India beat Australia by 37 runs in first T20I

Adelaide, Jan 26 (IANS) India defeated Australia by 37 runs in the first of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket series at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday.

Asked to bat, India scored 188 for three in 20 overs, thanks to Virat Kohli’s powerful innings of 90 not out from 55 deliveries and Suresh Raina’s 41.

In reply, the hosts were bowled out for 151 in 19.3 overs. Captain Aaron Finch was Australia’s highest scorer with a 44.

For India, pacer Jasprit Bumrah starred on his T20I debut by picking up three wickets for 23 runs, while another debutant, Hardik Pandya, bagged 2/37. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was also equally effective, picking two wickets for 21 runs in four overs.

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