India vs Australia, 2nd T20I Highlights in Bengaluru: Glenn Maxwell struck an unbeaten hundred as Australia beat India by seven wickets to win clinch the T20 International series by 2-0 margin on Wednesday. Riding on skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 72 off 38 balls, India scored a competitive 190 for four. However Maxwell hammered the host bowling attack scoring an unbeaten 113 off 55 balls with nine sixes and seven fours as Australia chased the target in 19.4 overs. Brief Scores: India 190/4 (Virat Kohli 72 no off 38 balls, KL Rahul 47 off 26 balls, Jason Behrendorff 1/17 in 3 overs) Australia 194/3 in 19.4 overs (Glenn Maxwell 113 no off 55 balls, D’Arcy Short 40, Vijay Shankar 2/38). (Cricket Streaming – India vs Australia 2nd T20I) (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, India vs Australia 2nd T20I in BENGALURU
22.32 IST: What a chase did we just witness! Brilliant, just brilliant! Take a bow Glenn Maxwell. What a knock by him! Australia needed someone to play a knock of a life time when they were struggling at 22-2 and it has come from the Big Show. Yes, he has stolen the show here tonight and in some style. Credit to Short and Handscomb. First it was the former who played a good hand with Maxwell as the two scored yet another handy stand which accounted for 73. Once the left-hander fell, it was the Peter Handscomb who played as the perfect foil to Glenn who scored a ton and gave Australia their first T20I series win in India and Kohli’s first loss in a series at home as Indian captain. The chase however did not began in the best of fashion. The experiment of opening with Stoinis once again failed and Finch’s poor run with the bat continued. The Aussies were struggling at 42-2 and with both the spinners yet to be introduced into the attack, the chips looked down for the Aussies. However, Maxwell and Short then played smart cricket. They somehow managed to get a boundary almost per over and revived the hopes in the Australian camp. Despite the opener falling, the Aussies did not let the pressure get to them. Maxwell found the boundary when needed and Handscomb ensured he did not let the pressure build too. The Big Show got to his ton and took Australia over the line with two balls to go.
22.25 IST: FOUR! MAXWELL FINISHES IT OFF IN STYLE! A length ball by Kaul, Maxwell clears his front leg and slaps it through covers. The field was up so he only needed to beat the fielders in the ring and he does so. It races to the fence and GIVES AUSTRALIA THE VICTORY BY 7 WICKETS! Australia (194/3) beat India (190/4) by 7 wickets to win series 2-0. This is Australia’s maiden T20 series victory on Indian soil. Maxwell 113*, Short 40
22.24 IST SIX! That have sealed the game for the men in yellow. Maxwell has LEVELED THE SCORES IN STYLE! Takes a few steps ahead and converts it into a full toss and hits it over the long on fence for a biggie! Australia 190/3 in 19.3 overs, need 1 run to win vs India (190/4)
22.18 IST: HUNDRED FOR MAXWELL! What a knock and the whole ground is up, giving him a standing ovation. He deserves every bit of it as he has almost single-handedly taking Australia home here. A yorker on off, Maxwell looks to jam it out but it goes off the bottom part, on the bounce towards short third man for a run. AUS 178/3 in 18.1 overs, need 13 runs to win vs IND (190/4)
22.17 IST: SIX! Take a bow Glenn Maxwell, he is playing a knock of his life here in Chinnaswamy. Going, going gone! Full toss above waist outside off, Maxwell gets behind it and smokes this over mid-wicket for a big six! Australia 177/3 in 18 overs, need 14 runs to win vs India (190/4)
22.13 IST: SIX! Picked up the slower ball and smacks this over the bowler’s head. How easy was that. Full around off, Glenn gets it off the middle and hits it straight into the sight-screen. Australia 165/3 in 18 overs, need 26 runs to win vs India (190/4)
22.07 IST: FOUR! Pin-drop silence here! Full and outside off, Maxwell watches the ball closely and then lofts it over the cover and into the fence. A boundary early in the over. Pressure on the bowler.
22.03 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes from Maxwell! First a sweep and now gets one with a reverse sweep! Around off, Maxwell gets into position and reverse sweeps this over backward point for a huge hit. The 50-run stand is up in just 26 balls. AUS 144/3 in 15 overs, need 47 runs to win vs IND (190/4)
22.00 IST: SIX! Just like that! He just needs to hold his ground and hit it on its merit! It is on the stumps and slightly short. Maxwell clears his front leg and tonks it over the bowler’s head. It has got enough power and clears the fence easily. Australia 131/3 in 15 overs, need 60 runs to win vs India (190/4)
21.51 IST: SIX! The extra delivery costs Shankar big time as he is deposited in the stands. Another slower one but it is short. Also, since he was bowling only slower balls, Maxwell was waiting for it, he rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. So 12 does come from this over but the important wicket of Short also. AUS 108/3 in 12 overs, need 83 runs to win vs IND (190/4)
21.46 IST: OUT! Vijay Shankar gets the breakthrough, the dangerous stand is broken as D’Arcy Short departs for 40. Excellent bowling change by India. The slower one does the trick. It is the leg spinner outside off. Short looks to go big but is done in by the pace. He only manages a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards cover where Rahul takes it. The dangerous 79-run stand comes to an end and Short walks back once again after getting a start. Australia 99/2 in 11 overs, need 92 runs to win vs India (190/4)
21.44 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Gives it air does Pandya but lands it very full. Maxwell smashes it over the bowler’s head and a boundary results. AUS 95/2 in 11 overs, need 96 runs to win vs IND (190/4)
21.37 IST: SIX! When Maxwell hits, it stays a hit, what a shot from the Big Show. All class! Lopped up on off, Maxwell just lofts this nonchalantly over covers for a biggie. Australia 84/2 in 9.4 overs vs India (190/4)
21.32 IST: FOUR! What a shot! As good as any today. Lovely use of the wrists there. Slightly short and Maxwell is quickly onto his back foot. He whips it through mid-wicket, finds the gap and boundary results. Australia 65/2 in 8 overs, need 126 runs to win vs India (190/4)
21.26 IST: FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Another freebie! Short and on the body, Short like Maxwell did, pulls it through backward square leg. 50 up for Australia.
21.25 IST: Ohh what a bond – certainly a match made in heaven MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli!
21.21 IST: FOUR! A gift there! A full toss outside off, Short just opens the face of the bat and hits it through covers for a boundary. 10 from the over and a ball to go. Need to make the last ball of the Powerplay count. Australia 42/1 in 6 overs, need 149 runs to win vs India (190/4)
21.15 IST: TOP EDGE AND SIX! A much-needed biggie for the visitors. Short and outside off, Maxwell looks to drag his pull but gets a top edge. It flies over the keeper’s head and over the fine leg fence. Perfect end to the over, a good one for the Aussies, 9 from it. Australia 31/2 in 5 overs, need 160 runs to win vs India (190/4)
21.10 IST: OUT! Vijay Shankar removes Aaron Finch for 8. In the air… taken! Shankar gets rid of the Australian captain. Finch’s bad form continues and Australia find themselves in big trouble here. Once again an Australian batsman pays the price of trying to play across the line. Finch goes for the hoick over the leg side but the ball skids through. Takes the top edge and goes high up in the air towards cover. Dhawan there settles under it, calls for it and takes it. 169 more needed in 96 balls. Australia 22/2 in 4 overs vs India (190/4)
21.08 IST: FOUR! A little too straight and easy pickings for the batsman. Finch waits for it and then works it fine through backward square leg. No stopping those. Need a little more of these. Australia 22/1 in 3.4 overs vs India (190/4)
21.01 IST: OUT! Sid Kaul provides India the first breakthrough, Marcus Stoinis departs for 7. TIMBER! Stoinis pays the price of trying to hit it across the line! Back-to-back failures for Stoinis. Kaul lands it on a length and around off. MS looks to go over mid-wicket. He picked the wrong length as the ball sneaks under his bat and hits the top of off. SK is pumped up and Australia lose their first very early. Australia 13/1 in 2.1 overs, need 177 runs to win vs India (190/4)
20.57 IST: Just ‘MS Things’
20.55 IST: FOUR! Second in the over and Stoinis too gets off the mark with a boundary! Poor ball short and it sits up to be hit. Stoinis says thank you so much, he drags it through mid-wicket. AUS 9/0 in 1 over vs IND (190/4)
20.51 IST: FOUR! Great start for Australia. Full-length delivery on middle.The ball swings in but D’Arcy drives it through covers for a boundary. Australia 4/0 in 0.1 overs vs India (190/4)
20.49 IST: We are back for the chase. D’Arcy Short and Marcus Stoinis walk out to the middle to open the innings for Australia. Vijay Shankar to bowl the first over.
20.38 IST: SIX! What a finish from King Kohli! That is some shot! Uses his feet and makes it into a half volley and smashes it over the long off fence. 18 from the last over. India 190/4/0 in 20 over vs Australia at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Virat Kohli 72*, KL Rahul 47, MS Dhoni 40
20.36 IST: FOUR! This is clever! Short and it is the slower one. Karthik waits for it and then upper cuts it over short third man for a boundary. Karthik’s first two balls are two boundaries. A strike rate of 400.
