India vs Australia 1st T20I Brisbane: Seems like everything is good in the Indian camp after the loss in the first T20I as Shikhar Dhawan posted pictures of the team bonding over breakfast, comprising of tea. In the pictures posted by Dhawan, we can see Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, and others have tea and they seem to be upbeat even after the loss. Dhawan captioned the pictures as, “A team that has chai together, stays together 😉 Chai-time chilling with the boys!”
Meanwhile, Dhawan was the star for India as he smashed a 42-ball 76 but that went in vain as he did not get support from the other end. It was a rare off-day in the field for the Men in Blue as they missed crucial catches and misfields that allowed the hosts to get off the hook.
Australia scored 158 for four after rain shortened the contest to 17 overs a side. Glenn Maxwell was the star batsman for Australia, hammering 46 runs off 24 balls. The rain stoppage meant India were set a revised target of 174 runs in 17 overs.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed a sublime 76 off 42 balls in the run chase before Dinesh Karthik came up with a pulsating 30 off 13 balls towards the end but India still finished agonisingly short on 169 for seven. It was a moral-boosting win for Australia, who have endured a dismal run of late in limited overs cricket.
Finally, it was left to Karthik to finish off things, but he found the going tough without enough support from the other end. With 13 needed off 6 balls, Krunal Pandya (2) and Karthik holed out off consecutive deliveries off Marcus Stoinis (2-27). This was after Maxwell hit four sixes in a whirlwind knock before rain came after Chris Lynn scored 37 runs off 20 balls to help Australia recover from a slow start.