Australia tour of India, 4th ODI: India v Australia at Ranchi, Oct 23, 2013
23 October 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

It will be Aaron Finch on strike, with Jaydev Unadkat opening the bowling for India

So the Australian batsmen make their way out to the wicket, with Dhoni and Co assembling in force around the ground.

1.25pm: Play underway in five minutes time. Will India be able to restrict Australia's batsmen under 300 this time? We shall know soon enough..

vinal chand: "there is huge difference in performing in ipl and world cricket ok. all our bowlers are nothing to talk abt"

Ahsan Manzoor: "India lacks genuine pacers in the team. I wonder where Yadav is? Shukla also bowled with lively pace in the Champions Trophy for Rajhastan."

Jashan: "I like that there are some changes made both Mohammad Shami and Jaydev Unadkat deserve a place in the side, we shall see how good or bad this decision was after their performance. Cant blame the selectors they have a tough task of choosing the best team, I wouldn't wanna be in their spot."

K Naveen: ""Ashwin is going very expensive every match, Mishra would have given a chance. If he is not given chance at least in this condition, what is the need of taking him into probables"?"

MANISH: "shami is equally worse in death overs ...... now i am again expectingfireworks in final10"

Ishan Jain: "After last match, Ravi Shastri said -"These are ridiculously high scores getting chased." Lets see what happens today."

san: "Poor selection, when it is overcast, they should play Bhuvi and he thrives on those conditions. I dont get why Vinay is retained, maybe he is better in death overs compared to Bhuvi.."

Sanlee: "Hope today India will win with 2 bowling changes"

Jeeves: "Ishant being dropped was always on the cards but surprised to see Bhuvaneshwar also dropped. He has been effective in at least keeping the run flow early on down and under the given conditions might have been useful with his natural swing."

Sundaram: "Why is Bhuvaneswar Kumar not picked for this match? He has been our best medium pacer... baffling selection!!!"

MS Dhoni, India captain: We are fielding first. It's cloudy so may not get a bit of extra dew, but if it rains its also good because then we will have a target in mind which we can chase. Even when we played the Champions League here there was a fair amount of dew so it affected the game a lot. But if it remains like this then we should not be bothered. It's a 7-match series and we don't want to lag behind too much. We have plenty of positives from the previous games, and the batsmen have hit 300 most times. Need to repeat those today. Pitch may do a bit initially, and may help the seamers to start off. Should remain the same if sun stays away. Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are out with Mohammad Shami and Jaydev Unadkat in.

George Bailey, Australia captain: They are all big games, and we are happy with how great the cricket has been, but being up in the series is a huge advantage. We are seeing all types of different places, and for most of the squad this is their first time here in India so it's nice to see some new cities for the other guys. Good to have a couple of quiet days in between the games to refresh and unwind. Not sure how the pitch will play but it is overcast and we will be going into the match with an unchanged squad.

1.00pm: India have won the toss and have elected to field first

Biplab: "Young fast bowlers like Unadkat should get a game when they are in form..and spearhead like Ishant not showing any responsibility.."

Imran: "If india is going to chase they will win,and we will have another 300 plus total being chased."

12.55pm: Toss to be called in five minutes. Would you want to bat first or bowl first on this surface? Weigh in with your responses.

Rabishankar: "A perfect India XI today ----------------------------- Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Raina, Yubraj, Dhoni (wk)(c), Jadeja, Ashwin, Amit Mishra / Ishant Sharma, Bhubneswar Kumar, Unadkat."

Sabareesh: "I was surprised to hear a unchanged squad after that defeat. Will be shocked if I hear a unchanged team."

Ritesh Arya: "will Dhoni give another chance to Ishant ?? probably no @ home ground.."

Jiten Surtani: "Happy Birthday Brad Haddin ! As for the better team, you can't say it has been Australia... You need to say that the Aussie bowlers have been better than their Indian counterparts, ignoring the abnormal 2nd ODI ofcourse !"

12.50pm: So what can we expect from this encounter? And what do India's bowlers need to do differently in order to keep things tight? Look no further than Abhishek Purohit's preview of today's match.

12.45pm: Hello and welcome to our live ball-by-ball coverage of the 4th ODI between India and Australia in Ranchi. Not many would have predicted India to be behind in the series at this point, but Australia have simply been the better team in most of the exchanges thus far. Can Dhoni help India level the series in his hometown? We will have to wait and see as we gear up for action from Ranchi in just under 45 minutes.

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0.1

Unadkat to Finch, no run, 129 kph, full and just outside off as Unadkat looks for some inswing

0.2

Unadkat to Finch, no run, 128 kph, gets a hint of inswing as this full delivery goes past the stumps, with Finch shouldering arms

0.3

Unadkat to Finch, no run, 126 kph, beautiful ball, pitches this on a length and just outside off as it tails back in on the way to the keeper

Aj: "Why are we talking about only india Pace Attack. Australia pace attack is also giving runs above 300. Pitches in India are like that which suite more spinners rather than Pacers. but it would be nice to have the like of Varun Arron, Umesh Yadav. Atleast one Genuine Fast Bowler."

0.4

Unadkat to Finch, no run, back of a length on a leg stump line and coming in. Finch tries to flick it away, but to no avail

0.5

Unadkat to Finch, 1 run, 126 kph, fuller length and swinging in as Finch clips this through midwicket for a single to get off the mark

0.6

Unadkat to Hughes, no run, 130 kph, full again and swinging away from Hughes as he shoulders arms. Great opening over from Unadkat with just 1 coming off the over

Prasanna S: "Surprising to see India not trying to start with a spinner bowling first, not only to control run flow, but Hughes may be little conservative against spin as well."

End of over 1 (1 run) Australia 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • PJ Hughes 0 (1b)
    • AJ Finch 1 (5b)
    • JD Unadkat 1-0-1-0
1.1

Mohammed Shami to Finch, no run, right on the money straight away as Shami spears this on the pads, and goes up for the appeal once the ball thuds in, but was always going down the leg side

1.2

Mohammed Shami to Finch, no run, 140 kph, good speeds from Shami, this one pitches outside off with slight movement away as it is defended on the front foot

Daison: "Aswin escaped the flake for last game as Ishanth took it all. "The best spinner in India" was looking for places to hide in the middle overs. Mishra should have played today."

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Finch, FOUR, 139 kph, short from Shami and Finch dismisses this from his presence with a pull in front of square for a boundary

1.4

Mohammed Shami to Finch, no run, 139 kph, back of a length again as Finch tries to clip this away behind square on the leg side

1.5

Mohammed Shami to Finch, OUT, 140 kph, back of a length and swings in slightly upon pitching. Finch plays outside of the line and the ball goes through the gate between bat and pad to remove the dangerous opening bat. Huge wicket for India as Finch has been consistently giving solid starts to Australia throughout the series

AJ Finch b Mohammed Shami 5 (7m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

The new batsman is Shane Watson, and in earlier than he would have probably anticipated..

Dhoni now has 3 slips in place for Shami

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 138 kph, length ball that just shaves outside off stump as Watson, keen to play without the bat, allows it through to the keeper. But this was very close. Shami and Unadkat have set the tone here for India

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 5/1 (RR: 2.50)

    • SR Watson 0 (1b)
    • PJ Hughes 0 (1b)
    • Mohammed Shami 1-0-4-1
    • JD Unadkat 1-0-1-0
2.1

Unadkat to Hughes, no run, 125 kph, up in the blockhole as Hughes covers the line competently

2.2

Unadkat to Hughes, no run, 129 kph, back of a length outside off and tailing away slightly. Hughes defends this off the back foot

Vivek Ranjan: "Great start by Shami... Finch looks dangerous in every match throughout this series"

2.3

Unadkat to Hughes, no run, 126 kph, full and going down the leg side as Hughes looks to maneuver this through midwicket for a single

2.4

Unadkat to Hughes, 1 run, 126 kph, length ball outside off which Hughes defends on the front foot through to cover for one

KunalG: "Finch has been stopped finally... his last five scores now against India 89, 72, 50, 38, 5. Thankfully all are in decreasing order. Well done Shami!"

2.5

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 130 kph, back of a length and defended on the back foot

2.6

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 128 kph, length ball on middle and off which Watson defends resolutely

adarsh: "As much as I like Dhoni for his tactics, It's waffling to see Ashwin still in the side and Amit Mishra still on the bench. Ashwin has been performing below par for quite sometime now. It's time to give Mishra a go."

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 6/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • SR Watson 0 (3b)
    • PJ Hughes 1 (5b)
    • JD Unadkat 2-0-2-0
    • Mohammed Shami 1-0-4-1
3.1

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 140 kph, back of a length delivery on middle and off which Hughes defends off the back foot

3.2

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 141 kph, back of a length and getting appreciable movement away from the batsman as Hughes flashes at this square off the wicket, but finds the fielder at point

3.3

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, 2 runs, 140 kph, fuller length on the pads which Hughes clips through midwicket for a couple as he hits this to the right of short midwicket

Biplab: "Unadkat and Sami are the same kind of bowlers, with minimal swing and nice control..But Sami is inching ahead because of being 10Km/h faster than Unadkat. So Bhuvi and Sami would be a nice combination."

3.4

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 138 kph, back of a length which Hughes covers with ease

3.5

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 139 kph, fuller length just outside off as Hughes defends on the front foot

3.6

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, 1 run, 138 kph, full and just outside off as Hughes pushes this to mid on, who comes in and fires in a throw to the non-strikers, which hits directly and richochets to the leg side, but luckily someone is covering there so no extra run is given

End of over 4 (3 runs) Australia 9/1 (RR: 2.25)

    • PJ Hughes 4 (11b)
    • SR Watson 0 (3b)
    • Mohammed Shami 2-0-7-1
    • JD Unadkat 2-0-2-0

Sumit: "Its been high time since Ashwin has delivered... time to find a better spin option... when bhajji can be dropped because of no performance after such a gr8... then y not ashwin.."

4.1

Unadkat to Hughes, no run, 127 kph, length ball which Hughes gets on the back foot to cut away through point, but finds the fielder

4.2

Unadkat to Hughes, 1 run, 129 kph, back of a length which Hughes eases through midwicket for one

Arjun: "For my eyes, Shami is Munaf Version 2. Looking forward for death overs."

4.3

Unadkat to Watson, FOUR, 127 kph, Watson finally finds the gap as he cuts away Unadkat behind point and in front of third man for a boundary

4.4

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 131 kph, fuller length just outside off which Watson covers without too much difficulty

4.5

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 113 kph, slower ball up in the blockhole which Watson sees off manfully

4.6

Unadkat to Watson, FOUR, 128 kph, back of a length and clipped off the pads to the square leg boundary for the second four of the over

End of over 5 (9 runs) Australia 18/1 (RR: 3.60)

    • SR Watson 8 (7b 2x4)
    • PJ Hughes 5 (13b)
    • JD Unadkat 3-0-11-0
    • Mohammed Shami 2-0-7-1
5.1

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, 2 runs, 140 kph, length ball going outside off as Hughes leans into a drive through extra-cover

5.2

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, FOUR, 140 kph, fuller length ball which Hughes short-arm pulls off the back foot behind square, beating the incoming third man to the boundary as he makes a valiant attempt

Shashank Gandhi: "With Jadeja and Yuvi in the side, it doesn't make sense to play Ashwin, who has been leaking runs while bowling and in the field as well."

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 140 kph, fuller length just outside off which Hughes gets forward to

5.4

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, OUT, 139 kph, back of a length which rises sharply as Hughes hangs his bat, caught in mid-stride, with the ball taking the outside edge through to Dhoni who completes a fine take. Second wicket down and Shami is on a roll

PJ Hughes c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 11 (25m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

Time for the Australian captain, who has been in sublime form, to remedy the innings

Three slips in place again

5.5

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, no run, 138 kph, dropped back of a length again and Bailey, surprised by the length, gets an outside edge which carries to Kohli at third slip, who in mid-dive makes a hash of it. Huge missed opportunity there from the Indians

5.6

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 2 wides, this one is splayed wide down the leg side

5.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, 1 run, 138 kph, length ball going down the pads which Bailey clips through midwicket

End of over 6 (9 runs) Australia 27/2 (RR: 4.50)

    • SR Watson 9 (8b 2x4)
    • GJ Bailey 0 (1b)
    • Mohammed Shami 3-0-16-2
    • JD Unadkat 3-0-11-0
6.1

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 126 kph, back of a length which Watson defends off the back foot

6.2

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 124 kph, full and just outside off as Watson looks for the extra-cover drive

karan verma: "how costly could that miss be???????"

6.3

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 129 kph, fuller length just outside off which Watson gets forward to

6.4

Unadkat to Watson, no run, 117 kph, slower ball on middle which Watson directs straight to long off

6.5

Unadkat to Watson, 1 run, 130 kph, length ball on the pads which is clipped away to the leg side

6.6

Unadkat to Bailey, no run, 126 kph, full and on the pads which Bailey fails to whisk away

Matthew: "You have to question why Kohli dived for that catch. It was just to his left, he merely needed to step across and get his head in line, rather than taking the risky option and diving for the cameras."

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 28/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • GJ Bailey 0 (2b)
    • SR Watson 10 (13b 2x4)
    • JD Unadkat 4-0-12-0
    • Mohammed Shami 3-0-16-2
7.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 138 kph, fuller length outside off which Watson defends on the front foot

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 142 kph, back of a length and defended to the leg side

So we are back live with Shami finishing off the remainder of his over to Watson

2.30pm Play is to resume very shortly, in just five minutes time. It appears that the rain has subsided for the time being

Neeraj Goel: "Shami is very impressive. He must now be a contender for a place in the Test side to SA with his swing and pace around 140kmph. I think Bhuvi needed to be shown the door for not developing a yorker and lacking swing in this series. Good selection."

PS: "Even nature couldn't see Indian bowlers having a good start."

Juzer: "300 is still possible...Jadeja wil be the hero of the bowling unit"

Junaid Anwar: "For the last three days weather has been same,it seems to be coming from east as yesterday bangladesh test was affected it will cross jharkhand today,sorry to say but here in jharkhand it looks way too gloomy to have a full game."

Pariskar: "I think Aussies will have a tough time posting a score of 300 or more in this game as both the openers have pushed themselves inside the "Exit" door."

AJ: "posting 300+ todays seems difficult because...1) Finch gone early..2) a relatively slowish start...and most importantly 3) No Ishant in the side today"

vikalp: "Had Ishant Sharma played today assumption should have been ... assuming ISHANT SHARMA wont bowl .... :P"

sathish2888: "Australia 284/8 and chasing down in 40th over.."

Anand: "what a day stuck infront of sytem due to a server outage without lunch, and ironically the play also stopped...now i have only the server for entertainment."

I think now is a better time than ever to ask whether or not you think Australia will be able to post 300 today (assuming play starts soon and overs are not docked)?

BTSK: "Let me take my lunch before any cricket resumes around the world"

Saju: "I'm afraid whether this could be a Bailey day. How lucky he is to get missed by Kohli..!!!"

Veturi Sarma: "Lunch in UAE. Tea in Bangladesh and Rain in India. No cricket at the moment anywhere"

Happy: "2-3 of points of note - 1. Kohli for being the second best fielder in the side (after Raina) drops way too many catches. 2. If the tactic was to have Ishant in the squad and see if he gains confidence - good tactics. 3. Ashwin needs to learn according to the situation and the field, Bhajji's criticism was he wasn't picking wickets but he was on average much more economical than the other bowlers. Variations just for the sake of them are not going to help."

So its 28 for 2 with 7.2 overs bowled. It is a drizzle so whichever rain god you pray to, now would be the time to ask for a favour. At the moment, play has been interrupted due to rain

And raindrops have begun to fall as the groundsmen work to get the covers on in a hurry. Its a steady drizzle as the players come off the ground.

7.3

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 138 kph, on the money again as Watson prods forward to defend on the front foot

7.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, 139 kph, length ball on middle and leg which Watson punches through long on for a sweetly timed boundary. Seems the break has done wonders for the allrounder

7.5

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 140 kph, back of a length outside off which is worked away to short cover

7.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, OUT, 139 kph, length ball swinging in as Watson looks for the booming cover drive, but the ball jags in just enough to find the gap. What a beauty from Shami! Third wicket for him and Australia in serious trouble now

SR Watson b Mohammed Shami 14 (29m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

End of over 8 (4 runs) Australia 32/3 (RR: 4.00)

    • GJ Bailey 0 (2b)
    • Mohammed Shami 4-0-20-3
    • JD Unadkat 4-0-12-0

Voges is the new batsman

8.1

Unadkat to Bailey, no run, 125 kph, shortish delivery just outside off and tailing in. Allowed through to the keeper

8.2

Unadkat to Bailey, 2 runs, 124 kph, full and in the blockhole as Bailey pushes this down to long on for a couple

8.3

Unadkat to Bailey, 1 run, 127 kph, fuller length just outside off which Voges tries to squirt away behind square, but to no avail

8.4

Unadkat to Voges, no run, 124 kph, pitched outside off and shapes away from Voges on the way to the keeper

Jassie: "Bhuvaneshwar getting dropped seems to be like a cover for dropping Ishant. Must appreciate Dhoni's leadership, as he does not have much bowling options, he does not want to demotivate anyone in the current lot."

8.5

Unadkat to Voges, no run, 126 kph, length ball on and around off which is defended off the back foot

8.6

Unadkat to Voges, FOUR, 128 kph, shortish delivery outside off which is given the treatment with a back-foot punch through extra cover for four

Arjun: "Shami took 3 wickets in same style. First a four, next a dot and next ball wicket. It seems interesting."

End of over 9 (7 runs) Australia 39/3 (RR: 4.33)

    • AC Voges 4 (3b 1x4)
    • GJ Bailey 3 (5b)
    • JD Unadkat 5-0-19-0
    • Mohammed Shami 4-0-20-3
9.1

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, no run, 136 kph, fuller length delivery with some movement away upon pitching outside off

9.2

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, no run, 140 kph, fantastic line again from Shami, this time nipping in. The batsmen are having some difficulty picking Shami here

9.3

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, no run, 143 kph, fastest of the innings so far as Shami slips in the bouncer which Bailey swivels away in avoidance

Abhishek: "India should surely work upon keeping a strong bench strength for fast bowlers...This can also help them to keep the new bowler mystery. Bhuvi was successful at the start, but now with he secret being out he is struggling. Let the teams get a new taste of medicine whenever they play India."

9.4

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 1 run, 141 kph, length ball just outside off and swinging away, which Bailey works away to the off side

9.5

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 139 kph, fuller length again and jagging in a bit as it passes through to the keeper

9.6

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, fires in the short one which rises upon pitching, with Voges going for the hook. The Indians think Voges has got a touch on the ball, and go up to appeal, but the umpire is having none of it

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 40/3 (RR: 4.00)

    • AC Voges 4 (5b 1x4)
    • GJ Bailey 4 (9b)
    • Mohammed Shami 5-0-21-3
    • JD Unadkat 5-0-19-0

Time for our first bowling change with Vinay Kumar replacing Unadkat

10.1

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, 123 kph, gentle loosener outside off which Bailey capitalises on with a lovely drive through extra-cover for a boundary

10.2

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 127 kph, back of a length outside off which Bailey tries to cut away through point, but finds Yuvraj who does a great job reining it in

10.3

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, 127 kph, Vinay is messing up the good work off the previous bowlers as he tosses this at a friendly length which allows Bailey to rock back and power through midwicket for four

10.4

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 129 kph, outside off and Bailey gets forward to defend

Pumba: "Barring Anderson's century, seems like a bowlers day in all the three international matches being played today.."

10.5

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, SIX, 126 kph, Vinay is not getting it. Fires it short again as Bailey rocks back to pull this emphatically to the long on boundary

10.6

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 129 kph, length ball outside off which Bailey tries to squirt away square on the off side

Amrit: "Now back to mediocrity with Vinay."

End of over 11 (14 runs) Australia 54/3 (RR: 4.90)

    • GJ Bailey 18 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • AC Voges 4 (5b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-14-0
    • Mohammed Shami 5-0-21-3
11.1

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 140 kph, full, straight and on the money. Voges clips this through midwicket for none

11.2

Mohammed Shami to Voges, 4 leg byes, 139 kph, gets the line wrong as he spears this down the leg side, which Voges helps along with glee

chica: "Vinay Kumar very well has the capacity of emulating Ishant Sharma"

11.3

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 140 kph, shortish delivery outside off which Voges tries to cut away, but finds point

11.4

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 140 kph, Voges clips this fuller length delivery straight to square leg

11.5

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 138 kph, length ball which Voges covers without too much difficulty

11.6

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 139 kph, Bailey allows this back of a length delivery through to the keeper

Aby: "I would actually prefer Ishant Sharma over Vinay Kumar looking at there track records. Ishant has earned many wickets while Vinay has got most of his wickets when batsman slog."

End of over 12 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 58/3 (RR: 4.83)

    • AC Voges 4 (11b 1x4)
    • GJ Bailey 18 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 6-1-21-3
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-14-0

Time for R Ashwin to feature, going round the wicket

12.1

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 85 kph, fires in a lower full toss which is clipped down to long on

12.2

Ashwin to Voges, no run, 84 kph, length ball on middle which Voges defends manfully

12.3

Ashwin to Voges, 1 run, 85 kph, Ashwin pitches this on middle and leg which Voges pushes to the leg side

12.4

Ashwin to Bailey, 2 runs, 86 kph, fired in a bit quicker on the pads which Bailey is able to work away through midwicket for a couple

12.5

Ashwin to Bailey, 2 runs, 84 kph, this one is a bit short as Bailey is able to cut it away behind point for two

12.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 87 kph, quicker delivery on the pads which Bailey eases behind square on the leg side

End of over 13 (7 runs) Australia 65/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • GJ Bailey 24 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • AC Voges 5 (13b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-7-0
    • Mohammed Shami 6-1-21-3
13.1

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 127 kph, better line, fuller length and just outside off as Bailey defends on the front foot

13.2

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, 125 kph, shortish length that is cut away by Bailey on the off side

13.3

Vinay Kumar to Voges, 1 run, 127 kph, back of a length outside off which Voges works away with ease through cover

13.4

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 127 kph, shortish length which Bailey gets on the back foot to defend

13.5

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 129 kph, back of a length on middle and leg which Bailey gets on top off

Varanasi Harish: "Ash should get back to his conventional spin bowling stop stopping during his run up, stop varying his balls too much, he will be back among wickets pretty soon, it did happen in the past."

