IndiaVsAustralia2nd ODI-Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019- summary

Date:Mar 05, 2019Venue:Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
AUS
242-all out (49.3 Ovs)
IND
250 (48.2 Ovs)

India beat Australia by 8 runs

Man of the match: Virat Kohli
Last Wicket: Adam Zampa b Vijay Shankar 2 (2) - 242/10 in 49.3 Over

COMMENTARY

Right-o! Victory number 500 for India in all ODIs. They have always looked as one of the favourites to win the World Cup but matches like these are making them look even more dominant. They have snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat and will be buoyed with the win. Next stop is Ranchi, where the third ODI will be played on March 8, 2019 at i.30 pm local (0800 GMT). Can Australia save the series? Join us to find out! ADIOS! Take Care!
Virat Kohli is up for a chat now. Says that he is exhausted now as he has spent over 100 overs in the field. Adds that he felt 250 would be competitive but 275 would have been safe and that is what they were looking for. Is happy with his 40th ODI century but is happier with his side's victory. On the gamble to give Vijay Shankar the final over, Kohli says that he was initially going to give him the 46th, leaving Shami and Bumrah to bowl the final 4 but he was advised to first bowl the senior guys first, then leave it to Vijay Shankar at the end. Is happy with the way he bowled though, in the final over. Agrees that Rohit and Dhoni always keep giving him advice. Says that Jasprit Bumrah is a champion. Admits that these close games test India perfectly as in a World Cup, any game could be close and matches like these will help them at that stage. On Kedar Jadhav, Virat says that this pitch was tailor-made for him and was even eager to bowl the final over. Praises him for his overall contribution. And finally, on his 40th ODI century, Kohli says that 40 is just a number.
Australian captain, Aaron Finch, says it was really close and they were hoping they could get over the line. Credits the way Marcus Stoinis played. Adds that they had the momentum but then they gave it back to India and they won the game. Feels that Stoinis will learn a lot from this which is a good thing going forward. He is happy with the start he got but he needed to score more. States Virat Kohli was the difference between the two sides today.
Vijay Shankar is now having a chat with Harsha Bhogle. Shankar says he is very pleased. Mentions he did not feel he would get to bowl after he went for runs in his first over. States he wanted this opportunity and is pleased he could defend and take his team over the line. Further adds he was clear in his mind on what he wanted to do and it came off well. Says he is ready to do whatever the team needs him to. Ends by saying he is working hard on all aspects of his game.
And finally. You make like some, you may not like some but you just cannot ignore Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah. He bowled well phenomenally throughout the game but this one particular over - the 46th, his 9th - was probably the one which truly told us who will win the game. When he came on, Australia needed 29 from 30 balls with 4 wickets in hand. When he finished his over, Australia needed 28 from 24 balls with 2 wickets in hand. His double-wicket over, consisting of the scalps of Coulter-Nile and Cummins, literally sealed the game.
Now, the Indian bowling. Whom would you praise? Whom would you not? Pretty difficult to say. Mohammed Shami went wicketless but how good was he in the death overs? Ravindra Jadeja - just a wicket but how economical was he? Kuldeep Yadav - he looked disgusted with himself after his performance tonight but he got the scalps of Finch, Maxwell and Carey - all at crucial junctures. Kedar Jadhav - really short of adjectives for this man. Irony.
And the innings in general? Well starts for Finch, Khawaja, Marsh, Handscomb, Stoinis and Carey - even if one had batted through, the tourists would have won. They kept getting small and meaningful stands but nothing which could threaten India for a long period of time.
At the toss, Kohli said that he expected indifferent bounce to follow as the game went deep and that is exactly what happened. Australia were going at a good rate but suddenly the batsmen became cautious and eventually the wickets started to fall. No one was set out there and after the opening stand of 83, they had three partnerships in excess of 30 - but none crossing 50.
251 was what the target was, for Australia. Definitely a tough one to chase at the toss. But given the way India were batting in the middle stages, the visitors would feel that they were chasing 20-30 runs less. And then, Finch and Khawaja staged an 83-run opening stand which probably kept the dressing room composed. But, there was drama to follow.
End of a topsy-turvy battle and India have come out on top again. They choked Australia or let us put it this way, the Aussies choked themselves and eventually got themselves into a rut. With 33 needed from 33 balls with 5 wickets in hand, you back the chasing side to win but perhaps it did not back itself.
49.3
Vijay Shankar to Adam Zampa, out, OUT! BOWLED! Perfect yorker and the stumps are rattled! India go 2-0 up with an 8-run win. A perfect delivery, right at the base of the stumps, Zampa backs away and attempts to hit it through the off side but misses. The ball goes beneath the bat and hits the timber!
49.2
Vijay Shankar to Adam Zampa, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Zampa punches this through point where Rohit Sharma dives to his right and gets a hand to it. The ball slows down and the batsmen get only a couple.
Adam Zampa is the last man in.
49.1
Vijay Shankar to Marcus Stoinis, out, OUT! Umpire's call it is! Vijay has struck gold. That is probably the final nail in the coffin. Stoinis is given his marching orders and he takes Australia's hopes of chasing this down along with him. He bowls it on a length and it skids through. Stoinis looks to heave it on the leg side but misses. It hits him on the thigh pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.
And Stoinis is dismissed first ball! Not shockingly, he takes the review. Looks dead plumb.
Who will bowl the final over? Vijay Shankar. 1-0-13-0 so far.
48.6
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, FOUR, FOUR! Lyon hits the boundary Australia needed! A poor delivery this from Shami. A full toss on the pads. NL looks to flick but it goes off the inner half, fine down the leg side and into the fence. Ideal end to what was a good over till then. 9 from it and 11 more needed in the last over.
48.5
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Another single as Stoinis flat-bats it down to long on for a single. 15 needed in 7 now.
48.4
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, 1 run, Crisp drive! Length and outside off, Lyon smacks it through covers for a run.
48.3
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Another length delivery and Marcus works it through mid-wicket for a run. 17 from 9.
48.2
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs, In the air... safe! Fifty for Stoinis. He started off slowly but then got into his own. He holds the key here for Australia. Stoinis walks right across and then looks to flick it over square leg who is inside the ring. It goes off the top edge and over that fielder who trackbacks and puts in a dive but fails to reach it. Two taken.
48.1
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Uses his feet but the length is on the shorter side, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler. A dot to begin, Shami needs to bowl a good over here.
47.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Yes, he does! 20 from the last 2. Stoinis shuffles right across and works it through square leg for a single. Also, that is the end of Bumrah's spell. His figures read 10-0-29-2. Another top performance.
47.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, BEATEN! More importantly a dot! Length and around off, it straightens after pitching. Stoinis looks to defend but is beaten by the away movement. One ball to go, Marcus will be looking for a single. Can he get it?
47.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, 4 dots in a row as Stoinis pushes it to covers.
47.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A lovely in-dipping yorker on off, Stoinis opens the face and jams it out to point. Lyon is off for a run but Stoinis sends him back.
47.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, On the off stump and Stoinis defends it out again.
47.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Angles it into the off pole, Stoinis keeps it out. I think he will be happy to play Bumrah out here.
46.6
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, no run, A yorker on middle, Lyon looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge down to fine leg. No single this time. Maybe because Stoinis does not want Lyon to face Bumrah.
46.5
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Now 21 needed in 19 as MS guides it down to third man for a run.
46.4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Vital boundary! Shami offers just a little width outside off, Stoinis waits for it and cuts it late. It is past the fielder at point and into the fence. 22 needed in 20.
46.3
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Attacks the stumps and it is kept out.
46.2
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, 1 run, Overthrow and Lyon is off strike! Sloppy stuff from India. Lyon guides this towards point and thinks of a run but then is sent back. The fielder there has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Rayudu who is backing up, fumbles and concedes a run.
46.1
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Full and on the pads, Stoinis flicks it through mid-wicket and takes a single. Not sure why though? He refused a single on the last ball of the last over and takes one on the first ball in this over.
Mohammed Shami is back into the attack.
45.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Nathan Lyon, no run, Full and outside off, Lyon looks to defend but the ball moves away, takes the outside edge and goes towards third man. THEY DO NOT RUN. What an over - 1, W, 0, W, 0, 0. What a bowler. Australia need 28 from the last 4 with just 2 wickets in hand.
45.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Nathan Lyon, no run, Is that out too? Nope. On a length outside off, Lyon feels for it and almost, almost, edges it behind.
Nathan Lyon walks in at number 10, replacing Cummins.
45.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, out, OUT! Caught behind! The ball has carried and Cummins is on his bike! This should be the end of the game. Perfect gamble from Kohli or perhaps he knew his cards well upfront. This Bumrah over has more or less sealed the deal for India. A lovely ball, on a length outside off, Cummins looks to defend but then the ball shapes away, taking the thinnest of outside edges. Dhoni takes it well above the ground and appeals but the umpire for some reason, is not sure whether it has carried. He has a chat with his partner and refers it upstairs with the soft signal as OUT. Just one look is enough in the replays.
Has that carried? Has Cummins edged one behind? The umpire is not sure. He has a chat with his fellow umpire and then refers it upstairs and the soft signal is OUT.
45.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, no run, Around off, solidly defended back to the bowler.
Pat Cummins walks in at number 9, replacing Coulter-Nile.
45.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Nathan Coulter-Nile, out, OUT! BOWLED! Indecision costs Coulter-Nile his wicket. He is probably expecting the yorker, hence is not sure whether to come forward or stay back. The ball is bowled on a length and NCN now looks to steer it to third man. But is late. It is a 142.6 kph ball and it skids off the deck. Double trouble. Kaboom! The LED bails illuminate.
45.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Full and around off, Stoinis gently opens the face of the bat and guides it behind point for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
44.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Nathan Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, In the air... but safe! Nathan Coulter-Nile picked his spot there. No fielder in the deep in the mid-wicket region. He plays the slog sweep, it is not off the middle but enough to clear the fielder in the deep. Another couple.
44.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Nathan Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, Top shot! A little shorter outside off, Coulter-Nile goes back and lifts it over covers for a couple.
44.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Nathan Coulter-Nile, no run, On the stumps, NCN keeps it out.
Nathan Coulter-Nile walks in at number 8, replacing Carey.
44.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, out, OUT! Bowled 'em!! India are still in this! But this partnership has probably taken Australia to the brink of victory. India though still won't let it loose as they are in the bowlers. Carey is done in, in flight here. It is given more air. Carey goes for the sweep but the ball goes under the bat and then hits the off pole behind.
44.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Slower through the air on middle, Stoinis works it through square leg for a run.
44.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! 15 from the last over and boundary to begin this one. The quicker one, maybe he was expecting the batsman to step out. Stoinis does not and he easily cuts it through point. Uppishly but in the gap for a boundary. The run rate required is now below six.
43.6
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, 6 from the over! A full toss on the stumps, Stoinis hits it down to long on and gets to the other end.
43.5
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 1 run, Slower short ball outside off, Carey pulls it right off the middle but through mid-wicket for a run.
43.4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Back of a length on off, MS taps it towards point and takes a single.
43.3
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 1 run, Very full and on the pads, it if flicked towards wide long on for a run.
43.2
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Angled into the batsman, Stoinis looks to work it around the corner. He misses and gets hit high on the pads. An appeal follows as the ball rolls towards third man. The umpire shakes his head and the batsmen take a run. No signal by the umpire, there might be an inside edge.
43.1
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 1 run, Shortish and outside off, Carey cuts it towards third man and gets to the other end.
Mohammed Shami returns. 7-0-38-0 so far.
42.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A dot to end but still Australia have got what they wanted, a big over. The gap between runs needed and the balls left is only two now. Very full this on off, it is hit back to the bowler. 44 needed in 42.
42.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, SIX, SIX! Not the momentum shifting over but this over has probably turned the tide in the favor of the Aussies. Stoinis uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the long on stands. 15 from the over so far with a ball to go.
42.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, 1 run, Picks the leg spinner, goes back and slaps it through cover. Only for a run though.
42.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, FOUR, FOUR! Second boundary of the over! Is this the momentum shifting over? 8 from the first three. The slog sweep is out and he has nailed it. In the gap in the mid-wicket region and another boundary.
42.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, Another short ball but this is closer to the off pole. Carey finds the fielder at point with his cut.
42.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, FOUR, FOUR! Excellent effort in the deep but his effort goes in vain. Brings about a important boundary for Australia. Should release some pressure here. Also, it is quite early in the over. They need to make this over count now. This is short and outside off, Carey latches onto it. He cuts it through point and the ball races away. Shankar in the deep makes good ground to his right, dives and looks to push it back but fails to do so.
41.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run. Just 3 from the over. The equation reads 59 from 48 balls. India piling on the pressure, Australia preferring to sit back and wait...
41.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, On a good length outside off, coming back in a long way, MS looks to defend but the ball stays low, takes the inside edge, hits the pads and then rolls to point. A single taken. The stand moves to 20 from 26 deliveries.
41.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A hat-trick of dots. Around middle, Marcus can only punch it towards cover.
41.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Beaten. On a good length this time, outside off, Stoinis looks to punch it without moving his feet and is beaten.
41.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
41.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Full and down the leg side, lapped to fine leg for a single.
40.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, 1 run, Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a run.
40.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, On the shorter side outside off, Carey cuts but finds point.
40.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, 2 runs, Plays the sweep and connects well this time. Hits it through square leg for a couple.
40.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
40.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, The googly and on off, it comes back in. Carey looks to defend but is hit on the pads. Dhoni appeals and then Kuldeep joins in very late. Not given. Impact is an issue there.
40.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, Carey looks to play the paddle but is a touch early into the shot. It goes off the toe-end back to the bowler.
POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. The equation seems like it is going down to the wire but one wicket and this will be all over. Kuldeep Yadav is back on for the finishing duties. 7-0-27-2 so far.
39.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Shortish and outside off, it is slapped through cover-point and a run is taken.
39.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, no run, Attacks the stumps again, Carey defends it out.
39.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman. Stoinis looks to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and the batsmen take a quick run.
39.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Back of a length on off, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler.
39.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Well stopped! Saves a run there! Back of a length around off, Carey guides it to the right of Jadeja who dives and makes a half-stop. Keeps the batsmen down to a run.
39.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, no run, Full and around middle, pushed down to mid on.
Jasprit Bumrah is back on now.
38.6
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs, Nicely played. Full and outside off, Stoinis pre-meditates the reverse sweep, Dhoni quickly shuffles across to his right but MS the batsman still beats MS the keeper, getting it fine of Shami at short third man. Two runs taken. 68 more needed from 66 balls.
38.5
Kedar Jadhav to Alex Carey, 1 run, That one darts in, keeps low but Carey manages to punch it down to long on for a run. The stand moves to 10 from 8 deliveries.
38.4
Kedar Jadhav to Alex Carey, no run, Landed outside off, punched straight to cover.
38.3
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Another grubber, outside off, very full in length, MS manages to steer it behind point for a single.
38.2
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, That one barely bounces, as Marcus somehow manages to push it towards cover.
38.1
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! POUNDED! Into the gap. Short and outside off, Stoinis gives himself plenty of room to the leg side and cuts it through the covers for a boundary! Moves to 21 from 33 balls.
37.6
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 2 runs, A couple to end the over! On the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket. They run two. Shankar does really well to make good ground to his right and keep it down to two.
37.6
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Down the leg side, Carey looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
37.5
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
37.4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, On the fuller side, Stoinis strokes it through covers for a run.
Alex Carey is the new man in. The last recognized batsman for the Aussies.
37.3
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, out, OUT! Handscomb is well short! The man who was playing so well, the batsman who Australia would have wanted to be there till the end is dismissed by a run out. The last thing that the visitors would have wanted. But let us give credit to the fielder there. That was exceptional stuff by Jadeja. He has a rocket arm and is lightning quick in the field and both those qualities were on display there. Peter guides this towards point and hesitates before taking off for a run. That hesitation has probably cost him as Jadeja in that position is quick to the ball, he picks it up quickly and hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The Indians appeal but the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that PH has to walk back. So just as the runs started to come between the two, a wicket has fallen. India back on top now.
Direct hit! Is Handscomb short? He has started to walk back but the umpire takes it upstairs to check.
37.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! Chipped over mid-wicket. Very nice shot. Played it with the swing there. It came back in, Handscomb lifts it over mid-wicket. No one in the deep and a boundary results.
37.1
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, A little bit of tail back into the batsman. Handscomb looks to hit it through the off side but gets it off the inner half towards mid on.
Mohammed Shami is on now.
36.6
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Spoils what was a very good over till then! Jadhav slips in his bowling stride and hence, ends up bowling it too short. Stoinis makes room and then hits it hard through covers for a boundary. Another over of which 7 has been scored. 84 needed in 78.
36.5
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Bowls it from behind the crease and it is on the shorter side. Stoinis dances down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
36.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Tries it again! Hits it again but this time towards short third man. Only a run.
36.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, The reverse sweep is out! Handscomb hits it fine on the off side for a couple. Good batting, tried something different and it comes off.
36.2
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Stump-to-stump line and the ball stays low. Peter goes back and pushes it to the right of the bowler who stops it.
36.1
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, On the stumps, Handscomb goes back and works it to square leg.
35.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Another sweep, this time just a single. 7 from the over, a good one for Australia in the context of the game.
35.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! Much, much-needed this! Finally connects with a sweep shot with a big stride forward. Hits it through square leg and the ball races away.
35.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Goes for the sweep again but this is very wide outside off. The batter misses.
35.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. One run added to the total.
35.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, leg byes, 1 run, Down the leg side, the batter looks to sweep but misses. It hits his pads and rolls towards square leg. The batter run a leg bye.
35.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Risky shot! On the pads, Handscomb plays it very late as he tries to guide it down to third man. He does connect but the ball is stopped by Dhoni's outstretched leg.
34.6
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Just a run from this over! Marcus works it towards square leg and wants a run but is sent back. The gap between runs needed and balls to be bowled increasing.
34.5
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Short and outside off, Stoinis waits for it, goes back and slaps it but can't find the gap at cover.
34.5
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, Marcus once again looks to play it fine but misses. This time it has been wided.
34.4
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, On the stumps, this one stays very low. MS gets his bat down in time and keeps it out. 4 dots in a row.
34.3
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Down the leg side, Stoinis looks to hit it fine but it seems to have missed something and hits the pads of Dhoni.
34.2
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Outside off, Stoinis looks to drive but ends up playing inside the line. Gets beaten.
34.1
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it. Stoinis strokes it back towards the bowler who moves to his right and collects it.
33.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Outside off, punched off the back foot. In spite of the early boundary, just 7 conceded from the over.
33.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
33.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
33.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
33.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! PLUNDERED! A bit of a pressure-reliever. Full and around off, Handscomb gets down and sweeps it powerfully through square leg! 150 up for Australia, 101 more needed from 100 balls.
33.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Fired in on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single.
32.6
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Sweep and miss! Outside off, Handscomb looks to sweep but due to the low bounce, it sneaks under the bat.
32.5
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, DROPPED! But an exceptional attempt by Dhoni. Too harsh to call that a drop. Had that been taken, it would have been brilliant. A Dhoni special had that been pulled off. Handscomb looks to play another paddle sweep but goes down a little too early. This time though, even before the ball hits the bat, Dhoni is moving to his left. PH connects but Dhoni has made good enough ground, he then gets two hands to it but the ball does not stick in. Handscomb would have had his heart in his mouth there. He is well-set and Australia can't afford to lose him now.
32.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, Plays the paddle and it is hit fine down the leg side, the batsmen take two.
32.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
32.2
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Shortish and on off, once again no bounce on offer. Handscomb goes back and punches it to covers.
32.1
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Bowled with a round-arm action around off, fuller in length, driven towards long off for a single.
Kedar Jadhav is back into the attack.
31.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Quick and darted around off, Marcus somehow manages to punch it past the bowler towards long off for a run. 109 more needed from 108 balls now. The stand is worth 10 from 21 deliveries.
31.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Similar ball, straight to the cover fieldsman again.
31.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Around off, punched straight to cover.
31.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Full and outside off, Handscomb gets down and paddles it towards fine leg for a single.
31.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 3 runs, That has gone off the edge. Outside off, Stoinis plays that with an open bat face, aiming to run it down past short third man but gets an outside edge in the process. Vijay Shankar gives a good chase from short third man but the batsmen run hard to pick up three.
31.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Arrowed in on off, watchfully defended.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
30.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, A single to end! Once again just a run from the over as Stoinis strokes it through extra cover for a run.
30.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A loud shout from Kuldeep but nothing from the umpire! The leg spinner on off, it turns back in. Stoinis looks to defend but misses. It hits him on the pads and then goes towards square leg. Kuldeep puts in a loud appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Too high I feel. Nevertheless, another dot and the runs needed and the balls remaining are the same now.
30.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Make that 4 as Stoinis blocks out another delivery.
30.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Very full on off, MS strokes it to the bowler. Three dots now to begin this over.
30.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Flighted ball on off, Stoinis with the turn works it to mid-wicket.
30.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, OHHHH! Lovely drift, lovely spin! This is given a lot of air, it drifts away initially and the turns back in. Stoinis lunges to defend but leaves a gap between bat and pad. It sneaks through but goes agonizingly past the off pole.
29.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Like that! A single from the last ball as Stoinis taps it towards point and gets to the other end.
29.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, 5 dots in a row! Slower ball on off, kept out.
29.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Confident stroke! Stoinis lunges and strokes it towards wide mid off. Australia need to find a way to rotate strike here. They are playing themselves into a shell.
29.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Well bowled! Just ahead of a length around off, this one pitches and then skids through. Stoinis gets his bat down in time and blocks it.
29.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Back of a length again, MS goes back and keeps it out.
29.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Attacks the off pole, Stoinis defends it onto the ground.
28.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, The googly but it is very short. Stoinis has enough time to adjust and then works it through square leg for a run.
28.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Reaches out with the paddle and drags it through the leg side for a run.
28.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Floats it up on off, Stoinis goes back and works it through square leg for a single.
Marcus Stoinis is the next man in at number 6, replacing Maxwell. The game seems to be slipping away from the Aussies.
