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Aus vs Ind T20: Australia beats India by four runs

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BRISBANE: India lost the first T20 international by four runs against Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday.

Chasing a revised target of 174, India finished with 169 for 7 in 17 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan (76 off 42 balls), Dinesh Karthik (30 off 13 balls) and Rishabh Pant (20 off 15 balls) were the main contributors.

For Australia, Marcus Stoinis (2 for 27 in 3 overs) and Adam Zampa (2 for 22 in four overs) were wreckers-in-chief.

Earlier,Glenn Maxwell smacked 46 runs off 24 balls to fire Australia to 158-4 in the rain-hit opening T20 against India at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday.

Rain cut the game short to 17-overs a side and thus, by DLS method, India have been set a target of 174 runs.

Maxwell hit four sixes in his whirlwind knock before rain came, after Chris Lynn scored 37 runs off 20 balls to help Australia recover from a slow start.

This was after India won the toss and opted to bowl on a surprisingly green wicket. Kuldeep Yadav was picked ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal as expected, while the hosts also included a spinner in Adam Zampa and left out medium pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.

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