India beat Australia in 1st T20 match via DLS method


India beat Australia in the opening T20 match by nine-wickets via Duckworth-Lewis method taking their winning spree to seven match in a row.

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Batting first Australia had scored 118 runs in 18.4 overs when rain interrupted the match. India were given a revised target of 48 runs to win in six overs. They did that with three balls to spare.

Indian bowlers produced yet another impressive show with Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah both chipping in with two wickets each. Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got a wicket apiece. Yuzvendra Chahal (1/23 in 4 overs) also played his part to perfection.

Kohli scored 14-ball-22 not out while Shikhar Dhawan also hit three fours in his unbeaten 15 as they cruised to the target in 5.3 overs, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Opting to bowl, Kohli’s bowlers did not take their foot off the pedal as Australia were restricted to a meagre 118 for 8 when rain stopped play after 18.4 overs.

Australia’s batting woes continued as they once again failed to read Yadav’s left-arm wrist spin.

Man-of-the-match Yadav was complemented well by Bumrah’s toe-crushing yorkers.



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