Player of the Match
Player of the Match
171dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
AJ Finch
74(48) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 10 12 8 7 4 11 22
RG Sharma
RG Sharma
60(47) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
11 5 1 2 6 14 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
RA Jadeja
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah
O4
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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

Commentator: Sidharth Monga

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

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.