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India Vs Australia Live Score (T20)

Date: Saturday, 07 October 2017 Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi Match Status: Match Ended

India beat Australia by 9 wickets (D/L method)

118/8
Overs
18.4
R/R
6.41
Fours
11
Sixes
2
Extras
3
49/1
Overs
5.3
R/R
9.25
Fours
7
Sixes
1
Extras
1
  • Finch was the only batsman who looked good for the Australian side but he too fell prey to Yadav. Australia then could never recover and to make matters worse the rain unfortunately folded their innings. The wicket is slow and has assistance for the bowlers but the tourists will feel they are still under par. India will back themselves to chase this down with the batting line-up they have. The Kangaroos on the other hand will have to bowl very well to defend a low total. Stay tuned for the chase.
  • Another dismal batting show from Australia! They got off to the most torrid start by losing their skipper, Warner in the very first over. Finch and Maxwell did manage to steady the ship and were stitching a good partnership but once again, it were the spin twins, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who weaved their magic in the middle overs. These two combined, had figures of 8-0-39-3, tells you the story of the visitors' struggle against the spin.
  • Update 2205 local - We will have play today! It will start at 2215 local. The patience has paid off. The groundsmen have done a wonderful job to get the ground ready in time. It will be a six-over game with India needing 48. The Australian bowlers are already seen warming up...
  • Update 2138 local - Good news! The covers are coming off now! The news coming from the ground is that there will be an inspection at 2205 local. Stay with us as we keep you posted.
  • Update 2050 local - The covers are firmly in place. The drizzle is still steady. The cut-off time for a 5-over game is 2218. Fingers crossed at the moment.
  • Update 2021 local - Bad news, folks! The players are walking back with just 8 deliveries left. The drizzle has gotten heavier and the covers are being brought on. It is not a very strong shower but enough for the players to walk off. Stay tuned for further updates.
  • 18.4 Length ball outside off, Zampa goes hard at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 18.3 FOUR! STREAKY! Handy runs these for Australia! Kumar bowls it just ahead of a length on middle, Zampa tries to drive but gets an inside edge past the leg stump and down to the fine leg fence.
  • 18.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • The drizzle has also intensified here!
  • 18.1 OUT! Brilliant by Kohli! A run out not what Australia needed at the moment. Kumar bowls it fuller in length on off, Christian whips it towards wide long on. He runs one and goes for another. Kohli there, is quick to the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The Indians appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Christian is short of his crease. Another big blow for Australia The dangerous Daniel Christian is walking back.
  • They have gone upstairs to check for a run out at the striker's end. Direct hits are always very close.
  • 17.6 Fuller outside off, Tye tris to force it through the off side but gets beaten. 113/7
  • 17.5 Full again, Tye gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Andrew Tye walks out now.
  • 17.4 OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards! This is the sixth batsmen now who has been bowled! Australia are in deep trouble now. A Bumrah special. He bowls a full pace yorker and Nathan Coulter-Nile has been cleaned up. Australia are losing their way now. This is the most number of bowled dismissals Australia have had in an innings.
  • 17.3 Fuller in length outside off, Christian drives it through covers for a run.
  • 17.2 Fullish ball on off, Nathan gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a run.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile is the next man in.
  • 17.1 OUT! This one has stayed very low and it has gotten the better of Paine! Bumrah comes steaming in and bowls it from wide off the crease and lands it on a length on middle. The ball skids off the surface and also keeps low. Paine is unable to get his bat down in time and the ball hits the base of middle. Five batsmen have been out bowled in this innings. Six down for Australia.
  • It has started to drizzle. There was a forecast for rain in the evening and as far as Australia are concerned, they will certainly hope so!
  • 16.6 Very full, almost a yorker, bunted past the bowler down the ground for a single. 111/5
  • 16.5 SIX! How has that gone all the way? No idea. Slightly short, around off, Paine swivels to pull but is not in control. He goes through with his shot and somehow manages to clear square leg!
  • 16.4 Good riposte from Kumar, bowls it very full, driven back to the bowler.
  • 16.3 FOUR! A rarity for Australia ever since the spinners have taken control. Bhuvi lands this a touch shorter than full and Paine drives it on the up through covers. The fielder dives to his right but in vain. Fine shot.
