India in Australia, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Australia vs India - 2nd ODI

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Date & Time: 15 January 2019

India 299/4

RR: 6.06 | India beat Australia by 6 wickets

commentary

Sydney went to the Aussies, Adelaide goes to the Indians. We are all square at 1-1 and there is all to play for in the final game at the MCG. That one will begin at 1320 local (0220 GMT) on the 18th of January, Friday. Take care and see you for that one. Cheers!

India's skipper Virat Kohli is also the Man of the Match. He is very pleased with the overall effort and says that to get the wickets of Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession at the death was crucial which meant they were not chasing 330. Praises Bhuvneshwar Kumar and adds that he brought back the whole team into the game. States that Vijay Shankar is in the squad and that gives them the option but he is not too keen on changing the winning combination. Feels that his bowlers did pretty well. On his innings, Virat says he tries to get into the zone whenever there is a target on the board. Adds that the whole idea was to keep things simple and also take calculative risks. Hopes to keep helping the team. Further says that it was a really tough day with the conditions being too hot and they need a good day rest. On MS Dhoni, Kohli says that there is no doubt that he should be a part of this team. Praises him and says that he calculates the game so well and today was an MS classic. Mentions about the contribution of Karthik as well who showed the right kind of intent.

Australia's captain Aaron Finch says that they hung in really well and praises India for their batting. Feels they needed to keep taking wickets but ran into that man Dhoni. Praises MSD for timing his innings and credits India for playing well and calls it a good game of cricket. Mentions that they need to get their batting in the first Powerplay right and admits he is responsible for that and needs to start scoring. Further adds that he is trying to get the best out of the players and as a captain, it's important for him to be consistent with his actions. Lauds Shaun Marsh for his century under brutal conditions. On managing his bowlers, Finch replies that it would have been nice to have Jhye Richardson bowl at the death. States that it's tough against experienced batsmen and reckons there are lots of positive for them. He is looking forward to MCG and hopes to win the series there.

Coming to Australia's batting inning earlier, it mainly revolved around Shaun Marsh's 131 which powered the total to 298. It was eventually about 10-20 short as it proved to be. A point to be considered could also be the last 3 overs of the Australian batting innings which yielded only 17 runs as India snapped four wickets during that period. Made all the difference in the end. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!

Virat Kohli though continued playing as he normally does in chases and was involved in two more fifty-plus stands, first with Ambati Rayudu and then with MS Dhoni. He reached his 39th ODI century but failed to stay till the end. When he fell, a further 57 were required but Dinesh Karthik joined hands with the former Indian skipper and took the touring team over the line in the last over. A very important factor in the chase was the running between the wickets as the Indians ran the field ragged. MSD was a little cramped up in the end but finished stuff with a trademark six that shows the fighting spirit of the man. For the Aussies, no bowler made a great show but none was very poor either. They managed to build pressure in the middle overs but failed to get breakthroughs at regular intervals. Just a good game of cricket in the end and India just about played better than Australia to level the series 1-1.

So that should settle the debate on whether Dhoni still has it in him or not. He has proved exactly why he is so important to the team going into the World Cup. Got his second consecutive fifty and took India to victory. The chase though, was more than just about Dhoni. It started off really solidly with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan adding 47 for the first wicket before the latter perished to an unnecessary shot. The former though was joined in the middle by the skipper Virat Kohli and what followed was a lovely display of batting where runs were being milked easily till Rohit holed out at deep mid-wicket.

49.2
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Quietly does the job with a run. Nothing fancy. Full and around off, Dhoni plays it with soft hands towards wide mid on for a quick single as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. No pressure. Nothing. Job done. Dhoni shows no emotions. All is well. India have levelled the series 1-1!
49.1
6
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, SIX! Vintage Dhoni! A touch short in length around off, Dhoni unleashes all his power behind it and muscles it handsomely over long on for a maximum. The crowd has gone bonkers. 69th ODI fifty for MS Dhoni. It also reminds us of an ODI in 2012 in Adelaide when MS Dhoni hit a biggie off McKay on the third ball of the last over and won India the game from there. Scores are levelled here!

Jason Behrendorff to bowl the final over. MS Dhoni on strike...

48.6
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, In the air... but lands safely in front of the long on fielder. A length ball, Dhoni goes for the big one, doesn't connect too well and is lucky as it lands before the fielder. Single taken. 9 off this over. Stoinis finishes with 1/46 off his 9 overs. India just need 7 off the last one.
48.5
3
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Brilliant running from Dhoni there! It is not easy out there in the middle and MS has run back for the third one, seeing the opportunity. A length ball on middle, Karthik moves across and laps it fine towards deep fine leg. Behrendorff comes around from square leg and dives, saving a run for his team.
48.4
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Another length delivery on top of middle stump, Dhoni rocks back and drops it on the off side before setting off. Completes the single easily.
48.3
1
M Stoinis to D Karthik, A good length ball on middle, driven down the ground to long on for a single.
48.2
2
M Stoinis to D Karthik, A fuller length ball outside off, Karthik drives this wide of deep cover and comes back for another easy two.
48.1
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, A short ball outside off, Dhoni punches it back towards mid off and takes a single.

Quite humid out there in the middle and Dhoni is feeling the heat. He is down on the ground and has some drinks to help him. It's not easy, especially for wicket-keepers.

47.6
2
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Fuller length ball on middle and leg, Karthik walks down and across before flicking it towards deep mid-wicket. The batsmen run the first one hard and Maxwell out there, misfields and allows for the second one to be completed easily. 9 runs off this over. India now need 16 off the last two.
47.5
3
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Amazing running that! A slower length delivery on the pads, Dhoni works it very fine. Fine leg is in the circle and he gives chase. The batsmen pick up three in the end.
47.4
1
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Another slower one outside off to DK, looks like a plan. Karthik drives this to deep cover for a single.
47.3
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Another single to deep mid-wicket as Dhoni punches this one off the back foot. The Australians won't mind this.
47.2
1
J Behrendorff to D Karthik, Slower full toss outside off, Karthik pulls it but does not get good timing on it. Missed out there one would feel. A single down to wide long on.
47.1
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, On a good length and at the hips, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

An important over coming here for Australia. This is the very stage when India pulled things back with the ball. Jason Behrendorff to bowl it.

46.6
2
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Good running this! Puts pressure on the fielder and he misfields, thus allowing for the easy second. Shaun Marsh the culprit on this ball that was pushed towards him at long on by Karthik. 25 runs required off 18 balls now.
46.5
0
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Length ball outside off, pushed to the cover region. No run.
46.4
4
M Stoinis to D Karthik, FOUR! A slower short ball on middle and Karthik is ready for it. He stands tall and pulls it away in the gap wide of fine leg. Puts the pressure back on the bowler.
46.3
2
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Full toss outside off, Karthik drives it in the gap wide of the cover fielder. Long off comes around and limits it to two runs.
46.2
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Overpitched outside off, Dhoni gets it in the gap through the covers and goes to the other end.
46.1
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Fuller length ball on middle, Dhoni pushes it back down the ground. Stoinis moves to his right and stops it, preventing the single.

Marcus Stoinis is back on.

45.6
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Bowls this one short of a length on middle and leg, MSD works it towards mid-wicket and settles for a single. 10 runs off this over. The figures for Richardson read 10-0-59-1. India need 34 runs in 24 balls now.
45.6
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Wide! Is pressure showing on the youngster? Sprays this down the leg side and Dhoni lets it go. Wide signalled by the umpire.
45.5
1
J Richardson to D Karthik, On middle and short of a length this time, DK works it towards mid on for a single.
45.4
4
J Richardson to D Karthik, FOUR! Lovely pull from Karthik. A short of a length ball on middle, Dinesh swivels and gets his pull in the gap between fine leg and square leg. Goes to the fence on one bounce.
45.3
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Another single as Dhoni works this away to deep square leg off his pads.
45.2
1
J Richardson to D Karthik, Fuller length ball on middle, Karthik flicks it away nicely to deep mid-wicket for a single.
45.1
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Strays on to the pads this time, Dhoni misses his glance. The ball runs off the sides for a leg bye towards fine leg.
44.6
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Full and floated on middle, Dhoni leans forward and bunts it through wide mid on for a run. 11 from the over, Lyon is done for the evening, 10-0-59-0! 44 needed off the last 5 overs.
44.5
2
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Lyon continues to fire it in. Bowls it short and around off, Dhoni slaps it off his back foot to sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
44.4
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Goes flat and quick on middle, Dhoni stays back and defends it in the direction of the bowler.
44.3
6
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, SIX! Out of here! Dhoni has decided to press on the accelerator. Gives the charge to Lyon and receives the fuller length ball with open arms. Goes with the spin and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a maximum. This will help.
44.2
2
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Good running between the wickets again! This has been the feature of Dhoni's innings. Tossed up ball on middle, Dhoni works it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run.
44.1
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Flatter and shorter on the pads, Dhoni fails to flick and it goes off his pads to the leg side. He looks for a run but Karthik sends him back.

Nathan Lyon to bowl his last over.

43.6
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Length ball on the pads, flicked away for a single through deep square leg for a single. A successful over from Richardson comes to an end.
43.5
1
J Richardson to D Karthik, A short of a length ball on middle and leg, Karthik works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.

43.4
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, OUT! Straight into the hands of Maxwell! Brilliant field positioning from Aaron Finch. It is the huge wicket of Virat Kohli. Is there a twist in the tale? A length ball on the pads, Kohli flicks it off the pads, times it superbly and doesn't bother to keep it down. To his dismay, it goes straight into the bucket-hands of Maxwell who is positioned there at deep mid-wicket. Looks like a lapse of concentration. Huge moment in the game. The 82-run stand has been broken. Virat walks off to a standing ovation but he looks really disappointed. Falls while attempting his favorite shot. India still require 57 off 38 balls.
43.3
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Slower ball on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket for a single.
43.2
2
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Fuller one on off stump line, Dhoni pushes this through the covers. Comes back for a couple. This is lovely running.
43.1
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Length ball on middle, worked towards deep mid-wicket by Kohli for a single.

The players are having drinks. 61 needed off 42 balls. India would like to close in the gap quickly and avoid taking it deep. For Australia, they need wickets to build pressure.

42.6
2
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Yorker length ball on the middle stump line, flicked away towards deep square leg. A couple picked up again. 10 runs off this over, another good one for the Indians.
42.5
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, A slower ball on middle, Kohli checks his shot at the last moment. He ends up chipping this one towards long on but it is short of the fielder. A single ensues.
42.4
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, A fuller one on middle, driven down to long on for a single.
42.3
2
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, There was never 2 there! A length ball on middle, Dhoni pushes it towards long on with soft hands and Kohli is so quick as he turns around and returns with ease. Brilliant running!
42.3
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Wide! A slower ball bouncer from Siddle, but the radar is lost as it is sprayed wide outside off. Signalled a wide by the umpire.
42.2
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, On the pads this time, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.
42.1
2
P Siddle to V Kohli, HUNDRED FOR VIRAT KOHLI! His 39th in ODIs! A length ball on middle and leg is worked away towards mid-wicket and he picks up a couple. The helmet does not come off and the celebration is not a huge one. Knows he has a task at hand here. Wonderful innings so far though. So the SCG failure was indeed a one-off.
41.6
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Short length ball, Kohli looks to pull it to mid-wicket but it goes much straighter towards mid on. Only a single is available. Moves onto 99 now!
41.5
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, VK tries to guide this one towards third man but the ball goes to point.
41.4
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Punched off the back foot towards mid off and Dhoni is off for a quick single. Completes it with ease.
41.3
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, A leading edge and it just drops short of third man! Fuller length ball on middle, Kohli looks to lift this over mid-wicket for a boundary but it takes the outer half of his blade and flies towards third man. Behrendorff comes in but the ball drops well short of him. Lucky for India. A single is taken.
41.2
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, A good length ball outside off, Kohli pushes this one towards point.
41.1
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Length ball on the pads, Dhoni misses his flick. Hits the pad and falls down on the pitch. A leg bye has been stolen.

Jhye Richardson is brought back into the attack. Australia need a wicket and they need it quick.

40.6
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, Chants of Kohli, Kohli as the bowler runs in to bowl. Siddle bowls it on a length outside off, Kohli closes the bat face too quickly. The ball takes an outside edge and goes towards the short third man fielder. No run. 8 off this over.
40.5
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, A length ball outside off, pushed towards cover by Dhoni and a single is taken.
40.5
0
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Wide! Another bouncer that goes too high over the head of the batsman. The umpire signals it as wide.
40.4
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Slower short ball outside off, cut away by Kohli towards deep point. Only a single though as the fielder in the deep does well.
40.4
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, Wide! A bumper on middle and this time it is too high over the head of the batsman. Signalled wide by the umpire.
40.3
1
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, The former Indian captain plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.
40.2
2
P Siddle to MS Dhoni, Falls just short! Dhoni was coming down the wicket and Siddle seeing it bangs this one in short. MS still goes ahead with the pull and gets a top edge that flies in the air towards deep backward square leg. Behrendorff comes running in to take the catch but the ball falls just in front of him. A couple taken by the batsmen.
40.1
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, A length ball on middle, Kohli walks across and then flicks this one to the mid-wicket region for a single.

Powerplay 3 signalled. A maximum of 5 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the end of the match. Also, Peter Siddle is back on.

39.6
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Fuller one on middle, driven back down the ground towards the bowler. Stoinis fields it well and throws it back at the striker's end. Has a stare with a smile in the end. Only one off this over, excellent and just what Australia would have wanted.
39.5
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Bouncer! It's on middle and leg, MS ducks under it and lets it go. The umpire signals 'one for the over'.
39.4
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Length ball outside off, pushed towards mid off by Dhoni.
39.3
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Run down to third man for a single.
39.2
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Another short of a length delivery this time outside off, Virat tries punching it through cover off the back foot but it takes the inside half and runs back down the pitch.
39.1
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, A short of a length ball on middle, Kohli works this straight to mid-wicket off the back foot.
38.6
2
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Short of a length ball on the hips, worked away through square leg for a couple. That's excellent running.
38.5
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Bouncer! Dhoni ducks under it and lets it go.
38.4
0
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Very full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
38.3
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Bouncer on middle, pulled away by Virat to deep mid-wicket for a single.
38.2
2
J Richardson to V Kohli, Overpitched on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it away easily for another couple of runs through mid-wicket.
38.1
1
J Richardson to MS Dhoni, Fuller one on middle, worked towards wide mid on by Dhoni and he brings his skipper back on strike. The 50-run stand comes up between these two.

Jhye Richardson is back on now.

37.6
4
M Stoinis to V Kohli, FOUR! Moves into the 90s! Short and wide outside off, Kohli jumps on the back foot and slams it over point for a cracking boundary. Still only 6 from the over, 90 needed off 72 balls.
37.5
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, A stifled appeal. Stoinis angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Kohli leans forward and across to play the flick shot but misses. He is hit high on the pads and hence only a muted appeal by the bowler.
37.4
1
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Lands it on a length and outside off, MSD punches it through covers and rotates the strike.
37.3
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Short on this occasion, it's been pulled in front of square leg for a run. Tidy bowling by Marcus Stoinis.
37.2
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Pitches it up and outside off, Kohli goes for the drive off the front foot but fails to middle it properly. It takes the outer half and rolls to point.
37.1
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli pushes it off his back foot but finds the cover fielder.
36.6
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Kohli flicks this flatter off his pads, away from the tumbling mid-wicket fielder for a single. Retains strike for the next over with that. 11 off this over, a good one for India.
36.5
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Fails to put it in the gap this time, the ball goes straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
36.4
2
N Lyon to V Kohli, Flatter one on the pads, worked towards square leg by Kohli. These two are too quick in between the wickets and they pick up another easy two.
36.3
2
N Lyon to V Kohli, Brilliant effort from Handscomb in the deep to save two for his team. Shorter one outside off, cut away towards the deep cover-point fence by Virat. Peter at deep cover runs around and puts in a spectacular diving effort and keeps it down to two. The 200 comes up for India with this and the runs required are less than 100 now.
36.2
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Flatter one outside off, defended towards point this time.
36.1
6
N Lyon to V Kohli, SIX! Lovely use of the feet this time from the Indian skipper! Lyon flights this one outside off and Kohli is on the move. He comes down the track and just lifts it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
35.6
2
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, A touch short and on off, Dhoni punches it from the crease to sweeper cover for a brace. Stoinis doing a very efficient job here.
35.5
0
M Stoinis to MS Dhoni, On a length outside off, Dhoni plays it down from the crease to point.
35.4
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, A touch short and on middle, Kohli helps it behind square leg for a run.
35.3
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and taps it down to covers. Probably was looking for a quick single but it was never on.
35.2
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Movement back into the batsman, from around middle, Kohli fails to flick again and is hit on the pads. This time it rolls back.
35.1
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Wrong line first up. Sliding down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg. A couple of leg byes taken.

Marcus Stoinis returns. 112 needed to win for India off 90 balls.

34.6
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Shortish and on off, punched from the crease but without much timing and placement. Straight to cover.
34.5
0
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Walks forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
34.4
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Flighted and on middle, Kohli gets back and works it through square leg for a run.
34.3
4
N Lyon to V Kohli, FOUR! Deft! Lyon bowls it flat and short outside off, skidding away, Kohli plays it late and just uses the pace of the bowler to guide it towards the third man fence. Runs have started to come thick and fast now. Change in tempo!
34.2
1
N Lyon to MS Dhoni, Flatter and outside off, Dhoni moves back and hits it to deep point for one.
34.1
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Fuller and on off, forced down to long on for a run.

Nathan Lyon is called back into the attack.

33.6
1
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Change in approach maybe from Kohli. The way he is moving inside the crease is showing that. Back of a length ball around off, Virat immediately gets back and slaps it through point for a run. 14 from the over.
33.5
6
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, SIX! High and handsome! Kohli putting on a show! Behrendorff serves a length ball on middle and the Indian skipper gives it the full whack of his bat. Makes fine connection and sends it packing over wide long on for a biggie.
33.4
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, A length ball on middle, Kohli works it off his pads but finds mid-wicket.
33.3
4
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, FOUR! Beats the desperate dive put in by Marcus Stoinis. Short in length and outside off, Kohli keeps his weight on the back foot and powers it through covers. Stoinis in the deep probably dives a bit too early and hence fails to stop the ball. A much-needed boundary for India.
33.2
2
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Fine shot! Just a bit short in length around off, Kohli punches it with good timing through extra cover and picks up a couple.
33.1
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Lands it on a length around middle, Dhoni moves across inside the crease and eases it behind square leg for a run.
32.6
1
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Fuller and outside off, MS pushes it gently through covers and takes a run off the last ball.
32.5
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Tossed up ball landing full on middle, Dhoni strides forward and defends it back.
32.4
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Off spinner on middle, Dhoni helps it off his pads to square leg. Four dot balls. This will build pressure on Kohli.
32.3
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Loopy and on middle, MS flicks it a bit aerially on the leg side. Not carrying to mid-wicket.
32.2
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Quicker this time, flat and on middle, Dhoni hits it from the back foot but once again finds mid-wicket.
32.1
0
G Maxwell to MS Dhoni, Lunges to a full ball and pushes it off his pads to mid-wicket.
31.6
1
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, That's all he needs to do. Back of a length ball around off, MSD shuffles across and nudges it to fine leg for a run.
31.5
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, A length ball on off, Dhoni sticks back to play close to his body and pushes it to short cover.
31.4
0
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Good length ball on off, Dhoni reaches out for it and pushes it towards mid off.
31.3
2
J Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, Good stop in the deep! Fractionally short and outside off, Dhoni rocks back and punches it through backward point. Richardson runs across to his right from third man and puts in a slide near the rope to save a boundary. MS is away with a couple of runs.
31.2
1
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, On a length outside off, leaving the batsman, Kohli just uses the angle and runs it down to third man for a run.
31.1
0
J Behrendorff to V Kohli, Good length ball on middle and off, defended from the crease.

Bowling change. Aaron Finch brings his premium fast bowler Jason Behrendorff to bowl with a new batsman in the middle. Good thinking.

30.6
1
G Maxwell to V Kohli, This time Kohli manages to hit it in the gap at mid-wicket and collects a run.
30.5
0
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Shortish and on off, Kohli hangs back and punches it towards mid-wicket.

MS Dhoni arrives in the middle. He received plenty of criticism for his slow innings in the first ODI and now is the time to silence his critics.

30.4
0
G Maxwell to A Rayudu, OUT! End of Rayudu's scratchy knock. Never really got going in this innings. A flighted ball on middle, he advances down the track and tries to heave it across the line. Fails to get the timing right and Stoinis at deep mid-wicket takes the skier safely. The 59-run stand is broken. 139 needed off 116 balls. This match is nicely hanging in the balance.
30.3
1
G Maxwell to V Kohli, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
30.2
2
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Tossed up ball on middle and leg, Kohli moves back and nudges it to fine leg for a couple of runs.
30.1
2
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Fifty for Virat Kohli, his 49th in ODIs! Flatter delivery, it's short and skidding away from the batsman, Kohli delays his shot a bit and runs it wide of short third man for a couple of runs. The skipper is once again showing great form in the run chase and India's hopes are heavily pinned on his responsible shoulders.
29.6
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Width on offer outside off, Kohli quietly deflects it down to third man for a run. 23 in the last 5 overs, slowing going from India.
29.5
1
J Richardson to A Rayudu, Slower ball, at 120.3 kph, it's on a length and Rayudu taps it down to short third man for a run.
29.4
2
J Richardson to A Rayudu, Rayudu is really struggling for timing! This time tries to go downtown over mid off but fails to middle his shot. Skies up in the air and once again it lands safely in the deep. Two more added to the total.
29.3
0
J Richardson to A Rayudu, A length ball on off, angling in, Rayudu blocks it back.
29.2
2
J Richardson to A Rayudu, Tries to force the issue this time but once again timing is eluding him. A shortish ball on off, Rayudu advances down the track and hits it in the air over covers for two. 50-run stand comes up. 150 up for India as well. 148 needed off 124 balls.
29.1
0
J Richardson to A Rayudu, Angles in a length ball around off, Rayudu gets forward and defends it back with a straight bat.
28.6
0
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Quicker and flatter around leg, Kohli tries to sweep but fails to middle. It goes off his arms to the off side.
28.5
1
G Maxwell to A Rayudu, A long hop on middle, Rayudu goes deep inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
28.4
0
G Maxwell to A Rayudu, Shortish on off, a mistimed back foot punch by Rayudu and it drops near the pitch. Dot.
28.3
1
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Uppish but safe! Short in length on off, Kohli goes back to pull but it comes off the lower half of his bat and flies wide of Finch at mid-wicket. A single taken.
28.2
1
G Maxwell to A Rayudu, Walks down the track and turns it through square leg for a run.
28.1
1
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Full and flighted around off, Kohli whips it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs. Turns for the second but Rayudu is late in taking off and is sent back.
27.6
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, A little bit of width on offer outside off, Kohli forces it off his back foot to sweeper cover for a run.
27.5
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Good length ball outside off, Kohli plays an attractive shot but fails to beat covers.
27.4
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
27.3
1
J Richardson to A Rayudu, In no control. Short delivery on off, Rayudu pulls it in the air as the ball gets big on him. He strokes it in the air and luckily for him, the ball falls in no man's land at deep square leg. A single taken. Rayudu is looking scratchy.
27.2
1
J Richardson to V Kohli, Slower delivery, short and outside off, Kohli easily plays it down to third man and rotates the strike.
27.1
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Hits the stumps, at the non-striker's end! Fuller and on middle, Kohli plays a cracking straight drive but it hits the stumps at the other end. Robbed off a few runs there, the Indian skipper.

Jhye Richardson is back for another spell.

26.6
0
G Maxwell to A Rayudu, Walks down the track and mistimes his drive towards the cover fielder.
26.5
1
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Slower through the air, on the shorter side and Kohli gets back to work it behind square leg for a run.
26.4
0
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Full and on middle, hit back to the bowler. Dot ball.
26.3
1
G Maxwell to A Rayudu, Aerial but safe! Loopy and full on off, Rayudu kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for one.
26.2
1
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Hangs on the back foot and flicks it past the diving square leg fielder for a run.
26.1
2
G Maxwell to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Glenn Maxwell to roll his arm now.

25.6
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Cracking shot. Shortish and on off, Kohli rocks back and slaps it to sweeper cover for a run.
25.5
2
P Siddle to V Kohli, Fine stop by Handscomb! Full and on middle, Kohli rotates his wrists and flicks it through mid-wicket. It races through and Peter in the deep also sprints across to his left. Puts in a dive close to the rope and pulls it back. Saves two.
25.4
1
P Siddle to A Rayudu, Shortish and outside off, Ambati rises on his back foot and guides it to third man for one.
25.3
0
P Siddle to A Rayudu, A length ball on off, Rayudu tries to tap and run but it goes straight to point.
25.2
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery wide outside off, Virat stands back and runs it down to third man for a single. Moves to 36, in no real hurry, the Indian skipper.
25.1
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, Full and angling in on middle, Kohli flicks but finds mid-wicket.

Change of ends for Peter Siddle.

24.6
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Tossed up and around leg, Kohli nudges it down to fine leg and keeps strike with himself.
24.5
1
N Lyon to A Rayudu, Walks forward and knocks it down through mid on for a single.
24.4
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Flighted and on middle, it's played with the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
24.4
0
N Lyon to A Rayudu, Two wides! Spinning down the leg side, Rayudu fails to sweep and the keeper also fails to collect. They cross.
24.3
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Leans forward and pushes it through covers for a run. Kohli wanted two but it was not on.
24.2
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Short and pulled but straight to the fielder at square leg.
24.1
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Nathan Lyon is back on.

23.6
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Fullish and on off, pushed back to the bowler. Quiet going from India.
23.5
2
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Rayudu is living dangerously. Full and outside off, Rayudu slices his attempted drive past the point fielder for a couple. That wasn't too far from Maxwell.
23.4
2
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, A miscued pull shot! Stoinis serves yet another short ball and Rayudu goes for the pull shot. Doesn't get in the right position and is lucky it goes over the infield at mid-wicket. Two runs taken and Stoinis has a smile on his face.
23.3
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Lands it on a length outside off, it's pushed off the front foot to covers where the fielder misfields slightly but no run conceded.
23.2
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Width on offer outside off, it's eased down to third man for a run.
23.1
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Effort delivery! Stoinis digs in a short ball around off, Kohli bails out of his attempted pull shot at the last moment. Marcus smiles as he looks at the Indian skipper. These two will be seen in the same team during the Indian T20 League.
22.6
0
P Siddle to A Rayudu, Shortish and outside off, cut from the crease but straight to point.
22.5
0
P Siddle to A Rayudu, Beautifully bowled. This time Peter brings a length ball back into the batsman off the seam, Rayudu defends it close to his front pad.
22.4
4
P Siddle to A Rayudu, EDGY FOUR! Siddle dishes out a length ball outside off, shaping away again, Rayudu tries driving through covers but it takes a fat outside edge and flies past Carey for a boundary at third man. Siddle has his hands on his head. A couple of edges in the over.
22.3
0
P Siddle to A Rayudu, Beats the edge by a whisker! A good length delivery in the channel outside off, a hint of late away movement there, Rayudu tries playing inside the line but misses.
22.2
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Goes for a drive but ends up slicing it down towards third man for a run.
22.1
2
P Siddle to V Kohli, The line is straight and Kohli eases it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. The Indian skipper is looking in control.
21.6
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
21.5
1
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Short in length on off, on the slower side, Rayudu pulls it in front of square leg and finds the fielder in the deep. A single to rotate the strike.
21.4
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
21.3
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Bangs it in short around off, keeping his line just outside off, Ambati plays it down towards backward point. Playing too many dots.
21.2
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Angles in a length ball on middle and off, Rayudu defends it by getting behind the line.
21.1
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Serves it on a full length outside off, Kohli drives it through cover-point for a run.
20.6
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Loopy one around leg, played softly off the pads to deep backward square leg for a run.
20.5
0
N Lyon to A Rayudu, Tries sweeping but misses and it goes off his pads to the leg side. A leg bye taken.
20.4
0
N Lyon to A Rayudu, Quicker one, flat and full on middle, Rayudu flicks on the leg side but finds mid-wicket.
20.3
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Slower one, full and around leg, it's worked behind square leg for a run.
20.2
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Bowls it flat and around off, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense.
20.1
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Full and flighted on middle, defended back to the bowler.
19.6
4
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, FOUR! Gentle hands! Stoinis puts it on a good length again, enough width on this occasion for Rayudu to play at it late. He just opens the face of his bat at the last moment and runs it wide of the keeper for a boundary.
19.5
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, Stoinis keeps it on a good length and just around off, not offering a lot to the batsman here, Rayudu stays back and pushes it out to covers. Tidy stuff.
19.4
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, A gentle delivery, on a length just outside off, Rayudu watches the line closely before making a leave.
19.3
0
M Stoinis to A Rayudu, A touch short and outside off, Rayudu goes on his toes and taps it down to point.
19.2
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and this time pierces the gap on the off side with a drive through the line. It runs through cover-point for one.
19.1
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, On a length outside off, Kohli pushes it from the crease but straight towards extra cover.
18.6
0
N Lyon to A Rayudu, The batsman defends it from within the crease. Fine over by Lyon, keeping good pressure after the fall of the last wicket.
18.5
0
N Lyon to A Rayudu, Nicely bowled. Senses the charge and bowls it slower around off, Rayudu jumps out of the crease and then blocks.
18.4
0
N Lyon to A Rayudu, Flighted off spinner on middle, Rayudu works it off his pads to the leg side. Finds the fielder in front of square.
18.3
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Shortish and on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it past the diving bowler to long on for one.
18.2
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Once again Virat gets back and plays it with the spin to the on side, finds square leg again.
18.1
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Tossed up ball on middle, Kohli gets back and works it off his pads to square leg.
17.6
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Moves away off the seam after landing full around off, Kohli plays it off the outer half to third man and takes a run.

Ambati Rayudu walks out to the middle.

17.5
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, OUT! This is a massive breakthrough for the Australians. The Hitman has been sent packing. And the wicket has come in good time too. Length ball on off, Rohit camps back and slogs across the line. Gets a top edge which sails over mid-wicket, only as far as Peter Handscomb in the deep though. He settles under it and takes the catch. Good thing for him he was wearing his sunglasses, otherwise the sun was in his eyes.
17.4
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Just ahead of a length, outside off, punched off the front foot on the up through covers. Single to the total.
17.3
1
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Short of a good length on off, not much pace on it, Sharma comes half-forward and helps the pull down to fine leg for a single. 100 up for India.
17.2
0
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, tapped down on the off side with gentle hands.
17.1
2
M Stoinis to R Sharma, Full and wide outside off, it's eased through the covers. Big gap out there, so the batsmen are comfortably able to take the second.

Marcus Stoinis has the ball in his hand.

16.6
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Turning into the batsman once more, Sharma works it into the leg side for a single. The 50-run stand is up with this too.
16.5
6
N Lyon to R Sharma, SIX! Rohit gives it the full swing of his arms and sends it a long way. Tossed up right in his arc, the opener plants his front foot forward and slogs it deep into the mid-wicket stands. A maximum!
16.4
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Fraction straight in line, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
16.3
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, The batsman defends it from within the crease. The batsmen have run through for a single.
16.2
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Spinning in from outside off, shorter in length, Rohit stays inside the crease and blocks.
16.1
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Slider around off, pushed quicker through the air, VK waits and with an open face, steers it to short third man for a quick one.

Drinks are on the field. After providing a good start, Dhawan departed but that hasn't halted India at all. Rohit is joined by his skipper in the middle and the two are motoring along nicely. 40 runs have been added between them, and if Finch can't come up with something soon, that number could soon rise to triple figures.

