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Australia in India, 3 T20I Series, 2022
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IND
187/4
19.5 Ovs
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AUS
186/7
20 Ovs
India beat Australia by 6 wickets

AUSTRALIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Cameron Green
522173247.62
c KL Rahul b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Aaron Finch (C)
7610116.67
c Hardik Pandya b Axar Patel
Steven Smith
9101090.00
st Dinesh Karthik b Yuzvendra Chahal
Glenn Maxwell
6111054.55
run out (Axar Patel)
Josh Inglis
242230109.09
c Rohit Sharma b Axar Patel
Tim David
542724200.00
c Rohit Sharma b Harshal Patel
Matthew Wade (W)
130033.33
c & b Axar Patel
Daniel Sams
282012140.00
not out
Pat Cummins
01000.00
not out
Adam Zampa
00000.00
Josh Hazlewood
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
2-62-(Cameron Green 5 ov)
1-44-(Aaron Finch (C) 3.3 ov)
4-84-(Steven Smith 9.2 ov)
3-75-(Glenn Maxwell 7.4 ov)
5-115-(Josh Inglis 13.1 ov)
7-185-(Tim David 19.3 ov)
6-117-(Matthew Wade (W) 13.5 ov)
-(Daniel Sams ov)
-(Pat Cummins ov)
-(Adam Zampa ov)
-(Josh Hazlewood ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
3039113.00
Axar Patel
403338.25
Jasprit Bumrah
4050012.50
Hardik Pandya
302307.67
Yuzvendra Chahal
402215.50
Harshal Patel
201819.00

INDIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
KL Rahul
140025.00
c Matthew Wade b Daniel Sams
Rohit Sharma (C)
171421121.43
c Daniel Sams b Pat Cummins
Virat Kohli
634834131.25
c Aaron Finch b Daniel Sams
Suryakumar Yadav
693655191.67
c Aaron Finch b Josh Hazlewood
Hardik Pandya
251621156.25
not out
Dinesh Karthik (W)
1100100.00
not out
Axar Patel
00000.00
Harshal Patel
00000.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
00000.00
Jasprit Bumrah
00000.00
Yuzvendra Chahal
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Fall Of Wickets:
1-5-(KL Rahul 1 ov)
2-30-(Rohit Sharma (C) 3.4 ov)
4-182-(Virat Kohli 19.2 ov)
3-134-(Suryakumar Yadav 14 ov)
-(Hardik Pandya ov)
-(Dinesh Karthik (W) ov)
-(Axar Patel ov)
-(Harshal Patel ov)
-(Bhuvneshwar Kumar ov)
-(Jasprit Bumrah ov)
-(Yuzvendra Chahal ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Daniel Sams
3.503328.61
Josh Hazlewood
4040110.00
Adam Zampa
4044011.00
Pat Cummins
4040110.00
Cameron Green
301404.67
Glenn Maxwell
1011011.00

India

187/4(19.5 Overs)

Right then, Australia have put on a decent total on the board. The pitch has something to offer to the spinners and Adam Zampa will be crucial along with Glenn Maxwell if they decide to use him. India will need to bat sensibly to chase this down and they need a good start. Can they do it? Or the Aussies will be able to stop them? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the second essay.

... THE RUN CHASE ..

We are back for the chase!

India, on the other hand will be satisfied with their bowling performance. At the start of the innings it looked like Australia will go past the 200-run mark very easily. Once they got rid of Green they put pressure on the batters and got the grip of the game. Axar Patel once again performed well and picked up 3 wickets with Chahal supporting him well with 1 wicket. The pacers were on the expensive side and gave away runs.

Australia  will be slightly disappointed with their effort with the bat. They got off to flying start courtesy of the incredible innings from Cameron Green. Although they lost their skipper, Aaron Finch early on, Green continued his onslaught and scored a 19-ball fifty, but he fell soon after that. They were 66/2 at the end of the powerplay. After, that the Aussies really struggled with both Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell going for cheap scores. Then Josh Inglis and Tim David steadied th

Australia have managed to get to a total of 186 runs. They scored 52 runs in the last four overs and once again exposed the death bowling of India except for the brilliant last over from Harshal Patel who gave away just 7 runs. This is going to be an exciting chase to watch.

Harshal Patel to Pat Cummins, Yes, he does! A dot to end the innings! This is a slower short ball, outside off. Cummins is early in his pull shot and misses it completely. Dinesh Karthik collects it and Harshal Patel has bowled an excellent last over. Australia finish with 186/7 after 20 overs!

Harshal Patel to Daniel Sams, A short deliveryon leg. Sams tries to pull it but the ball goes off his gloves to short fine leg for a single. Good over from Harshal Patel so far, can he finish it off well?

Harshal Patel to Daniel Sams, Brilliant delivery! A slower yorker on middle. Sams digs it out back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins comes out to the middle.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, ! CAUGHT! Tim David departs and this is clever bowling from Harshal Patel! A short delivery and outside off. A slower cutter as well and away from the hitting arc of David. He stiill goes for a big swing across the line. However, there is a huge top edge and the ball goes in the air towards covers. Rohit Sharma settles under it and takes a fine catch in the end.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, A full delivery on off. David drills it to long off but denies a single.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, ! That's the first fifty for Tim David in international cricket! This is a low full toss on middle. David slams it down the ground for a biggie.

