India vs Australia, 1st ODI : Live Cricket Updates


15.13 IST: Close shave! Very well bowled by Zampa! Floats this one around off, does not turn much. Jadhav goes to play the slog sweep but only makes contact with thin air. The ball whizzes past the off pole and Wade is unable to collect it. No runs taken.​ IND 86/4 in 21 overs

15.10 IST: Length ball outside off from Cummins, Jadhav drives it through covers. Stoinis dives and takes pace of the ball, giving only a brace to the batsmen as Warner retrieves the ball.  IND 84/4 in 20 overs

15.06 IST: Just three came of Zampa’s over, another tidy one from the leggie. IND 80/4 in 19 overs

15.03 IST: Length ball in line of the stumps, Dhoni pushes it back towards the bowler. 6 runs from Cummins over.  IND 77/4 in 18 overs

15.00 IST: FOUR! STREAKY JADHAV! Cummins spears this on a length outside off, Kedar glides it wide of the slip fielder for a boundary. Smith must be ruing not having a second slip.  IND 76/4 in 17.3 overs

Pat Cummins is back into the attack.  

14.58 IST: FOUR! Jadhav punishes that! Zampa fires this short around the middle, Kedar goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball seems to have hit the ropes on the full. The umpire goes upstairs and after looking at the replays, signals a boundary.  IND 71/4 in 17 overs

Huge cheer at Chepauk as the favourite MS DHONI walks in to bat. Remember, India are in some trouble here with the cool talisman striding out to the centre.

14.53 IST: OUT! Stoinis removes Rohit Sharma for 28. The short ball does it for Stoinis and Australia! He bangs this short outside off, Sharma pulls it in the air in front of square on the leg side. Coulter-Nile has ample time to get there from deep mid-wicket, settle under it and hold onto that calmly. Smith will be heaving a sigh of relief as Rohit walks back. The batsman was in no position to pull that!  IND 64/4 in 16 overs

14.51 IST: FOUR! Fifty-run stand completed between Rohit and Jadhav. JUST WIDE OF POINT!Length ball outside off, Sharma cuts it aerially over point for a boundary. This brings up the 50-RUN STAND between these two. They need to carry on to take India to safety.  IND 64/3 in 15.4 overs

14.49 IST: Good over from Zampa, just two runs from it. IND 59/3 in 15 overs 

14.47 IST: Leg-spinner Adam Zampa comes into the attack!

DRINKS are on the field now. It’s been an eventful hour of play where both the sides are tussling for advantage. The visitors have been successful in breaking the spine of the top order by picking up three quick wickets. But Sharma and Jadhav have held fort so far. The hosts would love them to continue and get a big score while the away side would be intent on breaking through.

14.43 IST: Good over for India as Stoinis gives away 6 runs. IND 57/3 in 14 overs

14.37 IST: FOUR! Rohit brings up India’s fifty with a straight boundary off Faulkner. That’s how authoritative that shot is! Faulkner bowls it on a length around off, Sharma just hits it over the bowler’s head. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary. IND 51/3 in 13 overs

14.35 IST: FOUR! Jadhav hits Faulkner for a boundary to deep backward point. Classically cut that! Faulkner bowls it on a length outside off, Jadhav stays back and cuts it through backward point. Coulter-Nile rushes to his right from third man, puts in the slide but is unable to prevent the boundary. The timing in that shot was immaculate!

14.30 IST: Marcus Stoinis comes is introduced into the attack.

14.28 IST: Faulkner gives away four runs. IND 38/3 in 11 overs


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