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India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma failed to score for India as rain's intervention also made it difficult for the visitors

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Australia defeated India in the first T20 international at Brisbane on Wednesday in a last-over thriller match.

After today's victory,  Australia now lead the 3-match T20 series 1-0. 

India won the toss and decided to field first, Australia suffered an early setback after the fall of D Arcy Short but climbed back with Glenn Maxwell taking the charge from the front after Chris Lynn departed, contributing valuable 37 runs in just 20 balls. 

Maxwell's inning included a hat-trick of sixes. Stoinis too played a quick knock, adding 33 runs in just 19 balls.

Before Maxwell, Australia skipper Aaron Finch too smashed quick 27 runs in 24 balls including three boundaries.

A light drizzle intervened when Australia's inning was in the 17th over after which the match was reduced to 17-overs a side.

Australia made 158/4 in their 17 overs and the target for India was revised to 174 runs.

India start was also marred by an early setback as Rohit Sharma departed scoring just 7 runs, Lokesh Rahul was sent on number three but he could not make much of the opportunity, giving away his wicket by getting stumped by Carey on 13 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan took the matter in his hands and went on to score a much-valuable half-century. The left-hander looked set for a big score but could not find a partner to take India on the path to recovery.

India skipper Virat Kohli too disappointed with the bat today, losing his wicket on just 4 runs. Dhawan soon followed Kohli to the pavilion.

India looked in trouble but just then Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik gave some ray of hope. 

The duo soon got into action and started adding runs from boundaries and running between the wickets.

India needed just over 20 runs when Rishabh Pant threw away his wicket off Tye's loose delivery and then Krunal Pandya too couldn't stand up to the occasion.

Karthik still showed some fight and blasted some runs here and there but there was no help from the other end.

India needed just over 10 runs in the last over but Krunal Pandya departed first and Karthik too followed him within two balls.

By then, the result was clear and Bhuvneshwar and Kuldeep just had to do the formality, A boundary did come on the last ball but India had lost the match as the ball crossed the boundary line.

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Australia win by four runs by the DLS method! An excellent last over from Marcus Stoinis gets Australia over the line. He dismissed the dangermen Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik. #AUSvIND FOLLOW

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 17: Stoinis to Krunal, 2 runs off the first, dot ball, 11 needed off 4 balls now, OUT!! KRUNAL IS CAUGHT BY MAXWELL. Bhuvneshwar comes in next, Karthik on strike, India needs 11 off 3 balls, OUT!! Karthik is caught by Behrendorff. Kuldeep comes in next, Wide given, Bhuvneshwar on strike,  single off it, Four off the last ball but it's all over, Australia beat India by 4 runs and now lead the three T20 series 1-0.

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

India need 13 runs in 6 balls 

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 16: Tye to Karthik, FOUR!! beautifully placed to cover for a boundary by Karthik, the next one goes wide, single follows on the next ball, OUT!!! Pant is caught in an attempt to get a big shot!! Behrendorff takes the catch. Krunal comes next, gets one on leg byes, dot ball follows, FOUR!1 kARTHIK GETS IT ON THE LAST BALL ind 161/5

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

India needs 24 runs in 12 balls

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 15: Stoinis to Pant, 2 off the first ball, single follows, FOUR! Karthik gets it this time to fine-leg, another outside edge  but Kathik gets a single this time, wide and no-ball by Stoinis, free-hit to India, Pant is on strike, just a single off it, Pant coudln't utilise the opportunity, Karthik gets one off the last ball, IND 150/4

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 14: Tye to Pant, SIX!! a huge shot to fine-leg, FOUR!! this time to long-on, wide given, Pant gets one off the next, Karthik gets two off the next, another wide ball by Tye, outisde edge and Karthik remains lucky again, gets four off it, full toss and the ball is in the air, Maxwell takes the catch but goes past boundary linr and India gets SIX!! IND 139/4

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 13: Zampa continues, Rishabh on strike, no runs off the first two balls, 2 runs off the next as Pant goes towards mid-wicket, single to long-off off the next ball, single off the next ball, another single follows. IND 113/4

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 12: Stanlake to Rishabh, single off the first, SIX!! Dhawan pulls it to backward square leg with a perfect timing, chance for catch off the next but dropped but fine leg, OUT!!1 top edge but Dhawan is caught at third man by Behrendorff. Dinesh Karthik comes in after Dhawan, Rishabh gets one off the next, 2 off the last ball by Karthik. IND 109/4

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 11: Zampa to Dhawan, DROPPED, there was a chance for caught and bowled but Zampa dropped the ball, single follws and OUT!1 Kohli mistimed the ball and paid the price, Lynn takes the catch. Dhawan gets two off the last ball. IND 96/3

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Over 10: Stoinis to Kohli, single off the first, Dhawan picks up a couple off the next to deep extra cover and gets a single off the next, Kohli takes one off the next, another single follows, a wide ball follows, 2 runs off the last ball. IND 93/2

First Published: Wed, November 21 2018. 11:42 IST

India vs Australia 1st T20: Aus beat Ind by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma failed to score for India as rain's intervention also made it difficult for the visitors

Australia defeated India in the first T20 international at Brisbane on Wednesday in a last-over thriller match.

After today's victory,  Australia now lead the 3-match T20 series 1-0. 

India won the toss and decided to field first, Australia suffered an early setback after the fall of D Arcy Short but climbed back with Glenn Maxwell taking the charge from the front after Chris Lynn departed, contributing valuable 37 runs in just 20 balls. 

Maxwell's inning included a hat-trick of sixes. Stoinis too played a quick knock, adding 33 runs in just 19 balls.

Before Maxwell, Australia skipper Aaron Finch too smashed quick 27 runs in 24 balls including three boundaries.

A light drizzle intervened when Australia's inning was in the 17th over after which the match was reduced to 17-overs a side.

Australia made 158/4 in their 17 overs and the target for India was revised to 174 runs.

India start was also marred by an early setback as Rohit Sharma departed scoring just 7 runs, Lokesh Rahul was sent on number three but he could not make much of the opportunity, giving away his wicket by getting stumped by Carey on 13 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan took the matter in his hands and went on to score a much-valuable half-century. The left-hander looked set for a big score but could not find a partner to take India on the path to recovery.

India skipper Virat Kohli too disappointed with the bat today, losing his wicket on just 4 runs. Dhawan soon followed Kohli to the pavilion.

India looked in trouble but just then Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik gave some ray of hope. 

The duo soon got into action and started adding runs from boundaries and running between the wickets.

India needed just over 20 runs when Rishabh Pant threw away his wicket off Tye's loose delivery and then Krunal Pandya too couldn't stand up to the occasion.

Karthik still showed some fight and blasted some runs here and there but there was no help from the other end.

India needed just over 10 runs in the last over but Krunal Pandya departed first and Karthik too followed him within two balls.

By then, the result was clear and Bhuvneshwar and Kuldeep just had to do the formality, A boundary did come on the last ball but India had lost the match as the ball crossed the boundary line.

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