IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 Highlights: Suryakumar, Ishan’s knock drives India to a last-ball thriller win

Team India is set off with a fresh start along with many young players after the heart-breaking defeat of the ICC World Cup 2023 finals. After 4 days of the traumatic CWC 2023 finals, the IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 provided a high-scoring thriller for all fans.

The Young Indian cricketers led by Suryakumar Yadav, pulled off a thrilling victory against the Aussies by 2 wickets. One of the appreciable factors is that young Indian cricketers got valuable experience playing against the defending champions.

Additionally, the team rested some key members from the World Cup-winning squad for this match such as Maxwell, Zampa, and Head.

IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 Highlights: Toss Session and Playing XI

Indian skipper Suryakumar Yadav invited the Aussies to bat first at  ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam after winning the toss. Ahead of the toss, predictions indicated that both sides would experience a high-scoring contest.

Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Prasidh Krishna- members of the World Cup squad have played a crucial role in this match.

India Playing XI for IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023:

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  3. Ishan Kishan(wk)
  4. Suryakumar Yadav(c)
  5. Tilak Varma
  6. Rinku Singh
  7. Axar Patel
  8. Ravi Bishnoi
  9. Arshdeep Singh
  10.  Mukesh Kumar
  11.  Prasidh Krishna

Australia Playing XI for IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023:

  1. Matthew Short
  2. Steven Smith
  3. Josh Inglis
  4. Aaron Hardie
  5. Marcus Stoinis
  6. Tim David
  7.  Matthew Wade(wk/c)
  8. Sean Abbott
  9. Nathan Ellis
  10. Jason Behrendorff
  11. Tanveer Sangha

IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 Highlights: High Scoring Thriller

The IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 was completely a batsmen’s show by witnessing many classical strokes as well as power-hitting shots.

Australia Batting: IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 Highlights

Following their excellent batting performance post the World Cup 2023 finals, the Aussies started counter-attacking the Indian bowlers.

Though Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Australian opener Matthew short ( 13 runs from 11 balls- including 3 fours), the Aussies continued to dominate with the bat.

The 130-run partnership between Steve Smith and Josh Inglis proved to be unstoppable and destructive. At one point in time, it seemed that the dual combination would guide Australia‘s total to 235 to 240 runs. Steve Smith was dismissed at 161-2 in 15.5 overs after being run out by Prasidh Krishna and Mukesh Kumar.

Josh Inglis scored his maiden T20I century of 110 runs from just 50 balls ( including 11 fours and 8 sixes). Steve Smith as an opener, provided a backup to Josh Inglis by scoring 52 runs from just 41 balls( including 8 fours).

Finally, Australia posted a huge total of 208-3 in 20 overs. Indian bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi were only able to take each wicket of the Australian batsmen.

India Batting: IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 Highlights

Chasing a huge target against the defending champions, India lost both their openers at an early stage. The quick dismissal of Ruturaj Gaikwad with golden duck ( 0 from 0) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (21 runs 8 balls- 2 fours and 2 sixes), completely pressurized the Indian batsmen.

Suryakumar Yadav as a captain and talented batsman revived India from a collapsing start.

Ishan Kishan, who wasn’t provided an opportunity in the World Cup playing XI after Shubman Gill’s return, utilized this match to prove his talent.

Suryakumar and Ishan stitched a 112-run partnership to keep the chase alive.

Indian skipper Suryakumar Yadav with his blistering knock of 80 runs from 42 balls ( including 9 fours and 4 sixes) proves that he is still the best T20I batsman.

Ishan Kishan’s 58 runs from 39 balls ( including 2 fours and 5 sixes), provided additional support to Team India.

After Surya’s and Ishan’s dismissal, Rinku Singh continued the chase with a quickfire performance of 22 runs from 14 balls ( including 4 fours).

During the final over, the equation was at stake for both teams with 2 runs required from the last 2 balls! Arshdeep Singh had to depart after a runout while making an attempt to score the 2nd run.

With Rinku Singh on strike, the equation was tallied for both teams with 1 run required from 1 ball! It would have been a draw match if Sean Abbott wouldn’t have bowled a no-ball by stepping out of the line.

Despite Rinku Singh smashing six runs in the final delivery, neither the team’s total nor his personal score counted. If Sean Abbott wouldn’t have bowled a no-ball, the match-winning six from Rinku SIngh’s bat would be counted.

Ultimately, India chased the target by scoring 209-8 in 19.5 overs.

IND vs AUS 1st T20I match 2023 Highlights: Overall Facts

Was this match a settling score for team India against the Aussies after the CWC 2023 finals? Definitely NOT! Both platforms hold a unique importance with the World Cup having a special preference for arriving every four years. This win against the Aussies wouldn’t heal the wound of the ICC World Cup 2023 finals. But, fans would enjoy the high-scoring thriller to overcome their depressing mood, just 4 after the CWC 2023 finals. 

Suryakumar Yadav as a debutant captain registered his first win in international cricket. The young cricketers gained an opportunity to improvise their chasing abilities to secure a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

However, the Aussies won’t be bothered by this loss after winning the World Cup 2023. The Australians would consider a few positives from this game. Notably, few World Cup star cricketers are yet to join the Australian squad for the upcoming matches.

The next T20I match of this series between India and Australia takes place on 26th November 2023 at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. Team India will greet and enjoy the forthcoming challenges against the Aussies with young cricketers …

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