India in Australia, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Australia vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

Date & Time: 12 January 2019

India 254/9

RR: 5.08 | Australia beat India by 34 runs

commentary

That ends the SCG contest. A rare India loss, that too in an ODI. Against a triply-weakened Aussie unit. Spare a thought for Rohit Sharma though. His 10th series or tournament in a row where he has scored at least one century. But all is not lost yet as 2 ODIs are yet to be played. We now move to Adelaide, which hosts the second ODI on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Australia will be buoyed with this win but beware of the wounded Indian Tigers. The game begins at 1.50 pm local (0320 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Man of the Match, Jhye Richardson, says he is happy with his performance, especially against a quality side. Credits the way India tried to come back in the game. States Kohli's wicket was very special for him, especially in a run chase. Mentions they are clear about what they have to do as a bowling unit and it came off today. Ends by saying they assessed the conditions well and bowled according to it.

Victorious Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says he is very pleased with the performance. Admits they did get nervous when Dhoni and Rohit were batting. On his team's batting, Finch says that the plan was to bat deep as can be seen from the scorecard, to get a competitive total on the board. He feels they had a par score as the dew was not going to play a big factor. Credits the way Khawaja, Marsh and Handscomb played. Further adds they batted really well in the middle period and finished off things well. Mentions the newbies bowled really well and both of them (Behrendorff and Jhye) have a good future ahead. Ends by saying there is still a lot of room for improvement though.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they are not pleased with the way they played. Mentions they were good with the ball but were not upto the mark with the bat. Credits the way Rohit played and further adds he was supported well by Dhoni. Reckons they tried to take the game deep but the latter got out out at the wrong time. He feels they needed one more good partnership and the story could have been different. States Rayudu and Shikhar got good deliveries, he hit the ball well but was unfortunate. He adds though that those won't stop them from playing their shots. Ends by saying this is a learning curve and they hope to correct their mistakes in the games further.

Small moments. How they sometimes cost big. Bhuvi going for 40 in his last 3 overs. India losing by 34. Australia wasting a review on Rohit - did not matter but almost paid the price for it. Ambati Rayudu's review - should India have taken it? Had they not, then Dhoni could have used it to his advantage. Anyways, life is nothing without ifs and buts. Please do stay tuned for the presentation...

Wow. Australia's bowling. No Starc. No Hazlewood. No Cummins. No Coulter-Nile. No Tye. Yet they won. Quadruple wow. They were lucky to get a couple of cheap wickets but then were professional enough to build on that and not let India in. Debutant Jason Behrendorff did well to finish with a 2-fer but Jhye Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with 4/26 in his 10. Nathan Lyon did a good holding job but the early damage had helped all the bowlers, even if they went for a hit towards the end.

Rohit then tried to saviour a one-man show but eventually, the task became too monumental for him. He got no support from the others. Factor this - when Rohit was at the crease, only Dhoni and Jadeja crossed double figures.

Normally, when you have a stand taking so many balls, it cannot be broken without compensating. Dhoni and Rohit tried to change the tempo but then the former got a rough call which probably changed the game.

A good start is key to a good finish. India lacked that in this game. 1/1, 4/2 became 4/3. The visitors could not recover after that. Well, one can say they tried. Dhoni and Rohit stopped the wicket-flow, got a partnership going but that was not helping the task as the boundaries were not coming frequently. The stand was worth 137 but it consumed 171 balls.

A comfortable win for Australia in the end. Not many would have imagined this. 288 on this track, which was seeing 30-40 runs short, has actually proved to be 34 runs too many.

49.6
0
M Stoinis to M Shami, OUT! Caught. The match ends. Stoinis finally gets his second. A full ball on middle, it is the slower one. Shami hits it high up in the air. So high that it comes down with snow on it. Maxwell in the deep mid-wicket position settles under it and takes a good catch. All smiles in the Australian camp as THEY WIN BY 34 RUNS AND TAKE A 1-0 LEAD!
49.5
1
M Stoinis to B Kumar, Another drop and once again it is on the bowling of Stoinis. Good attempt though. He looks a frustrated figure. A short ball on the body. Kumar goes for the pull but gets a top edge, it goes towards deep backward square leg. Handscomb makes good ground to his right, dives and gets two hands to it but fails to hang on. The batsmen take a run.
49.4
0
M Stoinis to B Kumar, Tries to do the same but this time finds the fielder at covers. Does not take a run.
49.3
4
M Stoinis to B Kumar, FOUR! CREAMED! Full and on off, Kumar makes room and caresses it through covers for a boundary.
49.2
1
M Stoinis to M Shami, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for a single.
49.1
1
M Stoinis to B Kumar, In the air... but it lands in no man's land! Length delivery around off, Kumar swings, it hits the splice of the bat and lobs towards the cover region. A run taken.

Mohammed Shami is the new batsman.

48.6
0
P Siddle to K Yadav, OUT! Khawaja makes no mistake this time! Siddle gets his first! A short ball on middle, Kuldeep shuffles across and goes for the pull. Only manages to get a top edge, it goes towards Khawaja at deep square leg, he takes it.
48.5
1
P Siddle to B Kumar, Goes very full and on the pads, it is clipped towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
48.4
2
P Siddle to B Kumar, Length again around off, Bhuvneshwar hits it over covers and take two.
48.3
1
P Siddle to K Yadav, On the shorter side, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
48.2
1
P Siddle to B Kumar, It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single.
48.1
4
P Siddle to B Kumar, FOUR! Kumar is playing a very nice knock here. He makes room and cuts this length ball over the point fielder and into the fence.
47.6
1
M Stoinis to B Kumar, DROPPED! This is an absolute sitter! This should have been taken. Not sure if this drop would haunt Australia but still, the bowler will be disappointed as he could have added one more to his wicket tally. The slower ball on middle, Kumar tries to go downtown, it has more height than distance. Khawaja settles under it at long on and should have taken it but spills it. A single taken.

