Hardik Pandya showed a brilliant batting performance in the first match of the T20 series against Australia. Australia won the toss and sent India to bat. The Indian batters completely outplayed the Australian bowlers. But it’s Hardik Pandya’s hat-trick sixes in the final over that have people talking on social media right now.
Captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 11 runs in the third over for India. Then Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 2 runs and giving a wicket to Nathan Ellis. But KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav combined to give India a good score. Rahul scored 55 runs off 35 balls, and Suryakumar scored 46 runs off 25 for India.
After KL Rahul’s dismissal, Hardik Pandya came to the crease, and we saw a brilliant batting performance. Hardik, who took up India’s job as a finisher, scored his half-century in 25 balls. Hardik Pandya completed India’s innings by hitting a hat-trick six off the last 3 balls of the final over bowled by youngster Cameron Green.
If we talk about the match, India lost the toss, went into bat, and scored 208 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Australia chased down the target of 209 for the loss of 6 wickets in 19.2 overs. For Australia, Cameron Green scored 61 runs from 30 balls, and Mathew scored 45 runs from 21 balls. While the Indian bowlers struggled in front of the Australian batters, Akashat Patel was the only one who bowled well. Axar Patel took 3 wickets for India, conceding only 17 runs in 4 overs. With Australia winning the first T20 match, Australia leads the series 1-0.
Match Summery – India vs Australia 1st T20I:
|India – 208-6||20 Overs|
|Hardik Pandya – 71*(30)
KL Rahul – 55(35)
|Nathan Ellis – 3/30
Josh Hazlewood – 2/39
|Hong Kong – 211-6||19.2 Overs|
|Cameron Green – 61(30)
Matthew Wade – 45*(21)
|Axar Patel – 3/17
Umesh Yadav – 2/27
|Man Of The Match: Cameron Green|