Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019

India vs Australia - 1st ODI

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Date & Time: 02 March 2019

India 240/4

RR: 4.96 | India beat Australia by 6 wickets

commentary

So that is all from here in Hyderabad! The Indians have started the series on a positive note and what is more important is that their middle order seems to be giving answers to the questions that were being raised. The away side has a lot that they would like to improve on, mainly on the batting front. The Aussies are struggling with their 50-over form and would like to set it straight in the very next game. That one will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. It will begin at 1330 local (0800 GMT) on 5th March, Tuesday. See you for the coverage of that game. Till then, take care and cheers!

Man of the Match, Kedar Jadhav smiles and says that his bowling is all about angles and reading batsmen's mind as he looks to bowl stump-to-stump. Admits that he doesn't feel like a bowler and just enjoys rolling his arm. Reminds that recently in Australia, he was involved in a similar kind of a chase. Thanks MS Dhoni for continuously guiding him and adds that he is learning from Dhoni and Kohli as they are the best finishers. On the question that had Dhoni not been there how he would have batted - Jadhav smiles and answers that he might have tried to play more shots earlier but MSD can read your mind and reminds you about the game situation. Signs off by saying that every time you think about the team, more often than not you will end up on the winning side.

Victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that the game was a difficult one and that they did well with the ball. Praises the partnership between Dhoni and Kedar that took them over the line. Reckons that bowling won them the game and he knew that a partnership or two will be enough. Informs us that he was happy that the middle order was put under pressure and he discussed with the coach about how this will be a shadow practice for the games to come. Reserves special mention for Kuldeep Yadav who he says is always ready to put his hand up and try and do stuff for the team. Does not forget Mohammed Shami who he feels did really well to lose weight and bowls with a lot of heart. Is happy with the way the pacer has come back into the white-ball setup and believes that the bowling unit is shaping up really nicely in the run-up to the World Cup.

Australia's skipper, Aaron Finch admits that they were 20-30 runs short on that wicket. Feels that had they batted well towards the end, they would have got that score. Praises his bowlers for putting in a good effort. Adds that everyone is trying and they just need to give attention to details a bit more. On not opting for the sixth bowling option, Finch mentions that the quicks looked more effective and that's why he stuck with them.

Mohammed Shami begins by saying that it's been a long journey and everyone has worked hard. Adds that they have been performing superbly in the last 3-4 years and hopes to keep going. States that it's been up and down in his life and thanks God for everything. He always tries his best for the team, adds Shami. Mentions that he has been working on his line and length and it's giving him results. Also talks about his fitness and says that he was 93 kgs when he returned from the injury break and has worked really hard to reduce his weight.

As for the Aussie bowling, they cannot be blamed. They gave their all and tried their best. The pick of the bowlers were Coulter-Nile and Zampa who grabbed a couple of wickets each. The rest bowled economically but in the end, the target was just too low to be defended on a surface that was two-paced. Earlier on in the afternoon, the Aussie skipper won the toss and elected to bat but his team could manage just 236 off the back of a fifty from Usman Khawaja and a few small but good knocks from Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey and Nathan Coulter-Nile. The feeling at the mid-way stage was that the total was about 25-30 short and in the end, that was what it proved to be. A good way for the home team to begin the series and the Kangaroos will have to come back harder in the next game, especially with the bat. The presentation to follow, but first an interview with Mohammed Shami who is down near the ropes with Sanjay Manjrekar.

The innings though began poorly for the hosts as they lost Shikhar Dhawan for a first-ball duck. Then came a solid partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli which set the Men in Blue on their way. The skipper looked really good while he was out there while the Indian vice-captain did not look his original self. A 76-run stand was then broken followed by a flurry of wickets. India collapsed to 99/4 from 80/1 and it looked like the middle muddle will be seen all over again but it was not to be.

This has been a partnership for the ages! India take an early lead in the ODI series. At 99/4 it did not look like the Indians were going to have it easy. But how wrong have we been proved? The duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav built an unbeaten partnership of 141 runs and took their team across the line. The Australians did more than well with the ball but it just was not enough in the end. Both the batsmen got to their fifties with Jadhav playing the aggressor's role. Dhoni took the backseat as he helped his partner motor along on his own route.

48.2
4
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, FOUR! MSD finishes it off in style! Stoinis angles in a length ball on middle, Dhoni heaves it off the inner half of his bat and it goes flying over mid-wicket for the winning runs. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Customary handshakes going on at the moment. A satisfying victory for the Men in Blue.
48.1
4
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Not a six but a four nonetheless to level the scores! Short of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni camps back and slaps it past the point fielder for a boundary. Calm and composed.

Marcus Stoinis to bowl the 49th. Dhoni on strike, will he finish it with a maximum?

47.6
6
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, SIX! High and handsome! Jadhav, you little gem! It's too full and in the line of the stumps, Kedar clears his front leg and hoists it over wide long on for a biggie. Just 5 more needed.
47.5
2
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, Full toss on middle, it's eased towards wide mid on where Stoinis misfields and allows the second run. Wheels are coming off...
47.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Short and on off, Dhoni pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 13 needed off 14 balls.
47.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Too full in length on off, pushed down to mid off.
47.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. They pick up a single.
47.1
1
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, FIFTY FOR DHONI! The crowd erupts! The Indian players in the dressing room are clapping. What a player! What a finisher for India! Full in length outside off, Dhoni drives it down through mid off for a run. This is his 71st ODI fifty. India were in a spot of bother when he came out to bat but held one end and has put the home team in a commanding position along with Kedar Jadhav. Legend.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back. Was good with the new ball, 8-2-35-2 so far...

