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Australia vs India

Live Summary, 1st T20, India in Australia, 3 T20I Series, 2020, December 4, 2020
IND 161/7 (20)
India beat Australia by 11 runs
AUS 150/7 (20)
Match over
Commentary :
0.0 : Time now for T20Is. Or is it back to T20Is? Whichever way you like to look at it, it is the wonder of sport that we all are awaiting with bated breath. And we are in for a treat as a similar number of T20Is are set to be played between these two sides as much as the ODIs played earlier. We continue to be in Canberra and let's see if India can work their magic again here, after having won the 3rd ODI earlier.
India batted well in the preceding ODI series but it was their bowling that let them down in the first couple of ODIs. In the third, just when it seemed like India would lose the plot, the bowlers did well to swing it back. Now, they have the likes of Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar as well. Will they make any changes to their side, as far as their bowling fortunes are concerned? Will be interesting to watch that.
Australia meanwhile were very clinical in the ODI series. Their batting is well set and sorted. Yes, the absence of Warner leaves a big hole but they have demonstrated the ability to step up even in David's absence. Their bowlers took a tonking, just like India's. With Cummins being rested for the T20Is, there is a lot on Starc (if he is fit to play) and other bowlers' shoulders. Can the Aussies carry the same momentum from the ODI series here as well? Let's find out...
Glenn Maxwell is there for a chat. He says that he started to find something towards the Quarantine and once he started hitting the ball well, he hit the ball really well. Adds that he hopes to continue the form in the T20Is as well. Goes onto say that he practiced the switch-hit a lot more especially during quarantine. Tells that he feels that the switch-hit is a legitimate shot. Adds that he enjoys playing against Bumrah as he is a great bowler. 
TOSS - The men concerned are out in the middle for the toss. Up goes the coin and it lands in Finch's favour. AUSTRALIA WILL BOWL FIRST! 
Aaron Finch, Australia's skipper, agrees that the road to the 2020 T20 World Cup starts today. Says that D'Arcy Short will fill the shoes of David Warner and will open with him. Is proud to wear the indigenous jersey.
Virat Kohli, India's captain, says that it is a great chance to look at a few guys (in view of the 2020 T20 WC). States that they need to do well and continue that momentum. Adds that T Natarajan is making his T20I debut and states that he was composed in the last game. Wants to expose the players to different situations, keeping the T20 World Cup in mind. 
Australia (Playing XI) - Aaron Finch (C), D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (WK), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Ravindra Jadeja is there for a chat. He says that he and Hardik were thinking to play till the end in the last ODI as they knew that there is not much batting left. Goes onto say that there will be something for the spinners and he would love to bowl on this wicket. Adds that he started the sword celebration at Lord's in 2014 and he does it for the warriors who love to wield their swords in battle. 
Pitch Report - Glenn Mcgrath says that the pitch looks dry and that there is not a lot of grass on it. Harsha Bhogle states that the straighter boundaries are a bit short.
We are all set to begin!  The Australian players make their way out to the middle, followed by Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Mitchell Starc will start with the ball. 
0.6 : Josh Hazlewood will bowl from the other end. 
2.5 : Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, makes his way out to the middle. 
2.6 : Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, WIDE! Full and well outside off, past the tramline. Kohli lets it be. Some exercise for umpire Rod Tucker there. Stretches his arms to call it a wide.
0.1 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Starc starts off with a loosener. Full and well outside off, Rahul goes after it but misses.
0.2 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, First runs off the bat for India and Rahul. The latter opens his account as well. Full and on off, Rahul drives it through cover-point and takes a couple.
0.3 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Full and around off, Rahul drives it down to mid off for a dot. 
0.4 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Full on off, Rahul blocks it to cover-point off the outer half.  
2.6 : Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, And Virat is off the mark. Very full and outside off, Kohli guides it down to third man for one. 7 runs and a wicket off Starc's second over. A good one for him and the Australians.
0.5 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, A good shot but no runs result for the Indians. Full and around off, KL Rahul strokes it well but finds point.
0.6 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul tucks this to fine leg. Another couple. India are 4 for 0 at the end of the first over. 
