Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019

India vs Australia - 5th ODI

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Date & Time: 13 March 2019

India 237/10

RR: 4.74 | Australia beat India by 35 runs

commentary

Right then, the moral of the story is - Never write off anyone. Australia have achieved the unimaginable. Now, they will head to the UAE to face Pakistan in a 5-match ODI series, starting on 22nd March. The Indian players, on the other hand, will get ready to participate in the lucrative T20 League, starting on 23rd March. We look forward to your company in future. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Victorious Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says it is unbelievable, the fight and resilience they have shown. Mentions they had their backs to the wall but did really well here. States it is important to have a well-balanced side for these conditions as if you only go with attacking batsmen, you will struggle. Further adds that they had a mixture of both and hence did well. Ends by saying a lot of people have written them off but with the team they have, they can surely win the World Cup.

Usman Khawaja is the Player of the Match and Series! He says that scoring hundreds becomes special if you win games also. Feels that it's never easy to beat India at home and they are really excited with this series win. Mentions that they adapted quite well and credits the team performance for this success.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says the target was gettable but mentions that Australia got away from them a little bit and they conceded 15-20 runs more towards the end. Admits Australia deserved to win the series as they were more hungry and played with more passion. Further adds they did not even consider the dew as it is not controllable. States there are no excuses and they would want to rectify their mistakes and be ready for the World Cup. Continues saying that they have played quality cricket over the last few months and they can be happy about what they have achieved till now. Ends by mentioning that they are quite clear about what they want to do and there is only one spot which they have to think about, the rest is quite clear.

Now it's Justin Langer's turn to give an interview. He says all the credit goes to the players as they are the ones who have to perform. It is going to be really tough to pick the World Cup squad and that's a good headache for the selectors. Adds that the fight shown by his team is really unbelievable. States he hasn't seen a better player than Virat Kohli and credits him for his performance. Reminds that India had the better of them in Australia and they have taken the revenge. Further says that Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins are developing a good partnership with the ball and appreciates the effort from Khawaja.

Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins are giving a quick interview. The former starts by saying that it was his role to try and take it as deep as possible. Mentions that he has enjoyed batting with Khawaja. States that it means a lot to win a series in India and it gives them a lot of confidence. Pat Cummins then says that he hasn't really clicked in this format but has done well here. Hopes the World Cup goes well as they have started to find form and he wants to carry it forward. Ends by saying he enjoys coming to India and he feels really good. Handscomb ends the interview by saying that this achievement is something very special and they are very happy.

Australia were superb in the field. They bowled with purpose and fielded with a lot of intensity. Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson did a brilliant job with the new balls and then their spin twins took over. Nathan Lyon did an efficient job while Adam Zampa once again was pivotal in the middle overs. All in all, a complete team performance from the visiting team and they will be thrilled with this series win. The World champions are peaking at the right time and appear to be ready for their title defense, one can say.

India's chase never got going, to be honest. They lost their star batsmen, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli cheaply and then the replacement for MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant also failed to leave his mark. Rohit Sharma held one end tightly for a while and completed 8000 ODI runs in the process but after his departure, the writing was on the wall. Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar did form a 91-run alliance to scare the Aussies but both the batsmen got dismissed off consecutive balls and that ended all the hopes for India.

Coming to this game, Aaron Finch won a crucial toss on a slow-looking surface. The batting from the Aussies was once again right on the money as their top order put up a good show. But then the Indian team made a fine comeback post the 33rd over and never allowed the visitors off the hook. The 34-run stand for the 8th wicket between Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson powered Australia to 272/9 and that partnership eventually turned out be the match-winning one.

The long wait is over for Australia! They have beaten India in India in an ODI series after almost 10 years. Great character shown by the new-look Aussie team. They were thin on experience, had quite a few new faces, the conditions were alien but they gave it their all and have upset the Men in Blue in their own backyard. This has turned out to be a very fruitful tour for them as they won the T20I series as well.

49.6
0
M Stoinis to K Yadav, OUT! What a way to finish! The middle stump is uprooted! AUSTRALIA WIN BY 35 RUNS! ALSO, TAKE THE SERIES 3-2! Stoinis bowls it full and on middle. Yadav pays the price for going across the line. He misses and sees the furniture behind get disturbed. All smiles in the Australian camp and now the customary handshakes are taking place.
49.5
0
M Stoinis to K Yadav, A dot! Short and on the body, Kuldeep ducks under it. 36 needed from the last ball.
49.4
0
M Stoinis to K Yadav, Kuldeep makes a lot of room. Stoinis bowls it wide outside off. Yadav tries to reach out for it. It goes off the bottom and through cover for a run.
49.3
1
M Stoinis to J Bumrah, The bumper and on the body, Bumrah goes for the pull but does not time it. It rolls towards square leg for a run.
49.2
1
M Stoinis to K Yadav, Another short ball Kuldeep again pulls it nicely but this time the man at deep mid-wicket cuts it and keeps it down to one.
49.2
0
M Stoinis to K Yadav, A wide now! Outside off, left alone. It has been wided.
49.1
4
M Stoinis to K Yadav, FOUR! Right off the middle. On the shorter side, Kuldeep goes back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket and into the fence. 6 boundaries also won't help though.

Marcus Stoinis back on.

48.6
0
J Richardson to J Bumrah, On the fuller side around off, Bumrah looks to drive but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a run.
48.5
0
J Richardson to J Bumrah, Another good bumper and Bumrah evades it.
48.4
0
J Richardson to J Bumrah, Could have had another! Short again on the body, Bumrah looks to evade it but it seems to go off the glove and on the bounce to the keeper.

Jasprit Bumrah walks out at number 11.

48.3
0
J Richardson to M Shami, OUT! Richardson gets another! His second of the night and India are nine down. Short and on the body. Shami goes for the pull but is very late into the shot. It hits the higher part of the bat and then lobs towards the bowler who runs in and takes a good catch.
48.2
1
J Richardson to K Yadav, Kuldeep swings now but does not get it off the middle. It goes towards wide mid on for another single.
48.1
1
J Richardson to M Shami, Once again no timing on that shot as Shami is late on the pull. It goes towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
47.6
1
Pat Cummins to M Shami, This time he connects with the short ball and hits it towards deep backward square leg for a run.
47.5
0
Pat Cummins to M Shami, Another bumper, Shami looks to pull but misses as he takes his eyes off the ball.
47.4
0
Pat Cummins to M Shami, The slower bouncer on the body, Shami is a month early into the shot. It brushes his body and goes towards the keeper.
47.3
0
Pat Cummins to M Shami, The batsman tries to pull that one but mishits towards mid on.
47.2
1
Pat Cummins to K Yadav, This one is stylishly flicked through square leg but only for a run. Singles won't do it for the hosts.
47.1
0
Pat Cummins to K Yadav, Outside off, it is guided down to third man for a run.
46.6
1
J Richardson to K Yadav, Works it with the angle through mid-wicket. Kuldeep takes one and then wants a second but is sent back.
46.5
1
J Richardson to M Shami, On the shorter side and on the body. Shami mistimes his pull towards fine leg for a single.
46.4
0
J Richardson to K Yadav, Down the leg side, Kuldeep looks to flick but misses. It brushes the pads and rolls towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
46.3
0
J Richardson to K Yadav, Outside off, Yadav looks to cut but misses.
46.2
0
J Richardson to K Yadav, A bumper and the batter ducks under it.

Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in.

46.1
0
J Richardson to K Jadhav, OUT! Game, set and series for Australia as Jadhav holes out. The short ball does the trick for Richardson. It is on the body and it skids off the surface. Jadhav looks to pull but it hits the higher part of his bat. The ball goes uppishly towards deep mid-wicket where Maxwell takes it safely. A fighting innings by Jadhav but the task was a very difficult one. He returns with a dejected look on his face.

Mohammed Shami is in next.

45.6
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, OUT! In the air... taken! The partnership which was threatening has been cut short. Now Jadhav probably will have to do it all by himself. Cummins bowls it full and on middle. It grips in the surface. Kumar looks to go downtown but has to check his shot. Ends up hitting it up in the air towards mid off where Finch backtracks and takes it. Australia will be relieved now after breaking the dangerous-looking 91-run stand. 50 needed off 24 balls.
45.5
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, A dot! Gold at this stage. Kumar shuffles right across and hits it towards mid on.
45.4
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Goes back to rolling his fingers on the ball. Jadhav has no timing on this one as he mistimes it through square leg for a run.
45.3
2
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, A couple now! A low full toss on middle, Jadhav works it through mid-wicket. It is in the gap and the batters take two. 8 from 3 balls.
45.2
1
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Slower ball on off, Kumar hops and guides it towards point for a run.
45.2
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Now a wide! Way too wide outside off, left alone.
45.1
4
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, FOUR! Ideal start to the over! 14 from the last 7 balls. Kumar makes room and Cummins bowls it on a length. Bhuvi looks to put bat on ball but gets an outside edge. It goes very fine and it races away to the fence at third man.
44.6
1
J Richardson to B Kumar, Another single to end! 10 from the over. 59 in the last 5 is what is required. Good length and angling into the batsman. Kumar looks to guide it but gets an inside edge towards the off side. He wants a run and Jadhav responds. Richardson charges to the ball and puts a diving throw at the keeper's end but misses. The replays show had he hit Kedar would have been a goner.
44.5
0
J Richardson to K Jadhav, On the pads, Jadhav looks to flick but misses. It hits him high on the pads and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye taken.
44.4
1
J Richardson to B Kumar, Slower one on middle, Kumar opens the face and guides it to point.
44.3
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Goes back to bowling seam-up balls and it is shorter in length. Kumar is late in the shot. He ends up hitting it back past the bowler who gets low to stop it but fails to do so. No runs conceded as mid off gets to the ball quickly.
44.2
6
J Richardson to B Kumar, SIX! Take that, says Kumar! What a shot that is! The slower ball on middle, Kumar makes room, waits for it and then tonks it over the bowler's head. Goes all the way. 7 from the two balls bowled.
44.1
1
J Richardson to K Jadhav, Pulls it nicely but straight to the man at fine leg. Only a single. Singles are something Australia won't mind.

Jhye Richardson is back into the attack.

43.6
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, On the pads, KJ flicks it towards fine leg for a run. Just the 4 from the over. 69 needed in the last 6 overs.
43.5
1
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Just 3 from 5 as Kumar works it with the angle towards mid-wicket.
43.4
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Swing and a miss! Length and outside off. Kumar swings but only connects with thin air. 2 from 4 balls now. Pressure building on the Indians.
43.3
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Goes fuller and on the pads, Kumar works it to mid on. 2 from the 3 balls bowled.
43.2
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Deft! Just opens the face and guides it very fine towards third man. That fielder is also fine and only a run results.
43.1
1
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, First ball of the over, Kumar on strike. He does exactly what India want. Pushes it through covers and gives the strike to Jadhav.

Pat Cummins replaces Glenn Maxwell.

42.6
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A dot to end! But 9 from the over again. Jadhav strokes it to covers. End of Zampa for today. 10-1-46-3. Another excellent performance from him. 73 in 42, India still in this.
42.5
1
A Zampa to B Kumar, Now smartly goes back and pushes it down to long on for a run.
42.4
6
A Zampa to B Kumar, SIX! BOOM! Kumar gets into the act now. This is on the pads, Kumar brings out the slog sweep, nails it and sends the ball sailing over the mid-wicket fence. The crowd here seems to have found its voices back.
42.3
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, A full toss on the pads, Kedar is happy to work it through mid-wicket for a run.
42.2
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Lovely bowling! Slows it up and tosses it outside off, it pitches and turns away. Jadhav looks to defend but gets beaten.
42.1
1
A Zampa to B Kumar, That has been powered back towards the bowler who gets a hand to it but can't stop it cleanly. The batter takes a run as it goes down to long on.
41.6
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and pushes it back to the bowler. 9 from this over, 82 needed off 48 balls.
41.5
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Jadhav has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
41.4
2
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Fires one in on middle, Jadhav plays it with soft hands to mid-wicket and scampers back for the second run.
41.3
6
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, SIX! That has disappeared in the stand! Full and floated on middle, spinning in, Jadhav kneels and smokes his slog sweep over mid-wicket. This partnership has given hope to India.
41.2
1
G Maxwell to B Kumar, Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a run.
41.1
0
G Maxwell to B Kumar, Flatter one on middle, fuller in length, Kumar flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket.
40.6
1
A Zampa to B Kumar, 50-run stand comes up! Shortish and on middle, Kumar eases it through mid-wicket and picks up a single.
40.5
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, Flatter short ball on middle, Bhuvneshwar gets back to pull but it takes the inside edge and hits him on the front leg.
40.4
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Nearly a yorker on middle, it's dug out on the leg side for a run.
40.3
1
A Zampa to B Kumar, A leg spinner, landing short and wide outside off, Kumar moves back and slaps it to sweeper cover for a run.
40.2
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, Kumar has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
40.1
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Flatter and shorter, down the leg side, Jadhav gets down on one knee immediately and pulls it through square leg for a run.

Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match. Also, Adam Zampa is back into the attack.

39.6
4
G Maxwell to B Kumar, FOUR! The over started with a boundary and now ends with one. 9 from it. Good one for India, they need to keep going though at this rate. Outside off, Kumar drives it square on the off side. It is in the gap and reaches the fence.
39.5
0
G Maxwell to B Kumar, The straighter one on off, Kumar looks to defend but he gets an outside edge towards short third man.
39.4
0
G Maxwell to B Kumar, A spear on a cricket field. Goldberg will be certainly proud of that. Kumar hits it to the right of Maxwell. The bowler goes to stop it, does so but the momentum sees him collide with Kedar who is down on the ground. Good gesture by Maxwell as he helps him get back on his feet and follows it with a friendly hug.
39.3
1
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, A low full toss on the pads, KJ works it through square leg for a run.
39.2
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Stays in his crease and works it to mid-wicket.
39.1
4
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack Maxwell. Kedar seems to have decided to take on GM. He uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and smashes it through mid off. Good start to the over, they need to make it count.

Glenn Maxwell is back on.

38.6
1
J Richardson to K Jadhav, A single to end! This is flicked through square leg.
38.5
0
J Richardson to K Jadhav, Goes back to bowling it on off, Jadhav blocks it out.
38.4
0
J Richardson to K Jadhav, FOUR LEG BYES! Boundary after 26 balls. Much, much-needed. Down the leg side, Jadhav looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and races fine.
38.3
0
J Richardson to K Jadhav, On the off stump, blocked.
38.2
1
J Richardson to B Kumar, On the shorter side on off, Kumar defends it onto the ground and scampers across for a run.
38.1
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, 7 dots in a row as Kumar flicks it but straight to the man at mid-wicket.
37.6
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, A maiden, brilliant by Lyon. This is on the pads, Jadhav goes back and flicks it to square leg.
37.5
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, 5 now! Shorter and outside off, Jadhav looks to cut but misses.
37.4
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Good fielding! A little too full by Lyon. Kedar smashes it towards mid off. Finch there does well to not let it go past him. 4 dots in a row.
37.3
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. It is defended.
37.2
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Gives air and lands it on off, it is defended.
37.1
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Works it with the turn but finds the man at square leg.
36.6
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Just two from the over! Short and on off, Bhuvi stands tall and defends it onto the ground. Another good over comes to an end. India need to get going here, the run rate is now nearing 9.
36.5
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, 4 dots and a couple so far in this over. Length and angling into the batsman. Kumar works it to mid-wicket.
36.4
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, On the shorter side outside off, Kumar does well to evade it.
36.3
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, The slower one and on the fuller side. Kumar looks to stroke it through the off side but it goes off the inner half towards mid on.
36.2
2
J Richardson to B Kumar, A couple! Shorter in length, Kumar goes back and punches it through covers. The batter takes two.
36.1
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Angles this one into the stumps, Kumar defends it onto the ground.

Jhye Richardson is called back into the attack.

35.6
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, A dot to end! Jadhav goes back and punches it towards cover.
35.5
1
N Lyon to B Kumar, Kumar goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
35.4
1
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
35.4
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, NOT OUT! Jadhav never left his crease. The appeal we feel was to put the umpire off. This is bowled down the leg side. Jadhav lets it be. Carey takes the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show Jadhav is well in. Wide signaled after all that by the umpire.

Stumping appeal. The square leg umpire has gone upstairs to see whether Kedar Jadhav has his foot back in or not.

35.3
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, An appeal there! This is floated outside off, it turns back in. Jadhav looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
35.2
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Tosses it up on middle, KJ works it with the turn towards square leg. He wants a run but is sent back at the right time.
35.1
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Floats it up on off, Jadhav blocks it out.

Drinks Break - Australia are well on top here. Only one recognized batsman is out there in the middle. For India, this partnership holds the key. The onus will be on Kedar Jadhav to score and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to support him. The Aussie bowlers have done a great job so far but they cannot take their foot off the gas and need to keep taking wickets. Equation - 115 needed off 90 balls.

34.6
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, This is angled into the batsman, Jadhav works it through square leg for a run. 7 from this one, a good over for India. 115 needed from the last 15 overs.
34.5
1
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Opens the face of the bat and strokes it nicely through cover-point. Takes a single.
34.4
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Shortish and on off, Kumar defends it to point. Two dots after the boundary.
34.3
0
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Back of a length on off, Kumar taps it towards point. 5 from 3 now.
34.2
4
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, FOUR! Streaky but India won't care! On a length and around off, this one straightens a touch. Kumar looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It races to the third man fence. 5 from the first two balls.
34.1
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Back of a length on off, Jadhav pushes it through covers for a run.
33.6
0
N Lyon to B Kumar, Another dot to end! Just the two from this one as Kumar flicks it to mid-wicket.
33.5
0
N Lyon to B Kumar, Flatter and quicker on the stumps, Kumar goes back and punches it back to the bowler.
33.4
0
N Lyon to B Kumar, Works it with the turn to the man at mid-wicket.
33.3
0
N Lyon to B Kumar, Perfect bowling! Tosses it up nicely and lands it around off, Kumar lunges and defends it.
33.2
1
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Short again but this one turns back in. Jadhav flicks it through backward square leg for a run.
33.1
1
N Lyon to B Kumar, On the shorter side, Kumar goes back and whips it down to long on for a run.
32.6
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Well fielded! On the shorter side and outside off, Jadhav guides it towards point. Maxwell there dives to his right and stops it. Just the three runs from this over. 124 more needed in 102.
32.5
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, On the fuller side on off, Jadhav takes his front leg out of play and strokes it to mid off.
32.4
1
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Good batting! This is all Kumar has to do. He drops it towards cover and gets Jadhav back on strike.
32.3
1
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, A good shot but just for a run! Back of a length and outside off, Jadhav guides it through point. The fielder at third man runs to his right and keeps it down to one.
32.2
0
Pat Cummins to K Jadhav, Back of a length and on off, Jadhav looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
32.1
1
Pat Cummins to B Kumar, Back of a length on off, Kumar guides it through point and gets to the other end.

Pat Cummins is back into the attack.

31.6
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, Flatter and on middle, the batsman goes back and defends it out.
31.5
1
N Lyon to B Kumar, Kumar now takes a single as he pushes it through covers for a run.
31.4
1
N Lyon to K Jadhav, On the pads, this is played towards fine leg for a run.
31.3
0
N Lyon to K Jadhav, On the middle pole, Kumar lunges and works it to square leg.
31.2
4
N Lyon to K Jadhav, FOUR! Jadhav holds the key here! This is short and outside off, KJ goes back and then guides it past the fielder at point. Boundary results.
31.1
1
N Lyon to B Kumar, On the shorter side on middle, the batter pushes it down to long on for a run.
30.6
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, The slider on off, KJ goes back and punches it to the bowler.
30.5
1
A Zampa to B Kumar, The slider on middle, Kumar goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
30.4
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, The googly, Kumar waits for it and then guides it towards short third man.
30.3
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, Very full again on off, Kumar strokes it to covers.
30.2
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, This is stroked through covers but the gap is not found.
30.1
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, Flatter and on middle, blocked.
29.6
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, On the off pole and the batter blocks it out.
29.5
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Floats it up on off, Jadhav goes back and defends it onto the ground.
29.4
4
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, FOUR! This time this is tickled fine on the leg side, no chance for the fielder in the deep and a boundary results.
29.3
1
G Maxwell to B Kumar, Full and on the pads, it is worked down towards fine leg for a run.
29.2
0
G Maxwell to B Kumar, Goes back does Kumar and works it towards square leg. BK wants a run but is sent back.
29.1
1
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, This is flatter and on middle, it is worked around the corner for a run.
28.6
0
A Zampa to B Kumar, Too full and on off, driven to covers. A double-wicket maiden for Zampa!

India in all sorts of trouble. Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks out at number 8. Only a special knock from him can guide India to a win.

28.5
0
A Zampa to R Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja's back leg is on the line with nothing behind. Touch and go in the replays and the third umpire has ruled it in the favour of the Kangaroos. This is beautiful bowling from the leggie. Yet another wrong 'un has done the job for him. It lands around off and turns the other way. Jadeja gets forward with a big stretch but fails to put the bat on the ball. The Aussie keeper is quick to take the bails off and appeals. He looks confident as the square leg umpire takes it upstairs. The replays roll in and they find Jadeja's back leg on the line. A 3-ball duck for Sir.

Stumping appeal! Alex Carey is looking quite confident. Ravindra Jadeja has a confused look on his face. The square leg umpire has referred it upstairs. Is Jadeja's back leg on the line?

