Highlights, India vs Australia, 5th ODI:The long wait is over for Australia! They have beaten India in India in an ODI series after almost 10 years. Great character shown by the new-look Aussie team. They were thin on experience, had quite a few new faces, the conditions were alien but they gave it their all and have upset the Men in Blue in their own backyard. This has turned out to be a very fruitful tour for them as they won the T20I series as well. (Match scorecard)
Highlights, India vs Australia, 5th ODI from New Delhi: AUS beat IND by 35 runs
* Coming to this game, Aaron Finch won a crucial toss on a slow-looking surface. The batting from the Aussies was once again right on the money as their top order put up a good show. But then the Indian team made a fine comeback post the 33rd over and never allowed the visitors to get off the hook. The 34-run stand for the 8th wicket between Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson powered them to 272/9 and that partnership eventually turned out be the match-winning one.
21.13 IST: OUT! Bowled em and that does the trick. Australia win by 35 runs and have clinched the series 3-2.
21.09 IST: FOUR! Right off the middle. On the shorter side, Kuldeep goes back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket and into the fence. 6 boundaries also won't help though.
5th ODI: Khawaja, Zampa star as Australia tame India at Kotla to clinch series IND 239/9 in 49.1 overs
20.56 IST: Jhye Richardson to Kedar Jadhav, OUT! Game, set and series for Australia as Jadhav holes out. The short ball does the trick for Richardson. It is on the body and it skids off the surface. Jadhav looks to pull but it hits the higher part of his bat. The ball goes uppishly towards deep mid-wicket where Maxwell takes it safely. A fighting innings by Jadhav but the task was a very difficult one. He returns with a dejected look on his face. IND 227/8 in 46.1 overs
20.54 IST: Pat Cummins to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, OUT! In the air... taken! The partnership which was threatening has been cut shot. Now Jadhav probably have to do it all by himself. Cummins bowls it full and on middle.
20.45 IST: Jhye Richardson to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, SIX! Take that says Kumar! What a shot that is. The slower ball on middle, Kumar makes room, waits for it and then tonks it over the bowler's head. Goes all the way. 7 from the two balls bowled.
*Pat Cummins replaces Glenn Maxwell.
20.37 IST: SIX! Thunderous! BOOM! Kumar gets into the act now. This is on the pads, Kumar brings out the slog sweep, nails it and sends the ball over the mid-wicket stands. The crowd here seems to have found its voices back. IND 200/6 in 42.4 overs
20.36 IST: Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and pushes it back to the bowler. 9 from this over, 82 needed off 48 balls.
20.33 IST: SIX! Smashed by Jadhav and that brings back life in Delhi. That has disappeared in the stand! Full and floated on middle, spinning in, Jadhav kneels and smokes his slog sweep over mid-wicket. This partnership has given hope to India. IND 189/6 in 41.4 overs
* Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match. Also, Adam Zampa is back into the attack.
20.27 IST: FOUR! The over started with a boundary and now end with one. 9 from it. Good one for India, they need to keep going though at this rate. Outside off, Kumar drives it square on the off side. It is in the gap and reaches the fence. IND 178/6 in 40 overs
* A spear on a cricket field. Goldberg will be certainly proud of that. Kumar hits it to the right of Maxwell. The bowler goes to stop it, does so but the momentum sees him collide with Kedar who is down on the ground. Good gesture by Maxwell as he helps him get back on his feet.
20.25 IST: FOUR! Welcome back into the attack Maxwell. Kedar seems to have decided to take on GM. He uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and smashes it through mid off. Good start to the over, they need to make it count.
20.21 IST: FOUR LEG BYES! Boundary after 26 balls. Much, much-needed. Down the leg side, Jadhav looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and races fine.
20.15 IST: NOT OUT! Jadhav never left his crease. The appeal I feel was to put the umpire off. This is bowled down the leg side. Jadhav lets it be. Carey takes the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and it shows Jadhav is well in. Wide signaled after all that by the umpire.
20.13 IST: Drinks Break - Australia are well on top here. Only one recognized batsman is out there in the middle. For India, this partnership holds the key. The onus will be on Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to give him support. The Aussie bowlers have done a great job so far but they cannot take their foot off the gas and need to keep taking wickets. Equation - 115 needed off 90 balls.