3.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, On the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single. Will be interesting to see how Kohli goes about today.
3.2 : Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Bit of a misunderstanding but India get the single in the end. Outside off, it is pushed to point. Steven Smith there misfields and the Men in Blue, despite the initial hesitation, manage to sneak in a single.
3.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, BEATEN! Lovely ball from Hazlewood. Full and around off, it pitches and moves away. Virat Kohli looks to defend but the ball goes past his outside edge.
3.44 : Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, FOUR! A boundary for Super V. Fullish and following King Kohli down the leg side, Virat watches it carefully, uses his wrists and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Champion players always find a way to come back.
3.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Outside off, Kohli punches it in front of point for a single.
3.6 : Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Full and around off, KL Rahul knocks it towards deep backward point for a single.
1.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and outside off, Shikhar Dhawan strokes it well but straight to point.
1.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan is off the mark!. Full and around off, Shikhar opens the face of his bat and guides this wide of point. Gets a single.
1.3 : Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul looks to tuck it to the leg side. He misses and it comes off his pads. Australia put in a feeble appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested. The ball goes to the leg side and the Men in Blue sneak in a leg bye.
1.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, On a length outside off, Shikhar Dhawan comes down the track and strokes it to cover-point. 
1.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball outside off, a little bit of extra bounce. SD goes after that one but does not connect.
1.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Shikhar Dhawan, This time Hazlewood rolls his arms and bowls a slower one around off, Gabbar blocks it to point. Looks for one but KL Rahul sends him back.
2.1 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Full and outside off, stroked to point.
2.2 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, A bit of swing there. Full and swinging into Rahul who looks to drive but gets it off the inner half to the leg side.
2.34 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, EDGED AND FOUR! Over the top. There is no one there and a boundary to Rahul. Full and around off, KL Rahul looks to drive through the covers but gets a thickish outside edge. It flies well over backward point for a boundary. No one in the deep as well.
2.4 : Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Yorker length, really well bowled by Starc. Jammed out to deep point for a single.
2.5w : Mitchell Starc to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! That is why Mitchell Starc is so good. People who are wondering why Mitch is still playing for Australia? This is why! Full and on off, a hint of away swing, just a hint. Dhawan looks to drive on the up but misses. The ball, despite the hint of away swing, manages to take the off pole down.
3.6 : Adam Zampa comes into the attack inside the Powerplay. 
4.14 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, FOUR! Zampa is being welcomed with a boundary. Tossed up outside off, Rahul leans forward and pushes it in front of point for an easy boundary.
4.2 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Tossed up around off, blocked to the off side.
4.3 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, He has taken a couple. Wow! Short ball, Rahul drags it down to long on and picks up a couple before the fielder cuts it off. 
4.4 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, On the pads, tucked to long on. Another couple. Kohli will run these 2s all day.
4.5 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Fumble and a single. Full and around off, Rahul comes down the track and drives it to Smith at cover-point. A fumble there and a single is sneaked in.
4.6 : Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Zampa can bowl just the one delivery to Virat Kohli in this over. It is on the pads and pushed back to him. He concedes 9 in his first over. An expensive start for Adam Zampa.
5.1 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, The first ball from Sean is on the pads of KL Rahul. It is tucked away to mid-wicket for a run.
0.0 : Sean Abbott is into the attack. 
India (Playing XI) - Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan (T20I debut).
5.2 : Sean Abbott to Virat Kohli, On a length around off, VK comes down the track and pushes it in front of point for a single.
5.34 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, FOUR! Leading edge. But in no man's land. Full and on the pads of KL Rahul. He looks to glance but gets a leading edge. It flies over the vacant region behind square on the off side for a boundary.
5.46 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, SIX! Sent into the crowd. That has flown. Short ball, KL stands tall and pulls it mightily over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
5.5 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, Just under the waist that one. KL looks at the square leg umpire but the umpire does not signal anything. Full toss to Rahul, it takes him by surprise. He manages to drive it down to mid on. Looks for a signal for a no ball but it does not come.
5.6 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, Full and on off, the Indian vice-captain pushes it back to the bowler.
The second legspinner is on now. Mitchell Swepson it is.
