1st Test,
India tour of South Africa, 2017-18, Cape Town

South Africa vs India

05 January 2018 14:00 (IST)

4th ODI, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, 28 September 2017

India vs Australia

India 2nd Inn:313/8 (50)

Umesh Yadav* 2 (2);Mohammed Shami 6 (6);
Pat Cummins* 10-0-59-1; Nathan Coulter-Nile 10-0-56-2;

Last bat: Axar Patel

Result: Australia won by 21 runs.

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India Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Ajinkya Rahane c Finch & b Kane Richardson 53 66 6 1 80.3
Rohit Sharma runout (Kane Richardson) 65 55 1 5 118.18
Virat Kohli(c) b Coulter-Nile 21 21 3 0 100
Hardik Pandya c Warner & b Zampa 41 40 1 3 102.5
Kedar Jadhav c Finch & b Kane Richardson 67 69 7 1 97.1
Manish Pandey b Pat Cummins 33 25 3 1 132
MS Dhoni(wk) b Kane Richardson 13 10 1 1 130
Axar Patel c (sub)Maxwell & b Coulter-Nile 5 6 0 0 83.33
Mohammed Shami not out 6 6 1 0 100
Umesh Yadav not out 2 2 0 0 100
Yuzvendra Chahal dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 3, nb - 0)7
Total(313 for 8 in 50 overs)313 (6.26 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/106 (Ajinkya Rahane, 18.2 ov.) 2/135 (Rohit Sharma, 23 ov.) 3/147 (Virat Kohli, 24.2 ov.)
4/225 (Hardik Pandya, 37.1 ov.) 5/286 (Kedar Jadhav, 45.4 ov.) 6/289 (Manish Pandey, 46.1 ov.)
7/301 (MS Dhoni, 47.5 ov.) 8/306 (Axar Patel, 49.1 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Pat Cummins 10 0 59 1 5.9 (3w)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 10 0 56 2 5.6  
Kane Richardson 10 0 58 3 5.8  
Marcus Stoinis 4.5 0 34 0 7.04  
Aaron Finch 0.1 0 1 0 5.88  
Adam Zampa 9 0 63 1 7  
Travis Head 6 0 38 0 6.33  
               

Australia Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Aaron Finch c Hardik Pandya & b Umesh 94 96 10 3 97.92
David Warner c Axar & b Kedar Jadhav 124 119 12 4 104.2
Travis Head c A Rahane & b Umesh 29 38 1 1 76.32
Steven Smith(c) c Kohli & b Umesh 3 5 0 0 60
Peter Handscomb b Umesh 43 30 3 1 143.33
Marcus Stoinis not out 15 9 1 1 166.67
Matthew Wade(wk) not out 3 3 0 0 100
Pat Cummins dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nathan Coulter-Nile dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kane Richardson dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Adam Zampa dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 7, w - 12, nb - 0)23
Total(334 for 5 in 50 overs)334 (6.68 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/231 (David Warner, 34.6 ov.) 2/231 (Aaron Finch, 35.5 ov.) 3/236 (Steven Smith, 37.1 ov.)
4/299 (Travis Head, 46.5 ov.) 5/319 (Peter Handscomb, 48.5 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mohammed Shami 10 1 62 0 6.2 (1w)
Umesh Yadav 10 0 71 4 7.1 (4w)
Axar Patel 10 0 66 0 6.6 (1w)
Hardik Pandya 5 0 32 0 6.4 (2w)
Yuzvendra Chahal 8 0 54 0 6.75 (2w)
Kedar Jadhav 7 0 38 1 5.43 (2w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

Cummins to Rahane, FOUR, 146kph. Short and wide. Rahane does not hold. Clatters the cut, was in the air but Head at cover cannot get to it

4

to Rahane, FOUR, edged but between the first slip and gully. Rahane was poking at this length ball. Had his hands soft at it, and was able to keep it down. Might have opened the face of the bat at the last moment to accomodate the movement

4

Cummins to Rahane, FOUR, too straight. Rahane shuffles across and flicks through backward square leg

4

to Rohit, FOUR, cover is left open and drops it too short. No pace off the deck and Rohit has all the time to stay back and slap through cover

6

Cummins to Rohit, SIX, effortless! No need to go back, follow the line and transfer the weight. Stand where you are and pull a short ball over mid-wicket. Rohit Sharma for you

6

to Rahane, SIX, he has thrashed it. Short and wide. Does not go for the cut - traditional one. Just slaps over extra cover. Goes all the way

4

Cummins to Rahane, FOUR, shot. Does not try to hit it too hard. There was room on offer outside off and Rahane placed the cut past backward point

6

Richardson to Rohit, SIX, Mr Bhogle, on air, was not even done with a comparative analysis of best Indian pullers and Rohit displays a pristine one. Trifle short, rises well for Rohit. Stands still on the front foot and sends it well over the deep mid-wicket fence

4

Richardson to Rahane, FOUR, now Rahane plays a front foot pull. Much straighter, more towards wide long-on. Was short and Rahane was waiting on the front foot to dispatch it

4

to Rahane, FOUR, that's as good a square cut as you will see. There was width on offer and Rahane got low and placed it through covers

OT

to Rahane, 1 run, hat-trick of fifties for Rahane. Just a bat raise and he gets on with it. Plenty of cricket to be played. Needs to convert this one into a biggie. Leans forward and drives to long-off

6

to Rohit, SIX, wow! Out of nowhere Rohit sends one sailing into the stands. Bit more air on this and the line was just outside off, Rohit went down on one knee and nailed the slog sweep over cow corner. For a second it seemed to be traveling out of the ground

6

to Rohit, SIX, Rohit's turn to raise the bat. Fifty #34 in ODIs. Reaches the milestone in style. Second successive 100+ stand for the duo as well. Sees the flight on the delivery and sinks to one knee, heaves it with a clean bat swing over wide long-on

W

Richardson to Rahane, out Caught by Finch!! Once again Rahane fails to convert his fifty. The break as it does most of the times brings a wicket with it. The partnership has been broken. Rahane charges down the wicket and is undone by the cross-seam delivery that does not come onto the bat, drags the loft off the inner part of the willow to long-on. Finch runs across to his right to reverse cup the catch. Rahane lost his shape on the shot, the back leg was in the air and he was in no position to play the loft. Rahane c Finch b Richardson 53(66) [4s-6 6s-1]

4

to Kohli, FOUR, the ball teased Stoinis till the end. Quicker delivery close to off, Kohli plays it very late and runs it fine. The troublesome groin did not help Stoini either and he comes second in the chase

D

to Kohli, 1 run, dropped! can't believe he's put that down. Takes ages to pick himself off the ground. Slower and the ball holds up on the surface, Kohli checks his punch and lobs it to the left of , who dives with his outstretched hand and fails to cling on. How costly would that be? Meanwhile, Kohli is aware to steal a quick single

6

to Rohit, SIX, that's muscled away. A shot more to make a statement to the bowler. Part-timer on, the pitch has slowed down and anything around good length is tough to hit, so Rohit advances, gets closer to the pitch of the ball and takes the safest route - straight behind the bowler's

4

Richardson to Kohli, FOUR, that's a wristy on-drive from Kohli. Full and angled in, around the leg stump, Kohli was on the front foot, rolled his wrists on the shot to split mid-on and mid-wicket to perfection. Kohli is now the fastest to 2000 ODI runs as captain

W

Richardson to Kohli, out Rohit Run Out!! In 2013, these two were involved in a run-out, Kohli was out then. Four years later, against the same opposition at this very ground, they are stranded at the same end and this time Rohit pays the price. Australia have bought this wicket from nowhere. Steven Smith you beauty! What a stunning piece of fielding. Kohli punched this short of length delivery to the left of backward point, Smith flew to his left and stopped the ball, Kohli took off but on seeing his counterpart stop the ball, returned to the crease and sold Rohit down the river. Smith initially threw at the striker's end, missed, then yelled to Handscomb to throw to the bowler, who did the rest. Rohit was looking so good for another big knock. Rohit run out (Smith/Handscomb/ Richardson) 65(55) [4s-1 6s-5]

4

to Kohli, FOUR, that's a lovely cover-drive, stretched forward and drove it slightly uppishly, but wide of the man at cover, who was diving to his left

6

to Hardik Pandya, SIX, there's a reason why Hardik Pandya has come at No. 4 tonight. And he shows us why he's out there. What a maximum. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Pandya smashes really hard and sends it into the top tier over long-on

W

to Kohli, out Bowled!! He's chopped this back onto the sticks and it's an action replay of the Eden Gardens dismissal. Gee, what one amazing piece of fielding does in cricket! Both Rohit and Kohli sent back in a matter of minutes. This was a short of length delivery close to the off stump, Kohli wanted to guide it to third man, the ball didn't bounce as much as he expected, under edges it onto the off stump. Kohli b 21(21) [4s-3]

6

to Hardik Pandya, SIX, maybe he is very confident against . Shortish and on the leg stump, Pandya wristily pulls flat and the cow corner region is unmanned, just clears the rope

6

to Hardik Pandya, SIX, freebie and Pandya continues to enjoy the bowling of Adam . This is overpitched wide outside off stump, Pandya targets extra-cover and hits it hard enough for the ball to sail easily over the rope

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, drops it short but it doesn't rise steeply to trouble Jadhav, who opts to pull over mid-wicket, perfectly hit in the gap

4

Cummins to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav is late on the ball, but it ends up working in his favour. Back of length outside off, skids on and runs away off the toe-edge to the third man boundary. Jadhav was eyeing to run it through to third man anyway, but he didn't have any plans of getting it as fine as he eventually did

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav double-bluffs . He intentionally walks out of the crease so that can see his move. Knows that the response will be to bang it in short, and once it is, Jadhav is so quickly into position to smash the pull away through square leg. The slowness of the pitch aids him too

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, this is not good bowling. Jadhav's trigger-press might have something to do with it. He drops it short and wide outside off and is slapped past backward point

6

to Kedar Jadhav, SIX, dances down the track and belts it into the long-off stands. Got just the length he wanted. Rather, he created the length he wanted with his footwork. Once to the pitch of it, he swings it clean

4

Richardson to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, flicked away off the pads for four. Ordinary from Richardson. Can't be giving freebies at this stage

W

to Hardik Pandya, out Caught by Warner!! Pandya swings his bat in anger as he leaves the scene. Oh what a big wicket this is. It takes courage to keep the leg-spinner going against Pandya, so massive props to Smith for that. This is a flat leg-break around off. Didn't seem that it was short enough, but Pandya may have misjudged the trajectory. He tried pulling it over mid-wicket, but could only slice it to long-off. Huge wicket. Hardik Pandya c Warner b 41(40) [4s-1 6s-3]

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, uppish but in the gap. Walks out to a good length ball and hoicks it between mid-on and mid-wicket. Knew what he was doing there

4

to M Pandey, FOUR, oh hit that. A nice, juicy full toss from , Pandey smokes it through mid-wicket for four

4

to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, much needed boundary at the end of the over. India had got only three singles off it, before Jadhav walks out and spoils it for NCN. He hoicks the ball away through mid-wicket

4

to M Pandey, FOUR, flighted leg-break outside off, slapped over extra-cover for four. We saw a mad dash from England yesterday with rain approaching. And we may see one now. Powerful strike inside-out from Pandey

OT

to M Pandey, leg byes, 1 run, seems to me like a really ludicrous review. We'll find out. had darted it in on leg, he beats Pandey for pace and the ball deflects off his pad. Dear me, it's pitched a foot outside leg. So there we go

4

to M Pandey, FOUR, now that's how it's done. Pandey doesn't try hitting it too hard, gets right to the pitch and times it brilliantly wide of long-on. Even though the fielder only had to move a few yards, he can't get there

