ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

India vs Australia - Match 14

Venue: The Oval, London

Date & Time: 09 June 2019

Australia 316/10

RR: 6.32 | India beat Australia by 36 runs

commentary

That is it from game number 14. Australia's 10-match winning streak has been broken. They drop down to 4th in the points table while India move up to 3rd. Monday sees South Africa taking on West Indies in Southampton at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). A must-win game for the Proteas to turn their horrible fortune around. Until then, ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, says that this was a top win, especially after losing the bilateral series in India. Stresses that the team wanted to prove a point and came out with intent, right from the openers, then towards the death and eventually the bowlers. Cites this as a complete professional performance. Says that one cannot just take things for granted because you have got 350 on the board and you have to bowl well but those extra 30 runs do give a cushion. States further that Dhawan was going well, then he himself was in good touch and then Hardik had a wonderful outing. On Shami's non-inclusion, Kohli says that overcast conditions are a must for him to play while Bhuvneshwar Kumar can never be written off, as was evident in this game's double-wicket over to dismiss Smith and Stoinis.

Australian captain, Aaron Finch says 120 runs in the last 10 overs was a lot and he feels they did not bowl well in the end. He feels they did not get wickets early on. Further adds India had wickets in hand at the end and with set batters out there, run-stopping is tough. States there was not a lot on offer with the new ball but they could have been a lot straighter. Stresses you need wickets against this Indian batting line-up. Tells they assess the conditions and then make a decision, they will assess the conditions of the next game and see what changes need to be made. Admits he hates getting run out, however, he backs his partner's call and such things happen in cricket. On Warner's bizarre knock, Finch says that India bowled really well to Warner and the wicket was not easy to bat on. Ends by saying, Warner is a great player, and today was an off day for him.

SHIKHAR DHAWAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. States that the team is very happy with the result and the fact that everyone performed is a great sign for the unit. Feels that India have a very balanced side which includes a good set of fast bowlers. Stresses that the team works very hard in the nets and which is why the results go their way. Agrees that India ticked all their boxes in the game, first putting up a good total and then the bowlers backing it up amazingly. Wants the team to maintain the same form and intensity and keep ticking all the boxes. Thanks the crowd for coming out in numbers to support the Indian team.

Questions will be posed on Australia's bowling, fielding and Warner's batting. The team seemed to lack purpose and it was as if they were not mentally present. They did not have any answer to Dhawan and Rohit's onslaught, or Kohli's punishments or Pandya's whips. Ended up conceding way too many runs. Wonder what might have happened had Carey taken that catch to dismiss Hardik on 0. Here comes the presentation...

The pitch did not have much in it and stayed true for most part of the game. But Australia simply did not have the arsenal to chase down 353. David Warner played a bizarre knock of 56 from 84 balls and the middle order just could not breathe when choked by 'KulCha'. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were amongst the wickets, sharing 3 apiece while Chahal snared Warner and Maxwell.

Comprehensive win by India to get their second successive victory in this World Cup. Won an important toss, put up a high total and then bowled exceedingly well to defend. Australia simply did not turn up. Looked ragged and lacklustre but they will take the fact that they managed to bat out their 50 overs and get some runs under their belt.

49.6
0
B Kumar to A Zampa, OUT! In the air... taken! Three-fer for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It is the slower one on off, Zampa looks to loft it over mid off but does not get the timing right. An easy catch for Jadeja, the substitute. AUSTRALIA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 316! INDIA WIN THE MATCH BY 36 RUNS!
49.5
1
B Kumar to A Carey, Full and on middle, this is hit down to long off for one.
49.4
1
B Kumar to A Zampa, This time he manages to get bat on ball. Guides it through point for one.
49.3
0
B Kumar to A Zampa, Cuts him into half! Length and on off, it jags back in. Zampa looks to keep it out but the ball sneaks between bat and pad and over the stumps.
49.2
1
B Kumar to A Carey, Full and on the pads, Carey works it through square leg for one.

Adam Zampa is the last man in!

49.1
1
B Kumar to A Carey, OUT! Replays confirm that Starc is way short! This is jammed out towards deep cover. They take one. Carey wants the strike so he goes for a second which was not on. Shankar picks the ball up and fires it to the bowler who deflects it onto the stumps. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show Starc has to take the long walk back.

Starc is a goner! Yes, they have gone upstairs to check but he is surely short.

48.6
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Another slower one! This time Carey gets bat to ball. It goes down to long off for one.
48.5
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Play and a miss! Outside off again. Carey swings but only connects with thin air.
48.4
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Could have easily been a 4th! Another slower one and outside off, Carey looks to hit it downtown but misses. It bounces in front of Dhoni making it difficult for him to collect it. He fails to do so. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards third man. Two byes taken.
48.3
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Lovely deception! Bowls two quick deliveries and then a slower one outside off, Carey is way too early in the shot and gets beaten. Three dots in a row!
48.2
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Now looks to innovate and play the paddle but misses as it is bowled down the leg side. Not wided.
48.1
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, A yorker just outside leg, following Carey. He looks to hit it but the ball sneaks under the bat.
47.6
2
B Kumar to M Starc, On middle, worked wide of mid-wicket for a brace.
47.5
1
B Kumar to A Carey, Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
47.4
1
B Kumar to M Starc, Full and around off, Starc swings hard but mistimes it towards long on. Just a single.
47.3
0
B Kumar to M Starc, Outside off, Starc punches it towards cover. Starc initially wants the single but then changes his mind. Carey has to do a U-turn and scampers back but on the way, gets hit by a Kuldeep Yadav throw on the shoulder. Kuldeep and Ian Gould ask Carey whether he is fine.
47.2
1
B Kumar to A Carey, Flicks this away to the leg side for a single and that is the FASTEST HALF CENTURY IN THIS WORLD CUP. Just 25 balls faced by Carey. Something to smile about for Australia.
47.1
4
B Kumar to A Carey, FOUR! Short and outside off, Carey swings this through mid-wicket and beats the fielder running to his left.

