3 Reasons Why India Lost the First T20I Match Against Australia

2. Lack of support from other batsmen for Shikhar Dhawan

The top order needed to perform while chasing a steep target of 174 in 17 overs. Dhawan scored a brilliant 74 but failed to get any kind of support.

Rohit was caught at mid-off for 7 while Rahul fell to Zampa for 13. Even skipper Kohli had a bad day during the chase as he scored just 4.

When the run rate had climbed above 12, Dhawan was caught at the third man region by Behrendroff. DK and Pant tried their best but failed to prevent the inevitable.