46.6
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, A dot ball to end the over and Cummins' spell. Length outside off, patted towards point. Pat ends with decent figures of 10-0-46-0. Identical figures like Behrendorff and just like him, has been a little unlucky today not to pick a wicket. Anyway, the equation is 16 runs off 18 balls.
46.6
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Wide! Pat Cummins goes for the bouncer but loses his radar and bowls it down the leg side for which he is penalized.
46.5
1
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Short of a length delivery, another shuffle from Dhoni as he pulls this away all along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.
46.4
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Outside off on a length, Kedar dabs it away towards the leg side. Picks up an easy run.
46.3
1
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni shuffles and flicks it away to deep backward square leg for a run. Moves onto 48.
46.2
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, On the middle stump line, worked away to deep mid-wicket for a run and brings the former Indian skipper on strike.
46.1
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Length ball on top of off stump, Jadhav defends it calmly onto the pitch. The ball rolls towards the keeper.

Pat Cummins is back into the attack.

45.6
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Knocks a full ball down to long on and ambles across to the other end. Zampa has bowled out, a good effort by him this evening, 10-0-49-2!
45.5
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Skips down the track to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. They appeal but nothing doing.
45.4
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Tossed up ball on off, defended off the front foot.
45.3
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
45.2
4
A Zampa to K Jadhav, FOUR! Boom! Jadhav is in full throttle now with the winning line in sight. Attacks a full ball outside off and lofts it inside-out with the turn over extra cover for a boundary.
45.1
2
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter and a bit shorter around leg, Jadhav moves back and helps it through mid-wicket for a run. Maxwell sends a wayward throw at the bowler's end and Handscomb fails to back it up. Another run taken.

Adam Zampa is back on. It is his last over, he has figures of 9-0-42-2 so far.

44.6
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Length and patted away to long on for a single. 9-run over and a good one for the Indians. 28 needed off 30 balls now.
44.5
4
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, FOUR! This guy is making the game too simple here. Finch is seen scratching his head, looks to be out of ideas. The length ball on middle and Jadhav pulls it away over square leg for an easy boundary.
44.4
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Thick outside edge! A length ball outside off, Dhoni pokes without foot movement and the ball takes the outer edge of the bat. Goes uppishly but no fielder is there. A single down to third man.
44.3
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Slower one on the off stump, turned away for yet another single towards deep backward square.
44.2
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, MS this times flicks it away for a single to deep square leg. Is seen hobbling as he completes the single.
44.1
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, A length ball on the pads, worked down on the leg side calmly for a run by Jadhav.
43.6
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, On middle and leg, Dhoni gets behind the line and blocks it on the leg side. 6 from the over, 37 needed off 36 balls.
43.5
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, A slower delivery outside off, Dhoni picks it late and mistimes his shot towards point.
43.4
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Good length delivery outside off, Jadhav pushes it gently through covers for one. 200 up for India!
43.3
4
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, FOUR! Cheeky, Jadhav! A short delivery outside off, Kedar waits patiently on the back foot and at the last moment just uses the pace of the bowler to ramp it down towards third man for a boundary. 100-run stand comes up as well with that shot!
43.2
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadhav stands back and taps it down near the surface.
43.1
1
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, A length ball on off, Dhoni pushes it to the left of mid off and scampers across to the other end.

Pat Cummins to bowl now, replacing Jason Behrendorff.

42.6
2
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Slower one on the off stump line, Jadhav turns it away to fine leg for a couple of runs. He gets to his fifty, his 5th in ODIs. This has come at a very important time as well for his team. He has kept the pace up as well and got boundaries at regular intervals. 43 overs done, the hosts now need 43 runs in 42 balls.
42.5
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Shorter one on middle, Dhoni pulls it away through square leg. The batsmen pick up the first run quickly but there is no second one there. Good attacking fielding in the deep.
42.4
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, On top of off stump, pushed back towards mid-wicket.
42.3
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Kept out watchfully towards point by Dhoni off a good length.
42.2
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, A length ball just outside off, Jadhav just pats the ball back past the bowler's right. An easy single is taken. The batsmen think of a second but then decide against it.
42.1
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Really full outside off, Dhoni drives the ball hard but Turner dives at extra cover only to half-stop it. The batsmen pick up a single.

Marcus Stoinis is now on.

41.6
0
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Slower delivery, on a length around off, Jadhav taps it down on the leg side and the bowler collects it in his followthrough. 7 from the over, Behrendorff ends with figures of 10-0-46-0. 48 needed off 48 now!
41.5
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Pitches it up and around off, Dhoni lunges and just opens the face of his bat to push it in the gap at covers. He rushes across for a run.
41.4
1
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Short and around off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
41.3
4
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, FOUR! Fine, fine shot from Jadhav! A little bit overpitched on middle, Jadhav plays a gorgeous on drive and beats the mid on fielder for a boundary. This shot will release the nerves.
41.2
0
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Shortish ball around off, angling away, Jadhav gets back and plays it down back in the direction of the bowler.
41.1
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On the pads, played down with soft hands on the leg side for a run.

Jason Behrendorff comes back into the attack.

