dabbed wide of point for an easy run as Australia take an unassailable lead in the five-match series
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Steven Smith: We did well to keep them down to 295. They bowled well in the middle, lost a few wickets in clumps before the Maxwell show. It was great to see him bat the way he did today. He scores so fast playing normal cricket shots, he's got all the shots. He plays so beautifully when he hits the ball in the right areas. Hopefully, he'll keep doing that. If I have my time over again, I may have batted first today. I didn't anticipate it to get so dry in the end. There's still room for improvement though.
Glenn Maxwell is the Player of the Match for his exhilarating 96: I wanted to shake off the tag of being called 'The Big Show'. So yes, this is special. They got a good score, to chase that down with James Faulkner in the end is unbelievable. I feel like I've been making big strides over the last few months. The way I'm hitting the ball and approaching the game is different to what I've been doing over the last few years. It's unfortunately not much of a break until Canberra, so maybe we'll have a small celebration tonight.
MS Dhoni: It's tough to take. We didn't field well tonight. There were at least three boundaries we should have easily stopped. The batsmen are working hard, but we're always talking about 10-15 extra runs. This was a slightly different wicket, but there was not much the batsmen could have done. 295 was a good total. Sran didn't have a good day, so it became difficult for himself, and I couldn't rotate the bowlers. Rishi and Gurkeerat bowled well, so we somewhat covered up for Ashwin's absence. There is some encouragement, it is tough when you lose games but you have to realise the bowling attack is largely inexperienced. It's good to see Ishant bowl well in the middle, but when there's a bit of pressure, the fast bowlers leak runs.
Two Rohit tons, and now a Kohli century in vain. A better performance from the bowlers and the fielders, but was still not enough to stop the Australians. Could have been a lot closer, but Maxwell was the difference between the sides on the night. A terrific exhibition of uninhibited hitting took the game away from India at a time when the game was on a knife's edge. Ishant bowled well, but Umesh and Sran were far too inconsistent. Even Jadeja's effort, which would have been enough on most nights, was scant consolation for Dhoni's men on the night.
Chandra: "If there was one pitch in which Jadeja and Ashwin should have played together is this one and India make the mistake of dropping Ashwin for this match. "
Mark: "I think this series has shown a real difference in the cricket culture between India and Australia. Australia see more than just the middle of the pitch: they see every square metre of the ground, which leads to the philosophy that pressure has to be put on the field and from the field."
Raees Ul Haq: "All three Asian Cricket giants are having a hard time in Australia and New Zealand this summer . First it was Sri Lanka, Now India and Pakistan has a chance to win the T20 series even though they got thrashed today ."
Didn't someone say the other night that it's written in Faulkner's contract to hit the winning runs? He's done it again
looks for the glory hit, the length ball gets a little big on him, can't get any power behind that attempted slap over cover, Dhawan, running back from mid-off, keeps his eye on the ball and takes it well. It was swirling in the air but he kept his composure. Has come a little too late for India. Maxwell walks off to a huge round of applause. What a knock!
short, wide and he cracks that up and over backward point, huge gap there, deep cover fielder did a 200-metre sprint but couldn't get anywhere near the ball. Maxi one hit away from a century
he's hit that 15 rows back into the long boundary at long-on. Umesh floats it full on middle and leg, Maxwell backs away and swings cleanly down the ground. What elevation, pinged the middle of the bat
backs away to slap it over the infield, hits it well, one bounce to Shikhar at mid-off, doesn't take the run despite one being easily available
Shyam: "We really cant blame fielders as well today, they have done excellent in saving those extra 10-20 runs India lacked. But if even they cannot inspire bowlers to bowl to their fields, nothing can"
low full toss outside off, squeezed to cover and they scamper through for a single. That's the end of Jadeja's spell. Quite brilliant
deflects off the pad, but there is short fine leg
excellent stop by Shikhar at deep square, it was a fierce sweep shot, covered ground, dived to cover the line
fired into middle, dabbed back down the pitch
drifts in and spins away, played back to the bowler
slices it wide of point, didn't get to the pitch of the ball as he looked to go over cover
gets a thick inside edge but the long-on fielder had to come in a long way, back for the second without a fuss
crunched but straight to Rohit at cover this time
steps out and eases it into the gap at square third man, back easily for the second run. Just backed away, made room and chopped it nicely
can't pierce the gap on the off side, straight to Kohli at cover
worked across the line towards square leg
buffet bowling, as Geoff Boycott would say. Short and angling down leg, tickled into the fine leg boundary. Pressure's off.
sliding into middle, worked to mid-on
gets away this time, the reverse sweep finds Ishant at short third man
steps out, Jadeja fires it into middle and leg, deflects off the pad to the off side, Jadeja got to it quickly and fired a throw at the bowler's end. Direct hit and Faulkner was struggling