International Cricket: 1st Twenty20 Match of the 2018 Gillette T20 Series: Australia v India 2nd Innings Write-Up at The Gabba in Brisbane


Rohit Sharma got off to a great start with three runs in hand.

On the other hand, his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan drives perfectly through cover for four.

Dhawan went on to strike a couple of fours as India 0-35 in four overs.

Rohit Sharma tried to flick down the ground.

However, he instead scooped up high where Aaron Finch took the catch at mid-on.

With Jason Behdrendorff secured his 1st wicket, R.Sharma left on seven with India 1-35.

Dhawan continued to score more runs on the board with composure.

The way he follows through his hand-eye coordination each time he whacks into the rope has justified his 50.

KL Rahul tried to drive big before Alex Carey stumped him without backing up his crease on 13.

With Virat Kohli joining Dhawan in the middle, India 2-93 by the tenth over.

2nd Innings, Overs 10 to 17.

Kohli tried to smash down the ground before he clipped the edge straight to Chris Lynn at deep backward point.

With a bit of extra bounce, it does delight Adam Zampa’s first scalp as Kohli out for four.

Not long later, Billy Stanlake went with the short ball.

Dhawan used the height to cut out high before Jason Behrendorff catches it at third man on 76.

Rishabh Pant & Dinesh Karthik fired off with quickfire runs as India need 35 runs off 19 balls.

With plenty of short ball & fielding mistakes in place, the pressure is on for Australia.

Although, Andrew Tye produced the right length where Pant ramped straight to Behrendorff on 20.

Karthik may have threatened them closer to a win for India through his quickfire score.

But back to back catches & scalps from Marcus Stoinis has sealed Australia’s fate en route to a win at The Gabba in Brisbane:

  • Glenn Maxwell via the dismissal Krunal Pandya on two
  • Dinesh Karthik’s mistimed pull to the hands of Jason Behrendorff on 30

FINAL SCORE: India 7-169 after 17 overs & Australia win by four runs (Duckworth-Lewis/Method).

Australia has now ended their four-match losing streak which gifted a happy birthday to their Head Coach, Justin Langer.

  • 3 Pakistan meetings in the UAE, Late October
  • South Africa in the Gold Coast from Saturday

It’s still unfinished business for the home team as Australia need one more win to seal the Gillette T20 Series win v India.

Tune in on Friday at 6.50 PM AEDT from the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Game 2 between Australia v India.

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