40.6
4
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, FOUR! Lovely short-arm jab. A short one on middle and Jadhav decides to go through with the pull. He manages to get enough bat on it to take it over the head of the mid-wicket fielder. Finds the rope as well. The last ball ruins yet another over. 6 runs come off this one.
40.5
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Well-timed but once again to the fielder. A length ball outside off and Jadhav times it towards point who makes a half-stop. No run though.
40.4
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Short of a length outside off, Jadhav pulls it away but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.
40.3
1
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Eased away through the covers for a single by MSD. He is into the 40s.
40.2
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, A short one on middle, Dhoni looks to swivel and pull but the ball hurries onto him and gets him on the ribs. Dot ball.
40.1
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Short of a length ball on top of off stump, Jadhav runs it down to third man and gets Dhoni on strike.

Powerplay 3 begins. Australia can push an extra fielder outside the ring now. A maximum of five allowed till the end. 61 needed off 60 balls.

39.6
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter one on middle, pushed with a straight bat back to long on. Single taken.
39.5
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Kept out towards point on the front foot by KJ.
39.4
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flighted and full outside off, Jadhav goes for the sweep but fails to connect it.
39.3
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A flatter one a little outside off, Jadhav comes on the front foot and keeps it out towards point.
39.2
2
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Shorter in length this time, Kedar pulls it away through mid-wicket. Dhoni forces his partner to come back for the second. He makes it easily at the bowler's end where the throw is.
39.1
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A flatter one on middle, defended on the front foot by Jadhav towards mid-wicket.

Adam Zampa is back on. Has figures of 8-0-39-2 so far.

38.6
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Outside off on a length, Dhoni pushes it back to mid off calmly to end the 39th over. 64 off 66 is the equation now.
38.5
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, On the hips and flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
38.4
4
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, FOUR! That has sped away! Looks like the dew is coming into play. A short of a length ball outside off, Jadhav just angles this away fine on the off side. Third man looks like he had it covered but the ball suddenly races across the outfield and beats him to the rope.
38.3
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Length ball outside off, Kedar once again plays it late and towards the point fielder.
38.2
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Good solid defense to this ball on a length outside off. Jadhav does well to allow the bat to come onto the bat and defends it.
38.1
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, A fuller one to start off, pushed towards mid on.

Pat Cummins is back on.

37.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Short of a length ball on middle, Dhoni stands on his toes and defends the ball onto the ground. An expensive over comes to an end. 10 runs off it. India need 69 runs in 72 balls now.
37.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, A length ball on middle and the batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
37.4
4
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Streaky! A length ball on top of off stump, Dhoni looks to work it on the leg side but gets an outside edge that runs away fine on the off side for a boundary at third man.
37.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Dropped short! The ball has just landed in front of Stoinis' left hand. A short of a length ball on middle, Dhoni flat-bats it towards mid on without much timing. Marcus there dives to his left and stops the ball but thinks he has taken the catch. There is confusion and the umpires take it to the third umpire. The replays though confirm that it is a bump ball. Huge roar from the crowd and Dhoni lives to see another day.

Has that been taken? Stoinis at mid on seems to be claiming that catch but is not too sure. Dhoni looks unperturbed. The umpires take it upstairs and the soft signal is not out.

37.2
6
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is vintage Dhoni. Reminds us a bit off that World Cup winning shot. The required run rate comes back below 6 with that one. A length ball on the off stump and Dhoni goes through with that shot as he hits it over long on and into the stands.
37.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Fuller length ball outside off, pushed without timing towards mid off.
36.6
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Short of a length, pulled away to deep square leg for a single.
36.5
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Confusion but no worry here! A length ball outside off, Dhoni times the ball well towards mid off and looks for a quick single. Seeing the ball go quickly to Finch he decides against it and sends Jadhav back. Kedar was almost halfway and would have been in trouble but Aaron at mid off fails to pick up the ball cleanly. India can ill-afford a run out here.
36.4
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On the stumps this time, Dhoni plays it back safely to mid on. Looks for a quick single but then decides against it. 3 dots following the boundary.
36.3
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Short of a length outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover once more.
36.2
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, A length ball outside off, pushed on the front foot towards cover.
36.1
4
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Straying on the pads and Dhoni does really well to guide it fine on the leg side. Long leg is really square and cannot come around. The over begins with a boundary, India will be happy.
35.6
1
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, On the hips of the former Indian skipper, he works it away for a single to square leg and takes a run to retain strike.
35.5
1
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, Jadhav was late on that cut. The ball wide outside off and on length goes off the under part of the bat and towards third man for a single.
35.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, Short outside off, Jadhav looks to cut it but the timing is not too good on this one. The ball goes towards point.
35.3
1
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Short of a length on the hips, turned away to square leg for a single by Dhoni.
35.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, This one is banged in short outside off, Kedar mistimes his pull to the right of mid on and picks up a single. The 150 comes up for the hosts. 87 off 88 balls is the equation now.
35.1
2
N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav, Nathan Coulter-Nile is back and starts off with a length ball outside off, beautifully timed away by Jadhav wide of extra cover for a couple of runs. The 50-run stand comes up between these two.
34.6
0
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, On the pads and Kedar for the umpteenth time flicks it behind square leg with soft hands for one. Okay, it's given as a leg bye. No bat on this occasion, feels the umpire.
34.5
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Fullish and on off, Dhoni stays back and opens the face of his bat at the last moment. Gets it away from the point fielder and rushes across to the other end.
34.4
4
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Blazed away! Behrendorff alters his length to go short, Dhoni is waiting for it inside the crease like a fox. Immediately latches onto it and smashes it across the line through mid-wicket for a boundary.
34.3
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, A pitched ball on off, Dhoni keeps his weight on the back foot and pushes it to mid off. The fielder is inside the ring and hence it's a dot ball.
34.2
1
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Quietly plays down a length ball behind square leg and rotates the strike.
34.1
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Edgy! A length ball on middle, Dhoni gives the charge and tries to whip it across the line. But it finds the inside half of his blade and runs in front of square leg for just a single.
33.6
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Pitches it up and around off, it's driven confidently off the front foot but straight to mid off. 6 from the over.
33.5
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Extra bounce from a length around off, Kedar remains on the back foot and taps it down to point.
33.4
4
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, FOUR! Very nicely done! Stoinis digs in a short ball around off at 129.2 kph, Jadhav waits on his back foot and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.3
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Strides forward to a length ball and pushes it to the off side. Another dot ball.
33.2
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Back of a length ball on off, Kedar goes on his toes and plays it down to point.
33.2
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Wide! Once again Stoinis stays on the pads of the batsman but this time it further slips down. Jadhav allows it through and the umpire stretches his arms.
33.1
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, On the pads, played down with soft hands to square leg for a run.