6.1 : Mitchell Swepson to Virat Kohli, Swepson starts with a rank long-hop on middle, Kohli pulls it uppishly towards deep mid-wicket where it falls short. Just a single.
6.24 : Mitchell Swepson to KL Rahul, FOUR! Kohli missed out on the rank long-hop in the first ball but Rahul does not. This is way too short from Swepson and he bowls it on middle. Rahul swivels and then pulls it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
6.3 : Mitchell Swepson to KL Rahul, Short and on off, Rahul works it down to long on for a single.
6.4w : Mitchell Swepson to Virat Kohli, OUT! CAUGHT! Kohli falls again to a leg spinner. He is disappointed with himself and just puts up a smile as he walks back. Swepson strikes in his first over and it is the big wicket of Virat Kohli. Flatter ball on off, it comes on a bit quicker than Kohli expected. Virat Kohli looks to play at it but it takes the top edge and lobs towards the left of the bowler. Swepson moves to that side and takes the catch. Big wicket for Australia. 
6.5 : Mitchell Swepson to Sanju Samson, Samson is off the mark! Flatter ball outside off, Samson punches it to deep cover for a single.
6.4 : Sanju Samson, who is in India's side for this T20I, comes out to bat now.
6.6 : Mitchell Swepson to KL Rahul, Shortish on middle, Rahul just works it to deep mid-wicket and calls Samson for the couple and they make it easily. India cross 50. A successful over comes to an end from Swepson. 
Adam Zampa is back at the other end.
7.1 : Adam Zampa to Sanju Samson, Tossed up on the pads, Samson flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.2 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Loopy ball on middle, Rahul tucks it down to long on and crosses over for a run. 
7.3 : Adam Zampa to Sanju Samson, Flatter on the pads, nudged to deep square leg for another run. 
7.4 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated on middle, Rahul drives it to long on and takes a single.
7.5 : Adam Zampa to Sanju Samson, Tossed up on middle, Samson works it to the leg side for a run.
7.6 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, On off, pushed to the cover region. 
8.16 : Mitchell Swepson to Sanju Samson, SIX! Another short ball from Swepson and it has been put away. Short ball on middle, Samson rocks on his back foot and then whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. This will give him a lot of confidence.
8.2 : Mitchell Swepson to Sanju Samson, Loopy ball on middle, Samson defends it back to the bowler. 
8.3 : Mitchell Swepson to Sanju Samson, On the pads, Sanju flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
8.4 : Mitchell Swepson to KL Rahul, That was lucky for KL Rahul. Quicker one on the pads, Rahul looks to pull but it takes the inside edge, hits the pads and almost rolls onto the stumps. 
8.54 : Mitchell Swepson to KL Rahul, FOUR! Swepson is struggling to find the right lengths at the moment. Another short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. 
8.6 : Mitchell Swepson to KL Rahul, Flatter on middle, Rahul tucks it down to long on to keep the strike for the next over with a single.
9.1 : Moises Henriques to KL Rahul, Good length ball outside off, Rahul punches it to the off side for a single.
0.0 : Moises Henriques is on now. He is Australia's 6th bowler today.
9.2 : Moises Henriques to Sanju Samson, Full on off, Samson drives it to long off for a single.
9.3 : Moises Henriques to KL Rahul, Full and outside off, Rahul drives it wide of long off and picks another run.
9.4 : Moises Henriques to Sanju Samson, Good length ball on the pads, Samson flicks it to the deep square leg region for a couple. 
9.5 : Moises Henriques to Sanju Samson, Length ball on middle, Samson nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
9.6 : Moises Henriques to KL Rahul, A single to end the over. Low full toss outside off, Rahul drives it to deep cover for a single.
Sean Abbott is back to bowl his 2nd over.
10.1 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul punches it down to long off for a single.
10.24 : Sean Abbott to Sanju Samson, FOUR! What a shot from Samson! Short ball outside off, Samson swats it over extra cover for a boundary. Brilliant hit from Sanju.
10.3 : Sean Abbott to Sanju Samson, Good length ball on the pads, Samson flicks it to square leg for a single.