  • 16.2 The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 16.1 Beauty! On a length outside off, Christian looks to punch but the ball comes back in a long way and cuts him into two. Nearly cleaned him up as well.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
  • 15.6 Comes down the track and pushes it to the off side for a quick single. That ends a fabulous spell from Kuldeep - 4-0-16-2! 99/5
  • 15.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 15.4 Full and flat outside off, Paine gets down to sweep but misses by a long margin. Clueless.
  • 15.3 Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
  • 15.2 Down the leg side, ticked away for a single.
  • 15.1 The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
  • 14.6 DROPPED AGAIN! Chahal has been very unlucky! Shorter in length on middle, Paine pulls it but fails to keep it down and it goes straight to the man at deep mid-wicket who drops it. Kumar drops an absolute sitter. 95/5
  • 14.5 MISSED STUMPING AGAIN! Two chances missed by Dhoni, how often do you see that? Again Chahal gives it air on off, the ball turns away. Paine tries to go for the sweep, he misses and losses his balance in the process. Dhoni fails to collect the ball and Paine makes his crease. Another let off for Tim.
  • 14.4 Flatter on the pads, Christian flicks it against the spin through the leg side for a run.
  • 14.3 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 14.2 Loopy ball outside off, Paine tries to go inside out over the off side but is beaten by the turn. Dhoni behind the stumps collects and tries to take the bails off but does not do so. Replays show that there was a stumping chance had he taken the bails off.
  • 14.1 In the air... but dropped! A tough chance but it should have been taken! Maybe the luck Australia needed! Chahal slows it up on leg stump, turns away. Paine tries to flick but gets a leading edge which lobs to the left of the bowler. Chahal gets there, puts in a dive, gets two hands to it but drops it. A let off for Australia.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack.
  • 13.6 Fuller in length on off, Paine drives it back towards the bowler who deflects it towards mid off for a run. 92/5
  • 13.5 Shorter in length outside off, the batsman cuts it through covers for a run.
  • 13.4 The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. They pick up a single.
  • Tim Paine is the next batsman in.
  • 13.3 OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Pandya this time! Another one bites the dust! Pandya comes around the wicket and goes very wide of the crease. He bowls it on a length around off. Head tries to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge on the leg stump. Maybe the ball did not come onto the bat there, shades of the wicket getting slow? Nevertheless, Head is walking back and it's a big blow for the Aussies. Just like in the one-dayers they are collapsing here as well.
  • 13.2 Pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 13.1 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 12.6 Wide outside off, Head tries to cut but misses. An excellent over by Kuldeep comes to an end. Two runs and a wicket. 88/4
  • 12.5 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 12.4 Shorter in length, turning back in. Christian hits it back to the bowler.
  • 12.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Daniel Christian walks out to the middle.
  • 12.2 OUT! Kuldeep gets another! He had a gala time with the ball in the one-dayers and he is continuing his form. Henriques comes down the track as he tries to dominate. Yadav sees him and slows it a touch and also drags his length back. Henriques swings but the ball stays low and he gets an inside edge on the stumps. 87, their unlucky number strikes. Australia are in trouble now. They need a partnership here.
  • 12.1 Drags his length back, turning away. Head cuts it through point for a run.
  • Change of ends for Kuldeep Yadav.
  • 11.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 86/3
  • 11.5 FOUR! Much-needed one for Australia! The Indians were managing to keep it tight. Pandya bowls it shorter in length on off, it was not that short but Henriques picks the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 11.4 Driven towards the mid off region.
  • 11.3 Full ball outside off, Head drives it uppishly but well short of the man at long off for a run.
  • 11.2 Fuller in length on off, Head drives it to mid on.
  • 11.1 Back of a length on off, Henriques punches it to long on for a run.
  • Hardik Pandya comes back into the attack.
  • 10.6 Quicker and fuller, Head drives it back to the bowler. 3 runs from the over a brilliant one. This is what a wicket does. 80/3
  • 10.5 Fuller in length on off, the batsman drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 10.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 10.3 Advances down the track and drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 10.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 10.1 Slower through the air on off, Henriques drives it through cover-point for a run.
  • 9.6 Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total. 77/3
  • Moises Henriques strides out to the middle.
