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IND126/7(20.0ov)AUS127/7(20.0ov)

Australia beat India by 3 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Nathan Coulter-Nile

19.6Yadav to Cummins

2
A brace! Australia have done it! It is Cummins who has hit the winning runs. Umesh Yadav fails to hold his nerve as he has conceded the 14 runs needed in the last over. Goes full again, Cummins with a straight bat strokes it past the diving bowler. Now the weight on the shot is just perfect, not too hard for the long on fielder to cut it off quickly, not too little for the mid off fielder to get across. They run one, go for the second, the fielder makes it easy for them by throwing it at the bowler's end which is probably the wrong end as the non-striker would have got a head start, two completed. All smiles in the Australian camp and why not? THEY HAVE WON IT OFF THE LAST BALL, WITH 3 WICKETS IN HAND!

19.5Yadav to Cummins

4
FOUR! And Cummins hits it! 2 needed in one now! Another low full toss but this time there is width on offer and Cummins cashes in on it. He strokes it through covers. It is away from the fielder in the deep and a boundary results.

19.4Yadav to Richardson

1
Just a single! Goes very full, a low full toss in fact. Difficult to get under those. Richardson hits it down to long on for a run. 6 in 2. Australia need a boundary on the next ball.

19.3Yadav to Richardson

2
What running! Brilliant! A good yorker on middle, Jhye blocks it and the ball rolls towards long on. The bowler should have run to the ball there but instead long on comes in and by that time, the batsmen can pick up two. Incredible stuff! 7 runs off 3 balls now.

19.2Yadav to Richardson

4
FOUR! What a shot! Looks like someone has turned off the volume at the stadium. A short of a length ball on top of middle and Richardson holds his position and pulls this through deep square leg for a boundary. 9 off 4 balls.

19.1Yadav to Cummins

1
Slower ball following the batsman who was making room, Cummins looks to loft it over long on but mistimes it, it goes on the bounce towards long on for a single. 13 off 5 now.

18.6Bumrah to Coulter-Nile

W
18.6: J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, OUT! TIMBER! The crowd here is going bonkers! A corker of a yorker this one! Too good for Nathan Coulter-Nile! Two wickets in two balls for Bumrah. Comes steaming in and bowls it right in the blockhole. Nathan Coulter-Nile fails to bring his bat down in time and the ball sends the leg stump for a walk. What a penultimate over this has been from Bumrah, 2 runs and 2 wickets from it. This guy just never fails to deliver.

18.5Bumrah to Handscomb

W
OUT! The last recognized batsman is out of here. And now, one can say, the Indians are favourites to win this game. Bumrah's over keeps getting better. Sees Handscomb come down the track and outsmarts him. He bangs it short. PH is in no position to play the pull but still goes for it. The ball takes the top edge and lobs to the left of Dhoni. He calls for it and the man who has nerves of steel takes a high-pressure catch. This is also Bumrah's 50th wicket in T20Is, it could probably be the one which wins India the game.

18.4Bumrah to Coulter-Nile

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18.4: J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, Shortish and on middle, it skids through. Coulter-Nile is hurried into the stroke. He only manages to hit it down to long on for a run. Singles won't harm India here.

18.3Bumrah to Coulter-Nile

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18.3: J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, Swing and a miss! Back of a length around off, NCN swings but only connects with thin air. The gap between balls to be bowled and runs needed is 6. Pressure building.

18.2Bumrah to Handscomb

1
Uses his feet but Bumrah follows him, Handscomb works it through square leg for only a single. Just a single from the first two balls.

18.1Bumrah to Handscomb

0
A dot to begin with! Short and outside off, Handscomb looks to play across the line but misses.

17.6Markande to Handscomb

1
He does! A flighted ball on middle and Handscomb chips it towards long on for a single. A brilliant over from the debutant in trying conditions. Only 5 off it in the end. He ends with figures of 4-0-31-1. 16 runs required off 2 overs now.

17.5Markande to Coulter-Nile

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17.5: M Markande to N Coulter-Nile, Nathan gets a single this time as he powers it down to long off. This is a top over so far, can he end it well?

17.4Markande to Coulter-Nile

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17.4: M Markande to N Coulter-Nile, Flatter one outside off, Coulter-Nile looks to hit it back down the ground but hits it straight at Mayank. He almost misses it but that does not cost a run. Pressure on NCN.

17.3Markande to Coulter-Nile

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17.3: M Markande to N Coulter-Nile, Another googly, Nathan looks to cut but ends up hitting it to covers.

17.2Markande to Handscomb

1
That was risky! The googly and Handscomb did not pick it. He goes back and looks to guide it off the stumps. He luckily gets bat to it and a single is taken towards short third man.

17.1Markande to Handscomb

2
Lovely shot! Very delightful to the eye that! Flighted ball and on off, it is a little too full. Handscomb just leans into it and caresses it through covers. The fielder from long off, Rahul, runs to his left, slides and seems to have stopped the boundary. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that he has done well. Saves two in a game where every run matters.

16.6Pandya to Handscomb

1
Sensible from Handscomb! Pushes the last ball to long off slightly uppishly but safely for a single. End of a good over from Krunal, 5 runs and a wicket off it. He ends with awesome figures of 4-0-17-1. 21 runs required in 18 balls now.

