Puber Kalm Webdesk: India lost despite setting a target of 209 runs in front of Australia. In the first T20 of the series in Mohali, Australia got a great victory over India’s huge collection. Chasing 209 runs, Aaron Finch’s team won with 4 wickets and 4 balls in hand.
Australia’s opener Cameron Green built the foundation of the run chase. He played a devastating innings of 61 runs in 30 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes. His strike rate in the match was 203.33!
Australia scored 60 runs for 1 wicket in the power play. At the end of 10 overs, runs were 109 for 1 wicket. Then India gave a big blow. Ajira lost 4 more wickets out of 36 runs.
Matthew Wade became aggressive right from the bat. Wade added 62 runs off 30 balls for the sixth wicket with Singaporean batsman Tim David, who made his debut for Australia today.
When the team was just 2 runs away from victory in the last over, David was dismissed for 18 off 14 balls. But Pat Cummins confirmed the win by hitting Chahal for a boundary on the next ball. Wade remained unbeaten on 45 in a 21-ball innings with 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s team had set a huge target of 208 runs for 6 wickets with Suryakumar’s 46 runs with half-centuries from Lokesh Rahul and Hardik Pandya.
Aussie captain Aaron Finch invited India to bat after winning the toss. Australia had a good start. They took the wickets of Rohit Sharma (11 runs) and Virat Kohli (2 runs) for 35 runs.