Peter Siddle returns. 7-0-39-0 so far.

47.5
0
M Stoinis to K Yadav, Yadav moves right across and tries to flick. It hits his thigh pad and rolls on the leg side. The batsmen run a leg bye.
47.4
1
M Stoinis to B Kumar, DROPPED! But difficult to say so. A valiant effort from Behrendorff. It is short ball on the body, Kumar pulls it uppishly towards short fine leg. Jason there dives to his left, full stretch, gets a hand to it but can't hang on.
47.3
0
M Stoinis to B Kumar, Tries to play the paddle now but fails to connect.
47.2
4
M Stoinis to B Kumar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Kumar will not go down without a fight. He uses his feet and at the very end opens the face of the bat, it races through the turf through point. Marsh makes good ground to his left, dives but his effort goes in vain.
47.1
4
M Stoinis to B Kumar, FOUR! Handy runs but not sure this would make a difference to the outcome of the game. Short and outside off, Kumar comes down the track and slashes. He gets a top edge and it goes over the short third man fielder.
46.6
1
J Richardson to B Kumar, Another yorker, dug out for a single to the leg side.
46.5
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, A lovely reverse-swinging delivery, Bhuvi tries to dig it out but the ball goes off the inside edge, onto his pads and rolls past the stumps to the off side. He wants a run but is sent back.
46.4
1
J Richardson to K Yadav, A short ball now, heaved towards deep mid-wicket for one.
46.3
0
J Richardson to K Yadav, A slower ball, down the leg side, Kuldeep misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the keeper.
46.2
1
J Richardson to B Kumar, The batsman plays the pull shot. One run added to the total.
46.1
1
J Richardson to K Yadav, Fuller and on middle, it is worked around the corner for a run.
45.6
0
M Stoinis to B Kumar, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
45.5
2
M Stoinis to B Kumar, DROPPED! Guess this will not matter though. A short ball, outside off, Bhuvi looks to pull but gets a top edge. It almost carries to Usman Khawaja at long on who comes running in but plonks it. Hurts his hamstring as well.

Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in.

45.4
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, OUT! Caught! The SCG stands still. That is probably the final nail in the coffin. A tired Rohit Sharma walks back after a magnificent innings. No miracle tonight. He fought a lone battle but the situation demanded a lot out of him. Australia on the other hand, rejoice as they know they almost have the game in the bag. A short ball outside off, Rohit tries to pull but only manages to get a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Glenn Maxwell there runs in and takes a good catch.
45.3
4
M Stoinis to R Sharma, FOUR! JUST OVER! Much-needed boundary but one is not enough. They need at least three per over. A full toss, this time Rohit makes Stoinis pay as he lofts it over the mid off fielder and into the fence.
45.3
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, WIDE. A full toss outside off, pretty wide, Sharma lets it go. Pressure on the bowler!
45.2
1
M Stoinis to B Kumar, A short ball, ultra-slower delivery, Bhuvi swings hard and toe-ends it towards long on. For a run.
45.1
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, A high full toss outside off, Rohit heaves it towards deep mid-wicket. A single taken. The batsmen look at the square leg umpire for the no ball call but they get none. Just below the waist.
44.6
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Another slower ball outside off, this time there is extra bounce. Kumar once again fails to put bat on ball. Terrific over this by Jhye, one which probably turns the tide in Australia's favor completely. A run and a wicket from it.
44.5
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Excellent slower ball! That was really slow. It is also outside off, Kumar looks to pull but is done in by the lack of bounce and pace.
44.4
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Driven firmly but to the man at covers who is quite close in. Rohit is halfway down the wicket as he is eager to get on strike. He now has to turn and get back in. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end. Rohit dives and tries to get back in. The fielder misses his shy and Rohit ends up colliding into the stumps.
44.3
0
J Richardson to B Kumar, Very full on middle, Kumar jams it out.
44.2
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Shortish and outside off, Rohit cuts it through point and a run is taken.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in next at number 8, replacing Jadeja. Just needs to keep giving the strike to Rohit. The way he is batting, he can win this single-handedly for India.

44.1
0
J Richardson to R Jadeja, OUT! In the air... taken! Four-fer for Jhye. The men from Perth Scorchers are doing it for Australia. It is bowled short and outside off, Jadeja goes for the upper cut and also hits it well. It though does not go as fine as he wanted it to. Shaun Marsh at deep point, settles under it and takes an easy one. Rohit continues losing partners at one end. 76 from 35.

Jhye Richardson is back on.

