Australia Vs India LIVE SCORE (odi)

Australia Vs India At Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 29 November, 2020

29 November, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

389/4 (50.0 ov)

2nd ODI

338/9 (50.0 ov)

Australia beat India by 51 runs

389/4

Overs

50.0

Fours

36

Sixes

10

Extras

7

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Glenn Maxwell not out 63 29 4 4
Moises Henriques not out 2 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammed Shami 9 0 73 1
Jasprit Bumrah 10 1 79 1

338/9

Overs

50.0

Fours

28

Sixes

10

Extras

10

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Navdeep Saini not out 10 10 1 0
Yuzvendra Chahal not out 4 6 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 9 0 82 0
Josh Hazlewood 9 0 59 2

That's all from this game! Australia completely wrap up the series with one game in hand and they would look to complete a whitewash. India, on the other hand, have a lot of work to do, particularly in the bowling and the fielding department. They would want to get a win as ICC ODI Super League points are up for grabs. The third ODI is on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 which will start on 1440 local (0340 GMT). Join us for that. Until then, cheers and take care.

Aaron Finch, the Australian skipper, says that it was a perfect performance with the bat. Adds that it has just been the preparation and is very pleased to wrap up with the series with one game to spare. Adds that he has no idea about how David Warner is. Goes onto say that they will have to wait and see about Warner's availability. Tells that they wanted to set up the foundation for the guys coming in after him. Tells that Warner played well and Smith played out of his skins twice in a row. States that Henriques was terrific with the ball as he used his cutters really well and used all of his experience. Goes onto say that they took a cue of Pandya's bowling as to how to bowl on this wicket.

Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, says that they have been completely outplayed. Adds that they have not been effective with the ball and they did not bowl in one area long enough. Tells that they had to keep attacking from ball one and with the bowlers that Australia have, they needed to put pressure on them. Adds that he asked Hardik if he can bowl and he replied that he can bowl 2 or 3 overs. States that Australia used the dimensions really well. Mentions that he was telling Rahul that if they took the game till the 45th over, they would be in with a chance. Says that if the partnership between him and Shreyas would have been longer, things could have been different.

Steven Smith, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that he did not give many chances in this game and he felt good. Adds that Finch and Warner gave them a solid foundation and Maxi finished off really well. States that it is about summing up the conditions and they needed to score big totals against India as they have a strong batting line-up. Goes onto say that he tried to whack the ball too hard in the Indian T20 League and he is just trying to play nice cricket shots. Tells that it is nice to score runs for the team again.

Earlier, in the game, Australia were top notch with the bat in the hand. Aaron Finch and David Warner gave them a blistering start before Steven Smith did what he does best, score runs for fun. He scored his second century of the series and he along with Maxwell in the end helped Australia post 389 on the board. The bowling from India was better than the first game but were inconsistent. They bowled too many loose deliveries and they were punished. Hardik Pandya was the best bowler on show for them while Chahal and Saini had another off day. In the end, the targed proved a very steep one and they fell short by some margin. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.

India were in the game throughout with the bat but the required run rate kept on creeping up and in the end, they were left with too much to do. They started off well with the bat but Dhawan and Agarwal fell in quick succession. India did make a comeback courtesy Kohli, Iyer and Rahul and at one stage, they would have put Australia under immense pressure as we all know what Kohli can do. The Indian skipper played a fine knock and was well supported by Rahul who scored 76. Once Kohli fell, it became a lot easier for Australia as they then kept on chipping away at the wickets. Hardik Pandya also could not do much with the bat as he struggled for timing in this game and they have ended up losing the game by 51 runs.

Australia did not start off too well as Starc was rusty again and he gave plenty of runs at the start. And when Rahul and Kohli's partnership was going strong, they might have thought that they are giving the game away. But once, Kohli fell, they went right back on top and they did not let India come back. All the bowlers bowled really well, barring Mitchell Starc. Pat Cummins picked up three while Zampa ended up with two. Hazlewood was good again while Henriques used his cutters really well on a wicket which slowed down as the game progressed. Their fielding was also much better than their Indian counterparts and that made a difference. Overall, it was a terrific performance from Australia.

A comprehensive win for Australia! They defeat India by 51 runs and win the series with a game to spare. They have decimated India in all the departments of the game and have been superb in this game. India though would now would want to get back on the drawing board as they have now lost 5 ODIs in a row. Aaron Finch will be very pleased with the effort from his boys as they look to complete a whitewash.

49.6

That's it! Floated on middle, Chahal flicks it to deep square leg for a single. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 51 RUNS. 338/9

49.5

Loopy ball outside off, Saini drives it to the cover region for a single.

49.4

Tossed up on middle, Chahal tucks it to the leg side for a single.

49.3

Full around off, Saini drives it to long off for a single.

49.2

FOUR! Nicely played! Loopy ball on off, Saini hammers it towards the long off region for a boundary.

49.1

Tossed up on middle, Chahal works it to mid-wicket.

48.6

Floated on middle, Chahal flicks it over mid-wicket for a single. 329/9

48.5

Flighted on middle, Chahal defends it out.

48.4

Flighted on middle, Chahal nudges it to mid-wicket.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man out in the middle.

48.3

OUT! LBW! That was as plumb as it gets! Zampa gets his second. A wrong'un on off, spinning in. Bumrah looks to defend but misses and gets rapped on the pads, Australia appeal and the finger goes up. Bumrah knew it and he started to walk back before the decision was made.

48.2

Flighted on off, driven to the off side for a single.

48.1

Full on middle, Siaini tucks it to mid on.

47.6

Quicker one on middle, Bumrah defends it out. 327/8

47.5

On off, defended to the off side for a single.

47.4

Flatter on off, Off, Saini defends it to the off side.

Jasprit Bumrah is the next man in.

47.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Floated ball outside off, Shami looks to go big but it takes the top edge and goes over the bowler's head. Maxwell runs back and takes a comfortable catch.

47.2

SWING AND A MISS! Quicker one outside off, Shami looks to swing it away but fails to get any bat on it.

47.1

Floated on middle, Saini works it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Maxwell now. Not to cover up for Starc but to finish off the overs quickly.

46.6

A short ball, outside off, Shami sways away and lets it through. Perfect finish for Cummins. Two big wickets of Jadeja and Pandya and going for just 4 overall. 10-0-67-3 for him. 325/7

46.5

Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.

46.5

WIDE. A sharp bouncer, on middle, Saini ducks. Wided for height.

46.4

A length ball, around off, Saini looks to defend but the ball kicks up after pitching. Hits the splice of the bat and lobs in the air. Cummins rushes to his left but cannot get there.

46.3

Outside off, pushed towards cover for a single.

46.3

WIDE. Oh dear. Way down the leg side, left alone.

Mohammed Shami comes out to enjoy himself. It is a hat-trick ball.

46.2

OUT! CAUGHT! Pandya holes out and is that the game now? Another cutter, outside off, Pandya gets across, looks to go big but mistimes it towards long off. Easy catch for Steven Smith at long off. Australia have bowled well to Hardik in this game. Did not bowl much on the stumps and kept on bowling wide, making him reach out for the balls.

Navdeep Saini walks out now.

46.1

OUT! CAUGHT! Jadeja falls, in trying to keep up with the required rate. Entertaining cameo though. A length ball, outside off, angling across, Jadeja looks to go over mid off who is inside the circle. But the ball barely arrives. He is through his shot way too early and the ball takes the top edge. Glenn Maxwell runs back and takes it calmly. He is pumped up but Australia will not breathe easy till Hardik is around. 69 more needed in 23 balls.

45.6

A length ball, on middle, eased over mid-wicket for a couple. 18 from the over. This game is not over yet! 69 needed from 24 balls. Starc has gone for 82 in his 9! 321/5

45.5

Yorker, around off, RJ looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge past the stumps, wide of short fine leg, to his right, for a single.

45.4

Good comeback. Wide outside off, Ravindra reaches out to drive but misses.

45.3

SIX! Ho ho ho! Target Henriques, target Zampa. Who thought of targetting Starc? Well, Sir has the answer! A length ball, around middle, Jadeja pulls it over deep square leg! He has rocketed to 23 from 8 balls.

45.2

This is helped towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

45.1

SIX! WALLOP! So what if Pandya is not on strike? Jadeja will go big! A low full toss, outside off, Jadeja swings this over mid-wicket for half a dozen! The stand moves to 22 from 11 balls.

45.1

OUT! CAUGHT! But wait, it is a NO BALL! Things going from bad to worse for Starc. Pandya gets a reprieve. And also a Free Hit next ball. Big moment in the game. A slower ball, on a length, outside off, Hardik looks to pull but mistimes it. The ball goes off the bat towards deep mid-wicket where Marnus Labuschagne takes the catch. Australia celebrate, but the umpire wants to check the overstepping. And it is a big one. The batsmen crossed, so Jadeja will face the Free Hit.

Mitchell Starc has been handed the ball. 8-0-64-0 so far. Finch has a long chat with him.

44.6

Excellent running. Jadeja uses the slowness of the ball to help it through mid-wicket with soft hands and then charges back for the second. 12 from the over, 24 in the last 2. India are 303/5 after 45. Australia were 326/3. 303/5

44.6

WIDE. Full and well outside off, left alone.

What happened there? The umpire signalled over but he was then reminded by the third umpire that there is one ball left. Remember that no ball call?

44.5

Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a run. 300 UP FOR INDIA. 90 more needed from 31 balls.

44.4

Around middle and leg, worked through square leg for a run. The stand moves to 10 from 6 balls.

44.3

Outside off, pushed down to long off for a single.

44.2

Lucky to get away with that. Full and outside off, Pandya swings hard but misses.

44.2

Yorker, around off, dug out past the bowler towards long off for a single. Hang on. The third umpire comes into play. IT IS A NO BALL! Cummins has overstepped by a big margin.

44.1

FOUR! That will help Pandya, if Jadeja contributes. A short ball, around middle, Jadeja swivels and pulls it through square leg. The fielder from mid-wicket races to his left, dives but the ball beats him!

43.6

Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a couple. 12 from the over but the wicket of Rahul as well. Zampa's figures read 9-0-60-1. India need 99 in 6 overs. 291/5

43.5

Down the leg side, swept through mid-wicket for a single.

Ravindra Jadeja walks out. All he needs to do is give Hardik the strike.

43.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Rahul's knock ends. Tossed up delivery wide outside off, Rahul gets down to play the mighty slog but there is no pace on the ball. All he gets is a massive top edge. Josh Hazlewood takes it calmly, reverse cup, on a knee, at short third man. A fine, fine, effort from KL. Has given India a real chance. 102 more needed from 38 balls.

43.3

Full and outside off, Rahul looks to go over, inside out but slices it. Cover runs back but cannot get to the ball. Two runs taken.

43.2

SIX! The wind takes the ball over. Full and outside off, Rahul comes down the track and looks to go big but mistimes it. Long off keeps himself interested but the ball just tips over his leap.

43.1

Outside off, punched wide of long off for a run.

Big over. Adam Zampa is called back. 8-0-48-0 so far.

42.6

On a length outside off, another cutter, Pandya looks to cut but mistimes it through the covers. A run taken. India are 279/4 after 43. Australia were 307/3. 279/4

42.5

IN THE AIR... SAFE! Nearly a wicket for Australia. A length ball, outside off, Rahul looks to play the upper cut but the ball sticks in the deck. As a result, comes very slowly and KL is already through his shot. Gets a top edge which goes high in the air. Aaron Finch runs across to his right from backward point but does not dive. A single taken.

42.4

Short and outside off, punched through the covers for one more.

42.3

FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, pulled over square leg for a boundary!

42.2

Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

42.1

Excellent stop from Adam Zampa. Wide yorker outside off, Hardik squeezes it out through third man where Zampa dives to his right at short third man. Does not stop it cleanly but does well enough to parry it to backward point. A single taken. 119 more needed from 47 balls.

41.6

A length ball, on leg, KL looks to paddle but gets an inside edge onto the pad. The ball lobs in the air but does not carry to Carey. 270/4

41.5

SIX! VIOLENCE! A high full toss on the stumps, Rahul backs away and hammers it through cover. Ashton Agar, the substitute runs across to his right, dives, perhaps gets a hand to it but the ball bursts through! The umpires refer it upstairs to check whether it bounced or hit the ropes on the full. The latter it is, as per the replays. The stand moves to 45 from 42 balls.

FOUR? OR A SIX? Seems like the latter. It is.

41.4

A full toss, outside off, Rahul backs away, swings hard but misses.

41.3

A slower short ball, mistimed towards long on for a single.

41.2

Very full, on off, heaved down to long on for a couple.

Josh Hazlewood returns. 8-0-49-2 so far.

41.1

Wide yorker outside off, squeezed through point for a single. 129 more needed from 53 balls.

40.6

A full toss outside off, HP looks to play through the off side but misses! What an over from Cummins - 6 dot balls and a wide! India are 260/4 after 41 overs. Australia were 288/2 at this stage. 260/4

40.5

Pandya gets across his stumps, Cummins bowls an off cutter, wide outside off, the batsman looks to pull but gets an under edge which bounces on its way to Alex Carey.

40.4

Another slower ball, on a length, outside off, Hardik has a mighty swing and misses again.

40.3

A slower ball, on a length, wide outside off, HP gets across and looks to pull but misses.

40.3

WIDE. Cummins gets away with a full toss but not with the wide. Pandya misses his slash but the ball is well outside off this time.

40.2

A full ball, outside off, Hardik lets it go, thinking it will be a wide but it is inside the guideline.

40.1

A short ball, outside off, slapped to extra cover.

39.6

Short ball around off, Rahul lets it go. He is not happy as that was not given a wide. 131 needed in the last 10 overs. 259/4

39.5

Length ball on middle, Rahul works it back to the bowler.

39.4

FOUR! Beautifully played from Rahul! It flew off the balde. Good length ball outside off, Rahul lifts it over extra cover for a boundary.

39.3

EDGY! Length ball outside off, Rahul looks to cut but it takes the bottom edge and goes back to the keeper.

39.2

Good length ball outside off, Rahul punches it cover.

39.1

Short ball on middle, Pandya pulls it to fine leg and gives Rahul the strike.

38.6

SIX! Nice way to get to fifty but Rahul needs to be there. He cannot throw it away now. Short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it over the deep square leg region for a maximum. 254/4

38.5

Just short of the keeper! Cummins bowls a slower ball around off, Rahul looks to play the upper cut but takes the top half of the bat and goes towards the keeper who collects it on a bounce.

38.4

Length ball around off, Pandya shuffles across and looks to flick but gets an inside edge, hits the pads and rolls towards the off side. A single taken.

38.3

Short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

38.2

Fullish ball on off, Rahul looks to lift it over mid off but does not time it well. It has enough to go over mid off. Two taken.

38.1

Short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it to mid on for nothing.

Pat Cummins is back into the attack. 5-0-31-0 are his figures so far.

37.6

Not a bad over from Starc despitre being hit for a six. Length ball outside off, Rahul drives it to deep cover for a single. 244/4

37.5

On a length on off, punched to point.

37.4

SIX! Right off the middle! After three dot balls, Rahul finally, manages to get hold of one. Short on middle, Rahul thrashes it over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie.

37.3

Good length ball on middle, Rahul pushes it down to mid off.

37.2

Full outside off, Rahul pushes it to point where Smith dives and makes a good stop.

37.1

Good length ball on middle, Rahul defends it back to the bowler.

36.6

SIX! Crunched! Full on middle, Pandya smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 153 needed in 13 overs. 237/4

36.5

A big appeal for caught behind but it is turned down! Short ball down the leg side, Pandya rocks on his back foot and then looks to pull but misses. Carey is interested for a caught behind the umpire shakes his head. Shouldn't it be a wide if there was no bat?

36.4

Fullish ball outside off, Rahul drives it to deep cover and crosses over for a run.

36.3

EDGY! Back of a length ball outside off, Pandya looks to punch it off the back foot but it takes the outside edge and it goes towards third man for a single.

36.2

PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Pandya looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.

36.1

Good length ball on middle, worked to mid-wicket.

35.6

Tossed up outside off, Pandya drives it to deep cover for a single. 229/4

35.5

Quicker on middle, Pandya defends it back to the bowler.

35.4

Flatter on off, punched off the back foot for a single.

35.3

On off, punched off the back foot.

35.2

Flatter ball outside off, Pandya cuts it through cover-point for a single.

35.1

Flighted outside off, Rahul drives it to deep cover for a single.

34.6

Short ball around middle, Pandya looks to pull but misses. 225/4

Hardik Pandya is the next man in. Big chase again, but this time, he has got only 15 overs. Easier for him a bit.

34.5

OUT! CAUGHT! What a brilliant catch from Henriques! Just terrific stuff from the all-rounder and this puts Australia right on top again. Hazlewood provides the breakthrough. Shortish on middle, Kohli pulls towards mid-wicket. Henriques dives to his left and takes a blinder. End of a very good innings from Kohli but neeeded to continue for his side.

34.4

An appeal for LBW turned down! Shortish on middle, Rahul looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but turned down. A single given so it hit an inside edge.

34.3

Shortish ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

34.2

On a length on off, Rahul defends it to the cover region and picks up a single.

34.1

Good length ball outside off, Kohli uses his feet and then lifts it towards the deep cover region for a single.

33.6

Quicker on middle, punched down to long on for a single. 221/3

33.5

On middle, worked to mid-wicket.

33.4

Flatter ball on middle, Kohli defends it out.

33.3

FOUR! Lovely shot from Kohli! He needs to continue! Flighted ball outside off, Kohli dances down the track and powers it over the extra cover region for a boundary.

33.2

Flatter ball outside off, Rahul punches it to deep cover for a single.

33.1

Flighted ball outside off, Kohli drives it to deep cover for a single.

DRINKS! India are fighting and fighting hard. Kohli and Rahul are building a solid partnership but they would know that the job is not done yet and would want to continue and register a huge partnership. Australia, on the other hand, would know that one wicket would put them back on the ascendancy. They need to be calm and bowl tight lines and lengths.

DRINKS BREAK. Actually, it was not scheduled. One of the batsmen needed some attention to his bat. ADAM ZAMPA was even ready to bowl but then it was taking a bit too long. So the umpires called for refreshments. India are in an excellent position. They have planned their run chase well and with the likes of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja still to come, they will back themselves to chase down 176 in 17 overs. Interestingly, Australia were 209/2 at this stage, so India are not behind at all.

32.6

On off, defended out. 11 from the over. 214/3

32.5

On a length on off, Rahul pushes it back to the bowler.

32.4

An appeal for LBW turned down! Good length ball on off, Rahul looks to paddle but misses and gets hit on the pads. Hazlewood appeals but the umpire is not interested. Probably a bit too high.

32.3

FOUR! Cut and cut away nicely! Rahul is on the charge! Good length ball outside off, Rahul cuts it through cover-point for another boundary.

32.2

FOUR! Powered! Rahul has got his eye in now and will now look for the big shots. Short ball on middle, Rahul pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

32.1

Leading edge but safe! Full ball on middle, Kohli, seeing the mid on fielder up in the circle looks to go over mid on but gets a leading edge. Luckily for him, it lands safely. Aaron Finch chases it down from short mid-wicket, gets to it and pulls it back in. Ashton Agar, the substitute fielder, tracks it from deep mid-wicket and returns the ball. The umpires check whether it is a clean save and it is. Three taken.

Josh Hazlewood is back on. 5-0-26-1 are his figures so far.

31.6

Back of a length ball outside off, Rahul punches it to cover and wants a single but Kohli sends him back. 203/3

31.5

50-run stand comes up between Kohli and Rahul! But the job is not done yet and they need to make this a big one in order to get India home. Fullish ball on off, Kohli defends it to cover for a single.

31.4

Short ball around off, Rahul pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

31.3

SIX! Up and over! India need much more of these! Shortish on off, Rahul shuffles across and then pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum.

31.2

Length ball on middle, Kohli flicks it to deep mid-wicket and crosses over for a single.

31.1

Slower short ball on middle, Rahul is early into his pull and it comes off the lower half of the bat and it goes towards deep square leg. A single taken.

30.6

FOUR! Spoils the over a bit! 7 from the over but still below the required run rate. Full ball outside off, Kohli drives it past the cover-point fielder for a boundary. 197 needed in 114 balls. 193/3

30.5

On a length outside off, Rahul punches it to deep cover for a single.

30.4

A couple now! Low full toss outside off, Rahul drives it through cover-point. Labuschagne runs across, slides and makes a good top. Two taken.

30.3

A bouncer around middle, Rahul ducks under it.

30.2

PLAY AND A MISS! Another dot. Good length ball outside off, Rahul looks to drive but the ball beats his bat and it goes to the keeper.

30.1

Short ball outside off, Rahul cuts it towards point for nothing.

29.6

Outside off, punched towards cover. The teams are neck-and-neck after 30 overs. India 186/3, Australia 187/2. A T20 game now. 186/3

29.5

Comes down the track, looks to pull, mistimes it through short mid-wicket, wants the single but Smith makes a sliding save to his right and Kohli sends Rahul back.

