Kuldeep, Bumrah sparkle as India go 1-0 up

Mithali Raj

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a wicket apiece, putting India in a commanding position in the first of the three-match T20I series before rain played spoilsport in the 19th over the innings.

After a delay of nearly two hours, India were given six overs to chase 48 which they hunted down with three balls to spare.

Smith, who made a significant impact during Australia's 2-1 Test loss against India in March, has struggled to match up his form in the limited-overs format.

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After a 4-1 defeat to India in the One-Day International series, the onus is on Australia to not let the hosts get on a roll again. At home, India are yet to lose a T20I versus David Warner's side.

Australia looked to be out of their depth right from the start of the match. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan completed the formalities and won the match by 9 wickets with three balls to spare.




Having been put into bat, Australia lost stand-in skipper David Warner - filling in for the injured Steve Smith - for just eight, but some aggressive batting from Aaron Finch briefly put India on the back foot. First couple of balls I saw what he (Finch) was trying to do and set him up with an overpitched ball.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli plays the winning stroke during their first T20 cricket match against Australia in Ranchi, India, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

Paceman Jason Behrendorff is likely to make his long-awaited worldwide debut, while Andrew Tye, who replaced Pat Cummins (rested), is among four quicks in the squad.

The man of the match, Kuldeep Yadav, seemed ecstatic to receive his very first man of the match award for India. With a 7 PM start scheduled as opposed to the 8 PM starts we're used to seeing in the IPL, the impact of dew on proceedings will considerably reduce, even if it's due.

The rise of Hardik Pandya, the guile of the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have made life hard for Australia in the one-day series.

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