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India fought hard but still lost the game off the final ball.

Last-ball win - Terrific win for Australia! They have completed a superb win after totally losing it at the death. Umesh fails to back up a terrific penultimate over from Bumrah. Cummins and Richardson complete the job with Umesh failing to get the length right in the final over. They needed 14 to begin and then it came down to 2 from the final ball. Cummins hit it down the ground to pick up a couple. Top win! They take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Australia choking - What an excellent penultimate over from Bumrah. He gives away just 2 runs and picks up the important wicket of Handscomb who miscued a pull. And off the next ball, he bowls a terrific yorker to get rid of Coulter-Nile. Vizag is roaring. This could well be one of the dramatic comebacks ever.

Another one - Don't tell me Australia are going to lose this one. Krunal Pandya knocks the leg stump. Ashton Turner attempts the paddle and misses the ball totally. What a silly way to get out when you have the match in the bag. Australia now need 21 from the last three overs.

Needless - The 'debutant' Handscomb has made a bad call for a second run and it has resulted in the well set D'Arcy Short making his way back into the pavilion. There was no need for it. Australia might stutter if India pick up one more wicket here.

Maxwell departs - Comeback possible? Match is still in Australia's bag as they need 38 from 39 but the danger man Maxwell is gone. He just got to his fifty and fetched another boundary but Chahal bowls one wide to force the batsman to miscue it. Rahul takes the catch at the boundary.

Fifty for Australia: Maxwell is toying with the Indian bowlers! Three boundaries in an Umesh Yadav over before a six and a boundary more off Chahal. Australia are on their way...

EARLY WICKET: And the experiment fails! Stoinis is run out with the last ball of the second over. Short was ball-watching and Stoinis wasn't watching his partner or the ball. Half way down the pitch when he is sent back and falls marginally short. Umesh at backward square leg threw the ball to the bowler who flipped the bails off in a split second. Finch at one-down for Australia. Wait, he goes for a first-ball duck! What a start for India. The Australia skipper reviews the lbw call but the decision stays and Bumrah has got India the second wicket! Two wickets in two balls for the hosts. The game is on!

We're back and here's a surprise! Short to open for Australia - we all know that, Finch said it at the toss. But there's no Finch! Marcus Stoinis to open! Bumrah with the ball.

India finish with 126/7: Quite underwhelming, quite under-par given the way Rahul and Kohli were going after Australia's bowlers. Full credit to Coulter-Nile for those three vital strikes in the middle order that truly crippled India. He got the in-form Rahul, who hit a fifty on comeback, and then DK in the same over, before dismissing Krunal to leave Dhoni with just the tail.With no support from the other end, MSD's unbeaten 29 could have taken India only so far. Join us back for Australia's chase in 15.

Change of bats for Dhoni and there's a bit of hold up.

More Trouble for India: Trapped leg before and that's the seventh wicket for Australia. Umesh looked like a walking wicket all the time he was at the crease, shuffling quite a bit across the stumps. Cummins traps him plumb in front and that's another wicket for the visitors. Chahal in, next.

THIRD wicket for NCN: Another Reckless shot and that's the end of Krunal Pandya. Short of length ball, climbs onto the batsman who wanted to pull but gets beaten by the bounce. Top-edge and a dolly for Maxwell at point. That leaves Dhoni and the tail. Here's Umesh.

Bowled him! Coulter-Nile strikes again in his second over and India are in deep trouble here! Nothing shot, really. DK comes down looking to drive but leaves a gap wide enough for the ball to sneak past and knock back his mid-stump. What an over for Australia. Krunal Pandya comes in next.

Rahul departs: Tame way to get out after the fifty. Rahul departs and Coulter-Nile strikes. He's played this shot to perfection in this innings previously but this time, fails to get the necessary elevation. Right from the toe-end of the bat and Finch at mid-off takes the easy offering. DK is in.

FIFTY for Rahul. What a way to mark your comeback!

RUN OUT: That wicket should belong to the fielder! Was a definite four through covers had Behrendorff not thrown himself and intercepted that. Pant had taken off almost as soon as he hit it and wasn't even in the frame as Handscomb knocked off the stumps. Heck, was mid pitch when the ball reached the keeper and didn't even bother to come back. MSD is here.

WICKET: Zampa strikes, and he's got the big wicket of the Indian skipper. Kohli rarely takes the aerial route. He came down the track to Zampa and Kohli flicked it straight to long-on where Coulter-Nile takes an easy catch. Here's Pant.

And here's the fifty partnership for the second wicket stand between Kohli and Rohit.

POWERPLAY: India end the six overs with 49/1. Behrendorff had given only four runs off his first two overs before Kohli slammed him for two boundaries in his third. Rahul, meanwhile, looks like he was never gone! Timing it beautifully!

WICKET: A very tight first over followed by a wicket in his second - Behrendorff has given Australia a solid start. Rohit departs.Length ball on the stumps and Rohit goes for a premeditated scoop. But more like from the toe-end of the bat. Easy catch for Adam Zampa, moving back a bit from his short fine-leg position.

Right then, we're all set. Rohit and Rahul to open, as Kohli confirmed at toss.

Playing XIs:

Australia: Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb(w), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa

India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Markande, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

TOSS: Australia opt to bowl.

Toss coming up in moments!

Meanwhile, Peter Handscomb will make his T20I debut for Australia.

News from Vizag:

Team News: Hardik Pandya has been withdrawn from the series due to a back injury, which means there's a better opportunity for Vijay Shankar to prove his all-round credentials ahead of the World Cup selection. Australia, meanwhile, are without Shaun Marsh who has stayed back home for the birth of his child.

The match preview while we wait for the toss.

Hello! Welcome to our live blog for the T20I series opener between India and Australia. On the face of it, a T20I series with 50-overs World Cup barely months away may seem insignificant. But India are looking to fine tune their death overs skills, as skipper Virat Kohli noted, and Australia are still looking to fill in a few World Cup slots.

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