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India tour of Australia 2016
3rd ODI, Australia vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia (17 Jan 2016)
India

295/6 (50) RR:5.9

Australia won by 3 wkts

MOM: Glenn Maxwell
Australia

296/7 (48.5) RR:6.06

Welcome back.. The series is on the line. For a change, this isn't a belter. Can India's bowlers redeem themselves? Umesh has the new ball, a change of strategy from India

Here's the man of the moment, Virat Kohli giving his insight on the wicket and the partnership with Rahane, "I love batting with him (referring to his partnership with Rahane). We have had some good partnerships in the recent past, he is technically very right and very intent when running between the wickets. He (Dhoni) was charged up today. He wanted to smack a few and right from the first ball which he smacked for boundary. The guys are pretty excited for the challenge we have in front of us to make the series 2-1. The wicket is a bit on the slower side. The guys have to be smart enough to change their pace and should have learned from the previous two games."

Kohli, who had a 90+ and a 50+ in the series already, was in the mood today. He was not missing out on an opportunity for the third time, mixed caution with aggression and racked up his first ton against Australia in Australia. In the process, he went past 7000 ODI runs as well - overtook AB de Villiers to become the fastest to get to the milestone. Rahane played second fiddle to Kohli and the pair added 109 for the third wicket. Both perished while trying to accelerate and the onus was on Dhoni. And the skipper delivered with a quickfire 23 to take the team close to 300. At the toss, Smith said that the pitch will get better for batting under lights. Will that be the case? Join us back in 40 minutes to find out...

Deja vu! As has been the case at the WACA and the Gabba, one batsman scores a ton, couple of them make decent contributions and the team ends with a massive score. But will it be enough? That remains to be seen. Today was not Rohit Sharma's day as he departed early. Shikhar Dhawan came into the game with a lot of pressure which was there for everyone to see as he took his time to get going, but made sure he stays in the reckoning with a patient fifty.

Over: 50 2Wd 0 2 1 1 0 0 IND 295/6
R Dhawan 3(5) Ravindra Jadeja 6(5) Faulkner 10-0-63-1

49.6 - Faulkner to R Dhawan, no run, another swing and a miss and just 6 runs off the final over. And that too with an extra ball. Slower delivery outside off stump, Dhawan advance and tries to muscle the ball, only connects with thin air

49.5 - Faulkner to R Dhawan, no run, again the back and across movement from Dhawan, the slower ball again from Faulkner, Dhawan tries to slog hard but makes no contact. Inexperience showing there! Can someone tell Dhawan that the straight boundary is shorter than the mid-wicket boundary?

49.4 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Jadeja can only square-drive it along the ground through cover-point

49.3 - Faulkner to R Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan goes back and across in his crease, picks the slower delivery and slogs well, but there is protection in the deep

49.2 - Faulkner to R Dhawan, 2 runs, another slower delivery, Dhawan mistimes the slog towards mid-wicket, Jadeja races back for the second run

49.1 - Faulkner to R Dhawan, no run, good comeback from Faulkner after bowling a wide first up. Bowls the slower ball, which is only mistimed back to the bowler by Dhawan

49.1 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 wides, India get two runs and this is not a legitimate delivery. Faulkner bowls way outside off stump looking for the widish yorker, Jadeja tries to reach out and make contact, but misses, awkward bounce for Wade and he can't collect properly, Rishi Dhawan calls for a run and makes his ground

Last over! 11 runs needed for 300.

Over: 49 1 0 4 6 W 1 IND 289/6
Ravindra Jadeja 5(4) R Dhawan 0(0) Hastings 10-0-58-4

48.6 - Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, full toss and it's gently driven along the ground to sweeper cover

Rishi Dhawan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.5 - Hastings to Dhoni, out Caught by Maxwell!! Dhoni tries to go big again, but holes out this time. Excellent bowling from Hastings and he picks up his 4th wicket. He saw Dhoni racing down the track and banged the slower ball short, the ball went off the toe-end of the bat, Maxwell moved forward from deep mid-wicket and completed the catch. Looks like Maxwell has hurt his finger while taking the catch. Dhoni c Maxwell b Hastings 23(9) [4s-2 6s-2]

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

48.4 - Hastings to Dhoni, SIX, these are handy runs for India. Low full toss from Hastings as he misses the yorker, Dhoni muscles it with a strong bottom hand grip and clears the long-on boundary

48.3 - Hastings to Dhoni, FOUR, the slower delivery on the off stump, Dhoni swivels and pulls over backward square leg, the ball went off the bottom of the bat, yet it had enough power to beat the man at long leg

48.2 - Hastings to Dhoni, no run, good bowling from Hastings. Dhoni stepped out to go big, but Hastings bowled a fine yorker, in fact the Indian skipper yorked himself by advancing and he only made contact with thin air

48.1 - Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, low full toss outside off stump, Jadeja drives it along the ground to deep extra-cover

Over: 48 1 1 4 W 2 1 IND 277/5
Ravindra Jadeja 3(2) Dhoni 13(5) Faulkner 9-0-57-1

47.6 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Jadeja drives it to extra-cover

47.5 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, low full toss outside off stump, Jadeja leans forward and square-drives the ball along the ground through cover-point

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

47.4 - Faulkner to Gurkeerat Singh, out Bowled!! Before the game, Faulkner spoke about the slower ball being effective on this surface and he's got a wicket with it now. Gurkeerat tries to slog hard, didn't read the change of pace from the left-arm bowler and the inside-edge crashed into the leg stump. Gurkeerat Singh b Faulkner 8(7) [4s-1]

Faulkner to Gurkeerat Singh, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

47.3 - Faulkner to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, first boundary in international cricket for Gurkeerat Singh. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Gurkeerat pulls fiercely through backward square leg and it races away for four

47.2 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery just outside off stump, Dhoni goes for the slog and hits it on the bounce to long-on, a lofted drive would have been a better option there

47.1 - Faulkner to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, short and outside off stump, Gurkeerat cuts it uppishly through backward point

Over: 47 0 W 0 0 2 1 IND 268/4
Gurkeerat Singh 3(4) Dhoni 12(4) Hastings 9-0-46-3

46.6 - Hastings to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Gurkeerat glances it to fine leg

46.5 - Hastings to Gurkeerat Singh, 2 runs, Gurkeerat plays the pull, but he's mistimed this completely, was in the air for a while, but landed safely at deep mid-wicket

46.4 - Hastings to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, shortish and on the leg stump, Gurkeerat ducks under it

46.3 - Hastings to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, the debutant softly tucks the short of length delivery to mid-wicket

Gurkeerat Singh Mann, right handed bat, comes to the crease

46.2 - Hastings to Kohli, out Caught by Bailey!! In the air and straight to Bailey again. That ends a fine knock from India's No. 3. Clever piece of bowling from Hastings. He knows that the wicket is slow and bangs the slower ball short, Kohli had to manufacture a lot of pace in an attempt to hit a boundary, he went for the lofted drive and did not control it. Picked out Bailey to perfection. The Aussies will be very happy with the blow as Kohli was looking dangerous. The replays show that Kohli actually had to reach out to play that shot as he went leg-side while coming down the track. Kohli c Bailey b Hastings 117(117) [4s-7 6s-2]

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

46.1 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, oh will feel that he's missed out here! Full toss outside off stump, Kohli drives sweetly from the middle of the bat, but hits it straight to the man at cover. A couple of yards either side of the fielder would have been four

Over: 46 1 Wd 1 6 Wd 4 1 1 IND 265/3
Kohli 117(115) Dhoni 12(4) Faulkner 8-0-48-0

45.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, short and cramping Kohli for room as he tries to advance, pulled to deep mid-wicket

45.5 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Dhoni punches it to extra-cover

45.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, FOUR, full toss, crashed hard and crashed for four! The pressure is on the Australian bowlers. Dhoni was ready for this delivery and he was standing across the stumps as well, expecting Faulkner to go for the widish yorker again, he drives it past the extra-cover fielder and it rocketed to the boundary

45.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, wide, another wide from Faulkner as he tries the widish yorker, Dhoni was just ball-watching on that occasion

45.3 - Faulkner to Dhoni, SIX, the MCG is big, but not big enough for the Indian skipper. He's another player who has a strong bottom hand grip. Faulkner bowls a juicy full ball and it was right in the slot as well, Dhoni slogs and hits it flat over deep mid-wicket

45.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Kohli drives it to extra-cover

45.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, wide, that's way outside off stump, left alone and called a wide

45.1 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Dhoni pulls it away to deep square leg

James Faulkner [7.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Over: 45 2 W 0 2 4 0 IND 249/3
Kohli 115(113) Dhoni 0(0) Hastings 8-0-43-2

44.6 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, terrific save. Very full, Kohli steps out and nails the cover drive, Bailey dives to his left and stops a certain boundary

44.5 - Hastings to Kohli, FOUR, oh a fumble from Maxwell and it's a four. Short delivery on the stumps, Kohli steps out and pulls, not from the middle of the bat, Maxwell runs to his left from deep mid-wicket, but fails to stop the ball, Smith, who rushed from long-on then tried to dive and stop as well, but the ball escaped

44.4 - Hastings to Kohli, 2 runs, this is tucked away gently into the vacant mid-wicket region and these two are very quick, the second run was so easily taken

44.3 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery from Hastings, Kohli only manages to defend as he was cramped for room

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

44.2 - Hastings to Rahane, out Caught by Maxwell!! In the air, not timed well and that's a great catch in the deep. I know it will go down as caught Maxwell, but it was Smith, who did all the hard work there. Hastings bangs the slower ball short, Rahane steps out and tries to play the big hit, mistimes it completely and it goes off the toe-end of the bat, long-on runs to his right, takes the catch, but as he was close to the rope, threw it towards the approaching Maxwell, who came from deep mid-wicket and that was so easily done by the duo. Credit to Maxwell as well for ensuring that he was close to Smith and ready for the relay. Hastings runs towards the skipper and shakes hands first, before celebrating with Maxwell. Meanwhile, there is a big cheer from the crowd as they see Dhoni stride out. End of a handy innings from Rahane. Rahane c Maxwell b Hastings 50(55) [4s-4 6s-1]

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

44.1 - Hastings to Rahane, 2 runs, short of length delivery from Hastings, Rahane pulls it fine to long leg and that brings up his 15th ODI fifty. Back-to-back fifties for Jinks and he gets a loud cheer from the crowd and his team-mates

John Hastings [7.0-0-35-1] is back into the attack

Over: 44 1 1 1L 1 1 6 IND 241/2
Kohli 109(109) Rahane 48(53) Boland 9-0-63-0

43.6 - Boland to Kohli, SIX, gee! Great shot! Can't bowl there to Kohli. Boland tried to cramp Kohli for room as he advanced and also moved leg-side, but Kohli had enough space to free his arms and muscle the loft over long-on

43.5 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, fullish and on the off stump, Rahane glances it away to fine leg

43.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, down the track and then tries to slog, bat turns it his hands it goes over mid-wicket, only for a single

43.3 - Boland to Rahane, leg byes, 1 run, fullish and swinging back in, Rahane tries to go leg-side again, misses, the ball hits the pad and stays on the pitch, Kohli calls for a quick single and hurries to the other end

43.2 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Kohli whips it away to backward square leg

43.1 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, Rahane advances and mistimes the loft, it lands safely before the incoming long-on fielder

Over: 43 0 1 4 1 2Wd 1 1 IND 230/2
Rahane 46(50) Kohli 101(106) Kane Richardson 10-0-48-1

42.6 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Rahane drives off the front foot, the fielder at extra-cover dives to his right and makes a half stop

42.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, short of length from Richardson, Kohli works it to mid-wicket

42.5 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 2 wides, the slower ball goes down the leg-side, Wade fumbles and they steal an extra run

42.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, that's it! It's a hundred for Virat Kohli and he becomes the fastest to score 24 ODI hundreds. What a player! Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Kohli works it behind square on the on-side. As he takes the run, he jumps and pumps his fist in joy. Takes the helmet off and then raises his bat to a great applause from the crowd and the dressing room. Takes a moment as he gets a bit emotional pointing the bat towards the sky. Rahane walks towards him and gives a hug. Kohli missed out at the WACA and Gabba, but not today! This guy loves the big stage. Doesn't he?

42.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, FOUR, only Virat Kohli, only Virat Kohli can do it! Gee, what wrists he has! Such a strong bottom hand grip. Surely, I'll tell that it wasn't a bad ball at all. Just that Kohli has played a wonderful shot. Full and on the stumps, Kohli whips it away over mid-wicket and it rockets for four. Moves to 99

42.2 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, this is short and on the leg stump, Rahane tries to help it away fine, but fine leg tidies up

42.1 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, no run, edged but safe! The slower delivery from Richardson, Rahane steps out and tries to loft-drive, gets an edge that falls short of the incoming short third man

Over: 42 0 0 1 1 1 2 IND 220/2
Kohli 95(103) Rahane 44(47) Boland 8-0-53-0

41.6 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, great over, just 5 off it! Slower delivery on the leg stump, Kohli advances and once again flicks. Both Kohli and Rahane only tried to play mid-wicket or behind square on the on-side

41.5 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, now that's just three singles off 5 balls! Simple, yet excellent bowling. Short delivery on the stumps, Rahane works it away behind square on the on-side

41.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, good bowling from Boland. He gave no room whatsoever to the advancing Kohli and India's No. 3 could only work this short of length delivery through backward square leg

41.3 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, Rahane skips out of the crease and swings across the line, gets an under edge that rolls to long leg

41.2 - Boland to Rahane, no run, another dot ball! Slower delivery on the stumps, Rahane walks forward and across, tries to work it on the on-side, but gets hit on the thigh pad, they think about stealing a quick single, but Boland gets to the ball and keeps the batsmen calm

41.1 - Boland to Rahane, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Rahane flicks it to short mid-wicket

Over: 41 1 1 1 4 1 0 IND 215/2
Kohli 92(101) Rahane 42(43) Kane Richardson 9-0-38-1

40.6 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, excellent inswinging yorker on the leg stump, dug out to short mid-wicket

40.5 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Rahane lost his bottom hand grip on the drive, got an inside edge onto pad, didn't know where the ball was, in fact it stayed near the crease and Kohli called for a quick single

40.4 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, FOUR, nice hit and Rahane moves into the 40s. Short and on the stumps, Rahane rocks back and pulls it away through backward square leg, no protection in the deep and a handy boundary for India

40.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, looks like Kohli has inside-edged the flick onto his leg where there is no protection, I think it hit around the knee area. He limps across to the other end for the single

40.2 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, slower ball low full toss, Rahane steps out and drives it down to long-on

40.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, driven along the ground to sweeper cover, Kohli wanted two but Rahane sent him back, Richardson disturbs the stumps after collecting the throw but Kohli was back in

India's scores in the last 10 overs so far in the series. WACA: 93 runs, Gabba: 75 runs. How much will it be at the MCG?

Over: 40 1 6 1 1 1L 1 IND 207/2
Kohli 90(98) Rahane 36(40) Boland 7-0-48-0

39.6 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli goes for the on-drive, but gets a soft leading edge that rolls to mid-off

39.5 - Boland to Rahane, leg byes, 1 run, short of length delivery, Rahane tries to clip, misses, the ball rolls behind square off the thigh pad

39.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, down the track and then punched to backward point for an easy single

39.3 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, Rahane taps it to short cover for a sharp single

39.2 - Boland to Rahane, SIX, top shot sir! Timing, pure timing! Boland bowls a length ball on the stumps, Rahane steps out, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum. Remember, the straight boundaries at the "G" are only about 65 metres

39.1 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, once again Kohli races down the track, but Australia are bowling well to him, Kohli softly taps it to backward point

Over: 39 0 0 1 1 1 0 IND 196/2
Rahane 29(37) Kohli 87(95) Kane Richardson 8-0-30-1

38.6 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Rahane guides it straight to short third man again

38.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, Kohli flicks it along the ground through backward square leg

38.4 - Kane Richardson to Rahane, 1 run, this is short and just outside off stump, Rahane jumps and guides it to short third man

38.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, this is off the outside half of the bat as Kohli wanted to drive off the front foot, rolled across the turf to sweeper cover

38.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Kohli works it to mid-wicket

38.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, Kohli jumps out of the crease in a ploy to unsettle Richardson very early in his new spell, but the bowler bangs it short and Kohli could only tap it to backward point

Kane Richardson [7.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

Over: 38 0 0 2 0 1 1 IND 193/2
Kohli 85(91) Rahane 28(35) Boland 6-0-38-0

37.6 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, oh that's a full toss and Kohli is kind enough to gently tap it to long-on. Probably he wanted to keep strike

37.5 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, chipped in the airrrrr and just past the diving Bailey at short mid-wicket. Rahane was very worried for a moment. Nothing but a full delivery on the leg stump, probably it stopped on the batsman, Rahane checks his flick and almost gifts his wicket

37.4 - Boland to Rahane, no run, now he tries to use the pace of the bowler and run it down to third man, but picks out the man inside the ring

37.3 - Boland to Rahane, 2 runs, this is clipped away nicely, this is exactly the shot he wanted to play, this time he hits it uppishly through the vacant backward square leg region for a couple of runs

37.2 - Boland to Rahane, no run, Rahane moves across the stumps and tries to work it fine into the on-side, but makes no contact with the ball and it hits him high on the pad

37.1 - Boland to Rahane, no run, fullish and just outside off stump, Rahane works it into the on-side

Over: 37 0 0 4 0 0 1 IND 189/2
Rahane 25(30) Kohli 84(90) Faulkner 7-0-32-0

36.6 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, another back of the hand slower ball from Faulkner, Rahane was looking to nudge it fine, the ball grazed the bat and bounced in front of Wade, he can't collect it cleanly and Kohli hares across for a quick single

36.5 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, the back of the hand slower ball from Faulkner, Rahane was on the move, got outside the line on the flick, missed and is struck on the pads, the impact seemed to be outside off

36.4 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, banged in short and just outside off, Rahane arches back and looks to ramp it over the keeper's head, beaten completely

36.3 - Faulkner to Rahane, FOUR, that's a fine strike from Rahane, mid-on was inside the ring, he picked up the length early and swipes it over that man, one bounce and over the ropes

36.2 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Rahane prods across and nudges it towards the on-side

36.1 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, lovely leg-cutter from Faulkner, on a good length and a hint of shape away from outside off, Rahane was slightly opened up as he pushed forward in defence, beaten on the outside edge

Drinks are on the field now. Kohli has started to press on the accelerator now. India were similarly placed at Perth and Brisbane, but failed to make the most of the final few overs. Can they change tactics and get a big score on the board today?

Over: 36 0 2 6 1 1 2 IND 184/2
Kohli 84(90) Rahane 20(24) Boland 5-0-34-0

35.6 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, excellent running from Kohli, back of a length and on the stumps, he nudged it with soft hands towards square leg, ran hard and came back for the second run

35.5 - Boland to Rahane, 1 run, short and on the stumps, Rahane crouches low and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a single

35.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length and on Kohli's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single

35.3 - Boland to Kohli, SIX, lovely shot, Kohli shimmies down the track, gets close to the pitch of the ball and sends it sailing high and over long-on, massive blow, the first six of the match

35.2 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, almost a catch, Shaun Marsh didn't pick it up in the sun, was late to come forward and the ball bounced well in front of him. Frustration was evident there for Kohli, came down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and ends up slicing it high and over cover-point

35.1 - Boland to Kohli, no run, on a good length and on off, Kohli shuffles across and tucks it towards mid-wicket

Scott Boland [4.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Over: 35 0 0 0 0 1 0 IND 172/2
Rahane 19(23) Kohli 73(85) Faulkner 6-0-27-0

34.6 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, back of a length and holding its line outside off, Rahane looks to run it down towards third man and missed, just one single off the over

As he completed the single, Kohli has a few words to say to Faulkner. The bowler smiles and goes back to his mark..

34.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, Faulkner shortens his length as Kohli came down the track, nudged wide of cover-point for a single

34.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, the off-cutter from Faulkner, turned towards the on-side

Kohli has slowed down since passing fifty. His last 22 runs have come from 33 balls..

34.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Kohli plays with an open face and guides it towards the off-side

34.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Kohli takes a step down the track and defends it towards backward point

34.1 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, short and wide outside off, cracked straight to the fielder at backward point

Over: 34 1 4 1 0 1 0 IND 171/2
Rahane 19(22) Kohli 72(80) Maxwell 9-0-46-0

33.6 - Maxwell to Rahane, no run, Maxwell saw Rahane coming down the track, fires it onto his pads, turned towards the on-side

33.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, flatter and wider outside off, Kohli chops it to the left of short third man, the fielder tumbles and makes a clean stop

33.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, this one is given more air, driven back towards the bowler

33.3 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, flatter and on off, punched down towards long-on for a single

A man goes back to the long-off fence, cover is in the ring now, Maxwell switches to over the wicket

33.2 - Maxwell to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, excellent use of the feet from Rahane, made room as he did so, goes against the turn, hits it inside out over cover, rolls away to the fence for a boundary

33.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up and on Kohli's pads, clipped away in front of square on the on-side for a single

Over: 33 1 4 1 0 0 0 IND 164/2
Rahane 14(19) Kohli 70(77) Faulkner 5-0-26-0

32.6 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Rahane plays a half-arm jab, with a closed face - back towards the bowler

32.5 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, Faulkner keeps it full and just outside off, driven back towards the bowler. Faulkner sticks his hands out and saves a run

32.4 - Faulkner to Rahane, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, pushed towards cover

32.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, driven towards short cover, the fielder throws down the stumps at the bowler's end, ends up conceding an overthrow

32.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, wide half-volley outside off, Kohli gets a big stride forward and drills it in the gap between extra cover and mid-off, it was in the air for a long time, but the placement was perfect

32.1 - Faulkner to Rahane, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Rahane slaps it towards deep cover for a single

James Faulkner [4.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Faulkner is back for a spell.. He's coming from round the wicket

Over: 32 0 0 1 2 0 1 IND 158/2
Rahane 13(15) Kohli 65(75) Maxwell 8-0-39-0

31.6 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, short ball, Rahane swivels into a pull. Can't get much timing and ends up placing it to fine leg

31.5 - Maxwell to Rahane, no run, wanted to clip the ball finer but ends up patting it back to the bowler

31.4 - Maxwell to Rahane, 2 runs, dragged down a touch, Rahane rocked back, used his crease and punched the ball to deep extra cover

31.3 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, puts more force into this whippy shot and places it wide of mid-wicket to get the run

31.2 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, flat on middle, Kohli slants forward and clips it into the leg-side

31.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, plonked his front foot and closed the bat face to work the ball square on the leg-side

Over: 31 1 1 1 4 0 0 IND 154/2
Rahane 10(12) Kohli 64(72) Hastings 7-0-35-1

30.6 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, was early into the pull. Was trying to fetch the ball from wide of off. Miscued it back on his chest and looked befuddled

30.5 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, had the width to throw his bat at but the ball stays low and takes the under-edge. Dies down pretty early before the keeper could sniff a chance

30.4 - Hastings to Rahane, FOUR, mid-on sprawled and did what he could to stop that but couldn't. Had dived early but only managed a finger-tip to that. Rahane just presents the straight face off the bat, pings the ball off the middle and catapults it to the long-on ropes

30.3 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, shortish ball angled in, Kohli stands up in attention and turns the ball to mid-wicket for a very, very quick single

30.2 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, stays deep in his crease and forces this short of length ball to third man

30.1 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, not much width on this good length ball but Kohli was waiting for it on the back foot. Cuts it square and steals a single

Over: 30 1 0 1 1 1 1 IND 147/2
Kohli 62(70) Rahane 5(8) Maxwell 7-0-35-0

29.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, nudges the ball to mid-wicket and keeps the strike off this quicker ball

29.5 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, works it round the corner and hurries for a single

29.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, some flight on this, Kohli gets low and fetches this with a whippy bottom-handed shot to deep mid-wicket

29.3 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, half-turns and turns this leg-side delivery to fine leg

29.2 - Maxwell to Rahane, no run, pushed through straight from round the wicket, Rahane comes down the track and works it to short mid-wicket

29.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, skips out and clips this flatter delivery to long-on. Gets to the other end

Over: 29 1 1 0 0 1 0 IND 142/2
Rahane 3(5) Kohli 59(67) Hastings 6-0-28-1

28.6 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, comes forward and punches the ball. Can't get it past mid-off though

28.5 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball to third man for a single of sanity

28.4 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, I-don't-know-why-I-played-that shot. Sees width and throws his bat at it. The ball zooms off the pitch and goes over the flashy stroke

28.3 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, harmless length ball in the channel, Kohli closes the face and defends it into the leg-side

28.2 - Hastings to Rahane, 1 run, too close to cut this back of a length delivery around fourth stump. Rahane chops it to third man for a single

28.1 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, good length ball outside off sees Kohli reach to it with a punchy front foot drive to mid-off

Over: 28 1 1 0 1 1 1L IND 139/2
Kohli 57(63) Rahane 2(3) Maxwell 6-0-30-0

27.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, leg byes, 1 run, another one on the pads, Kohli this time tries to tickle it fine. Doesn't connect and the ball takes the pad

27.5 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, speared down the leg-side, Rahane gets low and sweeps it to fine leg

27.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, stays back and thumps this short delivery down the ground, like a tennis two-handed forehand shot

27.3 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, quicker on leg, Kohli half-turns and closes the bat-face in defence

27.2 - Maxwell to Rahane, 1 run, slanted into his body, Rahane comes down the track and clips the ball to deep mid-wicket

27.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, some flight on this, Kohli comes forward and pats it to long-on

Glenn Maxwell [5.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Over: 27 2 1 0 4 W 0 IND 134/2
Rahane 0(1) Kohli 55(59) Hastings 5-0-25-1

26.6 - Hastings to Rahane, no run, bumper to say hello, Rahane swayed out of the line and let the ball go

One slip, over the wicket

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

26.5 - Hastings to Dhawan, out Bowled!! That was poor. You eat up balls, get back into form and throw away your wicket to a leg-side filth. A slower delivery on the leg-stump from round the wicket, Dhawan moved right across and tried to whip it away, missed the ball, which hit his pad and took the leg-stump down. Off to Rahane now. And Dhoni, Mann and the other Dhawan. Rishi Dhawan. Dhawan b Hastings 68(91) [4s-9]

