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India vs Australia, Highlights, 1st T20I at Brisbane, Full Cricket Score: Aussies register 4-run win in thrilling match

Date: Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 17:50 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane

India in Australia 3 T20 International Series 2018 1st T20I Match Result Australia beat India by 4 runs (D/L method)

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Marcus Stoinis not out 33 19 3 1
Ben McDermott not out 2 3 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 0 15 0
Jasprit Bumrah 3 0 21 1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 1 1 0 0
Kuldeep Yadav not out 4 1 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jason Behrendorff 4 0 43 1
Billy Stanlake 3 0 27 1
  • That's all we have got in today's coverage as Australia clinch a narrow win. The next T20I is at The G on Friday. Do tune in for all the coverage. The match starts at 1:20 pm IST. The blog will be up by 12 pm so do join us. Till then its a goodbye.

  • Aaron Finch, Australia captain: The boys did very well, especially in the middle-overs with the bat. Then bowlers did well. I was very confident with Stoinis in the side. He had clear plans and executed it well.

  • Zampa: Really good feeling. It was a big wicket. Virat being the player he is, just thought he was a big wicket at the time. Getting him out, I was really excited. Never trust Carey with his decisions behind the stumps, with his DRS decisions. He got this one right.

  • Adam Zampa is the Player of the Match for his 2/22 in 4 overs

  • Kohli, India captain: Lot of Indians came to support us. Great atmosphere and a stadium to play. Close game, exciting game for everyone to watch. See-saw battle you can. We bowled really well Marcus and Maxi brought them back. Started well with the bat, fumbled in the middle overs, in the end we thought we'll win with Pant and Karthik but it changed again with Pant's dismissal. At the top of the order he is very good. If he gets going he can really get some big scores. Hasn't got a T20 hundred yet, but the way he plays it really benefits the team. That's how it goes in the game. What we can do is learn from them and get back better. On the day, if we can have three-four guys to stand up for the team, that's what we want. Don't have much time to think of things, which can be a good thing as well as a bad thing. You just move on to the next game.

  • Top game to kickstart the long tour of India Down Under. Australia lost their way in with the bat in the middle period with the bat only to brought back into the game with a rapid 70-odd stand between Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis before rain halted play, reducing it to a 17-over affair. In reply Dhawan bolted his way to another fine half-century despite losing Rohit Sharma early. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli didn't hang long, as Australia tightened their grip. Karthik and Pant with some big-hitting especially that 25-run over off Tye helped India make a late back door entry. So much  so that they brought the equation down to 13 runs off the final over. Stoinis held his nerve sealing Australia's first win in last five outings. A wake up call for the visitors, who entered the fixture as 'favourites'.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Did you know?

    When Dinesh Karthik remains unbeaten in T20I chases, his team wins (8 out of 8 times) and when he doesn't, his team loses (3 out of 3 times).

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    Game over. Pant's dismissal changed momentum finally and the rest was too much for Karthik alone. Fielding the difference between the two sides, and it doesn't even feel an upset really. India weren't outplayed, just there were too many mistakes on the field and they paid a price for it. 

  • Australia win a thriller by 4 runs (DLS method) at The Gabba to lead the three-match series 1-0

  • OUT! BIG WICKET! Is that the game! Stoinis' slower delivery once again does the trick. Karthik goes with a flat bat and hits it straight to long off. The ball sticks into the ground and almost never rises. Spongy bounce there.

    Karthik c Behrendorff b Stoinis 30(13)

  • OUT! Krunal Pandya is unable to get the power behind the slower one from Stoinis. Glenn Maxwell runs in and takes a fantastic diving catch to end Pandya's stay. Now 11 needed 3 balls

    Krunal Pandya c Maxwell b Stoinis 2(4)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Dinesh Karthik has now completed 3000 runs in international cricket.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    13 off 6... This is immense pressure. DK has to be the man again, but will Krunal Pandya give him enough strike? He has known to play such vital hands for Mumbai Indians. 

  • After 16 overs,India 161/5 ( Dinesh Karthik 30 , Krunal Pandya 0)

    Eventful penultimate over in chase! DK is key here. Trying to take India home once again. Two valuable boundaries in the over with not the wisest shots from Pant in the over. India need 13 off the final over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    And once again Rishabh Pant tries something fancy at a crucial stage and throws things away. Ridiculous this, especially at such a crucial juncture. 

