2nd ODI (D/N), Nagpur, Mar 5 2019, Australia tour of India
(49.3/50 ov, target 251)242
India won by 8 runs
player of the match

9.45pm And that is that. India take a 2-0 lead in the series. Next up is Ranchi on Friday. Do join us for that, and keep sending in your comments. Until then, good night!

Virat Kohli is the man of the match: "When I walk in to bat, when the situation gets difficult, I have no choice but to put my head down and bat through the innings. Exhausted right now. I'm more proud of our second innings than our first. Vijay Shankar batted outstandingly, but he was unfortunately run out and we lost Kedar and MS in quick succession. I was thinking of using Vijay in the 46th over, but I spoke to Rohit and MS, and they said, let's stick with Shami and Bumrah, and if they get some wickets we're on top, and that's exactly what happened. Vijay kept it stump-to-stump, kept it simple, and it worked. It's always nice to speak to Rohit, he's the vice captain, MS has been around for so long, and you go and speak to the bowler as well. Invariably they're all on the same page. Bumrah is a champion, two wickets in an over, just turned the game, happy to have him in our team. Just coming through these kinds of games gives us confident. It's important to look ugly at times, and come through and win. We might get these low-scoring games in the World Cup as well. This kind of a pitch was tailormade for Kedar Jadhav, he was actually keen to bowl the last over as well. It felt good [to get to 40 ODI hundreds]. It's just a number, but it feels good to win games for India."

Aaron Finch: "It was one of those games where you take it as deep as you can and hope you can get over the line. Marcus Stoinis played a brilliant innings. The game ebbed and flowed the whole day. We had momentum, gave it back to them, and in the end they got over the line. If Stoin takes a risk early on and gets out, we have no chance at all, so his approach was right. Was okay to get a start today, but starts don't win games. We got 30s and 40s, they got a hundred, and that was the difference. Virat was the difference in the game. If one of our top order got 80-100, we would have probably won the game."

Piyush: "Bumrah 2/10 in his last 6 overs.. How many times has he done this?!! Amazing Amazing bowling... "

Vishal: "MOM should be shared in between 2 players (Kohli and Bumraah, if not among 3 (VK, Bumraah and Vijay Shankar)."

Saurabh: "This was India's 500th ODI win! Congratulations team India."

Parth Taco: "Jadeja's rocket run out of Handscomb the turning point of this game!"

SSK: "Coulter-Nile wicket was the turning point. All he needed to do was stay with Stoinis a little longer at that point. None of that madness was needed."

"I was ready to bowl that over. Only if I do it will people know I can," Vijay Shankar says. "It was just about being mentally clear, not be crowded mentally. Wanted to hit the hard lengths because it was reversing a bit, and I told myself to bowl at the stumps. I think when you play for the country you have to be ready to do whatever the team needs. I keep telling myself to work on all aspects of the game, and when the opportunity comes, be ready to grab it. I thought I was timing the ball well, rotating the strike in the middle overs. I was confident of doing that and it was a good partnership."

Durlav Dhadumia: "What a great match this was! ODIs have become interesting again because of these low scoring pitches unlike the ones where teams score 350+ and bowlers are there only to be hit all around the park. "

9.28pm I may have mentioned this before, but what a match. T20 offers up a lot of tight finishes, but ODIs still give you room for these slow-burning thrills. It could have gone either way, and Virat Kohli could have gone either way - the low-slung offspin of Kedar Jadhav or the inexperience of Vijay Shankar. He went with the latter option, and on this occasion it's come off brilliantly. It seems a long time ago that those two - Kohli and Vijay Shankar - were putting on a smooth, smooth partnership that seemed set to take India to a much bigger total than they eventually managed.

At various points, Australia looked to be controlling the chase, but India kept picking up wickets at vital junctures: three for Kuldeep, those two for Bumrah in the same over.

Shankar to Zampa, OUT

in the blockhole, and it's all over! He played a lovely innings at No. 5, and now he's bowled a great over under pressure. Full, straight, aiming at middle stump, and Zampa, making room to try and carve it away through point, fails to connect

Adam Zampa b Shankar 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Shankar to Zampa, 2 runs

length ball on off stump, makes room and jabs into the point region. Backward point dives right and gets a hand to it, but it rolls away from him and they can run a second

In walks Adam Zampa.

Srini: "What a moment for Vijay Shankar to get his first ODI wicket."

