India in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2018

Australia vs India - 1st T20I

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane

Date & Time: 21 November 2018

India 169/7

RR: 9.94 | Australia beat India by 4 runs (D/L method)

commentary

That is it from the opening T20I between Australia and India at the 'Gabba. The Aussies would have identified plenty of mistakes in this win and have plenty of areas to work around. India, on the other hand, were not far away from being at their best in this game and would focus only on improving their fielding, come the next game. Do join us for the second T20I on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6.50 pm local (0750 GMT) from the MCG. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

ADAM ZAMPA HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He's excited with the award says it's a good feeling. Hopes to be more consistent. On Kohli's wicket, Zampa says that it obviously was a big wicket and cherishes it. On dropping Dhawan off his own bowling, Zampa mentions that he was a bit nervy as he played a few shots after that. On Carey's stumping of Rahul, Adam cheekily says that he does not trust Carey behind the stumps in terms of DRS or stumping but here, he was correct.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says that his boys really fought hard, especially during the middle overs. On his confusion with the allotted quota of overs, Finch smiles and admits that he got confused. Stresses that he was confident that Stoinis would pull it off in the end with 12 to defend and praises him for executing his plans well. On his dropped catch by Kohli, Finch does not read too much into it.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that they always get good support in this part of the world and calls it a great atmosphere. Adds that the team enjoyed this game, which was a close one. Admits that it was a see-saw game, with India bowling well initially but then Maxwell and Stoinis bringing the Aussies back. Adds further that they started well with the bat and it seemed like they would win but the Aussies held their nerves. Admits that they fumbled in the middle overs but Rishabh and Karthik brought them close. Praises Shikhar Dhawan for his positive and clear mindset and game play and has a word of praise for Dinesh Karthik as well. On him personally not having a great outing, Kohli modestly agrees and with a smiling face says he will learn from the game and will try to do better in the next match. States that India do not have too much time to think about the loss and can brush this off quickly and turn up refreshed for the next game.

Enter Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant. Nothing to lose. The duo had a magnificent partnership of 51 from 24 balls, which revived the game. The 25-run over from Andrew Tye in the 14th opened the game big time but then, the seamer bounced back with the wicket of Pant and Stoinis closed it out in the final over. Too close to call - small moments here and there could have won the game for either side and Australia capitalized when it mattered the most. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

India started gingerly, losing Rohit early but Dhawan kept them in the hunt. He was losing partners at the other end but till he was there in the middle, the visitors were in with a shout. Then came that spell from Adam Zampa - which saw Kohli and Rahul getting dismissed, followed by the Dhawan's wicket. At that stage, India needed 69 from 32 balls and it was virtually over. Or not?

A game which had plenty of twists and turns. Australia started slowly, but then Lynn, Maxwell and Stoinis were powering the hosts to a big total before the rain came bucketing down. That seemed to take the momentum away from the home side but when the revised DLS target was disclosed, 174 from 17 overs, Australia did seem to have the advantage.

A nervy win for Australia. The players are excited and overjoyed but coach Justin Langer looks stern in the dressing room. The Aussies nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. What a thriller in the end.

16.6
4
M Stoinis to K Yadav, FOUR! It will be a boundary but it does not matter. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 4 RUNS (DLS METHOD)! A short ball, in line of the stumps, Kuldeep backs away and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary, just evading a leaping short fine leg.
16.5
1
M Stoinis to B Kumar, Well, if the last ball is not a wide or a no ball, Australia have this in the bag. A short ball outside off, Kumar mistimes it in the air and even though deep mid-wicket cannot get to it, only a single is taken. 9 needed from the final ball.
16.5
0
M Stoinis to B Kumar, WIDE. Technically, India are still in it. Bhuvi jumps down the track and Stoinis bowls it short and wide outside off. The batsman cannot reach and it is wided.

Kuldeep Yadav walks in next.

