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IND250(48.2ov)AUS242(49.3ov)

India beat Australia by 8 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Virat Kohli

49.3Shankar to Zampa

W
OUT! BOWLED! Perfect yorker and the stumps are rattled! India go 2-0 up with an 8-run win. A perfect delivery, right at the base of the stumps, Zampa backs away and attempts to hit it through the off side but misses. The ball goes beneath the bat and hits the timber!

49.2Shankar to Zampa

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Short and outside off, Zampa punches this through point where Rohit Sharma dives to his right and gets a hand to it. The ball slows down and the batsmen get only a couple.

49.1Shankar to Stoinis

W
OUT! Umpire's call it is! Vijay has struck gold. That is probably the final nail in the coffin. Stoinis is given his marching orders and he takes Australia's hopes of chasing this down along with him. He bowls it on a length and it skids through. Stoinis looks to heave it on the leg side but misses. It hits him on the thigh pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.

48.6Shami to Lyon

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FOUR! Lyon hits the boundary Australia needed! A poor delivery this from Shami. A full toss on the pads. NL looks to flick but it goes off the inner half, fine down the leg side and into the fence. Ideal end to what was a good over till then. 9 from it and 11 more needed in the last over.

48.5Shami to Stoinis

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Another single as Stoinis flat-bats it down to long on for a single. 15 needed in 7 now.

48.4Shami to Lyon

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Crisp drive! Length and outside off, Lyon smacks it through covers for a run.

48.3Shami to Stoinis

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Another length delivery and Marcus works it through mid-wicket for a run. 17 from 9.

48.2Shami to Stoinis

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In the air... safe! Fifty for Stoinis. He started off slowly but then got into his own. He holds the key here for Australia. Stoinis walks right across and then looks to flick it over square leg who is inside the ring. It goes off the top edge and over that fielder who trackbacks and puts in a dive but fails to reach it. Two taken.

48.1Shami to Stoinis

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Uses his feet but the length is on the shorter side, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler. A dot to begin, Shami needs to bowl a good over here.

47.6Bumrah to Stoinis

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Yes, he does! 20 from the last 2. Stoinis shuffles right across and works it through square leg for a single. Also, that is the end of Bumrah's spell. His figures read 10-0-29-2. Another top performance.

47.5Bumrah to Stoinis

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BEATEN! More importantly a dot! Length and around off, it straightens after pitching. Stoinis looks to defend but is beaten by the away movement. One ball to go, Marcus will be looking for a single. Can he get it?

47.4Bumrah to Stoinis

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4 dots in a row as Stoinis pushes it to covers.

47.3Bumrah to Stoinis

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A lovely in-dipping yorker on off, Stoinis opens the face and jams it out to point. Lyon is off for a run but Stoinis sends him back.

47.2Bumrah to Stoinis

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On the off stump and Stoinis defends it out again.

47.1Bumrah to Stoinis

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Angles it into the off pole, Stoinis keeps it out. I think he will be happy to play Bumrah out here.

46.6Shami to Lyon

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A yorker on middle, Lyon looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge down to fine leg. No single this time. Maybe because Stoinis does not want Lyon to face Bumrah.

46.5Shami to Stoinis

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Now 21 needed in 19 as MS guides it down to third man for a run.

46.4Shami to Stoinis

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FOUR! Vital boundary! Shami offers just a little width outside off, Stoinis waits for it and cuts it late. It is past the fielder at point and into the fence. 22 needed in 20.

46.3Shami to Stoinis

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Attacks the stumps and it is kept out.

46.2Shami to Lyon

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Overthrow and Lyon is off strike! Sloppy stuff from India. Lyon guides this towards point and thinks of a run but then is sent back. The fielder there has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Rayudu who is backing up, fumbles and concedes a run.

46.1Shami to Stoinis

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Full and on the pads, Stoinis flicks it through mid-wicket and takes a single. Not sure why though? He refused a single on the last ball of the last over and takes one on the first ball in this over.

45.6Bumrah to Lyon

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Full and outside off, Lyon looks to defend but the ball moves away, takes the outside edge and goes towards third man. THEY DO NOT RUN. What an over - 1, W, 0, W, 0, 0. What a bowler. Australia need 28 from the last 4 with just 2 wickets in hand.

45.5Bumrah to Lyon

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Is that out too? Nope. On a length outside off, Lyon feels for it and almost, almost, edges it behind.