43.6
4
M Stoinis to R Sharma, FOUR! 10 from the last 2 balls and it ends up being an expensive over. It is slightly short and Rohit pounces on it. He pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. 76 more needed in 36.
43.5
6
M Stoinis to R Sharma, SIX! HUGE! Spoils the over! Stoinis goes for the yorker but ends up bowling it in the slot. Rohit Sharma is seeing the ball like a football and hence won't miss out. He clears the mid-wicket fence with ease.
43.4
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, A dot now! This is turning out to be an excellent over. Short and outside off, Rohit goes for the cut but is beaten by the extra bounce.
43.3
1
M Stoinis to R Jadeja, Jadeja makes room and Stoinis follows him. Ravindra nudges it beside the pitch. The batters go for a run, Stoinis is quick to the ball, he then shys at the striker's end with an underarm throw but misses. Replay shows, had he hit, Rohit was a goner.
43.2
0
M Stoinis to R Jadeja, One for the over signaled! A bumper and it is a well-directed one. Jadeja is taken by surprise and fails to connect with the pull.
43.1
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Once again it is in the air but lands safe. Full and around middle, Rohit lofts it towards long on by taking a hand off the handle. The fielder comes running in but it lands well short. A run taken.
42.6
0
N Lyon to R Jadeja, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Jadeja defends it by showing the full face off the bat.
42.5
0
N Lyon to R Jadeja, Once again bowls it a bit shorter to Jadeja. He cuts it but straight to the fielder at point.
42.4
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tossed up on off, Sharma follows that six with a single by sweeping it towards the square leg region.
42.3
6
N Lyon to R Sharma, SIX! Out of here! India need a few more of these. A little too full and on middle, Rohit lines it up and sends it sailing over the long on fence. 200 up for India. They require 89 more runs of 45 balls.
42.2
1
N Lyon to R Jadeja, Flighted delivery on off, the ball spins away from the batsman after pitching. Jadeja rocks onto his back foot and cuts it away towards point for a single.
42.1
0
N Lyon to R Jadeja, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
41.6
4
G Maxwell to R Sharma, FOUR! STREAKY! Everything going Rohit's way. A high full toss, it is slower through the air. Sharma is early int the pull. It goes off the edge and past short third man for a boundary. 9 from the over, a good one in the context of the game.
41.5
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Quicker ball again and outside off, it skids through, Sharma tries to play it late but gets beaten.
41.4
2
G Maxwell to R Sharma, In the air... but safe! The move to get Maxwell on almost works there. This is darted outside off, Rohit tries to drag his shot over mid-wicket. He only manages to get a top edge. It goes high up in the air, the fielder from the deep mid-wicket region runs in but he can't get to it. Sharma can consider himself lucky there. Is this his night? We will have to wait to find out. The batsmen take two.
41.3
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Fires in a yorker on off, Rohit can only jam it out. Good delivery that.
41.2
1
G Maxwell to R Jadeja, Once again plays it with soft hands towards mid-wicket, this time though it is only a single as the fielder gets to the ball quickly.
41.1
2
G Maxwell to R Jadeja, This is fired on middle, Jadeja nicely plays it towards mid-wicket with soft hands and takes two.

Another change as Glenn Maxwell comes on.

40.6
1
N Lyon to R Jadeja, Shorter on length this time, Jadeja pushes it away towards point for a single.
40.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Rohit comes charging down the track and pushes it towards long on for a single.
40.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, A stifled shout by Lyon and Carey for lbw has been turned down by the umpire. Sharma goes for a sweep but misses and the ball hits him on his front pad. The ball was pitching outside leg. Also Lyon is bowling from around the wicket, so this was always gonna be a very difficult one to be given out.
40.3
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tossed up on off, Rohit drives it straight to the fielder at point.
40.2
1
N Lyon to R Jadeja, Flatter delivery outside off, Jadeja waits for the ball to come and cuts it away towards cover-point for a single.
40.1
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Short of a length on middle, Sharma flicks it away for a single.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! 5 fielders can now be placed outside the ring till the end of the game. Also, Nathan Lyon is back on.

39.6
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Now he strokes it towards long off for a single.
39.5
2
J Richardson to R Sharma, 100 for Rohit Sharma. 22nd in ODIs and 7th against Australia. He is fighting a lone battle out there. He needs to stay there till the end if India are to win this. However, he needs someone to hang around with him. He flicks this towards the backward square leg region and the batsmen take two.
39.4
1
J Richardson to R Jadeja, Short of a length and Jadeja pulls this one out towards mid-wicket to get off the mark with a single.
39.3
0
J Richardson to R Jadeja, Length delivery outside off, Jadeja starts his innings by leaving that one.

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.

39.2
0
J Richardson to D Karthik, OUT! DRAGS IT ON! Jhye Richardson it is once again, his third wicket. It is slightly short and it skids through. Karthik comes down the track and he looks to pull. He though ends up getting a bottom edge as the ball does not bounce as much as he expects it to. The ball deflects onto the stumps. Rohit is disappointed at the other end, Karthik too walks back disgusted. However, he is asked to wait as the umpires want to check for the no ball. Replays show that Jhye's front foot is fine. Karthik has to continue walking. India have half their side back in the hut, also, Australia are into the all-rounders. Now one can say, Rohit is India's only hope.
39.1
0
J Richardson to D Karthik, Ouch that must have hurt! Length delivery on off, Karthik plays it straight back at the bowler. The ball is just on the left of Jhye who puts his hand out wide to stop the ball. The ball hits him on his middle and third fingers. But he shakes it off and goes back towards his run up like a warrior.
38.6
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Nope! Not in this over. Excellent last delivery by Siddle. A yorker on off, Sharma jams it out. A dot to end but a top over for India. They need to keep going now.
38.5
4
P Siddle to R Sharma, FOUR! Third in the over and this is the best of the lot one can say. Brings out the paddle scoop, connects well and it goes to the fine leg fence. Sharma onto 98, one ball to go, will he get to his ton?
38.4
4
P Siddle to R Sharma, FOUR! Too easy this for Rohit! Slightly short and it sits up to be hit. Sharma pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball races away. This one was well timed. Second boundary in the over.
38.3
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Well fielded! Saves a few runs for his side. Full and on off, Rohit hits it to the right of mid off. Finch there dives to his right and stops it. The skipper leading from the front here.
38.2
4
P Siddle to R Sharma, FOUR! No fielder at mid-wicket and it results in a boundary! Short and on middle, Rohit just transfers his weight on the back foot and plays the pull. It takes the top edge but since there is no one in the deep mid-wicket region, boundary results.
38.1
1
P Siddle to D Karthik, A little too straight, Karthik whacks it through mid-wicket but only for a single.

Peter Siddle is back on.

37.6
1
J Richardson to D Karthik, No he cannot. He drives it towards the point region and takes a single to keep the strike for the start of next over. This ball was full and outside off.
37.5
0
J Richardson to D Karthik, Fuller delivery on off, Dinesh blocks it off his front foot. The run rate is creeping up here for India. Can DK end the over with a bang here?
37.4
0
J Richardson to D Karthik, Fuller length delivery on off, Karthik tries to flick it on the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball goes back towards Jhye on the bounce. He mimes to have a shy at the stumps.
37.3
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, Rohit pushes it through the point region for a single.
37.2
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Fuller length delivery on off, Rohit blocks it off his front foot.
37.1
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, OHHH!! So close! Length delivery outside off, Sharma tries to pull it but misses it. The ball moves inwards after hitting the deck and misses Rohit's off stump by just a few inches. Good start by Jhye Richardson.

Jhye Richardson is back into the attack.

36.6
2
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Poor ball, poor shot and poor keeping! Short and on the body, Karthik swings too hard. It goes off the glove, through the hands of the diving keeper, towards fine leg for a couple. Ends Behrendorff's spell, he has really been good today. A debut to remember, his figures finish with 10-2-39-2.
36.5
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Rohit now pushes it towards covers and takes a single.
36.4
2
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Straight as an arrow! However, Karthik could have been in danger had the ball deflected onto the stumps. Full and on middle, Rohit drives it back towards the bowler. He gets down, manages to get a hand to it. It misses the stumps at the non-striker's end. A couple taken.
36.3
2
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, ALMOST CHOPS IT ON! Back-to-back nervy moments for India. A length ball outside off, Rohit comes down the track, trying to force the issue but the ball comes slowly off the surface, takes the inside edge and just misses the leg stump, en route fine leg. A couple taken.
36.2
1
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, A short ball around middle, DK helps it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
36.1
0
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Almost through! Nervy moment for Karthik. He comes down the track, looking to punch this down the ground but gets a bottom edge as the ball swings in a long way. The ball goes on the bounce and just escapes the off stump!
35.6
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Full on middle, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
35.5
1
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Works it through mid-wicket for a single.
35.4
0
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Full and outside off, Karthik drives but finds mid off.
35.3
0
M Stoinis to D Karthik, This one jags back in a long way, Dinesh adjusts really well to dab it towards short third man, sets off for a single but then loses his bat. Rohit sends him back.
35.2
0
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Jumps down the track does Karthik, Stoinis shortens the length and DK can only work it towards short mid-wicket.
35.1
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, On a length outside off, Rohit punches this uppishly but it is well wide of cover. A single taken. Rohit moves to 80 from 97 balls.
34.6
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Around middle, helped through square leg for a run.
34.5
1
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Comes down the track and works it through fine leg for a single. 150 UP FOR INDIA. 139 more needed from 91 balls.
34.4
0
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Landed outside off, pushed towards point.
34.3
0
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, On a good length around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
34.2
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Around off, driven down the ground towards mid off for a single.
34.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Full and around off, pushed towards cover.
33.6
2
M Stoinis to D Karthik, This time he manages to guide it away from the keeper and hits it fine enough to take two. Just 4 from the over, the run rate needed has now almost touched 9.
33.5
0
M Stoinis to D Karthik,On a length around off, Karthik tries to guide it down to third man but fails to time it properly. It is too close to the keeper.
33.4
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Good bowling! Attacks the stumps, Rohit works it through mid-wicket and a single is taken.
33.3
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, A slash and a miss! Too close to play that shot. slightly short and outside off, Rohit goes for the cut but misses.
33.2
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Good length again on middle, Rohit strokes it to mid on.
33.1
1
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Driven on the up through covers for a single.
32.6
1
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Good length on off, it is stroked towards mid off for a run. End of a successful over by Jason.
32.5
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Full and on middle, it is eased down to long on and a run is taken.
32.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, On a length and around off, it is kept out.
32.3
1
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Karthik off the mark as he guides it down to third man for a run.

Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.

32.2
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, OUT! LBW! Jason Behrendorff has provided the needful. What a debut he is having. He has stepped up when his captain requires him to. Spears it very full around leg stump. Dhoni is right across as he tries to flick. Misses, the ball hits the pads. The umpire has his finger raised as soon as the bowler starts appealing. Jason is pumped up and Dhoni departs shortly after getting to his half ton. The 137-run stand has been cut short. Australia back on top now. 148 more needed in 106 balls with 6 wickets in hand. Now then... Hawk Eye shows the ball to be pitching outside leg. India though do not have a review left. Dhoni can consider himself unlucky.
32.1
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit pushes it through covers and an easy run is taken.
31.6
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Rohit guides it away towards the point region for a single.
31.5
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Full length delivery on off, Sharma blocks it off the front foot.
31.4
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Full length delivery on off, the ball finds the outer half of Sharma's defensive bat.
31.3
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it aeay towards cover and calls for a single, which he gets it easily.
31.2
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni blocks it away off his back foot and looks for a single but Sharma says no.
31.1
4
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Fifty for Dhoni! How important is this knock and what a confidence booster this will be. He has been struggling today but has still continued and is playing a very handy knock. Gets there with a boundary. Gets a full ball on middle, Dhoni smashes it towards mid on. Richardson there dives to stop it, he gets a hand but the ball is hit well enough to reach the fence. His job though is yet not done.

Marcus Stoinis is back on now. He replaces Nathan Lyon.

