Concussion substitute Yuzvendra Chahal has done the magic for India picking two quick wickets thanks to two brilliant catches from Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson. The visitors have made a come back in the first T20I after Australia got off to flying start at the Manuka Oval.
Meanwhile, Australia came all guns blazing during the run chase as skipper Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short showed intent. Both of them went berserk knocking the new ball all round the park. Finch and Short soon crossed the 50-run mark soon to set the platform before concussion substitute Yuzvendra Chahal pulled the brakes.
Sanju Samson picks a stunning catch
The incident took place in the 10th over of the game as Steve Smith had to really fetch the slog sweep off Yuzvendra Chahal. Although he hit it fairly well but didn’t get the placement right. The ball went towards the cow corner region where Sanju Samson swooped in briskly and dived forward in a timely fashion to pouch the catch.
If Hardik Pandya’s catch was good, it was even better from Samson as the ball was coming flat to him while he ran in from the boundary.
Watch the video here:
That's a stunning catch from Samson – Smith has to go.
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Earlier in the day, India managed to break the 160 barrier as they got some quick runs thanks to Ravindra Jadeja. A 23-ball 44 has helped India get to a score which they can think of defending. They really threw it away in the middle overs thanks to a few loss of wickets but Jadeja got them some momentum in the last few overs before KL Rahul and Sanju Samson gave the initial impetus.