Indian young fast bowler T Natarajan performed brilliantly in the first T20 of the series played against Australia in Canberra. He made his T20 International debut and took three wickets in the first match.
Natarajan, who has done wonders in the IPL, did not let Jaspreet Bumrah be missed. In the first T20 played in Canberra, India won by 11 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. India scored 161 for 7 wickets in 20 overs after which the hosts could score 150 runs for 7 wickets.
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Lokesh Rahul scored the highest 51 runs for India. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja contributed 44 not out and Sanju Samson contributed 23 runs. Australia’s Pacer Heinrichs took 3 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs while Mitchell Starc took 2 wickets. After this, Indian bowlers showed amazing and apart from Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets. Deepak Chahar got a wicket.
Natarajan, who had started her international career in Canberra itself, took 2 wickets in the third ODI against Australia. That match was also won by Team India. Natarajan of Tamil Nadu made all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (2) his first victim in the Canberra T20. After this, D’Arcy Short (34) took the important wicket. Then bowled Mitchell Starc (1).
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At the same time, 21-year-old spinner Washington Sundar stopped the run pace. He was called in by captain Virat Kohli in the opening second over. Sundar did not get a wicket but he gave away only 16 runs in 4 overs. Sundar also plays for Tamil Nadu. Sundar also scored 7 runs in this match with the help of 1 four.