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  • 6:57 PM IST

    to , no run, take care and goodbye.

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Earlier in the day, Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first which proved to be a disaster as Australia lost 3 wickets in the first 4 overs. Steven Smith then occupied the crease and almost batted through with Marcus Stoinis playing an important cameo. The total was a bit under par and the Indian top order breezed through the chase and ended up winning by 9 wickets.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    Australia have some serious issues going into the T20 World Cup but the form of Steven Smith isn’t one of them. Earlier, it was the top order which failed and now the pace bowlers were just not upto the mark. The conditions didn’t help them either but their spinners did bowl well with Ashton Agar picking up the only wicket in the innings. The Aussies have a plethora of all-rounders but these under par performances make the selection that more difficult. Australia will now look to find the right balance and get back on track in their first match of the tournament.

  • 6:54 PM IST

    Practice makes a man perfect and that could be seen in India’s batting today. All of them have had a lot of practice in the Indian T20 League and are now well versed with the conditions. Just like the last match, the Indian openers got off to a flier. KL Rahul continued his brilliant form as he put on a 68-run partnership with Rohit Sharma at the top. Rahul fell, but Sharma kept on getting better and better as he notched up a half-century and retired soon after. Suryakumar Yadav at the other end played some extraordinary shots and Hardik Pandya added the finishing touches.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    It was like a walk in the park for India as Hardik Pandya wrapped things up in style with 13 balls remaining. Australia, on the other hand, have a lot to think about before heading into the main draw of the tournament.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    17.5 Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, SIX, SIX! Game, set, and match! Fuller in length, around off. Hardik Pandya stands tall and lofts it over the bowler’s head for a maximum and finishes things off in style. INDIA WIN BY 9 WICKETS! 

  • 6:50 PM IST

    17.4 Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, Fuller in length, on off. Hardik Pandya throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball goes off the outside edge towards deep backward point for a brace. 

  • 6:49 PM IST

    17.3 Kane Richardson to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, Lenght ball, on off. Suryakumar Yadav lifts it towards deep cover for a single this time. 

  • 6:48 PM IST

    17.2 Kane Richardson to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, FOUR! Only Suryakumar Yadav can play such extraordinary shots! Short of a length, on middle. Suryakumar Yadav uses his wrists to flick it over short fine leg for a boundary. 

  • 6:47 PM IST

    17.1 Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Short of a length, outside off. Pandya mistimes his pull to mid-wicket for a single. 

  • 6:47 PM IST

    Kane Richardson is back on. 

  • 6:46 PM IST

    16.6 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Wide outside off, slashed to sweeper cover for a single. 14 needed from 18 balls.

  • 6:46 PM IST

    16.5 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, Slower delivery, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav knocks it to long on. A single. 

  • 6:46 PM IST

    16.4 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, Short ball, on middle. Suryakumar Yadav looks to play the ramp shot but fails to connect. 

  • 6:45 PM IST

    16.3 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Length ball, on off. Hardik Pandya works it down the ground to long on for a single. 

  • 6:44 PM IST

    16.2 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, no run, Full and outside off, guided to backward point. 

  • 6:44 PM IST

    16.1 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, Short ball, on middle. Hardik Pandya pulls it to mid–wicket. The fielder misfields and the batters take a single. Mitchell Starc from long on runs to his right and dives to stop the ball. The batters take another run. 

  • 6:42 PM IST

    15.6 Mitchell Starc to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Very full and on off. Pandya pushes it with soft hands down to wide long off for a single. 19 needed in 24 balls.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    15.5 Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, On a length, on off. Yadav guides it to short third man for a single.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    15.4 Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, A pacy full ball, around leg. Suryakumar Yadav backs away and looks to go inside-out but fails to connect. 

  • 6:40 PM IST

    15.3 Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, Full and on middle, flicked to square leg.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    15.3 Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Length ball, angling down leg. Suryakumar Yadav misses his flick. 

  • 6:39 PM IST

    15.2 Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, FOUR! How good was this shot? A full ball, angling on middle. Suryakumar Yadav gets on his knee and slog-sweeps it towards the vacant square leg region. 

  • 6:39 PM IST

    15.1 Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, Starc nails his yorker and serves it just around off. Yadav fails to dig it out. 

  • 6:36 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma has enough game time and he is retiring himself out. Hardik Pandya comes in for him. Also, Mitchell Starc comes back into the attack.

  • 6:35 PM IST

    14.6 Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, no run, This was full and way outside off. Rohit Sharma reaches to it but fails to connect any bat on it. 14 off this over. 26 runs required in 30 balls.

  • 6:35 PM IST

    14.5 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, Around off, on a length, driven to extra cover for a single.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    14.4 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX, SIX! Suryakumar Yadav with another effortless shot from his locker! Short in length, angling on the hips. Suryakumar Yadav flicks it uppishly and all the way over mid-wicket for a maximum. 

  • 6:33 PM IST

    14.3 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, Change of pace from Cummins. A full ball, outside off, pushed back to the bowler.

  • 6:32 PM IST

    14.2 Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Again goes for the pulll short but bottom-edges it to the right of the keeper and takes an easy single as well. 

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