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India tour of Australia 2016
1st T20I, Australia vs India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia (26 Jan 2016)
India

188/3 (20) RR:9.4

India won by 37 runs

MOM: Virat Kohli
Australia

151/10 (19.3) RR:7.74

So, an Ashwin-enforced India jog out to a packed Adelaide Oval. With Yuvraj and Nehra. Get my walkman back to me already, please. And my borrowed cassettes too. Kohli, meanwhile, jogs back and exchanges his cap with that of injured Rahane on the ropes. Live action in a while. Hang on! Yes, the famous Indian huddle is on as Warner and Finch stand hands-on-hip just outside the boundary. Here they walk out. Will Australia hunt this down, like they've done all summer? Nehra, aged 36, has the ball. One slip..

India will be happy with the score - although they would have loved to cross the 200-run mark. Rohit got them off to a flier, Watson - playing in Australian colours after a long while, brought his team back into the match with two wickets in his first over. Kohli continued his purple patch on this tour, Raina struggled but made sure that he rotated the strike well. Together, the duo added 100+ runs for the third wicket. Raina was eventually dismissed for 41, Kohli remained unbeaten on 90 - his career best score in T20Is. There was just about enough time for a three ball cameo from skipper, MS Dhoni. Teams have chased well on this tour so far, but can India defend 188? We will be back in a while..

Over: 20 1 W 6 4 1 2 IND 188/3
Kohli 90(55) Dhoni 11(3) Faulkner 4-0-43-1

19.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, 2 runs, slower ball from Faulkner, turns out to be a full toss, heaved away wide of long-on for a couple of runs. India finish with 188

19.5 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, Dhoni shuffles across and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket, just a single

19.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, FOUR, this is turning out to be an exciting finish from MS, full and well outside off, he gets forward, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and slices it over backward point, almost went all the way, bounced just in front of the ropes

19.3 - Faulkner to Dhoni, SIX, the helicopter shot first ball, and it clears wide long-on with ease. On a good length and on the stumps, Dhoni was deep in his crease, gets underneath the ball and sends it soaring into the stands

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.2 - Faulkner to Raina, out Bowled!! That's beautifully bowled by Faulkner, this was the back of the hand yorker, Raina went a long way across as he looked to lap it over short fine, the ball dipped onto him, went underneath the bat and crashed into the base of off-stump. Faulkner is chuffed to bits, Australia are ending well. Raina b Faulkner 41(34) [4s-3 6s-1]

Faulkner to Raina, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

19.1 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, fuller length delivery and on the stumps, right in Kohli's zone, he whips it towards mid-wicket, one bounce to the fielder

Over: 19 4 1 4 2 2 1 IND 174/2
Kohli 87(53) Raina 41(33) Kane Richardson 4-0-41-0

18.6 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, nicely bowled by Richardson, slips in the yorker on off, Kohli digs it back past the bowler, Raina was backing up, he turns back, slipped as he did so, gets up and completes the single as the ball rolled away towards mid-on

18.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, another slower short ball from Richardson, Kohli has to wait on it for an eternity, swivels across and helps it over short fine for a brace

18.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, a better throw would have had Raina short, but these are the sort of risks batsmen take with overs running out, this was full and on the stumps, Kohli dug it out towards long-on. Richardson doesn't collect the return cleanly and Raina survives

18.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, FOUR, nicely played by Kohli, slower short ball from Richardson, Kohli waits on it, swivels across and helps it behind square on the on-side, beats short fine and rolls away to the ropes

18.2 - Kane Richardson to Raina, 1 run, another wide full toss outside off, driven towards deep cover for a single

18.1 - Kane Richardson to Raina, FOUR, good start to the bowler, wide full toss from Richardson, Raina reaches out and carves it behind square on the off-side. Tait gets across the deep, puts in the dive and ends up taking the ball with him over the ropes

Over: 18 1 6 2 1 1 1 IND 160/2
Raina 36(31) Kohli 78(49) Faulkner 3-0-29-0

17.6 - Faulkner to Raina, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, Raina clips it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single

17.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, very well bowled by Faulkner, slips in the leg-stump yorker, Kohli cleared his left leg and gets a soft leading edge towards cover, just a single

17.4 - Faulkner to Raina, 1 run, yorker length delivery outside off, Raina plays with an open face and steers it towards backward point, just a single

17.3 - Faulkner to Raina, 2 runs, fuller length delivery and on the stumps, Raina backs away and drives it inside out past cover, comes back for the second run

17.2 - Faulkner to Raina, SIX, Raina breaks the shackles finally! This was a back of the hand slower ball outside off, Raina spotted it early, waits on it and clouts it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum

17.1 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, back of the hand delivery on the stumps, Kohli clips it past square leg for a single

James Faulkner [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Three overs remaining, how many more can India get? Faulkner is back into the attack..

Over: 17 1 2 2 2 1 0 IND 148/2
Raina 26(27) Kohli 76(47) Kane Richardson 3-0-27-0

16.6 - Kane Richardson to Raina, no run, this is excellent bowling from Richardson, goes for the wide yorker, Raina plays with an open face as he looked to dab it down towards third man, misses it completely

16.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, very full and outside off, driven towards deep cover for a single

16.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, the slower ball outside off, Kohli was coming down the track, checks his lofted off-drive and gets it wide of long-off Smith gets across and keeps them down to a brace

16.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, Richardson slips in the full toss as he followed Kohli, flicked to the left of short fine where Tait makes a diving stop, saves two runs for his team

16.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, on a good length and following Kohli as he came down the track, worked away in front of long-on for a couple of runs

16.1 - Kane Richardson to Raina, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, slapped away square on the off-side for a single, brings up the 100-run stand

Kane Richardson [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

Over: 16 6 1 Wd 1 1 Wd 1L 0 IND 140/2
Kohli 69(43) Raina 25(25) Tait 4-0-45-0

15.6 - Tait to Kohli, no run, very full and on the stumps, Kohli backs away and digs it out towards extrea cover decides against risking a single

15.5 - Tait to Raina, leg byes, 1 run, half-an-appeal for LBW, but the ball pitched well outside leg, Raina was looking to flick and missed, sneaks in a leg-bye as the ball rolled away towards point

15.5 - Tait to Raina, wide, another short ball from Tait, Raina shuffles across his stumps and misses, called as a wide. Tait and Wade don't look too happy, but it was well down the leg-side

15.4 - Tait to Kohli, 1 run, short and just outside off, Kohli flat-bats the pull towards long-on for a single

15.3 - Tait to Raina, 1 run, slower full toss outside off, punched to deep extra cover for a single

15.3 - Tait to Raina, wide, short and angling down the leg-side, Raina shuffles across on the pull and misses, called as a wide

15.2 - Tait to Kohli, 1 run, much better from Tait, keeps it full and on the stumps, Kohli gets an inside edge on the flick, just a single as the ball rolls away towards square leg

15.1 - Tait to Kohli, SIX, cracking shot, it was a leg-stump half-volley all-right, but Kohli picks it up early, uses the bottom hand to good effect and whips it over square leg for a maximum

Shaun Tait [3.0-0-34-0] is back into the attack

Over: 15 1 1 0 4 4 1 IND 128/2
Kohli 61(39) Raina 24(23) Watson 4-0-24-2

14.6 - Watson to Kohli, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, Kohli backs away and drives it to deep cover, just a single, 11 from the over, but Watson finishes with impressive figures of 2/24 from four

14.5 - Watson to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, wristily played by Kohli, just a shimmy down the track, picks up the length and delightfully clips it over mid-wicket, one bounce and over the ropes

14.4 - Watson to Kohli, FOUR, creamed, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Kohli makes room outside leg and drills it past extra cover. Faulkner does all the hard work, but ends up diving over the ball, allows it to the fence

14.3 - Watson to Kohli, no run, the slower bouncer from Watson, did Kohli in with the slowness of the delivery, he swivelled across on the pull and missed, not called as a wide as well

14.2 - Watson to Raina, 1 run, fuller length delivery and on Raina's pads, he cleared his left leg as he looked to heave, gets an inside edge onto the pads, just a single

14.1 - Watson to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length and well outside off, dabbed straight to the fielder at short third man

Over: 14 4 4 2 0 1 0 IND 117/2
Raina 23(22) Kohli 51(34) Kane Richardson 2-0-19-0

13.6 - Kane Richardson to Raina, no run, fuller length delivery and just outside off, Raina shuffles across and clips it straight to square leg, he hasn't got going as yet - Raina, can he do damage in the last six overs?

13.5 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 1 run, the slower ball outside off, Kohli plays with an angled bat and dabs it behind square on the off-side for a single

13.4 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, no run, Kohli comes down the track, takes the ball on the full, the bat turned upon impact, ends up pushing it back towards the bowler

13.3 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, 2 runs, fifty for Kohli, his 10th in T20I, on a good length and just outside off, Kohli works it in front of long-on, runs hard and comes back for the second run

13.2 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, FOUR, this is a better shot, width on offer from Richardson, Kohli plays with an open face and cracks it square on the off-side, beats the man getting across from the deep

13.1 - Kane Richardson to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, nothing delivery from Richardson, short and well outside off, Kohli stands tall and punches it up and over cover for a boundary

Kane Richardson [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Over: 13 1 0 Wd 1 4 1 0 IND 106/2
Raina 23(21) Kohli 40(29) Watson 3-0-13-2

12.6 - Watson to Raina, no run, speared into the blockhole outside off, sneaks under Raina's willow as he stretches to jam it out

12.5 - Watson to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven powerfully down to long-off

12.4 - Watson to Kohli, FOUR, not quite sure that's what he intended. Or maybe he did. Watson shortened his length outside off after seeing Kohli come at him, he adjusts and angles it fine. Very fine to beat short third man. Seemed to have run off a thick outside edge but any which way will do

12.3 - Watson to Raina, 1 run, walks across looking to fetch a ball from outside off and work it through mid-wicket, chops it onto the thigh off the inside edge, the ball drops beside the pitch and the batsmen sneak in a run

12.3 - Watson to Raina, wide, banged in short, very short. Loops over Raina's upright frame

12.2 - Watson to Raina, no run, short ball which hurries on towards Raina as he commits to the pull, gets it high on the bat and mistimes it back down the pitch

12.1 - Watson to Kohli, 1 run, short of length on the hips, half-rotates on the back foot and jabs it down to fine leg

Shane Watson [2.0-0-5-2] is back into the attack

Over: 12 1 6 1 1 0 1 IND 98/2
Kohli 34(26) Raina 22(18) Boyce 3-0-23-0

11.6 - Boyce to Kohli, 1 run, nimble feet once more, skips out and whips it to deep mid-wicket

11.5 - Boyce to Kohli, no run, pushed through quicker, Kohli punches it softly back down the pitch

11.4 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, nudged away to deep mid-wicket, forced it from outside off

11.3 - Boyce to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up around off, bunted down to long-off

11.2 - Boyce to Kohli, SIX, hoisted just over long-off. He's teasing the boundaries, is Kohli. Dances down and plays another lovely lofted inside-out drive

11.1 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, slower through the air on leg, wristed through mid-wicket

Over: 11 1 4 1 1 0 2 IND 88/2
Kohli 26(22) Raina 20(16) Head 1-0-9-0

10.6 - Head to Kohli, 2 runs, huge mix-up! Raina was initially hesitant but makes it back for the second. Worked wide of long-on, Warner is quick to swoop in, collects and fires in the throw. Huge screams in the middle but no damage done

10.5 - Head to Kohli, no run, comes down the track, not quite to the pitch of the ball looking for an expansive off-drive, chops it back to the bowler

10.4 - Head to Raina, 1 run, some more air on this, drifts in nicely towards middle, eased down to long-on

10.3 - Head to Kohli, 1 run, flatter and turning in, tucked through mid-wicket

10.2 - Head to Kohli, FOUR, blazed through extra-cover. Amazing use of the crease. Darted in and going with the arm from round the wicket, Kohli goes back and slaps it well in front of square

10.1 - Head to Raina, 1 run, fired into the pads from round the wicket, Raina is late on the flick, inside edges it onto pad. Rolls away in front of short fine

Travis Head, right-arm off-spinner, comes into the attack

Over: 10 0 0 1 1 1 1 IND 79/2
Raina 18(14) Kohli 19(18) Boyce 2-0-13-0

9.6 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, just four singles off the over. This might have been the googly. Raina didn't give me enough time to spot it as he stretched out and swept it to deep mid-wicket

9.5 - Boyce to Kohli, 1 run, scurries down and slams a flighted leg-break down to long-off

9.4 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, lobbed up above the eyeline, doesn't dip enough and ends as a low full toss, creamed to long-off

9.3 - Boyce to Kohli, 1 run, backs away while advancing, drives the flighted ball through covers

9.2 - Boyce to Kohli, no run, slightly short outside off, not much, Kohli attemps a cut but it skids on and he ends up chopping it to point

9.1 - Boyce to Kohli, no run, loopy and very full on middle, Kohli nearly yorked himself by venturing out, jams it to cover

Over: 9 4 1 1 0 1 1 IND 75/2
Kohli 17(14) Raina 16(12) Faulkner 2-0-17-0

8.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, seam-up short ball climbing towards Kohli's rib-cage, rolls his wrists on the pull and hits it down to fine leg

8.5 - Faulkner to Raina, 1 run, off-pace delivery drifting on the pads, nurdled wide of backward square

8.4 - Faulkner to Raina, no run, another slower ball, cuts away from a fullish length on off, catches a leading edge and rolls away to backward point. Raina closed the bat-face too early looking to eagerly work it away

8.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, dances down and swinges a stunning drive straight of long-off. The fielder hoverboards across and keeps them to a single

8.2 - Faulkner to Raina, 1 run, back of the hand slower ball outside off, Raina waits for it and dabs it down to third man

Raina backs away very late, Faulkner goes through with the delivery and crashes the stumps. Hand goes up in apology. Props to the Aussies. Didn't make too much brouhaha about it

8.1 - Faulkner to Raina, FOUR, just over! Made it into a half-volley outside off by giving the charge, and then flayed the drive over a leaping extra-cover. Got just enough elevation

James Faulkner [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Over: 8 1 1 1 4 1 1 IND 67/2
Raina 10(8) Kohli 15(12) Boyce 1-0-9-0

7.6 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, drifting on with the arm outside off, enough width on offer for Raina to camp back and slap it to sweeper cover

7.5 - Boyce to Kohli, 1 run, pushed through the air on middle, Kohli goes deep in the crease and turns it through mid-wicket

7.4 - Boyce to Kohli, FOUR, well done! Lots of wrists on this. Skips down the track, makes sure to get wide enough of the ball allowing himself the room for a clean swing. Then unfurls his wrists on the inside-out loft over extra-cover. Don't think he got all of it. Got it much squarer than intended but evades a chasing deep point

7.3 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, looped up on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket

7.2 - Boyce to Kohli, 1 run, drops it slightly short outside off, 83ks, enough time for Kohli to rock back and cut it hard. Couldn't get it past Faulkner at point. He fumbles though allowing a single

7.1 - Boyce to Raina, 1 run, flatter and turning in on middle and leg, Raina hops back and clips it through mid-wicket

Cameron Boyce, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Over: 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 IND 58/2
Kohli 9(9) Raina 7(5) Watson 2-0-5-2

6.6 - Watson to Kohli, no run, ugh! I think Kohli backed away initially, saw that there was enough width already and realized his folly. Got out of reach of the short delivery and couldn't connect with a slash

6.5 - Watson to Kohli, no run, tucked away from middle to mid-wicket

6.4 - Watson to Raina, 1 run, full length ball just outside off, driven to long-off

6.3 - Watson to Raina, 2 runs, takes a couple of steps down and still adjusts by heaving a short ball over mid-wicket. A stroke full of daredevilry. Kind of sliced it but he batswing was so ferocious that he comfortably cleared the ring

6.2 - Watson to Raina, no run, slanted across on a length, Raina stays rooted and glides it to backward point

6.1 - Watson to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length delivery skidding on outside off, Kohli dabs it down to third man

Over: 6 Wd 0 4 Wd 0 2 1 4 IND 54/2
Raina 4(2) Kohli 8(6) Tait 3-0-34-0

5.6 - Tait to Raina, FOUR, nudged in the air, and over a leaping leg-gully. Some really funky field settings. Nearly came off this time. Awkward short of length delivery aiming for the rib-cage, Raina's perennial cryptonite. He shuffles across, tries to work it round the corner, but never in control. Gets away

5.5 - Tait to Kohli, 1 run, flayed over backward point. Wait, what? That's not a boundary? Turns out Finch has positioned a man at deep backward point. Landed just in front of him

5.4 - Tait to Kohli, 2 runs, excellent work from Faulkner at fine leg. Dived full stretch and flicked it back in. Tait is a menace. As much for his captain as the batsman. Another one on the hips, Kohli just tickles it along

5.3 - Tait to Kohli, no run, length ball curling away in the channel, Kohli moves inches forward, adjusts his hands to defend it with the swing towards point

5.3 - Tait to Kohli, wide, bursting past leg-stump, beats Kohli for pace on his glance

5.2 - Tait to Kohli, FOUR, slapped off the front foot. Similar short of length delivery outside off, Kohli doesn't bother going back after the initial stride forward, has a waft at it and cracks it past backward point

5.1 - Tait to Kohli, no run, brisk short of length delivery outside off, Kohli drops it with soft hands into the off-side

5.1 - Tait to Kohli, wide, Tait's radar continues to rumble. It's in haywire mode. Aims the blockhole but ends up slipping down the leg-side, Kohli misses with his flick

Shaun Tait [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Over: 5 W 1 0 0 W 0 IND 41/2
Raina 0(1) Kohli 1(1) Watson 1-0-1-2

4.6 - Watson to Raina, no run, big round of applause for an excellent over. Draws Raina forward with this one, tamely driven to mid-off

Suresh Raina, left handed bat, comes to the crease

4.5 - Watson to Dhawan, out Caught by Wade!! Deception at its best. Dhawan will go back, look at the replays, and cut an embarrassing look. Slower short ball angled away just outside off, Dhawan saw the length and shaped to pull. But the ball just didn't arrive. Then he tried to change the stroke belatedly and glide it down to third man. Only manages a faint nick through to Wade. Dhawan c Wade b Watson 5(8)

Watson to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.4 - Watson to Dhawan, no run, pitched up outside off and Dhawan has blasted the drive. Just that he fails to thread the off-side ring

4.3 - Watson to Dhawan, no run, chopped to cover. Went very hard on the drive, wasn't all that full and ends up mistiming it

4.2 - Watson to Kohli, 1 run, a hint of shape away from a back of a length outside off, Kohli goes flirting at it with a flat-footed poke, runs it off a thick outside edge down to third man

