Day 3 of 5
India win by 6 wickets

India vs Australia

Commentary

Last Updated: March 24, 2013 10:22am

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    Over 31.2 Lyon 0-2

    Dhoni hits it through the leg side for four and complete their 4-0 domination over the Aussies. Handshakes all around, a well fought series.

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    Over 31 Maxwell 0-4-4-4-0-0

    Three boundaries from Pujara levels the scores. He has looked the best batsman on this pitch, just threading it through the leg side for four, then cutting it behind point and dispatching it through leg for four again.

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    Over 30 Lyon 1-1-0-1-1-1

    Pujara comes out of his crease and just tucks it away on the leg side for a single. Simple, risk-free cricket. Dhoni comes down the ground and picks up a single. The Aussies appealing for everything now, Pujara did not get an edge on that. Pujara picks up another single on the leg side to move on to 69. A single as Dhoni just get a bit of bat on that. Pujara working it on to the leg side again to get to 70 runs.

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    Over 29 Maxwell 4-0-1-1-0-0

    Dhoni plays a cut and gets a lot of power onto it, it findst he boundary. India need 20 more to win. Dhoni just tucks it around the corner for a single. Pujara calmly takes a single and gives the strike back to Dhoni.

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    Over 28 Lyon 0-1-0-0-0-1

    Indians putting themselves under pressure, playing poos shots. Dropped! Dhoni has been dropped by the keeper. A shout for lbw as Dhoni tries to play across the line of the ball. Suddenly a few appeals and a couple of wickets, how quickly can this game change. Dhoni punches it straight down the ground for a single.

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    Over 27 Maxwell 0-0-0-W-1-0

    Rahane trying to hit his way into form but can't get hold of that. WICKET! Rahane gets a top edge and is caught by Lyon. India losing a couple of wickets in a hurry and their captain walks out to the crease.

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    Over 26 Lyon 0-1-W-1-0-0

    Pujara plays the pull shot again to a ball that kept low, gets a single for it. WICKET! Sachin has been given out lbw against Lyon. It looked out and umpire agrees. India lose their third wicket. Ajinkya Rahane comes out to bat, India need 28 more to win. He gets off the mark with a single through the off side.

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    Over 25 Maxwell 1-0-0-1-1-0

    Tendulkar comes out to bat. India need 32 to win. Pujara gets a single from an inside edge. Sachin gets a single onto the leg side.

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    Over 24 Lyon 3-1-0-4-0-W

    Kohli gets the outside edge and it goes past the first slip for three runs. Smith does well to save a run on the third man boundary. Pujara puts it into the leg side for a single. The 100-partnership comes up between Kohli and Pujara. An appeal and a celebration for a catch but it was no where near Kohli's bat. He responds by hitting one through the leg side for four, great shot, the ball raced to the boundary. WICKET! The Aussies get a wicket, Kohli is caught in front of his stumps trying to play across the line of the ball. That was out!

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    Over 23 Maxwell 0-4-0-0-0-1

    It was wide outside the off stump and Kohli does well to cut it to the point boundary. Dropped! Maxwell drops a easy caught and bowled opportunity, Aussies look deflated. A single to end the over.

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    Over 22 Lyon 1-0-0-0-1-0

    There is some spin for Lyon but Pujara does well to cover it and gets a single for his efforts. Another single down the leg side.

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    Over 21 Maxwell 0-0-2-0-1-0

    The Aussies seem to be running out of options and ideas as Indians chase down the total. More byes as the ball doing all sorts of things off the pitch. Just three from the over.

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    Over 20 Lyon 1-2-1-0-1-0

    Lyon shouts 'catch it' but it is away from the silly point fielder. The Aussies look flat as the runs come easily, the singles and twos releasing pressure.

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    Over 19 Maxwell 0-0-4-1-0-2

    Four more a Pujara sweeps it for four down to fine leg. Follows it up with a single through midwicket. The 100 comes up for India and they need 55 more to win.

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    Over 18 Lyon 1-1-0-0-1-0

    Pujara takes a single and brings up his 50, good innings from him especially on a tough pitch. A few singles from the over.

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    Over 17 Pattinson 0-0-0-1-0-0

    India need 66 more runs to win. Drop and run from Pujara. Just a single from the over. India 90 for 1.

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    Over 16 Lyon 0-0-0-1-0-1

    Lyon to Kohli, who works it on the deep mid wicket for a single. A couple of singles from the over.

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    Over 15 Pattinson 0-0-0-0-1-0

    Pattinson starts with a short man down leg, Kohli leaves it alone and Wade does well to collect it. Kohli picks up a single to square leg.

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    Over 14 Lyon 4-0-1-1-1-1

    A change of ends for Lyon. Frustrating overthrows for the Aussies, sloppy fielding from Warner. Pujara was well inside his crease and Warner's strong throw cost four over throws. Pujara takes a single to fine leg. Another single, the ball kept low and went through the keeper, surprised everyone. Pujara angles it into the leg side for another single. A good ball but another single. Eight from the over.

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    Over 13 Pattinson 2-1-0-1-1-1

    Australia going to pace now, introducing Pattinson into the attack. Two runs down to square leg. Another straighter one from Pattinson and Kohli gets a single. Another single down the fine leg, a leg bye. Square leg is kept busy with Kohli getting another single. Six from the over.

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Match Details

Date
22nd - 26th Mar 2013
Toss
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires
A S Dar and R A Kettleborough

india BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Vijay b Maxwell 11
Pujara not out 82
Kohli lbw b Lyon 41
Tendulkar lbw b Lyon 1
Rahane c Lyon b Maxwell 1
Dhoni not out 12
Extras 9b, 1lb 10
Total 31.2 Overs 158 - 4
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Lyon 15.2 0 71 2
Maxwell 11 0 54 2
Johnson 2 0 16 0
Pattinson 3 0 7 0
Full Bowling Card