16.5Pandya to Coulter-Nile

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16.5: K Pandya to N Coulter-Nile, Another single down to long off. This could be stopped though as it goes over the hand of the diving bowler.

16.4Pandya to Handscomb

1
Flatter and shorter, PH pushes it to long on and gets to the other end.

16.3Pandya to Coulter-Nile

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16.3: K Pandya to N Coulter-Nile, Times it nicely down to long off and a run is taken. Gets off the mark straightaway.

16.2Pandya to Turner

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OUT! Bowled 'em! Are the Aussies pulling the trigger on themselves here? Unnecessary shot and the stumps are disturbed. Krunal bowls this one flatter and straight on middle. Turner comes inside the line and looks to paddle sweep the ball into the vacant fine leg region. He misses and the bowler hits. Just singles are needed and such shots are not needed. The game is surely on here! Pressure of the twelfth man also weighs in as the crowd has come alive here.

16.1Pandya to Handscomb

1
A flatter one on middle, Peter pushes it to long on and gets to the other end.

15.7Yadav to Turner

0
A dot to end! Turner makes room and Yadav follows him. Turner looks to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards point. Just three and a wicket from this over. Now 26 more needed in 24.

15.6Yadav to Turner

0
Third dot ball on the row and the crowd is alive once more! A length ball outside off, cut away hard by Turner but the ball goes straight to point.

15.5Yadav to Turner

0
A yorker taken on the full by Ashton as he drives it to mid on. Two dot balls to the new batsman.

15.4Yadav to Turner

0
A fuller ball on middle, Turner looks to drive it through cover but the ball goes towards mid-wicket off the inside edge off the bat.

15.3Yadav to Handscomb

1W
OUT! Another run out and it is Short, the well-set batsmen who is taking the long walk back. Umesh bowls a full ball on the pads, Peter Handscomb flicks it through backward square leg. Pandya from fine leg moves to his left and stops it. The batsmen till then, complete one. Peter is off for the second. Short is a little hesitant and hence, Peter stops. Short also then stops and looks to turn back and get in. However, the throw till then gets to Dhoni and he underarms it onto the stumps. He then throws it to the bowler at the other end but Short is already given out at his end. Bonus wicket for India, is this the sniff they wanted?

15.2Yadav to Short

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100 up for the Aussies! A length ball outside off, pushed away to deep cover for a single by Short. 27 required now from 29 balls.

15.1Yadav to Short

WD
Wide! The ball is sprayed down the leg side by Yadav and is penalized by the umpire.

14.6Markande to Handscomb

2
OHHHH! The googly almost does the trick. It pitches around leg, Handscomb does not pick it at all. He looks to drive with a gap between bat and pad. It sneaks through, goes agonizingly close past the leg pole. Dhoni too fails to collect it and the batsmen take two. No signal from the umpire there so there must be an inside edge. Replays confirm the same.

14.5Markande to Short

1
On the shorter side, Short pushes it down to long on for a run.

14.4Markande to Short

0
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

14.3Markande to Short

4
FOUR! That should release all the pressure India were looking to build. Another flatter ball and outside off, D'Arcy transfers his weight onto the front foot and strokes it through covers. Beats the man in the ring and then it is a boundary.

14.2Markande to Short

0
Flatter and outside off, Short looks to cut but picks the wrong ball, luckily for him, it gets beaten.

14.1Markande to Handscomb

1
Flighted ball on off, PH strokes it down to long off for a run.

13.6Chahal to Handscomb

1
Handscomb is off the mark as he cuts this shorter and slower one outside off for a single to deep cover. A successful over from Chahal comes to an end. He ends with figures of 4-0-28-1.

13.5Chahal to Handscomb

0
Slower through the air this time, Handscomb looks to work it through mid on but short mid-wicket runs to his right and does not allow a simple single. Two dot balls to begin with for Handscomb.

13.4Chahal to Handscomb

0
Flatter and on off, Peter goes back and pushes it to covers.

13.3Chahal to Maxwell

W
OUT! Maxwell holes out! He departs after an amazing fifty. Chahal has flighted this one outside off, Maxwell reaches out for the ball and looks to deposit it over long off but the bat turns in his hand as he completed the shot. Rahul at long off settles under the ball and takes a comfortable catch. The target is not a big one but this wicket can still set the cat among the pigeons if a few more follow. The equation is just 38 runs in 39 balls though.

13.2Chahal to Maxwell

2
Chahal does not learn from the last ball! He bowls it again down the leg side, Maxwell sweeps again but not as fine as the last ball. The fielder at fine leg does really well to run to his right, dive and saves a couple for his side.

13.1Chahal to Maxwell

4
FOUR! Poor ball! Down the leg side, Maxwell does really well to sweep it fine on the leg side. No chance for the fielder at fine leg. Pin-drop silence here. 40 more needed in 41 balls.

12.7Yadav to Maxwell

1
FIFTY! What an innings this has been from the 'Big Show'! In complete control. A fuller length ball which is whipped towards long on for a run. He came in at a tough time when two early wickets fell and even though the target was not a big one, he has taken care of his team. 44 runs required off 42 balls now.

12.6Yadav to Maxwell

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Swings through the line but misses! A short of a length ball on top of middle, Maxwell makes room and looks to flat-bat it but the extra bounce takes the ball over the bat of Glenn.