Australia in India ODI Series - 6th ODI

India v Australia

India won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

So the Australian batsmen ready themselves at the wicket. It will be Phillip Hughes and Aaron Finch opening. And it should be Bhuvneshwar Kumar opening the bowling for India

Gururaj: "Spin or Pace doesn't matter, you have to play your best bowlers in any conditions! India clearly has better spin bowlers comparatively and I don't know why Dhoni took so long in this series to take this decision!"

Avasarala: "Indian team is like a hero in bollywood movies of 80s and 90s. They would get banged initially and hit back hard in the end winning the battle !!"

1.20pm Ten minutes till the start of play in Nagpur. Australia will be hoping their top order provides them another useful start today, while India will rely on Bhuvneshwar and Mohammad Shami to provide the initial breakthroughs.

hbilaln: "Looking at past record, regarding Nagpur's flat wicket three spin attach seems a good ploy by Dhoni. specially Australia missing Mike Hussy in the middle order."

straus: "Maybe this is unrelated, but I once did see a movie named "the rise of Mitchell's Johnson""

Vaibhav Garg: "Considering the fact - how comfortably Australians are playing Indian pace attack, this move of MSD playing with 3 spinners should somewhere shake up Australian's strategy. Remember at Mohali, Faulkner said he was avoiding Ashwin as it was tough to hit him out of the park hence they targeted the pacers. Thumbs up for including 3 spinners. Looking forward to not conceive 300 plus this time."

Abhijeet Pawar: "Last ODI played at Nagpur, India 1-267 to 296 all out and Steyn was MoM. I don't understand 3 spinners strategy!!"

Manik: "i believe its a good tactic to include 3 spinners and bowl first , maybe not a good option in the evening when spinners cant grip properly , also australians have been playing the weak indian fast bowling extremely well"

Amit: "Dhoni is not left with any option but playing three spinners...Indian fast bowlers can't containg Australian batsmen and personally I think even spinners won't be capable of doing so...India even today will chase 300+ if they bat second"

Balaji: "Unadkat should be in playing X!"

Abhishek: "Yes a very brillant strategy as Dhoni will begin with pacers and the death overs will be given to spinners.India restricted Aussies well in last ODI in the death overs.Dhoni is all about preventing flow of runs.Cunning isnt he?"

Ash: "Looks like Dhoni wants the policy of killing the snake without braking the stick. He can't drop Ashwin or Jadeja (read CSK men) to bring in Mishra and waht else can he do but play 3 spinners"

Deep Banerjee: "Given the 120 kmph "supposed to be bouncers" lollipops which the pacers had on offer for the Australian team earlier this series, trying out the sting of Amit Mishra isnt a bad idea. As far as quickies are concerned, the best of them so

0.1

Kumar to Hughes, no run, back of a length and swinging in from a leg stump line. Hughes tries to work it away to the leg side but finds the fielder

0.2

Kumar to Hughes, no run, shortish again as Hughes frees his arms to try and scythe this through point

0.3

Kumar to Hughes, no run, piches it up a bit further as Hughes defends this leg stump line delivery to the leg side

Vinayak: "This reminds me of how Pataudi took the field with 5 spinners, in this era even 3 specialist spinners and 1 part timer ( Yuvi) is a big deal."

0.4

Kumar to Hughes, 1 run, fuller length delivery clipped behind square leg to fine leg

0.5

Kumar to Finch, no run, back of a length wide of off stump as Finch tries to get this away

0.6

Kumar to Finch, no run, back of a length that swings in to the batsman. Finch glances this in front of square on the leg side, but finds the fielder

Gareth: "Aussies just need to bat smart here. Keep wickets in hand, and slog the spinners when the field is up. Two down after 15-20 overs should allow them to make their push later."

End of over 1 (1 run) Australia 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
AJ Finch    0* (2b)      B Kumar    1-0-1-0
PJ Hughes    1* (4b)     

Mohammad Shami will open with the other new ball

1.1

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 133 kph, fuller length and shaping just in from outside off. Hughes looks to drive but ends up hitting this towards the leg side

1.2

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, FOUR, 137 kph, Shami pitches this in the slot and Hughes obliges with a lovely cover drive to the extra-cover boundary

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, FOUR, 138 kph, fire in just outside off on the full as Hughes punches this past the bowler for another boundary. Ideal start from the Australians as this outfield is looking very quick

Senthil: "Never ever underestimate the Indian spinners in India."

1.4

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 144 kph, quicker ball which thuds into the front pad, but outside the line. Definitely getting some shape away from the batsman also

1.5

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 137 kph, back of a length outside off and shaping away as Hughes flashes at this straight to point

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 136 kph, fuller length delivery which shapes away upon landing. Allowed through to the keeper

End of over 2 (8 runs) Australia 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
PJ Hughes    9* (10b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-8-0
AJ Finch    0* (2b)      B Kumar    1-0-1-0

2.1

Kumar to Finch, no run, fuller length just outside off, Finch stays back and pushes it towards cover

Keeper is up to the stumps already

2.2

Kumar to Finch, no run, 134 kph, back of a length which Finch gets on the back foot to defend

2.3

Kumar to Finch, no run, 133 kph, slightly fuller as Finch plays off the back foot back to Bhuvi

RJG: "well the problem today for dhoni is if one his fast men has an off day, he would have to bring on his spinners in the power play.. but yes, that would well be worth a gamble."

2.4

Kumar to Finch, no run, 132 kph, length ball outside off as Finch tries to free his arms and cut this away

First slip has been pushed wider out

2.5

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, 133 kph, wide outside off as Finch flays at it with the ball carrying to third man, who fumbles it initially but is able to recover it well after the awkward bounce

2.6

Kumar to Hughes, no run, 133 kph, length ball pitching on middle and off which Hughes defend again on the back foot

Goutham Vishwanath: "Might be slightly off topic, but can't help but wonder if the IPL editions in India have helped the international cricketers improve their knowledge about the Indian wickets and has made us lose our upperhand in the home turf?"

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
PJ Hughes    9* (11b 2x4)      B Kumar    2-0-2-0
AJ Finch    1* (7b)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-8-0

3.1

Mohammed Shami to Finch, no run, 137 kph, length ball which Finch gets forward to as the ball carries to short cover

3.2

Mohammed Shami to Finch, 1 run, 138 kph, length ball going down the pads which Finch clips in front of square on the leg side

3.3

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 141 kph, beauty from Shami as he gets this to just beat the edge as it zips off the pitch. A little bit of shape away as well. Cracker of a delivery

vasanth: "Considering Watson current form in this series Australia could have made Watson to open the innings."

3.4

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 136 kph, bowling a terrific length here as this one just beats the edge as Hughes is forced to play at it. The seam position has this just shaping away as it looks to be coming in. Just nips away every so slightly.

3.5

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 140 kph, length ball in the same channel which is duly defended to the off side

Abhishek Agarwal: "On Sky Sports the Commentators have an orange thing on their lapels of their jackets. Any idea as to whats it about???"

3.6

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 140 kph, fuller length delivery which Hughes gets down to as he tries to finesses this through point, but the fielder is aware and gets behind it comfortably

arya: "With three spinners in the team Dhoni may as well go for a spinner within the powerplay. This may unsettle Finch and Hughes duo at the start of the innings."

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 11/0 (RR: 2.75)
PJ Hughes    9* (15b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-9-0
AJ Finch    2* (9b)      B Kumar    2-0-2-0

Dhoni still up to the stumps

4.1

Kumar to Finch, no run, 133 kph, back of a length which Finch gets behind to. Is fully aware of Dhoni just behind the stumps

4.2

Kumar to Finch, no run, 131 kph, back of a length as Finch goes for a back foot punch but finds mid on straight away

4.3

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, 133 kph, shortish length which Finch punches off the back foot. Dhawan makes a great dive to his right from mid on to stop some extra runs. Great effort there!

4.4

Kumar to Hughes, no run, 131 kph, length delivery on the pads which Hughes tries to work away

Hisham: "@Vasanth....but what is the need for Watto to open..!! He's comfortable at one down and moreover Finch has been going bang bang at the start and Hughes is happy to play the Much-Needed second fiddle to him..."

4.5

Kumar to Hughes, no run, 132 kph, pitched up a bit more on off stump as Hughes gets forward to try and find the gap

4.6

Kumar to Hughes, no run, 131 kph, length ball on middle and leg which Hughes fails to get away

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia 12/0 (RR: 2.40)
PJ Hughes    9* (18b 2x4)      B Kumar    3-0-3-0
AJ Finch    3* (12b)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-9-0

5.1

Mohammed Shami to Finch, FOUR, 140 kph, length ball clipped away just behind square for the third boundary of the innings

5.2

Mohammed Shami to Finch, FOUR, 138 kph, consecutive boundaries for Finch as he glances this delivery straying to the leg side behind square which beats the boundary rider to the rope

Arjun: "Was there any 140-145 KPH Indian bowler in past two editions of IPL?"

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Finch, FOUR, 137 kph, make that three in three as Finch just pushes this length ball on leg stump past a diving mid on to the boundary. The outfield is looking very quick here

5.4

Mohammed Shami to Finch, 1 run, 137 kph, better line and length, this time outside off, as Finch punches this to the off side for one. Indian fans will breathe a silent sigh of relief

5.5

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 136 kph, length ball on middle and leg which Hughes is unable to get away

5.6

Mohammed Shami to Hughes, no run, 139 kph, length ball shaping away to the off as Hughes tries to squirt this behind square in the gap between point and third man

Mahesh Panicker: "Good to see Bhuvi bowling consistently in the early to mid 130s, much better than Vinay Kumar, who's 125 KPH filth was an embarrassment to even those who watched it on TV."

End of over 6 (13 runs) Australia 25/0 (RR: 4.16)
PJ Hughes    9* (20b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-22-0
AJ Finch    16* (16b 3x4)      B Kumar    3-0-3-0

6.1

Kumar to Finch, no run, 134 kph, short delivery on middle and off which Finch gets back to as he punches through back to the bowler

6.2

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, 132 kph, short again as Finch is able to work this away through midwicket for one

taslim: "Both Autralian batsmans are very watchful here becasue they have terrible of emories of ranchi back of their head.They are doing good thing seeing the new ball off .They are waiting for the bad balls. India has to remove finch early,he can make runs very fast."

6.3

Kumar to Hughes, FOUR, 134 kph, one of the stranger shots you will see as Hughes plays an improvised short arm pull to a delivery which kept rather low, with a rather extravagant follow through

6.4

Kumar to Hughes, OUT, 132 kph, shortish delivery which Hughes tries to pull away but ends up hitting this sweetly to Virat Kohli stationed at square leg, who makes an excellent dive to his left to hold on to the chance. Excellent fielding which has resulted in the loss of an early wicket for Australia.

PJ Hughes c Kohli b Kumar 13 (26m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

Daniel Alexander: "Bailey is lying on the ground and moving to the music #BeachLike"

Shane Watson is the new batsman and Dhoni has gone back to his usual position as opposed to standing up to the stumps

6.5

Kumar to Watson, no run, 136 kph, gets this length ball to shape away as Watson follows this delivery, but luckily avoids the edge

6.6

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, 133 kph, pitched up a bit further as Watson is able to work this away to the off side

End of over 7 (6 runs) Australia 31/1 (RR: 4.42)
SR Watson    1* (2b)      B Kumar    4-0-9-1
AJ Finch    17* (18b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-22-0

Rahul: "@Arjun: Rahul Shukla. Even Ishant clocked 150 for Deccan Chargers in the match he took 5 wickets in 3 overs."

7.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 137 kph, fuller length delivery outside off which Watson plants his front foot to as he looks to drive through the line

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 140 kph, length ball shaping in as the ball thuds into the pad. The Indians go up but this was missing the line

7.3

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 139 kph, similar delivery which Watson gets forward to in defence

7.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 134 kph, length ball which Watson drives solidly, but back to the bowler who gets a hand on it

7.5

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 139 kph, back of a length delivery which Watson punches to the cover

7.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 136 kph, length ball on middle which Watson on drives straight to the fielder stationed at mid on

Himanshu Rai: "Change in fortune for Virat Kohli.. much was said about dropped catch in the last match and now showers of praise !!!"

End of over 8 (maiden) Australia 31/1 (RR: 3.87)
SR Watson    1* (8b)      Mohammed Shami    4-1-22-0
AJ Finch    17* (18b 3x4)      B Kumar    4-0-9-1

8.1

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, 132 kph, shortish delivery which Finch tucks away to the leg side

8.2

Kumar to Watson, no run, 132 kph, back of a length outside off which Watson drives to mid off

Vicky: "Folks I remember kamran khan of Rajasthan royals bowling consistently accurate Yorkers at good pace . Selectors should look upon him for India 's death bowling concerns"

8.3

Kumar to Watson, FOUR, 132 kph, length ball straying down the pads as Watson is able to clip this away and place it well enough to beat the incoming fielder at square leg to the midwicket boundary. Told you the outfield was lightning

8.4

Kumar to Watson, 1 run, 135 kph, length ball that Watson gets down to and pulls, almost a short-arm type, to midwicket

Neel Shah: "That lbw appeal was very close.......it was surely not missing the line. Maybe the height was an issue, but still very close. Your commentary doesn't give correct picture"

8.5

Kumar to Finch, no run, 132 kph, length ball going down the leg side as Finch is unlucky to work this away

8.6

Kumar to Finch, no run, 133 kph, back of a length on off stump as Finch gets back to in defence

Some breaking news here for you good folks. Looks like the India tour of South Africa dates have been announced by both BCCI and CSA.

1st ODI: December 5 in Johannesburg 2nd ODI: December 8 in Durban 3rd ODI: December 11 in Centurion

1st Test: December 18-22 in Johannesburg 2nd Test: December 26-30 in Durban

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 37/1 (RR: 4.11)
AJ Finch    18* (21b 3x4)      B Kumar    5-0-15-1
SR Watson    6* (11b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-1-22-0

9.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, 1 no ball, length ball on middle stump which is immediately called no-ball. Reason why? Well its because silly mid on had a foot on the bowling pitch at the time of the release of the ball, Suresh Raina being the guilty party

9.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run

9.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, 1 run, 137 kph, fuller length delivery which Watson leans into for a drive

9.3

Mohammed Shami to Finch, 1 run, 138 kph, length ball on middle which Finch tries to work away to the leg side

9.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, 138 kph, gives just enough length for Watson to slash at this hard enough behind square to beat third man to the boundary

Cricket Sanjib: "a century is on the card AJ Finch today , the way he played in the whole series, he deserves it...."

9.5

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 136 kph, good length ball on middle and off which Watson gets forward to

Vid: "Well I guess they call it Silly Mid On for a reason!"

9.6

Mohammed Shami to Watson, no run, 137 kph, fuller length ball which Watson drives, right at silly mid on, who fails to get a good grasp on it, as it continues through his legs to mid on. Makes you scratch your head as to what's the point of it all?

End of over 10 (7 runs) Australia 44/1 (RR: 4.40)
SR Watson    11* (17b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-1-29-0
AJ Finch    19* (22b 3x4)      B Kumar    5-0-15-1

Time for Ravindra Jadeja to have a bowl

10.1

Jadeja to Finch, no run, 87 kph, flighted on off and straightening with Finch forward in defence

10.2

Jadeja to Finch, no run, 86 kph, length ball again as it hits the front pad of Finch, who tries to advance down the wicket

10.3

Jadeja to Finch, no run, 88 kph, pitched up on off which Finch defends again

10.4

Jadeja to Finch, no run, 91 kph, darted in again on the same line as Finch walks down but fails to get bat on it

10.5

Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, 93 kph, length ball again which Finch is finally able to squirt away to the off side

10.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 95 kph, fired in on middle which Watson gets forward to in defence

End of over 11 (1 run) Australia 45/1 (RR: 4.09)
SR Watson    11* (18b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-0
AJ Finch    20* (27b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-1-29-0

km2: "Voges will probably have to go when Clarke comes back. I am ok with Voges going, but not clarke coming in. Bailey is a better captain and I think Cameron White is perfect for the Voges Spot. He is in good form recently. Add him and Warner, and replace Hughes, you have a scary batting lineup. Don't know how to fix the bowling though"

And R Ashwin will be accompanying Jadeja as the new bowlers for India

11.1

Ashwin to Finch, OUT, 86 kph, length ball pitching on middle as Ashwin, who is coming round the wicket, breaches Finch's defences as he goes for an improvised flick, but fails to get bat on it. Ball castles into the stumps, and its two down now for the Australians

AJ Finch b Ashwin 20 (47m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Time for Captain Bailey. Will his ODI wonder year continue? Ashwin continuing from round the wicket

11.2

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, Bailey defends this first ball with ease through the off side

11.3

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 84 kph, Bailey gets forward in defense to this length ball from Ashwin

11.4

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 81 kph, Bailey prods at this one as it carries harmlessly to the off side

11.5

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 83 kph, loopy delivery on middle which Bailey tries to work away to the leg side

11.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 86 kph, length ball on middle and off which Bailey works away square of the wicket

Santhosh Prn: "What?? Out first ball?? Ashwin?? Well, this is the kind of heat that is created internally when you pick two lead spinners.. Now they bowl properly to seal the position for the next match!!!"

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 46/2 (RR: 3.83)
GJ Bailey    1* (5b)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-1
SR Watson    11* (18b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-0

12.1

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, 91 kph, Bailey gets forward to defend this Jadeja delivery that straightens on off stump

12.2

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, 92 kph, almost a carbon copy of the previous delivery, with the same result

12.3

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, 92 kph, gets a little bit of width to work with as he cuts this away to sweeper cover

12.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 93 kph, back of a length on off stump and straightening. Watson fails to push this through the off side

12.5

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, 93 kph, length ball again which Watson is able to squeeze away to the off side

12.6

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, 91 kph, darted on middle as Watson goes for the drive through to long on

Rishi Kamath: "I cannot begin to comprehend what the BCCI is thinking. They devour any opportunity to play Sri Lanka 50 times a year in the sub-continent but when the time comes to tour one of the best teams in the world, 2 measly Tests and 3 ODIs suffice? Even with that, it's one of the least baffling decisions to come out of the BCCI."

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 49/2 (RR: 3.76)
GJ Bailey    3* (9b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-4-0
SR Watson    12* (20b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-1

13.1

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 85 kph, pitched on middle and turning in. Worked away to midwicket

Going over the wicket now

13.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 89 kph, length ball again which Watson tries to work away

13.3

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 93 kph, Watson fails to find the gap on the leg side

13.4

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, 86 kph, Watson gets down the track to clip this through to long on

13.5

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 81 kph, pitched up in the blockhole and defended back to the bowler

13.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 81 kph, back of a length as Watson gets deep in his crease to try and push this through midwicket

Tim: "Good idea KM2. Bring in white and warner for voges and hughes then you can have a bunch of sloggers with only 1 good batsmen. Ok for 20/20, but they won't come off too often over 50 overs."

End of over 14 (3 runs) Australia 52/2 (RR: 3.71)
GJ Bailey    5* (12b)      R Ashwin    2-0-4-1
SR Watson    13* (23b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-4-0

14.1

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, fuller length delivery on and around off which Bailey drives through mid off

14.2

Jadeja to Watson, FOUR, with some width to offer Watson stays on the back foot to cut this away behind square in the gap for a much-needed boundary

kunal: "brilliant variation from ashwin.. finch was expecting the usual away going ball from ashwin but ashwin bamboozled him with an offspinner."

14.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 92 kph, better line from Jadeja as Watson fails to get this away

14.4

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 92 kph, length ball on off stump as Watson tries to drive this through the off side

14.5

Jadeja to Watson, 2 runs, 93 kph, some slack fielding from the Indians as Dhoni shows his discontent at Shami's fielding coming in from the deep.

14.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 92 kph, better line which Watson is unable to get away to the leg side

End of over 15 (7 runs) Australia 59/2 (RR: 3.93)
SR Watson    19* (28b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-11-0
GJ Bailey    6* (13b)      R Ashwin    2-0-4-1

Ashwin continuing round the wicket

15.1

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, 91 kph, length ball which Bailey gets on the back foot to work away

15.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 93 kph, pitching on middle and off as Watson gets forward to defend

15.3

Ashwin to Watson, FOUR, 90 kph, a mistimed slop from Watson, who is trying to direct this through midwicket, ends up getitng an inside edge and carrying through fine leg for a fortuitous boundary

15.4

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, more in control this time from Watson, but again the Indians are guilty of being complacent in the field as Jadeja, who is at deep midwicket, takes his time with the throw, affording Australia the extra run

15.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, 91 kph, darted in on middle and leg and thudding into the upper left thigh of Watson as he goes for the short-arm pull. There is an appeal, but the umpire is having none of it

15.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, Watson tucks this middle stump delivery to the leg side for none

Saurabh: "Did Dhoni take the bowling PP from overs 11-15 ?? There is no marker to represent PP overs in the match summary page, or if there is then it is easy to miss :)"

End of over 16 (7 runs) Australia 66/2 (RR: 4.12)
SR Watson    25* (33b 4x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-11-1
GJ Bailey    7* (14b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-11-0

16.1

Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, 88 kph, fuller length outside off which Bailey is able to eke out in front of point, and Yuvraj diving to his right to get a hand on it. But Bailey still able to sneak a couple

16.2

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, 89 kph, fired in on middle which Bailey hits back at Jadeja

16.3

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, 90 kph, pitched up as Bailey is able to guide this through the off side for one

16.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 no ball, 92 kph, Watson, looking to go over midwicket, ends up spooning this up through mid off, with Rohit Sharma taking a straight forward catch. But hang on. Looks like the umpire has called back Watson to the wicket as they refer the decision to third umpire. And the news all of India don't want to hear has just occurred as it looks as if he did in fact go over just slightly. So it's a front foot no-ball, and a free hit for the Australian batsmen. Tough times indeed

This is the free hit ball now, with Bailey on strike because they had crossed over

16.4

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, low full toss which Bailey swats at straight to deep midwicket, who takes the catch, but of course, the wicket doesn't count. Two catches and not a wicket to show..

16.5

Jadeja to Watson, no run, 91 kph, fired in on middle and off which Watson attempts a drive at

16.6

Jadeja to Watson, no run, Watson is resolute in defense to this delivery that is pitched on off stump

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia 71/2 (RR: 4.17)
SR Watson    25* (36b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-16-0
GJ Bailey    11* (18b)      R Ashwin    3-0-11-1

Amit Mishra now gets a chance

17.1

Mishra to Bailey, no run, 81 kph, pitched up and just outside off as it turns away from the batsman

17.2

Mishra to Bailey, no run, 85 kph, leg side delivery which Watson is able to clip away

17.3

Mishra to Bailey, no run, 75 kph, well flighted and deceived in the air as Bailey plays for the turn, but the trajectory is just so sharp

17.4

Mishra to Bailey, no run, 82 kph, flighted again on middle as Bailey drives this straight at cover

17.5

Mishra to Bailey, no run, 80 kph, pitching on middle and leg with Bailey covering the line for the turn

17.6

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, 81 kph, Bailey gets on the back foot to push this through long on for a single

And the umpires have called drinks. Time for Devashish Fuloria to take you through the next session.

