Australia beat India by 4 runs in the first of the three T20Is at the Gabba in Brisbane, Queensland, on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Final scorecard:

Australia win by four runs

Australia 4 for 158 (Maxwell 46, Kuldeep 2-24) beat India 7 for 169 (Dhawan 76, Zampa 2-22) by four runs on DLS method

India wins toss and fields first.

The match will start at 5:50 PM AEST, 1:20 PM IST.


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed.

Australia: Aaron Finch, D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake.

The three-match T20I series will kick-start India's tour of Australia 2018-19, which also consists of four Tests and three ODIs. Interestingly, India won the T20I series 3-0 last time they toured Australia in 2016.

Live Streaming and TV details

Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will telecast the matches live on its network across India in English and Hindi commentary respectively.

Fox Sports will broadcast the matches live in Australia. Sky Sports Cricket will provide live coverage in the United Kingdom.

Sony also has the digital media rights of this series, so premium members of SonyLiv would be able to stream the matches live on the app and website.

Foxtel Sports will also provide the online streaming feature for the subscribers in Australia.

Struggling Aussies face a stiff challenge at home

India will welcome back their captain Virat Kohli who was rested for the T20I series against Windies, which they won eventually 3-0.

Kohli's comeback could mean that Manish Pandey goes back to the benches. Hardik Pandya won't be featuring in this series due to an injury, but his brother Krunal Pandya is expected to be in the XI as the all-rounder at no.7.

Australia is coming into this series after two back to back T20I series losses against Pakistan and South Africa. Captain Aaron Finch has some issues to fix, especially the poor form of the batting unit recently. Australia could opt for an all-pace attack in Brisbane as they did in the one-off T20I at the Gold Coast against South Africa last Saturday. Hence, Australia is likely to play the same XI.

The Brisbane pitch is often termed as one of the fastest pitches in Australia.

The new ball might swing a little bit with enough bounce on offer. The wicket might be flat allowing the batsmen to score big in this game. The weather forecast predicts a 40% chances of rain late in the evening, so there could be a loss of some overs in the second innings.