Australia in India, 3 ODI Series, 2020

India vs Australia - 2nd ODI

Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

Date & Time: 17 January 2020

Australia 304/10

RR: 6.18 | India beat Australia by 36 runs

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Righto! First win for India in Rajkot in three attempts. But as the home season nears a close, one has to say, this is the best series which we have witnessed. India-West Indies came close but two teams loaded with firepower in batting and bowling have given the fans their money's worth. Now, can the final ODI enthrall us as well and end India's home season with a bang? Well, join us for another batting paradise and bowlers' demise on Sunday, 19th January 2020 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

KL RAHUL HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he could not asked for a better start to 2020. On batting at number 5, KL says that it was a different position and he just needed a couple of balls to adjust to the situation. Is happy with the way he batted and got a few partnerships along. On his wicket-keeping, Rahul says that it is something which he has grown up doing but didn't quite get to do it as he was mostly playing first-class cricket. Ends by saying that he has been keeping for Karnataka in the domestic circuit in the last season, so he was pretty confident about his skills.

Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, smiles on being asked about his batting position again. Says that it is very important to figure out what is the best batting position for a player (KL Rahul) when he is in such great form. Lauds that innings as one of his best in his opinion, in international cricket. Observes that the last few games have been very important for Shikhar Dhawan and calls him as one of India's best players in ODIs. Adds that India are always in good shape when Rohit and Dhawan are looking good and Rahul's innings here adds the icing on the cake. On Rohit's fitness after he landed awkwardly on his left shoulder, Virat says that he just had a word with his vice-captain and says that Rohit was confident of being fit for the final game. On the yorkers coming one after another at the death, VK says that the bowlers told him that this is the best chance to showcase their skill and they did. On KL Rahul's keeping, Kohli says that it is great for the team if he becomes a multi-dimensional player as it opens up a lot of options for the team.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, admits that it is very cold in Rajkot and he did not expect it. Agrees that his bowlers conceded a few too many but also praises the Indian batsmen. Is full of praise for Adam Zampa for his progressive improvement. Lauds Marnus Labuschagne for his wonderful display in his first innings with the bat. On Harsha joking about Smith and Labuschagne being long-lost brothers, Finch smiles and also jokes that they are always together and further says that the only time they aren't together is when they are asleep. On the main reason why the chase faltered, Aaron says that they probably lost a wicket too many with the required rate climbing up.

Earlier in the day, after being asked to bat, India put their best foot forward as they amassed 340 on the board. The top three were in top gear as they batted at a better rate than on Tuesday and the result showed, as almost 350 was reached. Australia had a tough outing with the ball again and unlike the first ODI, could not quite turn things around this time. As many as four batsmen in the match got close to scoring a century but none got there. These are the most runs in an ODI in India without an individual century.

Kuldeep Yadav says that his fingers are cold but he is fine. On his 100th ODI wicket, Yadav says that it was a tough 4-5 months after the World Cup, but he is slowly getting his rhythm back. On his mindset while bowling his last two overs, Kuldeep says that Smith and Labuschagne were batting really well and he only thought that if he got one wicket, he would get another one. On him flighting the ball and worrying the batsmen, Yadav says that the wicket was on the slower side and hence, was looking to vary his flight and pace. Is happy that his plans and hard work are being shaped into place.

India tried their best on a pitch which was not aiding the bowlers much. Bumrah was good and economical as usual while Shami and Saini took care of the wickets. They went for runs but critically, kept the wickets coming. It was the spin duo of Jadeja and Kuldeep which made the real difference, going for 123 in 20 overs for 4 wickets. Here is Kuldeep talking to Harsha Bhogle.

Australia did not get off to the best of starts chasing 341, losing Warner early, but then got a lot of partnerships after that. 62 between Finch and Smith, then 96 between Smith and Labuschagne, followed by 42 between Smith and Carey and then 38 between the two Ashtons. They had the plans in place to chase down 341, with the blueprint neatly laid down but the slow pitch hampered their execution. Smith had to play till the end and the others around him. That almost happened, till that magical 38th over where Kuldeep removed Carey and Smith. Looking at the finish, one will feel had one of them stayed till the end, we could have had a different finish.

When 644 runs are scored in 99.1 overs, you really cannot blame the captains for wanting to field first. But perhaps, Aaron Finch read it wrong a bit. The pitch did slow down a touch in the second innings and there was not enough dew to pose problems for the bowlers.

Two days, two clinical performances, two different teams. Australia were resounding in Mumbai, while India were professional here in Rajkot. That sets up a cracking finale in Bengaluru.

49.1
0
J Bumrah to A Zampa, OUT! CAUGHT! The match ends and the series is levelled. Zampa backs away to the leg side, attempting to pull but Bumrah bowls it short and into the body. As a result, Zampa is cramped for room. He now looks to run it down to third man but only manages to guide it straight to the keeper, KL Rahul. INDIA WIN BY 36 RUNS.
48.6
4
M Shami to K Richardson, FOUR! Just over! A full toss, outside off, Richo backs away and goes hard. The ball hits the toe end of his bat and just about clears a leaping Kohli at mid off. 19 from that over, an ego-booster for the tail-enders.
48.5
6
M Shami to K Richardson, SIX! Unbelievable shot. A length ball, outside off, Richardson backs away and lofts it over mid off. Clears long off with ease! AUSTRALIA REACH 300. That is a terrific effort.
48.4
4
M Shami to K Richardson, FOUR! That is a low full toss, around off, Richardson is early into his swing. But he adjusts well and just chips it over mid on. The timing is good and it beats long on!
48.3
4
M Shami to K Richardson, FOUR! TONK! A length ball, following the batsman, down the leg side, Richardson backs away and swings it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
48.2
0
M Shami to K Richardson, Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.
48.1
1
M Shami to A Zampa, Full and outside off, driven through the covers where the fielder has made a good stop. A single taken.
47.6
0
J Bumrah to K Richardson, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
47.5
4
J Bumrah to K Richardson, FOUR! THWACK! The tail-enders are enjoying themselves. Full and in line of the stumps, Richardson backs away and hammers it straight back over the bowler. Long on tries to get across but cannot do so in time.
47.4
0
J Bumrah to K Richardson, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
47.3
1
J Bumrah to A Zampa, Landed outside off, down to third man for a run.
47.2
1
J Bumrah to K Richardson, On middle, driven through mid on for a single.
47.1
0
J Bumrah to K Richardson, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

Jasprit Bumrah returns. 8-2-26-0 so far.

46.6
0
N Saini to A Zampa, A terrific yorker, dug out back to the bowler.
46.5
4
N Saini to A Zampa, FOUR! THUNDEROUS! Short and outside off, Zampa backs away and slaps it over point for a boundary!
46.4
0
N Saini to A Zampa, Full on middle, driven towards mid on. Zampa wants the run but Starc doesn't.

Adam Zampa is the last man in.

46.3
0
N Saini to M Starc, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A short ball, around middle, Starc looks to pull but misses. We all feel it is a play and a miss but India appeal and the umpire raises his finger! For the third time in this inning, we have had 2 wickets in an over.
46.2
1
N Saini to K Richardson, A full toss, on middle, punched down to long on for a single.

Kane Richardson walks in at number 10, replacing Agar.

46.1
0
N Saini to A Agar, OUT! LBW! Straight on to the boots. That surely must be painful for the batsman. Add double pain, with the review going down the drain. A very full ball, almost a yorker, Agar gets across to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Saini appeals and up goes the umpire's finger. Agar has a chat with Starc and takes the review. Nothing much to help him. Impact is in line and the ball is crashing into the stumps.

Agar has been adjudged LBW. He has taken the review though, on insistence from Starc. Looks dead plumb. Where is the impact? Ball Tracker shows it to be in line. Crashing into the stumps.

45.6
1
M Shami to A Agar, Another yorker, around middle, dug out towards cover for one more.
45.5
1
M Shami to M Starc, Bunts this down to long on for another single.
45.4
1
M Shami to A Agar, Another yorker, around middle, dug out to the covers for one.
45.3
1
M Shami to M Starc, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
45.2
1
M Shami to A Agar, A full toss, on middle, pushed down to long on for a run.
45.1
1
M Shami to M Starc, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
44.6
1
N Saini to M Starc, Excellent yorker, on middle, Starc is expecting it, goes back and pushes it towards cover. One single taken.
44.5
1
N Saini to A Agar, Around middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
44.4
1
N Saini to M Starc, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.
44.3
1
N Saini to A Agar, On middle, almost a yorker, pushed down to long on for a run.
44.2
0
N Saini to A Agar, Outside off, on a length, Agar pushes but misses.
44.1
1
N Saini to M Starc, Full on off, Starc backs away and heaves this down to long on for a single.
43.6
0
M Shami to M Starc, Another leg before appeal. Turned down. Shami is frustrated. A full ball, down the leg side, Starc misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Going down the leg side.
43.5
0
M Shami to M Starc, Around off, defended solidly to the off side.
43.5
0
M Shami to M Starc, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Starc misses his flick.
43.4
0
M Shami to M Starc, A testing bouncer, around middle, Starc is late on the hook.
43.3
0
M Shami to M Starc, So close to a hat-trick! Shami goes full, targets the stumps but the angle just takes it down. Starc is late in getting his bat down and is hit on the pads. Shami appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Every Indian fan and player looks frustrated. No review left. Here comes Ball Tracker. Missing leg!

Mitchell Starc walks in now, to face the hat-trick ball.

43.2
0
M Shami to Pat Cummins, OUT! Perfect yorker and Shami is on a hat-trick. Cummins cannot do anything. He is late in getting his bat down and the ball hits the stumps.

Pat Cummins walks in.

43.1
0
M Shami to A Turner, OUT! BOWLED! Turner cannot turn this game around. He backs away to the leg side, looks to back away and tries to put bat on ball but misses. The ball goes beneath his bat and hits the stumps.

Mohammed Shami returns. 7-0-51-1 so far.

42.6
0
N Saini to A Agar, Excellent yorker, on middle, dug out.
42.5
1
N Saini to A Turner, Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
42.4
1
N Saini to A Agar, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
42.3
2
N Saini to A Agar, Outside off, steered behind point for a couple.

The physio is out in the middle now. This does not look good for Rohit. He is going off the field.

42.2
4
N Saini to A Agar, FOUR! That is a cracking shot but has Rohit hurt himself? Certainly seems so. Short and outside off, Agar cuts this in front of point. Rohit Sharma gives it a good chase from sweeper cover and dives to his right to stop the ball. Now, while diving, he lands awkwardly on his left shoulder and does not release the ball. Immediately calls for the physio. Plenty of fielders rush towards Rohit, a few to check on him, one to release the ball. The batsmen take two, then the third. Turner looks for the fourth but Agar sportingly puts his hand up to stop his partner as Rohit fell down injured. The umpire refers the fielding effort upstairs and replays show that while tumbling, Rohit's foot was touching the ropes with the ball still in hand. Boundary signalled.
42.1
4
N Saini to A Agar, FOUR! THUMP! A short ball, around middle, Agar pulls this behind square leg and finds the boundary.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 7-0-40-0 so far.

41.6
2
K Yadav to A Turner, TOP EDGE, SAFE! Loopy delivery, around middle, Turner looks to slog this across the line but gets a top edge. It goes high in the air but the distance is barely past the 30-yard circle at square leg which is unmanned. Yuzvendra Chahal has to cover great ground to his left from the deep but cannot get there. Two runs taken. Kuldeep finishes with figures of 10-0-65-2.
41.5
1
K Yadav to A Agar, Works this through the leg side for a run.
41.4
1
K Yadav to A Turner, Short and outside off, the googly, Turner cuts it towards point and calls for a run. There is Rahul excited about a run out chance and he yells at Saini but he slips and does not throw.
41.3
1
K Yadav to A Agar, Partner-killer! Short and outside off, Agar pulls it right back at Turner. The non-striker Ashton just ducks in the nick of time and allows the ball to go to long on. A run taken.
41.2
0
K Yadav to A Agar, No clue at all. This is a leg spinner, pitched around middle and then spinning away. Agar looks to work it to the leg side but misses. Excellent keeping from Rahul.
41.1
1
K Yadav to A Turner, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

Kuldeep Yadav to bowl out. 9-0-59-2 so far. Long on, deep mid-wicket, deep backward square leg, deep point and long off. All ringing in the perimeter.

40.6
0
J Bumrah to A Agar, Another yorker, dug out back to the bowler. Normally, a bowler struggles to come back after going for a boundary on the first ball. But not this bloke. 4 from the first, 2 from the next 5. Amazing.
40.5
1
J Bumrah to A Turner, Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
40.4
0
J Bumrah to A Turner, Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
40.3
1
J Bumrah to A Agar, Excellent yorker, targetting the stumps, Agar somehow gets his bat down in time. The outside edge is eked but it goes slightly wide of Rahul. A run taken.
40.2
0
J Bumrah to A Agar, Around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
40.1
4
J Bumrah to A Agar, FOUR! That is excellent timing! Full and outside off, Agar goes back and cuts it behind point. Navdeep Saini starts to run to his left from third man but gives it up within 5 paces.

POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the circle but neither side will care. The game is just drifting along and unless someone plays a blinder, everyone knows that it is just a matter of time before 1-1 is the series scoreline.

39.6
2
M Shami to A Turner, A short ball, pulled wide of mid-wicket for a couple.
39.5
0
M Shami to A Turner, Excellent yorker on middle, Turner digs it out back to the bowler. Shami leaps and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Replays show that Turner would have been short had that hit!
39.4
1
M Shami to A Agar, This time he connects with the short ball and pulls it away for a run.
39.4
0
M Shami to A Agar, WIDE. A short ball, down the leg side, Ashton looks to pull but misses.
39.3
0
M Shami to A Agar, A bouncer, on middle, Agar lets the ball go over him.
39.2
0
M Shami to A Turner, NOT OUT. Comfortably missing leg. Surprising review from Shami. Kohli had no clue, he just trusted his bowler. That looked not out to the naked eye itself. Full and swinging down the leg side, Turner missed his flick and was hit on the pads. Shami appealed and instantly urged Kohli to go for the review. Keeper Rahul was not sure but the skipper went with his bowler. Ball Tracker shows it to be missing leg. The review loss will not hurt India but questions the judgement of the bowler.

LBW REVIEW. Shami is confident, Rahul is not. Kohli goes with his bowler.

39.1
2
M Shami to A Turner, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket. Chahal does a good stop but releases the ball pretty late. The batsmen take the second on the throw.

He is ringing the changes now, Kohli. Brings back Mohammed Shami to give him a chance to improve his figures. 6-0-45-1 so far.

38.6
1
J Bumrah to A Turner, Outside off, tapped to the off side. Turner calls through for a quick single and Agar responds but is late. Bumrah gets across and looks to underarm his throw but fails to collect. Ashton Agar could have been in trouble.
38.5
0
J Bumrah to A Turner, FOUR LEG BYES. Down the leg side, a bit too straight, Turner looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads to the fine leg fence.
38.4
1
J Bumrah to A Agar, Full on middle, Agar drives this straight back. Bumrah gets down to stop but cannot do so cleanly. A single taken.
38.3
0
J Bumrah to A Agar, This is another slower one, outside leg, Ashton looks to tuck it to the leg side but is squared up by the off cutter. Gets an outside edge which does not carry to the keeper.
38.2
0
J Bumrah to A Agar, Landed outside off, Ashton plays inside the line and is beaten.
38.1
1
J Bumrah to A Turner, Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Kohli looking to finish this off. Jasprit Bumrah returns. 6-2-17-0 so far.

37.6
0
K Yadav to A Agar, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover. Two runs and two wickets from the over. A game-changing over.

Ashton joins Ashton in the middle. Agar walks out at number 7, replacing Smith.

37.5
0
K Yadav to S Smith, OUT! BOWLED! Dragged on. Is that the game? India certainly think so. We certainly feel so. Kuldeep is pumped up. He was not that great throughout the game but in his 9th over, he has delivered two massive blows. The wrong 'un, outside off, Steven goes back to punch but gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. The crowd erupts in joy. Australia probably are thinking about the flight timing to Bengaluru. 120 more needed from 73 balls. This one's gone, let's plan for the decider on Sunday.
37.4
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Nicely bowled by Kuldeep, lobbed through the air, slowing the pace down. Smith comes down the track and looks to flick but is not to the pitch of the ball. Gets a leading edge to cover.
37.3
1
K Yadav to A Turner, Short and outside off, the googly, punched through the covers for a single.

Ashton Turner walks in next at number 6, replacing Carey. A slip in place for him.

37.2
0
K Yadav to A Carey, OUT! CAUGHT! Another dangerous-looking stand is broken. 100TH ODI WICKET FOR KULDEEP YADAV. His first in this game and it is a big one. Full and outside off, Carey backs away to the leg side and looks to go aerial over cover. But he cannot find the elevation. What he finds instead, is the man at cover. And he does not drop many catches. Virat Kohli ends the quickfire 42-run stand. 121 more needed from 76 balls.
37.1
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
36.6
1
N Saini to S Smith, A short ball outside off again, SS looks to back away and cut but gets a bottom edge. It bounces just wide of the stumps and goes to the right of Rahul. A run taken.
36.5
0
N Saini to S Smith, A short ball outside off, Steven looks to pull but misses.
36.4
0
N Saini to S Smith, Around off, defended solidly.
36.3
4
N Saini to S Smith, FOUR! What a shot. Fractionally short in length, outside off, Smith flays this behind point. The ball races away. Point does not move, neither does third man. The stand moves to 40 from 34 balls.
36.2
1
N Saini to A Carey, Around middle, tucked through square leg for a run.
36.1
1
N Saini to S Smith, Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

Navdeep Saini returns. 6-0-33-0 so far.

35.6
0
K Yadav to A Carey, Oohhh... that skids off the deck. The leg spinner, around off, Carey looks to punch but mistimes it to point.
35.5
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Full and around off, pushed towards cover for one more.
35.4
1
K Yadav to A Carey, Short and in line of the stumps, punched to sweeper cover for a run.
35.3
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Comes down the track now, is not to the pitch of the ball and skews it towards long on for a single.
35.2
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Down the leg side, Steven looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Kuldeep appeals but in vain. Looked to be going down the leg side. Replays show an inside edge as well.
35.1
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Floated around leg stump, Smith is down the track early and has to adjust to defend.
34.6
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
34.5
6
R Jadeja to S Smith, SIX! THRASH! Full and outside off, Smith gets down and slog sweeps this massively over mid-wicket!
34.4
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Around off, punched towards short mid-wicket.
34.3
1
R Jadeja to A Carey, Goes way down the leg side, Jadeja follows him and Carey works it past short fine leg for a run.
34.2
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, The batsman dances down the track. The batsmen have run through for a single.
34.1
1
R Jadeja to A Carey, Short and around leg stump, Carey rocks back to the leg side and punches it straight to point. He has mistimed it, so it is just a single. 200 UP FOR AUSTRALIA. 141 more needed from 95 balls.
33.6
2
K Yadav to S Smith, Dropped short, stays low, Smith pulls this through mid-wicket for a couple. 13 from the over.
33.5
3
K Yadav to A Carey, Good fielding by Navdeep Saini. A short ball, Alex pulls it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the ring dives but misses it. The ball races to the ropes but Saini gets across and sticks out his left foot to stop the ball. Very risky. Could have hurt himself. He runs two yards extra beyond the ropes due to the momentum and that allows the batsmen to come back for the third.
33.4
6
K Yadav to A Carey, SIX! A mishit but it will stay hit. 147 more needed from 98 balls. Full and outside off, Carey gets down, reaches out and attempts the slog. He does not like it because the connection is not sweet. It is flat, mistimed but has enough on it to sail over long on.
33.3
0
K Yadav to A Carey, Ooohh... that was close! Full and outside off, the wrong 'un, Carey initially thinks about the pull. But then he realizes that the length is not ideal for that. He adjusts quickly and tries to push it through the off side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
33.2
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Comes down the track and drives it through mid off for one more.
33.1
1
K Yadav to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
32.6
1
R Jadeja to A Carey, On middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
32.5
0
R Jadeja to A Carey, Full and outside off, Carey looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and is hit on the gloves.
32.4
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
32.3
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
32.3
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Smith misses his paddle.
32.2
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and around off, Smith drives this straight back. It is uppish but the ball does not carry to the fielder.
32.1
1
R Jadeja to A Carey, Full and outside off, reverse swept to point for a single.

DRINKS BREAK. Right. Where are we? Right in the middle of a well-played game. It would have been right in the balance had the master and disciple been playing together but Labuschagne's wicket has just tilted the balance in India's favour. It is all up to Smith now and with the required run rate slowly reaching the roof, he will need someone to play a blinder. Kohli has played his cards perfectly. In the 18 allotted overs remaining, he has 4 left for Bumrah, 4 for Saini and 2 for Jadeja. In the pending 8, he has 4 each for Shami and Kuldeep, both being a touch expensive tonight. He will look to get those two out of the way quickly, before this partnership starts to build. If a wicket falls, nothing better.

31.6
1
K Yadav to A Carey, Outside off, punched through the covers to retain the strike.
31.5
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Flicks this away for one more.
31.4
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.
31.3
1
K Yadav to A Carey, Now, the conventional sweep is played. It goes towards short fine leg where Jasprit Bumrah charges in as the batsmen take the single. But at the last moment, he looks up and fumbles. Now, Smith wants the second but is sent back.
31.2
0
K Yadav to A Carey, Landed around middle, Carey reverse sweeps this but finds short third man. Wants a single but is sent back.
31.1
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Full and around off, worked through mid on for a single.

Kuldeep Yadav is back on. 5-0-37-0 so far.

30.6
0
R Jadeja to A Carey, Around off, pushed to the off side. 7 runs and a wicket from the over, Jadeja's figures read 8-0-44-2.

Alex Carey walks in at number 5, replacing Labuschagne.

30.5
0
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, OUT! CAUGHT! Taken in the deep. Jadeja breaks the 96-run stand. The master and his disciple are separated. Full and outside off, Labuschagne comes down the track and looks to go inside out. But Jadeja smartly slows the pace down. As a result, Marnus has to reach out a bit to play that shot and miscues it. So, instead of the ball going to cover, it goes to wide long off. Mohammed Shami is stationed there and accepts the catch. India get an opening. 163 more needed from 115 balls.
30.4
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
30.3
4
R Jadeja to S Smith, FOUR! JUST WIDE! Full and outside off, Smith comes down the track and hammers it straight back. The bowler sticks out his right hand but the ball whizzes past.
30.2
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Comes down the track and pushes this down to long on for a single.
30.1
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and outside off, Smith drives it towards cover and sets off for a quick single. The throw comes in at the keeper's end but Rahul disturbs the stumps before the throw arrives. Would not have mattered. Labuschagne was well in.
29.6
0
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, A short ball, down the leg side, Marnus looks to hook but misses. Bumrah appeals for the catch but the umpire shakes his head.
29.5
0
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, Action replay of the previous delivery.
29.4
0
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, Outside off again, played straight to point.
29.3
1
J Bumrah to S Smith, Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
29.2
1
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
29.1
1
J Bumrah to S Smith, Landed outside off, steered to third man for a single.
28.6
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
28.5
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Shimmies down the track and hits it down to long on for one more.
28.4
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and on middle, Steven comes down the track and pushes it down to long on for a run.
28.3
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, NOT OUT. Umpire's call! Boy, Smith looked confident right from the start but that was closer than a hair's breadth. The arm ball, around middle, Steven got back to flick but missed and was hit on the pads. It looked very close and Jadeja was confident. But the umpire shook his head. Rahul, Jadeja and Kohli got together for a chat and eventually, the skipper took the review. Ultra Edge showed a spike when the ball passed the bat but there was a big gap between bat and ball. Now, Ball Tracker comes. It shows the ball to be hitting the outer half of leg stump! Umpire's call has saved Smith here.

That looks plumb. But umpire Kettleborough has chosen to keep his finger down. Smith is the man in question. India take the review. Ultra Edge shows a spike when the ball goes past the bat but there is a massive gap between bat and ball. Ball Tracker shows the ball to be clipping leg stump. Smith survives!

28.2
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Pushes this down to long on for a run.
28.1
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
27.6
0
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
27.5
0
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, Around off, worked towards short mid-wicket.
27.4
4
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, FOUR! BEAUTY! There is just no substitute for that shot. Full and around off, Labuschagne drives this straight back to where it came from. Past the bowler, through mid on where the fielder has no chance. Hold the pose for the cameras, Marnus! 178 more needed from 134 balls.
27.3
1
J Bumrah to S Smith, Down the leg side, flicked through fine leg for one.
27.2
1
J Bumrah to M Labuschagne, Landed outside off, chopped down behind point for a run.
27.1
1
J Bumrah to S Smith, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

Kohli goes for the kill. Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 4-2-7-0 so far.

26.6
4
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, FOUR! Goes up and over! Full and wide outside off, Labuschagne reaches out and lofts it over cover for a boundary.
26.5
0
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Outside off, punched towards cover. The bowler rushes to his left but misses. Kohli dives to his right and misfields but mid off mops it up.
26.4
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Slower ball, around middle, SS goes back and works it with soft hands through mid-wicket for a run.
26.3
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Hat-trick of dots. Pressure building and the crowd realizes that. Roars and cheers. Full and outside off, Steven drives this straight to cover this time.
26.2
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Outside off, this is driven straight to point.
26.1
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
25.6
0
N Saini to M Labuschagne, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
25.5
1
N Saini to S Smith, Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
25.4
0
N Saini to S Smith, How did that miss - A. Inside edge. B. Pad. C. Leg stump? Majority of the Indian fielders have their hands on their hips. Virat Kohli cannot suppress his smile. A length ball, on middle, Steven gets across and looks to flick but misses. That was not far from points a, b or c.
25.3
0
N Saini to S Smith, Around off, defended from the crease.
25.2
0
N Saini to S Smith, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
25.1
0
N Saini to S Smith, Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on. Shami collects and fires a throw at the bowler's end. The ball deflects to mid-wicket and Labuschagne wants the overthrow but his teacher sends him back.
24.6
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 150 UP FOR AUSTRALIA. 191 more needed from 150 balls.
24.5
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
24.4
4
R Jadeja to S Smith, FOUR! Wrong line and Smith gets it fine. Down the leg side, Smith just helps it past short fine leg and Shami's pursuit is in vain.
24.3
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Much quicker through the air, albeit short in length, Steven looks to cut but misses.
24.2
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
24.1
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, A touch short, around off, punched down to long on for a single.

Ravindra Jadeja returns. 4-0-21-1 so far.

23.6
1
N Saini to M Labuschagne, On middle and leg, flicked past mid-wicket for one more. 6 singles from that over.
23.5
1
N Saini to S Smith, Short and wide outside off, slapped but straight to Shreyas Iyer at sweeper cover. Just one.
23.4
1
N Saini to M Labuschagne, Goes for the yorker but just misses it by a fraction. It is full and Labuschagne flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 199 more needed from 158 balls. The stand moves to 60 from 51 deliveries.
23.3
1
N Saini to S Smith, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
23.2
1
N Saini to M Labuschagne, Landed outside off, steered through third man for a run.
23.1
1
N Saini to S Smith, Around off, pushed through point for a single.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 4-0-26-0 so far.

22.6
0
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Wasn't there a nick? No one thinks so. Quicker one outside off, Labuschagne looks to cut but misses. There seems to be a noise when the ball goes past the bat but no excitement shown by Rahul.
22.5
4
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, FOUR! TAKE THAT! Full and around off, Labuschagne gets down and sweeps it powerfully through mid-wicket. Manish Pandey dives to his left there, gets a hand to it but the ball escapes him.
22.4
2
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Full and down the leg side, Labuschagne gets down and looks to play the paddle. Just about gets it over Rahul and beats Rohit Sharma at short fine leg. Now, Rohit mimes a throw without even collecting the ball. Isn't that barred? Anyway, no one notices it. Chahal gets to the ball from fine leg and the batsmen return for the second.
22.3
0
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Nicely flighted outside off, driven straight to cover again.
22.2
0
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, The googly now, outside off, short in length, punched straight to cover.
22.1
0
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Landed outside off, coming in slightly, punched back to the bowler. Kuldeep goes to his left to collect and collides into Smith.
21.6
1
M Shami to M Labuschagne, 50-RUN STAND IS UP! In just 41 balls. A length ball, around off, Labuschagne tucks it through square leg and retains the strike. 209 more needed from 168 balls.
21.5
1
M Shami to S Smith, More of the wristiness comes into play, as Smith works this through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
21.5
0
M Shami to S Smith, WIDE. A short ball, well outside off and a bit too high as well. Wided for height.
21.4
0
M Shami to S Smith, Full and around off, clipped straight to short mid-wicket.
21.3
1
M Shami to M Labuschagne, A length ball around off, tucked through square leg for a run.
21.2
0
M Shami to M Labuschagne, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
21.1
1
M Shami to S Smith, A short ball around off, Smith looks to pull but is not in control of the same. He gets a top edge but luckily for him, it is wide of the man running to his left from deep backward square leg. A single taken.
20.6
1
K Yadav to S Smith, HALF CENTURY FOR SMITH! His 24th in ODIs. But Australia need more. Down the leg side, Steven tucks it towards fine leg to get to that milestone.
20.5
1
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Down the leg side, tucked through fine leg for one more.
20.4
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Around off, spinning in, wristily whipped through mid-wicket for a run.
20.3
1
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Outside off, pushed down to long off for a single.
20.2
0
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Huge shout for LBW but the umpire straightaway looks down. Full and outside off, Marnus gets down to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Replays seem to show that the impact is outside off but the Ball Tracker shows the impact to be umpire's call.
20.1
2
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Full and around leg, Labuschagne paddles it through fine leg for a couple.
19.6
4
M Shami to S Smith, FOUR! Edgy! Australia won't care though how they come as long as they do. Shorter and outside off, Smith looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the outside edge. It is fine on the off side and a boundary results. Once again, like many a times today, the last ball spoils the over. Shami continues to be expensive.
19.5
1
M Shami to M Labuschagne, One more single! This is outside off, it is guided down to third man for one.
19.4
1
M Shami to S Smith, A slower one but it is shorter in length. Smith works it through square leg for one.
19.3
1
M Shami to M Labuschagne, Good fielding! Shorter and outside off, Labuschagne uses the pace and guides it towards third man. Kuldeep runs to his left and does well to stop. A single taken.
19.2
1
M Shami to S Smith, Shorter and on middle, Smith works it through square leg for one.
19.1
1
M Shami to M Labuschagne, Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Change in bowling! Mohammed Shami returns.

