AUS vs IND 2016 Live Blog: India win the MCG T20 and clinch the series
Australia captain Aaron Finch winning the toss elected to field first in the second T20 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne. Finch said he made six changes in the team but, he failed to remember names. It was expected Australia would make changes but six changes were not expected. On the other side, Indian captain MS Dhoni said his team will be unchanged.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Scott Boland, Andrew Tye, Nathan Lyon
India: MS Dhoni (c), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra
India clinches the series with an astounding 27 run victory at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
This is Dhoni’s stumping
— Sampath (@SAMPATH_B24) January 29, 2016
Australia need 62 run in 32 balls while India need six more wickets.
Wicket!! Shane Watson (15) has gone. This is wicket number four. Australia 121 for 4. Ravindra Jadeja has taken a superb catch.
Is it lightening. No it’s dhoni stumping. Within a blink of the eye. Dhoni Magic. #AUSvIND
— Prashanth (@prashanth_cdm) January 29, 2016
Australia 102 for three in 12 overs.
Yuvraj Singh conceded just three runs and take one wicket.
Yuvraj Singh has sent back Glenn Maxwell. From an outstanding start now Australians come under huge pressure as MS Dhoni stumped out the Aussie.
Australia 99 for 2 in 11 overs.
Australia lost their second wicket in a span of four runs. Chris Lynn failed to prove himself once gain as he again becomes a victim of Hardik Pandya. MS Dhoni takes a good catch behind the wicket.
Australis need to chase 185
India 184 for 3. Virat Kohli 59 off 33 balls.
Wicket!! MS Dhoni has gone. India
Virat Kohli complets his half century off 29 balls with a bounry. India 178 for 2
End of 19th over. India 174 for 2.
India 171 for 2
MS Dhoni’s bat!! This power packed four, James Faulkner did not dare to save the ball. The ball goes for four throght the long off boundary in lightning speed.
166 for 2 in 18 overs.
143 in 15 overs. Virat Kohli 33 off 20 balls.
Rohit Sharma run out on 60 off 47 balls. He tried to take two but Virat kohli did not leave non striking end, going back to the strikinh end was possible.
134 in 15 overs.
Rohit Sharma 58 and Virat Kohli 25.
Four in the last ball of the 13th over.
Fours!! two back to back fours from Virat Kohli. India 118 for 1
Virat Kohli joins Rohit Sharma, hope he should come out of fold with his bat not with his obscene gesture and slangs.
Half century for Rohit Sharma
1st wicket!! Glenn Maxwell gives Australia the first breakthrough as he pickes up the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. India 97 for 1 in 10.5 overs.
Six!! on the first delevry of 11th over Rohit Sharma hit a six. India 93 without any loss.
India 77 in 8 overs.
Free hit!! Rohit Sharma hit a big six over the long off boundary. Full utlisation of no ball.
Nathan Lyon bowled a waist high ball. Umpire called it a no ball.
Dhawan 20, Rohit 23
India 62 after the end of seven overs.
To cosecutive boundaries from Shikhar Dhawan off James Faulkner. First one was dropped just an inch away from the rope while the second one was bouncer from James Faulkner Dhawan just touch the ball and it has gone for six over wicketkeeper’s hand.
End of 6 over, India 50 for zero
India 44 in five overs without any loss
James Faulkner to Virat Kohli one drops four over the long on boundary
India 29 in 4 overs.
Rohit after failing to connect a couple of balls he finally hit a boundary while Shikhar Dhawan hit John Hastings for six.
— Jesse Hogan (@Jesse_Hogan) January 29, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2016
End of 1st over India 5 without loss.
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