Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    23.4 driven nicely off the frontfoot towards deep cover. Rahane was slow to turn for second and that may have cost him a split-second. He was ambling through the second when he realised the throw was coming to his end. Wade collected the throw cleanly and whipped the bails off to catch Rahane short despite a full-length dive. Credit to Hilton Cartwright as well for the super-flat throw. India lose one against the run of play 121/2
    5.1 stop the press. No double century for Rohit today. Silence accompanies the wicket. This was full and swinging away from off stump, Rohit goes for the drive but this one hits the toe-end of the bat and balloons back to the bowler, who was off balance on his followthrough, but still managed to regain his composure and hold on. Juggling act. 19/1
    37.5 and chopped on! Kohli falls for 92. The ball has been seaming back in, Kohli chooses the wrong option of playing a dab down to third man, the ball takes the inside edge and hits the stumps. Maybe his first mistake of the day. Fantastic innings anyway 197/5
    27.2 goes through. Pandey has struggled against pace this series. That's not a good shot. Hurried for pace again, goes back and looks to cut a straight ball. There is a hint of turn too. Both his feet are in the air as he missed the cut. A nothing shot, an awful shot. The ball clips the top of off. Put himself under pressure with so many dot balls, when he felt he needed a scoring shot, he needed to play it off a good ball 131/3
    35.3 and gone. Jadhav tries to get underneath and cut again but it was too full for that. He may have been better off trying to play that down, instead he brought his bat from down to up, which means the ball will only go up. The full length means there isn't enough elevation and Maxwell, at backward point, gobbles it up. 186/4
    39.1 an absolutely humongous wicket, not just because of who it is, but also because that could make a 25-run difference to the total. Full outside off, may have come off the surface slower than usual, and Dhoni drives too early. The ball goes up and Smith dives forward to take a good catch. 204/6
    49.1 smashed! But straight down to long-off. A slower full toss outside off, and intentionally bowled that wide outside off. Pandya hits it decently but not well enough. Finds Warner 246/9
    47.6 gone this time. Full around off and middle, Bhuvneshwar gets underneath again and hits the ball straight up. Maxwell runs in from long-on and completes the catch. Too early through the ball, may have been some pace off the ball from Richardson 239/7
    48.2 oh yes. Wade will feel a lot better now, mentally at least. Full and wide outside off, Kuldeep wafts with his weight firmly on the back foot. Gets a thick outside edge that flies towards Wade, who wanted to go with both hands, but improvised midway through knowing that he can't get there. So he stuck out his left hand, behind his back and hung on. One of the better catches you'll see 239/8
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    49.6 run-out! And India are all out. A short and wide slower ball that is very wide outside off, Chahal can't connect, he runs down before Bumrah sends him back. Wade runs up and hits the stumps directly. 252/10
    15 (b 1, nb 1, w 13)
    252 all out (50 Overs, RR: 5.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Rohit Sharma, 5.1 ov), 2-121 (Ajinkya Rahane, 23.4 ov), 3-131 (Manish Pandey, 27.2 ov), 4-186 (Kedar Jadhav, 35.3 ov), 5-197 (Virat Kohli, 37.5 ov), 6-204 (MS Dhoni, 39.1 ov), 7-239 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 47.6 ov), 8-239 (Kuldeep Yadav, 48.2 ov), 9-246 (Hardik Pandya, 49.1 ov), 10-252 (Yuzvendra Chahal, 49.6 ov)
    PJ Cummins1013413.40383010
    NM Coulter-Nile1005135.10398050
    KW Richardson1005535.50286011
    MP Stoinis904605.11303120
    AC Agar905416.00173020
    TM Head201105.5061010
    2.6 this is almost like how he got Hafeez on his T20I debut. String of dot balls may have played on Cartwright's mind. This is a good length delivery just around off, Cartwright isn't sure if this one's going away or coming in. Pokes at the delivery without any conviction and sees the ball beat the inside edge and crash into the stumps. Bhuvneshwar's foot was very close to the line, but Cartwright has been told he can continue walking. 2/1
    4.5 he's bowled to him a million times in the nets for Sunrisers, does him with a beauty that is pouched superbly at second slip. Floats this full and away, gets this to nip away after pitching, Warner doesn't drive but simply hangs his bat out to get a thick edge that flies to Rahane, who takes is safely. Australia in trouble already. What an inspired burst this is turning out to be 9/2
    29.5 Jadeja takes the catch, it's a huge wicket for India, so much so that it makes them clear favourites now. Pandya uses this delivery very well, the hard-length bouncer, on middle and leg. Climbs steeply on Smith who can't quite keep his pull down. Jadeja misjudges it, but runs in from deep square leg and takes the routine catch. It was set for Smith, but he's been done in. Hurried for pace and a little extra bounce too 138/5
    16.6 too easy, the full toss has done the trick this time. Waist-high full toss, this was dipping on him though. He could've swung this wherever he pleased. What does he do? Flick it straight to Pandey at midwicket. Head was in sparkling form but will have to go. 85/3
    22.5 there's the magic ball. Dhoni isn't generally pumped up but boy, is he animated or what? Outstanding work by Chahal. Tossed it up but slowed it down nicely, he saw Maxwell charge down so lobbed this towards middle and leg, Maxwell, who senses he may not have gotten to the pitch of the ball, looks to turn this to the leg side, but the ball deflects off his right pad as the ball went between his legs, Dhoni collects it and smashes the stumps to leave Maxwell way outside the crease. Huge moment in the game. 106/4
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    32.2 chopped on! Lots of turn and Kuldeep has his front. The routine legbreak, so slow outside off, Wade goes back and tries to cut with an angled bat (more 45 degrees, than the traditional 90), but the ball takes the inside edge and hits the stumps. Big big trouble now for Australia 148/6
    32.3 given out first ball, and Australia are capitulating. Agar opts not to review. It's the loopy legbreak, Agar plays all around it and misses a full toss - the ball pitches after he missed it. Hits him in front of leg. Umpire Chaudhary's index finger indicates trouble that Australia may not be able to get out of now. It's wristspin again 148/7
    32.4 and he has it. Kuldeep takes a hat-trick, and the Eden Gardens goes wild. India are jumping around like 11 children on a playground that have just seen an icecream truck roll in. It's a googly, pitches outside off, Cummins gets forward, looks to defend, but the ball takes the outside edge and settles nicely in Dhoni's gloves. The third Indian hat-trick taker in ODIs 148/8
    39.4 and Australia are now nine down. It's that length again, short on middle and leg. Hurries Coulter-Nile for pace, who is far too late on his pull. The ball hits the upper half of the bat and just lobs up to Pandya for his second 182/9
    43.1 full, straight and given! Australia choose to review. Richardson played all around his flick, was hit on the pad in front of middle and leg. 'No bat involved' says the umpire. Three reds and Australia go down 2-0 in this series 202/10
    16 (b 4, lb 6, w 6)
    202 all out (43.1 Overs, RR: 4.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Hilton Cartwright, 2.6 ov), 2-9 (David Warner, 4.5 ov), 3-85 (Travis Head, 16.6 ov), 4-106 (Glenn Maxwell, 22.5 ov), 5-138 (Steven Smith, 29.5 ov), 6-148 (Matthew Wade, 32.2 ov), 7-148 (Ashton Agar, 32.3 ov), 8-148 (Pat Cummins, 32.4 ov), 9-182 (Nathan Coulter-Nile, 39.4 ov), 10-202 (Kane Richardson, 43.1 ov)
    B Kumar6.12931.45311000
    JJ Bumrah713905.57275100
    HH Pandya1005625.60388110
    YS Chahal1013423.40381120
    Kuldeep Yadav1015435.40364220

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

21 September 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Batting first again


No. of times in a row Kohli has elected to bat first, including this match. He had done that only once in his first 15 ODIs in charge.

Rohit's den


Rohit Sharma's average across all formats at Eden Gardens, before today in 18 innings. His career-best Test (177), ODI (264) and T20 (109*) have all come at this venue.

Virat year


No. of 50+ scores for Kohli in ODIs this year, in just 20 innings. Only once he made more such scores - 12 50+ scores in 2011 in 34 innings.

Struggling finish


Runs brought by India in their last 15 overs, losing 7 wickets - 185/3 to 252/10. None of those 15 overs could yield more than 8 overs.

Openers down cheaply


Last time Australia's openers combined for fewer runs in an away ODI than the 2 runs in this game, v NZ in Christchurch. Warner and Cartwright both added one run each in this ODI.

landmark special


No. of Australia players to score 50 or more in their 100th ODI, including Steven Smith in this match. The highest among them is 81 by Geoff Marsh.

Elite club


No. of India players to take a hat-trick in ODIs - Chetan Sharma (1987), Kapil Dev (1991) and Kuldeep Yadav in this match.