15.6
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Similar from Kohli. He dabs this behind point and keeps strike with a run. India need 212 runs to win in 34 overs.
15.5
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Waits for the ball to come to him as it's landed on a length outside off, guided down to third man by the batsman for a single.
15.4
2
P Siddle to R Sharma, Quite full on middle and leg, Sharma flicks it past the diving short mid-wicket fielder, towards long on and comes back for the second. Was placed in the gap well. Nicely done.
15.3
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Fullish in length, on the fourth stump line, driven with the full face to sweeper cover. One run collected.
15.2
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, Takes the pace off this one, fuller outside off, Kohli taps it down wide of the cover fielder. Not wide enough though. Dot ball.
15.1
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, Fires it full and aims the base of off stump, the Indian skipper leans ahead, a little across and drives it straight to mid on.
14.6
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, no turn again for the offie, it's kept out from inside the crease.
14.5
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Too straight in line, it's flicked through to deep mid-wicket for a run.
14.4
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Uses the depth of the crease, gets behind the line and wrists it to wide mid on. A good diving stop by the fielder there.
14.3
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Minimal turn on this occasion as Lyon bowls it shorter on off, Kohli works it to mid-wicket from the back foot.
14.2
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Going across the batsman, he just taps this into the covers and changes ends.
14.1
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Short and flat around off, from around the wicket, VK is on the back foot as he punches it down to long on for one.
13.6
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Follows that boundary with a single. Length delivery on off, Kohli guides it down towards backward point for a single.
13.5
4
P Siddle to V Kohli, FOUR! Shot! It was pitched up on middle, Virat gets on his front foot and hits a straight drive for a boundary. Beautiful to watch. The Indian skipper already looking good.
13.4
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Good length delivery around off, Sharma guides it down towards third man for a single.
13.3
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Slightly fuller this time and Rohit punches it off the back foot.
13.2
6
P Siddle to R Sharma, SIX! First six of the innings and it comes from the bat of Rohit Sharma. Short of a length and Rohit pulls it high and away over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
13.1
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle and off, Virat flicks it away towards mid-wicket. Khawaja moves to his right from mid on and saves it from going to the boundary.

Peter Siddle comes back on.

12.6
2
N Lyon to R Sharma, Short and wide outside off, Rohit has room to free his arms, so he cuts it past short third man and takes a couple of runs.
12.5
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Fullish and close to off, easily defended by the batsman.
12.4
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Through the gap in the square leg area. Virat is on the back foot as he turns it away there. Single taken.
12.3
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Too straight in line, Kohli wrists it away but finds the man positioned in front of square leg.
12.2
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Spinning in on leg stump, shorter in length, Rohit goes back and works it off the hips through square leg for one.
12.1
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Comes from around the wicket and floats it up on middle and off, Sharma is well forward in defense.
11.6
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Once again a length delivery on off, Virat this time just pushes it back towards mid off.
11.5
4
J Richardson to V Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant from Virat Kohli. Length delivery around off, Virat just opens the face of the bat and beautifully times it and finds the gap between cover and point. The ball races away to the boundary. That was pure timing from the Indian skipper.
11.4
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Virat defends it off his front foot.
11.3
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Length delivery on off, played it straight to the fielder at point.
11.2
0
J Richardson to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Virat defends it off his back foot.
11.1
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, guided it away towards cover for a single.

Jhye Richardson returns to the attack.

10.6
0
N Lyon to V Kohli, Flicked on the leg side straight to the fielder.
10.5
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Loopy delivery on off, Rohit plays it towards point for a single.
10.4
0
N Lyon to R Sharma, Flighted delivery short in length, it hits the inside edge of Rohit's bat as he looks to defend.
10.3
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Tossed up on off, Kohli pushed it away towards long on for a single.
10.2
1
N Lyon to R Sharma, Tossed up on middle, Sharma drives it wide of mid-wicket towards long on for a single.
10.1
1
N Lyon to V Kohli, Starts off by drifting on the pads, Kohli flicks it away towards fine leg for a single.

Powerplay 2 signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the 40th over. Also, Nathan Lyon comes into the attack.

9.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Beaten! Lovely delivery, shaping away from the batsman from around off, Rohit pushes inside the line without any footwork but fails to connect. End of Powerplay 1, a decent beginning from India!
9.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Angling away from the batsman, on a length, Rohit leans forward and defends it to the off side.
9.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Keeps it nice and full on off, Sharma keeps his eyes on the ball as he defends it back.
9.3
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Once again extra bounce troubling Rohit. Tries to work it around on the leg side but fails to middle his shot.
9.2
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Fine delivery. It's around off and angling across with some extra bounce, Sharma tries to flick but misses and is hit high on the back leg.
9.1
2
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Back of a length delivery on off, it's punched off the back foot through cover-point for a couple of runs.
8.6
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, In the air... but safe. Length ball on off, Kohli chips it and luckily for him, it's way short of mid on.
8.5
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Full length delivery on middle, Sharma hits it down the ground for a single.
8.4
1
P Siddle to V Kohli, Full length delivery on middle, Kohli tries to flick it on the leg side. He gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards deep square leg for a single.
8.3
0
P Siddle to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Virat chooses to leave that one.
8.2
1
P Siddle to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Rohit guides it down to third man for a single.
8.1
0
P Siddle to R Sharma, Full length delivery on off, Sharma hits it straight to the fielder at mid on.
7.6
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Angling across on a back of a length, pushed to covers defensively to end the over. End of a successful over for Australia.
7.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Seaming in off the deck, a length ball, raps Rohit on the pads as he attempts to flick it away.

Skipper Virat Kohli walks in at no.3.

7.4
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, OUT! First strike for Australia and it's that of the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan. Fuller and in line of the stumps, Dhawan looks to go big downtown but only skies it as some pace is taken off it. It goes towards mid off where Khawaja settles under it and takes a safe catch.
7.3
4
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Length ball outside off, rising off the deck, Dhawan stands tall and lifts it over covers for a boundary.
7.2
1
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
7.1
1
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Slower delivery coming back in, Dhawan works it to short fine leg and takes a quick single.
6.6
1
P Siddle to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, driven wide of point for a run.
6.5
4
P Siddle to S Dhawan, FOUR! It is short and Dhawan pulls it away through fine leg for a boundary. He is looking very good out in the middle.
6.4
2
P Siddle to S Dhawan, Fuller length on off, Dhawan this time drives it towards cover and finds the gap. The fielder in the deep point region runs to his right and keeps it down to two.
6.3
0
P Siddle to S Dhawan, Good length delivery on off, Dhawan hits it straight to the fielder at point.
6.2
0
P Siddle to S Dhawan, Length delivery on off, Shikhar defends it off the back foot.
6.1
0
P Siddle to S Dhawan, Siddle starts with a full length delivery on off, Shikhar drives it straight to the fielder at cover.