Harshal Patel to bowl the last over.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, ! Boundary to end the over, 18 from it! This is a low full toss on leg. Sams moves across and scoops it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, A yorker on middle. Sams digs it out.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, In the air...but safe! On a length, on off. David tries to lauch it down the ground. He gets a top edge but the ball falls short and between the long off and long on fielder. Single taken.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, Ohh...this is sloppy from India! This is very full and on off. David drives it to long off. Hardik fumbles a bit but then collects it and fires a throw at the batter's end. The batters in the meanwhile charge for the second run. The throw is wide and Dinesh Karthik fails to collect it. There is no one backing up as well and the bal runs towards the fine leg fence. Six runs in the end.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Bowls it full and on off. Sams drills it to long on for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, ! Now, Sams attacks Bumrah and gets full reward. On a length, on off. Sams stays very deep in his crease and launches this one over long on for a maximum.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, ! Another maximum from Tim David! A full toss on middle. David stays deep in his crease and hammers it over deep square leg for a biggie.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, ! 21 from the over! Slower delivery and shorter on middle. David pulls it towards the cow corner for a boundary.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, ! Yorker goes wrong this time and David launches it over long on. David walks down the pitch as well a bit and creates it into a half-volley. On middle and David powers it over the fence.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, Nails a yorker, on middle. David only manages to dig it out back to the bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, Bowls another yorker on leg. David this time knocks it wide of long on for a couple.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, Good footwork by Kohli in the deep! This is very full and on middle. David swings it off the inner half of his blade in the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Kohli runs to his right and stops it with his leg. Two taken.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, WIDE! Starts off with a wide. Bowls it full and down the leg side. David tries to whip it away but misses.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Hardik Pandya. He has conceded 18 runs in his first two overs and picked up a wicket.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, A full toss on off. Sams hits it hard towards Bumrah. He puts his right leg towards the ball to stop it. The ball hits his leg and rolls towards the leg side. Two runs taken. Good over, just 6 from it! Can Australia reach 175 from here?

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, A low full toss on off. David drives it off the bottom of his blade and gets a single towards long off.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Just a single again! Hits the hard length, on middle. Sams only manages to nudge it towards square leg for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, A very full delivery on middle. Almost a yorker and David knocks it down straight down the ground for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, A full delivery, around off. David drives it firmly along the ground to the cover fielder.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. He has conceded 26 runs in his two overs.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Goes wide of the crease and angles a length delivery on middle. Sams just clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Hardik Pandya to Tim David, ! That'a fine shot! 11 from the over and to be honest Pandya did no do much wrong in this over. On a length, around off. David waits for it and steers it in the gap through the gully region and the ball races away towards the third man fence as the third man fielder fails to cut it off.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Back of a length and outside off. Sams cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, ! Much-needed this for Australia! On a length and outside off. Sams gets away across to his right and tries to scoop it over short fine leg. However, he gets a top edge and the ball sails over the keeper's head for a maximum.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Oh, some seam movement there for Pandya! He serves it just short of good length and outside off. Sams tries to punch it but gets beaten as the ball seams away.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Beaten! Back of a length and outside off. Sams gets across to his right and tries to power it towards the leg side but misses.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Pandya starts his new spell with a bouncer, on off. Sams ducks under it.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Slower through the air, short and on off, turning away, Daniel Sams forces it down to long off for a run. Yuzvendra Chahal finishes his spell with one wicket for 22 runs.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Tossed up, around off. Sams skips down the track and looks to go big down the ground. He ends up slicing this one aerially wide of long off and comes back for the second run.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, On the shorter side, on middle. Sams clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Another dot and it's a lovely delivery! It grips again, pitches around off with decent pace and it turns away to beat Sams on his front foot defence this time.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Slower through the air, on off. Sams with a front foot defence.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, On the shorter side, on off. David cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. 

Daniel Sams walks out to the middle now.

Axar Patel to Daniel Sams, Fires a flatter delivery on off. Sams blocks it off the front foot. End of a superb spell by Axar Patel!

Axar Patel to Matthew Wade, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Axar Patel gets his third wicket and this is huge wicket for India as they know how dangerous Wade can be. He bowls this short, on leg,angling in, Matthew Wade is early through his punch as the ball sticks on the surface a bit. He checks his shot at the last moment and the ball loops back in the air towards the bowler where Axar Patel dives to his left to take a good catch.

Axar Patel to Tim David, Short and outside off, Tim David cuts it towards sweeper cover for a single.

Axar Patel to Matthew Wade, Pulls his length back a bit, on leg. Wade clips it to square leg and gets off the mark.

Axar Patel to Matthew Wade, A fuller delivery on off. Wade pushes it left of the bowler.

Matthew Wade is the next batter in.

Axar Patel to Josh Inglis, ! TAKEN! Axar Patel comes back into the attack and provides the breakthrough for India yet again. He follows the batter well here and bowls a short delivery, on leg, Josh Inglis makes room and tries to go over the infield on the off side, but slices his shot straight up in the air towards covers where Rohit Sharma takes a dolly. Australia loses half of their side now.

Axar Patel is back on. Three overs for 31 runs and a wicket so far.

Harshal Patel to Josh Inglis, A full toss and on leg, Josh Inglis mistimes his heave towards deep square leg for just a run. 12 runs from the over!

Harshal Patel seems to have hurt himself here while stopping that previous delivery. The physio is out and he gets some treatment. He looks fine now and is ready to resume.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, On a length and on off, Tim David stays back and punches it towards deep point for a single.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, This is pitched up, on middle, Tim David drives it powerfully back towards the bowler where Harshal Patel half stops it with his right hand. It looks like he may have cut himself while trying to stop that.

Harshal Patel to Josh Inglis, Harshal Patel bowls a good slower one, full and on leg, Josh Inglis goes through his shot early and misses. The ball goes off his pads towards point and a leg bye is taken.

Harshal Patel to Josh Inglis, WIDE! Harshal Patel tries for the yorker but bowls this down the leg, Josh Inglis misses his slog. Wided. Free hit continues..