End of over 18 (1 run) Australia 72/2 (RR: 4.00)
GJ Bailey    12* (24b)      A Mishra    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    25* (36b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-16-0

Ashwin to continue, he comes round the wicket

Thanks Rohan. A huge reprieve for Watson just before drinks. Can he make it count?It already looks like spinners are going to have a huge impact on this game here.

Dhaval: "Have never understood the logic of referring a no-ball when a wicket falls.. what if a wicket had not fallen? the match would have carried on with a legal delivery being recorded..."

18.1

Ashwin to Bailey, FOUR, pushes it through wide outside off and it was flatter too, the batsman goes back and waits for it, before slapping it through backward point

18.2

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, this one turns in a touch into the batsman, who goes back and defends it to off

18.3

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman pulls out a slog sweep and whacks it firmly, but there is a fielder at deep midwicket

18.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, on the pads, Watson flicks it straight to backward square leg

Dean: "Why did Australia not get credited with a run off the bat on the no-ball? The batsmen clearly made their ways to opposite ends and the stumps were not thrown down."

Back over the wicket

18.5

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, he drives it firmly to midwicket where the fielder makes a good half-stop

Back round the wicket

18.6

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, he comes out of the crease but the bowlers pushes it a touch wide outside off, the batsman has to adjust late and defend

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 78/2 (RR: 4.10)
GJ Bailey    17* (28b 1x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-17-1
SR Watson    26* (38b 4x4)      A Mishra    1-0-1-0

19.1

Mishra to Watson, no run, lots of air from Mishra on this one, the batsman wanted to drive it straight down the ground, but he gets an inside edge on to the pads

19.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, he keeps tossing it up on the middle stump line, Watson defends off the front foot

19.3

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, this outfield is too quick, the batsman takes a step down the pitch and slices the tossed up delivery to deep extra cover, without any timing, but the ball still beats the fielder to the boundary

19.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, how did this miss the off stump! It was flatter this time and it turned past the batsman's bat, and somehow missed the off stick

19.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, fuller length delivery is eased to long off for a single

19.6

Mishra to Bailey, no run, he takes a forward step and defends the tossed up delivery to cover

End of over 20 (5 runs) Australia 83/2 (RR: 4.15)
GJ Bailey    17* (29b 1x4)      A Mishra    2-0-6-0
SR Watson    31* (43b 5x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-17-1

20.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, bowls a flatter delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it from the crease

20.2

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, he flicks this one to deep midwicket and calls for a second as the fielder has to come around to cover that one

20.3

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, tossed up and slower, it's wide outside off, Watson goes for a slog sweep, but gets an inside edge towards deep square leg where a misfield by Yuvraj allows an extra run

20.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he takes a forward step and defends the flighted delivery

20.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, this time he is beaten by a skiddy delivery outside off,Watson was looking to play it late

20.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, tossed up and fuller outside off, the batsman takes a forward stride and defends it solidly

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 87/2 (RR: 4.14)
SR Watson    35* (49b 5x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-21-1
GJ Bailey    17* (29b 1x4)      A Mishra    2-0-6-0

21.1

Mishra to Bailey, no run, here comes the googly, the batsmen didn't read that at all, he was looking to punch it through cover, but it misses the edge

21.2

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, this one is pushes comfortably to long on for a single

21.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, tossed up on leg stump line, the batsman comes forward and defends

21.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, slower and tossed up on the stumps, the batsman comes out of the crease and pushes it towards mid-off

21.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, quicker delivery on the stumps, the batsman drives it firmly down the ground to long on

21.6

Mishra to Bailey, no run, this one breaks away after pitching on leg, but Bailey defends it off the back foot

Since that Watson catch was referred for a no-ball, that run doesn't count.. Our scorer tells me

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 89/2 (RR: 4.04)
GJ Bailey    18* (32b 1x4)      A Mishra    3-0-8-0
SR Watson    36* (52b 5x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-21-1

22.1

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, he comes out of the crease and takes it on the full to drive it down to long on

22.2

Ashwin to Bailey, FOUR, on he comes out of the crease and lofts it sweetly over mid-off with an inside out drive

22.3

Ashwin to Bailey, SIX, more good use of the feet and this one has even better result to it, it lands on the sight screen this time. Australia hit the 100 mark

22.4

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, he goes deep into the crease and whips it off his pads to deep square leg for a single

Himanshu Jansari: "After the technologies have arrived, the roles of the umpires have been reduced. Even they are not responsible to check a front foot no ball? Why? Is this really tough for them to check it? I remember how fast the umpires like David Shepherd were used to give the FF no ball as soon as the ball is thrown from the bowler's hand."

22.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he was shaping for that slap over deep midwicket, but the length was not right, so Watson checks his shot at the last moment

22.6

Ashwin to Watson, 1 wide, bowler's response is to bowl the carrom-ball, but this one is down the leg side

22.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, another carrom-ball, this one turns a touch too, but Watson had taken a huge forward stride to defend that to the leg side

End of over 23 (13 runs) Australia 102/2 (RR: 4.43)
SR Watson    37* (55b 5x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-34-1
GJ Bailey    29* (35b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    3-0-8-0

23.1

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, oh this one almost carries to the man at long-off! Drops a metre short of him! There was a lot of flight on this one and the batsman went for the big hit over the fielder at long-off, but didn't time it at all

23.2

Mishra to Watson, 1 run

23.3

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, another big leg break outside off, but the pace was slow, which allows the batsman to go back and punch it to long off

23.4

Mishra to Watson, SIX, so much air that it doesn't land on the pitch, and Watson needs no invitation, he nonchalantly whacks it over deep midwicket for a six

23.5

Mishra to Watson, no run, he tries to play the forceful sweep to a delivery wide outside off and is beaten

23.6

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, short this time from Mishra, he is lucky as the batsman punches it straight to deep cover off the back foot

End of over 24 (10 runs) Australia 112/2 (RR: 4.66)
SR Watson    45* (59b 5x4 1x6)      A Mishra    4-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    31* (37b 2x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    6-0-34-1

Jadeja comes back for another spell

Atit Shah: "I think Ashwin has been trying to learn lot of new variations but in the process he seems to forget his main basic skill. He is very good and clever bowler and I think MSD can advise him to stick to his basic skill of Off Spin, Carrom Ball and Arm Ball.. It is high time Ashwin rediscovers his lost touch.."

24.1

Jadeja to Watson, no run, tossed up and full on off, Watson presses forward and defends to cover

24.2

Jadeja to Watson, FOUR, oh this is beautifully placed! It was flatter and on the stumps, Watson goes deep in the crease and opens the face of the bat late to beat the man backward point

24.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, fires this one on the leg stump line, the batsman defends it down the pitch

24.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, he goes on the back foot to punch it to long on for a single that brings his half-century

24.5

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, now Bailey eases it to long-off from the back foot to pick up single

24.6

Jadeja to Watson, SIX, it's in Watson's arc - a big arc it is - and no ground is big enough when he starts hitting these shots! He takes a forward step and slaps the straight delivery over long-on

End of over 25 (12 runs) Australia 124/2 (RR: 4.96)
SR Watson    56* (64b 6x4 2x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-28-0
GJ Bailey    32* (38b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    4-0-18-0

25.1

Mishra to Bailey, no run, a beautiful googly again, Bailey was looking to push it to the off side and was surprised as it came in, defends belatedly

25.2

Mishra to Bailey, 2 runs, flatter delivery on the pads, the batsman goes back and pushes it firmly to deep midwicket for a couple

25.3

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, he stays in the crease and slaps it to deep point for a single

25.4

Mishra to Watson, SIX, he is really opening up now! This wasn't hit that well at all, more of a slice, but Watson manages to hit it straight towards the sight screen. The ball just tips over the rope

25.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, now Mishra tries a little variation, something of an offspinner, but this one is cut to deep point off the back foot

25.6

Mishra to Bailey, FOUR, he is being taken apart, Mishra tosses it up and it's full enough for the batsman to get under it and whack it to the gap at deep midwicket

Biplab: "Watson after his no-ball wicket, is like a wounded tiger..more focused and more aggressive.."

