Virat Kohli led India orchestrated a nine-wicket victory over visitors Australia in the first T20I in Ranchi on Saturday, October 7.
India’s target was set at 48 runs in six overs thanks to rain. The Australian side scored a paltry 118 runs in 18.4 overs.
The most enthralling, and probably crucial, moment in the match was the dismissal of Dan Christian.
Skipper Virat Kohli made a direct hit to send Daniel Christian packing during the start of the 19th over.
In fact, Kohli throw was so good that even former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was left amused.
Dan Christian whipped a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery towards the boundary. The Australian took the single and pushed for the second. Kohli, who was fielding at long-on, grabbed the ball and threw it at the keeper's end at the speed of light.
Dhoni was expecting the ball to come onto his gloves. But the ball hit the bails instead.
Dhoni was seen smiling gleefully and was surprised at the accuracy of the shot.
Australia's batting woes continued as they once again failed to read Kuldeep Yadav's left-arm wrist spin. Yadav finished with figures of 2/16 in 4 overs, well supported by Jasprit Bumrah's (2/17 in 3 overs) toe crushing yorkers.