Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019

India vs Australia - 2nd ODI

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

Date & Time: 05 March 2019

Australia 242/10

RR: 4.88 | India beat Australia by 8 runs

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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 1.30 pm local (0800 GMT). Can Australia save the series? Join us to find out! ADIOS! Take Care!

Victorious Indian captain, VIRAT KOHLI, HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. 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 out, 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 may 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
0
V Shankar to A Zampa, 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
2
V Shankar to A Zampa, 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
0
V Shankar to M Stoinis, 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
4
M Shami to N Lyon, 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
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, Another single as Stoinis flat-bats it down to long on for a single. 15 needed in 7 now.
48.4
1
M Shami to N Lyon, Crisp drive! Length and outside off, Lyon smacks it through covers for a run.
48.3
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, Another length delivery and Marcus works it through mid-wicket for a run. 17 from 9.
48.2
2
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
0
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
1
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 4 dots in a row as Stoinis pushes it to covers.
47.3
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, On the off stump and Stoinis defends it out again.
47.1
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Angles it into the off pole, Stoinis keeps it out. I think he will be happy to play Bumrah out here.
46.6
0
M Shami to N Lyon, 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
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, Now 21 needed in 19 as MS guides it down to third man for a run.
46.4
4
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
0
M Shami to M Stoinis, Attacks the stumps and it is kept out.
46.2
1
M Shami to N Lyon, 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
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to N Lyon, 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
0
J Bumrah to N Lyon, 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
0
J Bumrah to Pat Cummins, 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
0
J Bumrah to Pat Cummins, Around off, solidly defended back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins walks in at number 9, replacing Coulter-Nile.

45.2
0
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, 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
1
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
2
K Yadav to N Coulter-Nile, 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
2
K Yadav to N Coulter-Nile, Top shot! A little shorter outside off, Coulter-Nile goes back and lifts it over covers for a couple.
44.4
0
K Yadav to N Coulter-Nile, On the stumps, NCN keeps it out.

Nathan Coulter-Nile walks in at number 8, replacing Carey.

44.3
0
K Yadav to A Carey, 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
1
K Yadav to M Stoinis, Slower through the air on middle, Stoinis works it through square leg for a run.
44.1
4
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
1
M Shami to A Carey, Slower short ball outside off, Carey pulls it right off the middle but through mid-wicket for a run.
43.4
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, Back of a length on off, MS taps it towards point and takes a single.
43.3
1
M Shami to A Carey, Very full and on the pads, it if flicked towards wide long on for a run.
43.2
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
1
M Shami to A Carey, 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
0
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
6
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
1
K Yadav to A Carey, Picks the leg spinner, goes back and slaps it through cover. Only for a run though.
42.3
4
K Yadav to A Carey, 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
0
K Yadav to A Carey, Another short ball but this is closer to the off pole. Carey finds the fielder at point with his cut.
42.1
4
K Yadav to A Carey, 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
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, 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
1
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, A hat-trick of dots. Around middle, Marcus can only punch it towards cover.
41.3
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Beaten. On a good length this time, outside off, Stoinis looks to punch it without moving his feet and is beaten.
41.2
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
41.1
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Full and down the leg side, lapped to fine leg for a single.
40.6
1
K Yadav to A Carey, Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a run.
40.5
0
K Yadav to A Carey, On the shorter side outside off, Carey cuts but finds point.
40.4
2
K Yadav to A Carey, Plays the sweep and connects well this time. Hits it through square leg for a couple.
40.3
0
K Yadav to A Carey, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
40.2
0
K Yadav to A Carey, 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
0
K Yadav to A Carey, 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
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Shortish and outside off, it is slapped through cover-point and a run is taken.
39.5
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Attacks the stumps again, Carey defends it out.
39.4
1
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Back of a length on off, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler.
39.2
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, 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
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Full and around middle, pushed down to mid on.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on now.

