Australia beat India in T20 thanks to Cameron Green and Matthew Wade | Twenty20

Cameron Green and Matthew Wade shone at either end of Australia’s innings as they claimed a tense four-wicket win over India in their high-scoring Twenty20 opener at Mohali.

India racked up their highest T20 total against Australia, largely thanks to Hardik Pandya’s 71 not out off 30 balls but there were significant contributions from KL Rahul (55) and Suryakumar Yadav (46).

Green, opening the batting for the first time in an international match, helped Australia off to a rapid start with 61 off 30 deliveries although the tourists still needed 55 off the last four overs.

Wade, though, thumped six fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 45 off 21 balls before Pat Cummins struck the winning runs as Australia drew first blood in this three-match series with four balls to spare.

While Australia were celebrating their second-highest successful T20 run chase, India were made to rue dropping three catches, with Green and Wade reprieved during their innings.

The second T20 takes place at Nagpur on Friday.

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