A ruthless Indian side will look to extend their domination over the hapless Australian side in the three-match T20 series beginning on Saturday. In the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series, the Men in Blue thumped the visitors 4-1 to reclaim the number one ODI rankings and would like to aim for a perfect finish to the T20I series. A reliable pool of bowlers in both pace and spin department to complement their traditional batting might is what makes Virat Kohli’s side look so formidable. Inclusion of Ashish Nehra and Shikhar Dhawan will add more fire power to the India team.
Catch live action and updates of the 1st T20 between India and Australia straight from Ranchi.
19:09 IST: Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.
19:06 IST: Four! Full from Jasprit, Finch extends his arms and drives the ball beautifully.
19:05 IST: Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.
19:04 IST: After first over, Australia 8/1. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
19:03 IST: Out! Brilliant bowling. Bhuvneshwar angles the ball in, cramps Warner for space as he drags the ball in.
19:02 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Warner off Bhuvneshwar.
19:00 IST: First ball, Warner comes down the track and guides the ball towards square-leg umpire but takes no run.
18:59 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opening the bowling for India.
18:58 IST: Aaron Finch and David Warner opening the batting for Australia.
18:50 IST: Stay tuned! We are minutes away from the start of play.
18:41 IST: Team India playing XI: