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1st T20I (N), Canberra, Dec 4 2020, India tour of Australia
161/7
(20 ov, target 162)150/7
India won by 11 runs
Player Of The Match
3/25
yuzvendra-chahal
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• Daniel Brettig

Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal take India 1-0 up amid concussion controversy

KL Rahul and T Natarajan play key roles too as Australia go down by 11 runs

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Scorecard summary
India161/7(20 overs)
Australia150/7(20 overs)
end of over 2015 runs
AUS: 150/7CRR: 7.50 
Mitchell Swepson12 (5)
Sean Abbott12 (8)
Mohammed Shami 4-0-46-0
T Natarajan 4-0-30-3

India win by 11 runs on the back of a very strong finish to their innings and an excellent performance in the field. Australia had a good start to the chase but struggled badly after Finch departed. Decent story out of the match with Chahal, who came in as a concussion sub for Jadeja, playing a key role with the ball (after Jadeja had done with the bat).

If you're in Indian subcontinent, here are some match highlights you can catch up with:

Full match highlights: Jadeja, Chahal, Natarajan help India take 1-0 lead
Australia innings highlights: Chahal, Natarajan three-fors seal India's win
WATCH: Jadeja rescues India with a 44* off 23
And for all the other match highlights, you just need to click here

Sugumar: "That catch by Samson changed everything tonight. Way to go young indians!!!!"

Mukunth: "So, Australia got a fair bit of an idea on the X-factor player rule before the BBL" Ha, almost

Deepak Sahu: "India's new allrounder Jadechal won us the game.. what an all-round performance"

Man of the Match is Chahal! "A great feeling, no pressure for me when we were batting then I got to know I was going to play. Ten to 15 minutes before I got to know I would play. I learnt from my ODI mistake where I bowled with some flight. In the first innings it was a bit hard to score against their spinners...and I bowled according to my plans."

Aaron Finch On his injury:"Bit of a hip or glute, we'll wait and see, it progressively got worse throughout the game."

On Chahal: "They were let using know their doctor had ruled Jadeja out with concussion and you aren't challenging a medical expert in that regard. We probably leaked a few too many runs at the end and then in the middle phase struggled to heat boundaries."

Virat Kohli "Jaddu got a knock on the side of a head and was a bit dizzy and still is. Concussion replacements are a strange thing, today it worked for us maybe another time he wouldn't have found a like-for-like. He came in and bowled really well. The pitch offered him enough. We showed character to fight back...I thought they had a great start and they were cruising to be honest. That's how T20 goes, we put enough pressure on them, but you need a bit of luck."

I'll wrap things up for tonight. Excellent performance from India. From Gnasher and Varun it's goodbye and see you in a couple of days

19.6
4
Shami to Swepson, FOUR runs

and another boundary, gives himself room and drives over cover, but the game was already gone

19.5
6
Shami to Swepson, SIX runs

all the way! That's a clean strike by Swepson as he clears long-off

19.4
1
Shami to Abbott, 1 run

full at middle, driven to the covers

19.3
Shami to Abbott, no run

beaten by a full delivery outside off as he gives himself room

19.2
1
Shami to Swepson, 1 run

full outside off, gives himself some room but it's just a toe end

19.1
3
Shami to Abbott, 3 runs

gets across to off stump and scoops this miles into the air back over the keeper

Shami for the last over

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 135/7CRR: 7.10 RRR: 27.00
Sean Abbott8 (5)
Mitchell Swepson1 (2)
T Natarajan 4-0-30-3
Deepak Chahar 4-0-29-1

27 needed off the last. Probably not

18.6
1
Natarajan to Abbott, 1 run

swung down the ground

18.5
6
Natarajan to Abbott, SIX runs

connects well! Length ball, Abbott heaves across the line and clears deep midwicket. First boundary since 14th over

18.4
Natarajan to Abbott, no run

wide outside off, shapes to play a scoop but is well beaten

Gaurav Tawde : "Starc got his own treatment.. Wow Natarajan.. "

18.3
1
Natarajan to Swepson, 1 run

driven down to long-off

18.2
Natarajan to Swepson, no run

full outside off, was that edged?! Rahul didn't take it cleanly...toe end straight into the ground

Hat-trick ball

18.1
W
Natarajan to Starc, OUT

base of off stump! That's how to do it. Full, straight, Starc misses and Natarajan hits

Mitchell Starc b Natarajan 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 127/6CRR: 7.05 RRR: 17.50
Sean Abbott1 (2)
Mitchell Starc1 (1)
Deepak Chahar 4-0-29-1
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-25-3
17.6
Chahar to Abbott, no run

short at off stump, he's through the shot too early, loops through the keeper

17.5
1
Chahar to Starc, 1 run

width outside off, slices a drive over point

17.4
W
Chahar to Henriques, OUT

given lbw! The bowler didn't even appeal. Henriques has reviewed. He moved right across the crease, aiming to the leg side, it looked pretty straight. Only the keeper appealed. No bat involved. Another wait for the ball tracking to be put together. Smashing leg stump

Moises Henriques lbw b Chahar 30 (20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150
17.3
2
Chahar to Henriques, 2 runs

full outside off, drives wide of mid-off but can't find the boundary

17.2
1
Chahar to Abbott, 1 run

back of a length outside off, steered to the cover sweeper

17.1
1
Chahar to Henriques, 1 run

a slower ball, short outside off, cut into the off side

Tough ask for the lower order to score at 13

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 122/5CRR: 7.17 RRR: 13.33
Moises Henriques27 (17)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-25-3
Washington Sundar 4-0-16-0
16.6
W
Chahal to Wade, OUT

another top edge, taken at deep midwicket! Pushed wide outside off again, Wade has to reach for it, opts to sweep again and picks out Kohli. India closing in.

Matthew Wade c Kohli b Chahal 7 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
16.5
1
Chahal to Henriques, 1 run

full outside off, timed the drive nicely but straight to the very straight deep cover

Best performances - batters
KL Rahul portrait
KL Rahul INDIA
51 runs (40)
5 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours
1 six
902572422
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja INDIA
44 runs (23)
5 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
02241211210
Best performances - bowlers
Moises Henriques
MC Henriques AUS
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
Yuzvendra Chahal portrait
YS Chahal INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1114
Hours of play (local time)19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.40, Interval 20.40-21.00, Second Session 21.00-22.30
Match days04 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Yuzvendra Chahal for Ravindra Jadeja (Australia 1st innings, 0.1 ov)
T20I debut
T Natarajan
T Natarajan
Umpires
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Australia Image
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Sam Nogajski
Match Referee
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David Boon