India Won First T20 International by 9 Wickets At Ranchi, Take 1-0 Series Lead

India Chased A Revised Target Of 48 In 6 Overs

India Won First T20 International by 9 Wickets At Ranchi : India successfully chased down 48 runs target set due to rain.

Ranchi: Oct 7, 2017

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India Won First T20 International by 9 Wickets At Ranchi : In a rain marred match, India beat Australia by 9 wickets via Duckworth- Lewis method in the first T20 International played in Ranchi on Saturday.

Chasing a target of 48 in six overs after Australia scored 118 for 8 in 18.4 overs, India achieved the target in 5.3 overs. Though India lost Rohit Sharma (11) early in the run chase but Skipper Kohli (22) once again came to the party as he took India home with three balls remained. Shikhar Dhawan also made a fantastic come back and remained unbeaten on 15 as India won the match without having much trouble.

India Won First T20 International by 9 Wickets At Ranchi : India lead the three match series 1-0

Earlier India have won the toss and opted to bowl first, in a rain affected match where pitch was not supposed to help whoever would come to bat first, due to dew factor, it was not easy for batsmen to get under the ball, so each team wished to field first. Fortunately, India have won the toss and decided to field first.

India Won First T20 International by 9 Wickets At Ranchi : David Warner and Aaron finch have opened while Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the responsibility to start the proceedings for India.

Though, Warner opened well hitting two consecutive boundaries in very first over through cover and backward point respectively. But Bhuvi made no mistake when Warner got an inside edge onto his stump and backed to the pavilion. Australia were 8 for 1.

All was well for Australia till six over of the inning, Australia were 49 for 1.

Chahal came into attack and Maxwell hit it straight to Bumrah at short mid wicket.

For the visitors, Finch (42) was the only one who looked threatening at the top of the order but there was no help from the middle order. Aussies were at a point struggling at 118/8 in 18.4 overs, when rain interrupted play. Kuldeep yadav once again was the pick of the bowlers for India, he took 2 for 16 while Bumrah did well in the death overs by his classical Yorkers, getting rid of Tim Paine and Nathan Coulter-Nile towards the end of the innings. Bhuvi, Pandya and Chahal all picked up a wicket each.

This had led India to a commanding position before rain came in the 19th over of the innings.

(With Inputs From Agencies)

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