20.05 IST: FOUR! Streaky but India won't care! On a length and around off, this one straightens a touch. Kumar looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It races to the third man fence. 5 from the first two balls. IND 156/6 in 34.2 overs
20.04 IST: Well fielded! On the shorter side and outside off, Jadhav guides it towards point. Maxwell there dives to his right and stops it. Just the three runs from this over. 124 more needed in 102.
19.59 IST: A good shot but just for a run! Back of a length and outside off, Jadhav guides it through point. The fielder at third man runs to his right and keeps it down to one.
19.54 IST: FOUR! Jadhav holds the key here! This is short and outside off, KJ goes back and then guides it past the fielder at point. Boundary results.
IND 144/6 in 31.2 overs
19.49 IST: FOUR! This time this is tickled fine on the leg side, no chance for the fielder in the deep and a boundary results. IND 138/6 in 29.4 overs
* India in all sorts of trouble. Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks out at number 8. Only a special knock from him can guide India to a win.
19.46 IST: OUT! Zampa gets Jadeja and this is bad news for India. Delhi is stunned. Jadeja's back leg is on the line with nothing behind. Touch and go in the replays and the third umpire has ruled it in the favour of the Kangaroos. This is beautiful bowling from the leggie. Yet another wrong 'un has done the job for him. It lands around off and turns the other way. Jadeja gets forward with a big stretch but fails to put bat on ball. IND 132/6 in 28.5 overs
19.41 IST: OUT! Stumped and deceived! Rohit goes for 56 and India are in grave danger. Finally Zampa gets his man, in the third attempt. A well-disguised googly by the leggie, landing on middle and leg and turning in, Sharma hurries down the track for a big shot but fails to make any connection. He loses his bat and it goes somewhere in the square leg region. More importantly for Australia, Carey is very swift to take the bails off. India staring down the barrel after losing half their side. 141 required off 130 balls. IND 132/5 in 28.2 overs
19.35 IST: Dropped again! Rohit once again gets a life! This very much can come back to haunt the Aussies. Floated leg spinner landing full on off, Sharma plays an uppish extra cover drive and Maxwell drops a sitter inside the ring.
19.33 IST: FOUR! Jadhav plays that well. His first boundary. Poor delivery and punished. Maxwell drops it short outside off and Jadhav packs a punch through covers for a cracking boundary. IND 128/4 in 28 overs
19.32 IST: Quick couple! A full toss on middle, Sharma opens the face of the bat and pushes it through backward point. Runs the first run hard and scampers back for the second. The throw also comes at his end but Sharma has made it with a dive. The replays show the same and the third umpire flashes NOT OUT on the giant screen much to the delight of the home fans.
* Kedar Jadhav comes in to bat.
19.28 IST: OUT! Zampa traps Shankar and he's gone. Shankar gets carried away after the last shot, tries to clear the boundary once again but holes out in the process. It ain't a very great ball by Zampa. Short and on middle, Vijay goes back to pull but fails to control his shot. Ends up hitting it in the air and Khawaja runs across to his right at long on to complete the catch. IND 120/4 in 24.4 overs
19.26 IST: SIX! That's coming after a long while and Shankar has just blasted that. This has gone all the way! Effortlessly done by Shankar. Tossed up ball outside off, landing full, Vijay reaches out for it and thwacks it over the bowler's head. IND 120/3 in 24.3 overs
19.24 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma scores his 41st ODI half-century. India 113/3 in 23.4 overs
* Glenn Maxwell to bowl.
19.18 IST: 8000 ODI runs for Rohit Sharma and the Kotla crowd is giving him a huge round of applause. He reaches the landmark by gently tapping it towards point for a run. Becomes the 8th Indian to reach this feat.
19.14 IST: Quicker and flatter outside off, a touch short as well, Shankar tries playing a late cut but it spins back in to cramp him for room. He somehow works it away and it goes through the keeper for a run.
19.10 IST: Huge cry for an LBW! Not given by the umpire. Is it pad first? Carey has a chat with his skipper and then decides not to take it. Zampa dishes it out slower through the air, it's full and off, Shankar defends it close to his front pad.
