India vs Australia 1st T20I Highlights 2023 – 23rd Nov

The Twenty/20 International records on Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam are not promising according to the batting side. Only three T20I matches had been played on this pitch. The highest scored in a T20I match here is 179/5 scored by the home team against SA in June 2022 (Must be extremely hot day). In reply SA all out 131 runs on the board. In 2019, India scored 126 runs with seven wickets down in 20 overs. Australia won that match on the last ball. SL scored 82 all out against the home team in 2016. So let’s see how the pitch will react today.

Pitch and weather: It will be humid and there is a chance of a couple of showers in the afternoon. It was similar weather when these two sides met in an ODI at the same venue in March and Australia quicks help set up a 10-wicket win. Australia also won a low-scoring T20I at the same venue in 2019. Ball has tended to dominate bat in the three T20Is played at the ground.

India vs Australia Highlights 2023, Australia tour of India 2023 1st T20I (N), Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, Thursday 23-11-2023.

Toss: India opt to bowl.

India team: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Suryakumar Yadav (capt), 4 Ishan Kishan (wk), 5 Tilak Varma, 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Mukesh Kumar, 11 Prasidh Krishna
Australia team: 1 Steven Smith, 2 Matthew Short, 3 Josh Inglis (wk), 4 Aaron Hardie, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (capt), 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Tanveer Sangha

Head to Head In T20I’s: 26
India Won: 15
Australia Won: 10
India T20I Rankings: 1st
Australia T20I Rankings: 4th

Form guide
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
India WWWWL
Australia WWWWW

Match Timings: 1:30 AM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Rohan Pandit
TV Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match number – T20I no. 2360

Post Match Presentation

Matthew Wade:

It was a good match in the end. Inglis played a terrific innings. The young Indian players played a great innings. [At mid-innings] Just to control what we can control. We had plans, but it is easier said that done. We bowled pretty well. Behrendorff and Sangha were great. A lot of positives to take out of it. I was speaking to him [Inglis] if he wanted to go down, don’t think that will happen. A great knock. [After Surya’s wicket] We wanted to hang in. Ellis bowled a great over. It got down to the last ball. All credit to us and teh boys for hanging in.

Suryakumar Yadav is the player of the match:

Very happy with the way the boys displayed the talent on the field. We were put under pressure, but the way everyone came back into the game, was great. [Captaincy] I think it’s a proud moment, whenever you play cricket, you think of representing India, it will take some time to sink in but very proud. [Thought at mid-innings] I just felt there will be some dew but, there was none. I knew the ground was small. We thought we will be chasing 230, but the bowlers put us back. We just wanted to be positive. [Batting] Just enjoy and express yourself.

I told Kishan one thing, just keep batting, don’t think of the target. After 10 overs, it was a tailor-made situation. We knew what would happen later on. I left the [captaincy] luggage in the dressing room. I just tried to enjoy my batting, whether I am batting 10 or 40 balls. There was great support from the ground. [Message after he got out] I told them not to take the the game too deep. The way the boys kept their nerve was great to see. It was a tailor-made situation for Rinku. His composure relaxed me also. [Mukesh’s last over] The way all three fast bowlers pulled us back into the game after 16 overs. Incredible achievement.

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