and another boundary, gives himself room and drives over cover, but the game was already gone
India win by 11 runs on the back of a very strong finish to their innings and an excellent performance in the field. Australia had a good start to the chase but struggled badly after Finch departed. Decent story out of the match with Chahal, who came in as a concussion sub for Jadeja, playing a key role with the ball (after Jadeja had done with the bat).
If you're in Indian subcontinent, here are some match highlights you can catch up with:
Full match highlights: Jadeja, Chahal, Natarajan help India take 1-0 lead
Australia innings highlights: Chahal, Natarajan three-fors seal India's win
WATCH: Jadeja rescues India with a 44* off 23
And for all the other match highlights, you just need to click here
Sugumar: "That catch by Samson changed everything tonight. Way to go young indians!!!!"
Mukunth: "So, Australia got a fair bit of an idea on the X-factor player rule before the BBL" Ha, almost
Deepak Sahu: "India's new allrounder Jadechal won us the game.. what an all-round performance"
Man of the Match is Chahal! "A great feeling, no pressure for me when we were batting then I got to know I was going to play. Ten to 15 minutes before I got to know I would play. I learnt from my ODI mistake where I bowled with some flight. In the first innings it was a bit hard to score against their spinners...and I bowled according to my plans."
Aaron Finch On his injury:"Bit of a hip or glute, we'll wait and see, it progressively got worse throughout the game."
On Chahal: "They were let using know their doctor had ruled Jadeja out with concussion and you aren't challenging a medical expert in that regard. We probably leaked a few too many runs at the end and then in the middle phase struggled to heat boundaries."
Virat Kohli "Jaddu got a knock on the side of a head and was a bit dizzy and still is. Concussion replacements are a strange thing, today it worked for us maybe another time he wouldn't have found a like-for-like. He came in and bowled really well. The pitch offered him enough. We showed character to fight back...I thought they had a great start and they were cruising to be honest. That's how T20 goes, we put enough pressure on them, but you need a bit of luck."
I'll wrap things up for tonight. Excellent performance from India. From Gnasher and Varun it's goodbye and see you in a couple of days
all the way! That's a clean strike by Swepson as he clears long-off
full at middle, driven to the covers
beaten by a full delivery outside off as he gives himself room
full outside off, gives himself some room but it's just a toe end
gets across to off stump and scoops this miles into the air back over the keeper
Shami for the last over
27 needed off the last. Probably not
swung down the ground
connects well! Length ball, Abbott heaves across the line and clears deep midwicket. First boundary since 14th over
wide outside off, shapes to play a scoop but is well beaten
Gaurav Tawde : "Starc got his own treatment.. Wow Natarajan.. "
driven down to long-off
full outside off, was that edged?! Rahul didn't take it cleanly...toe end straight into the ground
base of off stump! That's how to do it. Full, straight, Starc misses and Natarajan hits
short at off stump, he's through the shot too early, loops through the keeper
width outside off, slices a drive over point
given lbw! The bowler didn't even appeal. Henriques has reviewed. He moved right across the crease, aiming to the leg side, it looked pretty straight. Only the keeper appealed. No bat involved. Another wait for the ball tracking to be put together. Smashing leg stump
full outside off, drives wide of mid-off but can't find the boundary
back of a length outside off, steered to the cover sweeper
a slower ball, short outside off, cut into the off side
Tough ask for the lower order to score at 13
another top edge, taken at deep midwicket! Pushed wide outside off again, Wade has to reach for it, opts to sweep again and picks out Kohli. India closing in.
full outside off, timed the drive nicely but straight to the very straight deep cover