20.34 IST: OUT! Cummins removes MS Dhoni for 40. It has gone as high as it can in the night sky and Finch has taken it! End of excellent innings though by Dhoni. He walks off to a standing ovation. Cummins bowls it full and on off, Dhoni walks right across and looks to whip it over mid-wicket. Only manages to get a leading edge which goes high up in the air towards mid-off. Finch runs in from a long off and takes it. India 174/4 in 19.1 overs vs Australia
20.30 IST: FOUR! Ends the over in style! 15 from this one. Once again Richardson misses the yorker and he has been put away. Full and on middle, Kohli hits it straight back past the bowler and a boundary results. 15 runs off the penultimate over. India 172/3 in 19 overs vs Australia
20.28 IST: SIX! Misses the yorker and pays the price. Right in the zone this one. Full and on off, Kohli lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie. India 164/3 in 18.3 overs vs Australia
20.25 IST: SIX! HUGE! It was in the arc for Mahi, he stays inside and wacks this over long on for half a dozen. Huge, huge hit this! Well-Dhon! IND 153/3 in 17.5 overs vs AUS
20.22 IST: Fifty for Kohli. The captain has risen to the occasion in this must-win encounter. He played himself in at the start but has not stepped on the gas. His 20th in this format. He needs to be there till the end here. He works this through mid-wicket and gets to the other end. India 138/3 in 17 overs vs Australia
20.18 IST: SIX! Hat-trick of sixes! Once again it is the flick shot which has gotten Kohli the maximum result. Uses his feet and with the angle lofts it over the mid-wicket fence. India 135/3 in 16 overs vs Australia
20.17 IST: SIX! This is even better than the last one. Brings up the 50-run stand and in some style. The length ball outside off, Kohli just lofts it with a straight bat over covers and it is into the stands. Just 29 balls is what it took to bring it up. They need to continue though of India need to post a big total here. IND 128/3 in 15.3 overs vs AUS
20.14 IST: SIX! Majestic from Kohli. He makes room and gets a length ball. He just lofts it over covers. The timing is such that it goes all the way. 14 from the over. India 113/3 in 15 overs vs Australia
20.10 IST: FOUR! Really poor from Jhye, 100 up for the men in blue. He bowls it short and outside off with third man and point up. Dhoni says thank you so much. He cuts it over the fielder in the latter position and bags a boundary. IND 103/1 in 14.1 overs vs AUS
20.04 IST: SIX! All the way! This time he connects with the slog sweep. Goes down on one knee and hits it right off the middle. It sails over the mid-wicket fence. India 88/3 in 12.4 overs vs Australia
20.01 IST: FOUR! Top shot and a much-needed boundary for India. This is slightly short and outside off, Kohli rocks back, makes room and then cuts it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. IND 81/3 in 12 overs vs AUS
19.56 IST: D’Arcy Short removes Rishabh Pant for 1. What a catch that is! Jhye Richardson take a bow! Pant is now walking back and all of a sudden, India are in trouble here. Once again the bowling change has worked wonders. The sequence of dot balls increased the pressure on Pant. He tried to go downtown but mistimes his shot completely. He still might have thought, he would get away with it but Richardson at long off runs to his left, dives full stretch and takes it. Pin-drop silence at the moment here and the Australians are pumped up. Another failure for Pant. India 74/3 in 11 overs vs Australia
19.48 IST: The umpire feels Stoinis has his fingers underneath the ball and has given it in the fielding team’s favor. I feel the soft signal has played a big part here as that could have gone either way. However, one can say, it is the right decision in the end. End of Dhawan’s misery and India have lost both their openers in quick succession. Once again, the bowling change does the trick for the visitors. Behrendorff bowls it outside off and it is on a length. It is the cross-seam delivery. Sticks in the wicket a little. Dhawan lofts it over covers but it is a little too close to the sweeper. Stoinis there runs in and he seems to have taken it. The umpires though are not sure and they take it upstairs. The soft signal is out. After quite a few replays the umpire has decided to stay with the on-field call. Australia, just like the last game are crawling back into the game after the Powerplay. India 70/2 in 9.3 overs vs Australia
