Australia secure thrilling win

Brief scores: India 126/7 (KL Rahul 50, MS Dhoni 29*; Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/26) lost to Australia 127/7 (Glenn Maxwell 56, D’Arcy Short 37; Jasprit Bumrah 3/16) by 3 wickets

India vs Australia 1st T20 2019, key stats

  • India suffered their second T20I defeat against Australia on home soil, losing by three wickets in Visakhapatnam.
  • KL Rahul made his fifth T20I half-century and gave India a platform to post a score in excess of 150. His 36-ball 50 comprised six fours and one six. Glenn Maxwell was the star with the bat for Australia. He made a 43-ball 56 (6×4, 2×6) and put his team on course for a comfortable win, though his dismissal brought India back into the contest that was decided off the last ball of the match
  • Captaining India for the 21st time in T20I cricket, Virat Kohli suffered his eighth defeat.

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