  • FOUR! Important boundary there from DK, once again. Karthik walks across and flat bats it past long on for a boundary.

  • OUT! Rishabh Pant is out to another obnoxious in an attempt to reverse scoop the ball over the third man. He tried the same in the third T20I against the Windies, 10 days ago, didn't come off then. Doesn't come off today. Full and straight from Tye and Pant is only able to lift it high with the point fielder taking the easiest of the catches. To be honest, it was a visually offensive shot!

    Pant c Behrendorff b Tye 20(15)

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    This is poor death bowling from Australia. The equation is now just down to 2 per ball. Which is not easy, but India had a mountain to climb and these two have reduced it to a molehill. 

  • FOUR! Great start to the over for India. Wide outside off by Tye trying to keep it away from Karthik's arc, but Karthik moved towards the line of the ball and carves it past cover and finds the gap in the deep as well.

  • After 15 overs,India 150/4 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 20 , Dinesh Karthik 21)

    Slew of slower deliveries from Stoinis in the 15th over. He did concede a one boundary, but credit to Karthik for able to put that away. Pant isn't able to make most of the free-hit. So with 11 coming off the over, 24 needed off the final two overs.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    Is Dinesh Karthik playing another blinder here? Something about this T20 format that liberates him, or has done in recent times, and he is just teeing off here. Australia cannot have enough men at the boundary. 

  • FOUR! Very good adjustment by Dinesh Karthik. He was looking to charge down the wicket but seeing that bowler Stoinis dropped it short and was the change up as well. Karthik waited for it and picks out the gap behind square for a boundary.

  • After 14 overs,India 139/4 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 16 , Dinesh Karthik 15)

    After a long delay at the start of the over with Finch deciding which bowler to bring into the attack after the Umpire stopped Stanlake to bowl another over. In this 17 overs game only two are allowed to bowl four overs. Behrendorff and Zampa have already bowled out. And the decision of bowling Tye doesn't turn out to be the best. Couple of sixes and two fours along with some extras, India have taken 25 runs off Tye's over. Decisive. Now 35 required off 18.

  • SIX! Karthik swipes the full toss from outside off to drag it over long on for six. Glenn Maxwell in the deep did all he could to leap, jump and even catch the ball, was only not able to release it in time before he landed behind the boundary skirtings.

  • FOUR! Thick edge from Karthik and it is wide of Carey behind the stumps. Tye is bleeding runs here.

  • FOUR! Pant heaves and he has got it into the gap to wide long on boundary. Ten off the first two balls! 

  • SIX! Tye slides on the pads and Rishabh Pant brings out the pick up shot and flicks it over fine leg for a maximum

  • After 13 overs,India 114/4 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 5 , Dinesh Karthik 3)

    A fantastic day for two leggies from both sides. Adam Zampa does what Kuldeep Yadav did for India. Ends up with almost identical figures. The Aussie finishes with 2/22 to Kuldeep 2/24. Five runs off the over as Pant and Karthik both guilty of not making most the opportunities provided. Pant was slightly late on couple of deliveries that were pushed through early in the over, while Karthik missed out on a full toss.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Dinesh Karthik has been dismissed only twice out of 10 innings in T20Is while chasing.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    Barring that Dhawan drop to Zampa (the one at square leg was very tough), Australia winning this game in the field clearly. They have thrown themselves around today. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    And now Dhawan holes out as well. Usually when he is dropped, he scores a hundred but that asking rate is now too steep. India's middle order is now under pressure. Australia have a chance to exploit India's main weakness. 

  • After 12 overs,India 109/4 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 1 , Dinesh Karthik 2)

    Two new men in the middle in Pant and Dinesh Karthik. Stanlake gets rid of the dangerous Dhawan after been hit for six early in the over. Despite the wicket India take 13 off the over. India need 66 off the final 30 balls

  • OUT! Dhawan holes out to third man, who positions himself perfectly at third man boundary. Calm take Behrendorff in the deep just a yard inside the ropes. Dhawan backs away to the leg side and was attempting to play the upper cut. Got the height, almost the distance. Big breakthrough for Australia. End of a fine innings.

