Player of the Match
Player of the Match

So that brings an end to our coverage of the first Twenty20 international of the series. India's women and men both won on their Republic Day. We will be back again with the second game on Friday

"It was a good game," says MS Dhoni. "Good to see our bowlers making the batsmen play the big shot. Rohit started well, followed by Virat and well supported by Raina. He and Yuvi have had just one net session, which is why I promoted myself ahead of Yuvraj. We bowled superbly after that. I felt once Pandya went through that first over he would bowl much better. He was executing the yorker well, he was bowling the wide ball well."

"We let ourselves in the field today," says Aaron Finch. "And a great innings from Virat. He is hard to stop when he gets going. We executed well with the ball, but let ourselves down with the fielding. 170 would have been a nice score. When we got our chance to bat, I slowed down a bit and cost ourselves a bit of momentum."

"I could take this stadium with me wherever I bat," says Virat Kohli, the Man of the Match. "Just trying to keep things simple. I believe that in T20 as well. This stadium is right up there with anywhere in the world. I would love to thank the fans for coming out and supporting us."

India have taken lead in this T20 series with a win on their Republic Day. Punches and counter punches flew until spin became slightly dominant. Kohli showed his class with a risk-free 90 off 55 balls. Never did he look in a hurry or played any funky shots. Dhoni and Raina supported him well. Australia responded superbly until; Bumrah and Jadeja intervened. Bumrah got the marauding Warner, Jadeja put the brakes on and also got Smith out, and Ashwin delivered the knockout punch with Finch's wicket. For the first time India looked in control in the field as the ball began to turn

And just a note on the Finch dismissal. On the first replays it looked like it pitched well in, and then the replays later showed the ball pitching outside leg, with a shake just as the ball lands. I am just not convinced with the replays shown later

19.3
W
Bumrah to Boyce, OUT, all over. The debutants combine to get Boyce out. Bumrah does him in with the slower ball, Pandya takes an easy catch at mid-off. Eventually a comfortable win for India

CJ Boyce c Pandya b Bumrah 3 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.2
0
Bumrah to Boyce, no run, moves well across the line to try to work it to fine leg, is beaten, and somehow Bumrah misses the stumps
19.1
0
Bumrah to Boyce, no run, makes room to try and hit over cover, is beaten outside off

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 151/9 (38 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 38.00)

  • Cameron Boyce3 (3b)
  • Shaun Tait1 (3b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-30-1
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-23-2
18.6
1
Nehra to Boyce, 1 run, slower full ball, driven to long-off for one
18.5
1
Nehra to Tait, 1 run, slower ball, short outside off, cut away to deep point
18.4
0
Nehra to Tait, no run, short of a length, angling in to cramp him up. Beats the inside edge
18.3
0
Nehra to Tait, no run, short of a length, outside off, slower ball, left alone

Last man Tait comes in

18.2
W
Nehra to Richardson, OUT, full and straight, Richardson mows across the line, Nehra hits the off stump

KW Richardson b Nehra 9 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

18.1
2
Nehra to Richardson, 2 runs, slower ball, full, hit towards long-on

Nehra comes back. Round the wicket

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 147/8 (42 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.16, RRR: 21.00)

  • Kane Richardson7 (5b)
  • Cameron Boyce2 (2b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-23-2
  • Hardik Pandya3-0-37-2
17.6
1
Bumrah to Richardson, 1 run, yorker, just outside off, dug out for one
17.5
1
Bumrah to Boyce, 1 run, slower ball, would have been a wide had he not tried to ramp this. Gets a single to short fine leg

Jit: "Finally, a bowler who can bowl yorkers at death in this Indian bowling side. #Impressive # Bumrah!!"

17.4
1
Bumrah to Richardson, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-off for one
17.3
1
Bumrah to Boyce, 1 run, yorker, middle and leg, dug out for one
17.2
W
Bumrah to Faulkner, OUT, and Bumrah has come back with a replay of how he dismissed Faulkner in the ODI. Yorker, at the stumps, and Faulkner looks to sweep, and is bowled. Game, set and match

JP Faulkner b Bumrah 10 (11m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

17.1
6
Bumrah to Faulkner, SIX runs, slower ball, Faulkner has picked it early and slog-swept it over midwicket for six. Short square boundary. Works for Faulkner
17.1
1w
Bumrah to Faulkner, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. Now this you can't play even if you want to

Bumrah comes back

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 136/7 (53 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 17.66)

  • James Faulkner4 (5b)
  • Kane Richardson5 (3b)
  • Hardik Pandya3-0-37-2
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-28-2
16.6
1
Pandya to Faulkner, 1 run, another wide played at. Faulkner gets a single off the edge
16.5
1
Pandya to Richardson, 1 run, this is seriously ordinary cricket from Australia. Richardson has borrowed a ladder from somewhere and reached this wide ball to take a single. Almost like they are worried about India's over rate. Just going out of their way to play every wide Pandya is bowling
16.4
4
Pandya to Richardson, 4 runs, another wide ball disturbed by an Australian batsman. Dug out to point, and Ashwin shies at the stumps and gives away four overthrows. Can't blame Ashwin. Poor backing up from square leg
16.3
0
Pandya to Richardson, no run, well bowled. Yorker just inside the tram line on the off side. Squeezes it under the bat
16.2
1
Pandya to Faulkner, 1 run, low full toss, hit to deep cover for one

Hat-trick ball

Virendra Rawat: "Falkner must be missing ishant here"

16.1
W
Pandya to Wade, OUT, Pandya is on a hat-trick. Slower ball, on a length, in the slot, Wade looks to go for a six but skies it. Jadeja takes it calmly at deep midwicket

MS Wade c Jadeja b Pandya 5 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Australia need 15 an over. Both specialist spinners done. Still India have to be the favourites right now

Pandya to continue

END OF OVER:
16 | 5 Runs | AUS: 129/6 (60 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.06, RRR: 15.00)

  • James Faulkner2 (3b)
  • Matthew Wade5 (6b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-28-2
  • Hardik Pandya2-0-30-1
15.6
0
Ashwin to Faulkner, no run, full, on off, hit back to Ashwin. Another good over of spin
15.5
1
Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, flatter delivery, could have hit this past pint, but finds that man. Gets just the single
15.4
1
Ashwin to Faulkner, 1 run, short of a length, punched to deep cover for one
  • Save big shots for Indian grounds - Warner

    David Warner has counselled his teammates to shelve a few of their big shots before the World T20, after a succession of intemperate strokes led to a heavy loss in the first T20 against India

  • Dhoni pleased with allrounders stepping up

    MS Dhoni, India's limited-overs captain, has welcomed the return of batsmen who can also contribute with the ball although it may, as a tangential consequence, delay Ajinkya Rahane's comeback into the team after injury

  • Kohli sets up 37-run win for India

    Virat Kohli's unbeaten 90 set up India's victory by 37 runs in the first T20 international against Australia at Adelaide Oval

AUS falter, again

1

No. of times AUS have successfully chased down a target of 160 or more in T20Is out of 16 times. Their only successful chase came in the 2010 World T20 v Pak.

Hard luck

19

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

1000 T20I runs

2

Number of India batsmen to complete 1000 T20I runs including Suresh Raina, who reached the milestone in this game. Virat Kohli is the other.

Tait's Adelaide Oval

42

Wickets Shaun Tait has taken at the Adelaide Oval in T20s. No other bowlers has taken more wickets at any Australian venue in T20s.

Third time lucky?

2-0

Australia's win-loss record in T20Is at the Adelaide Oval.