Live Updates

  • 10:30 PM IST

    Behrendorff is Man of the Match, to nobody’s surprise. The decider will be played at Hyderabad, Warner’s “home away from home”.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    Head misses out on his fifty, for Henriques doesn’t care. Australia win by 8 wickets as he slams one straight down the ground. The series is now levelled 1-1.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    SIX! There was Rohit at long-off, but Henriques still decides to take on Kuldeep, and clears Rohit. He races to his fifty, with another six, this time a pulled one over mid-wicket! Kuldeep gives away 17.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    First Kuldeep, then Chahal. A few dot balls and singles, but no wicket — which means Australia are on track. They need 22 from 36 balls now.

  • 9:49 PM IST

    SIX from Head! He decides he had enough, stretches his front leg, and slog-sweeps Chahal over mid-wicket, clean shot. Australia are hurrying now, they need 31 from 48 balls.

  • 9:45 PM IST

    Long-hop from Kuldeep. He is clearly struggling. Head calmly rocks back and pulls him over mid-wicket, Dhawan gives up the chase. Henriques responds immediately, ramming one past cover. Australia need 41 in 54 balls now.

  • 9:42 PM IST

    Chahal comes on. He bowls accurately till Henriques plays a deft late cut for four. Australia need 52 in 60 balls now.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    Hardik bounces, Henriques hooks to the fine-leg fence. Head joins in the fun too, stepping out and unleashing a short-arm pull past mid-wicket. The match is slipping away from India at a rapid pace.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    Australia need 69 from 72. As was expected, Kuldeep struggled. He bowled two long-hops, and was hit for six by Henriques and for four by Head. Australia are cruising.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    SIX! Not very short but not very quick either from Bumrah, and Henriques has enough time for a meaty pull. Australia now need 85 from 84 balls.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    It seems a different match at the other end. Bhuvneshwar sticks to an accurate line, cramping Henriques, beating his bat. A single off the last ball brings the target down to 94 from 90 balls.

  • 9:18 PM IST

  • 9:15 PM IST

    Head drives Bumrah down the ground the way coaches ask you to. Straight. Absolutely straight. Four. An easy leg-glance gives him another. Australia need 95 in 96 balls.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    Two quick wickets, but even now Australia need 105 in 102 balls. India cannot get complacent. They need wickets, and need more of them. A lot depends on how calmly Henriques and Head negotiate the new ball.

  • 9:12 PM IST

    What do we have here? Finch hits Bhuvi straight to cover, just like that! Not short enough for the back-foot punch, and Finch cannot keep it on the ground.

    Aaron Finch c Virat Kohli b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8 (8)!
  • 9:08 PM IST

    Bumrah has breathed life into the Indian attack by taking out Warner. Still, they are 12/1 in 2 overs and need 107 from 108 balls. It’s under control.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    Warner holes out! The ball was not there for the pull, Warner tries to force the pace and holes out to Kohli at cover — boy, is he pumped up!

    David Warner c Virat Kohli b Jasprit Bumrah 2 (5)!
  • 9:05 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar starts off, against Finch (not Warner; I wonder why). Not much happened during the first over barring an excellent stop at Pandey at point and groundsmen running out with sawdust: Kuldeep and Chahal cannot be happy. Australia 6/0 in 1 over.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    Kuldeep perishes off the last ball. He goes for it, the ball goes up almost vertically, and Paine takes a comfortable catch.

    Kuldeep Yadav c Tim Paine b Andrew Tye 16 (19)
  • 8:44 PM IST

    Now Chahal gets his first runs! Wide outside off, Chahal has a swing and connects, they run wildly and manage three, not a bad start!

  • 8:43 PM IST

    Bumrah is run out. Not many options for him as the ball rolls to Paine off Kuldeep’s glove. Bumrah ran, Paine hit the stumps directly, and Chahal walks out for the first time in his T20I career.

    Jasprit Bumrah run out (Tim Paine) 7 (9)!
  • 8:40 PM IST

    India have managed to sneak 10 off that Coulter-Nile over. They have now reached 114 for 8 as NCN finishes with 4-0-23-1. Tye will bowl the last over.

  • 8:38 PM IST

    Bumrah gets his first T20 International runs! Edges off Coulter-Nile, zooms past a flying Paine, four!

  • 8:34 PM IST

    Bumrah’s first T20 International run remains elusive. Stoinis bowls out (4-0-20-1), India 104/8 after 18 overs. Coulter-Nile to bowl out.

  • 8:31 PM IST

    Hardik holes out, Stoinis strikes! Slower delivery, Hardik goes for it anyway (probably doesn’t pick the change of pace), hits straight to Christian at long-off!

    Hardik Pandya c sub (Dan Christian) b Marcus Stoinis 25 (24)!
  • 8:28 PM IST

    Tye gave away 11 off that over. 2-3 more like that may India gave a respectable score of sorts. At this point they are 101/7 in 17 overs.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    SIX! Where did that come from? Not too short from Tye (the knuckle-ball, actually), but Pandya dispatches that disdainfully over mid-wicket, flat!

  • 8:22 PM IST

    Stoinis gives away a mere 5, all of them singles. India 90/7 after 16 overs. They will have to do good to reach 110.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    The ball had clearly slipped off Tye’s hand. There is dew (and copious amounts of it), which won’t make Kuldeep and Chahal happy. But then, Zampa bowled wonderfully.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Some drama here. The sixth ball slips out of Tye’s hand, it’s a high beamer that soars harmlessly. Kuldeep swings his bat at the free-hit and edges one for four. India 85/7 after 15, they need more of these. Meanwhile, here’s Stoinis.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second T20I tie between India and Australia. The match will be held at the newly built Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Tuesday.We, at CricketCountry, will bring all the live updates as well as interesting posts from the social media space. India will want to seal the series here by winning the first-ever international game at this stadium. Australia, on the other, hand will be hopeful of levelling the series. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2017, 2nd ODI at Guwahati

India edged past Australia in the first T20I at Ranchi, where the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav spun the opponents into ruins. As has been the case, the visitors suffered a batting collapse and managed 118 for 8 before rain spelled mercy. They did get some luck from DLS method as India were set a stiff target of 46 from 6 overs. India went on to win the tie by 9 wickets and take a 1-0 lead.

This will be first T20I match Barsapara Stadium. The curator Mukut Kalita has promised a batting track that will make for an exciting view for the fans and spectators alike. “Our best effort is to make the match memorable by making a wicket full of runs. We have seen this wicket favour spinners in the domestic cricket but for tomorrow, I hope it would produce a lot of runs,” he said.

On a good note, Guwahati waited for a long time to host a International cricket match. The last match played in the city was about  7years ago, when India beat New Zealand in an ODI at the Nehru Stadium in 2010.

A win here for the India will see them seal another series, while Australia will hope to take the T20I series till its very conclusion at Hyderabad.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Akshar Patel

Australia: David Warner (c), Marcus Stoinis, Jason Behrendorff, Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine (wk), Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye