back of a length outside off, Shami swings and misses, looking for the big drive over the covers
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.
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
full on off stump, whipped in the air, on the bounce, to midwicket
full on middle stump, swiped down to long-on
length ball outside off, slashed to sweeper cover
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.
length ball on off stump and Axar holes out. A good-looking straight bat loft down the ground, but he doesn't quite get enough on it to clear long-on
Alrighty then. Twenty-nine to get, six balls to go.
sees him backing away from the stumps and sends down a yorker that doesn't miss leg stump by much, after Shami jabs at it in vain
back of a length on leg stump. Looks to whip it against the angle, gets a leading edge that loops up and drops into no-man's land in front of deep square leg running in
shortish on leg stump, tucked away towards deep square leg
back of a length, angling across towards middle stump, blocked back to the bowler
back of a length on middle stump. Moves away from leg stump to make room to swipe down to long-on
length ball on middle and off, only manages to push towards extra cover and pick up one
Cummins to bowl his last over.
slower short ball, angling down leg. Not the greatest of balls to bowl with fine leg inside the circle, but Shami only manages to swat it straight to that fielder
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.
bowled him! He's really not got to grips with Richardson's slower one, and he's dragged this on. Was on the cards, given how much he was hitting across these balls. Back of a length, closer to off stump this time. Goes for the big swipe over the leg side, only manages an inside-edge onto his stumps
short outside off, and Dhoni's flat-batted it for six! Finally gets some leverage, some width, and he just slaps it away over the covers
slower ball, fullish outside off. Another huge slog from Dhoni, loses his shape, and nearly inside-edges into his off stump. Wade dives left to make sure it doesn't run away behind him
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"
slower ball wide of off stump, flat-batted hard but straight to extra-cover
shortish, too close to off stump to get the kind of power he wants with the cut. Straight to backward point
40 to get from 18 balls. Richardson will bowl his final over now - he's been exceptional in his last couple of overs.
again a big step across his stumps. Cummins digs it in, just back of a length, angling into the body, and Dhoni swivels to pull to long leg
short, rising ball. Too close to off stump to cut, and he's off his feet and he inside-edges down into the ground, not far from off stump