Player of the Match
Player of the Match
11dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Handscomb, Turner, Khawaja stun India in dewy Mohali

You can stop worrying about Shikhar Dhawan; he put on 193 with Rohit Sharma to set up an imposing total

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
143(115) 18x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 30 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
8 5 6 23 37 10 24 30
PSP Handscomb
117(105) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 27 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
7 10 9 5 16 13 30 27

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O10
M0
R70
W5
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
JJ Bumrah
O8.5
M0
R63
W3
Eco7.13
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W1W

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: @captainshanky

Time for the match presentation

Ashton Turner, Man of the Match for his 43-ball 84: Really lost for words, turned up to the ground, Stonis was doing a fitness test. Thought I'd be running drinks, but last minute to transition my mind from not playing to play....had a lot of opportunities to hit the ball, given the chance. Not every day you play this well as a team, was a great game, very fortunate to come out the right side. Batting is a lot of fun, there were a few close calls, I know I didn't nick the one that went upstairs, but heart was racing. Few drop catches, very fortunate. It doesn't always happen. Haydos has been great to me, privileged to get my cap from him, still nervous standing up and talking to him. He's spent a lot of time with me in the nets, was a brilliant player of spin bowling. He's a legend, great to sit down and chat with him. Nice to hear good words from him. Try my best to watch ball closely against spin, easier to watch than not watch it.

Aaron Finch: Well I thought that partnership between Usman and Handscomb was crucial, for Pete to get his first hundred was outstanding. I think when we chased 300 in Australia, we tried to go with the same process. There was no panic, we knew we could chase even it got to 10-12 an over, wanted to take the game deep. I think it's about guys taking opportunities. Ashton playing his second game, to play a knock like that was superb. Pete is playing his 16th or 17th game. Usman is coming back. For guys to take their chances is superb. Ashton has done it in the BBL, to take on two class death bowlers in the end was magnificent.

Virat Kohli: The wicket remained good throughout, we've fallen the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that's not an excuse. Five chances in the last few overs a hard spill to swallow. Ashton played a hell of a knock, Handscomb played a brilliant innings, Khawaja held the innings together.

On dew: Last game we were told there will be dew, got into the wrong side of that. Here, they just played better, have to accept. They chose the areas to hit and executed well. We wanted to bat first, there was no confusion. We had to get fifth bowler out of the way, if Kedar and Vijay were bowling with the dew it was difficult, we wanted to get their overs out of the way first before the dew. It became too wet to bowl towards the end, first part of the bowling was fine. In the end when these guys were going hard, it became.

Missed chances: Stumping chances crucial, we were sloppy in the field. DRS call was a surprise, it's just not consistent at all, it's becoming a talking point in every game. It's going to be a cracker, we've to be at our best, we've had two eye-openers against this Australian side. This is definitely going to hurt, going to hurt the right way.

Peter Handscomb to the host broadcaster: Lovely feeling, my role was to try to take it till the end as much as possible, pretty special. Uzzi and I didn't talk much, we just left each other to play our own games. Once the dew came on, we noticed there wasn't much spin, helped us play our natural game. Maxi played a beautiful role tonight, took the pressure off me. It was a critical innings in the grand scheme of things. Ashton Turner is an amazing player, we've seen what he's done in the BBL. He can so much confidence from that going forward.

9.36pm Who would've thought at 12 for 2 that Australia would pull one off? As well as Khawaja and Handscomb played in their monumental stand, the match-turner is Ashton Turner. A rookie, who was brought in only because of a niggle to Marcus Stoinis, has played the innings of his career yet to give Australia healthy selection headaches.

Upon reflection, India will realise how poor their senior bowlers were on the night. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's lack of match time showed, Jasprit Bumrah had an off day as he struggled to hit the lengths he has mastered, Rishabh Pant fluffed one straightforward stumping and another tough chance, Jadhav put down one, Dhawan too and all else in between contributed to his epic heist.

Much before Turner's knock, Handscomb use of his feet, particularly off Jadhav and Kuldeep, was particularly impressive. They decided to take the game deep, didn't lose sweat over the escalating asking rate. In the end, will be buoyed with how they won in the end.

47.5
2
Bumrah to Turner, 2 runs, bunts this down to the vacant mid-on region, there is a huge gap and they hare across for the second. Turner, you beauty. Australia level series 2-2. This is Australia's highest-successful chase v India, fifth-highest overall. What a moment, what a game. What a knock

That dismissal brings Turner on strike. Fitting that he has a crack at hitting the winning runs

47.4
W
Bumrah to Carey, OUT, chipped and Dhawan takes the catch coming in from midwicket. Carey can't finish it off but he's played his part in this partnership. No slap of the thigh, Dhawan style. Tells you the situation of the game, doesn't it?

AT Carey c Dhawan b Bumrah 21 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

47.3
1
Bumrah to Turner, 1 run, leading edge, rolls down to third man
47.2
1
Bumrah to Carey, 1 run, bunts this down to the point region
47.1
4lb
Bumrah to Carey, 4 leg byes, off the pad, down leg, races to the fine leg boundary. One blow away from victory now

END OF OVER:
47 | 18 Runs | AUS: 351/5 (8 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.46, RRR: 2.66)

  • AT Carey20 (12b)
  • AJ Turner81 (41b)
  • B Kumar9-0-67-1
  • JJ Bumrah8-0-59-2
46.6
1
Kumar to Carey, 1 run, tucks this to square leg

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3AJ FinchUT Khawaja
2nd9SE MarshUT Khawaja
3rd192UT KhawajaPSP Handscomb
4th25GJ MaxwellPSP Handscomb
5th42PSP HandscombAJ Turner
6th86AT CareyAJ Turner
7th2AJ TurnerJA Richardson