Mitchell Starc walks in at number 10. 18 balls left. Can Australia try and survive? You never know, if in the later stages of the tournament, net run rate might come into play.

46.6
0
J Bumrah to Pat Cummins, OUT! Caught behind. Cummins goes as well. Another slower ball, outside off, on a length, Cummins swings early but only gets a thick outside edge. Dhoni dives forward and takes it nicely.
46.5
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single to raise the 300 FOR AUSTRALIA.
46.4
1
J Bumrah to Pat Cummins, A slower ball, short in length, Cummins drags it via a pull to mid-wicket for one.
46.3
2
J Bumrah to Pat Cummins, Lovely yorker, outside off, squeezed through the covers for a run.
46.2
4
J Bumrah to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Finally he connects. Cummins has been trying for the last couple of balls to try and guide the ball behind point. After failing in the last over, he finally connects this time, getting it behind point.
46.1
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Full and outside off, Carey backs away to the leg side and swings hard but only gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls to the off side and the batsmen take a single.
45.6
0
B Kumar to Pat Cummins, Backs away to the leg side and attempts to steer it to third man but misses.
45.5
1
B Kumar to A Carey, Clips this through mid-wicket for a run.
45.4
4
B Kumar to A Carey, FOUR! Terrific shot. A length ball outside off, Carey backs away to the leg side and lofts it over cover for a boundary.
45.3
1
B Kumar to Pat Cummins, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
45.2
0
B Kumar to Pat Cummins, Outside off, Cummins looks to steer it through third man but misses.
45.1
1
B Kumar to A Carey, Outside off, Carey looks to push it to the off side but gets a thick inside edge which misses the stumps and goes towards fine leg. A single taken.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns. 7-0-30-2 so far.

44.6
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Outside off, played through point for a run.

Pat Cummins comes in.

44.5
0
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, OUT! Coulter-Nile departs. Not his day at all. Kept swinging, slashing but not connecting. Finally got a slower ball that he could connect. But sadly for him, he found Virat Kohli to perfection at deep mid-wicket. Kohli is pumped up after that catch. India edging closer to a massive win.
44.4
0
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, A slower ball, outside off, Nathan swings hard but misses. He has not picked the slower one at all today.
44.3
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
44.2
4
J Bumrah to A Carey, FOUR! Very nicely played! Good adjustment. Carey backs away to the leg side and Bumrah angles in a short ball from around the wicket. Now, Alex initially looks to pull but at the last moment, guides it over the keeper to the third man fence!
44.1
0
J Bumrah to A Carey, Outside off, punched through mid off but straight to the fielder.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 7-1-45-1 so far.

43.6
1
H Pandya to A Carey, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
43.5
4
H Pandya to A Carey, FOUR! Fine shot. Full on middle, Carey swings hard and beats long on to his right!
43.4
2
H Pandya to A Carey, Clips it through square lag and runs hard for the second.
43.3
1
H Pandya to N Coulter-Nile, Full on middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
43.2
0
H Pandya to N Coulter-Nile, Slower ball, fuller in length, Coulter-Nile gives the kitchen sink at that but misses.
43.1
1
H Pandya to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

Hardik Pandya returns. 9-0-59-0 so far.

42.6
0
Y Chahal to N Coulter-Nile, A dot to end but a good over for Australia! Slightly better than the rate they need to go at. 84 needed in 42. This is floated up outside off, Coulter-Nile looks to go over the off side but misses.
42.5
1
Y Chahal to A Carey, 13 now as Carey works it through mid-wicket for one.
42.4
6
Y Chahal to A Carey, SIX! Excellent use of the feet! He gets to the pitch of the ball and tonks it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 12 from the 4 balls bowled.
42.3
2
Y Chahal to A Carey, Excellent running! Flatter and outside off, Carey gets it past point. They take one, seeing the fielder field the ball with no urgency they go for another and complete it.
42.2
4
Y Chahal to A Carey, FOUR! In the gap! Brings the sweep out, hits it in the air but in the gap at the mid-wicket region. Carey not going down without a fight.
42.1
0
Y Chahal to A Carey, On the bounce! Shorter and outside off, Carey looks to cut but gets a top edge which goes on the bounce to backward point.
41.6
0
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
41.5
2
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, Swings this cleanly over mid-wicket for a brace.
41.4
0
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, Outside off, Coulter-Nile slashes but misses.
41.3
1
J Bumrah to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
41.2
1
J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, The batsman has played it to the point region. They pick up a single.
41.1
5
J Bumrah to A Carey, RUN OUT MISSED, FOUR OVERTHROWS! Lazy from Rahul. On middle, Carey pushes it through point and sets off for a quick single. Jadeja charges in and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Rahul gets across from square leg, bends to stop the ball but misses and it meets the mid-wicket fence.
40.6
1
Y Chahal to A Carey, Almost chops it on! Landed outside off, Carey looks to push it through the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps towards fine leg. A single taken.
40.5
2
Y Chahal to A Carey, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a couple. Chahal himself goes after the ball and stops it but cannot prevent the couple.