End of over 26 (14 runs) Australia 138/2 (RR: 5.30)
GJ Bailey    39* (42b 3x4 1x6)      A Mishra    5-0-32-0
SR Watson    63* (66b 6x4 3x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-28-0

26.1

Jadeja to Watson, no run, flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends it back down the pitch

26.2

Jadeja to Watson, no run, quicker and fuller on the middle stump line, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

26.3

Jadeja to Watson, no run, slower this time and Watson defends it to midwicket

26.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, he dabs it to the gap at square leg for an easy single

26.5

Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, he goes deep in the crease and turns the length delivery softly in the gap at deep square leg for a quick couple

Aakash Shrestha: "Now i won't be surprised if people start complaining about the inclusion of Amit Mishra on the team!! Human nature!!"

26.6

Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, tossed up and full, the batsman drives it off the front foot to deep extra cover for another couple

Muralidhar Meduri: "Last four overs fetching as many as 49 runs. What a shift of gears! Another 320+ on the cards to chase for India. Another bowling debacle. Another top class innings from Bailey."

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 143/2 (RR: 5.29)
GJ Bailey    43* (44b 3x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    6-0-33-0
SR Watson    64* (70b 6x4 3x6)      A Mishra    5-0-32-0

Ashwin to continue round the wicket

27.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he flights this one wide down the leg side, the batsman sweeps it, but hits it straight to short fine leg

27.2

Ashwin to Watson, FOUR, here comes the gift. A short delivery - attempted carrom ball - allows the batsman enough time to whack it to deep square leg boundary

27.3

Ashwin to Watson, 1 wide, another attempted carrom ball, but this one is down the leg side and the batsman lets it go to earn his bonus

27.3

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, quicker delivery on off, the batsman slaps it back to the bowler who makes a half stop

27.4

Ashwin to Bailey, 3 runs, he goes back and punches this towards extra cover, where Yuvraj makes a terrible attempt - allows the ball to go through his legs - and the batsmen pick up three

27.5

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the pads, the batsman gets down on his knee and sweeps it powerfully to fine leg

Sunny Dev: "This is nothing but a counter plan by australia, knowing that India, after failed attempts with pacers will end up having more spin options this time. Well Disguised and executed by Australia now."

27.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, he goes on the back foot to a flatter delivery and nudges it fine on the leg side for a single

Nate: "How good is bailey? Can he play proper (test) cricket? Or is he another michael Beaven?"

End of over 28 (11 runs) Australia 154/2 (RR: 5.50)
GJ Bailey    47* (46b 3x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-45-1
SR Watson    70* (74b 7x4 3x6)      RA Jadeja    6-0-33-0

Running out of options, Dhoni asks Virat Kohli to chance his arm

28.1

Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, full delivery outside off, the batsman easily drives it to wide long off for a single

Zahid Anwer: "The way bailey is playing currently I am afraid, being a Pakistani, he will soon cross Misbah and become most runs getter of this year. Superb player really he is.."

28.2

Kohli to Watson, 1 run, full and loopy outside off, Watson bludgeons it to long on for a single

28.3

Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, the batsman comes forward and drives it comfortably for a single to long off

28.4

Kohli to Watson, 1 run, quicker length delivery on off stump, bowled from wide of the crease, the batsman just plants his front foot out and drives it to long off

28.5

Kohli to Bailey, no run, this one was a touch slower, the batsman dabs it to point off the back foot

28.6

Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, and Bailey continues his golden run, getting to another half-century, without anyone realising it. It was a full delivery and he eased it to long off

Sagar: "George Bailey, the soon-to-be new Ashes hero!"

Robertito: "Nate, I think a Gabba wicket in November against Broad and Anderson will probably tell you very quickly what Bailey is capable of. Personally, I suspect he's a flat track bully, of which we have more than enough in the Test squad."

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 159/2 (RR: 5.48)
GJ Bailey    50* (50b 3x4 1x6)      V Kohli    1-0-5-0
SR Watson    72* (76b 7x4 3x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-45-1

29.1

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, he makes room to a full delivery and drives it, but hits it straight to cover

29.2

Jadeja to Bailey, FOUR, oh keep running after that, you are not going to catch it Mishra! Bailey goes deep to a short delivery and cuts it late to find the boundary

29.3

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, easily pushed to long off for a single

29.4

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, he tries a big slog sweep to one that is flighted wide outside off, gets an inside edge to deep midwicket

29.5

Jadeja to Bailey, FOUR, oh that has been hit with some power by Bailey! It was short outside off and Bailey quickly transferred the weight to back foot and hammered it to cow corner

29.6

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, another flatter delivery, Bailey picks up a single to midwicket

Bailey has now scored the most runs by any captain in a bilateral series

Wikus: "George Bailey has officially overtaken Hashim Amla as the second highest ODI average. Hope to see more of his good form, as an SA supporter, give the indians a good run for their money."

End of over 30 (11 runs) Australia 170/2 (RR: 5.66)
GJ Bailey    60* (55b 5x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    7-0-44-0
SR Watson    73* (77b 7x4 3x6)      V Kohli    1-0-5-0

Mishra is back

30.1

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up and full on the stumps, the batsman drives it to long on

30.2

Mishra to Watson, no run, he goes deep in the crease to a length delivery, but punches it straight to cover

30.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, tosses it up on the leg stump, gets it to break away a touch too, Watson defends off the back foot

30.4

Mishra to Watson, no run, quicker and shorter outside off, Watson wanted to find that boundary at deep point, but he hits it straight to the fielder at backward point

30.5

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, this one is down the leg side and it flicks it to short fine leg for a single

30.6

Mishra to Bailey, SIX, the sixers are raining here! slightly short by Mishra and Bailey takes full toll! He goes back in the crease and pulls it over cow corner.

The run rate has caught up with the six an over mark.. What a riposte by these two!

End of over 31 (8 runs) Australia 178/2 (RR: 5.74)
GJ Bailey    67* (57b 5x4 2x6)      A Mishra    6-0-40-0
SR Watson    74* (81b 7x4 3x6)      RA Jadeja    7-0-44-0

31.1

Kohli to Watson, 1 run, fuller and wider outside off, Watson pushes it to long off for a single

charlie: "Don't forget that Bailey is great with the white ball but hopeless with the red! Can he make it at Test level - not sure. What is certain though, is that he is a far better Captain than Pup."

31.2

Kohli to Bailey, no run, oh, what was that! Bailey wanted to send it outside the ground, but the ball stops on him, hits the toe-end and stays on the pitch

31.3

Kohli to Bailey, FOUR, he will get there this time as he gets a short one from Virat - who is not Mitchell Johnson - and Bailey whacks it to the cow corner area, it hits the boundary skirting flush. The replays showed that it might have fallen just inside the boundary

Matt: "Bailey a flat pitch specialist pfff. Not many of them in Australia any more. I must admit a strong bias as a Tasmanian cricket tragic"

Mofrad: "I think the Australian selectors should be praised for selecting Bailey and giving him so much opportunity. His domestic record was never really enough to bring him to the side, let alone be the captain. It was pure instinct of the selectors that brought us G. Bailey."

31.4

Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, another powerful mow to deep midwicket by Watson to a full delivery

Robertito: "Watson's batting is so predictable! He looks great for a while, then for some reason he stops hitting gaps and starts hitting it to fielders and then he gets out. Prove me wrong Watto!"