38.6
2
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
1
K Jadhav to A Carey, 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
0
K Jadhav to A Carey, Landed outside off, punched straight to cover.
38.3
1
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, Another grubber, outside off, very full in length, MS manages to steer it behind point for a single.
38.2
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, That one barely bounces, as Marcus somehow manages to push it towards cover.
38.1
4
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
2
M Shami to A Carey, 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
0
M Shami to A Carey, WIDE! Down the leg side, Carey looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
37.5
0
M Shami to A Carey, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
37.4
1
M Shami to M Stoinis, 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
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
4
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
4
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
1
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Tries it again! Hits it again but this time towards short third man. Only a run.
36.3
2
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, 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
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, 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
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, On the stumps, Handscomb goes back and works it to square leg.
35.6
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Another sweep, this time just a single. 7 from the over, a good one for Australia in the context of the game.
35.5
4
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, 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
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Goes for the sweep again but this is very wide outside off. The batter misses.
35.3
1
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. One run added to the total.
35.2
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, 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
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, 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
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, Short and outside off, Stoinis waits for it, goes back and slaps it but can't find the gap at cover.
34.5
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, Down the leg side, Marcus once again looks to play it fine but misses. This time it has been wided.
34.4
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, Outside off, Stoinis looks to drive but ends up playing inside the line. Gets beaten.
34.1
0
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Outside off, punched off the back foot. In spite of the early boundary, just 7 conceded from the over.
33.5
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
33.4
1
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
33.3
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
33.2
4
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, 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
1
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, Fired in on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single.
32.6
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Sweep and miss! Outside off, Handscomb looks to sweep but due to the low bounce, it sneaks under the bat.
32.5
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, 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
2
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Plays the paddle and it is hit fine down the leg side, the batsmen take two.
32.3
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
32.2
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Shortish and on off, once again no bounce on offer. Handscomb goes back and punches it to covers.
32.1
1
K Jadhav to M Stoinis, 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
1
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, 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
0
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, Similar ball, straight to the cover fieldsman again.
31.4
0
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, Around off, punched straight to cover.
31.3
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Full and outside off, Handscomb gets down and paddles it towards fine leg for a single.
31.2
3
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, 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
0
R Jadeja to M Stoinis, Arrowed in on off, watchfully defended.

Ravindra Jadeja is back on.

30.6
1
K Yadav to M Stoinis, A single to end! Once again just a run from the over as Stoinis strokes it through extra cover for a run.
30.5
0
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
0
K Yadav to M Stoinis, Make that 4 as Stoinis blocks out another delivery.
30.3
0
K Yadav to M Stoinis, Very full on off, MS strokes it to the bowler. Three dots now to begin this over.
30.2
0
K Yadav to M Stoinis, Flighted ball on off, Stoinis with the turn works it to mid-wicket.
30.1
0
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
1
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Like that! A single from the last ball as Stoinis taps it towards point and gets to the other end.
29.5
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 5 dots in a row! Slower ball on off, kept out.
29.4
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, 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
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Back of a length again, MS goes back and keeps it out.
29.1
0
J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Attacks the off pole, Stoinis defends it onto the ground.
28.6
1
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
1
K Yadav to P Handscomb, Reaches out with the paddle and drags it through the leg side for a run.
28.4
1
K Yadav to M Stoinis, 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
0
K Yadav to G Maxwell, 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
0
K Yadav to G Maxwell, A little short than the last one, Maxwell once again goes back and finds the man at cover with the push.
28.1
0
K Yadav to G Maxwell, Floats it up on off, Maxwell strokes it to covers.
27.6
0
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, On a length in line of the middle stump, Handscomb defends watchfully.
27.5
0
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, Full and in line of the stumps, pushed straight to cover.
27.4
0
J Bumrah to P Handscomb, Around off, pushed straight to cover.
27.3
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, 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
0
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Around off, Maxi is squared up this time but somehow manages to defend.
27.1
0
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, 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
1
K Yadav to G Maxwell, 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
0
K Yadav to G Maxwell, 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
0
K Yadav to G Maxwell, The googly, Maxwell picks it at the very end and strokes it to covers. He is on 2 from 10 balls.
26.3
1
K Yadav to P Handscomb, Another paddle sweep but this time straight to fine leg. Only a run.
26.2
2
K Yadav to P Handscomb, Clever shot! Brings the paddle sweep out and hits it through short fine leg for a couple.
26.1
0
K Yadav to P Handscomb, 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
0
R Jadeja to G Maxwell, 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
0
R Jadeja to G Maxwell, Darts it on the stumps, Maxwell strokes it back to the bowler.
25.4
0
R Jadeja to G Maxwell, Slower through the air on middle, Maxwell lunges and defends it out.
25.3
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Fires it on middle, Peter goes back, plays it late through the off side for a run.
25.2
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Tosses it up on off, PH once again hits it to cover.
25.1
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Flatter and on off, Handscomb pushes it to cover.
24.6
0
M Shami to G Maxwell, 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
0
M Shami to G Maxwell, 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
0
M Shami to G Maxwell, Back of a length on off, Maxwell stands tall and pushes it back to the bowler.
24.3
0
M Shami to G Maxwell, Good length again. Maxwell opens the face of the bat and hits it to the man at point.
24.2
1
M Shami to P Handscomb, Length ball around off, Handscomb strokes it to covers for a run.
24.2
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
1
M Shami to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell guides it through the off side for a run.
23.6
1
R Jadeja to G Maxwell, 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
0
R Jadeja to S Marsh, 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
0
R Jadeja to S Marsh, On the stumps, kept out.
23.3
0
R Jadeja to S Marsh, 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
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, This is eased down to long on for a run.
23.1
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, 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
1
M Shami to P Handscomb, Drop and run! Length around off, Handscomb plays it with soft hands towards cover-point and retains strike for the next over.
22.5
0
M Shami to S Marsh, 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
1
M Shami to P Handscomb, Crisply driven through cover-point and a run is taken.
22.3
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, On a good length and around off, it is kept out.
22.1
1
M Shami to S Marsh, 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
1
R Jadeja to S Marsh, On the shorter side, Marsh goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
21.5
0
R Jadeja to S Marsh, Fires it on off, Marsh goes back and defends it onto the ground.
21.4
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Floats it up on off, Handscomb strokes it towards cover for another single. 33 is the partnership between the two.
21.3
1
R Jadeja to S Marsh, A little too full again, Marsh hits it down to long on and jogs to the other end.
21.2
1
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, A little fuller this time on middle, Handscomb strokes it down to long on for a run.
21.1
0
R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Flatter and on off, the batter goes back and keeps it out.

Ravindra Jadeja replaces Kedar Jadhav.

