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    2.6 this is almost like how he got Hafeez on his T20I debut. String of dot balls may have played on Cartwright's mind. This is a good length delivery just around off, Cartwright isn't sure if this one's going away or coming in. Pokes at the delivery without any conviction and sees the ball beat the inside edge and crash into the stumps. Bhuvneshwar's foot was very close to the line, but Cartwright has been told he can continue walking. 2/1
    4.5 he's bowled to him a million times in the nets for Sunrisers, does him with a beauty that is pouched superbly at second slip. Floats this full and away, gets this to nip away after pitching, Warner doesn't drive but simply hangs his bat out to get a thick edge that flies to Rahane, who takes is safely. Australia in trouble already. What an inspired burst this is turning out to be 9/2
    29.5 Jadeja takes the catch, it's a huge wicket for India, so much so that it makes them clear favourites now. Pandya uses this delivery very well, the hard-length bouncer, on middle and leg. Climbs steeply on Smith who can't quite keep his pull down. Jadeja misjudges it, but runs in from deep square leg and takes the routine catch. It was set for Smith, but he's been done in. Hurried for pace and a little extra bounce too 138/5
    16.6 too easy, the full toss has done the trick this time. Waist-high full toss, this was dipping on him though. He could've swung this wherever he pleased. What does he do? Flick it straight to Pandey at midwicket. Head was in sparkling form but will have to go. 85/3
    22.5 there's the magic ball. Dhoni isn't generally pumped up but boy, is he animated or what? Outstanding work by Chahal. Tossed it up but slowed it down nicely, he saw Maxwell charge down so lobbed this towards middle and leg, Maxwell, who senses he may not have gotten to the pitch of the ball, looks to turn this to the leg side, but the ball deflects off his right pad as the ball went between his legs, Dhoni collects it and smashes the stumps to leave Maxwell way outside the crease. Huge moment in the game. 106/4
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    32.2 chopped on! Lots of turn and Kuldeep has his front. The routine legbreak, so slow outside off, Wade goes back and tries to cut with an angled bat (more 45 degrees, than the traditional 90), but the ball takes the inside edge and hits the stumps. Big big trouble now for Australia 148/6
    32.3 given out first ball, and Australia are capitulating. Agar opts not to review. It's the loopy legbreak, Agar plays all around it and misses a full toss - the ball pitches after he missed it. Hits him in front of leg. Umpire Chaudhary's index finger indicates trouble that Australia may not be able to get out of now. It's wristspin again 148/7
    32.4 and he has it. Kuldeep takes a hat-trick, and the Eden Gardens goes wild. India are jumping around like 11 children on a playground that have just seen an icecream truck roll in. It's a googly, pitches outside off, Cummins gets forward, looks to defend, but the ball takes the outside edge and settles nicely in Dhoni's gloves. The third Indian hat-trick taker in ODIs 148/8
    39.4 and Australia are now nine down. It's that length again, short on middle and leg. Hurries Coulter-Nile for pace, who is far too late on his pull. The ball hits the upper half of the bat and just lobs up to Pandya for his second 182/9
    43.1 full, straight and given! Australia choose to review. Richardson played all around his flick, was hit on the pad in front of middle and leg. "No bat involved" says the umpire. Three reds and Australia go down 2-0 in this series 202/10
    16 (b 4, lb 6, w 6)
    202 all out (43.1 Overs, RR: 4.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (HWR Cartwright, 2.6 ov), 2-9 (DA Warner, 4.5 ov), 3-85 (TM Head, 16.6 ov), 4-106 (GJ Maxwell, 22.5 ov), 5-138 (SPD Smith, 29.5 ov), 6-148 (MS Wade, 32.2 ov), 7-148 (AC Agar, 32.3 ov), 8-148 (PJ Cummins, 32.4 ov), 9-182 (NM Coulter-Nile, 39.4 ov), 10-202 (KW Richardson, 43.1 ov)
    B Kumar6.12931.45311000
    JJ Bumrah7.013905.57275100
    HH Pandya10.005625.60388110
    YS Chahal10.013423.40381120
    Kuldeep Yadav10.015435.40364220

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

21 September 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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Match Notes

Elite club


No. of India players to take a hat-trick in ODIs - Chetan Sharma (1987), Kapil Dev (1991) and Kuldeep Yadav in this match.

landmark special


No. of Australia players to score 50 or more in their 100th ODI, including Steven Smith in this match. The highest among them is 81 by Geoff Marsh.

Openers down cheaply


Last time Australia's openers combined for fewer runs in an away ODI than the 2 runs in this game, v NZ in Christchurch. Warner and Cartwright both added one run each in this ODI.

Struggling finish


Runs brought by India in their last 15 overs, losing 7 wickets - 185/3 to 252/10. None of those 15 overs could yield more than 8 overs.

Virat year


No. of 50+ scores for Kohli in ODIs this year, in just 20 innings. Only once he made more such scores - 12 50+ scores in 2011 in 34 innings.

Rohit's den


Rohit Sharma's average across all formats at Eden Gardens, before today in 18 innings. His career-best Test (177), ODI (264) and T20 (109*) have all come at this venue.

Batting first again


No. of times in a row Kohli has elected to bat first, including this match. He had done that only once in his first 15 ODIs in charge.