Australia in India, 2 T20I Series, 2019

India vs Australia - 2nd T20I

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date & Time: 27 February 2019

Australia 194/3

RR: 9.86 | Australia beat India by 7 wickets

commentary

The trophy has been handed to the Australian captain and they now start celebrating. They will surely be proud of themselves. Also, they head into the ODI series with momentum on their side. 50-over action kicks off on the 2nd of March at 1330 local (0800 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says it is a pretty special moment to win a series here in India. Credits the way Maxwell played. Ends by saying they have been building up for the World Cup, they have taken their fare share of knocks but have improved with time.

Man of the Series and Man of the Match, Glenn Maxwell says he feels really good. Mentions they were eager to win this series as they haven't enjoyed a lot of success in India. Further adds the amount of T20 cricket he has been playing has helped him. States the wicket was really good and they were expecting it to get easier when the quicks came on towards the end. Ends by saying the responsibility was on him once D'Arcy got out and he did not let the momentum slip.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was a pretty short series and Australia outplayed them in both games. Explains that they improved their performance here after the first T20I. Admits that 190 is a competitive total but when there is dew and when someone plays as Maxwell the opposition always deserve to win. States that a T20 series loss does not mean much before the World Cup. Says that they wanted to experiment with the squad and will continue to do so even in the ODI series. Mentions there was a lot of dew and he won't be harsh on his bowlers. On his own batting performance the skipper says this is one pitch where the ball comes to the bat nicely and the batsman can play their shot.

Peter Handscomb is down on the sidelines for the interview. He says it was a pleasure to sit at the other end and witness the Maxi show. Explains the plan was to take it as deep as possible and it worked. On the group confidence, Handscomb states that it is high going into the ODIs. Adds saying Maxwell stood up and it will give confidence to the rest of the batting line up. On being asked how good is Glenn Maxwell, Handscomb laughs and says he is a freak. Goes onto say he is very good and maturing with each game.

Earlier in the day, the Indians, ended with the total of 190, courtesy the partnership between Kohli and Dhoni. The Indian skipper scored an excellent 72 but his effort was bettered by Maxwell who scored a ton and ensured India's total was not enough.

The Indian bowling started off well but once the dew set in, they struggled. The spinners especially as the two went for 80 in the 8 overs they bowled. Bumrah was once again economical, Shankar got two wickets but went for runs. Kaul however, had a day to forget. In the end, it was not a bowling performance they would be happy with.

The chase however did not begin in the best of fashion. The experiment of opening with Stoinis once again failed and Finch's poor run with the bat continued. The Aussies were struggling at 42-2 at the end of the Powerplay and with both the spinners yet to be introduced into the attack, the chips looked down for the Aussies. However, Maxwell and Short then played smart cricket. They somehow managed to get a boundary almost every over and revived the hopes in the Australian camp. Despite the opener falling, the Aussies did not let the pressure get to them. Maxwell found the boundary when needed and Handscomb ensured he did not let the pressure build too. The Big Show got to his ton and took Australia over the line with two balls to go.

What a chase did we just witness! Brilliant, just brilliant! Take a bow Glenn Maxwell. What a knock by him! Australia needed someone to play a knock of a life time when they were struggling at 22-2 and it has come from the Big Show. Yes, he has stolen the show here tonight and in some style. Credit to Short and Handscomb also. First it was the former who played a good hand with Maxwell as the two scored yet another handy stand which accounted for 73. Once the left-hander fell, it was the Peter Handscomb who played as the perfect foil to Glenn who scored a ton and gave Australia their first T20I series win in India and Kohli's first loss in a series at home as Indian captain.

