Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 313/8 (22 runs required, RR: 6.26)

  • Mohammed Shami6 (6b)
  • Umesh Yadav2 (2b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile10-0-56-2
  • Pat Cummins10-0-59-1

9.55pm And that is that. A good win for Australia, turns around some pretty ordinary away form, and a few things to ponder for India ahead of the final ODI, which is in Nagpur on Sunday. Be sure to join us for that game. Until then, goodbye!

David Warner is the Player of the Match: "Feels fantastic. Put a great smile on our face, winning this game tonight. It's been tough for us on the road lately. A few misdemeanors back in the day, so didn't get my chance [on the previous tour]. Getting to play in India, and play my 100th ODI, is pretty special. Winning, you gain some momentum, and the way the guys played with the bat today was fantastic."

Steven Smith: "Nice to get a win in. Thought Aaron Finch and David Warner were spectacular up top. They hit the boundaries when they wanted to, and set us up to get 330. Thought we were having one of our little collapses, but Peter Handscomb batted well to get us up to 330. I thought we were a little bit too wide with the new ball, could have been straighter, but the bowlers pulled it back nicely towards the back end."

Virat Kohli: "At the 30-over mark they were going pretty strong, I thought it would be a great effort to restrict them to under 350, and we did that. We were pretty optimistic. Got a pretty good opening partnership, but we needed one big partnership, chasing 330, which we didn't get. People have off days. Umesh and Shami bowled well, they were getting the ball to reverse in their second spells. The spinners won't always have good days. Sometimes you have to sit back and say the opposition played well. The only respite for the fast bowlers was taking the pace off the ball - it was pretty close to the old Bangalore wicket."

Nikhil: "Think the batting order has let India down,sending Hardik up the order was a good move from Hardik's point of view,but Dhoni at 7 isn't working anymore he need a bit of time to flourish which is justified,Pandey at 4 and Pandya at 7 is the way to go forward in spite of Pandya's heroics with the bat." -- Maybe, maybe.

9.41pm After 11 straight defeats in completed matches away from home, Australia have finally won one, and won it comfortably in the end, by 22 runs. India's winning streak ends at nine matches - they've equalled their previous best, but not bettered it. They were in this chase right till the last 3-4 overs, with a big opening partnership followed by some good middle-order contributions, but in the end 335 was a touch too far out of reach.

The three big heroes for Australia are their three frontline seamers: six wickets between them, and all of them went at less than 6 an over while defending 335. That is gold.

Coulter-Nile to Mohammed Shami, no run, back of a length outside off, Shami swings and misses, looking for the big drive over the covers
Coulter-Nile to Mohammed Shami, FOUR runs, shot. Waist-high full-toss on middle and leg, and he moves away from the stumps to make a bit of swinging room and club it away over midwicket. The umpire suggests it's just below waist high

Hundred in hundredth


No. of players to score a century in their 100th ODI, including Warner. He's the first Australia player to do so and first by any player in last 10 years.

Chinnaswamy's top


Previous highest partnership in ODIs at Chinnaswamy for any wicket, between Watson and Haddin against Canada in 2011 World Cup. Warner and Finch have gone past that stand.

Opening high


Last time an opening pair added 100+ runs against India in India, before Warner and Finch doing in this game. Finch and Hughes were the last to do in Pune in 2013-14 tour.

Top start


Australia's average first powerplay score this series in the first 3 ODIs - scores of 47, 47 and 49. In this match they added 63 runs without losing a wicket, their most in this series.

Warner's century


No. of ODIs for Warner. He's the 28th Australia player to appear in 100 or more ODIs.

Lucky venue


Last time India lost an ODI at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Since then they have played 7, won 5, tied 1 and 1 was no-result. India have lost only one ODI v Aus at the venue in 6 previous encounters.