Sydney, March 26(IANS) - Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat…
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Australia have won the toss and decided to bat first.
The Kangaroos have already won the series 3-0. India will for the first time get a chance to bat second in the series. They are playing essentially the same side that played in Melbourne, with the exception of Barinder Sran. Ashwin is still out, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in.
For Australia, David Warner is back and Shaun Marsh is out. Sad for Marsh.
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OUT! Ishant Sharma edges to Wade and that’s the end of it. India have conceded a match which they should have won.
India 323 all out
Faulkner to bowl
Jadeja takes a couple
FOUR! Jadeja guides a full pitched delivery to third man and collects a boundary
No run. Jadeja swings hard but misses
No run. Slower ball from Faulkner and Jadeja fails to connect again
No run. Same ball same result
Mitchell marsh has cramped up and that looks pretty serious. He was running in to bowl and suddenly pulled up just before the release of the delivery
Catch missed! Umesh mistimes a ball and Richardson runs in from long off but fails to take the easy catch. Batsmen take a single
Catch missed! Jadeja edges it to Wade and he misses the tough chance
OUT! Umesh gone. This time Bailey makes no mistake. Umesh again goes for a big shot and manages to top edge it to point, where Bailey does the rest
Two runs from the over
OUT! Bhuvneshwar edges to Smith at first slip while trying to guide the ball to third man
That’s a wicket maiden
Faulkner to bowl
Bhuvneshwar Kumar nicks one to Wade behind the wicket and he fails to hold on to the catch.
Richardson to bowl
Jadeja takes two after an over throw
FOUR! Rishi Dhawan comes forward and smashes the ball past mid off for a much needed boundary
Rishi pulls and takes two
OUT! Rishi tries to clear mid on but the ball takes and edge and flies to deep extra cover where Warner completes an easy catch
Richardson to bowl
OUT! Rahane edges to Smith at slips this time and India are all but out of the match now
Lyon to bowl
FOUR! Gurkeerat lifts the off-spinner over mid off for a boundary
OUT! He has perished while trying to be too aggressive. Tries a slog sweep but only manages to top edge it to Maxwell who runs to short fine leg position to complete the catch
Rahane to bat in spite of the injury
OUT! Kane Richardson gets Kohli. He tries to drive a half volley but the bat turns in his hand and Smith takes an easy catch at mid off
Jadeja and Gurkeerat at the crease
Waist height no-ball by Hastings and it’s a free hit
Dhawan fails to get anything out of the free hit
OUT! Dhawan is dismissed. He cuts to point and Bailey takes a simple catch at point this time
OUT! Dhoni goes for a nought. Comes forward to guide it to third man but manages an edge to the keeper and India in some trouble now
FOUR! Dhawan pierces the gap between mid off and cover and gets a boundary
Dhawan flicks a good length deliver to mid-wicket and Lyon does a great job at the fence to keep it to two
100 for Kohli! The right-hander dances down the track and launches a cover drive over the 30-yards and takes two.
FOUR! Dhawan swivels in his crease and sends it to the square leg boundary
Dhawan cuts it hard and Bailey scoops the ball up at point. Umpires check whether the catch is genuine or not and TV replays show that the ball had touched the ground, so it’s not out.
Kohli takes a single and reaches to 99
Dhawan goes for the cut, inside edges the ball nearly onto the stumps, then has to be quick to make his ground at the other end. Direct end would have had him out.
Kohli drives, hits straight to short cover. He has been a bit anxious for the last few minutes. The hundred is close.
Driven again, was there for the hit, but can’t beat the infield. India 244/1 after 33 overs.
Dhawan cuts the first ball to third man for one.
Two off four balls so far.
Pulled for one to deep midwicket.
Short and wide, just a single to deep cover for one. India 242/1.
Dhawan goes down the track, miscues the ball to long on for two.
FOUR. Swept, swatted, dismissed. Slammed to deep square leg for four. Dhawan to 98.