30.6
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Nope! Some good running ensured Jason does not bowl a maiden. Nevertheless, a very good over, they need a tight one here. Dhoni works it around the corner and scampers through for a run.
30.5
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, 5 dots! This is on a length and around off, Dhoni mistimes it to covers. Can he bowl a maiden?
30.4
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, BEATEN! Dhoni uses his feet to this delivery outside off, he pokes at it and gets beaten.
30.3
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Make that three! Once again it is bowled on length and around off, Dhoni strokes it to covers.
30.2
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni works it to mid-wicket. Two dots in a row to begin this over.
30.1
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
29.6
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, On middle and leg, worked to the leg side.
29.5
6
N Lyon to R Sharma, SIX! Wonderful use of the feet by Rohit on this occasion. Lyon tossed it up on middle, Rohit comes dancing down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. His 4th of the evening!
29.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flighted delivery outside off, Rohit tries to cut that one but manages to find the outer half of the bat. Luckily for him the ball reaches Khawaja on a bounce at short third man.
29.3
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Sharma flicks it away straight to the square leg fielder.
29.2
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Once again plays it with soft hands towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
29.1
2
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Steps down the wicket and then flicks it in the gap at the square leg region. Runs the first one hard, goes for the second and does it easily.
28.6
4
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, FOUR! Up and over! Picked his spot to perfection! Full and on off, Rohit knows mid off is up so he just lofts it over that fielder and the ball crosses the boundary on the bounce. Second in the over and an excellent one for India. 12 from it.
28.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Played to the point region by the batsman.
28.4
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Quick run! Dhoni tries to flick but it goes off the inner half towards square leg for a run.
28.3
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, This is now guided through point for an easy run.
28.2
4
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, FOUR! Innovation and it has come off! Goes down on one knee and plays the paddle scoop, it is over short fine leg and races to the fence. The Indians might have decided to step on the accelerator here.
28.1
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards square leg and a run is taken. Leg bye signalled.
28.1
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Dhoni dances down the track but Jason bowls it down the leg side. Dhoni still goes for the pull but misses. It has been wided.

Jason Behrendorff is back on now.

27.6
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Drifting onto his pads, Sharma flicks it away on the leg side. Rohit was looking for a quick single but Dhoni is not too keen. Carey does well to quickly go to the ball and grab it, which in turn saved a run for his side.
27.5
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on middle, Rohit blocks it off the front foot.
27.4
2
N Lyon to R Sharma, Loopy delivery outside off, Sharma guides it towards third man with an angled bat. These two are quick between the wickets and easily get two out of that one.
27.3
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Once again Dhoni comes down the track and tries to defend but misses it this time. The ball strikes the front pad. The Australian players appeal but the umpire turns it down. Dhoni gets off the strike by taking a single.
27.2
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Dhoni advances down the track and defends this tossed up ball on off.
27.1
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Starts off by drifting it onto his pads, Sharma flicks it away on the leg side and rotates the strike.
26.6
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Good length and outside off, Sharma guides it down to third man and takes a run. 7 from the over, 181 more needed in 23 overs.
26.5
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads The batsmen have run through for a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.
26.5
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, WIDE! A bumper down the leg side, Dhoni watches it go through to the keeper. It has been wided.
26.4
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni fails to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A muted appeal but nothing from the umpire.
26.3
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Rohit now drops it towards point and gets to the other end.
26.2
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, 100-run stand up, they have steadied the ship. Now though they need to step on the gas a little but also, not lose a wicket. This is on a length and around off, Dhoni pushes it past point and takes a run.
26.1
2
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes down the track, the bowler tries to outsmart him by bowling it a touch short. Dhoni though does well to adjust and then guides it through cover-point for a run.
25.6
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on middle, Rohit defends it by getting right behind the line of that delivery.
25.5
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Loopy delivery on off, Sharma drives it straight back to the bowler.
25.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tossed up on middle, Sharma blocks it with a textbook front foot defense.
25.3
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Bowls it on middle and leg, it's short of a length. Dhoni rocks back onto his back foot and pushes it away towards mid off. He straightaway calls for the quick single and Sharma responds instantly. Shaun Marsh comes in and grabs the ball and quickly has a shy at the stumps at the non-striker's end. Unfortunately for Marsh, he misses it. A direct hit would have been close.
25.2
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Sharma flicks it away on the leg side for a single.
25.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Shorter on length by Lyon, Sharma carefully defends it off his back foot.

Nathan Lyon is back into the attack.

24.6
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, A dot to end a good over by Jhye. It is slightly short on off, Dhoni goes for the pull, the ball though stays a touch low. It hits his pant and goes to the keeper on the bounce.
24.5
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Good length again on off, Rohit guides it down to third man and gets to the other end. Happy with singles at the moment are India.
24.4
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, On the pads, the batter flicks but misses. It hits his pad and rolls towards square leg. A run is taken. Leg bye signaled.
24.3
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, The batsman has played the square drive. The batsmen have run through for a single.
24.2
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Shortish on middle, Dhoni flicks it towards square leg and a run is taken.
24.1
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on middle, Dhoni works it to mid-wicket.

Jhye Richardson is back. Australia need a wicket and they turn to their best bowler today.

23.6
0
G Maxwell to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on off, hit straight to the fielder at cover.
23.5
4
G Maxwell to R Sharma, FOUR! These two are taking the attack here to Maxwell. Slightly shorter on length outside off, Rohit cuts it away and finds the gap between point and backward point for a boundary.
23.4
1
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted delivery on off, MS tries to guide it away towards mid on but gets an inside edge and onto the pads. The ball goes towards the fine leg region which allows them to take a single.
23.3
4
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni getting the move on now and is going after Maxwell. Flighted delivery on off, MS gets on his one knee and sweeps it away hard and uppishly towards square leg to find the fence for a boundary. Jhye Richardson at square leg dives to his left but cannot get close to the ball. Great effort by the fielder but to no avail.
23.2
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Tosses it up again on off, MS defends it off his front foot.
23.1
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Starts off with a tossed up delivery outside off, Dhoni blocks it away.

Glenn Maxwell is on now.

