Australia required 38 runs from 40 balls when Maxwell departed, having steadied in style.
Glenn Maxwell's masterful knock of 56 and a nerveless final-ball finish from Pat Cummins have lifted Australia to a three-wicket win over India in their tour-opening Twenty20.
On the eve of India's first T20 match against Australia, Virat Kohli has warned the Indian cricketers from picking up "bad habits" during the IPL keeping the upcoming ICC World Cup in mind. In the very next over, Rishabh Pant misjudged a single and Jason Behrendorff dived to his left and released the ball quickly for keeper Peter Handscomb to effect a run-out.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first batsman to accumulate 500 runs against Australia in the shortest format of the game when he scored 12 runs against the same opposition during the first T20I in Vishakhapatnam.
KL Rahul's return to form was good to watch as he scored a half-century. The last and final T20I will be played on February 27 in Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Sri Lanka's historic win in South Africa has cricket world raving
Sri Lanka have now won two of their last six test series, with both those victories coming against South Africa . What made the series victory even more improbable was the fact that this was a rag tag Sri Lanka squad.
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Afghanistan Score Record-Breaking 278 Against Ireland
In response, Ireland ended with 194 for 6 with skipper Paul Stirling (91 runs off 50 balls) being with the top-scorer. Earlier in the series, Afghanistan sneaked through Ireland by five wickets in the last over in the first T20I.
From a comfortable 80 for two in 9.5 overs, India lost four wickets for 20 runs by the 15th over to be reduced to 100 for six.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played one of his signature dogged innings as he stemmed the rot with an unbeaten 29 off 37 balls but the total was definitely sub-par in the end.
Maxwell and Short fell in quick succession before Ashton Turner recorded a duck and when Hardik Pandya had debutant Peter Handscomb (13) caught behind and Bumrah bowled Coulter-Nile (4) with a yorker, India looked favourites - until Cummins and Richardson kept their nerve.
Australia are bowling first in the first T20 worldwide with rookie India's leg-spinner Mayank Markande set for global debut.