28.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, out, OUT! TIMBER! Kuldeep Yadav has got the Big Show. The good passage of play has brought about the wicket India wanted. However, there is not a lot Maxwell could have done about that delivery. This was short and on middle, Maxwell goes back and looks to pull. The ball though does not bounce at all and it goes under the bat and hits the middle pole. India on top now. 119 more needed with 6 wickets in hand. 129 balls more left.
28.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, A little short than the last one, Maxwell once again goes back and finds the man at cover with the push.
28.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Floats it up on off, Maxwell strokes it to covers.
27.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, no run, On a length in line of the middle stump, Handscomb defends watchfully.
27.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, no run, Full and in line of the stumps, pushed straight to cover.
27.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, no run, Around off, pushed straight to cover.
27.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, Tight single. The Big Show pushes it towards mid on and takes Kuldeep Yadav on, makes it home comfortably in spite of a direct hit.
27.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Around off, Maxi is squared up this time but somehow manages to defend.
27.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, no run, That came in a long way. This ball seems to be reversing. Full and outside off, Maxwell opens up to play an inside out cover drive but the ball comes in, just about manages to take the inside edge and goes towards mid-wicket where a diving stop ensures that the scoreboard does not move.
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
26.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, A single to end as Maxwell strokes it down to long on. This is a good period for India. They are building the pressure on the Australians.
26.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, NOT OUT! Maxwell has his foot in but another top delivery. The googly and Maxwell does not pick it. He looks to hit it through the off side but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge. The bowler appeals for a caught behind while Dhoni collects the ball and whips the bails off. He then appeals for a stumping. The former appeal has been turned down but umpire goes upstairs for the latter appeal. Replays roll in and they show, Maxwell has his foot down on the ground.
Another appeal for a stumping and once again the Indians are not very confident. Maxwell is the man in question.
26.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, The googly, Maxwell picks it at the very end and strokes it to covers. He is on 2 from 10 balls.
26.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Another paddle sweep but this time straight to fine leg. Only a run.
26.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, Clever shot! Brings the paddle sweep out and hits it through short fine leg for a couple.
26.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, no run, That is a ripper! Beautifully tossed up outside off, Handscomb goes back to flick but the ball lands on the rough, spins back in a mile and hits him on the back pad, outside leg stump!
Kuldeep Yadav is back on.
25.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, no run, A dot to end as Maxwell guides it with the turn to point. Just 6 from the last three overs and also a wicket. 124 more needed in 144 balls.
25.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Darts it on the stumps, Maxwell strokes it back to the bowler.
25.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Slower through the air on middle, Maxwell lunges and defends it out.
25.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Fires it on middle, Peter goes back, plays it late through the off side for a run.
25.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Tosses it up on off, PH once again hits it to cover.
25.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Flatter and on off, Handscomb pushes it to cover.
24.6
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, 4 dots to Maxwell and that is the end of a tight over. So a successful over is followed by a tight one. Back of a length on off, Maxwell punches it to cover.
24.5
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Well bowled! Had that been on the stumps, it could have been a different story. He kept bowling length and now bowls the surprise yorker. It is outside off though. Maxwell fails to bring his bat down in time and gets beaten.
24.4
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Back of a length on off, Maxwell stands tall and pushes it back to the bowler.
24.3
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Good length again. Maxwell opens the face of the bat and hits it to the man at point.
24.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Length ball around off, Handscomb strokes it to covers for a run.
24.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, it seemed to have flick something on the way. The umpire does not feel so and has signaled a wide.
24.1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, Outside off, Maxwell guides it through the off side for a run.
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell strokes it down to long off and takes a run. Gets off the mark with that. Successful over for India this.
Glenn Maxwell walks in next, at number 5, replacing Marsh. If it is his night, the match might finish 10 overs earlier than expected.
23.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, out, OUT! Marsh has been caught down the leg side. Soft, soft way to get out. A lucky breakthrough for India, they though will take it with both hands as they needed to end this budding stand. Jadeja continues bowling a straighter line to the left-hander. This though is down the leg side. Marsh looks to flick, the ball goes off the face of the bat but not as fine as he wanted to. It goes straight into the gloves of Dhoni who takes it and appeals. The umpire quickly raises his finger. All the three spinners now have a wicket each. Game once again is evenly poised at the moment. Australia need 129 more with 7 wickets in hand.
23.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the stumps, kept out.
23.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, no run, Fires it on the pads, Marsh looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal from the bowler but the ball is slipping down leg.
23.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, This is eased down to long on for a run.
23.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, NOT OUT! Peter Handscomb is well in! Good delivery though by Jadeja. Flatter and around off, it pitches and then turns square. Beats the outside edge of Handscomb's bat as the tries to defend. Dhoni behind the stumps, collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that PH is fine.
An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs. Handscomb is the man in question. The Indians do not look very confident though.
22.6
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Drop and run! Length around off, Handscomb plays it with soft hands towards cover-point and retains strike for the next over.
22.5
Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, leg byes, 1 run, Slower delivery but the line is very straight. Marsh looks to flick but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
22.4
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Crisply driven through cover-point and a run is taken.
22.3
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, Extra bounce! Bends his back on this one and bowls it slightly shorter outside off. Handscomb looks to cut but is beaten by the bounce on that one.
22.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, On a good length and around off, it is kept out.
22.1
Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Leading edge but a run! Slower ball on the pads, Marsh looks to flick but closes the face of the bat way too early. He gets a leading edge through point for a run.
21.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, On the shorter side, Marsh goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, no run, Fires it on off, Marsh goes back and defends it onto the ground.
21.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Floats it up on off, Handscomb strokes it towards cover for another single. 33 is the partnership between the two.
21.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, A little too full again, Marsh hits it down to long on and jogs to the other end.
21.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, A little fuller this time on middle, Handscomb strokes it down to long on for a run.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Flatter and on off, the batter goes back and keeps it out.
Ravindra Jadeja replaces Kedar Jadhav.
20.6
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Another slower one to end! Peter guides it down to third man and gets to the other end. Another productive over for the Aussies.
20.5
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! Not the best of timings but hit it in the right place! Very full and around middle, Handscomb gets his bat down in time and strokes it straight back past the bowler.
20.4
Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, The off cutter on off, the ball sticks on the surface. Marsh plays it with a hand off the handle. It goes through covers for a run.
20.3
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Peter hits it through covers for an easy single.
20.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, On a good length again, Handscomb defends it towards cover. Two dots to begin Shami's new spell.
20.1
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, Shortish and outside off, PH guides it to point. That was a good shot but for no runs. A little to the fielder's left or right, it would have been a boundary.
Mohammed Shami is back into the attack. Replaces Kuldeep Yadav.
19.6
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Gives it a lot of flight on off, Jadhav strokes it through mid off and takes another run. 5 from the over without any risk.
19.5
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Quick run! On the off pole, Marsh drops it towards cover and gets to the other end quickly.
19.4
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Crunched! But straight to the man at covers.
19.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Just like that, he eases it down to long on for a run.
19.2
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Marsh now eases it through covers for a run. Too easy for the two at the moment, they are easily working it around and taking a single.
19.1
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, On the pads, it is worked around the corner for a run.
18.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Very wide outside off, Handscomb drags his shot towards the bowler who misfields and concedes a run.
18.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Gets it through the fielders in the ring this time, there is a sweeper cover though and only a run. 100 up for the visitors.
18.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the shorter side outside off, Handscomb goes back and slaps it to covers.
18.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, PH uses his feet, keeps his eyes on the ball and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
18.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, no run, The googly, Handscomb picks it and guides it to cover-point.
18.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Gives it nice amount of flight. Marsh dances down the track and drops it towards cover for a run.
Drinks! The game is evenly poised at the moment. You can say it is maybe a little in the favor of the Aussies. They started off really well with the openers adding 83. However, they lost both of them for exactly the same score. The two out there now have started well but need to continue. India, need wickets at regular intervals.
17.6
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, Outside off, Peter goes back to punch but the ball goes off the outside edge and beats short third man. Two runs taken.
17.5
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
17.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Outside off, Handscomb does not pick it at all, punching it loosely down to long on, uppishly, for one.
17.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Full and around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
17.1
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
16.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Down the leg side, worked through square leg for one to retain the strike.
16.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Outside off, punched down to long off for a run.
16.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
16.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, Some turn there. Full and around off, Shaun lunges to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes past first slip, all along the ground towards third man. Jasprit Bumrah gives it a chase from backward point and keeps the batsmen to a couple.
16.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Nice flight, around leg, Marsh comes forward and defends.
16.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, A full toss, around leg, Handscomb reaches out and pushes it to long on for a single.
15.6
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the off pole, kept out.
15.5
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, The batsman has played it to the point region. They manage to come back for the second.
15.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, A little too full on off, Handscomb strokes it down to long off for a run.
Peter Handscomb walks in now. Two new batsmen at the crease.
15.3
Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, out, OUT! In the air... gone! One brings two and that is just the case for India here. The golden-arm, Jadhav strikes. Poor shot to be honest. This is bowled full and wide outside off. Khawaja walks across and looks to whip it across the line and against the turn. The ball takes the leading edge and goes straight into the hands of Kohli at extra cover. He takes it. The crowd here erupts and India are ecstatic. Both the set batsmen back in the hit. Two new batsmen now, Australia needed one of the set batsmen to play long as it is not going to be easy for the new batsman here. India will now look to build on this.
15.2
Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, no run, Flatter and outside off, Khawaja at the very end opens the face of the bat but can't beat the man at short third man.
15.1
Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, no run, A low full toss outside off, Khawaja strokes it to covers.
14.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Another defensive stroke to end the over. Just a run and a wicket from the over.
14.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the stumps, blocked.
14.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Tosses it up on middle, Marsh blocks it out.
Shaun Marsh walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.
14.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, out, OUT! The change of ends has done the trick for Kuldeep. He has provided exactly what India needed, the breakthrough. That was plumb in front. It was too full to sweep and Finch still goes for it. He misses, the ball turns back in and hits the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Finch walks upto his partner and has a chat but then opts not to review. He is dismissed after getting a start. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the top of off stump, so umpire's call will stay. His partnership with Khawaja has got Australia off to a good start. 168 more needed.
14.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Quicker and outside off, Khawaja looks to cut but the ball hits his pad first and then the bat. It rolls through point for a run. In the meantime the bowler appeals but the umpire is not interested. The impact was way outside off.
14.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, no run, Floats it up on middle, defended.
Kuldeep Yadav is back. Change of ends for him.
13.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Two dots to end! Another tight over, need a few more the Indians if they are to build pressure. The Aussies are cruising at the moment. Shortish and around off, Finch goes back and punches it to covers.
13.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Fires it on the stumps, Finch defends it with his bat ahead of his pad.
13.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Slower through the air on off, Khawaja pays it with the turn down to long on for a run.
13.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Uses his feet and then strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
13.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Fired on the pads, Khawaja works it with the turn through square leg for a run.
13.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Another flighted ball on off, Finch leans into it and strokes it through covers for an easy run.
12.6
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, 1 run, A single to end a very good first by Jadhav. This is eased down to long off for a run.
12.5
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, On the shorter side again but there is no bounce at all. Finch slaps it to covers.
12.4
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, On the shorter side around off, Finch goes back and punches it to covers.
12.3
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, Tosses this one up on middle, Finch flicks it but once again finds square leg.
12.2
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, Flatter and on the middle stump, Finch goes back and works it to square leg.
12.1
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, On the stumps, Finch blocks it out.
Kedar Jadhav is into the attack now.
11.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Comes down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
11.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, Comes down the track and defends.
11.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, Appeal for LBW, turned down. Full and outside off, this one spins in, AF gets way across to pull but misses. Is hit on the pads and India appeal but the impact was well outside off.
11.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, The googly, outside off, Aaron looks to defend but is beaten by the away turn.
11.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
11.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, SIX, SIX! PLUNDERED! Where did that come from? 'He is watching the ball closely,' says Mitchell Johnson on air. Floated, around off, Finch gets down and slog sweeps it way over mid-wicket!
11.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
Kuldeep Yadav into the attack now.
10.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 2 runs, Excellent running! This is played with soft hands through square leg. Khawaja calls for two and completes it with ease.
10.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, Khawaja looks to sweep but misses. It has been wided.
10.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, no run, On the stumps, it is worked with the turn to square leg.
10.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! Runs flowing now! Flatter and outside off, Khawaja looks to play it with an open face but it runs down off the edge and races to the third man fence.
10.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, 1 run, A little too full on off, Finch times it through extra cover for another single.
10.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Flighted ball on off, Finch strokes it to covers.
10.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, On the shorter side outside off, UK guides it through point for a run.
POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
9.6
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, no run, A dot to end but still an excellent end to Powerplay 1 which has belonged to the visitors. They are 60 for no loss after it and they need another 191 from 240 balls. Back of a length ball, it is pushed back to the bowler.
9.5
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Third boundary in the over! Shankar has already gone for 13 in the over and there is still a ball to go. Good length and outside off, Finch waits for it and guides it past short third man.
9.4
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and outside off, guided to point.
9.3
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Easy-peasy! A full toss on off, Finch just slams it back past the bowler and into the fence. Second boundary in the over.
9.2
Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Wide outside off, it is full. Khawaja strokes it through covers and takes a run.
9.1
Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! 50-run stand is up between the openers! Just the start they would have wanted. Also, they needed to score runs of the new ball on this slow wicket and they have done so. They are going at around 5 runs per over at the moment. Shankar starts off with a poor ball. Down the leg side, Khawaja flicks it to the fine leg fence.
Vijay Shankar is on now.
8.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, A dot to end another good over for Australia as Finch strokes it to mid off.
8.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Easy pickings! Down the leg side, Finch helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary. Second boundary in the over.
8.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
8.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Changes the angle does Jadeja and fires it on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for a run.
8.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Jadeja gives it air but it is a little full. Khawaja goes down on one knee and with the turn, slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fielder and for a boundary.
8.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, no run, That should have been put away! Short and outside off, Khawaja goes back and looks to cut but finds point.
7.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
7.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Excellent timing again, works it wide of mid on and gets across for a quick single.
7.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Full and wide outside off, Usman slashes hard but misses.
7.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Half volley outside off, slanting away, Khawaja looks to drive but gets a bottom edge back to the bowler.
7.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! This time he finds the gap! Outside leg, Khawaja gets across and tickles it behind square leg. No chance for the man at fine leg.
7.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Full on middle, flicked straight to square leg.
6.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Works this one with the angle to mid-wicket. Just a single from Jadeja's first. Excellent over from him.
6.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Tosses this one up on middle, Finch blocks it out.
6.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Good bowling! The last one was a turner and this one s the arm ball. Finch though does the right thin, does not play for the turn and keeps it out.
6.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, TURN! Beats the outside edge! Fires it on off and this one spins away quite a lot. Finch once again looks to punch but is beaten by the turn on the ball.
6.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Flatter and shorter, Finch goes back and pushes it to cover-point.
6.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Works it with the turn on the leg side for a run.
Ravindra Jadeja is on now. So just like Australia, the Indians too have brought on a spinner pretty early.
5.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Angles this one into the batsman, Finch gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
5.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and outside off, Finch looks to guide it but is beaten by the low bounce.
5.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, leg byes, 1 run, On the pads, Khawaja looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads and rolls to the right of Dhoni. The keeper does really well to dive to his right and get a hand to it. Saves three for his side. Leg bye signaled.
5.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Beauty! Khawaja was completely foxed! The slower one and outside off, Khawaja is way too early in his defense. The ball though just about misses the outside edge and the off pole.
5.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely shot that is! The key here was he picks the length early, goes back and with one leg up, pulls it over the square leg fielder for a boundary.
5.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, A little too straight again, this is flicked towards mid-wicket.
4.6
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, Angles this one into the middle stump, Finch defends it towards mid-wicket. Just a couple from the over. A much-needed tight one.
4.5
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the fuller side outside off, AF looks to drive but mistimes it to mid off.
4.5
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Down the leg side, Finch looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
4.4
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, Back of a length again, Finch stands tall and pushes it to the man at covers.
4.3
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, Angles this one into the batsman, Finch works it towards mid-wicket.
4.2
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the off stump and it is on a length, Finch defends it onto the ground.
4.1
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, In the air again but for a run! Short and outside off, Khawaja plays it with an open face. It flies towards third man and for a run.
3.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! On the off pole and once again it is on a length. Finch looks to stroke it on the up but it flies off the outside edge and past the first slip fielder for a boundary. The last ball spoils what was an excellent over till then.
3.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the stumps, Finch blocks it out.
3.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Back of a length outside off, Finch looks to punch it through the off side but misses.
3.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, On the shorter side and it is angled into the batsman, Khawaja pulls but it goes off the inner half towards fine leg for a run.
3.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, This one stays low! It was outside off though. On a length, Khawaja looks to defend from his crease but the ball goes underneath the bat.
3.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Plays at a ball which he need not! Length and outside off, it shapes away even further. Khawaja hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
2.6
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, A dot to end another good over for Australia. Length outside off, left alone.
2.5
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, 2 runs, Now a couple! On the pads, Finch flicks it through square leg for a couple.
2.4
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the off stump, Finch gets his bat down in time and blocks it out.
2.3
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, BEATEN! Length again and this one leaves Finch late. Aaron pokes at it and gets beaten.
2.2
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! This is a really good shot! First boundary for him and it is a brilliant shot. Not a lot wrong with that ball. It is on a length just outside off. Finch strokes it on the up and through covers. Boundary.
2.2
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, Slips it down the leg side, it has been given as a wide. Quite a few extras to begin with by the Indians.
2.1
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the off stump, Finch gets right behind the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
1.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Five from Bumrah's first! Outside off, the batsman does not play at it.
1.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, On the off pole, Khawaja defends it by staying rooted to his crease.
1.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, 3 runs, Three runs! That should give Finch some confidence. It was the in-dipper and it came back in a long way. Finch normally gets dismissed on such deliveries but this time, he gets his front pad out of the way and flicks it through mid-wicket. Jadhav from mid on gives it a chase and manages to pull it back. Saves a run for his side.
1.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, BEATEN! Goes fishing there does Finch! Eager to get one away is the out of form batsman. Length and outside off, Finch looks to stroke it on the up but gets beaten.
1.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and outside off, left alone.
1.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, It is very wide again outside off, Finch looks to cut but can't reach it. Wided.
1.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Well bowled and well played in the end! Bumrah goes wide of the crease and angles it into the off pole. Finch at first feels it is coming in but then it leaves him late. Finch first thinks about defending it but then at the very end pulls his bat out of the way.
1.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, He too starts off with a wide, however, this is one outside off. Finch lets it be and the umpire stretches his hands sideways.
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
0.6
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! A boundary to end! Australia have started the chase well here. Straying in line once again, on the pads, Khawaja flicks it fine on the leg side and bags the first boundary of this innings.
0.5
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, no run, Way too wide outside off, inside the tramline though. UK shoulders arms to this one.
0.4
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, no run, Back of a length and on off, Khawaja stands tall and keeps it out.
0.3
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, no run, Good line and length! On the off pole, goes away with the angle. Khawaja plays inside the line and lets it through.
0.2
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, 2 runs, Again on the pads, Khawaja gets off the mark as he flicks it through square leg for a couple.
0.1
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Finch is off the mark! On the pads, this is flicked to fine leg for a run. Shami is drifting down the leg side here. He is getting the ball to shape in but needs to start from outside off.
0.1
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, A false start by Shami! Way down the leg side, Finch looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
We are back for the chase! The India players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Australian openers, Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja. The right-hander will be on strike and he will face Mohammed Shami who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...

