So that's the end of the game in Vizag and the Men in Blue have lost the first T20I by three wickets. That's all we have from the live updates section. See you for the next game on February 27.
Umesh Yadav is here to bowl the last over. Richardson hits a FOUR to deep square-leg. Virat Kohli runs up to MS Dhoni for a piece of advice and a change in the field comes into play. Pat Cummins hits a FOUR in sweeper cover. This proved to the turning point for the team. Two runs to end the over and Australia win by 3 wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah is back to business. Starts off with a dot ball and then a single. Tension mounting up in both sides. Crowd cheering for India as the dot balls keep pouring. Handscomb gets into the trap as he hits a top-edge and Dhoni runs away to grab that one. Handscomb OUT on 13. Bumrah bowls a yorker and gets BOWLED Coulter-Nile on 4
Mayank Markande in. KL Rahul quite active on the field as he attempts to save four runs. Brilliant piece of fielding by KL. Catch was the call by Dhoni but falls short of Yuzi. Dot balls coming in. Pressure on the Aussies as the game turns into a nail-biter. 16 runs required from 12 balls.
Krunal Pandya back to business and strikes for the team as he gets Turner BOWLED on 0 as the batsman misses the paddle. The game still alive and kicking. Nathan Coulter-Nile the new man in. 21 runs required from 18 balls.
Umesh Yadav in. Bowls another WIDE of the match. Short takes a single and then a misjudgement ends up with a run-out. D'Arcy Short RUN-OUT on 37. The game still on the ventilator.
Mayank Markande is here. Short batting quite well as he hits a FOUR. Single to end the over for Australia. Game slipping away from the hosts.
Chahal strikes for the team as he bowls fuller. Maxwell attempts to hit big and KL Rahul makes no mistake to grab the danger man. Maxwell OUT on 56. Peter Handscomb the new man in.
Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack. The last time he bowled in the match was when Maxwell hit him for three fours. Starts off conceding a single. Bowls tighter this time. Bowls a WIDE. only 25% of Yadav's deliveries are bowled in the good-length area, as opposed to the Aussie bowlers. Meanwhile, half-century comes up for Maxwell.
Yuxi continues. Short is playing a lot of shorts on the backfoot and waits for the ball to come on to the bat, hits a FOUR. A couple of singles coming in for the hosts. Australia needs 49 runs from 48 balls.
After winning the ODI and the Test series Down Under, India is now hosting Australia. The first T20I game begins today at Vishakhapatnam. The team will look forward to having a winning start in the two-game T20I series. The matches for both sides are considered to be extremely crucial keeping in mind the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The players will look forward to making it count in the series in India to board the bus for the mega-event scheduled to happen in May 2019. Rohit Sharma Could Break This Record During India vs Australia, 1st T20I 2019.
With Hardik Pandya out injured, it will be a great opportunity for Shankar to strengthen his case while Pant will also look to make the most of the chances he gets. For Karthik, who is still in the mix, the two T20s will be his last chance to make a statement. Virat Kohli who had been rested in New Zealand will come back into the squad. KL Rahul who was dropped from the Australian and New Zealand series is also back into the team. Jasprit Bumrah is back after a break. Bumrah is two shy of his personal tally of 50 wickets in T20I cricket. With this, India would be looking forward to getting the right combination.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Aaron Finch( c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa