Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 157/8 (28 runs required, RR: 7.85)

  • Matthew Wade16 (15b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-37-2
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-34-0

That's bring an end to what we had to offer for tonight. India men and women have both won their T20 series 2-0. Congratulations India. Thanks for joining us

"It was fantastic," says MS Dhoni. "The support was very good. It has always been very good even when we are not playing well. That Jadeja catch was fantastic. That was a crucial part of the game. No wonder commentators keep saying catches win matches. Spinners did a great job, also Hardik's over with that wicket was good. Bumrah has done well at death bowling. He has bowled yorkers. It is your choice if you want to bowl back of a length if the pitch is good, but if you are not bowling yorkers because you can't bowl them, you will go for runs."

Aaron Finch, down with his hamstring injury is not available to chat. "It was a big target," says Shane Watson. "We made a good start but lost our way. Their spinners are very very skilled. Even when it is not turning they are effective. They play a lot of T20 cricket. Aaron Finch has hurt his hamstring, the run-out made it worse. He is getting it assessed. Sunday is very important. At the moment we are testing out a few players, which makes it challenging, but it is also an opportunity for guys to put their hand up."

"I love coming to Australia," says Virat Kohli, the Man of the Match. "There is good pace, there is good bounce, I love the challenge, and we get good Indian crowds as well. Nothing different from back home I am very happy I could contribute at an important time. We sealed the series today. Shikhar took a bit of time getting into the one-day series, but he is showing how dangerous he is. And Rohit, once he gets going, there is no better sight. The way they went after the bowling it can demoralise sides."

Impressive series win for India. Dhoni takes a stump as a souvenir. So does Kohli. This has been a good comeback albeit against a second-string (or is it third-string?) Australian side. They have come back from four straight defeats at the start of this tour to win this T20 series with a match to go. A perfect game for them: a good opening partnership followed by Kohli fireworks, and spinners coming to the party with the game in the balance. Australia, well they need to respect the format if they want to get winning, but they have their preferences, and to each his own. Credit where it is due: Indian spinners have done it despite heavy dew

19.6
W
Bumrah to Tye, OUT, 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

AJ Tye b Bumrah 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Last ball before India's series win is official

19.5
0
Bumrah to Tye, no run, quick yorker, under his bat and just outside off
19.4
4
Bumrah to Tye, FOUR runs, nearly a yorker, but also nearly a half-volley. Tye scorches this past long-off for four

Chin: "Sign of a maturing young bowler that Bumrah doesn't actually react when he yorks a tailender. It's because he expects himself to"

19.3
0
Bumrah to Tye, no run, slower short ball, beats Tye's swpie
19.3
1w
Bumrah to Tye, 1 wide, tries the short-ball variation... wide down the leg side

KG: "Let the MoM debate begin! :P "

19.2
W
Bumrah to Hastings, OUT, 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

JW Hastings b Bumrah 4 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

"How can it be a stumping if Faulkner inside edged it? Surely that should be a run out?" Andrew Dunford, you get run out only when you are attempting a run

19.1
1
Bumrah to Wade, 1 run, full, yorker, dug out to long-off for a single

Aishvarya: "Even Dhoni's pads are electric !!!"

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs | AUS: 151/6 (34 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 34.00)

  • Matthew Wade15 (14b)
  • John Hastings4 (5b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-34-0
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-27-1
18.6
1
Nehra to Wade, 1 run, low full toss, ends a superb over with a sixth single off it

Attendance at MCG: 58,787

18.5
1
Nehra to Hastings, 1 run, full, into the pads, chipped away for a single

Jha: "This so dhoni's game. Stifle with spinners. Stumpings. Freakish fielding from jaddu. Totally the game India needed in the Odis as well but couldn't execute."

18.4
1
Nehra to Wade, 1 run, looks to ramp but gets just the single to short fine leg

Aabhas: "50/5 in last 8 overs ..."

18.3
1
Nehra to Hastings, 1 run, low full toss, will go for just the single to long-off

Alex Franklin: "Officially the fastest stumping ever :p"

18.2
1
Nehra to Wade, 1 run, yorker, on off, dug out for a single to extra cover

PIYUSH : "Jadeja saved a life. Umpire's life that is."

18.1
1
Nehra to Hastings, 1 run, full and wide, driven to long-on for one

"MS Dhoni now has the record for most stumpings in international cricket; has gone past Kumar Sangakkara's 139 stumpings." Shiva, what a way to get there. An absolute freak stumping

Nehra comes back

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | AUS: 145/6 (40 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 20.00)

  • Matthew Wade12 (11b)
  • John Hastings1 (2b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-27-1
  • Ravindra Jadeja4-0-32-2
17.6
0
Ashwin to Wade, no run, same line wide outside off but this time slower in the air. Wade just toe-ends this back to Ashwin
17.5
0
Ashwin to Wade, no run, cleverly bowled by Ashwin. Sees Wade back away and bowls a quick one just inside the tram line. The little Wade can't reach it. Is beaten
17.4
6
Ashwin to Wade, SIX runs, down the wicket tp chip this length ball over midwicket for a six. Too late? Too little?
17.3
1
Ashwin to Hastings, 1 run, swept to fin e leg for one
17.2
0
Ashwin to Hastings, no run, carrom ball? No room, defended back to him
17.1
1
Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, makes room to push one into the off side for one

Ashwin looking for an icing

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 137/6 (48 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 16.00)

  • Matthew Wade5 (7b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja4-0-32-2
  • Ravichandran Ashwin3-0-19-1
16.6
W
Jadeja to Faulkner, OUT, 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

JP Faulkner st †Dhoni b Jadeja 10 (6m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

Stuart: "Really, still no place for Usman? Get the man a shirt and let's win a game. Who knows, he might even be able to play spin. "

16.5
2
Jadeja to Faulkner, 2 runs, this will do for Australia. Full and straight, nearly a yorker, and off the inside edge it goes for a couple
16.4
6
Jadeja to Faulkner, SIX runs, Faulkner flickers. Takes a flat length ball from outside off and slogs it over midwicket for a six. They will need five more such hits if they are to win, though
16.3
1
Jadeja to Wade, 1 run, this is a wide down the leg side until Wade sweeps it straight to short fine leg for a single
16.2
1
Jadeja to Faulkner, 1 run, short of a length, punched to deep point for one

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.