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Highlights, 4th ODI: Turner turns it on as Australia level series with 4-wicket win Read In Hindi

Peter Handscomb slammed maiden ODI century and Ashton Turner blistering knock of unbeaten 84 runs in 43 balls led Australia to their highest ever run chase in ODI cricket.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 10, 2019 22:51 IST ]
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Turner
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Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Turner hits maiden fifty to keep Australia in hunt

India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Usman Khawaja, who is only 25 ODIs old. Peter Handscomb, who has only 15 ODIs under his belt and Turner, probably Australia's new finisher has played a gem of a knock in his second one day game. It was Khawaja and Handscomb to start with. The two played themselves in, steadied the ship but always moved along at a good rate. The two added a massive 192-run stand with the former missing out on a ton and the latter scoring one. (Match scorecard)

Australia beat India by 4 wickets

* WE HAVE A DECIDER! What a game and what a chase this is! Who would have thought at 12 for 2 with the Aussie skipper, Finch and Australia's best batsman in ODIs in the last year or so, Marsh, back in the hut, the Aussies, let alone win it but would even come close.

21.36 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Ashton Turner, That is the victory. What a great win for the Aussies! Turner hits this towards mid on and comes back for the second. The throw was at the striker's end but Ashton made it in time. AUSTRALIA BEAT INDIA BY 4 WICKETS.

21.34 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, OUT c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah. Australia have lost their sixth wicket.

21.33 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, FOUR LEG BYES! Everything going the yellow way. Full and on the leg side, Carey looks to work it away but the ball hits his pads and goes past Pant on the leg side to the fine leg boundary.

21.32 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Alex Carey, FOUR. Runs needed into single digits now! Down the leg side, Carey flicks it past square leg inside the ring and a boundary results.

21.32 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, In the air... and dropped again! One has to believe, it is Turner's night today. A low full toss outside off, Turner looks to go over mid off but does not get the desired timing. It goes straight to Dhawan there who spills it. After the last boundary though, I do not think, this catch would have made a difference had it been taken.

21.29 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, FOUR! Adding salt to the wound here. Dropped on the last ball and a boundary on this one. Short and this time Turner gets his pull squarer. No one in the deep and a boundary.

21.28 IST: DROPPED! Kedar Jadhav has probably dropped the match! It is the slower short ball on middle, Turner goes back and looks to pull. It goes off the toe-end towards deep mid-wicket. Jadhav there may have misjudged it as he looks to take it with a dive forward in the end. He though spills it.

21.27 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, SIX! Power, all power there. Full and on middle, Turner shuffles across and then lifts it over the long on fence.

21.23 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Ashton Turner, SIX! What a shot this is! This lad has played an innings of a lifetime. At the very end, he just shuffles across and then paddles it over short fine leg. The contact is such that the ball carries all the way for a biggie.

21.22 IST: FOUR! 8 from the 3 balls! Even the ever-reliable Bumrah is going for runs here. Carey once again makes room and hits it through point. It races away to the fence.

21.19 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, Another couple! This is brilliant batting! Also that is the 50-run stand and it has come up only in 28 balls. It has turned the game into Australia's favour but they need to continue as there is not a lot of batting left after this. Once again this is clever batting. Carey makes room and then pushes it through covers. The weight on the shot is perfect and the batsmen pick up two.

* Change of ends for Jasprit Bumrah.

21.17 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, SIX! Oh boy! Turner is in the mood. Fuller ball on middle and leg, Turner flicks it high and handsome over square leg for a maximum.

21.16 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, FOUR! Maiden fifty for Turner. He is turning the game on his hands. Short ball on the off side, Turner pulls it through square leg and gets another boundary.

21.14 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, SIX! Full toss on off, Turner lofts it over the mid-wicket region and deposits it into the stands.

21.11 IST: NOT OUT! The batsman has his feet grounded and there is no edge too. Both the teams have now do have a review left. Turner moves away and Chahal fires it outside off. Turner swings but seems to have missed it. Pant collects it and whips the bails off. He is also appealing for the catch. First the square leg umpire takes it upstairs but then Pant wants it to be reviewed for a caught behind. Kohli does so. Replays roll in and they first show that Turner's back foot is in. Ultra Edge later on does show some spike but that is even before the ball passes the bat. Also, there is day light between bat and ball and hence, it is ruled in the favor of the batsman.

