Australia Vs India LIVE SCORE (odi)

Australia Vs India At Manuka Oval, Canberra, 02 December, 2020

02 December, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

302/5 (50.0 ov)

3rd ODI

289/10 (49.3 ov)

India beat Australia by 13 runs

302/5

Overs

50.0

Fours

24

Sixes

5

Extras

8

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Hardik Pandya not out 92 76 7 1
Ravindra Jadeja not out 66 50 5 3
Bowling 0 M R W
Josh Hazlewood 10 1 66 1
Glenn Maxwell 5 0 27 0

289/10

Overs

49.3

Fours

21

Sixes

8

Extras

17

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Josh Hazlewood not out 7 7 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jasprit Bumrah 9.3 0 43 2
T Natarajan 10 1 70 2

Right then, that caps off a fantastic ODI series between these two cricketing giants. It was a high-scoring humdinger series throughout, with the last match being a bit of an exception to that. But then, it was a nail-biting contest right till the end. And the close contests mean that we wait with bated breath for the T20Is between these two. The 1st of the 3-match T20Is begins at Canberra on Friday, 4th December 2020 at 0810 GMT (1910 Local). We hope to see you then, until then, take care and stay safe.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that the way they fought was good. Feels they lost a wicket more and credits Hardik and Jadeja for their innings. Finch says the selection experiment went well and feels Green showed he is ready for international cricket. Tells it was a good day in terms of experimentation. Finch jokes that having two spinners helped them finish the innings early unlike the first two games. Tells that having two spinners has been their recipe in T20s. Tells it is good when top order starts off well and that allows Maxwell to do his job down the order. Tells Starc has a niggly back but hopes to have him fit for the T20I series.

Virat Kohli, the VICTORIOUS INDIAN CAPTAIN, says that his side was basically put under the pump in the first half of their batting and in the second half of India's bowling. But his side did well during both those occasions. Says that one needs to give it their everything, be it with the bat or with the ball. Adds that this pitch was good. It was helping the bowlers much more. Feels that any total is not easy to chase down. Adds that Jasprit Bumrah is someone who wants to keep taking on new challenges. Wants to continue this momentum going forward. States that he would have liked to go on for long, with the bat but that he unfortunately departed. But also adds that Jadeja and Pandya continued after that. States that in Australia one has to play tough cricket.

Steven Smith is the MAN OF THE SERIES. He says that all the back-to-back games were pretty close. States that they were unfortunate to have fallen short tonight but is happy that they played a good game of cricket. States that it is a bit different from the SCG, the playing conditions. Hopes to continue to play well in the coming days as well. Smith hopes there can be a day off before the 1st T20I begins in 48 hours. Chuckles as he says so.

For his tremendous unbeaten 92 off 76 balls, Hardik Pandya is named the Player of the Match. Pandya says he will be fine to play the T20s. Hardik says he has been working hard to make sure that he got to play for his country and is happy to do that. Tells Natarajan is quite a story and is an inspiration for young guys and credits the bowlers. Tells one needs to stay on their toes while playing against Australia. Adds that there is an extra edge while playing against Australia. Jokes that Jadeja can keep the tag of a Rockstar as he, that is Hardik Pandya, is a father now.

Stay tuned for the presentation. As we hear from the skippers and find the Player of the Match and Player of the Series.

Earlier in the day, India after opting to bat, scored 302. It looked like the hosts would struggle to get 270 but a superb unbeaten 150-run stand between Pandya and Jadeja changed the tide of the game. Hardik finishing with 92 off just 76 while Jadeja scoring 66 off 50. Skipper Kohli's vital 63 was also important. It looked like India were 15-20 short but in the end it was enough for the tourists to avoid a whitewash. Australia's new look bowling attack started off well but were left clueless by Pandya and Jadeja's power hitting, earlier on.

A very good bowling performance by the new look Indian bowling line-up. The hosts struggled to get wickets in the first two games but that was not the case today. The visitors kept picking wickets at crucial intervals and were also finally able to get a wicket in Powerplay 1! Jadeja and Kuldeep got one wicket each. Debutant, Natarajan, was a bit on the expensive side as he was taken to the cleaners in one over by Maxwell but showed his mettle and finished with 2 wickets. Bumrah looked like his old self and picked the crucial wicket of Maxwell. Finishing with 2! The star with the ball though was undoubtedly Shardul Thakur. Going just a touch over 5 rpo and finishing with 3 wickets including that of Steven Smith.

Chasing 303, unlike the first two ODIs, Australia did not get off to a good start. They lost Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith early on. Skipper Finch thuogh continued his impressive form and steadied the ship with Moises Henriques. Both the batters though perished in quick succession. Green too could not convert his start. At 158/5, Australia looked down and out. Maxwell though with his blistering 59 off just 38 balls reignited the Aussie hope. Once Maxwell departed, the Australian lower order crumbled and fell short.

There is a review for the LBW. Australia have taken it. Let's see if Zampa can get it reversed in his favour. Nothing on the Hotspot, neither on the Snicko. THREE REDS ON THE BALL TRACKER!

A nail-biting contest and in the end it is India who have held their nerves and avoided a white wash. A crucial win for India before the start of the T20I series as the Men in Blue have begun the Canberra leg of the white ball series with a morale boosting win. Brilliant win for the Men in Blue and they have a lot of positives to take from this.

49.3

OUT! LBW! Bumrah gets this right. Bruce Oxenford, the on-field umpire gets it right. Full on off and middle, Zampa closes the face of his bat to wrist it to square leg but he misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal from Jasprit Bumrah and the on-field umpire concurs. Adam Zampa though takes a review. But THREE REDS on the Ball Tracker means INDIA WIN BY 13 RUNS! BUT AUSTRALIA WIN THE 3-MATCH ODI SERIES 2-1.

49.2

Slower ball banged in short around off, Adam looks to pull but misses that one. He is not happy.

49.1

Very low full toss on leg, JH gives a little bit of room and strokes it to point for a run. Australia will get nowhere close if they take only singles.

Last over coming up then. 15 runs needed off it. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the same. The hosts have their task cut out then.

48.6

Outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 288/9

48.5

Knuckle ball, dipping on Adam Zampa. He had moved to the leg side, stretches out and strokes it wide of the bowler for a single.

48.4

Very full and around off, hit hard but to long on. Just the single. Good bowling this from Shardul Thakur.

48.3

Low full toss on off, Hazlewood clears his front leg and drives it to deep cover. Wants two, the throw comes to the keeper's end. Rahul collects and whips the bails off but Josh Hazlewood is well in. His long legs carried him inside there.

48.2

Full and outside off, carved over point for one.

48.1

Outside off, Zampa moves to the off side and looked to first ramp it over short fine leg but then later adjusts and looks to play it over the keeper's head and towards third man. Misses though.

47.6

Shortish on off and middle, flicked to deep square leg for a brace. Australia need 21 runs in 12 balls. 282/9

47.5

Very full and around off, stroked to point. Hazlewood could not clear the fielders inside the ring there.

47.4

Good bowling again. Goes for the short ball on top of the stumps. Josh moves to the leg side and looked to ramp it over the keeper's head, towards third man but he ends up missing to strike the ball.

47.3

Short ball, Zampa is taken by surprise. But he manages to tap it to point for one. This is a good change in length from T Natarajan.

47.2

Very full on off, dug out to short mid-wicket for a single. This is very good bowling from yorker Nattu.

Josh Hazlewood is the last man in for Australia.

47.1

OUT! TAKEN! 2-in-2 for India. What a great comeback it has been from them. The one guy who could have seen Australia home is walking back. Full and around off, Ashton goes for the aerial cover drive. But he ends up hitting it to Kuldeep Yadav at cover who had to jump a little to take the catch. Indian team on a hat-trick now. Superb.

Who will walk out to bat now? Adam Zampa.

46.6

OUT! CAUGHT! A big wicket this. A huge over for India. Sean Abbott goes. Short ball, SA swivels and pulls at it but gets a top edge. It goes behind the stumps and KL takes it with ease. The hosts need 25 runs in 18 balls. 278/8

46.5

An appeal for LBW but not given. Drifting down the leg side. Very full and on the boot, Sean Abbott looks to flick but misses to get hit on the boot. An appeal follows but to no avail.

46.4

Outside off, AA cuts at it but it comes off the outside edge and goes to third man, for one.

46.3

Slower ball on middle, bunted down to long on for one.

46.2

Full toss well outside off, Ashton Agar steers it to third man for a single. Would have been a wide had he left it.

46.1

Full on middle, chipped safely through short mid-wicket for a single.

Shardul Thakur is back. 2 overs remaining for him.

45.6

Agar moves to the leg side and yorker Natarajan follows him with a low full toss. Bunted down to mid on. Ashton Agar wants the second and.... GETS IT! Australia need 29 runs in 24 balls. 274/7

45.5

Full on middle, driven back firmly to the bowler, who fails to stop it but takes some sting off it. The ball goes to long on for a single. This is a very good come back from Natarajan.

45.4

Full on middle, driven off the outer edge to Ravindra at point. This is good bowling from T Natarajan.

45.3

On the pads, Abbott looks to flick it but misses to get hit on the pads. A dot delivery.

45.2

Very full on off, pushed back to the bowler. Well bowled.

45.1

Very full and around off, dug out to long off for a single.

44.6

Length ball around off, pushed to cover. AA wants the strike and hence takes the single. 33 needed in 30 balls now. 270/7

44.5

Back of a length and on top of off, Ashton Agar hops and keeps it out. This is very good from JB.

44.4

Length ball on middle, Sean tucks it through mid-wicket for a run. Is up and running straightaway.

Who's in now? It is Sean Abbott. He can bat as well though.

44.3

OUT! TIMBER! That is exactly why Jasprit Bumrah was brought in to bowl. Huge moment for India. Can this be the turning point for the Men in Blue? A yorker on off and middle, the Big Show gives himself room on the off side and looks to jam this one out but he misses. But not the ball. It crashes into the woodwork behind. The hosts still need 35 runs in 33 balls.

44.3

WIDE! Trying to go yorker, trying to go leg stump. Ends up bowling it down the leg side, Maxi lets it be.