28.4
0
A Zampa to R Jadeja, Too full in length on middle, it's pushed back again to the bowler.
28.3
0
A Zampa to R Jadeja, Floated full ball on off, Jadeja gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

Ravindra Jadeja walks out at number 7.

28.2
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, OUT! Rohit Sharma is stumped! Finally Zampa gets his man, in the third attempt. A well-disguised googly by the leggie, landing on middle and leg and turning in, Sharma hurries down the track for a big shot but fails to make any connection. He loses his bat and it goes somewhere in the square leg region. More importantly for Australia, Carey is very swift to take the bails off. India staring down the barrel after losing half their side. 141 required off 130 balls.
28.1
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Loopy and full around leg, defended back off the front foot.
27.6
1
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Spinning down, helped through square leg for a run.
27.5
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
27.4
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Quicker and fuller on middle, pushed out in the direction of mid on.
27.3
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Tries sweeping but fails to make proper connection. It hits him on the pads but the ball is sliding down.
27.2
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Walks down the track and pushes a full ball back to the bowler.
27.1
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
26.6
0
A Zampa to K Jadhav, Jadhav has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
26.5
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Allows the ball to spin away and guides it through point for one.
26.4
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Beautifully bowled. Full and flighted on middle, a googly, Sharma walks forward and tries to defend. It takes the inside edge and rolls to short fine leg.
26.3
1
A Zampa to K Jadhav, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
26.2
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Sharma has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
26.1
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Dropped again! Rohit once again gets a life! This very much can come back to haunt the Aussies. Floated leg spinner landing full on off, Sharma plays an uppish extra cover drive and Maxwell drops a sitter inside the ring.
25.6
4
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, FOUR! Poor delivery and punished. Maxwell drops it short outside off and Jadhav packs a punch through covers for a cracking boundary.
25.5
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Turning into the batsman from middle, Jadhav fails to flick and is hit on the pads. It lobs in the air the keeper gets excited but it falls wide of him. No edge.
25.4
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Goes on the back foot and strokes it to covers.
25.3
1
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Knocks a full ball down to long on for a run.
25.2
1
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
25.1
0
G Maxwell to K Jadhav, Played to mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
24.6
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Dropped? Turning away from the batsman, Sharma tries defending but is beaten. Carey also fails to hold on to the ball. The replays later on shows that it kissed the edge of the bat. A reprieve for Rohit. 8 runs and a wicket from the over.
24.5
2
A Zampa to R Sharma, Quick couple! A full toss on middle, Sharma opens the face of the bat and pushes it through backward point. Runs the first run hard and scampers back for the second. The throw also comes at his end but Sharma has made it with a dive. The replays show the same and the third umpire flashes NOT OUT on the giant screen much to the delight of the home fans.

The next batsman in is Kedar Jadhav.

24.4
0
A Zampa to V Shankar, OUT! Shankar gets carried away after the last shot, tries to clear the boundary once again but holes out in the process. It ain't a very great ball by Zampa. Short and on middle, Vijay goes back to pull but fails to control his shot. Ends up hitting it in the air and Khawaja runs across to his right at long on to complete the catch. Yet another growing partnership has been nipped in the bud. 153 needed off 152 balls.
24.3
6
A Zampa to V Shankar, SIX! This has gone all the way! Effortlessly done by Shankar. Tossed up ball outside off, landing full, Vijay reaches out for it and thwacks it over the bowler's head.
24.2
0
A Zampa to V Shankar, Too full in length on this occasion, Shankar squeezes it out on the off side and Maxwell makes a diving stop at point.
24.1
0
A Zampa to V Shankar, Flatter leg spinner on off, Shankar pushes it back to the bowler from the crease.
23.6
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Skidder, on middle and hurrying onto the batsman, Sharma gets back to play it on the leg side, not in the gap.
23.5
1
G Maxwell to V Shankar, Vijay has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
23.4
1
G Maxwell to R Sharma, 41st ODI fifty for Rohit Sharma! He holds the key to this chase for India. A shortish ball on off, Sharma punches it to covers for a run. A very quiet celebration from the Hitman.
23.3
1
G Maxwell to V Shankar, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
23.2
0
G Maxwell to V Shankar, On middle, flicked on the leg side but straight to the fielder.
23.1
0
G Maxwell to V Shankar, Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Glenn Maxwell to bowl.

