Glimpse of Rohit Sharma Joking Dinesh Karthik. suffocated© Twitter
It was an unforgettable night for the Indian cricket team on Tuesday as they lost the first T20I by four wickets against Australia in Mohali. Despite a huge total of 208/6, the Rohit Sharma-led team failed to defend the score as Australia ran to goal in 19.2 overs. The team’s leading fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-52-0) and Harshal Patel (4-0-49-0) gave up 101 runs in eight overs. For the most part, India was left frustrated as they scrambled for wickets. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was also frustrated with the course of the race.
With 11.2 overs, Australia had reached 122/2, chasing a 209-point goal. Umesh Yadav threw in the 12th when Steve Smith shoved one to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Although the umpire was of the opinion that Smith was not out, the Indian side went for DRS and got a favorable result. Then on the last ball of the same over, Glenn Maxwell shoved one to Karthik. Again, after the umpire signaled ‘not out’, the Indian side went for DRS and got a favorable result. It was at this time that Rohit looked very frustrated. He even strangled Karthik for fun.
Watch: Rohit Sharma chokes on the joke Dinesh Karthik
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In the match, India’s weaknesses with the ball were exposed. First to bat, KL Rahul (55 from 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 not from 30 balls) helped India post a disheartening 208 for six after Australia gave the hosts the bat. Australia was dominant in the chase, running home in 19.2 overs. Last year’s World Cup hero Matthew Wade (45 out of 21) and Cameron Green (61 out of 30) played special strokes to make short work of a stiff target.
With PTI inputs
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