India vs Australia Highlights: Virat Kohli-led India failed to get an ideal start to the Australia tour, losing the rain-hit opening T20 International by four runs at the Gabba. India first faltered in the field, letting Australia score 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.Also Read - IND v NZ: VVS Laxman Gives Valuable Suggestion to Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli; Reveals India's Best Playing XI

The 45-minute 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 morale-boosting win for Australia, who have endured a dismal run of late in limited overs cricket. The second match of the three-match series will be played in Melbourne on Friday. Also Read - India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Rain Threat Looms Over Test Match In Mumbai

Dhawan got India off to a quick start, putting on 35 off 25 balls for the opening stand with Rohit Sharma (7). The latter was caught at long-on off Jason Behrendorff (1-43) in a bid to accelerate his strike-rate. In keeping with the strategy used during the T20I series in England, KL Rahul (13) came out to bat at number three. Also Read - India’s Predicted Playing XI For 2nd Test vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli Returns, Ajinkya Rahane Likely to be Dropped

Dhawan and Rahul put on 46 runs for the second wicket, but it was mostly down to the left-hander’s belligerence. He hit ten fours and two sixes overall, and reached his ninth T20I half-century off only 28 balls.


India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar.

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

The match starts at 1.20 pm IST.

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  • 5:47 PM IST

  • 5:47 PM IST

    IND vs AUS, 1st T20I Live Score and Updates: India started gingerly, losing Rohit early but Dhawan kept them in the hunt. He was losing partners at the other end but till he was there in the middle, the visitors were in with a shout. Then came that spell from Adam Zampa – which saw Kohli and Dhawan getting dismissed. At that stage, India needed 69 from 32 balls and it was virtually over. Or not? Enter Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant. Nothing to lose. The duo had a magnificent partnership of 51 from 23 balls, which revived the game. The 25-run over from Andrew Tye in the 14th opened the game big time but then, the seamer bounced back with the wicket of Pant and Stoinis closed it out in the final over. Too close to call – small moments here and there could have won the game for either side

  • 5:46 PM IST

    India vs Australia 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: A nervy win for Australia. The players are excited and overjoyed but coach Justin Langer looks stern in the dressing room. The Aussies nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. What a thriller in the end. A game which had plenty of twists and turns. Australia started slowly, but then Lynn, Maxwell and Stoinis were powering the hosts to a big total before the rain came bucketing down. That seemed to take the momentum away from the home side but when the revised DLS target was disclosed, 174 from 17 overs, Australia did seem to have the advantage.

  • 5:36 PM IST

  • 5:35 PM IST

    IND vs AUS, 1st T20I Live Score and Updates: FOUR! It will be a boundary but it does not matter. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 4 RUNS (DLS METHOD)! A short ball, in line of the stumps, Kuldeep backs away and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary, just evading a leaping short fine leg. Australia (158/4) beat India (169/7) beat India by 4 runs (DLS method) to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Dhawan 76, Karthik 30, Zampa 2/22, Stoinis 2/27

  • 5:29 PM IST

    India vs Australia 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: OUT! Back-to-back wickets for Stoinis and he is on a hat-trick! Wow. Read that again. Stoinis on a hat-trick. A length ball outside off, again pace taken off, Karthik looks to swat it over the off side but cannot quite clear the man in the deep. Third catch for Jason Behrendorff tonight. 11 needed from 2 now. India 163/7 in 16.3 overs, chase 174 to win vs Australia (158/4)

  • 5:25 PM IST

    IND vs AUS, 1st T20I Live Score and Updates: OUT! Marcus Stoinis removes Krunal Pandya for 2. Caught but this could be a blessing in disguise for India. 11 needed from 3 but it is Dinesh Karthik on strike. A full ball on middle, slower in pace, Pandya swings hard but mistimes it towards long on. Glenn Maxwell comes charging in, dives forward and takes a very good catch. Is pumped up with that. India will not mind it too much. Krunal was struggling. A boundary here and the visitors will be back in the game. India 163/6 in 16.3 overs, chase 174 to win vs Australia (158/4)

  • 5:22 PM IST

    India vs Australia 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: OUT! Caught! Against the run of play, Tye gets a wicket – Rishabh Pant gone for 20. Or rather, Pant has given it away. Absolutely no need for this shot. A low full toss, Rishabh looks to play the reverse paddle but spoons this high in the air. Jason Behrendorff barely has to move an inch as he takes it calmly at point. Big wicket for Australia. The quickfire stand is broken. IND 156/5 in 15.3 overs, chase 174 to win vs AUS (158/4)

  • 5:19 PM IST

    IND vs AUS, 1st T20I Live Score and Updates: FOUR! WHAM! An early boundary in the over, Dinesh Karthik once again gets into the act! Full and wide outside off, Karthik walks into the shot and blasts it wide of mid-off and cover for a boundary! India 154/4 in 15.1 overs, chase 174 to win vs Australia (158/4)

  • 5:15 PM IST