31.5

Kohli to Watson, no run, against the run of play, Virat manages to beat the batsman with a length delivery as Bailey looks to cut it late

31.6

Kohli to Watson, FOUR, full and loopy outside off, Watson comes forward and drives it with enough force to beat the man at extra cover. Jadeja at long off had no chance to stop that

lakshmikandhan: "Sometimes,Dhoni should realize his captaincy and bring some bowling changes, Can't simply blame bowlers cant be spoon fed ... if spinners are getting thwacked... bring pace at other end and make batsmen do think..."

End of over 32 (10 runs) Australia 188/2 (RR: 5.87)
SR Watson    79* (84b 8x4 3x6)      V Kohli    2-0-15-0
GJ Bailey    72* (60b 6x4 2x6)      A Mishra    6-0-40-0

Another bowling change, Spinner no. N - It's Raina.. N = 4. Change of mind.. Back to Jadeja now.. Raina shouldn't mind

JC: "@Matt: I think that is the point. There aren't many flat tracks in Aus anymore and consequently Bailey's record is fairly poor domestically."

32.1

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, fuller and quicker on stumps, Bailey is a touch late to come forward and gets an inside edge to square leg

32.2

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, full on the middle stump line, the batsman comes forward and dabs it to midwicket for a single

ibrahim: "I don't agree with robertito, this guy is averaging 55 and you are saying him flat track bully that's a bit harsh on him he is playing so beautifully, look at hughes how many chances he got at test level, give bailey a go and he might solve Australia's problem."

32.3

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, he drives this one straight to the man at cover

32.4

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, he steps out of the crease and calmly pushes the length delivery to deep cover for a single

32.5

Jadeja to Watson, 1 run, the batsman punches this one firmly to deep midwicket for a single

32.6

Jadeja to Bailey, no run, he stays patient and defend the full delivery to cover

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 192/2 (RR: 5.81)
GJ Bailey    74* (64b 6x4 2x6)      RA Jadeja    8-0-48-0
SR Watson    81* (86b 8x4 3x6)      V Kohli    2-0-15-0

Mishra is back

33.1

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, bowls a spitting leg break, but it's slow and short, the batsman waits and has all the time in the world to send it screaming to the extra cover boundary

33.2

Mishra to Watson, FOUR, now this one is full and flighted, the batsman gets to its pitch and pings it just over the bowler's head. Stop that. Anyone? No

Round the wicket now

33.3

Mishra to Watson, no run, bowls a flatter delivery on the stumps, the batsman defends off the back foot

33.4

Mishra to Watson, 1 run, he takes a tiny step out of the crease and drives the full delivery to long on

Back over the wicket

Hitesh: "Calling Bailey into Test side based on ODI performances looks premature..He averages around 18 in first class cricket in australia during 2012-13 and didnt light the world when playing for Hampshire either.."

33.5

Mishra to Bailey, no run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman dabs it to point off the front foot

Matt: "George still averages over 53 in the ODI's he has played in Australia."

Bailey has gone past Misbah as highest run scorer this year in ODIs

33.6

Mishra to Bailey, no run, this one is quicker for Mishra, 83.2 kph, and breaks away slightly after pitching, it beats the outside edge too

End of over 34 (9 runs) Australia 201/2 (RR: 5.91)
GJ Bailey    74* (66b 6x4 2x6)      A Mishra    7-0-49-0
SR Watson    90* (90b 10x4 3x6)      RA Jadeja    8-0-48-0

Australia are calling for the Powerplay, Dhoni opts to go back to Shami

Rishi Kamath: "Australia are easily capable of posting a 350+ score here. And given the uninspired captaincy and lacklustre bowling, I'll be appalled if they don't."

34.1

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, he gets a full delivery on off, the batsman just easily creams it straight down towards mid-off, where Dhawan dives over the ball

34.2

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, this one is past the left-hand side of Dhawan, no power, just timing this time! It was not a full delivery, but Watson just places it in the gap at wide mid-off

34.3

Mohammed Shami to Watson, FOUR, make it three in three! Watson arrives at the century pedestal - the first Aussie in this series to get there. It was a full toss on the pads and all he had to do was to flick it to deep backward square leg boundary. How much is India going to rue that missed chance! This isn't over

34.4

Mohammed Shami to Watson, OUT, oh Shami roars as he splatter the stumps with an inducker! Watson has to go straight after getting to his 100. It was a length delivery and came back in. Watson was looking to drive it down the ground on the up, but it missed the inside edge to hit off and middle.

SR Watson b Mohammed Shami 102 (104m 94b 13x4 3x6) SR: 108.51

Powerplay takes its first wicket. Relief for India? Maybe. But Maybe not. SmacksWell Maxwell is here

Sam: "Is there an option to throw in the towel!! Our bowlers are not inspiring any confidence at all. You can have one or two matches of underperformance but this has become a habit!!!"

34.5

Mohammed Shami to Maxwell, no run, full delivery on off, the batsman drives his first delivery to the man at cover point

Satish: "The ball was replay of Ranchi ODI"

34.6

Mohammed Shami to Maxwell, no run, gets some inward movement again from a length, Maxwell defends it solidly

End of over 35 (12 runs) Australia 213/3 (RR: 6.08)
GJ Maxwell    0* (2b)      Mohammed Shami    6-1-41-1
GJ Bailey    74* (66b 6x4 2x6)      A Mishra    7-0-49-0

Ashwin comes round the wicket

35.1

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, tosses it up on the stumps, the batsman drives it to long on

Richard: ""This isn't over yet" How many jinxes are there on cricinfo?"

35.2

Ashwin to Maxwell, 1 run, slower and on the pads, the batsman has to wait before nudging it to deep backward square leg

35.3

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, on the leg stump line again, the batsman clips it to deep backward square leg

Spencer: "Will Maxwell wield his silver hammer?"

35.4

Ashwin to Maxwell, FOUR, he doesn't wait, it's the reverse sweep taking the ball from well outside leg to hit it through backward point

35.5

Ashwin to Maxwell, FOUR, oh this one is even better! Ashwin fires it full on off and the batsman flicks it over the short third man fielder

35.6

Ashwin to Maxwell, OUT, excellent catch in the deep by bhuvneshwar! Ashwin had changed the line to off, but that wasn't going to make much difference for Maxwell. He went deep in the crease spotting the shortness of length and swung his hammer aiming for the deep midwicket stand. But Bhuvneshwar keeps his composure at the boundary pulling off a well-judged one catch. He punches the air. Ashwin takes a gasp..

GJ Maxwell c Kumar b Ashwin 9 (5m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Two overs two wickets. it's over to Rohan Sharma now

End of over 36 (11 runs) Australia 224/4 (RR: 6.22)
     R Ashwin    8-0-56-2
GJ Bailey    76* (68b 6x4 2x6)      Mohammed Shami    6-1-41-1

Bhuvi into the attack

36.1

Kumar to Voges, 1 run, short and wide from Bhuvneshwar, Voges chops it down towards third man for a single

36.2

Kumar to Bailey, no run, 131 kph, length ball on off as Bailey gets forward to defend

36.3

Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, 126 kph, length ball outside off and Bailey just caresses this behind point through third man for a boundary

Ashish Pande: "This was Bhuvi's wicket...the ball was poor to be punished"

36.4

Kumar to Bailey, no run, 132 kph, length ball angling in as Bailey defends it back to the bowler

36.5

Kumar to Bailey, no run

36.6

Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, 130 kph, same line and length with Bailey angling his bat to carve this through third man for a single and retain the strike

Mohammed: "Hughes 4W- Watson 444W- Maxwell 44W. Something in common, Hit out and Get Out."