MATCH DETAILS

242 in 49.3 overs (4.88 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by Australia

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Nitin Menon (IND) and Joel Wilson (WI)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

AUS
242-all out (49.3 Ovs)
IND
250 (48.2 Ovs)

India beat Australia by 8 runs

Man of the match: Virat Kohli
BATTINGRB4S6SSR
Rohit Sharma
c Adam Zampa b Pat Cummins
06000
Shikhar Dhawan
lbw b Glenn Maxwell
21294072.41
Virat Kohli (C)
c Marcus Stoinis b Pat Cummins
11612010096.67
Ambati Rayudu
lbw b Nathan Lyon
18322056.25
Vijay Shankar
run out (Adam Zampa)
464151112.2
Kedar Jadhav
c Aaron Finch b Adam Zampa
11121091.67
MS Dhoni (W)
c Usman Khawaja b Adam Zampa
01000
Ravindra Jadeja
c Usman Khawaja b Pat Cummins
21400052.5
Kuldeep Yadav
b Pat Cummins
3300100
Mohammed Shami
not out
240050
Jasprit Bumrah
b Nathan Coulter-Nile
02000
Total250 in48.2 overs(5.17 runs per over)
ExtrasExtras (b 1lb7, w4, nb0, p)12

Fall of wickets

1-0(Rohit Sharma, 0.6),2-38(Shikhar Dhawan, 8.3),3-75(Ambati Rayudu, 16.6),4-156(Vijay Shankar, 28.5),5-171(Kedar Jadhav, 32.2),6-171(MS Dhoni, 32.3),7-238(Ravindra Jadeja, 45.5),8-248(Virat Kohli, 47.1),9-249(Kuldeep Yadav, 47.5),10-250(Jasprit Bumrah, 48.2),

BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
Pat Cummins922940nb, 1w
Nathan Coulter-Nile8.205210nb, 1w
Glenn Maxwell1004510nb, 2w
Adam Zampa1006220nb, 0w
Nathan Lyon1004210nb, 0w
Marcus Stoinis101200nb, 0w
BATTINGRB4S6SSR
Aaron Finch (C)
lbw b Kuldeep Yadav
37535169.81
Usman Khawaja
c Virat Kohli b Kedar Jadhav
383760102.7
Shaun Marsh
c MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja
16270059.26
Peter Handscomb
run out (Ravindra Jadeja)
48594081.36
Glenn Maxwell
b Kuldeep Yadav
4180022.22
Marcus Stoinis
lbw b Vijay Shankar
52654180
Alex Carey (W)
b Kuldeep Yadav
22242091.67
Nathan Coulter-Nile
b Jasprit Bumrah
4400100
Pat Cummins
c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah
02000
Nathan Lyon
not out
6610100
Adam Zampa
b Vijay Shankar
2200100
Total242 in49.3 overs(4.88 runs per over)
ExtrasExtras (b 0lb3, w10, nb0, p)13

Fall of wickets

1-83(Aaron Finch, 14.3),2-83(Usman Khawaja, 15.3),3-122(Shaun Marsh, 23.5),4-132(Glenn Maxwell, 28.3),5-171(Peter Handscomb, 37.3),6-218(Alex Carey, 44.3),7-223(Nathan Coulter-Nile, 45.2),8-223(Pat Cummins, 45.4),9-240(Marcus Stoinis, 49.1),10-242(Adam Zampa, 49.3),

BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
Mohammed Shami1006000nb, 5w
Jasprit Bumrah1002920nb, 2w
Ravindra Jadeja1004810nb, 1w
Vijay Shankar1.301520nb, 0w
Kuldeep Yadav1005430nb, 1w
Kedar Jadhav803310nb, 1w

MATCH DETAILS

242 in49.3 overs(4.88 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by Australia

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL),Nitin Menon (IND) and Joel Wilson (WI)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

HIndi
AUS
242-all out (49.3 Ovs)
IND
250 (48.2 Ovs)

India beat Australia by 8 runs

Man of the match: Virat Kohli
Last Wicket: Adam Zampa b Vijay Shankar 2 (2) - 242/10 in 49.3 Over

COMMENTARY

End of over

IND250 (48.2 Ovs)

Now then 251 is the target! Not going to be an easy chase this for the Australians. The wicket is on the slower side and there is turn for the spinners. The visitors will have to bat really well here. Will India go 2-0 up or will the visitors level the series? Join us in a while to find out.
For Australia, Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers. He was given the responsibility of bowling with the new ball. Did well and then was also excellent at the death. Lyon was economical. Zampa was poor initially but pulled things back well in the end. Nathan Coulter-Nile though had a day to forget as he was wayward and expensive.
Zampa then got rid of Dhoni and Jadhav in the very same over. The Australia bowlers then managed to pull things back but India still had Kohli at one end. He went onto to score a brilliant ton. Jadeja played the perfect foil to him and the two added yet another handy stand. However, when the time came to accelerate, the latter perished. Kohli too followed him and then the tail failed to contribute much. From 238 for 6 in the 46th over, the hosts have been bundled out for 250.
A decent bowling effort from the Australian side. They will be happy with where they are at the moment but India too won't be very disappointed. However, they would feel they could have done better after Vijay Shankar and Virat Kohli's 81-run stand. They joined association after the Australians got rid of Rayudu, Dhawan and Rohit pretty quickly. The Indians were in a spot of bother at 75 for three but then Shankar and Kohli played themselves in. The former, once he got his eye in, started to accelerate. He looked really good out there and when he was batting, India looked well on course for 280. However, he fell in a very unfortunate manner and that changed the course of the game.
48.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jasprit Bumrah, out, OUT!!! Bowled. Full length delivery around off, Bumrah looks to hit it on the off side but gets a thick inside edge and the ball hits the middle pole. Bumrah goes for a duck. INDIA ALL OUT FOR 250.
48.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, Shorter delivery on off, Shami pulls it away for a single.
Nathan Coulter-Nile back into the attack.
47.6
Pat Cummins to Jasprit Bumrah, no run, A dot to end! Just a run and two wickets from the 48th over. On the stumps, it is blocked.
Jasprit Bumrah walks out at number 11 for India.
47.5
Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, out, OUT! TIMBER! Four-fer for Cummins! The slower one has done in Kuldeep completely. It is on the leg stump, Yadav shuffles way too across and tries to flick but is quite early into the stroke. He misses and the ball hits the stumps behind.
47.4
Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, On the pads, the batter works it down to fine leg for a run.
47.3
Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, no run, On the slower side outside off, Shami plays it nicely with an angled bat but hits it too close to the keeper. He takes it on the bounce.
47.2
Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, no run, On a length and around off, Shami blocks it out.
Mohammed Shami replaces his skipper out in the middle.
47.1
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, out, OUT! Straight to the fielder! The best bowler for Australia today, gets the best batsman for India. Kohli can't believe it as he stands there, looks down and then turns and starts walking back. He returns dejected but to a standing ovation by the crowd here and he deserves it. Another brilliant innings from him. He falls prey to the short ball which he pulls nicely but does not get the desired distance. Stoinis at deep square leg takes a good sliding catch. Cummins gets his third and that too at the right time. Australia will now hope to keep India under 265.
46.6
Adam Zampa to Kuldeep Yadav, 2 runs, Good running. Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Yadav sweeps it wide of square leg and looks for two straight away. They get that easily as the throw is a poor one from the fielder.
46.5
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Good shot but only a single. Flighted delivery on off, Kohli hits it through covers but there is a fielder in the deep.
46.4
Adam Zampa to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, Full on the leg side, Kuldeep sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
46.3
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Follows the boundary with a single. On middle and leg, Virat tucks it to the leg side for a single.
46.2
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR!!! Excellent shot. Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Kohli keeps his eyes on the ball and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
46.1
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, Shorter delivery on middle, Kohli taps it back to the bowler.
45.6
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the shorter side outside off, Kohli punches it through covers and takes a run.
Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in.
45.5
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, out, OUT! Jadeja perishes in the attempt to up the ante! However, he has played a good supporting role here. So the dropped catch has not cost a lot. Cummins bowls the slower one and on off. The idea of the shot was not wrong as Jadeja looked to go over mid off. He got it off the bottom though. It lobs towards mid off and Khawaja there takes it after taking a few steps back. A handy 67-run stand for India comes to an end.
45.4
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the middle stump, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
45.3
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Makes room and then guides it down to third man for a run.
45.2
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, Slower one and on the pads, Jadeja works it with soft hands through mid-wicket. They taken one, go for the second and make it in.
45.1
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Slower ball and on middle, Kohli guides it towards point for a run.
Pat Cummins is back on.
44.6
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Gives it a lot of air and bowls it around leg, it is the googly. Jadeja looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. Two dots to end an excellent over by Zampa. Could have easily had a wicket.
44.5
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, The leg spinner but on the pads, Jadeja works it to mid-wicket.
44.4
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the off stump, Kohli taps it towards cover for a run.
44.3
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, The googly on the pads, it is worked around the corner for a run.
44.2
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, DROPPED! That should have been taken! A little short and on middle, Jadeja goes back and pulls it. It is not off the middle and it is to the right of Stoinis at deep mid-wicket. He runs to his right and gets two hands to it but fails to hang on. The batsmen take two. How costly will this prove? Had he taken this, Australia would have been into the bowlers then.
44.1
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Flatter and on the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
Adam Zampa is back now.
43.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, A dot to end! So only 7 despite it going for a boundary early. On a length and around off, kept out.
43.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Pulled right off the middle but finds the man at deep square leg for a run.
43.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Plays it with an angled bat towards third man. The batsmen take a run.
43.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
43.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, The bumper on off, Kohli looks to drag his pull but ends up getting a bottom edge back to the bowler.
43.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! Gets to his ton in style! Century no. 40. Magnificent ton this is from the Indian skipper. An innings of a lot of character and determination. A ton on wicket which has played a lot of tricks. Leading from the front is the skipper. He gets there with a cut shot. It races to the point fence. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause. He knows he needs to be there till the end. Also, now that he has got to his milestone, you might just see him up the ante.
42.6
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Onto 99! He keeps strike for the next over also as he flicks it through square leg. 50-run stand is also up. Another vital stand.
42.5
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Nicely nudges it towards mid-wicket for a run.
42.4
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the shorter side, Kohli hits it through mid-wicket and moves onto 98.
42.3
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, leg byes, 1 run, On the pads, Jadeja looks to flick but misses. It rolls towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
42.2
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Flatter and quicker outside off, Jadeja looks to cut but misses. Maxwell gets excited but no one else is.
42.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Around off, Kohli waits and then opens the face. It goes towards short third man for a quick run.
41.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 3 runs, Just a boundary away now! Full and around off, Kohli leans into it and strokes it through covers. Handscomb runs to his right, dives just before the ball crosses the ropes and pulls it back in. Saves a run for his side.
41.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Goes short, Jadeja pulls it nicely through square leg. There is a fielder in the deep so just a run.
41.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the hips of the batsman, it is worked around the corner for a single. Happy with singles at the moment are the Indians.
41.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
41.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Goes wide of the crease and bowls it on middle, Jadeja blocks it out.
41.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Slightly short, Kohli goes back early and pulls it through mid-wicket for a run. Just 8 runs away from a ton now.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is back on.
40.6
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Another single to end the over as this is worked through mid-wicket.
40.5
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, On off, Jadeja makes room and then opens the face. It goes towards short third man and they take a run.
40.4
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Whips it hard but straight to the man at deep mid-wicket. Only a run.
40.3
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Flatter and outside off, Kohli plays it late but finds short third man.
40.2
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Flatter and shorter on off, Jadeja slaps it down to long off for a run. 2000 ODI runs for Jadeja. JUST THE THIRD INDIAN to achieve the double of 2000 ODI runs and 150 ODI wickets.
40.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Tosses it up on middle, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket and a run is taken.
POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end.
39.6
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, A dot to end! Shorter in length and on off, Jadeja stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
39.5
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Another single as this is guided down to third man.
39.4
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, no run, On the off pole, Kohli defends it to point.
39.3
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, On the shorter side and outside off, Jadeja guides it down to third man for a run.
39.2
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Direct hit needed... but missed! Kohli was way short there. Length ball and around off, VK taps it towards point and wants a run. He is off, but Jadeja is not interested. Kohli though is a long way down. He tries and turns to get in but that does not seem possible. To his luck though, Maxwell misses his shy at the striker's end. The fielder backing up is too deep and an overthrow is taken. Lucky reprieve there and Australia will feel, this is the chance they needed to take. This could be the difference between a 240 and a 280...
39.1
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, no run, Angles it into the pads, Kohli works it towards mid-wicket.
38.6
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Well bowled and well played in the end! This is flatter and on off, this one pitches, stays low and skids through. Jadeja just about gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.
38.5
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
38.4
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja now hits this one down to long on and gets to the other end. 200 up for the hosts. 11 more overs to go after this one. However, only 4 wickets left is the problem.
38.3
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Floats it up on off, Kohli eases it down to long on and takes another run. Moves onto 85.
38.2
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, On the shorter side, Jadeja goes back and guides it through point for a run.
38.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Fuller on the pads, Kohli works it down to deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
37.6
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Outside off, pushed straight to point. Not a bad over from Cummins - 5 from the first 3, just one from the next 3.
37.5
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Full and straight, watchfully defended.
37.4
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Outside off, this time Virat quietly nudges it towards third man for a run.
37.3
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! Not often do you see Kohli throwing his bat! This is one of those rare occasions. Short and outside off, the Indian skipper latches onto the width and gets it behind point for a boundary!
37.2
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, This one nips back in, Jadeja looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads, rolling down to the leg side. The batsmen scamper a single as Cummins and Carey appeal for LBW. Umpire Dharmasena informs Cummins that there was bat involved.
37.1
Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, On a good length around middle, watchfully defended.
Pat Cummins is back on now.
36.6
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, Shot! Excellent wrist work! Kohli whips it of the off stump. It is in the gap in the mid-wicket region. Handscomb there runs to his left, slides and collects the ball. He then tries to parry it to the Coulter-Nile who runs to his right from long on. His throw is a touch wide and the two runs become easy for the batsmen.
36.6
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, the umpire stretches his hands sideways.
36.5
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Angles it on the off pole, Kohli goes back and works it to square leg.
36.4
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Floats it up outside off, Jadeja strokes it through covers and takes a single.
36.3
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Outside off, left alone.
36.2
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Hits it more straighter this time than the last ball and a single is taken.
36.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Finds the man at square leg with a flick shot.
36.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, Kohli looks to hit it fine but misses. It has been wided.
35.6
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, A couple to end as Jadeja plays a check-drive towards wide long off. He calls for two straightaway and the batters take it.
35.5
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Gives it a nice loop and lands it on off, Jadeja defends it off the front foot.
35.4
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Works it with the angle towards square leg but for on runs.
35.3
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, On the stumps, blocked.
35.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the shorter side, Kohli hits it through covers and takes a run.
35.1
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Tosses it up on middle, Kohli works it towards mid-wicket.
34.6
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Uses his feet and strokes it to long on and keeps strike for the next over.
34.5
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Works it with the turn towards mid-wicket.
34.4
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, Kohli makes a little room and tries to hit it through covers. Finch there though dives and gets a hand to it. Deflects it towards wide long off and only a couple.
34.3
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Looks to give it a little more air but ends up bowling a low full. It is hit down to long on for a run.
34.2
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Flighted ball on off, Jadeja strokes it to covers.
34.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Eases it down to long on for a run.
Glenn Maxwell is back.
33.6
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Around middle and leg, worked through fine leg for one.
33.5
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
33.4
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, SAFE! Just by an inch! Beautiful bowling from Lyon in the first place. Tossed up outside off, Jadeja came forward to defend but then the ball spun away and bounced. Jaddu missed while lunging and in that process, his back foot was lifted in the air. Alex Carey did collect but to the naked eye it seemed like he took just that extra second to take the bails off. Replays show that the back foot landed on the line, then skid back in by just a fraction. Yes. JUST a fraction, before Carey could try and make a stumping.
STUMPING APPEAL! Not much celebrations from the Aussies. Did Jadeja get his back foot back in time? Referred upstairs...
33.3
Nathan Lyon to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
33.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Goes back and plays it with the turn towards short fine leg for a single.
33.1
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, Full and around off, writes through square leg for a comfortable couple. Both these batsmen are quick between the wickets. Replays show that Kohli took the second run by running right in the middle of the pitch. Right in the middle.
32.6
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Outside off, left alone. 4 runs and two wickets from the over. Is this the over which changes the momentum in Australia's favor?
32.5
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Just short! Zampa has started to find the right line and length here. Bowls the googly around off, it pitches and turns. Jadeja lunges and tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and falls just short of first slip. The key there was he played that with soft hands.
32.4
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, NO hat-trick as it is safely negotiated. Flatter and on middle, Jadeja goes back and works it to short fine leg.
Ravindra Jadeja walks in at number 8, replacing Dhoni, to face the hat-trick ball.
32.3
Adam Zampa to MS Dhoni, out, OUT! Two-in-two for Zampa and the two batsmen who steered India home in the last game, are dismissed. Excellent captaincy as Finch brought in the slip fielder for the new batsman but you can also question the shot here. Zampa bowls it flatter and outside off, it pitches and turns away a little. Dhoni looks to guide it towards third man but there is not a lot of width on offer. The ball takes the outside edge and flies towards Khawaja at first slip. He too takes a sharp catch to his right. Australia now into the bowling all-rounders. Zampa is on a hat-trick.
MS Dhoni comes out now, at number 7, to a deafening roar.
32.2
Adam Zampa to Kedar Jadhav, out, OUT! Zampa strikes! Australia have two in quick succession and India now have half their side back in the hut. The hero of the last game, fails to make an impact here. Adam floats it up outside off, once again it is very full. That though plays in the advantage of the bowler as the batsman looks to go over covers. He fails to get underneath the ball and hence, does not get the desired elevation. Ends up hitting it flat and hard towards cover where Finch takes a sharp catch. Australia crawling their way back into the game and a much-needed wicket for Zampa as this should give him confidence now.
32.1
Adam Zampa to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, FOUR! Inside edge and a boundary! This is outside off, Jadhav looks to sweep but it takes the inside edge, goes between the legs of the keeper and into the third man fence.
31.6
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, A dot to end! Just a run from this one as Kohli defends it off the back foot.
31.5
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, This is bowled at 97 kph and it is outside off. Kohli looks to guide it past short third man who is finer and hence it is straight to him.
31.4
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, The straighter one on middle, Jadhav plays inside the line, it goes off the outside edge towards point for a run.
31.3
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Once again plays it with the turn but to the man at mid-wicket.
31.2
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Flicks it with the turn but finds the man at square leg.
31.1
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, no run, On the off pole, the batter defends it out.
30.6
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, A short ball to finish! Kohli goes back and punches it through covers for a couple.
30.5
Adam Zampa to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, This is worked around the corner through square leg for a run.
30.4
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the shorter side, Kohli punches it down to long on and takes a run.
30.3
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, Too full again, Kohli once again smashes it back towards the bowler. He fumbles but no extra run conceded.
30.2
Adam Zampa to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Tosses it up on off, Jadhav pushes it down to long off for a run.
30.1
Adam Zampa to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Flatter and on off, KJ defends it.
29.6
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Short again, this is pulled straight to square leg.
29.5
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Around off, short in length, Kohli looks to cut but the ball stays low and takes the under edge towards point.
29.4
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, 3 runs, Excellent fielding effort from Peter Handscomb. Short and outside off, Kedar cuts it behind point. The ball rolls away to the fence but Handscomb races to his left and dives full stretch, landing awkwardly on his left shoulder. He manages to save the boundary but clutches his left shoulder in pain. Hope he is okay. Three runs taken.
29.3
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Landed outside off, spinning in, watchfully defended.
29.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Action replay of the previous delivery, sans the striker.
29.1
Nathan Lyon to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Around middle, Jadhav works it through square leg for a single.
28.6
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, On off, kept out. End of an action-packed over, 9 runs but more importantly a wicket from it.
Kedar Jadhav comes in at number 6, replacing Shankar.
28.5
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, out, OUT! Yes, the ball has flicked the fingertips and Shankar is short of his crease. He walks back in disappointment and disgust. He was playing so well out there, so fluent and his innings ends in a very unfortunate manner. Australia though will be relieved as this partnership was taking the game away from them. Zampa tosses this up, once again it is very full. Kohli smashes it towards the bowler who sticks his hand out to the right. The ball then goes onto hit the stumps. Shankar in the meantime looks to get back in with a dive. The Australians appeal and it is a very confident one. The umpire takes it upstairs and after the replays, OUT flashes on the giant screen. The 81-run stand has been ended but it has provided the much-needed impetus to the Indian innings. However, Australia will now look to pull things back a little.
Is that the end of Shankar's innings? It would be a very unfortunate way if it is. The umpire has gone upstairs to check. First, whether the bowler has touched the ball, second, if Shankar has made it in.
28.4
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! Too full and it has been put away! Gives it a little more air but lands it very full. Kohli leans into it and strokes it through covers. It is away from the sweeper and a boundary.
28.3
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, Shortish and outside off, Kohli guides it to point.
28.2
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Hits it well again, uppishly but well short of the man at long off. A run.
28.1
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, FOUR, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! He is playing a gem here. This is tossed up on middle, Shankar lunges forward and then hits it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
Adam Zampa is back on now.
27.6
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Kohli looks to find the same gap but instead finds the man at square leg.
27.5
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, This time finds the gap through the square leg region and takes one.
27.4
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
27.3
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, This one stays low! Flatter and outside off, Shankar gets his bat down in time and pushes it back to the bowler.
27.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Now eases this down to long on and takes a run.
27.1
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! 18 from the last 7 balls! Flatter and just a little outside the off pole. Kohli waits for it and then uses the pace, guides it past short third man and into the fence.
26.6
Marcus Stoinis to Vijay Shankar, SIX, SIX! A biggie to end the over! 14 from it! An expensive first by Stoinis! Another short delivery, too easy at his pace. Shankar stands tall and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. He is into the 40s now.
26.5
Marcus Stoinis to Vijay Shankar, leg byes, 2 runs, Carey does well there! This is on the pads, Shankar looks to flick but it brushes his pads and goes to the left of the keeper. He dives and gets a hand to it. Takes the pace off the ball, the fielder from fine leg does the mopping up job and two have been taken. Leg byes signaled!
26.4
Marcus Stoinis to Vijay Shankar, FOUR, FOUR! What a shot! Best shot so far played by Shankar! Slightly short and on middle, Shankar goes back quickly and then lifts it over mid-wicket. No one in the deep so a boundary.
26.3
Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Waits for it and then runs it down to third man for a run.
26.2
Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, no run, Kohli uses his feet but Stoinis bowls it short. VK still goes for the pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
26.1
Marcus Stoinis to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, On the shorter side, Shankar pulls it through square leg for a single.
Marcus Stoinis is on now.
25.6
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Pushes it through. Shankar works it uppishly but well wide of the fielder at short mid-wicket. It goes down to long on for a run.
25.5
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, On the middle pole, Shankar works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
25.4
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, Tosses it up on off, blocked.
25.3
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
25.2
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, 50-run stand up and it has come in very good time! India were in a spot of bother when the two joined forces but they are taking them to safer shores. Shankar works this through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
25.1
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, Tosses it up outside off, Shankar keeps it out.
24.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Good stop and well fielded! A little too straight. Shankar works it towards wide mid on. Lyon there runs to his right, times his dive and keeps it down to a run. 9 from the over and the partnership is 49 now.
24.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
24.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, leg byes, 1 run, LEG BYE! Down the leg side. Shankar looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads and rolls towards fine leg for a run.
24.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Fifty for Virat Kohli. His 50th fifty in ODIs! A captain's knock this. Came in early and now is looking solid out there. Has made batting look so easy on a wicket where batting is not easy. Only half the job done though. He pushes this through covers and takes a run.
24.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Plays this one late and guides it down to third man for an easy run. Shankar is really playing well out there.
24.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, FOUR, FOUR! On the up! Length delivery, Shankar uses his wrists and then strokes it past mid on. A boundary.
23.6
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Tosses it up outside off, Shankar keeps it out.
23.5
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
23.4
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Moves onto 49 as he pushes it down to long on for a run.
23.3
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Now plays it with the turn and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
23.2
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, FOUR, FOUR! Tickled fine and a boundary! On the pads, Shankar flicks it very fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence.
23.1
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg for a run.
22.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, no run, On the fuller side, Shankar drives it back to the bowler. Back-to-back good overs for Australia here.
22.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, A little too straight, it is worked around the corner for a run.
22.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, Back of a length on off, Kohli chops it to point.
22.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Length delivery again, Shankar strokes it on the up towards cover. The fielder there makes a good diving stop but can't stop the run.
22.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, no run, On the fuller side on off, Shankar strokes it to mid off.
22.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Good length on off, Kohli guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
21.6
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, Well done! Just a single from the over! Shankar works it to the right of the bowler. Lyon dives and saves a run.
21.5
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, Plays it late with the angle towards point.
21.4
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, no run, On the middle pole, Shankar lunges and blocks it out.
21.3
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Tosses it up on off, Kohli whips it down to long on for a run.
21.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, The straighter one on off, goes on with the angle. Kohli plays inside the line and gets beaten.
21.1
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Flatter and on middle, Kohli goes back and works it to mid-wicket.
Change of ends for Nathan Lyon.
20.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, no run, On the stumps again, Vijay Shankar works it to mid-wicket. Good comeback by the bowler, ends the over with three dots.
20.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, no run, On a length and around off, kept out. The last two deliveries is what NCN has to bowl on consistent basis.
20.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, no run, Good delivery! Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman. The batter looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
20.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Gets his line wrong again! It is on the pads, Kohli flicks it towards fine leg for a run. Coulter-Nile gets away with that one.
20.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Good running and good batting! Got the boundary on the last ball and now takes a single! Back of a length on off, VS taps it with soft hands on the off side.
20.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Vijay Shankar, FOUR, FOUR! Was not so good in his first spell and he starts off with a poor ball here. Short and outside off, Shankar goes back and guides it through point. Welcomes back NCN into the attack with a boundary. 100 up for India.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is back on now.
19.6
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, The googly, Shankar picks it and plays it with the turn through mid-wicket for a run.
19.5
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, byes, 1 run, BYE! Well bowled! Tossed up outside off, this one pitches, stays low and skids through. Kohli looks to defend but the ball goes past the bat before it comes down. The keeper too fails to go down in time. It brushes his pads and rolls towards third man for a run.
19.4
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Third full toss in the over. Shankar though does not take toll of this one. It is hit down to long off for a run.
19.3
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Tosses this one up nicely! Kohli drives it through covers and gets to the other end.
19.2
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Another full toss, Shankar strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
19.1
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, 2 runs, Zampa has not been at his best here! Not hitting a consistent length. Serves a full toss now on middle, Shankar hits it towards wide long on for a couple.
18.6
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, 5 singles in this over as Shankar waits for it and then nudges it square on the leg side for a run.
18.5
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, 4th single of the over as this is flicked through mid-wicket.
18.4
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Shankar now eases it down to long on and another single results.
18.3
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Floats it up on middle, VK flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
18.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, On the off pole, Kohli blocks it out.
18.1
Nathan Lyon to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Shankar works it with the turn towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
17.6
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and this is way better than the last one! Overcompensates does Zampa as he lands it very full outside off. Kohli creams it through covers to end the over with a boundary. Another expensive one from Zampa as 10 come from it.
17.5
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Short and on middle, very short actually. Kohli goes back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
17.4
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, Pull his length back and lands it on middle, Kohli keeps it out.
17.3
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, Well done! Full and on middle, Kohli hits it to the right of the bowler. He gets two hands to it but can't stop it cleanly. Saves a single though.
17.2
Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, Shankar is off the mark as he eases it down to long on for a single.
17.1
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Flighted ball on off, Kohli strokes it through covers for a run.
Drinks! Vijay Shankar is the new man in.
16.6
Nathan Lyon to Ambati Rayudu, out, OUT! No bat there, it has pitched in line and it is crashing into the middle stump. A waste of a review to be honest by Rayudu as that looked out to the naked eye. He has to walk back and he takes India's only review along with him. Another bidding partnership comes to an end and Lyon makes an impact straightaway. Strikes off his last ball of his first over. Nothing great about the delivery though. It pitches around the leg pole and goes on with the angle. Rayudu plays all around it. He misses and the ball hits him above the knee role on the back pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Ambati looks at his skipper at the other end and then signals the 'T'. Replays show that the on-field call is the right one. India in a spot of bother here.
India review now! Rayudu is given out LBW. He has reviewed. Is there an inside edge or has that pitched outside the leg stump?
16.5
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, 1 run, The quicker one but this is quite short. Kohli goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
16.4
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Once again plays it late but this time finds the man at short third man.
16.3
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! DEFT! Lovely shot this! Lyon tosses it up outside off, Kohli waits for it, sees the ball closely and then guides it through short third man. Runs starting to come thick and fast now.
16.2
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, no run, Tossed up outside off, Kohli works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
16.1
Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, leg byes, 2 runs, Leg byes! A little too straight. Kohli looks to pull but the ball hits his pads and goes through short fine leg. Two taken.
Nathan Lyon is on now.
15.6
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, An excellent cover drive but just for a run as there is a sweeper in place. Another good over for the Indians. They slowly getting a move on now. 14 from the last two.
15.5
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, no run, Direct hit but the batsman is well in! Kohli plays it late towards short third man. He thinks of a run but is rightly sent back by his partner.
15.4
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, leg byes, 1 run, Down the leg side, Rayudu looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and rolls towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
15.3
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR, FOUR! Help yourself says Zampa. Bowls a full toss. Rayudu goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket. No fielder in the deep and a boundary results.
15.2
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Another tossed up ball, Rayudu ends up playing outside the line, the gets it off the inner half to the right of the bowler who saves a run with a dive to his right.
15.1
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Tosses this one up on off, Kohli drives it down to long off for a single.
14.6
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the shorter side, Kohli goes back and pulls it all along the ground to deep square leg for a single.
14.5
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, On the shorter side, it is whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
14.4
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
14.3
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Leading edge! Looks to flick it against the angle but closes the face of the bat a little early. Gets a soft leading edge to covers.
14.2
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR, FOUR! A much-needed boundary here! Maxwell is guilty of bowling it a little too full here. Rayudu plants his front foot ahead and across and then strokes it through covers for a boundary.
14.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the middle pole, Kohli goes back and pushes it down to long on for a run.
13.6
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Slightly on the shorter side, Kohli goes back and punches it down to long on for a run. Just a couple from this over. Australia continue keeping it tight.
13.5
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, This is driven through covers for an easy run.
13.4
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Flighted ball on off, Rayudu lunges and blocks it out.
13.3
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Another slider, Rayudu this time goes back and pushes it to the off side.
13.2
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, no run, OHHH! The slider on off, Rayudu goes back and looks to pull. The ball though hurries onto him, it takes the inside edge and hits the pads of the batsman.
13.1
Adam Zampa to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Flatter and on middle, the batter goes back and blocks it.
Adam Zampa is on now.
12.6
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, Lunges forward this time and flicks it through mid-wicket and retains strike for the next over.
12.5
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 2 runs, Good shot! Fires it outside off, Rayudu strokes it through covers. Wide of long off for a couple. 50 up for India.
12.4
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Flighted ball and this is eased down to long on for a run.
12.3
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Continues bowling the straighter line, Kohli flicks it to square leg.
12.2
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Uses his feet but Maxwell bowls it short. Kohli works it to the right of the bowler.
12.1
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, On middle, Rayudu works it through mid-wicket and takes a single.
11.6
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, On the shorter side, Kohli shuffles right across and works it through square leg. He takes one and calls for the second and the batters complete it with ease. Big boundaries here, there should be a lot of 2s available.
11.5
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, Nicely guided! Waits for the ball to come to him and then opens the face, it goes towards third man for a run.
11.4
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the the off stump, Rayudu hits it back to the bowler.
11.4
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Way too short and this one bounces well over the batsman's head. Wided.
11.3
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Just a little bit of width on offer outside off, Rayudu strokes it nicely off the back foot but finds the man at point.
11.2
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Continues bowling it on a length and on off, Rayudu opens the face of the bat but can't beat the fielder at gully.
11.1
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Length delivery, Rayudu drives it firmly towards mid off. He wants a run but the fielder there gets to the ball quickly and hence, Kohli asks his to go back.
10.6
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, A little bit short on off, Rayudu goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
10.5
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Worked against the angle through mid-wicket for an easy run.
10.4
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, A straighter line again, Rayudu flicks it towards square leg. The fielder there dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Can't stop the run though.
10.3
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Fires it on middle again, Kohli works it through mid-wicket and takes a run.
10.2
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
10.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, no run, On the pads, it is worked to mid-wicket.
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of four fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over.
9.6
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Oops.... that is a hoick. Rayudu comes down the track and has a wild swing but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. Gets a thick inside edge onto his pads which rolls away to the off side. That is a very, very rash shot. Kohli will not be happy seeing that. Cummins has a word with Rayudu, followed by a smile. A maiden for Cummins, 10/1 in the last 4 overs!
9.5
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, This one comes in, but stays low as well. Ambati stays back to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
9.4
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, On a good length outside off, Rayudu plays inside the line, expecting it to come in with the angle but then the ball seams away to beat the outside edge.
9.3
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Full and straight, Rayudu stays back and blocks.
9.2
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
9.1
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
Pat Cummins is back on. 3-1-9-1 so far.
8.6
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, 1 run, AR is off the mark as he pushes it towards mid off and scampers across for a single. End of a successful over by Maxwell.
8.5
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, no run, One again it is flatter and outside off, Rayudu for the second time in a row, plays it to point.
8.4
Glenn Maxwell to Ambati Rayudu, no run, Flatter and outside off, Rayudu guides it to point.
Ambati Rayudu walks in at number 4, replacing Dhawan.
8.3
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, out, OUT! Three reds and Dhawan has to take the long walk back! What a review by Australia and Maxwell has struck gold here. He is absolutely elated. The offie has cut short the partnership which was looking very good and also brought the downfall of Dhawan who was timing the ball really well. Maxwell does what he has been doing till now. Fires it in on middle, Dhawan goes back to whip, he though misses and is hit on the front pad. An appeal follows, a loud one from the bowler but the umpire shakes his head. Maxwell convinces his skipper to go for the review and Finch does so. Replays roll in and they show no inside edge. Hawk Eye shows the on-field call has to be overturned. Both the openers back in the hut within Powerplay 1 here.
Review time! A huge shout for an LBW has not been given. Maxwell is pretty confident and he wants it to be reviewed. Finch does so, Dhawan is the man in question. Looks close though.
8.2
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, This one is angled into the batsman, Dhawan goes back and very late guides it to point.
8.1
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, A little too full on off, Dhawan drives it really nicely but to the man at covers.
7.6
Adam Zampa to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, The googly to end! Dhawan works it towards fine leg and takes a single. 6 from Zampa's first and India going along well after the early wicket.
7.5
Adam Zampa to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, A little too full this time, Dhawan works it across the angle towards mid-wicket. Maxwell there dives to his right and makes a very good stop.
7.4
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, The googly but it is a little too straight, VK works it through mid-wicket and jogs to the other end.
7.3
Adam Zampa to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Flatter and on middle, Kohli goes back and pushes it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
7.2
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 1 run, A half-tracker on the first ball and a full toss on the second. Kohli strokes it down to long off for a run.
7.1
Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, Starts off with a shorter delivery on middle, Kohli goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple.
Adam Zampa is on now. Spin from both ends.
6.6
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, On the pads, SD looks to flick but misses. A muted appeal but nothing from the umpire. Going down leg. A good first over by Maxwell.
6.5
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another one which drifts in from outside off. Dhawan blocks it.
6.4
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, An appeal but nothing. Flatter and this one drifts in from outside off. Dhawan plays it really late. Maxwell appeals as he feels it is pad first but the umpire shakes his head. Right call from the umpire and replays confirm that.
6.3
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, On the middle pole, Kohli goes back and works it towards square leg. Kohli wants a run but Dhawan waits. He then sees the ball go past the diving fielder there and goes for the run.
6.2
Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, This is angled into the stump, Dhawan goes back and pushes it towards cover for a run.
6.1
Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Starts off with a delivery down the leg side, Kohli works it towards short fine leg for a run.
Glenn Maxwell is on now.
5.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Two good deliveries to end! Length again and on off, Dhawan blocks it out.
5.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
5.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Poor bowling this is! Down the leg side, Dhawan says thank you very much. He helps it on its way to the fine leg fence.
5.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Edgy run! A little more wider outside off, Kohli looks to stroke it on the up, the ball goes off the outer half, all along the ground to third man for a single.
5.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, Good length and on off again, Kohli strokes it on the up to the man at covers.
5.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, Goes wide of the crease and lands it on off, Kohli guides it to point.
4.6
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length and outside off, left alone. 8 from this over as well, 16 from the last two.
4.5
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Dhawan is looking in great touch here! Just a little bit of width on offer outside off and that was enough for the opener. He goes back and then guides it through point, it races away to the fence.
4.4
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Full and outside off, Dhawan looks to drive but his bat turns in his hands. Mistimes the ball to covers.
4.3
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Hammered away! Short and on middle, Dhawan is quickly onto the back foot and he pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. Raining boundaries here.
4.2
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Just ahead of a length this time, Dhawan plays a nice drive but straight to cover.
4.1
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length delivery and on middle, Dhawan keeps it out.
3.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, Works it with the angle to the man at mid on. A dot to end another expensive over by Coulter-Nile. Not a good start for him.
3.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, Better from Nathan Coulter-Nile! Drags his length back and bowls it on off. Kohli defends it confidently.
3.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! A little too straight and NCN pays the price. Full and on middle, Kohli this time uses his wrists and works it through mid-wicket. No stopping those. Second boundary in the over.
3.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, This time he drives it to mid off, can't find the gap though.
3.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! The on-drive, probably the hardest shot in the game and it is played to perfection here. Full and on off, Kohli shuffles across and then with a straight bat strokes it to mid on. A boundary, his first.
3.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Virat Kohli, no run, On the fuller side and outside off, an area where Kohli is a touch vulnerable. Virat though takes his foot right to the pitch of the ball and strokes it to mid off.
2.6
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, That was quick! Back of a length and shoots off the surface. Dhawan is on his toes as he guides it to point. Another excellent over by Cummins comes to an end.
2.5
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Short and on the body, Dhawan defends it onto the ground by taking a hand off the handle.
2.4
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, On the fuller side again, Dhawan guides it to point.
2.3
Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, On the fuller side again and this one comes back into the left-hander. Dhawan hits it uppishly but well short of the bowler.
2.2
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Uppish but away from the fielder at gully. Full and outside off, a little shape away. Kohli looks to drive but he gets an outside edge through backward point and down towards third man for a run. The skipper is off the mark.
2.1
Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, no run, Way too wide outside off, Kohli will not be going after it so early in his innings.
1.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, A couple to end an expensive first by NCN! Slightly straighter again, Dhawan works it through mid on and takes a brace. 7 from Nathan's first. Not what Australia wanted, they would have liked Coulter-Nile to bowl a good follow-up over after Cummins bowled an excellent first.
1.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Closer to the off pole this time and the length is similar. Dhawan guides it to point.
1.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length again but the line is outside off, left alone.
1.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Coulter-Nile finally gets his line right as he lands it on a length and around off. Dhawan blocks it.
1.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another crisp drive but straight to the cover fielder. Good shots to begin with by Dhawan.
1.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Dhawan off the mark in style! First boundary of the game is off his bat. Easy pickings for him. It is full and on the pads, Dhawan flicks it. It is right off the middle and it races to the fence. This is should give him confidence after he was dismissed for not a lot in the last game.
1.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shikhar Dhawan, wide, 1 run, The inswinger but down the leg side. It has been wided. First run for India courtesy an extra.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, walks out to the middle. Aslo, Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
0.6
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, out, OUT! In the air... taken! Cummins' excellent first over ends with a wicket. However, this was probably the worst ball he bowled in this over. He won't care though as Australia strike early. This one is short and wide outside off, Rohit senses an opportunity to get off the mark, so he goes for the cut shot. There is extra bounce though on that one and hence, Rohit can't get on top of it. He gets a top edge which flies down to third man. Zampa there takes a few steps in and accepts it. Sharma walks back without troubling the scorers and it is the ideal start for Australia. A wicket maiden by Cummins.
0.5
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, no run, On a length again, no swing on the two deliveries which were not bowled full. Rohit easily keeps it out.
0.4
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, no run, Drags his length back this time and attacks the off pole. Rohit defends it on the leg side.
0.3
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, no run, BEAUTY! More movement for Cummins this time. Third full ball in a row. It is outside off and goes away further. Rohit goes after it but gets beaten. Not moving his feet here is Rohit. Understandable though as it is early in his innings. However, that maybe the reason why Cummins is bowling so full.
0.2
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, no run, Full again, some swing again. Rohit once again does not put in a long enough stride but still guides it towards point. Maxwell there makes a good stop diving to his right.
0.1
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, no run, Goes very full and on the stumps, a hint of outswing for the bowler there. Rohit Sharma with a straight bat but minimal foot movement, strokes it to mid off. Starts off right on the money does Pat.
We are all set for the action to begin. Out come the players and the umpires. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers for India. The right-hander will be on strike and he will be facing Pat Cummins who has the first new ball in hand. A slip and a gully in place for him. Here we go...
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to bat first. Mentions it looks dry and there is not going to be a lot of dew in the second innings. Reckons the pitch seems like it would just get worse. He expects the wicket to be low and slow and they will have to adapt to it quickly. Ends by saying their middle order came to the fore in the previous game which is a very good thing.
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, expects it to spin early on but then become easy to bat when the lights come on. Mentions they did not have a good game in the last one but still managed to get close. A better effort with the ball and the bat here might just see them end on the right side. Informs that Lyon and Marsh come in place of Turner and Behrendorff.
TOSS - Up goes the coin and it once again lands in the favor of Australia. To the surprise of everyone, THEY ARE BOWLING FIRST.
PITCH REPORT - Murali Kartik and Sunil Gavaskar are doing the pitch report. The former asks the latter what he reckons about the pitch. Sunil Gavaskar says it is a pitch made for the spinners. Mentions there are quite a lot of cracks on it and the team batting second will have a harder time as the pitch will probably get more difficult. Informs the boundaries here are long and batters are not going to have a good time. Reckons the captain winning the toss should probably bat first.
Hello and welcome to the second ODI between India and Australia. Change in format bought change in fortunes for the hosts. They are 1-0 up in the series and will look to make it two-in-two and make it difficult for the visitors to come back in the series. Australia, meanwhile, will want to get back to winning ways and level the series. Let us hope we are in for an exciting clash. Stay tuned for further updates...

