Hardik Pandya fully stole the show in the first T20I against Australia in Mohali.
India after batting first lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma early who gave catch to Ellis in Hazlewood’s over but KL Rahul continued to show his class. Centurion of the last game, Virat Kohli could not replicate the same performance and went out cheaply.
KL Rahul completed his fifty in just 32 balls and got a good support from Suryakumar Yadav. Rahul departed after scoring but Suryakumar Yadav continued to hit Aussie bowlers all over the park and finished his innings on 46 runs.
Then comes Hardik Pandya who took the full responsibility of finishing the innings. Hardik played some outrageous big shots and completed his half century in just 25 deliveries. In the last over, Hardik Pandya slammed 3 sixes on the 3 last deliveries and remained unbeaten on 71 runs off 31 deliveries. Owing to his knock, India put on a mammoth total of 208 runs on the board.