India vs Australia, Live Score 1st T20I: Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn Take Australia To 158/4

Glenn Maxwell (46) and Marcus Stoinis (33) played blistering knocks as they guided Australia to 158 for four in the rain-reduced (17 overs) first T20I at The Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday. Both the middle-order batsmen went all guns blazing against the Indian spinners, smashing a 78-run partnership for the fourth wicket. After winning the toss, skipper Virat Kohli opted to bowl against the hosts on a track that had a bit of grass on it. Australia got off to a cautious start but then failed to capitalize with opener D’Arcy Short (7) giving his wicket away in the fifth over. Skipper Aaron Finch (27) followed him soon after getting the initial start. Chris Lynn looked dangerous during his 37-run knock off 20 deliveries but was out witted by Kuldeep Yadav with a googly. Post the departure of Lynn, both Maxwell and Stoinis took matter into their own hands, taking the Indian bowlers to the cleaners. Rain caused interruption in the 16.1 over and the match was reduced to 17 overs. In the final 5 deliveries, Bumrah bowled intelligently, not allowing the Australian batsmen to cause further damage. For India, it was a poor day out in the field. Along with a couple of simple catches being dropped, bowlers suffered an onslaught from the batting duo of Maxwell and Stoinis. Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful bowler for India, finishing with figures of 2-24