6

to M Pandey, SIX, he has flogged this over mid-wicket, followed by a helicopter flourish. Right in the slot from NCN and he disappears into the stands. Pandey chooses to admire that shot himself

4

Cummins to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, width from Cummins, Jadhav takes toll. He flashes it through backward point for four. Raced off his bat

W

Richardson to Kedar Jadhav, out Caught by Finch!! Beautifully bowled. Another leg-cutter, Jadhav doesn't pick it. He wants to swing it through mid-wicket. However, the lack of pace means that his bottom hand comes off. The ball slices up off the outside half and it's a simple catch to Finch at long-off. Kedar Jadhav c Finch b Richardson 67(69) [4s-7 6s-1]

W

Cummins to M Pandey, out Bowled!! Ugly heave from Pandey and the leg-bail goes flying off its groove. Silence at the Chinnaswamy. That's not great batting. The ball isn't short enough for him to pull, but he does just that. It sneaks under him from a back of length and clips the top of leg. M Pandey b Cummins 33(25) [4s-3 6s-1]

4

Cummins to Dhoni, FOUR, sprays it on leg, and Dhoni helps it fine for four. There haven't been much of these since the resumption. Cummins won't be happy

6

Richardson to Dhoni, SIX, my word. That's stunning power from Dhoni. He hangs back in the crease to a back of length delivery, another leg-cutter, and bludgeons it wide of long-off for a flat six

W

Richardson to Dhoni, out Bowled!! This is Australia's game to lose from here now. The last big threat has been eliminated. Back of length leg-cutter, something which has fetched great success for Richardson in this spell, fetches him even more success. Dhoni looks to heave it away, but can only chop it back onto the stumps. Dhoni b Richardson 13(10) [4s-1 6s-1]

W

to Axar, out Caught by (sub)Maxwell!! Good length ball, Axar half-heartedly hits through the line and holes out at long-on. Didn't go through with the loft for some reason. India folding up towards the end. Axar c (sub)Maxwell b 5(6)

4

to Shami, FOUR, high-ish full toss, slogged away to the mid-wicket boundary

4

to Finch, FOUR, another loosener, why wasn't he warmed up before the start of the game? A confidence issue maybe. Just wants to get the ball there. No real effort, full and swinging away outside off stump, Finch was waiting for it and he crashed it through cover-point for a boundary

4

to Warner, FOUR, freebie ball from and Warner helps himself to his first boundary of the day with an off-drive. Juicy full ball, no real run-up from , Warner cashes in

4

to Warner, FOUR, first real effort ball from , 143kph and takes a healthy edge. Frustratingly for him though, the edge flies wide of gully and beats third man as well. Warner was on the front foot to block this length ball, is bowling scrambled seam at times and the ball just left the left-hander to trouble him

4

Yadav to Finch, FOR, now that's sweetly timed. mesh is looking for otswing, wants to bowl fll, bt offers too mch width for the batsman to free his arms and Finch essays a lovely cover drive

4

Yadav to Finch, FOR, and this is a case of the bowler getting greedy. Why bowl the slower ball at this stage? The off-ctter on the pads and Finch easily flicks it away past sqare leg for for

4

Yadav to Warner, FOR, 141kph alright, bt these short bondaries at the Chinnaswamy tempt batsmen to go over the top often. Warner wanted a maximm, bt it didn't come exactly from the middle of the bat, once bonce into the long-off fence

4

to Finch, FOUR, inside edge and wide of the man at square leg. Fullish delivery on the off stump, Finch wanted to off-drive the ball, bit of inward movement and it foxed Finch

4

to Warner, FOUR, short and sitting up nicely on the wicket, Warner pulls well over mid-wicket, didn't bother to keep it down

4

Yadav to Finch, FOR, otside edge and Finch manages to open his bat face at the last moment to send it fine past the keeper. Looks like mesh jst released that ball slow, wasn't the ctter, and that allowed Finch to adjst late on the ball

4

Yadav to Warner, FOR, that's sloppy from the Indian fielders. Warner ct this slower ball to the left of backward point, Pandey hinted at stopping the ball with his left hand and that pt Pandya off as he was backing p. In the end the ball splits both