Harshal Patel to Tim David, Fuller again and on off, Tim David drills it towards sweeper cover for a single. It is called a no ball for overstepping. Free hit coming up...

Harshal Patel to Tim David, ! Massive hit! This is slower one, full and on off, in the slot as well, Tim David waits for it and lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Harshal Patel is now into the attack. His first over of the game.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, Full and on off, Tim David drives it towards mid off.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, ! Just wide! This is flighted, full and on off, Josh Inglis drives it uppishly just past the diving cover fielder for a boudnary.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, Floated, full and on off, Tim David moves across and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Looped up, full and on off, turning away, Josh Inglis uses his feet and plays it towards point for a run.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, A bit short and on off, Josh Inglis punches it towards cover-point.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, BEATEN! This is flighted, full and lands on the leg stump, turns away sharply, Josh Inglis tries the sweep again but misses and the ball goes over the off pole.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Tossed up, full and on leg, Josh Inglis paddle-sweeps it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, Fuller one and on off, Tim David drives it sweetly wide of deep point for a brace.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, Full again and on middle, Josh Inglis knocks it towards mid on for a single. The Indian players are not happy with Chahal as he decided to not throw for the run out and took it bit casually.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, Goes fuller this time, on off, Josh Inglis mistimes his cut and the ball goes towards slip.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, Back of a length and on off, Tim David stays there and punches it through covers for a run.

Drinks! Cameron Green gave ​​​​​Australia a fiery start and scored a quick-fire half century as well. They looked on course for a huge total, but as soon as he got out, the run scoring dipped and they lost wickets at regular intervals as well. They need a partnership now to get back in the game. India will be happy with their fightback and will look to put pressure on the new batters. Also, Tim David comes out to the middle now.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, On a length and on middle, Josh Inglis tucks it away through mid-wicket for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, ! A lucky boundary but Australia won't mind. This is on a hard length and on off, extra bounce off the surface, Josh Inglis looks to push it away but gets a thick outside edge past the keeper for a boundary at the third man fence.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Pushed quicker and tad shorter as well, on middle. Josh Inglis goes back and punches it to long on for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Nicely tossed up again, on off. Josh Inglis defends it off the front foot.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, Pushes it quicker on middle. David drives it off the inside half of his blade to deep square leg for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, Oh..lovely delivery by Chahal! This is a flighted delivery that pitches on off. It turns away and beats the outside edge of David's blade as he tries to drive it.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith, ! STUMPED! Yuzvendra Chahal foxes Steven Smith with a googly and Australia are losing their way here! This is a quicker delivery as compared to the last one and is bowled at a speed of 87 kph. It pitches on middle and turns into Smith. He dances down the track and does not pick the googly at all, goes for a big slog across the line. He misses and Dinesh Karthik collects the ball quickly and whips the bails off. Big wicket for India and this has been

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, This is nicely tossed up on leg. Josh Inglis makes room and hits it bit uppishly but well short of long off for a single.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Serves it on a length, around off. Josh Inglis guides it to third man for a single. Good over from Hardik Pandya!

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, On a length, on middle. Josh Inglis clips it to mid-wicket.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Back of a length, on off. Josh Inglis blocks it from his crease.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, ! SMASHED! This is on hard length and outside off, Josh Inglis stays there and cuts it hard past point for boundary. The third man fielder was close to it but he had no chance of stoping that as it travelled so quickly off the bat.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Swing and a miss! This short again and on off with some extra bounce on it, Josh Inglis looks for the pull shot again but misses.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Short of a length and on middle, Josh Inglis mistimes his pull shot wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith, Floated, full and on off, Steven Smith blocks it to the off side. End of successful over for India.

Josh Inglis is the next man in for Australia.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Back of a length, on off. Josh Inglis blocks it from his crease.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Glenn Maxwell, ! RUN OUT! Oh, that's an interesting dismissal but India will take it. Glenn Maxwell is gone and Australia lose their third wicket! Chahal bowls it on the shorter side, on middle. Maxwell pulls it bit aerially but well short of the fielder at the deep backward square leg region. The batters complete the single easily and Maxwell decides to go for the second run. Axar Patel in the deep fires a direct hit at the batter's end and Maxwell looks short of

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith,  Chahal is bowling a stump to stump line here. A flatter one and Smith knocks it down to long on for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Glenn Maxwell, On middle and slower through the air this time. Maxwell goes back and works it to mid-wicket for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith, Starts off with a flatter delivery on middle. Smith punches it to long on for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his leggies now.

Hardik Pandya to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot to end the over! Pandya keeps it on a length, on off. Maxwell is happy to just defend it towards the off side.

Hardik Pandya to Glenn Maxwell, Back of a length and outside off. Maxwell dabs it towards the point fielder. Dot balls have started increasing since the wicket of Green.

Hardik Pandya to Steven Smith, Drags his length back a bit, on off. A cutter as well and Smith dabs it behind square on the off side.

Hardik Pandya to Glenn Maxwell, On a length, around off. Maxwell punches it to the off side.

Hardik Pandya to Steven Smith, Oh, dropped! Axar Patel is the man who drops it. Short and wide outside off. Smith cuts it aerially straight to the point fielder. Patel, however, fails to grab it. A single is taken in the end and Pandya and Rohit Sharma look very disappointed.

Hardik Pandya to Steven Smith, ! Oh, lovely shot! An overpitched delivery, on off. Smith drives it through covers for a boundary.

Hardik Pandya comes into the attack now.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, ! No, he can't! Glenn Maxwell gets off the mark with a boundary! This is short and angling into middle. Maxwell gets across a bit to his right and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary. Australia are 66/2 after the end of the Powerplay.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Tad shorter and outside off. Maxwell finds the point fielder with his cut short yet again. Can he bowl a maiden here?