FOUR. CENTURY FOR SHIKHAR DHAWAN. Cut away between point and gully for four. Big relief, takes off his helmet and Kohli hugs him. One match too late though.
End of the over, India 238/1 after 31 overs.
Kohli tries to go big over extra cover off a short Hastings delivery, gets an outside edge has flown to third man for one.
Just three off the over, India 227/1 after 30 overs.
Kohli advances again and mishits a bit to long on. Something’s going to happen here.
Single by Dhawan, who reaches 90.
FOUR. Advances down the pitch again, goes over wide mid on and into the fence.
Now cuts the ball, misses out as point stops it.
6 off the over, India 224/1 after 29 overs.
FOUR. Down the track, Kohli has a swing and the ball shoots through wide mid on for four.
Now he tries the shot once too many times, miscues and the ball goes to deep midwicket for one.
FOUR. Reverse sweep from Dhawan, beats third man, easy boundary. India are going for the kill now.
Down the track, in the air, and drops just short of mid on.
India 213/1 after 27 overs.
Dhawan advances down the track twice in two balls. He gets a tough single on the second ball.
FOUR. Dhawan was inching to have a go at Smith down the ground, but now he gets a leg stump ball and sweeps it well for four.
FOUR. Now he does it, he goes over mid off, and its four. 10 off the over again, India 204/1 after 26 overs.
SIX! Down the track and Kohli has got it right in the meat of the bat, up and over long on and into next week. A spectator drops it and Deano is furious in the commentary. 103 mt. six.
It was a back of the hand slower ball.
Short outside off, Dhawan scoops it over the keeper to third man for two, and they run really fast to complete two.
Slower back of the hand ball again, Dhawan misses with the cut.
10 off the over, India 194/1 after 25 overs.
Steve Smith comes into the attack.
Leading edge of Dhawan’s bat, ball falls in no man’s land and India get one.
FOUR. Brilliant timing and placement by Kohli. Pitched up, he plays inside out with the spin, splits extra cover and mid off for four.
Big full toss, Kohli hits it straight to cover and is unhappy with himself.
Now a single down to long on.
Dhawan down the track, mistimes the ball to mid off. India 184/1 after 24 overs.
Slogged into the on side and Kohli gets two.
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6 off the over, India 178/1.
Wide ball, Kohli thought of going after it.
Down the track and just a single to the on side.
Flicked to mid on, Kohli goes for the really quick single, just about manages it as the direct hit is missed.
India 172/1 after 22 overs.
Very good running again as the ball is flicked to midwicket and they actually run two.
6 off the over, India 155/1 after 20 overs.
FOUR. The last ball was mishit by Kohli into the deep, but this time he just canes the short delivery from Richardson to the fence.
Pulled to deep square leg and Kohli runs hard to finish the second. 50 off 34 balls.
Single off the last ball, India 149/1 after 19 overs.
Two off three balls off the Mitchell Marsh over so far.
FOUR. 3 runs off the over so far. Now Mitch Marsh bowls short and angling towards leg and Dhawan pulls him for four.
India 140/1 after 18 overs. Drinks.
Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack.
Kohli rocks back, ball follows him and Kohli flicks to fine leg and runs a quick two.
Short and wide but Dhawan can only get one to sweeper cover.
FOUR. Short and waiting to be hit, Shikhar Dhawan packs a punch with the pull to deep midwicket. 50 for Dhawan in 49 balls.
Mitchell Marsh goes short, but Kohli was late on it. Scooped it the air going for the flicked pull over deep square leg. Ball drops just in front of a long leg rushing in and he does well to stop it making the fence.
India 123/1 after 16 overs.
We’re forgetting that Rahane may not come out to bat. He’s split a webbing.
Dhawan brings up 50 off the partnership in 38 balls.
Dhawan goes for the big booming sweep, hits the ball straight to deep square leg for one.
Down the track comes Kohli, can only get one to the on side. India 118/1 after 15.
