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21-Nov-2018 12:29:00 GMT
Aus v Ind, 1st T20I, Brisbane

All rounder Stoinis gives Australia 1-0 lead

Brisbane: Australia beat India by four runs in their first Twenty20 international in Brisbane on Wednesday, despite a fighting 76 from Shikhar Dhawan in a rain-reduced match.

Australia took 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The next match will be held on Friday in Melbourne.

Chasing a total of 174 under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern run rate system, the visitors narrowly missed out, losing two wickets in the final over to end with 169-7.

For India, Shikhar Dhawan scored 76 runs in 42 balls, and he hits 10 fours and two sixes. Dinesh Karthik scored 30 runs off 13 balls.

India had to score 13 runs in the last over but Marcus Stonis took two wickets with eight runs.

For Australia -- Stonis and Adam Zampa took two wickets each while other bowlers got 1-1 each.

Brief scores:
Australia 4 for 158 (Maxwell 46, Kuldeep 2-24) beat India 7 for 169 (Dhawan 76, Zampa 2-22) by four runs on DLS method

Earlier, in the rain-affected match, Australia scored 158 runs in 17 overs losing 4 wickets. Glenn Maxwell scored 46 runs in 24 balls and Chris Lynn scored 37 off 20 balls. Both hit four sixes each.

Australia had 153 runs at the loss of three wickets after the 16.1 overs, and then the match had to be stopped due to rain. The match was later followed by 17 overs. After just 5 balls and throw, Australia's innings was over. Stonis was unbeaten with 33 runs (19 balls) and Ben McDermott not out on two runs

For India -- Kuldeep Yadav got 2, Bumrah and Khalil Ahmed got 1-1. Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and invited host Australia to bat.

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