In the first T20 match played at Manuka Oval, the Indian team defeated Australia by 11 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Batting first, India scored 161/7 with the help of KL Rahul (51) and Jadeja (44 *) innings. In response, Australia could only run 150/7 after the scheduled 20 overs. This is India’s ninth consecutive win in a T20 international.
Learn the records made in the match.
KL Rahul crosses 1,500 runs
Indian opener KL Rahul played a half-century innings of 51 runs in 40 balls and was dismissed in the 14th over. He scored his 12th Twenty20 career and his second half-century against Australia.
With this, Rahul crossed the 1,500-run mark in his career and became only the sixth Indian player to do so. He surpassed former Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene (1,493) in this list.
Jadeja scored his highest private T20 international score
Ravindra Jadeja came out to bat after being dismissed for five at 92. He scored an unbeaten 44-run innings with the help of a six and five fours in 23 balls to bring the team to a respectable score.
With the batting of Jadeja, the Indian team scored 64 runs in the Death Overs (16-20).
Jadeja (44 *) became the highest Indian batsman to score at number seven or below. Earlier this record was in the name of Dhoni (38 vs England, 2012).
Chahal came as a connection institution
Ravindra Jadeja, who was batting in the last over, got a bouncer on his helmet, after which Yuzvendra Chahal got a chance to bowl as his selection Substitute. However, Jadeja batted all over.
Chahal, who became the ‘Player of the Match’, contributed to the victory by taking three important wickets for 25 runs in his four-over quota.
He showed the way to the pavilion by batting well Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Matthew Wade.
Natarajan becomes the sixth player to make a T20I debut against Australia
T Natarajan made his T20I debut against Australia. He became the sixth Indian to debut against Australia. Before him Praveen Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have done so.
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India won the match in this way
Despite picking up 53 runs without losing wickets in the first six overs, the Australian team struggled for runs in the middle overs.
Captain Finch scored the most 35 runs. Australia needed 58 runs in the last six overs, but the team could not achieve the target in the final overs against tight bowling.
Sundar conceded just 16 runs in his four overs without taking a wicket. At the same time, Natarajan took three wickets in the debut match.