* Rishabh Pant has taken the bails off. The umpire takes it up to the TV umpire. Also, Pant suggests the umpire that Turner might have got a nick to this.

21.04 IST: WIDE! Yuzvendra Chahal to Ashton Turner, A chance goes down! This one was an easy stumping chance for Pant. Pressure getting to him maybe. Chahal bowls it down the leg side. Turner looks to flick but misses. He loses his balance in doing so and is outside the crease. Pant fails to collect the ball and Turner gets back in. This could prove very costly.

21.02 IST: FOUR! Proper cricketing shot! When he can play these, why try the paddle? Stays inside the crease and guides it past backward point away from third man to the fence.

* Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.

20.58 IST: SIX! Ashton is turning it on here! Finishes the over with a bang. 10 from this one too. Walks across and slams the delivery on off over long on for a biggie.

* The next batsman in is Alex Carey.

20.54 IST: OUT! Chahal strikes on his very first ball of his new spell. The centurion departs and now 359 looks farfetched. Clever bowling here. Chahal sees Handscomb coming down the track so bowls it wide outside off. Peter aims for the shorter boundary which is the straight boundaries. He though gets it off the toe-end. It lobs towards long off where Rahul runs in and takes it.  Australia 271/5 in 41.1 overs vs India (358/9)

20.52 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, Well fielded! Every run is important here. A low full toss on off, Handscomb hits it wide of long on. Kohli there runs to his right, dives and saves two.

20.50 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Ashton Turner, SIX! Stand and deliver! The over could not have started any better. The googly but it is a little too full. Turner just reaches out for it and tonks it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

* Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Maximum of 5 fielder can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match.

20.48 IST: FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler. Yorker! Right on middle, Handscomb does well to churn it down to fine leg. The fine leg fielder is wide and the ball runs to the fence.

20.46 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashton Turner, Follows Turner down leg, Turner still manages to pull it through mid-wicket and pick a couple of runs.

* Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Yuzvendra Chahal.

20.43 IST: FOUR! Third boundary in the over! 13 from it. Short and on middle, Handscomb picks the length early. Goes back and pulls it along the ground in the gap in the mid-wicket region. 107 more needed in 66. The game is excellently set up here.

20.41 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Ashton Turner, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This time it is the sweep shot. Hits it very nicely and it goes to the square leg fence like a tracer bullet.

20.39 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Ashton Turner, FOUR! Brute! Tosses it up on off, Turner smashes it through mid off. The fielder at long off has no chance and a boundary.

* Only four runs from the over and picked a crucial wicket of Maxwell

* Ashton Turner walks out to the middle.

20.31 IST: OUT! Looked out and it is out! Three reds and the big show's innings has come to an end. He takes a review along with him. The bowling change has worked wonders and the Indians are pumped up. He brings out the reverse sweep. These shots are wonderful when they come off but not a good sight when they don't. It does not work for Maxwell as he misses. It hits him on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Australia 229/4 in 36.1 overs

20.28 IST: SIX! SMASHED! Didn't look like he got all of it but still has the power to travel all over. Short ball on off, Maxwell is quick to transfer his weight back and pull it over the long on fence.

20.25 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Glenn Maxwell, Tossed up on middle, Maxwell swipes at deep square leg. Shankar dives and keeps it to two.

* Chahal returns to attack

20.22 IST: CENTURY! 100 for Peter Handscomb. His maiden ODI ton and what a time to get it. Australia were down and out after losing two quick wickets but he has stepped up to the occasion here in a must-win game. The job though is still not done and he would know that. He however, gets there in the most unconvincing manner.

* Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to attack

20.17 IST: FOUR! This is an excellent contest between the two, for now, it is Maxwell who is winning it. Short and on the body, Maxwell swivels and pulls it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

20.15 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! How good was that shot to get off the mark? The bottom hand comes into play there. Length and angling into the batsman. Maxwell whips it past mid on and the ball races to the fence.

* Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman in.

20.13 IST: OUT! In the air... taken! There is the breakthrough Kohli wanted, there is the breakthrough the crowd here wanted and there is the breakthrough India wanted. Bumrah has provided it. How often has this guy stepped up to the plate when his team needed him? Bumrah is just too good. The short ball does the trick for him. It skids off the surface. Khawaja goes for the pull but does not get on top of the bounce. It takes the top edge and lobs towards fine leg. Kuldeep there runs in and takes a tumbling catch. Khawaja walks back 9 short of a ton but his partnership with Handscomb has brought the Aussies back into the game. 155 more needed. Australia 204/3 in 33.1 overs vs India (358/9)

20.08 IST: FOUR! SWEET! Moves to 99 with that. Stays inside, gets behind it and drives this elegantly through covers for a boundary. AUS 204/2 in 33 overs

20.06 IST: SIX! Is this when they put the leg on the gas? Handscomb is not worried about his ton just skips out and lofts another one over Kedar's head for half a dozen. AUS 198/2 in 32.3 overs

20.06 IST: SIX! Smashed by Handscomb of Kedar's delivery. Excellent shot! Straighter one around middle and leg, Handscomb uses his feet and lofts this over the bowler's head for a beautiful biggie. AUS 192/2 in 32.2 overs

20.03 IST: This one is closer to the stumps, Handscomb drives it to the man at covers.

20.02 IST: Bumrah brought back into the attack. They desperately need a wicket here. 

* A reaction to the LBW not given. 

19.58 IST: NOT OUT! Khawaja is safe. What a review that and a very important one as Khawaja is well-set and Australia need him to continue. India though are shocked as they can't believe it is going down leg. Jadhav bowls the quicker one from wide of the crease. It is full. Khawaja looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger.

19.56 IST: An LBW appeal and the umpire has raised the finger! A review has been taken by the batsman. A close call. Is it slipping down leg?

* Kedar Jadhav replaces Kuldeep Yadav.

19.53 IST: Chahal to Handscomb, SIX! Much, much-needed! Lovely shot from Peter Handscomb. He makes room and also steps down the track, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the long on fence.

19.48 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, On off, Handscomb comes forward and hits it hard back past the bowler towards long off for just one.

19.45 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Peter Handscomb, Inside edge! Flighted ball on off, Handscomb uses his feet but gets an inside edge which saves him. The ball goes to the man at 45 where they cross.

19.41 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, Gives this air on off, Khawaja swipes through mid-wicket. Shankar dives to his right and saves two.

19.39 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Peter Handscomb, BEATEN! A wild swing there. Tosses it up outside off, Handscomb's eyes lit up there as he saw the flight. Looks for the slog sweep but misses. Two dots to end but still a good over for the Aussies.

19.37 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! Good shot! He loves the sweep shot and he has played it really well here. Goes down early and sweeps it against the turn through backward square leg for a boundary. AUS 153/2 in 25.4 Overs

19.34 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, Misfield. Khawaja opens the bat face and tries getting it past Bumrah at short third man. He misfields and the ball rolls further back where they take three.

19.32 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, Appeal but nothing from the umpire. Leg spinner on middle, Handscomb flicks but misses it. The ball goes and hits his pad. The Indians appeal but the umpire stays put. Kohli wanted the review but Pant suggested there might be an inside edge. Rightly so, replays confirm that. Meanwhile, the batsmen steal a run as the ball was away from the fielder.

19.29 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Peter Handscomb, Pant saves a boundary there! This is flatter and on middle, Handscomb plays a risky shot as he tries to guide it down to third man. It takes a faint outside edge and goes to the right of the keeper. Pant sticks a leg out Dhoni style and saves four.

19.27 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! A gift but it still has to be put away! A full toss outside off, Handscomb places it nicely in the gap through square leg. It races away to the fence. Excellent start to the over, need to make it count though.

19.24 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Peter Handscomb, 50 for Handscomb. His 4th in this format. The two are going on nicely. Gently pushes this towards mid on and to get to the landmark.

19.21 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! The reverse sweep! Khawaja really showing his class. Gets into position early and reverse sweeps this through covers for a boundary.

19.16 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, He really plays the reverse sweep well. Reverse sweep this to deep backward point for a couple.

* Kuldeep Yadav back on attack.

19.14 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Usman Khawaja, 4 Byes! Bonus runs and much needed! This is given a nice loop outside off, Khawaja looks to defend but it turns back in. Goes between bat and pad. Pant too fails to collect it and it goes down to the third man fence. A good passage of play this for Australia, they are going at around 8 per over in the last 5 overs.

* Yuzvendra Chahal introduced for the first time this evening.

19.09 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! Goes down on one knee early and hits it right off the middle. It races to the square leg fence. 100 up for Australia.

19.07 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, Fifty for Usman Khawaja. He continues his fine form. Length ball outside off, Usman cuts it square to deep point to get to his 7th ODI fifty.

19.04 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Kuldeep fumbles a bit and that results in a boundary. Shankar strays this on the pads, Khawaja flicks it through square leg. Kuldeep comes running from third man and tries to stop it with a dive. The umpire go upstairs to check whether his leg touched the rope. Replays confirm it did and Australia get a boundary.

 

19.02 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, THREE! A tad short outside off, Handscomb rocks back and cuts it through point. The fielder cuts it and saves one. The batsmen take three.

19.00 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! That's the way to do it. Pitched up on off, Handscomb steps out and lofts it over mid-wicket. Pierces the gap and gets four.

DRINKS - India are on top here after bagging 2 early wickets. Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja have tried to steady the ship here. They have stitched an unbeaten 68-run stand off 71 balls. They are behind the 8-ball at the moment. They will need to accelerate but also ensure they don't lose wickets in an attempt to do so.

18.57 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! A boundary after quite some time! Full and around off, Khawaja leans into the stroke and hits it through covers. It is away from the sweeper this time and a boundary results. Much-needed. AUS 80/2 in 16 Overs

18.50 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Usman Khawaja, Fuller on off, Khawaja stays rooted to his crease and guides it towards point. Handscomb sets off for a run but UK is a little hesitant. He then goes for it and completes it.

* Kedar Jadhav is brought into the attack. He didn't have a great outing in the last game.

18.46 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, Khawaja steps down the track but Shankar bowls it down the leg side. The batter still goes after it but misses.

18.45 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, On the shorter side and around off, Khawaja looks to pull but the ball does not bounce as much as he expected it to. It hits his thigh pad and rolls to the keeper.

18.42 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, One more single to end the over! Again the sweep shot from Handscomb. He once again finds the deep square leg fielder. The 50-run stand between these two comes up with this single. But the job is not even half done yet and both of them need to carry on if Australia want to win this one.

18.37 IST: Vijay Shankar to Peter Handscomb, Clips it nicely off the pads but too close to deep square leg. The fielder fumbles but no extra run conceded.

18.35 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, Gets to the pitch of the ball and eases it down to long off for a single. 5 singles from Yadav's first.

* Kuldeep Yadav brought on. 

* Powerplay 2 has been signalled by the umpire. 4 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

18.33 IST: Top effort! The skipper is leading from the front in the field. On the fuller side on off, Handscomb strokes it to the left of the mid off fielder. Kohli there moves swiftly to the left, dives and stops it. Can't stop a run though.

18.27 IST: Good fielding! A length ball around off, PH lunges and times it off the middle towards cover. Rohit there dives to his right and stops it. 5 from this over and 14 from the last two.

18.23 IST: FOUR! How stylish was that? Khawaja takes a few steps down the track and makes it into a half volley. He flicks it through mid-wicket for another boundary. Runs flowing now.

18.21 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Lovely, in front of square this time. On the leg side again, Khawaja flicks it through mid-wicket. No stopping that one.

18.19 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Excellent shot. Lose ball on the pads, Khawaja whips it away with disdain behind square for a boundary.

18.16 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, Uppish but well short! Length and on off, this one sticks in the surface a little. PH looks to work it around the corner but is early in the shot. He hits it uppishly but well short of mid on. Just a run from this over.

18.15 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, Direct hit but comes to nothing! Handscomb strokes it nicely on the up towards covers. Rohit Sharma back hands it onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. The batsmen did not leave his crease though.

18.10 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, THREE! Handscomb works this with the angle through square leg. Due to the long boundaries, it does not go to the fence but the batsmen get three. AUS 25/2 in 5.2 Overs

18.07 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Length delivery around off, Handscomb picks it on the up and drives it through covers for a boundary. He is looking solid here.

18.02 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! Chops it and will collect a boundary for it. Length outside off at 143 kph. Handscomb is late in cutting it and chops it fine to the third man region.

* Peter Handscomb walks out to bat next.

18.00 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Shaun Marsh, OUT! Bumrah cleans him up! Inswinging yorker bowled at 142 kph on off. Marsh looks to drive it through covers. The ball goes right between the gates of bat and pad and hits the off stump. Bumrah is up in celebration and so are the crowd here in Mohali. Australia in deep, deep trouble here.

17.57 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! A good end for Australia, spoils what was an excellent over till then! On the shorter side and outside off, Marsh goes back and punches it through covers. First boundary in this innings.

17.54 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, Edgy run! Length and outside off, Khawaja looks to stroke it on the up but gets an inside edge which goes past the leg stump, down to fine leg for a single.

17.53 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Shaun Marsh, This one is angled away from off, Marsh at the very end opens the face and guides it down to third man for a single.

* Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

* Shaun Marsh is the new man in.

17.49 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Aaron Finch, OUT! Timber! Finch's struggle against Bhuvneshwar continues. Inswinging ball pitching on middle, Finch looks to play it across the line but it goes straight between his bat and pad. It hits the leg pole and Finch walks back for a duck. India strike a early. Not the kind of start Australia would have wanted. For the fourth time Bhuvneshwar gets the better of Finch.

17.48 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Aaron Finch, Bhuvneshwar starts with a perfect inswinging ball on length. Finch looks to flick but misses like he has on so many previous occasion against him. There is a stifled appeal which is turned down by the umpire. The ball goes towards third man and a single is stolen.

* We are back for the chase! The Australian openers, Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja make their way out to the middle. They need to provide a good start here. The right-hander will be on strike and he will be facing Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has the first new ball in hand. Just a slip in place. Here we go...

*

* Win the toss, elect to bat in excellent batting conditions and make full use of it. That is exactly what India have done here. They have set the Aussies a massive target. They could have probably got more but they will be extremely pleased with where they are at the moment.

17.10 IST: Pat Cummins to Jasprit Bumrah, SIX!  Oh, my word. The number 11 has smoked one into the stands. Doesn't matter if you have taken five wickets, Bumrah gives room and lofts this over long on for a biggie.

17.09 IST: Pat Cummins to Yuzvendra Chahal, OUT! Five wickets for Pat Cummins. What an effort. Length ball over the stumps, Chahal stays inside and looks to block it with a straight bat. The ball lobs to Cummins to dives low and takes the catch. The umpire takes it up but the catch was clean as a whistle. Chahal walks back for nought.

Has Cummins got his 5th? The umpires have gone upstairs to check if the catch is clean. THE SOFT SIGNAL IS NOT OUT THIS TIME!

17.07 IST: Pat Cummins to Vijay Shankar, OUT c Glenn Maxwell b Pat Cummins. India have lost their eighth wicket.

17.05 IST: Pat Cummins to Vijay Shankar, SIX! Mighty blow! Length ball on the stumps, Shankar gets under it and lofts this over the mid on region. The ball goes over the ropes for a maximum. The 350 is up for the hosts.

17.03 IST: Jhye Richardson to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, OUT! A very good catch that! However, the idea was right from Kumar but it did not come off.

17.02 IST: Jhye Richardson to Vijay Shankar, FOUR! 10 from the first two balls. This time it is slightly fuller on middle, Shankar lofts it over the mid on fielder and into the boundary.

17.00 IST: Jhye Richardson to Vijay Shankar, SIX! Nails this one! That was all power! It was the slower short ball and on middle, Shankar makes room and flat-bats it over the bowler's head for a biggie. India would love a big over here and they have started off well.

* The next batsman in is Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

16.58 IST: Pat Cummins to Kedar Jadhav, OUT In the process of getting big runs, Kedar Jadhav too holes out. Length ball on of, Jadhav shuffles across and looks to flick it off his pads. Gets connection on it but finds Jhye Richardson at deep square leg.

16.50 IST: Jhye Richardson to Vijay Shankar, Goes full now and this one comes back in. Shankar looks to put bat on ball but gets an inside edge onto it. An appeal follows but the umpire immediately indicates that there is bat.

* Jhye Richardson back on for what should be his final spell.

* The next batsman in is Vijay Shankar.

