India vs Australia 1st T20I Brisbane: India lost the first T20I at Gabba by four runs after DLS method came into play and former India cricketer Virender Sehwag’s post after the loss is extremely quirky. Sehwag is known for his wit and sarcasm came up with a brilliant post after India lost where he compared Australia getting a few extra runs at the end due to the method to Goods and Service Tax. He said how India lost even after scoring more than Australia. Australia scored 158/4 in 17 overs and then 16 runs were added to their final total. India scored 169 and yet ended up on the losing side. Sehwag’s post read, “India scoring more than Australia yet losing. Australia ke score par laga GST bhaari pad gaya. But a good thrilling game to start the series.
Netizens agreed with him and here is how they responded.
Here is how other cricketers responded to the result.
Earlier in the day, Glenn Maxwell smacked 46 runs off 24 balls to fire Australia to 158-4 in the rain-hit opening T20 against India at the Gabba. Rain cut the game short to 17-overs a side and thus, by DLS method, India have been set a target of 174 runs. Maxwell hit four sixes in his whirlwind knock before rain came, after Chris Lynn scored 37 runs off 20 balls to help Australia recover from a slow start.
This was after India won the toss and opted to bowl on a surprisingly green wicket. Kuldeep Yadav was picked ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal as expected, while the hosts also included a spinner in Adam Zampa and left out medium pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0-15) and Jasprit Bumrah (1-21) got India off to a good start but Aaron Finch (27) pulled things back a bit. Khaleel Ahmed (1-42) got the initial breakthrough as D’Arcy Short (7) was caught at long on. The left-arm pacer proved expensive thereafter.
Australia now leads the three-match T20I series 1-0 with two more games to go. the second T20I will be played on November 23.