India vs Australia 1st T20: In the first T20 being played at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Team India gave Australia a target of 209 runs after playing first. KL Rahul scored 55 runs for India. At the same time, Hardik Pandya played an explosive innings of 71 not out in 30 balls. Hardik hit three consecutive sixes in the last three balls.
After losing the toss, opting to bat first, the start of Team India was not good. In the third over, captain Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 11 runs in 9 balls. After this even Virat Kohli could not last long. He could score only 2 runs. He was dismissed by Nathan Ellis.
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav took the lead after the fall of two wickets for just 35 in the fifth over. Both of them played shots all around the field and got Team India back. There was a partnership of 68 runs for the third wicket between the two.
KL Rahul was dismissed for 103 in the 12th over by Josh Hazlewuz. He scored 55 runs in 35 balls. During this, 4 fours and 3 sixes came off his bat. After this, Suryakumar was also out in the 15th over. He scored 46 runs in 25 balls with the help of 2 fours and 4 sixes.
After a strong comeback, Team India continuously lost wickets in the last overs, but it did not affect Hardik Pandya and he continued to play big shots. Meanwhile, Akshar Patel 6 and Dinesh Karthik 6 returned to the pavilion.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya kept thrashing the Australian bowlers. Hardik scored an unbeaten 71 in just 30 balls. His bat hit 5 sixes and 7 fours. At the same time, Harshal Patel returned unbeaten on seven runs in four balls.
Fast bowler Nathan Ellis bowled brilliantly for Australia. He took three wickets for just 30 runs in his four overs. While Josh Hazlewood got two and Cameron Green got one success.
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