20.6
1
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
4
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
1
M Shami to S Marsh, 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
1
M Shami to P Handscomb, Back of a length on off, Peter hits it through covers for an easy single.
20.2
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, On a good length again, Handscomb defends it towards cover. Two dots to begin Shami's new spell.
20.1
0
M Shami to P Handscomb, 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
1
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, 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
1
K Jadhav to S Marsh, Quick run! On the off pole, Marsh drops it towards cover and gets to the other end quickly.
19.4
0
K Jadhav to S Marsh, Crunched! But straight to the man at covers.
19.3
1
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Just like that, he eases it down to long on for a run.
19.2
1
K Jadhav to S Marsh, 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
1
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, On the pads, it is worked around the corner for a run.
18.6
1
K Yadav to P Handscomb, Very wide outside off, Handscomb drags his shot towards the bowler who misfields and concedes a run.
18.5
1
K Yadav to S Marsh, 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
0
K Yadav to S Marsh, On the shorter side outside off, Handscomb goes back and slaps it to covers.
18.3
1
K Yadav to P Handscomb, PH uses his feet, keeps his eyes on the ball and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
18.2
0
K Yadav to P Handscomb, The googly, Handscomb picks it and guides it to cover-point.
18.1
1
K Yadav to S Marsh, 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
2
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, 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
1
K Jadhav to S Marsh, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
17.4
1
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Outside off, Handscomb does not pick it at all, punching it loosely down to long on, uppishly, for one.
17.3
0
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, Full and around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
1
K Jadhav to S Marsh, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
17.1
0
K Jadhav to S Marsh, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
16.6
1
K Yadav to S Marsh, Down the leg side, worked through square leg for one to retain the strike.
16.5
1
K Yadav to P Handscomb, Outside off, punched down to long off for a run.
16.4
1
K Yadav to S Marsh, Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
16.3
2
K Yadav to S Marsh, 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
0
K Yadav to S Marsh, Nice flight, around leg, Marsh comes forward and defends.
16.1
1
K Yadav to P Handscomb, A full toss, around leg, Handscomb reaches out and pushes it to long on for a single.
15.6
0
K Jadhav to S Marsh, On the off pole, kept out.
15.5
2
K Jadhav to S Marsh, The batsman has played it to the point region. They manage to come back for the second.
15.4
1
K Jadhav to P Handscomb, 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
0
K Jadhav to U Khawaja, 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
0
K Jadhav to U Khawaja, 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
0
K Jadhav to U Khawaja, A low full toss outside off, Khawaja strokes it to covers.
14.6
0
K Yadav to S Marsh, Another defensive stroke to end the over. Just a run and a wicket from the over.
14.5
0
K Yadav to S Marsh, On the stumps, blocked.
14.4
0
K Yadav to S Marsh, Tosses it up on middle, Marsh blocks it out.

Shaun Marsh walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.

14.3
0
K Yadav to A Finch, 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
1
K Yadav to U Khawaja, 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
0
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Floats it up on middle, defended.

Kuldeep Yadav is back. Change of ends for him.

13.6
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, 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
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Fires it on the stumps, Finch defends it with his bat ahead of his pad.
13.4
1
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, Slower through the air on off, Khawaja pays it with the turn down to long on for a run.
13.3
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, Uses his feet and then strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
13.2
1
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, Fired on the pads, Khawaja works it with the turn through square leg for a run.
13.1
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, Another flighted ball on off, Finch leans into it and strokes it through covers for an easy run.
12.6
1
K Jadhav to A Finch, A single to end a very good first by Jadhav. This is eased down to long off for a run.
12.5
0
K Jadhav to A Finch, On the shorter side again but there is no bounce at all. Finch slaps it to covers.
12.4
0
K Jadhav to A Finch, On the shorter side around off, Finch goes back and punches it to covers.
12.3
0
K Jadhav to A Finch, Tosses this one up on middle, Finch flicks it but once again finds square leg.
12.2
0
K Jadhav to A Finch, Flatter and on the middle stump, Finch goes back and works it to square leg.
12.1
0
K Jadhav to A Finch, On the stumps, Finch blocks it out.

Kedar Jadhav is into the attack now.

11.6
1
K Yadav to A Finch, Comes down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
11.5
0
K Yadav to A Finch, Comes down the track and defends.
11.4
0
K Yadav to A Finch, 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
0
K Yadav to A Finch, The googly, outside off, Aaron looks to defend but is beaten by the away turn.
11.2
0
K Yadav to A Finch, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
11.1
6
K Yadav to A Finch, 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
0
K Yadav to A Finch, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.

Kuldeep Yadav into the attack now.