18.6
4
K Yadav to S Smith, FOUR! SPANKED! Full and outside off, Smith gets down and mows a slog sweep. It is wide of mid-wicket in the deep and he gets a boundary. The stand moves to 30 from 23 balls. 229 more needed from 186 balls.
18.5
1
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Full and wide outside off, Labuschagne reaches out and slaps it through mid off for one.
18.4
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Full and around off, tucked through fine leg for a run.
18.3
0
K Yadav to S Smith, Around middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
18.2
1
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Full and around off, swept through mid-wicket for a single.
18.1
1
K Yadav to S Smith, A touch short, the googly, around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

A slight delay. Marnus Labuschagne is getting his right arm taped. Not sure what happened. But we are ready to resume.

17.6
0
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, A dot to end one more good over for the Aussies. On off, it is pushed back to the bowler.
17.5
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, An arm ball now, it comes in with the angle. Smith looks to hit it against the angle but it goes off the inner half down to long on for one.
17.4
4
R Jadeja to S Smith, FOUR! Top shot! A back foot punch through the off side, one of the toughest shots to play. Slightly shorter and around off, Smith pushes it through covers and it races away to the fence.
17.3
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Misfield and a run! This is on off, Labuschagne pushes it to the left of the bowler. Kohli dives to his right from short extra cover in an attempt to stop it but ends up pushing it towards mid off. One taken.
17.2
2
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Good running! Labuschagne has started off really well here. He rocks back this time to this slightly short delivery. He gets it through point and takes two.
17.1
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
16.6
2
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, A couple to end! Plays the paddle sweep, he had to get bat to that or he was a goner. Hits it nice and fine and collects two.
16.5
4
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, FOUR! A confident shot for his first boundary in ODIs. This is nicely tossed up on off, it is slightly fuller. Labuschagne lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary.
16.4
0
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, Slightly behind a driving length, it is played to covers.
16.3
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Slightly shorter and on middle, Smith goes back and works it through square leg for one.
16.2
1
K Yadav to M Labuschagne, On middle, ML works it with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
16.1
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Well fielded! India have their tails up here! This is floated up outside off, Smith drives it towards cover-point. The fielder there dives to his left and saves at least two. Just the one run.
15.6
0
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, A dot to end a successful over from Jadeja. This is tossed up on off, Labuschagne hits it nicely to covers.
15.5
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Uppish but just wide! This is flatter and around off, Smith looks to drive but the ball grips in the surface. It then goes uppishly to the left of Jadeja. He dives but it is out of reach. A single down to long off.
15.4
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, One more single to long off this time from the bat of Labuschagne.
15.3
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Smith now takes one as he eases it to long off.
15.2
1
R Jadeja to M Labuschagne, Gets off the mark on the first ball itself as he strokes it with the turn down to long off for one.

Marnus Labuschagne walks out to bat. On his debut, he has been brilliant in the red ball format, can he do something special here?

15.1
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, OUT! STUMPED! The Australian skipper has been ruled out and Jadeja has given a massive breakthrough. The 62-run stand is broken. Beautifully flighted outside off, Finch reaches out to go inside out. But he misses the ball. While doing so, his foot is dragged out of the crease. That is enough for Rahul as he quickly whips the bails off and appeals. It is referred upstairs but both the parties seem to think that it is out. The third umpire has numerous looks at the replays. The foot is definitely on the line when the bails are dislodged, but where was the ball collected? There seems to be a bit of a confusion when the bails are dislodged as to whether the ball is collected in front of the stumps. But eventually, the third umpire rules it out. Australia needed to press the accelerator but India have struck at the right time. 259 more needed from 209 balls.

Stumping appeal referred upstairs! Is Finch gone? His reaction seems to suggest. The gloves are off and he is sort of half-walking back to the pavillion. Here comes the replay. The foot is on the line when the bails are dislodged. But the question is - Where was the ball collected? In front of the stumps, or behind? 'It is very tight' says the third umpire. Eventually, he gives it in favour of the Indians.

Change of ends for Ravindra Jadeja.

14.6
2
K Yadav to S Smith, Another couple to end! This is floated up on off, Smith looks to go over mid off but does not get the connection right. It clears the fielder who runs back, collects the ball and keeps it down to two. 8 from the over.
14.5
1
K Yadav to A Finch, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
14.4
2
K Yadav to A Finch, Off the inner half! This is tossed up outside off, Finch looks to go big, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two.
14.3
0
K Yadav to A Finch, Nicely bowled! Slower through the air outside off, Finch looks to sweep but misses.
14.2
1
K Yadav to S Smith, Plays the paddle scoop, it is hit fine on the leg side so a single.
14.1
2
K Yadav to S Smith, A couple to begin Kuldeep's first! On the pads, it is worked through square leg. Away from the fielder in the deep and two is taken.

Kuldeep Yadav is on now! He replaces Jadeja.

13.6
2
N Saini to A Finch, Two to end! So 6 from the last two balls means it is a good over for the visitors. On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
13.5
4
N Saini to A Finch, FOUR! That raced to the fence! 50-run stand up and an important one as they lost Warner early and the two have steadied the ship. Shorter and on the body, Finch gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
13.4
1
N Saini to S Smith, Shorter and outside off, Smith uses the pace and guides it through backward point for one.
13.3
1
N Saini to A Finch, A single! Shorter and around off, Finch guides it towards point for one. Finch is finding it difficult to score runs here.
13.2
0
N Saini to A Finch, A huge shout! India are thinking about a review but then don't take it! Full and on the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and goes to Rahul who takes it with a dive. An appeal from the bowler, Rahul is celebrating. Nothing from the umpire. Kohli has a word with his keeper but then they don't review.
13.1
0
N Saini to A Finch, Stays low! However, there is no foot movement from Finch. It is outside off, Finch looks to cut away from his body but misses.
12.6
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, A dot to end a good over by Jadeja. This is on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
12.5
0
R Jadeja to S Smith, On off, this is hit back to the bowler.
12.4
2
R Jadeja to S Smith, A couple! This is angled into the pads, Smith works it behind square on the leg side and takes two.
12.3
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, Very full and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
12.2
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Angled into the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses. Jadeja makes a huge appeal but he is the only one doing so.
12.1
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, On middle, Finch pushes it to covers.
11.6
1
N Saini to A Finch, Outside off, punched down to mid on for a quick run. Kuldeep is the man there, taking his own sweet time to release the ball.
11.5
0
N Saini to A Finch, A bouncer on middle, Finch looks to pull but misses.
11.4
1
N Saini to S Smith, RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED! Direct hit was needed. Smith works this to the left of mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. Rohit Sharma gets across to his left and back-flicks it to the bowler's end. He misses the stumps while the bowler fumbles as well. Direct hit would have surely got Smith.
11.3
1
N Saini to A Finch, Outside off, punched through mid on for a single.
11.2
0
N Saini to A Finch, Landed outside off again, Finch backs away and plays a loose shot through the off side, only to get beaten.
11.1
0
N Saini to A Finch, Landed outside off, tapped straight to backward point.
10.6
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, Five singles in the over! On middle, Finch taps it towards cover for one.
10.5
0
R Jadeja to A Finch, Shortens his length this time, Finch pushes it covers.
10.4
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, One more single down to long on this time by Smith.
10.3
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, Angled into the pads, Finch plays it towards short mid-wicket. He dives to his left and gets a hand to it but can't stop the run.
10.2
1
R Jadeja to S Smith, Gives it air and lands it on middle, Smith hits it down to long on and takes one.
10.1
1
R Jadeja to A Finch, Loopy ball on off, this is eased down to long off for one.

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. Very interesting phase coming up. Will Australia target him?

Fielding restrictions lifted! Time for Powerplay 2. 4 fielders now allowed outside the 30-yard circle, till the 40th over.

9.6
0
N Saini to S Smith, A dot to end! Another big over for the Aussies. They are 55 for 1 after Powerplay 1. Decent start for them. Another 286 is needed in 240. This is fuller and on middle, Smith hits it to mid on.
9.5
4
N Saini to S Smith, FOUR! Straight down the ground! Third boundary in the over and runs flowing now. Fuller and around off, Smith creams it past the fielder at mid off and it races away to the fence.
9.4
0
N Saini to S Smith, Back of a length and on off, kept out.
9.3
4
N Saini to S Smith, FOUR! Another boundary! Consecutive ones for Australia. It is full and on the pads, Smith loves it there. He flicks it uppishly towards the square leg fence. Bumrah in the deep runs to his left, gets to the ball but lets it through. Poor effort by the pacer. 50 up for Australia.
9.2
4
N Saini to S Smith, FOUR! That is a lovely shot! Brilliant use of the wrists. Just uses the pace of the bowler. It is on middle, Smith works it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
9.1
0
N Saini to S Smith, This is angled into the middle pole, it is on a length. Smith pushes it to mid on.
8.6
0
M Shami to S Smith, A leg bye to end! 10 from this over. A good one and a much-needed one for Australia. On the pads, Smith looks to work it on the leg side but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. One run taken.
8.5
1
M Shami to A Finch, A single now! This is angled into the batter, Finch works it through backward square leg for one.
8.4
0
M Shami to A Finch, Slightly fuller than the last ball and on middle, Finch pushes it to mid off.
8.3
4
M Shami to A Finch, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Shami has not started well here. He bangs it short and on the body. Finch swivels and pulls it to the right of fine leg.
8.2
0
M Shami to A Finch, On the off pole this time, Finch looks to hit it through the off side again but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
8.1
4
M Shami to A Finch, FOUR! Australia will hope this breaks the shackles! A little bit of room outside off, it is shorter. Finch guides it past point and it races away to the fence.

Change of ends for Mohammed Shami.

7.6
1
N Saini to A Finch, Good running! Back of a length and on off, Finch pushes it to mid off for one. End of a tidy over from Saini.
7.5
1
N Saini to S Smith, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
7.4
0
N Saini to S Smith, Inside edge but does not carry! Length and outside off, this one stays a touch low. Smith looks to push it through the off side but it stays low, hits the inside edge and goes towards the keeper.
7.3
1
N Saini to A Finch, Good running! Back of a length and on off, Finch drops it towards the off side and takes one. When boundaries are not easy to come, rotation of strike becomes important.
7.2
0
N Saini to A Finch, Closer to the off pole this time and on off, Finch plays it towards point.
7.1
0
N Saini to A Finch, Extra bounce! Shorter and outside off, Finch hops and looks to cut but there is extra bounce. He gets beaten.

Navdeep Saini is on now!