44.3

WIDE! Bumrah goes for the short ball, GM lets it be. Wide called though this time.

44.2

Outside off, punched to sweeper cover for a run.

44.1

Short ball, dragged down to mid on for one.

Virat turns to Bumrah because Australia turning it around very quickly. He has 2 overs left still.

43.6

Full and outside off, Glenn Maxwell opens the face of his bat to guide it through point for a single. 18 off the over. A very good one for Australia. They now need 39 runs in 36 balls. 264/6

43.6

WIDE! This one is well outside off, Maxwell lets it be.

43.5

Now he gives himself room on the off side and bunts the fuller ball down to long off for a single. 16 runs off the over so far. A very productive one for Australia.

43.4

FOUR! Ashton is a very handy batsman as well. Everybody knows how good he is with the bat. Outside off, Agar punches it wide of the backward point fielder and the ball races away for a boundary.

43.3

Now he slices this through the carpet to deep backward point. A single.

43.2

FOUR! That has gone for a boundary. Huge gap between cover and mid off. Full and outside off, Maxwell drives it between that gap and the ball races away to the fence.

43.1

SIX! That has been hit hard. Is it long enough? Yes. Brings up his 50 as well. What a series he is having. He flashes a thumbs up to his teammates as well. Full and angled into middle and leg, Glenn slogs it mightily over deep square leg for a biggie.

Yorker Natarajan is back. 7-1-44-1 for him. Some heavy padding is going on for Ashton Agar as well. He needed some medical attention and gets it.

42.6

On the pads, tapped through short mid-wicket for one. 57 needed in 42 balls. 246/6

42.5

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

42.4

Full on leg, stroked down to long on for a run.

42.3

SIX! There again, that sound! Where's this going? Into the crowd! Tossed up on middle, Maxwell goes for the switch hit and gets it miles over deep point.

42.2

Tossed up around off, bunted down to long on for a single.

42.1

Outside off, punched to deep point for two runs.

41.6

Slower bouncer from Jassi, Maxwell ducks and lets it through. Not a wide called by the umpire. Good bowling from Jasprit Bumrah then. 234/6

41.5

Very full on middle, Agar clips it to short mid-wicket where Hardik sticks his hand out and stops it. A single taken though.

41.4

Full and around off, clipped to short mid-wicket.

41.3

Low full toss outside off, Glenn looked to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge which goes safely past his sticks to fine leg. Just the single but again, he would feel he missed out on a full toss there.

41.2

Low full toss outside off, driven back to the bowler. GM would feel he missed out on an opportunity there.

41.2

WIDE! Down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell looked to hoick that but ends up missing it.

41.1

Shortish on off, turned to mid-wicket for one.

Jasprit Bumrah is back. His 8th over. 7-0-32-0 are his numbers so far.

40.6

On off, chipped in the air but safely past the bowler, to mid on. A single. Just the 3 runs off that over, a good one in the situation of the game we are in. 230/6

40.5

Tossed up on off, the reverse sweep is out. But it goes straight to the man at deep cover. Just the single.

40.4

Around off, pushed to cover.

40.3

Tossed up on middle, flicked to short mid-wicket.

40.2

Very full on middle, Maxwell can only dig it out on the off side.

Kuldeep Yadav is back. 8-0-43-1 are his figures so far.

40.1

Outside off, punched to deep point for a single.

End of Powerplay 2 then. Powerplay 3 is on. That means 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings now.

39.6

FOUR! That is a field that you see a lot. All inside the circle. Outside off, Glenn Maxwell guides it wide of the man at point and the ball races away for a boundary. 227/6

39.5

On off and middle, bunted down to wide long on for a run.

39.4

FOUR! Perfect yorker there. Unfortunate for Natarajan though. It was on middle and leg, Alex Carey gets his bat down in time. Gets an inside edge which goes well wide of the stumps and wide of KL Rahul and into the fine leg boundary.

39.3

Full and outside off, Glenn Maxwell opens the face of his bat and guides it behind point. Shreyas Iyer gives the chase from sweeper cover. Gets there, dives and keeps it out. Saves a run for his side.

39.2

Full and outside off, driven to deep cover for one.

39.1

Short ball, pulled to mid-wicket for a single.

Sir Jadeja is done for this game, with the ball. T Natarajan is back. AKA yorker Nattu. 6-1-31-1 are his figures for him.

38.6

Full and around off, driven through the point region for a single. 213/6

38.5

Quick single there. Full and around off, driven down to mid off for a quick run.

38.4

Shortish and around off, tapped to backward point.

38.3

Fullish on off, wristed to short mid-wicket who fumbles a touch but it does not cost anything.

38.2

Full and around off, Agar looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his boot.

38.1

Shortish on middle, Ashton closes the face of his bat to flick it to short mid-wicket.

37.6

This is worked to the on side for a single. 211/6

37.5

On middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Who will walk out to bat now?

37.4

OUT! RUN OUT! It is a big wicket for India. In a crucial stage. India are elated. Flatter ball around off, Carey taps it to the leg side. Kohli fumbles a touch at short mid-wicket and Australia look for a single. But he recovers quickly and Carey tries to get back to the striker's end. Virat Kohli flings a throw to the keeper's end. KL collects and whips the bails off. It is taken upstairs by the umpire and just one replay is enough to confirm that Alex is short.

