Australia captain was bowled for a duck after he was trapped lbw by Jasprit Bumran in the opening T20I at Visakhapatnam. @ PTI

Australian captain Aaron Finch conceded facing Jasprit Bumrah in the death overs is no mean feat. Bumrah, who became the second Indian bowler to reach 50 Twenty20 International wickets, returned with exceptional figures of three for 16 in his four overs, but was on the losing side as the tourists snatched a thrilling three-wicket victory in the opening match at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Defending a below par 127-run total, India were right in the game till the final over – this after Bumrah bowler a brilliant 18th over – in which he picked two wickets of debutant Peter Handscomb and Nathan Coulter-Nile – to bring the equation down to 14 off the last over. (ALSO READ: We want to give game time to KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant: Virat Kohli)

“When Bumrah has got overs up his sleeve, it’s never easy,” Finch, who was dismissed by the Gujarat pacer for a duck, said at the post-match presentation.

Add to Australia’s troubles during the run-chase were two inexplicable run-outs – of Marcus Stoinis and D’Arcy Short. Thanks to Glenn Maxwell, who registered a stroke-filled half-century and Pat Cummins at the end, Australia were able to seal the win. (ALSO READ: I decided to target other players like Yuzvendra Chahal: Glenn Maxwell)

“The run-outs did not help but great to get the win. They dragged the length back after the initial start. We were able to get some reverse and were bowling into the wicket. These guys are getting more and more experience. It’s a really strong position to be in,” Finch explained.

In the bowling department for Australia, Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the bowlers with figures of three for 26. “Nathan is a wicket-taker. He has been very consistent in the IPL as well. Maxi played a hell of an innings on a pitch which was tough to bat,” he said.