India vs Australia 2016

India beats Western Australia in their 1st T-20 tour game; Virat & Shikhar play crucial knocks

India made a good start to their limited overs campaign Down Under as they registered an easy 74 run victory over Western Australia in their first tour match.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Batting first, India lost Rohit Sharma cheaply in the 3rd over itself. But Virat Kohli partnered with Shikhar Dhawan and both scored 74 each at a healthy strike rate of 160+ and put India in a commanding position. Skipper MS Dhoni provided his trademark finishing touches as he scored an unbeaten 22 runs off just 14 balls towards the end. Team India eventually scored 192/4 at the end of 20 overs.

In reply, Western Australia never really looked in contention to win the match largely due to twin early strikes by fresh face Barinder Sran who derailed the chase early on. Jadeja & Axar Patel picked up two wickets each as the innings ended at 118/6 in 20 overs. Opener TR Birt remained unbeaten on 74 runs from 60 balls.

 

 

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