16.45 IST: Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, OUT! Pant is out of here and now India have half the side back in the hut! Once again it is the slower one and Pant is done in by the pace. He looks to clear mid on but it goes off the inner half and it just about carries to Finch there.

16.41 IST: Adam Zampa to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Short and it has been put away! Short and down the leg side, Pant pulls it through backward square leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and tries to stop it but fails to do so. 10 from 3 balls. This could be another huge over here.

16.39 IST: Adam Zampa to Rishabh Pant, SIX! All the way! Straight as an arrow! Dances down the track and gets to the pitch of it. Pant smashes it over the bowler's head and it goes over the fence. A biggie to start the over, pressure on the bowler now.

* Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. Also, Glenn Maxwell is back into the attack.

16.35 IST: Adam Zampa to Lokesh Rahul, OUT! And it has got even better as Zampa strikes on the last ball. Australia are continuing to pick wickets at regular intervals here. The slider outside off, Rahul goes back and looks to be cheeky. He tries to guide it late through short third man but gets a feather to Carey. He takes it and appeals. Rahul holds his ground but the umpire raises his finger.

* Adam Zampa is back into the attack.

16.29 IST: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! This one is edgy but Pant won't care! Full and wide outside off, Pant looks to jam it out but it goes off the outside edge. Past the diving keeper and into the fence. 14 now with a couple of balls to go. IND 290/4 in 40.4 Overs

16.27 IST: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! This time through the leg side! On the fuller side and on middle, Pant flicks it through mid-wicket. It is in the gap and a boundary results. 10 from the first three balls.

16.26 IST: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! That had class written all over it! A half volley but it still had to be hit well. Pant does exactly that as he strokes it through covers and into the fence. Ideal start to the over.

16.24 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Lokesh Rahul, FOUR! A dangerous shot from Rahul but gets the desired result. Fuller on middle, Rahul premeditates his sweep and connects it towards the fine leg region for a boundary. Had he missed that he would have been plumb in front.

* Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the inner circle till the end of the innings. Glenn Maxwell to roll his arm over.

* Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length around off, Pant pushes it to point.

16.17 IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, OUT! That has carried! Stunned silence here as Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, does not contribute a lot. Two wickets in quick succession for Australia. That is the only way they can stem the run flow here. Jhye gets his first as he bowls it full and very wide outside off. Kohli reaches out for it but it seems to have taken the edge and goes low towards Carey who takes it and appeals. The umpire is not sure so he walks to the square leg umpire. They both have a chat and then take it upstairs. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT! Replays confirm that it is a legal catch. IND 266/2 in 39.4 Overs

16.14 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Virat Kohli, FOUR! A very unusual shot this from Kohli. He continues from where he left off in the last innings. Full length delivery on off, Virat moves across the line and paddles it towards the vacant third man region for a boundary.

16.11 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Lokesh Rahul, Good length delivery on middle, Rahul tucks it towards backward square leg with soft hands and looks for two. Both these batsmen are quick between the wickets and they easily get it. 

* Indian skipper, Virat Kohli walks in at number 4 to a huge cheer from the crowd.

16.07 IST: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! TIMBER! The change of angle does the trick for Cummins. Dhawan who was looking to hit everything, departs in an attempt to do so again. Pat from around the wicket angles it into the middle pole. Dhawan swings across the line, the length was not quite the one to hit. He misses and it hits the top of middle. He walks back to a standing ovation. IND 254/2 in 37.4 Overs

16.03 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! 15 from the over! Dhawan is playing a different game. Stays on middle and whips this over the inner mid-wicket ring for a boundary. The fielder gets to the ball but couldn't manage to keep it out. IND 248/1 in 37 Overs

16.01 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX. He is batting the way he wants. Makes room, gets low and slaps this uppishly over the bowler's head for half a dozen.

16.00 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! That's the reason you give him the strike. He is in the mood today. Overpitched on middle, Dhawan uses his bottom hand and flicks this uppishly through mid-wicket. Reminded many of Jayasuriya here in the cubical.

*Jason Behrendorff is back on.

15.57 IST: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Poor bowling this! They are bowling it on the body of Dhawan and it is easy pickings for him. He just goes back and pulls it all along the ground to the backward square leg fence. 11 from this over.

15.54 IST: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! That has raced to the fence! Short and on the body, Dhawan picks the length early and then pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

Drinks - India are on top here. But Australia would be happy that they have at least got rid of Rohit Sharma. Shikhar Dhawan though is looking dangerous and he is joined by KL Rahul out in the middle. India will hope these two can build another solid partnership, whereas, Australia will look to pick up quick wickets.

15.50 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! And follows the six with a boundary. Picks the length up early and reverse this fine from the short fine leg fielder. Once he beat him the ball has no competition. IND 220/1 in 34.4 Overs

15.48 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! Amazing! Tossed up on off, Dhawan charges out and nonchalantly lofts this over long off. He goes through with the shot and has enough to sail to the fence.

15.45 IST: Adam Zampa to Lokesh Rahul, A low full toss on middle, Rahul at the very end uses his wrists and hits it through covers for a run.

* Change in bowling. Glenn Maxwell replaces Jhye Richardson.

15.41 IST: Adam Zampa to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! 16th ODI 100 for Shikhar Dhawan! What a time to get it and he has silenced the critics. Leg spinner on the leg side, Dhawan controls his flick through square leg and the ball races to the fence. Takes his helmet out and brings out a broad smile.

* KL Rahul comes in at No. 3

15.36 IST: OUT!In the air... taken! Rohit Sharma departs in the nervous 90s and Australia will be relieved that they got a wicket at last. End of a mammoth 193-run stand. The short ball does the trick. It is on middle and Rohit goes for the pull. He hits it nicely but hits it flat and straight to the fielder, Handscomb there takes it nicely. IND 193/1 in 31 overs

15.34 IST: FOUR! Rohit at it again. Short ball on the leg side, Sharma stays inside and pulls it. IND 193/0 in 30.5 overs

15.33 IST: FOUR! The boundaries are coming fast here. Short ball down the leg side. Dhawan hook it but is not in total control off it. The ball still runs away fine to the fine leg fence. IND 188/0 in 30.3 overs

15.31 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and it has been put away! This time he pulls it away from the short fine leg fielder. too far for Marsh to make an effort and the over ends with a boundary. Also, this probably will be Finch's last over. IND 182/0 on 30 overs

15.28 IST: Finds the gap nicely! It is slightly short and outside off, Rohit goes back and guides it through point and backward point. The fielder in the latter position runs after it and pulls it back in. Rohit wanted a third but Dhawan refuses. Not happy is Rohit there. IND 174/0 in 29.2 overs

15.26 IST: FOUR! After a few quiet overs, India getting into the groove again. Full and on off, Rohit strokes it through covers and it races to the fence. IND 167/0 in 28.4 overs

15.20 IST: FOUR! Sweeped and swept well by Rohit. He's up in the 70's now.  On the pads and it is very slow. Rohit goes down on one knee and then sweeps it to the square leg boundary. IND 158/0 in 27.2 overs

15.18 IST: Well fielded! Saves at least two there. Full and outside off, Rohit drives it square on the off side. The fielder at point dives and makes a good stop.

15.14 IST: Dhawan now plays it with the turn through mid-wicket for a run. 150 up for India.

* The skipper has introduced himself into the attack now.

15.10 IST: Well bowled! Signs of some reverse swing there. This one comes back in from off. Dhawan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

*Jason Behrendorff is back on for Australia


15.06 IST: SIX! Easy-peasy! Short and on middle, it just skids on. Rohit goes back and pulls it with aplomb over the mid-wicket fence.

14.59 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma slams his 40th ODI fifty. Rohit brings up his 50 of 61 balls. He has been made to work harder for his runs than his partner. He gets there with a gentle drive through the cover region. He too will be eyeing a big score here.



14.54 IST: SIX! Easy pickings! Short and on middle, Dhawan has all the time in the world to rock back and pull it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

14.49 IST: FOUR! Short and it has been put away! A drag down on middle, Dhawan goes back and pulls it all along the ground for a boundary.

14.48 IST: Well fielded! This is slightly short and going away with the angle. Rohit goes back, waits for it and then guides it through point. Jhye Richardson in the deep makes a lot of ground to his left and manages to push the ball back in play. Saves a run for his side.

