Australia defeated India in the first T20I. © AFP
Australia beat India by four runs in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) in Brisbane on Wednesday, despite a fighting 76 from Shikhar Dhawan in a rain-reduced match. Chasing a total of 174 under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern run rate system, the visitors narrowly missed out, losing two wickets in the final over to end with 169-7.
It gives Australia a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with the second game on Friday in Melbourne.