  • 9.5 OUT! TIMBER! Kuldeep Yadav strikes! Both the spinners have one a piece and this time it's the big man Finch. Kuldeep gives it air on off, the ball turns back in. Finch was in two minds there as he first tries to sweep but then tries to flick. He leaves a gap between bat and pad in doing so. The ball sneaks through and hits the stumps. He was done in flight maybe. Australia are in trouble now.
  • 9.4 Punches it off the back foot through the off side for a run.
  • 9.3 Gives it a nice loop and lands it on middle, turns away. Head comes down the track and tries to drive but it goes off the outter half to point.
  • 9.2 WELL DONE PANDEY! Floats it up on middle, seeing the flight Head comes down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball. He times it beautifully down the ground towards the long on fence. Manish Pandey runs to his right and makes a good diving stop, saving two for his team.
  • 9.1 He is persisting with the sweep shot against Kuldeep and he is hitting it well. Does it again, down to deep square leg for a run.
  • 8.6 A slider on middle, Finch rocks back and punches it down to long off for a run. 72/2
  • 8.5 Slower through the air on middle, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket. Dhoni liked that delivery and he let's Chahal know about it.
  • 8.5 WIDE! Fires it down the leg side, Finch misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 8.4 Quicker on the pads, Head misses the flick and is struck on the pads. The ball rolls towards short fine leg and the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 8.3 Drags his length back this time outside off, Finch mistimes his cut through the off side for a run.
  • 8.2 SIX! BANG! First for the match by Finch! Chahal tosses it up on off, right in the arc. Finch goes down on one knee and sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Chahal won't be tossing it up again.
  • 8.1 Shorter in length outside off, not wide enough for the batsman to cut. Finch tries to but gets a bottom edge towards covers.
  • 7.6 The batsman plays a sweep shot. One run added to the total. 62/2
  • 7.5 Advances down the track and times it to long on for a run.
  • 7.4 Sweep again and times it down to backward square leg for a run.
  • 7.3 Tosses it up on off, Head drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 7.2 He nails the sweep shot this time towards deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 7.1 Kuldeep bowls it full around leg. Finch goes down on one knee and tries to sweep but misses and is struck on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire stays put. Pitched outside leg maybe.
  • Kuldeep yadav is into the attack.
  • 6.6 Flicks it with the spin through mid-wicket for a run. 57/2
  • 6.5 The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 6.4 Flatter on off, Head punches it down to long off for a run.
  • Travis Head walks out to the middle.
  • 6.3 OUT! The Big Show is walking back! Chahal gets the better of him again! That's 4 in 4 now between these two! A nothing delivery actually. Chahal bowls a long hop on middle. Maxwell rocks back and pulls it hard but straight to Bumrah at short mid-wicket who takes a sharp catch. Glenn will be disappointed he did not put that away. He never looked comfortable and now he is walking back. The bowling change has done the trick for India.
  • 6.2 FOUR! Edgy but Maxwell won't mind! Chahal drags his length back again outside off, gets it to turn away. Maxwell tries to cut but gets an outside edge past Dhoni's gloves and down to the third man fence.
  • 6.1 Starts off with a shorter one outside off. Maxwell cuts it through cover-point and completes two runs.
  • Time for spin! Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
  • 5.6 Maxwell makes room again and this time Pandya follows his. Glenn can only hit it down to mid off for a run. The Powerplay is done and dusted now. 49/1
  • 5.5 Flicks it with the angle through square leg for a run.
  • 5.4 FOUR! BRUTE! Such is the power of this guy! Pandya bowls it fuller in length on off, Finch hits it hard with a straight bat past the mid off fielder for a boundary.
  • 5.3 Again on the pads, batsman of Finch's caliber won't miss out. He flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 5.2 Shorter in length, on the stumps. Maxwell makes room and tries to cut but chops it towards the off side for a run.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Easy pickings! Pandya errs in line and bowls it on the pads of Maxwell. He is too good to miss out on those. He flicks it through backward square leg. Dhawan in the deep puts in a dive but fails to stop it.
  • Change of ends for Hardik Pandya now.
  • 4.6 Fuller in length on the leg stump. Finch flicks it through backward square leg for a couple. 36/1
  • 4.5 Slower ball by Bumrah on off. Finch is early into the shot but gets enough to clear the man at mid on. The ball stops in the outfield as it is a little soggy. Hardik Pandya gives it a chase and stops it inside the rope. The batsmen run two.