10.4 : Sean Abbott to KL Rahul, FIFTY! 12th T20I 50 for KL Rahul. He has had an excellent year so far and is continuing that form. Good length ball on middle, Rahul flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single to get to the milestone. 
10.5 : Sean Abbott to Sanju Samson, WIDE! Very full down the leg side, Samson lets it go. Wide signalled. 
Sean Abbott to Sanju Samson, Length ball on middle, Samson flicks it to deep square leg and picks up a couple. The fielder throws it to the keeper but Samson had made it in. 
10.6 : Sean Abbott to Sanju Samson, Length ball on middle, Samson works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
11.1w : Moises Henriques to Sanju Samson, OUT! CAUGHT! That has gone straight into the hands of the fielder at cover. A very promising innings from Samson comes to an end. A budding partnership has been broken and Australia get the breakthrough at the right time. Full ball outside off, Samosn looks to go over extra cover but does not get the required elevation on it. Swepson stationed at extra cover takes the catch and sends Samson back. Samson is disappointed as he walks back. 
0.0 : Who's in now? Manish Pandey, in at No. 5.
11.2 : Moises Henriques to Manish Pandey, Good length ball on off, Pandey defends it out. 
11.3 : Moises Henriques to Manish Pandey, Very full delivery on off, Pandey digs it back to the bowler.
11.4 : Moises Henriques to Manish Pandey, On a length on off, Pandey defends it to cover. 
11.5 : Moises Henriques to Manish Pandey, Fullish ball on middle, Pandey chips it over the bowler's head and then picks up a couple before the long on fielder slides and makes the stop.
11.6 : Moises Henriques to Manish Pandey, WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Pandey lets it go to the keeper. Wided. 
Moises Henriques to Manish Pandey, On a length on off, Pandey pushes it back to the bowler. A good over comes to an end from Henriques.
Adam Zampa has got 2 overs to go. 2-0-14-0 are his figures so far.
12.1 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Tossed up on off, Rahul defends it to cover for a single.
12.2 : Adam Zampa to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball outside off, Pandey looks to drive but it takes the inside half of the bat and it goes towards mid-wicket.
12.3 : Adam Zampa to Manish Pandey, Flighted ball on middle and leg, Pandey flicks it to square leg. 
12.4w : Adam Zampa to Manish Pandey, OUT! CAUGHT! Pandey goes now! This is excellent bowling from Zampa. Not a good return to the Indian side for Manish Pandey. Excellent catch from Hazlewood as well. Zampa bowls a flatter ball outside off, it bounces a little more than expected as well. Pandey looks to cut but it takes the top edge and goes towards short third man. Hazlewood dives forward and takes a very good catch. India keep losing wickets at regular intervals. 
Who will walk out to bat now? Hardik Pandya? India have saved him for late. Let's see if he is the one who steps out to the middle. Yep, it is him.
12.5 : Adam Zampa to Hardik Pandya, Low full toss on middle, Pandya works it down to long on for a single.
12.6 : Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Flatter on off, Rahul plays it back to the bowler. Excellent over from Zampa comes to an end.
13.1 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on off, Hardik shuffles across and then plays it back to the bowler.
13.2 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, Yorker on middle, Pandya digs it back to the bowler.
13.3 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, Fullish ball on off, Pandya works it to mid-wicket for three dots in a row. 
13.4 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, LEG BYE! Short ball around off, Pandya shuffles across and then looks to pull but it hits his thigh pad and lobs towards the keeper. A leg bye taken before the keeper can collect. 
13.5w : Moises Henriques to KL Rahul, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Rahul departs after playing a good knock but has given it away at the wrong time. He was trying to clear the longer part of the ground but has failed. India desperately needed him to continue. Henriques is having a brilliant game at the moment. Slower ball on middle, Rahul looks to go over long on but does not time it well. Abbott runs ahead from Long on and takes a good catch. Australia are on top. 
Ravindra Jadeja comes to the middle now. The heroes of the 3rd ODI are out in the middle now.
13.6 : Moises Henriques to Ravindra Jadeja, Good length ball on middle and leg, Jadeja works it to the leg side for a single.