End of over

IND250 (48.2 Ovs)

Right-o! Victory number 500 for India in all ODIs. They have always looked as one of the favourites to win the World Cup but matches like these are making them look even more dominant. They have snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat and will be buoyed with the win. Next stop is Ranchi, where the third ODI will be played on March 8, 2019 at i.30 pm local (0800 GMT). Can Australia save the series? Join us to find out! ADIOS! Take Care!
Virat Kohli is up for a chat now. Says that he is exhausted now as he has spent over 100 overs in the field. Adds that he felt 250 would be competitive but 275 would have been safe and that is what they were looking for. Is happy with his 40th ODI century but is happier with his side's victory. On the gamble to give Vijay Shankar the final over, Kohli says that he was initially going to give him the 46th, leaving Shami and Bumrah to bowl the final 4 but he was advised to first bowl the senior guys first, then leave it to Vijay Shankar at the end. Is happy with the way he bowled though, in the final over. Agrees that Rohit and Dhoni always keep giving him advice. Says that Jasprit Bumrah is a champion. Admits that these close games test India perfectly as in a World Cup, any game could be close and matches like these will help them at that stage. On Kedar Jadhav, Virat says that this pitch was tailor-made for him and was even eager to bowl the final over. Praises him for his overall contribution. And finally, on his 40th ODI century, Kohli says that 40 is just a number.
Australian captain, Aaron Finch, says it was really close and they were hoping they could get over the line. Credits the way Marcus Stoinis played. Adds that they had the momentum but then they gave it back to India and they won the game. Feels that Stoinis will learn a lot from this which is a good thing going forward. He is happy with the start he got but he needed to score more. States Virat Kohli was the difference between the two sides today.
Vijay Shankar is now having a chat with Harsha Bhogle. Shankar says he is very pleased. Mentions he did not feel he would get to bowl after he went for runs in his first over. States he wanted this opportunity and is pleased he could defend and take his team over the line. Further adds he was clear in his mind on what he wanted to do and it came off well. Says he is ready to do whatever the team needs him to. Ends by saying he is working hard on all aspects of his game.
And finally. You make like some, you may not like some but you just cannot ignore Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah. He bowled well phenomenally throughout the game but this one particular over - the 46th, his 9th - was probably the one which truly told us who will win the game. When he came on, Australia needed 29 from 30 balls with 4 wickets in hand. When he finished his over, Australia needed 28 from 24 balls with 2 wickets in hand. His double-wicket over, consisting of the scalps of Coulter-Nile and Cummins, literally sealed the game.
Now, the Indian bowling. Whom would you praise? Whom would you not? Pretty difficult to say. Mohammed Shami went wicketless but how good was he in the death overs? Ravindra Jadeja - just a wicket but how economical was he? Kuldeep Yadav - he looked disgusted with himself after his performance tonight but he got the scalps of Finch, Maxwell and Carey - all at crucial junctures. Kedar Jadhav - really short of adjectives for this man. Irony.
And the innings in general? Well starts for Finch, Khawaja, Marsh, Handscomb, Stoinis and Carey - even if one had batted through, the tourists would have won. They kept getting small and meaningful stands but nothing which could threaten India for a long period of time.
At the toss, Kohli said that he expected indifferent bounce to follow as the game went deep and that is exactly what happened. Australia were going at a good rate but suddenly the batsmen became cautious and eventually the wickets started to fall. No one was set out there and after the opening stand of 83, they had three partnerships in excess of 30 - but none crossing 50.
251 was what the target was, for Australia. Definitely a tough one to chase at the toss. But given the way India were batting in the middle stages, the visitors would feel that they were chasing 20-30 runs less. And then, Finch and Khawaja staged an 83-run opening stand which probably kept the dressing room composed. But, there was drama to follow.
End of a topsy-turvy battle and India have come out on top again. They choked Australia or let us put it this way, the Aussies choked themselves and eventually got themselves into a rut. With 33 needed from 33 balls with 5 wickets in hand, you back the chasing side to win but perhaps it did not back itself.
49.3
Vijay Shankar to Adam Zampa, out, OUT! BOWLED! Perfect yorker and the stumps are rattled! India go 2-0 up with an 8-run win. A perfect delivery, right at the base of the stumps, Zampa backs away and attempts to hit it through the off side but misses. The ball goes beneath the bat and hits the timber!
49.2
Vijay Shankar to Adam Zampa, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Zampa punches this through point where Rohit Sharma dives to his right and gets a hand to it. The ball slows down and the batsmen get only a couple.
Adam Zampa is the last man in.
49.1
Vijay Shankar to Marcus Stoinis, out, OUT! Umpire's call it is! Vijay has struck gold. That is probably the final nail in the coffin. Stoinis is given his marching orders and he takes Australia's hopes of chasing this down along with him. He bowls it on a length and it skids through. Stoinis looks to heave it on the leg side but misses. It hits him on the thigh pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.
And Stoinis is dismissed first ball! Not shockingly, he takes the review. Looks dead plumb.
Who will bowl the final over? Vijay Shankar. 1-0-13-0 so far.
48.6
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, FOUR, FOUR! Lyon hits the boundary Australia needed! A poor delivery this from Shami. A full toss on the pads. NL looks to flick but it goes off the inner half, fine down the leg side and into the fence. Ideal end to what was a good over till then. 9 from it and 11 more needed in the last over.
48.5
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Another single as Stoinis flat-bats it down to long on for a single. 15 needed in 7 now.
48.4
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, 1 run, Crisp drive! Length and outside off, Lyon smacks it through covers for a run.
48.3
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Another length delivery and Marcus works it through mid-wicket for a run. 17 from 9.
48.2
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs, In the air... safe! Fifty for Stoinis. He started off slowly but then got into his own. He holds the key here for Australia. Stoinis walks right across and then looks to flick it over square leg who is inside the ring. It goes off the top edge and over that fielder who trackbacks and puts in a dive but fails to reach it. Two taken.
48.1
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Uses his feet but the length is on the shorter side, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler. A dot to begin, Shami needs to bowl a good over here.
47.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Yes, he does! 20 from the last 2. Stoinis shuffles right across and works it through square leg for a single. Also, that is the end of Bumrah's spell. His figures read 10-0-29-2. Another top performance.
47.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, BEATEN! More importantly a dot! Length and around off, it straightens after pitching. Stoinis looks to defend but is beaten by the away movement. One ball to go, Marcus will be looking for a single. Can he get it?
47.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, 4 dots in a row as Stoinis pushes it to covers.
47.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A lovely in-dipping yorker on off, Stoinis opens the face and jams it out to point. Lyon is off for a run but Stoinis sends him back.
47.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, On the off stump and Stoinis defends it out again.
47.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Angles it into the off pole, Stoinis keeps it out. I think he will be happy to play Bumrah out here.
46.6
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, no run, A yorker on middle, Lyon looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge down to fine leg. No single this time. Maybe because Stoinis does not want Lyon to face Bumrah.
46.5
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Now 21 needed in 19 as MS guides it down to third man for a run.
46.4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Vital boundary! Shami offers just a little width outside off, Stoinis waits for it and cuts it late. It is past the fielder at point and into the fence. 22 needed in 20.
46.3
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Attacks the stumps and it is kept out.
46.2
Mohammed Shami to Nathan Lyon, 1 run, Overthrow and Lyon is off strike! Sloppy stuff from India. Lyon guides this towards point and thinks of a run but then is sent back. The fielder there has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Rayudu who is backing up, fumbles and concedes a run.
46.1
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Full and on the pads, Stoinis flicks it through mid-wicket and takes a single. Not sure why though? He refused a single on the last ball of the last over and takes one on the first ball in this over.
Mohammed Shami is back into the attack.
45.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Nathan Lyon, no run, Full and outside off, Lyon looks to defend but the ball moves away, takes the outside edge and goes towards third man. THEY DO NOT RUN. What an over - 1, W, 0, W, 0, 0. What a bowler. Australia need 28 from the last 4 with just 2 wickets in hand.
45.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Nathan Lyon, no run, Is that out too? Nope. On a length outside off, Lyon feels for it and almost, almost, edges it behind.
Nathan Lyon walks in at number 10, replacing Cummins.
45.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, out, OUT! Caught behind! The ball has carried and Cummins is on his bike! This should be the end of the game. Perfect gamble from Kohli or perhaps he knew his cards well upfront. This Bumrah over has more or less sealed the deal for India. A lovely ball, on a length outside off, Cummins looks to defend but then the ball shapes away, taking the thinnest of outside edges. Dhoni takes it well above the ground and appeals but the umpire for some reason, is not sure whether it has carried. He has a chat with his partner and refers it upstairs with the soft signal as OUT. Just one look is enough in the replays.
Has that carried? Has Cummins edged one behind? The umpire is not sure. He has a chat with his fellow umpire and then refers it upstairs and the soft signal is OUT.
45.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, no run, Around off, solidly defended back to the bowler.
Pat Cummins walks in at number 9, replacing Coulter-Nile.
45.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Nathan Coulter-Nile, out, OUT! BOWLED! Indecision costs Coulter-Nile his wicket. He is probably expecting the yorker, hence is not sure whether to come forward or stay back. The ball is bowled on a length and NCN now looks to steer it to third man. But is late. It is a 142.6 kph ball and it skids off the deck. Double trouble. Kaboom! The LED bails illuminate.
45.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Full and around off, Stoinis gently opens the face of the bat and guides it behind point for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
44.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Nathan Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, In the air... but safe! Nathan Coulter-Nile picked his spot there. No fielder in the deep in the mid-wicket region. He plays the slog sweep, it is not off the middle but enough to clear the fielder in the deep. Another couple.
44.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Nathan Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, Top shot! A little shorter outside off, Coulter-Nile goes back and lifts it over covers for a couple.
44.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Nathan Coulter-Nile, no run, On the stumps, NCN keeps it out.
Nathan Coulter-Nile walks in at number 8, replacing Carey.
44.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, out, OUT! Bowled 'em!! India are still in this! But this partnership has probably taken Australia to the brink of victory. India though still won't let it loose as they are in the bowlers. Carey is done in, in flight here. It is given more air. Carey goes for the sweep but the ball goes under the bat and then hits the off pole behind.
44.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Slower through the air on middle, Stoinis works it through square leg for a run.
44.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! 15 from the last over and boundary to begin this one. The quicker one, maybe he was expecting the batsman to step out. Stoinis does not and he easily cuts it through point. Uppishly but in the gap for a boundary. The run rate required is now below six.
43.6
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, 6 from the over! A full toss on the stumps, Stoinis hits it down to long on and gets to the other end.
43.5
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 1 run, Slower short ball outside off, Carey pulls it right off the middle but through mid-wicket for a run.
43.4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Back of a length on off, MS taps it towards point and takes a single.
43.3
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 1 run, Very full and on the pads, it if flicked towards wide long on for a run.
43.2
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Angled into the batsman, Stoinis looks to work it around the corner. He misses and gets hit high on the pads. An appeal follows as the ball rolls towards third man. The umpire shakes his head and the batsmen take a run. No signal by the umpire, there might be an inside edge.
43.1
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 1 run, Shortish and outside off, Carey cuts it towards third man and gets to the other end.
Mohammed Shami returns. 7-0-38-0 so far.
42.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A dot to end but still Australia have got what they wanted, a big over. The gap between runs needed and the balls left is only two now. Very full this on off, it is hit back to the bowler. 44 needed in 42.
42.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, SIX, SIX! Not the momentum shifting over but this over has probably turned the tide in the favor of the Aussies. Stoinis uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the long on stands. 15 from the over so far with a ball to go.
42.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, 1 run, Picks the leg spinner, goes back and slaps it through cover. Only for a run though.
42.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, FOUR, FOUR! Second boundary of the over! Is this the momentum shifting over? 8 from the first three. The slog sweep is out and he has nailed it. In the gap in the mid-wicket region and another boundary.
42.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, Another short ball but this is closer to the off pole. Carey finds the fielder at point with his cut.
42.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, FOUR, FOUR! Excellent effort in the deep but his effort goes in vain. Brings about a important boundary for Australia. Should release some pressure here. Also, it is quite early in the over. They need to make this over count now. This is short and outside off, Carey latches onto it. He cuts it through point and the ball races away. Shankar in the deep makes good ground to his right, dives and looks to push it back but fails to do so.
41.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run. Just 3 from the over. The equation reads 59 from 48 balls. India piling on the pressure, Australia preferring to sit back and wait...
41.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, On a good length outside off, coming back in a long way, MS looks to defend but the ball stays low, takes the inside edge, hits the pads and then rolls to point. A single taken. The stand moves to 20 from 26 deliveries.
41.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A hat-trick of dots. Around middle, Marcus can only punch it towards cover.
41.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Beaten. On a good length this time, outside off, Stoinis looks to punch it without moving his feet and is beaten.
41.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
41.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Full and down the leg side, lapped to fine leg for a single.
40.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, 1 run, Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a run.
40.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, On the shorter side outside off, Carey cuts but finds point.
40.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, 2 runs, Plays the sweep and connects well this time. Hits it through square leg for a couple.
40.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
40.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, The googly and on off, it comes back in. Carey looks to defend but is hit on the pads. Dhoni appeals and then Kuldeep joins in very late. Not given. Impact is an issue there.
40.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Alex Carey, no run, Carey looks to play the paddle but is a touch early into the shot. It goes off the toe-end back to the bowler.
POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. The equation seems like it is going down to the wire but one wicket and this will be all over. Kuldeep Yadav is back on for the finishing duties. 7-0-27-2 so far.
39.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Shortish and outside off, it is slapped through cover-point and a run is taken.
39.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, no run, Attacks the stumps again, Carey defends it out.
39.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman. Stoinis looks to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and the batsmen take a quick run.
39.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Back of a length on off, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler.
39.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, 1 run, Well stopped! Saves a run there! Back of a length around off, Carey guides it to the right of Jadeja who dives and makes a half-stop. Keeps the batsmen down to a run.
39.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, no run, Full and around middle, pushed down to mid on.
Jasprit Bumrah is back on now.
38.6
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs, Nicely played. Full and outside off, Stoinis pre-meditates the reverse sweep, Dhoni quickly shuffles across to his right but MS the batsman still beats MS the keeper, getting it fine of Shami at short third man. Two runs taken. 68 more needed from 66 balls.
38.5
Kedar Jadhav to Alex Carey, 1 run, That one darts in, keeps low but Carey manages to punch it down to long on for a run. The stand moves to 10 from 8 deliveries.
38.4
Kedar Jadhav to Alex Carey, no run, Landed outside off, punched straight to cover.
38.3
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Another grubber, outside off, very full in length, MS manages to steer it behind point for a single.
38.2
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, That one barely bounces, as Marcus somehow manages to push it towards cover.
38.1
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! POUNDED! Into the gap. Short and outside off, Stoinis gives himself plenty of room to the leg side and cuts it through the covers for a boundary! Moves to 21 from 33 balls.
37.6
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, 2 runs, A couple to end the over! On the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket. They run two. Shankar does really well to make good ground to his right and keep it down to two.
37.6
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Down the leg side, Carey looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
37.5
Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
37.4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, On the fuller side, Stoinis strokes it through covers for a run.
Alex Carey is the new man in. The last recognized batsman for the Aussies.
37.3
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, out, OUT! Handscomb is well short! The man who was playing so well, the batsman who Australia would have wanted to be there till the end is dismissed by a run out. The last thing that the visitors would have wanted. But let us give credit to the fielder there. That was exceptional stuff by Jadeja. He has a rocket arm and is lightning quick in the field and both those qualities were on display there. Peter guides this towards point and hesitates before taking off for a run. That hesitation has probably cost him as Jadeja in that position is quick to the ball, he picks it up quickly and hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The Indians appeal but the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that PH has to walk back. So just as the runs started to come between the two, a wicket has fallen. India back on top now.
