Australia defeated India by three wickets in the opening T20I played in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Needing two off the final ball, Australia had Pat Cummins to thank for getting them across the line. Needing 14 runs to win in the last over, it was India's game to lose as Umesh Yadav was hit for two boundaries in the last over. Jasprit Bumrah's heroics in the penultimate over went in vain as he gave away just two runs and picked two wickets to bring India back in the match. Glenn Maxwell top-scored for Australia with 56 runs off 43 balls. His innings included six fours and two sixes. Earlier, India stuttered to 126/7 in 20 overs in the first T20 International against Australia. KL Rahul was the top-scorer for India with 50 off 36 balls. MS Dhoni remained unbeaten till the end as he managed 29 runs from 37 balls. Captain Virat Kohli who made his comeback after a brief break from the game, looked good until he got out for 24 runs. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, taking three wickets for just 26 runs. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Updates Between Ind vs Aus 1st T20I, straight from Visakhapatnam
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22:20 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is awarded the Man of the Match for his figures of 3/26.
22:16 IST: Australia win by three wickets! Cummins hits it past Umesh Yadav as both the tailenders scamper for two runs. A thrilling finish to the opening match as the visitors win in the last ball to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20I series.
22:14 IST: FOUR! Cummins hits Umesh's low full toss towards the deep extra cover region.
22:13 IST: Just a single. Six runs needed from two balls now.
22:11 IST: Richardson and Cummins take two runs. Australia need 7 runs from 3 balls.
22:10 IST: FOUR! Jhye Richardson hits a four. Australia need 9 runs from 4 balls.
22:09 IST: Umesh Yadav has come to bowl the final over.
22:07 IST: WICKET! Coulter-Nile is clean bowled as Bumrah bowls a perfect yorker. End of the 19th over. Australia need 14 runs from 6 balls. The crowd at Vizag is thrilled to bits.
22:04 IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes as Australia lose Handscomb. Australia are 113/6 needing another 14 runs from 7 balls.
22:03 IST: The required run-rate has climbed above 9 as Australia need 15 runs from 10 balls.
22:01 IST: Jasprit Bumrah comes in to bowl the 19th over.
22:00 IST: 18 overs have been bowled. Australia are 111/5. They need another 16 runs from 12 balls.
21:56 IST: KL Rahul saves two runs as he saves a certain boundary.
21:55 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman at the crease.
21:52 IST: WICKET! Ashton Turner is clean bowled by Krunal Pandya as Australia lose half their side for 101 runs.
21:52 IST: Australia are 101/4 after 16 overs.
21:48 IST: RUN OUT! A bad mix up between Short and Handscomb results in the dismissal of the well-settled Short. He has been dismissed for 37.
21:47 IST: Hundred comes up for Australia in 15.1 overs.
21:44 IST: FOUR! Short hits Markande towards the cover region for his fifth boundary.
21:41 IST: Debutant Peter Handscomb is the new batsman at the crease.
21:40 IST: WICKET! Maxwell top-edges as Chahal strikes for India. The Victorian made 56 runs from 43 balls.
21:38 IST: FOUR! Maxwell paddle sweeps Chahal for another boundary.
21:37 IST: FIFTY! Glenn Maxwell brings up his sixth T20 International half-century.
21:35 IST: WIDE! Umesh Yadav bowls one way down the leg side.
21:30 IST: FOUR! D'Arcy Short cuts one for a four through the point region.
21:29 IST: 11 overs have been bowled. Australia 71/2.
21:25 IST: SIX! Maxwell hits Markande over long on. He moves on to 43.
21:24 IST: Chance! Maxwell was almost dismissed. A great effort by Rohit Sharma at the deep.
21:19 IST: FOUR! Fifty comes up for Australia. They reach 51/2 in eight overs.
21:15 IST: Seven overs have been bowled. Australia are 44/2. Debutant Mayank Markande has been introduced into the attack by Virat Kohli.
21:11 IST: FOUR! An excellent back-foot drive earns Maxwell back-to-back boundaries. He has moved on to 27 runs off just 13 balls. His innings include five fours and a six.
21:10 IST: SIX! Maxwell rocks back and smacks Chahal for a huge six over deep mid-wicket region.
21:09 IST: Five overs have been bowled. Australia are 28/2.
21:05 IST: FOUR! Another boundary. Maxwell is taking on Umesh as he hits the third boundary of the over. Australia reach 22/2 after four overs.
21:04 IST: FOUR! Maxwell hits a wristy boundary towards fine leg region.
21:03 IST: FOUR! Maxwell hits Umesh Yadav for his second boundary.
21:00 IST: FOUR! Maxwell hits his first boundary. He punches the ball between cover and mid-off region. Australia reach 9/2 in three overs.
20:56 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah strikes. Aaron Finch has been adjudged LBW first ball. Finch reviews it but has to go as the replay shows "umpire's call".
20:53 IST: RUN OUT! India strike early. Marcus Stoinis is dismissed courtesy a fine throw from Umesh Yadav. End of two overs. Australia are 5/1.
20:50 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal has been introduced by Virat Kohli in the second over.
20:49 IST: Following the completion of first over, Australia are 4/0.
20:47 IST: FOUR! D Arcy Short hits the first boundary for Australia.
20:45 IST: Australia's innings begins. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the first over for India.
20:34 IST: End of the first innings. India could manage 126/7 in 20 overs.
20:33 IST: WIDE! Coulter-Nile bowls a wide. He has been impressive with the ball.
20:32 IST: Dhoni top-edges the ball. The ball lands safely. But Dhoni didn't take any run.
20:30 IST: SIX! Dhoni smashes the ball inside-out over the extra cover region. India get a much-needed boundary.
20:28 IST: Just three runs came from the 19th over. Cummins completed an impressive over as he gave away just 19 runs. India are 118/7.
20:24 IST: Two overs remaining. India are 115/7.
20:21 IST: FOUR WIDE! These are bonus runs for India towards the end.
20:20 IST: Jhye Richardson has bowled three dot balls to Dhoni now.
20:18 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is the new batsman at the crease.
20:17 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav is given out LBW. India lose their seventh wicket. They are 109/7 after 17 overs.
20:16 IST: India have lost their last four wickets for just 31 runs.
20:12 IST: India are 104/6 after 16 overs. MS Dhoni is unbeaten on 17 runs.
20:08 IST: WICKET! Krunal Pandya top-edges the ball as Glenn Maxwell takes an easy catch. Coulter-Nile gets his third wicket. India are in deep trouble at 100/6.
20:08 IST: 100 comes up for India in 14.5 overs.
20:04 IST: Adam Zampa completes a successful over as India could manage just one run from the 14th over.
20:02 IST: Left-handed batsman Krunal Pandya joins Dhoni in the middle.
20:00 IST: WICKET! Karthik is clean bowled. Coulter-Nile strikes. India are in trouble as they are reduced to 94/5 in 13 overs.
19:58 IST: Dinesh Karthik comes in to bat following the dismissal of Rahul.
19:56 IST: WICKET! KL Rahul has been dismissed. India are four down with 92 runs on board.
19:54 IST: India reach 91/3 after 12 overs.
19:53 IST: FIFTY! KL Rahul gets his fifth fifty in T20Is.
19:49 IST: Dhoni and Rahul steal an extra run. A risky two runs taken by the duo.
19:45 IST: MS Dhoni is the new man at the crease.
19:44 IST: RUN OUT! Rishabh Pant has to go courtesy a brilliant fielding effort by Jason Behrendorff. India are 80/3 at the halfway mark.
19:40 IST: SIX! Rahul hits a huge six. India are 76/2 after 9 overs.
19:40 IST: Rishabh Pant is the new batsman at the crease.
19:37 IST: WICKET! Zampa strikes. It's the big wicket of Virat Kohli. The Indian captain has been dismissed for 24. He tried to step out and clear it over long on only to find Nathan Coulter-Nile.
19:35 IST: India are 65/1 after eight overs.
19:32 IST: Aaron Finch brings Pat Cummins into the attack.
19:31 IST: End of the 7th over. India are 59/1.
19:30 IST: WIDE. Zampa bowls to wide balls.
19:28 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul is in attacking mode. Takes on Adam Zampa this time.
19:25 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over. India are 49/1 after six overs.
19:23 IST: FOUR! Kohli flicks it for a magnificent boundary.
19:21 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits his second boundary. This time towards the third man region.
19:19 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits it straight over the bowler. Brings the bottom-hand into play.
19:17 IST: FOUR! Rahul lofts it over the close-in fielders towards deep cover region.
19:15 IST: FOUR! Rahul hits Richardson for another boundary towards deep mid-wicket region. Moves quickly to 14 off 10 balls.
19:12 IST: Captain Virat Kohli is the new man at the crease.
19:11 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma top-edges the ball towards fine leg. Beherendorff strikes for Australia.
19:08 IST: FOUR! Another boundary. KL Rahul takes on Jhye Richardson.
19:06 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul hits the first boundary for India.
19:04 IST: End of the first over. India 1-0.
19:00 IST: Match about to begin. Rohit Sharma to face the first ball. Jason Beherendorff to bowl.
18:54 IST: Players from both the teams have lined-up for the national anthem.
18:45 IST: Shikhar Dhawan has been rested today. KL Rahul will open for India along with Rohit Sharma.
18:38 IST: Here is Australia's playing XI.
AUS XI: A Finch (C), D Short, M Stoinis, G Maxwell, P Handscomb (W), A Turner, N Coulter-Nile, P Cummins, J Richardson, J Behrendorff, A Zampa— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) February 24, 2019
18:35 IST: Here we have the playing XI for India.
IND XI: R Sharma, L Rahul, V Kohli (C), R Pant, M Dhoni (W), D Karthik, K Pandya, U Yadav, J Bumrah, M Markande, Y Chahal #INDvAUS— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) February 24, 2019
18:30 IST: TOSS! Aaron Finch has won the toss. Australia will bowl.
18:26 IST: Mayank Markande will make his debut for India whereas Peter Handscomb will debut for Australia.
18:22 IST: India have a strong T20I record against Australia at home. They have won four out of the five matches played at home.
18:20 IST: Overall India have won 11 T20Is against Australia whereas Australia have managed to win just six times.
18:18 IST: India and Australia continue their cricketing rivalry as India host Australia. Virat Kohli and his men had a successful tour Down Under where they won the Test as well as the ODI series 2-1. The T20 International series ended 1-1.
18:15 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first of the two-match T20I series between India and Australia in Visakhapatnam.
The likes of Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Vijay Shankar are aiming to make the final cut to the World Cup and the T20I series will go a long way in boosting their confidence. With Hardik Pandya out injured, it will be a great opportunity for Shankar to strengthen his case while Pant will also look to make the most of the chances he gets. For Dinesh Karthik, who was dropped from the ODI squad to play Australia, the two T20Is will be his last chance on the international stage to make a statement before the World Cup. Coming to India's bowling department, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is back after a break. Bumrah is two shy of his personal tally of 50 wickets in T20I cricket, an achievement only in possession of Ravichandran Ashwin. All eyes will be on rookie leg-break bowler Mayank Markande who could make his debut in international cricket.