14.1 : Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up around off, driven uppishly but wide of the diving cover fielder for a single. Catch was the call but it was wide of the man at cover.
14.2 : Adam Zampa to Hardik Pandya, Tossed up outside off, Hardik shuffles left and right and then bunts this down to long off for one.
14.3 : Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads, tucked to short fine leg. Jadeja wanted a single but Pandya sends him back.
14.4 : Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja drives this down to long off for a run.
14.5 : Adam Zampa to Hardik Pandya, Just singles. Shortish and outside off, Hardik Pandya pushes it through the covers for a single.
14.6 : Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Just 4 from that over. Flighted around off, RJ leans in and pushes it to cover. AZ finishes with figures of 4-0-20-1. Good bowling from him.
Josh Hazlewood is back on. 2-0-9-0 are his figures so far. 
15.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Hardik Pandya, Length ball on the pads, HP shuffles a little and drags it down to the right of fine leg for a couple.
15.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Hardik Pandya, Length and on top of leg, Hardik had moved across a little. He looks to flick but misses. Not too far from hitting the leg pole.
15.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Hardik Pandya, Shortish on off, clipped to mid-wicket for a single.
15.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Hardik Pandya, Full and around off, driven to mid off for a single.
15.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Hardik Pandya, Full and around off, Pandya drives it to long on for a single.
15.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, Very full and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja steers it to the left of short third man. Very good running, the Indians come back for two.
16.16 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, SIX! Don't bowl length to him now. It was around off, Kung Fu Pandya stands tall and launches it well over long on for a maximum. He is just a phenomenal hitter of the ball.
15.6 : Moises Henriques is back on. 3-0-11-2 are his figures so far. 
16.2 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, Outside off, punched firmly to cover for a single.
16.3 : Moises Henriques to Ravindra Jadeja, Outside off, punched past a diving cover fielder for one. Ravindra Jadeja looks for two but the deep fielder got to the ball, thwarting the second.
16.4 : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, He has saved runs. Abbott does well. Full and in the slot, on off and middle. Pandya gives it everything he got. Looks to launch it well over wide long on. To the naked eye, he seems to have connected well but it is a bit short of the boundary. Sean Abbott leaps and parries the ball back into play. A couple. Sean Abbott could not hold onto that for a catch as it was very difficult to do so. But he does well to prevent it from going into the ropes on the f
16.5w : Moises Henriques to Hardik Pandya, OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent stuff from Moises Henriques. He has had a very good game so far. Hardik goes for 16 from 15 balls. Good bowling from the hosts. Full and around off, Pandya looked to launch it over long off again but this time he gets it off the top half of the bat. It goes high in the air and towards wide long off. Steven Smith is the man there, he settles under it and takes it with ease.
Washington Sundar comes out to bat now. 
16.6 : Moises Henriques to Ravindra Jadeja, Outside off, Ravindra strokes it to deep point for a single.
Mitchell Starc is back on. His figures read 2-0-11-1 so far.
17.1 : Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Full toss outside off, Jadeja looks to drive on the off side but gets it off the inner half. It goes to mid-wicket for one.
17.2 : Mitchell Starc to Washington Sundar, WIDE! Starc slips one down the leg side, Washington misses his flick. Matthew Wade too misses it in the first attempt, conceding a run in the process.
Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Very full and around off, pushed down to long on. A couple. Good running.  
17.3 : Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Full toss on off, Ravindra Jadeja closes the face of his bat to flick it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
17.44 : Mitchell Starc to Washington Sundar, FOUR! A bit too full. Something that happens to the best of the bowlers. It was on middle and leg, Sundar looks to play it on the leg side. But he gets an inside edge. It goes past the stumps and into the fine leg boundary.
17.5 : Mitchell Starc to Washington Sundar, Very full and around off, stroked down to the right of long on for two.
17.6 : Mitchell Starc to Washington Sundar, Finishes with a yorker. It was outside off. Washington Sundar looks to dig it out but fails to do so.
Josh Hazlewood is back into the attack. 
18.14 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Hazlewood goes full again. He pays the price. It was outside off, full, Ravindra Jadeja drives it between cover and mid off for a boundary.
18.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, Goes wide and full again, Ravindra strokes it to cover this time. Sundar wants a single but is sent back. Not needed at this stage from Sundar.
18.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, Steven Smith does well to keep it down to two. Full and around off, Jadeja launches it over mid-wicket. The ball is running away to the boundary but Smith runs in from deep mid-wicket and stops it well. A couple. Hang on... No ball called. Free Hit coming up then.
Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, Jadeja mistimes it but gets a couple. It is on a good length and around off, Jadeja swings it to long on, albeit unconvincingly. He manages to come back for the second though. No great damage results from the Free Hit then. Jadeja was anticipating a full length ball but the change of length surprises him a little here.
There is a slight halt in play as Jadeja seems to have hurt himself. The physio has come out to have a look at him. Let's hope that he is fine. 
18.46 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! And again in the slot that Ravindra loves to go after. Right in the slot. Length ball just outside off, Jadeja shuffles a little to the off side and sends it way back over deep mid-wicket.
18.54 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! And again, goes short, into the pitch. 10 runs off 2 balls so far. It was around off, Ravindra Jadeja goes for the pull but does not get enough of it. Manages to clear the square leg fielder though for a boundary.
18.64 : Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! This is fantastic batting from RJ. 14 runs from the last 3 balls of this over. Full and well outside off, Ravindra gets down and drives it firmly through the covers. Wide long off and deep cover give chase but fail to cut it off.
19.1 : Mitchell Starc to Washington Sundar, Yorker, around off, dug out to the leg side for a single. That gets Ravindra Jadeja back on strike.
19.2 : Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, DROPPED! Henriques is the fielder. Looks like bat first then helmet. Short ball, Jadeja goes for the pull but gets an outside edge. It hits his helmet and lobs to Henriques at point. Henriques drops that one and a single is taken.
19.3w : Mitchell Starc to Washington Sundar, OUT! TAKEN! Close to 140 kph that ball. Very difficult for any lower order batsman to get a hold of it. It was full and around off, Washington Sundar looked to launch it over long on but does not get his timing right. It goes to the man at long on, Sean Abbott. He takes it easily.
Deepak Chahar is the next man in. 
19.44 : Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Shot from Jadeja. Full and around off, Jadeja launches it over mid on. It seems to be going for a biggie but bounces short of the long on fence and evades a diving long on fielder and goes into the fence.
19.54 : Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Short ball, this time Jadeja is ready for it. It was around off, Ravindra Jadeja swivels just a hint and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket boundary. What a cracking shot it was.
19.6 : Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Very full on the pads, Ravindra looked to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. It goes to the off side and he sneaks in a single. INDIA FINISH ON 161/7.
Ravindra Jadeja, you beauty! Jadeja has taken India to a respectable score and he has played two consecutive innings of importance for them. First in the third ODI and now here in the first T20I. India were in trouble when he came out to bat and at one stage, they looked like they will not even reach 150 but Jadeja powers them over 160 which is more than a decent total on this wicket. 
India started off slowly and were going at 7 at the end of the Powerplay. Rahul was looking good and scored a fine fifty while Dhawan and Kohli did not have a great game. Samson looked really good out in the middle but then against the run of play he fell and that triggered a collapse. Pandey, Rahul and then Pandya fell in quick succession and that put a lot of pressure on India's lower order. Jadeja then came to the party once again as his blitz of 44 from 23 balls helps India to a total which
Right then! Australia need 162 to win from 20 overs. They have a strong batting line-up but it won't be easy on a wicket which is slowing down a bit. India too have a bowling line-up which is capable of defending this score. The worry for India is will Jadeja be fit enough to bowl after he was seen limping off after the end of the India innings? Will they be able to defend this score? Join us for the chase in a while. 
The bowling from Australia was not bad at all but they will be disappointed with how they bowled to Ravindra Jadeja towards the end. They bowled too many deliveries in the slot for Jadeja and he made full use of it and punished the Aussies to all parts of the ground. Mitchell Starc looked at his best at the start when he got Dhawan with a peach of a delivery but it was Henriques who was terrific with a three-fer. Zampa had another good game while Swepson, who got the wicket of Virat Kohli, wa