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India vs Australia 2016, 1st T20 - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 18:06

Riding on Virat Kohli's unbeaten 90 and Jasprit Bumrah's three-wicket haul Indian beat Australia in the first T20 of the three-match series.     

Australia Innings

26 January 2016, 17:34 PM

Over 19.3 | Score 151/10 | (Tait 1*)

Bumrah to bowl last over of the match. And in the 3rd ball, he picked up the last Australian wicket in the form of Boyce. And with that India beat Australia by 37 runs in the first T20.    

26 January 2016, 17:30 PM

Over 19 | Score 151/9 | (Boyce 3*, Tait 1*)

Richardson Out! Nehra picked up his 1st wicket after making a comeback after in international after almost five years. And what a way to do it - clean bowled.  

KW Richardson b Nehra 9 (7b)

26 January 2016, 17:26 PM

Over 18 | Score 147/8 | (Boyce 2*, Richardson 7*)

Impressive Bumrah bowled a perfect yorker to clean bowled Faulkner. What a bowler he is. It's his 2nd wicket.   

JP Faulkner b Bumrah 10 (7b)



26 January 2016, 17:20 PM

Over 17 | Score 136/7 | (Faulkner 4*, Richardson 5*)

Wade Out! Pandya picked up his 2nd wicket. Australia are on the verge of losing the first T20. Topsy-turvy match for the debutant. Australia need 53 runs off 18 balls to win the match and they have three wickets at their disposal. 

MS Wade c Jadeja b Pandya 5 (7b)

26 January 2016, 17:14 PM

Over 15 | Score 124/6 | (Wade 2*)

Pandya is back. And he picked up his first international wicket in the form of Lynn. Super catch by Yuvraj at extra covers. Batting collapse. India have sniff victory here.     

CA Lynn c Yuvraj Singh b Pandya 17 (16b)


26 January 2016, 17:05 PM

Over 14 | Score 112/5 | (Lynn 8*,  Wade 1*)

Danger man Watson Out! The batsman top edge Ashwin in the air as Nehra took a difficult high catch to send him back. Australia in deep trouble.  

SR Watson c Nehra b Ashwin 12 (10b)


26 January 2016, 17:02 PM

Over 13 | Score 108/4 | (Lynn 2* Watson 11*)

Watson is looking in good nick as he has started hitting boundaries from the word go. 15 runs came in the last two overs bowled by Jadeja and Yuvraj.  

26 January 2016, 16:57 PM

Over 11 | Score 93/4 | (Lynn 2*)

Head Out! Jadeja is on a roll here as he picked up his 2nd wicket. Head got trapped in front of the wicket. Two runs from the over. India is right on top of the match.  

TM Head lbw b Jadeja 2 (5b)

26 January 2016, 16:50 PM

Over 9 | Score 89/2 | (Travis *, Finch 44*)

Jadeja strikes! Smith Out! Left-arm spinner bowled a flighted delivery to deceived the batsman in the air as he gave a simple catch to Kohli at extra covers. Travis Head the new man in.  

SPD Smith c Kohli b Jadeja 21 (14b)    



26 January 2016, 16:45 PM

Over 8 | Score 82/1 | (Smith 20*, Finch 38*)

Hardik Pandya is to bowl his first over in international cricket. He started off with three consecutive wides. Then he was slapped for a flat six over extra covers by Finch. Another Wide. OMG another Wide. Five wides in the over. And then a boundary off the last ball. Poor start by the youngster as he leaked 19 runs in it.      

26 January 2016, 16:39 PM

Over 7 | Score 63/1 | (Smith 13*, Finch 31*)

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his first over. Decent six balls by the left-arm spinner as he gave seven from the over. 

26 January 2016, 16:34 PM

Over 6 | Score 56/1 | (Smith 9*, Finch 28*)

Warner Out! The opener gave a simple catch to Kohli at mid-on off Bumra. Smith is the new man in. And he hit the speedster for two boundaries.   

DA Warner c Kohli b Bumrah 17 (9b)


26 January 2016, 16:30 PM

Over 5 | Score 47/0 | (Warner 28*, Finch 17*)

Nehra to continue even after leaking too many runs in his first two overs. After three tight balls first up, Warner hit the next for a boundary towards point region. Off the last came another four, this time from Finch's willow. Expensive over, 10 came off it.   

26 January 2016, 16:25 PM

Over 4 | Score 37/0 | (Warner 12*, Finch 23*)

First bowling change! Jasprit Bumrah has the ball in hand. Superb over first up by the young lad as he gave mere three runs in it. 

26 January 2016, 16:20 PM

Over 3 | Score 34/2 | (Warner 11*, Finch 21*)

While chasing the total of 188 Australia are off to a flying start. Openers gave Australia a perfect start in the first three overs.  

26 January 2016, 15:45 PM

Over 20 | Score 188/3 | (Kohli 90*, Dhoni 11*)

Faulkner to bowl last over of the innings. Raina out! From the first two balls came a single and a wicket. Dhoni is the new man in. And a Six! Dhoni hit a helicopter shot to hit the ball into the stands. Next ball, another boundary from Dhoni willow, this time towards point region. Three runs from the last two balls as India put up a tricky total of 188 in from of Australia.  

SK Raina b Faulkner 41 (34b)

26 January 2016, 15:38 PM

Over 19 | Score 174/2 | (Kohli 87*, Raina 41*)

Kane Richardson to bowl. First ball, full toss and Raina placed it towards point region to collect his third boundary of the match. After a gap of one ball, Kohli hit the boundary towards fine leg. And with that Kohli surpassed his highest ever T20 score. 14 runs came from the over.   

