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Riding on the blitzkrieg knock by Yuvraj Singh India managed to win the match quite comprehensively by six wickets. Yuvraj Singh is back with a bang. In his blistering knock of 77 runs Yuvi smashed eight fours and five sixes and used just 35 balls. Yuvraj has once again proved that there is still a lot of cricket left in him.


Indian Innings

Over 19.4 || Score 202/4

Seven run needed of last over. One run came from the first ball of the over. Dhoni is on strike hit and miss. Six runs required of four. And MSD smashed a boundary at covers. Two runs required of three balls and Dhoni played the ball in cover reign and ran two runs to ensure that India won the match comfortably. India won the match by six wickets with two balls to spare.

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Over 19 || Score 195/4

Yuvraj is unstoppable at the moment. In the second ball of the over he scored a boundary off Faulkner between point and third man area. Now it’s just a formality as India need run a ball. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 187/4

18 balls are left and India required 29 runs to win the on-off T20, in the series home series against Oz. Coulter-Nile is under pressure and bowled a wide ball. In the third ball Yuvi cracked a ball over cover reign to collect a boundary. In the last ball Yuvi smacked the bowler over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. India required 15 runs in 12 balls.

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Over 17 || Score 173/4

Faulkner is bowling the 17th over for Oz. In first three balls India only managed to score three runs, all came in singles. But in the fourth ball Yuvi scored a dead straight six over the bowlers head to complete his fifty. What a comeback by the southpaw. In the next ball he launched the bowler for another six and this time over the on-side. Faulkner bowled a wide ball over the leg side and it also went towards the boundary. 20 runs came from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 153/4

In 30 balls India need 56 runs to seal the match. Doherty gave just one run in the first two balls and in the third gave another single. Doherty is bowling at a tight line but Yuvi still manage to score a boundary in the fifth ball. Seven run came from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 146/4

Yuvraj Singh collected a four off Coulter-Nile’s second ball over extra cover. And then in the third ball cleared the mid-of fielder standing inside the circle for another four. Good over for the home team as 12 runs came from it.

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Over 14 || Score 133/4

Second ball of McKay and it was launched for six by Yuvi. Next ball and Yuvi cracked another six this time over third man. And then a boundary in the next over. Yuvi is on song here. 18 runs came from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 115/4

Watson has been given the ball. And in the second ball MSD smacked the ball for four runs towards the extra cover boundary. Eight runs came from the over. Now India need 87 runs in 42 ball to seal the game.

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Over 12 || Score 106/4

Big blow for India as Virat Kohli got out after scoring 29 runs in 22 balls with the help of two boundaries and a six. Trying to clear the mid-on boundary Kohi gave a simple catch to Faulkner. MSD has come to the crease. In the second ball Yuvi collected a boundary by playing a late cut. Good over for Australia as only six run came from it and a wicket of Kohli.

V Kohli c Faulkner b McKay 29 (22b)

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Over 11 || 100/3Score

First ball of Doherty and Yuvraj launched him for a six over long off boundary. An effortless shot by the comeback man Yuvi. Two runs came from the next ball. And with single in the last ball of the over India touched the marl of 100 runs. Nine runs came for the over.


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Over 10 || Score 91/3

Yuvraj Singh has come to the crease after the fall of Dhawan’s wicket. He has to play a good knock to boost his morale. Coulter-Nile is not giving much of a room for the batsmen to free their arms. But in the last ball of the over Yuvi played an excellent short over mid wicket reign to collect a boundary.

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Over 9 || Score 83/3

Spinner Xavier Doherty has been introduced in to the attack for the very first time by Bailey. In the third ball Dhawan cut the short ball for four over between point and third man. Dhawan out. Dhawan stepped out a bit to play a big shot but the bowler kept it short and wicketkeeper took no time to dismantle the bails.


S Dhawan st †Haddin b Doherty 32 (19b)

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Over 8 || Score 74/2

Moises Henriques has been given the ball. A straight drive by Kohli in the very first ball and ball touched the ropes in no time. In the third ball once gain Kohli collected another boundary. In the last ball of the over Dhawan sent the bowler for another four. Fifteen rusn came from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 59/2

After the fall of Rain’s wicket Virat Kohli has come to the crease. Faulkner gave just three runs in first three balls of this over. In the next and yet another single. He is mixing his deliveries quite well and is bowling on a tight line. Good over for the visiting team as only six runs came from the over.


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Over 6|| Score 53/2

Coulter-Nile has been brought into the attack by Bailey and in the very first ball Raina played a half jab over extra third man reign for a six. With the six India also touched the 50-run mark. Raina out. A big blow for India. Next ball and Raina once again tried to launch him for a maximum but this time but Raina got the top edge of his bat and Watson took simple catch.