45.4Bumrah to Cummins

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OUT! Caught behind! The ball has carried and Cummins is on his bike! This should be the end of the game. Perfect gamble from Kohli or perhaps he knew his cards well upfront. This Bumrah over has more or less sealed the deal for India. A lovely ball, on a length outside off, Cummins looks to defend but then the ball shapes away, taking the thinnest of outside edges. Dhoni takes it well above the ground and appeals but the umpire for some reason, is not sure whether it has carried. He has a chat with his partner and refers it upstairs with the soft signal as OUT. Just one look is enough in the replays.

45.3Bumrah to Cummins

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Around off, solidly defended back to the bowler.

45.2Bumrah to Coulter-Nile

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45.2: J Bumrah to N Coulter-Nile, OUT! BOWLED! Indecision costs Coulter-Nile his wicket. He is probably expecting the yorker, hence is not sure whether to come forward or stay back. The ball is bowled on a length and NCN now looks to steer it to third man. But is late. It is a 142.6 kph ball and it skids off the deck. Double trouble. Kaboom! The LED bails illuminate.

45.1Bumrah to Stoinis

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Full and around off, Stoinis gently opens the face of the bat and guides it behind point for a single.

44.6Yadav to Coulter-Nile

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44.6: K Yadav to N Coulter-Nile, In the air... but safe! Nathan Coulter-Nile picked his spot there. No fielder in the deep in the mid-wicket region. He plays the slog sweep, it is not off the middle but enough to clear the fielder in the deep. Another couple.

44.5Yadav to Coulter-Nile

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44.5: K Yadav to N Coulter-Nile, Top shot! A little shorter outside off, Coulter-Nile goes back and lifts it over covers for a couple.

44.4Yadav to Coulter-Nile

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44.4: K Yadav to N Coulter-Nile, On the stumps, NCN keeps it out.

44.3Yadav to Carey

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OUT! Bowled 'em!! India are still in this! But this partnership has probably taken Australia to the brink of victory. India though still won't let it loose as they are in the bowlers. Carey is done in, in flight here. It is given more air. Carey goes for the sweep but the ball goes under the bat and then hits the off pole behind.

44.2Yadav to Stoinis

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Slower through the air on middle, Stoinis works it through square leg for a run.

44.1Yadav to Stoinis

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FOUR! 15 from the last over and boundary to begin this one. The quicker one, maybe he was expecting the batsman to step out. Stoinis does not and he easily cuts it through point. Uppishly but in the gap for a boundary. The run rate required is now below six.

43.6Shami to Stoinis

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6 from the over! A full toss on the stumps, Stoinis hits it down to long on and gets to the other end.

43.5Shami to Carey

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Slower short ball outside off, Carey pulls it right off the middle but through mid-wicket for a run.

43.4Shami to Stoinis

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Back of a length on off, MS taps it towards point and takes a single.

43.3Shami to Carey

1
Very full and on the pads, it if flicked towards wide long on for a run.

43.2Shami to Stoinis

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Angled into the batsman, Stoinis looks to work it around the corner. He misses and gets hit high on the pads. An appeal follows as the ball rolls towards third man. The umpire shakes his head and the batsmen take a run. No signal by the umpire, there might be an inside edge.

43.1Shami to Carey

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Shortish and outside off, Carey cuts it towards third man and gets to the other end.

42.6Yadav to Stoinis

0
A dot to end but still Australia have got what they wanted, a big over. The gap between runs needed and the balls left is only two now. Very full this on off, it is hit back to the bowler. 44 needed in 42.

42.5Yadav to Stoinis

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SIX! Not the momentum shifting over but this over has probably turned the tide in the favor of the Aussies. Stoinis uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the long on stands. 15 from the over so far with a ball to go.

42.4Yadav to Carey

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Picks the leg spinner, goes back and slaps it through cover. Only for a run though.

42.3Yadav to Carey

4
FOUR! Second boundary of the over! Is this the momentum shifting over? 8 from the first three. The slog sweep is out and he has nailed it. In the gap in the mid-wicket region and another boundary.

42.2Yadav to Carey

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Another short ball but this is closer to the off pole. Carey finds the fielder at point with his cut.

42.1Yadav to Carey

4
FOUR! Excellent effort in the deep but his effort goes in vain. Brings about a important boundary for Australia. Should release some pressure here. Also, it is quite early in the over. They need to make this over count now. This is short and outside off, Carey latches onto it. He cuts it through point and the ball races away. Shankar in the deep makes good ground to his right, dives and looks to push it back but fails to do so.