pummels it down the ground and that's Australia's victory!
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Jason Behrendorfff is Man of the Match, for his 4 for 21. There were 17 dots in his 24 balls. "Not too often I get in front of the cameras. Its something I've got to work on. Nice to get one over on debut but obviously we lost then. It's something I've been working hard at, putting on a brave face out there and not looking nervous. India are a very class team, nice to take wickets up front and giving the team a good start. Honour to play for my country and looking forward to doing it again"
"Feels great. As Isaid at the toss, we had to bowl well and start well. And Dorff bowling there, taking four for in his first real spell. Really fantastic. he's got the height, the bounce and the swing. He's from Perth. He was really fantastic," David Warner says. "Zampa did well later as well, his execution was spot on. Henriques, he showed his experience. I've used him in this role in the IPL as well. It looked an English wicket, soft and with moisture. We knew if we could get past the new ball we could do well
"Not the performance we wished for. Australia were much better on the day,"Virat Kohli says. "I don't think we were good enough with the bat. The wicket was bit sticking to start. It was difficult for them as well, but after the dew set in, they got away. The effort is to do that as a team, but we speak about when the situations are not in our favour is when we have to put 120% on the field. It;s the attitude that matters most and it's something the team embraces. The ball to Rohit [from Behrendorff] was pretty good. He bowled in good areas, he was pretty tight, credit to him, getting wickets with the new ball and they built on that very well"
10.05 pm That's a statement from Australia, and there were plenty, right from the start when Jason Behrendorff took out Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the very first over to claim 4 for 21. Then when David Warner pulled off a blinder of a catch, turned around and screamed his delight at the crowd. When Moises Henriques and Travis Head weathered the early burst from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and then began mauling India's two wristspinners. It's been a complete performance from Australia, but it took a while coming: this is their first T20I win over India in eight matches
"Good win. Thought the bowleres bowled really well to keep them to 118. We knew it would be tough though and it was in the first six overs, but it got easier as the ball got older," Henriques says. "When you're chasing those small targets, and Head came out and hit a couple of boundaries, it took pressure off me. Then I just had to hang in there and prevent a collapse. Wicket suited the fast bowlers, and it wasn't doing anything for the spinners. I was supposed to bat at three, if there were early wickets. Last game we had a good start, so I slipped down the order"
"Haven't been doing that through the ODI series. Worked hard at batting and it came off today," Head says. "Just about being positive about the way I think, hitting the boundary riders and putting pressure on the bowlers. We played fantastically today, bowlers did really well. Good spirits going to Hyderabad and looking forward to winning the series"
Rohit Ramanatha: "India has lost 9 of the 17 matches in guwahati with this!! and won only 6"
Dhaval : "That unused review [appeal for caught behind against Henriques] has cost India dearly. But we all know it's a part and parcel of the game. The series is well set now for a finale."
Sid Sid: "Kuldeep though an exciting prospect and also picking up crucial wickets has not by any means been economical. Chahal on the other hand has shown greater control also being attacking at the same time. Time to "rotate" Kuldeep has come..may be"
full and outside off, spears it out to deep point
top-edges the sweep, but there is no one around to threaten it until Pandya runs to his left from deep square leg
pushes it very wide outside off, so Head lets it go and accepts the extra
Brat: "@Arunraj : Maybe Nehra/Zaheer can be brought in as the specialist "Getting Used to Left Arm bowling" coach for the Indian batsmen!"
another slog sweep, this one mistimed to deep square leg
slog sweeps it out to long-on
races down to reach the pitch of the tossed up delivery and carves it to long-off
goes to fifty with a six! It's too short this time and Henriques rocks back and pummels it over deep midwicket. Super shot, because of the quick footwork
hammers a very very full delivery outside off stump over long-off. Looks like the googly, but it doesn't matter when he overpitches. Rohit perches on the edge of the boundary,. trying to catch it, but it goes over him
steps out, but not quite to the pitch of the ball. Panics into a slog and gets a leading edge out to short third man
Tom de Sailor: "Meh!! A debutant doing well against India. It's nothing new. It's only a matter of a match, when India figures him out. "
rocks back and cuts a short ball out to the sweeper cover
works a flighted delivery on leg stump to long-on
low full toss on middle and leg, clips it to midwicket
slaps a full delivery outside off to long-off
tosses it up outside off, well outside off, Head reaches out to slash and misses
lashes it outside off, over to deep cover
Arunraj: "I see Indian batting now n then falling for a new left arm seamer like Aamir, Mustafizur Rahman n today Behrendorff.. Hope they will come strong against him with a plan next game.."
top edge, as he tries to sweep, and the ball beats Kohli running back from slip
positions himself across the stumps, and reads the googly off the pitch with the length being short as it is. Nudges behind square leg
clears the front leg and belts a tossed up delivery on middle to long-off
slaps a full delivery outside off to long-off
|Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati|
|Toss||Australia, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 624|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10|
|Match days||10 October 2017 - night (20-over match)|