Spinners derail Australia

Australia v India, 1st T20, Adelaide
Travis Head, one of the three debutants in the match, was handed his cap by Jason Gillespie© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesTravis Head, one of the three debutants in the match, was handed his cap by Jason Gillespie
Having been sent in, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early to the returning Shane Watson, for 5© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHaving been sent in, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early to the returning Shane Watson, for 5
Rohit Sharma hit four fours and one six before Watson stuck again© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesRohit Sharma hit four fours and one six before Watson stuck again
Virat Kohli then took charge of the innings..© Associated Press
© Associated PressVirat Kohli then took charge of the innings..
.. even as Suresh Raina struggled for timing© Getty Images
© Getty Images.. even as Suresh Raina struggled for timing
The pair added 134 for the third wicket; India's third-highest for any wicket in T20 internationals© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesThe pair added 134 for the third wicket; India's third-highest for any wicket in T20 internationals
Raina made 41 off 34 balls before he was bowled by James Faulkner© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesRaina made 41 off 34 balls before he was bowled by James Faulkner
Kohli powered on to hit 90 not out off 55 balls© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesKohli powered on to hit 90 not out off 55 balls
MS Dhoni smacked a six and a four in a cameo as India finished at 188 for 3© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMS Dhoni smacked a six and a four in a cameo as India finished at 188 for 3
Aaron Finch gave Australia a strong start in the chase© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAaron Finch gave Australia a strong start in the chase
David Warner contributed 17 in a 47-run opening stand before he was dismissed by debutant Jasprit Bumrah© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesDavid Warner contributed 17 in a 47-run opening stand before he was dismissed by debutant Jasprit Bumrah
Steven Smith kept Australia ticking ...© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesSteven Smith kept Australia ticking ...
... before Ravindra Jadeja scuppered the chase© Cricket Australia
© Cricket Australia... before Ravindra Jadeja scuppered the chase
R Ashwin also chipped in to hasten Australia's slide© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesR Ashwin also chipped in to hasten Australia's slide
After a horror first over, debutant Hardik Pandya came back to take two wickets in two balls© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAfter a horror first over, debutant Hardik Pandya came back to take two wickets in two balls
Bumrah then returned and cleaned up the tail to seal a 37-run win© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBumrah then returned and cleaned up the tail to seal a 37-run win

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Runs conceded by Pandya in his first over - the most expensive first over by a bowler making his debut for a full-member team in T20Is

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Raina became the second Indian batsman to complete 1000 T20I runs, after Kohli

The Indian fans had plenty to cheer about as their side went 1-0 up under firework-filled skies© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesThe Indian fans had plenty to cheer about as their side went 1-0 up under firework-filled skies

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  • Subba on January 27, 2016, 5:08 GMT

    Absence of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma has helped the team's bowling effort immensely. The two new kids are brainier. If the track assisted either pace or spin, this Australian batting line up of flat track bullies would not have crossed 120.

  •   Shakuntala Dave on January 27, 2016, 0:33 GMT

    Thanks, enjoyed India thumping Aussies. Hope India carries on for the next T20 game too. If Ajakya Rahne is fit who will be dropped? Yuvi or Suresh or Hardik? Or India should stick to winning 11? Thanks once again.

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