Twenty20 Worldwide, Brisbane:
158-4 (17 overs): Maxwell 46
169-7 (17 overs): Dhawan 76
win by four runs (DLS method)

held on for a victory over .

Chasing 174 from 17 overs, needed 13 over but Marcus Stoinis took two wickets to seal victory by four runs.

As the hosts made 158-4 before rain glenn Maxwell shirt scored with 46 and were set a revised complete via the Duckworth Le Stern method.

Shikhar Dhawan struck 76 and Dinesh Karthik 30 however fell short.

Dhawan innings had given hope within their hard chase to the tourists but when he fell with the score 105-4, were favourites.

Karthik and gave the edge with a blistering fifth-wicket venture of 51 from 24 balls although needed 60 runs in the final four overs.

But, Pant fell from the penultimate for 20 and Karthik was the second of two wickets in two balls in the last as he attempted to clear the ropes.

lead the three-match series 1-0 using the next match taking place on Friday at Melbourne.

The seesawing run pursuit of was played with support for , at a wild setting in Brisbane.

Dhawan had given the innings impetuous with 10 fours and two sixes in his knock that was handsome but the lack of support looked likely to cost with number three KL Rahul opener and captain all of deaprting cheaply.

Rahul and Kohli both fell to leg-spinner Adam Zampa who returned an impressive 2-22 from Dhawan and four overs fell when he guided a grab from a Billy Stanlake bouncer to Jason Behrendorff on the third man boundary.

made themselves favourites using a 14th over.

That required the runs to 35 from three overs.

A four by the final chunk by Karthik abandoned the match in the equilibrium together with one and was caught at point although From the 16th over, Pant attempted to scoop Tye over man.

Crucially new batsman Krunal Pandya was on attack and he missed the second and was caught by a Maxwell on the third shipping, after scrambling a two of the chunk.

With 11 runs needed to win from the final 3 balls Karthik had little option but to attempt to hit a border but he holed second ball as held out.


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