The hero of the last game, Nathan Coulter-Nile, walks out to bat. Can he ingest some life into this contest today as well?

40.4
0
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, OUT! Maxwell falls and that probably is now the confirmation that Australia truly and surely do not have any more chance in this game. Tossed up bravely outside off, Maxwell looks to play the slog sweep but only top edges it high in the air. Ravindra Jadeja, the substitute for Shikhar Dhawan, comes running in from deep mid-wicket and takes a decent catch. End of Maxwell's cameo and Australia might just realistically think of losing by a massive margin.
40.3
4
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, FOUR! Off the edge. Short and outside off, Maxwell looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge, past Dhoni to the third man fence!
40.2
1
Y Chahal to A Carey, On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
40.1
1
Y Chahal to G Maxwell, Full and down the leg side, watchfully flicked through fine leg for a single.

Alex Carey is the new man in at number 7, replacing Stoinis. Also, it is time for Powerplay 3. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Yuzvendra Chahal is back on too.

39.6
0
B Kumar to M Stoinis, OUT! BOWLED! Bhuvneshwar has two in the over and Australia are back in the rubble once more. A length ball outside off, Stoinis lazily looks to run it down towards third man but the bat comes down months late. The ball jags back in, hits the pads and pegs the off stump back! A duck for Stoinis and India probably have more than one-and-a-half foot on the victory path.
39.5
0
B Kumar to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched towards cover.

Marcus Stoinis walks in at number 6, replacing Smith.

39.4
0
B Kumar to S Smith, OUT! Plumb LBW! Hard to see how the umpire missed this one. Probably Ian Gould felt that Smith hit it. A length ball, outside off, cutting back in, Smith, with a huge bat lift, looks to work it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pads. Bhuvi appeals but umpire Gould shakes his head. Dhoni urges Kohli to go for the review and Kohli does so. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be hitting the leg stump. Gritty knock from Smith ends.

Is that a dead duck? A massive appeal for LBW has gone up against gone up against Smith. Bhuvneshwar does not look too confident but Dhoni gives a thumbs up for the review. Kohli takes it.

39.3
1
B Kumar to G Maxwell, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
39.2
1
B Kumar to S Smith, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
39.1
1
B Kumar to G Maxwell, Around middle, on a length, tucked through mid-wicket for a single.
38.6
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Outside off, played straight to point. 13 from the over, 28 off the last 2!
38.5
4
J Bumrah to S Smith, FOUR! Nicely played! A short ball, down the leg side, Smith gets across and pulls it over the keeper to the fine leg fence!
38.4
4
J Bumrah to S Smith, FOUR! Off the inside edge! Kohli is not happy. A length ball outside off, Smith goes hard at this one, looking to force a cover drive but the ball goes off the inside edge, past the stumps and beats fine leg! Kohli wanted the fielder to attack the ball and stop the boundary. A touch harsh.
38.3
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Full and outside off, Steve looks to squeeze it out but misses.
38.2
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Outside off, another short ball, this is pulled straight to deep square leg for a single.
38.1
4
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, FOUR! PLUNDERED! A short ball outside off, Maxwell pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
37.6
4
B Kumar to S Smith, FOUR! A boundary to end the over as well! 15 from it. A bad ball, full and down the leg side, Smith gets across and tickles it to the fine leg fence. Australia need 131 from 12 overs but interestingly, India were 225/2 at this stage, just 3 runs ahead!
37.5
1
B Kumar to G Maxwell, A short ball, heaved through mid-wicket for a single.
37.4
0
B Kumar to G Maxwell, Outside off, Glenn slashes hard but misses.
37.3
2
B Kumar to G Maxwell, Gets across and heaves it behind square leg for a couple.
37.2
4
B Kumar to G Maxwell, FOUR! Wow. Delicate from Maxwell. On a length outside off, Maxwell waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it very fine, beating short third man!
37.1
4
B Kumar to G Maxwell, FOUR! What a shot! Landed outside off, Maxwell just guides this behind point and the ball races away!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on. 5-0-12-0 so far.

36.6
1
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Works this wide of mid on this time for a single.
36.5
4
J Bumrah to G Maxwell, FOUR! Stunning placement! Maxi starts off with a strike rate of 400. Full on middle, Maxwell drives this straight back past the bowler. Mid on is inside and it beats him to the fence!

Glenn Maxwell arrives, with the license to kill. Whether his cannon will fire or misfire, that will be a wait and watch scenario.