  • 4.4 Fuller in length on off, Maxwell drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 4.4 WIDE! Tries to surprise the batsman with a short ball but bowls it down the leg side and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 4.3 Length ball outside off, Finch guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 4.2 Bumrah lands it on a length, Maxwell steps down the track and hits it towards mid on for a run.
  • 4.1 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • Jasprit Bumrah replaces Hardik Pandya.
  • 3.6 The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. 28/1
  • 3.5 Errs in line, bowls it fuller in length on the pads. Maxwell goes to flick but misses and is struck on the pads. There is a muted appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Going down leg.
  • 3.4 CLOSE! Again he swings but connects with thin air! He is not watching the ball closely maybe! Fuller in length this time by Kumar, stays a touch low. Maxwell, moves his front leg out of the way and swings but misses. This too was really close to the off pole. He is living dangerously here.
  • 3.3 Back of a length on off, Finch plays it towards mid-wicket for a quick run.
  • 3.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease. They pick up a single.
  • 3.1 BEATEN! A blind swing by Maxwell! Kumar bowls it on a length around off, Maxwell without keeping his eye on the ball goes for the big slog but misses. The ball agonizingly misses the off pole.
  • Change of ends for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
  • 2.6 FOUR! He is dealing in boundaries here! Once again a touch short outside off, gives Finch the room he likes. Aaron cuts it through point for a boundary. 25/1
  • 2.5 FOUR! Up and over! Hardik bowls it fuller outside off this time. Finch lofts it over the infield and gets it over the point region for a boundary.
  • 2.4 Back of a length on off, Finch defends it off the back foot.
  • 2.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 2.2 In the air... but safe! Pandya bowls it just ahead of a length on middle, Finch goes for his trademark shot over mid on. He does not quite get it off the middle and it lobs towards mid on. Kumar back pedals and tries to get to it but cannot reach it. The batsmen pick up two.
  • 2.1 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • An early change, even after a wicket in the first over. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Also one-over spell, now days has become the reality of T20 cricket.
  • 1.6 Good length on off, the batsman taps it towards point for a run. 15/1
  • 1.5 Length on off, Maxwell guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 1.4 Full outside off, Finch tries to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge through the vacant slip cordon for a run.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Picks the gap to perfection! Bumrah bowls it shorter in length outside off, Finch seeing the width on offer slashes and slashes hard. The ball goes through the gap between covers and point for a boundary.
  • 1.2 Shorter in length outside off, Finch cannot cash in on it and he cuts it straight to point.
  • 1.1 Fuller in length by Bumrah, no swing on offer. Finch eases it to mid off.
  • Jasprit Bumrah will bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Flicks it with the angle to mid-wicket. An action-packed first over comes to an end. 8/1
  • Glenn Maxwell is the man who walks out at no.3.
  • 0.5 OUT! CHOPPED ON! Kumar gets his revenge! A huge wicket for India! The Australian skipper is walking back. Kumar bowls a length ball outside off, Warner tries to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto the off pole. Bhuvneshwar is excited, so are the Indians. Australia lose one early.
  • 0.4 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Warner. Similar length by Kumar but more width on offer this time. Warner cashes in on it and cuts it past the diving backward point fielder for a boundary.
  • The deep third man comes into the circle now.
  • 0.3 FOUR! SHOT! Australia are underway with a boundary. Kumar bowls it shorter in length outside off, right where Warner likes it. He punches it through the covers and the ball races to the fence.
  • 0.2 Huge appeal! Action straightaway! Bhuvi bowls it on a length around leg. The ball stays a touch low. Warner misses the flick to get rapped on the pads. The Indians appeal but the umpire shakes his head. It was pitching outside leg.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a length delivery on middle, swings a touch into the batsman. Warner walks down the track to cover the swing and flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • It's done and dusted and we are all set to get underway. The crowd is buzzing here in Ranchi and the men who matter have made their way out to the middle. David Warner, the Australian skipper and the dynamic, Aaron Finch, will open the batting for Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was excellent during the one-dayers will open the bowling for India. He has two slips in place for him. Here we go...
  • The teams walk out for their respective national anthems. The Australian national anthem will be sung first, followed by India's.
  • David Warner says, they are looking forward to the game and they hope to bat well. He feels the pitch is similar to the track during the Test match. Opines the ball will come slower onto the bat as the game progresses.
  • Virat Kohli says, they are going to bowl first. Informs the weather is the reason for them fielding first and also they would first want to see how the pitch behaves. Reckons T20 is a format where no team can be taken lightly and they cannot be complacent. Ends by saying Axar Patel and Ajinkya Rahane are out, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav come in.
  • TOSS - India win the toss and opt to bowl first.
  • PITCH REPORT - Brett Lee and Sunil Gavaskar inspecting the pitch say it's a zooter of a pitch. Feel the ball won't be coming onto the bat easily and scoring runs will be a task. Futher inform the captains would want to field first as dew factor would come into play later.
  • The away side, will be led by David Warner as Steven Smith is ruled out of the series due to a shoulder injury. He would want to start the series off with a win. A lot of new players have been named in the squad and we may see Jason Behrendorff, the youngster, making his debut today. The weather forecast for today is not that promising as there is rain predicted. It is clear for now and let's hope it remains the same. We are in for a thrilling encounter. Stay tuned for the toss and teams in a while.
  • Hello and welcome to the first T20I between India and Australia in Ranchi. The hosts hold the edge over the visitors as they are unbeaten in the last six games against them in this format. Virat Kohli would hope for the same to continue. His team is in terrific flow and they will be heading into the game as favorites.
  • So that is it from us for today. The Indians, just like the ODIs were dominant here as well. Australia's problems against the spin prevails and that was very evident in this one too. It's their batting which is letting them down and Warner would hope for a better show when these two meet next on the 10th of October in Guwahati. Will we see the Aussies leveling the series? Join us at 1900 local (0130 GMT) to find out. Till then, goodbye and take care!
  • Man of the Match, Kuldeep Yadav is really happy to get his first Man of the Match award in this format. Adds he had specific plans on how to bowl to Finch and persisted with an overpitched ball which finally reaped him dividends. Informs he always looks for wickets and is not afraid of being taken for runs. Ends by saying he is gaining a lot of confidence by playing against the top teams.
  • Virat Kohli credits the bowlers first up by saying they were up to the mark. He feels the DLS method is tough to understand. Further adds 48 in 6 overs can get tricky. Reckons it is a combined effort from the players. Mentions the management has done well by picking specialists for each format. Admits the bowling group is coming off nicely and he is happy with the group of players he has. Opines a cool head and good skills is what's required for the T20 format. Ends by saying Dhawan was unfortunate to miss out on so many games but is happy as he is back in the side.
  • David Warner says it is a poor result for them and they have to come back in the second game. He admits they did not deserve to win this game. Credits the bowlers for their effort. He mentions he has no reason for the collapse and it has been their story for the last 12 months. Finishes off by saying Behrendorff is a good talent for the future.
  • Earlier in the day - India won the toss and opted to bowl first. They had Australia on the mat at 118-8 with 8 balls left in their innings before rain intervened. After a long delay they were given a target of 48 in six overs and they got there quite comfortably. They now take a 1-0 lead in the T20I series. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • India win their 7th consecutive T20I game against the Aussies! To be honest, it was all India after the first innings. Their run chase started in sublime fashion with a boundary and a maximum on the first delivery of the first two overs. The wicket of Rohit Sharma by Coulter-Nile did give Australia some hope but Kohli came in to ensured there were no further hiccups. He then along with Dhawan took India to victory with three balls to spare.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Kohli finishes it off in style! INDIA WIN BY 9 WICKETS (DLS)! Christian bowls it fuller in length on off, Kohli lofts it over extra cover to seal it for his side.
  • 5.2 BRILLIANT COULTER-NILE! He has kept the Australians in the game! Shorter in length by Christian on middle. Kohli comes down the track and pulls it through backward square leg. Nathan in the deep runs to his right and makes a diving top to save two for his team. 3 needed now from 4.
  • 5.1 Starts off from around the wicket and bowls a slower one outside off. Dhawan cuts it hard but straight to the man at deep cover for a run. 5 from 5 now.
  • Daniel Christian to bowl the last over. They need 6 from 6. Can he win it for Australia?
  • 4.6 The batsman drives this through the covers. 42/1
  • 4.5 Slower through the air. Dhawan comes down the track and chips it towards long on for a run. Warner puts in an ambitious dive from mid-wicket but he was never going to get there.
