India defeated Australia by 11 runs within the first Twenty20 International (T20I) to take 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection on Friday. After KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja took India to a aggressive complete of 161 for seven, bowlers, particularly T Natarajan and Yuzvendra Chahal, helped the guests to limit Australia to 150/7. Chahal, who got here in as a concussion substitute for Jadeja, was the choose of the bowlers for India. The leg-spinner returned with figures of three for 25 from his quota of 4 overs.
Chasing 162, Australia bought off to a stable begin with Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short scoring freely within the powerplay.
Finch was despatched again within the eighth over by Chahal as he holed out to Hardik Pandya at long-off.
The leg-spinner struck once more in his subsequent over and eliminated the in-form Steve Smith as Sanju Samson accomplished an excellent diving catch within the deep.
Debutant T Natarajan then trapped Glenn Maxwell in entrance of the stumps with a size ball that got here again in.
After Maxwell’s dismissal, the hosts batsmen saved shedding wickets at common intervals and ultimately fell 11 runs in need of the 162-run goal.
Earlier within the sport, Aaron Finch had received the toss and invited India to bat.
India misplaced their first wicket within the third over as Mitchell Starc cleaned up Shikhar Dhawan for one.
Virat Kohli (9) too failed with the bat and was outdone by Mitchell Swepson.
KL Rahul hit a half-century however the middle-order did not capitalise. Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya could not get going.
Jadeja performed a vital unbeaten knock of 44 off simply 23 deliveries. His innings included 5 boundaries and a six.
Both groups will now journey to Sydney for the remaining two T20Is.
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