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot! Bowls it quicker on middle. Maxwell clips it to the square leg fielder.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Three dots in a row! Maxwell Patel fires it, around off. Maxwell cuts it again but the fielder at point makes a good diving stop.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Pushes it quicker and on middle. Maxwell defends it back to the bowler.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, A flatter delivery and tad shorter as well, on middle. Maxwell cuts it to the point fielder.

Glenn Maxwell walks out to the middle now.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, ! TAKEN! Bhuvneshwar Kumar sticks to his plan and gets the reward for it. This is a big wicket for India as Green goes back now who was looking really dangerous. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls this on a length again and outside off, keeps it away from Green. However, Cameron Green still goes after it and slashes, but this time the ball takes the outside edge and goes up in the air and towards point. KL Rahul there completes a comfortable catch. Austral

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, WIDE! On a length and outside off, way outside off. Wided.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, In the air...safe again! This is on a good length and outside off, Cameron Green slices it again, and this time the ball travels over the short third man fielder and lands safe. Two runs taken!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Steven Smith, Length again and on middle, Steven Smith flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Fifty for Cameron Green! It comes in just 19 balls, this man is quite a dangerous player. A fullish delivery, around off. Green tries to heave it towards the leg side but gets the toe end of his blade. So, just a single towards the short third man fielder.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Steven Smith, On a length, on off. Smith tries to defend it but gets the inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls behind square on the off side and a single is taken.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Steven Smith, Serves it on a length, on off. Smith defends it towards the point fielder.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Green is in some sort of mood here! This is full and on off. Green kneels and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He hit that very hard again!

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Makes it three in a row! Patel drags his length back, on off. Green stays back and pulls it over mid on, one bounce into the fence.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! In the gap again! Short and outside off. Green rocks back and cuts it through backward point this time for a boundary. He is unstoppable at the moment.

Steven Smith walks out at number 3!

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, So close again for Patel! This is slower through the air, on off, turning away a bit, Aaron Finch looks to play at it but misses due to the turn, and the ball goes just past the stumps as DK fumbles as well.

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, ! TAKEN! Axar Patel gets his man this time and sends the Australian skipper back to the hut. He bowls this slower through the air, on off, Aaron Finch tries to go for the slog, but cannot reach to the pitch of the ball and mistimes it high in the air towards mid on where Hardik Pandya settles under it and takes a nice catch. It is Axar Patel again who provides a crucial breakthrough and Finch punches his bat in frustration. Australia lose their first!

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, EDGED AND ! This is quicker, full and on off, Aaron Finch goes for the drive but gets an outside edge past the keeper and the ball races away for a boundary to the third man fence.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, ! Back-to-back for Green! This is short of a length and on middle, Cameron Green picks up the length early and pulls it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, ! Green connects this time alright! He sends this to the second tier. Bumrah with another slower delivery, full and on off, Cameron Green stays there and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, A slower one, full and on off, Cameron Green moves across to scoop it but misses.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, ! This is really good attacking play from Green. Bumrah serves this full and on middle, Cameron Green drives it with the inner half wide of of mid on for a boundary.

Will Bhuvneshwar Kumar continue? No, it will be Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his first over of the game.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, A full toss and outside off, Cameron Green mistimes his drive to the off side as the ball just rolls away.

Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, Bumrah starts with a good-length delivery, on leg, angling in, Aaron Finch tucks it through square leg for a single.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Great shot! Patel lands this short and on middle, Cameron Green makes room and punches it off his back foot through extra cover for a boundary.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, Oh..that is close! This is quicker, full and on middle, Cameron Green goes for the slog-sweep but misses and the ball just goes over the stumps.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Just over! This is short again and on off, Cameron Green makes room and tries to cut it away, but slices it just over Chahal at point for another boundary.

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, Floated, full and on off, Aaron Finch leans on and knocks it to the off side for one more.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, Short again and on off, turning away, Cameron Green slaps it down to long off for a run.

Axar Patel will start from the other end. He has been absolutely brilliant in this series. This will be an interesting battle...

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, Patel starts with a tossed up delivery, short and on off, Aaron Finch pushes it to the offside for a quick single and gets off the mark.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Three dots to end the first over! This is another good-length delivery, on off, Green goes for another big heave towards mid-wicket but gets beaten completely. End of an eventful over!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Another swing and a miss! This is on a length and around off, Cameron Green swings wildly at it but cannot connect again.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Swing and a miss! This is on a good length and outside off, Cameron Green goes for the heave to the leg side but misses.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, ! Green finds the gap this time. Kumar pulls his length back and bowls this outside off, Cameron Green stays there and cuts it between point and cover for a boundary.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, ! BANG! Green is making his intention clear here. This is full as well and on the leg stump line, Cameron Green flicks it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, In the air.....safe! Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a full delivery, outside off, Cameron Green slices it in the air and behind extra cover. Luckily for him it lands safely and the batters get two runs. Australia are underway!

We are all ready to start! The Indian players make their way out to the middle. Aaron Finch and Cameron Green are the openers for Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start with the ball. Can he get some swing tonight? Let's find out. Here we go...

So, as expected Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back for India in place of Rishabh Pant while Australia have included a batter in place of Sean Abbott. Cameron Green will have to play a crucial role today for the Aussies as along with opening the batting, he would have to bowl those four overs now with Sean Abbott missing, unless Australia decide to go with the off-spin of Glenn Maxwell and Tim David. From the Indian point of view, everyone would be looking closely at Bhuvneshwar Kumar and how he

Aaron Finch, the skipper of Australia says that they would have bowled first as well. Adds that the pitch looks good. Tells that they want to perform well against the best sides and it is an important game for them. Mentions that the crowd in India have been amazing wherever they play. Informs they have made one change too with Josh Inglis in for Sean Abbott.