4

Yadav to Warner, FOR, he's smashed this throgh cover. Fll and otside off stmp, Warner drives hard and hits the gap

4

Yadav to Finch, FOR, length ball and Finch has driven this nicely in the gap at cover. Astralia are off to a flier

4

Pandya to Finch, FOUR, how well has he timed that ball? Finch plays those back-foot punches very well, this short of length delivery sat up nicely, Finch plays it through cover and beats Chahal's run from sweeper cover

4

to Warner, FOUR, way too short and Warner rocks back and cuts hard, big gap between point and cover and Warner didn't miss out

6

to Warner, SIX, he's playing mind games with the bowler. Went for the reverse sweep, made the bowler think, bowled short thinking Warner would try something fancy, but he stood tall and powered the pull over mid-wicket

4

to Warner, FOUR, it's short and wide outside off stump, Warner cuts hard, splits backward point and point to perfection. Fifty in his 100th ODI for Warner. It's been a fine effort

OT

Pandya to Finch, 1 run, 100 up for Australia. Slower delivery outside off stump, Finch punches it through cover-point

4

Pandya to Warner, FOUR, over the wicket comes Pandya, pitched up around off, Warner drives it sweetly down the ground. Umesh runs across from long-off and flicks it in, but his body was in contact with the boundary cushion

6

to Warner, SIX, Warner will take the odd risk with the short boundaries. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Warner kneels down and pummels the sweep over deep mid-wicket, long way into the crowd

6

to Warner, SIX, that is Chinnaswamy for you. Warner was done in by the flight and the mishit still travels the distance. Shimmies down and is deceived in length, goes through with the heave and manages to clear deep mid-wicket comfortably

4

to Finch, byes, FOUR, stumping missed! That is quite rare. Dhoni missing a stumping. Flighted delivery and Finch was beaten by the dip on the delivery, he was winding up for the big hit down the ground, beaten on the inside edge and past leg-stump. Dhoni was blinded by the batsman and he also might have expected Finch to connect with that

OT

to Finch, 2 runs, fifty for Finch. Carries on from where he had left off. Hundred in the previous game and now a fifty. Raises his bat and acknowledges the applause. Backs away to the leg-side and follows him, mistimes the sweep to deep mid-wicket

6

to Finch, SIX, Finch was itching to go and this shot should calm him down. Not much flight on this delivery, but Finch stayed leg-side of the ball to hammer the loft inside out over extra cover. Cleared the fence by a long way

4

to Finch, FOUR, one shot is all it took to put off his line and length, he sprays the quicker delivery down leg and all Finch had to do was get some wood, he did and the ball raced away to the fine leg fence

4

to Finch, FOUR, not the line would want to bowl, tossed up on leg-stump, Finch kneels down and sweeps over backward square. Not complete in control but no fielder in the deep he got away with it

6

to Finch, SIX, another big over for Australia. With Finch switching also gears, India are in trouble and need a wicket badly. Loopy delivery around off, Finch extends his arms and smashes the off-drive over long-off

4

to Finch, FOUR, smart cricket. Finch knows that is darting them in, he uses the pace to his advantage, sinks low and pddles it through backward square, no one in the deep there

4

Jadhav to Warner, FOUR, hundred for Warner. First in India. Top knock! Had mentioned at the start of Warner making it a memorable 100th ODI and he has done just that. Celebrates in his typical fashion. A big leap followed by a fist pump. The Australian team are on their feet to applaud the innings. Jadhav drops it short and offers width outside off, Warner cashes in and cuts it past a diving Chahal at backward point

OT

to Finch, 1 run, flatter in trajectory and Finch punches it to sweeper cover. 200 partnership up

6

to Warner, SIX, outta here! Strikes the roof and drops back into the ground. Some shot that. Quicker delivery and Warner was waiting for it, stands his ground and murders it over cow corner fence. Clean swing of the bat the key there, 107 metre six