Nathan Lyon is back.
Kohli down the track and works the ball through mid on for one. 100 up for India.
FOUR. Kohli plays an inside out shot over cover for four.
Single off the fifth ball, 8 off the over so far.
India 106/1 after 13 overs.
First ball from Faulkner gets high on Kohli, he plays it too early but stops his shot. The ball was in the air but dropped short and away from the bowler and India get two.
FOUR. Smashed for four through cover. Rocks back on the backfoot, slightly short and Kohli has taken the cover off it. Faulkner is talking.
FOUR. Faulkner just wound Kohli up, who now lifts the bowler over extra cover for four.
India 98/1 after 12 overs.
SIX. Dhawan steps out, then slaps the short ball out backward point for six. He had both feet off the ground on impact.
Now he tries to find the gap between point and gully but finds point.
Worked away to third man for one. India 88/1 after 11 overs.
FOUR. Width offered outside off and Kohli obliges with a beautiful cut between point and gully for four.
FOUR. He comes down the track this time, and flashes outside off, but times it perfectly between point and gully for four again.
Single now, India 79/1 after 9.4 overs.
10 off the over, India 80/1 after 10 overs.
FOUR. Dhawan clips the ball off his hips for four. This is really a flat pitch, someone can get a big hundred here if they set themselves for it.
End of the over, 5 off it, India 70/1.
SIX! Good length on middle and off, Rohit picks it up and with a furious swing dispatches the ball cleanly over deep midwicket for six. Someone caught it there, a middle aged man having a good time.
SIX! Backfoot pick up pull shot. Just about short, Rohit now plays the perfect pull over Nathan Lyon for four.
FOUR. Slightly slower ball into the ribs, Sharma swivel pulls it past backward point for four, it was in the air for a while but too wide of that fielder.
OUT! Suicide. Richardson has got a wicket he doesn’t deserve. Short and outside leg, Rohit wanted to go for the flick, decided against it too late. The keeper dives and takes the catch, the ball brushed Rohit’s glove on the way. Rohit is furious with himself but it’s too late. 41 off 25. India 65/1 after 8 overs.
SIX. Not great timing once again, but Dhawan has picked up this delivery just well enough for it to bounce just over the square leg fence for a six.
Now he goes for a full blooded drive, but finds short cover again.
FOUR. Again hit in the air at cover, fails to keep it down, but the ball flies through covers for four.
Cut to third man for one.
Rohit gets three by flicking the ball to deep midwicket. India 44/0 after 6 overs.
Shikhar Dhawan is still struggling to find timing. 1 off 4 balls so far in this over.
On the hips and short, but Dhawan only pulls it to long leg for one.
Great stop on the fence, Rohit cut the ball deliberately fine, and almost into the fence before a terrific stop. India 30/0 after 5 overs.
Dhawan nearly plays on to his stumps, and very calmly too. Problems in backfoot defence.
Short, cut hard, but Warner sprawls out at point to stop it.
Almost a yorker, hit to midwicket for one.
India 26/0 after 4 overs.
Richardson to open with Lyon.
Full outside off, Dhawan can only find the cover fielder again. They need to put these balls away.
Short, angling away from Dhawan, one to third man.
Just one off the over, could have been five. India 7/0 after 2.
Rohit tries to take on Lyon against the spin, gets a leading edges that flies over the cover fielders for two.
SIX. Three steps down, Rohit gets it full on the bat and dismisses it over the long on fence.
Now played to short square leg for one.
FOUR. Oh dear, Dhawan drives without feet, gets a leading edge that flies past a diving cover and into the fence! The bats these days.
Now neatly cut away past first slip, runs down for two.
India 24/0 after 3 overs.
Australia are starting with spin wow. Nathan Lyon.
FOUR. Rohit gets the ball to the fence second ball.
Dhawan drives into the covers for no run.
6 off the first over, India 6/0 after 1 over.