India vs Australia
No surprises to hear that Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match. He was the leading run scorer, and is awarded the Man of the Series trophy as well.
India won by 57 runs
The fans have enjoyed another run-fest at Banglore, with an aggregate of 709 including 38 sixes. India based their innings on a double century from Rohit Sharma and a late blitz from Dhoni. Australia were never really in the running until an amazing cameo from Maxwell. Faulkner followed in his footsteps with a blistering century, backed by Watson, and an amazing 9th wicket partnership of 115 had the Indians worried until the last two wickets fell to successive balls. On a night where bowling was no pleasure, Shami can walk away with his head held high, taking 3-52. Ashwin also had a respectable return of 2-51 amid the carnage, and Jadeja made the vital breakthrough with his final ball to finish with 3-73. Vinay Kumar went for 102 in 9 overs to set a record for most runs conceded by an Indian that he would rather not have. That all means that India have won be series 3-2.
Over 45.1 Aus 326 all out
WICKET! Faulkner c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 116 (73, 11 fours 6 sixes). Another heave from Faulkner, but this time it will not carry the rope and Dhawan gets under it at deep mid-wicket to take an excellent tumbling catch. A brave effort from Faulkner, but it proved to be a bridge too far for Australia.
Over 45 - Aus 326/9 - Faulkner 116 (72)
WICKET! McKay b Jadeja 18 (37). Jadeja pitches on middle stump and gets it to spin just enough to go past the outside edge and clip off stump. That ends an amazing partnership of 115 for the ninth wicket..
Over 44 - Aus 323/8 - Faulkner 114 (69), McKay 17 (33)
Kumar keeps it full and straight, backed up by some excellent fielding by Kohli in the deep. Australia need 61 off 36 balls.
Over 43 - Aus 320/8 - Faulkner 112 (67), McKay 16 (30)
Just 3 singles in that Jadeja over, but if this partnership is not broken then Australia can still win this.
Over 42 - Aus 317/8 - Faulkner 110 (63), McKay 15 (28)
Faulkner is not done yet, smiting one over the covers to raise the 100 partnership.
Over 41 - Aus 308/8 - Faulkner 102 (59), McKay 14 (26)
McKay is growing in stature as a batsman, again going on the back foot to drive Jadeja through the covers. He has to survive a stumping appeal. The foot was back, but the TV umpire has a few good looks before deciding that it was in fact grounded.
Over 40 - Aus 303/8 - Faulkner 101 (59), McKay 10 (20)
Shami still has the energy to produce the perfect yorker, but McKay keeps it out. He follows that with the bouncer. He tries the yorker again, but McKay drives the resulting full toss through the covers to raise the 300.
Over 39 - Aus 298/8 - Faulkner 100 (57), McKay 6 (16)
HUNDRED! Faulkner nudges into the covers and takes his 100th run. It has come off 57 balls and is the fastest ODI hundred by an Australian. That inspires McKay to lean back and drive through the covers.
Over 38 - Aus 293/8 - Faulkner 99 (56), McKay 2 (11)
Vinay Kumar is powerless to stop the flow of runs from Faulkner's bat, and has trhe dubious honour of becoming the first Indian to concede 100 runs in an ODI - he has 1-102 in 9 overs.
Over 37 - Aus 272/8 - Faulkner 78 (50), McKay 2 (11)
McKay nudges Ashwn through mid wicket and scores his first run - and the 58th of the partnership.
Over 36 - Aus 267/8 - Faulkner 75 (47), McKay 0 (5)
McKay negotiates two LBW shouts as Vinay Kumar returns to the attack.
Over 35 - Aus 262/8 - Faulkner 70 (44) McKay 0 (5)
A remarkable 50 partnership between Faulkner and McKay. The latter's only contribution was in not getting out.
Over 34 - Aus 249/8 - Faulkner 57 (39), McKay 0 (4)
Ashwin is still getting carved through mid wicket. He tries to bowl wide of off stump and is called for two wides.
Over 33 - Aus 240/8 - Faulkner 50 (35), McKay 0 (2)
FIFTY for Faulkner off 35 balls. Sharma made a good attempt to take a catch on the mid wicket boundary but it slipped through his fingers and went for yet another six.
Over 32 - Aus 225/8 - Faulkner 35 (29), McKay 0 (2)
Faulkner lobs another into the crowd as the sixes continue to rain down on the fans.
Over 31 - Aus 218/8 - Faulkner 28 (25), McKay 0 (0)
WICKET! Coulter-Nile c Kohli b Jadeja 3 (5). Coulter-Nile backs away and drives straight to Kohli who makes easy work of the catch.
Over 30 - Aus 211/7 - Faulkner 21 (20) Coulter-Nile 3 (4)
Faulkner is DROPPED by Shami at deep mid wicket. He got well underneath it but the ball somehow slipped through his fingers.
Over 29 - Aus 207/7 - Faulkner 19 (17) Coulter-Nile 1 (1)
WICKET! Watson c Mohammad Shami b Jadeja 49 (22). a puzzling end from the big man as he chops the ball into Dhoni's thing, and it loops up for an easy catch to Shami at point.
- 2nd Nov 2013
- Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.
- M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
- N J Nigel, S S
- TV Umpire
- A K Anil
- Match Referee
- A J Andrew
- Reserve Umpire
- R Ravi
australia BATTING CARD
|A.J. Finch||lbw Ahmed||5|
|P.J. Hughes||c Singh b Ashwin||23|
|B.J. Haddin||b Ashwin||40|
|G.J. Bailey||run out (Kumar)||4|
|A.C. Voges||b Ahmed||4|
|G.J. Maxwell||c Jadeja b Kumar||60|
|J.P. Faulkner||c Dhawan b Ahmed||116|
|S.R. Watson||c Ahmed b Jadeja||49|
|N.M. Coulter-Nile||c Kohli b Jadeja||3|
|C.J. McKay||b Jadeja||18|
|Extras||1nb, 2w, 1lb||4|
|Total||All Out, 45.1 Overs||326|