Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    15.6 another run-out between Kohli and Sharma. Low full toss hit towards deep midwicket. Sharma runs back for the second, Kohli doesn't. Easy run-out for Australia. For Sharma it was always two, but Kohli had his hand up right away. Kohli seems to have slipped on the turn, and hence raised his hand in a no 143/2
    10.6 first wicket for Australia. Dhawan tries the reverse-sweep, a shot that is on because the point and third man are inside the circle, but Dhawan has found the man at point. Still doesn't have a fifty in T20 internationals, but a good start for India 97/1
    not out
    59
    44
    33
    7
    1
    178.78
    19.4 full and wide goes Tye and Dhoni looks for one of his big hits over long-off, but gets too close to the ball and mis-hits him straight into the lap of long-off 181/3
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    9 (lb 7, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    184/3 (20 Overs, RR: 9.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-97 (S Dhawan, 10.6 ov), 2-143 (RG Sharma, 15.6 ov), 3-181 (MS Dhoni, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SR Watson301705.6682010
    JW Hastings3035011.6676100
    SM Boland403007.5092100
    JP Faulkner3035011.6635100
    AJ Tye402817.0072000
    NM Lyon1015015.0000101
    GJ Maxwell201718.5010100
  • BATSMEN
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    15.2 pushed to extra cover again but Finch takes the risk with his hamstring. And he is gone. Wade has failed to place the ball, put the pressure on Finch, who has run himself him out. Jadeja's throw is wide, but the hamstrung Finch is so short of his crease he has been run out. Finch run out Jadeja bowled Wade 124/5
    9.5 and finally India hold on to a catch. Marsh jumps out of his crease, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, and doesn't get the elevation he wants when looking to hit over long-on. Pandya takes the catch there. Even this one nearly slips out of the finger tips 94/1
    10.5 Pandya is doing everything for India right now. Slower ball, wide outside off. Lynn wants a replay of that huge six from Adelaide as soon as he sees a length ball, but this is slightly off pace, and takes a massive top edge towards short third man. Dhoni calls for it, gets rid of his hat, and takes the swirling ball cleanly 99/2
    11.4 MCG has gone mad. Yuvraj has got a wicket. Maxwell is gone. The quick Dhoni stumping is back. Clever bowling from Yuvraj. Maxwell gives him the charge, Yuvraj slips in the quicker wider one. Maxwell can't reach it, and the lightning quick work from Dhoni sends him back 101/3
    15
    12
    11
    2
    0
    136.36
    14.2 if Yadav's fielding last ball was good, this is nothing short of sensational. Watson has absolutely drilled this right back at the umpire's head. All eyes on the ducking umpire and the boundary but Jadeja gets both his hands in the air and takes this fuss free. It takes a brave man and an excellent fielder. Jadeja is both. Watson is impressed with Jadeja's effort. He is bemused but he is impressed 121/4
    not out
    16
    27
    15
    0
    1
    106.66
    16.6 a freak stumping to make up for the one he missed earlier in the evening? Wide round-arm delivery, Faulkner looks for the big slog, inside-edges it into Dhoni's pads, and the ricochet goes on to the stumps. The third umpire is brought in, and the replay from square on shows his back foot has dragged out of the crease. Dhoni's gloves are close to the stumps when the ball hits the wicket, but the third umpire seems convinced it is not the gloves whodunnit. He doesn't ask for another replay. And rightly so 137/6
    19.2 and the traditional Bumrah yorker. In each of his three matches Bumrah has bowled a batsman with a yorker. This is swift, and aimed at the base of the middle stump. Too good for hastings 152/7
    4
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    4
    1
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    100.00
    19.6 and Bumrah finishes it off with a full ball. Not a yorker, but Tye is late onto it, and lets is squeeze under his bat. The off stump is pegged back 157/8
    Extras
    8 (b 1, lb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    157/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.85)
    Did not bat: SM Boland, NM Lyon
    Fall of wickets: 1-94 (SE Marsh, 9.5 ov), 2-99 (CA Lynn, 10.5 ov), 3-101 (GJ Maxwell, 11.4 ov), 4-121 (SR Watson, 14.2 ov), 5-124 (AJ Finch, 15.2 ov), 6-137 (JP Faulkner, 16.6 ov), 7-152 (JW Hastings, 19.2 ov), 8-157 (AJ Tye, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    A Nehra403408.5064000
    JJ Bumrah403729.2597010
    RA Jadeja403228.0050200
    R Ashwin402716.75110220
    HH Pandya201718.5042010
    Yuvraj Singh20713.5060000

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.38 start, First Session 19.38-21.03, Interval 21.03-21.23, Second Session 21.23-22.48

Match days

29 January 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Successive wins

1

No. of T20Is India had won in their last six matches, before these two consecutive wins. Before that they had won seven consecutive games.

Top at the back

139

No. of stumpings by Sangakkara in International matches - MS Dhoni has gone past that in this match with his second stumping.

Hammering from both ends

0

No. of previous instances of both teams having 50-plus opening stand in T20Is in Australia. This is the first such T20I in Aus and 12th overall.

Huge at MCG

182

Highest total at the MCG in T20Is, by Aus vs SA in 2008-09, before India making 184 for 3 in this match.

Multiple 50s

0

No. of India players who scored more than one 50-plus score in a bilateral T20I series, before Kohli in this series.

Quick team-100

68

No. of balls taken by India to reach 100 runs, is the second-least against Autralia in Australia. Fastest: 67 balls by WI, Brisbane, Feb 2013.

Missed ton

1

No. of opening stands higher than 97 by Rohit-Dhawan, for India in T20Is - 136 by Sehwag-Gambhir vs Eng, Durban, 2007 WT20.

Dhawan's best

33

Previous highest score for Dhawan in T20Is, in nine innings. He has surpassed that today.

Field first?

1

No. of times the teams have elected to field first, in the previous eight T20Is at MCG. Toss-winning sides have 3-5 win-loss record here.