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India Vs Australia Live Score (ODI)

Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017 Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Match Status: Match Ended

India beat Australia by 26 runs (D/L method)

281/7
Overs
50.0
R/R
5.62
Fours
22
Sixes
7
Extras
14
137/9
Overs
21.0
R/R
6.52
Fours
8
Sixes
5
Extras
6
  • 1850 local time update - Errr... hold on! Instead of the players, the cover has been brought back to cover the pitch and the surrounding area.
  • 1830 local time update - The covers are being removed. This move is greeted by huge cheers across the ground. The rain seems to have stopped. Play scheduled to start at 1900 IST.
  • 1805 local time update - It's still drizzling. The super soppers are at work but the resumption of the game will be delayed. Stay tuned for further updates.
  • The Australian bowlers were fantastic at the start with Nathan Coulter-Nile doing most of the damage, picking up 3 vital wickets. Stoinis was also exceptional as he grabbed two in the middle overs. Zampa and Faulkner got the stick but they landed themselves a wicket apiece. The Australian batters have a tough task ahead of them but will back their batsmen to chase this down. It is raining at the moment and we hope it passes away quickly. Join us in a while for the Australian chase.
  • MS Dhoni, the man trusted at the worst times, stepped out to the middle and gave India the stability they needed. He along with Hardik Pandya, kept cruising at a respectable pace till the latter went berserk. Hardik bamboozled Zampa for 24 runs in an over to set the pace. Adam later got the better of Pandya after he smacked 83 of just 66 balls. Dhoni kept on toiling and got his deserved 100th International fifty. A late flurry from him and Kumar have helped India post a total above 280.
  • Some sensational batting from the lower middle-order has helped India post a par total. Australian pacers started off breathing fire when they reduced the Indians to 11-3. After that it needed something special to turn the tide. Rohit Sharma kept ticking on along with Kedar Jadhav but none looked settled in the middle. They both could not capitalize on their starts and India were looking in a state of worry when they had half their side back in the hut for 87.
  • 49.6 Bowls it full and wide outside off, Kumar looks to hit that but misses! A dot ball to end the innings! INDIA FINISH ON 281/7!
  • It's started raining here in Chennai.
  • 49.5 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar continues belting runs! Faulkner bowls it full around off, Kumar moves across and laps it over short fine leg for a boundary. That almost went the distance as it bounced just inside the ropes.
  • Kuldeep Yadav walks out next.
  • 49.4 OUT! That's the end of the Dhoni Dhamaka! Courtesy a slower delivery from Faulkner. He bowls it around off, Dhoni charges down and looks to hit it out of Chennai. Ends up getting the height but not the distance. Warner at long off, settles under it and pouches that safely. The umpires check for the no ball but Faulkner is just fine there. A wonderful knock comes to an end. The whistles in the crowd accompany him back.
  • 49.3 Comes round the wicket and bowls a slow ball outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but doesn't make any contact. Good comeback by Jimmy!
  • 49.2 SIX! Monstrous Mahi! Faulkner bowls a slower delivery on a length around off, Dhoni charges down and thumps it over extra covers for a maximum. When he hits, it stays hit!
  • 49.1 Faulkner gets away with this! Full ball around leg is whipped away to deep backward square leg, where the fielder does a diving stop. No runs there!
  • Free Hit is coming up...
  • 49.1 FOUR! Streaky runs! Faulkner bowls a short ball around leg, Dhoni looks to pull but gets a top edge that flies over the keeper's head for a boundary. What's worse, it's a no ball for overstepping!
  • 48.6 Just short! Length ball around off and middle, Kumar looks to go big but gets it off the upper half of the bat towards covers, where Stoinis dives forward but is unable to reach that. No run taken. 266/6
  • 48.5 Length ball around middle, Kumar goes back and guides it to third man. The batsmen run two very quickly. Faulkner from the deep hurls a throw to Wade but he's unable to collect it cleanly. Bhuvneshwar was in though.
  • 48.4 Slower delivery outside off, Dhoni cuts it straight towards point. gets a quick run as Kumar responded well.
  • 48.3 This delivery is punched through covers for a run.
  • 48.2 Bowls it outside off, Kumar finds point as he looks to give the strike to Dhoni. Two dot balls to begin the penultimate over by Cummins.
  • 48.1 Length ball outside off, Kumar looks to play at that but misses.
  • 47.6 FOUR! Delicate Dhoni! Faulkner bowls a length ball around off and middle, MS shuffles across and just helps it past the stumps through fine leg for a boundary. That was a lap-pull, if we may so call it! 262/6
  • Mid on is up and fine leg goes back to the fence.
  • 47.5 SIX! Finally a biggie off MS's blade! Faulkner bowls a length ball around off, allowing Dhoni to free his arms. He does so and belts this over covers for a maximum. The Dhoni chants on the ground just get louder!
  • 47.4 Slower ball in line of the stumps, Dhoni swishes at it with all his might but connects only thin air!
  • 47.3 FOUR! Dhoni is here, folks! Faulkner bowls a short ball around leg, MS swivels and pulls it with great ease towards fine leg. The ball landed just in front of the ropes, as confirmed by the umpire after going upstairs.
  • 47.2 Full slower ball around off, Kumar clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 47.1 Length ball around leg, Dhoni charges down and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
  • JAMES FAULKNER is called back for a bowl.
  • MS DHONI again signals for a change of gloves. After waiting for sometime also calls for a bat. Will the new bat do some damage?
  • 46.6 Another length ball around middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a run. 246/6
  • 46.5 Length ball around middle, MS nudges it towards deep mid-wicket and rushes back for the second. How quick he is between the wickets.
  • 46.4 Bowls it outside off, Kumar cuts it away through point for a run.
  • 46.3 This ball is played form the crease by Kumar.
  • 46.2 HALF CENTURY NO. 66 FOR MS DHONI! Gets it off a single towards point. Cummins bowls a length ball around off, MS plays it towards point. Initially he thought of a run but decided against it seeing the ball go straight to the fielder. But seeing Kumar rush for a run, he reciprocated the same to get to his milestone. What a knock the veteran has played yet again! It's also the 100th INTERNATIONAL FIFTY for him!
  • 46.1 Length ball outside off, Kuamr opens the face of his bat and guides it to third man for a run.
  • Pat Cummins is drafted back into the attack.
  • 45.6 Comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball outside off, Dhoni gets a bottom edge that rolls to the keeper. 240/6
  • 45.5 Now guides this length ball to third man for a run.
  • 45.4 Is he really a lower order batsman? Nathan bowls it outside off, Kumar drives it through covers for a brace. How elegant that shot was!
  • 45.3 FOUR! Here's another! Streaky one though, they all count! Coulter-Nile spears a yorker around middle and leg, Kumar gets his bat down but inside edges it past the leg stump for a boundary! Replays showed that the bat hit the pads and that's why came down a fraction late.
  • 45.2 FOUR! Bhuvneshwar belts that! Length ball around middle, Kumar makes room and smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary. The unlikely of the two out there is getting boundaries with ease!
  • 45.1 Length ball around middle and leg, Dhoni plays the leg glance to fine leg for a run.
  • 44.6 Bowls it full outside off, Dhoni drives it through covers for a run. 228/6
  • 44.5 Bowled outside off, he plays it to point.
  • 44.5 WIDE! Slow short ball down the leg side, Dhoni lets it go through. Wide given.
  • 44.4 Short ball around middle, pulled away to square leg for a run.
  • 44.3 NOT OUT! Not the greatest of reviews by Australia! Stoinis bowls it on a length around off, Kumar looks to glide it to third man. Ends up chopping it onto his pads as the ball rolls towards point. The Aussies appeal for LBW which is turned down. Smith decides to go upstairs. Replays show that the ball is played on to the pads off the bat. So there's no question of LBW. The on-field call stays. Australia have wasted their review and they none left now.
  • Australians appeal for LBW against Kumar. The umpire stays put. After some thought, Smith decides to review the decision.
  • 44.2 FOUR! Kumar thumps it over mid on! Back of a length delivery around middle and leg, Bhuvneshwar moves away and slaps it over mid on. Warner there didn't stand a chance of catching that. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary.
  • 44.1 Almost played on! Length ball around off, Kumar looks to run it down to third man. Ends up chopping it to the right of the keeper.
  • MARCUS STOINIS to bowl his last over.
  • 43.6 Length ball around middle and leg, Dhoni tucks it through square leg for a brace. Good running by the senior pro! 221/6
  • 43.5 Short ball outside off, Kumar slashes that through cover-point for a run.
  • 43.4 Length ball around off, tailing into the batsman, Dhoni nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 43.3 This one is bowled around off, Dhoni blocks it towards covers.
  • 43.2 FOUR! First boundary for MSD after 66 balls! Coulter-Nile bowls a short ball around middle, Dhoni goes for the pull. Ends up getting a top edge that flies to the fine leg fence. It landed just inside the ropes there.
  • 43.1 Slower ball outside off, Dhoni cuts it towards point.
  • 42.6 Floats this around off, Kumar plays it towards point. End of Zampa's spell here! He's not done too badly. 213/6
  • 42.5 Lands this around off, Bhuvneshwar defends this off the front foot.
  • 42.4 FOUR! Brilliant Bhuvneshwar! Zampa floats it around middle and leg, Kumar gets down and slog sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. This guy can bat, mind you! This shot shows just that.
  • 42.3 Tosses this around middle and leg, Dhoni smashes it straight to long on for one run.
  • 42.2 Loopy ball around middle, Kumar plays it aerially to long on for a run.
  • 42.1 Fires a short ball around middle, Dhoni pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a run.
  • 41.6 Bouncer around off, Kumar ducks under it and lets it go to the keeper. 206/6
  • 41.5 This ball is played off the back foot.
  • 41.4 Fuller ball around middle, Bhuvneshwar gets an inside edge onto his boots as he looks to keep it out.
  • 41.3 Back of a length ball around off, Kumar looks to tap and give Dhoni the strike, but doesn't manage the latter.
  • 41.2 This ball in line of the stumps is blocked from the crease.
  • 41.1 Length ball around middle and leg, MS tucks it to fine leg for a run.
  • NATHAN COULTER-NILE is back into the attack now.
  • 40.6 Lands this around middle and off, Kumar blocks it back towards the bowler. end of a successful over. 205/6
  • BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR walks in at the fall of the 6th wicket.
  • 40.5 OUT! Zampa has the last laugh! He's brave enough to toss this one up around leg, Pandya looks to go big yet again. Tries to slog that but ends up getting a top edge towards short third man where Faulkner makes no mistake. End of an enterprising innings by the all-rounder. The 118-run partnership comes to an end!
  • 40.4 Fires a yorker around off, Hardik jams it out to the off side. Well bowled Adam!
  • 40.3 SIX! Put it on the board! 90m hit! Pandya is panting for breath but he's leaving the crowd gasping for breath! Zampa tosses this around middle and leg, Hardik just smashes it over deep mid-wicket for another maximum!
  • 40.2 Lands it around middle, Pandya drives it back to the bowler.
  • 40.1 Floats it around middle and leg, Dhoni charges down and plays it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • ADAM ZAMPA is back! To break the stand or to give more runs - only time will tell!
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled by the umpire. Now a maximum of five fielders are allowed outside the circle.
  • 39.6 Length ball around off, MS opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a run. 198/5
  • 39.5 Full ball outside off, Dhoni drives it through covers for a brace.
  • 39.4 Full ball around off, driven through covers for a run.
  • 39.3 Bowls it outside off, Dhoni flays at it and edges it towards third man for a run.
  • 39.2 Follows the big hit with a single. Clever batting. This was played to long off.
  • 39.1 SIX! Ho,ho,ho it's a beauty! 100-run stand up in style! Stoinis bowls a slower delivery at 112 kmph around off, Pandya uses all his power to hit the ball out of the playing field. The ball travels straight over the bowler for a maximum.
  • MARCUS STOINIS is back into the attack!
  • 38.6 This one is driven to long off for a run. Hardik retains strike with that. 186/5
  • 38.5 FOUR! Brutal Hardik! Faulkner bowls a back of the hand slower ball around middle, Pandya hangs back and absolutely smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary. How brilliantly this guy has shifted gears here!
  • 38.4 Fuller ball around off, Dhoni drives it through cover-point for a single.
  • 38.3 Bowls it outside off, Pandya glides it to third man for a run.
  • 38.2 Full ball outside off, Pandya smashes it straight to the cover fielder. It would probably sting for the fielder!
  • 38.1 Full ball around off, Dhoni drives it to long off for a run.
  • JAMES FAULKNER back on.
  • 37.6 This full ball stayed a tad low as Hardik bunts it off the front foot. 178/5
  • 37.5 Another ball around off is defended off the front foot.
  • 37.4 Bowls it around off, Pandya blocks it from the crease.
  • 37.3 FOUR! Now Cummins gets the Pandya treatment! Pat bowls it short around leg, Pandya swivels and pulls. As he does that his bat hits his helmet and then the ball. It races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 37.2 Bowls it around middle and leg, Dhoni clips it to fine leg for a single.
  • 37.1 Length ball around middle and leg, Pandya works it round the corner for a run.
  • 36.6 Fires this outside off, Pandya drives it to long off for a run. 24 runs came of the over! 172/5
  • 36.5 SIX! And another one! Powerful Pandya on a roll! He's having Adam's sixes for runs! Zampa loops it up around middle, Hardik just strikes it straight over the bowler's head for another maximum! Seems unstoppable when he goes like this!
  • 36.4 SIX! WHAT A WAY TO GET TO A 50! Zampa floats this one around middle and leg, Pandya uses all his might that's there in the lean body and smashes it over long on for a biggie! The crowd that had gone silent has suddenly come alive! Hardik bags his 3rd ODI fifty with it!
  • 36.3 SIX! Wallop! This one's out of here! Zampa flights this around middle, Pandya strikes it clean as a whistle for a mighty 90 metre hit over long off. That's some clean hitting by Hardik.
  • 36.2 FOUR! Almost a masterstroke from Smith there! Zampa floats a low full toss around middle, Pandya smashes it straight past the bowler. Faulkner, who was stationed at straight mid on, leaps but cannot get his hand to it. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary.
  • 36.1 Bowls it flat and short around off, Dhoni goes back and pulls it to long on for a run.
  • 35.6 Length ball outside off, defended to point. 148/5
  • 35.5 Full ball around off, Hardik defends by showing the full face of the bat.
  • 35.4 Lands it around off, Pandya blocks it off the front foot.
  • 35.3 Fuller delivery outside off, Dhoni looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the left of the keeper for a run.
  • 35.2 Bowls it around off, Dhoni pushes it to covers off the front foot.
  • 35.1 Full ball outside off, Pandya drives it through covers for a run.
  • Another spell for PAT CUMMINS. Will he be successful in breaking this stand?
  • 34.6 Floated around off, driven towards covers for a single. 146/5
  • Deep extra-cover goes out.
  • 34.5 Floated outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
  • 34.4 Fuller around off, Dhoni comes down the track. Turns it into a yorker and ends up hitting it back to the bowler.
  • 34.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 34.2 Eased towards mid on for a single.
  • 34.1 Drifting into the stumps, Pandya stays in his crease and slaps it towards point.
  • 33.6 Length delivery around off, pushed towards the fielder at backward point. 143/5
  • 33.5 Another short delivery, Pandya shuffles across and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
  • 33.4 Slower delivery on a shorter length, Pandya goes for the pull but gets beaten by the lack of pace on it.
  • 33.3 Fuller delivery angling into the pads, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 33.2 Pandya stays in his crease and guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 33.1 Good length delivery outside off, dabbed past the backward point fielder for a single.
  • 32.6 Dhoni stays in his crease and punches it through cover for a single. 139/5
  • 32.5 Tossed up outside off, Pandya kneels down and smacks that towards long off for a single.
  • 32.4 Floated around off, driven towards long off for a single. 50-run stand between the two.
  • 32.3 Fires this fuller in line of the stumps, driven towards long on for a single.
  • 32.2 Fuller around off, driven towards wide long off for a single.
  • 32.1 Floated around middle, drilled towards long on for a single.
  • ADAM ZAMPA is brought back into the attack!
  • 31.6 Slower delivery on a shorter length, Pandya ramps it just over the keeper's head for a single. 133/5
  • 31.5 Another short delivery outside off, slapped through covers for a single.
  • 31.4 Short delivery outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
  • 31.3 Four Byes! Free gifts! Length delivery outside off, Pandya swings his bat at it but fails to make contact. The ball goes on the bounce to Wade and he makes a mockery of it. Deflects it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 31.2 Fuller delivery outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 31.1 Leg bye! Short delivery outside off, Dhoni camps down the track and goes for the pull. Misses it and gets hit under the arm. The ball deflects towards backward point and the batsmen run a leg bye.
  • MARCUS STOINIS is called back for a bowl.
  • 30.6 Fuller delivery outside off, Pandya lunges forward and defends it. 125/5
  • 30.5 Angling into the hips, defended towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 30.4 Length delivery outside off, punched through covers for a single.
  • 30.3 Length delivery outside off, Dhoni shuffles across and goes for the sweep. Misses it and gets hit on the body.
  • 30.2 Short and wide outside off, Pandya shuffles across and glides it towards third man for a single.
  • 30.1 Length delivery around off, Pandya makes some room and chops it past the point fielder for a couple.
  • 29.6 Fuller delivery outside off, driven towards the fielder at mid off. 121/5
  • 29.5 Length delivery outside off, stays a touch low. Dhoni guides it towards the fielder at covers.
  • 29.4 Short delivery angling into the batsman, Pandya guides it towards fine leg with a pull for a single.
  • 29.3 Full and wide outside off, driven through covers for a single.
  • 29.2 In the air...safe! Short delivery angling into the batsman, Pandya goes for the pull. Gets foxed by the extra pace but the ball lands safely in the mid-wicket region. The batsmen run a single.
  • 29.1 Length delivery around off, Pandya gets behind the line of the ball to defend it.
  • Time for Drinks!
  • 28.6 Fuller delivery outside off, Dhoni prods forward and defends it. A maiden from James Faulkner. 118/5
  • 28.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 28.4 Fuller and angling into the pads, Dhoni shuffles a touch and clips it towards mid-wicket.
  • 28.3 Around off on a good length, pushed towards covers by the batsman.
  • 28.2 Short outside off, Dhoni camps back and cuts it towards covers.
  • 28.1 Dhoni stays in his crease and defends it.
  • 27.6 NOT OUT! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhoni pulls it along the ground towards third man for a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end. He hits and a mild appeal from the Australians makes the umpire go upstairs. Replays show that Hardik Pandya was well inside the crease. 118/5
  • The umpire has gone upstairs to check for a run out appeal against Hardik Pandya at the striker's end.
  • 27.5 Dabbed towards third man for a single.
  • 27.4 A sure single and Dhoni does not want to risk it. Strange to say, but yes that has happened! Fuller delivery around off, Pandya drives it elegantly towards mid off. The fielder deflects it towards mid on and Pandya is more than halfway down the track hoping to take a single. Dhoni sends him back and that's a dot ball.
  • 27.3 Angling into the pads, clipped through square leg for a couple.
  • 27.2 FOUR! Deft and lucky! Smith is having a nightmare on the field! Not a drop but Smith is capable of catching those! Good length delivery around off, Pandya tries to defend it. Gets an outside edge on it and the ball flies towards the left of the slip fielder. Falls just short of Smith who gets his hand to it on a bounce and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 27.1 Length delivery around off, defended towards point by the batsman.
  • NATHAN COULTER-NILE is brought back for a bowl.
  • 26.6 Length delivery around off, Dhoni stays in his crease and defends it. 110/5
  • 26.5 Length delivery around off, guided towards third man for a single.
  • 26.4 Angling into the pads, clipped towards square leg for a single.
  • 26.3 Good length delivery around off, clipped towards mid-wicket.
  • 26.2 Length delivery angling across, driven towards covers off the bottom half.
  • 26.1 Good length delivery outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
  • Change of gloves for MS Dhoni!
  • 25.6 Full and wide outside off, just inside the wide line. Dhoni chooses to let it through to the keeper. 107/5
  • 25.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • Stonis has dropped his towel just before delivering the ball and Dhoni spots it and stops Marcus.
  • 25.4 Full toss wide outside off, Dhoni only manages to guide it straight towards the fielder at backward point.
  • 25.3 Slower delivery around off, Dhoni comes down the track and pushes it towards covers.
  • 25.2 Fuller delivery around off, Pandya drives through covers for a single.
  • 25.1 Length delivery outside off, Pandya camps back and punches it elegantly through the cover region for a couple.
  • 24.6 Length delivery outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 104/5
  • 24.5 Fuller delivery around off, driven towards the fielder at covers.
  • 24.4 Length delivery around middle and leg, nudged towards square leg for a single.
  • 24.3 Pandya stays in his crease and defends it.
  • 24.2 Pandya makes an initial shuffle forward, Faulkner sees that and tries to cramp him. Hardik still manages to defend it neatly towards covers.
  • 24.1 Angling into the pads, tucked towards square leg for a single.
  • JAMES FAULKNER is called back for a bowl.
  • 23.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 102/5
  • 23.5 FOUR! Brilliant Pandya! That's great improvisation there! Short delivery angling into the batsman, Hardik just stays tall, sways away a touch and gets some bat on it. Gets it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
  • 23.4 Again on a fuller length outside off, Pandya goes for the drive without any foot movement and only finds himself beaten.
  • 23.3 Fuller delivery around off, driven towards mid off.
  • 23.2 Fuller delivery around middle and off, MS stays in his crease and drives it beautifully down the ground. Goes past the mid on region but Warner gives it a chase from mid off and stops it just before the boundary. He saves a run for his team.
  • 23.1 On a fuller length outside off, Dhoni prods forward and drives it towards the fielder at mid off.
  • 22.6 Tossed up around off, Pandya leans forward, gets behind the line of the ball and defends it. 95/5
  • 22.5 Another short ball and this time Dhoni punches it through the cover region for a single.
  • 22.4 Fuller around off, Dhoni lunges forward and drives it towards covers.
  • 22.3 Short and outside off, Dhoni has no problem with it. He just drops back a bit and punches it through wide mid off for a couple.
  • 22.2 Drifting into the pads, eased down towards long on for a single.
  • 22.1 Floated outside off, Dhoni camps back and punches it through the cover region for a single.
  • 21.6 Length delivery outside off, Pandya waits for it and defends it. 90/5
  • 21.5 Length delivery outside off, pushed off the back foot towards point.
  • 21.5 Wide! Dug in short outside off, the batsman lets it through. The umpire signals it as a wide as it was way too short.
  • 21.4 Off the mark! Sprayed down the leg side, clipped through the backward square leg region for a couple.
  • HARDIK PANDYA makes his way out to the middle. Has to play sensibly here.
  • 21.3 OUT! What a waste of a wicket! Just when Kedar Jadhav looked like he was settling in, he ends up throwing it away! Short delivery outside off, Kedar goes for the pull. Goes straight towards the fielder at mid-wicket. Cartwright makes no mistake this time as he pouches it safely. India have lost half their side and Stoinis grabs his second off the day.
  • 21.2 A chance goes abegging! Around off on a length, Dhoni stays in his crease and defends it towards covers. Rushes for a single but is sent back by Jadhav. He is more than halfway down the track as Cartwright picks up the ball and has a shy at the striker's end. Misses and that allows the batsmen to run an overthrow.
  • 21.1 Fuller delivery outside off, MS Dhoni fails to make contact with his attempted drive.
  • 20.6 Close shave! Very well bowled by Zampa! Floats this one around off, does not turn much. Jadhav goes to play the slog sweep but only makes contact with thin air. The ball whizzes past the off pole and Wade is unable to collect it. No runs taken. 86/4
  • 20.5 Fires this one into the pads, Jadhav gets behind the line of the ball to defend it.
  • 20.4 A bit flatter around off, Kedar gets forward and blocks it way.
  • 20.3 Full toss around off, Dhoni comes dancing down the track, only to push it towards long off for a single.
  • 20.2 Tossed up outside off, Jadhav relishes it and smacks that over the cover region for a single.
  • 20.1 Floated outside off, pushed off the back foot towards backward point.
  • 19.6 Length ball outside off, left alone by MSD. 84/4
  • 19.6 WIDE! Spears this down the leg side, Dhoni looks to flick but misses. The umpire has to stretch his arms.
  • 19.5 Bowls it outside off, Kedar drives it towards covers again. Stoinis puts in the dive to his right and parries it towards mid off. One run taken.
  • 19.4 Length ball outside off, Jadhav drives it through covers. Stoinis dives and takes pace of the ball, giving only a brace to the batsmen as Warner retrieves the ball.
  • 19.3 Lands this around off, Jadhav mistimes the push towards mid on.
  • 19.2 Bouncer to follow up! Pat bowls this at 146 kmph outside off, Jadhav sways away from the line to let that through.
  • 19.1 Bowls it around off, Jadhav pushes it to mid off.
  • 18.6 Tosses this in line of the stumps, MS gets forward and defends it onto the ground. 80/4
  • 18.5 Lands it outside off, Dhoni watches the ball go into the keeper's gloves.
  • 18.4 Zampa loops a low full toss outside off, Dhoni drives it through covers. Cartwright gets there from long off, puts in the slide and keeps the batsmen down to two. Excellent fielding effort.
  • 18.3 Loops it up around middle and leg, Dhoni shimmies down and flicks it to short fine leg.
  • 18.2 Floats it around off, Jadhav drives it to long off for a run.
  • 18.1 Flights that around middle, Jadhav gets yorked as he shimmies a tad. Digs it out towards the bowler.
  • 17.6 Length ball in line of the stumps, Dhoni pushes it back towards the bowler. 77/4
  • 17.5 Short ball around off, he pulls it away through square leg for a run.
  • 17.4 Length ball around off and middle, Jadhav bunts it to the leg side. He wanted a run but is denied by MS.
  • 17.3 FOUR! STREAKY JADHAV! Cummins spears this on a length outside off, Kedar glides it wide of the slip fielder for a boundary. Smith must be ruing not having a second slip.
  • 17.2 Bowls it outside off, Kedar lets it be.
  • 17.1 Cummins runs in and bowls it on a length around off, Dhoni pushes it through covers for a run.
  • Pat Cummins is back into the attack.
  • 16.6 This delivery is blocked off the front foot. 71/4
  • 16.5 FOUR! Jadhav punishes that! Zampa fires this short around middle, Kedar goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball seems to have hit the ropes on the full. The umpire goes upstairs and after looking at the replays, signals a boundary.
  • 16.4 This delivery is punched towards covers off the back foot.
  • 16.3 Floats it outside off, Jadhav plays it to point.
  • 16.2 This loopy ball outside off is played through covers for a run.
  • 16.1 Misfield lets Dhoni off the mark! Huge cheers all over the ground! Zampa fires it outside off, MS cuts it to point, where Warner lets it through his legs and concedes a brace.
  • Huge cheer at Chepauk as the favourite MS DHONI walks in to bat. Remember, India are in some trouble here with the cool talisman striding out to the center.
  • 15.6 OUT! The short ball does it for Stoinis and Australia! He bangs this short outside off, Sharma pulls it in the air in front of square on the leg side. Coulter-Nile has ample time to get there from deep mid-wicket, settle under it and hold onto that calmly. Smith will be heaving a sigh of relief as Rohit walks back. The batsman was in no position to pull that! A big, big wicket goes down and also ends the 53-run stand between them. 64/4
  • 15.5 This is bowled outside off, Rohit drives it to covers.
  • 15.4 FOUR! JUST WIDE OF POINT! Length ball outside off, Sharma cuts it aerially over point for a boundary. This brings up the 50-RUN STAND between these two. They need to carry on to take India to safety.
  • 15.3 Fishing! That's not how you play Rohit! Stoinis bowls it on a length outside off, Sharma pushes at that without and foot movement and gets beaten.
  • 15.2 Fuller ball outside off, Rohit looks to drive but mistimes it to covers.
  • 15.1 Bowls it on a length around off, Jadhav guides it to third man for a run.
  • 14.6 Another ball around off, punched off the back foot towards the bowler. 59/3
  • 14.5 Lands it shorter outside off, Sharma cuts it to the point fielder.
  • 14.4 Floats it gently outside off, Jadhav drives it through covers for a run.
  • 14.3 A tad shorter outside off, Rohit cuts it towards deep point for a single.
  • 14.2 Turn straightaway! Zampa flights it outside off, drawing Rohit forward. The ball spins away past the edge of the bat.
  • 14.1 Begins with a tossed up ball around off, Rohit pushes it off the front foot towards covers.
  • Spin time! ADAM ZAMPA is brought in to bowl. Would be interesting to see how much purchase he gets from this track.
  • DRINKS are on the field now. It's been an eventful hour of play where both the sides are tussling for advantage. The visitors have been successful in breaking the spine of the top order by picking up three quick wickets. But Sharma and Jadhav have held fort so far. The hosts would love them to continue and get a big score while the away side would be intent on breaking through.
  • 13.6 Back of a length ball in line of the stumps, Rohit pulls it all along the ground to fine leg for a run. 57/3
  • 13.5 Full ball outside off, Jadhav drives it to the fielder at deep covers. One run taken.
  • 13.4 Full ball outside off, Rohit glides that to third man for a single.
  • 13.3 Stylish shot that! Full ball around middle and leg, Jadhav flicks it wristily to deep mid-wicket for another run.
  • 13.2 Short ball around off, Rohit pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 13.1 Bowls it outside off, Jadhav plays it through covers for a single.
  • 12.6 This delivery is blocked off the front foot by Sharma. 10 runs off that over! 51/3
  • 12.5 FOUR! STAND AND DELIVER exclaims my colleague! That's how authoritative that shot is! Faulkner bowls it on a length around off, Sharma just hits it over the bowler's head. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary. 50 up for India with that!
  • 12.4 Faulkner comes round the wicket and bowls it around off, Rohit pushes it back towards the bowler.
  • 12.3 This ball is driven through covers for a run.
  • 12.2 FOUR! Classically cut that! Faulkner bowls it on a length outside off, Jadhav stays back and cuts it through backward point. Coulter-Nile rushes to his right from third man, puts in the slide but is unable to prevent the boundary. The timing in that shot was immaculate!
  • 12.1 Bowls it on the pads, Rohit misses the flick. The ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg. The keeper retrieves that before which the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 11.6 Marcus bangs this short outside off, Jadhav withdraws his bat and plays inside the line as he lets that go through to the keeper. 41/3
  • 11.5 Fuller ball around off, driven by Jadhav to mid off.
  • 11.4 Stoinis lands it around middle, Rohit flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 11.3 Bowls it around middle and leg, Kedar clips it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.2 This length ball has been cut straight to point.
  • 11.1 Starts off with a length ball on the pads, Rohit flicks it away to fine leg for a run.
  • MARCUS STOINIS has been handed the ball now.
  • 10.6 Bowls it around off, Rohit takes a run after playing it towards covers. 38/3
  • 10.5 And the Aussies get away with another Free Hit! Faulkner bowls it short around middle, Jadhav manages just a single after pulling that through square leg.
  • Free Hit coming up.
  • 10.5 NO BALL! Faulkner bowls that in front of the stumps, Jadhav misses the flick and gets struck on the pads. No ball signaled for overstepping. Marginal call that!
  • 10.4 Length ball around off, Jadhav defends that off the front foot.
  • 10.3 Bowls it around off, Jadhav drives it towards mid off and wants a run but is sent back by Rohit. Warner attacks the ball and hits the bull's eye at the striker's end. The batsman's safe though.
  • 10.2 Beautifully driven. James bowls it full outside off, Rohit drives it through covers for a single. The sweeper cover does the fielding.
  • 10.1 Length ball around off, Rohit plays it from the crease towards point.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signalled by the umpire. Now a maximum of four fielders are allowed outside the circle.
  • 9.6 Glorious shot that! But a slow outfield doesn't give him a boundary. Nathan bowls a full ball outside off, Jadhav drives it beautifully through covers for a brace. Warner the man who chases that down. 34/3
  • 9.5 In the air... but safe! Coulter-Nile bowls a back of a length off-cutter around off, Jadhav stays back and pulls it over mid on. Warner from mid off gets to the ball before Head from mid on runs there. The batsmen run two.
  • 9.4 Bowls it a tad fuller around off, Jadhav defends it off the front foot back towards the bowler.
  • 9.3 Back of a length ball around off, Kedar finds the point fielder with the cut again.
  • 9.2 Length ball outside off, Kedar cuts it to the fielder at point.
  • 9.1 Nathan spears that around off, Jadhav stays on the back foot and bunts it to covers.
  • 8.6 Length ball around off, Rohit stays in the crease and guides it to backward point. 30/3
  • 8.5 James bowls it around middle and leg, Jadhav clips it towards mid on for a single.
  • 8.4 Lands it on a length around off, Kedar strides forward and plays it towards cover-point.
  • 8.3 Bowls it in line of the stumps, Kedar blocks by getting behind the line of the ball.
  • 8.2 Length ball around middle and leg, Rohit turns it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 8.1 FOUR! Welcome to India, says Rohit! Faulkner runs in and bowls it on a length outside off, Sharma just cuts it through point. The ball races away to the boundary.
  • JAMES FAULKNER is brought into the attack. Could be a handy bowler in these conditions, where it hasn't been easy to hit through the line.
  • 7.6 Full ball outside off, Kedar drives it all along the ground to mid off. 24/3
  • 7.5 Spears in a length ball around off at 141 kmph, Jadhav defends by showing the full face of the bat from the crease.
  • 7.4 Back of a length ball outside off, Rohit cuts it uppishly to third man for a run.
  • 7.3 This ball in line of the stumps is blocked off the front foot.
  • 7.2 Full ball around off, Rohit mistimes his drive towards mid off.
  • 7.1 Bowls it on a length around off, Sharma defends it towards point.
  • 6.6 Short ball around middle and leg, Rohit swivels and pulls it aerially towards fine leg. One run taken. 23/3
  • 6.5 Full outside off, Jadhav goes for the wild drive and gets an edge towards third man for a run.
  • 6.4 Length ball outside off, Jadhav looks to play at that but is beaten.
  • 6.3 FOUR! GLORIOUS! Cummins spears this full around middle and leg, Jadhav just takes a stride forward and clips it wide of mid on. The ball races away even as Head gives a valiant chase. He puts in the dive but is unable to prevent the boundary. The umpire goes upstairs to confirm that it is indeed a boundary.
  • 6.2 This delivery is defended off the front foot.
  • 6.1 Length ball outside off, guided away to third man for a run.
  • 5.6 Almost plays that on! Length ball just outside off, Jadhav is late in withdrawing his bat to let that go. Gets an inside edge as the ball bounces next to the stumps and rolls towards the keeper. Needs to calm his nerves, does Kedar! 16/3
  • 5.5 This ball is defended by showing the full face of the bat.
  • 5.4 FOUR! That should do his confidence a world of good! Coulter-Nile bowls it full outside off, Jadhav drives it through point for a boundary. He got it off the middle of the bat.
  • 5.4 WIDE! Bowls it well outside off, Jadhav lets it go. Wide signaled but the umpire.
  • Not Dhoni, but it is KEDAR JADHAV, who walks in next.
  • 5.3 OUT! Pandey is a goner! India in some sort of trouble here! Coulter-Nile bowls it very full outside off, Manish looks to drive but the ball moves away slightly. Takes the edge and goes to the keeper. The visitors celebrate but the umpire isn't sure and hence goes upstairs. The third umpire confirms that it was not a bump ball and that ends Pandey's stay at the crease. He follows his skipper for a duck! This is only the fourth time in ODIs for India where their number 3 and 4 have both registered ducks.
  • Manish Pandey seems to have edged this one. The Aussies are celebrating but Erasmus seems to be unsure. He has referred this upstairs.
  • 5.2 Bowls it in line of the stumps, Pandey defends it from the crease.
  • As confirmed at the toss, MANISH PANDEY walks in at number 4! He has a good chance to cement his place in the side with a vital knock.
  • 5.1 OUT! If not Rohit, the Aussies get Kohli! For a duck! Coulter-Nile bowls it full outside off, Kohli is tempted to drive and he does. The ball takes the outer half of the bat and goes towards backward point where Maxwell leaps and takes a one-handed blinder. The beauty of the catch was the fact that Glenn kept his balance and didn't fall even after taking the catch. The visitors are ecstatic and why not! They've snapped up the opposition mainstay cheaply!
  • 4.6 DROPPED! Rohit Sharma survives! Steven Smith the culprit! Cummins bowled it on a length around off, the opener stays in the crease and looks to guide it to third man. Ends up offering a catch to second slip where the skipper falters. How costly will that prove? 11/1
  • 4.5 Full ball around off, Rohit drives it straight to the mid off fielder. The ball doesn't seem to come onto the bat easily on this track. That was bowled at 147 kmph!
  • 4.4 Bowled around off, Sharma defends it towards point.
  • 4.3 Lands it on a length around off, Rohit stands tall and blocks it with the full face of the bat towards covers.
  • 4.2 Spears in a length ball around off and middle at 140 kmph. Sharma looks to defend that but gets it off the leading edge towards point.
  • 4.1 Bowls it around off and middle, Rohit plays it to point.
  • 3.6 Bowls it on a length around off, Kohli defends it from the crease. 11/1
  • 3.5 Beauty! Nathan bowls a full ball outside off, Kohli looks to drive but gets beaten. Wonderful bowling!
  • 3.4 Bowls it outside off, Kohli lets that one go to the keeper.
  • The Indian skipper, VIRAT KOHLI, walks in to a rousing reception by the crowd.
  • 3.3 OUT! Coulter-Nile strikes! Thankfully for him it wasn't the Free Hit! He spears a full delivery outside off, inviting Rahane to drive. The batsman does so without great footwork. Ends up edging that which is gleefully accepted by Wade. This wicket is the result of some good bowling by the Australians. Ajinkya departs cheaply.
  • 3.2 Gets away! Bowls a short ball outside off, Rahane looks to pull it but fails to make any contact.
  • Coulter-Nile was stopped in his run up, as Erasmus spotted that Australia had changed their field, which isn't permitted.
  • Free Hit is coming up.
  • 3.2 NO BALL! Coulter-Nile runs in and bowls a length ball in line of the stumps, Rahane defends it towards mid on. He has overstepped and hence it is a no ball.
  • 3.1 Full ball around off, met with a solid front foot defense of Rahane.
  • Rohit Sharma seems to have an issue with his bat and signals something to the dressing room. The substitute runs in with the tape and fixes the bottom part of the bat.
  • 2.6 Shot! Short ball around off, Sharma stays on the back foot and pulls it aerially through mid-wicket. Head chases that and restricts the batsmen to a brace. 10/0
  • 2.5 Back of a length ball outside off, Rahane guides it wide of the point fielder. The ball goes towards third man. One run taken.
  • 2.5 WIDE! Cummins bowls this down the leg side, Rahane lets that go. The umpire stretches his arms to signal a wide.
  • 2.4 Length ball around off and middle, Rahane gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls to the man in front of square on the leg side.
  • 2.3 Full ball outside off, Rahane gets his front foot forward and drives it just wide of mid off. Warner chases it down before which the batsmen take a couple.
  • 2.2 Spears this in line of the stumps at 141 kmph, Rahane plays it towards mid on.
  • 2.1 Length ball around off, Rahane strides forward and blocks it off the front foot towards covers.
  • 1.6 A good length ball outside off, Rohit doesn't bother playing at that and lets it go. 4/0
  • 1.5 Short ball outside off, Rahane cuts it towards third man for a run. It was in the air for a while but away from the fielder at point.
  • 1.4 Spears a full ball outside off, a little movement away from the batsman. Ajinkya shoulders arms to that.
  • 1.3 Runs in and bowls it a tad fuller outside off, Rahane just lets it be. A hint of swing when he bowled that.
  • 1.2 Bowls another length ball outside off, Rahane stands tall and defends it towards point.
  • 1.1 Begins with a length ball outside off, Rahane plays it to the point fielder.
  • NATHAN COULTER-NILE will take the second new ball from the other end. He has two slips in place.
  • 0.6 Length ball angling on the pads, Sharma tucks it in front of square on the leg side for a brace. He gets going now. 3/0
  • 0.5 Another length ball outside off, Rohit shoulders arms. Wade collects it face high.
  • 0.4 A tad fuller this time, just outside off. Sharma doesn't fiddle with that and lets it go through to the keeper. Cummins is bowling good lines to begin with.
  • 0.3 Length ball in line of the stumps, Rohit stays in the crease and defends it towards point.
