Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
111(139) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 1 7 1 7 7
V Kohli
118(121) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 0 10 2 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O10.0
M0
R55
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O10.0
M1
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So, in the battle of the bats it is India who have triumphed. They lost a couple of early wickets but Kohli and Yuvraj revived India with that century stand. Australia, though still not ahead, would have sensed a chance with the departure of Yuvraj but Raina's attacking cameo shut them out. It would be quite a high for Tiwary to hit the winning runs. Sriram Veera's the bulletin writer, so do check out his final match wrap. It should be updated soon. Also, check the game out in pictures with our gallery. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Clarke: "Cameron White's innings was unbelievable, I thought 290 was enough but India chased well. John Hastings did a fantastic job, Starc has a bright future for Australia. We'll try to rebuild. Disappointed with the result. We'll try to do better in the first 15 overs in the second game."

MD Dhoni: "Yuvraj and Kohli got us back in the game and Raina supported Kohli well in the end. We wanted to see how much dew was around, I thought the spinners would get more turn but it turned out to be much flatter. White took the attack apart, but with Suresh Raina at the crease with one Powerplay to go I knew we had a chance. Yuvraj, it was very important for him to get runs. Kohli has been often criticised for giving away good starts and he he batted perfectly today. We'll look to win the third game as well. We have eight to ten games before the World Cup and we want to achieve more than just winning the games."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: "I was struggling with cramps in my 70s and 80s. I just wanted to drag the game as much as I could to put my team in a winning position. Vijay suggested that I just time the ball than hit it too hard. He helped calm me down. With Yuvraj batting at the other end, it's always helpful because he can score quickly and take the pressure off you. We just decided to build a partnership and bank on the Powerplay. The team has shown trust in me to bat at No.3 and I'll just look to capitalise. Once the dew came in, the ball was coming on quite nicely and we tried to take advantage on that."

That's all, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. We'll see you again on the 24th for the next game in Goa. Until then, it's goodbye.

48.5
4
Starc to Tiwary, FOUR runs, India have won it comfortably in the end, pitched up outside off and it's eased into that gap between extra cover and mid-off for a boundary to seal a five-wicket win

just 2 needed now...

48.4
4
Starc to Tiwary, FOUR runs, short and that will relieve a bit of pressure on the young man, short and it's pulled away over midwicket
48.3
0
Starc to Tiwary, no run, fullish, pushed back to the bowler
48.2
0
Starc to Tiwary, no run, bowls it on a good length on leg stump, pushed towards square leg, another dot ball to Tiwary
48.1
1
Starc to Raina, 1 run, short on leg stump, clipped off his pads down to fine leg for a single

Starc is back

END OF OVER:
48 | 1 Run | INDIA: 283/5

  • SS Tiwary4 (13b)
  • SK Raina70 (46b)
  • CJ McKay10-0-55-3
  • NM Hauritz10-0-54-0
47.6
0
McKay to Tiwary, no run, yorker on middle, dug out onto the pitch

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
111(139) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 1 7 1 7 7
V Kohli
118(121) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 0 10 2 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O10.0
M0
R55
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O10.0
M1
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF