punched through cover-point! Australia win in fine style!
Australia go 1-nil up in the three match series. Game two is on Friday night in Nagpur. Thanks for your company tonight. Keep an eye out for Deivarayan Muthu's match report and Sid Monga's analysis. On behalf of Chandan and Deiva, thanks for your company tonight. See you on Friday.
Player of the match is Cameron Green: "Kind of got thrown in the deep end a little bit but it was nice to bat with Finchy. He is an experienced campaigner and keeps you calm in the middle. It was kind of nice. We had the luxury of watching the Indians bat. Hardik played beautifully. He has to be the best in the world at what he does. It kind of gave us an idea of how to go about it."
Aaron Finch: "It was a good contest. Obviously the dew helped us at the back end. Some really good partnerships from us. I thought the intent of all our guys, the way that they just attacked their match ups and really took it on and tried to change the momentum of the game was really good. That's all we're after at the moment."
Rohit Sharma: "I don't think we bowled that well. 200 is a good score to defend and at the same time we didn't take our chances on the field. That's about it. I think we batted brilliantly to get to that score. It was a great game for us to understand where we went wrong and what we can do better in the next game. For us it was just about that one wicket between Wade and Tim David. And we were not able to do that. I think they got a 60-odd partnership in 32 balls, which was a turning point from their perspective."
10.30pm Australia conceded their highest ever total against India in a T20I and then mowed it down with 4 wickets in hand 4 balls to spare. It is Australia's second-highest successful T20I chase. Cameron Green and Matthew Wade were the stars at either end of the innings but they had contributors throughout. India can blame their fielding as much as their bowling. Axar was sensational but every other bowler went for more than 11 per over. Matthew Wade: "At this ground it didn't worry us too much. Anywhere between 12-14 an over at the back end on a wicket like this and an outfield like this we back ourselves to get them."Sampath Bandarupalli: first time Bhuvneshwar Kumar has conceded 50+ runs in a T20IKhan: "How can you leave Green out of the world cup squad, Australia?"
holes out to long off! 67kph looping leg break, he wanted to end it in one swing and hit it too flat straight to long off. Easy catch. David is annoyed.
Two to win
And again! Short again, Wade stands up and hammers a pull wide of long on!
pulled through midwicket! Wade putting on a clinic. Short ball, he swivelled and pulled it into the gap again
glorious cover drive! Low full toss outside off, he eases this inside out through the large gap at cover and it races to the rope! Superb batting
knee high full toss and he misses out! It hits the pad and rolls away. David will kick himself at missing that
134kph, full on off, he shovels this with the bottom hand to long on for one
full on leg, he clips this along the deck with power to deep midwicket
speared well down the leg side and a clear wide
Huge over for Australia. shayan: "Wade is Wade-ing as we speak!!! shaheen flashbacks :("
118kph, short outside off, he pulls with a short arm jab wide of long on for an easy two
pulled over deep square! Too short, Wade is waiting, he smokes it flat over the fence. What a pull shot!
very full on middle, he drives neatly straight to get a single
launched miles! Length in the slot and David dispatches it over deep midwicket!
dropped! Tough return catch. Wade miscues but he hit it hard back to the bowler and Harshal couldn't hold on
charges and hoicks it over deep fine! He skipped out, Harshal banged in a length ball on the hip and Wade picked it up with the bottom hand and cleared the fence
Harshal back on
avnish: "has dew settled in? Doesn't seems so." Not really. Just a cracking batting track and a lightning outfield.
full and wide, he cracks a square drive straight to the deep backward point
attempted wide yorker delivered way too wide
Fine leg up. Deep backward point now.
carved behind point! Low full toss wide of off, he opened his body and sliced it powerfully behind point
133kph, low full toss on leg, he can't get under it, he whips it to deep midwicket
yorker outside off, he gets a thick edge along the deck to short third and they pinch one
Over 20 • AUS 211/6