Australia win by four runs by the DLS method!— ICC (@ICC) November 21, 2018
An excellent last over from Marcus Stoinis gets Australia over the line. He dismissed the dangermen Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik. #AUSvIND FOLLOW 👇https://t.co/TpS5WMZxTP pic.twitter.com/vjP3MJfaKY
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
Guess Karthik will wonder if he should have run the second from the 1'st ball of the over. But top innings in the situation— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 21, 2018
Australia win the first T20I by 4 runs.
10 from 2 balls
Stoinis is on a hattrick as he gets Dinesh Karthik. 11 runs to get from 2 balls.
Krunal Pandya is out in the last over. 11 runs required off 3 deliveries. Can Karthik finish it?
Karthik on strike!
This is gonna be close...
13 runs off 6 balls
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.
Karthik and Pant bring up a 50 run partnership. Indian inching closer to victory. 18 required off 10 deliveries.
24 runs off 12 balls
Pant manages to fetch just one run out of it.
27 off 14 balls
DK keeps the Indian hopes alive
That was interesting, Maxwell
35 off 18 balls
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.
Pant hits a maximum over fine leg off Andrew Tye.
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Dhawan is out!
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan tries to clear the thirdman boundary but ends up holing it to Behrendorff off Stanlake.
Shikhar Dhawan dropped by Nathan Coulter-Nile at deep fine leg.
How close was that?
Virat Kohli in!
Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes in to bat.
The big screen says 'OUT' as third umpire gives KL Rahul stumped out. That was a close call.
KL Rahul awaits third umpire's decision for a close stumping call.
LED wickets lighten up
LED wickets lighten up
17 off the over
Fifty for Dhawan
Dhawan celebrates early
Welcome with a boundary
Back to back boundaries
Rohit Sharma to overtake Martin guptill as the highest run-getter in T20Is if he score 65 runs or more in this innings.
Shikhan Dhawan opens India's account of boundaries.
India are chasing 174 runs in 17 overs
The openers walk out
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle. Behrendorff to start proceedings for Australia.
First innings score:
Bumrah strikes on the first ball after the rain break.
5 balls left
Rain effect: Match reduced to 17 overs per side
The Gabba will have a wet outfield
Rain has stopped
Umpires are out inspecting if the play can be resumed.
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
The ball hits the spider-cam!
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
Pause - it's 'raining'
No, not raining sixes; it's really drizzling in Brisbane
Khaleel drops Stionis at third-man as India misses a golden opportunity to break the partnership.
The Mumbaikar finsihes at 55-0 at the end of his spell.
The two all-rounders now share 52 runs between them.
Maxwell on fire!
The right-hander punishes Krunal Pandya for three back-to-back sixes as he races into 30s.
The Rajasthan seamer has given away 42 runs from 3 overs
Marcus Stoinis successfully overturns an LBW decision by the umpire to stay alive. Disappointment for Krunal Pandya.
Chinaman to the rescue!
Kuldeep Yadav dismisses the dangerous-looking Lynn with a return catch
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One of Lynn's maximum
Lynn on fire
The Kolkata Knight Riders batsman hits Krunal Pandya for his fourth six of the match.
Australia: 67/2 Overs: 9
Oz skipper departs
Watching the ball when Lynn is at the crease be like
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
Chris Lynn launches a full delivery from Khaleel for six over mid-wicket.
Australia: 42/1 Overs: 7
Kuldeep Yadav comes in
Virat Kohli introduces spin attack after the end of powerplay.
Australia: 38/1 Overs: 6
I wonder what the pecking order for keeping wickets is. And whether Pant keeping today is a decisive move because it means Karthik has to earn his place as a pure batsman.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 21, 2018
Chris Lynn walks in
Lynn hits a boundary on his very first delivery
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.
Back to back boundaries
Australia back on track with two boundaries in the fourth over.
When you see Virat dropping a catch!
Virat Kohli drops a sitter as Aaron Finch gets lifeline early on
Australia ends over on a high note
Score: 13/0 after 3 overs.
5/0 at the end of two overs
Bumrah from the other end
Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack in the second over.
Bhuvi starts proceedings
Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling for India. D'arcy Short and Aaron Finch open batting for the hosts.
The battle is on
Aussie quick prepares before the start of play
From the toss
Reaching the Gabba
Aaron Finch wanted to bowl first
India win toss and elect to bowl first