22.6
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Hits the length hard on off, Rohit defends it onto the ground.
22.5
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, On the pads again, Dhoni shuffles across and nudges it towards square leg for a run.
22.4
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers for no runs.
22.3
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Goes fuller on middle, this is eased down to long on for a run.
22.2
4
P Siddle to R Sharma, FOUR! On the up! What a shot that is! Nothing much wrong with the delivery, it was on a length and around off, maybe a tad fuller than a normal length ball. Rohit stands tall and strokes it uppishly but well wide of the cover fielder and into the fence.
22.1
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Works it with the angle through square leg and a run is taken.
21.6
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it away towards cover for a single.
21.6
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Bouncer but a very bad one. It's down the leg side and Dhoni has no questions leaving that. The umpire signals it as wide. Bouncer at Stoinis' pace will hardly trouble MS.
21.5
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Once again bowls in on length in middle and leg, Sharma flicks it away towards the square leg region for a single.
21.4
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Dhoni flicks it away on the leg side for a single.
21.3
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni chooses not to play at that and lets that one go.
21.2
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Shorter delivery this time, MS pulls it away but straight to the fielder at square leg.
21.1
2
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Chance! Length delivery on off, Dhoni charges down the track and pulls it away. Peter Siddle at short mid-wicket jumps and gets a hand to it but cannot keep hold of it. The ball goes past him and the batsmen come back for the second. A tough chance there. Those catches are more out of luck.
20.6
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, On off, kept out. So despite going for a boundary early in the over, only 5 came from it. Good comeback from the bowler.
20.5
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
20.4
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, An action replay of the previous ball. 3 dots after the boundary.
20.3
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
20.2
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Good length and outside off, left alone.
20.1
4
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Fraction of width on offer and Dhoni has put it away. Short and outside off, Dhoni slashes at it, gets it through point and the ball races away to the fence.

Peter Siddle is back on.

19.6
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Once again full length delivery on off, Dhoni drives it away towards cover for a single.
19.5
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni beautifully times his drive but unfortunately for him the ball is straight to the fielder at cover.
19.4
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Rohit flicks it away towards the fine leg region for a single.
19.3
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery and Dhoni drives it away through covers for a single.
19.2
2
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Length delivery on middle and leg, MS flicks it away on the leg side for a single.
19.1
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Full length delivery on off, Sharma pushes it away towards mid off for a quick single. Aaron Finch has a go at the non-striker's end but misses the stumps.
18.6
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Flatter and quicker, Dhoni is caught by surprise, he awkwardly plays it to covers.
18.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Eases it down to long on and a run is taken.
18.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
18.3
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, In the air but on the bounce. Dhoni comes down the track and tries to whip it over the mid-wicket fence. Mistimes it and hence it lands well short of deep mid-wicket, a run taken.
18.2
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet but fails to get bat to ball, it though hits the pads and lobs beside the pitch.
18.1
3
N Lyon to R Sharma, Deft! Flatter and outside off, Rohit uses the pace and guides it past short third man. Takes three.
17.6
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Fuller length delivery by Stoinis. Dhoni drives it straight to the fielder at mid on. He didn't time it and hit it with the bottom of his bat.
17.5
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Good length delivery on off, Sharma punches it away through covers and gets off the strike.
17.4
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Short length delivery on middle, Dhoni pulls it away for a single.
17.3
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Once again length delivery on middle, this time Sharma flicks it on the leg side for a single.
17.2
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Length delivery on middle, this time Dhoni is able to flick it towards the square leg region and get a single. The batsmen pick up a single and brings up the 50 partnership between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. A much-needed one for India. The team would want these two to go on and score big.
17.1
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Starts off with a length delivery on middle, Dhoni tries to flick but misses. The ball jags back in after pitching and hits high on Dhoni's pad. Hence no appeal from the players.

Marcus Stoinis is on now.

16.6
6
N Lyon to R Sharma, SIX! THAT IS HUGE! Brings up the 50 in style. Comes down the track and plays it with the turn. He lofts it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Minimal risk and maximum result. Top stuff from Rohit. 236 more needed.
16.5
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flatter and on off, Sharma defends it onto the ground.
16.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Slower through the air on off, Sharma lunges and blocks it out.
16.3
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tries to play the sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.
16.2
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flatter and shorter, maybe he expected Rohit to dance down. Sharma does not, stays in his crease and then guides it to point.
16.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tosses it up on off, Rohit blocks it out.
15.6
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Slighlty fuller this time outside off, Dhoni decides not to disturb that one and lets it go.
15.5
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Once again good length delivery outside off, Sharma has no problem opening the face of the bat and guiding it towards the third man region for a single.
15.4
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni tries to cut it but finds the bottom edge and the ball goes towards the fielder at third man. This allows him to get off strike.
15.3
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it straight to the fielder at point.
15.2
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery on middle, MS hits it back at the bowler. The ball hits Siddle's hand and goes to the fielder at cover.
15.1
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, Sharma guides it down to third man for a single.
14.6
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Dances down again but this time he does not get to the pitch of the ball. Does what he has been doing when does not do so, defends it.
14.5
6
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, SIX! Enough is enough says Dhoni. This time he goes ahead with the shot as he gets to the pitch of it. Tonks it over the long on fence and into the stands. India getting a move on now.
14.4
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet and hits it back to the bowler. How many times have we seen Dhoni hit the ball back to the bowler today?
14.3
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Works it with the turn through mid-wicket for a run.
14.2
2
N Lyon to R Sharma, In the air and over! Rohit uses his feet and tries to go over mid off. The connection is not that sweet. It lobs over the mid off fielder and a couple is taken.
14.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, On middle, Rohit Sharma works it towards square leg for a run.
13.6
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Defended off the back foot by the wicket-keeper batsman to finish off the over. 9 runs off this over.
13.5
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Follows that six with a flick on the leg side for a single. This ball was bowled on length on middle and leg.
13.4
6
P Siddle to R Sharma, SIX! What a shot! Short of a length this time and Sharma brings out the pull. The ball races away over the square leg boundary for a maximum. The sound it made after connecting was so sweet. A perfect pull by the Mumbai batsman.
13.3
2
P Siddle to R Sharma, Full length delivery outside off, Sharma drives it through covers, wide of the fielder at cover. This allows them to come back for the second.
13.2
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Yorker outside off, Rohit guides it to the fielder at cover.
13.1
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Fuller delivery outside off, Sharma has a go at it. Trying to heave it over long on but misses it. Lucky for India that he didn't edge that one. Is the pressure getting onto him?
12.6
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Slower through the air on off, Dhoni defends it out. A maiden by Lyon. Runs just not coming for India. 263 needed in 222. They need to take a few risks now.
12.5
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Finally something different as Dhoni stays in his crease and pushes the ball to covers.
12.4
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, For the third time in a row, Dhoni is nimble on his feet and strokes it back to the bowler.
12.3
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet again and another time it is driven back to the bowler.
12.2
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Excellent fielding! Dhoni charges down and then hits it hard towards the bowler. Lyon collects it cleanly and then mimes a throw at the striker's end. Good cricket all around.
12.1
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Tosses it up on off, Dhoni lunges and keeps it out.

The physio is out in the middle and he is seen giving Dhoni some tablet. Not sure what the issue is.

11.6
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Full length delivery on off to finish off a very tight over. Sharma defends this one off the front foot. Just one run from this Siddle over. He has bowled well in his first spell so far on his ODI comeback.
11.5
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Length delivery pitching on middle and leg, Sharma tries to flick it on the leg side but misses it completely. The ball hits his pads, the Australian players appeal but the umpire turns it down. It looked like it was missing leg stump. No reviews left so can't be sent upstairs.
11.4
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on middle and leg, Dhoni flicks it away towards mid on for a single.
11.3
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it away to the fielder at cover.
11.2
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Length delivery on middle and off, MS keeps it away off his back foot.
11.1
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni pushes it away straight to the fielder at cover.
10.6
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Outside off, eased through the covers for one.
10.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Around off, pushed towards long on for one. The stand moves to 20 from 42 balls.
10.4
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
10.3
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Full and outside off, Dhoni gets down to sweep but slips. Hits it towards short fine leg.
10.2
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
10.1
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, On middle, Rohit goes back and punches with the turn down to long on for a single.

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Will Finch shift his fielders though? Also, Nathan Lyon is on. Change from both ends by Australia.

9.6
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, A dot to end! So the new bowler continues the good work from the new ball bowlers. Once again a tight over. It is on a length and around off, it is kept out. 21/3 FOR INDIA IN POWERPLAY 1. Australia were 41/2 at this stage.
9.5
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, BEATEN! Dhoni dances down the track and then ends up playing inside the line. The ball whizzes past the outside edge. Good carry there for the bowler, the keeper collects it at head height.
9.4
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, This one though goes on with the angle, Rohit guides it to third man and gets to the other end.
9.3
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Length again on off, it pitches and comes back in. Rohit tries to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Siddle is getting the ball to move in after pitching.
9.2
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, This is angled into the batter, Rohit works it to mid-wicket.
9.1
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Starts off with an excellent delivery. Lands it around off, it comes back in. Dhoni tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The batsmen take a single as the ball rolls towards the off side. The umpire though feels there is no inside edge as he has signaled it as a leg bye.

Peter Siddle is on now.

8.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Almost an action replay of where the last delivery was bowled. This time Rohit Sharma tries to open the face of the bat and tries to guide it to third man but finds point. Another good over comes to an end.
8.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Lovely, lovely stuff! Continuously nagging on a length and around the off stump, all Sharma can do with India three down is, block it.
8.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Stump-to-stump line! Not offering any width to the batsman. Rohit gets behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
8.3
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni shuffles across and works it through square leg for a run.
8.2
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length on middle, Dhoni strokes it back to the bowler.
8.1
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, A single to begin this over! On a length and around off, Rohit guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
7.6
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, Sharma easily guides it towards the third man region. He takes a single to keep the strike for the start of the next over.
7.5
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Once again a short of a length delivery, this time MS manages to pull it away on the leg side and get a single.
7.4
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni tries to cut it away but only manages to find the inner edge and the ball goes to the keeper on a bounce.
7.3
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, MS punches the ball straight to the fielder at cover.
7.2
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Full length delivery on middle and leg, Sharma works it down the leg side for a single.
7.1
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Short of a length delivery on middle, Sharma defends it off the back foot.
6.6
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers. Another maiden. This is terrific stuff from the Aussie pacers.
6.5
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Pitched around leg, the batsman walks across and tries to flick but is hit high on the thigh pad.
6.4
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length on off, Dhoni times it to the fielder at mid on.
6.3
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On the fuller side on off, MS strokes it back to the bowler.
6.2
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, A stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire. Going away with the angle. It is on a length and around off, slanting away. Dhoni shuffles across and makes a leave. The ball brushes his pads and goes to the keeper.
6.1
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet to maybe cover the swing. Jason bowls it full and on off, Dhoni strokes it to mid off.
5.6
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Length delivery on middle and leg and Dhoni flicks it away on the leg side for a single. Brings up 10,000 International runs in ODIs for MS Dhoni. This is purely for India. The remaining 174 have come for Asia XI.
5.5
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Pulls his length back on this occasion Jhye. Dhoni tries to pull but the ball finds the inner half of the bat and hits him on his thigh pad.
5.4
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni once again guides the ball straight to the fielder at cover.
5.3
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Bowling on the fourth stump line to MSD. He doesn't have a go at it and lets that one go.
5.2
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Better by Richardson. Bowls it full and on off stump, Dhoni guides it towards the fielder at cover.
5.2
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Another Wide! This time on the other side. Richardson tries to over-correct here and bowls it way outside off. The umpire signals it as wide.
5.2
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Wide! Bad by Jhye here. Follows that peach of a delivery with a very wayward wide on the leg side.
5.1
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Woah! Beautiful delivery. Length delivery on off, the ball slightly moves away after pitching. The ball misses Dhoni's defensive bat by a whisker.
4.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Sharma pushes it back to mid off.
4.5
6
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, SIX! Yes, he has! But an excellent effort by him. Rohit Sharma on the other hand, takes full toll of the freebie. He nonchalantly flicks it towards deep square leg. Marsh there is very close to the ropes. He catches the ball but then realizes he is losing balance. He throws it back in. The batsmen in the meantime take two. The umpire though takes it upstairs to check whether the effort is clean. Replays however, show, Marsh's leg did touch the ropes. Maximum has been signaled. First of the innings. This should break the shackles.

