Australia vs India 1st T20I: Here’s how Twitter reacted to the rain-hit thriller
India went down fighting in the first T20I of the three-match series where they fell short by an agonising margin of four runs in a match that was eventually shortened to 17 overs-a-side due to rain.
Australia batted first in the match and racked up 158/4 in 17 overs as Glenn Maxwell starred with some clean hitting with 46 runs off 24 deliveries. India’s revised target in the match was 174 in 17 overs and despite a quality 76 off 42 balls from Shikhar Dhawan and a late flourish from Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, India ended up on the losing side.
However, the contest closely followed by millions across the globe as it signalled the start of India’s highly anticipated tour of Australia, saw the Twitterati quick to pour in with their thoughts on the thriller in Brisbane.
Here are the tweets:
A great nail-biter to begin. Wonderful innings from @SDhawan25 and some absolute clean hitting by @DineshKarthik but Australia manage to win. Good entertainment to start the series #AusvInd pic.twitter.com/foDHClcT97
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 21, 2018
Congrats on the win Australia a bloody good tough and courageous win. This Indian team are a very strong outfit and super competitive too. It’s going to be a great summer of cricket ! See you at the MCG Friday night ?
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 21, 2018
Such a closely fought game, too bad it dint go our way. This is going to be a cracking series. #AusvsInd
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 21, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 21, 2018
A really cracker of a game to begin what promises to be a really good series. Wonderful innings from Shikhar and useful contributions from DK and Pant but in the end Stoinis handled his nerves well. Good game nonetheless #AusvInd
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 21, 2018
India scoring more than Australia yet losing. Australia ke score par laga GST bhaari pad gaya. But a good thrilling game to start the series.#AUSvIND
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 21, 2018
Great fight Australia ?? Great start to the series. Great match by both teams
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) November 21, 2018