Highlights: India clinch series after winning Melbourne T20 by 27 runs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2016 17:36 IST
Australia's Aaron Finch batting against India during their T20 cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Reuters Photo)

India clinched the three-match T20 series after defeating Australia by 27 runs in the second match at Melbourne on Friday.

Over 20: Australia finish their innings on 157 for the loss of 8 wickets.

19.6 Bumrah to Tye

Bumrah finishes it off with a full ball. Not a yorker, but Tye is late onto it, and lets is squeeze under his bat. The off stump is pegged back.

19.2 Bumrah to Hastings

In each of his three matches Bumrah has bowled a batsman with a yorker. This is swift, and aimed at the base of the middle stump. Too good for hastings

Over 19: Australia need 34 runs off the final over as they score 6 runs in the penultimate over. Aus 151/6

Over 18: Australia score 8 runs in the over. They need 40 runs to win in the last 2 overs. Aus 145/6

Over 17: 11 runs off the over, but Australia lose a crucial wicket . Aus 137/5

16.6 Jadeja to Faulkner

A freak stumping to make up for the one he missed earlier in the evening? Wide round-arm delivery, Faulkner looks for the big slog, inside-edges it into Dhoni’s pads, and the ricochet goes on to the stumps. The third umpire is brought in, and the replay from square on shows his back foot has dragged out of the crease

Over 16: Ashwin gives away just 2 runs in the over as India gains advantage. Aus 126/5

15.2 Ashwin to Wade

Wade pushed to extra cover again but Finch takes the risk with his hamstring. And he is gone. Wade has failed to place the ball, put the pressure on Finch, who has run himself him out. Jadeja’s throw is wide, but the hamstrung Finch is so short of his crease he has been run out.

Over 15: Jadeja dismisses Watson and concedes 5 runs in the over. Aus 124/4

14.2 Jadeja to Watson

Watson has absolutely drilled this right back at the umpire’s head. All eyes on the ducking umpire and the boundary but Jadeja gets both his hands in the air and takes this fuss free.

Over 14: Yuvraj Singh concedes 4 runs in the over. Aus 119/3

Over 13: Pandya gives away 13 runs in the over. Aus 115/3

Over 12: Yuvraj conceeds only 3 runs in his first over and dismisses the dangerous Glenn Maxwell. Aus 102/3

11.4 Yuvraj Singh to Maxwell

MCG has gone mad. Yuvraj has got a wicket. Maxwell is gone. The quick Dhoni stumping is back. Clever bowling from Yuvraj. Maxwell gives him the charge, Yuvraj slips in the quicker wider one. Maxwell can’t reach it, and the lightning quick work from Dhoni sends him back

Over 11: 4 runs and a wicket from the over by Pandya. Aus 99/2

10.5 Pandya to Lynn

Pandya is doing everything for India right now. Slower ball, wide outside off. Lynn wants a replay of that huge six from Adelaide as soon as he sees a length ball, but this is slightly off pace, and takes a massive top edge towards short third man. Dhoni calls for it, gets rid of his hat, and takes the swirling ball cleanly.

Over 10: Couple of dropped catches and one wicket in the over as Ashwin concedes 6 runs. Aus 95/1

9.5 Ashwin to Marsh

Finally, India hold on to a catch. Marsh jumps out of his crease, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, and doesn’t get the elevation he wants when looking to hit over long-on. Pandya takes the catch there

Over 9: 11 runs off the over. Aus 89/0

Over 8: Ashwin concedes 11 runs in his first over. Aus 78/0

Over 7: 5 runs off the over from Ravindra jadeja. Aus 67/0

Over 6: Australia off to a great start as they score 14 runs off this over. Aus 62/0

Over 5: 10 runs off the over. Aus 48/0

Over 4: 8 runs off the over. Aus 38/0

Over 3: An expensive over for Nehra as the Aussies score runs, gives away 16 runs. Aus 30/0

Over 2: Bumrah concedes 10 runs in his first over. Aus 14/0

Over 1: 4 runs off the over form Ashish Nehra. Aus 4/0

An unbeaten 59 from Test skipper Virat Kohli and 60 by Rohit Sharma took India to 184/3 in the first innings of the second T20 against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.

Shikhar Dhawan chipped in with 42 and captain Dhoni scored 14 to set the Australians the 185-run victory target.

Earlier, Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bowl first. Finch explained his decision, saying any assistance offered by the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground would be at the start of the innings.

As part of Australia’s rotation policy and due to its plans to test various players for the upcoming ICC World T20 in March, David Warner and Steve Smith have been rested. Nathan Lyon, Andrew Tye and Scott Boland are making their T20 international debut, while John Hastings and Glenn Maxwell are also in the playing 11.

India is fielding the same side that won the first match in Adelaide.



MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra


Aaron Finch (captain), Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), James Faulkner, John Hastings, Scott Boland, Adnrew Tye, Nathan Lyon

Read | Melbourne T20 1st innings highlights: India end at 184/3

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