Has Marsh touched the ropes while pushing the ball back in? They have gone upstairs to check. This seems to be touch and go.

Free Hit coming up now!

4.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, No Ball! Length delivery on middle, Sharma defends it off his front foot. But Behrendorff oversteps his line and the umpire signals a no ball and signals a free hit.
4.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Once again pitches it up on off, Rohit hits it straight to the fielder at mid off.
4.3
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Fuller length delivery on off, Sharma beautifully drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
4.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Length delivery on middle and leg, Rohit pushes it off his front foot to the fielder at mid on.
4.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Full length delivery outside off, Sharma leaves that one away.
3.6
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Good length on off, it is kept out. End of a double-wicket maiden.

MS Dhoni walks in at number 5, replacing Rayudu.

3.5
0
J Richardson to A Rayudu, OUT! Three reds and India lose their third. Rayudu is the man taking the long walk back, not only does he take a review with him but probably the hopes of India chasing this total down too. Jhye Richardson is on fire here. His second in the space of three balls. Unlike Kohli's dismissal, this is a top nut. It pitches around middle and off and comes back in. Rayudu tries to defend but is done in by the movement. It hits the front pad. A huge appeal then follows, the umpire gives it a thought and then raises his finger. After a chat with Rohit, Rayudu reviews. Replays show the on-field call is the right one. Second Indian batsman to bag a duck today. Both the teams have now lost their review.

Rayudu is a goner! He has been given out LBW but he reviews. Might be umpire's call, this.

3.4
0
J Richardson to A Rayudu, On a length and around off, Rayudu blocks it out.

Ambati Rayudu walks out to the middle.

3.3
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, OUT! GONE! Look at the way the Aussies are celebrating, that will tell you how big a wicket this is. The chase master, Virat Kohli is out of here. He can't believe it though. He has hit that right off the middle but straight to the fielder at square leg who is positioned a little shorter than a normal square leg. Credit to the captaincy there. Not the best of deliveries that by Jhye, it is on his pads, Kohli loves it there. He flicks it nicely but straight to the man at square leg. Stoinis there takes it on the second attempt. India in huge trouble here, their talisman walks back without troubling the scorers a lot.
3.2
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Angles this into the batter, Kohli works it to the man at mid-wicket.
3.1
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Hits the length hard around off, Kohli defends it onto the ground.
2.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Jason pulls his length back this time and Sharma rocks on to his back foot and keeps that one out.
2.5
1
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, VK opens the face off his bat and guides the ball towards third man for a single.
2.4
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Fuller delivery on middle and off, Kohli watchfully defends it off the front foot.
2.3
2
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Good shot! Behrendorff pitches it up outside off, Virat brings out his classic cover drive, Maxwell there dives to his left and saves a certain boundary but cannot hold onto the ball. The batsmen come back for the second run. Good cricket by the batsman and the fielder.
2.2
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Full length delivery on off, Kohli defends it off his front foot.
2.1
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Full and outside off, left alone.
1.6
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Full length delivery outside off and Sharma shoulders arms to it. A good start by Richardson. It's a maiden.
1.5
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, the ball moves away after pitching. Rohit has a go at it but misses.
1.4
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Fuller delivery outside off, Sharma shoulders arms to it.
1.3
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Length delivery on middle, Rohit flicks it away on the leg side, straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
1.2
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Slightly fuller outside off, Sharma leaves that one alone.
1.1
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, Sharma guides it towards point. Lyon at point stops the ball by diving to his right. Good fielding there by the offie.

Virat Kohli is the next man in. Also Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, OUT! This is plumb in front! Jason Behrendorff gets his MAIDEN ODI WICKET in the first over itself. Top delivery. He spears it full and around middle, Dhawan plants his front foot way too across and tries to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads, an appeal goes up and the umpire raises his finger. Dhawan walks upto his partner but then does not review. He starts walking back, a golden duck for him. Ideal start for Australia, early wickets is what they needed and they have got one. End of a brilliant first over for JB, he will now have his tail up.
0.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, NOT OUT! Australia have lost their review in the first over itself. A poor one to be honest, it never even looked close. The in-dipper, it pitches on middle and then tails back in. Rohit tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. After a chat with his teammates, Finch reviews. Replays show that is is pitching outside leg.

A huge appeal for LBW has been turned down. Australia have taken the review. Seems to be missing leg.

0.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Rohit walks down the track, Jason shortens his length. Sharma works it to mid-wicket.
0.3
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Outside off, goes straight on. Sharma makes a leave.
0.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, This is on a length and around middle, this one comes back in a little. Sharma misses the flick and is hit high on the thigh pad.
0.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Right on the money to begin with! On a length and around off, he was trying to get the ball to swing back in. It does not though and Rohit keeps it out.

We are back for the chase! The openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out to the middle. Jason Behrendorff, the debutant, has the new ball in hand. Here we go...