10.6
2
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, Excellent running! This is played with soft hands through square leg. Khawaja calls for two and completes it with ease.
10.6
0
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, Down the leg side, Khawaja looks to sweep but misses. It has been wided.
10.5
0
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, On the stumps, it is worked with the turn to square leg.
10.4
4
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, 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
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, A little too full on off, Finch times it through extra cover for another single.
10.2
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Flighted ball on off, Finch strokes it to covers.
10.1
1
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, 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
0
V Shankar to A Finch, 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
4
V Shankar to A Finch, 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
0
V Shankar to A Finch, Good length and outside off, guided to point.
9.3
4
V Shankar to A Finch, 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
1
V Shankar to U Khawaja, Wide outside off, it is full. Khawaja strokes it through covers and takes a run.
9.1
4
V Shankar to U Khawaja, 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
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, A dot to end another good over for Australia as Finch strokes it to mid off.
8.5
4
R Jadeja to A Finch, 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
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
8.3
1
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, Changes the angle does Jadeja and fires it on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for a run.
8.2
4
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, 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
0
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, That should have been put away! Short and outside off, Khawaja goes back and looks to cut but finds point.
7.6
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
7.5
1
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Excellent timing again, works it wide of mid on and gets across for a quick single.
7.4
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Full and wide outside off, Usman slashes hard but misses.
7.3
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Half volley outside off, slanting away, Khawaja looks to drive but gets a bottom edge back to the bowler.
7.2
4
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Full on middle, flicked straight to square leg.
6.6
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Works this one with the angle to mid-wicket. Just a single from Jadeja's first. Excellent over from him.
6.5
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Tosses this one up on middle, Finch blocks it out.
6.4
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, 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
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, 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
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Flatter and shorter, Finch goes back and pushes it to cover-point.
6.1
1
R Jadeja to U Khawaja, 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
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Angles this one into the batsman, Finch gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
5.5
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Good length and outside off, Finch looks to guide it but is beaten by the low bounce.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
4
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, A little too straight again, this is flicked towards mid-wicket.
4.6
0
M Shami to A Finch, 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
0
M Shami to A Finch, On the fuller side outside off, AF looks to drive but mistimes it to mid off.
4.5
0
M Shami to A Finch, WIDE! Down the leg side, Finch looks to flick but misses. It has been wided.
4.4
0
M Shami to A Finch, Back of a length again, Finch stands tall and pushes it to the man at covers.
4.3
0
M Shami to A Finch, Angles this one into the batsman, Finch works it towards mid-wicket.
4.2
0
M Shami to A Finch, On the off stump and it is on a length, Finch defends it onto the ground.
4.1
1
M Shami to U Khawaja, 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
4
J Bumrah to A Finch, 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
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the stumps, Finch blocks it out.
3.4
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Back of a length outside off, Finch looks to punch it through the off side but misses.
3.3
1
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, 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
0
M Shami to A Finch, A dot to end another good over for Australia. Length outside off, left alone.
2.5
2
M Shami to A Finch, Now a couple! On the pads, Finch flicks it through square leg for a couple.
2.4
0
M Shami to A Finch, On the off stump, Finch gets his bat down in time and blocks it out.
2.3
0
M Shami to A Finch, BEATEN! Length again and this one leaves Finch late. Aaron pokes at it and gets beaten.
2.2
4
M Shami to A Finch, 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
0
M Shami to A Finch, 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
0
M Shami to A Finch, On the off stump, Finch gets right behind the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
1.6
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Five from Bumrah's first! Outside off, the batsman does not play at it.
1.5
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, On the off pole, Khawaja defends it by staying rooted to his crease.
1.4
3
J Bumrah to A Finch, 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
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, 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
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Good length and outside off, left alone.
1.2
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, It is very wide again outside off, Finch looks to cut but can't reach it. Wided.
1.1
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, 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
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, 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
4
M Shami to U Khawaja, 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
0
M Shami to U Khawaja, Way too wide outside off, inside the tramline though. UK shoulders arms to this one.
0.4
0
M Shami to U Khawaja, Back of a length and on off, Khawaja stands tall and keeps it out.
0.3
0
M Shami to U Khawaja, Good line and length! On the off pole, goes away with the angle. Khawaja plays inside the line and lets it through.
0.2
2
M Shami to U Khawaja, Again on the pads, Khawaja gets off the mark as he flicks it through square leg for a couple.
0.1
1
M Shami to A Finch, 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
0
M Shami to A Finch, 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...