4

to Warner, FOUR, once more the line and length are similar, but Warner this time does well to evade the sweeper cover. Hammers the cut shot well in front of square and beat Jadhav's dive in the deep

4

to Warner, FOUR, this is a proper hammering. drops it short and outside off, Warner does not miss out this time, he shuffles across and slaps the cut behind point. Jadhav had no chance to pull that back

6

Jadhav to Finch, SIX, Finch getting into the act now. Jadhav airs it around leg-stump, Finch steps out the line and gives himself the chance to free his arms, the pick-up shot is deposited over the deep mid-wicket fence

W

Jadhav to Warner, out Caught by Axar!! That wicket gets the crowd going. The record partnership has been broken. Jadhav also gives him a send off. Points his finger towards Warner and tells him to walk back. Needless! It was the round-arm delivery that refuses to bounce, Warner stays leg-side of the ball and is not able to get underneath the ball, mistimes the heave towards long-on and Axar takes it calmly near long-on. The ball hit the lower part of the bat and hence did not carry over the rope. Nonetheless, a fine knock from Warner has come to an end. Warner c Axar b Jadhav 124(119) [4s-12 6s-4]

W

Yadav to Finch, ot Caght by Hardik Pandya!! Now Finch goes. What's that old adage? One brings two. Slower one from mesh otside off. Finch tries to flog it over mid-on. Gets it off the toe of the bat and mid-on, who was inside the ring, has to move back a few yards to reverse-cp it. Finch c Hardik Pandya b Yadav 94(96) [4s-10 6s-3]

W

Yadav to Smith, ot Caght by Kohli!! 100th wicket for mesh. That pitch report (when I write this, I mean or prediction) is making sense to me now. It's starting to hold p - as evidenced on this occasion. Length ball that came a bit late to Smith, who was already in his shffle-across-flick. Ended p spooning it to the right of Kohli at mid-wicket. The latter was on to it in a flash. Once again the Astralian middle order is in hot water. Smith c Kohli b Yadav 3(5)

4

to Head, FOUR, not good from Axar at sweeper cover. Short ball, Head went back to cut in front of square. Patel had to move to his left, he did so but was ordinary with the dive

4

Jadhav to Handscomb, FOUR, full toss and Handscomb does not go mad seeing it. Prefers to sweep it over the man at square leg and picks up a boundary

4

to Handscomb, FOUR, shapes in. But credit to Handscomb there. Played a nice punch that was in the air but well calculated with the mid-off being inside the ring. No one moved

6

Yadav to Head, SIX, he had been trying this for long now and finally Head gets it right. Slower short ball and Head waits, plls over the deep mid-wicket fence. Goes flat all the way

W

Yadav to Head, ot Caght by Rahane!! And when it matters the most, Rahane does not over rn. Slower ball again. Head heaves, only off the top-edge of the bat. Rahane moves to his right near the fence and takes a controlled catch. Head consmed 38 deliveries for his 29. Will certainly have a bearing on the final score. Head c Rahane b Yadav 29(38) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Yadav to Handscomb, FOR, attacked the ball too mch and ends p giving for. Was a slower ball otside off. Handscomb mistimed the slap towards sweeper cover. Rahane ran forward and cold not reach it. The ball bonced in front of him and dribbled to the fence

6

Yadav to Handscomb, SIX, slower ball and Handscomb reads it. Waits and swings across the line. Connects well and sends it well over the deep mid-wicket fence

W

Yadav to Handscomb, ot Bowled!! Comeback from mesh - a pacer's comeback. Bowls a reglar seam-p pacy length ball. Swings in a bit and castles the off-stmp after beating Handscomb's wild swing. Handscomb b Yadav 43(30) [4s-3 6s-1]

6

to Stoinis, SIX, that's nothing but power and a bit of timing as well. Stoinis waits for the slower ball and helps with a pull. Never looked like hitting it too hard but yet managed to clear the deep mid-wicket fence with ease

4

to Stoinis, FOUR, another great shot. This one is much fuller. Gets across a bit and flicks through the gap at deep mid-wicket