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India says that they will field first. Tells that there is a lot of noise on the ground and says that it is good to be in Hyderabad. Mentions that a win is important and it is crucial to keep winning in this format. Tells that there it is a challenge to play against Australia and it is about doing their basics right and if they do that they will get the results. Further adds that the last game was a good challenge for them and says that it is time to step up aga

Australia (Playing XI) - Aaron Finch (C), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Josh Inglis (In for Sean Abbott), Steven Smith, Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

India (Playing XI) - KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (In for Rishabh Pant), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of India. They have elected to BOWL first.

PITCH REPORT - Murali Kartik says that it is a fairly large playing surface and then Ajit Agarkar joins him for company. Agarkar says that it is a firm surface and it is beautiful to bat with not a lot of grass. Tells that it has become a norm to chase down the total with pitch behaving even better later on. He adds that long boundaries can help bowlers a bit but overall, he feels that it is a very good batting surface. Kartik signs off by saying that they both agree in unison that it is a bel

Right then, Australia have put on a decent total on the board. The pitch has something to offer to the spinners and Adam Zampa will be crucial along with Glenn Maxwell if they decide to use him. India will need to bat sensibly to chase this down and they need a good start. Can they do it? Or the Aussies will be able to stop them? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the second essay.

... THE RUN CHASE ..

We are back for the chase!

India, on the other hand will be satisfied with their bowling performance. At the start of the innings it looked like Australia will go past the 200-run mark very easily. Once they got rid of Green they put pressure on the batters and got the grip of the game. Axar Patel once again performed well and picked up 3 wickets with Chahal supporting him well with 1 wicket. The pacers were on the expensive side and gave away runs.

Australia  will be slightly disappointed with their effort with the bat. They got off to flying start courtesy of the incredible innings from Cameron Green. Although they lost their skipper, Aaron Finch early on, Green continued his onslaught and scored a 19-ball fifty, but he fell soon after that. They were 66/2 at the end of the powerplay. After, that the Aussies really struggled with both Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell going for cheap scores. Then Josh Inglis and Tim David steadied th

Australia have managed to get to a total of 186 runs. They scored 52 runs in the last four overs and once again exposed the death bowling of India except for the brilliant last over from Harshal Patel who gave away just 7 runs. This is going to be an exciting chase to watch.

Harshal Patel to Pat Cummins, Yes, he does! A dot to end the innings! This is a slower short ball, outside off. Cummins is early in his pull shot and misses it completely. Dinesh Karthik collects it and Harshal Patel has bowled an excellent last over. Australia finish with 186/7 after 20 overs!

Harshal Patel to Daniel Sams, A short deliveryon leg. Sams tries to pull it but the ball goes off his gloves to short fine leg for a single. Good over from Harshal Patel so far, can he finish it off well?

Harshal Patel to Daniel Sams, Brilliant delivery! A slower yorker on middle. Sams digs it out back to the bowler.

Pat Cummins comes out to the middle.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, ! CAUGHT! Tim David departs and this is clever bowling from Harshal Patel! A short delivery and outside off. A slower cutter as well and away from the hitting arc of David. He stiill goes for a big swing across the line. However, there is a huge top edge and the ball goes in the air towards covers. Rohit Sharma settles under it and takes a fine catch in the end.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, A full delivery on off. David drills it to long off but denies a single.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, ! That's the first fifty for Tim David in international cricket! This is a low full toss on middle. David slams it down the ground for a biggie.

Harshal Patel to bowl the last over.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, ! Boundary to end the over, 18 from it! This is a low full toss on leg. Sams moves across and scoops it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, A yorker on middle. Sams digs it out.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, In the air...but safe! On a length, on off. David tries to lauch it down the ground. He gets a top edge but the ball falls short and between the long off and long on fielder. Single taken.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, Ohh...this is sloppy from India! This is very full and on off. David drives it to long off. Hardik fumbles a bit but then collects it and fires a throw at the batter's end. The batters in the meanwhile charge for the second run. The throw is wide and Dinesh Karthik fails to collect it. There is no one backing up as well and the bal runs towards the fine leg fence. Six runs in the end.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Bowls it full and on off. Sams drills it to long on for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, ! Now, Sams attacks Bumrah and gets full reward. On a length, on off. Sams stays very deep in his crease and launches this one over long on for a maximum.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, ! Another maximum from Tim David! A full toss on middle. David stays deep in his crease and hammers it over deep square leg for a biggie.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, ! 21 from the over! Slower delivery and shorter on middle. David pulls it towards the cow corner for a boundary.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, ! Yorker goes wrong this time and David launches it over long on. David walks down the pitch as well a bit and creates it into a half-volley. On middle and David powers it over the fence.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, Nails a yorker, on middle. David only manages to dig it out back to the bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, Bowls another yorker on leg. David this time knocks it wide of long on for a couple.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, Good footwork by Kohli in the deep! This is very full and on middle. David swings it off the inner half of his blade in the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Kohli runs to his right and stops it with his leg. Two taken.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tim David, WIDE! Starts off with a wide. Bowls it full and down the leg side. David tries to whip it away but misses.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Hardik Pandya. He has conceded 18 runs in his first two overs and picked up a wicket.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, A full toss on off. Sams hits it hard towards Bumrah. He puts his right leg towards the ball to stop it. The ball hits his leg and rolls towards the leg side. Two runs taken. Good over, just 6 from it! Can Australia reach 175 from here?

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, A low full toss on off. David drives it off the bottom of his blade and gets a single towards long off.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Just a single again! Hits the hard length, on middle. Sams only manages to nudge it towards square leg for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, A very full delivery on middle. Almost a yorker and David knocks it down straight down the ground for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, A full delivery, around off. David drives it firmly along the ground to the cover fielder.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. He has conceded 26 runs in his two overs.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Goes wide of the crease and angles a length delivery on middle. Sams just clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Hardik Pandya to Tim David, ! That'a fine shot! 11 from the over and to be honest Pandya did no do much wrong in this over. On a length, around off. David waits for it and steers it in the gap through the gully region and the ball races away towards the third man fence as the third man fielder fails to cut it off.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Back of a length and outside off. Sams cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, ! Much-needed this for Australia! On a length and outside off. Sams gets away across to his right and tries to scoop it over short fine leg. However, he gets a top edge and the ball sails over the keeper's head for a maximum.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Oh, some seam movement there for Pandya! He serves it just short of good length and outside off. Sams tries to punch it but gets beaten as the ball seams away.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Beaten! Back of a length and outside off. Sams gets across to his right and tries to power it towards the leg side but misses.

Hardik Pandya to Daniel Sams, Pandya starts his new spell with a bouncer, on off. Sams ducks under it.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Slower through the air, short and on off, turning away, Daniel Sams forces it down to long off for a run. Yuzvendra Chahal finishes his spell with one wicket for 22 runs.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Tossed up, around off. Sams skips down the track and looks to go big down the ground. He ends up slicing this one aerially wide of long off and comes back for the second run.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, On the shorter side, on middle. Sams clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Another dot and it's a lovely delivery! It grips again, pitches around off with decent pace and it turns away to beat Sams on his front foot defence this time.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Daniel Sams, Slower through the air, on off. Sams with a front foot defence.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, On the shorter side, on off. David cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. 

Daniel Sams walks out to the middle now.

Axar Patel to Daniel Sams, Fires a flatter delivery on off. Sams blocks it off the front foot. End of a superb spell by Axar Patel!

Axar Patel to Matthew Wade, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Axar Patel gets his third wicket and this is huge wicket for India as they know how dangerous Wade can be. He bowls this short, on leg,angling in, Matthew Wade is early through his punch as the ball sticks on the surface a bit. He checks his shot at the last moment and the ball loops back in the air towards the bowler where Axar Patel dives to his left to take a good catch.

Axar Patel to Tim David, Short and outside off, Tim David cuts it towards sweeper cover for a single.

Axar Patel to Matthew Wade, Pulls his length back a bit, on leg. Wade clips it to square leg and gets off the mark.

Axar Patel to Matthew Wade, A fuller delivery on off. Wade pushes it left of the bowler.

Matthew Wade is the next batter in.

Axar Patel to Josh Inglis, ! TAKEN! Axar Patel comes back into the attack and provides the breakthrough for India yet again. He follows the batter well here and bowls a short delivery, on leg, Josh Inglis makes room and tries to go over the infield on the off side, but slices his shot straight up in the air towards covers where Rohit Sharma takes a dolly. Australia loses half of their side now.

Axar Patel is back on. Three overs for 31 runs and a wicket so far.

Harshal Patel to Josh Inglis, A full toss and on leg, Josh Inglis mistimes his heave towards deep square leg for just a run. 12 runs from the over!

Harshal Patel seems to have hurt himself here while stopping that previous delivery. The physio is out and he gets some treatment. He looks fine now and is ready to resume.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, On a length and on off, Tim David stays back and punches it towards deep point for a single.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, This is pitched up, on middle, Tim David drives it powerfully back towards the bowler where Harshal Patel half stops it with his right hand. It looks like he may have cut himself while trying to stop that.

Harshal Patel to Josh Inglis, Harshal Patel bowls a good slower one, full and on leg, Josh Inglis goes through his shot early and misses. The ball goes off his pads towards point and a leg bye is taken.

Harshal Patel to Josh Inglis, WIDE! Harshal Patel tries for the yorker but bowls this down the leg, Josh Inglis misses his slog. Wided. Free hit continues..

Harshal Patel to Tim David, Fuller again and on off, Tim David drills it towards sweeper cover for a single. It is called a no ball for overstepping. Free hit coming up...

Harshal Patel to Tim David, ! Massive hit! This is slower one, full and on off, in the slot as well, Tim David waits for it and lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Harshal Patel is now into the attack. His first over of the game.

Harshal Patel to Tim David, Full and on off, Tim David drives it towards mid off.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, ! Just wide! This is flighted, full and on off, Josh Inglis drives it uppishly just past the diving cover fielder for a boudnary.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, Floated, full and on off, Tim David moves across and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Looped up, full and on off, turning away, Josh Inglis uses his feet and plays it towards point for a run.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, A bit short and on off, Josh Inglis punches it towards cover-point.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, BEATEN! This is flighted, full and lands on the leg stump, turns away sharply, Josh Inglis tries the sweep again but misses and the ball goes over the off pole.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Tossed up, full and on leg, Josh Inglis paddle-sweeps it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, Fuller one and on off, Tim David drives it sweetly wide of deep point for a brace.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, Full again and on middle, Josh Inglis knocks it towards mid on for a single. The Indian players are not happy with Chahal as he decided to not throw for the run out and took it bit casually.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, Goes fuller this time, on off, Josh Inglis mistimes his cut and the ball goes towards slip.

Jasprit Bumrah to Tim David, Back of a length and on off, Tim David stays there and punches it through covers for a run.

Drinks! Cameron Green gave ​​​​​Australia a fiery start and scored a quick-fire half century as well. They looked on course for a huge total, but as soon as he got out, the run scoring dipped and they lost wickets at regular intervals as well. They need a partnership now to get back in the game. India will be happy with their fightback and will look to put pressure on the new batters. Also, Tim David comes out to the middle now.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, On a length and on middle, Josh Inglis tucks it away through mid-wicket for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to Josh Inglis, ! A lucky boundary but Australia won't mind. This is on a hard length and on off, extra bounce off the surface, Josh Inglis looks to push it away but gets a thick outside edge past the keeper for a boundary at the third man fence.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Pushed quicker and tad shorter as well, on middle. Josh Inglis goes back and punches it to long on for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Nicely tossed up again, on off. Josh Inglis defends it off the front foot.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, Pushes it quicker on middle. David drives it off the inside half of his blade to deep square leg for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Tim David, Oh..lovely delivery by Chahal! This is a flighted delivery that pitches on off. It turns away and beats the outside edge of David's blade as he tries to drive it.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith, ! STUMPED! Yuzvendra Chahal foxes Steven Smith with a googly and Australia are losing their way here! This is a quicker delivery as compared to the last one and is bowled at a speed of 87 kph. It pitches on middle and turns into Smith. He dances down the track and does not pick the googly at all, goes for a big slog across the line. He misses and Dinesh Karthik collects the ball quickly and whips the bails off. Big wicket for India and this has been

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, This is nicely tossed up on leg. Josh Inglis makes room and hits it bit uppishly but well short of long off for a single.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Serves it on a length, around off. Josh Inglis guides it to third man for a single. Good over from Hardik Pandya!

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, On a length, on middle. Josh Inglis clips it to mid-wicket.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Back of a length, on off. Josh Inglis blocks it from his crease.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, ! SMASHED! This is on hard length and outside off, Josh Inglis stays there and cuts it hard past point for boundary. The third man fielder was close to it but he had no chance of stoping that as it travelled so quickly off the bat.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Swing and a miss! This short again and on off with some extra bounce on it, Josh Inglis looks for the pull shot again but misses.

Hardik Pandya to Josh Inglis, Short of a length and on middle, Josh Inglis mistimes his pull shot wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith, Floated, full and on off, Steven Smith blocks it to the off side. End of successful over for India.

Josh Inglis is the next man in for Australia.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Josh Inglis, Back of a length, on off. Josh Inglis blocks it from his crease.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Glenn Maxwell, ! RUN OUT! Oh, that's an interesting dismissal but India will take it. Glenn Maxwell is gone and Australia lose their third wicket! Chahal bowls it on the shorter side, on middle. Maxwell pulls it bit aerially but well short of the fielder at the deep backward square leg region. The batters complete the single easily and Maxwell decides to go for the second run. Axar Patel in the deep fires a direct hit at the batter's end and Maxwell looks short of

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith,  Chahal is bowling a stump to stump line here. A flatter one and Smith knocks it down to long on for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Glenn Maxwell, On middle and slower through the air this time. Maxwell goes back and works it to mid-wicket for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to Steven Smith, Starts off with a flatter delivery on middle. Smith punches it to long on for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his leggies now.

Hardik Pandya to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot to end the over! Pandya keeps it on a length, on off. Maxwell is happy to just defend it towards the off side.

Hardik Pandya to Glenn Maxwell, Back of a length and outside off. Maxwell dabs it towards the point fielder. Dot balls have started increasing since the wicket of Green.

Hardik Pandya to Steven Smith, Drags his length back a bit, on off. A cutter as well and Smith dabs it behind square on the off side.

Hardik Pandya to Glenn Maxwell, On a length, around off. Maxwell punches it to the off side.

Hardik Pandya to Steven Smith, Oh, dropped! Axar Patel is the man who drops it. Short and wide outside off. Smith cuts it aerially straight to the point fielder. Patel, however, fails to grab it. A single is taken in the end and Pandya and Rohit Sharma look very disappointed.

Hardik Pandya to Steven Smith, ! Oh, lovely shot! An overpitched delivery, on off. Smith drives it through covers for a boundary.

Hardik Pandya comes into the attack now.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, ! No, he can't! Glenn Maxwell gets off the mark with a boundary! This is short and angling into middle. Maxwell gets across a bit to his right and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary. Australia are 66/2 after the end of the Powerplay.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Tad shorter and outside off. Maxwell finds the point fielder with his cut short yet again. Can he bowl a maiden here?

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot! Bowls it quicker on middle. Maxwell clips it to the square leg fielder.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Three dots in a row! Maxwell Patel fires it, around off. Maxwell cuts it again but the fielder at point makes a good diving stop.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, Pushes it quicker and on middle. Maxwell defends it back to the bowler.

Axar Patel to Glenn Maxwell, A flatter delivery and tad shorter as well, on middle. Maxwell cuts it to the point fielder.

Glenn Maxwell walks out to the middle now.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, ! TAKEN! Bhuvneshwar Kumar sticks to his plan and gets the reward for it. This is a big wicket for India as Green goes back now who was looking really dangerous. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls this on a length again and outside off, keeps it away from Green. However, Cameron Green still goes after it and slashes, but this time the ball takes the outside edge and goes up in the air and towards point. KL Rahul there completes a comfortable catch. Austral

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, WIDE! On a length and outside off, way outside off. Wided.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, In the air...safe again! This is on a good length and outside off, Cameron Green slices it again, and this time the ball travels over the short third man fielder and lands safe. Two runs taken!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Steven Smith, Length again and on middle, Steven Smith flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Fifty for Cameron Green! It comes in just 19 balls, this man is quite a dangerous player. A fullish delivery, around off. Green tries to heave it towards the leg side but gets the toe end of his blade. So, just a single towards the short third man fielder.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Steven Smith, On a length, on off. Smith tries to defend it but gets the inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls behind square on the off side and a single is taken.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Steven Smith, Serves it on a length, on off. Smith defends it towards the point fielder.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Green is in some sort of mood here! This is full and on off. Green kneels and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He hit that very hard again!