Direct hit! Is Handscomb short? He has started to walk back but the umpire takes it upstairs to check.
37.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! Chipped over mid-wicket. Very nice shot. Played it with the swing there. It came back in, Handscomb lifts it over mid-wicket. No one in the deep and a boundary results.
37.1
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, A little bit of tail back into the batsman. Handscomb looks to hit it through the off side but gets it off the inner half towards mid on.
Mohammed Shami is on now.
36.6
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Spoils what was a very good over till then! Jadhav slips in his bowling stride and hence, ends up bowling it too short. Stoinis makes room and then hits it hard through covers for a boundary. Another over of which 7 has been scored. 84 needed in 78.
36.5
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Bowls it from behind the crease and it is on the shorter side. Stoinis dances down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
36.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Tries it again! Hits it again but this time towards short third man. Only a run.
36.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, The reverse sweep is out! Handscomb hits it fine on the off side for a couple. Good batting, tried something different and it comes off.
36.2
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Stump-to-stump line and the ball stays low. Peter goes back and pushes it to the right of the bowler who stops it.
36.1
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, On the stumps, Handscomb goes back and works it to square leg.
35.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Another sweep, this time just a single. 7 from the over, a good one for Australia in the context of the game.
35.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! Much, much-needed this! Finally connects with a sweep shot with a big stride forward. Hits it through square leg and the ball races away.
35.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Goes for the sweep again but this is very wide outside off. The batter misses.
35.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. One run added to the total.
35.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, leg byes, 1 run, Down the leg side, the batter looks to sweep but misses. It hits his pads and rolls towards square leg. The batter run a leg bye.
35.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Risky shot! On the pads, Handscomb plays it very late as he tries to guide it down to third man. He does connect but the ball is stopped by Dhoni's outstretched leg.
34.6
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Just a run from this over! Marcus works it towards square leg and wants a run but is sent back. The gap between runs needed and balls to be bowled increasing.
34.5
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Short and outside off, Stoinis waits for it, goes back and slaps it but can't find the gap at cover.
34.5
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, Marcus once again looks to play it fine but misses. This time it has been wided.
34.4
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, On the stumps, this one stays very low. MS gets his bat down in time and keeps it out. 4 dots in a row.
34.3
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Down the leg side, Stoinis looks to hit it fine but it seems to have missed something and hits the pads of Dhoni.
34.2
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Outside off, Stoinis looks to drive but ends up playing inside the line. Gets beaten.
34.1
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it. Stoinis strokes it back towards the bowler who moves to his right and collects it.
33.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Outside off, punched off the back foot. In spite of the early boundary, just 7 conceded from the over.
33.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
33.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
33.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
33.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! PLUNDERED! A bit of a pressure-reliever. Full and around off, Handscomb gets down and sweeps it powerfully through square leg! 150 up for Australia, 101 more needed from 100 balls.
33.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Fired in on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single.
32.6
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Sweep and miss! Outside off, Handscomb looks to sweep but due to the low bounce, it sneaks under the bat.
32.5
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, DROPPED! But an exceptional attempt by Dhoni. Too harsh to call that a drop. Had that been taken, it would have been brilliant. A Dhoni special had that been pulled off. Handscomb looks to play another paddle sweep but goes down a little too early. This time though, even before the ball hits the bat, Dhoni is moving to his left. PH connects but Dhoni has made good enough ground, he then gets two hands to it but the ball does not stick in. Handscomb would have had his heart in his mouth there. He is well-set and Australia can't afford to lose him now.
32.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, Plays the paddle and it is hit fine down the leg side, the batsmen take two.
32.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
32.2
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Shortish and on off, once again no bounce on offer. Handscomb goes back and punches it to covers.
32.1
Kedar Jadhav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Bowled with a round-arm action around off, fuller in length, driven towards long off for a single.
Kedar Jadhav is back into the attack.
31.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Quick and darted around off, Marcus somehow manages to punch it past the bowler towards long off for a run. 109 more needed from 108 balls now. The stand is worth 10 from 21 deliveries.
31.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Similar ball, straight to the cover fieldsman again.
31.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Around off, punched straight to cover.
31.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Full and outside off, Handscomb gets down and paddles it towards fine leg for a single.
31.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, 3 runs, That has gone off the edge. Outside off, Stoinis plays that with an open bat face, aiming to run it down past short third man but gets an outside edge in the process. Vijay Shankar gives a good chase from short third man but the batsmen run hard to pick up three.
31.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Arrowed in on off, watchfully defended.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
30.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, A single to end! Once again just a run from the over as Stoinis strokes it through extra cover for a run.
30.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, A loud shout from Kuldeep but nothing from the umpire! The leg spinner on off, it turns back in. Stoinis looks to defend but misses. It hits him on the pads and then goes towards square leg. Kuldeep puts in a loud appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Too high I feel. Nevertheless, another dot and the runs needed and the balls remaining are the same now.
30.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Make that 4 as Stoinis blocks out another delivery.
30.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Very full on off, MS strokes it to the bowler. Three dots now to begin this over.
30.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Flighted ball on off, Stoinis with the turn works it to mid-wicket.
30.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, no run, OHHHH! Lovely drift, lovely spin! This is given a lot of air, it drifts away initially and the turns back in. Stoinis lunges to defend but leaves a gap between bat and pad. It sneaks through but goes agonizingly past the off pole.
29.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Like that! A single from the last ball as Stoinis taps it towards point and gets to the other end.
29.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, 5 dots in a row! Slower ball on off, kept out.
29.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Confident stroke! Stoinis lunges and strokes it towards wide mid off. Australia need to find a way to rotate strike here. They are playing themselves into a shell.
29.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Well bowled! Just ahead of a length around off, this one pitches and then skids through. Stoinis gets his bat down in time and blocks it.
29.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Back of a length again, MS goes back and keeps it out.
29.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Attacks the off pole, Stoinis defends it onto the ground.
28.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, The googly but it is very short. Stoinis has enough time to adjust and then works it through square leg for a run.
28.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Reaches out with the paddle and drags it through the leg side for a run.
28.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Floats it up on off, Stoinis goes back and works it through square leg for a single.
Marcus Stoinis is the next man in at number 6, replacing Maxwell. The game seems to be slipping away from the Aussies.
28.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, out, OUT! TIMBER! Kuldeep Yadav has got the Big Show. The good passage of play has brought about the wicket India wanted. However, there is not a lot Maxwell could have done about that delivery. This was short and on middle, Maxwell goes back and looks to pull. The ball though does not bounce at all and it goes under the bat and hits the middle pole. India on top now. 119 more needed with 6 wickets in hand. 129 balls more left.
28.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, A little short than the last one, Maxwell once again goes back and finds the man at cover with the push.
28.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Floats it up on off, Maxwell strokes it to covers.
27.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, no run, On a length in line of the middle stump, Handscomb defends watchfully.
27.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, no run, Full and in line of the stumps, pushed straight to cover.
27.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, no run, Around off, pushed straight to cover.
27.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, Tight single. The Big Show pushes it towards mid on and takes Kuldeep Yadav on, makes it home comfortably in spite of a direct hit.
27.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Around off, Maxi is squared up this time but somehow manages to defend.
27.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, no run, That came in a long way. This ball seems to be reversing. Full and outside off, Maxwell opens up to play an inside out cover drive but the ball comes in, just about manages to take the inside edge and goes towards mid-wicket where a diving stop ensures that the scoreboard does not move.
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
26.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, A single to end as Maxwell strokes it down to long on. This is a good period for India. They are building the pressure on the Australians.
26.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, NOT OUT! Maxwell has his foot in but another top delivery. The googly and Maxwell does not pick it. He looks to hit it through the off side but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge. The bowler appeals for a caught behind while Dhoni collects the ball and whips the bails off. He then appeals for a stumping. The former appeal has been turned down but umpire goes upstairs for the latter appeal. Replays roll in and they show, Maxwell has his foot down on the ground.
Another appeal for a stumping and once again the Indians are not very confident. Maxwell is the man in question.
26.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, no run, The googly, Maxwell picks it at the very end and strokes it to covers. He is on 2 from 10 balls.
26.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Another paddle sweep but this time straight to fine leg. Only a run.
26.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, Clever shot! Brings the paddle sweep out and hits it through short fine leg for a couple.
26.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, no run, That is a ripper! Beautifully tossed up outside off, Handscomb goes back to flick but the ball lands on the rough, spins back in a mile and hits him on the back pad, outside leg stump!
Kuldeep Yadav is back on.
25.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, no run, A dot to end as Maxwell guides it with the turn to point. Just 6 from the last three overs and also a wicket. 124 more needed in 144 balls.
25.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Darts it on the stumps, Maxwell strokes it back to the bowler.
25.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Slower through the air on middle, Maxwell lunges and defends it out.
25.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Fires it on middle, Peter goes back, plays it late through the off side for a run.
25.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Tosses it up on off, PH once again hits it to cover.
25.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Flatter and on off, Handscomb pushes it to cover.
24.6
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, 4 dots to Maxwell and that is the end of a tight over. So a successful over is followed by a tight one. Back of a length on off, Maxwell punches it to cover.
24.5
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Well bowled! Had that been on the stumps, it could have been a different story. He kept bowling length and now bowls the surprise yorker. It is outside off though. Maxwell fails to bring his bat down in time and gets beaten.
24.4
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Back of a length on off, Maxwell stands tall and pushes it back to the bowler.
24.3
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, no run, Good length again. Maxwell opens the face of the bat and hits it to the man at point.
24.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Length ball around off, Handscomb strokes it to covers for a run.
24.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, it seemed to have flick something on the way. The umpire does not feel so and has signaled a wide.
24.1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, Outside off, Maxwell guides it through the off side for a run.
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell strokes it down to long off and takes a run. Gets off the mark with that. Successful over for India this.
Glenn Maxwell walks in next, at number 5, replacing Marsh. If it is his night, the match might finish 10 overs earlier than expected.
23.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, out, OUT! Marsh has been caught down the leg side. Soft, soft way to get out. A lucky breakthrough for India, they though will take it with both hands as they needed to end this budding stand. Jadeja continues bowling a straighter line to the left-hander. This though is down the leg side. Marsh looks to flick, the ball goes off the face of the bat but not as fine as he wanted to. It goes straight into the gloves of Dhoni who takes it and appeals. The umpire quickly raises his finger. All the three spinners now have a wicket each. Game once again is evenly poised at the moment. Australia need 129 more with 7 wickets in hand.
23.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the stumps, kept out.
23.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, no run, Fires it on the pads, Marsh looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal from the bowler but the ball is slipping down leg.
23.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, This is eased down to long on for a run.
23.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, NOT OUT! Peter Handscomb is well in! Good delivery though by Jadeja. Flatter and around off, it pitches and then turns square. Beats the outside edge of Handscomb's bat as the tries to defend. Dhoni behind the stumps, collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that PH is fine.
An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs. Handscomb is the man in question. The Indians do not look very confident though.
22.6
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Drop and run! Length around off, Handscomb plays it with soft hands towards cover-point and retains strike for the next over.
22.5
Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, leg byes, 1 run, Slower delivery but the line is very straight. Marsh looks to flick but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
22.4
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Crisply driven through cover-point and a run is taken.
22.3
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, Extra bounce! Bends his back on this one and bowls it slightly shorter outside off. Handscomb looks to cut but is beaten by the bounce on that one.
22.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, On a good length and around off, it is kept out.
22.1
Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Leading edge but a run! Slower ball on the pads, Marsh looks to flick but closes the face of the bat way too early. He gets a leading edge through point for a run.
21.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, On the shorter side, Marsh goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, no run, Fires it on off, Marsh goes back and defends it onto the ground.
21.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Floats it up on off, Handscomb strokes it towards cover for another single. 33 is the partnership between the two.
21.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, A little too full again, Marsh hits it down to long on and jogs to the other end.
21.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, A little fuller this time on middle, Handscomb strokes it down to long on for a run.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, no run, Flatter and on off, the batter goes back and keeps it out.
Ravindra Jadeja replaces Kedar Jadhav.
20.6
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Another slower one to end! Peter guides it down to third man and gets to the other end. Another productive over for the Aussies.
20.5
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, FOUR, FOUR! Not the best of timings but hit it in the right place! Very full and around middle, Handscomb gets his bat down in time and strokes it straight back past the bowler.
20.4
Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, The off cutter on off, the ball sticks on the surface. Marsh plays it with a hand off the handle. It goes through covers for a run.
20.3
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Peter hits it through covers for an easy single.
20.2
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, On a good length again, Handscomb defends it towards cover. Two dots to begin Shami's new spell.
20.1
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, no run, Shortish and outside off, PH guides it to point. That was a good shot but for no runs. A little to the fielder's left or right, it would have been a boundary.
Mohammed Shami is back into the attack. Replaces Kuldeep Yadav.
19.6
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Gives it a lot of flight on off, Jadhav strokes it through mid off and takes another run. 5 from the over without any risk.
19.5
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Quick run! On the off pole, Marsh drops it towards cover and gets to the other end quickly.
19.4
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Crunched! But straight to the man at covers.
19.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Just like that, he eases it down to long on for a run.
19.2
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Marsh now eases it through covers for a run. Too easy for the two at the moment, they are easily working it around and taking a single.
19.1
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, On the pads, it is worked around the corner for a run.
18.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Very wide outside off, Handscomb drags his shot towards the bowler who misfields and concedes a run.