19.46 IST: Has Marcus Stoinis taken it cleanly. He is confident. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!
19.44 IST: Direct hit! Is Kohli short or Has the dive saved him? Big moment in the gap. NOT OUT! The dive saves Kohli! The ball was a bit short on leg. Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket and takes a quick single. Jhye at the boundary has the slightest of fumbles and Virat comes back for the second. India 70/1 in 9 overs vs Australia
19.35 IST: OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile removes KL Rahul for 47. In the air… taken! A soft, soft dismissal there. Rahul is very disappointed with himself and rightly so. Catching practice this from KL. Coulter-Nile bangs it short and outside off. Rahul plays an upper cut despite a third man being there. He does not get it as fine as he wanted to and it goes towards Richardson who runs in and takes a neat catch. India 61/1 in 7.1 overs vs Australia
19.32 IST: FOUR! Bad delivery and it has been put away! Down the leg side, all Rahul had to do is get bat on ball. He does so, hits it fine on the leg side and a boundary. India 57/1 in 6.2 overs vs Australia
19.29 IST: SIX! Rahul is in some form tonight as he is bludgeoning every delivery out of the park. Two maximums once again, India are in the driver’s seat. Dealing in sixes is Rahul. A bumper on the body, Rahul swivels and pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie. One ball to go, can he make it three in three? IND 53/0 in 6 overs vs AUS
19.23 IST: SIX! Back-to-back maximums! This one was right off the middle and very delightful to the eye. Just a little fuller on off, Rahul lofts it over cover and it travels all the way. Trademark Rahul there. India 39/0 in 5 overs vs Australia
19.21 IST: TOP EDGE BUT SIX! Full marks to the bowler but runs to the batsman. A good short ball, it was quick and well-directed. Rahul goes for the pull but the ball takes the top edge and flies into the stands. India 32/0 in 4.4 overs vs Australia
19.15 IST: OUCH! That must have hurt! Slightly shorter in length, Dhawan looks to pull but the ball is onto him before he expects it to. It hits him around the box. He is in some pain now. The physio is out and Dhawan is taking a breather. Rightly so. He is fine to continue now.
19.11 IST: FOUR! Dhawan gets into the act now. First boundary for him. He dances down the track, the length is not the one he wanted but the line is on his pads. He flicks it over mid-wicket for the second boundary in the over. IND 16/0 in 2.4 overs
19.08 IST: FOUR! Rahul strikes the first boundary of the over. Short, wide and it has been put away! First boundary in this innings. Width on offer outside off, Rahul slaps it through cover-point. No fielder in the deep and it races across the fence. India 8/0 in 2.1 overs vs Australia
19.04 IST: Good nut to end the first over! On off and on a length, straightens a touch. Dhawan looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point. A tight beginning by JB. Just what you can expect off him. India 3/0 in 1 over vs Australia
18.59 IST: We are all set for the action to begin! The Australian players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Kl Rahul. Jason Behrendorff has the new ball in hand. Here we go…
18.57 IST: Only a few minutes away from the decisive game to start. India have rung in the changes and are batting first on a wicket which is suited for chasing units.
18.45 IST: India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul
Australia (Playing XI): D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch (C), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
18.37 IST: Virat Kohli: “We would have bowled first as well. Like Aaron said it’s a good wicket. Looks like the old Bangalore wicket and that’s a good sign. Looks like there has been a lot of hard work done to prepare and maintain the pitch. The wicket was a bit of spoiler for the last couple of years but it looks like it’s back to normal where all teams enjoy playing here. Shot selection was something we discussed (after the last game). The bowling was outstanding. We need to get used to playing big games. Three changes. Rohit is rested, Shikhar comes in. Vijay Shankar comes in for Markande, because of the pitch conditions and Umesh makes way for Sid Kaul.”
18.35 IST: Aaron Finch: “We are going to bowl first. Looks like a good wicket, so hopefully we can chase this down. We back ourselves to chase the target down. If at all there is going to be anything for the pacers it is going to be up front, so would like to exploit that. No changes for us.”
18.30 IST: TOSS – Australia have won the toss and have opted to field vs India.
18.25 IST: There has been a lot of talk about Dhoni’s form with the bat. But the last time he walked out to bat at the Chinnaswamy, he roared like a Super King in what was a stellar batting display. On the other hand, Australia’s top-order will have to be careful of not being bogged down.
18.15 IST: Pitch Report – “Fair amount of grass means the ball will zip around a bit. There are a few cracks as well to interest the spinners. The grass should also hold the pitch together,” reckons Sunil Gavaskar.
17.56 IST: More runs than in Vizag if the batsmen are not too reckless. The pitch wears a nice green tinge, and should make the pacers happy. Otherwise a pleasant evening, with little chance of rain.
17.35 IST: Hello and Welcome to our live cricket coverage of the second and final T20I between India and Australia from the beautiful M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Brief Preview: India skipper Virat Kohli has already said that his squad composition for the World Cup in May-July is “more or less sorted” but has not ruled out rewarding standout performances over the course of two T20s and five ODIs. Considering the captain’s current frame of mind, both KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are likely to feature in most of the games against Australia. India rested opener, Shikhar Dhawan, to give game time to Rahul, who grabbed the opportunity with both hands by smashing 50 off 36 balls in his comeback game. He had a disastrous Test tour of Australia before he and Hardik Pandya were provisionally suspended for their loose talk on women during a TV show. (IND vs AUS – Read Full Preview 2nd T20I)