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AUS vs IND 2016 Live Blog: Glenn Maxwell's 96 helps Australia to win VB series over India


  • First ball no single, second ball six-third ball four. But in a bid to get his hundred he played a lofted shot but caught by Shikhar Dhawan. But, Glenn Maxwell scored 96 and anchored Australia to three wickets victory in the 49th over. He was adjudged man of the match. 

    Meanwhile, it was another disappointing defeat for India. Virat Kohli’s 117 has gone in vain as India’s pathetic bowlers failed to defend the 295 runs total at Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

    Live Blog

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    Two back to boundaries from Mitchell Marsh. That is poor bowling from Umesh Yadav. There is no control in his line and length. Australian batsmen getting runs easily. 

    The pressure is on Australia, but Glenn Maxwell does not mind, he is playing his natural shots. India need his wicket as soon as possible to get rid of his onslaught 

    Wicket! Ishant Sharma gives India much-needed breakthrough. Shaun Marsh nicks  behind the wicket Dhoni grabbed the catch easily. 

    Brilliant stumping by captain MS Dhoni. He is ver very quick. George Bailey has gone. 

    Kohli silences James Faulkner during his 117 run innings. Frustrated Faulkner sledged Kohli: 

    Here is the Conversations

    Faulkner: You tried to smash me there, but you failed

    Kohli: I’ve smashed you enough in my life. Don’t waste your time, go bowl.

    Wicket! Umesh Yadav strikes. Aaron Finch edged behind the wicket wicketkeeper Dhoni caught it. Australia 48 for 1

    Australian opening duo hammering Indian bowlers. A catch dropped by debutante Gurkeerat Singh off the delivery of Barinder Sran. 

    The target for Australia is 296 from 50 overs. 

    India scored 92 runs from the last 10 overs and lose four wickets. 

    India 263 for 3 in 46 overs

    Four!! Kohli drives through long on boundary. 

    Wicket: John Hastings strikes. Much needed a breakthrough for Australia. Rahane played skier Glenn Maxwell takes a good catch at the boundary line. India 243 for 3. 

    Six! Virat Kohli hits Scott Boland over the mid-wicket rope. 

    The MCG roars to a @imVkohli century. His first ODI ton at this venue #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/nH3TRCdV5s

    — BCCI (@BCCI) January 17, 2016

    Hundred for Virat Kohli. This is his 24th hundred. 105 balls, 6 fours and one six. 

    Four! Only Ajinkya Rahane can score four without hitting a ball 

    200 for India. Virat Koli 88 (96), Ajinkya Rahane 39 (36)

    Virat Kohli has been in prolific form. He scores 69 off 76 balls. 

    Good breakthrough for Australia. Both Dhawan and Virat had settled down at the crease. But, This breakthrough derailed India’s momentum of run scoring. India 140 for 2

    Wicket!1 Shikhar Dhawan has gone for 68 off 91 balls. It was Poort shot from Dhawan off the delivery of John Hastings. Dhawan tried to play the across the line but he miscued the swing so his stumps rattled.  

    50 for Virat and Dhawan. India 111 for 1 in 23

    Four!! A Beautiful cover drives from left-handed opener.  Shikhar Dhawan looks solid today. James Faulkner yet to fix his line and length 

    Now Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman to score 7000 ODI runs. He completed it with a boundary off James Faulkner. Now Kohli’s ODI career graph look like 169 matches, 161 innings, 7000 runs, 23 hundred, 36 half centuries, and an astonishing 50 plus average. 

    Australian captain Steve Smith takes a wise decision winning the toss elected to bat first. India in the third ball of the fourth over lost the wicket of inform Rohit Sharma off the delivery of Kane Richardson. Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones feels Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s time as a finisher is over. His co-commentator Harsha Bhogle also feel so observing the team selection for the third ODI. 

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