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India tour of Australia 2016
2nd ODI, Australia vs India at The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia (15 Jan 2016)
India

308/8 (50) RR:6.16

Australia won by 7 wkts

MOM: Rohit Sharma

The conditions look a bit bleak out there. The floodlights are on. Shaun Marsh and Finch march out to the middle. Barinder Sran, who impressed everyone on his debut, will start the proceedings for India. Finch will take strike. 2 slips in place. Right then! Off we go...

Startling stat: This will offer Indian fans some respite. The highest chase at this venue till date - 301/9 by Australia against England in 2014. Be back for Australia's response in about 40 minutes...

Luck was on his side as the umpire didn't spot the edge when he nicked one to the keeper on 89. But misfortune followed him soon as Faulkner palmed Rahane's lofted drive back onto the stumps. Rahane though kept himself busy at the crease by ticking the scoreboard and acknowledging the boundary balls. He ensured that the runs never dried up by picking singles more often than not - something that was missing during Rohit-Kohli's 125-run stand. Rahane certainly looked a class apart but fell short of a hundred by 11 runs after a fluent knock. Australia made a good comeback in the final 5 overs - just conceded 38 runs and consumed 5 wickets.

At the end of 17 overs in the first ODI, India were 82/1. Fast forward three days later, India were 82/1 again. Only thing that changed was the venue and India fell short by one run of the final total. Rohit and Kohli looked as firm as they were in the first ODI. However, the lack of urgency during the middle overs seemed to have hurt India, yet again. Only time will tell how costly will that prove. After India lost Dhawan early, Kohli took on Richardson's arm (the best fielder in the outfield according to Brett Lee) and threw away a great opportunity to score a hundred. Rohit thumped his way to yet another hundred - a knock that saw a few streaky strokes, thunderbolts and who can deny his class!

Over: 50 1 1 W 2 0 W IND 308/8
Ravindra Jadeja 5(5) U Yadav 0(0) Hastings 8-0-46-1

49.6 - Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, out Ravindra Jadeja Run Out!! So India have got one run lesser than what they got at the WACA. This is a strong comeback from Australia and going into the break, they will feel the momentum is with them. Yorker from Hastings, Jadeja digs it out down the pitch, Yadav tries to steal a run, but the ball was close to Hastings, who picked it up, ran back and easily dislodged the bails. Jadeja was not even in the picture. Ravindra Jadeja run out (Hastings) 5(5)

Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

49.5 - Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, very full and outside off stump, Jadeja walks across and tries to scoop, but misses

49.4 - Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, that's strange cricket from India. Firstly, the full toss was only hit gently along the ground to long-on, secondly, the batsmen weren't pushing for the second run. Oh a fumble from Hastings allows Jadeja to complete the second eventually. It was a straightforward throw to the bowler but he spilled it

Umesh Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease

49.3 - Hastings to Ashwin, out Caught by Boland!! The slump continues for India and they have lost 3 wickets in a space of 7 balls now. Full and on the off stump, Ashwin walks across and tries to scoop it over short fine leg, but gets a top-edge, goes only as far as short third man, who moves to his left and takes the catch. Ashwin c Boland b Hastings 1(2)

Hastings to Ashwin, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

49.2 - Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, full and on the off stump, Jadeja for some reason only defends this with an angled bat towards backward point. Probably he was expecting a slower ball there

49.1 - Hastings to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin moves across the stumps, Hastings bowls a slower delivery, which is guided towards backward point

John Hastings [7.0-0-42-0] is back into the attack

Last over coming up. India made 309 in the last game. How much will they make now?

Over: 49 1 2 W 4 W 2 IND 304/6
Ravindra Jadeja 2(1) Ashwin 0(0) Faulkner 10-0-64-2

48.6 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, very full slower ball, Jadeja works it to deep mid-wicket and races back for the second

Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.5 - Faulkner to M Pandey, out Caught by Joel Paris!! He's hit this with one-hand, but it's a catch at long-off. Slower delivery outside off stump, Pandey tries the loft, but played a little early and lost the bottom hand grip, in the end spooned it in the air and long-off ran forward and completed an easy catch. India are losing a lot of gas here. Turning out to be a great last over from Faulkner. With these big boundaries, the slower ball is very handy when the batsman is trying to hit the ball hard. Have India's bowlers taken note? M Pandey c Joel Paris b Faulkner 6(5) [4s-1]

Faulkner to M Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

48.4 - Faulkner to M Pandey, FOUR, that's a nice hit to bring up India's 300. Faulkner goes full and wide trying the yorker, Pandey reaches out and slices it over backward point, the timing was too good and third man had no chance

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

48.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, out Caught by Smith!! In the airrrrrrr, I don't think this has got enough legs and he holes out in the deep. End of a fine innings from Rahane. Slower delivery on the stumps, Rahane steps out and slogs, but the lack of pace on the ball meant he completely mistimed the shot, Smith moves to his right at deep mid-wicket and takes a simple catch. Rahane falls 11 runs short of a hundred. Rahane c Smith b Faulkner 89(80) [4s-6 6s-1]

Faulkner to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

48.2 - Faulkner to Rahane, 2 runs, full toss outside off stump, Rahane lofts it gently over backward point and another easy two

48.1 - Faulkner to M Pandey, 1 run, widish yorker outside off stump, Pandey reaches out and squeezes it to third man

12 runs off that over with minimal risk. Good batting from Rahane.

Over: 48 0 2 2 4 2 2 IND 295/4
Rahane 87(78) M Pandey 1(2) Boland 10-0-64-1

47.6 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, almost a yorker, Rahane digs it out to deep square leg, Rahane wants the second run and he rushes back

47.5 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, that's a fine shot! Low full toss outside off stump, Rahane opens the face of the bat and slices it through point, Finch runs to his left and saves two with a slide near the boundary

47.4 - Boland to Rahane, FOUR, Boland misses the yorker by some distance and bowls a full toss on the stumps, Rahane slogs it over mid-wicket, the man in the deep had a lot of ground to cover running to his left and he had no chance. India need more of these

47.3 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, another full delivery from Boland, Rahane goes for the drive and once again loses his bottom hand grip, but it goes to deep extra-cover and gives India and Rahane a couple

47.2 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, Rahane anticipates the yorker and backs away, slices it square of the wicket on the off-side, big boundaries here at the Gabba and the second run was easily on

47.1 - Boland to Rahane, no run, excellent yorker and Rahane can't do much about it. Tries to squeeze it out, toe-ends it on the bounce to the keeper

Three more to go. How much more can India get? Australia have conceded just 23 runs in the last 4 overs. That's very good at this stage of the game.

Over: 47 1 0 1 0 4 1 IND 283/4
Rahane 75(72) M Pandey 1(2) Faulkner 9-0-55-0

46.6 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Rahane drives it to sweeper cover

46.5 - Faulkner to Rahane, FOUR, lucky but Rahane and India won't mind. Full and outside off stump, Rahane slogs across the line, gets a thick edge that goes fine and past the keeper for four. Third man had no chance

46.4 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, another pin-point yorker outside off stump, Rahane digs it out into the off-side, thinks about a run as he didn't know where the ball was, but Pandey sent him back

46.3 - Faulkner to M Pandey, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Pandey guides it to third man

46.2 - Faulkner to M Pandey, no run, oh that's nicely driven off the front foot, but straight to the man at cover. A couple of yards either side of the fielder would have been runs

46.1 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, yorker outside off stump, Rahane digs it out into the off-side, Pandey calls for a quick single but a direct-hit would have caught him well short at the striker's end

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 46 0 2 1 2 1 W IND 276/4
Dhoni 11(10) Rahane 69(68) Boland 9-0-52-1

45.6 - Boland to Dhoni, out Caught by Maxwell!! Maiden ODI wicket for Boland and it's a big one. Slower delivery very full and on the stumps, Dhoni goes for the slog, doesn't hit it that well, no elevation on it and it went flat and straight to the man at long-on, who didn't have to move an inch. This is great bowling from the Aussies. They are not allowing the Indians to score freely in the death overs. Dhoni c Maxwell b Boland 11(10)

Boland to Dhoni, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.5 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, another full toss and Rahane plays a one-handed lofted drive to wide long-off

45.4 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, that's a stunning save by Maxi! He gets a great applause from the crowd. Low full toss on the stumps, Rahane drives it straight down the ground, Maxwell runs to his left from long-on, dives full length and stops it with his left hand, while finishing the dive, he also managed to keep his right hand just inside the rope to save two runs

45.3 - Boland to Dhoni, 1 run, good yorker outside off stump, Dhoni toe-ends the drive to long-off

45.2 - Boland to Dhoni, 2 runs, slower delivery on the leg stump, Dhoni works it round the corner through square leg and with his skating shoes on, the second run wasn't tough at all for Dhoni

45.1 - Boland to Dhoni, no run, low full toss and Dhoni is kind enough to drive it straight back to the bowler

Over: 45 2 1 1 1 0 0 IND 270/3
Rahane 66(66) Dhoni 8(6) Faulkner 8-0-48-0

44.6 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, now a mighty swing across the line, full and outside off stump, Rahane loses his shape and makes no contact with the ball. Just 5 runs in that over, a good one for the Aussies

44.5 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, oh how did that miss the sticks? Rahane was almost bowled there. Thanks to the Gabba bounce that it just went over the stumps. The back-of-the-hand slower ball, Rahane walks across and tries to help it fine past short fine leg and misses

44.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss and Dhoni tries to slice it past backward point, but he hits this very fine and straight to third man

44.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, oh Rahane! Cover would have been a better option with this ball being full and outside off stump, Rahane tries to slog across the line and in the end toe-ends it along the ground to long-on

A few dark clouds are hovering over the ground.

44.2 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Dhoni works to mid-wicket

44.1 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the off stump, Dhoni hops and tucks this through square leg, quickly takes the first run and calls Rahane through for the second as well. He's quick between the wickets

Over: 44 2 0 0 Wd 1 1 0 IND 265/3
Rahane 65(63) Dhoni 4(3) Boland 8-0-46-0

43.6 - Boland to Rahane, no run, another low full toss, driven straight to short mid-wicket

43.5 - Boland to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length delivery outside off stump, Dhoni digs it out to cover

43.4 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, Rahane drives it to long-on

43.4 - Boland to Rahane, wide, Boland gets greedy and tries another slower ball, but he drops this short and it goes down the leg-side

43.3 - Boland to Rahane, no run, oh the slog from Rahane and he fails to make contact. He swung right across the line of this slower delivery and luckily for him it was outside off stump

43.2 - Boland to Rahane, no run, full and outside off stump, Rahane drives and picks out cover

43.1 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, low full toss, sweetly driven past the bowler, but long-off cuts it off, the big boundary easily allows the batsmen to complete two

Over: 43 6 W 1 1 1 2 IND 260/3
Dhoni 3(2) Rahane 62(58) Faulkner 7-0-43-0

42.6 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 2 runs, that was short and Dhoni had a lot of time to play, so much so that he could play a forehand tennis smash, sends it through mid-wicket and the man in the deep runs to his left and tidies up

42.5 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, very full from over the wicket, Faulkner drives it back towards the bowler, who jumps and tries to stop it in his followthrough, it bursts through his hands and goes towards mid-off allowing the single

42.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, the short delivery from Faulkner and Dhoni is good with his pull/hook, sends this to deep backward square leg and opens his account

42.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, length delivery on the leg stump, Rahane works it away through backward square leg

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

42.2 - Faulkner to Rahane, out Rohit Run Out!! Oh that's a dreadul end to a fantastic innings from Rohit Sharma. So unlucky! The slower ball goes very full from Faulkner, Rahane drives it hard and straight down the pitch, Faulkner, from round the wicket, puts his right hand out in his followthrough and gets a fingertip on it in an attempt to stop the ball. Rohit was outside the crease looking for a run and it crashes into the sticks at the bowler's end. Rohit swings his gloves in disappointment as he walks off. The TV umpire was not needed as it was quite evident that Faulkner got a hand on it. Rohit run out (Faulkner) 124(127) [4s-11 6s-3]

Faulkner to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Rahane pulls out as Faulkner was about to deliver.

42.1 - Faulkner to Rahane, SIX, down the track and baaaang! He was on one leg when he met with the ball but the balance was so good. Length delivery right in the slot, Rahane jumped out of the crease and lofted it handsomely back over the bowler's head for a maximum

Over: 42 4 Wd 1 1 Wd 1 0 1 IND 249/2
Rahane 54(54) Rohit 124(127) Boland 7-0-41-0

41.6 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, this is full and outside off stump, Rahane opens the face of the bat and slices it fine, Richardson dives to his left at short third man and saves three for his side

41.5 - Boland to Rahane, no run, another good yorker from Boland, this is outside off stump, Rahane opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to short third man

41.4 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, that's almost a yorker, drilled along the ground to long-on

41.4 - Boland to Rohit, wide, why try the slower balls when you have a decent yorker Boland. He sprays this down the leg-side, Rohit initially thought about helping it on its way after getting inside the line and then decided to leave it all alone. Sensible because Rohit would not have had the pace on the ball to work with on that occasion

41.3 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, Boland is known for his yorker and he almost nails one, this is just dug out into the off-side by Jinks

41.2 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Rohit drives it down to long-on

41.2 - Boland to Rohit, wide, Boland attempts the slower ball bumper, but it goes too high

41.1 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, now that is some shot from Rohit Sharma! Gee he's gifted with a lot of talent. Can't keep the word talent away from Rohit Sharma. Not many would have played that shot with such ease. Full and outside off stump, Rohit just slices the lofted-drive and it almost cleared the deep extra-cover fence

Scott Boland [6.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

Over: 41 0 2 1 0 2 1 IND 239/2
Rohit 118(124) Rahane 52(51) Faulkner 6-0-32-0

40.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, full and outside off, Rohit drives through cover and keeps the strike

40.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, 2 runs, mistimed pull but safe! Short and darted into the batsman, Rohit pulls sans any timing and to his delight, it lands safely in the unmanned deep mid-wicket region. Calls for a double and makes it in time, beating the throw from the fielder. Wade was quick to whip the bails but Rohit was comfortably in

40.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, play and a miss! Slower shortish delivery outside off, Rohit tries to flay that square on the off-side, beaten on the top-edge

40.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, walks across the stumps and bunts this fullish delivery in front of long-on

40.2 - Faulkner to Rahane, 2 runs, fifty for Rahane! It's his 14th in ODIs. Stood tall and square drove this full ball to reach his landmark

40.1 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, back of a length wide of off, Rahane dabs with an angled bat, picks out backward point to perfection

James Faulkner [5.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Over: 40 4 4 0 1 1 1 IND 233/2
Rahane 49(48) Rohit 115(121) Kane Richardson 8-1-61-0

39.6 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, pitched fuller and straighter around off, Rahane drives with a straight bat, down to long-on again

39.5 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, errs in line yet again. I'm pretty sure Rohit has scored majority of his runs off Richardson's bowling. Sliding down leg and Rohit helps it to fine leg

39.4 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, full on the stumps, Rahane drives it to long-on

39.3 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, no run, down leg again, Rahane misses on the flick

39.2 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, FOUR, drifting into the pads, Rahane helps it with a glance down to fine leg. Hastings rushes hard and puts in the dive but to no avail. Back-to-back boundaries for Rahane

39.1 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, FOUR, ah, shot! Rahane dances down the track and drives this full ball uppishly over a leaping short cover, raced away in a hurry

Over: 39 1 1 Wd 0 1 4 4 IND 222/2
Rohit 114(120) Rahane 39(43) Hastings 7-0-42-0

38.6 - Hastings to Rohit, FOUR, CTRL C + CTRL V of the previous delivery, just that Rohit placed it a bit finer than the previous one

38.5 - Hastings to Rohit, FOUR, wow! That never looked like a boundary, but Rohit has timed the pants off it. Jumps on the back foot and plays a one-legged pull behind backward square, the fielder was too deep at square leg and hence he couldn't prevent the boundary

38.4 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, too straight from Hastings, Rahane lofts it handsomely to the left of long-on

38.3 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, drags his length back and keeps it around that nagging corner, in the corridor of uncertainty. Rahane stays firm at the crease and tries to dab it down to third man, beaten on the top-edge

38.3 - Hastings to Rahane, wide, full and well wide of off, just beside the tramline, Rahane flashes hard and misses

38.2 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, slightly fuller outside off, driven to long-off

38.1 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, dropped! Was a tough one though! Full and straight from Hastings, Rahane drives it uppishly back at the bowler who sticks his right hand to grab that. The ball thuds his palm and deflects towards mid-on. Hastings wears a disappointed look on his face, should have caught that by Australian fielding standards!

John Hastings [6.0-0-30-0] is back into the attack

Over: 38 2 1 1 1 1 0 IND 210/2
Rohit 105(117) Rahane 37(40) Kane Richardson 7-1-50-0

37.6 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, pitched fuller just outside off, driven firmly to the fieldsman at mid-off

37.5 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, no, no, no! Not again. Rahane flicks this to long leg and thinks of a second - only for a fleeting moment. Rohit responds but Rahane was quick to realise and send his partner back in time

37.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, yorker targetting the stumps, Rohit squeezes it square on the leg-side

37.3 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, walks forward and across to drive this full ball past the non-striker, easy as you like!

37.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, straying on the pads again, clipped wristily in front of mid-wicket

37.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 2 runs, full and slipping into the pads, Rohit uses his rubber wrists to flick that behind square leg, nabs a duo of runs

Kane Richardson [6.0-1-44-0] is back into the attack

Over: 37 0 4 1 1 1 1 IND 204/2
Rohit 101(113) Rahane 35(38) Joel Paris 8-0-40-1

36.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, shortish outside off, Rohit steers towards the same man again

36.5 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 1 run, stab down to third man, that fieldsman has been kept busy all day

36.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit Sharma - you little beauty! He just loves batting against Australia, isn't it? This is his 10th ODI hundred and guess what! 5 of them have come against the mighty Aussies. Back-to-back hundreds too. Another daddy ton waiting? Remember he has the ability to turn tons into big scores and to add to your excitement (Rohit's fans to be precise) each time Kohli has been run out (when batting along with Rohit), the hitman went onto score a double hundred. Gets there with a dab down to third man. Sprints to the other end, jumps high in the air, pumps his fist and gets a hug from his partner. Huge roar from Indian fans present at the Gabba. Well played Rohit!

36.3 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 1 run, sensible batting this from Rahane! Waits back and angles it down to third man

36.2 - Joel Paris to Rahane, FOUR, that's Rahane for you! Saw that a lot during IND-RSA game in the World Cup. Shimmes down the track and smashes it through mid-wicket, such sweet timer of the ball is Rahane!

36.1 - Joel Paris to Rahane, no run, back of a length around fifth stump channel, Rahane jumps back and guides with an open bat face to the left of point

Over: 36 0 1 0 1 0 0 IND 196/2
Rohit 99(111) Rahane 29(34) Faulkner 5-0-26-0

35.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, smidgen full around the fifth stump line, Rohit presses forward to push that to short cover

35.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, curling in on off from a good length, Rohit offers a dead bat

35.4 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, shortish outside off, Rahane cuts through cover, Rohit on strike now. The Indian crowd sound excited...

35.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, yorker on the stumps, Rahane flicks and finds mid-on

35.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, short of length wider of off, Rohit runs it down to third man for an easy single

35.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, Faulkner sprints hard and bowls an off-pace delivery outside off, Rohit dabs it straight to point. Rahane should have been on strike but the umpires got it wrong.

That will be drinks.

Over: 35 0 1 0 1 0 1 IND 194/2
Rahane 28(32) Rohit 98(107) Joel Paris 7-0-32-1

34.6 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 1 run, drifts this one into Rahane's pads, worked away round the corner for a single

34.5 - Joel Paris to Rahane, no run, back of a length and angled across. Rahane was trying to chop that behind square but was beaten on the outside edge, beaten for the pace I reckon

34.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, short and wide, Rohit rises on his toes to tap that on its head, places that through cover for an easy single

34.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, fraction fuller around middle and off, Rohit wrists it straight to mid-on

34.2 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 1 run, stays on the back foot and glides this back of a length down to third man

34.1 - Joel Paris to Rahane, no run, length delivery on middle, blocked back to the bowler

Over: 34 1 4 1 0 1 1 IND 191/2
Rahane 26(28) Rohit 97(105) Faulkner 4-0-24-0

33.6 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, Rahane has gone hard on this one. Full outside off, Rahane crunches the drive but to no avail. Fielder at short cover throws himself to his right and denies Rahane a boundary

33.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit emulates Rahane. Playing with soft hands and lifting it over the bowler but this time skipper Smith is in situ at mid-on to cut that off, ran to his left and prevented a certain boundary

33.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, on the stumps, Rohit turns it towards square leg

33.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, fullish outside off, Rahane finds the gap through cover with a well-timed drive, only a single on offer though

33.2 - Faulkner to Rahane, FOUR, first boundary for Rahane! Silky stuff from Rahane. "Didn't look to hit the ball hard", as the legendary VVS affirms on air. Just lifted it nonchalantly back over the bowler, couple of bounces and into the fence

33.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, goes wider of the crease and slings it in around 124kmph, driven gently towards long-off

James Faulkner [3.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Over: 33 0 0 0 1 0 2 IND 183/2
Rahane 20(25) Rohit 95(102) Joel Paris 6-0-29-1

32.6 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 2 runs, angled in from a good length, Rahane tucks off his hips and calls for a double, the fielder was a bit too deep and hence Rahane was interested in the second run, sensible!

32.5 - Joel Paris to Rahane, no run, the short of length stuff continues from the Aussie bowlers. It certainly proved worthy in this game. Rahane hangs back and steered it to the right of Wade who dives and prevents a single

32.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length wider of off, Rohit leant back and chopped that towards third man, still 5 more for him

32.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, length delivery on the stumps, Rohit gets across slightly and nudges to the right of Paris who gets across to field

32.2 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, touch fuller at 134ks, Rohit strides forward to push that in front of cover-point

32.1 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, back of a length just outside off, Rohit drops it onto the pitch with soft hands

Over: 32 1 1 1 1 1 2 IND 180/2
Rahane 18(23) Rohit 94(98) Maxwell 6-0-33-0

31.6 - Maxwell to Rahane, 2 runs, slower through the air and spinning down leg, Rahane helps it down to fine leg with a glance, couple of runs on offer and Rahane is slowly getting into the groove

31.5 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, quicker and straight, swept down to fine leg

31.4 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, waltzes down the track and negates the spin to push this in front of long-on

31.3 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, sliding down leg, Rohit kneels down and times the sweep, towards the man at fine leg

31.2 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, shortish on the stumps, Rahane hangs back and punches to long-on

31.1 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, floated up just outside off, Rohit leans forward and presents the full face of the bat to drive towards long-off

The Australian crowd aren't happy with the veridct. There was a huge spike on the snicko too..

Over: 31 3 1 0 1 1 1 IND 173/2
Rohit 91(95) Rahane 14(20) Joel Paris 5-0-26-1

30.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, a bit too straight from Paris, Rohit clips off his pads square on the leg-side, retains the strike with that run

30.5 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 1 run, sits back and guides this back of a length delivery down to third man

30.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, full and outside off, driven down to long-off

30.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, huge appeal! For caught behind and the Australians can't believe it. Rohit has nicked it. But the umpire didn't spot it though. Pithced on a good length, around 138ks and angled across from Rohit who was trying to push with laden feet. The appeal was strong and in unison but Rohit stood his ground - as if nothing happened. Luck, luck, luck, Rohit! He certainly needs some of that

30.2 - Joel Paris to Rahane, 1 run, on the hips of Rahane and that's easily tucked through backward square leg

30.1 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 3 runs, Paris comes in for his second burst and offers width straightaway. Pitched full too, Rohit creams the drive through extra cover. Finch dives to his right in the deep and prevents the boundary, good job that!

Joel Paris [4.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack

Over: 30 0 0 1 1 1 1 IND 166/2
Rohit 86(91) Rahane 12(18) Maxwell 5-0-26-0

29.6 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, strides out to a loopy delivery and knocks it down to long-off

29.5 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, flatter and shorter outside off, dabbed in front of short third man

29.4 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, the intent was to go inside-out, but ends up hitting the loft a lot straighter, so much so that long-off got interested. Dropped short of him though

29.3 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, another couple of strides down, gets closer to the pitch of the ball and milks it down to long-off

29.2 - Maxwell to Rahane, no run, shimmies down and smothers it back to the bowler

29.1 - Maxwell to Rahane, no run, darted down leg, brushes Rahane's pads on the way to Wade after he failed to meet the glance

Over: 29 1 4 0 1 1 0 IND 162/2
Rohit 84(89) Rahane 10(14) Hastings 6-0-30-0

28.6 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, a purposeless short of length delivery, aiming to tingle the ribs, Rohit works it with soft hands beside the pitch

28.5 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the pads, Rahane can put that away in delta sleep. Tucked away to deep square leg

28.4 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, stretches out to meet a fullish ball and carves it down to third man

28.3 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, the fielding has been superb. Scorching drive which meets a wall at extra-cover who dives across

28.2 - Hastings to Rohit, FOUR, throws his bat hard on a back of a length delivery, the top-edge flies away fine. Fine enough to beat third man. The merits of not withholding anything. His hands came down hard in an attempt to strangle it through the off-side

28.1 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, pounded on a short of length outside off, Rahane uses the pace on it and runs it down to third man

Over: 28 1 0 1 0 1 1 IND 155/2
Rahane 8(12) Rohit 79(85) Maxwell 4-0-22-0

27.6 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket

27.5 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, well flighted just outside off, Rohit plays a little dink past extra-cover to get to the other end

27.4 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, slows it down, still keeping it on middle and leg, played back to the bowler

27.3 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, flatter and slightly short on middle and leg, Rahane backs away and swats it down to long-on with a flat-batted thwack

27.2 - Maxwell to Rahane, no run, a bit more air with Rahane on strike, driven back down the pitch where Maxwell's right hand obstructs

27.1 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, floated up on leg stump, Rohit stoops a little and paddles it down to fine leg

Glenn Maxwell [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Over: 27 1 0 1 1 0 2 IND 151/2
Rahane 6(9) Rohit 77(82) Hastings 5-0-23-0

26.6 - Hastings to Rahane, 2 runs, tucked away off the hips behind square. Again in the large pockets of space. Fetches him a couple

26.5 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, pushed on the up to point

26.4 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, hitting the back of a length, Rohit opens the bat-face and guides it to the left of backward point. There is a diving stop but by then the single had been taken

26.3 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, walks towards the bowler even as he was in his delivery stride, Hastings tries to get it out of his reach. Doesn't quite succeed. Steered behind backward point down towards third man

26.2 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, slightly full and driven to mid-off

26.1 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, just short of length outside off, Rohit lets the ball pass him, and then taps it on its head. Escorted to third man

Over: 26 1 0 1 0 1 1 IND 146/2
Rohit 75(80) Rahane 3(5) Boland 6-0-31-0

25.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, fraction full and Rohit tilts his upper-body forward, eases into the push down to long-off

25.5 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, so trust-worthy this bounce. Will never betray you. Rahane backs on that fact and doesn't hesitate to play away from the body. Short of length delivery glided down to third man

25.4 - Boland to Rahane, no run, fullish around off, Rahane stretches forward and pushes it back to the bowler

25.3 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, waits for it to come on and then dabs it down to third man

25.2 - Boland to Rohit, no run, slightly short and cut away. Not past the man at point though. Straight to him

25.1 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, woosh! Half-volley whipped through mid-wicket. Geez, he picked that from at least a foot outside off

Over: 25 0 1 1 4 0 2 IND 142/2
Rohit 73(77) Rahane 1(2) Hastings 4-0-18-0

24.6 - Hastings to Rohit, 2 runs, lavish. Very, very pleasant. Fraction full and he lays into it. Drives it on the up past extra-cover. Richardson rushes around from long-off, gathers and javelin-throws it. Not a bad arm, is it?

24.5 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, back of a length delivery arrowed in on middle, defended from the crease

24.4 - Hastings to Rohit, FOUR, he deserves this, does Rohit. That teensy bit of luck. Length ball outside off, aims an expansive cover-drive but chops it off the inside edge. Nearly painted off-stump on the way through

24.3 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, clipped off the hips through square leg. There was a thought given to a second, but nah

24.2 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, length ball outside off, laced behind backward point with a flashing cross-batted drive. Third man fumbles but you need to be exceptionally brave to risk a second after what happened not even 5 minutes back

24.1 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, nice carry through to the keeper, Wade collects it overhead. Too wide for Rohit to think about playing

John Hastings [3.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Over: 24 2 1 1 4 1,W 0 IND 134/2
Rahane 0(1) Rohit 66(72) Boland 5-0-27-0

23.6 - Boland to Rahane, no run, not quite in the driving zone outside off, Rahane still goes for it. Hits it on the walk towards extra-cover

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

23.5 - Boland to Kohli, out Kohli Run Out!! 1 run completed. This is bizarre. I mean how many times there will be a run-out with these two. It's so ridiculous that it's almost laughable. Short ball which was pulled behind square, Kohli was always going for two. Didn't spot any hesitation so it comes down to bad judgement I guess. Richardson swoops in from fine leg, rifles it straight over the stumps, Wade collects and whips the bails. Kohli is atleast 6 inches short despite a valiant dive. Kohli run out (Kane Richardson/Wade) 59(67) [4s-4]

Boland to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

23.4 - Boland to Kohli, FOUR, hurtles down the pitch and blazes the drive through extra-cover. He is taking liberties now. Absolutely smothered it after meeting the pitch

23.3 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, flicked through mid-wicket

23.2 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, dangles his bat away from the body to chase a wide short of length delivery, steers it down to third man. This is the danger zone

23.1 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, slipping on middle and leg, Kohli must be thinking he is having a net. Clipped neatly behind square. Acres and acres of space on this monstrous outfield

Scott Boland [4.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Over: 23 0 6 Wd 0 6 1 1 IND 125/1
Kohli 51(63) Rohit 65(71) Kane Richardson 6-1-44-0

22.6 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, length ball kissing the pitch outside off, driven to sweeper cover

22.5 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery climbing around chest-height, swivels graciously lifting the front leg off the ground, short-arm pulls it through square leg

22.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, SIX, bazooka! Oh he's a missile launcher. Loads up the tank, gets it on a half-volley and fires it straight back. Brilliant flourish of the arms and immaculate timing. Richardson looks like a scared child

22.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, back of a length delivery, stands tall and blocks

22.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, wide, gravitates down the leg-side. Rohit attempts to whip it away but fails to connect

22.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, SIX, and this has sent shivers down some Australian spines. WOW. Mark Nicholas bubbled up for one. Short of length delivery outside off, Rohit murders the pull off the front foot over mid-wicket. He absolutely skinned it. Went all the way

22.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, floated on a length, cozily defended with a half stride forward

Over: 22 2 0 0 4 0 0 IND 110/1
Kohli 50(62) Rohit 52(66) Faulkner 3-0-16-0

21.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, length ball angled into the channel which Kohli pushes on the up to extra-cover

21.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, pulls his length back slightly inducing a respected defence from Kohli

21.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli is not one to stay far behind. Gives the charge while making room to open up the off-side, slams the length delivery through extra-cover. Fifty for the vice-captain. It's gala time

21.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, stays leg-side of the length ball on off stump, might have been the cutter, taps it in front of point

21.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, pushed across the right-hander on a back of a length, Kohli stays flat-footed and blocks it into the off-side

21.1 - Faulkner to Kohli, 2 runs, look at the intent, just the intent. Makes so much difference. Driven to mid-off and Kohli takes Smith on, dives full-stretch to make his ground. the backing up isn't great allowing an extra run

Over: 21 0 1 0 1 2 1 IND 104/1
Kohli 44(56) Rohit 52(66) Kane Richardson 5-1-29-0

20.6 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, had to slightly reach out for a length ball wide of off, opened the bat-face to run it down to third man

20.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, picks the length ball from middle and off and whips it through mid-wicket. Knew exactly where the fielder was, computed the time required for a second and hared back

20.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, twists his wrists on the square cut to keep it under control and hits it nicely square of the wicket. Deep cover has to rush across to keep the scoring to a single

20.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, another spanking drive from Rohit's willow. Finds floppy-hat Bailey at short extra cover

20.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, shorter than the previous one, allows Kohli to swivel across and help the pull behind square

20.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Kohli is rock-solid in defence

Over: 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 IND 99/1
Rohit 51(64) Kohli 40(52) Faulkner 2-0-10-0

19.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, fraction full in the channel just outside off, lures Rohit into the drive and he doesn't hold back. Lost his shape slightly and inside-edged it onto pad

19.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, full on the pads, Rohit in such form - it should have had four written all over. Instead, he is late on the pick-up shot. Deflects off the pad through to Wade

19.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, half-volley outside off, blasted through the cover region. Only for a single owing to the protection in the deep

19.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, erring down leg, Kohli is too early to close the bat-face looking to work it away, did well to loosen his grip realizing his folly. Because of that, the resultant leading edge rolls to extra-cover

19.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, stomps his foot forward to a length ball and defends

19.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, drifting on the pads, tucked through square leg

James Faulkner [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Over: 19 0 1 2 1 1 0 IND 97/1
Kohli 39(49) Rohit 50(61) Kane Richardson 4-1-24-0

18.6 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, length ball around the fifth stump, blocked towards point

18.5 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, fifty for Rohit! Very full and aiming for the toes, he merely flicks it down towards fine leg. Waves his bat to the crowd before walking down to his partner for a handshake

18.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, steered down to third man

18.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off, Kohli rides the bounce and cuts it behind backward point. THere is a dive but only results in finger tips on the ball to parry it towards third man

18.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, my word. He is absolutely crunching it. Perfectly on a good length outside off, plonks his foot across and drives it on the up through the cover region

18.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, pitched up and driven wide of short extra-cover where Bailey flies across to make a half-stop. Rohit had come more than halfway down prowling for a single. However, Kohli was following the ball and had his back turned. Eventually, Rohit realized how futile his attempt was and rushed back

Kane Richardson [3.0-1-19-0] is back into the attack

Drinks are on the field now! Following a similar template to the WACA so far. Dhawan gone early, Rohit-Kohli looking solid. India will be aware of where they faltered in Perth. Let's see if we get to see anything different.

Over: 18 1 1 2 4 0 2 IND 92/1
Kohli 36(46) Rohit 48(58) Maxwell 3-0-18-0

17.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, 2 runs, goes for the sweep again but under-cuts it on this occasion. The resultant top edge flies wide of backward square leg. Two it will be

17.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, oh straight to the fielder. Absolutely nailed the cover drive after meeting the pitch by running down. Unlucky

17.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, FOUR, what's with Australia and the sweep? Have only seen Kohli play that shot in this part of the world. But how good is the execution! Looped up on a length on middle, he bends low and wallops it behind square. No chance for Hastings

17.3 - Maxwell to Kohli, 2 runs, takes a couple of small steps down and wrists it wide of long-on. Clearly hear Kohli on the stump mic. Intent on the second. Press-gangs Rohit into it

17.2 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, quicker through the air but still on middle and leg, another easy flick to deep mid-wicket to rotate strike

17.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, flatter on the pads, clipped through mid-wicket

Over: 17 1 0 2 1 4 0 IND 82/1
Rohit 47(57) Kohli 27(41) Faulkner 1-0-8-0

16.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, length ball drifting away outside off, pushed to cover

16.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, FOUR, oh magnificent. Both these players have tackled the short ball well so far. No sign of intimidation. Rohit pulls it along the carpet backward of square. Races away

16.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, might have rolled his fingers across the ball, angled away on a good length, Kohli was a tad early on the push, gets it off the inside half of the bat through mid-wicket

16.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, 2 runs, straying on the hips on this occasion, Kohli lets it come on before glancing it fine. Ambles back for a couple before fine leg tidies up

16.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, banged into a short of length, Kohli glides it with the angle to backward point

16.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery slanted away from the right-hander, Rohit stands tall and punches it through the cover region

James Faulkner, comes into the attack

Over: 16 0 1 0 0 1 0 IND 74/1
Kohli 24(38) Rohit 42(54) Maxwell 2-0-8-0

15.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, flatter around off, turned into the on-side where the fielding is brilliant

15.5 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, straight-roller outside off, Rohit slightly plays inside the line looking to defend and fetches a single in front of backward point off the outside half of the bat

15.4 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, shortish just outside off, Rohit backs away to make room and cuts it straight to cover

15.3 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, did that carry? I think not. Yeah, replays confirm. Tossed up outside off, landed full enough to invite Rohit to go hard on the drive. Only managed a thick edge which spooned towards point but landed in front of a diving Finch

15.2 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, ooh, Wade was very interested. The length was full, still Kohli sat on his back knee choosing to sweep. Gets it away down towards backward square

15.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, ventures out, realizes he is not quite to the pitch and humbly tucks it to mid-wicket

Over: 15 0 1 0 1 1 0 IND 72/1
Rohit 41(51) Kohli 23(35) Boland 4-0-18-0

14.6 - Boland to Rohit, no run, this one extracts some extra bounce off the surface. It was a back of a length delivery outside off, Rohit adjusts well as he pushes it towards backward point

14.5 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, in the channel outside off, Kohli opens the face of the blade and runs it down to third man for a single

14.4 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, punched on the up! Just short of a good length and just outside off, Rohit punches it square of the wicket on the off-side, the batsmen take a run before sweeper tidies up in the deep

14.3 - Boland to Rohit, no run, on a length and just outside off, Rohit comes forward and punch-drives it to the left of short cover, where Bailey with his floppy hat, dives across and stops the ball

14.2 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, short delivery on leg stump line, Kohli controls the pull as he swivels and rolls his wrists to keep it along the ground, another run taken before fine leg stops it

14.1 - Boland to Kohli, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Kohli stays rooted to the crease, pushes it to backward point with an open face of the bat

Over: 14 0 1 1 4 0 0 IND 69/1
Rohit 40(48) Kohli 21(32) Maxwell 1-0-6-0

13.6 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, tossed up outside off, Rohit opens the face on the drive and squeezes it out towards cover-point, who dives to his left and stops the ball

13.5 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, turning in on middle, Rohit works it straight to square leg

13.4 - Maxwell to Rohit, FOUR, Rohit finally gets the sweep fine enough for a boundary. Once again Maxwell targets the area around the leg stump, Rohit kneels down to sweep, gets a bit of an under edge that rolls away fine, beating fine leg to his right

13.3 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, darted down the leg-side once again, Kohli quickly gets down on his knees and sweeps it, the batsmen take a run as the ball rolls away towards fine leg

13.2 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, floated up down the leg-side, Rohit sweeps it to fine leg and gets off strike

13.1 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, quicker and fuller on middle, Rohit drives it straight to the bowler

Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Time for some spin as the Big Show comes on to bowl some off-breaks

Over: 13 0 1 0 0 1 2 IND 63/1
Kohli 20(31) Rohit 35(43) Boland 3-0-15-0

12.6 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, another delivery that's on a back of a length, the line was on middle stump. Kohli gets on his toes and tucks it away behind square on the leg-side, good running ensures that the batsmen take a brace

12.5 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Rohit hangs back, opens the face of the blade to steer it towards third man

12.4 - Boland to Rohit, no run, angled in on a length and on off, Rohit solidly gets behind it and blocks it into the leg-side

12.3 - Boland to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Rohit wrists it to the right of mid-wicket, not far away from the fielder and Rohit says 'No' for the single

12.2 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, now he moves across and works this fullish delivery towards mid-wicket for another run

12.1 - Boland to Kohli, no run, edged and once again it didn't carry to slip! Kohli is playing with soft hands and that's what saved him there. Length delivery just outside off, Kohli presses across to defend, the ball takes a thickish outside edge and lands right in front of the man at slip

Over: 12 0 Wd 0 4 0 1 0 IND 59/1
Rohit 34(40) Kohli 17(28) Hastings 3-0-10-0

11.6 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Rohit goes back and across to block it

11.5 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, 50 of the partnership comes up! Bowls this fuller outside off, Kohli knocks it to sweeper cover off the front foot, easy single available

11.4 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Kohli taps it into the off-side with soft hands

11.3 - Hastings to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot! That shot oozes class. On a fuller length on the stumps, Kohli just pushes at it with the full face of the bat, came right off the sweet spot and the ball races away to the left of mid-on, who gives chase but only to come second by a long way

11.2 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, shortish just outside off, Kohli hangs back and drops it in front of backward point, he was in search of a run but Rohit sends him back. Rightly so as the fielder was quick to swoop in

11.2 - Hastings to Kohli, wide, this one's well wide outside off, outside the guideline for the umpire as well. Kohli looks to flay it away with a cut but fails to lay bat on it, called a wide by the umpire

11.1 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery slightly wide outside off, Kohli cracks it straight to backward point, he would feel that he missed out on some runs there

Over: 11 1 0 1 0 4 0 IND 53/1
Rohit 34(39) Kohli 12(23) Boland 2-0-11-0

10.6 - Boland to Rohit, no run, on a length and just outside off, Rohit blocks it into the off-side

10.5 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, shot of the day so far! Full and right in the driving slot outside off, Rohit puts his front foot forward to get to the pitch of the ball and he creams the drive through extra cover, there was no stopping that from reaching the fence

10.4 - Boland to Rohit, no run, bit fuller this time and the line is once again around the fifth-sixth stump, Rohit lifts his bat and lets it go

10.3 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, speared into the pads this time around, Kohli flicks it through square leg, there's a man in the deep and it will only cost a run

10.2 - Boland to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery holding its line in the channel outside off, Kohli shoulders arms

10.1 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, Rohit pushes at it with soft hands, the ball rolls away past the man at slip off the outside half of the bat, just a single taken

Over: 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 IND 47/1
Kohli 11(21) Rohit 29(35) Hastings 2-0-4-0

9.6 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, a hint of movement back into the batsman on this length delivery outside off, not enough to trouble Kohli though, who covers his sticks and lets it go

9.5 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, pitched up outside off, Kohli leans into the drive, opens the face of the blade on contact and gets it to the left of cover-point, where Faulkner dives across and saves some runs for his side

9.4 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, this time Rohit connects with the cut. Short and wide outside off, Rohit stays rooted to the crease as he flays the cut towards third man, only a single as the ball travelled quickly across the turf to the fielder there

9.3 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, length delivery outside off, Rohit presses across, opens the face of the bat and pushes it towards backward point

9.2 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, bowls this in the channel outside off, Rohit lets it go

9.1 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, another flashy shot from Rohit and he's missed it once again. Just short of a length outside off, Rohit was lining up for the cut, a hint of movement away and a bit of extra bounce beats his blade

Over: 9 0 0 4 0 0 1 IND 46/1
Rohit 28(31) Kohli 11(19) Boland 1-0-5-0

8.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, another one that's angled in on off and middle, a hint of movement back into the batsman once again. Rohit was looking to drive, gets it off the inside half of the blade and the batsmen pick a single as the ball dribbles away wide of mid-on

8.5 - Boland to Rohit, no run, comes slightly across and clips this fullish delivery straight to mid-wicket

8.4 - Boland to Rohit, no run, once again Rohit plays away from the body. This one jags back in a touch once again well outside off, Rohit was feeling for it away from his body and is lucky that he didn't get an edge there

8.3 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, in the air and safe! Rohit comes charging down the track and throws the kitchen sink at this length delivery, gets a thick outside edge that flies over the man at slip and to the left of third man, Hastings gets across but makes a mess of the stop near the rope, the ball trickles away to the fence

8.2 - Boland to Rohit, no run, peach! This one nips back in from a length just outside off, Rohit was looking to defend off the front foot, the ball just whizzes past the outside edge. Wasn't too far away though

8.1 - Boland to Rohit, no run, pitched up just outside off, Rohit gets a good stride forward as he pushes it straight to mid-off

Scott Boland, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 IND 41/1
Rohit 23(25) Kohli 11(19) Hastings 1-0-3-0

7.6 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit waits for this length delivery to arrive outside off, opens the face of the blade at the last moment and runs it down to third man, keeps the strike with a run

7.5 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, slightly back of a length on top of off and middle, Rohit wristily pushes it to the right of the bowler

7.4 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, angled in on off and middle, Kohli comes across and works it to the right of mid-wicket, the batsmen think about the second but it's not available

7.3 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, just short of a length outside off, Kohli reaches out and bunts it straight to short cover

7.2 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, once again Hastings arrows this one on the pads of the batsman, who flicks it to the left of short fine leg, who dives across and makes the stop. Can't stop the batsmen from taking a single though

7.1 - Hastings to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery angled in on leg stump line, Rohit fails to tuck it away and wears it on the thigh pad, there was a stifled appeal for an lbw but it was a little too high, would have gone down leg as well

John Hastings, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 7 2 0 0 0 2 0 IND 38/1
Kohli 10(17) Rohit 21(21) Joel Paris 4-0-19-1

6.6 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, Kohli backs away a touch and looks to go hard at this length delivery around off, ends up getting an inside edge that rolls away towards short fine leg, no chance of a single

6.5 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 2 runs, very well played. Kohli is a good player of the short ball. Swivels across this time around, rolls his wrists on the pull and sends it in front of square on the leg-side, the batsmen take two before the fielder in the deep runs to his left and cuts it off

6.4 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, comes across and flicks this good length delivery on off and middle, picks out mid-wicket

6.3 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, nicely driven and nicely stopped! Pitched up slightly wide outside off, Kohli reaches out and times the drive really well, the fielder at cover-point though does extremely well, stopping the ball after diving across to his left

6.2 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, length delivery around off, Kohli puts his front foot forward as he defends it with soft hands, the ball rolls away into the on-side as Kohli's bottom hand comes off the handle

6.1 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 2 runs, splays this one on the pads of Kohli, he brings those wrists into use again, flicks it behind square on the on-side, didn't have enough on it to reach the fence but it was always good for a couple of runs

Over: 6 0 1 4 0 6 0 IND 34/1
Rohit 21(21) Kohli 6(11) Kane Richardson 3-1-19-0

5.6 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, on a length and on the stumps, Rohit turns it straight to square leg

5.5 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, SIX, top-edge and it has gone the distance! Short of length delivery down the leg-side, Rohit looks to glance it away, was a little late into the shot and the ball catches a fat top-edge, flies away fine and just about clears the fence at fine leg

5.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, fuller in length on off, Rohit comes on the front foot and pushes it to mid-off

5.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, FOUR, smashed! Short and width on offer, Rohit latches onto it in a flash. Cuts it as hard as possible, it was in the air for some time but Maxwell at backward point had no chance, the ball rocketed away to his right and he didn't even move. That's how hard it was hit

5.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, slightly short and just outside off, Kohli swivels on the pull, controls it by rolling his wrists and sends it along the ground to fine leg

5.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, short and slightly wide outside off, Kohli looks to cut it away, ends up chopping it to cover

Over: 5 1 0 Wd 1 0 1 0 IND 23/1
Rohit 11(17) Kohli 5(9) Joel Paris 3-0-15-1

4.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, touch fuller and on off stump line, Rohit comes forward and defends it

4.5 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, drifts one onto the pads now, Kohli clips it through backward square leg for a run

4.4 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, edged and just short! It's a surprise that this didn't carry to Smith at slip on this Gabba surface. On a good length and outside off, Kohli pushes at it off the front foot, gets an outside edge that goes on the bounce to Smith. His bottom hand came off as he makes contact with the ball. To his credit, he played that with soft hands

4.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Rohit puts his front foot forward and gently drives it to the left of mid-off, the batsmen take another easy single before the fielder gets to it

4.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, wide, first extras of the day. Paris bowls it down the leg-side, Rohit can't tickle it fine and the umpire exercises his arms

4.2 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, another one that's angled across the right-hander, Rohit is happy to let it go

4.1 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, just short of a good length and just outside off, Kohli moves back and across, bunts it to the right of mid-wicket and the batsmen cross over

Over: 4 4 0 3 0 1 0 IND 19/1
Rohit 10(14) Kohli 3(6) Kane Richardson 2-1-8-0

3.6 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, fuller in length around off, Rohit laces the drive straight to mid-off, no chance of a run

3.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, short of length delivery on the pads of the batsman, Kohli tucks it away to fine leg and gets off strike

3.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, on a good length and angled in on off and middle, Kohli blocks it into the leg-side

3.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 3 runs, pitched up right in the slot outside off, Rohit leans into the drive, doesn't bother to keep it down but manages to get it in the gap between extra cover and mid-off, the batsmen take three before Bailey hunts it down near the rope

3.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, fuller length delivery around off, Rohit is solid in defence

3.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, FOUR, brilliantly done! Width on offer and Rohit throws the kitchen sink at that. He looks to cut it away and the ball flies away to the right of third man, who only had to move a few yards to get there, which he couldn't as the ball rocketed away to the fence off the blade, one bounce and over the rope

Over: 3 4 W 0 0 0 2 IND 11/1
Kohli 2(4) Rohit 3(10) Joel Paris 2-0-11-1

2.6 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 2 runs, angling away slightly wide outside off on a fuller length, Kohli goes after it as he looks to drive it through the off-side, it was a little further away from him and he ends up getting an outside edge that rolls away to the left of a diving backward point, the batsmen take two before third man gets to it

2.5 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, lovely shot for no runs. Pitched up right in the slot, Kohli times the drive right off the middle of the blade, picks out mid-off to perfection though

2.4 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, on middle stump line now, Kohli comes slightly across and turns it towards mid-wicket

2.3 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, back of a length delivery around off, Kohli hangs back and blocks

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.2 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, out Caught by Wade!! Poor, that's poor from Dhawan. Paris is ecstatic to pick his maiden ODI wicket. Not a wicket-taking delivery by any sense, but Paris wouldn't mind this one bit. This was short and well wide outside off, Dhawan was looking to flay it into the off-side, goes for it off the front foot when he should have been hanging back, ends up edging it to the keeper as the ball extracts some extra bounce as well. India have once again lost an opener early in the innings. Dhawan c Wade b Joel Paris 6(4) [4s-1]

Joel Paris to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

2.1 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, FOUR, first boundary for India. Pitched up well outside off, the ball shapes away further as Dhawan throws his hands at that, he hardly moved his feet as he went for the drive through extra cover, he hits it uppishly but gets it past the man at extra cover, races away to the fence

Over: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 IND 5/0
Rohit 3(10) Dhawan 2(2) Kane Richardson 1-1-0-0

1.6 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, a hint of outswing once again on this length delivery outside off, Rohit has a feel for it away from hid body, he is lucky that he didn't edge it to the keeper

1.5 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, shortens his length this time, the line is around the off stump channel once again, Rohit hops in the crease and defends it to the right of the bowler

1.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, this one shapes back in from a fuller length around off, Rohit pushes at it, gets an inside edge that rolls away towards mid-wicket

1.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, better from Richardson. Pitched up and in the channel outside off, may have shaped away a bit as well. Rohit lifts his bat and lets it go

1.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, another one that's still a bit wide outside off, Rohit ignores it once again

1.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, that was close to being called a wide. Fuller in length and holding its line well outside off, it was close to the tramline, the umpire deems it legal as Rohit shoulders arms

Kane Richardson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Over: 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 IND 5/0
Dhawan 2(2) Rohit 3(4) Joel Paris 1-0-5-0

0.6 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Dhawan gets on his toes as he blocks it into the off-side

0.5 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, 2 runs, starts off with a short and wide delivery outside off to the leftie, Dhawan stands tall and slaps it uppishly, just about gets it to the right of a diving backward point, who couldn't get a hand on it. The batsmen take another couple before third man runs to his left and tidies up in the deep

0.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, another one that's fuller in length and this time it curves away a bit after pitching. Rohit was looking to clip it away, closes the bat face a little early, gets an outside edge that runs away past the man at second slip, only a single as there is protection at third man

0.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 2 runs, pitched up on middle stump line, Rohit comes across and plays the pick-up shot, didn't try to hit it too hard and gets off the mark with a brace as the ball dribbles away towards deep backward square leg

0.2 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, angling away well outside off, Rohit is happy to let it go this time around

0.1 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, a hint of shape back into Rohit, it was on a good length and around off, Rohit prods forward to defend, ekes out an inside edge onto the pad and the ball rolls away adjacent to his feet

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Joel Paris will open the attack

That's it then from the Gabba. India leave the scene with question marks on their faces. Not to mention a 0-2 deficit. Will take some doing to mount a comeback from here. Time for me to skip out of the office. On behalf of Bharath, Krishna and my co-commentators Raju Peethala, Sidhant Maheshwari and Ramakrishnan, this is Sagar Chawla bidding goodbye. See you at the G!

Smith: It was good tonight. At one moment we thought that they will score 350, but the boys did a terrific job to pull it back there. Shaun Marsh played well after settling in and Aaron Finch didn't panic at all when the runs weren't coming. They got those good 70-odd scores and allowed us to play ourselves in. They did it in the last game and they managed to restrict them (on bowlers doing well in the death overs). It's good pressure on us. It will be nice to keep it that way (talking about the lower-order not getting a hit). George Bailey was magnificent tonight, he also didn't panic at all and played some stunning shots.

Dhoni: It's a tough one. It seems we will have to score some big runs. Scoring back to back 300-scores is good. But looking at our bowling performance, we at least need to get 330 to put some pressure on the Australians. Most of the wides were not because of the swing. Even after the ball got old, we bowled a considerable number of wides. It takes the pressure off the opposition. Fielding was good from time to time, but overall we need to put more runs on the board. In the next game, we have to play more shots. We can be at the receiving end as well. At the same time, you have to go out there and enjoy as well. I think if we have to win, we will have to score 330 at least.

Rohit: It's always disappointing to be on the losing side, no matter how many you score on a given day. Love playing here, the wickets are good. You get value for your shots. Once you're in, you can play your shots. That's what I try to do when I go out. It's not too bad, it's quite humid here in Brisbane. I'm sure it will be pleasant in Melbourne.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for his 124

For a while when Finch was struggling, it seemed like the visitors were on to something. Then came a drinks break, and all hell broke loose. Finch transformed from a deer caught in the headlights to a ferocious blackhole devouring everything in its radius. From then on, the momentum generated was never lost. Add to that, the dropped catches. Oh no, I'll better not get started with that. Bad idea. So the point is, the massive 145-run opening stand set the stage and then came Bailey's genius which saw them hit home.

Two 300-plus totals chased down in back-to-back games with considerable ease. Testament to the flattening pitches. The Australian batting. Or some really lacklustre Indian bowling? May be a combination of all three. One thing's for sure, India are lost in the wilderness. Out of all the things they don't have an answer to, a good first innings total is the most prominent.

Glenn Maxwell runs up to Bailey and hugs him in delight. Another disappointing day for the Indians, they have been completely outplayed once again. The players walk off after exchanging handshakes before the Aussies walk out to do the same with their Indian counterparts.

Over: 49 1 2 2 0 4 1 AUS 309/3
Maxwell 26(25) Bailey 76(58) U Yadav 10-0-74-1

48.6 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, Australia take a 2-0 lead! This is now the highest successful run-chase by a team at the Gabba. They made that record at the WACA in the last game and they have done it today as well. Coming to the ball, it was short and wide outside off, Maxwell cuts it straight to backward point and sets off, Bailey would have been a goner had Jadeja found the stumps with his throw, but he missed and the batsmen complete the run

48.5 - U Yadav to Maxwell, FOUR, scores are level now! Maxwell rocks back and pulls this short delivery over mid-wicket, races away to the fence in a jiffy

48.4 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, Maxwell backs away to the leg-side and Umesh bowls it short and well wide outside off, Maxwell looks to cut it away but it was out of his reach

48.3 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, another one in the air and it lands in no man's land. Pitched up outside off, Maxwell waits deep inside the crease, wanted to power it over deep extra cover but didn't get any timing on it, the ball was in the air but lands near the extra cover region, in between the three fielders who were converging to try and catch that

48.2 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, slower full ball from Umesh, Maxwell drills it back past the bowler, the batsmen take a couple before Kohli from long-on runs to his left and stops it with a dive

48.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, almost chopped on! Just short of a good length and on the stumps, Bailey gives himself some room as he looks to cut it away, ends up chopping it off the under edge and the ball rolls away past the stumps, the keeper dives to his left and saves at least a single for his side

Umesh Yadav [9.0-0-64-1] is back into the attack

Over: 48 1 1 1 1 0 0 AUS 299/3
Maxwell 17(20) Bailey 75(57) Barinder 9-1-51-0

47.6 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, slower ball at the batsman, Maxwell swivels on the pull, cannot lay bat on it and the ball rolls away to the left of the keeper off the glove, the batsmen don't risk a single

47.5 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, beaten! Good ball from Sran, on a length just outside off, Maxwell was looking to force it through the off-side, the ball might have bounced a bit extra as it goes past the outside edge

47.4 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, slower short ball this time, Bailey plays a controlled pull, rolls his wrists over it to send it along the carpet, another single taken as the ball dribbles away through backward square leg

47.3 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, a full toss and Maxwell would feel that he missed out on a freebie there. He slices it, wanted to hit it in the gap between short third man and backward point, but couldn't quite get the placement right. Ishant tumbles across to his right at short third man and keeps the batsmen down to a single

47.2 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, slower ball in the channel outside off, Bailey waits for the ball to arrive and dabs it late towards short third man, the batsmen pinch a quick single

47.1 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, from round the wicket, Sran bowls it short at the batsman, Maxwell pulls it to fine leg for another run

Barinder Sran [8.0-1-47-0] is back into the attack

Over: 47 1 0 Wd 4 2 1 Wd 1 AUS 295/3
Maxwell 15(16) Bailey 73(55) Ishant 10-0-60-1

46.6 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, around off stump line this time around, Maxwell moves across and flicks it through mid-wicket, keeps the strike with a run

46.6 - Ishant to Maxwell, wide, poor delivery yet again. 8th wide for Ishant in this match, such have been his lines today. Bowls it well down the leg-side, Maxwell can't lay bat on it and the umpire exercises his arms

46.5 - Ishant to Bailey, 1 run, once again Bailey manufactures room for himself and Ishant follows him with a short ball, Bailey pulls it through mid-wicket for a run

46.4 - Ishant to Bailey, 2 runs, in the air and safe! Short and around off, Bailey backs away and looks to cut it over backward point, doesn't get it anywhere close to the middle and the ball balloons over Jadeja at backward point, who backtracks, stretches out his right arm but fails to get his fingertips on it, the batsmen return for the second

46.3 - Ishant to Bailey, FOUR, Bailey will be disappointed that he didn't get a maximum for that. On a good length and on the stumps, Bailey makes room for himself and swats it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and long-on, bounces just inside the rope, much to the disappointment of the Tasmanian

46.3 - Ishant to Bailey, wide, Bailey backs away a touch and that puts Ishant off, the bowler tries to follow him but bowls it well down the leg-side, Bailey fails to connect with the flick and the umpire signals yet another wide

46.2 - Ishant to Bailey, no run, just short of a good length and around off, Bailey goes hard on the punch, mistimes it straight to cover

46.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Maxwell backs away and chops it to the right of backward point, Jadeja flies across and gets a hand on it, takes the pace off the ball but can't stop the batsmen from taking a single

Over: 46 1 1 0 1 2L 1 AUS 284/3
Maxwell 13(14) Bailey 66(51) Ravindra Jadeja 9-0-50-1

45.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, drifts onto the pads once again, clipped away backward of square for a single

45.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, leg byes, 2 runs, darted down the leg-side, Maxwell was looking to tickle it fine, fails to connect and the ball rolls away behind square on the leg-side off the pad, the batsmen sneak in an easy two before the ball is hunted down

45.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, comes down the track this time around, wasn't really to the pitch of the ball but he manages to drive it towards long-off for a run

45.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, flatter on the stumps, Bailey nudges it straight to mid-wicket

45.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, drags his length back slightly and bowls it just outside off, Maxwell rocks back and cracks it to sweeper cover for a run

45.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, floated up outside off, Bailey leans forward and drives it to long-off

Ravindra Jadeja [8.0-0-46-1] is back into the attack

31 needed from 30 balls. The way the Australians are going, surely there'll be some balls left

Over: 45 0 1 2 1 2 1 AUS 278/3
Bailey 64(48) Maxwell 11(11) Ishant 9-0-49-1

44.6 - Ishant to Bailey, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Bailey waits for the ball to arrive and glides it down to third man, keeps the strike with a run

44.5 - Ishant to Bailey, 2 runs, angling in on the pads this time around, Bailey works it away through the backward square leg region, easy peasy two for the ever-smiling Bailey

44.4 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, just short of a good length and just outside off, Maxwell stays back and bunts it down to mid-on for a single

44.3 - Ishant to Maxwell, 2 runs, banged in short and outside off, Maxwell stays back and pulls it over mid-wicket, Pandey in the deep runs to his left, puts in a full length dive near the rope and manages to pull the ball back in, saves two runs for his side

44.2 - Ishant to Bailey, 1 run, drifts one onto the pads this time around, Bailey tucks it away through mid-wicket and gets off strike

44.1 - Ishant to Bailey, no run, in the channel just outside off, Bailey looks to force it into the off-side, has a feel for it and gets beaten neck and crop on the outside edge. It was the leg-cutter from Ishant

Ishant Sharma [8.0-0-42-1] is back into the attack

38 needed from 36 balls now. Should be a cakewalk!

Over: 44 6 1 0 1 4 1 AUS 271/3
Bailey 60(44) Maxwell 8(9) Barinder 8-1-47-0

43.6 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, angled into the stumps from round the wicket, worked in front of mid-wicket

43.5 - Barinder to Bailey, FOUR, oh no! Not quite the length to be bowling. But he's only a youngster. Will learn. Short with ample width on offer, flayed over backward point with a boisterous cut shot

43.4 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, another off-cutter on middle and leg, easily glanced down to fine leg

43.3 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, cuts the pace right off the ball on this back of a length delivery, Maxwell waited. And waited. And waited. Then tried to glide and missed

43.2 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, fullish and whipped off the pads through mid-wicket

43.1 - Barinder to Bailey, SIX, now that's in the slot and been catapulted over long-off. Full and angled in the channel outside off, well within Bailey's swinging arc, he extends his arms and follows the path of the ball after timing it to glory. No better way to bring up a fifty

Barinder Sran [7.0-1-34-0] is back into the attack

Over: 43 1 1 3 0 4 1 AUS 258/3
Bailey 48(40) Maxwell 7(7) U Yadav 9-0-64-1

42.6 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle, Bailey shuffles across and tucks it behind square

42.5 - U Yadav to Bailey, FOUR, outside edge flies past Dhoni. Nothing he can do. Full outside off, Bailey looks to launch it straight back, only manages an edge which flies away

42.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, loopy tennis ball bounce on this bumper which takes it over Bailey's head. Loud boos as the crowd believed it was a wide

42.3 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 3 runs, here's the gung-ho approach from the Big Show. Perfectly on a good length outside off, he just stands there and hoists it over extra-cover. Big, big chase for deep cover who has to run across to his right

42.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, short and wide, slapped hard past backward point. Sweeper cover does very well to get across and keep the scoring to a single

42.1 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, stays leg-side of a zippy back of a length delivery on off, steers it down to third man

Over: 42 1 0 0 2 1 0 AUS 248/3
Bailey 42(36) Maxwell 3(5) Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-46-1

41.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, flatter and skidding on from a length on off, Bailey prods forward and blocks

41.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, now the reverse. Slightly early on the shot, hits it from toe end of the bat, luckily it balloons over extra-cover

41.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 2 runs, sliced off the leading edge over extra-cover. A very low percentage shot looking to whip it from off-stump, turns slightly to get him undone. But he rolled the wrists so furiously that the ball cleared the infield with ease

41.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, flatter and sliding on towards off, Maxwell stays rooted and blocks

41.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, gets it to turn at quick pace. Darted on a length just outside off, rips away against the angle. Maxwell did well to hang back and pat it into the off-side

41.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, skips down the track, meets the pitch and drives it down to long-off

Ravindra Jadeja [7.0-0-42-1] is back into the attack

65 from 54. A breeze?

Over: 41 1 1 2 1 W 0 AUS 244/3
Maxwell 0(1) Bailey 41(34) U Yadav 8-0-54-1

40.6 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, hops across to cover the line of a back of a length delivery and blocks it back down the pitch

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

40.5 - U Yadav to Smith, out Bowled!! "His arrogance has got him out," was Harsha Bhogle's reaction as soon as the bails went flying. Can't put it more aptly. Backs away to a length ball looking to carve through the off-side, the ball sneaks under his cross-batted willow and knocks over the top of off. Smith b U Yadav 46(47) [4s-4]

U Yadav to Smith, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

40.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, now swivels a full 360 degrees to pull a bouncer down towards fine leg

40.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, 2 runs, not quite short enough to allow a full extension of the arms on the pull, Bailey plays the protracted version of the pull. Short-arm jabs it wide of long-on

40.2 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, arrowed in on middle on a good length, Smith wrists it down to long-on

40.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, flayed over backward point. Sliced the square cut and didn't time it well enough

Over: 40 Wd 4 0 1 4 1 1 AUS 239/2
Bailey 37(31) Smith 45(45) Ishant 8-0-42-1

39.6 - Ishant to Bailey, 1 run, short of length delivery lifting nicely on middle, Bailey tucks it behind square for a single

39.5 - Ishant to Smith, 1 run, backs away again and drills this full ball wide of mid-off who runs around to field

The bets have been floored, and a bloke has ran onto the field sidestepping security guards. He's had his moment in the sun. Let's get on with the game

39.4 - Ishant to Smith, FOUR, that's been speared back past the bowler. Opened his stance to a length ball and slammed it back. Couldn't quite time it as well but his exaggerated bat-swing deceived Ishant who was surprised by the lack of pace. Hence was in no position to catch

39.3 - Ishant to Bailey, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, patted down to third man

39.2 - Ishant to Bailey, no run, leg-cutter from Ishant which takes the faintest of edges but lands short of the keeper. Surely there must be some communication and the keeper should come up, no? Bailey made room looking to glide it down, had to wait for an eternity for the ball to arrive and ended up nicking it behind. Gets away

39.1 - Ishant to Bailey, FOUR, when it ain't going your way, nothing works. Inside edge whizzes past leg-stump and into the fine leg fence. Bailey was on the walk looking to force a length ball through the off-side, only manages to chop it behind

39.1 - Ishant to Bailey, wide, and again Ishant mistakes a right-hander for a left-hander. Down leg side and his wide count keeps spurting

Ishant Sharma [7.0-0-30-1] is back into the attack

Over: 39 1 0 1 2 0 1 AUS 227/2
Bailey 31(27) Smith 40(43) U Yadav 7-0-49-0

38.6 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, length ball patted wide of cover

38.5 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, full now and blasted down wide of mid-off. Brilliant work from the fielder running across and diving to stop

38.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, 2 runs, India are being run ragged in the field. And Yadav continues to pitch it short. Cut away square of the wicket. Before sweeper cover can return the throw, a couple is completed

38.3 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, walks across the stumps and picks it off the hips through square leg

38.2 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, short again from Yadav, and Smith plays the most audacious stroke you'll see. Backs away and chops it towards extra-cover while looking to Federer-smash it over mid-off

38.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, short and wide, ferociously slapped to sweeper cover

Over: 38 1 2 1 1 4 2 AUS 222/2
Smith 39(41) Bailey 27(23) Ashwin 10-0-60-0

37.6 - Ashwin to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads and flicked behind square in the pocket. Hares back for the second

37.5 - Ashwin to Smith, FOUR, super! What more do I say? He's cut that from middle and off stump. Backs away to make room, knows Ashwin is bowling flat and the length will be short, and threads it between backward point and short third man with a back-cut

37.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, quick and flat on the pads, clipped wide enough of the man at square leg to facilitate a single

37.3 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, darted on the stumps, Smith punches it down to long-on from the crease

37.2 - Ashwin to Smith, 2 runs, if Rahane couldn't prevent the two, no one could have. In this team at least. Down the track comes Smith and chips it elegantly straight of long-on. He is plundering away

37.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up on middle, too full to trouble anyone. Bailey works it down to long-on

Over: 37 0 2 0 4 0 1 AUS 211/2
Bailey 25(21) Smith 30(37) U Yadav 6-0-44-0

36.6 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, steered down to third man

36.5 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, woah, now that's how you do it. Pounded on a short of length just outside off, climbed on Bailey as he was looking to glide it away. Whirred past the outside edge

36.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, FOUR, swatted over mid-wicket. Really poor stuff from Yadav. He's had a horror evening and the nightmare continues. Short ball without any sense or purpose. Bailey says hell yeah, "feed me more". Rocks back and dispatches the pull with disdain

36.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, just short of length in the channel, Bailey hangs back and drops it into the off-side

36.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, 2 runs, slapped hard backward of point where the fielder saw the ball zoom wide of him. Hint of width outside off and Bailey just lashed it away without bothering to keep it down. Third man cuts it off but not before a couple has been pinched

36.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, nice zippy length ball just outside off, Bailey prods towards it and drives to mid-off

Umesh Yadav [5.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack

Over: 36 0 1 2 0 1 1 AUS 204/2
Bailey 18(15) Smith 30(37) Ashwin 9-0-49-0

35.6 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, very full and on the leg stump, Bailey ficks it to deep mid-wicket

35.5 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Smith sweeps it on the bounce to deep backward square leg

35.4 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, this is flicked straight to square leg

35.3 - Ashwin to Smith, 2 runs, excellent running and Dhoni is not happy with the fielder there. Smith tucked this shortish delivery into the vacant mid-wicket region and raced back to the second run

35.2 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, top-edge but safe. Flighted delivery down the leg-side, Bailey edges the pull, but there was no one at backward square leg to swallow the ball

35.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Bailey advances and flicks it to mid-wicket

Drinks are on the field now. India have made a comeback of sorts, after a sensational 145-run opening stand between Finch and Marsh. The batsmen have found it hard to time the ball when pace is taken off. The equation reads 110 off 90 balls and we are heading towards a tight finish. Remember, the Aussies still have the likes of Maxwell, Wade and Faulkner to come.

Over: 35 1 1 0 1 4 0 AUS 199/2
Smith 27(34) Bailey 16(12) Kohli 1-0-7-0

34.6 - Kohli to Smith, no run, almost dragged that back onto the sticks. Full and outside off stump, Smith tries to dig it out, gets an inside edge that rolls past the stumps

34.5 - Kohli to Smith, FOUR, way too short and too easy for Smith, who helps himself to a boundary. He rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket, long-on had no chance

34.4 - Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, oh now Bailey mistimes the lofted drive, it goes to the left of the bowler to long-off

34.3 - Kohli to Bailey, no run, very full from Kohli, Bailey tries to drive, but toe-ends it back to the bowler

This is interesting from Dhoni. He's brought on Kohli. Remember, the Indians found it very tough when the pace was taken off the ball. Kohli is gentle with his pace and the batsmen will have to manufacture some to get boundaries. Let's see if this experiment works.

34.2 - Kohli to Smith, 1 run, drives it down to long-off

34.1 - Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, Bailey mistimes the slog to deep mid-wicket

Virat Kohli, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 AUS 192/2
Smith 22(31) Bailey 14(9) Ashwin 8-0-44-0

33.6 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, oh beaten and that almost shaved the leg stump! Shortish and spinning back in, Ashwin cramped Smith for room there as he backed away, Smith tried to punch off the back foot but missed it completely. Soft appeal for caught behind from Ashwin, but umpire Richard Kettleborough shook his head

33.5 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Smith finds Kohli again. This is good bowling from Ashwin

33.4 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, Smith flicks this time, but Kohli intercepts at mid-wicket

33.3 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, on the off stump, Smith punches it to backward point

33.2 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, this is pushed off the back foot to backward point

33.1 - Ashwin to Smith, 2 runs, lofted nicely, a calculated hit from Smith to put it in the gap and long-on is very deep to prevent the second

Over: 33 1 1 0 Nb 1 4 0 AUS 190/2
Bailey 14(9) Smith 20(25) Barinder 7-1-34-0

32.6 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, short and wide outside off stump, should have been put away, but Bailey cuts it straight to backward point

32.5 - Barinder to Bailey, FOUR, Bailey has no problems timing the ball though! Sran overpitches one right in the slot and Bailey lofts straight down the ground back over the bowler's head. That will ease some tension in the Aussie dressing room

32.4 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, oh ho ho! That would have been a wide but Smith decides to reach out and put bat on ball. This is the slower ball full toss, bowled around 93kph, Smith toe-ends it to mid-off

32.4 - Barinder to Smith, no ball, and again, no timing whatsoever from the Australian captain, but hang on, Sran has overstepped and a free-hit comes Smith's way. Probably this is the slice of luck he needed to turn things around. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Smith toe-ends the slap to mid-off

This is so unlike Smith! He's been struggling for timing for the last few balls. Something's gonna give?

32.3 - Barinder to Smith, no run, very full and outside off stump, Smith mistimes the drive to mid-off

32.2 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey slashes and gets a thick edge, but it's not thick enough to travel to third man. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Bailey gets an edge and gets away with it

32.1 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Smith mistimes the cut to cover point

Over: 32 1 1 4 1 1 0 AUS 182/2
Bailey 9(6) Smith 18(21) Ashwin 7-0-42-0

31.6 - Ashwin to Bailey, no run, too straight, Bailey flicks it to mid-wicket

31.5 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, shortish from Ashwin, Smith pulls it to deep mid-wicket

31.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey flicks this along the ground to deep mid-wicket

31.3 - Ashwin to Bailey, FOUR, now how did that miss the stumps? Beat Dhoni as well! The Gabba bounce folks, the Gabba bounce. That's what saved Bailey there. The Aussie No. 4 was right across and exposed all three sticks as he tried to paddle, missed and it bounced over the leg stump. Dhoni moved to his left but he moved so much and it beat him to his right. Should have been byes that, I don't think there was any bat/glove involved

31.2 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, a good-looking back foot punch to long-on from Smith as Ashwin bowled a short one

31.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Bailey flicks it to deep mid-wicket

Ravichandran Ashwin [6.0-0-34-0] is back into the attack

Over: 31 2 0 1 3 0 2 AUS 174/2
Smith 16(19) Bailey 3(2) Barinder 6-1-26-0

30.6 - Barinder to Smith, 2 runs, width on offer outside off stump, Smith mistimes the cut to sweeper cover

30.5 - Barinder to Smith, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, cut to backward point

30.4 - Barinder to Bailey, 3 runs, "shoottt" say a couple of my colleagues on seeing Bailey play a lovely cover drive, but credit to Umesh for running a lot of distance to his right from sweeper cover and saving a run with a dive

30.3 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, shortish from Sran, Barinder toe-ends the pull wide of mid-on

30.2 - Barinder to Smith, no run, Smith is swinging his bat folks and he almost inside-edged it onto the sticks. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Smith tries to pull, gets an edge onto boot, it was in the air for a while, but the hang-time wasn't long enough for cover to rush forward and take a catch

30.1 - Barinder to Smith, 2 runs, short and wide, cut hard, but Sran is very lucky that the fielder at backward point dived to his right and got a hand on it

Barinder Sran [5.0-1-18-0] is back into the attack

Over: 30 0 0 0 1 W 0 AUS 166/2
Bailey 0(1) Smith 11(14) Ishant 7-0-30-1

29.6 - Ishant to Bailey, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Bailey defends. Good over from Ishant, just a single in it and the wicket of Marsh

George Bailey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

29.5 - Ishant to S Marsh, out Caught by Kohli!! No one's dropping this. A dolly and Kohli calls for it early, takes an easy catch. Ishant has got his reward for some fine bowling. He didn't experiment too much and stuck to bowling in the corridor of uncertainty and it has worked for him. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Marsh tries to flick, but the ball bounced extra and foxed him. Took the leading edge and went straight up in the air, Kohli moved to his right from cover and made no mistake. Second wicket for India in fairly quick time. How are the Aussies going to react? S Marsh c Kohli b Ishant 71(84) [4s-5]

Ishant to S Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Pandey again at fly slip

29.4 - Ishant to Smith, 1 run, Smith jumps out of the crease and drives the full delivery to mid-off

29.3 - Ishant to Smith, no run, "wait" says Smith after punching this short of length delivery straight to cover

29.2 - Ishant to Smith, no run, back of a length once again, punched off the back foot to point

29.1 - Ishant to Smith, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Smith defends into the off-side

Over: 29 0 0 0 1 0 1 AUS 165/1
Smith 10(10) S Marsh 71(83) Ravindra Jadeja 7-0-42-1

28.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket. Excellent over from Jadeja, just 2 singles off it and I think the over lasted only about 90 seconds

28.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, no run, short and wide outside off stump, Smith reaches out and tries to dab late, but gets beaten

28.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, oh the round-armish quicker delivery, Marsh was hurried with his flick, toe-ends it into the off-side

28.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, short mid-wicket in play again, this was the quicker delivery, Marsh mistimed the punch

28.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, flicked straight to short mid-wicket again

28.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, turning back in and cramping Marsh for room, tucked to short mid-wicket

Over: 28 Wd 1 2 0 1 2 0 AUS 163/1
Smith 9(8) S Marsh 70(79) Ishant 6-0-29-0

27.6 - Ishant to Smith, no run, fullish in length, Smith drives it to mid-on

27.5 - Ishant to Smith, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, there is that lazy dab from Smith to third man

27.4 - Ishant to S Marsh, 1 run, edged and dropped. It's Manish Pandey! Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Marsh opens the face of the bat and tries to guide, why would you do that with a man at slip, the ball takes a thick edge, Pandey was very wide at slip and tried to grab it inches from the ground after diving to his right, but couldn't hold on. So Marsh has been put down 4 times today. What did he have in the morning?

27.3 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, fullish and just outside off stump, Marsh drives off the front foot and finds mid-off, who makes a diving save

27.2 - Ishant to S Marsh, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the leg stump, tucked wide of mid-on, Ashwin gives chase and hunts it down

27.1 - Ishant to Smith, 1 run, Smith was so confident that he was cement-footed while dabbing this short of length delivery to third man

27.1 - Ishant to Smith, wide, Ishant tries the bouncer, but just loses the radar, bowls down the leg-side, Smith tried to pull and missed

Over: 27 1 0 4 1 1 1 AUS 156/1
Smith 6(5) S Marsh 67(76) Ravindra Jadeja 6-0-40-1

26.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, easily driven down to long-on

26.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, leg stump line from Jadeja, Marsh works it off his hips to backward square leg

26.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Smith leans forward and drives it to sweeper cover

26.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, FOUR, in the air but safe. That's risky from Smith, but he won't mind after all he knows how to play against the Indians. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Smith steps out and flicks uppishly, the man at mid-wicket dives to his right but it escapes past him

26.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, no run, "yours" says Dhoni to Jadeja as Smith drives one straight back at the bowler

Slip in for Smith

26.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, shortish and on the leg stump, Marsh works it to deep mid-wicket

Over: 26 0 0 2 0 0 1 AUS 148/1
S Marsh 65(74) Smith 0(1) Ishant 5-0-22-0

25.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, 1 run, this is dabbed towards backward point for an easy single

25.5 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, now that is what happens when you get the seam position and the line right. Beaten all ends up and remember, he's batting on 64. Top ball that from Ishant. Short of a length delivery angled across and very close to the off stump, Marsh tries to run it down to third man, but the extra bounce surprised him there

25.4 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, fullish and attacking the sticks, Marsh defends it back to the bowler and then tells himself that he should have flicked that ball through mid-wicket. I agree with him there, the line was too straight and the shot was on

25.3 - Ishant to S Marsh, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, Marsh late-cuts it to square third man, he wanted the third, but Smith sent him back and rightly so. A third run would have been very tight

25.2 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, slightly back of a length, Marsh defends off the back foot

25.1 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, on a good length and around the off stump, Marsh defends into the off-side

Ishant Sharma [4.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

Can Smith continue his love affair with the Indian bowlers?

Over: 25 1 0 0 2 W 0 AUS 145/1
Smith 0(1) S Marsh 62(68) Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-32-1

24.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Smith defends

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease

24.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, out Caught by Rahane!! Now that is how you take a catch. Gee, how good is he, Jinks Rahane? Look at the determination in his eyes after taking that catch. This is the sort of inspiration India desperately needed at this stage. Hang on, they are checking if it carried cleanly and I have no problems with it. Anyway, let's go through the process, Jadeja's front foot is fine, meaning it's a legal delivery. Now the zoomer comes in and Rahane's fingers are under it. The verdict is passed onto the on-field umpire, who raises his finger. End of a handy innings from Finch. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Finch went really hard at this as he tried to loft, but didn't hit it too well and it went off the outside half of the bat. Rahane ran forward from long-off, dived full length forward and grabbed it inches from the ground. So that ends a fine 145-run association. Finch c Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 71(81) [4s-7 6s-1]

Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

24.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 2 runs, oh the inside-out lofted drive, but Rahane quickly runs to his left and makes an excellent save

24.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Finch cuts late, only to find Dhawan at backward point

24.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, driven off the front foot, but Kohli makes a diving save to his right at short cover

24.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump, Marsh drives it along the ground to long-on

Over: 24 Wd 1 1 0 0 2 Wd 1 AUS 142/0
S Marsh 61(67) Finch 69(77) U Yadav 5-0-37-0

23.6 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Marsh taps it to point, Jadeja has a needless shy at the striker's end, Finch was well in, luckily for India there was a man backing up the throw

23.6 - U Yadav to S Marsh, wide, another one down the leg-side, easy call for the umpire

23.5 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 2 runs, good length delivery on the off stump, Marsh works it towards square leg and they quickly return for the second as well. Finch applauds his partner for that second run

23.4 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, slightly outside off stump, Marsh toe-ends the cut to point

23.3 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, Marsh gets behind the line and defends

23.2 - U Yadav to Finch, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Finch punches it to the left of the bowler

23.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, in the airrrr and that's a stunning effort by Barinder Sran. Extremely tough dropped chance. One thing is for sure, this wasn't a wicket-taking delivery at all. Short and on the leg stump, Marsh pulls fine, Sran runs to his left, dives full length and goes two-handed at it, but it pops out. Great effort that and he did well to keep it to a single as well

23.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, wide, short and down the leg-side, Marsh will feel that he missed out on a boundary as a fine little tickle would have been enough, anyway, he gets an extra delivery now

Umesh Yadav [4.0-0-30-0] is back into the attack

Australia have scored 42 runs in the last three overs now. Ashwin has some encouraging words for Umesh, who is about to bowl now.

Over: 23 4 1 4 4 1 1 AUS 135/0
S Marsh 57(62) Finch 68(76) Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-29-0

22.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, quicker delivery on the off stump, Marsh taps it to cover and they take another quick single

22.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, driven along the ground to long-on

Now Dhoni has a chat with Jadeja

22.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, FOUR, this is a fine counterattack from the Aussies. Surely they must have discussed this in the drinks break and so far, both Finch and Marsh have executed the plan very well. Very full and on the stumps, Finch slogs over mid-wicket and there is no one protecting the boundary

22.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, FOUR, Dhawan and Ishant give chase, but the ball wins the race. Short and outside off stump, Finch cuts it between backward point and short third man once again as he did in the previous over and picks up four more

22.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, shortish and on the leg stump, Marsh flicks it to deep square leg

22.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, FOUR, not the ideal start to a new spell. Short and on the off stump, Marsh rocks back and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket, no one in the deep and it races away for four

Ravindra Jadeja [3.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Australia have score 27 runs in the last two overs.

Over: 22 2 1 2 4 1 1 AUS 120/0
S Marsh 51(59) Finch 59(73) Ashwin 6-0-34-0

21.6 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Marsh drives it to long-off

21.5 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, Finch tries to paddle this around the corner but gets an under edge that rolls to short fine leg

21.4 - Ashwin to Finch, FOUR, this is short and wide outside off stump, Finch rocks back and cuts between backward point and short third man. Excellent placement there

21.3 - Ashwin to Finch, 2 runs, oh that's a nice looking lofted drive over wide long-off, the fielder runs to his left from long-off and flicks it back just inside the rope to save two

21.2 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, short and outside off stump, Marsh cuts it to sweeper cover and that brings up his fifty

21.1 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 2 runs, oh this could be tight! Oh dear! What were you doing Ashwin? Surely, he had to collect and take the bails off. Marsh works this into the on-side, Finch sets off for a quick single, but Marsh was late to respond, the fielder has a shy at the bowler's end, but misses. Marsh was not even in the frame and would have out by a yard or so even if Ashwin had collected and taken the bails off

Over: 21 1 1 4 0 4 6 AUS 109/0
Finch 52(70) S Marsh 47(56) U Yadav 4-0-30-0

20.6 - U Yadav to Finch, SIX, now that is a top shot! Finch is turning it on and what a way to get to his fifty - his 10th in ODIs. Full and on the stumps, Finch plays the pick-up shot, hits it deliberately in the air and just about manages to clear the man at deep square leg

20.5 - U Yadav to Finch, FOUR, in the air, not timed well, but mid-off is inside the ring and that turns out to be a safe hit. 100 partnership comes up with that hit. Full delivery on the off stump, Finch lofts the drive over mid-off's head

20.4 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Finch hops and turns it into the on-side

20.3 - U Yadav to Finch, FOUR, with fine leg very square, you can't bowl a leg stump line and Finch helps himself to another boundary with a gentle glance to fine leg

20.2 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, Marsh inside-edges the flick onto his pad, as the ball rolls to short mid-wicket, they take a sharp single. Rahane has a shy at the bowler's end and misses, but Marsh was well home. In fact, looks like the ball has missed the protection and hit Marsh flush on the right leg. He's feeling some pain

20.1 - U Yadav to Finch, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Finch toe-ends the back foot punch, the balls rolls towards the keeper and Marsh calls for a quick single

Over: 20 1 1 1 3 1 0 AUS 93/0
S Marsh 46(55) Finch 37(65) Ashwin 5-0-23-0

19.6 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, driven back to the bowler

19.5 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, Finch gets down on one knee and sweeps to fine leg

19.4 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 3 runs, shortish and just outside off stump, Marsh cuts it to deep backward point, Ishant runs to his right from sweeper cover, but can't prevent the third as his throw was pretty poor from the deep

19.3 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, leg stump line from Ashwin and Finch easily works it away to backward square leg

19.2 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, Marsh drives off the front foot, waits for the ball to pass short mid-wicket and the bowler and then sets off for a single

19.1 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Finch drives it down to long-on

Drinks are on the field now. Turns out that Australia have got off to a good start. However, it has to be said that the openers weren't fluent enough and the Indians did not grab their opportunities as well. A couple of catches were put down, a close chance for a run-out was missed as well. The interesting thing is that the spinners are getting a bit of purchase and both Marsh and Finch weren't comfortable playing the tweakers. Don't take your eyes off this folks, it's going to be exciting...

Over: 19 1L 0 0 0 2 1 AUS 86/0
Finch 34(62) S Marsh 42(52) U Yadav 3-0-14-0

18.6 - U Yadav to Finch, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Finch hops and works this through square leg

18.5 - U Yadav to Finch, 2 runs, Finch pulls but not with great timing and the ball slows down in the deep. Short delivery on the stumps, Finch mistimes the pull over mid-wicket and gets a couple

18.4 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, Finch works this into the on-side with soft hands

18.3 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Finch chops it to backward point

18.2 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, very full from Yadav, Finch misses the flick, almost falls over, soft appeal for LBW turned down as it was easily going down the leg-side

18.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, leg byes, 1 run, oh a bit of confusion in running between the wickets but Marsh escapes. Short of a length delivery on the stumps, Marsh misses the flick and gets hit on the pad, no appeal for LBW as it pitched outside leg stump, Marsh didn't know where the ball was but Finch was charging down for a single, Marsh was late to respond, Umesh rushed to the ball and had a shy at the bowler's end but Marsh came in the way. No appeal for obstructing the field from India as Marsh never changed his direction

Over: 18 0 0 1 1 1 0 AUS 82/0
Finch 31(57) S Marsh 42(51) Ashwin 4-0-16-0

17.6 - Ashwin to Finch, no run, flatter in trajectory, Finch works it to mid-wicket

17.5 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, on the leg stump, tucked through backward square leg

17.4 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, that's lazy from Ashwin. Should have been a dot ball. The slider on the off stump, didn't turn and went straight on, Finch drove it to the right of the bowler, who tried to stop with one hand and fumbled

17.3 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, there is a bit of drift into the left-hander on this one for Ashwin, but the length was short and Marsh had enough time to rock and cut through point

17.2 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, width on offer outside off stump, Marsh backs away and slices, but picks out backward point

17.1 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, nice and full from Ashwin, driven back to the bowler

Over: 17 4 1L 1L 4 1 0 AUS 79/0
Finch 30(55) S Marsh 40(47) U Yadav 2-0-11-0

16.6 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, very full from Yadav, Finch digs it out

16.5 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, this is on the stumps, but too straight and allows Marsh to easily work it to deep mid-wicket

16.4 - U Yadav to S Marsh, FOUR, that's the second boundary of the over, just what the Aussies wanted. Why would you want to try a slower ball now? This one goes down the leg-side and all Marsh needed to do was tickle it fine and he didn't miss out

16.3 - U Yadav to Finch, leg byes, 1 run, another glance missed, this time by Finch, he's livid with himself for missing out on the tickle, the ball rolls behind square off the pad

16.2 - U Yadav to S Marsh, leg byes, 1 run, short of length delivery from Umesh, Marsh misses the glance, the ball rolls off the thigh pad to silly point

16.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, FOUR, a bit of pressure was built by the spinners and it is important for Umesh to maintain it. He starts his new spell with a rank long hop, short and wide outside off stump, Marsh reaches out and slaps it off the bottom of the bat, balls beats Kohli at mid-off

Umesh Yadav [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack

Over: 16 0 1 1 0 1 1 AUS 68/0
S Marsh 31(43) Finch 30(53) Ashwin 3-0-13-0

15.6 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, fuller just outside off, Marsh drives and places it wide of long-off

15.5 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, floated up on the stumps, Finch looks to lap it fine, does so but ends up dragging it off the inside half towards fine leg. There was an appeal for lbw from Ashwin, but Finch clearly got it off the bat

15.4 - Ashwin to Finch, no run, shortish outside off, Finch punches and couldn't get it past cover

15.3 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, loopy delivery on middle, Marsh punches down to long-on

15.2 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, drifting down leg, Finch sweeps it down to fine leg

15.1 - Ashwin to Finch, no run, shortish outside off, Finch chops it to the left of backward point

Over: 15 1 1 1 2 0 1 AUS 64/0
Finch 28(49) S Marsh 29(41) Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-14-0

14.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, slower through the air, Finch backs away and cuts through cover

14.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, sliding in on middle, Finch goes on the backfoot and blocks it to the right of the bowler

14.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 2 runs, spinning away ever so slightly from a length, Finch whips uppishly and it lands in the unmanned deep mid-wicket region, Finch hares back for the couple

14.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, quicker on the stumps, Marsh drives past the bowler for an easy single

14.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, shortish just outside off, Finch stays on the back foot and punches that through cover

14.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, angled in on middle and off, Marsh clips it through mid-wicket

Over: 14 0 1 1L 0 4 1 AUS 58/0
S Marsh 27(39) Finch 24(45) Ashwin 2-0-9-0

13.6 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, Marsh drives it wide of long-off

13.5 - Ashwin to S Marsh, FOUR, dropped! It was a very, very tough one though. Slower and spinning away from Marsh, he cut and got a thick top-edge on that. The ball flew off the bat and Rahane at slip could only get a fingertip on that, raced away to the third man fence

13.4 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, quicker and just outside off, defended back to the bowler

13.3 - Ashwin to Finch, leg byes, 1 run, floated up on the stumps, Finch tries to flick and misses. The ball rolls away to fine leg off the thigh pad

13.2 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, punched to long-on

13.1 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, steps down the track and defends this flighted delivery back to the bowler

Over: 13 0 1 0 1 0 1 AUS 51/0
S Marsh 21(34) Finch 24(44) Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-8-0

12.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, targetting the stumps is Jadeja, Marsh clips through mid-wicket, retains the strike with that run

12.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, slower outside off, Marsh guides it to short third man with an angled bat

12.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, too straight from Jadeja, worked in front of mid-wicket

12.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, floated up outside off, Finch drives and finds cover

12.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, dropped by Ishant Sharma! That's a dolly and you cannot afford to drop those. Marsh advanced down the track and goes through with the loft. Mistimed it completely, Ishant was at long-on. He looked settled under the ball, got both hands but failed to cling on

12.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, dropped? spinning down leg, Marsh seems to have got some bat on the sweep, Dhoni though fails to glove that cleanly

Over: 12 0 0 1 1 0 1 AUS 48/0
S Marsh 19(30) Finch 23(42) Ashwin 1-0-3-0

11.6 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, quick single! Marsh taps this tossed up delivery in front of cover and sets off. Finch was a bit late to respond but made it in time

11.5 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, slower and spinning away, Marsh defends it back to the bowler

11.4 - Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, Finch kneels down and drags the sweep to fine leg

11.3 - Ashwin to S Marsh, 1 run, takes a step forward and drives this flighted delivery through cover

11.2 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, quicker just outside off, pushed back to the bowler

11.1 - Ashwin to S Marsh, no run, flatter outside off, Marsh leans back and chops it to point

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Only one over for Umesh then. Ash to bowl now

Over: 11 1 1 1 0 1 1 AUS 45/0
S Marsh 17(25) Finch 22(41) Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-5-0

10.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, slower through the air, Marsh clips off his pads through backward square

10.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, full on off, drilled down to long-on

10.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, jaffa from Jadeja! Pitched it on a perfect length (good length), floats it up nicely and beats the outside edge of forward prodding Finch, ball spun late and it wasn't too far away from grazing the edge

10.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, angled in from a length, wristed through mid-wicket

There is a slip placed for Finch..

10.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, short and spinning away wide of off, Finch slaps it through cover

10.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, tucked away behind square leg

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Jaddu into the attack now. No slips for him

Over: 10 0 0 1 0 1 0 AUS 40/0
Finch 20(38) S Marsh 14(22) U Yadav 1-0-2-0

9.6 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, length delivery on middle and off, Finch displays a straight willow in defence

9.5 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, flicked to fine leg for an easy single

9.4 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, fullish on the stumps, Marsh drives straight to Kohli at mid-off who gets to the ball quickly and aims a direct hit at the bowler's end. Missed it by a whisker! Touch and go that one!

9.3 - U Yadav to Finch, 1 run, short and wide, Finch punches and a misfield at short cover allows the batsmen to cross over

9.2 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, another one that's too wide of off, Finch punches with sublime timing but straight towards cover again

9.1 - U Yadav to Finch, no run, Yadav comes in and offers ample width for Finch to free his arms, he drives hard but couldn't get it past cover

Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 AUS 38/0
S Marsh 13(20) Finch 19(34) Barinder 5-1-18-0

8.6 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, well fielded Rohit! Short and in the swinging zone for Marsh, he pulls to the right of square leg who puts in the dive to save some runs

8.5 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, on a good length and around fourth stump channel, blocked back to the bowler

8.4 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, another one on middle and leg, Marsh helps it with a soft flick, finds the same fielder again

8.3 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, darted in on middle from a length, Marsh drags the pull, straight to square leg

8.2 - Barinder to Finch, 1 run, short and on leg-stump line, Finch plays the one-legged pull behind square on the leg-side

8.1 - Barinder to S Marsh, 1 run, offers width outside off, Marsh opens the bat face and runs it down to third man

Over: 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 AUS 36/0
Finch 18(33) S Marsh 12(15) Ishant 4-0-19-0

7.6 - Ishant to Finch, no run, short of length just outside off, punched solidly straight to short cover

7.5 - Ishant to Finch, no run, good length outside off, Finch doesn't offer a stroke

7.4 - Ishant to Finch, no run, short again, this one hurried onto the batsman. Finch was looking to work it through mid-wicket, gets an inside edge onto his thigh pad. Stifled appeal from Ishant but nothing from the umpire. Definitely got some inswing there but not good enough to trouble the batsman

7.3 - Ishant to Finch, no run, "Ishant Sharma has not found his rhythm as yet" asserts VVS on air. Well said! Short of a length swinging in on off, Finch bunts it onto the pitch. Ishant Sharma cursed himself after finishing his delivery stride. He knows that this is the perfect line and length to bowl..

7.2 - Ishant to S Marsh, 3 runs, short and plenty of width on offer. Marsh leant back and flayed that square on the off-side, third man has to run to his left and slide to save the boundary

7.1 - Ishant to Finch, 1 run, hung back and chopped this wide of backward point, the shortish stuff continues from Ishant

Ishant has been very poor so far. Bowling negative lines and lengths. Let's see if he can produce something better from now...

Over: 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 AUS 32/0
Finch 17(28) S Marsh 9(14) Barinder 4-1-16-0

6.6 - Barinder to Finch, 1 run, good length on Finch's hips, worked away in front of mid-wicket, retains the strike with that run

6.5 - Barinder to Finch, 2 runs, on the stumps, Finch wrists it through mid-wicket, easy pickings that!

6.4 - Barinder to Finch, no run, fuller and outside off, Finch drives crisply to the right of mid-off who moves across and denies a boundary

6.3 - Barinder to Finch, no run, short and well outside off, Finch was trying to pull but was beaten for pace, beaten on the bottom edge

6.2 - Barinder to Finch, no run, "no" chirps Aaron Finch to his partner after defending this length delivery in front of cover

6.1 - Barinder to Finch, no run, full and outside off, Finch goes hard on the drive, got it nearly off the toe-end, the ball rolls away towards mid-on

Over: 6 1 1 0 Wd 0 1 0 AUS 29/0
S Marsh 9(14) Finch 14(22) Ishant 3-0-15-0

5.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off, Marsh pats to the right of backward point who dives and fields

5.5 - Ishant to Finch, 1 run, another one going down leg, Finch wristily flicks behind square for an easy single

5.4 - Ishant to Finch, no run, back of a length nipped back in slightly, Finch closes the bat face as he tries to work it through mid-wicket, manages to stroke it off the inside half towards mid-wicket

5.4 - Ishant to Finch, wide, another terrible delivery from Ishant Sharma, drifting down leg, Finch lets it go. Ishant has conceded 4 of 6 extras so far

5.3 - Ishant to Finch, no run, good length on the stumps, Finch blocks from the crease

5.2 - Ishant to S Marsh, 1 run, another quick single taken. Marsh gets an inside edge onto his thigh pad on the clip. The ball rolls in front of his eyes, Ishant was late to get to the ball and the duo make another risky single look easy

5.1 - Ishant to Finch, 1 run, tap-and-run single! Finch pushes this towards short cover and sets off for a quick single. Marsh responds in kind, beating Manish Pandey's direct hit at the striker's end

Disappointing first two overs from Ishant Sharma. Yes, he's not played ODIs for a while but that should be no excuse for him for not being able to control the swing. It's been wide outside off or down the leg side so far. There is swing on offer, but just that he hasn't bowled enough in the corridor of uncertainty. In fact, he even got a couple to swing nicely with great seam presentation, but they were ill-directed to Finch. Now why he is struggling to control the new ball? Wasn't he practicing in the nets with the new ball? Remember, this is international cricket and Ishant, or any other bowler for that matter, cannot afford such silly errors on a match-day. He's developed himself into a good Test match bowler nowadays. Can he use the experience and do well in ODIs as well? Time will tell.

Over: 5 0 0 0 0 1L 0 AUS 25/0
S Marsh 8(12) Finch 12(18) Barinder 3-1-13-0

4.6 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, back of a length wide of off, Marsh plays with a slightly angled bat as he chops this to backward point

4.5 - Barinder to Finch, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length angled into the pads. Finch looks to work it square on the leg-side, fails to do so. The ball skims off the pad towards square leg, no real appeal from the Indian fielders

4.4 - Barinder to Finch, no run, hurled in the outside off zone, Finch ain't playing that

4.3 - Barinder to Finch, no run, pacy length delivery on off, Finch rises on his toes and inside-edges the defensive stroke onto his pad

4.2 - Barinder to Finch, no run, continues to ask questions in the corridor of uncertainty, yet again Finch gets lucky. Plays inside the line and is beaten by the away movement

4.1 - Barinder to Finch, no run, the outswinger from Sran, nipped off the seam on a good length. Right in the corridor of uncertainty, Finch plays inside the line and lets it pass

Over: 4 Wd 0 0 4 0 0 0 AUS 24/0
S Marsh 8(11) Finch 12(13) Ishant 2-0-11-0

3.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, short and ample width on offer, Marsh frees his arms and chops it to the right of backward point who dives and prevents a certain boundary

3.5 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Marsh opens the bat face and dabs towards Jaddu at backward point

3.4 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, around 138ks, good length just outside off, punched solidly towards the fieldsman at mid-off

3.3 - Ishant to S Marsh, FOUR, poor from Ishant. Too many charity balls on offer. Slips this down leg, Marsh helps it to the fine leg fence with a tickle off his pads, raced away

3.2 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, short and wide. Marsh smashed the cut off the back foot, on the bounce to the fielder at backward point

3.1 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, better from Ishant. Kept it on a length and around fifth stump channel, Marsh judges well and lets it go

3.1 - Ishant to S Marsh, wide, bowls it further wide of off from a good length, too far from Marsh's reach, the umpire exercises his arms

Over: 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 AUS 19/0
Finch 12(13) S Marsh 4(5) Barinder 2-0-13-0

2.6 - Barinder to Finch, 2 runs, shortish on leg-stump line, Finch swivels and clips it to fine leg, the fielder is a bit squarer and hence the duo cross over for a couple

2.5 - Barinder to Finch, no run, good length in the corridor of uncertainty, Finch is circumspect, decides to leave it for the keeper

2.4 - Barinder to Finch, no run, 134ks, pitched up and swinging away, Finch has a waft at that, beaten neck and crop!

2.3 - Barinder to S Marsh, 1 run, drifting into middle and leg, Marsh connects with the flick, places it square on the leg-side for an easy single

2.2 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, short and hurried onto Marsh, angled in and cramped Marsh for room as he looked to pull. Marsh got beaten and was hit on the tummy

2.1 - Barinder to Finch, 1 run, rib-tickler from Sran, Finch hops and tucks wide of long leg, easy single on offer

Over: 2 3 Wd Wd 0 0 1 0 0 AUS 15/0
S Marsh 3(3) Finch 9(9) Ishant 1-0-6-0

1.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, lots of oohs and aahs and Marsh poked and missed. Pitched on a good length and swung away late to beat Marsh's grope in the corridor of uncertainty

1.5 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, angled across from a good length, Marsh lets it go

1.4 - Ishant to Finch, 1 run, keeps it fuller and straighter, Finch flicks uppishly over backward square leg, his first single of the match

1.3 - Ishant to Finch, no run, muted appeal from Ishant Sharma! But nothing from his colleagues and the umpire too. Fullish and darted down middle and leg, Finch clips and misses. Struck in line with leg but would have clearly missed the leg-stump

1.2 - Ishant to Finch, no run, too leg-sidish is Ishant Sharma in this over. Another one that's arrowed down the wrong line, this time though Finch gets some pad on the flick

1.2 - Ishant to Finch, wide, a carbon copy of the previous delivery, sprayed down leg and Finch misses out on the flick

1.2 - Ishant to Finch, wide, oh! That swung. But down the leg-side, a puff of dust came out as well. Finch looks to flick and is beaten by the swing

1.1 - Ishant to S Marsh, 3 runs, Ishant pitches it full around fourth, fifth stump line. Marsh gets a nice stride forward on the push. Didn't time it that well but placed it in the gap through cover. Kohli gives chase and saves a run for his side

Ishant Sharma, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ishant Sharma to share the attack. Two slips for him..

Over: 1 Wd 0 0 4 0 4 0 AUS 9/0
Finch 8(6) S Marsh 0(0) Barinder 1-0-9-0

0.6 - Barinder to Finch, no run, much better from Sran, keeps it in the corridor of uncertainty, Finch shoulders arms

0.5 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, length delivery slipping down leg, Finch jumps on the back foot and glances it towards the fine leg fence, that's a freebie and Finch took full toll of it

0.4 - Barinder to Finch, no run, better length this time, on a good length around off, Finch presents a solid forward defence

0.3 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, "Too predictable" as the swing-king Wasim Akram points out on air. Short and asking to be slapped, Finch obliges with a lovely pull stroke through mid-wicket, Finch is off and running with a boundary

0.2 - Barinder to Finch, no run, shortish and angled in, Finch swivels on the pull, didn't get all of it, mistimes it to Rohit at square leg

0.1 - Barinder to Finch, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, Finch looks to tuck off his hips, the ball slams the thigh pad and rolls to square leg

0.1 - Barinder to Finch, wide, starts off with a short and wide delivery, was too high and wide of off, Finch watches it sail through to the keeper

Finch and S Marsh are at the crease. Finch is on strike. Barinder will open the attack