26 January 2016, 15:33 PM

Over 18 | Score 160/2 | (Kohli 78*, Raina 36*)

Faulkner to bowl. 2nd ball, slower one from back of the hand and Raina launched the bowler for a maximum over mid-wicket. Good come back by the bowler later as he gave mere six runs from rest of the over.   

26 January 2016, 15:30 PM

Over 17 | Score 148/2 | (Kohli 76*, Raina 26*)

Richardson to start his 3rd over. Decent over by the pacer as he didn't give any room to the set batsmen to free their arms. Still 8 runs came off it. 

26 January 2016, 15:25 PM

Over 16 | Score 140/2 | (Kohli 69*, Raina 25*)

Tait with his 4th over. First ball was slapped for a six towards square leg fence. What a form he has been in. The pacer leaked 13 runs in the over.   

26 January 2016, 15:21 PM

Over 15 | Score 128/2 | (Kohli 61*, Raina 24*)

Kohli is looking unstoppable at the moment as he has started hitting boundaries at will. He slammed Watson for two boundaries as 11 runs came from the over.  

26 January 2016, 15:16 PM

Over 14 | Score 117/2 | (Kohli 51*, Raina 23*)

Richardson with his 2nd over. Virat Kohli collected two consecutive boundaries from the over as the inform batsman completed his fifty in mere 32 balls, laced with six boundaries and a six. Another big over for India, 11 came of it.   

26 January 2016, 15:12 PM

Over 13 | Score 106/2 | (Kohli 40*, Raina 23*)

Watson is back to bowl his 3rd over. Kohli hit his 4th boundary of the match towards short third leg. Raina is giving him good company as India is heading towards a big total. Eight from the over.   

26 January 2016, 15:06 PM

Over 12 | Score 98/2 | (Kohli 34*, Raina 22*)

In form Kohli launched Boyce for a six over extra covers. What a hit! Kohli and Raina have added 50 runs for the  3rd wicket. Big over as the leggie leaked ten from it. 

26 January 2016, 15:03 PM

Over 11 | Score 88/2 | (Kohli 26*, Raina 20*)

Travis Head to bowl his first over. Kohli welcomed him with a boundary off his 2nd ball. Raina and Kohli are playing sensible cricket in the middle. Nine from it. 

26 January 2016, 15:01 PM

Over 10 | Score 79/2 | (Kohli 19*, Raina 18*)

Boyce to bowl the over. Another milestone for Suresh Raina as he has completed his 1000 T20 runs in the match. Now he hsa become the 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to achieve the feat. Tight over as the leggie conceded mere four runs.

26 January 2016, 14:56 PM

Over 9 | Score 75/2 | (Kohli 17*, Raina 16*)

Raina hit Faulkner for a boundary off the first ball. Good over for India as eight runs came from it. 

26 January 2016, 14:50 PM

Over 8 | Score 67/2 | (Kohli 10*, Raina 15*)

Leg spinner Cameron Boyce has been introduced for the first time. Off the 4th ball, Kohli played an inside out to get a boundary. Nine from the over. 

26 January 2016, 14:47 PM

Over 7 | Score 58/2 | (Kohli 9*, Raina 7*)

Another tight over by comeback man Shane Watson. Four runs from it. 


26 January 2016, 14:45 PM

Over 6 | Score 54/2 | (Kohli 8*, Raina 4*)

Tait is back. Raina and Kohli both collected a boundary each as India added 13 runs from the over. India have crossed the 50-run mark as well.  

26 January 2016, 14:39 PM

Over 5 | Score 41/2 | (Kohli 1*, Raina 0*)

Shane Watson into the attack. Rohit Out! Miss-timed his shot and gave a simple catch to Faulkner at long on. Kohli is the new man in. Twin strike as Dhawan also edged one to the wicketkeeper.    

S Dhawan c Wade b Watson 5 (8b)

​RG Sharma c Faulkner b Watson 31 (20b)


26 January 2016, 14:31 PM

Over 4 | Score 40/0 | (Rohit 31*, Dhawan 5*)

First bowling change! James Faulkner introduced into the attack. Rohit was dropped at third man by  Boyce. Off the next came a boundary from Rohit's willow. Nine runs from the over.  

26 January 2016, 14:25 PM

Over 3 | Score 31/0 | (Rohit 23*, Dhawan 6*)

Tait to continue. 2nd boundary from Rohit's willow came off the 2nd ball as he played a cracking cover drive. Rohit then hit the pacer for another boundary, this time towards long leg. 13 runs from the over.   

26 January 2016, 14:20 PM

Over 2 | Score 18/0 | (Rohit 14*, Dhawan 4*)

Kane Richardson to bowl the over. Dhawan opened his account with a single off the first ball. Another good over for India as eight runs came from it.  

26 January 2016, 14:15 PM

Over 1 | Score 10/0 | (Rohit 10*, Dhawan 0*)

Rohit hit the first boundary of the match off the 2nd ball by flicking the  ball towards square leg. Off the 4th ball Rohit pulled Tait for a six over deep square leg. Good start for India.    


26 January 2016, 14:11 PM

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are one again in the middle to open the Indian innings, while, comeback man Shaun Tait has the new ball in hand. 


26 January 2016, 13:57 PM

26 January 2016, 13:47 PM

Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first.

26 January 2016, 13:20 PM

Alert: Hardik Pandya to make his debut in the first 1st T20 as he received his cap from skipper MS Dhoni. 

26 January 2016, 13:06 PM

Good news to start the day! Indian women's cricket team beat Australia in their 1st T20 match.