India vs Australia, 1st T20I at Visakhapatnam, as it happened: Australia win by 3 wickets despite Bumrah’s brilliance
India vs Australia, 1st T20 as it happened: Follow India vs Australia updates from Visakhapatnam.
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As it happened: Jasprit Bumrah set it up perfectly for Umesh. He had 14 to defend and he could not, Australia have absolutely taken this match to the wire and then won it. It was a real humdinger, Maxwell was the key, but once he got out, India made a roaring comeback and Australia were back under pressure. But then Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins ran hard and scored 2 boundaries off the final over to go 1 up in the series(Full scorecard)
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Nathan Coulter-Nile, Man of the Match
I thought the boys bowled really well and we scraped home. We worked out quickly that the ball was not coming on to the bat. We have been playing a bit of cricket in the BBL.Really good to have a win and hopefully we will have another one and win the series.
Aaron Finch speaks
I think on that wicket, it got lower and slower. The run-outs did not help but great to get the win. We were able to get some reverse and were bowling into the wicket. These guys are getting more and more experienced. Nathan is a wicket-taker. He has been very consistent in the IPL as well.
In the first innings, we were not up to scratch. With the bowling effort we were pleased. Bumrah did exceptionally well to get us in the game. And Mayank did well in the middle overs as well. We want to give game time to Rahul and Pant. 150 would have been a winning score. Australia deserved to win as they played better than us.
Bumrah set it up perfectly for Umesh. He had 14 to defend and he could not, Australia have absolutely taken this match to the wire and then won it. It was a real humdinger, Maxwell was the key, but once he got out, India made a roaring comeback and Australia were back under pressure. But then Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins ran hard and scored 2 boundaries off the final over to go 1 up in the series
2 wickets in that over and now Australia need 14 in the final over. Umesh Yadav will have to defend these runs. Who will hold their nerves better?
Turner is castled
The dot balls built pressure and Ashton Turner wanted to paddle one full ball away to fine leg and has missed it altogether and is castled. India have found the belief they need right now. Australia need to be sensible
D’Arcy is Short of his crease
Not very smart from Australia. Short has been sold down the river by Handscomb and Short is nowhere close to making his ground. India have found something to cling on to here
Fullish ball on off which turned away, Maxwell wanted to smack it over the top, miscues it and is caught by KL Rahul at long off quite comfortably
Good partnership for Australia
Maxwell and Short are doing it pretty easily at the moment for Australia. India need a whole heap of wickets pretty quickly
India need wickets
This is a good passage of play for Australia, India need to keep picking up wickets at regular intervals. Maxwell is absolute key right now
End of the powerplay
Maxwell has had a big impact on this game already. Australia have motored along to 41/2 in 6 overs and Maxwell looks to be in the mood
Maxwell on the move
This is great counter-attacking cricket from Maxwell. He has biffed Umesh for three boundaries and has already has 4 boundaries against his name. Is this a pitch for India’s spinners?
Jasprit Bumrah bowls an in ducker and it traps Aaron Finch in front. Given out on field and DRS says umpire’s call. Great start for India, the crowd has found its voice once again
Stoinis falls short
Short turns a length ball to fine leg and Stoinis takes off from the non-striker’s end and Umesh fields the ball and fires in a throw. Chahal breaks the stumps and Stoinis is just short
Bumrah with the new ball
Short and Stoinis walk out to face the new ball. Bumrah is on the money with his first 3 balls. India need quick wickets in this powerplay if they have to have any chance of defending this total
Dhoni slogged, Dhoni missed
India finish with 126/7 in their 20 overs. Great bowling performance by the Australians, they were put under some early pressure by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. However, they stuck to their tasks and kept chipping away at the wickets as India never found any momentum after Rahul’s dismissal. Can the bowlers pull this one?