Drinks break! The period of play has been a slow one. India have got a partnership building but the Aussies have not let them off the hook. The runs are coming slowly and a wicket here might just cause some discomfort in the hosts' dressing room. The required rate has just crept above 6 per over. 104 needed in 102 balls now.

32.6
0
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, A fuller length ball outside off, Kedar hits it powerfully to the right of mid off where Finch makes a good stop. Just a solitary run off Behrendorff's return over.
32.5
0
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Outside off on a length, Jadhav looks to run it down to third man but gets beaten.
32.4
0
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Leading edge and in the air! Drops just short of Maxwell at point. A length ball and the ball rares off the pitch once more. Jadhav looked to turn that away on the leg side but the ball takes the outside half and pops towards point. Luckily for the batsman, it does not carry.
32.3
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Short of a length and pulled away by Dhoni through square leg. A single ensues.
32.2
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Fuller one outside off, driven on the front foot towards mid off by Dhoni.
32.1
1
J Behrendorff to K Jadhav, Length ball on top of off stump, tapped towards mid-wicket for a single by Jadhav.

Jason Behrendorff is back on.

31.6
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Helps a length ball on the leg side and crosses. End of an eventful over.
31.5
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Short and pulled over square leg, it goes on one bounce to the fielder in the deep and they take a run.
31.4
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, In the air... JUST SHORT! Ufffff... that was really close. It takes off from a good length around off, Dhoni attempts to play it on the leg side but it climbs onto him and hits him on the thumb. The ball loops up towards the off side, Marcus charges towards his left but it falls just wide of him.
31.3
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Jadhav has worked it off his pads behind square. They pick up a single.
31.2
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, The line is straight and Dhoni calmly works it through square leg for a run.
31.1
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Full and outside off, driven through the line but straight to the cover fielder.
30.6
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Yes, he does. A flatter one outside off and watchfully defended by the batsman.
30.5
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A flatter one on the pads, worked to the square leg fielder. Just 2 off this over so far, can Zampa finish it well this time?
30.4
1
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, A fuller one wide of off stump, pushed back to long off as Dhoni trudged to the other end.
30.3
0
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Short of a length, Dhoni almost cuts it off his stumps but the ball goes to the point fielder. There was a chance to get some easy runs.
30.2
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter one outside off, driven to long off for a single by KJ.
30.1
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Really full, almost yorker length from Zampa. Jadhav stands tall and keeps it out.
29.6
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Good length ball on middle, Jadhav quietly works it through backward square leg and retains strike with a run.
29.5
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
29.4
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Fullish on off, Dhoni lunges and pushes it gently to mid on. Initially looks for a run but on seeing the fielder attacking the ball, MSD sends Jadhav back.
29.3
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Easily done. Short ball on middle, Kedar stays back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
29.2
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Stoinis is getting some movement going here. Gets a full ball to swing back in, Dhoni inside edges his attempted flick to fine leg for one.
29.1
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Stifled appeal for an lbw! Stoinis gets a length ball to cut back into the batsman from around off. Dhoni tries to work it around but misses. He is hit on the pads, Marcus turns to appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Going down.
28.6
4
A Zampa to K Jadhav, FOUR! Another loose ball to complete the over. Zampa tosses this wide outside off and full, Jadhav gets into the position early before hitting it over extra cover for a boundary. What would have been a 2-run over ends up being a 6-run over!
28.5
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Jadhav uses his feet to this ball and defends the ball towards mid-wicket.
28.4
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A flatter one on middle, Kedar comes ahead and keeps that one out.
28.4
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Wide! Zampa hurls this one down leg. Jadhav looks to put bat but fails to do so. It is given as a wide by the umpire.
28.3
1
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Flatter one on middle, pushed off the back foot towards long on for a single by Dhoni.
28.2
0
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Slower through the air and outside off, left alone by the keeper-bat.
28.1
0
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Flatter one on middle, pushed back towards mid-wicket by Dhoni.

Adam Zampa with a change of ends. Meanwhile, Dhoni has got a change of bats.