29.4

A length ball, helped towards backward square leg outside the 30-yard circle for a run.

29.3

Outside off, solidly punched towards short mid-wicket.

29.2

A length ball, around off, KL looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball goes to the off side, Kohli wants a single but is sent back as Henriques quickly gets to the ball.

29.1

A short ball, outside off, Rahul pulls but the ball barely comes off the surface. Mistimes it to short mid-wicket where Steven Smith makes a good stop.

28.6

Finally a decent over from Starc as he goes for just 3. Goes for the yorker, misses it by a fraction but concedes just a single towards sweeper cover. India punching their weight, 185/3 after 29 overs. Australia were 173/2. 185/3

28.5

Finds a better way this time. Waits for the ball to arrive, goes back and deftly guides it well to the left to backward point and crosses over.

28.4

A length ball, outside off, Kohli looks to run it down to third man but Steven Smith stands in his way, at backward point.

28.3

Lucky to get away with that. Full, around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

28.2

Half volley outside off, driven through cover-point for a single. The stand has quickly moved to 30 from 31 balls.

28.1

Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.

27.6

A length ball, outside off, punched back to the bowler. In spite of the first-ball boundary, just 6 from the over. 182/3

27.5

Outside off, a touch short, punched behind point for another single.

27.4

Outside off, punched down to long on for one more. 209 more needed from 134 balls.

27.3

Dropped short, outside off, pulled but straight to short mid-wicket.

27.2

Looks to work it to the leg side but is cramped for room and is hit on the pads.

27.1

FOUR! Great hands! 'CATCH!' is the call but the ball is in the gap. A length ball, around off, Kohli flicks it beautifully over square leg. Fine leg tries to get across to his left but the ball beats him. Kohli moves to 70 from 66 balls.

26.6

FOUR! TONK! A boundary to start and a boundary to end. Starc has gone for 42 in his 4 overs. Short and outside off, Rahul flays it through the covers and finds the boundary. 13 from the over. India are 176/3 in 27 overs. Australia were 164/2. 176/3

26.5

This time, he guides this deftly towards third man for one.

Starc's condition is pitiable. He looks down on confidence and perhaps is also rusty. Things are simply not going for him and he is perhaps trying a bit too hard.

26.4

Landed outside off, punched towards cover.

26.3

Outside off, steered behind point for a run. 219 more needed from 141 balls.

26.2

Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

26.1

SIX! Oh welcome back, my mate from Bangalore! These two have played for the same team in the Indian T20 League, haven't they? A few years back. Starc jogs in, bowls a gentle loosener, a half volley on the pad, Kohli accepts the gift and flicks it with his wrists over square leg! Moves to 64 from 62 balls.

Mitchell Starc returns. 3-0-29-0 so far.

25.6

On off, worked through mid on but short mid-wicket dives to his left and makes a fine stop. 163/3

Nathan Lyon on air reckons that this is the longest Moises Henriques would have bowled in the last 2 years! Details that he generally comes for just 2-3 overs, to give a break to the bowlers. We rarely see him bowl in the Big Bash as well. Shane Warne reckons that there is a bit of movement, which is why we are seeing him bowl for so long.

25.5

Around off, solidly blocked.

25.4

Full and outside off, driven through the covers for another single.

25.3

Works this through mid on for one more.

25.2

Around middle, worked towards short mid-wicket. Rahul is ready for a suicidal single but Kohli calls for sanity by sending him back.

25.1

A length ball, outside off, Kohli punches it through the covers for a single. 229 more needed from 149 balls.

24.6

A googly to end, around middle, punched down to the bowler. India are 160/3 at the half-way mark. Australia were 153/1. 160/3

24.5

Full and outside off, the skipper comes down the track and drives it to the right of cover, to the left of long off, for another single.

24.4

A touch short now, around off, punched towards short extra cover.

24.3

The googly, outside off, driven through the covers for one.

24.2

Tossed up outside off, Kohli reaches out to drive, but mistimes it towards long off. A run taken.

24.1

Full and outside off, Rahul leans and steers it through cover-point for a single.

23.6

A length ball, on the hips, glanced to fine leg for one more. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. 3-0-14-1 for the man from Portugal so far. 156/3

23.5

A short ball, punched down well past the short mid-wicket fielder this time, towards long on, for a run.

23.4

Good length ball, around middle, punched down towards long on but short mid-wicket intercepts.

23.3

Punches it past cover this time, for a single.

23.2

Outside off, punched towards cover.

Okay then. KL Rahul comes in to bat.

23.1

OUT! That is a spectacular diving catch! It is not a bird. It is not a plane. It is a man who has hands and feet like a crane. Steven Smith, take a bow. A short ball, outside off, Iyer pulls but slightly mistimes it. That is enough for Smith. He leaps from short mid-wicket, like a spring being set loose, gets his hands to his right, calls the ball and it goes to his hands like a magnet! End of a fine 93-run stand. India need 237 from 161 balls.

Who is on? Moises Henriques. 2-0-11-0 so far.

22.6

Punches this down to long on for a single to make it 13 from the over. 153/2

22.6

Wide! Short and outside off, Iyer looks to cut but misses. Zampa appeals for the catch but a wide is signalled in return.

22.5

Full and outside off, Kohli comes down the track, looks to go big but mistimes it through mid off for one more.

22.4

FOUR! Bad ball. Short and down the leg side, Kohli goes back and pulls it through square leg. Reaches his half century, does this star player, in style.