36.4
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, OUT! BOWLED! Khawaja departs, trying to be innovative. A length ball, around off, Usman gets across and looks to paddle. But he is not even close to the pitch of the ball and it cannons off the inside edge, onto the stumps. A decent knock from Khawaja.
36.3
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Dropped short, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
36.2
0
J Bumrah to U Khawaja, Outside off, a play and a miss.
36.1
1
J Bumrah to S Smith, Landed outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah returns. 4-1-17-0 so far.

35.6
2
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Comes down the track, does Khawaja and works it wide of long off for a brace. 200 UP FOR AUSTRALIA. 152 more needed from 84 balls. 14 from that over.
35.5
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Comes down the track and wrists it through mid-wicket for a run.
35.4
1
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Works this through mid-wicket for a run.
35.3
4
K Yadav to U Khawaja, FOUR! Superb batting! Full and around middle, Khawaja whips this through mid-wicket for another boundary!
35.2
6
K Yadav to U Khawaja, SIX! MURDERED! Full and outside off, Khawaja gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket!
35.1
0
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Tossed up outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but misses.
34.6
1
H Pandya to U Khawaja, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
34.5
0
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
34.4
0
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Outside off, Usman flays hard but misses.
34.3
4
H Pandya to U Khawaja, FOUR! A short ball, a half-tracker at that, Khawaja pulls it away to the mid-wicket fence!
34.2
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Outside off, punched through point for a single.
34.1
0
H Pandya to U Khawaja, A short ball, outside off, Khawaja looks to pull but misses. The ball bounces in front of Dhoni who is unable to stop it and the batsmen sneak a bye.

Hardik Pandya is back on. 8-0-53-0 so far.

33.6
4
K Yadav to S Smith, FOUR! What precision! Superb picking of the gap. There is a point, a cover and an extra cover. Kuldeep tosses this one outside off and Smith drives. Trisecting the three fielders. Excellent placement. Half century for Smith, back-to-back ones for him as well.
33.5
1
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Pushes this through long on for another single.
33.4
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Comes down the track and hits it through mid off for one.
33.3
1
K Yadav to U Khawaja, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
33.2
0
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Full and outside off, Khawaja looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball goes off the bottom part of the bat. Dhoni stops it with his pads.
33.1
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Tossed up outside off, driven towards long off for a single.

DRINKS BREAK. Ever tried to pass a night with sleep not coming, staring at the watch? Just gazing at the stars or looking at the clock and awaiting when would dawn come. This game is like that now. India are not picking up wickets but Australia are not able to score the runs at the required rate. The water has risen to dangerous levels now with the Aussies clearly looking to play out their 50 overs and get some batting practice and also not hurting their net run rate. Smith is trying to be positive but sadly for Australia, the required rate is way too high.

32.6
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run.
32.5
1
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, The batsman drives this through the covers. They pick up a single.
32.4
4
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, FOUR! Fine shot. Full and down the leg side, Khawaja sweeps it towards the fine leg fence!
32.3
0
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, Pitched outside leg, Khawaja looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
32.2
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Comes down the track and eases it through the covers for a single.
32.1
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Around off, solidly defended.
31.6
4
K Yadav to U Khawaja, FOUR! A bit audacious this time. Full and in line of the stumps, Khawaja walks across his stumps and sweeps it over square leg for a boundary!
31.5
0
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Short and outside off, cut straight to point this time!
31.4
0
K Yadav to U Khawaja, A short ball, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
31.3
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
31.2
1
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
31.1
0
K Yadav to U Khawaja, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
30.6
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, SAFE. Full and outside off, Smith comes down the track but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. He looks to swing hard but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls behind and Dhoni quickly collects and flicks it onto the stumps. Smith too gets in but Dhoni appeals and it is referred upstairs. Replays show that the former skipper is well in. But great presence of mind from MS.

Is that a stumping? Dhoni, like always Dhoni does, has staged a brilliant drama. Is Smith out of his crease?

30.5
1
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a single.
30.4
0
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, Full and down the leg side, swept straight to short fine leg.
30.3
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
30.2
1
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, What happened there? Full and outside leg, Khawaja looks to sweep but the ball hits the back of his bat and hits Dhoni on the helmet! The ball deflects towards short fine leg and the batsmen take a run.
30.1
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Short and outside off, turning away, Smith punches it with the turn through the covers for a single.
29.6
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Full and around off, Smith pushes it towards cover and takes a quick single.
29.5
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Very good bowling. Tossed up outside off, SS lunges and defends.
29.4
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Way too short, Steve rocks back and pulls but finds Virat Kohli at square leg.
29.3
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Around off, defended from the crease.
29.2
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Full on middle, Smith comes down the track but flicks it straight to short mid-wicket.
29.1
1
K Yadav to U Khawaja, A short ball, pulled away but straight to deep mid-wicket. Just a single.
28.6
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Another dot to end! Around off, this is guided to point.
28.5
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, A yorker on middle, Smith jams it out to covers.
28.4
1
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, The batsman charges down the wicket. One run added to the total.
28.3
2
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, Leading edge but just over! Khawaja looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge and over the bowler for two.
28.2
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Tossed up outside off, Smith drives it through point. The batsmen cross ends. 150 up for Australia.
28.1
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Looks to play the sweep from outside off but the ball spins away and beats the bat.
27.6
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Slower one on middle, Smith whips it through square leg for one. Just the 5 from the over. 204 needed in 132.
27.5
2
H Pandya to S Smith, Lovely fielding by KL! Smith creams this through covers. Rahul runs to his right and with a dive stops it very cleanly. Gets up quickly and keeps it down to two.
27.4
0
H Pandya to S Smith, On the off pole, Smith guides it to point.
27.3
1
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Back of a length on off, Khawaja guides it down to third man and takes one.
27.2
0
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Fuller and on middle, Khawaja whips it to mid on.
27.1
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Very full and on the pads, Smith works it through mid-wicket for one.
26.6
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Shorter and on off, Smith goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
26.5
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Shorter and on off, Smith guides it to point.
26.4
1
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, This is quicker and on middle, Khawaja works it through mid-wicket but only for one.
26.3
0
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, Tosses it up on off, Khawaja keeps it out.
26.2
2
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, Nicely played! Khawaja plays the paddle towards fine leg. They take one, then take another and Smith wants a third but is sent back.
26.1
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Floats it up outside off, it is just behind a driving length and it turns away. Smith looks to drive it through the off side but gets an outside edge towards short third man for one.
25.6
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Pandya misses the yorker and bowls a full toss on middle, Smith flicks it through square leg for a run.
25.5
1
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Short delivery on leg, Khawaja pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
25.4
0
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Short of a length delivery on middle, Khawaja nudges it to mid-wicket.
25.3
1
H Pandya to S Smith, On a length on middle, Smith flicks it towards square leg for a single.
25.2
1
H Pandya to U Khawaja, Length delivery on off, Khawaja plays it towards point where the substitute fielder Jadeja misfields and concedes a single.
25.1
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
24.6
0
Y Chahal to U Khawaja, Excellent delivery, Khawaja looks to defend but the ball spins in, goes past the inside edge and hits him on the pads. Excellent over from Chahal.
24.5
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, On middle, pushed through mid on for a single.

Usman Khawaja walks in at number 4, replacing Warner.

24.4
0
Y Chahal to D Warner, OUT! Caught! Warner's torturous innings comes to an end. He was never looking comfortable in his 84-ball stay and has eventually been relieved off the pain. Tossed up, around middle and leg, Warner comes down the track and looks to flick it over the leg side. The connection is decent but the power is not enough to take the ball beyond the boundary. Easy catch for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. That will hurt Australia's chances as per the DLS method.
24.3
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
24.3
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, WIDE. The attempted googly, but it is well down the leg side. Left alone.
24.2
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Down the leg side, Steve misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads, past Dhoni, through fine leg. Kuldeep Yadav chases it down from short fine leg, fields, then throws it out of balance. Two leg byes taken.
24.1
2
Y Chahal to S Smith, Tossed up on middle, Smith comes down the track and flicks it through square leg for a couple.
23.6
2
H Pandya to D Warner, He does it again! Warner pulls this flat through mid-wicket. Once more, Rahul attacks the ball, dives and parries it to Chahal from long leg. Two more runs to the total.
23.5
0
H Pandya to D Warner, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
23.4
1
H Pandya to S Smith, On middle and leg, helped through square leg for a run.
23.3
0
H Pandya to S Smith, Around off, blocked from the crease.
23.2
1
H Pandya to D Warner, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
23.1
2
H Pandya to D Warner, A short ball, Warner pulls it through mid-wicket. KL Rahul runs to his left from sweeper and dives, parrying the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal coming in from long leg. Two runs taken. Excellent piece of fielding.

Hardik Pandya is back on. 5-0-37-0 so far.

22.6
4
K Jadhav to S Smith, FOUR! Terrific shot. Full and outside off, Smith gets down and slog sweeps it powerfully over mid-wicket! 14 from the over!
22.6
0
K Jadhav to S Smith, WIDE. Down the leg side, Smith misses his flick.
22.5
1
K Jadhav to D Warner, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
22.4
1
K Jadhav to S Smith, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
22.3
0
K Jadhav to S Smith, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
22.2
6
K Jadhav to S Smith, SIX! Nice shot. Full and outside off, Smith comes down the track and sends it sailing over mid-wicket! 50-RUN STAND COMES UP!
22.1
0
K Jadhav to S Smith, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
22.1
0
K Jadhav to S Smith, WIDE. Down the leg side, Smith looks to paddle but misses.

Kedar Jadhav into the attack.

21.6
0
Y Chahal to D Warner, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
21.5
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Outside off, punched through the covers where the fielder makes a good diving stop. Keeps the batsmen to a single.
21.4
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven through mid off.
21.3
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
21.2
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Outside off, punched towards cover.
21.1
1
Y Chahal to D Warner, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
20.6
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Short delivery, Smith looks to pull but gets a bottom edge and gets hit in the body.
20.5
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, On a good length on off, Smith keeps it out.
20.4
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Length delivery on middle, Warner looks to flick but gets it off his pads. It goes towards square leg for a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
20.3
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Good length delivery on off, David defends it out.
20.2
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, On a good length on off, Warner defends it off the back foot.
20.1
4
J Bumrah to D Warner, FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Warner looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary. There was no fielder there.

It has gone extremely dark and the breeze has picked up as well. The floodlights have been switched on too. Looks like a rain interruption is inevitable.

20.1
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, WIDE! Bowls a short delivery outside off, Warner does well to duck under it. 100 up for Australia.

Jasprit Bumrah returns. 3-1-13-0 so far.

19.6
1
Y Chahal to D Warner, Pushes this through mid-wicket for a run.
19.5
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.
19.4
1
Y Chahal to D Warner, Oops... what happened there? Full and outside off, David drives this through mid off. Chahal gets across to his right to stop the ball but collides with Smith. The bowler is not happy but Smith apologizes and the run is taken.
19.3
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Outside off, driven through mid on for a run.
19.2
0
Y Chahal to S Smith, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
19.1
1
Y Chahal to D Warner, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
18.6
1
K Yadav to D Warner, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
18.5
0
K Yadav to D Warner, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
18.4
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Works it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.3
1
K Yadav to D Warner, A short ball, pulled through long on for a single. He was lucky to get away with that.
18.2
0
K Yadav to D Warner, Comes down the track and defends.
18.1
4
K Yadav to D Warner, FOUR! Landed outside off, Warner goes back and punches it through the covers!
17.6
1
Y Chahal to D Warner, Flighted delivery on middle, Warner comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.
17.5
2
Y Chahal to D Warner, Tossed up on leg, Warner looks to sweep but gets it off the glove. It goes off Dhoni's pads towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
17.4
0
Y Chahal to D Warner, Full on off, Warner drives it to covers.
17.3
1
Y Chahal to S Smith, Floated delivery on off, Smith plays it towards point for a single.
17.2
2
Y Chahal to S Smith, Flighted delivery on middle, Smith comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
17.1
2
Y Chahal to S Smith, Chahal starts with a tossed up delivery outside off, Smith drives it through covers. Bumrah does well to cut it off. The batsmen get two runs.

More spin. Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack.

16.6
0
K Yadav to D Warner, Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
16.5
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Floated again, around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
16.4
1
K Yadav to D Warner, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
16.3
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Floated on middle, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket for an easy single.
16.2
1
K Yadav to D Warner, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
16.1
0
K Yadav to D Warner, Full and around off, pushed towards cover.

DRINKS BREAK. Nothing much to choose between the two teams at this stage. But India had not lost a wicket at this point of time. There were 81/0 and Australia might take heart from the fact that Warner is slowly opening up his arms. The Indian bowling has been superb and nothing has been given freely. The Aussies have their work cut out. 278 needed from 204 balls.

15.6
1
H Pandya to D Warner, Short and outside off, Warner cuts it hard through point for a single. 8 runs have come from the over.
15.5
0
H Pandya to D Warner, Play and a miss! Short delivery outside off, David looks to pull but misses it.
15.4
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Length delivery on middle, Smith flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
1
H Pandya to D Warner, Good length delivery on off, Warner smashes it through covers. The batsmen take a single.
15.2
0
H Pandya to D Warner, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Warner looks to chase that delivery but misses it.
15.1
0
H Pandya to D Warner, Nothing on the Free Hit. Short delivery again, Warner pulls it to mid-wicket where Virat Kohli takes the catch but of no use. He is caught but the rules allow him to stay as one can be dismissed only run out on a Free Hit.

FREE HIT TIME.

15.1
4
H Pandya to D Warner, NO BALL, FOUR! Hardik oversteps and bowls a short ball, right at the head of Warner. Warner pulls it with his eyes closed, over square leg for a boundary.
14.6
1
K Yadav to D Warner, Outside off, driven through the covers where the fielder gets a hand to it and takes some sting off it. A run taken.
14.5
0
K Yadav to D Warner, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
14.4
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
14.3
1
K Yadav to D Warner, Works it through mid-wicket for a single.
14.2
0
K Yadav to D Warner, Almost chopped on! Landed outside off, David looks to cut but the ball skids on, takes the bottom edge and just misses the off stump!
14.1
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Fraction slower to the new batsman, fuller in length, driven back past the bowler towards long on for a single.
13.6
1
H Pandya to S Smith, On middle and leg, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.
13.5
0
H Pandya to S Smith, Landed outside off, played straight to point.
13.4
1
H Pandya to D Warner, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
13.3
0
H Pandya to D Warner, A bouncer, on middle, Warner ducks.
13.2
0
H Pandya to D Warner, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.

Steve Smith walks in at number 3, replacing Finch.

13.1
1
H Pandya to D Warner, OUT! India have their first wicket. Miscommunication gets the better of Australia. Outside off, Warner punches it through the covers and sets off for two straightaway. Finch takes the first but then while turning for the second, he sees that Kedar Jadhav has the ball in his hand at sweeper. He stops. But Warner is like a runaway train who cannot change direction. He called for two and wanted them. The problem is, he did not even look at Finch while going for the second. Finch had no option than to go now. The throw comes to Hardik who disturbs the bails and hurts himself. Finch angrily looks back at Warner and strides off, even as the umpire refers it upstairs. The third umpire needs just one look to give his decision. Finch is furious and perhaps smashes the window pane of the Aussie dressing room. Calm, calm, calm...

Confusion. Confusion! Aaron Finch is taking quick strides towards the dressing room but the umpire is still referring it upstairs. Oh dear. Finch is two yards short. Easy decision.