Dhoni holds the key
Chahal is at the other end which has forced Dhoni to refuse singles, he has to deal in even numbers right now and then look for boundaries. Australia in command and this batting order is certainly not helping India’s cause right now
Cummins gets Umesh
The wickets continue to tumble, Pat Cummins has trapped Umesh Yadav bang in front of the stumps. No review taken as India slip further intro trouble
Krunal Pandya departs, wants to pull Coulter-Nile away, top edges it and Glenn Maxwell takes the catch at point. It was not short enough to be pulled away
Nathan Coulter-Nile has got one length ball to nip back in, Karthik is on the move, looks to drive, ball snakes between bat and pad and smashes the stumps. Brilliant ball, and India slip into trouble
Now this is a big blow for India, Rahul looks to time a full ball over mid off, gets the toe end of the bat and is caught at mid off. India need a partnership right now, this score is not going anywhere as of now
50 for KL Rahul
Good return for Kl Rahul, he has looked fluent from the word go and now has a 50 to show for his efforts. He has to bat deep for India to score a par total
Pant run out
Pant came down the track to a wide ball, slapped it to point, Jason Behrendorff dives and stops the ball and then flicks it to Handscomb who takes off the bails. He has to walk back
The Kohli record
The Indian cricket team skipper was able to achieve the milestone in the fifth over of the encounter as he slammed Nathan Coulter Nile for a four through mid-wicket as India tried to steady the innings after losing Rohit Sharma.
Read more about the feat here.
Down the wicket to a full ball and then closes the face of the bat as he tried to muscle the ball over the fielder at long on, is not successful and has to depart
Good 1st over by Cummins
He has come of age in Test cricket and now Pat Cummins, who is playing a T20I match after forever, has bowled a disciplined 1st over
Virat completes 500 runs against Australia
Virat completes 500 T20I runs vs AUS..
First batsman to score 500 runs against any opposition in T20Is
Well, Rohit wanted to scoop the ball over short fine leg, he does not time it too well and Adam Zampa runs back and takes the catch over his shoulders. India lose their first wicket
Rahul on the move
2 boundaries in that over and India have motored to 12 in 2 overs. Rahul and Rohit can be very dangerous on their day and Australia need to separate them early in the piece
Brilliant first over by Behrendorff
He has made the ball talk, is on the money and posed plenty of questions. Rahul looks watchful, India manage just a solitary run in that over
Rahul, Rohit walk out
After all the controversy, KL Rahul finally has the chance to walk out and play for India, again. Rohit will take strike
Tributes paid to the martyred soldiers
The Indian team is wearing black arm bands and both teams are standing in silence as a mark of tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans who lost their life in the terrible terror attack at Pulwama.
India playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Markande, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
We would have wanted to bowl first too. I was switched off and didn’t watch much cricket during my off period. I am ready to go now. There are people who might be the potential contender for our World Cup squad and we want to give them opportunities.
Finch calls correctly
Australia will bowl first. Mayank Markande will debut. Peter Handscomb will do the same for Australia.
Aaron Finch: We will bowl first. It looks like a really nice wicket and I don’t think it is going to change much. Peter Handscomb will make his debut and he will keep wickets too. Short will open the innings for us.
Mayank Markande will make his debut
All the numbers which matter
1/5: Australia has won only one T20I out of 5 T20Is against India in India.
50th :Shikhar Dhawan will be playing his 50th T20I for India. He will become only the sixth Indian after MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh.
732 days: Pat Cummins will be playing his first T20I after 732 days if he takes the field in 1st T20I vs India, his last T20I was vs Sri Lanka at Adelaide ,2017
2: Rohit Sharma (102) needs 2 sixes to surpass Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle -103 sixes to have most sixes in T20Is.
2: Wickets Jasprit Bumrah needs to complete 50 in T20Is. He will be second India to reach this landmark after Ravichandran Ashwin (52 wickets).
Also Read: MS Dhoni sends warning to Aussies ahead of first T20I – Watch
12: Virat Kohli needs 12 more runs to complete 500 T20I runs against AUS. He will be the first batsman to do so.
5: Yuzvendra Chahal needs 5 wickets to complete 50 scalps in T20Is. He will become the second fastest bowler after Ajanta Mendis (26 in T20Is), if he gets these wickets on Sunday.
162.71 vs 124.45: Rishabh Pant’s strikes in IPL is 162.71 against his strike rate in T20Is is 124.45.
4/21: by Jason Behrendorff at Guwahati in 2017 is the only instance where an Australia bowler has picked a 4-for against India in T20Is.
It’s all building up
Hello and welcome
After scripting history in Australia and New Zealand, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli would be keen to continue their dominant run in home conditions. Australia have not had the best of times in India, but they have a side which can topple the apple cart. World Cup spots and World Cup planning will be the main concern and this is what makes this trip very interesting