22.3

Goes back and works it through square leg for a run.

22.2

FOUR! Nicely played! Full on middle, Iyer comes down the track and whips it over a leaping short mid-wicket and finds the fence.

22.1

Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 249 more needed from 167 balls.

21.6

Full on middle, Kohli jumps out and blasts it straight back. Maxwell gets his left hand to it but cannot stop it. A single taken. 140/2

21.5

Very delicate. Outside off, fuller in length, VK guides it deftly past short third man for a couple.

21.4

Outside off, short again, punched straight to cover.

21.3

FOUR! THWACK! Short ball, around off, Kohli rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, splitting deep square leg and squarish mid-wicket!

21.2

Around middle, eased down to long on for a run.

21.1

On middle, whipped through mid on for a single.

20.6

Short and around middle, hit straight to short mid-wicket. India are 131/2 after 21 overs, Australia were 131/0. 131/2

20.5

Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.

20.4

Full and outside off, hit hard, down the ground through mid off. Long off gets across, slides and keeps the batsmen to a couple.

20.3

On the stumps, Virat backs away, looks to punch but gets cramped for room and a bottom edge is induced to the off side. For some reason, Zampa appeals for LBW. No pad involved.

20.2

Again, just a mere push, for a run through cover.

20.1

Full and outside off, Kohli lunges and steers it towards cover for a single.

Adam Zampa is back on.

19.6

Short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 264 needed in 30 overs. 126/2

19.5

On middle, Iyer drives it down to long on for a single.

19.4

FOUR! Finally, some intent shown by Iyer and India. They need to put pressure on Maxwell. Floated on middle, Iyer reverse sweeps it over point for a boundary.

19.3

Short ball on middle, Kohli punches it to deep cover for a single.

19.2

EDGY! Tossed up on off, Kohli dances down and looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes past the cover fielder. Two taken.

19.1

Flatter on middle, Iyer punches it down to long on for a single.

18.6

Low full toss, Iyer works it down to long on and takes a run. 116/2

18.5

Length ball outside off, Kohli drives it to the deep cover region and picks up a single.

18.4

Length ball on off, Kohli pushes it to mid off.

18.3

PLAY AND A MISS! Length ball outside of,f Kohli makes room and then looks to drive but gets beaten.

18.2

Shortish on middle, Iyer pulls it wide of mid-wicket and only a single is taken.

18.1

Good drive but just a single. Full ball outside off, Kohli smashes it but the cover fielder makes a half stop and it rolls to mid off. Just a single.

17.6

Flighted on middle, Kohli uses his feet and then works it to the leg side to keep the strike for the next over with a single. 112/2

17.5

Flatter on the pads, Iyer tucks it to deep square leg and crosses over for a single.

17.4

Quicker on middle, punched back to the bowler.

17.3

Tossed up on middle, Kohli flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a run.

17.2

Flighted on middle, Kohli uses his feet and then plays it back to the bowler.

17.1

Floated on middle, Iyer flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Glenn Maxwell is into the attack.

16.6

Short ball on middle, Iyer pulls it to mid-wicket where the fielder makes a terrific stop and keeps it down to just a single. 108/2

16.5

Short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

16.4

Fullish ball on middle, Shreyas tucks it down to long on and crosses over for a run.

16.4

WIDE! Short ball around middle, Iyer lets it go. Wided.

16.3

On a length on off, Kohli dances down and looks to punch. It goes off the inside half towards mid off and a single is taken.

16.2

Length ball outside off, Iyer drives it to deep cover for a run.

16.1

Good length ball on middle, Kohli works it down to long on for a run.

Time for some refreshments. India certainly batting a lot better than the previous game. Yes, the required rate has already touched 8.5 but if wickets are in hand, big scores can be attained. After 16 overs, India are 101/2. Australia were 101/0. So really, it is all about the wickets, isn't it? The Aussies scored 272 in their last 30 overs. Break it down further. They were 117/0 after 20, 187/2 after 30, 275/2 after 40 and 114 runs in the last 10. So you can get 120 in the last 10 overs here, if you have wickets in hand. Here comes MOISES HENRIQUES.

15.6

Full on middle, Kohli works it down to long on for a single. 101/2

15.5

Flatter and outside off, Kohli guides it to short third man.

15.4

Shortish and outside off, Iyer punches it towards deep cover and collects a run. 100 up for India.

15.3

Tossed up outside off, Iyer prods forward and defends it to cover.

15.2

Loopy ball outside off, Kohli pushes it to deep cover for a run.

15.1

Tossed up outside off, Kohli lunges forward and looks to drive but it takes the inside half of the bat and rolls to cover.

14.6

Full ball on middle, Iyer defends it to mid on. 98/2

14.5

Short ball on middle, Kohli rocks on his back foot and then pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

14.4

Length ball on off, Kohli defends it to point.

14.3

EDGY FOUR! Good length and just around off, Kohli looks to work it on the leg side but gets a thick outside edge that runs away down to the third man fence.

14.2

Good length ball on off, pushed to cover-point.

14.1

FOUR! That's just glorious! from Kohli. Full on off, Kohli drives it past the bowler and towards the long on region for a boundary.

13.6

On off, Iyer pushes it to cover. 89/2

13.5

FOUR! Brilliantly played! Flatter and outside off, Iyer cuts it through cover-point and fetches a boundary.

13.4

Tossed up on off, Iyer prods forward and defends it out.