  • 4.4 Dances down the track and times it to covers.
  • 4.3 ALMOST! Quicker and outside off, zips off the surface. Dhawan goes for the cut but gets beaten.
  • 4.2 Similar length delivery on leg stump, skids off the surface. Kohli tries to play it through mid-wicket but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg for a run.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Starts off with a shorter in length delivery on leg stump. Kohli rocks back and whips it through square leg for a boundary. 8 needed now of 11 balls.
  • Adam Zampa to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 3.6 Shortish length outside off, Dhawan goes for the upper cut but gets beaten. There is a stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire. 36/1
  • 3.5 Fullish ball on off, Kohli drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 3.4 Full on the pads, Kohli won't miss out on those. He flicks it through backward square leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and keeps it down to two.
  • 3.3 Bangs in a bumper again but this time puts in more effort. The ball gets big on Dhawan as he gets a top edge which lands safe towards square leg for a run.
  • 3.2 FOUR! He looks in great touch! Short from Nathan, tries to tuck him up for room. Dhawan times his pull to perfection through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 3.1 Shorter in length on middle, Kohli stands tall and pulls it off the middle but straight to the mat at deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 2.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 27/1
  • 2.5 The batsman has played the square drive.
  • 2.4 Knuckle ball again but on the pads. Dhawan shimmies down the track and misses the flick to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards point. There is an ambitious appeal but turned down by the umpire. The batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Too predictable! A slower ball again from Tye on the shorter side this time. Dhawan was waiting for it. He swivels inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 2.2 Length ball, Kohli plays it towards point for a run.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Delightful! Kohli, what a shot! Tye bowls a knuckle ball on off, Kohli reads it early and comes down the track, hits it over mid off for a boundary. That was a treat to the eye.
  • Andrew Tye comes into the attack.
  • 1.6 DROPPED AND FOUR! A tough chance! Fullish length ball on middle, Dhawan walks down the track and drives it uppishly towards the bowler. Nathan gets a hand to it but cannot hang on to it. It has enough to beat mid on and race to the boundary. 16/1
  • 1.5 NOT OUT! Fuller length ball on middle, swinging back in. Dahwan tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards Finch at mid on and he scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end and appeals. The umpire goes upstairs and the replays show Kohli was in.
  • Well now, what has happened there? They have gone upstairs to check for a run out appeal against Virat Kohli at the non-striker's end.
  • 1.4 Length ball on off, Kohli guides it towards point and sets off for a run. Maxwell there is quick to the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Replays show had he hit Dhawan was a goner as his bat stuck into the ground.
  • 1.3 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
  • Virat Kohli strides out to the middle.
  • 1.2 OUT! TIMBER! Coulter-Nile gets his revenge! A great sight for any bowler, the middle stump is out of the ground. He bowls a full length ball, gets it to shape away late. Rohit Sharma tries to play across the line and misses as the ball takes the middle pole. A big wicket for the Australians. Rohit was looking dangerous. They need wickets and they have got one.
  • 1.1 SIX! Hitman hits it for a biggie! So easy! Coulter-Nile errs in line and bowls it on the pads. It's too easy for Sharma he waits for it and flicks it non-chalantly over fine leg for a maximum.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 BEATEN! A beauty to finish! He lands it on a length around off, shapes away after pitching. Dhawan pokes at it and gets beaten. A good over from the debutant. 5/0
  • 0.5 Lands it on a length around off, Sharma guides it down to third man for a run. A good comeback after being hit for a boundary on the first ball.
  • 0.4 Short and wide outside off, gets it to bounce a touch more. Sharma flashes at it but gets beaten. The bowler might have got some extra bounce due to his height there.
  • 0.3 Pulls his length back a touch and lands it on a length on off. Sharma defends it off the front foot.
  • 0.2 Fullish in length again, Sharma eases it to the man at covers.
  • 0.1 FOUR! No sighters for Sharma! What timing! Welcome, Behrendroff to International cricket. He bowls a fuller length ball on middle, swinging back in. Easy for Sharma! He flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • We are back for the chase after a long delay. The men concerned walk out to the middle. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the batting for India. Warner is seen having a chat with the umpire don't know what it is about. Jason Behrendorff, the debutant, will open the bowling. He has a slip in place.


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119