India wins toss and bowls against Australia in 1st T20

India wins toss and bowls against Australia in 1st T20

India wins toss and bowls against Australia in 1st T20

India's captain Virat Kohli (L) is watched by Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine as he plays a shot during the first Twenty 20 cricket match between India and Australia at The JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi, India, October 7, 2017. Chasing the revised target of 48, India lost opener Rohit Sharma (11) cheaply as he fell prey to Australia pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile's delivery in the second over.

India will look to maintain their dominance of the hapless Aussies in the three-match T20 series and pocket the shortest version 3-0 of which they are fully capable of as evident from the Tests and the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series.

Australia - who handed a debut to left-arm paceman Jason Behrendorff - were not able to complete their innings and India's target was adjusted. "Following the match he complained of shoulder soreness, which has not settled and is restricting his ability to bat and throw", Richard Saw said, reported Cricbuzz.

After that it became a cakewalk as coulter-Nile's next over produced nine runs.

Earlier, Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl.

Indian bowlers performed in unison as Australia were restricted to a meagre 118 for 8 when rain stopped play after 18.4 overs.

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Australia's batting woes continued as they once again failed to read Kuldeep Yadav's left-arm wrist spin.

There was also a wicket each for all the other bowlers who got a go in the game, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya.

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It was Finch's dismissal that brought about Australia's downfall. So will look to add some runs and play to our best.

After playing five sweep shots, Yadav bowled one fuller that breached his defense. He gave away only 16 runs in four overs and took two wickets. David Warner who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to an IPL title previous year will lead the team in Smith's absence.

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