Virat Kohli's Team India faltered with the bat on a rare bad day and suffered a narrow four-run loss against Australia in the rain-hit first Twenty20 International (T20I) of the three-match series in Brisbane on Wednesday. The visitors will like to regroup and reassess their playing combination while aiming for a turn-around in fortunes when they take on the hosts in the second T20I in Melbourne on Friday. Aaron Finch's side now enjoys a 1-0 lead in the series, which includes three back-to-back matches in a short span of five days and India would now be hard-pressed to win two matches in quick succession to grab the T20I series.
Australia's fortunes, across formats, have been on the downward slope in recent times - their last big win came in a T20I triangular series featuring New Zealand and England in February.
Since then, Australia have struggled, and the unavailability of David Warner and Steve Smith, as well as Cameron Bancroft, hasn't helped.