13.1
0
H Pandya to D Warner, WIDE. A sharp bouncer, from around the wicket, right at the head of Warner who ducks out in time. Wided by the umpire for height.
12.6
1
K Yadav to D Warner, On middle and off, pushed down to long on for another single.
12.5
1
K Yadav to A Finch, Outside off, driven wide of long off for one more.
12.4
0
K Yadav to A Finch, Outside off, played straight to point. Something is going to give. Either Finch will hit a couple of sixes out of the middle or we will witness two wickets bang bang.
12.3
1
K Yadav to D Warner, Works this wide of mid on for a quick run.
12.2
1
K Yadav to A Finch, Full on middle, eased down to long on for a single.
12.1
2
K Yadav to A Finch, Full and outside off, Finch gets down, chances his arm and slog sweeps this wide of long on. The batsmen take the first one very slowly and then decide to go for the second. A better throw to the bowler could have had Warner in trouble.
11.6
0
H Pandya to D Warner, Once again a dot ball. Warner is really struggling. On a good length outside off, David punches this straight to backward point once more.
11.5
0
H Pandya to D Warner, Landed outside off, David looks to steal a run by tapping this behind point but Kohli has that area covered.
11.4
0
H Pandya to D Warner, Around off, solidly pushed back to the bowler.
11.3
0
H Pandya to D Warner, This one skids through after pitching, Warner misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A mild LBW appeal ensues but that was going down leg.
11.2
0
H Pandya to D Warner, Excellent stop by Rohit Sharma! India continue to frustrate the Aussies. Full and outside off, Warner drives this through the covers but Rohit dives full length to his right and makes a terrific save.
11.1
1
H Pandya to A Finch, Outside off, punched through point for a single.
10.6
1
K Yadav to A Finch, Comes down the track and eases it down the ground for a single.
10.5
0
K Yadav to A Finch, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
10.4
2
K Yadav to A Finch, Full and outside off, chipped over cover for a couple. 50-RUN STAND IS UP! Cautious start for Australia, just like India. But do the Men In Yellow have the arsenal to cover up for lost time?
10.3
0
K Yadav to A Finch, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
10.2
1
K Yadav to D Warner, Outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
10.1
0
K Yadav to D Warner, Full and around middle, driven back to the bowler.

POWERPLAY 2 has been signalled. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Here comes Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the first over of spin.

9.6
4
H Pandya to A Finch, FOUR! Fine way to end Powerplay 1! 19 from the final over. A length ball outside off, Finch punches this through the covers and the ball races away! 48/0 for Australia in Powerplay 1, 7 ahead than what India were at this stage.
9.5
4
H Pandya to A Finch, FOUR! Well played. Fractionally full, outside off, Finch drives this on the up between cover and point!
9.4
6
H Pandya to A Finch, SIX! Terrific shot. The first of the run chase. A length ball, Finch picks it up in a trice and pulls it over square leg!
9.3
1
H Pandya to D Warner, Outside off, pushed through point for a single.
9.2
0
H Pandya to D Warner, That kicked off! A length ball, outside off, David looks to defend but the ball suddenly shoots off the deck. DW just about saves his head from getting smashed. The ball goes off the face of the bat towards point.
9.1
4
H Pandya to D Warner, FOUR! A rare boundary for Australia. A length ball, around middle, Warner helps it over short fine leg and the ball finds the fence. Just the third boundary of this innings.
8.6
1
B Kumar to D Warner, First sign of aggression from Warner. Jumps down the track, meets the ball on the half volley and pushes it down the ground. Mid off cuts it off with a nice tumble to his left.
8.5
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Outside off, punched on the up, straight to Virat Kohli at short cover.
8.4
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Around off, defended from the crease.
8.3
1
B Kumar to A Finch, On a length around off, coming in, Finch tucks it through mid-wicket, takes a single, thinks about the second but Yuzvendra Chahal races after it from short mid-wicket, slides and gets up quickly, with the ball in his hand. The thought of the second stays just a thought in the end.
8.2
1
B Kumar to D Warner, Works this through the leg side for a single.
8.1
2
B Kumar to D Warner, A short ball, around middle, tucked through square leg for a couple.
7.6
0
H Pandya to A Finch, On a good length on middle, Finch defends it off the back foot.
7.6
0
H Pandya to A Finch, WIDE! Short of a length delivery outside off, Finch lets it go. The umpire gives wide for height.
7.5
2
H Pandya to A Finch, Length delivery on middle, Finch flicks it through square leg. The batsmen go for the second and in the meanwhile, the fielder returns a good throw to Dhoni. The keeper collects and then parries it at the stumps, but misses. Finch was in though. In frustration, MS hits the stumps with his gloves. Then applauds the throw from the fielder.
7.4
1
H Pandya to D Warner, David's first in 15 BALLS. India have kept the Aussies quiet. On a length and outside off, Warner pushes it towards point and takes a quick single.
7.3
1
H Pandya to A Finch, Length delivery on middle, Aaron looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a quick run. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it.
7.2
0
H Pandya to A Finch, Short and outside off, Finch cuts it to point.
7.1
0
H Pandya to A Finch, Pandya starts with a length delivery on middle, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket.