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.1 - Watson to Rohit, out Caught by Faulkner!! He's gone now. No mistake this time. Watson celebrates his comeback into the Aussie XI with a wicket off the first ball. Full delivery just outside off, Rohit looks to launch him straight down, the bat turns in his hands and he drags it straight to mid-on. Huge roar from Watto. Rohit c Faulkner b Watson 31(20) [4s-4 6s-1]

Watson to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Shane Watson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 4 1 1 0 2 4 1 IND 40/0
Rohit 31(19) Dhawan 5(5) Faulkner 1-0-9-0

3.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, stands on his toes and plays a whippy short arm jab through square leg to the man in the deep

3.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, FOUR, flogged over mid-wicket. Amazing stroke. Pitched up and on the pads, Rohit uses his rubber wrists to good effect and whips it away

3.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, 2 runs, ugly slog, spoons it off the top-edge over short third man, and it's been dropped. It's all running for Rohit. Boyce ran back, turned around, and ended up having to dive forward. Didn't get a finger. The swerve in the air might have defeated him. Over-ran it

3.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, ah loose. Didn't bother moving his back foot across to get closer in line with the short ball outside off, ended up missing with his slash

3.2 - Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish still outside off, slapped to deep cover

3.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery going with the arm outside off, Rohit stands tall and turns it wide of mid-on with a turn of the wrists

James Faulkner, comes into the attack

Over: 3 0 4 Wd 0 4 Wd 1 2L IND 31/0
Dhawan 4(4) Rohit 23(14) Tait 2-0-21-0

2.6 - Tait to Dhawan, leg byes, 2 runs, bending back in looking to crush the toes, lands slightly short of the blockhole and Dhawan glances it away fine. Scampers back for a couple. Oooh, leg-byes is it? I thought there maybe an inside edge. Anyway, on we go

2.5 - Tait to Rohit, 1 run, length ball tiling in towards off, Rohit dinks it wide of mid-on

2.5 - Tait to Rohit, wide, too wide outside off, Rohit initially chases, belatedly aborts

2.4 - Tait to Rohit, FOUR, exhilarating stuff. Tait is cranking it up, 152ks on this short ball. Rohit not backing off either. Swivels across and pulls it in the air in front of fine leg. Richardson charges in, kudos to him for going for the catch. But doesn't get there. Didn't get his body behind the line either and it bounces over his sprawled form

2.3 - Tait to Rohit, no run, haha. Ridiculous stuff. Rohit must be wondering what is going on. Some poor balls interspersed with absolute scorchers. Swinging away on a fullish length outside off, draws him into a drive but beats the outside edge

2.3 - Tait to Rohit, wide, goes chasing after another short ball outside off, this time it's out of his reach

2.2 - Tait to Rohit, FOUR, aww lacerated off the back foot. Short and wide outside off, Rohit pulls his weight back and cuts it with a lot of vigour. Speared it through the gap

2.1 - Tait to Rohit, no run, nudged off the hips in front of mid-wicket, Rohit wanders out looking for a single but is sent back. And good on Dhawan for the early call

Over: 2 1 1 3 0 3 0 IND 18/0
Dhawan 4(3) Rohit 14(9) Kane Richardson 1-0-8-0

1.6 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, no run, oh ripper! Leaving the left-hander on a short of length, Dhawan dangles his bat at it but it eludes the outside edge due to the angle

1.5 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 3 runs, lofted through the line. Apparently he's not got proper hold of the stroke. Plugs 5-10 yards inside the long-off boundary and is hounded down. Pitched up and Rohit just goes through with a flowy bat-swing over mid-off. Enough to clear the infield

1.4 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, no run, length ball defended to cover-point on the front foot

1.3 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 3 runs, angled away on a short of length outside off, Dhawan rolls his wrists on the pull and forces it through the mid-wicket region. The man in the deep is too square. Before he completes his sprint and returns the throw, three has been snatched

1.2 - Kane Richardson to Rohit, 1 run, hangs back waiting for the short of length delivery to arrive before using all the pace and gliding it down to third man

1.1 - Kane Richardson to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish and slanted away outside off, Dhawan stands and slaps, ends up chopping it in front of cover-point

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

Over: 1 0 4 0 6 0 0 IND 10/0
Rohit 10(6) Dhawan 0(0) Tait 1-0-10-0

0.6 - Tait to Rohit, no run, beats him. A typical Tait over with everything in it. This one is a ripper. Angled into the channel outside off on a length before veering away late. Whizzes past Rohit's outside edge as he prods across to defend

0.5 - Tait to Rohit, no run, length delivery with a hint of shape away outside off, left alone

0.4 - Tait to Rohit, SIX, top edged, in the air, fine leg thinks he has a chance. No he doesn't. Richardson is already over the ropes while attempting the catch. And he's dropped that too. Fierce short ball climbing towards Rohit's throat. The Mumbaikar decides to take it on with a pull but the ball gets too big on him. Flies off the top edge

0.3 - Tait to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery wide of off, Rohit drops his wrists and lets it pass

0.2 - Tait to Rohit, FOUR, follows it up with a length ball on the pads. Rohit comfortably clips it behind square. Always been short square boundaries here. Full value for money. No way fine leg is stopping that. So the Tait-garden-hose is all over the place already

0.1 - Tait to Rohit, no run, wild delivery with the speed gun tearing apart on 150ks, short and wide outside off, Rohit goes flashing after it but fails to connect

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

Both teams had new players flying in, both had debutants and on a day of celebration for both countries, it's India who have had the last laugh. Can they seal the series at the MCG on Friday and go home with something to show for their efforts or will Australia bounce back to take it to the decider at the SCG? It should be another cracking contest. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..

Dhoni: 'I thought the bowling was good. Nehra was excellent coming back, the only way to win against Australia is by taking wickets, I think the bowlers did well in that regard. Rohit gave us a great start, Kohli and Raina batted beautifully. It was tough on Raina and Yuvraj, they had just one session of practice, that's why I promoted myself ahead of Yuvraj. There was pressure on Pandya, it was his first over and that got to him. He did well coming back later on, got his yorkers and wide deliveries right. If he does well, it will be a huge plus for us - he gives us plenty of depth as an all-rounder.

Finch: 'We let ourselves down in the field, an unbelievable innings from Kohli. We were surprised with the amount of spin, but we had eight batsmen plus Faulkner, at the end of the day, we had the batsmen to chase it down. I thought we bowled well, might have conceded 10-15 runs too many. 170 would have been a slightly easier chase, the ball stopped a bit under lights and one or two batsmen failed to adapt to the surface.'

Kohli: 'I really like playing here, would like to take the pitch to everywhere I go. Our T20 World Cup preparation starts from here, we will go on from this game. It was a good batting strip, the ball came nicely onto the bat, I could play my shots. The crowd have been brilliant as well, they have supported us very well right throughout the tour.'

Kohli is the MoM for his 90*

Back-to-back wins for India, although in different formats of the game. A superb Republic Day for India in Adelaide, first, the ladies chased down their highest ever T20I score to stun Australia. Then, the men followed, putting up a spirited effort to upstage Australia by 37 runs. The hosts were off to a flier, Warner and Finch meant business, right from the first ball. They were helped along by some ordinary bowling by Ashwin. Bumrah came in and provided the visitors with some relief, Warner fell for 17. Steve Smith and Finch looked in cruise control, until the former was sent back by Jadeja. It was followed by a dramatic collapse. 4 wickets went down in quick succession. The late order had too much to do and ended up throwing their wickets in the process.

19.3 - Bumrah to Boyce, out Caught by Pandya!! India have bowled out Australia for the first time on this tour. This was a slower ball from Bumrah, full and well outside off, Boyce was backing away, has to reach out in the end, just about manages to lob it towards extra cover where Pandya comes under the dolly. Boyce c Pandya b Bumrah 3(6)

Bumrah to Boyce, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

19.2 - Bumrah to Boyce, no run, that was close to the stumps, Boyce went a mile outside off as he looked to help it over short fine, missed and the ball went passed the off-stump, by a whisker

19.1 - Bumrah to Boyce, no run, fuller length delivery and holding its line outside off, Boyce backs away on the slog and misses

Over: 19 2 W 0 0 1 1 AUS 151/9
Boyce 3(3) Tait 1(3) Nehra 4-0-30-1

18.6 - Nehra to Boyce, 1 run, very full and on off, driven down towards long-off for a single

18.5 - Nehra to Tait, 1 run, on a length and well outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a single

18.4 - Nehra to Tait, no run, short of a length and angling back into Tait, he made room outside leg and allows the ball to sneak past his inside edge

18.3 - Nehra to Tait, no run, short of a length and holding its line outside off, Tait has a waft at that and misses

Shaun Tait, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.2 - Nehra to Kane Richardson, out Bowled!! Nehra has his first wicket since the 2011 World Cup ! This was full and on the off-stump line, straightened a tad after pitching, Richardson made room for the slog, missed, and the off-stump takes a rattle. India are closing towards a 1-0 victory in the 3-match T20I series. Kane Richardson b Nehra 9(7)

Nehra to Kane Richardson, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

18.1 - Nehra to Kane Richardson, 2 runs, on a good length and just outside off, Richardson swings it back over the bowler's head, just a couple of runs

Ashish Nehra [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Nehra, from round the wicket

Over: 18 Wd 6 W 1 1 1 1 AUS 147/8
Kane Richardson 7(5) Boyce 2(2) Bumrah 3-0-23-2

17.6 - Bumrah to Kane Richardson, 1 run, fuller length delivery and well outside off, squeezed towards backward point for a single

17.5 - Bumrah to Boyce, 1 run, the slower ball from Bumrah, followed Boyce as he shuffled across, lapped towards Nehra at short fine for a single

17.4 - Bumrah to Kane Richardson, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, driven down towards long-off for a single

17.3 - Bumrah to Boyce, 1 run, another pin-point yorker on middle, Boyce backs away and squeezes it towards backward point for a single

Cameron Boyce, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.2 - Bumrah to Faulkner, out Bowled!! That's one way of making a comeback, this was the yorker, came back with the angle, Faulkner was deep in his crease, looks to repeat the previous shot, doesn't cover for the angle, the ball slid underneath the bat and crashes into the base of off and middle. The finisher falls, Australia are in deep trouble now. Faulkner b Bumrah 10(7) [6s-1]

Bumrah to Faulkner, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

17.1 - Bumrah to Faulkner, SIX, Faulkner is keeping Australia in the hunt, full and coming back with the angle, Faulkner gets down on his knees and launches it high and over wide long-on for a maximum

17.1 - Bumrah to Faulkner, wide, Bumrah goes for the yorker and ends up slipping it dowbn the leg-side, called as a wide

Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

53 needed from 18 balls. Australia need a minor miracle now

Over: 17 W 1 0 4 1 1 AUS 136/7
Faulkner 4(5) Kane Richardson 5(3) Pandya 3-0-37-2

16.6 - Pandya to Faulkner, 1 run, another wide delivery from Pandya, again would have been called, Faulkner throws his bat at that, gets a thick edge towards third man, just a single

16.5 - Pandya to Kane Richardson, 1 run, full and wide outside off, would have been called had Richardson not chased it, just a single to deep cover

16.4 - Pandya to Kane Richardson, 4 runs , that will further ruin Pandya's figures, this was full and well outside off, Richardson looked to drive and mistimed it towards Ashwin at backward point. He set-off for a quick single and is sent back by Faulkner, Ashwin has a shy at the striker's end and misses, the back-up is poor and the ball rolls away to the fence

16.3 - Pandya to Kane Richardson, no run, yorker length delivery and well outside off, Richardson throws his bat at that and misses

16.2 - Pandya to Faulkner, 1 run, no hat-trick for Pandya, wide full-toss outside off, driven to deep cover for a single

Kane Richardson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.1 - Pandya to Wade, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! Pandya is redeeming himself, on a good length and on the stumps, Wade was looking to clear the mid-wicket fence, gets a lot of height but not the distance. RJ had plenty of time to settle under it, he watches all along as the ball drops down the Adelaide night sky, goes reverse cupped and holds on. Pandya has his arms up in joy, Australia are losing the plot completely. What's more, Pandya is on a hat-trick. Wade c Ravindra Jadeja b Pandya 5(7)

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

Sixty needed from four overs, they needed the same equation in that 2010 T20I World Cup against Pakistan and then there was Michael Hussey. Who will repeat it tonight?

Over: 16 1 1 1 1 1 0 AUS 129/6
Faulkner 2(3) Wade 5(6) Ashwin 4-0-28-2

15.6 - Ashwin to Faulkner, no run, tossed up and on off, pushed back towards the bowler

15.5 - Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, flatter and wider from Ashwin, cracked to the left of backward point where Dhawan makes a smart diving stop, saves three runs for his team

15.4 - Ashwin to Faulkner, 1 run, Ashwin drops one short and well outside off, cracked away square on the off-side for a single

15.3 - Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, slower and just outside off, eased square on the off-side for a single

15.2 - Ashwin to Faulkner, 1 run, flighted delivery and on Faulkner's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single

15.1 - Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, tossed up and just outside off, chipped towards long-off for a single

James Faulkner, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 15 1 6 2 Wd 1 1L W AUS 124/6
Chris Lynn 17(16) Wade 2(3) Pandya 2-0-30-1

14.6 - Pandya to Chris Lynn, out Caught by Yuvraj!! Pandya is jumping around in joy, but this was Yuvraj's wicket, it was absolutely drilled by Lynn, he hit it bullett like and straight to extra cover, Yuvraj casually put his hand up, and the ball stuck. Unlucky dismissal for Lynn, he drilled the wide ball, a yard on either side, it would have been a boundary. Chris Lynn c Yuvraj b Pandya 17(16) [6s-1]

Pandya to Chris Lynn, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

14.5 - Pandya to Wade, leg byes, 1 run, short of a length and angling across the left-hander, Wade was looking to lap it fine, misses and is struck on the thigh pad

14.4 - Pandya to Chris Lynn, 1 run, full and way outside off, would have been called as a wide had Lynn let it go, he carves it towards deep cover, goes to the fielder on the bounce

14.4 - Pandya to Chris Lynn, wide, 6th wide on the night from Pandya, sprays this one miles outside off, called as a wide

14.3 - Pandya to Chris Lynn, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, creamed to the right of sweeper cover. Kohli does very well, gets across, puts in the dive, stops the ball and fires the return to the keeper, made Lynn dive to make his ground

14.2 - Pandya to Chris Lynn, SIX, massive, Lynn loves launching into the pacers, he did it many a times in the BBL, on a length and well outside off, he gets forward and thumps it into the second tier of the Adelaide Oval, over long-on

14.1 - Pandya to Wade, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, pulled away in front of square on the on-side for a single

Hardik Pandya [1.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

India are squeezing Australia here, but they have two overs left from the fifth bowling option - that is Hardik and Yuvraj, Australia will definitely wait on those, as I type, Pandya is back

Over: 14 1 1 W 0 1 1 AUS 112/5
Wade 1(1) Chris Lynn 8(12) Ashwin 3-0-23-2

13.6 - Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, the lap sweep from Wade, went down early and very low, gets it behind square on the on-side for a single, just 4 runs from the over

13.5 - Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, pushed through on the stumps, punched down towards long-on for a single

13.4 - Ashwin to Chris Lynn, no run, flatter and angling across Lynn, he makes room for the cut and missed

Matthew Wade, left handed bat, comes to the crease

13.3 - Ashwin to Watson, out Caught by Nehra!! The spinners are taking a firm grip on the proceedings. Nicely bowled by Ashwin, gave this one more air and got it to dip into Watson, the ball pitches and grips, Watson went for the monster sweep, gets a spiralling top-edge, high and towards short fine. Nehra was man under the skier, he steadies himself and holds on. Watson c Nehra b Ashwin 12(10) [6s-1]

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

13.2 - Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, Ashwin tosses one well outside leg, Lynn went down on the sweep, gets a bottom edge behind square on the on-side, just a single

13.1 - Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, tossed up and on Watson's pads, worked in front of square on the on-side for a single

Ravichandran Ashwin [2.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack

Over: 13 1 1 1 1 0 1 AUS 108/4
Watson 11(8) Chris Lynn 6(9) Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-21-2

12.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, this one is given more air, Watson clubs it in the air towards long-on, almost went straight to the man, bounced just in front of him. RJ finishes with excellent figures of 2/21

12.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Watson, no run, Jadeja drifts one on off, Watson backs away and steers it straight to the fielder at point

12.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chris Lynn, 1 run, pushed through flatter and well outside off, chopped square on the off-side for a run

12.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, tossed up wider outside off, Watson reaches out and carves it to deep cover for a single

12.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chris Lynn, 1 run, flatter and on off, Chris Lynn backs away and cracks it square on the off-side for a single

12.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, slower and just outside off, eased down towards long-off for a single

Over: 12 1 1 1 0 6 1 AUS 103/4
Watson 8(4) Chris Lynn 4(7) Yuvraj 1-0-10-0

11.6 - Yuvraj to Watson, 1 run, very full and on off, driven to the right of the bowler. Yuvraj dives and gets a hand onto it, but can't stop the single

11.5 - Yuvraj to Watson, SIX, that spoils the over for Yuvraj, dropped this one short and on the stumps, Watson rocks back and pummels it in front of square on the on-side, went sailing over the ropes for a maximum

11.4 - Yuvraj to Watson, no run, nicely bowled by Yuvraj, slower and on leg, turns across Watson, he looked surprised for a moment, but does well to stab it back towards the bowler

11.3 - Yuvraj to Chris Lynn, 1 run, flighted delivery and on off, punched down towards long-off for a single

11.2 - Yuvraj to Watson, 1 run, tossed up and on the stumps, worked in front of square on the on-side for a single

11.1 - Yuvraj to Chris Lynn, 1 run, slower and wider outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a single

Yuvraj Singh, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Shane Watson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 11 0 0 1 0 1 W AUS 93/4
Head 2(5) Chris Lynn 2(5) Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-16-2

10.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Head, out Lbw!! Australia are falling away to India's spinners. This was pushed through quicker and on off, Head went down on his knees as he looked to play the sweep, misses and is struck adjacent to the stumps, the umpire raises his finger in a flash, that looked like it would hit the off and middle, not a happy T20I debut for Head. Oh dear, replays suggest that the impact was just outside off, was going on to hit off, unlucky for Head. Head lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 2(5)

Ravindra Jadeja to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

10.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chris Lynn, 1 run, Jadeja fires one outside off, worked to the left of Yuvraj at cover-point, just a single

10.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chris Lynn, no run, pushed through flatter and just outside off, driven straight to the fielder at cover

10.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Head, 1 run, Jadeja drifts one onto Head's pads, worked away behind square on the on-side for a run

10.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Head, no run, pushed through outside off, Head goes back and manages an inside edge back towards the bowler

10.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Head, no run, flighted and on off, clipped straight to the fielder at mid-wicket

Over: 10 0 W 0 1 1 0 AUS 91/3
Chris Lynn 1(3) Head 1(1) Ashwin 2-0-19-1

9.6 - Ashwin to Chris Lynn, no run, flat on off, Lynn gets forward and pushes it back to Ashwin

9.5 - Ashwin to Head, 1 run, and another one that's gripped. Ashwin is flighting them up and Head adjusts late to steal a clipped single to mid-on

9.4 - Ashwin to Chris Lynn, 1 run, just some turn for Ashwin, Lynn gets forward and clips the ball to long-on

One leg slip for the left-hander

9.3 - Ashwin to Chris Lynn, no run, flighted on the pads, Lynn gets low and works it to mid-off

Chris Lynn, right handed bat, comes to the crease

9.2 - Ashwin to Finch, out Lbw!! Okay, that means that the umpire has to give this one out. And he's not wrong. The ball was tossed up on leg-stump, gripped and straightened. Finch got low to sweep, missed and was struck in front. Would have gone on to hit leg-stump surely. Middle in fact says the HawkEye. And Australia losing their way here with India's spin getting a big mouth. Finch lbw b Ashwin 44(33) [4s-4 6s-2]

Ashwin to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

9.1 - Ashwin to Finch, no run, round the wicket and a huge appeal turned down. Pitched outside leg and there was a bottom-edge too as Finch nearly missed his kneeling sweep. Ashwin was in a conflab with the umpire who reckoned that he couldn't give it out because Ashwin was in the way. Scenes there and the next ball will be interesting to watch out

Ravichandran Ashwin [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Over: 9 0 4 1 1 1 W AUS 89/2
Smith 21(14) Finch 44(31) Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-14-1

8.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, out Caught by Kohli!! Kohli was angry for some reason. Does a 55-ball 90 do that to you? A dolly catch might. This was such a soft way to go. You have a spinner who's firing it in, you look to milk some runs off a flick andit's caught by Kohli for you to hear him scream and give you wide-mouthed stares. Now talking all technically, the ball just turned a touch, Smith was well forward to push it into the lg-side, got a leading-edge to perish. Smith c Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja 21(14) [4s-3]

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

8.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, straight ball, Finch moves around in his crease and works the ball to backward square

8.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, the patented shuffled-clip from Smith. Looks edgy and clips the ball off the entire middle

8.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, protracts his arms and nudges the ball to sweeper cover for a single

8.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, FOUR, that's tonked! Fires it in on off, the spin's non-existent and Finch nails it between extra cover and long-off

8.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, iota of width from the spinner, Finch cuts it square but can't beat point

Over: 8 Wd Wd Wd 0 2 1 6 Wd 1 Wd 4 AUS 82/1
Smith 20(12) Finch 38(27) Pandya 1-0-19-0

7.6 - Pandya to Smith, FOUR, that's a punishment for bowling an over so long. Bangs this one down, the ball sits up for Smith to stand up and murder the pull towards deep mid-wicket. One bounce and over the ropes

7.6 - Pandya to Smith, wide, "Go son, make the umpire stretch his arms because he needs cardio". This time it's high outside off, Smith looks to pull but sees the height on that and back away

7.5 - Pandya to Finch, 1 run, back of a length on off and middle, Finch gets his bat high and clips it to mid-on

7.5 - Pandya to Finch, wide, another wide. I'm getting bored. Down leg and a nervy Pandya makes Dhoni shuffle and glove another one

7.4 - Pandya to Finch, SIX, there's the ball, sporting wings and sailing away. Over the deep extra cover fence. Not a poor delivery, shortish and on middle, Finch manufactured the room and tonked it over the infield and the ground

7.3 - Pandya to Smith, 1 run, yes, he can bowl outside off. Length and Smith just extends his arms and flashes the ball past point

7.2 - Pandya to Smith, 2 runs, long-limbed flick from Smith this time to a full ball on the middle. A brace to backward square leg

7.1 - Pandya to Smith, no run, it was almost like Smith got bored. This time gets his midriff behind the line, takes a blow and to the keeper. Another legsidish delicacy offered but not a wide

7.1 - Pandya to Smith, wide, Pandya has his spectacles the wrong way. Would have been peach to a left-hander. Fullish and swinging down the leg side, Smith misses with the glance again

7.1 - Pandya to Smith, wide, another wide but less terrible. Shortish and pacy, Smith turns to pull but misses

7.1 - Pandya to Smith, wide, first ball in T20Is is a wide down leg. Understandable. Nerves gets the better of everyone

Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 7 2 1 0 2 1 1 AUS 63/1
Smith 13(8) Finch 31(25) Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-7-0

6.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, no turn for Jadeja. Just going straight on. Smith works it from off-stump to long-on and hares to the other end

6.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, this ball scissored in with the arm, Finch made room, allowed the ball to come to him and them opened the bat face for a single

6.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, 2 runs, some flight but width offered, Finch flashes the ball square of the wicket and gets a couple

6.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Finch, no run, saw Finch shuffling outside off and drops it wide, Finch adjusts and taps it towards mid-off

6.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, gets his front leg across, gets to the pitch, and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket

6.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 2 runs, quick and flat outside off, Smith fetches it with a whip and gets a brace to deep mid-wicket. Raina dived in the deep and saved 2 runs

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

Over: 6 W 4 0 4 0 1 AUS 56/1
Smith 9(5) Finch 28(22) Bumrah 2-0-12-1

5.6 - Bumrah to Smith, 1 run, veering into the batsman, Smith turns around in his crease and works the ball to backward square leg for a strike-retaining single

5.5 - Bumrah to Smith, no run, follows Smith up with a length ball, Smith wanted to do more but adjusts with a pat to the bowler

5.4 - Bumrah to Smith, FOUR, that was far from middled but it has shot away to the fence. Off the kilograms of wood and a hospitable turf. Straight ball on a length, Smith spindles and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence

5.3 - Bumrah to Smith, no run, length ball, Smith has his feet buried but has his arms swinging. Picks up the ball and drags it to mid-wicket

5.2 - Bumrah to Smith, FOUR, follows it up with a softener down the leg side, Smith turns and tickles it to the fine leg fence

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1 - Bumrah to Warner, out Caught by Kohli!! Boom Boom Bumrah! And Warner, after all those stunning shots, has decided to walk off to a tame dismissal. Short of length ball and he wanted to hammer it across the line with his patented pull. Didn't get hold of the ball and ended up offering a pie-catch to Kohli at mid-on, who screams at higher decibels than Bumrah. Warner c Kohli b Bumrah 17(9) [4s-2 6s-1]