22.6
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. No run to end the over.
22.5
0
A Zampa to V Shankar, Fails to flick and it goes off his pads. They steal a leg bye.
22.4
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
22.3
1
A Zampa to V Shankar, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
22.2
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Walks forward and eases it down to long on for a single.
22.1
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Full and on off, driven to covers.
21.6
0
N Lyon to V Shankar, Goes on the back foot and punches it to Maxwell at mid-wicket.
21.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
21.4
1
N Lyon to V Shankar, Tries to flick but gets a leading edge towards point for one.
21.3
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, 8000 ODI runs for Rohit Sharma and the Kotla crowd is giving him a huge round of applause. He reaches the landmark by gently tapping it towards point for a run. Becomes the 8th Indian to reach this feat.
21.2
1
N Lyon to V Shankar, This one stops a bit onto the batsman, Shankar goes back and punches it to long on for a run.
21.1
0
N Lyon to V Shankar, Flighted off spinner on off, Shankar flicks it but finds square leg.
20.6
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Googly, landing full around off, Sharma tries to defend and keeps it out off the inner half of his blade.
20.5
2
A Zampa to R Sharma, Full and floated outside off, Sharma stretches forward and drives it square of the wicket on the off side for a couple of runs.
20.4
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, The batsman has driven that ball straight back.
20.3
1
A Zampa to V Shankar, Forces a full ball down to long on and picks up a single.
20.2
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Spinning away from outside off, Sharma pushes it gently towards point for one. 100 up for India!
20.1
1
A Zampa to V Shankar, Nicely tossed up ball on off, landing full, Shankar drives it through extra cover for a single.
19.6
1
N Lyon to V Shankar, Quicker and flatter outside off, a touch short as well, Shankar tries playing a late cut but it spins back in to cramp him for room. He somehow works it away and it goes through the keeper for a run.
19.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Lets the ball spin back in from outside off and then punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
19.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Loopy and on off, Rohit uses his wrists and flicks it to mid-wicket.
19.3
1
N Lyon to V Shankar, Spinning back into the batsman from around off, Vijay punches it down to long on for one.
19.2
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Uses his feet and goes for a big shot. But the ball turns in a bit and Rohit ends up dragging it down to long on for a run.
19.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Shortish and on off, Sharma punches it from the back foot to covers.
18.6
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Flatter and on middle, turned to deep square leg for a run.
18.5
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Rocks back and punches it to the bowler.
18.4
0
A Zampa to R Sharma, Tries flicking a full ball but closes the face of the bat early. It goes back to the bowler off the leading edge, all along the ground.
18.3
1
A Zampa to V Shankar, The batsman plays the pull shot. One run added to the total.
18.2
0
A Zampa to V Shankar, Huge cry for an lbw! Not given by the umpire. Is it pad first? Carey has a chat with his skipper and then decides not to take it. Zampa dishes it out slower through the air, it's full and on off, Shankar defends it close to his front pad. The replays clear the confusion, it was bat first.
18.1
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Full and outside off, driven through covers for a run.
17.6
0
N Lyon to V Shankar, Flighted on off, Shankar flicks it off his front foot to mid-wicket. A successful over from Lyon.

Vijay Shankar is the new man.

17.5
0
N Lyon to R Pant, OUT! This is a typical off spinner's wicket! We have seen this plenty of time from Lyon in Test cricket. Just lovely from him. Gives his delivery some extra loop and gets it to drift into the left-handed batsman. Pant tries to defend but it spins away at the last moment to take the outside edge. Turner at first slip makes no mistake and India lose their third wicket. The Aussies are ecstatic.
17.4
0
N Lyon to R Pant, Switches to 'round the wicket for the southpaw. Serves a flatter shorter ball on off, Pant taps it on the off side and eyes a run. It's not on.
17.3
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Beautiful bowling. This one has some flight and it lands full around off. Rohit softly pushes it to cover-point and steals a run.
17.2
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flatter one, landing full and turning back in, Sharma strides forward in defense.
17.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, An off spinner on off, Sharma works it to square leg and Pant is interested in a run. He is sent back in time.
16.6
0
A Zampa to R Pant, A googly around off at 83.7 kph, Pant drives it to mid off to end the over. 10 from Adam's first over.
16.5
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Fullish and on off, Sharma drives it powerfully and Zampa fails to stop it cleanly in his followthrough. Gets some fingertips on it but it still races through his legs to long off for a run.
16.4
1
A Zampa to R Pant, Spinning back into the batsman from around off, Rishabh gets back and helps it through square leg for a single.
16.3
1
A Zampa to R Sharma, Flighted and full on off, Rohit eases his drive down to long off for a run.
16.2
1
A Zampa to R Pant, Does the smart thing now, Pant. Works it around with the spin and picks up a single.
16.1
6
A Zampa to R Pant, SIX! Pant wastes no time in taking Zampa for a ride. A rank long hop around off, turning back in, Rishabh goes deep inside the crease and hammers his pull over mid-wicket for a biggie.

Adam Zampa to bowl after the break. The leggie has been superb in this series.

Drinks break. Australia will be confident at the moment after picking two big wickets. But they cannot afford to relax. Rohit Sharma is still out there and he is taking his time to settle down. The game is nicely poised at the moment and the middle phase is going to be very crucial. Also, it will be interesting to find out how much part dew plays here. Equation - 193 needed off 204 balls.

15.6
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tossed up ball, a bit short as it lands on off, Sharma tries flicking but ends up pushing it back to the bowler.
15.5
1
N Lyon to R Pant, Short and wide outside off, cut off the back foot to deep cover for a run.
15.4
0
N Lyon to R Pant, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
15.3
0
N Lyon to R Pant, Loopy one on off, defended back off the front foot.
15.2
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, A touch short around off and turning back in, Rohit goes back and pushes it in front of square on the off side for a run.
15.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Full floated ball on off, Sharma lunges and defends it back to the bowler.
14.6
0
M Stoinis to R Pant, A confident-looking extra cover drive by Pant but he finds the fielder inside the ring.
14.5
0
M Stoinis to R Pant, The line is straight and it's pushed back to the bowler by Pant.
14.4
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
14.3
1
M Stoinis to R Pant, Good length ball close to the off pole, Pant glides it to third man for a single.
14.2
0
M Stoinis to R Pant, An off pace delivery, a touch short around off, Pant taps it down to cover-point.
14.1
4
M Stoinis to R Pant, FOUR! No stopping this one. Pant hits them really, really hard. Stoinis feeds him width outside off, Rishabh camps back and whacks it over point for a boundary.
13.6
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Bowls this one in a flatter trajectory, on middle, Sharma helps it in front of square leg and eyes a run. Pant sends him back though.
13.5
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Allows the ball to spin back in from outside off and then pushes it out to covers.
13.4
1
N Lyon to R Pant, Short and wide outside off, Rishabh rocks back and slaps it through cover-point for one.
13.3
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, This time Rohit plays it with the spin to the on side and hands the strike to Pant.
13.2
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Huge shout for an lbw! Not given. Sharp spin there for Nathan Lyon. It curls back in viciously from outside off as Rohit presses forward in defense. Fails to put bat on ball and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the impact appears to be outside off. Also, it's too high.
13.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flatter and shorter on off, punched back to the bowler by Sharma.
12.6
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Some width on offer outside off, Sharma guides it down to third man and keeps strike with himself. Top over by Marcus, 4 runs and the wicket of India's talisman from it.
12.5
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. No run.
12.4
1
M Stoinis to R Pant, Good length ball on middle, Pant works it in the gap at mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.