27.6
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Angles in a length ball on off, Kedar gets forward and blocks it down. Just 2 from the over. India are in no real hurry here. These two are just taking their time to settle down. 122 needed off 132 balls.
27.5
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Some extra bounce on this one around off, Jadhav stays back and taps it down on the leg side.
27.4
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
27.3
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Sharp single. Dhoni bunts it in front of wide mid on and pinches a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. There was some pace on that single from Dhoni. He is only growing young with time.
27.2
1
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Straighter in line, Kedar turns it in front of square leg and rotates the strike. No need to worry as the required rate is still under control.
27.1
0
M Stoinis to K Jadhav, Starts with a length ball on middle, Jadhav gets forward and closes the face of his bat to push it towards mid-wicket.

Marcus Stoinis returns into the attack, replacing Adam Zampa.

26.6
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, A length ball outside off, pushed by Dhoni towards mid off.
26.5
3
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Great effort from Handscomb in the deep! A fuller length ball follows the bouncer but the line is on the pads. Jadhav manages to find the gap through mid-wicket. Peter from deep square leg runs to his left, dives full length and pushes the ball inside the rope. Saves a run for his team.
26.4
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Perfectly aimed bouncer! A short of a length ball on middle and at the grill of Jadhav. Kedar was not ready and fends it off very uncomfortably.
26.3
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Inside edge onto the pads from a ball on a length outside off.
26.2
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Another disciplined ball, Kedar can only keep it out towards square leg.
26.1
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Short of a length ball on top of off stump, Jadhav defends the ball onto the ground.
25.6
0
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Fuller and flatter outside off, pushed back down the ground by Dhoni. Zampa dives to his left and makes a stop, preventing the single.
25.5
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Follows the boundary with a drive down to long on for a single.
25.4
4
A Zampa to K Jadhav, FOUR! The pressure is off! A drag down from Zampa on middle and this time, Jadhav is ready for it as he pulls it away through mid-wicket. There is no one back there and the ball has to be fetched from outside the rope.
25.3
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flicked away off the pads but straight to the square leg fielder in the circle. Jadhav is wisely sent back by Dhoni as he was looking for a single. 3 dots in a row...
25.2
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter and this time the line is outside off, Kedar comes ahead to defend this one.
25.1
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter and quicker, landing on the leg stump line. Jadhav misses his flick and gets rapped on the pad. There is an appeal but the ball looked like missing leg so the umpire says no.
24.6
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, A length ball outside off and safely kept out by the former Indian skipper. A decent over for the Indians after a few tough ones. India 105/4 at the halfway mark.
24.5
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Fuller one on the middle stump, Dhoni comes ahead and drives this to mid on.
24.4
0
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, A length ball on top of off stump, pushed from the crease towards mid on.
24.3
4
Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni was not in control of that but picks up four runs. A short of a length ball on middle, MS without much foot movement attempts the pull. The ball goes off the top edge and towards fine leg. No fielder out there and it goes into the fence on a bounce.
24.2
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Length ball on the middle and leg stump line, glanced away for a run to deep backward square leg.

Looks like Jadhav has some problem with the sightscreen and wants it adjusted. Actually with a chair which is in front of the screen, and it is being moved away.

24.1
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Length ball on top of middle and leg stump, Jadhav looks to work it away through square leg but misses the ball and gets hit on the thigh pad.

Pat Cummins is back on.

23.6
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter on middle, turned away towards mid-wicket for a single. The 100 comes up for the hosts.
23.5
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A really full and quick ball on middle, Kedar does well to stand tall and not fall over as he digs the ball out.
23.4
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Slower through the air and outside off, Jadhav comes ahead and dead-bats his first ball.

Kedar Jadhav walks in at number 6.

23.3
0
A Zampa to A Rayudu, OUT! India lose another and it looks like someone has turned the volume down at the stadium. A flatter ball outside off and turning a bit away. Rayudu prods forward to defend but gets a thin edge and Carey behind the wickets makes no mistake. Three quick wickets and India have slipped from 80/1 to 99/4. 138 runs needed in 159 balls now.
23.2
1
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Fuller outside off, pushed along the ground to long off for a run.
23.1
0
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, A flatter one on middle, some extra bounce on it. Dhoni moves back in the crease and keeps it out uncomfortably.
22.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, A length ball outside off, Rayudu drives it to the left of mid off where Finch moves and stops it. Dot ball to end the over. Only a run off it. A good one for the visitors.
22.5
1
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Length ball at the hips, turned away calmly for a single to fine leg.
22.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Brilliant stop! Fuller length ball outside off, Dhoni crunches it off the front foot towards cover and Cummins there dives full-length to stop that ball. Would have been a certain boundary if not stopped. 4 dot balls now...
22.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Length ball outside off, defended from the crease by Dhoni towards cover.
22.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, A good length ball on the off stump line, Dhoni presents the straight bat as the ball goes towards mid off.
22.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, Delivered from wide of the crease, and coming in with the angle. Dhoni lets the ball go.
21.6
0
A Zampa to A Rayudu, Another one on the money, kept out by Ambati to end a 2-run over.
21.5
0
A Zampa to A Rayudu, Drags this one short but was quick. Rayudu just defends it back to Zampa.
21.4
1
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, A quicker one outside off, pushed through to long off for a run. MSD is off the mark.
21.3
0
A Zampa to MS Dhoni, Flatter ball on middle, pushed away towards extra cover by Dhoni watchfully.
21.2
1
A Zampa to A Rayudu, Really full and wide outside off, driven along the ground to deep cover for a run.
21.1
0
A Zampa to A Rayudu, A flatter one on middle, Rayudu brings his bat in front of his pad and defends the ball onto the ground.
20.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to MS Dhoni, A length ball well outside off to start off with, left alone by Dhoni. A wicket maiden for Coulter-Nile.

