Visakhapatnam:Australia clinched a three-wicket win in the first T20I of the ongoing two-match series at Dr YSR ACA VDCA stadium here on Sunday night against India.Bumrah from Indian team, picked up three wickets in his four-over quota but Australia gunned down a 127-run total in a last-ball thriller.
14 runs came off the final over of Australia's chase as Umesh Yadav as Australia tail-enders Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson made handy contributions with the bat.Glenn Maxwell was the start of the evening for Australia as he was in imperious hitting form.
The Australia batsman launched a counterattack after Australia lost opener Marcus Stoinis and captain Aaron Finch for 1 and 0, respectively inside the first two overs of their innings.
India got off to the best possible start with twin strikes inside the first two overs but Maxwell made sure Australia never felt the pressure by keeping the scoreboard ticking.
Maxwell made his intentions clear when he hit Jasprit Bumrah to a boundary in the fifth ball of the innings. He then hit Umesh Yadav for three boundaries to put the pressure back on the Indian bowlers.
Maxwell hit 56 off 43 balls before holing out to long-off against Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling in the 14th over of Australia's 127-run chase.Maxwell's fearless knock included two sixes and six boundaries.The Melbourne Stars captain had stitched an 85-run stand with opener D'Arcy Short.(UNI)