How & Where to Watch India vs Australia 1st T20I in Ranchi

Posted October 08, 2017

Even a change of format hasn't been able to stop Australia's batting collapses, with India easily chasing down a reduced target in the rain-curtailed first T20 worldwide. Instead, the likes of Tim Paine, Jason Behrendorff, Daniel Christian and Andrew Tye take over the reins and therein lies Australia's chance.

Hardik Pandya is back into the attack and Henriques has made sure that Australia get one past the boundary rope. Both the sides have locked horns 3 times on the Indian soil where India have won all the three of them.

Finch's cameo was ended by some handsome bowling from Yadav after the Aussie opener was clean bowled attempting to sweep a full and quicker delivery for a 30-ball 42. The responsibility now lies on David Warner to lead the side in his absence and in Smith's place Marcus Stonis was added to the squad. India equalled the record for most bowled dismissals in an innings.

Variable bounce accounted for Moises Henriques and Travis Head.

Destructive Aaron Finch was set to take the game away from India with his thunderous batting but Kuldeep Yadav's magic restricted the batsman from scoring big as he was departed for 42 runs off 30 balls.

The star batsman scored 142 runs in the five ODIs with his team going down 4-1 to slip to third in the rankings behind South Africa and top-ranked India.

After thrashing Australia in 5 One Day International series, now Virat Kohli's boys are getting ready to win three-match T20 series against Kangaroos.

Bumrah showed his death-bowling prowess once again when he shattered the stumps of Tim Paine and Nathan Coulter-Nile in the same over with a couple of in-swinging fuller deliveries. For India, Axar Patel and Ajinkya Rahane sat out and they were replaced by Kuldeep Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan. "I don't think the pitch will be much better in the second innings but the weather is a massive factor", Kohli said after winning the toss. "The ball will come on slowly towards the end".