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  1. India vs Australia 2017, 2nd T20 highlights: Oz cantering to easy win as Travis, Moises partnership flowers

India vs Australia 2017, 2nd T20 highlights: Oz cantering to easy win as Travis, Moises partnership flowers

India vs Australia 2nd T20: Virat Kohli led team is running high on confidence and has been virtually invincible for months now.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 11, 2017 12:02 AM
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 2nd T20: Virat Kohli led team is running high on confidence and has been virtually invincible for months now.

Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 2nd T20: India locked horns against Australia in the 2nd T20I. David Warner won the toss and opt to field first. It was raining before the match and it was raining wickets during the first innings. Sunil Gavaskar had inspected the pitch and said that the pitch could be a little tacky and will be good for the seamers and well that did prove true. Jason Behrendorff had set the template with his early burst and India never recovered. Australia exploited the early movement well and never let India to gather steam. This pitch still has something for the bowlers, so don’t count India out yet. But remember that the dew has set in which will make India’s job harder. Alagappan will be with you shortly for the chase. Over and out from me.

Australia need 119 runs to win in 20 overs.

Here are India vs Australia 2nd T20 highlights:

9:51 pm: Oz cantering to easy win as Travis, Moises partnership flowers

9:47 pm: Australia need 33 runs in 49 balls at 4.04 runs per over.

9:45 pm: Aussies are bashing the Indian spinners. Chahal to Head, SIX, sails into the crowd behind long-on

9:40 pm: Chahal to Henriques, 1 run, this one is a little short, and Henriques backs away to cut it through cover. Kohli gets a hand to it and deflects it to long-off.

9:33 pm: As much as I love the idea of having 2 attacking wrist spinners, it is really important to have an accurate finger spinner like Akshar Patel in the team. He can really cramp the opposition and play a huge role in low scoring games by not giving absolutely anything.

9:31 pm: Talking about the previous decision of not taking the DRS, Isn’t it Kohli’s call whether to review, not Dhoni’s? I know you take advice from senior players, but you go with your instinct.” I think that’s India’s protocol though. And he is, usually, a pretty good judge on when to go upstairs, whereas Kohli is a little too excitable.

9:29 pm: After 7.3 overs India were 56-4 and Aussies are 44-2.

9:27 pm: Well replays seem to suggest there was a nick when Bhuvneshwar bowled to Henriques in the last over – ball 4.5 when they asked the umpire for a caught behind. Interestingly, the DRS (Dhoni review system) also went wrong.

9:22 pm: Australia need 85 runs in 84 balls.

9:17 pm: Bhuvi giving hard time to the Australian middle order. It is 25 for 2 after five overs.

9:15 pm: With Warner and Finch gone, Smith not playing. Middle order can’t have a better chance to prove their worth and shut all criticisms for a while!

9:10 pm: Right then. There’s been a lot of focus on the Aussie middle order. Sometimes they’ve come in when there has been no pressure and fumbled. Here, there is plenty of it. Or so it would seem because the target is only 119, but India’s bowlers and fielders are rallying hard. Three slips to Travis Head.

9:07 pm: Kumar to Finch, OUT, taken by Kohli at cover again! Short ball, outside off, slapped straight to the fielder. Finch possibly undone by a little more lift off the pitch than he budgeted for.


9:06 pm: Have a feeling the crowd will really get into this game and play a factor in the Aussie run chase considering the moral they have on the back of a seriously disappointing series. India is 13 for 1 after 2.3 overs.

9:03 pm: Bumrah to Warner, OUT, taken at cover! And Kohli goes wild. Takes the catch calmly, but a moment later he is hurtling the ball into the turf as if it had meant to cause him mortal harm. So Warner goes for another single-digit score, his fifth in nine T20 innings, his downfall brought about by a short ball angling across his body. Goes for the pull, but only the leading edge manifests

8:56 pm: Kumar to Finch, no run, darts into the right-hander, and Finch, who doesn’t really move his feet, is struck on the thigh as he tries to find a single behind square leg.

8:54 pm: Aaron Finch and David Warner open for Aussies, Bhuvi opens for India.

8:41 pm: Tye to Kuldeep Yadav, OUT, goes for a big slog and gets a top-edge that goes very high and Paine behind the stumps moves to his right and settles under it. India managed 118 in 20 overs.

8:39 pm: Tye to Kuldeep Yadav, OUT, advances down and the bowler drags the length back. Kuldeep wears it on the thigh and the ball goes to the left of Paine who runs across and throws with his keeping gloves on. Direct hit catches Bumrah short.

8:37 pm: It is the last over the first innings, Kuldeep and Bumrah giving all they have. India is 115 for 8.

8:33 pm: Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah are the last soldiers for the Army in blue.

8:23 pm:  Well the answer is – West Indies successfully defended 96 in a full 20-over game. India has just manged to pass the 100 run mark.

8:21 pm: A little trivia for the readers, What is the lowest T20I score successfully defended..?

8:18 pm: Projected score is 114. Not a great total. The Indian bowlers sure have to step up.