MS Dhoni arrives with India in a spot of bother.

20.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, OUT! Massive moment in the game. If the Kohli wicket did not put a few jitters in the Indian camp, this one certainly will. Four dot balls before this and it looked like Rohit was itching to get this one away. A length ball on middle, he looks to turn it away on the leg side. He closes the bat face a little too early and the ball takes the leading edge before going straight up in the air, only as far as Finch at mid off. The Aussies have struck twice in quick time and are super pumped up. This game is not yet over!
20.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, On a length, kept out on the back foot by the opener.
20.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, Unnecessary! A length ball outside off, Rohit tries a wild swipe but fails to put bat on ball. The mid on fielder was inside the circle but there was no need for that shot. Lost his shape completely.
20.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, Fuller this time, pushed to mid on. Sweetly timed but no run.
20.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, A length ball outside off, it is punched off the back foot by the batsman.
19.6
4
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, FOUR! The last ball ruins the over. How many times have we seen this happen? Only 3 runs in this over so far, Stoinis goes for a bouncer. Rayudu is quick to get into position and pulls it away in the gap between the two deep fielders on the leg side.
19.5
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, That is the effort that bowlers love! Good swing on that ball outside off, Rayudu deals well as he pushes it towards cover-point. Maxwell from point runs to his right, dives full-length and stops the ball, preventing any run.
19.4
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Fuller one outside off, Ambati drives that well but it goes straight to the extra-cover fielder.
19.3
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Length ball on top of middle stump, Rohit uses his wrists to turn this one towards square leg and picks up another single.
19.2
1
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, On the hips of Rayudu, he tucks it towards square leg and gets Rohit back on strike.
19.1
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Length ball on the pads, flicked away by Rohit as he gets to the other end. Rayudu wants the second but his partner sends him back wisely.
18.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, Good bounce for the bowler on this occasion. Serves it just outside off on a shortish length, Rayudu shoulders arms.
18.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, A touch short and wide outside off, Ambati makes an easy leave.
18.4
2
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, Good running between the wickets. A leg stump half-volley, Rayudu eases his flick shot through square leg and scampers back for the second run.
18.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, Back of a length ball on off, Rayudu tries to tap and run by dropping it in front of point but Rohit denies him. Maxwell is quickly to the ball there.
18.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
18.1
4
N Coulter-Nile to A Rayudu, FOUR! Quality shot from a quality batsman! An overpitched delivery wide outside off, Rayudu reaches out for it and cracks his cover drive for a boundary. Didn't try to hit it hard, just concentrated on his timing and placement.
17.6
1
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Turns a length ball behind square leg and gets off the mark with a run.
17.5
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Stoinis is a good thinking bowler. This time he varies his length to go very full and in the line of the stumps. Ambati is also equally up to the challenge as he pushes it out to mid off.
17.4
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Edged but safe! A touch short in length around off and moving away a bit with some extra bounce, Rayudu feels for it inside the line and edges it behind. There is a slip in place but it drops short of him.
17.3
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Shortish length ball on middle, Sharma turns inside the crease and helps it behind to long leg for a run.
17.2
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Gets on the front foot to a length ball and pushes it to covers. A loud shout of 'nooo' from the Indian vice-captain.
17.1
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Full in length and angling into the new batsman, Rohit leans forward and across before pushing it to mid on.

Drinks break! A massive break against the run of play for the visitors. Kohli was looking in supreme touch and the Aussies have seen the back of him on the last ball before the break. They will now look to build up and pick a few more quick wickets from here. Meanwhile, for the hosts, Rohit will look to join hands with the new man, Ambati Rayudu and take India ahead. Exciting times ahead!

16.6
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, OUT! It is pad first and also, three reds on the Ball Tracker! This is a big moment in the game and a much-needed wicket as this partnership was starting to take the game away from the visitors. Zampa, after going for 2 fours earlier in this over, has the last laugh and looks mighty pleased. The slider does the trick for him. He lands it just around off and the ball skids through. Kohli looks to defend but it seems that the ball has hit his front pad first and then the bat. A huge appeal from the bowler follows but the umpire is unmoved. Finch signals for the 'T' after consulting his bowler and the replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned. A 10-run over but Australia now have got an opening here, can they get a couple more quickly? 157 more needed here in 198 balls. 8 wickets in hand.

Review time... Loud appeal from the Aussies for an LBW against Virat Kohli. The umpire is unmoved but Zampa thinks it's pad first. His captain takes it upstairs! Let's see what the replays have to say...

16.5
4
A Zampa to V Kohli, FOUR! This one is right off the middle, this is tossed up outside off, Kohli whips it through mid on. The fielder at long on has no chance of stopping it and a boundary results.
16.4
4
A Zampa to V Kohli, OUT? No, it's FOUR! There is no slip to take that catch. Quicker and outside off, Virat looks to cut but the ball goes off the outside edge and to the third man fence.
16.3
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Eases it down to long on for an easy run.
16.2
1
A Zampa to V Kohli, Short and it pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
16.1
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, Flatter and on off, Kohli keeps it out.
15.6
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, A little too straight, it is flicked through square leg for a single.
15.5
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, On the fuller side, Rohit strokes it past the cover region for a run.
15.4
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, On the middle stump, the batter works it towards mid-wicket.
15.3
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Good length and around the off pole, Kohli strokes it through covers and takes a run.
15.2
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Another quick single as this is worked around the corner.
15.1
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Kohli dances down the track and looks to hit it through the off side. It goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket who makes a good stop diving to his left but can't stop the run.

Marcus Stoinis is into the attack.

14.6
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on the stumps, Sharma blocks it to see off the over.
14.5
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Wrong 'un. Pitches it on middle and off. Rohit looks to defend but misreads it and gets an inside edge onto his pads.
14.4
1
A Zampa to V Kohli, On middle and leg, Kohli flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
14.3
2
A Zampa to V Kohli, On the pads, Virat flicks it towards fine leg and gets a couple.
14.2
4
A Zampa to V Kohli, FOUR! Short and punished. Leg spinner on middle, Kohli rocks onto his back foot and punches it through mid-wicket. Marcus Stoinis dives to his right but cannot stop the ball from going to the fence.
14.1
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Shorter delivery on off, Rohit hits it to deep cover and takes a single.
13.6
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, On a length and well kept out by Kohli to end the over. Looked for a single initially but decided against it smartly. A decent over from Pat but no success.
13.5
1
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Width outside off on this occasion, Rohit bends backward and then pushes the ball through point with an open face of the willow for a run.
13.4
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Much better from the batter now. On a similar length outside off, Rohit covers the line of the ball and defends solidly.
13.3
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Beaten! That is a peach! A length ball outside off and shaping away at the last moment. Rohit looks to defend but plays inside the line and gets beaten.
13.2
2
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Good running! A length ball outside off, Rohit guides the ball away wide of point in the gap. Used the pace there did the batsman. The batsmen come back for a quick second.
13.1
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Short of a length ball outside off, Rohit defends it off the back foot. The ball hits him high on the bat and bounces back beside the off stump. For a second, Sharma did not know where the ball was and scurried to keep it away from his stump.
12.6
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, Flatter and on the pads, Kohli looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal from the bowler but the ball is always sliding down.
12.5
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, Full and on middle, Kohli strokes it back to the bowler.
12.4
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Driven square on the off side but just for a single. 50-run stand up between the two. An important one as India had lost Dhawan early.
12.3
1
A Zampa to V Kohli, Eased through mid on for a run.
12.2
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, The slider on the pads, it is flicked through square leg for a run.
12.1
1
A Zampa to V Kohli, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.

Adam Zampa is on now.

11.6
1
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Lovely timing through the off side but just for a run. 50 up for India. 187 more needed.

Rohit Sharma is seen waving at the dressing room, asking for something after the end of this over. Maybe, he wants some magic spray for the blow he received earlier in the over.

11.5
1
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Shortish and on middle, Rohit nudges it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
11.4
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, This one stays slightly low! On the shorter side outside off, Rohit looks to pull but due to the low bounce, he misses.
11.3
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, On the shorter side on off, Rohit guides it to point.
11.2
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, On the off pole, Rohit with a straight bat, defends it to mid off.
11.1
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Ouch! That is a stinger! This one explodes off the length, Rohit looks to defend but the ball hits him right on the arm. He then takes the gloves off and takes a minute to relax himself.
10.6
2
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Length delivery on the pads, Virat flicks it away wide of the fine leg fielder and gets a couple. 6 runs off the over.
10.5
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli waits for the ball to come and guides it towards gully. He looks for a quick single but Sharma sends him back.
10.4
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Good length delivery on leg and middle, Kohli taps it back to the bowler.
10.3
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, On middle and leg, Virat flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
10.2
4
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli is done with the waiting game. Good length delivery on middle and off. Virat comes down the track and slaps it straight through mid off for a boundary. The Indian skipper looks in the mood now.
10.1
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli defends it.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
1
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, On the pads this time, Kohli tucks it towards the square leg region for a single.
9.5
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Brilliant batting this. Follows the maximum with a calm back foot defense.
9.4
6
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, SIX! This one is out of here. Shorter delivery on off, Kohli picks the line early. He keeps his balance and whacks the pull over the backward square leg fence for a maximum. It was six the moment it left the bat.
9.3
1
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Good length delivery around off, Rohit looks to defend it with soft hands but gets a thick outside edge which goes past the slip fielder towards the third man region for a single.
9.2
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Back of a length delivery outside off. This one bounces like a tennis ball after pitching. Sharma tries to hit it on the off side but misses it due to the extra lift.
9.1
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Good length delivery on off, it comes in a bit slightly after pitching. Rohit is solid on his front foot and defends it.
8.6
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Short and outside off, Rohit slashes at it but gets an outside edge towards third man for a run.
8.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, On the middle pole, Rohit pushes it to covers.
8.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Outside off, left alone.
8.3
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Goes shorter this time, Rohit lets the ball come to him and then guides it to point.
8.2
4
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, FOUR! Innovation and it comes off! It did not in the T20I but it did here. Plays the paddle and gets it quite fine and to the fine leg fence.
8.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Rohit plays this one late and ends up guiding it to point.
7.6
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, End of an exciting over by Cummins! Kohli works this towards mid-wicket.
7.5
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Beats the inside edge here! Length and outside off, it comes in after pitching. Kohli looks to punch it but the ball goes past the inside edge this time. He ended up playing outside the line there. The Indian skipper has a wry smile on his face.
7.4
1
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Well bowled and well played! Length delivery and this one takes off after pitching. Rohit tries to defend it by taking one hand off the handle. It hits the higher part and goes down to third man for a run.
7.3
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Rohit works it with the angle towards mid-wicket.
7.3
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Wide! Down the leg side, Kohli looks to pull but misses. Carey dives to his left but fails to stop it cleanly. A single is taken.
7.2
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Good ball there! He bends his back on this one and bowls it slightly short outside off. Kohli has a poke at it but gets beaten by the extra bounce.
7.1
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Good start by the pacer! Lands it on middle and gets it to jag back in. Kohli looks to defend but then gets an inside edge onto his pads.

