Player of the Match
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136dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
90(55) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
7 3 11 11 22 10 6 20
AJ Finch
44(33) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 27 5 1 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JJ Bumrah
O3.3
M0
R23
W3
Eco6.57
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
RA Jadeja
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.08 start, First Session 19.08-20.33, Interval 20.33-20.53, Second Session 20.53-22.18

Match days

26 January 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

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
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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.