full on middle, just past the diving bowler and the lack of power behind the stroke ensures they get through for two and finish on the right side of this cliffhanger
|AUS||74.88||4(8)||- 1.26||- 7.01||3/26||4.56||81.89|
That's all from us, hoping everyone has their fingernails in tact, goodnight.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is the man of the match for his three for 26: We had worked out pretty quickly that it wasn't coming on, so dragged our lengths back. Don't remember the last time we had a win when I was playing, so it's always good to win a game, hopefully we can go on and win the series
Finch: When Bumrah has got overs up his sleeve it's never easy, but the run-outs didn't help either. Maxwell played a hell of an innings on a difficult pitch.
Kohli Very pleased with the bowling effort, never thought we'd be in this situation but Bumrah can do wonders, even Mayank bowled brilliantly, I thought. We want to give Rahul and Rishabh game-time. Rahul played a really good knock, we had a good partnership, had we gone on though, we could have got 150, which would have been a match-winning score on this pitch. But Australia played better cricket overall and deserved to win
Bhupathi: "Low scoring games are always fun to watch. Teams around the world are unable to decode how to phase the innings while chase low scores. "
Bhavik: "All efforts from Bumrah wasted by Yadav. Bhuvi would have done the job for India. Really should have a win after Bumrah's effort"
Maxwell: I was able to control the middle overs. Our wickets caused a bit of chaos towards the end but credit to Richardson and Cummins for finishing it off
Wow, what a cracker we've witnessed at Vizag, which saw a tie the last time India were here. Again, it's a last ball finish which went down to the throw hurled at the bowler's end, beaten by a scampering Jhye Richardson. Australia were coasting with Maxwell and Short, batted like blind men groping in the dark post their dismissals, a brilliant 19th over from Bumrah turned the tide in India's favour, but Cummins found the boundary when they most needed it and they ran like their lives depended on it to steal two off the last ball, and go one-nil up.
full toss on off, and he pierces the cover field to turn the match Australia's way again
Dhoni walks up to Kohli, asks him to get to deep midwicket from extra cover. That brings Markande to extra cover and Pandya to square leg
full toss on the stumps, pushed to long-on but hit too hard to turn for two
now square leg is in and fine leg is back. Is he going to go short of a length?
yorker on middle, squeezes it out just past the bowler and they scamper two
length on middle, and he has beaten deep backward squareleg to silence the crowd
full ball outside off, dragged off the inside half to long-on. Mistimed slog
Third man, sweeper, deep backward square, deep midwicket and long-on are out, informs Varun from the Venue
knocked him over with a searing yorker and for the first time in the match, India look to be firm favourites!
Australia are losing their way here! That was short on middle, Handscomb shuffled across to try and help it along, it hurried on to him, the top edge went high into the night sky but a calm Dhoni was under it and took it with ease
length on middle, hurries on to him but manages to swat it to long-on
length on off, another swing and a miss and the pressure is mounting
back away, Bumrah follows, gets a thick inside edge to deep squareleg
length outside off, early into the pull and misses. The pressure is suddenly on Australia
googly again, he comes down the wicket and drags it to long-on
quicker one again, punched to long-off
quicker one on middle, pushed back
length on off, pushed to cover
googly, plays back and steers it to short third-man with an open face
full outside off and caressed through the cover field, the fielder at long-off has to race across to his left and put in a slide to save two there
full outside off, chipped past cover and down to long-off for another single
length on off, slapped past the bowler for another one down to long-off
|Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam|
|Toss||Australia, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 2-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 748|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45- 22.15|
|Match days||24 February 2019 - night (20-over match)|
Over 20 • AUS 127/7Australia won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)