*Glenn Maxwell is back on for Australia

*DRINKS! India going along really well. The two openers are well-set now, the run rate is also excellent and the foundation for a big score has been laid. Australia will need a couple of quick wickets if they are to get back into the game.

14.40 IST: 100 comes up for India. They have got off to an excellent start here. Good length delivery on off, Rohit hits it to point and gets a single.

14.33 IST: Dhawan finally breaks his run-drought with aggressive fifty.



*Pat Cummins back on for Australia as they look for a wicket

14.23 IST: FOUR! Fifty for Dhawan! A much-needed one for him. He was struggling for runs but he has looked very fluent in this innings. His 28th in ODIs. He though looks good for a big one here and he would be eager to make it big. He gets there with an immaculate straight drive past the bowler. No need to run for those.



*Adam Zampa replaces Maxwell in the attack

14.18 IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Richardson to end the over. Length ball on the pads, Sharma flicks it through square leg for a boundary.

*Jhye Richardson back on for Australia

14.11 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Short and width on offer. With the field up on the off side, Rohit slaps it through covers, it is in the gap and a boundary.

14.07 IST: SIX! Takes the aerial route and clears the fence! The pressure which was built in the last over has been eased off with this brilliant shot. It is just ahead of a length and on off. Rohit extends his arms and lofts it over the long on fence.

14.05 IST: Maxwell starts off with a maiden.

*Glenn Maxwell introduced into the attack in place of Jhye Richardson

14.02 IST: FOUR! This time Dhawan goes leg side. Length delivery on middle and leg, Shikhar flicks it uppishly wide of the short mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. No chance stopping that. Dhawan is timing it beautifully today.

14.02 IST: FOUR! Excellent shot. Good length delivery on off, Dhawan waits for the ball to come and then slaps it through cover for a boundary.

13.58 IST: FOUR! Elegant! Full length delivery on off, Sharma gets on his front foot and drives it through covers for his first boundary off the day.

13.55 IST: FOUR! Wow. Short and wide from Richardson and Dhawan punishes it. Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it through point for a boundary.

*Jhye Richardson replaces Pat Cummins in the attack, who has already given 22 runs from his first 3 overs.

13.52 IST: FOUR! Dhawan is looking good today. Length ball on middle and leg, Shikhar flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence

13.48 IST: FOUR! Dhawan is looking good today. Length ball on middle and leg, Shikhar flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

13.47 IST: FOUR! Beautiful shot. Overpitched delivery on middle and off, Dhawan times his drive to perfection and sends it to the long off fence.

13.39 IST: FOUR! Nicely played! Good ball to begin with. Full and on the stumps, Dhawan just flicks it through the gap at the mid-wicker region. Finch thinks of chasing it but then leaves it alone. Good cricket all-round.

13.38 IST: Behrendorff starts off with a maiden.

13.37 IST: So close! Full length delivery outside off, Dhawan looks to defend it but it flicks off his pad and goes to the keeper. The keeper and bowler go up in appeal but the umpire turns it down. There was no bat involved and the impact looks outside the line.

13.35 IST: Jason Behrendorff to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

13.32 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is up and running. Cummins misses his line and bowls a length delivery on the pads. Dhawan flicks it away towards the square leg fence for a boundary. Nice way to get off the mark.

13.30 IST: We are all set to begin. Out walk Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The former will take the strike. Pat Cummins to start the proceedings with the first new ball for Australia.

13.06 IST: Playing XIs:



13.02 IST: India have made four changes: Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar IN, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami OUT.

13.01 IST: 
Virat Kohli has won the toss, India will bat first



12.58 IST: PITCH REPORT: Sunil Gavaskar says that there is grass on the pitch and the new ball bowlers will get some help. However, it also means that the ball will come on to the bat well and runs will be scored. Spinners are unlikely to get much assistance at the PCA. Dew dould also be a factor later in the day.

12.40 IST: Toss in 20.



12.25 IST: Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb sweating it out at the nets.





12.22 IST: India, on the other hand, are expected to make changes to their line-up. Rishabh Pant is expected to walk into the side in place of MS Dhoni, who is rested. KL Rahul could also come in as the hosts look to find a third opener ahead of the World Cup.

12.20 IST: Will Australia go unchanged?

12:13 IST: The Australians have arrived at the venue.

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