patted to point, straight to Jaddu, would have been out had he hit the stumps, but he does not and Bailey gets across for an unbeaten fifty and the Australian win. That's the best chase at the Gabba as well, with an over to spare and nearly no doubt about the result.
So we have an India captain admitting 300 is not enough with their bowling. We have an Australian captain who is batting like he can't get out against India. And a 300-plus total gunned down with the greatest of ease. Basically a repeat of the first ODI, so people tuning in for Melbourne in a few days' time, better make sure you like deja vu. Until then, this is Alagappan Muthu, on behalf of Nikhil Kalro, stepping away to remember a time the bowlers were relevant.
9.00 pm Another clinical chase on a straightforward track with India unable to summon any threat. We had been warned of this, but it is still a little scary that 300 is being gunned down like a walk in the park. Literally because this chase has been fed by singles and twos, just like the Perth one and yet again Rohit Sharma has to console himself with the Man of the Match.
"Seems as if we have to score more runs and that puts a lot of pressure on the batsman. Back to back 300 is always good, but looking at our bowlers, we need to score 330 or more," says Dhoni. "most of the wides weren't because of swing. And we bowled wides even with the old ball. When we were supposed to build pressure, we bowled wides. The spinners bowled reasonably well. The morale is up, we'll just have to play a few more shots. We can be on the receiving end if we lose too many wickets. We have to go out there and enjoy it. But looking at everything we have to score 330-plus to make a game out of it"
"Yeah it was good tonight, I think we did well to restrict them to 308. They were looking good for 350. The way we started was brilliant. Marsh and Finch didn't panic and allowed us to play freely at the end. The bowlers did well in the last game, they pulled India back at the back end today too," Smith says. "I'm sure Wade and Faulkner will get a hit and do well when the get the chance. Bailey was excellent again"
"It's always disappointing. At the end of the day, no matter how much you score. I love playing here. The wickets are good, you always get value for your shots and that's what I want to do. Once I'm in, I feel good enough to score big. Overall pleased with my form, but disappointing not to win. Looking forward to Melbourne now"
there is his first of the match, and scores are level. It's a short ball, Maxi camps back and pummels it wide of long-on
backs away to clatter a 142 kph short ball way outside off down the ground. Spectacularly beaten
full and outside off, Maxwell plants his back leg outside off and simply swings as hard as he could. So whilst he gets elevation, he has very little power. But massive luck as he splits three men tracking the skier down
full on middle and leg, Maxwell slaps it down the ground and gets a couple. Meanwhile, 300 up for the fourth time in four innings this series
inside edge to a 140 kph delivery just outside off, Bailey was all set for bash it through the covers. Has to settle for a single to Dhoni
Umesh for the penultimate over
that's a 95 kph slower ball, Maxwell moves inside the line to lift it over the wicketkeeper. There is not enough pace to pull it off
126 kph, stays inside the line and looks to punch a short of a length delivery through the covers. No contact
goes for the short ball outside off, pulled to deep square leg
full toss, wide outside off, Maxwell looks to beat Ishant at short third man for his first boundary of the day, but he is unable to do so
109 kph offcutter just outside off, dabbed to short third man and they trot over for a single. Possible sign that India have given up because there should be no run there
short ball, swivel pulled to long leg
Barinder to see if he can pull a whole circus of rabbits out of a teeny weeny hat. It's 14 off 18, with him around the stumps
Rushabh: "Shami Missed? YES!"
short of a length and outside off, clipped through midwicket with a gentle roll of the wrists
Matt: "@Divy: Most importantly Aus dont have Starc, they are such a better team with him in. "
perhaps he was preempting Maxwell making room, because that's just a shocker of a slower ball down leg. Ishant's eighth wide of the day
backs away, but Ishant follows him with a short ball, pulled to wide long-on
Jadeja tracks it over his head, he is running back as hard as he could, sticks out a hand in desperation but the outside edge off a cramped up cut shot beats him.
Pandey signals it was four, but the way Bailey picked up that length ball and sent it soaring, I thought it was 12. Brilliant ball-striking.
full and down leg, that's almost predictable considering India trying to stymie the runscoring by denying width
patted into the covers as ishant goes for middle and leg and gets it to rise towards his thighs.
excellent work from Jadeja at point. India are still trying. It shows in the batsman trying to cramp the batsman up, it shows in this big dive to his right as Jaddu stops a possible second run. But this is such a lovely batting deck. Just skims onto the bat with no sideways movement
Divy: "And Australia didn't even have Hazelwood, Warner and Marsh today. Feels like adding insult to injury. India need to seriously change their approach during death overs, hopefully now utility of a player like Raina is realized. When you score 75 off last 10, can't blame the bowlers."