India went into the series as firm favourites. Australia’s chances had been dismissed fairly early. It was said that they are a young team who would get a hammering in India. But, the Aussies have managed to surprise everyone and win the first t20I. Here are the top three things that we learned from Australia’s win over India in the first t20I:
1) Classy Cummins
Pat Cummins had a great series against India in Australia earlier this year. And he has continued to do well against the Indians in the first t20I. First, he did really well with the ball, ensuring that India were restricted to a gettable total. Thereafter, he played his part with the bat in the final over, when the Aussies needed 14 off 6. Cummins has become one of the most important members of this Australian side.
2) Brilliant Behrendorff
Jason Behrendorff has the ability to surprise with his pace and swing. He has done this against India in the past and he did it again in this match. The Indian top order failed to play him convincingly and this turned out to be the key difference in the end. This tall lanky fast bowler is certainly one to watch out for.
3) Dull Dhoni
When MS Dhoni came to the crease, it looked like he had another opportunity to show his class in T20Is. He has done this so many times in the past and was expected to continue in the same way. However, he struggled his way to 29 with just one six. Many times he refused to take a single, and this cost India big time in the end.
To sum up, the Aussies have shown that they are a determined side if nothing else. Their performance with the ball was simply stunning, ensuring that India were never really on top with the bat. Hats off to them for a great win!