* Vijay Shankar is the new man.
19.05 IST: OUT! This is a typical off spinner's wicket! We have seen this plenty of time from Lyon in Test cricket. Just lovely from him. Gives his delivery some extra loop and gets it to drift into the left-handed batsman. Pant tries to defend but it spins away at the last moment to take the outside edge. Turner at first slip makes no mistake and India lose their third wicket. The Aussies are ecstatic. IND 91/3 in 17.5 overs
18.58 IST: SIX! Smashed by Pant! Pant wastes no time in taking Zampa for a ride. A rank long hop around off, turning back in, Rishabh goes deep inside the crease and hammers his pull over mid-wicket for a biggie. IND 86/2 in 16.2 overs
* Drinks break. Australia will be confident at the moment after picking two big wickets. But they cannot afford to relax. Rohit Sharma is still out there and he is taking his time to settle down. The game is nicely poised at the moment and the middle phase is going to be very crucial. Also, it will be interesting to find out how much part dew plays here. Equation - 193 needed off 204 balls
18.48 IST: FOUR! Pant hits them really, really hard. Stoinis feeds him width outside off, Rishabh camps back and whacks it over point for a boundary. IND 76/2 in 14.1 overs
18.46 IST: Huge shout for an lbw! Not given. Sharp spin there for Nathan Lyon. It curls back in viciously from outside off as Rohit presses forward in defense. Fails to put bat on ball and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the impact appears to be outside off. Also, it's too high.
18.44 IST: Good length ball on middle, Pant works it in the gap at mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.
* Rishabh Pant is the new man in at number 4.
18.40 IST: OUT! Body blow to India! Massive moment in this run chase. Where has this wicket come from? Believe me, Stoinis is extremely lucky to get this prized scalp. A scrambled seam delivery, short and wide outside off, Virat tries to play the square cut but edges it behind. Carey makes no mistake, they appeal but Kohli is not waiting for the decision. He is off. The crowd has gone quiet. India in some trouble now, 205 needed off 225 balls. IND 68/2 in 12.3 overs
18.35 IST: FOUR! Kohli greets Lyon with a boundary. A flatter off spinner outside off, turning back in a bit, Kohli delays his late cut a bit and then at the last moment guides it wide of short third man. IND 61/1 in 11.1 overs
* Nathan Lyon to bowl now.
18.31 IST: Five runs! Bonus for India. Sharma taps it down towards covers and scampers across to the other end. Maxwell attacks the ball, fumbles a bit while picking it up but then gets hold of the ball and has a needless shy at the bowler's end. Finds the stumps and to his bad luck, it deflects down to long on for a boundary. IND 54/1 in 10.2 overs
18.30 IST: FIVE WIDES! It missed everything. A delivery on leg, angling down and staying low as well, Rohit tries to work it across the line but fails. No chance for Carey and it has gone away to the fence. IND 49/1in 10.1 overs
* Powerplay 2 signalled by the umpire. Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
18.27 IST: FOUR! Smashed! Up and over mid on. Richardson delivers it on a length around off, Rohit drags it off the toe end of his bat over the infield for a boundary. IND 43/1 in 9.5 overs
18.27 IST: Nice shot but Kohli fails to pierce the off side field. A bit overpitched outside off, Virat gets forward and opens the face of his bat to play the square drive.
18.22 IST: Edgy! Back of a length ball on off, angling in, Kohli gets back to play at it but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket.
18.18 IST: FOUR! Wow, what a shot! Marvelous from Rohit Sharma. A sublime back foot punch from him and he threads the gap at covers for a glorious boundary. IND 37/1 in 7.2 overs
18.17 IST: Extra bounce there. Catches Sharma by surprise. He tries working it on the leg side but gets hit on the gloves. That would have hurt him.
