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IND Vs AUS 1st T20I Live: Finch Opts To Bowl, No Bumrah And Pant For India

IND vs AUS T20I LIVE Score: Team India eyes an early lead in the three-match series.© AFP

India vs Australia 1st T20I LIVE Updates: KL Rahul is looking in great form and has lifted India from nervy start against Australia in the first T20I in Mohali on Tuesday. After senior batters Virat Kohli (2) and Rohit Sharma (11) fell inside the fifth over, Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul have batted with grit. The latter ha been dealing in boundaries. The duo will be expected to take India towards a big total. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah’s return to international cricket has been delayed as he will not be playing the match at Mohali. Rohit Sharma informed at the toss that the premier paceman will be available for the second and third T20Is. Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and opted to bowl against India on Tuesday. No outing for Rishabh Pant too as Dinesh Karthik has been picked. Umesh Yadav has been given a go in Bumrah’s absence. Tim David will be making his T20I debut for Australia. The match begins India’s final phase of preparation ahead of the T20 World Cup. After a disappointing T20 Asia Cup campaign in UAE, Rohit Sharma-led Team India hosts Australia in a three-match T20I series. The hosts will aim for an early lead in the series to get back on the track. On the other hand, Australia have arrived in India after clean sweeping New Zealand 3-0 in an ODI series. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Here are the LIVE Updates of 1st T20I between IND and AUS, straight from PCA Stadium, Mohali

  • 19:38 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: FOUR!

    No mercy for Cameron Green as KL Rahul is hitting the ball at every nook and cranny of the groumd. This time he played it around extra cover for a four. 

    IND 68/2 (7.5)

  • 19:37 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX! Rahul gets better and better!

    Cameron Green bowled it on the pads of KL Rahul and the batter nonchalantly flicked it for a six over backward square leg.

    IND 64/2 (7.4)

  • 19:33 (IST)

    India vs Australia: 50 up for India!

    A single from KL Rahul on the ball of Adam Zampa and India now have 50 runs on the board.

    IND 50/2 (6.3)

  • 19:29 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: SIX!

    Suryakumar Yadav was anticipating a short ball, he was ready for it and Cummins did exactly what the batter wanted. SKY pulled it for a six over backward square leg. 

    IND 46/2 (5.5)

  • 19:27 (IST)

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Pure class

    That’s a beautiful cover drive from Suryakumar Yadav for a four. Pat Cummins offered him width and the batter used it to his advantage. 

    IND 40/2 (5.3)

  • 19:23 (IST)

    Live Score: WICKET!

    Virat Kohli is gone for 2 runs off 7 balls. He had the ball in his arc but he instead hit it into the hands of mid-on fielder Cameron Green. Australia are on top!

    IND 35/2 (4.5)

  • 19:19 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: FOUR!

    A four comes off the last ball of Zampa’s first over. KL Rahul was not in complete control while playing the shot but he managed to hit it over the infield towards backward point for a four.

    IND 30/1 (4)

  • 19:16 (IST)

    Live Score: Spin introduced

    Adam Zampa will bowl the fourth over. It has a lot to take from new batter Virat Kohli at the crease, who has a history of struggling against leg-spinners. Good move from Finch! 

    IND 25/1 (3)

  • 19:14 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: FOUR!

    An edge from KL Rahul’s bat and a misfield at third man boundary from the Australian fielder will see the ball run for a four. 

    IND 25/1 (2.5)

  • 19:13 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: WICKET! Rohit gone

    This is poor batting from Rohit Sharma. There was a player in deep mid-wicket but he still played the ball into the hands of that man. The Indian skipper departs after scoring 11 runs off 9 balls.

    IND 21/1 (2.4) 

  • 19:11 (IST)

    India vs Australia: SIX!

    Oh, what a shot this is from KL Rahul! Hazlewood had dragged his length back but Rahul still managed to flick it beautifully over deep mid-wicket for a six. This is pure class!

    IND 20/0 (2.1)

  • 19:09 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: FOUR!

    Another beautiful shot from Rohit Sharma. This time he hits the ball over extra cover for a four. 10 runs came off the over.

    IND 14/0 (2)

  • 19:08 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: SIX!

    Pat Cummins bowls it on the pads of Rohit Sharma and the batter nonchalantly flicked it for a six. The fielder at backward square leg was interested for a while but the ball sailed over him for a six.  

    IND 10/0 (1.4)

  • 19:05 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: Decent first over

    Josh Hazlewood bowled a decent first over. He kept his lines tight and that saw him concede only 4 runs off the over. Rohit Sharma did try to charge him but failed to do so. Pat Cummins bowls the next over.

    IND 4/0 (1)

  • 19:02 (IST)

    India vs Australia: Rahul gets off the mark

    Rahul gets a fuller delivery on the pads and he flicks it for a single.

    IND 1/0 (0.1)

  • 19:01 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: It’s game time

    KL Rahul takes the strike, Rohit Sharma is at the other end. Josh Hazlewood will bowl the first over. Here we go!

  • 18:54 (IST)

    India vs Australia: Time for national anthems

    Players of both the sides enter the ground for their national anthems. They start with Australias national anthem and that of India will follow.

  • 18:46 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Score: Playing XIs

    India (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

  • 18:42 (IST)

    IND vs AUS Live: Green to open batting for Australia with Finch

    It will be Cameron Green who will be opening the batting for Australia with Aaron Finch in the first T20I. Notably, Finch’s partner David Warner has been rested for the tour of India.

  • 18:34 (IST)

    Live Score: Pant, Bumrah miss out

    Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are not a part of this match. At the toss, Rohit said that the ace pacer misses out as he has been rested for this game.

  • 18:32 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Australia win toss, opt to field

    Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to field against India in the 1st T20I match in Mohali. Another game in which India will have to defend a total in the shortest format!

  • 18:26 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Tim David makes Australia debut

    Tim David has got his maiden match for Australia. As expected, he will be playing against India tonight in the first T20I. He already has a good T20I record while playing for Singapore, his former team, now it is the time to replicate it for Australia. What a moment for the all-rounder!

  • 18:23 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Inching closer to toss

    We are just few moments away from the toss of the 1st T20I match between India and Australia in Mohali. 

  • 18:19 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Hardik Pandya speaking in team huddle

    All-rounder Hardik Pandya can be seen sharing some views and advices in the team huddle, before the Rohit Sharma-led side faces Australia in the first T20I match in Mohali. 

  • 18:16 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Karthik or Pant? Who will find a place today?

    All fans are eagerly waiting to know that which wicketkeeper-batter between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, will be finding themselves a place in the Playing XI tonight. Karthik played only three game in Asia Cup, while Pant also failed to give a remarkable performance. 

  • 18:08 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Bumrah set to return

    After being ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 due to injury, pacer Jasprit Burmah will be making a comeback with today’s match. 

  • 18:04 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: All eyes on Virat

    This will be Virat Kohli’s first game, after his 71st century triumph against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022. 

  • 17:57 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: 1st T20I since December 2020

    It is worth noting that both India and Australia will be playing against each other in a T20I match for the first time since December 2020.

  • 17:40 (IST)

  • 16:03 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Hello guys!

    Hello everyone, welcome to the live blog of the first T20I match between India and Australia that takes place in Mohali today. You will get all the match related updates here. Stay connected!

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