13.6

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, 2 runs, 127 kph, length ball on middle and leg which Bailey whisks away to the leg side for a couple

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 69/3 (RR: 4.92)

    • GJ Bailey 27 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • AC Voges 6 (14b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-18-0
    • R Ashwin 1-0-7-0

Going back over now

14.1

Ashwin to Voges, 1 run, pitched on a length on and around off which Voges chips through long on

14.2

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 84 kph, Bailey works this away through midwicket for one

14.3

Ashwin to Voges, OUT, 90 kph, quicker delivery on middle and leg which Voges gets on one knee to paddle round the corner, but misses the ball. The ball thuds into the front pad, and Ashwin goes up instantly, with the umpire confirming the decision. Big wicket for India as they look to take out the big guns early in hopes of keeping the chase minimal

AC Voges lbw b Ashwin 7 (27m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

And now its time for The Big Show to have a bat

14.4

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, 86 kph, flighted outside off stump as Maxwell gets off the mark with a gentle clip through the leg side

14.5

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 80 kph, Bailey covers the line without too much worry

14.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 88 kph, darted in with the ball going across Bailey, as he steers it through third man

Well that's it for me from now. Time for Alagappan to take you through to the next interval

End of over 15 (4 runs) Australia 73/4 (RR: 4.86)

    • GJ Bailey 29 (27b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 1 (1b)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-11-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-18-0
15.1

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, charges in and bowls a back of a length ball on middle, which is easily tucked away in through midwicket

15.2

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, 2 runs, seemed a little slower from Vinay as Maxwell waits for it and clips the fullish ball on middle and leg behind square

Noel: "@Aby: Vinay is any day better than Ishant. Vinay has more variety in his bowling than Ishant. We can say Vinay is similar to Ishant with more variations. If we can use 'earns' term with Ishant then we can use the same term with Vinay as well!!!!!"

15.3

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, lots better there. Though he is still targeting a shortish length, this was a shade outside off stump and is defended

15.4

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 127kph, kept on and around the off stump and Maxwell gets behind the line and blocks

15.5

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 128kph, a touch fuller this time but Maxwell is happy to camp on the back foot and punch it to mid-on

Umesh Pawar: "Now AUS is in same situation like india in last match.. can they hit 300?"

15.6

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, another careful defence to end the over. Vinay is reluctant to bowl too many balls on the fuller side as Maxwell has ample time to get back and keep it out as the players have a bit of a drink

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 76/4 (RR: 4.75)

    • GJ Maxwell 3 (6b)
    • GJ Bailey 30 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-21-0
    • R Ashwin 2-0-11-1

Atish Bhatnagar: "The striking thing is the Role of Indian bowling coach. Indian Selectors do not feel the need to change here?"

"And nw I would like to be the first one to Jinx that Bailey would go on to make a century.....!!!" Noted, Seeram

Ashwin continues round the wicket, with a leg slip now

16.1

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 84.5kph, one a good length outside off as Bailey moves across and punches it back to the bowler

16.2

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, oh, big appeal for leg before. Bailey was on the sweep as Ashwin bowled this one slower and fuller. The umpire judges the ball would not have turned enough to clip the stumps with the angle from around the wicket

16.3

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, tries to deftly nudge it past the leg slip but the ball beats him and takes the thigh pad and trickles over to that fielder

16.4

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, another one on the pads from Ashwin as Bailey goes back and across and places it through midwicket

16.5

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, nicely flighted again as Maxwell is forced to lean forward and tap it to long-on

16.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 2 runs, lunges forward as he goes for the slog sweep. Its all along the ground though, but the connection is good as Jadeja comes around the collects the ball

End of over 17 (4 runs) Australia 80/4 (RR: 4.70)

    • GJ Bailey 33 (33b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 4 (7b)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-15-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-21-0

One slip in

17.1

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, FOUR, but Vinay apparently has not seen him as he bowls short and on the pads. All Maxwell had to do was help it off his hops and fine leg had no chance

17.2

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, he gets back outside off stump, where his fielders as the cut shot finds the man at point

17.3

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, 1 run, 127kph, full and on middle stump. Maxwell presses forward and clips it smartly in front of square

17.4

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, a little shape away for Vinay there as he bowles fuller and outside off. Bailey notes it and is happy to let it go to Dhoni

Gautham: "It's all about the bowler's skill.Unfortunately, all a coach can do is mentor and help you in the nets. Not take the ball and run in in the 48th over of the match.Maybe time to take a leaf out of the Peter Siddle-Craig Mcdermott mantra!"

17.5

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 125.8kph, fuller again and on middle. Bailey stays in his crease and keeps it out

Sunny: "It is positive sign that we are not seeing lots of changes after 2 defeats. In past before dhoni was not heading the team we had seen that Indian team has made lots of changes after every single defeat. You should make self believe in your each member as dhoni is doing."

17.6

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 126.7kph, and he beats the outside edge with a lovely outswinger. Bailey was caught in the crease again as the ball was pitched a lot further up.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 85/4 (RR: 4.72)

    • GJ Bailey 33 (36b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 9 (10b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-26-0
    • R Ashwin 3-0-15-1
18.1

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, short and very little turn there means he pulls out a strong cut shot, which is collected by the man at sweeper cover

18.2

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, overcorrects as this is on the pads. But the batsman only knocks it off into the leg side

18.3

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, Gets a little forward seeing this one flighted a little more and taps it down to long-on

18.4

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run

18.5

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, continues to toss it up does Ashwin and Bailey is happy to knock it straight down the ground

18.6

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 wide, this one pitches on leg and turns further down as Dhoni moves smartly to collect it behind the wicket. Easy wide call there for the umpire

18.6

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, lovely flight there from Ashwin again. And this time his line is better as he angles it on off stump. And the turn he gets makes sure Maxwell's defensive prod does not connect as the ball hits his gloves

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 90/4 (RR: 4.73)

    • GJ Maxwell 11 (13b 1x4)
    • GJ Bailey 35 (39b 2x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-20-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-26-0
19.1

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, hint of inward movement as the good length ball is punched down to mid-on

19.2

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, dropped Ashwin dives to his right at midwicket as Bailey goes for an old fashioned slog to a length delivery on middle stump. A thick inside edge takes the ball in the air, but the fielder cannot hold on

19.3

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, FOUR, poor from Unadkat this time. It was a shortish ball and Maxwell climbed on it. The pull shot was hit quite hard, but the man at deep square leg makes decent ground but his dive was ill timed

19.4

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, corrects his length as this one is on the off stump corridor. Maxwell calmly pushes it to the covers

19.5

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, 1 run

19.6

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, good ball to end the over. On a length outside off and Bailey is still a little reluctant to go fully forward or fully back as he prods it to cover

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 96/4 (RR: 4.80)

    • GJ Bailey 36 (42b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 16 (16b 2x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 5-0-32-0
    • R Ashwin 4-0-20-1

Siva: "Keep Ashwin overs for Faulkner and even Maxwell blitz in the end. He is the one who did well when Aussie batsmen were on the offensive."

20.1

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, fuller outside off stump and is driven to long-on effortlessly

20.2

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, attacks outside the off stump with a nicely flighted ball, but the batsman is already on his knees as he sweeps it to deep square leg

20.3

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, oh, a little turn and Maxwell had to adjust quickly. It was a little shorter and he was right in going back to cut, but the turn made sure his original full blooded cut was just a little dab to point

20.4

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, fuller on middle stump as Maxwell presses forward and clips it off his pads into the leg side

20.5

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, he is happy to meet this flighted ball on middle stump with a calm forward defensive

20.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, holds this a little bit back which allows the batsman to get back in his crease and work it through midwicket

babu: "dont use vinay kumar this time ,u can use yuvi r ravinder is better,vinay kumar bowled at 127 kph only it will be easily analyse the batsman,no swing in his bowling."

