In the much-anticipated first T20 International (T20I) between India and Australia at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, Suryakumar Yadav won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Ravi Bishnoi’s early strike stuns Australia

India’s start was nothing short of spectacular, with young spinner Ravi Bishnoi delivering a masterclass in the fifth over. Bishnoi outfoxed Aussie opener Matthew Short with a deceptive delivery, commonly known as a ‘wrong ‘un.’

Short, attempting to capitalize on the spin, aimed to go over mid-wicket, but Bishnoi’s delivery held its line, crashing into the off-stump. The dismissal left the Australian camp in awe and set the tone for a challenging innings.

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Here is the video:

Teams transition from ODI World Cup final to T20I battle

This T20I marks the first international encounter between India and Australia since their clash in the ODI World Cup 2023 final, where the Aussies emerged victorious. Matthew Wade, taking the reins as captain, leads Australia, filling in for Pat Cummins and David Warner, who returned home after the World Cup triumph.

Key players on the field

Suryakumar is at the helm of the Men in Blue, showcasing his leadership skills, while Matthew Wade shoulders the responsibility of captaining the Australian side. Among the players, Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan, and Prasidh Krishna, who were part of India’s Cricket World Cup squad, bring their experience to the T20I battle.

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