18.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Gets it through the fielders in the ring this time, there is a sweeper cover though and only a run. 100 up for the visitors.
18.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the shorter side outside off, Handscomb goes back and slaps it to covers.
18.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, PH uses his feet, keeps his eyes on the ball and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
18.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, no run, The googly, Handscomb picks it and guides it to cover-point.
18.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Gives it nice amount of flight. Marsh dances down the track and drops it towards cover for a run.
Drinks! The game is evenly poised at the moment. You can say it is maybe a little in the favor of the Aussies. They started off really well with the openers adding 83. However, they lost both of them for exactly the same score. The two out there now have started well but need to continue. India, need wickets at regular intervals.
17.6
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 2 runs, Outside off, Peter goes back to punch but the ball goes off the outside edge and beats short third man. Two runs taken.
17.5
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
17.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Outside off, Handscomb does not pick it at all, punching it loosely down to long on, uppishly, for one.
17.3
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, no run, Full and around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
17.1
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
16.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Down the leg side, worked through square leg for one to retain the strike.
16.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, Outside off, punched down to long off for a run.
16.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
16.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, Some turn there. Full and around off, Shaun lunges to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes past first slip, all along the ground towards third man. Jasprit Bumrah gives it a chase from backward point and keeps the batsmen to a couple.
16.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Nice flight, around leg, Marsh comes forward and defends.
16.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, A full toss, around leg, Handscomb reaches out and pushes it to long on for a single.
15.6
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the off pole, kept out.
15.5
Kedar Jadhav to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, The batsman has played it to the point region. They manage to come back for the second.
15.4
Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, 1 run, A little too full on off, Handscomb strokes it down to long off for a run.
Peter Handscomb walks in now. Two new batsmen at the crease.
15.3
Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, out, OUT! In the air... gone! One brings two and that is just the case for India here. The golden-arm, Jadhav strikes. Poor shot to be honest. This is bowled full and wide outside off. Khawaja walks across and looks to whip it across the line and against the turn. The ball takes the leading edge and goes straight into the hands of Kohli at extra cover. He takes it. The crowd here erupts and India are ecstatic. Both the set batsmen back in the hit. Two new batsmen now, Australia needed one of the set batsmen to play long as it is not going to be easy for the new batsman here. India will now look to build on this.
15.2
Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, no run, Flatter and outside off, Khawaja at the very end opens the face of the bat but can't beat the man at short third man.
15.1
Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, no run, A low full toss outside off, Khawaja strokes it to covers.
14.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Another defensive stroke to end the over. Just a run and a wicket from the over.
14.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, On the stumps, blocked.
14.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, no run, Tosses it up on middle, Marsh blocks it out.
Shaun Marsh walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.
14.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, out, OUT! The change of ends has done the trick for Kuldeep. He has provided exactly what India needed, the breakthrough. That was plumb in front. It was too full to sweep and Finch still goes for it. He misses, the ball turns back in and hits the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Finch walks upto his partner and has a chat but then opts not to review. He is dismissed after getting a start. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the top of off stump, so umpire's call will stay. His partnership with Khawaja has got Australia off to a good start. 168 more needed.
14.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Quicker and outside off, Khawaja looks to cut but the ball hits his pad first and then the bat. It rolls through point for a run. In the meantime the bowler appeals but the umpire is not interested. The impact was way outside off.
14.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, no run, Floats it up on middle, defended.
Kuldeep Yadav is back. Change of ends for him.
13.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Two dots to end! Another tight over, need a few more the Indians if they are to build pressure. The Aussies are cruising at the moment. Shortish and around off, Finch goes back and punches it to covers.
13.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Fires it on the stumps, Finch defends it with his bat ahead of his pad.
13.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Slower through the air on off, Khawaja pays it with the turn down to long on for a run.
13.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Uses his feet and then strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
13.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Fired on the pads, Khawaja works it with the turn through square leg for a run.
13.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Another flighted ball on off, Finch leans into it and strokes it through covers for an easy run.
12.6
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, 1 run, A single to end a very good first by Jadhav. This is eased down to long off for a run.
12.5
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, On the shorter side again but there is no bounce at all. Finch slaps it to covers.
12.4
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, On the shorter side around off, Finch goes back and punches it to covers.
12.3
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, Tosses this one up on middle, Finch flicks it but once again finds square leg.
12.2
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, Flatter and on the middle stump, Finch goes back and works it to square leg.
12.1
Kedar Jadhav to Aaron Finch, no run, On the stumps, Finch blocks it out.
Kedar Jadhav is into the attack now.
11.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Comes down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
11.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, Comes down the track and defends.
11.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, Appeal for LBW, turned down. Full and outside off, this one spins in, AF gets way across to pull but misses. Is hit on the pads and India appeal but the impact was well outside off.
11.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, The googly, outside off, Aaron looks to defend but is beaten by the away turn.
11.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, no run, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
11.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, SIX, SIX! PLUNDERED! Where did that come from? 'He is watching the ball closely,' says Mitchell Johnson on air. Floated, around off, Finch gets down and slog sweeps it way over mid-wicket!
11.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
Kuldeep Yadav into the attack now.
10.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 2 runs, Excellent running! This is played with soft hands through square leg. Khawaja calls for two and completes it with ease.
10.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, wide, 1 run, Down the leg side, Khawaja looks to sweep but misses. It has been wided.
10.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, no run, On the stumps, it is worked with the turn to square leg.
10.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! Runs flowing now! Flatter and outside off, Khawaja looks to play it with an open face but it runs down off the edge and races to the third man fence.
10.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, 1 run, A little too full on off, Finch times it through extra cover for another single.
10.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Flighted ball on off, Finch strokes it to covers.
10.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, On the shorter side outside off, UK guides it through point for a run.
POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
9.6
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, no run, A dot to end but still an excellent end to Powerplay 1 which has belonged to the visitors. They are 60 for no loss after it and they need another 191 from 240 balls. Back of a length ball, it is pushed back to the bowler.
9.5
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Third boundary in the over! Shankar has already gone for 13 in the over and there is still a ball to go. Good length and outside off, Finch waits for it and guides it past short third man.
9.4
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and outside off, guided to point.
9.3
Vijay Shankar to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Easy-peasy! A full toss on off, Finch just slams it back past the bowler and into the fence. Second boundary in the over.
9.2
Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Wide outside off, it is full. Khawaja strokes it through covers and takes a run.
9.1
Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! 50-run stand is up between the openers! Just the start they would have wanted. Also, they needed to score runs of the new ball on this slow wicket and they have done so. They are going at around 5 runs per over at the moment. Shankar starts off with a poor ball. Down the leg side, Khawaja flicks it to the fine leg fence.
Vijay Shankar is on now.
8.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, A dot to end another good over for Australia as Finch strokes it to mid off.
8.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Easy pickings! Down the leg side, Finch helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary. Second boundary in the over.
8.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
8.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Changes the angle does Jadeja and fires it on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for a run.
8.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Jadeja gives it air but it is a little full. Khawaja goes down on one knee and with the turn, slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fielder and for a boundary.
8.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, no run, That should have been put away! Short and outside off, Khawaja goes back and looks to cut but finds point.
7.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
7.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Excellent timing again, works it wide of mid on and gets across for a quick single.
7.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Full and wide outside off, Usman slashes hard but misses.
7.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Half volley outside off, slanting away, Khawaja looks to drive but gets a bottom edge back to the bowler.
7.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! This time he finds the gap! Outside leg, Khawaja gets across and tickles it behind square leg. No chance for the man at fine leg.
7.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Full on middle, flicked straight to square leg.
6.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Works this one with the angle to mid-wicket. Just a single from Jadeja's first. Excellent over from him.
6.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Tosses this one up on middle, Finch blocks it out.
6.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Good bowling! The last one was a turner and this one s the arm ball. Finch though does the right thin, does not play for the turn and keeps it out.
6.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, TURN! Beats the outside edge! Fires it on off and this one spins away quite a lot. Finch once again looks to punch but is beaten by the turn on the ball.
6.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, no run, Flatter and shorter, Finch goes back and pushes it to cover-point.
6.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, Works it with the turn on the leg side for a run.
Ravindra Jadeja is on now. So just like Australia, the Indians too have brought on a spinner pretty early.
5.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Angles this one into the batsman, Finch gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
5.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and outside off, Finch looks to guide it but is beaten by the low bounce.
5.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, leg byes, 1 run, On the pads, Khawaja looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads and rolls to the right of Dhoni. The keeper does really well to dive to his right and get a hand to it. Saves three for his side. Leg bye signaled.
5.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Beauty! Khawaja was completely foxed! The slower one and outside off, Khawaja is way too early in his defense. The ball though just about misses the outside edge and the off pole.
5.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely shot that is! The key here was he picks the length early, goes back and with one leg up, pulls it over the square leg fielder for a boundary.
5.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, A little too straight again, this is flicked towards mid-wicket.
4.6
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, Angles this one into the middle stump, Finch defends it towards mid-wicket. Just a couple from the over. A much-needed tight one.
4.5
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the fuller side outside off, AF looks to drive but mistimes it to mid off.
4.5
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Down the leg side, Finch looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
4.4
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, Back of a length again, Finch stands tall and pushes it to the man at covers.
4.3
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, Angles this one into the batsman, Finch works it towards mid-wicket.
4.2
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the off stump and it is on a length, Finch defends it onto the ground.
4.1
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, In the air again but for a run! Short and outside off, Khawaja plays it with an open face. It flies towards third man and for a run.
3.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! On the off pole and once again it is on a length. Finch looks to stroke it on the up but it flies off the outside edge and past the first slip fielder for a boundary. The last ball spoils what was an excellent over till then.
3.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the stumps, Finch blocks it out.
3.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Back of a length outside off, Finch looks to punch it through the off side but misses.
3.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, 1 run, On the shorter side and it is angled into the batsman, Khawaja pulls but it goes off the inner half towards fine leg for a run.
3.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, This one stays low! It was outside off though. On a length, Khawaja looks to defend from his crease but the ball goes underneath the bat.
3.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Plays at a ball which he need not! Length and outside off, it shapes away even further. Khawaja hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
2.6
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, A dot to end another good over for Australia. Length outside off, left alone.
2.5
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, 2 runs, Now a couple! On the pads, Finch flicks it through square leg for a couple.
2.4
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the off stump, Finch gets his bat down in time and blocks it out.
2.3
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, BEATEN! Length again and this one leaves Finch late. Aaron pokes at it and gets beaten.
2.2
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! This is a really good shot! First boundary for him and it is a brilliant shot. Not a lot wrong with that ball. It is on a length just outside off. Finch strokes it on the up and through covers. Boundary.
2.2
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, Slips it down the leg side, it has been given as a wide. Quite a few extras to begin with by the Indians.
2.1
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, no run, On the off stump, Finch gets right behind the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
1.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, Five from Bumrah's first! Outside off, the batsman does not play at it.
1.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, no run, On the off pole, Khawaja defends it by staying rooted to his crease.
1.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, 3 runs, Three runs! That should give Finch some confidence. It was the in-dipper and it came back in a long way. Finch normally gets dismissed on such deliveries but this time, he gets his front pad out of the way and flicks it through mid-wicket. Jadhav from mid on gives it a chase and manages to pull it back. Saves a run for his side.
1.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, BEATEN! Goes fishing there does Finch! Eager to get one away is the out of form batsman. Length and outside off, Finch looks to stroke it on the up but gets beaten.
1.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and outside off, left alone.
1.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, It is very wide again outside off, Finch looks to cut but can't reach it. Wided.
1.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, no run, Well bowled and well played in the end! Bumrah goes wide of the crease and angles it into the off pole. Finch at first feels it is coming in but then it leaves him late. Finch first thinks about defending it but then at the very end pulls his bat out of the way.
1.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, He too starts off with a wide, however, this is one outside off. Finch lets it be and the umpire stretches his hands sideways.
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
0.6
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, FOUR, FOUR! A boundary to end! Australia have started the chase well here. Straying in line once again, on the pads, Khawaja flicks it fine on the leg side and bags the first boundary of this innings.
0.5
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, no run, Way too wide outside off, inside the tramline though. UK shoulders arms to this one.
0.4
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, no run, Back of a length and on off, Khawaja stands tall and keeps it out.
0.3
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, no run, Good line and length! On the off pole, goes away with the angle. Khawaja plays inside the line and lets it through.
0.2
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, 2 runs, Again on the pads, Khawaja gets off the mark as he flicks it through square leg for a couple.
0.1
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Finch is off the mark! On the pads, this is flicked to fine leg for a run. Shami is drifting down the leg side here. He is getting the ball to shape in but needs to start from outside off.
0.1
Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, wide, 1 run, A false start by Shami! Way down the leg side, Finch looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
We are back for the chase! The India players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Australian openers, Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja. The right-hander will be on strike and he will face Mohammed Shami who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...

MATCH DETAILS

242 in49.3 overs(4.88 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by Australia

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL),Nitin Menon (IND) and Joel Wilson (WI)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

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