AUS beat IND by 4 runs (D/L method) | Australia vs India Live Cricket Score 1st I T20 Match

India in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2018

Date: Nov 21, 2018 Start Time: 13:20 IST | 07:50 GMT | 17:50 Local
Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane
158/4 Overs: 17.0
169/7 Overs: 17.0
Australia beat India by 4 runs (D/L method)

Australia vs India Live Cricket Score - 1st I T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 17.0 IND: 169/7

That is it from the opening T20I between Australia and India at the 'Gabba. The Aussies would have identified plenty of mistakes in this win and have plenty of areas to work around. India, on the other hand, were not far away from being their best in this game and would focus only on improving their fielding, come the next game. Do join us for the second T20I on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6.50 pm local (0750 GMT) from the MCG. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

16.6 4

FOUR! It will be a boundary but it does not matter. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 4 RUNS (DLS METHOD)! A short ball, in line of the stumps, Kuldeep backs away and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary, just evading a leaping short fine leg.

16.5 1

Well, if the last ball is not a wide or a no ball, Australia have this in the bag. A short ball outside off, Kumar mistimes it in the air and even though deep mid-wicket cannot get to it, only a single is taken. 9 needed from the final ball.

16.5 1

WIDE. Technically, India are still in it. Bhuvi jumps down the track and Stoinis bowls it short and wide outside off. The batsman cannot reach and it is wided.

16.4 W

OUT! Back-to-back wickets for Stoinis and he is on a hat-trick! Wow. Read that again. Stoinis on a hat-trick. A length ball outside off, again pace taken off, Karthik looks to swat it over the off side but cannot quite clear the man in the deep. Third catch for Jason Behrendorff tonight. Excellent knock from Karthik though. 11 needed from 2 now.

16.3 W

OUT! Caught but this could be a blessing in disguise for India. 11 needed from 3 but it is Dinesh Karthik on strike. A full ball on middle, slower in pace, Pandya swings hard but mistimes it towards long on. Glenn Maxwell comes charging in, dives forward and takes a very good catch. Is pumped up with that. India will not mind it too much. Krunal was struggling. A boundary here and the visitors will be back in the game.

16.2 0

WIDE NOT GIVEN! Is that a harsh call on the batsman? Stoinis smiles. Full toss wide outside off, Krunal reaches out to drive but misses. Replays show that the ball was outside the wide guidelines and Australia seem to have gotten away with that one. 11 needed from 4...

16.1 2

A slower short ball outside off, Pandya mistimes his swing towards long on for a couple. 11 needed from 5 now.

End of Over : 16 11 Runs IND: 161/5
15.6 4

FOUR! Crucial boundary! Karthik walks across his stumps again and Tye bowls it full and wide outside off. No problems for Karthik as he clubs it wide of long on for a boundary!

15.5 0

A length ball wide outside off, Dinesh slashes but misses.

15.4 1

A good slower bouncer, down the leg side, Pandya is early into the pull and takes his eyes off the ball. Is hit on the helmet and the ball goes towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.

15.3 W

OUT! Caught! Against the run of play, Tye gets a wicket. Or rather, Pant has given it away. Absolutely no need for this shot. A low full toss, Rishabh looks to play the reverse paddle but spoons this high in the air. Jason Behrendorff barely has to move an inch as he takes it calmly at point. Big wicket for Australia. The quickfire stand is broken.

15.2 1

Works this low full toss through mid-wicket for a run.

15.2 1

WIDE! 50-RUN STAND IS UP IN JUST 22 BALLS! A potentially match-winning partnership for India. What a counter-punch. It has come at a time when we felt that the game was done and dusted after Dhawan's dismissal. Once again, DK walks well across his stumps and the bowler bowls it wide outside off. 19 needed from 11 now.

15.1 4

FOUR! WHAM! Early boundary in the over! Full and wide outside off, Karthik walks into the shot and blasts it wide of mid off and cover for a boundary!


Virat Kohli-led team India begin their Australia tour with a three-match T20I series. The first match of the series takes place at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba) in Brisbane. India comes into the series having defeated Windies 3-0 in a three-match series at home. Australia, on the other hand, in their last outing faced a defeat against South Africa.

The three-match T20I series will be a contest between second and third-ranked teams. India are placed one place ahead of Australia on the latest ICC T20I team rankings. If India loses the series 3-0 Australia will then jump to second spot. However, if India manages to win 3-0, there won't be any change in their position. However, in that case, Australia will drop to fourth.


Meanwhile, ahead of the match, India named their 12-man team. The visitors left out Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, and Umesh Yadav.


India and Australia have previously faced each other ten times in the game’s shortest format. India have won the majority of the games, that is ten while Australia have managed to win just five. In Australia, these two teams have played six T20s and interestingly, India have won four.


Australia (From): D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa


India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal