[ad_1] 1st T20I: Surya, Rinku help India chase down 209 against Australia

Nov 24, 2023

1st T20I: Surya, Rinku help India chase down 209 against Australia


India's record chase

India skipper Suryakumar Yadav's 42-ball 80 and an unbeaten cameo by Rinku Singh helped the hosts chase down an Indian best of 209 against Australia.

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Rinku Singh's heroics

Rinku, a left-hand batsman who hit 22 off 14 balls, smashed a six that was not counted as the run off the no-ball got India past their previous best chase of 208 against the West Indies in 2019.

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'Chase master' Rinku Singh

Needing seven off the last over, India lost three succesive wickets including two run outs on ball four and five before chase-master Rinku got the team to victory after Sean Abbott bowled a no-ball.

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Suryakumar's captaincy debut

"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," Suryakumar said of the win.

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Key partnership

Suryakumar's 112-run third-wicket stand with Ishan Kishan, who smashed a 39-ball 58, proved key after the hosts lost their openers on 22.

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Inglis' explosive century

Josh Inglis smashed 110 off 50 balls -- his maiden international ton -- to guide Australia to 208-3 after being invited to bat first on a batting-friendly pitch.

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Australia's blistering partnership

Australia lost an early wicket before Inglis, who smashed 110 off 50 balls, joined Steve Smith, who made 52 before being run out, to hammer 130 runs off 67 balls in a blistering partnership.

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Australia's T20 World Cup preparation

Australia rested many of their ODI stars -- including Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa -- as they plan for the T20 World Cup in June.

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Next match in Thiruvananthapuram

The second T20I match between India and Australia will be held in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.

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