Mohammed Shami seemed to have started from where he left off in Down Under. He looked sharp and bowled fast. Shami cleaned up Maxwell with a peach for 40 off 51. The Australian middle-order batsman is in top form, he is coming off a hundred and was looking ominous to go on and hurt India. One has to credit Dhawan for the diving save he made at short mid-wicket, which meant Maxwell remained on strike. This was a length ball that just tailed in a touch at 136kph, Maxwell seemed to have played a touch early as he swung slightly across the line, also lost the bottom hand grip and completely missed the ball. Such sight for the fast bowler to see that off stump fly out of the ground.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
It was quite uncharacteristic off Maxwell as he was beaten neck and crop.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 209/6 in 47 overs. Coulter Nile and Carey are there in the middle with a task at hand. Earlier in the day, Australia got off to a woeful start as they lost their captain Aaron Finch for a duck. Meanwhile, KL Rahul does not find a spot after a good T20I series, Ambati Rayudu seems to be the one being trusted at the 4 spot. Yuzvendra Chahal has been rested as Jadeja, Kuldeep find spots. Pant too does not find a place.
India seems to be persisting with the ploy of experimenting to finalise the World Cup squad.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah