Australia edge India in thriller

Australia batting (toss: India, elected to bowl first)
Batsman Dismissal Runs (balls) 4s/6s SR
D Short c Kuldeep, b Ahmed 7 (12) 1/0 58.33
A Finch (c) c Ahmed, b Kuldeep 27 (24) 3/0 112.50
C Lynn c & b Kuldeep 37 (20) 1/4 185.00
G Maxwell c Kumar, b Bumrah 46 (24) 0/4 191.66
M Stoinis not out 33 (19) 3/1 173.68
B McDermott not out 2 (3) 0/0 66.66
Didn’t bat: A Carey (wk), A Zampa, A Tye, B Stanlake, J Behrendorff
Fall of Wickets: 24/1 (D Short, 4.1), 64/2 (A Finch, 8.3), 75/3 (C Lynn, 10.1), 153/4 (G Maxwell, 16.2)
Extras: 6 (5 wides, 1 bye)
Total: 158/4 in 17 overs at 9.29 runs per over
India bowling
Bowler Overs Runs Wickets Economy
B Kumar 3 15 0 5.00
J Bumrah 3 21 1 7.00
K Ahmed 3 42 1 14.00
Kuldeep 4 24 2 6.00
K Pandya 4 55 0 13.75
India batting (target: 174 runs in 17 overs)
Batsman Dismissal Runs (balls) 4s/6s SR
R Sharma c Finch, b Behrendorff 7 (8) 0/0 87.50
S Dhawan c Behrendorff, b Stanlake 76 (42) 10/2 180.95
KL Rahul st Carey, b Zampa 13 (12) 1/0 108.33
V Kohli (c) c Lynn, b Zampa 4 (8) 0/0 50.00
R Pant (wk) c Behrendorff, b Tye 20 (16) 1/1 125.00
D Karthik c Behrendorff, b Stoinis 30 (13) 4/1 230.76
K Pandya c Maxwell, b Stoinis 2 (4) 0/0 50.00
B Kumar not out 1 (1) 0/0 100.00
Kuldeep not out 4 (1) 1/0 400.00
Didn’t bat: K Ahmed, J Bumrah
Fall of wickets: 35/1 (R Sharma, 4.1), 81/2 (KL Rahul, 8.2), 94/3 (V Kohli, 10.5), 105/4 (S Dhawan, 11.4), 156/5 (R Pant, 15.3), 163/6 (K Pandya, 16.3), 163/7 (D Karthik, 16.4)
Extras: 12 (6 wides, 3 no-balls, 3 leg byes)
Total: 169/7 in 17 overs at 9.94 runs per over
Australia bowling
Bowler Overs Runs Wickets Economy
J Behrendorff 4 43 1 10.75
B Stanlake 3 27 1 9.00
A Tye 3 47 1 15.66
A Zampa 4 22 2 5.50
M Stoinis 3 27 2 9.00

1st T20, statistical highlights

  • India suffered their 37th T20I defeat and the  third on Australian soil, losing a curtailed 17-overs-a-side match by four runs
  • Shikhar Dhawan made his ninth T20I half-century, a 42-ball 76, punctuated by 10 fours and two sixes
  • Rishabh Pant kept wickets for India in a T20I for the first time in his career
  • Krunal Pandya recorded his worst bowling figures albeit in an embryonic international career, conceding 55 runs in four overs
  • Virat Kohli suffered his seventh loss in his 18th T20I as Indian captain.

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