New Delhi. In the first match of the three-match T20I series, Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the Indian team set a target of 209 runs in front of the opposing team. Indian team did not start well. First captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed cheaply. Rohit scored just 11 runs and was caught by Josh Hazlewood. After this Virat also got out early adopting the point of Tu Chal Main Aa Hoon. Virat Kohli scored 2 runs and got his wicket out on the ball of Nathan Ellis. After this KL Rahul appeared in his color after a long time. KL Rahul scored a brilliant 55 off 35 balls in his innings. This was a good sign for the Indian team. After this, Suryakumar Yadav, showing brilliant glimpses of his batting, played a stormy innings of 46 runs in 25 balls.
Hardik played a brilliant innings
After KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya took the lead in the Indian innings and played a quick innings. Hardik scored 70 runs in 30 balls in his innings. This year has been great for Hardik Pandya. Due to this innings of Hardik, the Indian team put a huge score of 208 runs in front of the Australian team. With a strike rate above 200, Hardik made it to the bottom rung of the batting order. After this innings of Hardik, now the problem of a brilliant finisher already running for the Indian team is also seen to be ending.
Australia chase underway.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 20, 2022
To register a win in the first match of the three-match T20 series, Australia need to score 209 runs. For information, let us tell you that Rishabh Pant and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been rested in this match. Dinesh Karthik in place of Pant and Umesh Yadav, who made a comeback in this match in place of Bumrah, has been kept in the team.