13.3

Flighted ball outside off, Kohli lunges forward and drives it to deep cover for a single.

13.2

Tossed up on off, Kohli defends it to the cover region.

13.1

Loopy ball outside off, Kohli drives it to cover off the front foot.

12.6

On off, Pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 84/2

12.5

Length ball on off, Kohli defends it to point.

12.4

NOT OUT! A big inside edge and Kohli survives! Excellet use of the review from Kohli and he needs to make use of the opportunity now. Full on middle, Kohli looks to drive but seems to have missed it and gets rapped on the pads. Australia appeal and the finger goes up. Australia are ecstatic but Kohli takes the review immediately. The Hot Spot rolls in and it shows a spot as the ball passed the bat. So Kohli survives.

Kohli has been given out LBW! Kohli has taken the review. It looks closes. The Hot Spot shows a spot on the bat. Kohli survives. Brilliant use of the review.

12.3

SIX! For a while, Kohli might have had his heart in his mouth! Just over the fielder. Short ball on middle, Kohli looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes over the fine leg fielder for a maximum.

12.2

Fullish ball on middle, Virat tucks it to mid-wicket.

12.1

Back of a length ball on off, Kohli defends it to cover.

11.6

FOUR! Iyer is a good player of spin! This was uppsih for a while but was in the gap. Short ball on middle, Iyer pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 77/2

11.5

Loopy ball on middle, Iyer defends it out.

11.4

On middle, worked to mid-wicket for a single.

11.3

Flatter outside off, Iyer cuts it through point for a single.

11.2

On middle, Kohli rocks on his back foot and then punches it to long on for a single.

11.1

Flatter ball outside off, Kohli cuts but finds the point fielder.

Adam Zampa is into the attack.

10.6

Excellent bouncer from Cummins! It looks like they are going to target Iyer with short stuff. Cummins bowls it on middle, Iyer hops and looks to defend but it takes the top half of the bat and lobs up in the air. Cummins runs ahead but it falls safely. 70/2

10.5

Back of a length ball on off, Iyer taps it to the off side.

10.4

Good length ball on off, Kohli taps it to point. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end and hits but Kohli was in and the ball goes for an overthrow.

10.3

PLAY AND A MISS! Short ball around off, Kohli looks to pull but misses. Carey appeals but the umpire seems least interested.

10.2

Kohli is off the mark with a couple. Good length ball on off, Kohli taps it to the third man region and picks up a couple before the fielder cuts it off.

10.1

Good length ball on off, Kohli punches it to cover.

9.6

A dot to end! Good length ball on off, Iyer defends it out. End of the Powerplay! India are 67 for 2 at the end of 10. They need 323 in 40 overs. 67/2

David Warner is limping across to reach the car. Those are not good signs at all. It effectively means that he could be ruled out, not only from the third ODI but the T20I series as well. He is going to the hospital for scans.

9.5

Good length ball on off, Iyer defends it solidly onto the pitch.

9.4

SWING AND A MISS! Not great stuff from Iyer! He tries to play a similar shot which he played earlier in the over to this short ball but misses. Hazlewood has a few words with Iyer after that ball.

9.3

Full and on the pads, Iyer flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple before the fieldder cuts it off.

9.2

FOUR! Shreyas Iyer has decided to take on the bouncer! Shortish ball on middle, Iyer makes room and then powers it over point for a boundary. Have seen Iyer play this shot many times.

9.1

Bouncer! Hazlewood bowls a bouncer around middle, Iyer ducks under it.

8.6

Good length ball on off, Kohli prods forward and pushes it to cover where the fielder makes a good stop. Another successful over comes to an end for Australia. 61/2

8.5

On a length outside off, Kohli lets the ball go to the keeper.

8.4

Iyer is off the mark. Good length ball on off, Iyer taps it to point for a single.

Shreyas Iyer makes his way out to the middle.

8.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Agarwal departs! He got off to a start but has failed to continue on again. This was a poor shot! No feet movement whatsoever and he has to go back. Cummins bowls a good length ball outside off, Agarwal looks to push at it  but does not move his feet at all and the ball takes the outside edge and goes to Carey who makes no mistake. Two quick wickets after a good start.

8.2

A couple now. Length ball outside off, Agarwal punches it through cover-point for a couple.

8.1

BEATEN! Beautiful ball from Cummins! Good length ball around off, Agarwal looks to defend but the ball moves away and beats the outside edge.

7.6

Fullish ball outside off, Kohli lets it go to the keeper. 58/1

7.5

On a length on off, Kohli rocks on his back foot and then defends it to cover.

Who will come out to bat now? Out comes India's skipper and premier batsman, Virat Kohli with the bat.

7.4

OUT! CAUGHT! This is a poor shot! They have started so well but Dhawan has just thrown his wicket away. Just poor stuff from the left-hander. Just like the first ODI, Hazlewood gets the first breakthrough for Australia. Good length ball on middle, Dhawan wants to flay it over mid on but it takes the top edge and goes towards mid on. Mitchell Starc settles himself under it and takes a simple catch. 332 needed in 42.2 overs.

7.3

Good length ball on off, Dhawan defends it to cover.

7.2

Ohh just short! Almost the first wicket. Hazlewood bowls it short on middle, Dhawan looks to pull but it goes off the top edge and towards deep square leg. Labuschagne runs ahead and dives but it bounces short. A couple taken.

7.1

Fullish ball on off, Dhawan taps it to point.