    Dhawan c Behrendorff b Stanlake 76(42)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most runs in a calendar year in T20Is:

    648 - SHIKHAR DHAWAN, 2018*

    641 - Virat Kohli, 2016

    576 - Fakhar Zaman, 2018

  • SIX! That has been pulled powerfully by Dhawan! Short of length at the body, and Dhawan swivels quickly. Smacks it over backward square leg.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    No. of single digit scores for Virat Kohli in T20Is:

    2011 : 1

    2012 : 2

    2015 : 1

    2016 : 1

    2017 : 1

    2018 : 3 

  • After 11 overs,India 96/3 ( Shikhar Dhawan 68 , Rishabh Pant (W) 0)

    Reprieve for Dhawan, not for Kohli. Zampa was pumped after the wicket of the Indian captain. Rishabh Pant joins his Delhi teammate. Excellent over from Australia's poin of view. Three runs and a wicket of Kohli.

  • OUT! Virat Kohli gone! Zampa has the big wicket. Kohli jumps out of his crease and was looking to smash Zampa over long off, doesn't get the timing, it is no where near the sweet spot. The ball goes high in the air with Chris Lynn at short third gobbling an easy catch.

    Kohli c Chris Lynn b Zampa 4(8)

  • DROPPED! Zampa has dropped off his own bowling. Dhawan struck it straight to the bowler. Spills it, was hit hard but that's a big miss

  • After 10 overs,India 93/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 65 , Virat Kohli (C) 4)

    Stoinis mixes his over with some change ups not allowing the batsmen to use his pace, however with a wide and some agility by Kohli and Dhawan they are able to take nine off the over without a boundary. 

    81 needed off 42 balls.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    Meanwhile, this is an easily recognisable Shikhar Dhawan. Devastating to full effect when he is in such form and Australia bearing the full brunt here. With Virat Kohli at the crease now, the duo will be playing to close out this game although 86 off 45 is easier said than done. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Did you now?

    Virat Kohli has missed nine T20Is for India this year. He has scored only 146 runs from seven innings at an average of 24.33 and a SR of 117.74. However, he scored 50-plus runs in all the three innings in 2016 against Australia in T20Is - 90*, 59*, 50 

  • Marcus Stoinis comes on to bowl

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba

    End of another scratchy innings from KL Rahul. Inconsistency still plaguing him. Where is the batsman from IPL 2018 lost? 

  • After 9 overs,India 84/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 61 , Virat Kohli (C) 1)

    The best batsman going around, Virat Kohli, strides out to the middle after Rahul's fall. He gets his Australian tourney underway with a single to long on. He comes in with his team needing 90 off eight overs. In for a tight finish.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Fastest 50s for Shikhar Dhawan in T20Is: (By balls)

    22 v SL, Ranchi, 2016

    27 v Ireland, Dublin, 2018

    27 v SA, Jo'burg, 2018

    28 v Australia, Brisbane, 2018*

    30 v SL, Colombo, 2018

  • OUT! That was a very close call for the TV umpire, but it has gone in Australia's favour. KL Rahul has been given out. He didn't have anything behind the line. Played inside the line of the ball with his body weight more on his left leg, perhaps had something behind the line, probably not. Good enough for Umpire to call it out. Zampa has a wicket. Good work from Carey.

    Rahul st Carey b Zampa 13(12)

  • After 8 overs,India 78/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 59 , KL Rahul 11)

    Dhawan has galloped past his half-century. He is looking in great nick so far. Tore apart Behrendorff for a couple boundaries and a big six. India collect 17 off Behrendorff's final over.

  • FOUR! Oh! Superb stuff! That has been buried down the ground for a boundary. Behrendroff has been taken for a lot of runs in this over.

  • FOUR! Dhawan is taking on Behrendroff here. Gets tall, gets big and flat bats a short of a length delivery past mid off for a boundary

Latest updates: Live Cricket score - Top game to kickstart the long tour of India Down Under. Australia lost their way in with the bat in the middle period with the bat only to brought back into the game with a rapid 70-odd stand between Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis before rain halted play, reducing it to a 17-over affair. In reply Dhawan bolted his way to another fine half-century despite losing Rohit Sharma early. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli didn't hang long, as Australia tightened their grip. Karthik and Pant with some big-hitting especially that 25-run over off Tye helped India make a late back door entry. So much  so that they brought the equation down to 13 runs off the final over. Stoinis held his nerve sealing Australia's first win in last five outings. A wake up call for the visitors, who entered the fixture as 'favourites'.

