Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
123(95) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 18 20 15 26 0 16 22
UT Khawaja
104(113) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
6 21 8 15 28 5 6 15

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O8.2
M1
R37
W3
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JA Richardson
O9
M2
R37
W3
Eco4.11
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

08 March 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)

9.32pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the cricket from Ranchi. Don't forget to read Sidharth Monga's match report on our homepages, and all the follow-up stories from Ranchi. Till then, on behalf of everyone at ESPNcricinfo, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

9.23pm OK, Presentation time.

Virat Kohli, the losing captain: "We were looking forward to the chase, especially after we pulled things back. At one stage, we thought we would be chasing 350, but we pulled it back after Maxi's run out. We were optimistic, we were told there'll be dew at 7:30pm, but there's (laughs) been none of that! So I got that wrong, I guess. The wicket wasn't improving, so you had to make the most of whatever loose ball you got. Tried to do that for a decent time, but you have to take the odd risk, and with every wicket lost it gets more and more difficult. With three-down we had more chances, but at five-down, it was difficult. I got out, Vijay got out, and then there was no looking back. No team wants to loose early wickets, and we take pride in our cricket. We have strung partnerships after losing two wickets, but losing three in a bunch didn't happen. The guys who have got out, will try to make the most of the next opportunity. In terms of hitting the balls well, it was one of my finest innings, and even when we were three-down, I thought I had to play my game, the style that has gotten me to this level. But, I was disappointed getting out when the difference between balls and runs were only 20. We will have a few changes in the next couple of games, but the idea is to tell the boys to put in match-winning performances, and the boys will be looking to be in top form before the flight to England."

Usman Khawaja, the Man of the Match: "There's nothing like winning, especially against a really good Indian side. But with Virat batting well, you can never count your chickens, but it was nice to get the win. The bowlers bowled beautifully, and we were going to probably bowl first too, but Finch batted beautifully at the start. And then Stoin and Carey finished the innings well. Once we had the total and we bowled well early, it was all about continuing. It was good to get my first ODI hundred, was out on 98 once before, so nice to get those two extra runs."

Aaron Finch, the winning captain: "It was a pretty good performance from our guys. To get over 300 on this wicket was a good performance. And to take three big wickets early was important. We know how hard it is for new batsmen to try and score quickly, so it was important for Usman and I to keep going. Allowed Maxi and Stoinis to bat freely at the back end. Personally, I've been training really hard, and I had faith that I'd get some runs. And it was nice to start us off with a nice opening partnership. Usman played a fantastic knock, Zamps bowled well, and Jhye Richardson was great. He put the pressure in the first 10 overs. Patty Cummins was at his best again."

Frankie: "Sad that India lost despite Kohli's century. 20 years from now, people will talk that India loose when Kohli scores a century.. (you know what I mean..)"

Debu: "@frankie, you are little mistaken. You need to refresh your stats. You are comparing a master at chase with a legend whose most masterclass went in vain due to lack of support. Kohli, 20 years from now, will still be called the master chaser."

9.20pm We'll have the presentation soon. Will be interesting to hear Kohli's comments. And, of course, Finch's.

9.15pm Adam Zampa: "I think collectively we bowled well. Our quicks upfront were amazing. Virat is unbelievable, but it was nice to get him out. I feel like I'm bowling really well with Nathan Lyon. Definitely do not want to call Kohli my bunny, he's one of the hardest folks to bowl to. When he hit me for two consecutive fours, I was a bit of pressure, and if he had hit me for a couple more then the momentum would've swung towards India, so I tried to keep my cool. The message from the coach is to 'look for wickets', so on grounds like these you will go for runs. So having an attacking mindset helps. I've been inconsistent, so looking to get better."

Dhaval : "We haven't lost this match due to poor batting but due to poor fielding. We could have easily saved 30-40 runs today."

Nikunj: "Team CSK scored 78 runs in 120 balls. Coincidence dhoni -26, Jadhav - 26, rayadu + Jadeja -26. "

9.10pm If you're a neutral, then this is just the result you would've wanted. Australia have now won 3 of the 5 games played in India on this tour. Finch a happy man as he leads his team out. India just lost their steam after Kohli's dismissal, and he wears a disappointed look in the dugout. Stick around for all the reactions from the two captains, and the star of the game.

For India, Dhawan and Rohit's form would worry them, with only two games left for the World Cup. And don't forget their below-par performance in the field. At the end, one can say that those misfields and dropped catches cost India the game today. Not a fairytale visit for Dhoni at Ranchi.

KC: "Few weeks left for the World Cup and our middle order is failing miserably, openers woefully out of form, stubborn mgt still hell bent on experimentation, over dependence on kohli, Chahal still kept out, our best all rounder still injured . I don't know what wave of confidence we are riding on. Still living in the hangover of Aus & NZ tours. And remember IPL will also take its toll on players. And here we are making merry at Dhoni's farmhouse as if there is no tomorrow. Keep going boys"

Amarjit : "All show and no substance from India... did not show a semblance of fight ... except Kohli.... not a fitting end after wearing the Legendary army cap... disgraceful....Jadeja and Dhoni got to go..... it isn't working and won't work... I will stick my neck out on that...."


48.2
W
Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, OUT, there's the win! Australia stay alive in this series to make it 2-1. Full on off, and Kuldeep goes for a leg-side heave. Slices it into the air, and cover makes no mistake. Australia win by 32 runs

Kuldeep Yadav c Finch b Cummins 10 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

48.1
0
Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, back of a length, wide outside off, and he tries to cut. Ball goes through to the keeper

END OF OVER:
48 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 281/9 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.85, RRR: 16.50)

  • JJ Bumrah0 (1b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav10 (14b)
  • JA Richardson9-2-37-3
  • GJ Maxwell5-0-30-0

SG: "If the point having jadeja was for extra batting depth, it isn't working. Really hope India choose an extra bowler in place of him for the remainder of the matches."

47.6
0
Richardson to Bumrah, no run, full on off, and he digs this away to third man. Says no to the single though
47.5
W
Richardson to Mohammed Shami, OUT, back of a length, wide outside off, and Shami wants to cut. Toe-ends the shot, and that's lobbed in the air. Taken at cover. India nine down

Mohammed Shami c Cummins b Richardson 8 (4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Saurabh J: "This is where Dinesh Karthik is missed. In past few months, he is the only one for India who had looked like could get you 18-20 over."

47.4
4
Richardson to Mohammed Shami, FOUR runs, length ball, wide outside off, and Shami flat-bats a shot from outside the stumps, and over to cow corner! Finds the gap between long-on and deep midwicket
47.3
0
Richardson to Mohammed Shami, no run, full toss on off, and he mistimes a shot to cover. Looks to go for the big shot, but just not enough muscle behind it

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd4RG SharmaV Kohli
3rd12AT RayuduV Kohli
4th59MS DhoniV Kohli
5th88V KohliKM Jadhav
6th45V KohliV Shankar
7th32RA JadejaV Shankar
8th22RA JadejaKuldeep Yadav
9th8Mohammed ShamiKuldeep Yadav
10th0Kuldeep YadavJJ Bumrah