18.12 IST: Direct hit would have been close. Too full in length on off, Kohli keeps it out towards short wide mid on and rushes to the other end. Stoinis has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
18.10 IST: FOUR! Lovely shot! A juicy half-volley around off, Rohit is on the front foot as he thumps his drive through the gap between extra cover and mid-off. Picked the length very early there, Sharma. IND 29/1 in 5.4 overs
18.07 IST: FOUR! And this time an excellent cover drive comes off the hands of Rohit. A fractionally overpitched ball outside off, Sharma tries driving it through covers but ends up slicing it off the outer edge. It speeds past the backward point fielder and reaches the fence in no time. End of an eventful over, 9 runs and a big wicket of Dhawan from it. IND 24/1 in 5 overs
18.06 IST: FOUR! Simply exquisite. Quality shot from a quality batsman! Nice transfer of the weight into the shot. It's full and outside off, Virat leans into the drive and caresses it through covers. IND 20/1 in 4.4 overs
18.05 IST: OUT! Dhawan is walking! This is what Cummins does, gives you wickets upfront. He angles a length ball outside off, Shikhar without any footwork tries to push it through the line but there is a little bit of away movement which catches a thin outside edge. Carey collects the catch and appeals, and Dhawan is seen walking. 258 needed off 274 balls. Cummins removes Dhawan for 12(15). India 15/1 in 4.1 overs
18.01 IST: Strays on the pads with a fuller length delivery and Shikhar flicks it to deep square leg for one.
17.53 IST: FOUR! This time through the off side. Sublime! The Kotla crowd loves it. Jhye over-corrects his line and serves it wide outside off. Dhawan latches onto it and drives it crisply through covers. IND 10/0 in 1.4 overs
17.52 IST: FOUR! A leg stump half-volley and it has been put away in style by the local lad. Richardson errs in his line and Dhawan shows no qualms in whipping it through square leg. IND 6/0 in 1.3 overs
17.49 IST: Pitches it up and around off, Rohit drives it through extra cover and the mid off fielder chases it before making a sliding stop. India are away in this chase with a single.
17.48 IST: The start will be crucial against the new balls as the pitch might slow down later. Dew is also one thing both sides will have in mind. Pat Cummins to speed in with the first new ball. Here we go...
17.43 IST: The Aussies are out on the field and Rohit, Dhawan come in. 273 on the board for the Indians to chase. Let's get started.
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* At one stage 250 also seemed tough but a handy partnership from Cummins and Richardson meant they got to something which you can say is just about par on a slower surface. 273 is the target and India will have to bat well to chase this down. The question however is, will the wicket ease out, will the dew come into play or will the surface worsen? Join us to find out in a while.
* Terrific comeback from India! At 175-1 in the 33rd over, you would have surely felt that Australia are on course for another big total but that was not to be. After the centurion, Khawaja departed, the Australians lost their way completely. They lost 5 wickets for the next 50 runs and during that period the run rate also slowed down.
17.10 IST: Australia score 272/9 in 50 overs against India in Delhi. Khawaja 100, Handscomb 52, Bhuvneshwar 3/48
17.07 IST: Another slower ball outside off, Richardson once again swings but only connects with thin air.
* Nathan Lyon walks in.
17.03 IST: OUT! Bowled and caught! Unlucky for Cummins. It is not a bump ball and the soft signal has to be overturned. Kumar bowls it very full and on middle, Cummins looks to swing but ends up getting an inside edge. It hits his pad and then lobs towards the bowler who takes it and appeals. The umpire is not sure whether it has bounced or not and he takes it upstairs. The soft signal is not out. Replays roll in and it shows that Cummins has to take the long walk back. AUS 265/8 in 48.2 overs
17.01 IST: FOUR OVERTHROWS! So that is three consecutive boundaries now. Very needless from Bumrah this. He bowls it on a length and around middle, Richardson works it to the right of Bumrah. He collects it and then throws it at the stumps at the striker's end. The batsman is in but the ball deflects off the stumps, past the keeper and into the fine leg fence. Bonus runs for the Aussies.
16.56 IST: FOUR! Educational edge that! Length and outside off, Richardson looks to run it down to third man but it goes off the outside edge, a lot finer that Jhye wanted it to and a boundary results. AUS 251/7 in 47.3 overs
16.55 IST: FOUR! Edged and just a bit away from Pant. AUS 247/7 in 47.2 overs
16.54 IST: Good fielding! Cummins swings again, this time it is not off the middle but since there is no one in the deep mid-wicket region it is safe. Shankar makes good ground to his left and stops the ball before it crosses the ropes. Saves a run for his side.