Right, is that a run out? Alex Carey is walking though, not even waiting for the umpire's signal. And just one replay is enough to confirm that he is well short.

37.3

Tossed up around off, pushed to mid off.

37.2

Full and around off, driven down to long off for a single. Maxwell wanted two but it was not there there.

37.1

FOUR! Glenn Maxwell cashing in on Jadeja. Full and on off, Glenn gives himself room, lofts it over covers and gets a boundary.

36.6

Outside off, stroked firmly but straight to the man at sweeper cover. A single only. Sweet sound came off the blade though. 205/5

36.5

Full and around middle, driven to the left of mid off for a single.

36.4

Outside off, steererd to third man for a single.

36.3

The hosts get three there. Yadav tried a one-hand stop but failed to stop it cleanly. On the pads, Alex Carey tucks it to backward square leg where Kuldeep Yadav fails to stop it in the first attempt. The Aussies who had taken a single by then, come back for 2 more. Luckily, KY is able to prevent the ball away from rolling into the ropes by putting in a good dive to prevent the boundary.

36.2

Full and around off, Maxwell bunts it down to long on. He says, 'Push harder, mate, come on'. But they can only get a single.

36.1

On the pads, Carey looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. It goes to the on side and they take a leg bye.

Shardul Thakur is back on. 6-1-32-2 for him so far.

35.6

Outside off, Glenn looks to slam it in the off side again but he misses yet again. He is livid with himself. Good come back from Ravindra Jadeja. 14 runs off that over. Just the sort that the Australians needed. 197/5

35.5

Outside off, GM looks to go for the 3rd one in the row. He looked to hammer it over the off side but ends up missing it badly. A shake of the head from him.

Well, that was the end of that ball. New balls on their way.

35.4

SIX! Aah... Maxwell! 2 in a row. Short ball, he goes back and gives it all he has got. Pulls it with great force and sends it way over deep mid-wicket. Much farther than the previous one.

35.3

SIX! Maxwell winds up for the first time. Tossed up on off, Glenn Maxwell gets down and sends it a long way over wide long on. That was a good shot.

35.2

Tossed up on off, the reverse sweep is out. It goes to deep point. Just the single though.

35.1

Floated on middle, Glenn gives room and lofts it over cover-point for a single.

34.6

On a length around off, nudged to the off side. 183/5

34.5

FOUR! That is well played from Carey. 2 men in the deep, he beats them both. Short ball, Alex Carey swivels and pulls it well wide of the rushing fine leg fielder for a boundary.

34.4

Outside off, punched to deep point for a single.

34.4

WIDE! Down the leg side, Maxi looks to pull but misses that one. Some appeal from a few Indian players for a caught behind but the umpire is having none of that.

34.3

Shortish and around off, Maxwell taps it to short mid-wicket.

34.2

Angled into the pads, Alex closes the face of his bat to flick it to deep square leg for one.

34.1

Back of a length and outside off, tapped to the off side.

33.6

On middle, clipped behind square on the on side for a single. 176/5

33.5

FOUR! Shot! Carey moves to the leg side and Jadeja follows him with a fuller ball. Alex Carey lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

33.4

Tossed up on off, swept to square leg for a single.

33.3

Outside off, defended to cover-point.

33.2

Tossed up on middle and leg, swept behind square on the leg side for a single.

33.1

Shortish and outside off, pushed through point for a single.

Ravindra Jadeja is back in the attack. 7-0-34-1 are his numbers so far.

32.6

Good length ball around off, Alex blocks it from within his crease. 168/5

32.5

Length ball on the pads, AC looks to glance it but misses to get hit on the top of his pads.

32.4

Top edge but safe! Jasprit Bumrah has not had the rub of the green so far. Short ball, Alex Carey looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over Rahul and down to fine leg for a couple.

32.3

Short ball, dragged to deep square leg for a single.

32.3

WIDE! Down the leg side, Maxwell looks to flick but to the naked eye he seems to have missed it. KL takes it and appeals but the umpire is uninterested. Maybe it clipped the pads and went to the keeper.

32.2

Outside off, Carey looks to drive but gets an inside edge which goes safely past the stumps to fine leg. A single.

32.1

Good length ball outside off, dabbed to point for a quick one.

31.6

This one stays low! Outside off, Carey looks to pull but misses as it stays low. End of a brilliant over from Natarajan. Just 3 off it. 162/5

31.5

Another dot as this time Carey finds mid off.

31.4

Length delivery on off, Carey punches it straight to cover.

31.3

On middle and leg, Carey flicks but to mid-wicket.

31.2

On off, Maxwell runs it down to third man for a single.

31.2

WIDE! Down the leg side, wided by the umpire.

31.1

Short on off, Carey pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.

30.6

Flighted on middle and leg. Carey sweeps it to backward square leg and keeps the strike. 159/5

Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat now.