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Makes it three in a row! Patel drags his length back, on off. Green stays back and pulls it over mid on, one bounce into the fence.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! In the gap again! Short and outside off. Green rocks back and cuts it through backward point this time for a boundary. He is unstoppable at the moment.

Steven Smith walks out at number 3!

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, So close again for Patel! This is slower through the air, on off, turning away a bit, Aaron Finch looks to play at it but misses due to the turn, and the ball goes just past the stumps as DK fumbles as well.

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, ! TAKEN! Axar Patel gets his man this time and sends the Australian skipper back to the hut. He bowls this slower through the air, on off, Aaron Finch tries to go for the slog, but cannot reach to the pitch of the ball and mistimes it high in the air towards mid on where Hardik Pandya settles under it and takes a nice catch. It is Axar Patel again who provides a crucial breakthrough and Finch punches his bat in frustration. Australia lose their first!

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, EDGED AND ! This is quicker, full and on off, Aaron Finch goes for the drive but gets an outside edge past the keeper and the ball races away for a boundary to the third man fence.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, ! Back-to-back for Green! This is short of a length and on middle, Cameron Green picks up the length early and pulls it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, ! Green connects this time alright! He sends this to the second tier. Bumrah with another slower delivery, full and on off, Cameron Green stays there and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, A slower one, full and on off, Cameron Green moves across to scoop it but misses.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, ! This is really good attacking play from Green. Bumrah serves this full and on middle, Cameron Green drives it with the inner half wide of of mid on for a boundary.

Will Bhuvneshwar Kumar continue? No, it will be Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his first over of the game.

Jasprit Bumrah to Cameron Green, A full toss and outside off, Cameron Green mistimes his drive to the off side as the ball just rolls away.

Jasprit Bumrah to Aaron Finch, Bumrah starts with a good-length delivery, on leg, angling in, Aaron Finch tucks it through square leg for a single.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Great shot! Patel lands this short and on middle, Cameron Green makes room and punches it off his back foot through extra cover for a boundary.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, Oh..that is close! This is quicker, full and on middle, Cameron Green goes for the slog-sweep but misses and the ball just goes over the stumps.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, ! Just over! This is short again and on off, Cameron Green makes room and tries to cut it away, but slices it just over Chahal at point for another boundary.

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, Floated, full and on off, Aaron Finch leans on and knocks it to the off side for one more.

Axar Patel to Cameron Green, Short again and on off, turning away, Cameron Green slaps it down to long off for a run.

Axar Patel will start from the other end. He has been absolutely brilliant in this series. This will be an interesting battle...

Axar Patel to Aaron Finch, Patel starts with a tossed up delivery, short and on off, Aaron Finch pushes it to the offside for a quick single and gets off the mark.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Three dots to end the first over! This is another good-length delivery, on off, Green goes for another big heave towards mid-wicket but gets beaten completely. End of an eventful over!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Another swing and a miss! This is on a length and around off, Cameron Green swings wildly at it but cannot connect again.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, Swing and a miss! This is on a good length and outside off, Cameron Green goes for the heave to the leg side but misses.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, ! Green finds the gap this time. Kumar pulls his length back and bowls this outside off, Cameron Green stays there and cuts it between point and cover for a boundary.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, ! BANG! Green is making his intention clear here. This is full as well and on the leg stump line, Cameron Green flicks it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Cameron Green, In the air.....safe! Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a full delivery, outside off, Cameron Green slices it in the air and behind extra cover. Luckily for him it lands safely and the batters get two runs. Australia are underway!

We are all ready to start! The Indian players make their way out to the middle. Aaron Finch and Cameron Green are the openers for Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start with the ball. Can he get some swing tonight? Let's find out. Here we go...

So, as expected Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back for India in place of Rishabh Pant while Australia have included a batter in place of Sean Abbott. Cameron Green will have to play a crucial role today for the Aussies as along with opening the batting, he would have to bowl those four overs now with Sean Abbott missing, unless Australia decide to go with the off-spin of Glenn Maxwell and Tim David. From the Indian point of view, everyone would be looking closely at Bhuvneshwar Kumar and how he

Aaron Finch, the skipper of Australia says that they would have bowled first as well. Adds that the pitch looks good. Tells that they want to perform well against the best sides and it is an important game for them. Mentions that the crowd in India have been amazing wherever they play. Informs they have made one change too with Josh Inglis in for Sean Abbott.

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India says that they will field first. Tells that there is a lot of noise on the ground and says that it is good to be in Hyderabad. Mentions that a win is important and it is crucial to keep winning in this format. Tells that there it is a challenge to play against Australia and it is about doing their basics right and if they do that they will get the results. Further adds that the last game was a good challenge for them and says that it is time to step up aga

Australia (Playing XI) - Aaron Finch (C), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Josh Inglis (In for Sean Abbott), Steven Smith, Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

India (Playing XI) - KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (In for Rishabh Pant), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of India. They have elected to BOWL first.

PITCH REPORT - Murali Kartik says that it is a fairly large playing surface and then Ajit Agarkar joins him for company. Agarkar says that it is a firm surface and it is beautiful to bat with not a lot of grass. Tells that it has become a norm to chase down the total with pitch behaving even better later on. He adds that long boundaries can help bowlers a bit but overall, he feels that it is a very good batting surface. Kartik signs off by saying that they both agree in unison that it is a bel

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