6.6
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Two maidens in a row for Bumrah. Brilliant from him. The last ball is on off, Smith pushes it to mid off.
6.5
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Shorter and on middle, Smith ducks under it.
6.4
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, 10 dots in a row for Bumrah! On a length and around off, Smith opens the face of the bat and plays it towards cover-point.
6.3
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Back of a length delivery and on off, Smith pushes it back to the bowler.
6.2
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Length delivery and on off, Smith strokes it to covers.
6.1
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Back of a length and on off, SS pushes it to covers.
5.6
0
M Shami to A Finch, A dot to end! On middle, kept out.
5.5
0
M Shami to S Smith, OUCH! That must have hurt! A short one on middle, it does not bounce a lot. Smith looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body. It rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
5.4
0
M Shami to S Smith, A huge shout but not given! A little too high and also the impact seemed to be outside off. It is on a length and around off, Smith shuffles across and looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
5.3
3
M Shami to A Finch, Uppish but over the fielders in the ring! Lack of timing again. It is fuller and around off, Finch lofts it over covers. Pandey from covers runs after it, slides and pushes it back in. The fielder from short covers does the mopping up job. Three taken.
5.2
2
M Shami to A Finch, Two taken! Poor from Kuldeep! This is shorter and outside off, it is guided towards third man. They take one. Kuldeep fumbles, seeing that Finch goes for the second and completes it.
5.1
1
M Shami to S Smith, India are using the tactics New Zealand used! They have a short backward square leg in place. Just like Wagner, Shami bowls it short. Smith pulls, he hits it uppishly but wide of that fielder there. It goes towards fine leg for one.
4.6
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, A maiden over! Finch is on 1 run of 15 balls. Shorter and on off, Finch pushes it to covers.
4.5
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Almost drags it on! Shortish and outside off, a little too close to cut. Finch tries to do so but ends up getting an inside edge. It goes just past the off pole.
4.4
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Finch is very disappointed he did not put that away! It is short and outside off, Finch guides it to point.
4.3
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Excellent delivery! Bumrah is causing a lot of problems for Finch here. This one comes back in a long way from outside off. Finch hops and tries to keep it out but gets hit high on the thigh pad.

UNDER-19 WORLD CUP UPDATE - Not a day to remember for the Proteas. They are the hosts for this tournament but have started their campaign on a sorry note. In the very first match of the World Cup, they have been stunned by Afghanistan. Bowled out for a paltry 129, South Africa could not do much as they were trounced by 7 wickets and 25 overs to spare!!!

4.2
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Back of a length and on middle, defended.
4.1
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, On the fuller side and attacking the stumps. Finch plays it towards covers.
3.6
1
M Shami to A Finch, A single to end the over! On the pads, Finch works it wide of mid on and takes one.
3.5
1
M Shami to S Smith, A little too straight, Smith works it towards fine leg and a run is taken. SS is off the mark.
3.4
0
M Shami to S Smith, One more short ball, Smith evades it.
3.3
0
M Shami to S Smith, Good length and on off, kept out.
3.3
0
M Shami to S Smith, A bumper to welcome the new batter. It is down the leg side. Left alone, wided.

Steven Smith walks in at no.3.

3.2
0
M Shami to D Warner, OUT! TAKEN! Pandey has taken a one-handed blinder. WOW! That is something special to dismiss a player in special form. This should make Pandey feel a lot better, he did not do a lot with the bat but this effort could be a very vital contribution. India have struck early and it is Warner who was looking good in the little balls he faced. This is short and outside off. Warner slaps it hard, he does not keep it down. He must have felt he has got another boundary to his name. Pandey though at covers, times his jump to perfection, stretches right hand upwards and takes it. The Indians are pumped up. Just the start they would have wanted.
3.1
4
M Shami to D Warner, FOUR! Too short and Warner does not have any problem dealing with it. The timing is not quite there but still a boundary. Short and outside off, Warner drags it over mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
2.6
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, BEATEN! A testing over from Bumrah comes to an end. This is shorter and outside off, Finch looks to push it through the off side but the ball straightens and whizzes past the outside edge.
2.5
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Finch misses out there! This is short and outside off, Finch creams it but straight to point.
2.4
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Inside edge! Bumrah gets this one to jag back in a long way from outside off. Finch looks to drive it against the movement through the off side but gets an inside edge to mid-wicket.
2.3
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Lovely stuff! Bumrah goes wide of the crease and angles it into the off pole. He gets it to straighten after pitching. Finch looks to drive but misses.
2.2
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, Another inswinger. This time he gets it to tail back in from outside off. Finch looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
2.2
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, FIVE WIDES! Bonus runs! Bumrah looks to bowl the big booming inswinger. He though starts from middle, it keeps going away. Finch looks to flick but misses. Rahul dives to his left but fails to stop it.

Navdeep Saini is getting some treatment outside the boundary ropes. India are playing with 5 main bowlers and the Indian skipper would hope that this is not something major. Also, Shikhar Dhawan has not taken to the field and Yuzvendra Chahal has come on as a substitute for him.

2.1
1
J Bumrah to D Warner, A little too straight, Warner works it towrads fine leg for one.
1.6
0
M Shami to A Finch, Back of a length and on off, kept out. An expensive first over by Shami.
1.5
3
M Shami to D Warner, Three! It is shorter in length and outside off, Warner helps it over mid-wicket. He manages to drag it in that region. Saini hares after it and pushes it back before it crosses the rope. Three taken. Saini though is seen holding his ankle, he is back on his feet and is seen walking off the field.
1.4
0
M Shami to D Warner, The batsman works it down the leg side.
1.3
0
M Shami to D Warner, Shorter in length and on middle, Warner drops it on the off side. Finch wants a run but is sent back in time.
1.2
4
M Shami to D Warner, FOUR! The timing! No Indian fielder even gave it a thought of chasing. First boundary of the chase. It is on a length and around off, Warner creams it through extra cover and it races away to the fence.
1.1
2
M Shami to D Warner, Two! On the pads, errs in line does Shami. Warner flicks it through square leg and two is taken.

Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, He is this time tempted into the drive. A full ball outside off, Finch looks to drive away from the body but the ball shapes away, beats the outside edge and goes to the keeper. Just a single from the over, a good one for the Indians.
0.5
0
J Bumrah to A Finch, In the channel outside off, the ball shapes away further after pitching. Finch is not lured into the drive as he lets it be.
0.4
1
J Bumrah to D Warner, Warner and Australia are underway! A length ball on middle, Warner works it towards square leg for a single.
0.3
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Play and a miss! A shortish length ball pitched outside off. It angles away from the bat as Warner looks to drive away from the body t get beaten.
0.2
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Another length ball on the stumps, Warner tucks it towards the leg side of the wicket off his back foot.
0.1
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Bumrah starts with a length ball on middle, Warner blocks it out off the back foot.

Time for the run chase! The Indian players are getting final instructions from the skipper in a huddle. David Warner and Aaron Finch, the two Aussie openers, walk out to the middle too. Jasprit Bumrah will start the proceedings for the Indians. Here we go...