Australian batsman Chris Lynn was looking furious from the very first ball. However, he smashed a huge six over the deep square leg off Khaleel Ahmed who was bowling his second over of the game at the Gabba in Brisbane. Earlier in the day, the India skipper, Virat Kohli after winning the toss had elected to bowl first. He said,
“It is a hard surface with a decent covering of grass. India hasn’t had much time here, and they would like to see how the pitch behaves. Both teams know the strengths and weaknesses of each other which will be a competitive game form both the sides.”
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However, the left-arm pacer, Khaleel Ahmed gave India the first breakthrough with a wicket on the very first ball of his spell. He had D Arcy Short’s number who didn’t look comfortable from the start. He tried to break free but miscued it only to see Kuldeep Yadav taking a brilliant catch.
Meanwhile, the eighth over of Australia’s innings turned out to be the most expensive one. Khaleel Ahmed had given 21 runs where Chris Lynn smashed him for three sixes. The second one which came from the fourth delivery turned out to be the huge one of the innings so far. The local boy, Chris Lynn had sent the ball in the top tier and going by the square boundary at the Gabba; it was huge.
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Moreover, the Indians had the done a pretty decent job after going for runs in the middle overs. As the rain had interrupted the day’s play, the first T20I got reduced to 17 overs, and Australia could manage to hit 158 for four. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers, who bagged a couple of them. Also, Khaleel Ahmed and Jasprit Bumrah had bagged a piece.
Here is the video of Chris Lynn’s huge six:
BANG! Lynn goes large and Old Mate takes the grab in the stands!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 21, 2018