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 100/4 (RR: 4.76)

    • GJ Bailey 38 (45b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 18 (19b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 5-0-24-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 5-0-32-0

Spin from both ends now as Ravindra Jadeja comes in with a slip. Long-on is back. Fine leg is in

21.1

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, angles it into the batsman's leg stump, who nurdles it to the the right of Ashwin at short fine

21.2

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, slow turn there which Maxwell adjusts to as he opens the face of the bat and dabs the length ball to point

21.3

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run, another fullish length ball as Maxwell leans forward and blocks

21.4

Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, this time he employs more of a push as the flighted ball is driven to long-on

21.5

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, fullish again and Bailey is on his front foot with a solid block

21.6

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, oh, what a delicious ball. Darted in on middle stump, forces the batsman to come forward with a dead bat. But the ball turns right across the face and just misses the off stump as well

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 102/4 (RR: 4.63)

    • GJ Bailey 39 (48b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 19 (22b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-2-0
    • R Ashwin 5-0-24-1
22.1

Ashwin to Maxwell, SIX, smashed! Ashwin comes back over the wicket and it proves to be a hefty mistake as Masxwell charges him and lofts him over extra cover. Powerful strike

22.2

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, full and on off stump, but this one is just pushed back to the bowler

22.3

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, that was the carrom ball. Maxwell picked it late as he opened the face of the bat and nudged the full length ball to mid-off

22.4

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, Another carrom ball from Ashwin, this time the batsman goes back to pull it but doesn't connect

22.5

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, on a good length, and it dips a little as the ball is outside off stump. Maxwell blocks it away

22.6

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, excellent come back. Tossed up on middle as the batsman meets it with a straight bat

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 108/4 (RR: 4.69)

    • GJ Maxwell 25 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Bailey 39 (48b 2x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 6-0-30-1
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-2-0
23.1

Jadeja to Bailey, no run

23.2

Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, a little shorter there and the batsman exploits it, going nicely back and flicking it through midwicket.

23.3

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, back on an off stump line and Bailey respects it, getting forward and defending

23.4

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, quicker on at 92kph. And this one doesnt turn either. Bailey was not expecting either thing to happen as his forward defensive results in an inside edge

23.5

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, this time he is more solid, with a longer stride forward and blocks it back to the bowler

Biplab: "There are a lot, who thinks that Jadeja being the number one ODI bowler is a fluke..But he is one bowler who is utmost accurate..tightens things up..and whenever needed he gives his captain the breakthrough. Even after one or two bad matches he comes strongly.."

23.6

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, opens the face to turn this fuller ball outside off stump through point

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia 111/4 (RR: 4.62)

    • GJ Bailey 42 (54b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 25 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-5-0
    • R Ashwin 6-0-30-1

back around the wicket

24.1

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, and its the straighter one to start with as Bailey connects with only the outside edge of the bat, and the ball trickles through point

24.2

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, shorter and on middle as Maxwell turns it around to midwicket

24.3

Ashwin to Bailey, SIX, reaches the pitch of that and what a difference it makes. Doesnt matter how the ball turns from there as he hits through the line of that ball and bangs it over wide long-on

24.4

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, holds it back a little as was expected by Bailey who clips it through midwicket, collects an easy single and raises his fifty

24.5

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, another one that is bereft of too much flight and Maxwell is happy to nudge it thorugh midwicket off the back foot

24.6

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, ah, better. Slower and tossed up which makes Bailey come forward and present a straight bat

End of over 25 (10 runs) Australia 121/4 (RR: 4.84)

    • GJ Bailey 50 (58b 2x4 2x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 27 (30b 2x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 7-0-40-1
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-5-0
25.1

Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and Maxwell lifts it over cover. Handsome stroke but only for a single

25.2

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, fuller length again, but the batsman plays it with soft hands and rush through for a single with the man at point being slow to the ball

25.3

Jadeja to Maxwell, 2 runs, thick outside edge but he was looking to open the face of the bat anyway. Quick running gets two runs as third man is slow this time

25.4

Jadeja to Maxwell, no run

25.5

Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, 89.8kph, he keeps this on the fuller side as well as Maxwell gets forward and works it through square leg

25.6

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, tossed up on off stump and Bailey stays leg side of it to nudge it to cover

End of over 26 (5 runs) Australia 126/4 (RR: 4.84)

    • GJ Bailey 51 (60b 2x4 2x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 31 (34b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-10-0
    • R Ashwin 7-0-40-1

Another bowling change. Yuvi is in for his left-arm pies

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Maxwell, no run, nicely flighted to start with and Maxwell drills a cover drive to the man inside the 30-yard circle

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Maxwell, 1 run, this time he gets nicely forward and turns the well-flighted ball outside off stump through midwicket

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Bailey, FOUR, short, down the leg side, bye bye ball. Bailey rocks back and pounds it over the top and the ball races away to the square leg boundary

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up on middle as Bailey steps forward and drives to long-off

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Maxwell, 2 runs, Yuvraj persistes with his flight and the batsman are just as good with their running. A little nudge into the on side fetches two

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Maxwell, FOUR, this time he is short and wide outside off and Maxwell tucks himself to an easy boundary through point. All he had to do was place it wide of the man at sweeper cover and so he did. Poor start from Yuvi

End of over 27 (12 runs) Australia 138/4 (RR: 5.11)

    • GJ Maxwell 38 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • GJ Bailey 56 (62b 3x4 2x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-12-0
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-10-0

Ank: "If Maxwell is scoring @ less than 100 SR, Indian bowlers are doing good." And ot that effect, Dhoni has brought on Jaydev Unadkat

27.1

Unadkat to Bailey, 2 runs, fullish ball, on a good line outside off. Bailey employs a lovely late cut and with the fielder at third man not as alert as he should be, the batsmen pick up a well-run two

27.2

Unadkat to Bailey, 2 runs, drags the slower ball short and even if it was outside off, Bailey opens up his stance and pulls it as hard as he could. Doesnt get all of it as the man at deep midwicket comes around to stop it

27.3

Unadkat to Bailey, 1 run, another fullish ball outside off, but it is still negotiated off the back foot as he dabs it to third man

27.4

Unadkat to Maxwell, FOUR, fine leg was up, he had to keep it outside off stump, but Unadkat targeted the middle of the pitch on leg stump and Maxwell leapt up onto one foot and pulled it over the man inside the circle

fine leg goes back now

27.5

Unadkat to Maxwell, 2 runs, on a good length outside off. Maxwell rocks back, sways away to make a little room for himself and cuts it strongly to deep point

27.6

Unadkat to Maxwell, 1 run, Yuvraj sticks out his hand as he dives to his left, but he has dropped it. It was short and wide, hardly deserving a wicket. But that could well have happened as Maxwell watched his cut shot go dangerously close to Yuvi. But all is well for Australia. Very tough chance through

End of over 28 (12 runs) Australia 150/4 (RR: 5.35)

    • GJ Maxwell 45 (41b 4x4 1x6)
    • GJ Bailey 61 (65b 3x4 2x6)
    • JD Unadkat 6-0-31-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-12-0

Dhoni ringing in the changes here. Raina into the attack

28.1

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, starts off with a good length ball on middle which is turned around behind square on the leg side

28.2

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, another on that is angled on the pads and Bailey works it away through square leg

28.3

Raina to Maxwell, no run, darted this one in quicker as but Maxwell brings his bat down in time

28.4

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, fuller on middle again as Maxwell pushes it down the ground to long-on

28.5

Raina to Bailey, 2 runs, straying too straight again and that is easy for Bailey to clip through square leg for a couple

28.6

Raina to Bailey, no run, steps down the track, but he isn't interested in a big stroke having realised he was not to the pitch and blocks it down the ground

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 155/4 (RR: 5.34)

    • GJ Bailey 64 (68b 3x4 2x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 47 (44b 4x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1-0-5-0
    • JD Unadkat 6-0-31-0

shane-oh: "@Ank - that's possibly true, although it must be pointed out that Maxwell, in general, is rubbish, and his poor record in all forms of cricket reflects this."

Jadeja is back

29.1

Jadeja to Maxwell, SIX, and he is smacked. It was a length ball but he had a hugh forward stride in and and slog sweeps him handsomely over square leg to mark is fifty

29.2

Jadeja to Maxwell, 2 runs, steaks away off the outside edge as the full length ball runs off fine of the man at point

29.3

Jadeja to Maxwell, 2 runs, he's lost faith in flighting the ball. Shortish and ample room for Maxwell to rock back and slam it wide of sweeper cover, who makes good ground to keep it to two

29.4

Jadeja to Maxwell, 1 run, stretches forward and pushes the length ball on off down the ground

29.5

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, this time he targets middle as Bailey presents a dead bat

29.6

Jadeja to Bailey, no run

End of over 30 (11 runs) Australia 166/4 (RR: 5.53)

    • GJ Bailey 64 (70b 3x4 2x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 58 (48b 4x4 2x6)
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-21-0
    • SK Raina 1-0-5-0
30.1

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, short and quick from Raina as the batsman goes back and pushes down the ground

30.2

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, oh huge shout there and it seemed very very close. But Umpire Vineet Kulkarni is unmoved. Its' runs! But it did not look quite so clear. Another dart from Raina and the batsman was too slow as he looked to go back and cut it. He was dead to rights in front of all three stumps. And Shikhar Dhawan runs in from short third man and nails the captain on his left hamstring with his throw as the batsmen take a single

Physio comes out to take a little look, but all seems okay

30.3

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, another dart on leg stump from Raina and Maxwell flicks it off the fine leg

30.4

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, pushed down the ground. Raina dives to try and stop it but he would never have reached it

rajeeb: "I just came back to my desk, and surprised to see some 50 odd runs added in last 5-6 overs. Is the powerplay complete....or its Bailey and Maxwell play?"

30.5

Raina to Maxwell, no run, comes forward and defends the full length ball on off stump

30.6

Raina to Maxwell, no run

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 170/4 (RR: 5.48)

    • GJ Maxwell 60 (52b 4x4 2x6)
    • GJ Bailey 66 (72b 3x4 2x6)
    • SK Raina 2-0-9-0
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-21-0
31.1

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, darted in on off stump as Bailey blocks it off the front foot

31.2

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, this time he goes back but still cannot make too much of it. straight bat back to the bowler

31.3

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, another dart from Jadeja as the batsman gets his bat down in time to protect his stumps

31.4

Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, ventures down the track, but Jadeja bowls it a little wider. Bailey is equal to it as he cuts it through point for a couple

31.5

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, easy single down to long-on as the batsman stretches forward and drives down the ground

31.6

Jadeja to Maxwell, SIX, oh, that was a gimme ball and Maxwell obliged and how. He passed his highest score in ODIs a while ago and celebrates it with a punishing pull over midwicket

End of over 32 (9 runs) Australia 179/4 (RR: 5.59)

    • GJ Maxwell 66 (53b 4x4 3x6)
    • GJ Bailey 69 (77b 3x4 2x6)
    • RA Jadeja 5-0-30-0
    • SK Raina 2-0-9-0
32.1

Raina to Bailey, 1 run

32.2

Raina to Maxwell, no run, flatter ball on middle and Maxwell pushes it down to midwicket

32.3

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, no flight there either, but Maxwell plays the line of the ball, pushing it to long-on off the front foot

32.4

Raina to Bailey, FOUR, oh, that is top-notch placement. It was a short-armed jab and it certainly did not look to be heading to the boundary. But Bailey had perfectly bisected the two deep men on the leg side

32.5

Raina to Bailey, FOUR, orthodox pull shot this time as Raina persists with short pitched darts. Bailey has gotten used to the pace of the Indian spinners and comfortably beats the man at deep square leg

James: "Didn't think Aus had a chance of getting 300 earlier, but they do now. The pitch seems to offer bowlers a little more, and I don't rate India's chances of chasing that kind of total. Aus need to take the powerplay now."

32.6

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, and he nudges this fuller one to long-on to retain strike

End of over 33 (11 runs) Australia 190/4 (RR: 5.75)

    • GJ Bailey 79 (81b 5x4 2x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 67 (55b 4x4 3x6)
    • SK Raina 3-0-20-0
    • RA Jadeja 5-0-30-0

Change in bowling. Vinay Kumer replaces Jadeja

33.1

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, opens the face of the bat as Vinay settles into a good length on and around off stump. Third man comes into play, but its only a single this itme

33.2

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, 1 run, confident push to a length ball on off stump. He was on the back foot and the ball had taken the inside half of the bat

Sunil Sharma: "Why Dhoni is holding Shami. Bring him back to break the partnerships. When the partnerships build on Bailey brings in his frontline bowler and he was mostly rewarded."

33.3

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, short of a length outside off and he opens the face to dab it to point

33.4

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, 124.2kph, as he looks to nudge this one through midwicket, but the ball was too full and he should have been forward if he wanted to do that

33.5

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, no run, stays back, but this was short of a length and he needed his height to get on top of the bounce and push it to cover

33.6

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, SIX, oh, another pathetic ball. Short and asking to be hit and Bailey was in no mood to reject such a lovely gift. Slams it well to the straight of midiwcket as Kumar his head

End of over 34 (8 runs) Australia 198/4 (RR: 5.82)

    • GJ Bailey 86 (86b 5x4 3x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 68 (56b 4x4 3x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 6-0-40-0
    • SK Raina 3-0-20-0
34.1

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, full and just a touch outside off stump as Maxwell steers it through point

34.2

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, a little turn there, but it is easily negotiated as the batsman goes back and across, waits for the ball to do its bit and pushes it down the ground

34.3

Raina to Maxwell, no run, this time his wait is in vain. no turn and Maxwell adjusts and punches it to cover

34.4

Raina to Maxwell, no run, dropped that is how it is going to go down on the scoreboard. Maxwell's late cut takes the glove and Dhoni who was already rising could not hold on to the ball as it deflects off his glove as well. Another tough chance put down

34.5

Raina to Maxwell, 1 run, more work for deep midwicket as the ball on middle stump is worked away off the front foot

34.6

Raina to Bailey, no run

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 201/4 (RR: 5.74)

    • GJ Bailey 87 (88b 5x4 3x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 70 (60b 4x4 3x6)
    • SK Raina 4-0-23-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 6-0-40-0

Batting Powerplay has been called and it is Shami to bowl the first over

35.1

Mohammed Shami to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, angles it into the pads and it hits him on the knee-roll. But the ball was always heading down the leg side and the batsmen sneak a leg bye

35.2

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, FOUR, full and outside off, Bailey attempts a cover drive, but the ball takes a thick outside edge and scurries away to the third man boundary. Bailey has a wry smile

35.3

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, FOUR, that time he nails it. It was the same ball, perhaps a little fuller and Bailey slams it off the front foot to beat the four men on the off side in field

35.4

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 1 run, stays back to meet the short of a length ball outside off and guides it down to third man

Arsh: "I agree with sunil.This is a common mistake by dhoni that he holds back strike bowlers for death,by then the batsmen are set and can hit even the strike bowlers for boundaries.If partnerships are broken earlier,we can easily contain the lower order."

35.5

Mohammed Shami to Maxwell, no run, drilled to mid-off. His yorkers are coming through as half-vollets and if that had been slammed a little to either side of the fielder it would have been four

35.6

Mohammed Shami to Maxwell, no run, another on full and on off stump and Maxwell drills it straight to mid-off for the second time.

