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Aus vs Ind (First T20I): India need to chase 174 runs in 17 overs in the rain-interrupted match
By Sandy - Nov 21, 2018 3:53 pm
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In the rain-interrupted innings, Australia scored 158/4 at the end of the 17-over innings. The DLS method adjusted the target as the visitors India now needs to chase 174 runs in 17 overs.

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After winning the toss, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli decided to field first. Though the opener D’Arcy Short (7) fell cheaply, the next batsmen totally controlled the innings. The skipper and another opener Aaron Finch played a 27-run knock that provided a good start for the hosts, while the no.3 batsman Chris Lynn scored 37 off 20 balls (only four and 4 sixes).

After their dismissals by the Indian left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis took the control of that innings as both were focusing to add runs quickly on the board. On the 14th over of the innings, Maxwell smashed three consecutive sixes to the Indian left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya and picked up a total of 23 runs in that over.

When Australia was moving quickly and strongly as they were batting on 153/3 in 16.1 overs, rain interrupted that innings. At that time, Maxwell and Stoinis had an unbroken partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket. Maxwell was batting on 46 runs off 23 balls (4 sixes) while Stoinis managed to score 31 off 18 balls (3 fours and only six).

The match resumed around one hour later with three overs cut of each innings and that means Australia had to play only five more balls in that innings. Australia added five more runs in the last period and lost the wicket of Maxwell (46 off 24 balls). Stoinis remained unbeaten on 33 off 19 balls and Ben McDermott was not out on 2 runs.

Among the Indian bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav (2/24) picked up two wickets while Jasprit Burmah (1/21) and Khaleel Ahmed (1/42) claimed one wicket each.

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