India wins toss, elects to bowl first, watch videos

India wins toss, elects to bowl first, watch videos

India won the toss and chose to bowl Saturday in the first Twenty20 at Ranchi after beating Australia 4-1 in the ODI series.

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Chasing a revised target of 48 runs in six overs, the hosts achieved the win with three balls to spare.

In the last T20I bilateral series, India made a 3-0 clean-sweep in Australia in January past year while they have lost only once out of the five series played between the two nations.

Australia - who handed a debut to left-arm paceman Jason Behrendorff - were not able to complete their innings and India's target was adjusted.

Virat Kohli: There's a bit of weather around, so we would like to know where we are placed.

After that it became a cakewalk as coulter-Nile's next over produced nine runs.




A reliable pool of bowlers to complement their traditionally strong batting has made Virat Kohli's side quite formidable, especially on home turf.

Opting to bowl, Kohli's bowlers did not take their foot off the pedal as Australia were restricted to a meager 118 for 8 when rain stopped play after 18.4 overs.

Yadav (2-16 off four overs) had his second victim when Moises Henriques (eight) advanced down the wicket to a leg break which kept low, clean bowling him.

The game had forecasts of thunderstorms but it started on time amid gloomy conditions.

Maxwell, who is often called "Big Show" for promising much and delivering too little as he gave a simple catch to Bumrah at short mid-wicket. Moises Henriques was quick to follow Head to pavilion.

The dismissal of Glenn Maxwell, who added 47 with Finch, halted Australia's all-too-brief charge. After adding a few runs, Finch was also dismissed by chinaman Kuldep Yadav in the ninth over.

All-rounder Dan Christian tried to get the innings going again but he was run-out by a brilliant direct-hit from long-on of all places by Indian skipper Kohli to reduce Australia to 114-8 in the penultimate over.

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