End of over 36 (10 runs) Australia 211/4 (RR: 5.86)

    • GJ Maxwell 70 (63b 4x4 3x6)
    • GJ Bailey 96 (91b 7x4 3x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 7-1-30-3
    • SK Raina 4-0-23-0

R Ashwin back into the attack and bowling round the wicket

So Australia sit at 211 for 4 with plenty of batting to go. 350 looks good here folks. And you would have thunk that with the way Shami operated at the beginning?

36.1

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 86 kph, pitched on a length and whisked away to the leg side

36.2

Ashwin to Maxwell, SIX, 88 kph, Maxwell goes for the lofted reverse sweep, almost a switch hit, as this one clears the extra-cover boundary with ease. Maxwell looking very dangerous here

36.3

Ashwin to Maxwell, FOUR, 87 kph, and he goes for it again with another lofted reverse sweep through the extra-cover region for four

36.4

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell works this down to long on

36.5

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 87 kph, shortish length that is clipped behind square off the leg side

36.6

Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, good stop from Yuvi, Maxwell made room to a low full toss and drove it to the right of extra cover, Yuvraj tumbles across and saves a boundary

End of over 37 (13 runs) Australia 224/4 (RR: 6.05)

    • GJ Maxwell 81 (67b 5x4 4x6)
    • GJ Bailey 98 (93b 7x4 3x6)
    • R Ashwin 8-0-53-1
    • Mohammed Shami 7-1-30-3

Vinay Kumar into the attack. May the heavens be kind..

37.1

Vinay Kumar to Bailey, OUT, 124 kph, and Bailey will not go on to score a century as he top-edges this short delivery to deep midwicket, where Rohit Sharma takes a safe catch to remove the Australian captain. Unfortunate end to what has been a stand out innings. An innings that truly put Australia back in the driver's seat

GJ Bailey c Sharma b Vinay Kumar 98 (122m 94b 7x4 3x6) SR: 104.25

Haddin is the new batsman

37.2

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 126 kph, on a good length and just outside off, Maxwell moves across and defends it towards the off-side

37.3

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 126 kph, shortish delivery outside off which is cut away to the fielder

37.4

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, 1 run, 127 kph, back of a length delivery taken off the pads and clipped behind square on the leg side

37.5

Vinay Kumar to Haddin, 1 run, 127 kph, length ball on the pads which is worked away behind square

37.6

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, FOUR, 126 kph, too full and wide and Maxwell helps himself with a sweetly timed cover drive to the boundary

dax: "and here Bailey sacrificed his century to avoid defeat and the jinx which might his 100 can cause. Go aussie it is your day today"

End of over 38 (6 runs) Australia 230/5 (RR: 6.05)

    • GJ Maxwell 86 (71b 6x4 4x6)
    • BJ Haddin 1 (1b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 7-0-46-1
    • R Ashwin 8-0-53-1
38.1

Jadeja to Haddin, no run, tossed up and on off, Haddin gets forward and defends it

38.2

Jadeja to Haddin, 2 runs, worked this away for a couple to deep midwicket

38.3

Jadeja to Haddin, OUT, pulls out the straighter one which pitches on a length on middle and off, with Haddin covering for the spin. Jaddu strikes and India trying to ebb away at the momentum gained by Australia

BJ Haddin b Jadeja 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

38.4

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, darted in on middle and defended carefully by Faulkner

38.5

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, almost identical delivery from the last with the same result

Mukund Singhvi: "This series will put an end to million-dollar-baby jokes."

38.6

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, similar delivery, this time straying on the leg side, as Faulkner defends carefully

End of over 39 (2 runs) Australia 232/6 (RR: 5.94)

    • JP Faulkner 0 (3b)
    • GJ Maxwell 86 (71b 6x4 4x6)
    • RA Jadeja 6-0-32-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 7-0-46-1
39.1

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, on a length and just outside off, Maxwell plays with an angled bat and dabs it towards point

39.2

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 127 kph, shortish delivery which is cut away outside off to the fielder

39.3

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 124 kph, advances down the track to this back of a length delivery to try and angle the ball through third man, but short third man is ready in anticipation

39.4

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, SIX, 125 kph, Maxwell has all day to take this banged in delivery straying down the pads and lifts this over fine leg for a huge six. Lovely shot there

39.5

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 128 kph, Maxwell looking to eschew this behind point, but fails to get bat on ball

39.6

Vinay Kumar to Maxwell, OUT, 127 kph, and it looks as if Maxwell will not get a maiden century as a fuller length delivery on middle jags just a bit in and hits under the knee roll. Looked adjacent the moment it struck, and Richard Kettleborough confirms the decision. But when the replay is looked at for a front-foot no-ball, it appears Vinay has just got some part of his foot behind the line. Almost touch and go there

GJ Maxwell lbw b Vinay Kumar 92 (95m 77b 6x4 5x6) SR: 119.48

Bhupendra Bashera: "Is that coincidance, "Shami to Finch- 4 dot ball and OUT. Shami to Hughes- 4 dot balls and OUT. Shami to Watson- 4 dot balls and OUT"."

End of over 40 (6 runs) Australia 238/7 (RR: 5.95)

    • JP Faulkner 0 (3b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 8-0-52-2
    • RA Jadeja 6-0-32-1
40.1

Raina to Faulkner, no run, 85 kph, pitched on a good length on middle before turning sharply towards the leg side, which the batsman fails to get away

40.2

Raina to Faulkner, 1 run, 85 kph, fuller length outside off as Faulkner is able to turn it away to the leg side

40.3

Raina to Johnson, no run, 86 kph, defended back to the bowler

40.4

Raina to Johnson, no run, 86 kph, once again defended on the front foot

40.5

Raina to Johnson, no run, 91 kph, quicker one which the batsman does well to cover

40.6

Raina to Johnson, no run, 84 kph, fuller length on middle and off which is defended carefully

Raghavan: "Now the question is can Faulkner continue from where he left off? and if it is so..who is going to bear the brunt this time?"

End of over 41 (1 run) Australia 239/7 (RR: 5.82)

    • MG Johnson 0 (4b)
    • JP Faulkner 1 (5b)
    • SK Raina 5-0-24-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 8-0-52-2
41.1

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, 91 kph, Faulkner pushes this down to long off for a single

41.2

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, 95 kph, darted in just outside off and worked away to long on

41.3

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, Jadeja fires one short and just outside off, chopped to the left of backward point for a single

41.4

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, 93 kph, length ball which is defended to the leg side

41.5

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, tossed up and on off, Johnson gets well forward and drives it to long on for a single

41.6

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, 91 kph, pitches on a good length and defended back to the bowler

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 243/7 (RR: 5.78)

    • JP Faulkner 3 (8b)
    • MG Johnson 2 (7b)
    • RA Jadeja 7-0-36-1
    • SK Raina 5-0-24-0
42.1

Raina to Johnson, no run, 89 kph, length ball on middle which Johnson defends to the leg side

42.2

Raina to Johnson, 1 leg bye, 86 kph, Raina drifts one on the pads, Johnson looks to defend and misses, the ball rolls away towards the on-side

42.3

Raina to Faulkner, 1 run, 87 kph, worked away to midwicket for a single

42.4

Raina to Johnson, no run, Raina keeps it full and on off, driven to the right of Raina who dives and saves a single

42.5

Raina to Johnson, no run, flighted and on off, Johnson plays with an open face and pushes it towards the off-side

42.6

Raina to Johnson, no run

End of over 43 (2 runs) Australia 245/7 (RR: 5.69)

    • MG Johnson 2 (12b)
    • JP Faulkner 4 (9b)
    • SK Raina 6-0-25-0
    • RA Jadeja 7-0-36-1
43.1

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, 90 kph, darted in on middle and defended back to Jadeja

43.2

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, length ball on off and middle which is defended on the front foot

43.3

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, once again defended on the front foot

43.4

Jadeja to Faulkner, no run, fuller length outside off which Faulkner sees off

43.5

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, Faulkner finally able to get off strike as he squirts this square on the off side

43.6

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, gets a single to retain the strike for the next over with a gentle clip on the leg side

End of over 44 (2 runs) Australia 247/7 (RR: 5.61)

    • MG Johnson 3 (13b)
    • JP Faulkner 5 (14b)
    • RA Jadeja 8-0-38-1
    • SK Raina 6-0-25-0
44.1

Raina to Johnson, no run, flighted and on off, Johnson defends it with a straight bat

44.2

Raina to Johnson, 1 run, pitched up on middle and worked away through extra-cover by Johnson

44.3

Raina to Faulkner, no run, flatter and outside off, Faulkner makes room and mistimes the cut towards cover

44.4

Raina to Faulkner, 1 run, short ball which is whipped away to deep midwicket

44.5

Raina to Johnson, no run, Raina keeps it full and on off, defended back to the bowler

44.6

Raina to Johnson, 2 runs, length ball outside off which gets a thick edge through to third man

End of over 45 (4 runs) Australia 251/7 (RR: 5.57)

    • MG Johnson 6 (17b)
    • JP Faulkner 6 (16b)
    • SK Raina 7-0-29-0
    • RA Jadeja 8-0-38-1
45.1

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, 88 kph, darted on the off stump as Faulkner eases this through to mid off

45.2

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, 89 kph, Johnson gets on the back foot to attempt to work this away to the leg side

45.3

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson able to get this away to point

45.4

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, length ball which is worked away for a single

45.5

Jadeja to Johnson, no run, Jadeja gives this one more air, driven back to the bowler

45.6

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, short and should have been walloped, but instead ends up at square leg

End of over 46 (4 runs) Australia 255/7 (RR: 5.54)

    • MG Johnson 8 (21b)
    • JP Faulkner 8 (18b)
    • RA Jadeja 9-0-42-1
    • SK Raina 7-0-29-0
46.1

Raina to Johnson, no run, 91 kph, quicker one which is defended back to the bowler

46.2

Raina to Johnson, 1 run, 90 kph, Johnson steers this through midwicket for one

46.3

Raina to Faulkner, 1 run, length ball and worked away to the leg side

46.4

Raina to Johnson, 2 runs, turned away to square leg with Jaydev firing in a throw, but can not prevent the extra run

46.5

Raina to Johnson, 1 run, pushes this to the right of Raina to get a single

46.6

Raina to Faulkner, FOUR, Faulkner provides a good finish to the over with a four through extra-cover

Prakash Viswanthan: "Has India just found a death bowler in Raina?"

End of over 47 (9 runs) Australia 264/7 (RR: 5.61)

    • JP Faulkner 13 (20b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 12 (25b)
    • SK Raina 8-0-38-0
    • RA Jadeja 9-0-42-1
47.1

Jadeja to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson gets on one knee to sweep this powerfully through deep midwicket for four

47.2

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, pitched up on and around off as Johnson goes for a slog sweep, which ends up getting top-edged up in the air, and Raina just makes a hash of it, making that the fourth dropped catch of the innings

47.3

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, Faulkner able to work this away to cover

Sushil Rathi: "Is it just me who thinks that if Shami had been given two overs in the middle..... the scorecard would be atleast 20-30 runs less cause he would have taken either bailey or maxwell early."

47.4

Jadeja to Johnson, SIX, Johnson now hits it like he means it with another slog sweep being powered over the midwicket boundary

47.5

Jadeja to Johnson, 1 run, a little slower as Johnson rocks back to direct this towards extra-cover

Hemal: "3 overs remaining, still statistically FAULKNER can make 90 odd runs :)"

47.6

Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, Faulkner able to steer this away to the off side to keep himself on strike

kv361: "Okay, who here really thinks Vinay Kumar is preferable to Bhuvi? Sure, I'll admit Bhuvi needs to step in up in the death, but at least he gives us a solid start - Vinay's incapable of helping out at any point, death or otherwise."

End of over 48 (14 runs) Australia 278/7 (RR: 5.79)

    • JP Faulkner 15 (22b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 24 (29b 1x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 10-0-56-1
    • SK Raina 8-0-38-0

R Ashwin to bowl the 49th over

48.1

Ashwin to Faulkner, no run, pitched on leg as Faulkner goes for the sweep round the corner, with the ball hitting the pad

48.2

Ashwin to Faulkner, 1 leg bye, same line again as Faulkner goes for another swing, but misses it. Still able to run the extra

48.3

Ashwin to Johnson, 1 run, slows this one down a bit as Johnson tries to flay this through the off side

Dwarak: "We have four mainstream bowlers yet we rely on part-timers during death. Incredible India!!"

48.4

Ashwin to Faulkner, 1 run, slow again as Faulkner goes for a slog, but mishits it behind square

48.5

Ashwin to Johnson, OUT, this time fires in the quicker one as Johnson advances down the track, but misses the ball entirely with his slog, with Dhoni quick on his feet to stump the left hand fast bowler

MG Johnson st †Dhoni b Ashwin 25 (25m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.64

Praveen Kumar: "India should keep the field up and try to take the wickets,instead of letting them bat for 50 overs."

Clint McKay is the new batsman

48.6

Ashwin to McKay, 2 runs, McKay gets off the mark straight away with a pull to the square leg boundary for two

End of over 49 (5 runs) Australia 283/8 (RR: 5.77)

    • CJ McKay 2 (1b)
    • JP Faulkner 16 (25b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 9-0-57-2
    • RA Jadeja 10-0-56-1
49.1

Mohammed Shami to Faulkner, 2 runs, 134 kph, right in the blockhole straight away as Faulkner hits this to the leg side, with Shami recovering the ball and turning around quickly to throw down the non-striker's end, and in all that commotion, the fielder backing up throws that at Dhoni's end who whips off the bails. TV umpire called in, but no one was run out, and two runs are added to the tally

49.2

Mohammed Shami to Faulkner, 1 run, speared in again on middle and off as Faulkner pushes this down to long off

49.3

Mohammed Shami to McKay, FOUR, short ball as McKay goes for the pull through midwicket for a boundary

49.4

Mohammed Shami to McKay, 1 run, yorker length ball on middle as McKay is able to dig it out to the leg side for a single

Sreekumar: "For the first time in the current One day series Australia will make a score of less than 300 Runs."

49.5

Mohammed Shami to Faulkner, 2 runs, in the blockhole again as Faulkner is able to clip it through midwicket for another two

49.6

Mohammed Shami to Faulkner, 2 runs, low full toss as he searches for the yorker, with the ball lofting up to mid off, with Shikhar Dhawan making the dive to take the catch, but unable to hold on to it, such is the story of India's fielding this innings.

And with that Australia put up a sizable 295 for 8 in their allotted overs, helped immeasurably by some poor catching by the Indians, who dropped a total of five catches. Bailey himself was a recipient of three of them, with Maxwell getting one as well. The innings started with Shami on fire, plucking three early to put the Australians on the back foot. This followed with a match-turning stand between George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell, who chipped in with 98 and 92 respectively. India's batsmen will have their work cut out for them for the fifth match in a row (if you add in the T20 in Rajkot). Should be an interesting chase so don't stray too far!. See you back here in 40 minutes.

End of over 50 (12 runs) Australia 295/8

    • JP Faulkner 23 (29b 1x4)
    • CJ McKay 7 (3b 1x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 8-1-42-3
    • R Ashwin 9-0-57-2
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