Over 20: Two big Dhoni hits carry India’s total to 188/3.
19.2 James Faulkner to Suresh Raina
OUT! Bowled! That was full on the off stump. Raina walked across and looked for the flick. He missed and the ball struck timber. Faulkner off to a good start in the last over.
Over 19: 14 runs, including two boundaries, off the over. India 174/2
Over 18: A big six from Raina in the over. India 160/2
Over 17: Just 8 runs off the over. India 148/2
Over 16: A big six from Kohli, two extras and four runs. India 140/2
Over 15: Two more boundaries by Kohli off Watson. India 128/2
Over 14: Two boundaries from Kohli, who brings up his 50. India 117/2
Over 13: A four from Kohli and four singles. India 106/2
Over 12: A six by Kohli and four singles take India to 98/2
Over 11: A boundary, three singles and two runs off debutant Travis Head’s over. India 88/2
Over 10: A relatively quiet over, just four off it. India 79/2
Over 9: A boundary from Raina and four singles off the over. India 75/2
Over 8: A boundary from Kohli and five singles in the over. India 67/2
Over 7: Just 4 runs off the over, India 58/2
Over 6: Two boundaries, two extras and three more runs take India’s total to 54/2
Over 5: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan fall in the same over, India 41/2
4.5 Shane Watson to Shikhar Dhawan
OUT! What a wicket! Change of pace and slightly short. Dhawan was in an uncomfortable position as he looked to play at it. At the last moment he guided it straight into the arms of the keeper. Wade had the easiest catches to take.
4.1 Shane Watson to Rohit Sharma
OUT! SHANE WATSON STRIKES! That was fullish on middle and off. Sharma tried to loft it over the mid on fielder but it went straight into the arms of Faulkner. Simple catch there. Sharma departs!
Over 4: A boundary and Rohit Sharma gets dropped, India 40/0
Over 3: Rohit Sharma takes two more boundaries off Tait, India 31/0
Over 2: 8 more runs added; India 18/0
Over 1: Good start for India with a four and six in the first over
Australia’s Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bowl first in the opener of the three-match T20 series against India in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Finch’s Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he, too, would have opted to chase, had he won the toss.
For the Australians, pacer Shaun Tait and all-rounder Shane Watson are back in the side. Chris Lynn and Travis Head are also in the playing 11.
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For the Indians, a number of experienced senior players are back in the side. All-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina and left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra are back. India are playing two spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya, who is making his international debut.
Australia won the five-match ODI series 4-1, while india will be looking to make amends and get some valuable wins under their belt ahead of the ICC World T20 in India in March.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra
Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steven Smith, Chris Lynn, Travis Head, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Shaun Tait