IND vs AUS LIVE Score, 2nd T20I: Bumrah castles Finch; Axar dismisses David, Maxwell as India gets four wickets


Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the second T20I between India and Australia from Nagpur.

AUSTRALIA – INNINGS

Harshal Patel into the attack

AUS 46/4 in 5 overs

Short from Bumrah and Finch cuts the ball over backward point for FOUR. Bumrah sends in a slower-ball and Finch miscues the ball safely over mid-wicket for a single. Finch and Wade exchange strike rate with some excellent running between the wickets. Bumrah to Finch, OUT! An absolute corker from Boom, Boom! Slides in an inswinging yorker onto the root off the leg-stump. Finch couldn’t have done anything but save his feet.

Aaron Finch b Bumrah 31 (15b 4×4 1×6)

Jasprit Bumrah into the attack

AUS 35/3 in 4 overs

Axar Patel to Tim David, OUT! There goes another one. The ball skids through from length once again and keeps a tad low as David goes the Maxwell route by making room to hit through the on-side. Matthew Wade is in at 5. Axar constricts Wade with four tight deliveries – dot balls! Axar floats one outside the off-stump and Wade reverse-sweeps the ball past backward point for FOUR.

Tim David b AR Patel 2 (3b)

AUS 31/2 in 3 overs

Tim David is off the mark with a single. Chahal wafts one in and Finch pumps it down the ground for SIX. Finch drags one down to wide long-on and gets two runs. 12 runs from the over.

Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack

AUS 19/2 in 2 overs

Green miscues a slog towards long-off and Kohli gives a chase from wide long-on. A skier and Kohli drops it close to the fence and parries it over for FOUR. Axar to Green, OUT! Run out at the non-striker’s end and Green has to go. An excellent throw from Kohli at mid-on and Axar does well to gather flick the bails. Maxwell in at 3. Axar offers a hint of room and Finch slams it past cover for FOUR. A single to follow. Axar to Maxwell, OUT! Cleaned him up. Maxwell makes room for a rash heave and Axar rushes one through to hit the stumps. He falls for a golden duck!

Cameron Green run out (Kohli/AR Patel) 5 (4b 1×4); Glenn Maxwell b AR Patel 0 (1b

Axar Patel from the opposite end

AUS 10/0 in 1 over

Hardik starts off with a beauty. A gentle outswinger that touches full and just outside Finch’s outside-edge as it skids onto the keeper. Hardik hits the slot and Finch unleashes the scoop shot over Pant for SIX! Full and wide from Hardik and Finch slices it through point for FOUR. Hardik squares up Finch with a corker to finish. Finch attempts a pre-meditated flick as the ball springs up quickly off the deck.

Hardik Pandya to take the new ball.

And here we are, finally. Cameron Green and skipper Aaron Finch at the centre for Australia.

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

TOSS: India wins the toss, opts to bowl

Rohit Sharma: We’re going to field first. It’s nice, there are so many people who have come to watch us. It is nice to get a game. These games are challenging ones because you don’t know what to do. You just have to go out and express yourself. Hopefully we can put up a good show. Since it is an eight over game, we had to make two changes: Bumrah comes in for Umesh Yadav. Bhuvi misses out too and Pant comes in.

Aaron Finch: We would have bowled first as well. Chasing in a small gave would have been good. We’re happy with the way we played and the execution. We have two changes: Ellis is injured and Sams comes in. Sean Abbott comes in for Inglis.

Playing Conditions

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    Toss at 9:15PM IST. Match to start at 9:30PM IST.
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    8 overs per side match.
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    Two overs of PowerPlay.
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    Two overs max. per bowler.

UPDATE: Players return to the field

Good news, folks. Seems like we will indeed have a match. The players have walked out to warm up as we await the details on the playing conditions.

8:42PM IST

The next inspection is going on with the umpires inspecting the affected patch. They are now speaking to both captains. The groundstaff are seen sprinkling more sawdust on the outfield.

