
04:18 Nov 21

Welcome with a boundary

KL Rahul welcomes Adam Zampa with a boundary.
04:16 Nov 21


India: 53/1 Overs: 6
04:15 Nov 21

Back to back boundaries

Shikhar Dhawan hits consecutive boundaries off Andrew Tye.
04:10 Nov 21


India: 41/1 Overs: 5
04:08 Nov 21

Hitman gone!

Rohit Sharma tries to play Jason Behrendorff for a maximum, only to end up in Aaron Finch's hands.
03:59 Nov 21


Dhawan miscues a shot but it falls in no man's land.
03:57 Nov 21


India: 18/0 Overs: 2
03:56 Nov 21

Maxwell's innings!

03:52 Nov 21

Hitman stats!

Rohit Sharma to overtake Martin guptill as the highest run-getter in T20Is if he score 65 runs or more in this innings.

03:51 Nov 21


India: 11/0

Overs: 1

03:50 Nov 21

First Boundary!

 Shikhan Dhawan opens India's account of boundaries. 

03:49 Nov 21


India are chasing 174 runs in 17 overs

03:48 Nov 21

The openers walk out

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle. Behrendorff to start proceedings for Australia.

03:36 Nov 21

First innings score:

Australia: 158/4

Overs: 17

03:33 Nov 21

Maxwell gone!

Bumrah strikes on the first ball after the rain break. 

03:31 Nov 21

5 balls left

03:30 Nov 21

Rain effect: Match reduced to 17 overs per side

The game is all set to resume after being delayed for almost an hour due to the shower. The Baggy Greens have five more deliveries left to play.
03:22 Nov 21

The Gabba will have a wet outfield

03:04 Nov 21

Rain has stopped

Umpires are out inspecting if the play can be resumed.

02:53 Nov 21

Most wickets after 15 T20Is:

Kuldeep Yadav- 31

Ajantha Mendis- 29

Yuzvendra Chahal- 27

Umar Gul/ Ahsan Malik/ Ish Sodhi- 26

Imran Tahir/ Kesrick Williams- 25

02:49 Nov 21

ICC tweets

02:45 Nov 21

The ball hits the spider-cam!

02:42 Nov 21

Most runs conceded by an Indian bowler in a T20I:

Yuzvendra Chahal-64 (v South Africa) Centurion, 2018 Joginder Sharma-57 (v England) Durban, 2007 Krunal Pandya- 55 (v Australia) Gabba, 2018- Today

02:36 Nov 21

Pause - it's 'raining'

No, not raining sixes; it's really drizzling in Brisbane


02:34 Nov 21

Dropped... again

Khaleel drops Stionis at third-man as India misses a golden opportunity to break the partnership.

02:33 Nov 21

Ohh Krunal...

The Mumbaikar finsihes at 55-0 at the end of his spell.

02:24 Nov 21

Fifty partnership!

The two all-rounders now share 52 runs between them.

02:23 Nov 21

Maxwell on fire!

The right-hander punishes Krunal Pandya for three back-to-back sixes as he races into 30s.

02:20 Nov 21

Expensive Khaleel

The Rajasthan seamer has given away 42 runs from 3 overs


02:18 Nov 21

Four more!

Stoinis pulls Khaleel to move to double-digits. He is now on 13 off 8 deliveries.
02:15 Nov 21

Decision revised

Marcus Stoinis successfully overturns an LBW decision by the umpire to stay alive. Disappointment for Krunal Pandya.

02:12 Nov 21


02:05 Nov 21

Chinaman to the rescue!

Kuldeep Yadav dismisses the dangerous-looking Lynn with a return catch


(File photo | AP)
02:03 Nov 21

One of Lynn's maximum

02:03 Nov 21

Lynn on fire

The Kolkata Knight Riders batsman hits Krunal Pandya for his fourth six of the match.

02:00 Nov 21


Australia: 67/2 Overs: 9

02:00 Nov 21

Oz skipper departs

Kuldeep Yadav dismisses Aaron Finch as the ball takes the outside edge and flies to Khaleel Ahmed at backward point.
01:57 Nov 21

Captain's gesture

01:56 Nov 21

Watching the ball when Lynn is at the crease be like

01:56 Nov 21

Three sixes in the over!

21 runs of 8th over. Chris Lynn hits three sixes to get Australia back on track.

Australia: 63/1 Overs: 8

01:53 Nov 21


Chris Lynn launches a full delivery from Khaleel for six over mid-wicket. 

01:51 Nov 21


Australia: 42/1 Overs: 7

01:49 Nov 21

Kuldeep Yadav comes in

 Virat Kohli introduces spin attack after the end of powerplay.

01:47 Nov 21


Australia: 38/1 Overs: 6

01:45 Nov 21

Harsha speaks

01:43 Nov 21


Australia: 31/1 Overs: 5
01:40 Nov 21

Chris Lynn walks in

Lynn hits a boundary on his very first delivery

01:39 Nov 21

First wicket falls!

Bowling change works as Khaleel Ahmed strikes. D'Arcy Short toe-ends a fuller delivery and the ball ends up in Kuldeep Yadav's hands.

01:36 Nov 21

Back to back boundaries

Australia back on track with two boundaries in the fourth over. 

Australia: 24/0

Overs: 4

01:34 Nov 21

When you see Virat dropping a catch!

01:32 Nov 21


Virat Kohli drops a sitter as Aaron Finch gets lifeline early on

01:32 Nov 21

First boundary!

Australia ends over on a high note
Score: 13/0 after 3 overs.

01:28 Nov 21

5/0 at the end of two overs

01:23 Nov 21

Bumrah from the other end

Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack in the second over. 

01:19 Nov 21

Bhuvi starts proceedings

Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling for India. D'arcy Short and Aaron Finch open batting for the hosts.

01:18 Nov 21

Show time!

01:10 Nov 21

The battle is on

01:07 Nov 21

Aussie quick prepares before the start of play

01:05 Nov 21

From the toss

12:59 Nov 21

Reaching the Gabba

12:57 Nov 21

Aaron Finch wanted to bowl first

12:53 Nov 21


India win toss and elect to bowl first


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