Disciplined Australia halt Indian juggernaut
Australia failed to fully capitalise on a 231-run opening stand, but better fielding than India and excellent bowling from their quicks made sure India's ODI juggernaut was halted at nine wins in a row, still their longest streak
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.
A bit of a whimper at the end, but remember that India are chasing 335. No matter how much ODIs have evolved, it's a bloody hard task, and Australia have bowled outstandingly towards the end of this innings.
Alrighty then. Twenty-nine to get, six balls to go.
Cummins to bowl his last over.
Mohammed Shami is in at No. 9. We've seen him hit some big sixes in Test cricket, at the tail-end of some massive Indian innings, but this is a different ball game.
Bit of a hold-up in play. Richardson's getting some attention to his spikes, getting some mud out of gaps between them. Dhoni, meanwhile, signals for a change of bat.
Arun: "excellent handling of bowlers by Smith. 3 best bowlers to bowl last 3"
40 to get from 18 balls. Richardson will bowl his final over now - he's been exceptional in his last couple of overs.