16.4
0
M Stoinis to D Karthik, OUT! Back-to-back wickets for Stoinis and he is on a hat-trick! Wow. Read that again. Stoinis on a hat-trick. A length ball outside off, again pace taken off, Karthik looks to swat it over the off side but cannot quite clear the man in the deep. Third catch for Jason Behrendorff tonight. Excellent knock from Karthik though. 11 needed from 2 now.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in next but he will be at the non-striker's end.

16.3
0
M Stoinis to K Pandya, OUT! Caught but this could be a blessing in disguise for India. 11 needed from 3 but it is Dinesh Karthik on strike. A full ball on middle, slower in pace, Pandya swings hard but mistimes it towards long on. Glenn Maxwell comes charging in, dives forward and takes a very good catch. Is pumped up with that. India will not mind it too much. Krunal was struggling. A boundary here and the visitors will be back in the game.
16.2
0
M Stoinis to K Pandya, WIDE NOT GIVEN! Is that a harsh call on the batsman? Stoinis smiles. Full toss wide outside off, Krunal reaches out to drive but misses. Replays show that the ball was outside the wide guidelines and Australia seem to have gotten away with that one. 11 needed from 4...
16.1
2
M Stoinis to K Pandya, A slower short ball outside off, Pandya mistimes his swing towards long on for a couple. 11 needed from 5 now.

Marcus Stoinis to continue. 13 off 6. It cannot get closer than this. Karthik has shown good form while Stoinis has taken a beating. Krunal will be on strike. Can MS bowl a few dots?

15.6
4
A Tye to D Karthik, FOUR! Crucial boundary! Karthik walks across his stumps again and Tye bowls it full and wide outside off. No problems for Karthik as he clubs it wide of long on for a boundary!
15.5
0
A Tye to D Karthik, A length ball wide outside off, Dinesh slashes but misses.
15.4
0
A Tye to K Pandya, A good slower bouncer, down the leg side, Pandya is early into the pull and takes his eyes off the ball. Is hit on the helmet and the ball goes towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.

Krunal Pandya walks into the pressure cooker situation. 18 needed off 9 balls.

15.3
0
A Tye to R Pant, OUT! Caught! Against the run of play, Tye gets a wicket. Or rather, Pant has given it away. Absolutely no need for this shot. A low full toss, Rishabh looks to play the reverse paddle but spoons this high in the air. Jason Behrendorff barely has to move an inch as he takes it calmly at point. Big wicket for Australia. The quickfire stand is broken.
15.2
1
A Tye to D Karthik, Works this low full toss through mid-wicket for a run.
15.2
0
A Tye to D Karthik, WIDE! 50-RUN STAND IS UP IN JUST 22 BALLS! A potentially match-winning partnership for India. What a counter-punch. It has come at a time when we felt that the game was done and dusted after Dhawan's dismissal. Once again, DK walks well across his stumps and the bowler bowls it wide outside off. 19 needed from 11 now.
15.1
4
A Tye to D Karthik, FOUR! WHAM! Early boundary in the over! Full and wide outside off, Karthik walks into the shot and blasts it wide of mid off and cover for a boundary!
14.6
1
M Stoinis to D Karthik, 150 UP FOR INDIA! 24 needed from 2 overs. India's game to lose from here with the Aussies struggling with the wet ball. Short and outside off, DK reaches out and flays it through point for a run. 11 from the over, 36 from the last 2!
14.5
1
M Stoinis to R Pant, Nothing much on the Free Hit. A length ball outside off, Rishabh is early into his slash and mistimes it towards long off for a run.
14.5
0
M Stoinis to R Pant, NO BALL! The ball is wet and is slippery. India will not mind. Problems for Australia. A high full toss, trying to keep Pant in his crease as he comes down the track but is then left alone. It goes past his chest, towards the keeper.

FREE HIT TIME!

