Virat Kohli and company have lost the first T20I match against Australia at Gabba, Bristol. The four-run loss has helped Australia get the lead of 1-0 in the three matches T20I series. Shikhar Dhawan went in to be the highest scorer for the visitors scoring a blistering knock of 76 runs from 42 deliveries. However, with the fall of wickets, there was no one who could give him the stand and at the end, the match went down the live wire. Rishabh Pant who was selected in place of Dhoni, couldn’t do much and made way to the pavilion on the score of 20 runs from 16 deliveries. Virender Sehwag’s Witty Take on India Losing the First T20I Against Australia Cannot be Missed.
The youngster hit one four and one six during his innings. After the match, Virat Kohli said Rishabh Pant’s wicket proved to be the turning point for the game. “Was a see-saw battle. Started well with the bat, fumbled in the middle overs, in the end, we thought we'll win with Pant and Karthik but it changed again with Pant's dismissal." He also went on to praise Shikhar Dhawan, who batted really well. “A really good knock from him (Dhawan). Dinesh Karthik at the end played really well as well,” said the skipper. KL Rahul Slammed by Netizens for His Poor Performance During the Ind vs Aus 1st T20I
Adam Zampa is the Man of the Match award. After getting the award he said, “Really good feeling. Virat being the player he is, getting him out was a really nice feeling. I never trust Cazza (Carey) with these decisions behind the stumps, but he got this one right!"