  • 0.2 Length ball outside off, Sharma shoulders arms to that. Good carry there as Wade collected that next to his face.
  • 0.1 Cummins runs in from over the wicket and fires in a full ball outside off. Rahane pushes it towards third man for a run to get off the mark. A hint of away movement there.
  • The men who matter make their way out to the middle. ROHIT SHARMA and AJINKYA RAHANE stride out with the bat for India. PAT CUMMINS will start off with the first new cherry in hand for the Australians. Two slips in place. Here we go...
  • The players are out for the national anthems of both the nations.
  • STEVEN SMITH says that he was not quite sure what he would have elected if he had won the toss. Mentions that Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Peter Handscomb and Aaron Finch miss out. Reckons that they have opted for two all-rounders and he hopes that they do well. Informs that Hilton Cartwright will make his ODI debut. Ends by saying that India is always a challenge and adds that they will look to do good today.
  • VIRAT KOHLI says that it looks like a good wicket to bat on. Reasons that it became slow while chasing against the South Africans against whom they played here the last time. Reckons that at the big level, they prepare in the same way against all oppositions and want to execute their plans. Informs that Jadeja arrived today so he isn't playing. Confirms that Manish Pandey will bat at no.4 and Ajinkya Rahane will open the batting. Adds that both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are playing today and he hopes that the wrist spinners do the damage in the middle overs. Ends by saying that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will be the pacers.
  • TOSS - INDIA WIN THE TOSS AND OPT TO BAT!
  • Both the teams would be pondering over their opening combination as one of their regular openers is unavailable for this match. The team combinations would be interesting to see. It promises to be an exciting encounter as it has always been. Stay with us as we bring you the toss in a while.
  • Hello, hello! It's time for the Fantastic Foes to clash! Welcome to our coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Australia from the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The rivalry between the two sides is set to resume after they clashed in the Test series at the start of the year. Interestingly, Virat Kohli and Steven Smith weren't even born when these teams last played an ODI against each other at this venue, 30 years ago.
  • So that's it from us for this game. India have started the series on a high and they will look to continue in similar fashion. Australia on the other hand will look to come back with a bang when they play the hosts again in Kolkata on the 21st of September for the 2nd ODI. Hope you liked our coverage for this game. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
  • Man of the Match, Hardik Pandya says that it was a good day for him. Reckons that the runs under the belt and some wickets too have helped him a lot. States that nothing has changed in the last year and emphasis on the fact that he is still the same. (When asked about his 24 runs over against Adam Zampa) Mentions that he knew what Zampa was going to bowl, so that made the job easy for him with Dhoni on the other end. Credits his coach and his teammates for always supporting him.
  • VIRAT KOHLI, the Indian skipper, says that they wanted to put up a good score but they couldn't get a good start. Credits Dhoni and Pandya for their innings and lauds Kumar's efforts with the bat. Is pleased with the fact that the lower order have done well in the limited opportunities that they have got. About Pandya he says that self belief is the key for him and that works well for the team. Feels that he was the game changer today as he did well both with the bat and the ball. Mentions that the spinners bowled exceedingly well. Ends saying that it's a complete team performance as even the pacers did well and since they have a good T20 bowling attack they were relaxed in the rain break as well.
  • STEVEN SMITH, the Australian skipper, says that they were in a good position at the start but MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya played really well to take the game away from them. Reckons that it became really difficult to bat while chasing. Mentions that they cannot do anything about the weather, so won't complaint about it. Credits his new ball bowlers for bowling really well and hopes that they continue with it throughout the series. States that it was really tough batting to the new ball as there was some vibrant movement.
  • Earlier, India were rescued from a precarious position thanks to a wonderful knock by MS Dhoni. Hardik Pandya gave him good company for a while before teeing off later. The Australians couldn't really recover from that and the rains added to their plight, as they had to wait for their turn to bat. They also had to get out on the ground and go back almost immediately. It was a win which would please the home team's management. Stay tuned as we get you the presentation in a while.
  • A win which Virat Kohli will be happy with! Shortened targets are often favourable to the chasing sides but on this occasion, it's a different tale. India were always on the money by picking up regular wickets upfront. Once the visitors lost Smith and Head early, they were on the back foot. Warner's dismissal soon probably sealed it for them in the mind. Maxwell did give them some hope by belting the Indian spinners all over the park, but once he was gone, their chances vanished.
  • 20.6 That's it! INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 26 RUNS (DLS Method) to take a 1-0 lead in the series! Fires a yorker just in line of the stumps, Zampa squeezes it out towards short fine leg for a single.
  • 20.5 Another full ball outside off, Faulkner smashes that straight over the bowler's head for a single towards long off.
  • 20.4 Fuller delivery outside off, Zampa lofts that over the cover region. Jadhav comes steaming in from the deep, dives forward but fails to reach the ball. Stops the ball and the batsmen run three in the process.
  • 20.3 Fuller delivery around off, Faulkner drives it towards long on. Zampa wants the second but Kohli is quick to the ball. Faulkner sends him back but Zampa is halfway down the track. Kohli's throw from the deep ends up hitting Faulkner at the non-striker's end and Virat is not really happy about it.
  • 20.3 Wide! Wide outside off, Faulkner lets it through to the keeper.
  • 20.2 NOT OUT! Length delivery outside off, Faulkner swings his bat across. Gets an outside edge to it and the ball lobs towards MS Dhoni. The keeper dives forward and gobbles it but none of him or the umpire is sure if he has caught it. The umpire goes upstairs to check it. Replays show that it went on the bounce into Dhoni's gloves.
  • There is an appeal for caught behind! The umpire goes upstairs to check if the catch by MS Dhoni is clean!
  • 20.1 Length delivery outside off, slogged towards deep mid-wicket. No runs taken there.
  • Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the final over for India.
  • 19.6 Fuller outside off, Zampa stays in his crease and drives it towards the fielder at extra cover. Australia need 34 runs of the last over. 130/9
  • 19.5 Slower delivery outside off, pushed through covers for a single.
  • 19.4 Fuller length delivery outside off, dabbed towards point for a single.
  • 19.3 Fuller outside off, drilled towards long off for a single.
  • Adam Zampa is the last man in.
  • 19.2 OUT! Another one bites the dust! Good length delivery around off, Coulter-Nile stays deep in his crease and swipes across the line. The ball flies straight towards Kedar Jadhav at deep mid-wicket who pouches it safely. He celebrates it with Rohit Sharma in the deep and India are sensing victory here. The hosts need a wicket here to win.
  • 19.2 Wide! Bowls this one wide outside off, a bit too wide as the umpire signals it as a wide. No need to bowl those!
  • 19.1 Hurls a fuller delivery outside off, Faulkner heaves it towards wide long on for a single.
  • BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR is back into the attack.
  • 18.6 Bowls it full outside off, NCN uses all his might yet ends up connecting with only the thin air! 39 required of 12 now! 125/8
  • 18.5 Slower ball outside off, Coulter-Nile looks to smash that and ends up missing the ball.
  • 18.4 Another low full toss around middle, driven to long on for a run.
  • 18.3 Bowls it outside off, played through covers for a run.
  • Deep square leg comes in and long leg drops back.
  • 18.2 Bowls a full toss in a bid to go for the yorker, Faulkner drives it straight back. The ball ricochets off the stumps at the non-striker's end and goes towards mid-wicket. The batsmen run one.
  • 18.1 FOUR! Edgy stuff! Bumrah spears this on a length outside off, Faulkner slashes at that. Gets a thick edge through where a slip would have been. Races away to the fence for a boundary.
  • JASPRIT BUMRAH back on!
  • 17.6 Floats it around off, slog swept to deep mid-wicket for a run. 118/8
  • 17.5 Tosses this around middle and leg, Faulkner misses the flick and wears it on the pads.
  • 17.4 Floats it around off and middle, Nathan plays it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.3 Fires this in line of the stumps, James goes back and flicks it through mid on for a run.
  • 17.2 SIX! Bang goes James! Chahal tosses this up outside off, Faulkner gets down on one knee and bashes it over the bowler's end for a maximum!
  • 17.1 OUT! Chahal is spinning the Aussies to doom! He tosses this around off, Cummins looks to go over mid-wicket, ends up getting the top edge that flies straight to short third man. Bumrah there settles under it and pouches that safely. Australia slip further! The end is nigh!
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled. Now a maximum of five fielders are allowed outside the circle.
  • 16.6 Fuller delivery around off, clipped through the mid-wicket region for a couple. 109/7
  • 16.5 Angling into the batsman, Cummins makes room and punches it through the cover region for a single.
  • 16.4 FOUR! Short delivery and gets the punishment! Bangs it around off, Cummins camps back and smashes that over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
  • 16.3 Fires a yorker in line of the stumps, Faulkner just manages to get his bat down in time. Squirts towards square leg for a single.
  • 16.2 Good length delivery around off, punched back past the bowler for a single towards mid on.
  • 16.1 Fuller in line of the stumps, Faulkner drives it towards the mid on region. The fielder comes rushing in towards the ball. Fails to pick it up and the batsmen end up running three in the process.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
  • 15.6 Floats it around off, Cummins sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 97/7
  • 15.5 DROPPED! Rahane the culprit this time! Chahal flights this around off, Cummins smashes it straight to long off. Rahane runs to his right, gets there but spills the chance! Another life for the Aussie finisher!
  • 15.4 Loops it outside off, Cummins looks to cut that but gets an outside edge past slip for a brace.
  • 15.3 Googly to welcome him! Cummins fails to read that and gets beaten on the inside. The ball passes just over the stumps.
  • Pat Cummins is the next man in.
  • 15.3 OUT! An India game is incomplete without a MS Dhoni stumping! Chahal bowls a loopy wrong 'un wide outside off, Wade charges down to hit that but doesn't read the delivery. Dhoni collects it and whips the bails off in a flash. The third umpire is referred to. Replays show that Wade is short of the crease. Wide signaled by the umpire.
  • The umpires have gone upstairs to check for a stumping appeal against Matthew Wade. MS Dhoni is really confident there and Wade has already started walking back.
  • 15.2 DROPPED! Chahal floats it outside off, Faulkner looks to slog sweep that. Ends up getting a top edge to the left of the bowler. Yuzvendra gets there but fails to catch that. The ball goes towards deep covers and the batsmen run one. Will this prove costly?
  • 15.1 Tosses it outside off, Faulkner makes room and hits it straight back. Chahal stops it in his followthrough!
  • 14.6 Short ball around off, pulled to square leg. 91/6
  • 14.5 Ouch! That might have hurt! Back of a length slower delivery around leg, Wade looks to hoick it over mid-wicket. Is early into the shot and ends up getting hit on the chin. The ball rolls next to the stumps after that.
  • 14.5 WIDE! Hardik bowls this down the leg side. Wade looks to scoop it but misses. Wide signaled.
  • 14.4 This ball around off is punched through covers for a run.
  • 14.3 Full ball around middle and leg at 141 kmph, Faulkner flicks it through backward square leg and sets off for a run. The fielder in the deep had to cover some ground to get to the ball before which James comes back for the second.
  • 14.2 Bowls it around off, Wade plays it through cover-point for a run.
  • 14.1 Bowls a length ball down the leg side, Wade gets his bat and flicks it through backward square leg for a brace.
  • HARDIK PANDYA is brought back for another spell.
  • 13.6 Quicker and drifting into the pads, Faulkner goes for the sweep but fails to make contact. 84/6
  • 13.5 Floats a googly outside off, spinning into Wade this time. He goes for the slog sweep and ends up top edging towards the vacant short third man region for a single.
  • 13.4 Flatter and spinning into the batsman from around leg, Wade fails to clip it through. Gets hit on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire is not interested in it.
  • 13.3 FOUR! Shot! Around middle and leg, Wade comes down the track and swipes it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
  • 13.2 Dropped! Floats it around off, Wade comes down the track and smacks that straight back to the bowler. Chahal gets his right hand to it but fails to grab it. Tries to catch it again on the second attempt but fails. A tough chance goes down.
  • 13.1 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 12.6 Wrong 'un from Yadav and that wraps Wade on the pads. Matthew cannot flick it this time and the players appeal. The umpire is not interested. Height might have been the factor there. 78/6
  • 12.5 Again into the pads, Faulkner flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 12.4 Fuller into the pads, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • JAMES FAULKNER walks in at the fall of the 6th wicket!
  • 12.3 OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes! Floats this one in the line of the stumps, Stoinis shuffles way across and finds himself in an uncomfortable position. Still goes for the slog sweep and ends up ballooning it towards the deep mid-wicket region. Jadeja the substitute fielder gets underneath it and takes a fine catch. Stoinis' struggle in the middle comes to an end.
  • 12.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 12.1 MS Dhoni misses a stumping! This is one of the rarest things that happen on a cricket field! Bowls a wrong 'un outside off, Stoinis comes down the track and goes for a big one. Fails to make contact as the ball goes straight to the keeper. Dhoni fails to collect the ball as he tries to dislodge the bails.
  • Matthew Wade is the next man in.
  • 11.6 OUT! Chahal takes a really big wicket here! Totally against the run of play this time! Floats this around off, Maxwell gets under it and smacks that straight towards the fielder at long on. Pandey settles himself under it and takes it safely. The turn that Chahal got there, meant that Glenn couldn't get it off the middle of the bat. A brilliant cameo from Maxwell comes to an end and Kuldeep Yadav will be the happiest man on the ground. 76/5
  • 11.5 SIX! Kaboom! Quicker into the pads, Maxwell goes the conventional way this time. Smashes that over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.
  • 11.4 Maxwell goes for the reverse sweep, Chahal sees that movement and fires it wide outside off. Gets beaten and Dhoni gets his pads in the way to stop it.
  • 11.3 Floated outside off, Maxwell dances down the track and mistimes his drive back to the bowler.
  • 11.2 NOT OUT! Full toss in line of the stumps, Maxwell kneels down and goes for the sweep. Goes straight to Sharma and he appeals for a catch. The umpires go upstairs. Replays show that it went on a bounce to him.
  • Rohit Sharma is claiming a catch. The umpires talk a bit and go upstairs. The soft signal is not out.
  • 11.1 Fuller around leg, Stoinis makes room and drives it through covers for a single.
  • 10.6 Bowls a wrong 'un outside off, Maxwell goes for the reverse sweep but he fails to make contact. 69/4
  • 10.5 SIX! Three in a row! Brutal Maxi at his best! A bit short this time from Kuldeep and Maxwell is ready for the pull. He kneels down a touch and smashes that over the square leg region for a maximum.
  • 10.4 SIX! Maxwell is doing to Kuldeep what Pandya did to Zampa! Another biggie and Maxi is on a loop. Fuller around off, Glenn gets under it and smacks that straight down the ground for half a dozen.
  • 10.3 SIX! That's the Maxwell we know! Tossed up around middle and off, Glenn gets under it and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.
  • 10.2 FOUR! Freebies! Short and wide down the leg side, Maxwell is never going to miss out on those. He just stays back and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 10.1 Maxwell cannot connect! Floats this one outside off, spinning into the batsman, Glenn goes for the reverse sweep but fails to make contact.
  • Change of ends for KULDEEP YADAV!
  • 9.6 Tossed up fuller outside off, Stoinis drives it towards covers. Pandya misfields and allows the batsmen to pick up a couple. 47/4
  • 9.5 Stoinis gets behind the line of the ball to defend it. Finally reads that well.
  • 9.4 Fuller into the pads, Marcus sweeps it towards the fielder at short fine leg.
  • 9.3 LBW appeal turned down! A bit quicker around off, spinning in. Stoinis fails to defend it and gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire is not interested. India have no reviews left and replays show that the impact was outside off. Stoinis stays to battle on.
  • 9.2 Safe! That was pretty close and that has to be the case when Dhoni appeals! Floats it outside off, sharp away turn undoes Stoinis who tries to defend it. Gets beaten and MS behind the stumps is quick to dislodge the bails. The umpire goes upstairs to check it. Replays show that Stoinis had his foot just back in time.
  • MS Dhoni is quick to dislodge the bails and appeal. The umpire has gone upstairs to check for a stumping appeal against Marcus Stoinis!
  • 9.1 Drops that really short and angling into the batsman, Stoinis fails to push it on the leg side.
  • YUZVENDRA CHAHAL is called into the attack.
  • 8.6 Short delivery just outside off, Maxwell swings his bat but only makes contact with thin air. 10 runs off the over. 45/4
  • 8.5 FOUR! Length delivery angling into the stumps, Maxwell is done with his leaves. Swipes hard at it and gets it through the mid-wicket region for another boundary.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Shot, Maxi! Short delivery outside off, Maxwell stays in his crease. Waits for it and slaps it just over the backward point fielder for a boundary.
  • 8.3 In the air...safe! Slower delivery outside off, Maxwell goes for the biggie. Gets it off the bottom half and the ball balloons just over the mid on region. Neither the mid on nor the long off fielder can reach it. The batsmen run a couple.
  • 8.2 Fuller delivery in line of the stumps, dug out back to the bowler.
  • 8.1 Short delivery around middle and leg, Maxwell sways away and wait, he lets it through to the keeper. Strange thing when Glenn is on strike.
  • MARCUS STOINIS is the next man in. Needs to play a knock like he did against New Zealand.
  • 7.6 OUT! David Warner is gone nicking! India are ecstatic, Chennai is ecstatic and why not! Yadav bowls it just outside off, this one didn't turn. The Aussie opener looks to cut but ends up getting the faintest of nicks to Dhoni who doesn't miss many. This is a big wicket as he has the ability to take the game away from the opposition before they realise. India on top here! 35/4
  • 7.5 Beautifully bowled! Kuldeep tosses this one outside off, drawing Warner forward. The ball spins away and beats the bat.
  • 7.4 Floats it around off, Warner defends it off the front foot onto the ground.
  • 7.3 This delivery around off is played towards mid-wicket.
  • 7.2 Good fielding by Chahal there! Yadav loops it around off and middle, Warner gets down and sweeps it through backward square leg. Chahal rushes to his left from deep square leg, puts in the dive and parries the ball to Kumar. They end up saving a couple of runs for the side.
  • 7.1 Kuldeep bowls it short around off, Warner stays back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 6.6 Length ball outside off, Maxwell slashes it through cover-point for a run. 31/3
  • 6.5 Bowls it on the pads, Warner works it through square leg for a run.
  • The big hitting GLENN MAXWELL is the next man in.
  • 6.4 OUT! Pandya on a roll! Gets his second, with another knuckle ball! He bowls it on a length outside off, Head stays in the crease and looks to play it through the off side. Ends up nicking that to the keeper, Dhoni is more than happy to pouch that. Hardik raises his arms in celebration. So the pair that bailed India with the bat combine for this dismissal. Australia three down early in the piece!
  • 6.3 Back of a length ball around leg, Warner pulls it aerially towards short fine leg. A fumble there by Kuldeep allows him a single.
  • 6.2 Bowls it on the pads, Warner flicks it through square leg for a brace.
  • 6.1 Bowls it around off, Head collects a single after playing it through covers.
  • 5.6 This ball is driven to long on for a run. 25/2
  • 5.5 A tad shorter around off, Head slashes it past point for a brace.
  • 5.4 This is bowled on the pads, Warner nudges it round the corner for a run.
  • 5.3 Floats it around off, Warner reverse sweeps it to short third man.
  • 5.2 A tad shorter outside off, Head cuts that through point for a run to get off the mark.
  • 5.1 Begins with a loopy ball around off, Head defends it off the front foot.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is brought into the attack.
  • Travis Head walks out to the middle.
  • 4.6 OUT! Smith departs, Chepauk erupts! So the previous half-life not really proving to be costly. Pandya bowls a knuckle ball on a length around middle, Steven is early into the shot as he looks to pull it. Ends up getting a top edge that flies towards fine leg. Bumrah runs back from short fine leg and takes a brilliantly judged catch. India get two quick ones and this wicket is really big in the context of the game! 20/2
  • 4.5 NOT OUT! Smith survives, India lose their review! Pandya spears it on a length around off, Smith looks to flick but wears it on the pads. Indians appeal to no avail. Hardik persuades his skipper to go for the review which Kohli does. Snicko doesn't spot an edge. Hawk Eye shows that it would have clipped the off stump. So the Aussie skipper bats on as the on-field call stays.
  • Close? An LBW decision against Smith is given not out by the umpire. It is reviewed by India.
  • 4.4 Length ball around middle, Warner hits it aerially over mid-wicket. He gets three runs before the fielder from square leg fields that.
  • 4.3 Smith gets going with a trademark wristy flick. Pandya lands it on a length around off, the skipper shuffles and plays it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 4.2 Bowls it around off, Smith plays it to point.
  • 4.1 Pandya starts off with a length ball around off, Warner flat-bats it to long on for a run.
  • Hardik Pandya is brought into the attack. Can he repeat his heroic performance with the ball as well?
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Now a maximum of four fielders are allowed outside the circle.
  • 3.6 Aaah! Beaten! Bumrah bowls it on a length outside off, Smith goes for the cut but finds the ball pass just over the edge of the bat. Excellent delivery that. 15/1
  • Steven Smith strides out to bat.
  • 3.5 OUT! Bowled him! Cartwright's stay at the crease comes to an end. Bumrah bowls a back of a length ball around off, Hilton looks to pull instinctively. The ball doesn't rise as much as he expected and he ends up finding his woodwork disturbed. That was the top of off stump. Chepauk cheers loudly and why not! Bumrah has drawn first blood and this is the start India needed.
  • 3.4 Landed in line of the stumps, David flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 3.3 Length ball around off, Warner plays it to point off the back foot. He's frustrated with himself for not being able to fine the gap on that occasion.
  • 3.2 Bowls it on a length around middle, Warner defends it from the crease.
  • 3.1 Length ball around middle and leg, Cartwright misses the ball and gets hit high on the thighs. The ball rolls to the off side and the batsmen steal a leg bye.
  • 2.6 Another knuckle ball to end the over. Warner stays in the crease and blocks that. 13/0
  • 2.5 This delivery is pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • 2.4 FOUR! That's bread and butter for Warner! Back of a length ball on the pads, David stands tall and pulls it through backward square leg. The deep square leg fielder rushes to his left, puts in the dive yet is unable to prevent the boundary.
  • 2.3 Edged but safe! Kumar lands it on a length around off, Cartwright pushes at that from the crease. Gets an inside edge that lands short of the diving slip fielder Rohit Sharma. He parries it towards point as Hilton crosses over for a run. First ODI run for him.
  • 2.2 Beaten! Cartwright is cut into two halves! Kumar bowls a length ball around off that jars into the batsman after pitching. Hilton looks to push it but gets beaten on the inside.
  • 2.1 Bowls a knuckle ball outside off, Warner goes for the wild slash. Gets an outside edge towards deep backward point for a run.
  • Fine leg inside the circle and square leg at the boundary in place.
  • 1.6 This is bowled around off, Hilton hits it towards covers. 7/0
  • 1.5 Bowled on the pads, Hilton misses the flick. The ball takes the pad and goes to Dhoni who dives and collects that.
  • 1.4 Beauty! Bumrah bowls a length ball just outside off, which moves away just a bit, after pitching. Cartwright has a feel for that and sees the ball pass the edge of his bat. Wonderfully bowled.
  • 1.3 Bowls a length ball around off and middle, Cartwright gets behind and pushes it towards mid-wicket.
  • 1.2 Length ball on the pads, David flicks it away through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 1.1 FOUR! David drives! Bumrah runs over the wicket and bowls it full around middle, Warner presents a straight bat and drives it straight down the ground for a boundary.
  • Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Length ball around off, David jumps and pushes it to the right of point for a quick run to get off the mark. 2/0
  • 0.5 A knuckle ball bowled a tad fuller around off, Warner mistimes his drive towards covers.
  • 0.4 This is bowled on a length around off, Warner hits it to the fielder at point.
  • 0.3 Spears this on a length around middle and leg, David pushes it towards mid-wicket.
  • 0.3 WIDE! Kumar sprays this down the leg side, Warner misses the flick. Wide signaled.
  • 0.2 Back of a length delivery this time, Warner jumps and keeps it down from the crease.
  • 0.1 Runs in from over the wicket and bowls a back of a length ball around middle and leg, Warner jumps and bunts it towards mid-wicket.
  • Revised target for Australia is 164 from 21 overs.
  • The men who matter make their way to the middle. There's still a very slight drizzle there. DAVID WARNER and HILTON CARTWRIGHT to open with the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings with the ball for India. Here we go....


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115