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AusvsInd, 1st T20I: Australia beat India by 3 wickets in thrilling contest

Chasing the low target of 127 runs, Aussies were well on course riding Glenn Maxwell's 43-ball 56 but wickets in quick succession towards the end of their chase made life difficult and in the end it was down to two runs needed off the last delivery. 

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 24 Feb 2019 1:53 PM GMT

AusvsInd, 1st T20I: Australia beat India by 3 wickets in thrilling contest
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Vishakhapatnam: It was not a heavy target to chase for Australia but India's consistent bowling made it look so difficult. Unfortunately, India remained the losing side in the nail-biting finish in the first T20 International (T20I) match played at the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.

Chasing the low target of 127 runs, Aussies were well on course riding Glenn Maxwell's 43-ball 56 but wickets in quick succession towards the end of their chase made life difficult and in the end it was down to two runs needed off the last delivery.

Umesh Yadav, who had 14 runs to defend in the last over, failed to stop the tail as Pat Cummins (7 not out) hit the winning runs.

Umesh was hit for a boundary each by Jhye Richardson (7 not out) and Cummins.

Bumrah had bowled an incredible 19th over to bring India back in the contest, sending back Peter Handscomb and Nathan Coulter-Nile back to pavillion.

Australia built the innings with Maxwell and Darcy Short (37 off 37) stitching together a partnership of 84 runs for the third wicket.

Earlier, except KL Rahul, skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, Indian batting line up collapsed completely against Australia as hosts managed to score only 126/7 runs.

India got a bad start with Rohit Sharma losing his wicket after scoring just 5 runs. KL Rahul looked in good form as he completed his 50 runs in just 36 balls. Kohli also scoreed a quick 24 runs but could not stay for long on the crease.

Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya could not even touch the 5 runs mark. MS Dhoni, however, remained not out but he took too many balls to score 29 runs.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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