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.

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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.

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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.

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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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