16.51 IST: FOUR! Solid shot! Much-needed boundary! Slightly fuller and on off, Cummins makes room and then hits it over mid off and a boundary results. AUS 234/7 in 46.2 overs
16.49 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust and the last recognized batsman has been dismissed. 250 now looks farfetched! The slower ball outside off, Carey looks to drive but gets an outside edge which goes low towards the keeper. Pant takes a very good catch diving forward. AUS 230/7 in 46 overs
* Australia losing the plot. The wicket of Usman Khawaja has turned the tide completely in India's favour.
16.42 IST: OUT! CHOPPED IT ON! The slower ball does the trick, it is on a length and outside off. Not too far outside off though. Stoinis still looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto his stumps. Another big-hitter fails to make an impact and India are now into the bowlers. AUS 228/6 in 45 overs
16.38 IST: Six runs off the over. Just a few more overs left, can the Aussies go beyond 250? It's all on Stoinis and Carey to make the most of it now. AUS 224/5 in 44 overs
16.32 IST: The googly, Carey lunges and tries to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
16.27 IST: SIX! Stoinis smashes that a long, long way. Poor bowling and it has been put away! Short and it sits up to be hit. Turner goes back and pulls it with ease, over the mid-wicket fielder and over the mid-wicket fence. AUS 216/5 in 41.3 overs
16.26 IST: OUT! Kuldeep removes Turner for 20. Australia 210/5 in 41.2 overs
16.24 IST: Beaten! Beauty of a delivery, on a length just around off and straightening a bit, Stoinis is caught pushing and missing inside the line.
16.18 IST: The googly on off, Turner adjusts at the very end and guides it towards point for a run. 200 up for the Aussies.
16.14 IST: FOUR! Straight and true and Stoinis knows how to execute that shot. Nothing prettier than hitting it straight back past the bowler. Stoinis finds the line and length to his liking and crunches it down the ground for a boundary. AUS 199/4 in 39 overs
16.12 IST: Lands it on a length and just outside off, Stoinis opens the face of the bat and pushes it to the right of point fielder. They cross for a brisk single.
16.09 IST: FOUR! The question here is, where is the slip fielder? The pressure is on Australia at the moment and you have to have a slip in. There isn't one and Australia benefit. Floats it up outside off, Turner goes hard at it but gets an outside edge through the vacant first slip region and into the fence. Releases all the pressure that was building. AUS 193/4 in 37.5 overs
16.05 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Continuing from where he left off in the last game. Full and on the pads, Turner flicks it through wide mid on and the ball races to the fence. AUS 186/4 in 36.3 overs
16.04 IST: OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Shami gets rid of Handscomb! Delhi is bursting with glee and Kohli loves it. Another breakthrough for the Men in Blue. Another set batsman is back in the hut and the crowd here erupts. Shami gets his first and a much-needed wicket for him today. Excellent delivery. Bends his back on this one and lands it on off, this one pitches and takes off. Handscomb looks to guide it down to third man but gets an outside edge to Pant. AUS 182/4 in 36.2 overs
16.01 IST: Fifty for Handscomb. Follows his ton with a half ton and is still not done. He is set and needs to stay there as it is not easy for a new comer on this wicket. His 4th in ODIs. Gets there by guiding it down to third man for a run. AUS 182/3 in 35 overs
15.56 IST: A huge appeal! Jadeja is literally pleading but the umpire shakes his head. Inside edge. The straighter on middle, it keeps coming in with the angle. Stoinis goes back to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Another successful over for Jadeja comes to an end.
15.51 IST: OUT! In the air... taken! Kohli takes his second catch in the space of 6 balls and Maxwell walks back without troubling the scorers a lot. Jadeja removes Maxwell for 1. AUS 178/3 in 33.5 overs
* Glenn Maxwell walks in
15.46 IST: OUT! WHAT A CATCH! Khawaja drills his drive through the line and Kohli takes a fantastic sharp catch at extra cover. The Indian skipper throws the ball in anger after that. Finally, the home team has managed to break the 99-run stand. A slower one by Kumar, an off cutter at 120.9 kph, Khawaja is probably deceived there as he mistimes his drive uppishly to Kohli. Usman cannot believe it. He has to walk back now. Bhuvneshwar removes Khawaja for 100. Australia 175/2 in 33 overs
15.42 IST: 100 for Usman Khawaja. He punches the air in delight. His second in ODIs and both have come in this series itself. He gets there by punching it through covers for a single. Takes the helmet off and soaks in the applause.
15.42 IST: Usman Khawaja slams his second ODI century. Australia 173/1 in 31.5 overs against India in Delhi
15.38 IST: FOUR! Edged and gone! AUS 172/1 in 31.4 overs
15.36 IST: Nicely guided! The slower ball and Handscomb picks it. He just opens the face and guides it past the fielder at point. Dhawan at third man runs to his right and then saves two for his side.
15.29 IST: The slower ball on the fuller side, Khawaja works it through square leg for a run. Moves onto 98. AUS 162/1 in 30.4 overs
*Jasprit Bumrah is back on for India now
15.22 IST: FOUR! Pulls and finds the gap! A rare short delivery by Jadeja, Usman swivels on the back foot and pulls it powerfully in front of square leg for a boundary.
15.18 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Loopy and full outside off, not a lot of turn there, Usman wears his skates to reach the pitch of the ball and launches it over the bowler's head. Looking in ominous form, Khawaja.
*Kuldeep back on for India as Kohli looks for a wicket
15.13 IST: FOUR! Not from the middle of the willow but still a boundary. Tossed up again by Jadeja, full and outside off, Usman bottom edges his attempted reverse sweep past short third man.
15.08 IST: FOUR! Similar to the last boundary Khawaja hit in the previous Shami over. Just loves pulling across the line. Once again picks the length early, fetches it from outside off and muscles it over mid-wicket. 50-run stand comes up!
15.02 IST: FOUR! Crunched! Slightly short and Khawaja is onto the back foot in a flash. He fetches it from outside off and pulls it in front of square for a boundary.
*Shami is back on for India.
14.54 IST: FOUR! Very good shot! Uses his feet and then with the turn, lofts it over mid-wicket. It is in the gap and a boundary. No risk in that shot as it was with the turn. 100 up for Australia, another decent partnership building here.
*Kedar Jadhav into the attack now.
14.44 IST: FIFTY! 50 for Usman Khawaja and his excellent form continues. His 8th in ODIs. He has looked fluent throughout and would be eyeing a big one here. He gets there with an excellent sweep shot through mid-wicket for a run.
14.41 IST: DRINKS!
14.40 IST: FOUR! Dropped. Handscomb once again goes for the sweep but gets a feather on it and it goes quickly behind towards the keeper. Pant, behind the stumps, cannot react quickly;y and take it. The slip fielder dives but it goes in vain and the ball races away to the third man fence for a boundary.
14.39 IST: FOUR! Minimum risk and maximum reward. Handsomb loves the sweep and gets it out. Flighted delivery on the fourth stump line, Peter gets on one knee and places his sweep to perfection at square leg. Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes running from fine leg and looks to stop it with a dive but misfields and it goes away for a boundary.
*Peter Handscomb is the new man in.
14.33 IST: OUT! TIMBER! An absolute beauty! Jadeja makes an impact straightaway. Announces his return into the team in style. Not a lot Finch could have done there. Jadeja bowls it flatter and around middle. Finch does the right thing as he plays for the original trajectory. The ball though spins away, goes past the outside edge and uproots the off pole. The crowd here erupts and the dangerous opening stand has been cut short. Much-needed for the Indians. They would now look to pull things back here.
*Ravindra Jadeja replaces Bumrah into the attack
14.29 IST: FOUR! Hammered! Right back over the bowler's head. Kuldeep tosses it up and seeing that Finch's eyes lit up. He steps out and smashes it over the bowler for a boundary.
14.22 IST: SIX! All the way! First of the game and it is a long one. Khawaja once again uses his feet, this time gets to the pitch of the ball and deposits it into the long on stand.
*Kuldeep Yadav introduced into the attack
14.03 IST: FOUR! That's effortless from Khawaja. Kumar overpitches on this occasion. Usman is in great form and drives it straight as an arrow through mid off for a boundary.