19.4
4
S Kaul to G Maxwell, FOUR! MAXWELL NOW FINISHES IT OFF IN STYLE! He lets out a huge roar as Australia have won the T20I series and that too for the first time in India. A length ball by Kaul, Maxwell clears his front leg and slaps it through covers. The field was up so he only needed to beat the fielders in the ring and he does so. It races to the fence and GIVES AUSTRALIA THE VICTORY BY 7 WICKETS!
19.3
6
S Kaul to G Maxwell, SIX! All the way! Maxwell has LEVELED THE SCORES IN STYLE! Takes a few steps ahead and converts it into a full toss and hits it over the long on fence for a biggie!
19.2
1
S Kaul to P Handscomb, Just a single again! A yorker on off, PH could do is jam it out to point. Top, top stuff by the youngster here.
19.1
1
S Kaul to G Maxwell, Good start to the last over! A single. Full toss on off, Maxwell hits it towards cover for a run.

9 to bowl the last over! The responsibility has been given to Kaul. In the last game, Yadav failed to defend 13. Can he do what his veteran could not? He has 4 runs less to defend.

18.6
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, On the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket and calmly takes one. Leaves himself with 9 to get in the last over. Meanwhile, another great over from Bumrah, just 5 from it but is it enough?
18.5
1
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, Full toss on the leg side. Peter hits it straight again but this time towards mid on. Gets Maxwell on strike.
18.4
0
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, Fuller ball on the stumps. Handscomb drives it along the turf but it hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Dot ball.
18.3
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Third yorker in a row! Maxwell manages to squeeze it out towards square leg for another run. Three singles to begin with.
18.2
1
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, Another yorker, Handscomb jams it out towards point for a single.
18.1
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, 100 for Maxwell! What a knock and the whole ground is up, giving him a standing ovation. He deserves every bit of it as he has almost single-handedly taking Australia home here. A yorker on off, Maxwell looks to jam it out but it goes off the bottom part, on the bounce towards short third man for a run.
17.6
1
S Kaul to G Maxwell, High full toss again outside off. No, no-ball given. Maxwell swings his bat at it and it goes to Shankar at long off. He takes the catch but it won't be counted as it is a Free Hit. They cross. Australia get 18 from the over and all looks easy for them now.
17.6
6
S Kaul to G Maxwell, NO- BALL! SIX! Going, going gone! Full toss above waist outside off, Maxwell gets behind it and smokes this over mid-wicket for a big six! Free Hit up next...
17.5
1
S Kaul to P Handscomb, On middle and leg, Peter plays it with a straight bat towards mid on for one.
17.4
2
S Kaul to P Handscomb, Yorker on the off pole, Handscomb guides it towards deep point and gets an easy two. Australia are walking away with this.
17.3
1
S Kaul to G Maxwell, Fuller ball in line of the stumps, Maxwell turns his bat to cow corner for a single.
17.2
6
S Kaul to G Maxwell, SIX! Picked up the slower ball and smacks this over the bowler's head. How easy was that. Full around off, Glenn gets it off the middle and hits it straight into the sight-screen.
17.1
0
S Kaul to G Maxwell, Short ball on the body of Maxwell. He goes for the pull but misses out. Dot ball to start with.

Siddarth Kaul to bowl the 18th over.

16.6
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, A single! So 12 this over! 32 needed in 18 and now one ca say Australia are favorites here. Full and wide outside off, Maxwell hits it over covers for a run.
16.5
4
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Maxwell is turning on the show here! Short and it is the slower one. Maxwell picks it, he rocks back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
16.4
1
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, Goes back to bowling length, PH guides it down to third man for a run.
16.3
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, A yorker, Maxwell strokes it through mid off for a run.
16.2
4
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, FOUR! Pin-drop silence here! Full and outside off, Maxwell watches the ball closely and then lofts it over the cover and into the fence. A boundary early in the over. Pressure on the bowler.
16.1
1
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, An overthrow in the end! Firstly, a top effort by Pandya. The ball was cut towards his left and he makes a diving stop, saving three for his side. Maxwell in the meantime was off but then was sent back. Pandya has a shy but misses at the non-striker's end. The batsmen then run an overthrow.

Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.

15.6
0
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Quicker one outside off, Maxwell gives room to cut but fails. No wide given. Australia need 44 runs in 24 balls.
15.5
1
Y Chahal to P Handscomb, Comes down the track and finds the gap on the off side to get Maxwell back on strike.
15.4
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Played to mid-wicket region by GM. The batsmen have run through for a single.
15.3
6
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, SIX! Another one! First a sweep and now gets one with a reverse sweep! Around off, Maxwell gets into position and reverse sweeps this over backward point for a huge hit. The 50-run stand is up in just 26 balls.
15.2
6
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, SIX! HUGE! What a shot. Fuller ball on the leg side again. Maxwell sweeps this over backward square leg for a big hit.
15.1
2
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Lovely running. A fumble from Rahul helps the Aussies cause. Leg spinner on the pads, Maxwell turns his bat through mid-wicket and runs the first one hard. Puts KL in pressure and gets the second comfortably.
14.6
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, A single to end! 10 from it! 60 from 5 now. Fires it on middle, Maxwell looks to pull but it goes off the inner half to deep backward square leg for a run.
14.5
6
K Pandya to G Maxwell, SIX! Just like that! He just needs to hold his ground and hit it on its merit! It is on the stumps and slightly short. Maxwell clears his front leg and tonks it over the bowler's head. It has got enough power and clears the fence easily.
14.4
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Goes for the reverse sweep but misses, it hits him high on the pads. Maxwell maybe trying a lot here.
14.3
1
K Pandya to P Handscomb, Swept again but to the man in the deep square leg region for another single. Singles won't harm the Indians.
14.2
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Slightly short and on middle, Maxwell pulls it down towards long on for a run. GM is not happy with himself as that was there to be hit.
14.2
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Wide outside off, left alone. It has been wided.
14.1
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Fired on the pads, Maxwell looks to hit it over the fence on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
13.6
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, The slider on off, Maxwell strokes it through covers and gets to the other end. 70 needed in 6 now.
13.5
1
Y Chahal to P Handscomb, Brings the sweep shot, hits it well towards deep square leg for a run.
13.4
4
Y Chahal to P Handscomb, FOUR! Top shot! He not only uses his feet but also makes room. Gets to the pitch of the ball this time and hits it over covers for a boundary.
13.3
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Slower through the air on middle, Maxwell guides it towards point and takes a run.
13.2
1
Y Chahal to P Handscomb, Uses his feet again and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
0
Y Chahal to P Handscomb, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. Handscomb strokes it to covers. Maxwell wants a run but is sent back.

Yuzvendra Chahal back into the attack.

12.6
1
K Pandya to P Handscomb, On middle and leg, Handscomb turns this towards mid-wicket to add another run to the total.
12.5
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Back-to-back fifties for Maxwell. He flicks it towards mid-wicket for one. His 7th in this format. If he stays till the end, there is only one winner.
12.4
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Quicker on the stumps, Maxwell taps it back to the bowler.
12.3
1
K Pandya to P Handscomb, Handscomb stays inside, punches this off his back foot towards mid on for another run.
12.2
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, On the pads, Maxi gets it off his thigh pad to the on side to rotate strike. Leg Bye given.
12.1
1
K Pandya to P Handscomb, Fuller on the stumps, driven to long off to get to the other end.
11.6
6
V Shankar to G Maxwell, SIX! Yes, it does! It costs him big time as he is deposited in the stands. Another slower one but it is short. Also, since he was bowling only slower balls, Maxwell was waiting for it, he rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. So 12 does come from this over but the important wicket of Short also.
11.6
0
V Shankar to G Maxwell, Slower ball but it is executed very poorly. Very wide outside off, left alone. Wided. Will the extra ball cost him?
11.5
1
V Shankar to P Handscomb, Short and outside off, Handscomb is a touch early into his cut shot. It goes off the inner half towards cover for a run.
11.4
1
V Shankar to G Maxwell, Full and on the pads, it is worked through square leg for an easy run.
11.3
4
V Shankar to G Maxwell, FOUR! Tickled fine and a boundary! On the pads, it is the slower one. Maxwell waits for it and then works it very fine on the leg side. The Australians need to keep going.
11.2
0
V Shankar to G Maxwell, Another slower one and outside off, Maxwell ends up chopping it to point.

The next to bat is Peter Handscomb.

11.1
0
V Shankar to D Short, OUT! Out of all the bowlers, it is Shankar who has provided the breakthrough for the hosts. Excellent bowling change by India. The slower one does the trick. It is the leg spinner outside off. Short looks to go big but is done in by the pace. He only manages a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards cover where Rahul takes it. The dangerous 79-run stand comes to an end and Short walks back once again after getting a start.

Vijay Shankar back for his final over.

10.6
1
K Pandya to D Short, Quicker ball full on off, Short hits it hard to long off and will keep the strike for the next over.
10.5
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Just over the bowler! Heart-in-mouth moment for Maxwell there. Pandya once again gives it air but bowls it shorter than the last one. Maxwell checks his drive but it goes uppishly past the bowler and to long off for a run.
10.4
4
K Pandya to G Maxwell, FOUR! Up and over! Gives it air does Pandya but lands it very full. Maxwell smashes it over the bowler's head and a boundary results.
10.3
1
K Pandya to D Short, Turning into the pads of Short, he works it through square leg and takes another run.
10.2
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Slower again but on the pads, Maxwell pushes it down to long on for a run.
10.1
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, The arm ball on middle, Maxwell looks to pull but the ball skids through and hits the thigh pad.
9.6
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Another single to end and once again, 11 comes from the over. Full and on the pads, it is whipped down to long on for a run. 104 required by the Aussies from the last 10 overs.
9.5
1
Y Chahal to D Short, In the air... but on the bounce! Tossed up outside off, Short looks to go downtown but fails to time it. It goes on the bounce to long off for a run.
9.4
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Leading edge but a run! On the pads, turns away a little. Maxwell closes the face of the bat a little too early. It takes a soft leading edge towards point for a run.
9.3
6
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, SIX! All class! Lopped up on off, Maxwell just lofts this nonchalantly over covers and the ball sails over the fence. Effortless and just adds insult to injury after a dropped catch.
9.2
1
Y Chahal to D Short, DROPPED! The ball goes through the hands of Pant. Oh boy! You need to take these ones. Wide and outside off, Short slices this towards point. Pant dives forward but the ball goes through his hands. The batsmen sneak a run.
9.1
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Fuller on the pads, worked away to long on for an easy run.
8.6
4
K Pandya to D Short, FOUR! Over the bowler! Second boundary in the over and another productive one for Australia. Tosses it up and it is a little too full. Short smashes it past the outstretched hand of Pandya and it crosses the fence. 115 more needed in 66.
8.5
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Fired on the pads, Maxwell works it through square leg and takes a run. Brings the 50-run stand up and that too at a very good rate. Also, consecutive fifty stands between the two. They hold the key here and need to carry on.
8.4
1
K Pandya to D Short, From around the wicket, it is angled in on off, D'Arcy eases it down to long off for a run.
8.3
4
K Pandya to D Short, FOUR! Once again an over in which a boundary is hit! Just what Australia need to keep doing! Short and outside off, Short plays it very late and past the man at point. Boundary.
8.2
1
K Pandya to G Maxwell, On the stumps, stays low, Maxwell does well to get his bat to it. Hits it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
8.1
0
K Pandya to G Maxwell, Flatter and shorter, Maxwell punches it to covers.

Krunal Pandya introduced for the first time tonight.

7.6
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, A single to end! Another good over for Australia. 12 from it as Maxwell slaps this through covers. 23 from the last two overs.
7.5
2
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, A couple now as Maxwell hits it through mid-wicket. It is once again hit in the gap for a brace.
7.5
0
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Goes very slow but very wide. Maxwell lets it be. It has been wided.
7.4
1
Y Chahal to D Short, Drags his length back and also bowls it a touch shorter. It is worked through mid-wicket for a run. Short is happy to work it around when Chahal is bowling.
7.4
0
Y Chahal to D Short, Way too wide outside off, Short tries to reach it but misses. Wide signaled.
7.3
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, On the pads, Maxwell works it towards short fine and gets to the other end.
7.2
4
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, FOUR! What a shot! As good as any today. Lovely use of the wrists there. Slightly short and Maxwell is quickly onto his back foot. He whips it through mid-wicket, finds the gap and a boundary results.
7.1
1
Y Chahal to D Short, The slider to begin with, Short works it down towards wide long on for a run.

Spin introduced for the first time in this innings. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl now.

6.6
1
V Shankar to D Short, Goes back to bowling slower balls, it is also full. D'Arcy flicks it to deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end. 11 from this one. This is the rate Australia need to continue going at.
6.5
4
V Shankar to D Short, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Another freebie! Short and on the body, Short like Maxwell did, pulls it through backward square leg. 50 up for Australia.
6.4
1
V Shankar to G Maxwell, On the shorter side outside off, Maxwell tries to guide it past point but hits it a little too close to him. Just a run. GM will be disappointed here. Had he beaten that fielder, it would have resulted in another boundary.
6.3
0
V Shankar to G Maxwell, The slower ball on off, Maxwell finds the man at cover with a drive.
6.2
4
V Shankar to G Maxwell, FOUR! Too easy! Down the leg side and it is shorter in length. Maxwell just pulls it through backward square leg and bags a boundary.
6.1
1
V Shankar to D Short, Excellent fielding! Slower ball and fuller on middle, Short flicks it right off the middle towards deep mid-wicket. That ball was travelling. Chahal in the deep runs to his right, dives and saves three for his side.

Vijay Shankar back for his third over.

5.6
1
S Kaul to D Short, Bowls to his field there does Kaul. The mid-wicket was sent to the boundary so Kaul bowls it straighter in line. Short flicks it through mid-wicket and takes one. Australia are 42 for 2 after the first 6. 149 more needed in 84. India on top here.
5.5
4
S Kaul to D Short, FOUR! A gift there! A full toss outside off, Short just opens the face of the bat and hits it through covers for a boundary. 10 from the over and a ball to go. Need to make the last ball of the Powerplay count.
5.4
1
S Kaul to G Maxwell, A little too straight this time, Maxwell tucks it around the corner and gives Short the strike.
5.3
1
S Kaul to D Short, Nicely pulled but to the man in the deep square leg region. A single.
5.2
4
S Kaul to D Short, FOUR! Finds the gap and you need not run for those! Full and outside off, Short makes a little room and then times it through extra cover. They need this to be a big over.
5.1
0
S Kaul to D Short, Fullish and on middle, Short strokes it to covers.

Siddarth Kaul to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.

4.6
6
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, TOP EDGE AND SIX! A much-needed biggie for the visitors. Short and outside off, Maxwell looks to drag his pull but gets a top edge. It flies over the keeper's head and over the fine leg fence. Perfect end to the over, a good one for the Aussies, 9 from it.
4.5
1
J Bumrah to D Short, On the pads, D'Arcy flicks it through square leg and takes a run.
4.4
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Another single! Maxwell drives it towards mid off and calls for a run. He completes it.
4.3
1
J Bumrah to D Short, On a fuller length and around off, the batsman strokes it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
4.2
0
J Bumrah to D Short, On the fuller side, Short pushes it to the man at covers.
4.1
0
J Bumrah to D Short, A little too straight on middle, Short looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.

Tormentor from the last game, Glenn Maxwell, walks out at number 4. Also, Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack.

3.6
0
V Shankar to A Finch, OUT! In the air... taken! Shankar gets rid of the Australian captain. Aaron Finch's bad form continues and Australia find themselves in big trouble here. Once again an Australian batsman pays the price of trying to play across the line. Finch goes for the hoick over the leg side but the ball skids through. Takes the top edge and goes high up in the air towards cover. Dhawan there settles under it, calls for it and takes it. 169 more needed in 96 balls.
3.5
0
V Shankar to A Finch, Hits the length hard around off, Finch pushes it back to the bowler.
3.4
4
V Shankar to A Finch, FOUR! A little too straight and easy pickings for the batsman. Finch waits for it and then works it fine through backward square leg. No stopping those. Need a little more of these.
3.3
1
V Shankar to D Short, Works this across the line and through square leg for a run.
3.2
0
V Shankar to D Short, Slapped but finds the fielder! Short and outside off, D'Arcy Short hits it hard but straight to covers. Should have done better there and found the gap.
3.1
0
V Shankar to D Short, On the shorter side, hurries onto the batsman and hence the pull shot by Short goes to the man at mid on.

Vijay Shankar back into the attack. Jasprit Bumrah has been replaced after just one over here.

2.6
0
S Kaul to A Finch, A dot to end a successful over for India. On the stumps and it is kept out.
2.5
2
S Kaul to A Finch, This time though Rahul misfields and concedes two! So saves two on the last ball and concedes two on this one. Full and on middle, it is stroked towards Rahul at point. He fails to collect it cleanly and the batsmen take two.
2.4
2
S Kaul to A Finch, Good hand there! Saved a couple! Shortish and outside off, Finch cuts it hard into the ground. Rahul jumps and gets a hand to it. The fielder at cover-point runs after the ball and saves it keeping it down to two.
2.3
0
S Kaul to A Finch, Good shape there away from the batsman! Full and wide outside off, Finch is drawn into the drive. He gets beaten by the away movement.

Australian skipper Aaron Finch walks out at number 3.

2.2
0
S Kaul to M Stoinis, OUT! TIMBER! Stoinis pays the price of trying to hit it across the line! Back-to-back failures for Stoinis. Kaul lands it on a length and around off. Marcus looks to go over mid-wicket. He picked the wrong length as the ball sneaks under his bat and hits the top of off. Siddarth is pumped up and Australia lose their first very early.
2.1
0
S Kaul to M Stoinis, He too starts off with a full ball around off, Stoinis looks to go too hard at the ball, it goes off the inner half towards mid off.

Siddarth Kaul replaces Vijay Shankar.

1.6
1
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, A single to end a tight first by Bumrah! Shortish and outside off, Stoinis pushes it towards cover for a quick run.
1.5
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Slower ball and Stoinis was done in completely. He first looks to hit it through the off side but he was so early into the stroke, that the ball hits his bat as he is on the verge of finishing the shot and it goes towards mid-wicket.
1.4
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Another solid punch but straight to mid off.
1.3
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, On the shorter side and on off, Stoinis punches it to mid off.
1.2
2
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Nicely timed! Length ball and outside off, Stoinis just leans into it and strokes it through covers. The batsmen take two.
1.1
1
J Bumrah to D Short, Back of a length on off, Short guides it towards point. He calls wait, wants to see if it beats the fielder there, does so and then goes for a run as the ball rolls towards third man.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
V Shankar to M Stoinis, A dot to end! Full and outside off, MS strokes it towards cover where the fielder makes a good stop diving to his right. A good start for Australia, 9 from the first.
0.5
0
V Shankar to M Stoinis, Bends his back on this one and lands it on a length around off, Stoinis blocks it out.
0.4
4
V Shankar to M Stoinis, FOUR! Second in the over and Stoinis too gets off the mark with a boundary! Poor ball short and it sits up to be hit. Stoinis says thank you so much, he drags it through mid-wicket.
0.3
0
V Shankar to M Stoinis, Again a hint of shape away! Stoinis gets right behind the line and blocks it out.
0.2
1
V Shankar to D Short, Some swing there! Comes back in from around off, Short looks to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side for a quick run.
0.1
4
V Shankar to D Short, FOUR! Great start for Australia. Full length delivery on middle.The ball swings in but D'Arcy drives it through covers for a boundary. Just the kind of start Australia wanted. Short continues his good form.

We are back for the chase. D'Arcy Short and Marcus Stoinis walk out to the middle to open the innings for Australia. Surprise start from India. Vijay Shankar to bowl the first over.