30.5

OUT! Caught! Superb catch from Jadeja. He is a gun fielder and that is no secret. Kuldeep gets his first of the game. Floated delivery on middle and off. Cameron Green gets on his knee and lunges forward to sweep it. He hits it uppishly to the left of deep square leg. Jadeja runs to his left and dives to take a stunning catch. India well on top of this game. Australia need 145 in 115.

30.4

On the pads. Cameron paddles it to fine leg and gets a couple.

30.3

Once again Cameron makes room. This time drives but straight to the fielder at cover.

30.2

FOUR! Very good shot! Short on off, Green makes room and goes away from the stumps. He then punches the ball through cover-point for a boundary.

30.1

Floated on off, Carey pushes it to cover for one.

29.6

On middle, Green keeps it out. 151/4

29.5

Outside off, Green looks to drive but misses.

29.4

Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

29.3

IN THE AIR AND DROPPED AND FOUR! Brilliant effort from Kohli but it will go down as a drop. Natarajan was close to having his second. Length delivery which is on off. The ball sticks onto the surface. Carey drives it uppishly over mid off. Kohli there jumps and gets his hand to it but he cannot hold onto it. The ball then goes to the fence.

29.2

On middle and leg. Carey pushes it to mid on.

29.1

Length ball on off. Cameron taps it to the off side and takes a single.

28.6

Short outside off. Carey cuts it to point. 145/4

28.5

Top edge but safe! Loopy ball on middle. Carey looks to sweep but gets a top edge which goes towards fine leg. Two taken.

28.4

Nice comeback. Flights one on off and middle. Carey defends it.

28.3

FOUR! Placed in the gap! Tossed up on off, Carey sweeps it over mid-wicket. He does not time it well but places it in the gap and gets a boundary.

28.2

Dipping delivery on off, Carey taps it to the off side.

28.1

Floated on off, Carey pushes it to cover.

27.6

Carey now plays the traditional sweep towards square leg and keeps the strike. 164 needed in 132. 139/4

27.5

Floated outside off. Carey looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball goes to the leg side of the pitch.

27.4

On middle, Alex flicks it but finds mid-wicket.

27.3

Short on off, Carey tucks it to mid-wicket.

27.2

On the pads, Green flicks it to square leg and takes one.

27.1

Flighted on off, Green taps it back to the bowler.

26.6

This time Green punches it to cover and keeps the strike. 137/4

26.5

Quicker and turning away from the right hander. Cameron looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes towards mid off.

26.4

This time he punches it to cover-point and rotates.

26.3

Short and spinning away. Carey punches it to cover.

26.2

Edged but away! Flighted outside off. Carey looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes away from slip and towards third man. Two taken.

26.1

Floated outside off, Carey reverse hits it. Mistimes it to point.

25.6

Tossed up on off and middle, blocked to the off side. 133/4

25.5

A couple off the Free Hit. Tossed up on the stumps, CG looks to hammer it over the bowler's head. He though gets a top edge. It falls over the mid on fielder and the Aussies get a couple of runs. Would not have mattered even if the catch was taken, as it was a Free Hit.

25.5

SIX! Right, Green says he has had enough. Tossed up around off, Cameron gets down and nails the sweep well over wide long on. Hang on, there's a no ball as well, for overstepping. Free Hit coming up.

25.4

On middle, swept to square leg for a single.

Alex Carey is in the middle now.

25.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Surely, this is a big moment for India. The game now swings into their favour. A good catch from Shikhar Dhawan in the deep. Full and on middle, the Australian skipper skips down the track and looks to launch it over long on. However, he gets the elevation but not the distance. It goes to Shikhar at long on. He fumbles a little but manages to hold onto it. A good catch.

25.2

Flighted outside off, tapped to short third man for a single.

25.1

Tossed up on the stumps, defended back to the bowler.

24.6

Full on off and middle, blocked back to the bowler. Just the 3 runs from that over. 122/3

24.5

Outside off, punched to point.

24.4

Full on middle and leg, clipped to short mid-wicket. Virat Kohli is egging his teammates on.

24.3

Short ball on the body, nudged to fine leg for two runs.

24.2

Length ball around off, tapped to the off side for a quick single.

24.1

An appeal for LBW but not given. Anything seems out to Thakur today. Full and around off, Cameron Green looks to play it on the on side but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but to no avail. Kohli is smiling.

23.6

On off, pushed back to Ravindra Jadeja. 119/3

23.5

Shorter on off, Green nudges it wide of short mid-wicket and takes a single. His skipper says, 'Good run, mate'.

23.4

Tossed up on off and middle, clipped to mid on.

23.3

Floated on off and middle, pushed back to Jadeja.

23.2

Tossed up outside off, pushed to the off side.

23.1

Tosses it very full on middle, Cameron can only push it back to the bowler.

22.6

On the body, swung to fine leg for a single. The call was for two but there was none, if at all, very risky. Just the 2 runs and a wicket there, off the over. A good one for India. 118/3

22.5

Play and a miss! Well bowled. Full and around off, CG comes on the front foot to block it but ends up missing the same.

22.4

Around off, Cameron Green looks to play at it but misses.

22.3

Bouncer to greet Green, he ducks under it.

Cameron Green is the new man in at the crease.

22.2

OUT! TAKEN! It is a big wicket though. Shardul gets the wicket. Moises Henriques goes for 22. Shardul is pumped. Full and around off, MH looked to slam it on the leg side but he does not time it that well. It goes sharply to Dhawan at short mid-wicket. He takes it with ease. He won't make any mistakes.

22.1

An appeal for lbw but it is not entertained. Full and on off, Finch blocks it to the off side and takes off for a single. Shardul Thakur and Rahul reckon it came off the pads and hence appeal but the umpire is not interested. Replays are in and there is an inside edge there. They had taken a single in the while.

21.6

Flighted around off, Henriques comes on the front foot and looks to drive but he gets an outside edge. It goes through the carpet to short third man. 116/2

21.5

Same line and length, this is nudged to point this time.

21.4

Floated around off, stroked to cover.

21.3

Tossed up outside off, Moises goes for a big off side heave but he ends up missing it. Some oohs and aahs from the Indians there.

21.2

Now he tucks it smartly round the corner and takes a single.

21.1

FOUR! There is no fielder down there. Fuller length ball around off, Finch comes on the front foot and lofts it over mid on, who was in the ring. A boundary results.

20.6

Aaron clips it to square leg for a single. 111/2

20.5

FOUR! Short ball, Finch is always powerful on those lengths. He pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Iyer runs in to his left, dives and takes the pace off the ball but it still manages to trickle into the boundary. Shreyas Iyer is not happy there.

20.4

Around off, wristed to square leg for a single. Partnership of 50 comes up between these two.

20.3

FOUR! Interesting shot. All the way, he was in complete control. Back of a length ball around off, Moises swings it away wide of mid on and the ball simply races away for a boundary.

20.2

Short ball, pulled to deep square leg for a single.

20.1

Full on middle, glanced through a diving short mid-wicket fielder for a couple. It is Australia and hence the 2s are easy.

Shardul Thakur back in the attack. 3-1-14-1 are his figures so far. Can he net the big fish, Aaron Finch?

19.6

Tossed up on leg, Moises camps back to flick but misses. 98/2

19.5

This is worked to the leg side for a single.

19.4

BEATEN! Some turn for Ravindra there. Lands it around off, it pitches and spins away. Aaron comes on the front foot to defend but ends up missing that one.

19.3

On the pads, clipped to square leg for a single.

19.2

Outside off, defended to point.

19.1

Outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

18.6

Tossed up on the pads, Finch gets down to sweep but does not time it well. Manages to get it to mid-wicket for a single. 95/2

18.5

Lands a flat googly on middle, Aaron tucks it to cover-point.

18.4

Tossed up on off and middle, driven down back to the bowler.

18.3

Full and outside off, defended to point.

18.2

Short on the pads, Moises goes back and taps it to fine leg for a single.

18.1

Googly on middle, defended to the off side.

17.6

Shorter and around off, pushed down to long on for a single. 93/2

17.5

Top edged but safe! Full on middle, Aaron looks to go big over deep square leg again but ends up getting a top edge this time. It goes over the fielder inside the circle and falls short of the man in the deep. A single.

17.4

SIX! To the shorter part of the ground. Finch gets to his 50 as well. Floated on middle and leg, Aaron Finch gets down and nails the sweep over deep square leg.

17.3

Tossed up on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.

17.2

On off, pushed to the leg side where Jadeja gets there and stops it.

17.1

On the pads, Finch looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes over the keeper and towards fine leg for two runs.

16.6

Full and around off, nudged to the off side for a quick single. 83/2

16.5

On middle, clipped to the on side for a dot.

16.4

Tosses it on the stumps, Aaron comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head, towards long on. It falls short ahead of the ropes. Shreyas gets to the ball and two taken meanwhile.

16.3

FOUR! The line down the leg side is not helping India. On the pads, Finch sweeps it to the fine leg boundary.

16.2

Shorter ball on off and middle, Aaron comes down the track and looks to play it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.

16.1

On the pads, flicked behind square on the leg side for a couple.

15.6

Aaron Finch sweeps this on the leg side for a single. 74/2

15.5

An appeal for LBW but not given. Perhaps going down leg. Full and on the pads, Aaron looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but it is not entertained.

15.4

Tossed up around off, pushed to cover.

15.3

On off, flicked through square leg for a single.

15.2

Tossed up on off, Henriques looks to work it to short third man but fails to get it there.

15.1

On off, blocked back on the pitch.

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl now.

14.6

Shorter and around off, pushed down to long off for a single. 72/2

14.5

Shorter and on off, driven down to mid on.

14.4

Shorter on middle, Moises rocks back and swings it through square leg. It was wide of Hardik who was at deep mid-wicket. Two taken.

14.3

Floated on middle and leg, bunted down to long on for a run.

14.2

Tossed up on leg, glanced down to long on for one.

14.1

Tossed up on leg, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.

13.6

Swing and a miss! Length ball pitching around off and moving away a hint. Henriques looks to slash it through on the off side but misses. There is a an appeal from the bowler but nothing from the umpire. Kohli does not risk taking the review as they have already lost one. 66/2

13.5

Good length delivery pitching around off and it shapes away a bit. Moises keeps it out.

