‘Concussion Substitute’ guides India to beat Australia
Published: 07:47 PM, 4 December 2020 Updated: 07:49 PM, 4 December 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates with teammates after picking up a wicket (Photo: Collected)
Concussion substitute Yuzvendra Chahal guides India to beat Australia by 11 runs in the first T20I at Manuka Oval, Canberra on Friday.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the perfect concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja who smashed an unbeaten 44 off 23 balls to propel India to 161 for 7.
Jadeja’s head injury turned out to be a blessing for India as Chahal picked up 3 for 25 in 4 overs to restrict Australia at 150 for 7 in 20 overs.
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul was the top-scorer for India with 51. Moises Henriques was the most successful Australian bowler with 3/22.
Chasing the target, Australian captain Aaron Finch was the only shining star with the bat for his side with 35 while another opener D Arcy Short managed to score 34 off 38. Steven Smith managed to score only 12 off 9 and Glenn Maxwell continues his poor form in T20 by scoring 2 off 3.
Indian bowler T Natarajan also picked up 3 valuable wickets while Deepak Chahar claimed one wicket for India.
India: 161/7 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 51, Ravindra Jadeja 44*; Moises Henriques 3/22)
Australia: 150/7 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 35; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/25, T Natarajan 3/30)