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Last Ball Drama: India Seals Thrilling Victory in 1st T20I against Australia

India vs Australia 1st T20I: A Last-ball Six That Never Counted

November 24, 2023: In a nail-biting encounter at Visakhapatnam, the Indian cricket team emerged victorious in the first T20I of the series against Australia, securing a stunning win with just one ball to spare. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Indian captain Suryakumar Yadav witnessed a formidable Australian innings, as they posted a challenging total of 208 runs for the loss of three wickets.

Chasing the target, the Indian team showcased a brilliant display of batting prowess, with notable contributions from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. The match, however, took an unexpected turn in the last over, adding a dramatic twist to the already intense encounter.

With 7 runs needed off the final over, India faced a nerve-wracking moment as they lost three crucial wickets. Despite the tension, Rinku Singh managed to hit a boundary on the first ball, setting the stage for a nail-biting finish. The following balls saw a series of events, including a run-out and a six by Sen Abbott off Rinku Singh’s bat on the last ball.

The six, however, didn’t count. Although it seemed like a match-winning shot, the rules of cricket intervened. The delivery was deemed a no-ball, and as per the sequence of events, the no-ball was bowled before the six. Consequently, only one run was credited to India, securing the win by a slender margin of one run.

The thrilling climax left fans on the edge of their seats, showcasing the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket. As India celebrated a hard-fought victory, the last-ball drama added an extra layer of excitement to an already memorable encounter.


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