Peter Siddle is the first bowling change for Australia.

5.6
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. Good carry on that for the bowler.
5.5
1
J Richardson to S Dhawan, A length delivery in the channel outside off, dabbed behind point for an easy run.
5.5
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Wide! Angling down the leg side, wide signalled by the umpire.
5.4
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Cutting back in from a length on leg, catches the inside edge, thuds onto the pads and falls ahead of the batsman.
5.3
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Connects well again but can't find the gap. Well done, Nathan Lyon. Back of a length outside off, Dhawan stands tall and punches it to covers. The fielder dives to his right and saves a certain boundary.
5.2
4
J Richardson to S Dhawan, FOUR! Just wide but that was hit too hard. Richardson angles it across, full and outside off, Dhawan throws everything behind it and slashes it to the right of point. Maxwell there dives to his right but can't reach it. A boundary results.
5.1
1
J Richardson to R Sharma, Angles it in on the pads, Rohit works it in front of square leg for a single.
4.6
2
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Length delivery on the pads, Dhawan flicks it away towards fine leg for a couple. His bat gets stuck in the grass as he was trying to ground it and a better throw there would have put the southpaw in danger. End of an expensive over though. 12 runs off it. Behrendorff will be disappointed with that.
4.5
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Once again Dhawan drives the full length ball but this time straight to the fielder.
4.4
4
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! What a shot! Behrendorff overpitches and Dhawan makes most of it. It's full and outside off, Shikhar drives it brilliantly through covers for a boundary.
4.3
2
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Length delivery on middle and leg, Dhawan hits it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
4.2
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Slightly fuller this time, Shikhar tries to drive but the ball hits the inside edge and goes onto the pads of Dhawan.
4.1
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR LEG BYES! First bad ball by Behrendorff. Length ball on leg, Dhawan tries to flick but misses and the ball hits his thigh pads before going wide of Carey for a boundary. The umpire also signals it as leg byes.
3.6
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, Sharma shoulders arms to it.
3.5
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Rohit blocks it away.
3.4
1
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Short on length delivery on middle and leg, Dhawan flicks it away towards fine leg for a single.
3.3
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Full length delivery outside off. Dhawan swings his bat at it but misses.
3.2
4
J Richardson to S Dhawan, FOUR! Poor bowling from Richardson and the first boundary for Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball on Dhawan's pad and it's easy picking for him. He flicks it away through square leg for a boundary.
3.1
0
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Good length delivery on off, Dhawan drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
2.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Beaten! A peach to end the over from Jason. Lands this on length on the middle stump line and takes it away late. Rohit was looking to feel for that one but plays inside the line. Excellent over from Behrendorff. Has conceded only one run off his two overs so far.
2.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, On the middle and leg stump, defended towards mid-wicket from the crease.
2.4
1
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Poor running! Length ball outside off, Dhawan goes after that one and the ball flies over the head of point. Third man comes around in time and stops it just inside the boundary. The batsmen have just run one there, that is poor cricket from the Indian openers. Dhawan expected that to go to the fence and stopped running. Later on, they see that the ball was stopped but it was too late to go back for the second.
2.3
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Oooh! Lucky for Dhawan there. The ball is on off and comes in a bit, the lefty looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Would have been plumb in front if not for that edge.
2.2
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Fuller one on middle this time, Shikhar pushes it back to mid on off the front foot.
2.1
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Good length ball outside off, left alone by Dhawan as he watches the ball go through to Carey.
1.6
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Once again length ball around off, Sharma leaves that one. 9 runs off Richardson's first over.
1.5
4
J Richardson to R Sharma, FOUR! Beautiful timing. This time Richardson bowls it on length outside off, Rohit Sharma just opens the face of the bat and times it beautifully to send it through covers for a boundary. Second of the over.
1.4
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, On the pads, Sharma tries to glance it towards fine leg but misses. The ball hits him on his hips and goes to Alex Carey.
1.3
4
J Richardson to R Sharma, FOUR! First boundary of the innings and it comes from the bat of Rohit Sharma. Jhye bowled it short and Rohit Sharma pulled it away off his front foot through mid-wicket for a boundary. Classic Rohit Sharma pull that one.
1.2
0
J Richardson to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Rohit defends it off his front foot.
1.1
1
J Richardson to S Dhawan, Starts with a length delivery on middle, Dhawan is off the mark with a flick towards mid-wicket. First runs on the board for India.

Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Length ball outside off, Sharma shoulders arms to it. Behrendorff starts with a maiden.
0.5
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Fuller delivery on middle and off, Rohit hits it straight to the mid off fielder.
0.4
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, Sharma initially tries to go after it but decides otherwise at the last second and lets it go.
0.3
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J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Full on middle and leg, Rohit hits it straight to the fielder at mid on.
0.2
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J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Once again a full length delivery on middle and leg, the ball moves in a bit after pitching. Sharma tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
0.1
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J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Starts off with a full length delivery on middle, Sharma flicks it away towards mid-wicket.

We are back for the chase. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings for India. Jason Behrendorff will bowl the first over with the first new ball.