India beats Australia in the 1st T20 ODI by nine wickets which took place at Ranchi and takes 1-0 lead in the 3 match T20 series.
Match Highlights :
Indian Team led by Virat Kohli beat Australia in the 1st T20 by nine wickets by DLS at Ranchi and takes a healthy lead 1-0 in a 3 match T20 series. Indian skipper elected to choose ball first after winning the toss. Well pertaining to the climatic conditions the decision to opt ball went handily. Indian bowlers didn’t failed the skipper’s trust and bowled according to the plan.Indian bowlers restricted the opposition to a meager total of 118 /4 in 18.4 overs where the game was halted due to rain. Aron finch was the top scorer for the Aussies led by David Warner. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for the Indian team as he ended up with the figures 2/16.The rain became a blocker for the match and the play was halted until the subsides.when rain was subsided completely and the covers were off after 2 hours Duckworth – Lewis Method came into the picture.
After the DL method, Indians target was revised to 48 runs in 6 overs.Rohit and Dhawan, as usual, opened the innings where they need to score 8 runs per over. The first ball went to four and the good start didn’t seem long enough as Nathan Coulter-Nile knocks off Rohit middle.The fall of Rohit sharma bought skipper Kohli into the ground.Kohli along with Dhawan lead the chase and chased the target with 3 balls to spare . Virat Kohli became the top scorer for the Indian Team with a score of 22 runs .with this victory in the 1st ODI, the hosts lead the series 1-0.The visitors seem struggling, adding to it the absence of the skipper Steve Smith makes even more difficult. The second T20I will be played in Guwahati on October 10.