|374/6 (50.0 ov) - R/R 7.48||308/8 (50.0 ov) - R/R 6.16|
|Navdeep Saini||not out||29||35||1||1|
|Jasprit Bumrah||not out||0||3||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 308/8 (49.3)|
0 (0) R/R: 0
Jasprit Bumrah 0(3)
Navdeep Saini 0(0)
Mohammed Shami 13(10) S.R (130)
b Mitchell Starc
So that is it from this game! Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. India will look to bounce back on Sunday which is also a must-win game for them. That match begins at 1440 local (0340 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that he found it hard to get his timing right especially in the middle overs. Finch says they have hardly been together as a team and tells there were some zoom meetings. Tells they were committed to their plan. Tells that everyone has their own strengths and weakness. Tells Warner is moving beautifully, tells Smith was different class. Tells Maxwell has a rare ability and tells he is super skilled. On his moustache, Finch tells it is to raise awareness about Men's health.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that they got enough time to prepare and adds there is no excuse and everyone needs to show intent. Feels that maybe not playing a long game for a long time might be a reason but says that they have played enough games in the past to cope with it. Kohli feels they need to find a way to get some overs from some part timers. Admits they do not have all-rounders like Stoinis or Maxwell who can roll their arms. Rues the lapses in the field as he thinks. Kohli says that they all committed to play positive cricket and that was the reason they went out and played with intent. Tells they gave themselves the best chance. Tells they never felt like they were not going to get there. Kohli says they need to learn to chase down the target and they need to have a plan which everyone should commit to.
Man of the Match, Steven Smith says, that he was unable to find his hands but is happy to have found it and tells everything came back and he is happy to contribute. Smith says that he was not thinking too much and just seeing the ball and hitting it. Tells the surface was good and he picked the slots and the bowlers he wanted to target. Says he is not sure if he started playing with freedom after over turning the LBW.
On a day where the bowlers took a real pounding there were two who did exceptionally well, Hazlewood and Zampa. The former especially. It is his spell with the new ball which did the trick for Australia. Those three wickets was probably where India lost the game. Zampa too was brilliant with a four-fer, he did take a pounding initially but did exceptionally well towards the end. Overall, a very good performance from Australia. They completely outplayed India.
Then came a big, big partnership between Pandya and Dhawan which did make the Indian dug out believe but it was just the matter of one wicket. Once Dhawan fell Pandya too followed soon and then it was just a matter of playing out the 50 overs which India did.
A very comfortable win in the end for Australia! To be honest, the Australian batters batted India out of the game. 370 plus was always going to be a very tough challenge and it was going to be even more difficult if you kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite the start India got, they lost too many wickets in the first 20 overs. 4 to be precise.
That is it! Comprehensive win for Australia. The last ball is another play and miss from Bumrah. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 66 RUNS! 308/8
Yorker outside off, Bumrah swings but misses again.
Full outside off, Burah looks to play but misses.
OUT! BOWLED! Starc gets his first of the game.Yorker on off, too good for Shami. The bal goes past his bat before he can get it down. Disturbs the off pole.
Length ball on off, Saini plays it to cover and gets a single.
On off, played to mid off.
On off, Saini swings but the ball goes to third man off the outer half of his bat. 307/7
On off, Saini blocks it.
On off, Saini punches it to cover for a couple.
Full on off, Saini plays it to mid on.
Length ball around off, Saini slaps it through cover for two.
Full on the pads. Saini looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad.
Full on off, Saini swipes it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. Brings 300 up for India.
A yorker outside off. Shami fails to jam it out. 299/7
A single as this is pushed through covers.
On off, it is guided to point.
Full and on off, it is pushed to mid off.
! Nothing on Snicko! This is down the leg side. Saini looks to flick but misses. There is a noise as the ball goes past the batter. An appeal but turned down. Australia review. Replays show that there is nothing. Australia lose their review.