Match Blog: India Beat Australia by 9 Wickets via DLS Method
All the live updates from India’s first T20 against Australia at Ranchi.
India vs Australia - First T20
After dominating the ODI series, India will look to continue their winning ways while a hapless Australia would aim for a change of fortunes in the three-match T20 series beginning in Ranchi on Saturday.
India won the limited over series against Australia with a 4-1 win to reclaim the number one ODI rankings and the hosts would be keen for a perfect finish to the T20I series.
Veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra and batsmen Shikhar Dhawan are joining the squad for the series. The visitors will be missing Steve Smith, who has been ruled out of the three match series due to an injury. David Warner has been named the captain in his place.
India Win by 9 Wickets
After Sharma’s dismissal, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan comfortably lead India to victory. The duo smash three boundaries each to achieve India’s 48-run target with 3 balls to spare.
India beat Australia by 9 wickets via DuckworthLewis method in the first T20 International in Ranchi.
Chasing a revised target of 48 in 6 overs after Australia scored 118 for 8 in 18.4 overs, India reached the target in 5.3 overs. India lead the three-match series 1-0.
Hitman Bowled Out
After a massive six, Rohit Sharma has been bowled out by Nathan Coulter-Nile on the second ball of the second over.
Virat Kohli joins Shikhar Dhawan at the crease.
India: 11/1, need 38 runs from 28 balls.
India Need 48 Off 6 Overs
According to the revised DLS target, India now need 48 runs from 6 overs, including two powerplay overs. One bowler can bowl a maximum of 2 overs while four bowlers can bowl a maximum of 1 over.
Rain Stops Play
With just 8 balls remaining in Australia’s innings, the umpires call the groundsmen to cover the ground and the players head back to the dressing room.
Australia are clearly in trouble.
Australia: 118/8 after 18.4 overs
The ground will be inspected by officials at 10.05 pm IST.
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