Hastings to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

26.4 - Hastings to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan is living on a sword's edge. Good length ball, not too short to go for the hoick. Dhawan was late onto it, got the top-edge that popped over the keeper and sped off to the ropes

26.3 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, close. Went deep in his crease and wanted to open-bat the ball to third man. Chopped it dangerously in front of the stumps. All safe and sane for now

26.2 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward, opens the bat face and tamely taps the ball to third man for an easy jog-to-the-other-end single

26.1 - Hastings to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball mediocred with width, Kohli protracts his hands and cuts it to square third man for a brace

John Hastings [4.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Over: 26 1 1 0 2 4 0 IND 127/1
Dhawan 64(88) Kohli 52(57) Kane Richardson 7-0-27-1

25.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, used his feet, saw Kane Richardson bang it short again and doesn't play the shot. Holds his bat up and hawk-watches the ball to the keeper

25.5 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, FOUR, and this time managed to thump it in front of square. Shortish again and sitting up again, Dhawan flashed it with an intended uppish pull. Off the front foot

25.4 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 2 runs, short of length ball sitting pretty, Dhawan turned inside his crease with a pull behind square. Good enough for a brace

25.3 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, wide delivery slanting away, Dhawan looked to play at it but thought otherwise at the last moment

25.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, a miscued pull really. Kane Richardson bends his back, gets the ball to bounce a touch. Kohli swiveled to pull but miscues it to short fine leg

25.1 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 1 run, good length outside off, Dhawan opts to punch it to sweeper cover for a single

Over: 25 0 0 4 1 0 0 IND 119/1
Kohli 51(56) Dhawan 57(83) Maxwell 5-0-26-0

24.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, what happened there? Drifting down leg, Kohli swiveled to tickle-sweep it but played it right into the keeper's pads. The ball ricocheted onto the stumps but the umpire doesn't go upstairs

24.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, half-turns in his crease and turns the ball into the leg-side

24.4 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, gets low and clips this tossed up delivery to long-on for a comfortable single

24.3 - Maxwell to Dhawan, FOUR, the 100 run partnership is up. With a flashy sweep that's been placed behind square on the leg-side

24.2 - Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, gets forward and drives defensively to cover

24.1 - Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, flat delivery outside off, Dhawan fetches it with a plonked front-foot sweep but can't get past short fine leg

Over: 24 1 0 1 0 1 0 IND 114/1
Kohli 51(54) Dhawan 52(79) Kane Richardson 6-0-19-1

23.6 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Kohli plays with an angled bat and dabs it to the left of backward point, wanted a single but is sent back

23.5 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 1 run, banged in short and on the stumps, Dhawan swivels across and pulls it over mid-wicket, there's a man in the deep, just a single

23.4 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, short and angling across the left-hander, Dhawan came dancing down the track and is beaten on the flash

23.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Kohli plays with an open face and runs it down towards third man, just a single

23.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, Richardson shortens his length outside off, Kohli was looking to work it towards the on-side, gets a soft edge towards point

23.1 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 1 run, short and just outside off, Dhawan swivels across and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single

Kane Richardson [5.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Over: 23 0 2 4 1 1 1 IND 111/1
Dhawan 50(76) Kohli 50(51) Maxwell 4-0-21-0

22.6 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, fifty for Dhawan as well, slower and wider outside off, eased square past cover, gets to his 16th ODI fifty, much needed for the left-hander

22.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, another fifty for Kohli, his third in this series, 37th overall and 5th against Australia. Can he convert it into a big hundred? This was tossed up on his pads, worked away wristily and past mid-wicket for a single

22.4 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, Maxwell gave this one more air, eased down towards long-on for a single

22.3 - Maxwell to Dhawan, FOUR, cracking shot, mid-wicket was inside the ring, this was tossed up outside off, Dhawan gets down on his knees and goes over the infield, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

22.2 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 2 runs, nicely played by Dhawan, gets a big stride forward and drives it past extra cover, comes back for the second run

22.1 - Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, tossed up from round the wicket, Dhawan comes down the track and is struck on the pads

Glenn Maxwell [3.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Over: 22 0 2 0 4 2 0 IND 102/1
Kohli 49(50) Dhawan 42(71) Boland 4-0-22-0

21.6 - Boland to Kohli, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Kohli prods across and defends it. 8 from the over, India are getting a move on now

21.5 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, very good run. Closes the bat face, pats the ball to mid-wicket and long strides across the pitch ensured a brace

21.4 - Boland to Kohli, FOUR, a sliding dive at deep backward point but it was powered off the middle. Width again, Kohli stayed put and cut it away square. Off she goes!

21.3 - Boland to Kohli, no run, length on off, Kohli blocks it off the front foot

21.2 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, Kohli stands tall and throws his bat at it horizontally. Got it past a flying backward point and came back for two runs

21.1 - Boland to Kohli, no run, extra zip off the pitch as Kohli took his bottom hand off as he looked to defend the ball

Over: 21 4 1 0 0 4 0 IND 94/1
Dhawan 42(71) Kohli 41(44) Mitchell Marsh 2-0-12-0

20.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, no run, this time he gets an inside edge on the forceful defence and the ball just about evades the stumps

20.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, FOUR, that's the Dhawan we saw against SA in the World Cup. Skated out of the pitch before Marsh delivered the ball, the bowler banged it in shorter. Dhawan went with the high hook shot and thumped it high over mid-wicket and to the ropes

20.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, no run, length delivery on middle, Dhawan opts to meet it off the back foot and defends it to mid-on

20.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, no run, stays back and taps it to cover. Tries to run across but to no avail

20.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, bends forward and clips this to mid-wicket for a harey single

20.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, FOUR, thrashed away! Short, wide and flashed away between third man and backward point. Was on the front foot before rocking back to have a go at that

Over: 20 2 1 1 0 1 0 IND 85/1
Dhawan 38(67) Kohli 36(42) Boland 3-0-14-0

19.6 - Boland to Dhawan, no run, leaving Dhawan on a back of a length, he glides it straight to backward point

19.5 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off, hangs back and steers it behind backward point. Wide enough for a comfortable amble

19.4 - Boland to Kohli, no run, dabbed to backward point

19.3 - Boland to Dhawan, 1 run, that's like a machete coming down on a coconut. Short of length delivery angled away, chops it down to third man. Hot Spot shows that he hit that twice

19.2 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length delivery in the corridor outside off, dabbed behind backward point. There is a shy at the striker's end which Dhawan comfortably beats by plonking his bat in time

19.1 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, bustles in and belts it on a short of length around off, tucked away behind square. Knew exactly how hard he had hit it. Was going for two straightaway. Makes it with a breeze

Over: 19 1 0 0 1 1 0 IND 80/1
Dhawan 37(65) Kohli 32(38) Mitchell Marsh 1-0-3-0

18.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, no run, they keep hitting that short of length to Dhawan. Not a whole lot in his half. Might feel that they can contain him there. Working so far. Punched to backward point

18.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, short of length delivery around the fifth stump, worked wide of mid-on with some rubber wrists

18.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, 1 run, walks across over to off and whips this off the hips down to fine leg. Trying to force it now

18.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, no run, tucked off the hips wide of mid-wicket. Again some hesitation on the single. Mirrors Dhawan's inner demons actually. No run there

18.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Dhawan, no run, punched to the left of Maxwell at point. Dhawan said yes, Kohli said no. Luckily, the "no" came soon enough for Dhawan to make it back

18.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, rises on his toes to counter the bounce of a short of length delivery and works it behind square. Looked a bit awkward

Mitchell Marsh, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Drinks are on the field now! A failure from Rohit Sharma and India are struggling to get things moving. The pitch might be a contributing factor though. Not as even paced as the previous two ones. Some deliveries are stopping and not quite coming on. Kohli actually is going on pretty smoothly continuing his good form. It is Dhawan who is battling against .. well, himself.

Over: 18 1 0 0 0 0 Wd 4 IND 77/1
Dhawan 36(61) Kohli 30(36) Boland 2-0-9-0

17.6 - Boland to Dhawan, FOUR, pulled fine and into the fence. Got it right off the under edge. Short of length delivery on leg, Dhawan expected it to bounce a lot more than it did and wafted very hard, runs away beating fine leg

17.6 - Boland to Dhawan, wide, ill-directed bouncer, quite a fair way down leg. Also very high. Dhawan watches it sail over his right shoulder through to the keeper

17.5 - Boland to Dhawan, no run, attempts to slice this behind backward point for a single, thought he had done enough. That's when he saw the flying figure of Glenn Maxwell. Oh the commitment

17.4 - Boland to Dhawan, no run, seam-up back of a length delivery angled into the channel, punched to cover

17.3 - Boland to Dhawan, no run, slower bouncer angled away from Dhawan, he is utterly hoodwinked. Through with the pull too early. Cuts a sorry-looking face

17.2 - Boland to Dhawan, no run, blasted off the back foot. Short, wide and Dhawan smoked the square cut. Just that he couldn't evade point. Was it a chance? Don't think so. Bounced just in front

17.1 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, stays flat-footed on the crease and runs the back of a length delivery down to third man with an open face

Scott Boland [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

Over: 17 0 0 1 1 1 1 IND 71/1
Kohli 29(35) Dhawan 32(56) Maxwell 3-0-12-0

16.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, there's that sweep. Always seems to bring it out in this country. Sits early on his back knee, gets it on an ideal length and wallops it behind square. Not far enough from the deep fielder who is able to cut it off

16.5 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, skips down the pitch, gets close enough to the ball and smothers a single down to long-off

16.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, shimmies down and wrists it down to long-on

16.3 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, allows Dhawan to meet the pitch with a half-volley, blazes the drive past extra-cover. There was thought given about a second, but deep cover skated across the turf to put paid to it

16.2 - Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, still loopy in trajectory, a hint of turn away on off, blocked back to the bowler

16.1 - Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, well flighted delivery on off, not much turn from a length, Dhawan is nicely forward to defend

Over: 16 1 1 1 1 0 1 IND 67/1
Dhawan 30(52) Kohli 27(33) Faulkner 4-0-20-0

15.6 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, slower short of length delivery on middle, pulled away through mid-wicket

15.5 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, this time Faulkner pounds the deck on a short of length, not able to bear Dhawan's advances down the pitch. THe southpaw is taken by surprise and fends it awkwardly off the splice

15.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, driven on the up to sweeper cover. Not very convincing though. His feet weren't there

15.3 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, back of the hand slower ball, extracts tennis-ball bounce from a good length, Dhawan leans across and drives it through the cover region. Hit him high on the bat but he controlled it well

15.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, oh crunched. Laid into the half-volley with a scorching off-drive. But Finch matched it with a valiant dive at mid-off to his left. Saved three

15.1 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, gives the charge even as the bowler was in his delivery stride. Faulkner might have seen him come and pulled his length back slightly. Not enough to prevent a punchy drive to mid-off. Dhawan used the leverage of advancing down the pitch to complete the single with ease

Over: 15 1 1 0 1 1L 0 IND 62/1
Kohli 25(31) Dhawan 27(48) Maxwell 2-0-8-0

14.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, flatter on the stumps, worked to short mid-wicket

14.5 - Maxwell to Dhawan, leg byes, 1 run, sliding on from a length down leg, Dhawan is late to get his bat across on the flick, deflects off the thigh pad. Wide enough of the keeper to pinch a single

14.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, now gets it away. Much flatter on the stumps, punchy back foot drive to long-on

14.3 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, shimmies down looking to work a single down to long-on, short mid-wicket is quick to move across and intercept

14.2 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, much slower through the air, on the pads, Dhawan flicks it through mid-wicket

14.1 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, drifting across off on a shortish length from round the wicket, Kohli moves across on the back foot and clips it wide of backward square leg

Over: 14 0 0 0 0 1 1 IND 58/1
Kohli 23(27) Dhawan 26(46) Faulkner 3-0-15-0

13.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, shuffles across to a fair extent and works a length ball from off stump through mid-wicket

13.5 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, swishes his bat and pulls a short of length delivery from outside off to deep mid-wicket

13.4 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, similar length, similar line, Dhawan stays humble. Respects it with a back foot defence

13.3 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, again no feet. Goes jabbing after a back of a length delivery wide of off, the bat turns in his hands and he mistimes it to short cover

13.2 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery around a foot outside off, punched to cover

13.1 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, might have ran his fingers across this one, delivered it on a good length on off, Dhawan waits for it to arrive and works it softly beside the pitch

Over: 13 0 1 1 2 1 0 IND 56/1
Kohli 22(26) Dhawan 25(41) Maxwell 1-0-5-0

12.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, pushed through the air and turning in on middle and leg, Kohli tucks it to backward square leg

12.5 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, loopy and very full outside off, drilled to sweeper cover

12.4 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 2 runs, nah, not good. Darted down leg, Dhawan simply tickles it fine with a glance. Easy two for the taking before backward square leg hounds it down

12.3 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, quicker through the air, 91ks, and slightly short outside off, Kohli turns his wrists to clip it through mid-wicket

12.2 - Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, ends up on middle and leg with this one, clipped behind square

12.1 - Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, nice in-drift on this tossed up delivery, dips on Dhawan as he prods forward to block. Safely negotiated

Maxwell from round the wicket with a slip

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

Over: 12 0 0 4 1 0 0 IND 51/1
Kohli 21(24) Dhawan 21(37) Faulkner 2-0-13-0

11.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, pulls his length slightly back in the same channel just outside off, dabbed towards backward point while staying flat-footed

11.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, length ball slanted away from the right-hander, Kohli tries to run it down to third man with an angled bat, but fails to get it past a widish slip

11.4 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, rushed on the pull as the ball skidded on much quicker than he expected, hits it from the splice towards fine leg. All along the carpet

11.3 - Faulkner to Dhawan, FOUR, well, what was I saying? He's absolutely nailed this. Picks this full ball from off and whips it with a strong bottom hand over mid-wicket. Woosh. That traveled quick

11.2 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, quite restrained is Dhawan this morning. Pressure to come good? May be. Forward and blocked

11.1 - Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, short of length delivery zipping off the deck towards off, Dhawan whips it towards short mid-wicket

Over: 11 0 1 0 0 1 1 IND 46/1
Dhawan 16(33) Kohli 21(22) Boland 1-0-3-0

10.6 - Boland to Dhawan, 1 run, quick to transfer his weight on the back foot after seeing the shortish length, pulls it audaciously from around off-stump towards deep square leg where the fielder has to run across and tidy up

10.5 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, that's what he is waiting for all the time. For the bowler to bowl to him. Angled into the pads, neatly tucked away through square leg

10.4 - Boland to Kohli, no run, length ball in the corridor, Kohli presses across on the front foot to defend

10.3 - Boland to Kohli, no run, hangs back in the crease to a back of a length delivery gunning for the top of middle, offers a solid defence

10.2 - Boland to Dhawan, 1 run, stands tall with his customary stay-leg-side stance and punches this short of length delivery to sweeper cover

10.1 - Boland to Dhawan, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, chopped away towards the off-side. Dhawan wanted a single but is sent back

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

AB took 166 innings to get there, this is Kohli's 161st innings..

Over: 10 1 1 1 1 4 0 IND 43/1
Kohli 20(19) Dhawan 14(30) Faulkner 1-0-8-0

9.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Kohli gets forward and defends it with an open face

9.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, FOUR, 7000 ODI runs for Kohli, the fastest by any batsman, beating AB de Villiers. Coming to the ball, length delivery on his pads, all Kohli had to do was to guide it on its way, he does so and earns himself a boundary. Kohli has done it in 161 innings and he takes 5 innings lesser than the South African superstar. Big cheer from the crowd as the giant screen at the MCG shows Kohli's milestone

9.4 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, change of pace from Faulkner, the back of the hand slower ball, Dhawan was coming down the track, adjusts, and then guides it towards third man for a single

9.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, dabbed away towards third man for a single

9.2 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, Dhawan drives it on the up and towards cover-point. Bailey fumbles and allows a run, a rarity from the Australians

9.1 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it to the right of mid-off, the fielder dives and makes a half-stop. Dhawan was late to respond to Kohli's call, the batsmen are happy with just a single

James Faulkner, comes into the attack

Change in bowling, Faulkner is on, a slip and a short extra cover in place

Over: 9 0 4 0 3 0 0 IND 35/1
Dhawan 12(28) Kohli 14(15) Kane Richardson 5-0-16-1

8.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Dhawan gets a good stride forward and drills it towards short extra cover

8.5 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, short of a good length and on off, punched back towards the bowler

8.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 3 runs, Richardson has got his line wrong in this over, offers another leg-stump half-volley, Kohli prods across and clips it wide of mid-wicket, the timing isn't great and Kohli will settle for three runs

8.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, punched back towards the bowler

8.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, too straight from Richardson, ends up drifting onto Kohli's pads, he gets across, uses his wrists and flicks it wide of mid-wicket, no need to run for those

8.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, very full and on the stumps, almost hit the blockhole, Kohli shuffles across and flicks it towards square leg

Over: 8 1 0 0 3 2 0 IND 28/1
Dhawan 12(26) Kohli 7(11) Hastings 4-0-18-0

7.6 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, Dhawan covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go

7.5 - Hastings to Dhawan, 2 runs, short of a length and well outside off, Dhawan stands tall and punches it square behind point, third man gets across and keeps them down to a couple of runs

7.4 - Hastings to Kohli, 3 runs, nicely played by Kohli, pitched up and well outside off, Kohli gets a big stride forward and caresses it through extra cover, the fielder at mid-off gives chase, puts in the slide and keeps the batsmen down to a couple of runs

This doesn't look like a 300 wicket. India need to assess the conditions better, they are struggling at the moment.

7.3 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Kohli gets forward and defends it

7.2 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Kohli shuffles across and defends it towards the on-side

7.1 - Hastings to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan gets lucky, this was banged in short and angled across the left-hander, Dhawan was in no position as he went for the pull, gets it high off the bat and lobs over square leg. Faulkner ran back and dived, but the ball bounced just in front of him

Over: 7 1 0 1 Wd 0 1 1L IND 22/1
Dhawan 9(23) Kohli 4(8) Kane Richardson 4-0-10-1

6.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, legbyes, 1 run, short of a length and angling across the left-hander, he was looking to pull and missed, the ball clipped the thigh pad and rolled away towards third man

6.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, too straight from Richardson, ends up drifting onto Kohli's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single

6.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, on a good length and just outside off, looked like it stopped a bit on Kohli, he was early into the drive, ends up checking his shot and pushes it towards cover

6.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, wide, full and slipping down the leg-side, Kohli shuffled across on the flick and missed, called as a wide

6.3 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 1 run, width on offer from Richardson, steered away towards third man for a single

6.2 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Dhawan gets forward and drives it firmly but straight to mid-off

6.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, banged in short, it's the heavy ball from Richardson, comes faster than Kohli expected. He was setting himself up for the pull, mistimes it badly and it lobs away towards square leg

Over: 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 IND 17/1
Dhawan 8(20) Kohli 2(5) Hastings 3-0-12-0

5.6 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Dhawan presses forward and defends it with an open face, the ball rolls away towards the off-side

5.5 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Dhawan swivels across for the pull, was hurried onto the shot and mistimes it back towards the bowler

5.4 - Hastings to Kohli, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, Kohli plays with an open face and runs it down towards third man

5.3 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, that's very loose from Kohli, short and wide outside off, he was rooted to his crease as he aimed a flashy cut, beaten by the extra bounce

5.2 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, fraction fuller and just outside off, Kohli shuffles across, presents the full face of the bat and blocks

5.1 - Hastings to Kohli, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Kohli plays with an angled bat and defends it towards the off-side

No Rohit to get India past 300 today, can Kohi convert his starts into a big knock this game?

Over: 5 0 0 W 1 0 0 IND 16/1
Dhawan 8(18) Kohli 1(1) Kane Richardson 3-0-5-1

4.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Dhawan gets a good stride forward and drives it towards mid-off

4.5 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Dhawan gets across and pushes it towards cover-point

4.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length and on Kohli's hips, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, out Caught by Wade!! No hundred for Rohit, that's a huge blow for India. Lovely piece of bowling from Richardson, pitched up outside off and held its line, lured Rohit into the forward defensive push, he didn't really cover the line, ends up feathering an edge behind, the ball just about carried through to the grateful keeper, India lose their first wicket. Rohit c Wade b Kane Richardson 6(11)

Kane Richardson to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Rohit gets forward and punches it to the left of the bowler. Richardson gets down quickly and makes the stop

4.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Rohit gets forward and drives it towards mid-on

Looks like another belter of a surface here at the MCG, but the ball isn't quite coming on to the bat, Smith reckoned it would get better to bat under lights.

Over: 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 IND 15/0
Dhawan 8(16) Rohit 6(8) Hastings 2-0-11-0

3.6 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, Hastings keeps it on a good length and around off, Dhawan gets forward and defends it back towards the bowler

3.5 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, tad fuller and on off, Dhawan gets half-forward and pushes it back at the bowler

3.4 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, full and wide from Hastings, that was there to be thrashed, Dhawan gets a big stride forward and drills it straight to Finch at short extra cover

3.3 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, Hastings shortens his length on off, Dhawan shuffles across and defends it with an open stance, the ball rolls away towards the off-side

3.2 - Hastings to Dhawan, FOUR, ugly but effective, this was full and on Dhawan's pads, he was looking to flick it over square leg, ends up getting off the bottom of the bat, chips it in the air and easily clears mid-on, rolls away to the fence in a hurry

3.1 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, on a good length and in that channel outside off, Rohit makes a late call to let it go, the ball rolls off the face of the bat and goes behind square on the off-side, just a single

Over: 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 IND 10/0
Dhawan 4(11) Rohit 5(7) Kane Richardson 2-0-4-0

2.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Dhawan gets a good stride forward and punches it towards mid-off

2.5 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, fraction too full and on the stumps, Dhawan gets forward and drives it towards mid-on

2.4 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Dhawan drives it on the up and finds the fielder at cover-point

A slip and Bailey moves across towards short extra cover

2.3 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, tad fuller and on off, Dhawan gets a good stride across and drives it towards mid-on

2.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Rohit plays with an open face and dabs it behind square on the off-side for a single

2.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, short of a length and in that channel outside off, Rohit covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go

Over: 2 1 0 Wd 0 0 0 4 IND 9/0
Dhawan 4(7) Rohit 4(5) Hastings 1-0-6-0

1.6 - Hastings to Dhawan, FOUR, much better from Dhawan, that should give him plenty of confidence, tad overpitched and just outside off, Dhawan leans forward, closes the face of the bat on impact and drives it back past the non-striker, off the mark in style

1.5 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, full and on Dhawan's pads, he should be putting those away, instead, went hard on the flick and missed, struck once again on the pads

1.4 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, fuller length delivery and on Dhawan's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball flicked the pads on the way to the keeper

1.3 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, much better from Hastings, shortens his length and gets it to shape away from the left-hander, Dhawan was caught in two minds, makes a late call to withdraw his bat and lets the ball go through

1.3 - Hastings to Dhawan, wide, this one is sprayed miles outside off, Hastings is getting some swing, but this only takes it further away from the batsman, called as a wide

1.2 - Hastings to Dhawan, no run, on a good length and on Dhawan's pads, nudged away to the left of square leg, he thought about a single but is wisely sent back

1.1 - Hastings to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Hastings hits the deck hard, gets some bounce from the surface, Rohit watches it all along and runs it down towards third man for a run

One slip in for Hastings

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

Over: 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 IND 3/0
Dhawan 0(2) Rohit 3(4) Kane Richardson 1-0-3-0

0.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, Richardson shortens his length on off, Dhawan shuffles across, plays with a straight bat and blocks it back towards the bowler

0.5 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, Dhawan prods across and turns it towards mid-wicket

0.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit is looking in a hurry already, banged in short and on the stumps, he swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a single

0.3 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 2 runs, streaky start from Rohit, on a good length and just outside off, Rohit gets a good stride forward and looks to chip it over mid-wicket, ended up playing it a bit too early, doesn't get it off the middle of the bat, gets more height than distance, just about clears the fielder running back from that position

Just one slip in place now

0.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Rohit gets half-forward and defends it

0.1 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, on a length and just outside off, Rohit shuffles across and defends it towards mid-on

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Kane Richardson will open the attack

So that concludes another cracking game. WACA, Gabba, MCG - all three were high-scoring and all three were exciting and Australia broke records at all three venues. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this game. The teams now head to Canberra for the 4th ODI. The pitches have been batsmen-friendly so far in the series. What is in store for us on January 20? Well, Smith expects the pitch to be similar to what we saw today. So another high-scorer on the cards? Let's wait until Wednesday to find out. This is Ramakrishnan signing off on behalf of Akshay, Bharath, Krishna and my co-commentators Pradeep, Pratyush and Sagar. Goodbye!

Smith: Great performance by the boys. We did well to restrict them and then got off to a good start with the bat. They bowled well in the middle and came back strongly, but then it was the Maxwell show. He took risks at the right time and it was great to see Jimmy Faulkner with him at the end as well. We'll wait and see if want to bat first in the next game. We have been playing well, but there is still room for improvement, which is really exciting and hopefully we can continue improving over the next couple of years.

Maxwell: That was a pretty amazing win. They posted a good score on a pretty slow wicket and to chase this down was really enjoyable. I think I have been making really big strides over the last few months. The way I have been hitting the ball and playing the game has been a little bit different to the previous years. Hopefully that starts to show in the results as well. It was nice to get a few out of the middle, but unfortunately I broke my No.1 bat, which was annoying. I have to call Kookaburra and try and get another one (smiles).

Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match

Dhoni: It's a tough loss. We didn't field well. I remember at least three boundaries could have been easily stopped and that makes a lot of difference in a tight game. I don't think there was any chance of getting any more runs. I felt 295 was a very good score. We picked up wickets in the middle, but Sran did not have a good day at the office, so that put more pressure on him and it became difficult for me to rotate the bowlers. Ashwin's exclusion is always debatable, but I thought Rishi Dhawan and Gurkeerat did a decent job. We have to realise that ours is a very inexperienced seam attack. The spinners have played a lot, but the conditions here won't really help them a lot. It was good to see Ishant bowl very well in the middle overs. Overall, when there is a bit of pressure on them (the bowlers), they start leaking runs and it becomes a bit difficult to manage.

Chasing a decent looking 296, Australia looked to be cruising around the 19th over mark. That's when Jadeja found turn. Struck twice to send Smith and Bailey back to the hutch. Then Dhoni remembered something from the epic Batman series, "Theatricality and Deception are powerful agents". And what an act of theatre he pulled off. Completely made a mockery of Mitch Marsh to run him out. India started believing. But a bloke called Glenn Maxwell had other ideas. Boy, what chutzpah! Came out, smashed. Smashed some more. And then some. Aided brilliantly by Faulkner and the duo made it look like a breeze lifting the Aussies from a precarious looking 215-6 to the doorstep of victory. A real shame that Maxi fell one hit short of a well deserved ton.

They fought. Fought hard. Kept flapping, and flapping, and flapping to stay afloat. And then they drowned. With that goes the series. Done and dusted with two more games to go. But what we had at the MCG today was a battle. A good back-and-forth boxing match. It wasn't anything like the previous two matches which were a canter really. The World Champions were pushed to the rim and given a thorough examination. Still, such is the depth of their talent that they came out soaring.

48.5 - U Yadav to Faulkner, 1 run, Finisher Faulkner attempts a quick single after tapping this length ball to point and Rohit Sharma misses a direct-hit at the bowler's end. Australia win by 3 wickets and with it take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. As he completes the run, Faulkner goes "woo, hoo" and then jumps and pumps his fist. Dhoni looks disappointed as he walks back to the dressing room. It's another case of so near yet so far for the Indians. Credit to Australia for constructing their chase very well. In fact, this victory is also the highest successful run-chase in ODIs at the MCG. Australia's have made it a hat-trick of record run-chases

John Hastings, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.4 - U Yadav to Maxwell, out Caught by Dhawan!! In the airrrrr, oh he's mistimed it and Maxwell is out for 96. Brilliant innings from Maxi. Look at the applause he gets from the crowd. All his team-mates are up on their feet applauding the Big Show. Length delivery on the stumps, Maxwell backs away and aims to hit it back over the bowler's head, slices it high in the air, Dhawan makes no mistake at mid-off. Maxwell c Dhawan b U Yadav 96(83) [4s-8 6s-3]

U Yadav to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

48.3 - U Yadav to Maxwell, FOUR, that's cleared the infield and it's gone for four! Maxwell is just one hit away from his hundred. Australia need 1 run to win. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Maxwell backs away and slices it over backward point for four. 96 now

48.2 - U Yadav to Maxwell, SIX, oh yes! Yes, yes yes! He wants a hundred. MCG is always a special place to get a hundred. That's a freebie from Umesh. But one understands that he was trying to bowl the yorker, offers a juicy full ball and Maxwell lofts it easily over long-on

48.1 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Maxwell backs away and tries to slog, toe-ends it on the bounce to mid-off. Is he aiming a hundred here? That was a big shot

Umesh Yadav [9.0-0-57-1] is back into the attack

Jadeja ends 10-0-49-2. He's bowled very well today.

Over: 48 1 0 0 2 1L 1 AUS 285/6
Maxwell 86(79) Faulkner 20(24) Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-49-2

47.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, low full toss from Jadeja, Maxwell advances and drives to cover, Maxwell is quick and he is comfortably home before Gurkeerat's throw came

47.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, leg byes, 1 run, down the leg-side, poor delivery, Faulkner tries the sweep, misses, the ball rolls to short fine leg off the pad

47.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, 2 runs, the slog-sweep from Faulkner, nails it, Shikhar Dhawan runs to his left from long leg, slides and stops the ball with his chest

47.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, defended straight back to the bowler again

47.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Faulkner defends off the front foot

47.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Maxwell steps out and tries to go inside-out again, but the bat turns in his hands and ends up slicing it over backward point

Just 16 runs needed. Can Maxwell get a hundred here?

Over: 47 4 1 0 2 0 2 AUS 280/6
Faulkner 18(20) Maxwell 84(77) Ishant 10-0-53-2

46.6 - Ishant to Faulkner, 2 runs, gee! These inside-edges and mistimed hits along the ground are so handy in big grounds like these. Aren't they? Faulkner steps out and inside-edges the slog towards mid-wicket, the fielder in the deep had a lot of ground to cover and the batsmen had enough time to get back for the second

46.5 - Ishant to Faulkner, no run, another "wait on" from Faulkner as he cuts this short of length delivery straight to Rohit Sharma at backward point. Oops! Ishant tumbled onto the ground after delivering that ball

46.4 - Ishant to Faulkner, 2 runs, Faulkner advances, Ishant follows him with a short of length delivery, guided away nicely past backward point to third man

46.3 - Ishant to Faulkner, no run, "wait on" says Faulkner after toe-ending the drive straight to short cover

46.2 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Maxwell tucks it away to backward square leg

46.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, FOUR, "Ishant, you can't bowl there," says a disappointed VVS Laxman on air. Poor ball from the senior bowler. He tried the slower ball and bowled on the leg stump, Maxwell moves inside the line a bit and cleverly tickles it fine to the fine leg boundary. Maxwell pumps his fists for getting a boundary early on in the over

Over: 46 4 1 4 0 0 1 AUS 271/6
Maxwell 79(75) Faulkner 14(16) Ravindra Jadeja 9-0-45-2

45.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, gently worked away to mid-wicket

45.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Maxwell reverse-sweeps it straight to backward point

45.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, yes, no and Faulkner escapes!. Maxwell steps out and tries to work it on the on-side, gets a leading edge that rolls into the off-side. Faulkner comes charging down the pitch for a single, but Maxwell sends him back, Jadeja runs forward, slides and picks up the ball, takes a lot of time to aim and has a real hard shy but misses the sticks at the bowler's end. Faulkner dived full length to make his ground

45.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, FOUR, the Big Show is stealing the show! Quality innings from the all-rounder. So calm and so nicely done this. Nothing wrong with the ball. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Maxwell steps out and lofts inside-out over extra-cover to collect a crucial boundary

45.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Faulkner drives it to long-on

45.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, FOUR, edged, but there's no one at slip. That would have gone straight to him. Jadeja had a slip until the last over! Flighted delivery outside off stump, Faulkner pushes away from the body and gets a thick edge that runs away to the third man boundary

Over: 45 1 1 0 0 1 1 AUS 261/6
Faulkner 9(14) Maxwell 74(71) Ishant 9-0-44-2

44.6 - Ishant to Faulkner, 1 run, very full on the leg stump, Faulkner drives it down to long-on

44.5 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, slower delivery down the leg-side, Maxwell mistimes the pull to fine leg

44.4 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, oh what's happened out there? Why didn't you throw Umesh Yadav? That's strange! It's Glenn Maxwell, the key wicket! Fullish and on the leg stump, Maxwell flicks it straight to square leg and sets off, Faulkner sends his partner back, Maxwell was halfway down the pitch, Umesh had one stump to aim at and he opted not to throw because there was no one backing up the throw. So what? Got to back yourself to fire a direct-hit. Is that the opportunity India needed? Time will tell. Must say that the man at backward point should have been alert and must have been there to back up the throw

44.3 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, oh beaten! The leg-cutter from Ishant, Maxwell backs away and cuts, but doesn't make contact

44.2 - Ishant to Faulkner, 1 run, tap-and-run single, sensible from Faulkner. Maxwell is the senior partner and he wants him back on strike. Just patted this towards point and takes a quick single

44.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell moves across the stumps and gently drives the full delivery to long-off

Ishant Sharma [8.0-0-40-2] is back into the attack

39 off 36 now. Australia are the favourites? You never know, a wicket or two could turn things around.

Over: 44 0 2 1 1 0 1 AUS 257/6
Maxwell 72(67) Faulkner 7(12) Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-35-2

43.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, on the leg stump, Maxwell works it behind square on the on-side, they think about the second run, Dhoni and Jadeja shout, "bowler's end, bowler's end," for the throw and it's only a single

43.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, tossed up just outside off stump, Maxwell drives it to cover

43.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, easily pushed off the back foot to sweeper cover

43.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, fired on the off stump, Maxwell punches it to extra-cover

43.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 2 runs, Maxwell shuffles in the crease and works it to square leg, he's quick enough to return for the second as well

43.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, on the leg stump, Maxwell calmly defends

Over: 43 0 0 1 6 2 4Nb 1 AUS 252/6
Maxwell 68(62) Faulkner 6(11) U Yadav 9-0-57-1

42.6 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, free-hit, but it's a brilliant save by Kohli at extra-cover. Full and outside off stump, Maxwell drives hard, Kohli dives full length to his right and saves three runs

42.6 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no ball, FOUR, oh the ball has slipped out of Umesh Yadav's hands and it's a no ball for height as well. Full toss above waist height, Maxwell easily lofts it over extra-cover and it almost goes all the way

42.5 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, very full and on the leg stump, driven wide of long-on, the throw comes towards the striker's end, Jadeja it was, he quickly released the ball but it was very wide. A better throw would have caught Maxwell short

42.4 - U Yadav to Maxwell, SIX, that's muscled! As long as Maxwell is out there Australia will feel that they have got this in the bag. Length delivery on the leg stump, Maxwell backs away and lofts it over mid-off and clears the rope by some distance

42.3 - U Yadav to Faulkner, 1 run, fullish and angled in, Faulkner flicks it to deep mid-wicket, thought about the second, but Gurkeerat quickly got to the ball

42.2 - U Yadav to Faulkner, no run, slower delivery outside off stump, mistimed drive, Umesh sticks his left hand out and takes some pace off, deflects it to mid-off

42.1 - U Yadav to Faulkner, no run, oh a rip-snorter. Gee, he's bowling well is Umesh Yadav. How did that miss the off stump? Short of a length delivery tailing back in very late, beat Faulkner all ends up as he tries to defend, the ball beat the inside edge and almost shaved the off stump as well

So Australia have seen off one of Jadeja's overs. And they have taken 5 runs off it. Not bad and they would just want to play him out.

Over: 42 1 1 1 1 0 1 AUS 237/6
Faulkner 5(8) Maxwell 55(58) Ravindra Jadeja 7-0-30-2

41.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, quicker ball on the stumps, Faulkner just about brings his bat down in time to punch it to long-on

41.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, on the stumps, darted in again, Faulkner awkwardly manages to fend that from the crease

41.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, fired flat, Maxwell mistimes the cut to point

41.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, driven hard to cover, Rishi Dhawan fumbles and allows a run, Dhoni is not happy with that run being conceded

41.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, full delivery darted in, Maxwell backs away and drives inside-out to long-off

41.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Faulkner flicks it to deep mid-wicket

Ravindra Jadeja [6.0-0-25-2] is back into the attack

Great over, just 1 off it and Australia need 64 runs off 54 balls. In this modern era, even 64 off 24 is possible, but its all about handling pressure and this is MCG, not one of those small cricket grounds.

Over: 41 0 1 0 0 0 0 AUS 232/6
Maxwell 53(56) Faulkner 2(4) U Yadav 8-0-42-1

40.6 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, stunning over from Umesh Yadav, who was spraying the ball around early on. This is how you bowl at international level and credit to him for bouncing back strongly in the same game. Short of a length delivery swinging back in, Maxwell tries to pull after getting across the sticks, but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. Probably it kept a bit low as well

40.5 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, the cheer gets bigger and bigger. Good length delivery on the off stump, Maxwell defends it back to the bowler

40.4 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Maxwell works it to mid-wicket. Another dot ball and the crowd gets right behind

40.3 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, back of a length delivery outside off stump, Maxwell goes deep in the crease and punches it straight to backward point

40.2 - U Yadav to Faulkner, 1 run, leg-stumpish line from Umesh, Faulkner works it through backward square leg

40.1 - U Yadav to Faulkner, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Faulkner pushes it to cover

Umesh Yadav [7.0-0-41-1] is back into the attack

Over: 40 4 2 0 Wd 6 0 0 AUS 231/6
Maxwell 53(52) Faulkner 1(2) Barinder 8-0-63-0

39.6 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

39.5 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, oh that's a stunning diving save by Jadeja. Shortish delivery on the stumps, Maxwell pulls, Jadeja was horizontal to the ground at square leg as he stopped the ball with his left hand

39.4 - Barinder to Maxwell, SIX, oh wow! Just wow! Maxwell hit one similar to this during the 2015 World Cup and now he's played a slap despite being cramped for room and it has cleared the square boundary on the off-side. That's a big boundary too. He's literally sliced this all the way for six. Fifty under pressure. What a knock. Could well be a match-winning one for the Aussies

39.4 - Barinder to Maxwell, wide, oh that's harsh on the bowler, he bowled a well disguised slower ball just past the leg stump. Dhoni liked it as Maxwell didn't pick it. Wasn't too far away from the leg stump

39.3 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, shout from Dhoni, but umpire Richard Kettleborough shakes his head. Short delivery outside off stump, Maxwell looks to cut hard, but misses. There was a sound as the ball passed the bat. Oh well, the Ultra-Edge shows a spike, but it seems like it has come after the ball has passed the bat. Not sure!

39.2 - Barinder to Maxwell, 2 runs, slower delivery on the stumps, Maxwell tucks this into the vacant mid-wicket region and before the throw came from the incoming deep mid-wicket fielder, they completed two

39.1 - Barinder to Maxwell, FOUR, now that is why he wanted the strike back. The Australian flags are waving in the stands. Short and outside off stump, Maxwell backs away and Barinder serves him nicely and sweetly with a short ball, which is slapped over cover for a boundary. Great start to the over for the Aussies

Over: 39 W 1 0 1 0 1 AUS 218/6
Maxwell 41(46) Faulkner 1(2) Ishant 8-0-40-2

38.6 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell keeps calm and softly tucks this to mid-wicket. Well, why won't he do that? After all this is the last ball of the over and he can keep strike for the next over

38.5 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, another inside edge this time from Maxwell and it rolls into the off-side off the pad. Maxwell tries to defend, but the late inswing beat him there

38.4 - Ishant to Faulkner, 1 run, oh he almost lost his sticks there. Is that nerves from Faulkner? Mind you, he's called Finisher Faulkner. But that was very tentative from the all-rounder. Short of a length delivery tailing back in, Faulkner literally pokes at it as he tries to defend, gets an inside edge that just misses the stumps, Dhoni dives to his left and stops the ball

38.3 - Ishant to Faulkner, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Faulkner defends off the back foot

Alright, it's Faulkner v Ishant again. Remember Mohali 2013 anyone?

38.2 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Maxwell plays very late and guides it to third man

James Faulkner, right handed bat, comes to the crease

38.1 - Ishant to Wade, out Caught by Dhawan!! In the air, straight up in the air, a big cheer already from the crowd even before the catch is taken and Shikhar Dhawan doesn't disappoint them. Shortish delivery on the off stump, Wade goes for the pull, only gets a top-edge, mid-on runs forward, settles under it nicely and swallows it. Well, Dhawan even had time to finish his buffet there. That was in the air for so long. Wade c Dhawan b Ishant 6(10)

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

Over: 38 1 0 1 1 1 1 AUS 215/5
Wade 6(9) Maxwell 39(43) Barinder 7-0-50-0

37.6 - Barinder to Wade, 1 run, Wade is early into the pull and he toe-ends this to mid-on

37.5 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Maxwell pulls it to deep square leg

37.4 - Barinder to Wade, 1 run, Dhoni is good with his football and he almost effected a run-out here. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Wade defends with soft hands, so much so that it almost rolled back onto the off stump, Maxwell wanted a quick single, Wade responds, Dhoni runs forward and kicks the ball with his right leg and almost hits the stumps. A direct-hit would have been very interesting

37.3 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, ha ha! Ishant Sharma gets an ironic cheer from the crowd for stopping the ball at third man. Remember, he fumbled a simple stop a few minutes ago. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Maxwell outside edges the punch and picks up a run. Ishant sees the funny side of it as well. Waves to the crowd with a smile on his face

37.2 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, oh hang on! Maxwell has been sensible so far and now he plays an audacious shot! I think that is why he changed his bat. Short delivery from Barinder, Maxwell goes for the pull and misses

37.1 - Barinder to Wade, 1 run, "Yes, mate," says Wade after tucking this short of length delivery behind square on the on-side, not from the middle of the bat though

Over: 37 1 1 1 1 0 0 AUS 210/5
Maxwell 37(40) Wade 3(6) Ishant 7-0-37-1

36.6 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Maxwell defends it into the on-side

Pause in play as Maxwell wants a change of bat and gloves. Is he going to change gears? The helmet is on, the gloves are on and he's ready to battle again.

36.5 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, good length delivery swinging back in, Maxwell works it to mid-wicket

36.4 - Ishant to Wade, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Wade drives along the ground to sweeper cover

36.3 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, a rocket throw from Jaddu, but Maxi is quick enough. Another sensible single from Maxwell. Just defended this short of length delivery off the back foot in front of point and set off, managed to make his ground before Jadeja broke the stumps at the bowler's end with a direct-hit

36.2 - Ishant to Wade, 1 run, shortish delivery on the stumps, Wade pulls over mid-wicket

The great thing for Australia is that Maxwell is not panicking out there. He's very calm and not going hard at everything.

36.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Maxwell defends it to cover-point

Ishant Sharma [6.0-0-33-1] is back into the attack

Over: 36 2,W 1 1 0 0 0 AUS 206/5
Wade 1(4) Maxwell 35(36) Barinder 6-0-45-0

35.6 - Barinder to Wade, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Wade walks forward and then guides this to backward point

35.5 - Barinder to Wade, no run, on the off stump, Wade defends off the back foot

35.4 - Barinder to Wade, no run, Wade gets behind the line and blocks

35.3 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, short delivery on the off stump, Maxwell pulls it to deep mid-wicket

35.2 - Barinder to Wade, 1 run, fullish and down the leg-side, Wade works it away to backward square leg

Matthew Wade, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Drinks are on the field now. The Indians are fighting well, but Maxwell holds the key for Australia.

35.1 - Barinder to Maxwell, out Mitchell Marsh Run Out!! 2 runs completed. My word! Gee, this guy, MS Dhoni, can not only captain, keep wickets and bat, he can also act. He's pretended as if the ball is not coming towards his end and that fooled Mitch Marsh. So clever! Brilliant. Add whatever you want. Full and outside off stump, Maxwell drives wide of mid-off, he wants the third run and Marsh responds well. Dhoni ran up to the stumps and was in a great position. He was standstill for a moment, which gave Marsh the impression that the throw was going to Maxwell's end, but all of a sudden, Dhoni quickly collects the ball and breaks the sticks. Must say that it was a rocket throw from Umesh Yadav, who gave chase and put in the slide to stop the ball. He has a great arm and the throw was right next to the stumps, which was key to this dismissal. Oh look at the determination in Kohli's eyes. He roars and pumps his fist. He's desperate to win this. It's 204/5 and the pressure is back on Australia. Mitchell Marsh run out (U Yadav/Dhoni) 17(14) [4s-3]

Barinder to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Top over that from Umesh, after a poor over. Vindicated the captain's call to continue with him.

Over: 35 0 0 1 0 0 2 AUS 202/4
Mitchell Marsh 17(14) Maxwell 32(34) U Yadav 7-0-41-1

34.6 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, 2 runs, oh that's a great finish to the over, just 1 run off it. Oh dear! What have you done Ishant Sharma? It should have been a dot ball, but Australia have two more runs. Look at the anger in Kohli's eyes. He's furious and that is simply unacceptable from Ishant, a senior member of the team. Good length delivery on the stumps, Marsh defends it to mid-on, Ishant fumbles and allows two

34.5 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, no run, appeal for LBW again, now this is turning out to be a top over from Umesh. Fullish and swinging back in, Marsh looks to push off the front foot, impact on leg stump, but the late swing was taking it down the leg-side

34.4 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Marsh pushes it to cover

34.3 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, optimistic shout for LBW, clearly hit outside the line of off stump. Length delivery angled in, Maxwell was late on the dab, the ball hits the pad before running to third man off the bat. Animated appeal from Kohli as well, but the umpire was spot on

34.2 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Maxwell defends off the back foot

34.1 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, full and outside off stump, Maxwell drove hard, but hit it straight to mid-off

Umesh again? Won't Rishi Dhawan be a decent option at this stage? He bowls decent slower balls and there is every chance that the batsman could mistime one as they are looking to attack. Remember, the square boundaries are big here at the MCG.

Over: 34 0 0 2 1 0 2 AUS 199/4
Mitchell Marsh 15(11) Maxwell 31(31) Barinder 5-0-41-0

33.6 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, 2 runs, short and wide outside off stump, cut hard to sweeper cover, Rohit is the fielder there and they take an extra run for the throw. Good running

33.5 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, no run, short of length delivery from Barinder, Marsh defends it to mid-on

33.4 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, that's punched nicely with an angled bat to third man

33.3 - Barinder to Maxwell, 2 runs, shortish delivery on the leg stump, could have been put away for four, but Maxwell mistimed the pull to deep backward square leg

33.2 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, on the off stump, Maxwell blocks well

33.1 - Barinder to Maxwell, no run, short of length delivery from Barinder, Maxwell defends

Barinder Sran [4.0-0-36-0] is back into the attack

Over: 33 0 1 0 0 4 4 AUS 194/4
Mitchell Marsh 13(9) Maxwell 28(27) U Yadav 6-0-38-1

32.6 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, and again. "Nooo, no, no, no," says Mark Nicholas on air! This is another dreadful ball. It is very important to close out the over very well, not just start well. Short of a length delivery on the pads and Marsh tickles it on its way for four

32.5 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, just 1 run off the first 4 balls and instead of maintaining the pressure, Umesh bowls a filthy short ball down the leg-side and gifts four runs. Tells you about the maturity of the bowler. Well, he'll argue that he tried to bounce the batsman out, but it didn't rise much and Marsh helped it on its way to the fine leg boundary

32.4 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Marsh tries to pull, under-edges it to mid-on, Maxwell wanted a run as he desperately wanted the strike, but there was never a run there

32.3 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Marsh defends off the back foot

32.2 - U Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, bit of reverse swing back into the right-hander on this short of length delivery, Maxwell toe-ends the punch through cover-point

32.1 - U Yadav to Maxwell, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, punched off the back foot to cover

Umesh Yadav [5.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack

Over: 32 4 0 1 0 1L 1 AUS 185/4
Maxwell 27(25) Mitchell Marsh 5(5) Ishant 6-0-33-1

31.6 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Maxwell glances it to fine leg

31.5 - Ishant to Mitchell Marsh, leg byes, 1 run, inside-edge onto pad I guess, the ball rolls towards gully, oh they attempt a sharp single, Jadeja quickly picks up the ball running from backward point and has a shy at the bowler's end, for a moment Jaddu thought it was a direct-hit and almost started appealing. Okay, no edge on that according to the umpire, off the thigh pad

31.4 - Ishant to Mitchell Marsh, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Marsh defends to point, Jadeja has a needless shy at the bowler's end, Maxwell went nowhere. Thankfully there was someone backing up the throw

31.3 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, oh a false shot from Maxi. He should have been forward to this good length delivery, instead he opts to play off the back foot and gets into an awkward position, steers it to third man with one hand in the end

31.2 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Maxwell pushes it towards mid-off

31.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, FOUR, that's a clever hit! He shows that he's not about muscling and slogging! Short delivery on the stumps, rose nicely, so much so that Maxwell hardly had to move, just waited to the ball to come and ramped it over Dhoni's head for a boundary

Over: 31 1 0 1 4 1 4 AUS 178/4
Mitchell Marsh 5(3) Maxwell 21(21) Barinder 4-0-36-0

30.6 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, it's a 11-run over after the wicket-taking over and surely a lot of pressure has been released. Good hit from Mitch Marsh. Barinder overpitches again in an attempt to give the ball a bit more of air-time as he looks for swing, but it goes as a juicy full ball and it's on-driven nicely past the diving mid-on fielder

30.5 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Maxwell guides it to third man

30.4 - Barinder to Maxwell, FOUR, now nothing is going to stop Maxi from playing his shots! That's the way he bats and that's exactly what Australia need at the moment - counterpunch! Excellent hit. Full and in the slot, Maxwell lofts it handsomely over mid-on and poses for the camera. One bounce and into the fence

30.3 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, not convincing from the younger Marsh. Full delivery outside off stump, Marsh drives uppishly through cover-point, could have so easily gone to hand that

30.2 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Marsh defends off the back foot

30.1 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, just a hint of outswing on it probably, Maxwell pushes it square of the wicket on the off-side

Barinder Sran [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 30 1 0 1 2 1 W AUS 167/4
S Marsh 62(73) Maxwell 15(18) Ishant 5-0-27-1

29.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, out Caught by Dhoni!! Edged and taken! There you go! That's where you need to bowl, Ishant Sharma. And not experiment too much. Stick to the corridor of uncertainty rather than spraying the ball around. Massive wicket this for the Indians. Marsh was looking solid for a big hundred. The Indian fans in the stands are elated and so is Ishant, who pumps his fist in joy. Good length delivery angled across, nothing great about the ball, but that is the beauty of bowling a tight line around the off stump line. An unforced error from Marsh, who tried to run it down to third man without moving his feet and got an outside edge. He made 70 odd at the Gabba, today he's made 62. Look at what this wicket means to the Indians. Dhoni throws the ball as high as he can and Kohli runs towards Ishant with his hands aloft like a flying bird. S Marsh c Dhoni b Ishant 62(73) [4s-6]

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

29.5 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, now Ishant bowls short and wide outside off stump, Maxwell cuts it softly through point

29.4 - Ishant to Maxwell, 2 runs, short but not short enough to trouble Maxwell, who swivels and pulls it easily through backward square leg

29.3 - Ishant to S Marsh, 1 run, crisply driven off the front foot, he's looking very good out there, Shaun Marsh, the length delivery quickly rolls across the turf to sweeper cover

29.2 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, full and in the slot, Marsh drives, but straight to short cover

29.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Maxwell works it away behind square on the on-side

This is getting interesting. Maxwell is keen to counter-attack. How will the Indian bowlers react? Australia need 134 runs in 126 balls.

Over: 29 4 0 0 Wd 2 0 1 AUS 162/3
Maxwell 11(15) S Marsh 61(70) Ravindra Jadeja 6-0-25-2

28.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, shuffled across and opened the bat-face to dab it square of the wicket on the off-side

28.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, quick ball, Maxwell stayed back to defend it

28.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 2 runs, plonks his foot out and plays the lofted drive to extra cover. Not very uppish and timed well for a brace

28.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, wide, drifting across the batsman taking it down leg, wide called

28.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, slightly short and Maxwell made it shorter as he slid deep inside. Punched off the back foot to cover

28.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, hurls it fuller and quicker, Maxwell pats it into the on-side

28.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, FOUR, flat and darted in, Maxwell gets forward, bends low and reverse sweeps it over backward point

Over: 28 0 0 2 1 0 0 AUS 154/3
S Marsh 61(70) Maxwell 4(9) Ishant 4-0-22-0

27.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, hard hands from Marsh as he tapped the ball straight and Ishant bent low in his followthrough to finger-tip the ball. Half-stopped it and denied Marsh the run

27.5 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, good length ball slanted across Marsh who lifts his bat and lets it go

One slip to Ishant

27.4 - Ishant to Maxwell, 1 run, made room and guided this short of length ball to third man for a single

27.3 - Ishant to Maxwell, 2 runs, looked to defend it straight but eked out an inside edge to deep mid-wicket

27.2 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, goes full and just outside off, Maxwell squeezes out the drive to cover

27.1 - Ishant to Maxwell, no run, good length ball on off, Maxwell stays back and defends it back

Ishant Sharma [3.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

Over: 27 W 0 0 0 0 1 AUS 151/3
Maxwell 1(5) S Marsh 61(68) Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-17-2

26.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, extra zip on that. Jadeja may have given it more rip. Maxwell is hit high on the bat as he pushes at it. Good enough for a single to long-off

26.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, stays back and defends the ball back to the bowler

26.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, pushes this quick ball into the off-side

26.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, another ripping effort from Dhoni. Fired in from Jadeja, batsman ended up playing inside the line as the ball spun. Maxwell missed the shot and Dhoni took the bails off. Batsman had his back leg dragged in and is safe. Third umpire thinks the same

26.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, flat, fast and straight, Maxwell closes the bat face in defence

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

26.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, out Stumped!! A review for stumping has gone upstairs. India are celebrating already! Fair delivery. Never is unfair with Jadeja. And he is gone. Loud cheers in the crowd. India have sent Bailey back! The ball was quick, Bailey had to stretch a long way forward to defend. The ball turned a touch and Dhoni whipped the bails in a flash. Quicker than an eye wink. Bailey's back foot was just outside the crease. He tried to his best to plant it back into the crease, but Dhoni was too good for him. Bailey st Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja 23(21) [4s-3]

Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

Over: 26 1 1 1 1 0 1 AUS 150/2
Bailey 23(20) S Marsh 61(68) Gurkeerat Singh 5-0-27-0

25.6 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, 1 run, flighted on fuller length, Bailey presses forward and push-drives the ball to long-off for a quick single

25.5 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, no run, skips out of the track and clips the ball into the leg-side

25.4 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, 1 run, tossed up, Marsh gets forward and pushes the ball to long-off

25.3 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, 1 run, gets forward, closes the face and patted the ball to mid-on. A direct throw to the bowler who flicks the bails off but Bailey was well in

25.2 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, 1 run, makes an early call and gets a hurried single. Ball was turned to short mid-wicket

25.1 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, 1 run, hangs in the air for eternity, Bailey gets low and swipes it to backward square leg

Gurkeerat Singh Mann [4.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Over: 25 0 1 0 0 2 0 AUS 145/2
S Marsh 59(66) Bailey 20(16) Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-16-1

24.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, whips the quicker ball from outside off to square leg but straight to the man there

24.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 2 runs, too straight and a touch dragged down, allows Marsh to half-turn to glance the ball. Doesn't time it too well and it's cut off at fine leg

24.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, another one turned into the leg-side but straight to the fielder

24.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, straight within the stumps, Marsh's flick can't beat mid-wicket

24.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, waits on front foot, pats the ball and runs through for a single to cover

24.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, tamely pushes this fired in ball to cover

Over: 24 4 0 1 0 4 0 AUS 142/2
S Marsh 57(62) Bailey 19(14) R Dhawan 6-0-33-0

23.6 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, some width on this, Marsh guides it with a horizontal bat but can't beat backward point

23.5 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, FOUR, floated on a very full length, invites Marsh forward and he obliges. Plonks a big front foot stride and flogs the drive through cover

23.4 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, comes forward and meets this ball with a defensive push to mid-on

Bailey's current average against India: 98.57

23.3 - R Dhawan to Bailey, 1 run, veering into the leg-side again, Bailey half-turns and clips the ball to fine leg

23.2 - R Dhawan to Bailey, no run, loud appeal and it wasn't a wide too. May have clipped the pad. Thigh pad. Line was down leg, Bailey turned to tickle but missed

23.1 - R Dhawan to Bailey, FOUR, that sped off the bat. Pitched fuller, Bailey bends low, extends his hands and canes the ball wide of mid-off

Over: 23 0 0 1 0 1 0 AUS 133/2
S Marsh 53(59) Bailey 14(11) Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-13-1

22.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, quicker ball from Ravindra Jadeja, Marsh pushed it back as he hopped in his crease to defend

22.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, floated on a fuller length, Bailey pushes the ball to long-off

22.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, darted on middle, Bailey slid back in his crease and defended with a straight bat

One slip for Bailey

22.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, plonks his front leg and turns the ball to mid-wicket for a hurried single

22.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, drifting down leg, Marsh misses the tickle

22.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, slower delivery by Jadeja's standard, Marsh pats it to mid-off

Over: 22 0 2 0 1 0 4 AUS 131/2
Bailey 13(9) S Marsh 52(55) R Dhawan 5-0-24-0

21.6 - R Dhawan to Bailey, FOUR, one Dhawan has let the other one down. Rishi blundered by banging the ball short. At his pace, the ball sat up for Bailey to pull. Shikhar at deep mid-wicket dived, half-stopped the ball but couldn't hold on to the rebound. Ball rolls over the fence

21.5 - R Dhawan to Bailey, no run, just a defensive push off the front foot to meet this fullish ball

21.4 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, 1 run, pitched up ball on fourth stump, Marsh's bat turns as he ends up hitting it towards mid-off. Wanted to go squarer

21.3 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, overestimated the pace but this shortish ball pootled slowly to Marsh who flashed the cut but misses

21.2 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, 2 runs, full ball slanted across and Marsh squeezes it out with an open bat face. Gets to his fifty with a brace. His 12th half-century in ODIs. The comeback going fine as of now

21.1 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, slower short of length delivery outside off, Marsh chops it to backward point

Rishi Dhawan [4.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Over: 21 4 1 0 0 1 0 AUS 124/2
Bailey 9(7) S Marsh 49(51) Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-11-1

20.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, the Indians are all fired up, now Jadeja throws himself to his left to prevent a single

20.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, clipped wide of short mid-wicket, Rahane dives across and under-arms it back but Marsh is in by that time

20.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, quicker and quicker from Jadeja, Marsh hangs back and blocks it down the pitch

20.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, no run, works it with the turn to short mid-wicket

20.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, sliding on towards the pads, clipped through square leg

20.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, FOUR, dances down, meets the pitch and lofts it straight back over. Actually a very difficult shot to play against Jadeja. Bailey accomplishes it with distinction

Over: 20 1 0 1 1 1 1 AUS 118/2
Bailey 4(4) S Marsh 48(48) Gurkeerat Singh 4-0-22-0

19.6 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, 1 run, on the pads, clipped through mid-wicket

19.5 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, 1 run, slower through the air, turns from a length just outside off, Marsh dinks it through the cover region

19.4 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, 1 run, fullish outside off, Bailey prods across and drives it towards long-off

19.3 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, 1 run, drifts on middle and leg, milks a single down to long-on

19.2 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, no run, tossed up around off, blocked

19.1 - Gurkeerat Singh to Bailey, 1 run, shimmies down, flicks it to the left of Jadeja and decides to take him on. Bailey's audacity nearly brought about his downfall. A direct-hit and he was gone

Over: 19 0 1 2 1 W 1 AUS 113/2
Bailey 1(1) S Marsh 46(45) Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-5-1

18.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, fullish just outside off, driven to long-off

George Bailey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, out Caught by Rahane!! Are you kidding me! Smith's out and he hasn't even scored 1000 runs. Against India. Oh shocker. Nah jokes aside, credit to Jadeja. Superb delivery. Gets his quick dart to turn against the angle. Fired in on a length just outside off from round the wicket, has Smith pushing at it, the ball rips appreciably, catches the outside edge and just about carries to Rahane at slip. He tried to lose his bottom hand after seeing the turn but in vain. Smith c Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 41(45) [4s-5]

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

18.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket

18.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to S Marsh, 2 runs, another round-arm dart, slips down the leg-side, Marsh plays the glance ever so softly. Just tickles it away fine and trundles back for two

18.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, fires it on middle and leg, whipped down to long-on

18.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, no run, quicker through the air, oh it's Jadeja on, driven to short cover

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

Drinks are on the field now! And again, Australia have this run-chase well under control. Geez, they keep on doing it like a well set algorithm. Both Smith and Marsh have their eye in and unless India really bother the wickets column, it might easily go down the Brisbane way. Or the WACA way. Well, no difference really.

Over: 18 1 0 0 0 3 1 AUS 108/1
Smith 40(42) S Marsh 43(43) Gurkeerat Singh 3-0-17-0

17.6 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, 1 run, onto the pads, clipped through mid-wicket

17.5 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, 3 runs, oh lovely use of the crease. Goes deep inside, and back-cuts it out of Dhoni's gloves. Hits it fine enough to beat short third man. However, again the length of the boundaries allows the fielder to chase it down

17.4 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, no run, he's missed out here. Cuts it straight to backward point. The length was there, so was the room, just didn't hit the gap

17.3 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, no run, fired in very full, Marsh takes a couple of steps down and jams it back to the bowler

17.2 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, no run, well flighted off-break just outside off, Marsh presses across and pushes it to cover

17.1 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, 1 run, 74ks delivery, Smith converts it into a full toss by dancing down, whips it to deep mid-wicket

Over: 17 0 0 0 0 2 1 AUS 103/1
Smith 38(40) S Marsh 40(39) R Dhawan 4-0-17-0

16.6 - R Dhawan to Smith, 1 run, punched down to long-on from the crease

16.5 - R Dhawan to Smith, 2 runs, slower ball on a good length outside off, driven through extra-cover. Big chase on this big MCG outfield. Easy two

16.4 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery around middle, Smith punches it back down the pitch. Dhawan sticks his right hand out and stops

16.3 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, Smith slices it behind backward point where Jadeja swoops across and dives to stop

16.2 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, fullish just outside off, patted to cover

16.1 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, doesn't come a whole lot forward to a length ball, punches it lazily wide of the bowler. Dhoni shouted "yours". Dhawan thought it was for the long-on fielder. No. Just kidding. Well wide of him

Over: 16 0 0 4 0 1 0 AUS 100/1
S Marsh 40(39) Smith 35(34) Gurkeerat Singh 2-0-12-0

15.6 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, no run, floated up around middle, forward and defended

15.5 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, 1 run, turns ever so slightly from a length on middle, Smith works it off the inside half of the bat behind square

15.4 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, no run, well bowled. Saw Smith come and held it further in his hands. Smith realizes he is defeated by length and humbly pats it back

15.3 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, FOUR, nah this is not working. Not many revolutions imparted and there is no dip. As a result, it's landing too full. Easy work for Smith. Drills it through the cover-point region. Actually it should have been an easy stop for Rohit there. But he dives on top of it

15.2 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, no run, well flighted and turning in on middle, worked into the on-side in defence

15.1 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, no run, he'll give Dean Elgar some complex. Lobbed above the eyeline, lands on a yorker length on middle, squeezed back down the pitch

Over: 15 0 0 4 0 0 1 AUS 95/1
Smith 30(29) S Marsh 40(38) R Dhawan 3-0-14-0

14.6 - R Dhawan to Smith, 1 run, prods across to cover the line and drives it jabbily to deep cover

14.5 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, similar back of a length delivery, this time slightly wide outside off, softly punched to cover

14.4 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery around off, stays rooted and blocks

14.3 - R Dhawan to Smith, FOUR, was this the plan? To effect a leg-side stumping. Well if it was, it's gone horribly wrong. Dhawan slips one down leg, Smith manages to get a faint tickle on his glance and sends it very fine

Dhoni comes up to the stumps now..

14.2 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, fullish and jammed down towards mid-off, there is a slightly unnecessary dive from extra-cover to intercept. Umm, wasted calories nothing more

14.1 - R Dhawan to Smith, no run, inches forward on the front foot, offers an impregnable defence to a length ball

Over: 14 1 1 0 0 1 4 AUS 90/1
S Marsh 40(38) Smith 25(23) Gurkeerat Singh 1-0-7-0

13.6 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, FOUR, ah, and he's finished the over poorly. Tripe ball. Short and wide, Marsh could have put it away blindfolded. Moves across on the back foot, cuts it late to thread the gap in front of short third man

13.5 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, 1 run, teased up around off, tucks it to the right of mid-wicket who makes a half-stop with a dive

13.4 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, no run, too full, Smith flicks it well but finds short mid-wicket

13.3 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, no run, slightly quicker through the air, turns from a length to catch a thick inside edge of Smith's bat as he was pushing forward, rolls away to square leg

13.2 - Gurkeerat Singh to S Marsh, 1 run, well flighted just outside off, patted away through the cover region

13.1 - Gurkeerat Singh to Smith, 1 run, oh look at that. He's lobbed it into the atmosphere, loads of flight. Dips on middle and leg, Smith wrists it down to long-on

Gurkeerat Singh Mann, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Here's another debutant. Gurkeerat to twirl in now..

Over: 13 1 0 0 2 1 1 AUS 83/1
Smith 23(19) S Marsh 35(36) R Dhawan 2-0-9-0

12.6 - R Dhawan to Smith, 1 run, angled in towards middle on a good length, Smith works it down to long-on

12.5 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, 1 run, nicely punched on the up to long-off

12.4 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, 2 runs, sliced over backward point. Aims an expansive cover-drive but is completely foxed by the slower ball, too early into the stroke. Ends up holding his bat out there and spoons it over the infield down towards third man

12.3 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, pulls his length back on off, jabbed down to mid-on

12.2 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, fullish and asking for a loose drive. Marsh exercises caution and leaves

12.1 - R Dhawan to Smith, 1 run, just leans his upper body across towards the line of this good length delivery, knocks it gently through the cover region

Over: 12 1 1 2 3 2 0 AUS 78/1
S Marsh 32(32) Smith 21(17) U Yadav 5-0-29-1

11.6 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, back of a length delivery slanted into the channel, patted away towards point

11.5 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 2 runs, rocks back after that initial movement forward and pulls it well in front of square, rushes back for a second

11.4 - U Yadav to Smith, 3 runs, oh clumsy. Sran at third man dives unelegantly, fails to collect cleanly and allows an extra run. Short of length delivery glided nicely wide of third man, the batsmen spot the opportunity and make good

11.3 - U Yadav to Smith, 2 runs, length delivery floated up outside off, Smith plonks his foot across and drives it on the up through the cover region. Easy jog back for a couple before sweeper cover tidies up

11.2 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, hitting the bat hard is Yadav. He is in one of his better spells. Hurries Marsh on the pull, mistimed off the splice through square leg

11.1 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, full ball around off, Smith whips it in the air. Just short of a diving short mid-wicket. Good effort diving ahead but was never going to get to it

Over: 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 AUS 69/1
S Marsh 29(29) Smith 15(14) R Dhawan 1-0-4-0

10.6 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, 2 runs, and again. More work for Sran at third man. Some nerves on show from Dhawan. Again drops it short outside off, Marsh waits and back-cuts it behind backward point

10.5 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, 2 runs, slapped past backward point. At Dhawan's pace, these short and wide deliveries are no problem. Moves across on the back foot and cuts it wide of third man

10.4 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, now rolls his fingers across one, delivers it on a good length just outside off, Marsh is early to move into the defence. Waits for it and pats it away

10.3 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, length ball angled into the channel, Marsh presses across to block

10.2 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, driven on the up to mid-off, the stumps at the non-striker's end are gunned down by an adventurous Kohli. Smith had plonked his bat well in time. Still, the third umpire called for just to be safe

10.1 - R Dhawan to S Marsh, no run, his bustling run-up completely confused the batsman. The way he bulled in, Marsh expected much more than 120ks, didn't get up from a short of length and sneaked under his attempted pull through to the keeper

Rishi Dhawan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Rishi Dhawan for his first spell in international cricket..

Over: 10 0 1L 0 0 4 0 AUS 65/1
Smith 15(14) S Marsh 25(23) U Yadav 4-0-20-1

9.6 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Smith is slightly opened up as he defends, played it with soft hands though

9.5 - U Yadav to Smith, FOUR, Smith doesn't let poor ones go unpunished! This was short and just outside off, Smith stands tall and punches it to the left of RJ at backward point, beats third man to the fence

9.4 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, that's much better from Umesh, fraction fuller and a hint of shape away from outside off, drew Smith into an expansive drive and beat him on the outside edge

9.3 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, very full and on off, Smith shuffles across, uses his bottom hand to good effect and whips it towards mid-wicket

9.2 - U Yadav to S Marsh, leg byes, 1 run, short of a length and on Marsh's pads, he looks to flick and missed, the ball rolls away towards the on-side for a leg-bye

9.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, loose from Marsh, fuller length delivery and a hint of wobble away from outside off, drew Marsh into the drive, he played outside the line and missed. Dhoni doesn't collect it cleanly, but Smith says no to the chance of a bye

Over: 9 0 0 0 4 4 0 AUS 60/1
Smith 11(10) S Marsh 25(21) Ishant 3-0-19-0

8.6 - Ishant to Smith, no run, much better from Ishant, on a good length and just outside off, Smith was rooted to the crease as he pushed forward, gets an inside edge onto his pads

8.5 - Ishant to Smith, FOUR, this is poor bowling from Ishant, short of a length and well outside off, Smith is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for yet another boundary

8.4 - Ishant to Smith, FOUR, too short from Ishant, Smith is quick to rock back and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, gets it wide of mid-on and rolls away to the fence, first boundary for Smith

8.3 - Ishant to Smith, no run, tad fuller and wider outside off, punched off the back foot, but can't beat the off-side ring

8.2 - Ishant to Smith, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Smith stays in his crease and pushes it towards cover-point

8.1 - Ishant to Smith, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Smith shuffles across and defends it towards the off-side

Over: 8 W Wd 2 0 0 1 0 AUS 52/1
S Marsh 25(21) Smith 3(4) U Yadav 3-0-16-1

7.6 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, tad fuller and shaping away from outside off, Marsh watches it all along and lets it go

7.5 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, on a length and just outside off, Smith leans into the drive and gets it to the right of point. Jadeja dives across and gets a hand onto it, saves three runs for his team

7.4 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Smith prods across and defends it

7.3 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, fuller length delivery and on the off-stump line, he gets forward and drives it towards mid-on

7.2 - U Yadav to Smith, 2 runs, tad too straight from Umesh, Smith makes it look even worse by shuffling across and works it wide of mid-wicket for a couple of runs

7.2 - U Yadav to Smith, wide, poor follow-up delivery though, short and way down the leg-side, called as a wide

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.1 - U Yadav to Finch, out Caught by Dhoni!! Edged and caught! Much needed wicket for India, Umesh strikes in his comeback over. Lovely length, pitched up and a hint of late nip away from the right-hander, drew Finch into the drive. His feet went nowhere, the bat went searching for the ball and the outside edge is found. Dhoni moves to his right and grabs it, Finch doesn't make the most of the reprieve he got. The Indians are chuffed, Australia lose their first wicket. Finch c Dhoni b U Yadav 21(23) [4s-3]

U Yadav to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Umesh Yadav [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Over: 7 1 0 0 1 4 0 AUS 48/0
S Marsh 25(20) Finch 21(22) Ishant 2-0-11-0

6.6 - Ishant to S Marsh, no run, short of a good length and shaping away from outside off, left alone

6.5 - Ishant to S Marsh, FOUR, too short from Ishant, Marsh swivels across, rolled his wrists along and pulls it past square leg, don't need to run for those

6.4 - Ishant to Finch, 1 run, short of a length and on Finch's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a run

6.3 - Ishant to Finch, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Finch stands tall and defends it towards mid-off

6.2 - Ishant to Finch, no run, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, left alone

6.1 - Ishant to S Marsh, 1 run, on a good length and on the stumps, Marsh gets across and nudges it wide of mid-on for a single

Over: 6 3 4 4 0 0 0 AUS 42/0
Finch 20(19) S Marsh 20(17) Barinder 3-0-25-0

5.6 - Barinder to Finch, no run, that's much better, Rohit has saved a boundary. On a good length and just outside off, Finch gets forward and thumps it to the right of cover, Rohit dives and palms it away towards mid-off, saved four runs there

5.5 - Barinder to Finch, no run, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, left alone

5.4 - Barinder to Finch, no run, Gurkeerat has dropped a dolly, nothing going India's way, this was full and well outside off, Finch drilled it on the up and towards mid-off. Came at a nice height, Gurkeerat got both hands and drops a clanger, it hit his wrist and popped out

Sran switches to round the wicket

5.3 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, Sran follows it up with a gentle full toss outside off, Finch leans into the shot and caresses it through extra cover for a boundary

5.2 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, short, wide and four, average bowling from Sran, Finch gets on top of the bounce and cracks it square past point, no need to run for those

5.1 - Barinder to S Marsh, 3 runs, this has been a poor start from the Indian bowlers, leg-stump half-volley from Sran, Marsh presses across and flicks it past square leg. The ball slows down near the outfield, the batsmen come back for the third run

Over: 5 0 Wd 1 3 0 0 0 AUS 31/0
Finch 12(14) S Marsh 17(16) Ishant 1-0-5-0

4.6 - Ishant to Finch, no run, short of a length and just outside off, punched off the back foot towards short extra cover

4.5 - Ishant to Finch, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Finch prods across and defends it

4.4 - Ishant to Finch, no run, short of a good length and in that corridor outside off, Finch covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go

4.3 - Ishant to S Marsh, 3 runs, too straight from Ishant, ends up drifting onto Marsh's pads, clipped past square leg. The vast outfield at the MCG allows him to come back for the third run

4.2 - Ishant to Finch, 1 run, on a good length and on the stumps, Finch pushes it in front of mid-on and scampers across for a quick single

4.2 - Ishant to Finch, wide, tad fuller but the line is marginally wide outside off, might have just been inside the tramlines, but it's called as a wide

4.1 - Ishant to Finch, no run, fuller length delivery and well outside off, wide half-volley, to be honest, driven straight to the fielder at short cover

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

Over: 4 0 2 0 1 0 4 AUS 26/0
S Marsh 14(15) Finch 11(9) Barinder 2-0-14-0

3.6 - Barinder to S Marsh, FOUR, cracking shot, fraction too full and well outside off, Marsh leans on the drive, plays it on the up and splits the gap between cover and mid-off, the timing is sublime and the ball rolls away to the fence

3.5 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, on a good length and holding its line outside off, Marsh covers the line and lets it go

3.4 - Barinder to Finch, 1 run, short of a length and angling across the right-hander, Finch plays away from his body, gets an inside edge past his leg-stump

3.3 - Barinder to Finch, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Finch chops it to the left of RJ at backward point, he doesn't stop it cleanly, but recovers well and prevents the single

3.2 - Barinder to Finch, 2 runs, too short from Sran, he doesn't have the pace to trouble batsmen with short stuff. Finch swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square on the on-side, Ishant gets across and keeps them down to a couple

3.1 - Barinder to Finch, no run, on a good length and in that channel outside off, Finch covers the line and lets it go

Over: 3 0 0 1 3 0 4 AUS 19/0
S Marsh 10(13) Finch 8(5) U Yadav 2-0-12-0

2.6 - U Yadav to S Marsh, FOUR, Australia are off to a flier, on a good length and well outside off, Marsh gets forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it sweetly past Kohli at mid-off, rolls away to the fence

2.5 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, short of a length and on off, Marsh gets across and defends it towards the off-side

2.4 - U Yadav to Finch, 3 runs, back of a length and well outside off, Finch stands tall and punches it in front of cover. Rahane gives chase, slides and throws it back towards the bowler, but can't prevent the batsmen from coming back for the third

2.3 - U Yadav to S Marsh, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Marsh throws his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge towards third man for a run

2.2 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, Umesh shortens his length outside off, Marsh prods across and defends it towards the off-side

2.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Marsh gets half-forward and pushes it towards cover-point

Over: 2 1 0 1 Wd 0 4 0 AUS 11/0
Finch 5(4) S Marsh 5(8) Barinder 1-0-7-0

1.6 - Barinder to Finch, no run, that's much better, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, left alone

1.5 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, lovely shot, wide half-volley outside off, at 130 kmph, that's easy pickings for Finch. He leans into the drive and caresses it through extra cover for a boundary

1.4 - Barinder to Finch, no run, short of a good length and angling across the right-hander, Finch watches it all along and lets it go

1.4 - Barinder to Finch, wide, Sran slips this one down the leg-side, Finch looks to flick and misses, called as a wide

1.3 - Barinder to S Marsh, 1 run, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Marsh went for an expansive drive, gets an inside edge towards square leg and pinches a quick single

1.2 - Barinder to S Marsh, no run, Sran shortens his length and in that channel outside off, Marsh covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go

1.1 - Barinder to Finch, 1 run, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Finch throws his bat at that, gets a thick edge that bounces away towards third man

Barinder Sran, comes into the attack

Sran gets to share the other new ball. One slip in place

Over: 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 AUS 4/0
S Marsh 4(6) Finch 0(0) U Yadav 1-0-4-0

0.6 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, short of a good length and on off, Marsh shuffles across and defends it with an open face

0.5 - U Yadav to S Marsh, FOUR, short, wide and four, width on offer from Umesh, Marsh reaches out and cracks it square past point, doesn't need to run for those, off the mark with a boundary

0.4 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, on a good length and shaping away from well outside off, Marsh gets a good stride forward, lifts his bat and lets it go

0.3 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, there was a sound as the ball went past the bat, but there's no appeal by the Indians. This was short of a good length and nipped away a tad, late call from Marsh to withdraw his bat and let it go

0.2 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, tad fuller and a hint of shape back into Marsh, punched with a straight bat towards mid-off

Two slips in place

0.1 - U Yadav to S Marsh, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, Marsh covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go

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