India vs Australia Score Updates: Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 1 run off 6 balls in the first T20I.© AFP
Sanju Samson and KL Rahul are the batsmen at the crease for Team India who have been sent in to bat. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were dismissed for 1 run off 9 runs respectively. Australia won the toss and opted to bowl in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The hosts have brought Mitchell Swepson into the lineup and squad in place of Ashton Agar, who has been ruled out of the T20I series. Matthew Wade has further been handed an opportunity instead of Alex Carey. D’Arcy Short will open the innings alongside Aaron Finch, with David Warner sidelined. Team India have rested Jasprit Bumrah, with Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Shreyas Iyer not included as well. T Natarajan will make his T20I debut, with Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson the other fresh faces. Canberra is the venue where the visitors have registered their only win of the tour so far. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st T20I Live Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Manuka Oval, Canberra
KL Rahul continues to show positive intent, directing a short ball from Mitchell Swepson in the gap between long-on and deep midwicket with a pull shot.
Sanju Samson gets his first six of the innings, following a short ball by Mitchell Swepson which was smashed over deep mid-wicket.
WICKET! Virat Kohli c&b Mitchell Swepson 9 (9)
Mitchell Swepson has struck with the big wicket of Virat Kohli for just 9 runs. Virat Kohli attempted to direct a back of a length delivery down the ground, but failed to connect effectively resulting in a simple return catch to Swepson. Sanju Samson is the new man in.
KL Rahul gets his fourth boundary of the innings, following a short delivery by Mitchell Swepson. Rahul pulled the ball in the gap through square leg, with confidence.
India off to slow start
Team India are off to a slow start, after finishing the powerplay with a score of 42 runs, having lost the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. India 42/1 after 6 overs
KL Rahul has slogged the first six of the Team India innings, hitting the ball over deep midwicket following a good length delivery by Sean Abbott.
Third boundary of the innings for KL Rahul following a leading edge which floats over short third and point, going on to hit the fence.
KL Rahul welcomes Adam Zampa into the attack, with a beautiful boundary between point and cover. Zampa bowled a short delivery, which Rahul took full advantage of.
Virat Kohli gets his first boundary of the innings, following a beautiful shot over midwicket. Virat improvised after Hazlewood understood his intentions early, getting the runs with some fine wristwork.
WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan b Mitchell Starc 1 (6)
Shikhar Dhawan departs for 1, after being dismissed by a full and fast delivery from Mitchell Starc. Dhawan attempted to drive through the off-side but was beaten by the late swing on the ball which went on to hit the stumps. Virat Kohli is the new man in.
KL Rahul gets the first boundary of the Indian innings, following an edge up and over short third man which goes on to hit the fence.
Josh Hazlewood maintains the pressure on Team India
Josh Hazlewood has built on the strong start by Mitchell Starc, with a fine second over. Hazlewood conceded just two runs off his second over making it six runs for Team India off two overs. India 6/0 after 2 overs
Strong start by Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc has ensured a strong start for Australia, conceding just four runs from the opening over. KL Rahul is off the mark with Shikhar Dhawan yet to face a single delivery. India 4/0 after 1 over
Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are ready to start the Indian innings
Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are opening the innings for Team India. Mitchell Starc has been handed the new ball.
Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the opening T20I
Team India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the upcoming T20I, which may have been decided taking into consideration the upcoming Test matches.
India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan.
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (wk), Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Mitch Starc, Mitch Swepson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Mitchell Starc explains why he loves T20 cricket
Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has explained why he loves T20 cricket, in a video posted on Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the first T20I against India.
“T20… it’s power hitting, it’s bowling fast.”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 4, 2020
Toss just a few minutes away!
The toss for the first match of the T20I series between Australia and India, is just a few minutes away. The team winning the toss enjoyed an advantage during the ODI series. Will the same be the case during the T20I series as well?
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2020
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first T20I between Australia and India played at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
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