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Preview: Thanks to the turmoil – both on and off the field – facing by the hosts, India will start as the firm favourites when they face Australia in the first of the three Twenty20 International matches on Wednesday at Brisbane.

India have won their previous seven T20I series dating back to November 2017, and its last defeat in the format was against West Indies in July last year. Not to mention, on their last visit here, the Men in Blue won the T20I series 3-0. So, they will be riding high on a wave of confidence and eager to make an early mark on this trip.

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch, captain of India and Australia respectively. Twitter @ICC

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch, captain of India and Australia respectively. Twitter @ICC

Australian cricket, in contrast, has been dogged by structural reform in the wake of the ball-tampering saga in South Africa in March and it has resulted in turbulence on the field as well.

Only on Tuesday, Cricket Australia ruled out reducing the bans of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in reply to a plea submission from the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).

In the absence of Smith and Warner, Australia's results have fallen off a cliff. Since the ban, they are yet to win a T20I series against an opposition of note since March.

They lost to England in a one-off game in June, then lost to Pakistan in the T20I tri-series final in Zimbabwe, lost 3-0 to Pakistan again in the bilateral series in the UAE, and then lost to South Africa in a rain-curtailed one-off match on Saturday.

It remains to be seen whether being on home turf would raise the spirits for the once invincible Aussies.

The one significant change for India ahead of this series is the return of skipper Virat Kohli, who was rested for the three-match contest against West Indies at home.

While it undoubtedly strengthens the visitors, all eyes will be on how the Aaron Finch-led Australian side deals with the best batsman in world cricket at the moment.

While there are calls from all quarters for Australian cricket to keep a check on aggression and play the game in right spirit, Kohli has always garnered attention whenever he has visited here.

On his early trips Down Under, he has never quite been the Australian fans' favourite.

But starting 2014, his batting exploits have taken centre-stage. He scored 199 runs in three innings during that 2016 T20I series' whitewash.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis has professed a "silent treatment" to Kohli and it remains to be seen if the Australian cricketers and the public can ignore him at all.

Kohli's return to the side means that one front-line batsman will have to make way.

In England, the skipper batted at number four, allowing KL Rahul to bat at number three in light of his stupendous form in the 2018 Indian Premier League.

Rahul's current form though is nothing to write home about. He managed only 16, 26 not out and 17 against the West Indies in the recent T20I series.

Rahul's absence could allow the team management to retain both Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, both of whom have proven to be more consistent and explosive in recent times compared to Rahul.

The other option is to leave out Manish Pandey, who has got limited opportunities of late.

Early indicators from India's final pre-match practice suggest that Pant will don the keeping gloves. He practised glove-work under the watchful eyes of coach Ravi Shastri, while Karthik only did some out-fielding.

It also suggests that the team management might make the surprise call to leave Karthik out altogether, allowing Rahul an early taste of conditions keeping in mind the Test series.

The bigger concern for India is to find a balance in their bowling attack in Hardik Pandya's absence.

With ample bounce anticipated on the Gabba pitch, three pacers -- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed -- are certain starters.

Washington Sundar, who played the last T20I against West Indies as Bumrah was rested, is expected to make way. Kuldeep Yadav too is expected to be the first-choice spinner, ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal as was the case against West Indies.

Krunal Pandya was the all-rounder against West Indies, and should he continue to play, then it remains to be seen if the team management will pick two left-arm spinners.

Australia are also considering fielding a spinner, after taking the field against South Africa with a full-pace attack on Saturday.

Glenn Maxwell was the lone spinner then, but it is understood that the hosts will alter their plans keeping in mind the conditions and bigger dimensions of the ground here.

Starting off with the aggressive shortest format is Australia's best bet to upset India's plans for this summer of cricket, wherein unlike their prior trips here, the visitors are already considered the better side in all departments.


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

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

Match starts at 1.20 pm IST.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Nov 21, 2018

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