India beat Australia by 9 wickets in 1st T20

David Warner who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to an IPL title past year will lead the team in Smith's absence.

Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav struck again in the 13th over as he bowled all-rounder Moises Henriques for eight runs. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, on 15, and skipper Virat Kohli, on 22, remained unbeaten.

Players spent more than an hour off the field before India got back on to chase the 48 they needed to win off just 5.3 overs through the Duckworth-Lewis method. Probably that is when Australia lost the plot in the match.

Toss: Virat Kohli, the India captain, won the toss and chose to field against Australia in the first Twenty20 global at Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi on Saturday (October 7).

Aaron Finch picked up where he left off in the ODIs, top scoring with 42 from 30 balls. The match was stopped due to rain when Australia were 118 for 8 with 8 balls to spare.

Australian team has suffered tremendous loss in the ODI matches played against the host team.

Steve Smith will miss Australia's Twenty20 internationals against India with a shoulder injury, but is expected to recover in time for the Ashes.

Australia meanwhile recalled their T20I specialists Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Andrew Tye and Glenn Maxwell. However, given his record in this format and the fact that his last T20I came 18 months back against India at the World T20, this could be a blessing in disguise for the visitors.

From there on, India took complete control of the game with Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah (2-17) among the wickets.

Smith had voiced his batting concerns after the final ODI in Nagpur, saying the series has been "disappointing" as a leader.

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel.

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