UPDATE

The umpires tell the broadcaster that the area of concern at wide mid-on is soft and and safe for players. They are hopeful the ground staff can dry it up in some time. Next inspection at 8.45pm.

8:05PM IST

The umpires complete another round of inspection.

7:25PM IST

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UPDATE – 7:10PM IST

The latest update is that the next inspection will be at 8PM IST.

7:00PM IST

The umpires are currently having a walk around the ground for the inspection. Seems like there are still a few wet patches on the outfield.

6:50PM IST

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TOSS delayed. Inspection at 7PM.

UPDATE: 6:30PM IST

The toss has been delayed due to wet outfield. An inspection will take place at 7PM IST.

Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma speak to the umpires after toss was delayed due to wet outfield.
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PITCH REPORT

Ravi Shastri: “Pretty overcast and it is very humid. This pitch looks tacky. Normally teams winning the toss bat first. With the rain around, teams might want to do otherwise. There is a darkish look to the pitch which suggests that the covers have been on. It is dry as well. It looks two-paced as well. The ball will hold up and turn. The par score is 150, and it shouldn’t change much.”

6:17PM IST

Going by Virat Kohli’s reaction, it seems like we have a huge surprise in store for tonight’s clash.

Virat Kohli during the warm-ups in Nagpur.

Virat Kohli during the warm-ups in Nagpur.
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6:15PM IST

Positive signs ahead of the second T20I for India.

5:50PM IST

Positive signs from Nagpur after a spell of rain had cancelled the practice sessions the other day. It’s a clear evening at the venue so far.

5:47PM IST

Some competition going on in the nets.

5:40PM IST

India vs Australia in T20Is: Matches: 24; India won: 13; Australia won: 10; NR:!

MATCH PREVIEW

India’s vulnerable death over bowling will come under the scanner in the second T20I against Australia here on Friday.

Rain, however, could play spoilsport. Showers on Thursday forced the Indian team to cancel its evening training session. In the first T20I at Mohali, pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel came apart in the closing stages. Matthew Wade feasted on a selection of dollies to comfortably take Australia past a stiff 209-run target.

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From 55 runs needed off the last four overs, a ferocious Australia onslaught put an end to the contest with four balls to spare.

The basic errors committed by Bhuvneshwar and Harshal causes most concern. The speedsters served juicy leg-side short balls to Wade, who counts the pull shot as his strength. Harshal’s big weapon, the slower balls, were picked effortlessly. Bhuvneshwar, of late more effective with the new ball, could not land the yorkers and slow bouncers.

ndia will be tempted to draft Jasprit Bumrah, a death over specialist, into the playing eleven. Bumrah is making a comeback from an injury, and not was included for the Mohali fixture.

Left-arm speedster Arshdeep Singh, who proved at the Asia Cup that he can target the blockhole at will, is not in the squad. Umesh Yadav replaced a COVID-19-afflicted Mohammed Shami, but he was expensive as well.

The team management can slot Deepak Chahar in place of Umesh on Friday. Spinner R. Ashwin, left out in the first T20I, is another candidate who can shore up the bowling unit.

The bowling frailties undid the good work done by the batters. K. L. Rahul, criticised for a low strike rate, showed aggressive intent in his 35-ball 55. Suryakumar Yadav once again underlined his status as an exciting T20 talent with a rapid 46. Hardik Pandya the finisher came to the fore, smashing his way to an unbeaten 71 off 30 balls.

Pandya gave the Indian innings the perfect ending, with sixes off the last three deliveries.

Australia, meanwhile, looks every inch a settled unit. The reigning T20 World Cup champion has found a promising opener in Cameron Green.

Playing just his second T20I, Green batted fearlessly to make a 30-ball 61 on Tuesday. Steve Smith has efficiently taken on the anchor role from the injured Mitchell Marsh, while Wade delivers the final blow.

If the skies stay clear, India has a shot at redemption.

– Ashwin Achal

IND vs AUS Squads

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), K.L. Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

Where to watch India vs Australia 2nd T20I?

The second T20I between India and Australia will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:00 PM IST on Thusday, September 22. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar app.





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