8:15 pm: Tye to Kuldeep Yadav, FOUR. India is 85 for 7 after 15 overs.

8:14 pm: Tye to Kuldeep Yadav, 1(no ball), oh, dear! That must have surely slipped out. Back-of-the-hand slower ball that comes on furiously at the helmet. Tye gets a warning, much to the displeasure of Warner and the bowler. FREE HIT!

8:12 pm: Tye to Pandya, 1 run, full toss, driven down to long-off for one.

8:08 pm: India is 77 for 7 after 14 overs. It has been a horror night for Indian batsmen.

7:54 pm: Zampa to Jadhav, BOWLED, Adam Zampa just bambooed Jadhav with a googly. India is 67 for 6. It surely is a tough night for the Men in Blue.

7:53 pm: India is 67 for 5 after 11 overs.

7:49 pm: The man of the mission is the in-form Hardik Pandya. All eyes on him now. Its a great show by the Aussies. Today the team looks like an incarnation of the old Australian side.

7:47 pm: Zampa to Dhoni, OUT, no cheeky work this time from Dhoni. He has been stumped clean and Zampa lets out a roar. Length ball, Dhoni advances again. It spins sharpy away from him and there is little the batsman can do from that position. Gets nowhere close to the ball and Paine completes a simple stumping.

7:48 pm: The crowd is drooling over Dhoni, they are cheering for him.

7:45 pm: Zampa to Dhoni, FOUR, great use of feet by Mahi, hits the ball hard to mid off.

7:40 pm: Stoinis to Jadhav, FOUR!, Glanced fine enough to easily beat deep backward square leg to his right. Full and straying down the leg side. With this India brings up their fifty.

7:38 pm: Adam Zampa given the ball. After intial falters, Dhoni and Jadhav steady Indian innings.

7:35 pm: Behrendorff finishes his 4 overs with a terrific performance. He has given 21 runs and has 4 wickets to his name.

7:32 pm: Behrendorff to Dhoni, 2 runs, flicks the ball away, and that was quick running between the wickets from Dhoni.

7:31 pm: India is 36 for 4 after 6 overs.

7:29 pm: Tye to Jadhav, FOUR, too much width and Jadahv cuts the ball late and send the ball towards the boundary.

7:25 pm: Tye to Dhoni, 1 run, classic Dhoni! Walks forward for a gentle flick into the leg side. It’s shorter than he would have liked, inside-edges it into the leg side

7:23 pm: India is in danger, four wickets already gone. Talk about T20 and this is what the match brings for its fans. MS Dhoni the man on job to save India’s sinking ship.

7:22 pm:
Beherndorff looks like John Cena of WWE! U can’t see me…” Well, as of now, India’s batsmen can’t see his deliveries either. Another wicket to his name, Shikhar Dhawan falls prey to the tall Aussie bowler courtesy brilliant catch by David Warner. Take a bow, skipper! He had to pedal back, and by no short distance, mind you. Falls over as he snaffles it having judged to perfection. Dhawan simply presented the full face of his bat to this fuller ball. He chips it over the in-field but it needed impeccable timing for the ball to carry all the way over the boundary. That’s not to so, but this was always a 50-percent chance converted into a definite wicket by Warner’s brilliance

7:20 pm: Behrandroff to Dhawan, no run, fuller, comes in from outside off and finds the inside part of the bat as Dhawan looks to drill it. Goes away to mid-on. An interesting fact for the fans, on this day Brad Hogg debut for Australia 21 years ago.

7:19 pm: SIX! Coulter Nile to Kedhar Jadhav, outside off, jabbed hard to mid-off. Great shot. India is 27 for 3 in 4 overs.

7:16 pm; Kedhar Jadhav and Shikhar Dhawan on strike, India is 18 for 3.

7:10 pm: Behrendorff on fire, strikes for the third time. This time it is Manish Pandey who also could not tackle the fast bowler he goes for 6. The pitch certrainly bowling friendly.
7:09 pm: So far, David Warner won the toss and opt to field first. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened for India. For Australia Jason Behrendorff opened as the strike bowler. First Sharma hit two consecutive boundaries and then was LBW. Sharma went back for 8 runs in just 4 balls. He was soon followed by Indian captain Virat Kolhi who went for a duck.

5:33 pm: This is the form both teams are in:

 India: WWLWW
Australia: LWLLW

5:38 pm: Team’s practice was also interrupted due to rain.

5:29 pm: Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter and shared the current weather condition in Guwahati.

5:25 pm: Well quick facts for the fans.

  1. The Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati will be the 49th Indian venue to host an international match.
  2. India have beaten Australia in seven matches in a row now. Only Pakistan has had a longer winning streak against on opponent- they have defeated Zimbabwe in nine T20I encounters.
  3. In the six matches India and Australia have played against each other in 2017 across formats, Yuzuvendra Chahal has dismissed Glenn Maxwell on five occasions.

5:00 pm: Hello and welcome to live commentary and updates of the second T20I between India and Australia.

Here are India vs Australia 2nd T20 squads:

India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel.

Australia: David Warner (c), Tim Paine (wk), Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis

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