Bumrah to Warner, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 5 0 1 0 4 1 4 AUS 47/0
Finch 28(22) Warner 17(8) Nehra 3-0-26-0

4.6 - Nehra to Finch, FOUR, that was powered. No timing there, all brute force. There's a shuffle-outside-leg cassette on repeat here. Finch makes room again, gives himself the room to swing a cat, extends his hands and mauls the ball wide of long-off

4.5 - Nehra to Warner, 1 run, a slight shuffle again and Warner swings his arms like slashing grass. High back lift and he forces the clip to deep mid-wicket for a single

4.4 - Nehra to Warner, FOUR, Warner just makes room with a shuffle to leg, drags his back leg further back and propels himself to time the loft uppishly over cover

4.3 - Nehra to Warner, no run, leg-side trash. Warner looked to tickle it as he went across, finds short fine-leg straightaway

4.2 - Nehra to Finch, 1 run, there was a formal throw from mid-on at the bowler's end but Warner was well in. The ball was on a length, Finch uses a horizontal bat to flat-bat it straight past the bowler. Looked to have mistimed it and still gets a run

4.1 - Nehra to Finch, no run, length ball going across, Finch stays put and stabs it off the back foot to cover-point. Not a run intended there

Over: 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 AUS 37/0
Finch 23(19) Warner 12(5) Bumrah 1-0-3-0

3.6 - Bumrah to Finch, 1 run, he's not staying in the crease after getting fooled all along. Comes out, takes the ball on the up and whips it. Only to mid-on and Finch will keep the strike

3.5 - Bumrah to Warner, 1 run, there's the skates. Dances out to greet Bumrah, hammers it straight but couldn't beat mid-off. Attempts the run as mid-off fires in the throw but Warner was well in

3.4 - Bumrah to Finch, 1 run, length outside off, Finch gets forward and punches it straight. Ball scoots to mid-off as the batsman steals a run

3.3 - Bumrah to Finch, no run, hit on the pad again. Is it the action from Bumrah? Finch looks dumbfounded. Wants to clip it off the pads, looked hurried for pace, is late and misses again. Half an appeal this time

3.2 - Bumrah to Finch, no run, this cuts into him like a scissor. Nips back in with the added angle and makes its way through a befuddled Finch's bat and pad

3.1 - Bumrah to Finch, no run, and there's the loud appeal first up. Looked close but may have been a touch high. Bumrah angled it in, Finch was on his toes to tuck that, missed as the ball came in and struck him high on the pad. Was missing the wickets, as HawkEye confirms

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Sun rises from the east and Australia get off to good starts. And Warner and Finch swing their arms. Here's Bumrah!

Over: 3 0 4 6 1 0 1 AUS 34/0
Finch 21(14) Warner 11(4) Nehra 2-0-16-0

2.6 - Nehra to Finch, 1 run, looked like a slowish short ball, Finch spindles in his crease and pulls it sanely to deep square leg for a single

2.5 - Nehra to Finch, no run, goes airy to meet this short of length ball and punches it to cover

2.4 - Nehra to Warner, 1 run, gets it on a length close to off, Warner was pushed back a touch. Didn't hold back and went after it. Managed it off the outer half to third man

2.3 - Nehra to Warner, SIX, if that was pulled, this was murdered. Nehra bangs this in, Warner sees it early like a hawk. Rocks back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket

2.2 - Nehra to Warner, FOUR, that's Warner's National Day buffet. Short ball outside off, Warner fetches it from outside off, swivels as he rolls his wrists and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence

2.1 - Nehra to Warner, no run, fullish outside off, Warner extends his hands and taps it square of the wicket. No run available there

Over: 2 2 0 4 Wd 2 2 6 AUS 22/0
Finch 20(12) Warner 0(0) Ashwin 1-0-17-0

1.6 - Ashwin to Finch, SIX, here it is. A diffident Ashwin has been mauled over extra cover. Just a swing of the arms and Finch pounces on an iota of width and clobbers it over the ropes

1.5 - Ashwin to Finch, 2 runs, shortish on the pads, Finch hoicks it to deep mid-wicket and steals a brace to deep mid-wicket

1.4 - Ashwin to Finch, 2 runs, oh, so close! Almost carried to Jadeja at long-on. Didn't quite get hold of the straight loft, managed it off the top-half of the bat and lobbed it short of Jadeja

1.4 - Ashwin to Finch, wide, down the leg side by a distance. Finch just turns to watch it go to the keeper

1.3 - Ashwin to Finch, FOUR, this was hit away! Ashwin is hurried in his pace, Finch slides deep in his crease, protracts his hands and places the loft over extra cover

1.2 - Ashwin to Finch, no run, slides to his leg-stump and stabs it towards mid-off

1.1 - Ashwin to Finch, 2 runs, "Hello Ashwin". Arrowing in on leg, Finch makes room and lofts him down the ground. Not well timed and it is hunted down at long-off

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

Over: 1 4 0 0 0 0 1L AUS 5/0
Finch 4(6) Warner 0(0) Nehra 1-0-4-0

0.6 - Nehra to Finch, leg byes, 1 run, another one with pace all robbed off. On the stumps, Finch aims for the leg-side with a clip, misses and is rapped on the pads. Talk about a script being repetitive

0.5 - Nehra to Finch, no run, Dhoni sprinted forward to grab that but there was no bat. Off the thigh pad. Rolled his fingers on this ball, the ball came on slowly to beat Finch's hurried one-legged pull. Took the thigh pad and lobbed short of an incoming Dhoni

0.4 - Nehra to Finch, no run, rapped on the front thigh but that was high and India don't clear their throat with an appeal. The ball was on a length and nipped back in, Finch was late on the tuck and missed out

0.3 - Nehra to Finch, no run, did that hit the trampoline? Some more shoulder on this length ball going across, Finch looks to fetch it but is beaten by the extra zip off the pitch

0.2 - Nehra to Finch, no run, some width on this one outside off, Finch looks to cut but chops it on the bounce to the cordon

0.1 - Nehra to Finch, FOUR, there's the ominous start. Shortish on the pads, Finch hauls his front leg in the air, spindles and pulls it to the deep square leg fence

Finch and Warner are at the crease. Finch is on strike. Nehra will open the attack