K Raina c Watson b Coulter-Nile 19 (13b)

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Over 5 || Score 44/1

James Faulkner has been introduced into the attack. In the four balls he gave just three runs. He is mixing up his deliveries well. And with a good last ball, which was almost a Yorker for Raina, he gave away just five runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 39/1

First ball of the over and in-form opener Dhawan smashed the ball by MacKay for a boundary. In the next ball he stepped out of the crease and smacked the bowler over covers for another boundary. In fourth ball Raina pierced the off-side field and collected his second boundary. Fourteen runs came from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 25/1

In the fourth ball Dhawan got lucky as the ball kissed his gloves and missed the gloves of wicketkeeper and went for a boundary. In the last ball of the over Suresh Raina who came to the crease after the fall of Sharma’s wicket collected a four at leg side.


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Over 2 || Score 14/1

McKAY is sharing the new ball with Watson. But Sharma launched him for a six over square third man. In the third ball Dhawan collected two runs by flicking it over mid-wicket field standing inside the circle. One more run in the next ball. Rohit Out. In the fifth ball Sharma tried to hit the ball towards a boundary but only managed to get an thick outside edge which went straight to the wicketkeeper. 12 runs came from the over.


RG Sharma c †Haddin b McKay 8 (8b)

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Over 1 || Score 2/0

The in-form players Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have come to open the innings for India. Shane Watson has opened the bowling for Oz. First ball was right on the money. And it not only missed the outside edge of Sharma’s bat but also missed the stumps by a whisker. First run came from extras. And Watson bowled a big wide on leg side. Just two runs came from the over.


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If Finch played a cracking knock to set up the perfect stage for his team to cross the mark of 200 runs then for India it is certainly Vinay Kumar who bowled his heart out and took three crucial wickets and gave away just 26 runs. He is the pick among the Indian bowlers.

Australian Innings

Over 20 || Score 201/7

MSD shown trust on his third seamer Ishant Sharma and handed over the ball to him to bowl the last one. First four balls were good and he gave away just four runs. In the next he gave another single. But in the last ball Faulkner launched him for a six over mid-on. And with this six Australia managed to crossed the mark of 200 runs and put up a total of 201 in front of the home team.

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Over 19 || Score 190/7

Vinay Kumar is bowling his last over of the innings. In first three balls he gave just three runs, all in singles. But in the fourth Coulter-Nile collected a boundary over point region off Vinay. Eight runs came from the over. In his four overs he gave just 26 runs and took three wickets.


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Over 18 || Score 182/7

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was hit for a four by Henriques in the second ball but then in the fourth ball Henriques was shown the pavilion way by the bowler. It was the third wicket for the bowler. Just six runs came from the over.

MC Henriques c Yuvraj Singh b Kumar 12 (12b )

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Over 17 || Score 176/6

In the first two balls Vinay gave just two runs. It put a pressure on Finch and in the third ball which was a full toss, he tried to hit it hard but unluckily it went straight into the hands of Vinay Kumar. And the bowler didn’t make any mistake. Finally Finch’s blistering knock came to an end. He got out after scoring 89 runs in mere 52 balls with the help of fourteen fours and a six. Just fours runs came from the over along with the most crucial wicket of Finch.


AJ Finch c & b Vinay Kumar 89 (52b)

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Over 16 || Score 172/5

Finch sent the first two balls of the over for boundaries one over mid-wicket and another over the cover area. In the fifth ball, which was short and wide by Ishant, Finch made full use of it and collected another boundary over point reign.

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Over 15 || Score 157/5

In the first four ball of the over Jadeja gave just four runs. In the next tow ball she gave two singles. So a good over by Jadeja as he gave just six runs from the over. Now five overs are left and it would be interesting to watch how Finch will play.

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Over 14 || Score 151/5

Haddin out. MS Dhoni reintroduced Bhuvneshwar Kumar in to the attack and he proved his skipper right. Haddin tried to cut a short and wide ball from Bhuvneshwar but only managed to get a thick outside edge that went into the gloved of MSD. Eight runs from the over.


BJ Haddin c Dhoni b Kumar 5 (3b)

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Over 13 || 143/4Score

Another danger man is still on the crease – Aaron Finch. Finch sent the first ball of the over towards cover area to collect a bundary. In the fourth he collected another boundary off Kohli. Another expensive over as fourteen runs came of it.

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Over 12 || Score129/4

Maxwell out. The dangerous man is out. Finally Jadeja provided a breakthrough. Maxwell got out after playing a cameo of 27 runs in 13 balls, laced with four sixes. Five runs for the over.


GJ Maxwell c I Sharma b Jadeja 27 (13b )

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Over 11 || Score 124/3

Kholi has been given the ball by his skipper. But in the fourth ball Maxwell smacked him for a six over long on. Ten runs for the over. Maxwell is looking dangerous here.


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Over 10 || Score 114/3

Australia crossed the mark of 100 runs and in between the opener Finch has also completed his fifty, he took just 29 balls with the help of eight sixes and one four. Maxwell launched Ashwin for three sixes in the over. Ashwin is all over the park. Maxwell is on song here.


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Over 9 || Score 90/3

Maxwell came into bat after the fall of Aus skipper. But Jadeja bowled at a tight line and gave just four runs from the over.


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Over 8 || Score 86/3

Dhoni is juggling with his bowlers. Now Vinay Kumar has been reintroduced into the attack. Watto Out. And this time he didn’t disappoint his skipper and take the big wicket of Shane Watson. Watson trapped in front of the wicket as he missed the line completely. Another wicket for Vinay. Double blow for Oz.And this time it’s the skipper George Bailey. He tried to launch the bowler for a six over mid wicket but failed to connect the ball well and gave a simple catch to Jadeja. Best over so far by the Indian bowlers in this match.

GJ Bailey c Jadeja b Vinay Kumar 0 (3b)

R Watson lbw b Vinay Kumar 6 (5b)

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Over 7 || Score 81/1

Now comes the man with the golden arm – Ravinder Jadeja. But Finch is in no mood to leave any Indian bowler. And in the third ball of the over he launched Jadeja for a six over extra coves. Eight runs form the over.


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Over 6 || Score 74/1

Ishant Sharma has been introduced but it doesn’t matter much to the Australian opening pair. First ball was launched towards the stands for a maximum and by Nic followed by a four. Twelve runs from the over. In the last ball of the over Finch sent a poor full toss ball towards mid off for a boundary.

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Over 5 || Score 60/1

Fifty runs for Australia in just 4.2 overs. Australia has got off to a flying start. In the third ball Nic played an exceptional shot when he sliced Bhuveshwar over point region. Out. In the ball Bhuveshwar bowled a beauty to sent back Nic. A perfectly pitched delivery and it went through the gates of Nic.


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Over 4 || Score 48/0

Ishant Sharma has been introduced into the attack but it doesn’t matter much to the Australian opening pair. First ball was launched towards the stands for a maximum by Nic followed by a four. Twelve runs from the over.



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Over 3 || Score 36/0

Ashwin has been introduced by Dhoni and Nic used his feet and played an inside out to collect another boundary. Third ball was a bit short from Ashwin and Finch cut it for four. In the next Finch made some room and played it in gap to crack another boundary over cover reign. In the last he again loft the ball over cover and same result.


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Over 2 || Score 19/0

Vinay Kumar is sharing the ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. And form the very first ball he was right on the money. In the third ball Nic cleared the long off fielder to scored his second four. Even in the next ball which was a slower one Nic collected a boundary over point area. Eight runs from the over.


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Over 1 || Score 9/0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has opened the bowling for India and in the third ball of the over Finch picked the length early and sent the ball towards the long-on for a boundary. In the last ball Nic also played a straight drive and collected a boundary.

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Nic Maddinson who is playing in his debut match for Australia has come to open the innings alongside swashbuckling opener Aaron Finch.

Faulkner, the left-arm medium fast bowler could play a crucial role in the match as he has been playing in these pitches while representing his Rajasthan franchise – Rajasthan Royals.

Yuvraj Singh who is making a comeback in the team after a long time would be the cynosure of all eyes in this match.

Dhoni decided to bowl first because he knows very well that pitch had been under cover for some time due to rain and want his bowlers to exploit the conditions early on.

Toss: MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement is the biggest news of the day. And that is certainly the biggest news in the sporting arena as well. The God of Indian cricket will play his last match at home soil against West Indies in a two match Test series.

Comeback man Yuvraj Singh will be the cynosure of all eyes as a full-strength India lock horns with a relatively inexperienced Australian side in the one-off Twenty20 game Today aiming to gain early momentum ahead of the upcoming seven-match ODI series.

The match, which is expected to set the tone for a gruelling season ahead, promises to be an exciting face-off at the SCA Stadium, with Australia keen to test their young players before the return Ashes showdown with England.

The elements, though, could play spoilsport. The state has been experiencing heavy downpour and the Met department has forecast more rains till.

First Published: Friday, October 11, 2013, 00:19


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