Pat Cummins is now into the attack.

6.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Beaten for third time in a row! This is the tempter though. Full and wide outside off, Rohit goes after it but luckily for him, the ball goes past the outside edge.
6.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, A real beauty, this! Full and shaping away. Rohit has a feel for it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
6.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Comes back well does Jason. He bowls it on the off and slants it away. Rohit is half-forward as he tries to defend but gets beaten.
6.3
4
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, FOUR! Dealing in boundaries are the Indians here. Outside off and it is full. Rohit lofts it over the mid on fielder and fetches another boundary.
6.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, On the middle pole, Rohit blocks two balls in a row.
6.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, On the off pole, Rohit gets behind the line and keeps it out.
5.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, A dot to end a good over for India. A little too straight again, Kohli works it to mid-wicket.
5.5
4
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, FOUR! Short and it sits up to be hit! Kohli is quickly onto the back foot and he pulls it through square leg. No chance for the fine leg fielder. Second boundary in the over and runs now have started to come.
5.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, On the off pole, Virat guides it towards gully.
5.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, Goes back to bowling length on off, Kohli defends it to covers.
5.2
4
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, FOUR! Too easy! Coulter-Nile looks to hit the pads of Virat as he bowls it full on middle. Too easy that for the Indian skipper as he flicks it over square leg for a boundary
5.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, Beautifully timed but straight to the cover fielder! That deserved a boundary, it was so nicely hit.
4.6
4
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, FOUR! A little too full and Jason pays the price. Rohit at the very end opens the face and guides it past point. It is away from the fielder at third man and a boundary. Good end to the over for India.
4.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, On the stumps this time, Rohit gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
4.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Once again the angle does Rohit in. He bowls it on off and then angles it away. Rohit once again is beaten as he plays inside the line. Top bowling, this.
4.3
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, BEATEN! This is closer to the off pole and then slants away. Rohit plays inside the line and gets beaten.
4.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Outside off, left alone.
4.1
1
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, In the air... but just over! Heart-in-mouth moment for Kohli and millions and millions of his fans. He takes a few steps ahead and looks to work it on the onside. Closes the face of the bat a little too early. Only manages to get a leading edge which goes over mid off who is quite inside the circle. A run is taken and the Indian skipper is off the mark in a streaky manner.
3.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, 5 leaves in a row as NCN bowls it outside off again, Rohit shoulders arms.
3.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, 4th leave in a row as it is once again way too outside off.
3.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, Another outswinger but the line is once again outside off, left alone.
3.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, Good length again and outside off, Rohit is in no mood to play at those.
3.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, Closer to the off pole but not close enough to make the batsman play.
3.1
4
N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma, FOUR! Full, wide, asking to be hit and Rohit does that. He just leans into it and strokes it through cover-point for a boundary.
2.6
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Yes, he can! Back-to-back tight overs for Australia. On the middle stump, Kohli works it to mid-wicket.
2.5
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, On middle stump, Kohli takes a few steps ahead and works it to square leg. Just a single so far, can he end it well though?
2.4
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, On the off stump, Kohli blocks it out easily.
2.3
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, A little too straight and Rohit works it towards square leg for an easy run.
2.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Nicely clipped towards wide mid on but for no runs.
2.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Angles this one away from the batsman after landing it on off. Rohit leaves it.
1.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, A wicket-maiden by NCN to begin with. Another length ball outside off, the batsman does not fiddle with it.
1.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, Good amount of away shape there and it is fuller and outside off. Kohli is not tempted as he makes a good leave.
1.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, Once again in the corridor of uncertainty! Kohli guides it to point.
1.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, Just outside off, Kohli lets it be. Perfect line that from Coulter-Nile.
1.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to V Kohli, Good delivery and nicely played! On a length and around off, Kohli gets right behind the delivery and blocks it out.

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

1.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to S Dhawan, OUT! Dhawan bags a first baller! Australia needed early wickets defending a below par total, they have got one here. Nothing too great about the delivery, it is full and outside off. Dhawan goes after it straightaway. He drives it square on the off side but does not keep it down. Maxwell at point takes an easy one.

Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl with the other new ball.

0.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, 5 dots in a row to end the first! So a good comeback after going for a boundary on the first ball. Another in-dipper on off, Rohit gets it off the inner half towards wide mid on.
0.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Goes fuller this time and gets it to shape in. Rohit though is aware of the ball coming in and does not get his front foot across. He then strokes it to mid on.
0.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Leading edge! Length again and on middle, this one straightens a touch. Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge.
0.3
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Well bowled! Lands it on off and then gets it to come back in. Rohit at the very end, gets his bat down and keeps it out.
0.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Angles this one across the batsman, Rohit leans into it and strokes it to covers.
0.1
4
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, FOUR! Off the mark in style! A boundary to get the chase underway. Jason bowls it on the fuller side and gets some swing into the batsman. The ball though ends up on the pads. Rohit flicks it through mid-wicket and a boundary results.

Welcome back for the chase. A modest target of 237 is on the cards as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out to the middle. Jason Behrendorff has the first new ball in hand for the Aussies. A slip in place, all set to go... Let's play!