Hardik Pandya time.

6.6
0
B Kumar to D Warner, RUN OUT MISSED! Aaron Finch was gone for all money. On a length around off, Warner pushes it towards cover and initially sets off for a single. Finch responds but then Warner changes his mind on seeing Kohli lurk over there. Finch has to take a long route, encircling and is nowhere even in the frame when Kohli flicks it at the bowler's end. Luckily for one skipper, his counterpart misses.
6.5
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Landed outside off, left alone.
6.4
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Fractionally fuller, David reaches out and slashes hard but misses.
6.3
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Outside off, crashed straight to point.
6.2
0
B Kumar to D Warner, On a good length outside off, punched straight to point.
6.1
1
B Kumar to A Finch, Landed outside off, Finch taps it towards point, has a look at his partner and they are off. KL Rahul comes in quickly, has a shy at the striker's end but the throw is well wide.
5.6
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Again on a good length and outside off, Warner covers the line of the stumps and shoulders his arms to this one. Maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah.
5.5
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, On a good length and outside off, Warner defends it out.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner defends it off the back foot.
5.3
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, David drives it straight to covers.
5.2
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Bumrah bowls it on a good length and outside off, Warner looks to play at that delivery but at the last moment, decides to leave it alone. In the process, gets beaten.
5.1
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, On a good length on middle, Warner pulls it towards the bowler.
4.6
0
B Kumar to A Finch, Outside off, Finch punches it through point but a good diving stop prevents runs.
4.5
0
B Kumar to A Finch, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
4.4
0
B Kumar to A Finch, Around off, played straight to short mid-wicket.
4.3
0
B Kumar to A Finch, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
4.3
0
B Kumar to A Finch, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
4.2
0
B Kumar to A Finch, Around off, fuller in length, pushed back to the bowler.

Shikhar Dhawan has not taken the field. Could be because while batting, he got hit on the thumb. Precautionary rest perhaps.

4.1
0
B Kumar to A Finch, On a good length outside off, tapped towards point.
3.6
1
J Bumrah to A Finch, On a good length and outside off, Finch looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a single.
3.5
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Length delivery outside off, Finch plays it to point.
3.4
4
J Bumrah to A Finch, FOUR! Loose ball, half volley on the pads, Finch flicks it uppishly over square leg. There is fine leg in place but he cannot get there!
3.3
2
J Bumrah to A Finch, Length delivery on middle, Aaron flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
3.2
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, On a good length on leg, Finch looks to tuck but gets hit on the pads.
3.1
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Full and outside off, Finch drives it to mid off.
2.6
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Outside off, left alone.
2.5
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Fuller in length, pushed straight to cover.
2.4
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Around off, solidly blocked out.
2.3
2
B Kumar to D Warner, An overthrow. Outside off, David pushes this to the off side and takes off for a single. Virat Kohli charges onto the ball from extra cover, gets to the ball but is off balance while releasing the throw. It is wide off the stumps and Yuzvendra Chahal backing up from short mid-wicket cannot quite get there, parrying it to fine leg. By the time Kuldeep Yadav can get around from long leg, the second is taken.
2.2
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Lovely ball. On a length around off, Warner looks to defend but the ball moves a long way after pitching and beats the outside edge.
2.1
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Full and around off, pushed towards cover.
1.6
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Length delivery on middle, Finch pushes it to off side. 5 runs from Bumrah's first over. Good start from him.
1.5
1
J Bumrah to D Warner, On a good length again outside off, David plays it towards off side and takes a quick single.
1.4
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Good length delivery on off, Warner defends it from the back foot.
1.3
4
J Bumrah to D Warner, FOUR! Excellent shot! Warner gets going. Full and outside off, Warner drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
1.2
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner taps it to covers.
1.1
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, CHOPPED ON, BUT THE BAILS DO NOT FALL! What a stroke of luck for David Warner. Terrific start for Bumrah. The ball is on a good length on off, Warner looks to defend but gets an inside edge on it. The ball hits his boot and hits the stumps behind. But the adamant bails won't fall.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
0
B Kumar to A Finch, This one does shape back in just a touch. Finch lunges and defends it onto the ground. Three from the first over.
0.5
0
B Kumar to A Finch, Goes back to bowling length and just outside off, Finch leaves it alone.
0.4
2
B Kumar to A Finch, The stumps at the non-striker's end play as India's 12th fielder. They save a couple. Kumar bowls it very full and on middle, Finch creams it past the bowler. It hits the stumps at the other end and that takes the pace off the ball. Pandya from mid on runs after it and pushes it back in. Two taken.
0.3
1
B Kumar to D Warner, Australia are underway! On the pads once again and there is no swing for Kumar. Warner works it towards square leg where Chahal makes a diving stop and ensures it is not more than a single.
0.2
0
B Kumar to D Warner, Back of a length and on off, Warner goes back and keeps it out.
0.1
0
B Kumar to D Warner, No swing first up! Kumar bowls it on the pads, Warner works it to mid-wicket.

We are back for the chase! The Indian players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner. They need to get Australia off to a good start if they are to chase this down. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India. He will look for some swing. Will he get any? We will have to wait and see as he runs in to bowl the first ball...