|Marcus Stoinis (rhb)||52||65||80.00|
|Peter Handscomb (rhb)||48||59||81.35|
|Kuldeep Yadav (slc)||10.0||0||54||3||5.40|
|Vijay Shankar (slc)||1.3||0||15||2||10.00|
India won by 8 runs
|RECENT| . | . . . . . | . . | . . . | .|
Ball by Ball Live Score Commentary
9.45pm And that is that. India take a 2-0 lead in the series. Next up is Ranchi on Friday. Do join us for that, and keep sending in your comments. Until then, good night!
Virat Kohli is the man of the match: “When I walk in to bat, when the situation gets difficult, I have no choice but to put my head down and bat through the innings. Exhausted right now. I’m more proud of our second innings than our first. Vijay Shankar batted outstandingly, but he was unfortunately run out and we lost Kedar and MS in quick succession. I was thinking of using Vijay in the 46th over, but I spoke to Rohit and MS, and they said, let’s stick with Shami and Bumrah, and if they get some wickets we’re on top, and that’s exactly what happened. Vijay kept it stump-to-stump, kept it simple, and it worked. It’s always nice to speak to Rohit, he’s the vice captain, MS has been around for so long, and you go and speak to the bowler as well. Invariably they’re all on the same page. Bumrah is a champion, two wickets in an over, just turned the game, happy to have him in our team. Just coming through these kinds of games gives us confident. It’s important to look ugly at times, and come through and win. We might get these low-scoring games in the World Cup as well. This kind of a pitch was tailormade for Kedar Jadhav, he was actually keen to bowl the last over as well. It felt good [to get to 40 ODI hundreds]. It’s just a number, but it feels good to win games for India.”
Aaron Finch: “It was one of those games where you take it as deep as you can and hope you can get over the line. Marcus Stoinis played a brilliant innings. The game ebbed and flowed the whole day. We had momentum, gave it back to them, and in the end they got over the line. If Stoin takes a risk early on and gets out, we have no chance at all, so his approach was right. Was okay to get a start today, but starts don’t win games. We got 30s and 40s, they got a hundred, and that was the difference. Virat was the difference in the game. If one of our top order got 80-100, we would have probably won the game.”
Piyush: “Bumrah 2/10 in his last 6 overs.. How many times has he done this?!! Amazing Amazing bowling… ”
Vishal: “MOM should be shared in between 2 players (Kohli and Bumraah, if not among 3 (VK, Bumraah and Vijay Shankar).”
Saurabh: “This was India’s 500th ODI win! Congratulations team India.”
Parth Taco: “Jadeja’s rocket run out of Handscomb the turning point of this game!”
SSK: “Coulter-Nile wicket was the turning point. All he needed to do was stay with Stoinis a little longer at that point. None of that madness was needed.”
“I was ready to bowl that over. Only if I do it will people know I can,” Vijay Shankar says. “It was just about being mentally clear, not be crowded mentally. Wanted to hit the hard lengths because it was reversing a bit, and I told myself to bowl at the stumps. I think when you play for the country you have to be ready to do whatever the team needs. I keep telling myself to work on all aspects of the game, and when the opportunity comes, be ready to grab it. I thought I was timing the ball well, rotating the strike in the middle overs. I was confident of doing that and it was a good partnership.”
Durlav Dhadumia: “What a great match this was! ODIs have become interesting again because of these low scoring pitches unlike the ones where teams score 350+ and bowlers are there only to be hit all around the park. ”
9.28pm I may have mentioned this before, but what a match. T20 offers up a lot of tight finishes, but ODIs still give you room for these slow-burning thrills. It could have gone either way, and Virat Kohli could have gone either way – the low-slung offspin of Kedar Jadhav or the inexperience of Vijay Shankar. He went with the latter option, and on this occasion it’s come off brilliantly. It seems a long time ago that those two – Kohli and Vijay Shankar – were putting on a smooth, smooth partnership that seemed set to take India to a much bigger total than they eventually managed.
At various points, Australia looked to be controlling the chase, but India kept picking up wickets at vital junctures: three for Kuldeep, those two for Bumrah in the same over.
|49.3|| Shankar to Zampa in the blockhole, and it’s all over! He played a lovely innings at No. 5, and now he’s bowled a great over under pressure. Full, straight, aiming at middle stump, and Zampa, making room to try and carve it away through point, fails to connect OUT |
A Zampa b Shankar 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
|49.2|| Shankar to Zampa length ball on off stump, makes room and jabs into the point region. Backward point dives right and gets a hand to it, but it rolls away from him and they can run a second 2 runs |
In walks Adam Zampa.
Srini: “What a moment for Vijay Shankar to get his first ODI wicket.”
|49.1|| Shankar to Stoinis big appeal, and it’s given! Immediate review too. Nowhere near short enough to pull, and not full enough to loft over mid-on, and he’s caught between the two. It’s angling in towards leg stump. Misses, and it hits him on the back leg. Looked out on first viewing, and it still looks out now. Let’s see what ball-tracking has to say. No bat on it. Umpire’s call on leg stump, and Stoinis has to walk back dejected. An excellent innings, he’s kept Australia in it right up to now. And they still just need one big hit, even if it’s Nos. 10 and 11 at the crease OUT |
MP Stoinis lbw b Shankar 52 (65b 4×4 1×6) SR: 80.00
What a match this is. Australia need 11 off the last over. Vijay Shankar will bowl it. Stoinis has played this perfectly, no matter what happens from here. Deep midwicket and long-on in place, and fine leg. Square leg in the circle. Deep point and long-off back on the off side.
End of Over No.49 Australia 240/8 Last Over (9 runs)
|48.6|| Mohammed Shami to Lyon full-toss, angling marginally down leg, and Lyon swings at it and gets a critical bit of bat on it. Fine leg was back, but he was too square, and this absolutely flies over the turf and gives him no chance FOUR |
15 from 7. Will Lyon chance a big hit, since Stoinis will be on strike for the last over anyway?
Alex: “Kohli would a better option for last over, perfect time for him”
|48.5|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis sees Stoinis looking to manufacture room and bowls a back-of-a-length ball angling into leg stump and cramping him for room. Swiped down to long-on, not much power on it 1 run |
|48.4|| Mohammed Shami to Lyon short outside off, makes a bit of room and slaps to deep point 1 run |
Sundar: “I would prefer Dhoni to bowl the 50th over” — That would be new finishing territory even for a finisher so accomplished.
|48.3|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis length ball on off stump, shuffles across again to clip through square leg. Takes the single now, leaves Lyon three balls to keep out. 1 run |
|48.2|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis back of a length, angling into middle and leg. Steps across this time, whips it in the air, juuust out of reach of Kuldeep diving to his left and backwards at square leg, brings up his fifty 2 runs |
Qasim Ibrar: “Is it Dhoni or Stoinis.?” — Dhoinis?
|48.1|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis back of a length, angling into middle stump. Looks to make room to hit through the off side, can’t find it. Punches it back to the bowler no run |
20 off 12. Shami continues.
End of Over No.48 Australia 231/8 Last Over (1 run)
|47.6|| Bumrah to Stoinis back of a length, angling into off stump. The one ball you might presume Bumrah might bowl. Stoinis shuffles across and nudges it away into the backward square leg region to retain strike. Once we know which way the result goes, this over could assume a lot of meaning in hindsight. 1 run |
|47.5|| Bumrah to Stoinis well, there’s little he can do about this. The Bumrah special, angling into the corridor, pitching on a good length, straightening away, beating the outside edge as Stoinis presses forward, looking for a push into the off side no run |
Does he look for the single off this ball?
|47.4|| Bumrah to Stoinis back of a length on off stump, blocked solidly into the off side no run |
|47.3|| Bumrah to Stoinis in the blockhole, angling in towards off stump. Opens his bat face and squeezes it out to backward point no run |
|47.2|| Bumrah to Stoinis back of a length close to off stump, defended to extra-cover. Stoinis is doing the Dhoni thing here, rightly. The asking rate isn’t all that steep even now no run |
|47.1|| Bumrah to Stoinis length ball angling in towards off stump, gets a nice stride in and defends it back down the pitch, solidly. Bumrah lets it run, willing Stoinis to take the single as mid-off ambles towards the ball. No way is Stoinis taking that single no run |
Stoinis on strike, 21 needed from 18. Does Kohli bring back Jadhav/Vijay? Nope. It’s Bumrah.
End of Over No.47 Australia 230/8 Last Over (7 runs)
|46.6|| Mohammed Shami to Lyon in the blockhole on middle stump, some late swing in as well – he’s been getting the old ball to do that right through – and Lyon juuust gets his bat down in time to flick to long leg. Stoinis refuses the single, he wants the strike no run |
|46.5|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis back of a length, a little wider, chopped down to third man 1 run |
|46.4|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis back of a length, and that’s a super shot. Fifth-stump line, so not a particularly bad ball, but he waits, and uses his wrists brilliantly to open his bat face slightly and carve it to the left of the diving backward point fielder FOUR |
|46.3|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis back of a length, nips back into off stump to cramp Stoinis for room. He simply blocks it back to the bowler no run |
|46.2|| Mohammed Shami to Lyon back of a length close to off stump, stabbed to Jadhav at backward point. No run was available, and they weren’t going for one, but Jadhav throws to the batsman’s end anyway. Would have been okay if the midwicket fielder had backed up properly, but Rayudu fumbles and Stoinis gets back on strike 1 run |
|46.1|| Mohammed Shami to Stoinis full on off stump, clipped away to deep midwicket 1 run |
Shami. Kohli is hoping he won’t need to use his fifth bowler at all. Only two wickets remaining, so why not?
Sud: “That’s a W.O.W from Bumrah. Can Shami get another one in the next? Fingers crossed.”
End of Over No.46 Australia 223/8 Last Over (1 run)
|45.6|| Bumrah to Lyon ooh, again he gets it to straighten, this time from a fuller length and an off-stump line. Lyon is half-forward, and again he pushes inside the line, but gets a vital thick edge that sends the ball rolling down to third man no run |
|45.5|| Bumrah to Lyon back of a length, and again he angles it into the corridor and gets it to jag away off the seam. Lyon pushes at it and fails to put bat on ball no run |
Here’s Nathan Lyon, who’s turned himself into an aggressive shotmaker in Test cricket of late. Can he bat like that in a 50-over game? Two balls left to see off from Bumrah, first.
|45.4|| Bumrah to Cummins lovely delivery, and there’s a big appeal for a low catch behind. Dhoni thinks it’s out. They’re taking this upstairs, and the soft signal is out. Length ball angling into a fourth-stump line, and it straightens off the pitch. Cummins pokes at it, gets a thin edge, and Dhoni, falling forward and to his right, takes this low chance as cleanly as possible. Bumrah is turning it on here OUT |
PJ Cummins c †Dhoni b Bumrah 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
|45.3|| Bumrah to Cummins full, angling in towards middle and leg. Keeps his pad out of the way and blocks it back to the bowler no run |
Achal: “Jadhav to bowl a Maxi/Sachin type final over?” — Very much possible. Here’s Pat Cummins, who as we all know can bat very well.
|45.2|| Bumrah to Coulter-Nile bowled him! Not the best shot from Coulter-Nile. He’s been going after everything, and this is particularly risky, making room to try and cut Bumrah. That wicked angle does the rest, and there’s no bat involved as the ball sneaks through and knocks back middle stump OUT |
NM Coulter-Nile b Bumrah 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
|45.1|| Bumrah to Stoinis back of a length close to off stump, opens his bat face to steer towards third man 1 run |
India continue alternating Bumrah/Shami from this end.
End of Over No.45 Australia 222/6 Last Over (9 runs)
|44.6|| Kuldeep Yadav to Coulter-Nile flighted ball on off stump, Coulter-Nile goes for the big heave with the turn, and he doesn’t connect all too cleanly but lands the ball in the gap between long-on and deep midwicket. Kuldeep ends with figures of 3 for 54. 2 runs |
|44.5|| Kuldeep Yadav to Coulter-Nile short outside off and Coulter-Nile slaps it up in the air, into the gap to the left of long-off 2 runs |
Round the wicket now. Slip in place.
|44.4|| Kuldeep Yadav to Coulter-Nile flighted ball pitching on middle stump and sliding on with the angle. Props forward and defends into the off side no run |
33 off 33, four wickets in hand. What a time for Nathan Coulter-Nile to walk in.
Is it time to worry about Shikhar Dhawan’s form? Deivarayan Muthu (reluctantly) asks the question.
|1st||83||AJ Finch 37||UT Khawaja 38|
|2nd||0||UT Khawaja 0||SE Marsh 0|
|3rd||39||SE Marsh 16||PSP Handscomb 22|
|4th||10||GJ Maxwell 4||PSP Handscomb 5|
|5th||39||PSP Handscomb 21||MP Stoinis 16|
|6th||47||AT Carey 22||MP Stoinis 24|
|7th||5||NM Coulter-Nile 4||MP Stoinis 1|
|8th||0||PJ Cummins 0||MP Stoinis 0|
|9th||17||MP Stoinis 11||NM Lyon 6|
|10th||2||A Zampa 2||NM Lyon 0|