India vs Australia 2013: 3rd ODI - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
Australia has found a new hero in James Faulkner tonight. He played a blistering knock of 64 runs in mere 29 balls to snatch the game from India's hands. With this win Australia have taken a lead of 2-1 in the series. Dhoni’s marvelous hundred went in vain. The turning point of the game was certainly the 48th over by Ishant Sharma, in which he leaked 30 runs.
Over 49.3 || Score 304/6
Vinay Kumar is bowling the last over for India. Nine runs needed. Single from the first ball. Second ball went for two runs. Six required from four balls. Vinay can become a hero tonight. But Faulkner hits a six to seal the match for Australia.
Australia won the match by four wickets with three balls to spare.
Over 49 || Score 295/6
Five runs came from Ashwin’s over. Now Australia need nine runs from the last over.
Over 48|| Score: 290/6
Faulkner smashed Ishant for a four off the first ball and then smacked him out of the park for a maximum. Ten runs from the first two balls off the 48th over. It can still be anyone’s game. 50 runs partnership has been completed between these two batsmen. Faulkner is on a roll here. He launched him again for a six, this time straight down the ground. Then came two off the next ball. And Faulkner hit third six in the over off the fifth delivery. And then one more six, this time flat over mid-wicket. He also completed his fifty. 30 runs came from the over.
Over 47|| Score 260/6
After giving just two singles in the first two balls off the 47th over, Ashwin conceded a boundary off the third. Eight runs came from the over.
Over 46|| Score 252/6
Six runs from the first two balls of the 36th over, bowled by Vinay. In the next ball came two runs. Fifth ball again went for four as Voges cut the ball towards point area. 14 run came from the over.
Over 45|| Score 238/6
Faulkner came to the middle after the fall of sixth Australian wicket. Adam Voges is still at the crease and is playing on 57. Faulkner can bat too. So the match is still on. In the 43rd over Ashwin gave mere five runs. But in the next Bhuvneshwar ws launched for six by Faulkner over mid-wicket to collect nine runs from the over. Ashwin gave eight in the next. Now Australia need 67 runs from last five overs to seal the match.
Over 42 || Score 216
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got his first wicket of the match in the form of Haddin. Haddin tried to pull him for a six but failed to clear the fence and Jadeja completed a simple catch at long-off boundary. Haddin scored 24 runs in mere 16 balls before getting out.
BJ Haddin c Jadeja b Kumar 24 (16b)
Over 40|| Score 208/5
Haddin has come to the crease after the fall of Maxwell’s wicket. Ishant Sharma went for nine runs in the 38th over. Ashwin is leaking too many runs today and in the next gave seven runs. Dhoni gave the ball to Virat Kohli but the ploy didn’t work for him as Kohli conceded 18 in the over. In the last 10 overs Australia need 96 runs.
Over 37|| Score 174/5
It’s a crucial partnership for the visiting team, as both the batsmen are well settled and have crossed the mark of 40 runs each. In the batting powerplay they would have a good chance to score runs quickly. Bailey Out. But Vinay once again got the crucial breakthrough for India. Tried to pull the short of length ball by Vinay, Bailey missed it completely and umpire raised his finger. It’s a big blow for the Kangaroos. Bailey got out after scoring 43 runs in 60 balls. Maxwell is run out. Swashbuckling striker of the cricket ball Maxwell was run out when he tried to snatch a single but was sent back by Voges and Dhawan who was fielding inside the circle hit the stumps directly within a flash. Maxwell got out on three. Now India has an upper hand in the match.
GJ Maxwell run out 3 (3b)
GJ Bailey lbw b Vinay Kumar 43 (60b)
Over 35|| Score 166/3
Bailey is once again playing a crucial knock for his team here. In the fifth ball of 31st over, Bailey played the ball towards point region to score his fourth boundary. Six runs came from the over. From the other end Jadeja is putting Aussies under pressure by bowling a tight line. In his eight overs so far he leaked just 21 runs and even got a wicket as well. In the 35th over Vinay Kumar was re-introduced into the attack. But conceded seven runs from his over.
