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Match Day

167dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Buoyant India cruise to series win

India's first series victory of any kind in Australia since the summer of Monkeygate is proving an unmitigated disaster for the hosts, who now face real uncertainty over their captaincy

167dDaniel Brettig in Melbourne

Khawaja replaces injured Finch, captaincy wide open

Australia's captain Aaron Finch will be replaced by Usman Khawaja for the dead rubber Twenty20 against India on Sunday and is under a cloud for New Zealand and beyond after a hamstring injury that has left the selectors scrambling for an alternate leader

167dESPNcricinfo staff

Kohli's Adelaide send-off 'not on' - Smith

Australia's Steven Smith doesn't think the send-off he got from India's Virat Kohli, after being dismissed in the first T20 on Tuesday night, has a place on the cricket field


167dThe Preview by Sidharth Monga

Weakened Australia face must-win game

Australia will need to overcome the panic that set in against spin in the middle overs if they are to overcome an Indian side that has gained in belief

Successive wins


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Field first?


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.