|389/4 (50.0 ov) - R/R 7.78||338/9 (50.0 ov) - R/R 6.76|
|Navdeep Saini||not out||10||10||1||0|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||not out||4||6||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 328/9 (48.3)|
10 (10) R/R: 6.66
Navdeep Saini 6(3)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4(6)
Jasprit Bumrah 0(2) S.R (0)
lbw b Adam Zampa
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.
That's it! Floated on middle, Chahal flicks it to deep square leg for a single. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 51 RUNS. 338/9
Loopy ball outside off, Saini drives it to the cover region for a single.
Tossed up on middle, Chahal tucks it to the leg side for a single.
Full around off, Saini drives it to long off for a single.
FOUR! Nicely played! Loopy ball on off, Saini hammers it towards the long off region for a boundary.
Tossed up on middle, Chahal works it to mid-wicket.
Floated on middle, Chahal flicks it over mid-wicket for a single. 329/9
Flighted on middle, Chahal defends it out.
Flighted on middle, Chahal nudges it to mid-wicket.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man out in the middle.
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.
Flighted on off, driven to the off side for a single.
Full on middle, Siaini tucks it to mid on.
Quicker one on middle, Bumrah defends it out. 327/8
On off, defended to the off side for a single.
Flatter on off, Off, Saini defends it to the off side.
Jasprit Bumrah is the next man in.