14.4
1
M Stoinis to D Karthik, Full and wide outside off, pace taken off, Dinesh reaches out to drive but gets a thick outside edge which cannot go past Chris Lynn at short third man. A run taken.
14.3
4
M Stoinis to D Karthik, FOUR! Great shot from Karthik! Walks down the track, goes across and whip-flicks it behind square leg! The fielder runs in to his right in the deep, dives but in vain! 28 needed from 15 deliveries!
14.2
1
M Stoinis to R Pant, A short ball, slogged towards long on for a single. There is a poor throw to the keeper, almost goes past short third man, but it is saved.
14.1
2
M Stoinis to R Pant, Full and outside off, Pant reaches out and slogs, slicing it over point for a couple.

Marcus Stoinis is back into the attack. The equation is quite close. Pressure on him.

13.6
6
A Tye to D Karthik, IT IS A SIX! Great effort from Maxwell, but a little too late. 25 runs from the over and this game is wide open again. 35 needed from the final 3 overs. A high full toss, around off, Dinesh gets down and across and slaps it over wide long on. Like he did against the Proteas, it seems like Glenn Maxwell has taken control of the catch. He is airborne, takes the catch but is out of the boundary. He then tries to throw it in but by the time, he makes contact with the ground. It is referred upstairs but replays confirm the worst for Maxi and Australia. What a pounding for Tye!

Six or a save? Has Maxi pulled off another stunner? Or has it been too late?

13.5
4
A Tye to D Karthik, FOUR! Edged away! Full and wide outside off, Karthik slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge, through the vacant slip cordon to the third man fence!
13.5
0
A Tye to D Karthik, WIDE! Second one of the over! Pressure on the bowler. Karthik walks across his sticks and Tye bowls it wide outside off. It ends up being too wide outside off.
13.4
2
A Tye to D Karthik, Full and outside off, eased through the covers for a brace.
13.3
1
A Tye to R Pant, Banged in short, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
0
A Tye to R Pant, WIDE. A slower bouncer, outside leg, Rishabh looks to pull but misses. Carey collects and appeals, so does Tye but the umpire patiently waits for the appeals to die down and then calmly signals a wide. 49 needed from 22 balls now.
13.2
4
A Tye to R Pant, FOUR! Ordinary bowling. Length delivery at this stage, clubbed wide of long on for a boundary.
13.1
6
A Tye to R Pant, SIX! Terrific shot! A loosener to start, full and down the leg side. Pant takes maximum toll, swinging it miles over fine leg! 54 needed from 23 balls now! Pant moves to 11 from 8 deliveries. The stand is worth 15 from 9 balls.

Billy Stanlake returns. Hang on. Finch is informed by the umpires that Stanlake cannot bowl as only 2 bowlers can bowl 4 overs tonight. Behrendorff and Zampa have already done that. Andrew Tye is given the ball. 1-0-12-0 so far.

12.6
1
A Zampa to R Pant, Good thinking. RP takes a couple of steps down the track and Zampa fires it outside off, that too, a googly. Pant is early into his attempted cover drive and mistimes it towards cover. A run taken. Tremendous finish by Zampa - just 5 runs from his final over - 4-0-22-2.
12.5
1
A Zampa to D Karthik, Full and outside off, slogged to deep mid-wicket for a run.
12.4
1
A Zampa to R Pant, Full and outside off, again, Rishabh is looking to go too hard and mistimes his shot to long off for a single.
12.3
2
A Zampa to R Pant, Has a mighty swing to this one but gets lesser power. Finds the gap though, between long on and mid-wicket and earns a brace.
12.2
0
A Zampa to R Pant, A short ball, down the leg side, Pant looks to pull but misses. The ball hits his pads.
12.1
0
A Zampa to R Pant, Full and outside off, driven straight back to the bowler.
11.6
2
B Stanlake to D Karthik, Outside off, dabbed with soft hands past the keeper towards third man for a couple. 13 runs from the Stanlake over but the big wicket of Dhawan in it as well. Gamble works for Finch.
11.5
0
B Stanlake to R Pant, Down the leg side, very full, Pant misses his flick and loses his footing too. A leg bye taken.
11.5
0
B Stanlake to R Pant, WIDE. A slower bouncer, down the leg side, ducked under.

Dinesh Karthik, who has made his image of a finisher in the recent past, walks in next. He has a big job in front. Can he deliver?

11.4
0
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, OUT! Gone this time! Jeez, that is a pretty cool catch by Jason Behrendorff! Is that the game? Another short ball outside off, Dhawan backs away to the leg side, exposing all his stumps and then tries to ramp the shot over third man. The connection is decent but he gets more height than distance. It seems to be a pretty simple catch for the man at third man but remember, he has the ropes behind him to think about too. Behrendorff does well not to tread on those. Big, big wicket for Australia. Dhawan misses out on a century, India need 69 from 32 deliveries.
11.3
2
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, DROPPED! Another opportunity goes abegging! Neither of the sides have been good on the field tonight. This should have been taken too. A short ball, down the leg side, Dhawan mistimes his pull and it almost goes down the throat of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who is the substitute. However, he picks it up late in the lights and by the time he gets to the ball, it dips onto him and he palms it. Two runs taken.
11.2
6
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, SIX! WHACK! This man is batting on a different planet altogether. A short ball, slower in pace, Dhawan swivels and pulls it massively over square leg! 100 UP FOR INDIA! 71 needed from 34 balls.
11.1
1
B Stanlake to R Pant, Down the leg side, helped fine for a single.

Billy Stanlake time again. 78 needed off 36 balls.

10.6
2
A Zampa to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, chipped over cover for a brace. Just 3 runs and a wicket from that over - Zampa's figures read 3-0-17-2. Two bowlers can bowl 4 overs and Behrendorff has already bowled one - will Zampa be the other bowler?

Rishabh Pant arrives.

10.5
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, OUT! Ho ho ho! Zampa gets his second! And this is a big one, in the form of the opposition captain. Full and outside off, a touch wide, Kohli comes down the track and looks to go inside-out, his favourite shot. But because the ball is wide, he miscues. There is absolutely no timing on that and it is skewed up straight in the air. Easy catch for Chris Lynn at short third man. The asking rate keeps mounting - 80 needed from 37 balls now.
10.4
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, Full and around middle, Kohli gets down and looks to play the slog sweep but mistimes it towards square leg.
10.3
1
A Zampa to S Dhawan, Comes down the track and blasts it down to long off for a single.
10.2
0
A Zampa to S Dhawan, DROPPED! Oh dear... has Zampa put down the match? That should have been taken. Full and around middle, spinning in, Shikhar comes down the track and looks to go over the top but the ball hits the inner half of the bat. Goes straight back to Zampa who is probably not prepared. Seems to have seen it at the last moment. Puts it down.
10.1
0
A Zampa to S Dhawan, Floated wide outside off, Dhawan looks to drive but misses.
9.6
2
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Length ball wide outside off, Virat reaches out and slices it towards third man. By the time Billy Stanlake can get to the ball, two runs are taken.
9.6
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, WIDE. Another slower bouncer, this time it is too high. Kohli ducks and it is wided.
9.5
1
M Stoinis to S Dhawan, A short ball, another slower one, comfortably pulled through square leg for a run.
9.4
0
M Stoinis to V Kohli, Done in by the pace. Or the lack of it. A short ball outside off, Kohli is early into his pull and misses. The ball goes off his body towards backward point and a leg bye is stolen.
9.3
1
M Stoinis to S Dhawan, Outside off, quietly played to the off side for a quick run.
9.2
2
M Stoinis to S Dhawan, Good stop by Aaron Finch. Dhawan jumps down the track a bit early and on seeing that, Stoinis slows his pace down. 'Gabbar' mistimes his shot over extra cover and Finch seems to have overrun that to his right from long off. Manages to stop it with his left hand. Two runs taken.
9.1
1
M Stoinis to V Kohli, On a length, around middle, helped through mid-wicket for a single. 89 needed from 47 balls now.