One local lad replaces another. Rishabh Pant comes in at number 4.

12.3
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, OUT! Body blow to India! Massive moment in this run chase. Where has this wicket come from? Believe me, Stoinis is extremely lucky to get this prized scalp. A scrambled seam delivery, short and wide outside off, Virat tries to play the square cut but edges it behind. Carey makes no mistake, they appeal but Kohli is not waiting for the decision. He is off. The crowd has gone quiet. India in some trouble now, 205 needed off 225 balls.
12.2
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Slower one, it's quietly flicked in the gap on the leg side for a single.
12.1
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Good length ball on off, it's been worked in front of square leg for a run.
11.6
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, A touch short and on middle, Virat moves deep inside the crease and eases it to fine leg for one.
11.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tickles it with the spin to the leg side for a run. 50-run stand comes up!
11.4
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.
11.3
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, The batsman has played it to the point region. They pick up a single.
11.2
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Turns it with the spin to the leg side and takes a single.
11.1
4
N Lyon to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli greets Lyon with a boundary. A flatter off spinner outside off, turning back in a bit, Kohli delays his late cut a bit and then at the last moment guides it wide of short third man.

Nathan Lyon to bowl now.

10.6
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, A touch short on off, Kohli deflects it at the last moment to third man and retains strike with a single. 14 from Stoinis' first over.
10.5
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Full and outside off, Kohli drives it to covers where the fielder misfields but no run is taken. The mid off fielder was quick to get to the ball.
10.4
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Rohit opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
10.3
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
10.2
5
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Five runs! Bonus for India. Sharma taps it down towards covers and scampers across to the other end. Maxwell attacks the ball, fumbles a bit while picking it up but then gets hold of the ball and has a needless shy at the bowler's end. Finds the stumps and to his bad luck, it deflects down to long on for a boundary.
10.2
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Five wides! It missed everything. A delivery on leg, angling down and staying low as well, Rohit tries to work it across the line but fails. No chance for Carey and it has gone away to the fence.
10.1
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Shortish and on middle, Kohli pulls it behind square leg and takes a single.

Powerplay 2 signalled by the umpire. Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Bowling change as well. Marcus Stoinis introduced into the attack.

9.6
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Good stop by Lyon. Rohit connects well with his drive through the line but Nathan is sharp inside the ring as he stops the racing ball with a full length dive.
9.5
4
J Richardson to R Sharma, FOUR! Up and over mid on. Richardson delivers it on a length around off, Rohit drags it off the toe end of his bat over the infield for a boundary.
9.4
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, A confident off drive by Sharma but once again it has gone to the fielder.
9.3
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Shortish and outside off, Kohli remains back and guides it to third man for one.
9.2
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Nice shot but Kohli fails to pierce the off side field. A bit overpitched outside off, Virat gets forward and opens the face of his bat to play the square drive. Finds the cover-point fielder.
9.1
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Full in length on middle, Virat presses forward and pushes it down with a straight willow to mid on.
8.6
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to mid off. First maiden of the match!
8.5
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Played to mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
8.4
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Beaten all ends up! A touch short in length on off, angling in, Rohit tries pulling across the line but it goes under his bat to the keeper.
8.3
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, A lovely flowing drive by Rohit but this time he finds the extra cover fielder.
8.2
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Good length ball on off, angling in, Rohit taps it down on the off side and initially looks for a run. He, then, decides against it.
8.1
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Shortish and on middle, worked on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
7.6
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Edgy! Back of a length ball on off, angling in, Kohli gets back to play at it but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket.
7.5
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Full and outside off, Kohli times his off drive well but fails to beat mid off.
7.4
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Length ball on off, Kohli covers the line and defends it back.
7.3
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, A little bit of width on offer outside off, Sharma pushes at it and runs it down from the outer half of his bat to third man. A single.
7.2
4
J Richardson to R Sharma, FOUR! Wow, what a shot! Marvelous from Rohit Sharma. A sublime back foot punch from him and he threads the gap at covers for a glorious boundary.
7.1
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Goes on the back foot to a good length ball and punches it to covers.
6.6
1
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Straighter in line on this occasion, Rohit works it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.
6.5
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, A drive on the up by Sharma but it lacks the desired timing and placement. Finds the fielder inside the ring on the off side.
6.4
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Extra bounce there. Catches Sharma by surprise. He tries working it on the leg side but gets hit on the gloves. That would have hurt him.
6.3
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Back of a length ball on off, Sharma is on the back foot as he defends it to the off side.
6.2
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, This time Rohit plays it close to his body and tries to guide it towards third man. Picks out the backward point fielder instead.
6.1
1
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Good length ball outside off, Kohli camps back and runs it down to third man for one.
5.6
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Direct hit would have been close. Too full in length on off, Kohli keeps it out towards short wide mid on and rushes to the other end. Stoinis has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
5.5
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, And now a gentle dab down to third man to rotate the strike. Five boundaries so far in the chase.
5.4
4
J Richardson to R Sharma, FOUR! Lovely shot! A juicy half-volley around off, Rohit is on the front foot as he thumps his drive through the gap between extra cover and mid off. Picked the length very early there, Sharma.
5.3
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, A back foot punch to a shortish ball from Rohit but he finds the point fielder.
5.2
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. No run.
5.1
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Lands it on a length and outside off, Kohli pushes it with gentle hands to third man and runs the first run hard. Turns for the second but it's not on.
4.6
4
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, FOUR! Not in any control though. A fractionally overpitched ball outside off, Sharma tries driving it through covers but ends up slicing it off the outer edge. It speeds past the backward point fielder and reaches the fence in no time. End of an eventful over, 9 runs and a big wicket of Dhawan from it.
4.5
1
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, Sliding down the leg side, Kohli tries to flick but misses. It drops near the surface off his thigh pad and they cross. It's given as a run.
4.4
4
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, FOUR! Quality shot from a quality batsman! Nice transfer of the weight into the shot. It's full and outside off, Virat leans into the drive and caresses it through covers.
4.3
0
Pat Cummins to V Kohli, On a length just outside off, Kohli pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point.

