A length ball on middle, Karthik moves across and laps it fine towards deep fine leg. Siraj at short fine leg dives to his right and stops a certain boundary. Kuggeleijn takes a simple catch coming in from short third man. It feels almost like we are in the field when we read ball by ball commentary of Cricinfo. On the other hand, the visitors have nothing to lose and would like to do better in the T20I game at least. Dhoni whips off the bails but the southpaw has his back foot in the crease.
Is wisely sent back by Khawaja as he looked for a single. He comes down the track and just lifts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. It is the huge wicket of Virat Kohli. His second in the space of three balls. Bowls this one on a good length outside off, Carey defends with soft hands on the off side and sets off. Another half-tracker from Siraj on middle and Usman rocks back and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary.
The batsmen pick up a couple. The 50-run stand comes up between these two. Slower delivery on off, Munro lofts it over long on for a biggie. A good yorker length ball, Marsh can only jam it out towards deep square leg for a single. This is the very stage when India pulled things back with the ball.
No stopping that one as third man is very fine and can't come around. Another bouncer to Maxwell from Shami. Much needed wicket for Sri Lanka. Misses, the ball hits the pads. Mid-wicket gives chase and keeps it down to two. Good length delivery on off, Samarawickrama looks to defend but is beaten by pace. This was bowled at 150 kph.
A good short one on middle to welcome 'The Big Show'. This one is hurled just outside off on a good length and moves into the right-handed batsman after landing. The Hitman has been sent packing. Stoinis digs in a short ball around off, Kohli bails out of his attempted pull shot at the last moment. India now need 16 off the last two.
Against a triply-weakened Aussie unit. Virat is on the back foot as he turns it away there. Jadeja at long off takes a simple catch and it brings to end an amazing innings. As of now, lots of cricket is going on! Falls while attempting his favorite shot. Second of the innings and both come in this over. Tossed up on leg, Taylor lofts it over wide long on for a biggie.
However, he is asked to wait as the umpires want to check for the no ball. Wastes no time to get going, does he? Also, Kuldeep Yadav coming in to bowl now. The hosts need more of these. Fantastic stuff here from the visitors, a good start for them in this encounter. Dhawan settles under it and takes a comfortable catch. It is a googly by Kuldeep, the ball doesn't bounce as much as Maxwell expects but he still manages to pull it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Later on, they see that the ball was stopped but it was too late to go back for the second. The timing and placement on that one was excellent. They did play well in patches but patches aren't enough to win games or series'. Credits the way India tried to come back in the game. What a debut he is having.