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Twitter Reactions: India continue their clinical run in the first T20I

The Aussies continued to get trolled for their poor performances throughout the tour.

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Team India. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first T20 International kicked off at MS Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi. While he didn’t get a chance to be a hero in the midst, India continued to replicate their strong performances in the ODI cricket into the T20 format. In a match that was cut short due to rains, India went on to win by 9 wickets by the DLS method.

Earlier in the day, it was skipper Virat Kohli who won the toss as India elected to field first. The hosts played their full strength side with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar forming the pace attack along with the two wrist spinners. David Warner was the stand-in skipper in absence of Steve Smith who has been ruled out due to a shoulder injury.

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Bhuvneshwar was taken away for consecutive boundaries by his SRH skipper Warner before he got him with an inside edge. Aaron Finch, however, continued to bat brilliantly while Glenn Maxwell tried to settle himself in, coming out at No.3. However, Yuzvendra Chahal continued the trend of outfoxing Maxwell in the ongoing series.

Finch was soon dismissed owing to a gem of delivery by Kuldeep Yadav. That’s when a flurry of wickets fell in a quick sequence. Australia were reduced from 76/2 to 118/8 before rain interrupted play. The likes of Travis Head, Moises Henriques and Daniel Christian failed to make any kind of difference to the Australian total.

Kuldeep, the chinaman was the pick amongst Indian bowlers with figures of 2/16. Bumrah also got a couple of wickets. Overall it was an amazing bowling performance yet again by the Indian bowlers. Due to the rain delay, the Indian team had to chase a target of 48 runs in 6 overs.

Rohit Sharma began in splendid fashion but completely misjudged one from Nathan Coulter Nile to watch the pacer castle his timber. Skipper Kohli walked in as he alongside Shikhar Dhawan cruised India to another spectacular win with three balls to spare.

Twitter kept everyone entertained whether it was the rains or some stupendous bowling effort by the Indians. The Aussies continued to get trolled for their poor performances throughout the tour.

Here are some of the best tweets that came across during the first T20 game between India and Australia:

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