Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja batted brilliantly in the first T20 match of the series in Canberra. He played in a stormy way, scoring 44 runs off 23 balls and returned unbeaten. During this, he broke an Indian record of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Jadeja, batting at number 7 at Manuka Oval in Canberra, hit 5 fours and 1 six in his unbeaten innings of 23 balls. He hit six off the fourth ball of the 19th over of Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood and then hit fours off the next two balls.
See, Scorecard: Australia vs India, 1st T20 @ Canberra
Jadeja batted at number 7 with this, becoming the best Indian batsman to score in T20 International. He broke the record of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored 38 runs in 18 balls against England in 2012 at Wankhede.
Australia won the toss in this match and decided to field first. The Indian team scored 161 for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Opener Lokesh Rahul scored 51 runs from 40 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. 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.