13.4

Full on middle, Moises keeps it out.

13.3

Hit hard but straight to the fielder. Length ball outside off. Henriques cuts but finds Jadeja. Moises will be unhappy as that ball was there to be hit.

13.2

On middle, Moises pushes it to mid on.

DRINKS! Right then, looks like India are putting up a real competition here. They spilled a few opportunites earlier, and the man who was dropped, Aaron Finch, it still there. But they have got the big oak, their nemesis, Steven Smith. And that is mighty relief for India. But they should not slacken now as Finch has made them pay in the last couple of games and is very capable of doing so. They should net him as early as possible. Let's see how they strategize and go about after the break.

13.1

Good length ball on off, Henriques dabs it to point. Jadeja there gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the keeper's end as Henriques looks for a run. Moises is sent back byt his skipper, Jadeja misses his shy at the stumps and Henriques puts in a dive.  Direct hit and Moises  might have been in a world of trouble.

12.6

NOT OUT! Finch survives! It looked to be missing leg and it has indeed missed the leg pole. India lose one of their reviews. Floated delivery pitching on middle and turning back in. Finch looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. There is an appeal but the umpire is not interested. Kohli though has a word with his keeper and bowler and takes it upstairs. Replay rolls in and first it is confirmed there is no bat involved. Time for the Ball Tracker and it shows the ball is missing leg pole. 66/2

Review time! Virat Kohli has decided to signal the 'T' for an LBW against Finch. Looks like a risky call.  Let's see what the replays have to say.

12.5

Slightly shorter on off and middle. Henriques tickles it to square leg for one.

12.4

Finally Finch flicks it in the gap and gets a single.

12.3

Flighted on off, Finch plays it to mid on.

12.2

Floated on the pads, Finch flicks it but cannot find the gap.

12.1

On the pads, Finch flicks it but straight to mid-wicket.

11.6

Full and around off, driven down to mid off for a dot. 64/2

11.5

Outside off, left alone.

11.4

FOUR! Aah... good shot. Full and outside off, Moises places it perfectly between point and cover-point and the ball races away for a boundary.

11.3

FOUR! And he gets a four first ball. On the pads, drifting in, he flicks it away with ease to the fine leg boundary.

Moises Henriques is out in the middle. A promotion for him.

11.2

OUT! CAUGHT! All are going up in appeal. Big, big moment in the game. Steven Smith goes for just 7. Full and on the pads, Steven looked to tickle it down to fine leg but he has not got it as well as he would have liked. The ball takes a faint edge and goes to the left of KL. The Indian keeper moves there, takes it and appeals. Thakur follows him in the appeal too and they get their man.

11.1

Full and around off, driven to cover.

10.6

Short ball, pulled to deep square leg for one. 56/1

10.5

On the pads, clipped through square leg for a single.

10.4

He comes down the wicket again. Kuldeep bowls it short. Finch looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the body.

10.3

On the pads, Aaron comes down the track and looks to glance it but misses to get hit on the pads.

10.2

Short ball on the pads, Steven Smith rocks back and drags it wide of KL Rahul. The ball goes to the fine leg region for three. Yes, they run three.

10.1

Tossed up on middle, Smudge comes down the track and flicks it to square leg.

First signs of spin as Kuldeep Yadav comes into bowl now.

End of the first Powerplay then. Now, 4 fielders can be stationed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the 40th over.

9.6

Slower ball on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single. 51/1

9.5

Full on off, defensively nudged to the off side for a single. 50 up for Australia.

9.4

Full on middle, tapped to the leg side. Shardul is interested in a LBW, but realizing that there is an inside edge, pulls back from the appeal.

9.3

Full and outside off, stroked firmly to Iyer at cover who misfields slightly but it does not cost them anything.

9.2

Full on off, blocked to mid off.

9.1

FOUR! Just a thick edge. Full and outside off, Finch walks down the track and looks to drive. But he gets a thick outside edge which flies over backward point for a boundary.

First bowling change. Shardul Thakur is on now.

8.6

Outside off, left alone. 45/1

8.5

On a length on the body, bounces a bit more than Finch anticipated. He looks to play at it but it comes off the shoulder of the bat and goes to backward square leg. A single. A good spell so far from Bumrah but no wickets thus far.

8.4

Full and around off, blocked to the off side.

8.3

Full on off, Finch comes on the front foot to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pad.

8.2

On a good length around off, defended to the off side.

8.1

In the air... another one goes down. It has been that kind of a period. Full and on off, Aaron drives it uppishly back to the bowler. Bumrah sticks his hand up but fails to hold onto it. A difficult chance though, to say the least.

7.6

On a length around off, clipped to square leg for a single. 44/1

7.5

FOUR! Too wide, too full, punished by Finch. He shimmies down the track a little and drives it wide of the man at cover for a boundary.

7.5

WIDE! Another one down the leg side, Finch looked to hammer it on the on side but misses.

7.5

WIDE! Down the leg side, Finch looks to flick it to fine leg but misses.

7.4

On off, Smith clips it to the left of Jasprit at short fine leg. Bumrah does well to stop that, keeping it down to just the single.

7.3

Length ball on off and middle, Finch comes down the track and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball goes to the off side and they take a leg bye.

7.2

Nothing off the Free Hit. Finch moves across and tries to scoop this low full toss over the keeper's head, to the fine leg boundary. But the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of Rahul. It is stopped.

7.2

NO BALL! Natarajan oversteps. In fact there was a run out opportunity missed as well. Good length ball around off, tapped to cover. Smith wants a single. Finch gives up almost as Pandya got to the ball. The throw comes to the keeper's end but it misses the stumps. Finch was miles short. Free Hit coming up as well.

7.1

Very full on middle, driven down to mid on.

6.6

FOUR! Another miss, not of a catch, but in terms of stopping the ball. Full and on the pads, Finch glances it and gets it wide of the diving KL to the fine leg boundary. Hang on, leg byes signalled by the umpire. So, it came off his pads then. 33/1

6.5

EDGED AND DROPPED! Disappointment for Bumrah. Full and around off, Aaron Finch comes on the front foot to block it but gets an outside edge. It goes just to the left of Shikhar at first slip who fails to hold onto a regulation catch.

6.4

Length ball on the body, Finch looks to flick but misses to get hit on the body.

6.3

In the air... but short. Full on middle, Finch flicks it uppishly but it lands short of mid on. Would have had his heart in his mouth for a second.

6.2

Length ball outside off, Finch jumps and taps it to cover-point.

6.1

FOUR! The Indian crowd is not much happy with that. Full and outside off, Finch creams it through the covers for a boundary.

5.6

Good length ball around off, Smith looks to defend but gets an outside edge to point. 25/1

5.5

Fullish and around off, pushed back to the bowler.

5.4

On a good length around off, glanced to short mid-wicket.

5.3

Good length ball on off and middle, Steven moves a hint to the off side and flicks it to short mid-wicket.

5.2

Good length ball around off, blocked back on the track.

Steven Smith walks out to bat now.

5.1

OUT! BOWLED! The first international wicket for T Natarjan. Great moment for him. His teammates gather around him and cheer him up. On a length and around off, Marnus looked to hammer it on the off side but he ends up getting an inside edge. He looks back but the stumps are shattered by then.

4.6

Back of a length ball on middle, clipped to mid-wicket again. 25/0

4.5

Length ball on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

4.4

SIX! Finch goes hard... is it big enough? All the way. Full and around off, Finch looks to drive it aerially over covers but gets a genuine outside edge. It ends up carrying all the way over deep cover. Would you believe that? Wow!

4.3

Outside off, guided to third man for one.

4.2

This one is outside off, Marnus is in two minds. First he looks to play at it then, he drags his bat away late. Jasprit Bumrah though is pumped.

4.1

Screamer from Bumrah. Back of a length ball outside off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to play at it but is beaten comprehensively.

3.6

Around off on a length, punched to cover. 18/0

3.5

An appeal for lbw but not given. Probably going down leg with the angle. Length ball on the middle pole line, Aaron comes down the track a little and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. An appeal follows but to no avail. Perhaps, the fact that he was down the track saved him as well.

3.4

Good length ball around off from around the wicket, blocked to mid on.

3.3

On a length around off, driven to cover.

3.2

FOUR! SHOT! Short ball, AF swivels just a little and pulls it wide of mid on for a boundary.

3.1

On a good length around off, driven to cover.

2.6

Outside off, left alone. 14/0

2.5

FOUR! Into the gap. Length ball around off, Labuschagne stands tall and punches it between cover-point and point for a boundary.

2.4

Good length ball around off, pushed wide of backward point for a single.

2.3

On a good length around off, dabbed to the off side.

2.2

Full and around off, defended to the leg side.

2.1

BEATEN! Good ball from Jasprit there. Good length ball around off, Aaron Finch looks to defend but the ball whizzes past his outside edge.

1.6

Outside off on a back of a length, Marnus goes after it but fails to connect. Good ball from T Natarajan. 9/0

1.5

On the pads, swung away to fine leg for a single.

1.4

Around off, nudged to the off side.

1.3

SIX! Welcome to international cricket, Natarajan. Short ball, Finch swivels and picks it up way early. Pulls and pulls it well over deep square leg for a maximum.

1.2

Full and around off again, Aaron comes down the track and drives it to mid off.

1.1

Full and around off, driven down to mid off.

0.6

BEATEN! Close again. On a good length around off, it pitches and jags back in. Labuschagne looks to drive but he ends up missing it thoroughly. Good start this for India. Just the 2 runs off the first over. 2/0

0.5

On the pads, Marnus clips it to backward square leg and takes a couple. He is up and running and so are Australia in the run chase.

0.4

Short and around off, takes ML by surprise. He moves his body away from the line of the ball but manages to keep it out still.

0.3

Again, great start from Jasprit Bumrah. On a good length around off, Marnus Labuschange looks to defend but gets beaten.

0.2

Short ball outside off, Labuschagne looks to play at it but then gets beaten. Good bowling from Bumrah.

0.1

Outside off to begin from Jasprit, Marnus taps it to point.