After a good first over by Josh hazelwood, India looked a bit rattled but soon in the second over, Rohit Sharma hit a couple of Boundaries. Pat Cummins’s first over saw a beautiful six by KL Rahul.
In his second over, Hazelwood plucked Rohit on a pick-up shot after which Kohli entered, and with Kohli’s arrival came Adam Zampa. Zampa has gotten Kohli out the most times along with Tim Southee in T20 cricket.
The pitch looks very flat as the ball is easily coming on the bat.
And here goes Kohli who gives an easy catch to the fielder at mid-on. Nathan Ellis gets the wicket.
After 5 overs:
India at 35-2 with KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav on the crease
Pat Cummins sees two boundaries in the 6th over of the innings as the powerplay ends.
7th over is bowled by Adam Zampa as players look to keep the run rate up.
The 8th over is bowled by Cameron Green who gets hit for a Six and a four by KL Rahul.
Glenn Maxwell comes with the 9th over and ends the over with a six by KL Rahul.
Nathan Ellis with 10th over, Australia needs a wicket here else Kl might thrash them away today.
After 10 overs: India at 87-2
After 10 overs, KL Rahul scored 55 runs after whom Suryakumar Yadav took the baton and scored 46 of 25 balls.
The Hardik Pandya Show
Hardik Pandya came in a new form today as he scored 71 runs in only 30 balls.
He hit 3 sixes in the last over of Cameron Green and took India’s score to 208.
Axar Patel came to bat before Dinesh Kartik as the latter was being saved for the last 5 however it was Hardik Pandya only who stole the show in the end.
After 20 overs: India 208-6
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood