Bailey chips it towards long-on and gives the strike to Faulkner. Jadeja brillliantly fields at long-on and cuts down two more runs in the next ball. Faulkner had hit that ball extremely hard wide of long-on. But the next ball Faulkner seals it with a six.
64 runs from 29 balls! Faulkner had conceded 21 from the last over when India were batting and he hits thrice more than that to turn the game around. Unarguably, the Ishant Sharma over changed the complexion of the game.
Ishant Sharma has been clobbered. 30 runs coming from it.4, 6, 6, 2, 6, 6
A length ball is samacked over extra-cover by Faulkner. The next ball is short of length and is smashed over mid-wicket way back into the stands. Umpires had to call for a new ball. It’s a nightmare for MS Dhoni and the bowler. The third ball is hit straight back for a six. Follows it up with a couple and one more six over mid-wicket.
Ashwin follows Faulkner on the second ball and denies any slogging opportunity. Voges gets a carrom ball but it is pitched short and he hits it for a boundary. The off-spinner keeps the rest of the over tight. Just eight runs in that over.
Concedes two wides and couple of runs in the first two deliveries. Voges hits back to the bowler on the third delivery. The ball ricochets off Ashwin’s hands to hit the stumps. The appeal is referred to third umpire but no problem for Faulkner as he well back in his crease.
Faulkner connects well to launch one into the stands. However that’s the only boundary they get. Voges hit straight back on the penultimate delivery, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar does well to stop it on his follow through.
72 needed in 36 balls.
Australia needs a Hussey knock right now. #IndvAus
Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the attack and strikes first ball. Haddin pulls the ball straight to Jadeja at long-on. Faulkner, the new man has to wait for three balls to get off the mark. Voges picks a couple off the penultimate ball. He backs off a bit too much on the last one and fails to connect.
Ashwin still bowling round the wicket. On the third ball, Voges tries to reverse sweep it. Ishant Sharma at backward point does well to stop a certain boundary and restricts to just two. Ashwin the bowls loose delivery but Voges can’t capitalise on it.
Umpires signals a wide on the last ball, but reverses his decision. Wonder whether there has been as bad start for any umpire as Shamsuddin.
Surprise decision from Dhoni. Gets Virat Kohli to bowl. He gives away six runs on the second ball. Pitching half-way down Haddin slaps it over mid-wicket for a six. He follows it up with consecutive boundaries. Kohli trying to angle the ball in and the batsmen take the luxury of collecting runs on the leg.
Voges now on the attack. Virat Kohli’s good fielding saved a certain boundary. Though a single was taken on the overthrow. On the last ball of the over, Voges fetches a short ball outside off and slaps it past mid-wicket for a boundary
The momentum has completely shifted now. Maxwell was the key man who could have fuelled their scoring with big hits.
The skipper is dismissed. The drinks break seems to have disturbed the concentration. Vinay Kumar keeps the ball short. It doesn’t rise as much as Bailey expected. Hits him on the back leg. Looked like a close call but it has been given out. Kumar has got a crucial breakthrough.
Kumar welcomes new man Maxwell with a series of short deliveries. On the final delivery, Maxwell attempts a non-existent run. Dhawan at mid-off had all the time in the world to throw at the stumps and he hits it.
Vinay Kumar back into the attack. The first ball is hit behind point. Good fielding by Ashwin and saves two crucial runs. Kumar delivers a beautiful delivery moving away from Voges and the batsman is beaten completely.
However, he drops one short but it doesn’t have enough pace and Voges has no hesitation in pulling it for a much-needed boundary.
Batting powerplay taken by Bailey. But that doesnhelp them much in getting away from Jadeja’s accurate line. Three singles in that over. Jadeja’s faster ones pitching on stumps are proving to be tough for the batsmen to hit.
Jadeja’s good work has allowed Ashwin to gain some confidence from the other end. He is bowling round the wicket wide of the crease giving the ball more air. The batsmen try to cut him and Bailey finally succeeds and hits a boundary past point. 50-run partnership between Bailey and Voges.
Bailey is creating a web around himself. He is trying to hit Jadeja standing firm but the arm ball is not allowing him space to cut and pull. He finally whips one on the leg-side for a couple. Accumulates a quick single on the next ball.
Yuvraj starts off with a wide. Two balls later Bailey hits a short ball to deep fine-leg for a couple. Could have collected a boundary on the next after a loose ball from Yuvraj doesn’t bounce much and the Bailey tries to slog sweep it.
Jadeja is quickly sliding his overs. The slower first ball is hit towards mid-wicket for a single by Adam Voges. Concedes a wide followed by a couple on the last delivery. Voges turns it towards mid-wicket and runs two.
Yuvraj Singh comes in to bowl. Gets a bit of turn but Bailey struggling to read him. The Australian skipper does hit a bad ball for a boundary. But just five from it. As overs go by the required rate is slowly creeping up.
Still no signs of Ravichandran Ashwin. Considering that he is low on confidence after the clobbering he got in last three matches, Dhoni is holding him back.
Australia: 95/3 | Overs 22 | Bailey 8*, Voges 4*
Tidy over yet again from Jadeja. Persisting with a middle and leg-stump line and pushing the faster one in to keep the batsmen guessing. Three runs coming from that over.
Ishant Sharma now 96 ODI wkts. Finch was his just his 3rd lbw victim in ODIs (3.13%) #IndvsAus
First two deliveries doesn’t get Baily any runs. On the third one off Ishant, he flicks it over mid-wcket for a boundary. No fielders there so the aerial shot lands just inside the fence and crosses for a four.
Nevertheless a good over from Ishant Sharma. Just the four from it.
The other Kumar on target too. Bhuvneshwar keeps it straight on good length. Watson and Finch offering a straight bat. A single to long-off, followed by a run each playing towards thirdman and deep cover.
Both Kumars have restricted Australia and brought India back in the game.
Australia: 79/1 | Overs 15 | Finch 36*, Watson 9*
Vinay Kumar is getting the ball to move. Concedes three on the first three deliveries. Then drops it short but it’s called a wide. The next ball is a beauty as he pitches it up and the ball moves inwards beating Shane Watson. Dhoni is likely to persist with the Karnataka pacer looking at his rhythm.
Australia: 75/1 | Overs 14 | Finch 35*, Watson 7*
Watson gets an inside edge and collects two runs. He sees off the next two balls before launching it between deep square-leg and mid-wicket for a four.
Vinay Kumar gets his due. After that Finch catch was turned down, Kumar looked frustrated, but he comes back well to remove Hughes. The left-hander tries to run the ball towards thirdman, can’t get it well on the bat and a thick edge is caught by Dhoni. Lack of fotwork also did him in.
Kumar welcomes Watson with two short balls before he gets off the mark.
Accurate bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Doesn’t give any room to Hughes to free his arms and keeps the length much fuller. Hughes tries to work the ball past point but the fielder doesn’t allow any run. Maiden over for Kumar.
Finch survives! umpire Shamsuddin is having a terrible debut. The second ball of the over, Vinay Kumar drops it short and Finch can’t connect well. The edge hits his shoulders and deflects to Virat Kohli at point. Umpire turns down the appeal. Kohli gets animated and shows his displeasure pretty clearly.
Good over from Kumar. A single followed by a couple scored off the last two deliveries.
Dhoni seems to be a bowler less looking at how Ishant Sharma is delivering. Yet again a short ball hammered by Hughes past mid-wicket. He does regain his line back and Hughes does give enough respect it deserves. With the lack of enough pace, the short ball may not be the best option unlike a Mitchell Johnson.
Australia: 60/0 | Overs 9 | Finch 33*, Hughes 18*
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is by far the most effective bowler but a breakthrough is still eluding India. On the second ball, the nick from Finch’s bat runs past second slip for a four. He picks a couple by flicking an incoming delivery. On the final ball he gets an easy gift to collect one more boundary.
Australia: 48/0 | Overs 8 | Finch 21*, Hughes 18*
Ishant Sharma struggling to get his length right. A slightly fuller one is punched by Finch off the backfoot and the ball goes for a boundary. The delivers accurately to Finch who changes ends thanks to a leg bye.
Hughes then has no hesitation in putting off a wayward delivery on the leg side for a four.
Australia: 39/0 | Overs 7 | Finch 17*, Hughes 14*
Bhuvneshwar almost got Hughes there. Loud appeal for leg-before. Umpire turns it down thinking bat-pad but replays show it was pad first. Could have been close. Still a good over conceding just four from it.
Australia: 35/0 | Overs 6 | Finch 14*, Hughes 13*
Ishant Sharma replaces Vinay Kumar. Comes over the wicket, and Hughes waits for the delivery and times it on the off-side to accumulate four more to the total. Good footwork from the left-hander. Sharma then reduces the width on offer for Hughes and cramps him for space. Hughes gets a single on the last ball, retains strike.
Australia: 29/0 | Overs 5 | Finch 13*, Hughes 8*
Incoming delivery from B Kumar, hits Finch on the pads but the appeal from Indians is turned down from Shamsuddin. Two balls later pitches it up but Finch goes through with the shot and the ball zips past mid-on towards the fence.
Not a breezy start but the Australians are securing their confidence with a boundary in the over.
Australia: 22/0 | Overs 4 | Finch 9*, Hughes 8*
Vinay Kumar coming over the wicket and pushes it outside off. Hughes has no problem in directing it on the off. On the fourth ball he hops on the backfoot and slaps it for a four.
Australia: 16/0 | Overs 3 | Finch 9*, Hughes 2*
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is slightly off-target. Gives a juicy half-volley outside off-stump as Finch hammers it past covers. Just four from it in that over.
Australia: 12/0 | Overs 2 | Finch 5*, Hughes 2*
Vinay Kumar shares the new ball with Kumar. Finds it difficult to get hold of his length. Concedes a bye and then pitches on the leg-side again and the ball further swirls down the leg giving four more leg-byes to Australia. Gets his line back in the remaining balls.
Australia: 5/0 | Overs 1 | Finch 4*, Hughes 1*
Hint of swing for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and he has used it extremely well with good line. Brings the first ball back into Phil Hughes. Even Aaron Finch has some trouble judging the ball first-up. Finch finally gets a boundary with a cut shot past backward point.
Welcome back. The Australian batsmen are back to chase the stiff target.
What an innings. He came in at 76 for four and changed the face of the game. He started off cautiously — something typical of his innings. He accumulated the runs when Kohli was on song and finally cut loose towards the end. With the tradition of scoring of 300 in this series, we still don’t know whether that’s enough.
India: 303/9 | Overs 50 | Dhoni139*, I Sharma 0* OUT! V Kumar 0*
Dhoni carnage in the last over — 4, 0, 6, 6, 1+wk, 4
He swings the first ball between mid-wicket and long-on for a boundary. He refuses a single in the next ball. On the third ball comes the helicopter shot and then follows it up with a six over long-off. Vinay Kumar is run-out on the fourth ball and Dhoni ends it in style whipping the ball over mid-wicket for a boundary.
21 runs in that over.
India: 282/8 | Overs 49 | Dhoni118*, V Kumar 0*
Dropped!George Bailey drops MS Dhoni. He tries to loft but mistimes it, the ball balloons in the air but Bailey at mid-off. DHoni follows the dropped chance with a smashing drive to the right of Bailey for a boundary. Dhoni refuses easy singles on the next two deliveries to retain strike.
The decision pays off as he whips the ball over long-off for a six. Watson’s rhythm has been spoiled. bowls second wide of the over after the six.
He slices the last ball over cover for a single and retains strike. 15 runs coming from it.
India: 267/8 | Overs 48 | Dhoni105*, V Kumar 0* OUT! B Kumar 10 (18) | 47.5
Hundred for MS Dhoni!
Gets two consecutive boundary. First clears mid-off and then slices fine towards thirdman to get to his ton. First ODI ton by an Indian batsman at Mohali and the second for Dhoni against Australia.
However, on the last ball, Kumar tries to pull a short ball and gives a simple catch to Maxwell at mid-on.
India: 256/7 | Overs 47 | Dhoni94*, B Kumar 10*
The Australians were relaxed after Dhoni picked a single on the first delivery off Clint McKay’s over. But Kumar is no bunny with the bat, he makes room for himself and lofts McKay’s slower delivery over the infield to long-off for a boundary. Singles coming in the next four balls. On the last ball Dhoni pulls the ball wide of long-on, however the fielder is agile on the fence and takes it on one bounce to restrict it to a single.
India: 247/7 | Overs 46 | Dhoni92*, B Kumar 4*
Faulkner keeps his length full and wide to avoid being smashed by Dhoni. The Indian skipper manages to dig the second ball for a single. Kumar can’t get away in the remaining balls as Faulkner keeps his length accurate on the stumps.
Excellent over, just a single from it.
India: 246/7 | Overs 45 | Dhoni91*, B Kumar 4*
Johnson starts with his usual short ball and Kumar ducks underneath. After two singles, Kumar is watchful against the left-arm bowler and plays out the rest of the over for no run.
Good spell from Johnson: 10-1-46-4
India: 244/7 | Overs 44 | Dhoni90*, B Kumar 3*
Six! That’s a typical Dhoni shot. The ball pitched up and he slaughters it over long-off. Bhuvneshwar Kumar ensures that he takes the single.
On the final ball, Watson drops it short on the leg-side, Dhoni goes for it and the edge evades Brad Haddin to the boundary.
Fourth wicket for Johonson. End of the 76-run partnership
Johnson coming over the wicket angles a slower ball away from Ashwin and he tries to glide it past thirdman. The edge goes wide of Haddin who takes a sharp catch.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new batsman joining Dhoni.
India: 227/6 | Overs 42 | Dhoni78*, Ashwin 27*
Dhoni fails to get hold of a short ball from Watson. The ball just trickles past the infield towards fine-leg, but the Indian captain sprints for a couple. The ball hit him on the glove and gets some treatment for minor bruise on the finger. Dhoni then gets one past deep square-leg for a boundary.
Ashwin on the penultimate delivery, shuffles across and cheekily directs the short ball fine on the leg-side for the second boundary of the over.
India: 215/6 | Overs 41 | Dhoni71*, Ashwin 22*
First six of the match. Doherty drops the penultimate ball short and Dhoni muscles it over mid-wicket for a huge six. In the next ball, he comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
India: 202/6 | Overs 40 | Dhoni60*, Ashwin 20*
Faulkner comes over the wicket trying to move the ball away from the batsmen. Ashwin blocks once and fails to connect on the third ball. He collects a single past deep point for a single and India reach 200.
India: 198/6 | Overs 39 | Dhoni58*, Ashwin 18*
Ashwin awkwardly delas with a short delivery and the ball rolls to fine-leg. Watson’s incoming delivery hits Dhoni on the pads but the appeal is turned down. He collects a leg-bye in the next ball.
Dhoni keen to retain strike runs a tight single. The ball hits the stumps but he is safely back in the crease.
The powerplay overs come to an end.24 runs in those five overs.
India: 194/6 | Overs 38 | Dhoni57*, Ashwin 16*
McKay changes his pace and bowls a slower one first-up, Dhoni didn’t see that coming and in the end moment just jabs it for a single. The batsmen pick three more singles in the next deliveries, with Ashwin working the ball around with good timing.
India: 176/6 | Overs 37 | Dhoni55*, Ashwin 14*
Consecutive boundaries for Dhoni! Glances the ball behind square-leg for a boundary and gets to his fifty. The next ball, Faulkner misses his fuller length ball by a mile, and Dhoni hammers it past thirdman for another four.
His length goes for a toss and slides it down the leg-side, the ball brushes past Ashwin’s legs for another four.
14 runs from that over.
India: 176/6 | Overs 36 | Dhoni46*, Ashwin 13*
Dhoni drives through covers for one, Ashwin glides the second ball for one more. The Indian skipper can’t get past the infield in the rest f the over. Just two coming from it.
120 dot balls so far in this innings!
On the chopper that flew past the stadium carrying a tribute message for Sachin Tendulkar
Woah! That plane in the air brought smiles on more faces than the players of team India today! #indvsaus
Dhoni takes the batting powerplay after the 34th over. With a single and a leg-bye till the third ball, Ashwin directs a wayward short delivery from Faulkner to the right of deep fine-leg for a boundary on the fourth ball of the over.
India: 168/6 | Overs 34 | Dhoni45*, Ashwin 7*
Boundary for Dhoni. Johnson pushes it full outside off, Dhoni slices it past backward point. He tries to go aerial over cover but the ball slices off the bat and almost flies towards deep point. Bounces just short of George Bailey.
Ashwin times a shot to point for no run and the works a short ball on the leg-side for a single.
India: 162/6 | Overs 33 | Dhoni40*, Ashwin 6*
Dhoni offers two defensive stroke to Doherty on the first two balls, then follows with a single. Ashwin offers forward defence in the remaining three balls
Johnson bouncing out batsmen. After Raina and Yuvraj, Jadeja awkwardly tries to work it past leg-side. With pace and bounce of Johnson, the edge flies to Haddin. Third wicket for Johnson.
New man Ashwin and gets a sweetly-timed boundary past gully. Even he gets some short deliveries but no problems for him evading it. Finally on the last ball even he struggles to keep it down, but gets a couple off it.
Meanwhile some poetic compliment for Kohli
Super slow motion shots of Virat Kohli batting with a piano accompaniment have been known to make mountains weep. #fact
Glenn Maxwell brought into the attack strikes the big blow. Kohli is gone. The well-set batsman first made room for himself and got a boundary. The next ball he tries to delivately nudge it past point, unfortunately nicks it to Haddin.
Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.
India: 142/4 | Overs 29 | Kohli 63*, Dhoni34*
Doherty continues to be accurate bowling on middle and off. Kohli gets most of the strike and gives respect to the bowler with defensive strokes.
Just look back to the second ODI, how Kohli thrashed the bowlers. This time around he is slowly stitching his innings and ensuring that the team is inching towards a strong total. He has picked his singles and two’s and ensured that the strike-rate doesn’t dip.
Doherty has given away just 28 from his seven overs so far.
India: 139/4 | Overs 28 | Kohli 61*, Dhoni33*
Juicy full-toss by Adam Voges but Kohli fails to get the placement right. Both batsmen are slowly getting into their groove, striking the ball with more power. Most of such shots in this over has run into the fieldsmen in the outfield. Three runs from it.
India: 136/4 | Overs 27 | Kohli 59*, Dhoni32*
Boundary for Kohli. Doherty gets the ball angling in, Kohli makes room with his beautiful footwork and takes the aerial route over Watson over cover for a boundary. Kohli must be wondering whether to shift gears now or wait for the batting powerplay.
Kohli magnificent. Expect Shastri to go into raptures again!
Three runs, all in the form of singles. The only attacking shot came on the fourth delivery when Dhoni fiercely pulled a ball straight to deep fine-leg.
India: 103/4 | Overs 21 | Kohli 39*, Dhoni19*
Dhoni comes down the track and nudges the ball for a single. On the next ball, Kohli ricks back on the backfoot to hit it to mid-wicket to add one more to his total. The Indian skipper picks a couple on the fourth ball.
India: 98/4 | Overs 20 | Kohli 38*, Dhoni15*
The boundaries have dried up but not Kohli’s scoring. He is still busy picking singles and scoring at run-a-ball. He pulls the fourth ball along the ground confidently, unfortunately it goes straight to deep mid-wicket. Four runs from the over.
Dhoni is a robust looking player,very unseductive but highly productive
Doherty gets some grip and turn in this over. Kohli’s opts for a forward defensive push and the ball takes the edge, but the deflection is good enough to brush past Haddin’s pads. Tidy over from Doherty conceding just two runs.
India: 92/4 | Overs 18 | Kohli 35*, Dhoni12*
Dhoni yet again defensive on the front foot for the first three deliveries. Offers a similar shot and looks to attempt a quick single but eventually Kohli sends him off. He struggles to get back due to the niggle in his hamstring. Follows it up with a couple through the leg-side.
India: 89/4 | Overs 17 | Kohli 35*, Dhoni9*
The batsmen adopt a defensive approach against Doherty. Dhoni gets most of the strike and he just comes forward and tries to push the ball around. Three runs from the over.
India: 86/4 | Overs 16 | Kohli 34*, Dhoni7*
James Faulkner replaces Clint Mckay. Just three runs from the over.
Xavier Doherty comes in to ball for the first time in the match.
India: 83/4 | Overs 15 | Kohli 33*, Dhoni5*
Mitchell Johnson on a hat-trick comes wide of the crease against Kohli, but the batsman has no problem pushing it towards leg-side. Dhoni picks a boundary to the right of the point fielder. He is looking much comfortable now after an injury concern in the previous over.
Yuvraj’s last three ODIs at Mohali has yielded just three runs!
the word will go around.for all the joys of jaipur, bounce is still the bugbear. raina, then yuvraj
Dhoni is in pain. Kohli slaps a ball towards sweeper cover, but Dhoni twists his ankle after running the first one, refuses Kohli for the second. Umpires in the meanwhile called for drinks. No runs from the remainder of the over
India: 76/4 | Overs 13 | Kohli 31* OUT! Raina 17(19) I 12.5 ovsand Yuvraj 0(1) I 13 ovs
Two wickets for Mitchell Johnson!
Raina seemed to be picking up on his confidence after some good strokes in the last over. Even got a boundary through mid-wicket. But Johnson does exactly what he was supposed to. Shuffles the length and bowls another short ball, this time Raina pokes at it and the Watson at first slip takes it.
Playing at his home ground, a lot was expected from Yuvraj but he can’t fend off a delivery rising from a good length; is caught by Haddin.
The short ball and Raina, very much an odd couple, and just as funny as The Odd Couple. #IndvsAus
Bailey persists with McKay for sixth over on the trot. Kohli gets a single on the first ball and the focus was back on Raina. But this time the left-hander appears much more confident playing some strokes on the front foot. He finally manages to get one past covers and gets three runs.
India: 63/2 | Overs 11 | Kohli 29*, Raina 6*
Johnson comes back from the same end he started from. Kohli picks a single pushing the ball towards mid-wicket off a faster delivery. From thereon its a testing time for Raina. Australia looking to cash in on Raina’s susceptibility to short balls. Johnson varies his length and Raina looks uncomfortable but no harm done.
In last five years 2010 was Virat’s least productive year…and he averaged (hold your breath) 47.38 in that year. What a player!
Kohli looking fabulous here. Collects four more with a well-timed boundary through the covers. Hits yet another shot on the off but the ball ricochets off the short-cover fielder and the batsmen take a single.
Five runs from that over.
India: 55/2 | Overs 9 | Kohli 23*, Raina 5*
Two more boundaries for Kohli. Watson uses the short delivery, Kohli pulls it over mid-on for a boundary. Watson strays on the legside and Kohli doesn’t miss that opportunity; glances it for a four and the takes a single.
Raina on the last ball times well and picks his first boundary. 14 runs from that over and 50 up for India.
India: 41/2 | Overs 8 | Kohli 14*, Raina 0*
McKay continues from the other end. Kohli gets a confident boundary off a cover drive. Just the four runs from it. Kohli is mixing caution with aggression. The pitch has slightly uneven bounce and going all out against may not be the best idea. Gets a boundary and goes defensive.
Shane Watson replaces Mitchell Johnson. Pretty accurate bringing the ball into the batsman. Bowls a wide though. But on the last ball he gets a bit of bounce. Rohit Sharma looks extremely edgy while pulling that ball and the top edge flies behind the wicket. Aaron Finch qucikly runs behind and takes that catch.
India: 35/1 | Overs 6 | Rohit 11*, Kohli 9*
Rohit is not looking fluent. Gets one more inside edge and earns a single. McKay bowls a luring ball outside off stump and Rohit restrains himself. He follows it up with a similar delivery but this time tries to slap it. Didn’t get his timing right but food enough to clear the infield and run away to the deep point boundary.
India has played 12 games at Mohali, winning 8 and losing 4. It has won the last three games here #IndvAus#cricket
Kohli shows that he is surely in sublime form. Collects two boundaries. Johnson pitches it wide outside off and Kohli leans into the drive. The next shot was even better; Johnson tries to york Kohli, but the batsman times it beautifully between cover and point. He remains watchful in the remaining four balls.
India: 21/1 | Overs 4 | Rohit 6*, Kohli 0*
After 12 deliveries Rohit Sharma finally gets off the mark with a lucky boundary. Goes for a drive but the ball takes the inside edge and teases past Brad Haddin behind the wicket.
He cuts one past point on the last ball and gets a couple. six runs from that over.
India: 15/1 | Overs 3 | Rohit 0*, Kohli 0*
Johnson is yet again accurate with his line and length. Keeps it slightly short of good length. New man Virat Kohli is cautious. Just a leg-bye coming from that over.
India: 14/1 | Overs 2 | Rohit 0* OUT! Dhawan8(6)
Dhawan beaten by Clint McKay with the ball rising from good length and the catch was comfortably taken by Brad Haddin. Umpire Shamsuddin hesitates but gives in to the appeal after seeing Dhawan walk.
Clint McKay started from the other end with a wayward delivery and concedes four leg-byes. Dhawan collects four more in the next ball with a firm push walking forward which runs between mid-off and cover. McKay yet again slides one towards leg on the fourth ball and it was flicked by Dhawan for a boundary.
12 runs coming off it but Australia won’t mind having dismissed Dhawan.
India: 2/0 | Overs 1 | Rohit 0*, Dhawan0*
Mitchell Johnson starts with his usual pace of 140+. Bowls a wide first-up but slowly warms with an inswinging yorker and some short-pitched bowling to test Rohit Sharma. Concedes one more wide in the second half of his over. Just two runs coming from that over.
When Johnson starts off with his incoming deliveries it does make one feel there’s lot in the pitch.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have walked in to bat. Sharma set to take strike against Mitchell Johnson
Richard Kettleborough and C Shamsuddin are the on-field umpires for today.
Australian skipper George Bailey has won the toss and has elected to field. Both teams are unchanged. More than the fear of setting a target, Australia had the dew factor in mind at Mohali. At pitch report, Sunil Gavaskar was confident that the ball is going to skid a bit and of course the dew factor making the ball difficult to grip.
Not to forget, we are yet to see a Yuvraj Singh show in the ODI series. Perhaps a good time for him to shine on home ground.
Australia: Aaron Finch, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the ODI series between India and Australia 2013-14. Mohali is all set to host the third ODI, but the entertaining Jaipur match will still be lingering on the minds of cricket fans. Fastest century by an Indian by Virat Kohli and a matured ton by Rohit Sharma helped India overhaul a gigantic target of 360.
Good Afternoon, I am Abhijit Banare and I will bring you the over-by-over updates.