RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Melbourne, January 29, 2016, India tour of Australia
184/3
(20 ov, T:185) 157/8

India won by 27 runs

Player Of The Match
59* (33)
virat-kohli
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Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
India 184/3(20 overs)
Andrew Tye1/28 (4)
Glenn Maxwell1/17 (2)
Australia 157/8(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 157/8CRR: 7.85 
Matthew Wade16 (15)
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-37-2
Ashish Nehra 4-0-34-0

That's bring an end to what we had to offer for tonight. India men and women have both won their T20 series 2-0. Congratulations India. Thanks for joining us

"It was fantastic," says MS Dhoni. "The support was very good. It has always been very good even when we are not playing well. That Jadeja catch was fantastic. That was a crucial part of the game. No wonder commentators keep saying catches win matches. Spinners did a great job, also Hardik's over with that wicket was good. Bumrah has done well at death bowling. He has bowled yorkers. It is your choice if you want to bowl back of a length if the pitch is good, but if you are not bowling yorkers because you can't bowl them, you will go for runs."

Aaron Finch, down with his hamstring injury is not available to chat. "It was a big target," says Shane Watson. "We made a good start but lost our way. Their spinners are very very skilled. Even when it is not turning they are effective. They play a lot of T20 cricket. Aaron Finch has hurt his hamstring, the run-out made it worse. He is getting it assessed. Sunday is very important. At the moment we are testing out a few players, which makes it challenging, but it is also an opportunity for guys to put their hand up."

"I love coming to Australia," says Virat Kohli, the Man of the Match. "There is good pace, there is good bounce, I love the challenge, and we get good Indian crowds as well. Nothing different from back home I am very happy I could contribute at an important time. We sealed the series today. Shikhar took a bit of time getting into the one-day series, but he is showing how dangerous he is. And Rohit, once he gets going, there is no better sight. The way they went after the bowling it can demoralise sides."

Impressive series win for India. Dhoni takes a stump as a souvenir. So does Kohli. This has been a good comeback albeit against a second-string (or is it third-string?) Australian side. They have come back from four straight defeats at the start of this tour to win this T20 series with a match to go. A perfect game for them: a good opening partnership followed by Kohli fireworks, and spinners coming to the party with the game in the balance. Australia, well they need to respect the format if they want to get winning, but they have their preferences, and to each his own. Credit where it is due: Indian spinners have done it despite heavy dew

19.6
W
Bumrah to Tye, OUT

and Bumrah finishes it off with a full ball. Not a yorker, but Tye is late onto it, and lets is squeeze under his bat. The off stump is pegged back

Andrew Tye b Bumrah 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100

Last ball before India's series win is official

19.5
Bumrah to Tye, no run

quick yorker, under his bat and just outside off

19.4
4
Bumrah to Tye, FOUR runs

nearly a yorker, but also nearly a half-volley. Tye scorches this past long-off for four

Chin: "Sign of a maturing young bowler that Bumrah doesn't actually react when he yorks a tailender. It's because he expects himself to"

19.3
Bumrah to Tye, no run

slower short ball, beats Tye's swpie

19.3
1w
Bumrah to Tye, 1 wide

tries the short-ball variation... wide down the leg side

KG: "Let the MoM debate begin! :P "

19.2
W
Bumrah to Hastings, OUT

and the traditional Bumrah yorker. In each of his three matches Bumrah has bowled a batsman with a yorker. This is swift, and aimed at the base of the middle stump. Too good for hastings

John Hastings b Bumrah 4 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

"How can it be a stumping if Faulkner inside edged it? Surely that should be a run out?" Andrew Dunford, you get run out only when you are attempting a run

19.1
1
Bumrah to Wade, 1 run

full, yorker, dug out to long-off for a single

Aishvarya: "Even Dhoni's pads are electric !!!"

end of over 196 runs
AUS: 151/6CRR: 7.94 RRR: 34.00
Matthew Wade15 (14)
John Hastings4 (5)
Ashish Nehra 4-0-34-0
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-27-1
18.6
1
Nehra to Wade, 1 run

low full toss, ends a superb over with a sixth single off it

Attendance at MCG: 58,787

18.5
1
Nehra to Hastings, 1 run

full, into the pads, chipped away for a single

Jha: "This so dhoni's game. Stifle with spinners. Stumpings. Freakish fielding from jaddu. Totally the game India needed in the Odis as well but couldn't execute."

18.4
1
Nehra to Wade, 1 run

looks to ramp but gets just the single to short fine leg

Aabhas: "50/5 in last 8 overs ..."

18.3
1
Nehra to Hastings, 1 run

low full toss, will go for just the single to long-off

Alex Franklin: "Officially the fastest stumping ever :p"

18.2
1
Nehra to Wade, 1 run

yorker, on off, dug out for a single to extra cover

PIYUSH : "Jadeja saved a life. Umpire's life that is."

18.1
1
Nehra to Hastings, 1 run

full and wide, driven to long-on for one

"MS Dhoni now has the record for most stumpings in international cricket; has gone past Kumar Sangakkara's 139 stumpings." Shiva, what a way to get there. An absolute freak stumping

Nehra comes back

end of over 188 runs
AUS: 145/6CRR: 8.05 RRR: 20.00
Matthew Wade12 (11)
John Hastings1 (2)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-27-1
Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-32-2
17.6
Ashwin to Wade, no run

same line wide outside off but this time slower in the air. Wade just toe-ends this back to Ashwin

17.5
Ashwin to Wade, no run

cleverly bowled by Ashwin. Sees Wade back away and bowls a quick one just inside the tram line. The little Wade can't reach it. Is beaten

17.4
6
Ashwin to Wade, SIX runs

down the wicket tp chip this length ball over midwicket for a six. Too late? Too little?

17.3
1
Ashwin to Hastings, 1 run

swept to fin e leg for one

17.2
Ashwin to Hastings, no run

carrom ball? No room, defended back to him

17.1
1
Ashwin to Wade, 1 run

makes room to push one into the off side for one

Ashwin looking for an icing

end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 137/6CRR: 8.05 RRR: 16.00
Matthew Wade5 (7)
Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-32-2
Ravichandran Ashwin 3-0-19-1
16.6
W
Jadeja to Faulkner, OUT

a freak stumping to make up for the one he missed earlier in the evening? Wide round-arm delivery, Faulkner looks for the big slog, inside-edges it into Dhoni's pads, and the ricochet goes on to the stumps. The third umpire is brought in, and the replay from square on shows his back foot has dragged out of the crease. Dhoni's gloves are close to the stumps when the ball hits the wicket, but the third umpire seems convinced it is not the gloves whodunnit. He doesn't ask for another replay. And rightly so

James Faulkner st †Dhoni b Jadeja 10 (6m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85
Best performances - batters
AJ Finch
AJ Finch AUS
74 runs (48)
8 fours2 sixes
Control
86%
Productive shot
on drive
22 runs
3 fours1 six
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RG Sharma
RG Sharma INDIA
60 runs (47)
5 fours2 sixes
Control
69%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
0 four1 six
115126141110
Best performances - bowlers
RA Jadeja
RA Jadeja INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
India
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 486
Hours of play (local time)19.38 start, First Session 19.38-21.03, Interval 21.03-21.23, Second Session 21.23-22.48
Match days29 January 2016 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye
Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon
Scott Boland
Scott Boland
Umpires
Australia
Paul Wilson
Australia
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Australia
John Ward
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Sam Nogajski
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
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