6.6

Full ball on off, Agarwal pushes it to cover. 56/0

6.6

Short ball around off, Agarwal sways away from it! Wided as it was a little too high.

6.5

Good length ball on middle, Mayank defends it back to the bowler.

6.4

Length ball on middle, Agarwal flicks it to mid-wicket.

6.3

FOUR! The timing was exquisite! Brilliant batting from Agarwal. Good length ball outside off, Agarwal drives it through extra cover for a boundary.

6.2

Fullish ball on middle, Agarwal defends it towards mid on.

6.1

FOUR! Lovely stuff from Agarwal! Full ball outside off, Agarwal leans forward and creams the drive past the diving cover fielder for a boundary. 50 up for India.

Change in bowling.

5.6

Length ball on off, Dhawan defends it to cover. 47/0

5.6

WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, Dhawan looks to pull but misses. Carey collects and puts up a huge appeal. The umpire though flexes his arms and signals it a wide.

5.5

Good length ball on off, Dhawan defends it to cover and takes off for a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses and an overthrow is conceded as the ball rolls to long on.

5.4

FOUR! What a shot that is from Dhawan! He is looking in supreme touch! Short on middle, Dhawan pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

5.3

Good fielding from Starc! Full ball around off, Dhawan looks to flick but it takes the outside edge and races towards third man. Starc comes across and slides to make the stop. The umpires check whether it is a four or a clean save and the replays show that it is clean. Two taken.

5.2

PLAY AND A MISS! Shortish ball around middle, Dhawan makes room and looks to play the upper cut but misses.

5.1

On middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

4.6

FOUR! Third boundary of the over! Another yorker from Starc but once again, Dhawan fetches a boundary. Yorker on middle, Dhawan gets an inside edge as he looks to defend and the ball goes to the fine leg region for a boundary. 16 runs coming in the over. 37/0

4.5

FOUR! This one is dispatched from Dhawan! Shortish outside off, Dhawan thrashes it over cover-point for a boundary.

4.4

FOUR! Luck favouring Dhawan at the moment! This was a terrific delivery from Starc but was unlucky. Yorker on middle, Dhawan looks to dig it out but it takes the inside edge and it goes to the fine leg region for a boundary.

4.3

On a length around off, Agarwal looks to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes towards the keeper. A single taken before the keeper gets to it.

4.2

Length ball on off, Dhawan guides it to third man for a single.

4.1

Uppish but safe! Good length ball on middle, Dhawan looks to go big on the leg side but it takes the top half of the bat and goes towards long on. Cummins runs back but it lands safely. Two taken.

3.6

Full on middle, Agarwal tucks it to mid-wicket. Another tight over from Hazlewood. 21/0

3.5

Another misfield! Good length ball outside off, Agarwal punches it to cover-point where Labuschagne lets the ball through his legs and the batters come back for the second.

Warner is on the ground. He is looking in some pain. The physio is out to attend to him. Two of his teammates help him to get up. Not a good sign for Australia as he is their gun fielder. Hope so, there is nothing serious and he is fine.

3.4

Good length ball on off, Dhawan drives it wide of the mid off fielder for a single.

3.3

Carey is interested for caught behind but nothing from the umpire. Hazlewood bowls it short around middle, Dhawan looks to pull but misses. Carey appeals but the umpire is not interested.

3.2

Length ball on the pads, Agarwal tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

3.1

Full ball on off, Agarwal prods forward and defends it to cover.

2.6

Good length ball on middle, Dhawan defends it to cover. 5 from Starc's second over. 17/0

2.5

Good looking shot for just a single. Length ball outside off, Agarwal drives it to cover for a single.

2.4

Another couple of runs! Back of a length ball on the pads, Agarwal tucks it through the mid-wicket region and picks up a couple of runs.

2.3

On a length on off, Agarwal looks to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes back towards the keeper.

2.2

Good length ball outside off, Agarwal pushes it to point where Smith misfields and allows the batters to pick up a couple of runs.

2.1

Length ball on off, Agarwal goes on his front foot and then pushes it to mid off.

1.6

Full ball on off, Dhawan shuffles across and then defends it to cover-point. Good comeback from Hazlewood after going for a boundary off the first ball. 12/0

1.5

On a length on middle, Dhawan blocks it back to the bowler.

1.4

On a length on middle, Dhawan defends it to the cover region.

1.3

Length ball outside off, Dhawan covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper.

1.2

Good length ball on off, Dhawan defends it to point and shouts a loud no to his partner.

1.1

FOUR! What a start from Dhawan! This was smashed! Full ball outside off, Dhawan thrashes it through the cover region for his first boundary of the game.

Who will bowl from the other end?

0.6

8 from the first over. Good length ball on off, Agarwal solidly defends it to the cover region. Good start from India. 8/0

0.5

Back of a length ball outside off, Agarwal looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.

0.4

Good length ball on off, Agarwal prods forward and defends it to mid off.

0.3

FOUR! CREAMED! Starc has not started well at all again! Full outside off, Agarwal creams it through cover-point for a boundary.

0.2

Much better from Starc! Good length ball outside off, Agarwal watches it carefully and then leaves it alone.

We are back for the run chase! The Australian players stride out to the middle, followed by Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal. Can they chase down 390? Mitchell Starc will start with the ball.

0.1

FOUR! Familiar start from Starc! Does not get his radar right and Agarwal punishes it. Full ball on the pads, Agarwal nonchalantly flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.