13.58 IST: NOT OUT! Easily in! Good fielding though. Khawaja takes a few steps ahead and then looks to hit it through the off side. He gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls towards the cover-point area. Finch calls for a run and the batsmen go for it. Kohli gets to the ball quickly and the scores a direct hit at the striker's end. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and it shows Finch is safe.
*Jasprit Bumrah has been called upon by Virat Kohli in search of a wicket.
13.55 IST: FOUR! Now off the back foot! Pin-drop silence at the moment here in Delhi. This is even more short than the last one, Finch has enough time to go back and then punch it through extra cover for the second boundary in the over. 8th of the game and we are only in the 6th over.
13.54 IST: FOUR! In the gap, it is a small ground so it races away. Not a very bad delivery that, maybe Shami is guilty of offering some width outside off. It is on a length. Finch waits for it and then drives it square on the off side.
13.45 IST: FOUR! Delightful! Second boundary of the over. Khawaja at the moment is dealing in boundaries. Full and on middle, Khawaja lunges and then strokes it through mid on. He moves onto 21.
13.44 IST: FOUR! And it gets better for the visitors. Another over starts with a boundary. Easy pickings for him. Full and on the pads, Khawaja clips it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Khawaja now has 300 runs in this series. The man in form for Australia.
13.41 IST: FOUR! This time he connects with the flick and it races to the square leg fence. Khawaja is way too strong on his pads, you do not bowl there to him. Second boundary in the over.
13.40 IST: Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out. Going down with the angle. Kumar comes from around the wicket and angles it into the pads. Khawaja looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The Indians have a chat but then do not review.
13.39 IST: FOUR! A boundary to start Kumar's second. Width on offer outside off and Finch pounces on it. He throws his bat at it and connects well. It goes through covers for a boundary.
13.37 IST: FOUR! Excellent! Yes, it is a half volley but it still has to be put away! Outside off, Khawaja leans into the stroke and times it through covers. Once it is in the gap, there is no stopping the ball.
13.33 IST: What a beauty to begin with! This guy is in some rhythm. The ball starts around off which means Finch has to play at it. The ball though leaves him late but luckily for Finch it whizzes past his outside edge.
*Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
13:32 IST: FOUR! Australia are away! Once again Bhuvneshwar Kumar is on the pads of the batsman and Khawaja beautifully flicks it past the square leg fielder for a boundary. No protection in the deep.
13.30 IST: DDCA President Rajat Sharma rings the bell to mark the beginning of this match. The Indian team gets into a quick huddle. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja are the Aussie openers. It's going to be Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl with the first new ball. All set, here we go
13:17 IST: Virat Kohli says they too wanted to bat first as it looks like a slow track. He hopes it does not break down a lot and the dew sets in later on. Mentions they are one of the best chasing teams in the world and they need to show that today. Further adds that the Aussies played better cricket in the last two ODIs. He feels that their team balance is just fine. Informs Chahal misses out for Jadeja and Shami comes in for KL Rahul to give an extra bowling option.
13.15 IST: Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says that he wants to put runs on the board. Reckons much cannot be taken into consideration from the past scores as they are from long time back and very few international games have been played at this venue. On team changes, Finch informs that Shaun Marsh and Jason Behrendorff are out for the decider and Nathan Lyon and Marcus Stoinis replace them.
13.08 IST:Playing XIs:
13.04 IST:Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami have come in place of Yuzvendra Chahal and KL Rahul for India.
13.01 IST: Aaron Finch has won the toss and Australia will bat first.
12.40 IST: Australians having a hit at the nets.
12.34 IST:Justin Langer taking a look at the pitch.
12:03 IST:A senior Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) official confirmed the development when the team management comprising batting coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and manager Sunil Subhramaniam visited Kotla on the eve of the final ODI.
12.02 IST: With the series level at 2-2, the team management on Tuesday asked the ground staff at the Kotla to keep a track of the dew factor that might impact the last ODI.
12.01 IST: Having been at the receiving end of the dew during the fourth ODI in the ongoing series between India and Australia in Mohali on Sunday, Virat Kohli and boys are looking to keep the dew factor in mind when they go on to the field at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday in the series decider.