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India vs Australia Highlights, 1st T20I at Canberra: As It Happened

India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score, 1st T20I Today’s Match: Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 150/7: Ten tuns off the last two balls but it wasn't sufficient as India run away with the win. They will take a 1-0 lead in the three match series as they beat Australia by 11 runs. What a comeback by the bowlers. Especially from Chahal and Natarajan.

India vs Australia (t20)

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IND vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (t20)

1st T20I t20, Manuka Oval, Canberra, 04 December, 2020

India

161/7

(20.0) RR 8.05

India Virat Kohli (C)
India beat Australia by 11 runs
Australia Aaron Finch (C)

Australia

150/7

(20.0) RR 7.5

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17:28 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 150/7: Ten tuns off the last two balls but it wasn't sufficient as India run away with the win. They will take a 1-0 lead in the three match series as they beat Australia by 11 runs. What a comeback by the bowlers. Especially from Chahal and Natarajan.

17:16 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 126/6: WICKET! This is Moises Henriques, the man who looked set for a late onslaught. Alas! It wasn't to be. Australia are falling behind and India look clear favourites.

17:11 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 122/5: WICKET! It was the last ball of Chahal's spell and he bowled the googly. Wade went after it and Kohli did the rest as he pouched onto an easy catch.  This game is slipping away from Australia's hands.

17:02 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 113/4: WICKET! And when it looked like Aussies will run away with this game, Darcy Short, who was well set, just threw it away. India are still in this game. A couple of more wickets and they are on.

16:48 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 91/3: SIX! Shami returns and he is welcomed with this flat six off Moises Henriques. Shami is having an off day. His economy is 12 and that is a bit expensive by T20 standard. Kohli has brought him back for the third time and no surprises there as he is one of the strike bowlers of this team. 

16:39 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 75/3: WICKET! Got'em. Natarajan has got his man. Glenn Maxwell is trapped in front and Australia who were firmly on course for an easy win have let the Indians claw their way back into the game.

16:33 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 72/2: WICKET! Oh now what, Chahal gets another one and Langer must be kicking the ground beneath him. Meanwhile India have removed Steve Smith. A great catch in the deep by Sanju Samson and India are right back in this.

16:23 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 58/1: WICKET! That's it, India get the breakthrough and they were desperate for it. And who gets it? Yes, Chahal. Who has been brought in as a concussion substitute. Aussie coach Justin Langer has made it very clear that Chahal's inclusion was not on. But India will certainly take this breakthrough and push for more.

16:19 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 53/0: Just one run in the end but skipper Virat Kohli fluffed a regulation catch and that too of Darcy Short. Now you don't expect that from a player like Virat, do you? Also, wil it prove costly? Well, only time will tell.

16:15 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 53/0: Natarajan gave away eight runs off his maiden over of the day. Hardik Pandya is contantly walking and talking to Natarajan, giving him advice on how and where to bowl. He has said in the post-match PC how ''proud'' he was on Natarajan's journey so far.

16:04 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 32/0: Good bowling from Sundar again. He has cramped the Aussie openers for room and didn't let them open up their shoulders. In the end, just a six run over, that's run a ball! So from one end, pacers look ineffective and then from the other end you have Sundar who is creating all the pressure.

15:59 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 26/0: Mohammed Shammi has bowled an ordinary over. Pretty much for his standards. Aussie openers look for a solid partnership and so far they have been unchallenged.

15:55 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 16/0: That's a nice comeback from India and thanks to Washington Sundar for that. Kept a tight line to Aaron Finch who didn't look like holding back against Chahar.

15:50 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score:: Australia 14/0: First over is done and Aussies are off to a good start here. A couple of boundaries from Aaron Finch and then a stylish boundary from Darcy Short as Australia race to 14/0. But Deepak Chahar makes a comeback with a cracker of a delivery.

15:46 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 1/0: First ball and there is a tinge of swing as Darcy Short works this one towards the leg side for a single.

15:25 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: India 161/6: Starc starts last over of the innings here. Second ball of the over, Jadeja gets one on the helmet. And Sundar is caught on the third ball, but he had to take his chances. The good news for India is that Jadeja is on strike. He scores two more boundaries here.

15:14 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: India 136/6: Hazlewood comes for the 19th over and Jadeja starts with a cracking four. And the bowler bowls a no ball, so India get a free hit here. Meanwhile Jadeja seems to have picked up a strain. 

15:08 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: India 127/6: Starc comes back for the death overs. And Sundar gets a lucky four, much needed for the Indian team. They would be hoping to get to 150 at least. 

15:02 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: India 114/6: Henriques starts his last over. And Pandya starts with a big six. But in a bid to score quick runs, Pandya also gets out. Henriques gets his third wicket.

15:02 (IST)

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: India 114/6: Henriques starts his last over. And Pandya starts with a big six. But in a bid to score quick runs, Pandya also gets out. Henriques gets his third wicket.

India vs Australia Highlights, 1st T20I at Canberra: As It Happened

India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score, Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Today’s Match Latest Update: Ind vs Aus 1st T20I Live Score: Australia 150/7: Ten tuns off the last two balls but it wasn't sufficient as India run away with the win. They will take a 1-0 lead in the three match series as they beat Australia by 11 runs. What a comeback by the bowlers. Especially from Chahal and Natarajan.

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Preview: India would start as definite favourites if their tour to Australia started with the T20I series. Several Indian players had a great Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the UAE - KL Rahul was the highest run-scorer, Mayank Agarwal scored big and at a quick rate, Virat Kohli, though not at his best still contributed significantly, Shikhar Dhawan's transformation from anchor to aggressor saw him pile more than 600 runs in the competition, Hardik Pandya showcased why he is one of the best finishers in limited overs' cricket, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were amongst the best fast bowlers of the tournament, Yuzvendra Chahal was RCB's playmaker in the middle overs and Washington Sundar was brilliantly restrictive, both in the powerplay and the middle overs.

On the contrary, barring David Warner and Marcus Stoinis, the rest of the Australian superstars fared poorly in the IPL. The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch registered six below-20 scores and had a strike rate of 111.2, Glenn Maxwell had an absolute shocker and did not hit a six in the 11 innings he batted in the tournament - he did not score a fifty and had a terrible strike rate of 101.88 in the competition. David Warner scored big but was not at his destructive best and Pat Cummins had a poor strike rate till the final few matches in the tournament. But as it panned out, the ODIs preceded the T20I series and Australia piled on the runs with the return to form of their two heavyweights - Finch and Maxwell. Steven Smith gave a masterclass in ODI batting in the first two matches while Adam Zampa trumped his more famous Indian counterpart, Yuzvendra Chahal with his leg-spin variations.Thus, while India has the better historical record and T20 form, Australia will have the confidence after winning the ODI series and also a better understanding of the local conditions.

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With the T20 World Cup in India less than a year away, both teams would want to build a squad and settle their permutations and combinations. India are unbeaten in their last 6 T20I series (they have won five of these) - from the 3-0 drubbing of the West Indies in August, 2019 to their sensational 5-0 sweep in New Zealand in January, 2020. Australia were beaten 2-1 in England but had won their 4 previous bilateral series including wins in South Africa and India. India would also want to win the series and square up the contest before the start of the Tests later in December. A win for Australia would give them the psychological advantage going into the Test series.

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