Shankar to Stoinis, OUT

big appeal, and it's given! Immediate review too. Nowhere near short enough to pull, and not full enough to loft over mid-on, and he's caught between the two. It's angling in towards leg stump. Misses, and it hits him on the back leg. Looked out on first viewing, and it still looks out now. Let's see what ball-tracking has to say. No bat on it. Umpire's call on leg stump, and Stoinis has to walk back dejected. An excellent innings, he's kept Australia in it right up to now. And they still just need one big hit, even if it's Nos. 10 and 11 at the crease

Marcus Stoinis lbw b Shankar 52 (65b 4x4 1x6) SR: 80

What a match this is. Australia need 11 off the last over. Vijay Shankar will bowl it. Stoinis has played this perfectly, no matter what happens from here. Deep midwicket and long-on in place, and fine leg. Square leg in the circle. Deep point and long-off back on the off side.

end of over 499 runs
AUS: 240/8CRR: 4.89 RRR: 11.00
Nathan Lyon6 (6)
Marcus Stoinis52 (64)
Mohammed Shami 10-0-60-0
Jasprit Bumrah 10-0-29-2
Shami to Lyon, FOUR runs

full-toss, angling marginally down leg, and Lyon swings at it and gets a critical bit of bat on it. Fine leg was back, but he was too square, and this absolutely flies over the turf and gives him no chance

15 from 7. Will Lyon chance a big hit, since Stoinis will be on strike for the last over anyway?

Alex: "Kohli would a better option for last over, perfect time for him"

Shami to Stoinis, 1 run

sees Stoinis looking to manufacture room and bowls a back-of-a-length ball angling into leg stump and cramping him for room. Swiped down to long-on, not much power on it

Shami to Lyon, 1 run

short outside off, makes a bit of room and slaps to deep point

Sundar: "I would prefer Dhoni to bowl the 50th over" -- That would be new finishing territory even for a finisher so accomplished.

Shami to Stoinis, 1 run

length ball on off stump, shuffles across again to clip through square leg. Takes the single now, leaves Lyon three balls to keep out.

Shami to Stoinis, 2 runs

back of a length, angling into middle and leg. Steps across this time, whips it in the air, juuust out of reach of Kuldeep diving to his left and backwards at square leg, brings up his fifty

Qasim Ibrar: "Is it Dhoni or Stoinis.?" -- Dhoinis?

Shami to Stoinis, no run

back of a length, angling into middle stump. Looks to make room to hit through the off side, can't find it. Punches it back to the bowler

20 off 12. Shami continues.

end of over 481 run
AUS: 231/8CRR: 4.81 RRR: 10.00
Marcus Stoinis48 (60)
Nathan Lyon1 (4)
Jasprit Bumrah 10-0-29-2
Mohammed Shami 9-0-51-0
Bumrah to Stoinis, 1 run

back of a length, angling into off stump. The one ball you might presume Bumrah might bowl. Stoinis shuffles across and nudges it away into the backward square leg region to retain strike. Once we know which way the result goes, this over could assume a lot of meaning in hindsight.

Bumrah to Stoinis, no run

well, there's little he can do about this. The Bumrah special, angling into the corridor, pitching on a good length, straightening away, beating the outside edge as Stoinis presses forward, looking for a push into the off side

Does he look for the single off this ball?

Bumrah to Stoinis, no run

back of a length on off stump, blocked solidly into the off side

Bumrah to Stoinis, no run

in the blockhole, angling in towards off stump. Opens his bat face and squeezes it out to backward point

Bumrah to Stoinis, no run

back of a length close to off stump, defended to extra-cover. Stoinis is doing the Dhoni thing here, rightly. The asking rate isn't all that steep even now

Bumrah to Stoinis, no run

length ball angling in towards off stump, gets a nice stride in and defends it back down the pitch, solidly. Bumrah lets it run, willing Stoinis to take the single as mid-off ambles towards the ball. No way is Stoinis taking that single

Stoinis on strike, 21 needed from 18. Does Kohli bring back Jadhav/Vijay? Nope. It's Bumrah.

end of over 477 runs
AUS: 230/8CRR: 4.89 RRR: 7.00
Nathan Lyon1 (4)
Marcus Stoinis47 (54)
Mohammed Shami 9-0-51-0
Jasprit Bumrah 9-0-28-2
Shami to Lyon, no run

in the blockhole on middle stump, some late swing in as well - he's been getting the old ball to do that right through - and Lyon juuust gets his bat down in time to flick to long leg. Stoinis refuses the single, he wants the strike

Shami to Stoinis, 1 run

back of a length, a little wider, chopped down to third man

Shami to Stoinis, FOUR runs

back of a length, and that's a super shot. Fifth-stump line, so not a particularly bad ball, but he waits, and uses his wrists brilliantly to open his bat face slightly and carve it to the left of the diving backward point fielder

Shami to Stoinis, no run

back of a length, nips back into off stump to cramp Stoinis for room. He simply blocks it back to the bowler

Shami to Lyon, 1 run

back of a length close to off stump, stabbed to Jadhav at backward point. No run was available, and they weren't going for one, but Jadhav throws to the batsman's end anyway. Would have been okay if the midwicket fielder had backed up properly, but Rayudu fumbles and Stoinis gets back on strike

Shami to Stoinis, 1 run

full on off stump, clipped away to deep midwicket

Shami. Kohli is hoping he won't need to use his fifth bowler at all. Only two wickets remaining, so why not?

Sud: "That's a W.O.W from Bumrah. Can Shami get another one in the next? Fingers crossed."