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24-Feb-2019 17:10:00 GMT
Ind v Aus - 1st T20I, Vizag

Australia beat India in a nail-biting finish

Visakhapatnam: Batting first after putting in to bat, India has set the target of 127 runs for Australia to chase.

Apart from KL Rahul (50 runs) none of the batsmen live up to the expectations.

Even though Virat Kohli put up 53 runs partnership with KL Rahul for the second wicket, he could contribute 24 runs before he was caught byCoulter Nile off the bowling of Zampa.

MS Dhoni contributed with 29 runs to help India put up a decent score on the board.

With Rohit Sharma was out cheaply for 5 runs, It was a sorry tale in the midddle with Rishabh Pant (3 runs), Dinesh Karthik (1 run), Gardhik Pandya (1 run) and Umesh Yadav (2 runs) were out cheaply.

Brief scores:
Australia 127 for 7 (Maxwell 56, Short 37, Bumrah 3-16) beat India 126 for 7 (Rahul 50, Dhoni 29*, Coulter-Nile 3-26) by three wickets

Australia began their chase on a poor note, visitors lost two quick wickets before the inning be resurrected by Maxwell who has moved on to 32 runs.

Both Stoinis and Finch were out cheaply with individual scores of 1 and 0 respectively. While stoinins was run out, Finch was declared LBW off the bowling of Bumrah.

Earlier Aaron Finch won the toss and put India to bat first.

For Aussies, Coulter Nile was the pick off the bowlers who took three wickets including the wicket of KL Rahul who was looking good in the middle.

Behrendorff, Zampa, and Cummins took one wickets each. While the score is not huge it is defendablee. Its up to the bowlers now to help India win the match.

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