Green, Wade power Australia to victory in Mohali T20I

Cameron Green and Mathew Wade's batting prowess helped Australia defeat India in the high-scoring 1st T20I of the 3-match series at Mohali! India posted a 200+ total on the board after being sent into bat first, which the Visiting side easily chased down with 4 balls to spare in their innings!

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Toss Update: Australia won the toss and opted to field first.

After being sent into bat first, India scored 208 on the board losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Hardik Pandya (71* off 30) and KL Rahul (55 off 35) contributed with half-centuries while Suryakumar Yadav (46 off 25) missed his personal milestone by just 4 runs! In fact, India gone past the 200-mark with three consecutive sixes off Hardik's bat against all-rounder Cameron Green's bowling!

Pat Cummins has one of his worst nights with the ball as he conceded 47 runs from his 4 overs without picking up a single wicket! Nathan Ellis (3/30) and Josh Hazlewood (2/39) impressed with the ball for the Aussies in this high-scoring game! On the other hand, Australia's fifth bowling option conceded 56 runs from their 4 overs - Green (1/46 from 3 overs) and Maxwell (0/10 from 1 over).

Australia chased down this big target with 4 balls to spare in their innings and 4 wickets in hand! Cameron Green, opening for the first time in T20I cricket, scored 61 runs from 30 balls including 8 fours and 4 sixes. Having conceded 3 consecutive sixes in the final 3 deliveries, Green showed no signs of the pressure as he started his innings with four consecutive boundaries off the first 4 deliveries he faced against Umesh Yadav!

Axar Patel bowled brilliantly in this match conceding just 17 runs from 4 overs. The 3 wickets in his spell proved he can be trusted in tough conditions as well with the ball! Bhuvi (0/52 from 4 overs), Harshal Patel (0/49 from 4 overs), and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/42 with 3.2 overs) were meant to be India's leading bowlers but the Aussies targetted them in this huge run-chase!

Match result: Australia defeated India by a margin of 4 wickets.

Cameron Green has been adjudged as the Player of the Match for his crucial contribution of 61 runs off 30 deliveries with 8 fours and 4 sixes. Australia are currently leading the 3-match T20I series by 1-0 with the second T20I on Friday (Sep 23) in Nagpur.

Brief Scores: Australia: 211-6 in 19.2 overs (Cameron Green - 61, Axar Patel - 3-17) defeated India: 208-6 in 20 overs (Hardik Pandya - 71*, Nathan Ellis - 3-30) by a margin of 4 wickets

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