India beat Australia by nine wickets in rain-hit T20

Hope Soto
October 8, 2017

Comprehensive winners in the ODIs, India would aim to extend the domination, while Australia's listless team would be eyeing a change of fortunes in the three-match T20 series beginning today in Ranchi.

WICKET! Big wicket for Kuldeep Yadav, big wicket for India.

A disciplined bowling from India restricted Australia to a paltry 118/8 in the rain-hit first T20I of the three-match series at the JSCA International stadium here on Saturday evening. Bumrah also got a couple of wickets.

David Warner: Time to start fresh. Both of them had a good series in Sri Lanka and then Shikhar had to leave because of a family problem.

Aaron Finch off the mark, Glenn Maxwell off the mark as the two score seven runs from Jasprit Bumrah's first over. As soon as the rain will finish, the match will start again.

When India's T20I squad for the series against Australia was announced, Ashish Nehra's name created the greatest buzz. But it was left-arm wrist spinner Yadav who set up India's 1-0 lead in the three-match series as he returned figures of 2-16 to restrict Australia to 118-8 in 18.4 overs when rain stopped play for about two hours.

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The 5 ODI series has come to an end, and Team India did come out with flying colours.

Australia cricket captain Steve Smith will return home from the team's tour of India with a right shoulder injury, Cricket Australia said Saturday.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the one-day global series against the same opponents to be with his ailing wife, remained unbeaten on 15 off 12 deliveries.

Coming to Australia, a lot will depend on in-form opening duo of David Warner, who will be captaining the side in Smith's absence, and Aaron Finch.

Rohit Sharma began in splendid fashion but completely misjudged one from Nathan Coulter Nile to watch the pacer castle his timber.

Australia's middle-order drastically failed as Travis Head (9), Moises Henriques (8), Daniel Christian (9), and Tim Paine (17) failed to rise to the occasion and were dismissed cheaply.

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