Marcus Stoinis into the attack now.

8.6
2
A Zampa to S Dhawan, Probably a googly outside off, Dhawan throws his bat at it and it goes off the outside edge past the keeper. A couple of runs more for India.
8.5
1
A Zampa to V Kohli, Very full this time, on middle, Kohli drives it back firmly and Zampa seems to have get some fingertips on it. The ball still travels to long on and the Indian skipper is off the mark with a single.
8.4
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, Full and flighted around off, Kohli lunges and defends.
8.3
0
A Zampa to V Kohli, Tossed up ball on middle, flicked across the line but straight to mid-wicket.

Virat Kohli comes in now, at number 4, replacing Rahul.

8.2
0
A Zampa to L Rahul, OUT! The foot is on the line and that is not good enough for the batsman! That is a big wicket for Zampa. It will increase his confidence 10-fold. After bowling quickies all this while, he slows this down a touch. Rahul is drawn forward to drive but misses. Carey collects and whips off the bails, appealing as well. It looks close and sure enough, replays show that the foot is on the line when the bails come off.

Stumping appeal! Has Carey got Rahul this time? Referred upstairs again...

8.1
2
A Zampa to L Rahul, Nothing much from the Free Hit. Tossed up ball outside off, Rahul lofts it over extra cover for a couple of runs.
8.1
0
A Zampa to L Rahul, NOT OUT! Carey has flicked the bails. Zampa with a shortish ball around off, Rahul goes deep inside the crease to play the square cut and in the process it seems that he has hit the stumps too. The keeper appeals for a hit-wicket and the square leg umpire takes it upstairs. The replays find that Carey has disturbed the bails without collecting the ball. Given a no ball for that reason. That's a first for me. Free Hit coming up.

Is that a wicket? The LED bails are glowing... Has Rahul hit the stumps? Or has Carey dislodged the bails with his glove?

7.6
4
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! Behrendorff has been taken to the cleaners in this over, 17 coming off it. Full in length around off, Dhawan leaves the crease as soon has the ball leaves Jason's hand and he drills his drive down the ground for a boundary. India are off to a flying start!
7.5
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, Dhawan drives but finds the cover fielder this time.
7.4
4
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan is launching rockets from the crease. Another delivery angling into him, he greets it with full power and smacks it through extra cover for a crunching boundary.
7.3
2
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, 9th T20I fifty for Dhawan, first against Australia! Gives the charge to the bowler and crisply drives it through covers. McDermott in the deep makes a tumbling stop as they cross for a couple of runs. Dhawan raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. A fine knock till now.
7.2
6
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, SIX! This one has gone all the way! A typical Dhawan shot! Welcomes the incoming length delivery by moving back inside the crease, makes room, picks up from his pads and hoists it over backward square leg for a biggie. Raises his bat as he thought he has reached his fifty but he's on 49 currently. Facepalm!
7.1
1
J Behrendorff to L Rahul, Full and angling away from the batsman, Rahul drives it through covers for a run.

Jason Behrendorff is back on.

6.6
1
A Zampa to L Rahul, Flatter and quicker on middle, Rahul moves back inside the crease and punches it down to long on for a run. 8 from leggie's first over.
6.5
0
A Zampa to L Rahul, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
6.4
0
A Zampa to L Rahul, Not out! Waste of time, really. Zampa senses the charge from the batsman and sends across a flat and short delivery outside off. Rahul initially comes out of the crease but then seeing the length he gets back to attempt the cut shot. Fails to connect and Carey is quick to take the bails off. He appeals, it's referred upstairs but KL is found to be inside the crease.

