Ranchi: Kohli ends it in style. Slams a boundary as India win RanchiT20I by nine wickets via DLS method. India defeated Australia by nine wickets in a rain-hit first T20I at Ranchi. After a long break due to rains between innings, India were left to chase a target of 48 runs in 6 overs. Rohit Sharma started the chase with a quickfire 11 before Virat Kohli saw his side through with Shikhar Dhawan providing support.
Australia looked to be out of their depth right from the start of the match. Virat Kohli had won the toss and elected to bowl first. David Warner, who was Austrakia’s skipper in the absence of the injured Steve Smith, smacked consecutive fours off the opening over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But the latter got Warner in the penultimate ball of that over.
India- 49/1 (5.3)