End of over 37 (6 runs) Australia 230/4 (RR: 6.21)
GJ Bailey    81* (73b 7x4 2x6)      B Kumar    6-0-21-1
AC Voges    1* (1b)      R Ashwin    8-0-56-2

Ashwin round the wicket

37.1

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, 88 kph, pitched on middle with the ball turning in sharply. Hits the front pad as Ashwin goes up for the appeal. This looks like it may have just missing, if not clipping leg stump

37.2

Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, flighted in on middle which is defended carefully by the batsman

37.3

Ashwin to Voges, 1 run, flighted just outside off and turned to mid on for a single

37.4

Ashwin to Bailey, 2 runs, length ball on middle as Bailey is able to tuck it away to midwicket and runs hard enough for the pair to complete two

37.5

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, length ball on middle and defended back to the bowler

37.6

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, pitched on middle and leg which Bailey defends resolutely

Rama Maganti: "I thought immediately after the World Cup win in 2011, Dhoni said he might consider retiring in two years time from one form of cricket. It is almost 2014 and there is no sign at all. I think Dhoni needs to take a sabbatical from ODI captaincy atleast. His captaincy is totally uninspiring."

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 234/4 (RR: 6.15)
GJ Bailey    84* (78b 7x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    9-0-60-2
AC Voges    2* (2b)      B Kumar    6-0-21-1

38.1

Kumar to Voges, no run, 131 kph, fuller length outside off which is defended back to Bhuvi

38.2

Kumar to Voges, no run, 131 kph, length ball which Voges gets behind comfortably

38.3

Kumar to Voges, 1 run, 110 kph, slower ball as Voges leans forward to drive to cover for one

Mithul: "Meanwhile Sunny G, and Siddhu paaji playing a different "tuku tuku" game on Star Cricket"

38.4

Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, 127 kph, length ball outside off as Bailey gets on the back foot to pull this fiercely in front of square to the midwicket boundary, beating square leg to the rope

38.5

Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, 119 kph, slow again and Bailey has all the time in the world to punish this wide delivery through the gap in cover for yet another four

38.6

Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, 131 kph, length ball outside off as Bailey carves this behind square, with the ball racing away from Mishra, who is stationed at third man, to the boundary. That's the third boundary of the over and Bailey is now into the 90s

Lakshman Kumar: "If anyone deserves a Ton the most, its George Bailey..!! Such a class act..!! Missed the Ton 3 times in his last 4 Innings..!!"

End of over 39 (13 runs) Australia 247/4 (RR: 6.33)
GJ Bailey    96* (81b 10x4 2x6)      B Kumar    7-0-34-1
AC Voges    3* (5b)      R Ashwin    9-0-60-2

39.1

Ashwin to Voges, no run, 84 kph, Voges gets forward to defend this length ball outside off

39.2

Ashwin to Voges, no run, 83 kph, Voges tries to tuck this away to the leg side for one, but Ashwin dives to stop the extra

39.3

Ashwin to Voges, no run, once again defended to the leg side without too much fuss

39.4

Ashwin to Voges, 1 run, shorter this time as Voges gets back to pull this through midwicket

39.5

Ashwin to Bailey, no run, pitched up just outside off as Bailey hits this back at the bowler

39.6

Ashwin to Bailey, 3 runs, pitched just outside off as Bailey drives this through extra-cover, with the fielders slow after the ball. The pair are able to scamper three runs without too much trouble. Bailey now on 99

PRABHAT: "Indian bowlers are discombobulating to Australian batsmen because they did not faced a single challenging over except than B.kumar"

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 251/4 (RR: 6.27)
GJ Bailey    99* (83b 10x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    10-0-64-2
AC Voges    4* (9b)      B Kumar    7-0-34-1

Suresh Raina, the partnership-breaker, is now on bowling to Bailey who is on 99

40.1

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, short ball which Bailey gets back to and pulls through to square leg. Takes the run to bring up his 2nd ODI hundred off just 84 balls. Fantastic effort!

40.2

Raina to Voges, no run, 86 kph, length ball which Voges tries to work away

40.3

Raina to Voges, no run, short from Raina as Voges gets on the back toot to try and steer this behind square

40.4

Raina to Voges, 1 run, able to turn this away to the leg side for one

40.5

Raina to Bailey, no run, advances down the track to try and steer this through midwicket

40.6

Raina to Bailey, 2 runs, able to glance this quicker one down the leg side to square leg

Satz: "Bailey looks very promising to carry the mantle passed by Bevan and Hussey. But we will have to wait and watch if he is turning out to be the next Bevan(limited overs specialist) or Hussey(all format specialist). I seriously wish him to be the latter."

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 255/4 (RR: 6.21)
GJ Bailey    102* (86b 10x4 2x6)      SK Raina    1-0-4-0
AC Voges    5* (12b)      R Ashwin    10-0-64-2

Amit Mishra back into the attack

41.1

Mishra to Voges, 1 run, steers this length delivery off the back foot to long on

41.2

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, length ball outside off which Bailey jumps down to and drives through extra-cover

Uday: "Faulkner missile ready to fire."

41.3

Mishra to Voges, no run, length ball outside off and turns away, beating the outside edge

41.4

Mishra to Voges, no run, gets this one to drift a bit as Voges gets forward to defend

41.5

Mishra to Voges, 1 run, Voges able to guide this length ball through to long on for a single

41.6

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, shortish delivery which Bailey plays off the back foot to the same area

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 259/4 (RR: 6.16)
GJ Bailey    104* (88b 10x4 2x6)      A Mishra    8-0-53-0
AC Voges    7* (16b)      SK Raina    1-0-4-0

42.1

Raina to Bailey, no run, darts this on middle as Bailey tries to steer it away

42.2

Raina to Bailey, 1 run

42.3

Raina to Voges, FOUR, Voges dances down and hammers this over midwicket for a lofted boundary

42.4

Raina to Voges, 1 run, on middle and tucked away to the leg side

42.5

Raina to Bailey, SIX, Bailey is certainly looking to get a move on as he steps down and hits this cleanly over the long on boundary for a huge six

42.6

Raina to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey able to steer this past Raina to the leg side for a single

End of over 43 (13 runs) Australia 272/4 (RR: 6.32)
GJ Bailey    112* (92b 10x4 3x6)      SK Raina    2-0-17-0
AC Voges    12* (18b 1x4)      A Mishra    8-0-53-0

43.1

Mishra to Bailey, no run, length ball that spins sharply away from Bailey as he struggles to get bat on ball

43.2

Mishra to Bailey, SIX, back of a length again, staying low, as Bailey smashes this over the midwicket boundary, just clearing the rope

43.3

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, similar delivery as before as Bailey cuts it away in front of square

43.4

Mishra to Voges, no run, slips in the google outside off as Voges goes for the cut behind square

43.5

Mishra to Voges, FOUR, short again and on middle as Voges powers this through the gap at midwicket for a boundary

43.6

Mishra to Voges, 2 runs, Voges able to steer this through midwicket for a couple. Some rather lax fielding by the Indians here

End of over 44 (13 runs) Australia 285/4 (RR: 6.47)
AC Voges    18* (21b 2x4)      A Mishra    9-0-66-0
GJ Bailey    119* (95b 10x4 4x6)      SK Raina    2-0-17-0

Shami now into the attack

44.1

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 1 run, much better from Mohammed Shami, attempts the yorker, ends up as a low full toss, driven towards long on for a single

44.2

Mohammed Shami to Voges, 1 run, 136 kph, low full toss on middle which Voges steers to long on

44.3

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, FOUR, 136 kph, darted on middle as Bailey bludgeons this down the ground for a boundary

44.4

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 1 run, much better from Shami, gets his yorker right, Bailey digs it out towards cover for a single

Saransh: "Why is Yuvraj not bowlling?????"

44.5

Mohammed Shami to Voges, no run, 133 kph, yorker on middle as Voges digs it out successfully

44.6

Mohammed Shami to Voges, FOUR, 132 kph, length ball on middle which Voges hammers through midwicket for another boundary

Australia setting themselves up for a huge total, led all the way by Captain Fantastic himself, George Bailey

End of over 45 (11 runs) Australia 296/4 (RR: 6.57)
AC Voges    23* (24b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    7-1-52-1
GJ Bailey    125* (98b 11x4 4x6)      A Mishra    9-0-66-0

Jadeja back into the attack

45.1

Jadeja to Bailey, SIX, no need to respect the bowler, Bailey gets down on one knee and plays a slog sweep that just sails over the midwicket boundary for a huge six

45.2

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, this time goes for a reverse sweep to a full delivery on leg and middle, but finds short third man

45.3

Jadeja to Voges, 2 runs, length ball on middle as Voges steps back and cuts away square on the off side

Venugopal: ""Jadeja back into the attack". who's attacking???"

45.4

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, back of a length and straightening as Voges pushes this off the back foot to cover

45.5

Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, length ball which Bailey steers through to extra-cover

45.6

Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, darted in on middle as Bailey carves this behind point for a single

hari singh: "india properly has the worst bowling line up in cricket. even zimbabwe would take more wickets than us. rubbish"

End of over 46 (13 runs) Australia 309/4 (RR: 6.71)
GJ Bailey    135* (102b 11x4 5x6)      RA Jadeja    9-0-61-0
AC Voges    26* (26b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    7-1-52-1

46.1

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, SIX, 135 kph, low full toss ans Bailey obliges with a six over long on. It wasn't even that sweetly timed, but Bailey able to muscle it over

46.2

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 2 runs, 120 kph, slower ball , fuller length delivery smashed through extra-cover

46.3

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, FOUR, 133 kph, shortish delivery which Bailey hits through the line over midwicket. Long on running in but unable to deflect the ball away from the boundary

46.4

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, 1 run, length ball which Bailey backs away too and smashes over extra-cover

46.5

Mohammed Shami to Voges, 1 run, Voges slaps this away to the off side to get the captain back on strike

46.6

Mohammed Shami to Bailey, no run, 121 kph, slower ball as Bailey fails to get a bat on it, swinging quite early through the line

Vardaan: "India should just tell the opposition not bat first instead ,simply start chasing with 350 runs in 50 over and save 4 hours of match time."

End of over 47 (14 runs) Australia 323/4 (RR: 6.87)
GJ Bailey    148* (107b 12x4 6x6)      Mohammed Shami    8-1-66-1
AC Voges    27* (27b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    9-0-61-0

47.1

Mishra to Voges, 1 run, Voges able to tuck this away to long on for a single

47.2

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, darted in on middle as Bailey is able to get this away to long on

47.3

Mishra to Voges, FOUR, dances down the track and strikes this sweetly straight down the ground, with Rohit Sharma, stationed at long on, unable to stop it as he goes in for a sloppy slide

47.4

Mishra to Voges, 1 run, flighted low toss which Voges tries to sweep powerfully, but finds deep midwicket

Shamalka: "So now it is Bhuvi's chance to get his econ increased as well"

47.5

Mishra to Bailey, FOUR, back of a length and Bailey able to cut this away through cover. Brings up his 150 in style as well

47.6

Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey retains the strike with a single square of the wicket

TJ: "Another Century Partnership with one partner (voges) hardly contributing 20+."

End of over 48 (12 runs) Australia 335/4 (RR: 6.97)
GJ Bailey    154* (110b 13x4 6x6)      A Mishra    10-0-78-0
AC Voges    33* (30b 4x4)      Mohammed Shami    8-1-66-1

Bhuvi back into the attack

48.1

Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, 126 kph, yorker on off stump as Bailey squirts it away to the off side

48.2

Kumar to Voges, FOUR, length ball which Voges pulls behind square to beat fine leg to the boundary

48.3

Kumar to Voges, 1 run, length ball again as Voges powers this tot long on

KK: "I have a request for the innings, "Please get over"!!!"

48.4

Kumar to Bailey, no run, yorker length on middle as Bailey goes for a scoop behind to fine leg, but unable to get good bat on it

48.5

Kumar to Bailey, 1 run, right in the blockhole as Bailey digs it out successfully

48.6

Kumar to Voges, 1 run, Voges waits on this full delivery before playing a lofted straight drive down the ground which finds the fielder

End of over 49 (8 runs) Australia 343/4 (RR: 7.00)
AC Voges    39* (33b 5x4)      B Kumar    8-0-42-1
GJ Bailey    156* (113b 13x4 6x6)      A Mishra    10-0-78-0

Time for the final over, with Jadeja bowling the last over

49.1

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, Voges dances down the track and goes for the swat, with the ball redirecting to long on

49.2

Jadeja to Bailey, OUT, Bailey's wonderful innings comes to an end in the pursuit of quick runs as he smashes this Jadeja offering right to long off, who takes a simple catch. Awesome performance from the Australia captain

GJ Bailey c Kohli b Jadeja 156 (139m 114b 13x4 6x6) SR: 136.84

49.3

Jadeja to Voges, 1 no ball, and would you believe it, Voges goes too. As the batsman crossed, Voges was on strike, and he ends up taking this length ball and accidentally hitting it straight back at the bowler with the bottom end of the pitch. And would you seriously believe it. Jadeja has over-stepped YET again. It will be a free-hit for Australia, and Voges is trudging back, almost in disbelief. Dhoni must be infuriated under those awesome glasses of his.

49.3

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, not too much damage with the free hit as it ends up being hit over to midwicket

49.4

Jadeja to Johnson, OUT, fuller length ball just outside off which Johnson gets down on one knee to slog, but finds Dhawan stationed at deep midwicket. Will the umpires check the front foot no-ball too? Looks like the umpires will have spared him the embarrassment just for now. Wickets beginning to fall in a heap, but it doesn't really matter with 346 on the board

MG Johnson c Dhawan b Jadeja 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.5

Jadeja to Voges, 1 wide, able to steer this length ball on middle through extra-cover for a quick two runs

49.5

Jadeja to Voges, 2 runs, goes for the swipe but hits this behind square on the leg side as Australia finish off their innings on an excellent score of 350 for 6

49.6

Jadeja to Voges, 1 run, pushed through by Jadeja, Voges works it behind square for a single

Shane Watson, Australia allrounder: Taken me a little while to get going. In the end we have been getting close to 300 each and every game so we are giving ourselves the best chance of winning each game. Things fell well together with George in the middle today. That's my game i suppose. The wicket was a bit slow so I had to try and get into the innings with a few runs under my belt. A little slower than Jaipur, but the ground has a very fast outfield. The two new white balls certainly help with these big scores. Hopefully we put in a better performance tonight. We thought it was enough in Jaipur (when asked about whether the score is a winning one), so we will just do our best to bring this home without another good performance.

Another India-Australia ODI, Another big run fest. Australia put on 350 for 6 and India will be feeling under the pump as their batsmen are yet again set a tall order to complete. George Bailey was simply terrific today, as he has been throughout the series, and put on his highest ODI score of 156. He was ably supported by Shane Watson's 102. India started well with the ball, keeping Australia to just 89 for 2 after 22 overs, but since then Australia added 261 runs in 28 overs at a rate of 9.32, which simply took the innings away from India. Can India repeat the Jaipur heist and pull off yet another high-scoring chase? That answer and more in just 40 minutes time.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Australia 350/6
AC Voges    44* (38b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    10-0-68-2
BJ Haddin    0* (0b)      B Kumar    8-0-42-1
Series Results
India v Australia at Bangalore - Nov 2, 2013
India won by 57 runs
India v Australia at Nagpur - Oct 30, 2013
India won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
India v Australia at Cuttack - Oct 26, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v Australia at Ranchi - Oct 23, 2013
No result
India v Australia at Mohali - Oct 19, 2013
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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Virat Kohli brought up his hundred off 61 balls, India v Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur, October 30, 2013

Virat Kohli brought up his hundred off 61 balls

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Oct 30, 2013

Mitchell Johnson sent Yuvraj Singh back for a duck, India v Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur, October 30, 2013

Mitchell Johnson sent Yuvraj Singh back for a duck

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