Stumping appeal! Has Rahul come out of the crease? Referred upstairs...

6.3
2
A Zampa to L Rahul, Well done. Got a boundary on the previous ball and this time just nudges his flick shot through mid-wicket. Easy two.
6.2
4
A Zampa to L Rahul, FOUR! Uppish but through the gap. Zampa is on the shorter side with his length, it's around off and Rahul goes deep inside the crease with his square cut. Doesn't middle it properly as it takes outer half of the bat and speeds right through the gap between short third man and backward point.
6.1
1
A Zampa to S Dhawan, Flighted and full ball on middle, Dhawan quietly plays it in the gap at mid-wicket, no one inside the ring in that region and the bowler himself runs there. A single taken.

First sign of spin. Big moment for Adam Zampa.

5.6
1
A Tye to S Dhawan, The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total. 12 from Tye's first over, did everything but tying things up.
5.5
4
A Tye to S Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan is looking in firm control of his game. Although this was too close for comfort. Tye delivers a shortish ball around off and takes it away with the angle. Dhawan delays his shot to run it fine down to third man but it's too close to the keeper. Carey flies to his left but fails to get to it as the ball races away to the fence. 50 comes up for India in good time!
5.4
4
A Tye to S Dhawan, FOUR! What a shot! Dhawan is looking in the mood. Tye bowls it full and wide outside off, Shikhar gives the charge and pumps it over the bowler's head. Once again it nearly goes all the way.
5.3
1
A Tye to L Rahul, Good running. Rahul stays back to tap a length ball near the surface and calls his partner through for a quick single. Tye tries to kick the ball on the stumps at the striker's end but misses. Wouldn't have mattered anyway.
5.2
1
A Tye to S Dhawan, In the air... goes on one bounce to third man. Tye bowls it short and wide outside off, a knuckle delivery, Dhawan throws his bat at it but fails to middle his shot. It flies off the outside edge to the fielder in the deep.
5.1
1
A Tye to L Rahul, Full and angling into the batsman, Rahul is on the front foot as he drives it down to long on for a run.

Andrew Tye comes in now. Australia will hope he ties up the Indians. They need some control.

4.6
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Width on offer outside off, Dhawan packs a punch but fails to pierce the gap on the off side. Straight to the cover fielder. End of the Powerplay, a decent beginning for both sides.
4.5
4
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! Excellent shot! Jason digs in a short delivery around middle and leg, Dhawan uses the angle smartly and pulls it with authority. It flies from the middle of the bat, over short fine leg and nearly goes all the way.
4.4
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Remains on the back foot to a short ball and punches it straight to the cover fielder.
4.3
1
J Behrendorff to L Rahul, Back of a length delivery on middle, Rahul jumps a bit and taps it down to mid-wicket for a run.
4.2
1
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, A short ball outside off, extra bounce, flayed over point towards third man for a single.

Lokesh Rahul comes in at number 3 but he will not be on strike as the batsmen crossed.

4.1
0
J Behrendorff to R Sharma, OUT! Gone! Massive breakthrough for Australia. Behrendorff comes up with the goods. He delivers a length ball in line of the stumps and Rohit walks forward and across to flick it over the leg side. But he fails to middle his shot properly and it balloons in the air towards mid on. Aaron Finch runs back to take the catch, fumbles once but then sticks it near his chest. An ordinary first innings on this tour for Rohit. He never got going and struggled to come to terms with the extra bounce.
3.6
0
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
3.5
1
B Stanlake to R Sharma, Once again in the air... drops short! Stanlake bangs in another short delivery and Rohit pulls it across the line. Fails to control his shot though but luckily for him it falls in front of McDermott, running in from fine leg. One run added to the total.
3.4
2
B Stanlake to R Sharma, Aerial but safe! Not often you see Rohit attempting these shots early in his innings. A sharp delivery, on a back of a length delivery outside off, Rohit walks across the stumps with the attempted paddle shot but it catches the higher part of his willow. Flies just over short fine leg and they collect a couple.
3.3
0
B Stanlake to R Sharma, Full length delivery on middle, at 142 kph, Rohit gets forward and defends it to the leg side.
3.2
1
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, Bowls a length delivery around off, angling away, Dhawan chops it down past first slip to third man and rotates the strike.
3.1
4
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, FOUR! Well played! Stanlake digs in a 137 kph short delivery on middle and it nicely sits up for Dhawan. He stays back to get on top of the bounce and pulls it handsomely in front of square leg for a boundary.
2.6
1
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Good length ball angling into the batsman, Dhawan turns it in front of square leg for a run.
2.5
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Short and wide outside off, played straight to point from the crease.
2.4
2
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, A mishit, just over mid on! Dhawan tries to play it with the angle of the bowler, aims to go over mid-wicket but closes the face of the bat early. It catches the leading half of his blade and loops over mid on. Couple taken.
2.3
2
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Fine stop! A good length delivery angling back into the batsman, slightly off pace too, Shikhar waits for it inside the crease and then at the last moment guides it wide of first slip. Stanlake runs across to his right at third man and puts in a dive to save a certain boundary. Two added to the total.
2.2
4
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! What a shot! Dhawan gives the charge to a length ball around off and then easily lifts it over mid off for a boundary. Superb footwork!
2.1
0
J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan tries playing at it but is beaten for pace.
1.6
0
B Stanlake to R Sharma, Sharma has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
1.5
1
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, Taps a length ball in the vacant region on the off side and scampers across to the other end. Maxwell charges towards the ball from point, slides to take the ball but misses.
1.4
4
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, FOUR! Bang! Width on offer outside off, Dhawan latches onto the room and spanks it past the backward point fielder for a cracking boundary.
1.3
0
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, A front foot push down the ground but straight to mid off.
1.3
0
B Stanlake to S Dhawan, Drama! Given a wide by the umpire, a late call. A bouncer down the leg side by Billy, at 90 mph, Dhawan decides to take it on and swings his bat at it. There seems no connection as Carey jumps to collects the ball with his one hand. Stanlake appeals, the keeper joins later but nothing from the umpire. Now, he turns to signal the wide. Waited a bit to see whether they were going for the DRS. Hmm... Daylight in the replays.
1.2
1
B Stanlake to R Sharma, An 88 mph delivery, a touch short and around off, Rohit runs it down wide of backward point for one.
1.1
0
B Stanlake to R Sharma, On a good length around off, Rohit stays back inside the crease and blocks.

Billy Stanlake to bowl fire from the other end. Watch out for his pace.

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J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Beaten once more! Jason angles in a good length delivery around off, Dhawan pokes inside the line from the crease and misses. 11 from the first over!
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J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Play and a miss! No footwork again. Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan stays back to play through the line but is beaten.
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J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, EDGY FOUR! It doesn't matter how they come as long as they come! An inswinger from Behrendorff, around off and nipping back in, Dhawan without any footwork pushes at it tamely and gets an inside edge past the stumps to the fine leg fence.
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J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, Fine delivery! This one cuts back into the batsman from a length around off, Dhawan fails to work it around and is hit on the thigh pad.
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J Behrendorff to S Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan is off the mark in a blazing way! Fractionally overpitched ball outside off, Dhawan leans forward and cracks his drive through the gap at covers for a boundary.
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J Behrendorff to R Sharma, Off the mark first ball! Jason delivers a full length ball on middle, Rohit walks forward and across before flicking it in front of square leg. Right through the gap between two fielders present there and they take three runs.

We're back for the run chase. The Australian team is in a last minute huddle before taking the field. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to the centre now. It's a stiff target in front of the Men in Blue. Let's see how they begin. The hosts are beginning with the pace of Jason Behrendorff. A slip in place. Here we go...