After a poor show in the Windies series, this innings was definitely a breath of fresh air for the Indian opener.
In the five ODIs against the Windies, Dhawan recorded scores of 4, 29, 35, 38, and 6, while in the three T20Is, he registered scores of 3, 43 and 92.
In 2018, Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman (576 runs), Rohit Sharma (567 runs), Babar Azam (563 runs) follow Dhawan in the list of highest run-scorers in T20Is in a calendar year.
Rohit Sharma, who is just 74 runs away to overtake Kohli, is just 57 runs short of becoming the leading run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.
On the match front, the Australians produced a discipline brilliant bowling effort to beat the visitors in a rain-marred match.
For Australia, Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis shared four wickets between them. Apart from them, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake took one wicket apiece.
Zampa, who returned with figures of 2/22 in four overs, was adjudged man of the match.
By virtue of this loss, India suffered their first defeat for in run-chase in nine T20Is – the last was against New Zealand.
The second T20I match between India and Australia will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 23.