When India placed a goal of 127 races for Australia to chase him in the first T20 international, it seemed that the game was already lost. Then the visitors made a great start in their career at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Vizag. Even though Australia lost Marcus Stoinis and Aaron Finch at a good price, they were in the driver’s seat when Glenn Maxwell and D’Arcy Short took Indian players to the cleaners. Maxwell hit a brilliant half century (56 of 43 balls) and combined with D Arcy Short (37) to put Australia in the cruise control.
However, their terrains in rapid succession changed the complexion of the party. India made a comeback in the game and squeezed the rope of the Australian hitters. It took 54 runs of 56 balls when Maxwell and Short were hitting, but an impressive bowling performance by the hosts led to the game being decided in the last two.