To a huge ovation from the crowd, the local boy and Indian skipper, Virat Kohli walks in next at number 3.

4.2
0
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, OUT! Dhawan is walking! This is what Cummins does, gives you wickets upfront. He angles a length ball outside off, Shikhar without any footwork tries to push it through the line but there is a little bit of away movement which catches a thin outside edge. Carey collects the catch and appeals, and Dhawan is seen walking. 258 needed off 274 balls.
4.1
0
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, Good length ball on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler from the back foot.
3.6
1
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Jhye lets out a big grunt and bowls a length ball on off, Dhawan eases it towards extra cover where Lyon makes a diving stop. Cannot prevent the single though.
3.5
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Angles in a length ball on off, Dhawan brings down a straight bat in defense.
3.4
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, A bit edgy from Sharma! Richardson drops it on a length around off, Rohit pushes inside the line and gets it away off the outside edge. It runs down to third man and they take a run.
3.3
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, A length ball on off, angling in, Sharma is on the front foot as he pushes it to mid off.
3.2
1
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Strays on the pads with a fuller length delivery and Shikhar flicks it to deep square leg for one.
3.1
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Slants across a length ball on off, Dhawan pushes it out from the crease to cover-point.
2.6
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Pitches it up on off, Sharma drives it down to mid off from the front foot. Another good over by Cummins.
2.5
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Some inward movement back into the batsman from a length outside off. Rohit tries flicking but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.4
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Angles in a full length ball on off, Rohit leans forward and across before flicking it on the leg side. Finds the mid-wicket fielder.
2.3
1
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, A length ball on the pads, Dhawan helps it through backward square leg and rotates the strike.
2.2
0
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, Good length ball on middle and off, at 143.6 kph, Dhawan stays on the back foot and punches it to covers.
2.1
0
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, Play and a miss! Cummins delivers it short and way wide outside off, Dhawan tries to cut but misses.
1.6
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Nice and straight for the right-hander, Rohit is solidly behind the line in defense. 10 from this over, India are away!
1.5
1
J Richardson to S Dhawan, The bowler switches to 'round the wicket but bowls a straighter line delivery. Shikhar clips it behind square leg and collects a run.
1.4
4
J Richardson to S Dhawan, FOUR! This time through the off side. Sublime! The Kotla crowd loves it. Jhye over-corrects his line and serves it wide outside off. Dhawan latches onto it and drives it crisply through covers.
1.3
4
J Richardson to S Dhawan, FOUR! A leg stump half-volley and it has been put away in style by the local lad. Richardson errs in his line and Dhawan shows no qualms in whipping it through square leg.
1.2
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Mistimed! Plenty of width outside off, short and wide, Dhawan throws his bat at it but fails to connect properly. Finds the cover fielder.
1.1
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, A hesitant run! Good length ball on middle, Sharma turns it in front of square leg and crosses for a run after hesitating for a bit. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.

Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, Good shot but finds the fielder. Width on offer outside off, Dhawan goes back to punch it through the line but finds the cover fielder. A quiet beginning from India.
0.5
0
Pat Cummins to S Dhawan, Pat puts it on a full length around off, a hint of inward shape there, Dhawan strides forward and drives it towards mid off.
0.4
1
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Pitches it up and around off, Rohit drives it through extra cover and the mid off fielder chases it before making a sliding stop. India are away in this chase with a single.
0.3
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Another delivery on the off stump line, Sharma is very watchful at the moment and defends it to the off side.
0.2
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Identical to the last delivery, it's around off and once again solidly blocked by Rohit towards mid off.
0.1
0
Pat Cummins to R Sharma, Starts with a length ball around off, Sharma gets behind the line and defends it down comfortably.

We're back for the run chase. The men concerned are out in the middle. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma stride out to open for India. They showed excellent form in Mohali and would like to repeat the same again. The start will be crucial against the new balls as the pitch might slow down later. Dew is also one thing both sides will have in mind. Pat Cummins to speed in with the first new ball. Here we go...