Ind vs Aus, 1st T20 | Australia defeats India by way of 4 wickets

Australia produced a superb batting display to overcome hosts India by way of 4 wickets within the first T20I in Mohali on Tuesday.

Invited to bat, Hardik Pandya (71 now not out) and KL Rahul (55) scored scintillating half-centuries to lend a hand India publish 208 for 6.

In answer, opener Cameron Inexperienced put India at the again foot along with his 30-ball 61 prior to Matthew Wade (45 now not out off 21) took the guests over the road with 4 balls to spare.

With the win, Australia took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.

Previous, Rahul (55 off 35 balls) scored his 2nd consecutive fifty which integrated 4 limitations and 3 maximums.

The in-form Pandya pummelled the visiting bowlers into submission along with his unbeaten 30-ball 71.

The all-rounder smashed the ball seven instances to the fence and 5 instances over it to take India over the 200-run mark.

For Australia, medium pacer Nathan Ellis 3/30 was once the select of the bowlers.

Temporary Rankings: India 208/6 in 20 overs (Hardik Pandya 71 now not out, KL Rahul 55; Nathan Elis 3/30, Josh Hazlewood 2/39) Australia: 211/6 in 19.2 over (Cameron Inexperienced 61, Matthew Wade 45 now not out; Axar Patel 3/17)

Groups: India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Cameron Inexperienced, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

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