Over 30|| Score 137/3
Both the left-arm spinners are bowling in tandem for the host team. Jadeja gave four runs in the 26th over but in the next by Yuvraj came 12 runs as first Voges and then Bailey collected a boundary each. In the 27th over bowled by Jadeja, came just a single. Ashwin has been brought into the attack for the very first time but Bailey sent him for a six off his fifth ball to collect nine runs from the over. In the 30th over Jadeja leaked just two runs.
Over 25|| Score 109/3
Jadeja gave three runs from 21st over. And then Dhoni turned to his another breakthrough bowler Yuvraj Singh in the next over. But Bailey sent him for a four off the fourth ball to collect five runs from the over. In the next two over came five and four runs respectively. In next 25 overs Australia need 195 runs with the run rate of 7.80 and they have seven wickets in hand.
Over 20 || Score 90/3
MS Dhoni introduced his golden arm bowler – Ravinder Jadeja -- into the attack to bowl the 18th over and he gave just two runs from his first over. In the next over Bailey flicked Ishant to collect a boundary over mid-wicket and that was the only scoring ball from the over. Watson Out. In the first ball of the his second over Jadeja justified his golden arm image giving India its third breakthrough. Ball pitched on leg and middle and hit the pad of Watson, and after taking his time the umpire raised his finger. Watson got out after scoring 11 runs in 17 balls. Two runs came from the over.
SR Watson lbw b Jadeja 11 (17b)
Over 17 || Score 82/2
B Kumar bowled another tight over and gave just three runs. In the next over (17th) the bowler who has been under immense criticism for last few matches gave India its second breakthrough in the form of Aaron Finch. Finch was trapped in front of the wicket by Ishant Sharma and this time finally umpired raised his figure. It's a big blow for the visiting team.
AJ Finch lbw b I Sharma 38 (44b)
Over 15 || Score 79/1
In last four overs Indian bowlers gave just nine runs and picked up a wicket as well. Watson has come to the crease after the fall of first Australian wicket. In the 14th over, Watson pulled Bhuvneshwar to collect his first boundary. Six runs came from the over. In the next over Vinay bowled a tight line to give just four runs in the over.
Over 13 || Score 69/1
In the over number 11, Dhoni re-introduced Vinay Kumar into the attack and he bowled an impressive over for the very first time in the series. In his second ball, he took Finch by surprise with a bouncer. And gave just three runs from it. Next over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar was a maiden. India got the first breakthrough. Hughes is back in the pavilion. Length delivery by Kumar which took the outside edge of Hughes and Dhoni took a simple catch behind the wickets.
PJ Hughes c Dhoni b Vinay Kumar 22 (40b)
Over 10 || Score 64/0
As a first change, Dhoni has introduced Ishant Sharma into the attack. But Hughes played an expensive drive over covers for four off his second ball. Six runs from the over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is bowling well and is getting the swing as well. He gave just four runs in the seventh over. But in the next two overs the Australians smashed two boundaries in each to collect nine and twelve runs from them respectively. Vinay and Ishant are once again looking quite ordinary. Four runs came from the 10th over.
Over 5 || Score 29/0
Second ball of third over of the innings and Finch sent a short and wide ball from Bhuvenshwar towards cover to score his second boundary. But that was the only bad ball from the over as next four were dot balls, so just four runs came from it. In the fourth over, Hughes collected his first boundary off a short and wide ball, bowled by Vinay Kumar to collect six runs from the over. In the fifth over came seven runs with the help of a boundary.
Over 2 || Score 11/0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is starting the bowling proceedings for India, whereas Finch and Hughes are opening the innings for the visiting team. First ball and its right on the money. In swinging delivery by him that clipped off the pads of Hughes. Hughes opened his account with a single of the fourth ball of the over. And in the last ball Finch scored first boundary of the innings over point region. Five runs from the first over. Vinay Kumar is sharing the news ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. First ball and it was a wide down the leg side. Next ball again on the leg stump, which clipped off the pads of Hughes and went for four over fine leg. Seven runs from the over.
MS Dhoni’s sensational hundred-run knock set the tempo for the Indian team. With the help of his 139 runs, Dhoni has crossed the mark of 5000 runs while leading the Indian team. Dhoni smashed 12 fours and five sixes in his innings.
MSD played captain’s knock and it came when his team needed it the most. Even after struggling with his one foot he made sure that India put up a formidable total in front of the Aussies. In the last five overs India scored 57 runs.
Over 50|| Score 303/9
Faulkner is bowling the last over for the visiting team. And first ball gone for four over mid-wicket and then after a gap of one ball MSD played his favourite helicopter shot for six. Fourth ball of the over and same result, another six. In the fifth ball he ran for the second run but Bhuvneshwar Kumar got run out. And in the last Dhoni collected another four over mid-wicket, to collect 21 runs from the over. And with this four India crossed the mark of 300 runs and put up a total of 303 runs on the board.
B Kumar c Bailey b Faulkner 10 (18b)
Over 49|| Score 281/8
In the first ball of the 49th over Dhoni tried to launch Watson for a six but the ball went high in the air and Bailey dropped the catch. In the next ball MSD smacked the ball for four by playing it straight over long off. In the fifth ball MSD again launched the bowler for a maximum over long-off. 15 runs came from the over.
Over 48|| Score 267/8
In the 46th over Faulkner gave just one run. Four balls that he bowled to Kumar were all dots. In the next over Bhuvenshwar Kumar connected the second ball well to score a four off McKay over long-off, to collect nine runs from the over. In the next over Dhoni scored two back-to-back boundaries in the first two balls off Faulkner. With the four Dhoni completed his hundred. Dhoni scored nine fours and two sixes to complete his hundred. In the fifth ball India lost another wicket in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who got out after scoring 10 runs.
B Kumar c Bailey b Faulkner 10 (18b)
Over 45 || Score 246/7
Mitchell Johnson was reintroduced into the attack and once again the bowler gave his skipper a breakthrough. This time it was Ashwin. Ashwin tried to place the ball towards the third-man area, got the fine edge of his bat and Haddin took another catch behind the wickets. Ashwin scored 28 runs before giving his wicket to Johnson. In the next over Dhoni once again launched Watson for a flat six over long-off. And in the last ball of the over Dhoni collected a boundary over fine-leg to score 13 runs from the over. With the four Dhoni reached to 90 runs. In the first three balls of the 45th over, Johnson gave just two runs. And in the next three balls conceded just a single.
R Ashwin c Haddin b Johnson 28 (35b)
Over 42 || Score 227/5
Finally Dhoni scored his first boundary against Doherty. In the 41st over by the bowler Dhoni first launched him over mid-wicket for a maximum and then collected a boundary in the last ball to score 13 runs from the over. In the next over by Watson, Dhoni pulled the third ball for a boundary. And then Ashwin sent his shorter one for a four to collect second boundary of the over. 11runs came from the over.
Over 40 || Score 202/6
Bailey gave the ball to MaKay to bowl the second over of the batting powerplay. Two singles came from the first two balls of the over and six runs from the over. Dhoni hit two boundaries in the 37th over to score 14 from the over. Dhoni and Ashwin picking up singles and going slow but steady. Dhoni showing no signs of being affected by the injury, completes his half century. He is definitely playing a captain’s knock. Twelve runs added in the last three overs.
Over 35 || Score 174/6
In the 34th over MSD smashed Johnson for a four over point and then came just two singles from the over. From here on India must be looking for a score around 250. Batting powerplay has been taken from the 35th over. Faulkner is bowling the first over off the powerplay. And in the fifth ball Ashwin punished the short and wide ball by the bowler towards fine leg for a boundary, six runs came from the over.
Over 33 || Score 162/6
Ravinder Jadeja who came at the crease after the fall of Kohli’s wicket tried to place Johnson’s quick bouncer towards fine leg boundary but the ball kissed his gloves and wicketkeeper Haddin took a flying catch. Another victim of short-ball by Australians. Mitchell collected his third wicket. Indian run-rate is just below five runs per over, their six batsmen are back in the pavilion. And at the moment both the CSK teammates are at the crease – R Ashwin and MSD.
RA Jadeja c Haddin b Johnson 2 (4b)
Over 30|| Score 150/5
On one end if Kohli has started changing gears then on the other skipper MSD is playing sensibly and giving more strike to Kohli. Three runs came from the 29th over off Doherty. Another bowling change and this time it works for Australia. Maxwell came into the attack for the very first time and he got the crucial wicket of Kohli. Kohli tried to cut him but got a thin edge and Haddin took a smart catch behind the wickets. Kohli got out after scoring 68 off 73 balls, laced with nine boundaries.
V Kohli c Haddin b Maxwell 68 (73b)
Over 28|| Score 139/4
After collecting seven runs from the 26th over, Kohli came down the wicket made some room and played an inside-out off Doherty to place the ball over extra cover for four. Now both the batsmen are accelerating the Indian innings. Adam Voges another left-arm spinner has been introduced into the attack by skipper Bailey. Kohli has started using his feet against Australian spinners. Left arm spinners are in tandem for Australia at the moment.
Over 25 || Score 123/4
Indians are dealing in singles and doubles. India haven’t scored a boundary for more than five overs. In the 21st over India crossed the mark of 100 runs as Doherty gave five runs from his over. Dhoni is still limping while running between the wickets, which is not a good sign for India, who have already lost four wickets. In the next two, India scored three runs each. Dhoni and Kohli, skipper and his deputy are in the middle. Watson has been reintroduced into the attack in the 24th over. And a poor ball by him and Kohli flicked it fine towards the fine leg boundary for four to collect right runs from the over. Fifty for Virat. In the next over Virat cut Doherty towards point to snatch two runs and with it completed his fifty. He scored seven boundaries so far. Six runs came from the 25th over.
Over 20 || Score 98/4
James Faulkner has been introduced into the attack. And he gave just three runs from his first over. Another change from the other end and its spinner Doherty into the attack. And three singles from the over number seventeen. Now Dhoni and Kohli need to build a partnership here. Faulkner is bowling at a tight line and not giving much room for these two Indian batsmen to score freely and gave three runs from his second over. Though Dhoni played Doherty many times in the past but never scored a boundary off his bowling. Two runs came from the 19th over bowled by the spinner. And in the next over India only managed to score four runs, all came in singles.
Over 15 || Score 83/4
Hat-trick ball by Johnson but Kohli played it cautiously for a single over mid-wicket. Mitchell is using his short-pitched balls with good effect. And fourth ball off Johnson and Dhoni placed the ball towards point to collect his first boundary. Six runs came from the 15th over.
Two wickets in two balls pushed India on the back-foot. And Dhoni who came in after the fall of Yuvraj’s wicket and was limping while running the first run and umpires called for drinks.
Over 13 || Score 76/4
Mitchell Johnson has been reintroduced into the attack in the 11th over. Second ball was wide over leg stump. Mitchell is trying short pitched stuff, bowling at a good speed and trying hard to give his team another breakthrough. Three runs came from the over. McKay in bowling a long first spell. In his sixth over he gave just five runs. First ball of next over by Johnson and Raina flicked it towards mid-wicket for a four. Double blow for India Ploy of giving the ball to Johnson worked for the visiting team. He first got the wicket of Raina by a short pitched delivery and then in the very next ball another southpaw in the form of Yuvraj Singh. Johnson is on a hat-trick.
Yuvraj Singh c Haddin b Johnson 0 (1b)
SK Raina c Watson b Johnson 17 (19b)
Over 10 || Score 60/2
Suresh Raina has come to the crease after Rohit’s wicket. In the ninth over Kohli first pulled Watson for four and then in the next ball played it towards midwicket area for another four. With this boundary India crossed the mark of 50 runs. In the last ball Raina collected third boundary of the over by playing a cut short over point area to collect 14 runs from the over. In the 10th over by McKay, Kohli played an expensive drive over extra cover for four. Five runs from the over.
Over 8 || Score 41/2
McKay gave the Australians an early breakthrough and is certainly getting more swing than Johnson. But in the fifth ball of the sixth over Rohit played him over the extra covers for four. With two singles and a four, six runs came from the over. Shane Watson has been introduced into the attack by the Bailey in the seventh over. Third ball was a wide from Watson. Rohit OUT. A short ball from Watson and Rohit tried to hit it for a six over mid wicket but only managed to get a thick edge and the ball went high in the air, after running few steps Finch took a simple catch. Rohit got out after scoring 11 runs. So both the Indian openers are back in the pavilion before 10 overs. Kohli in the 8th over lashes MaKay for a four over cover reign for his third boundary. Four runs came from the over.
RG Sharma c Finch b Watson 11 (22b)
Over 5 || Score 29/1
Virat Kohli came to the crease after the fall of first Indian wicket. Johnson is bowling at a tight line. And gave just one run from the third over of the innings. From the fourth over India collected six runs. In the fifth over Kohli collected two back-to-back boundaries off Johnson in the first two balls. A sheer master class from Kohli. Both the boundaries came over cover region. Eight runs from the over.
Over 2 || Score 14/1
McKay is sharing the new ball with Johnson. First ball on leg stump clipped off Dhawan’s pad and gone for four over fine leg. First boundary for India. In the next ball Dhawan played a cracker over extra cover for four. In the fourth ball he flicked the ball over mid-wicket for another boundary. Dhawan OUT. A big blow for India. Dhawan tried to play a back of length delivery which was angling across towards the off side but only managed to get a thin outside edge and Hidden took a simple catch off McKay.
S Dhawan c Haddin b McKay 8 (6b )
Over 1 || Score 2/0
First ball and it was big wide at the off stump. But the next one was right on the money, almost a yorker. Once again Mitchell is bowling at a speed of 140 plus. And the fourth ball was a cracker one, a well directed short pitched ball at a speed of 147. Two wides from the over.
Both the Indian openers – Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma -- are at the crease. Mitchell Johnson is ready to start the proceedings for Australia.
Australian seamers might get some help from the pitch early on. So it would be interesting to see whether the Indian openers will thrash the Aussie attack once again or the Australian bowlers will have the upper hand this time around. The seven match series is equally poised at the moment as both the teams have won one match each.
This is the same ground where Shikhar Dhawan have played his debut Test match against Australia and scored a big hundred (187 runs). And after the blistering knock of 95 run in the last match he would be high on confidence. And same goes for Rohit Sharma as well who will come to open the Indian innings in the third ODI here.
Bailey won the toss and elected to bowl first. Both the teams have stuck with the same squad, which means no changes. Dhoni one again showed enough confidence on his bowlers.
Indian bowlers have been so far at the receiving end in the series and it’s not just because the Australian batsmen are playing well on Indian tracks but also because Indian bowlers – especially seamers – have failed badly to stick to the basics. Apart from Vinay and Ishant even the strike bowler Bhuveshwar Kumar is also struggling to provide India some early breakthroughs.
Australia has a good track record here in Mohali. Out of the five matches they played here they lost just once, which means their winning percentage is over 80. But these things don’t matter much once both the teams come to ground. Mohali track is placid one which means lot of runs on offer.
On a high after a sensational performance in Jaipur, a supremely confident India will look to keep the momentum going with another dominating display when they they take on a shell-shocked Australian team in the third cricket ODI today.
India: M S Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd Shami
Australia: George Bailey (C), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Callum Ferguson, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson
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