Chahal does well to get close to the ball by running across, but fails to clutch onto it Hardik Pandya to Wade, no run, ouch! He is early into his shot - the swish away behind square on the on-side.
Didn't connect and the ball deflects onto his helmet off his arm.
Just missed the stumps before settling into the mitts of Dhoni Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease Chahal to Wade, wide, out Stumped!! There is nothing in cricket which can be compared with Dhoni's speed to remove the bails. He saw Wade come down the track and bowled a googly wide of off. Wade st Dhoni b Chahal 9(10) [4s-1]Chahal to Wade, THAT'S OUT!! Chahal to Faulkner, 1 run, Chahal puts down another return catch!
Slow as well, Wade sticks his bat out, but is beaten by a long way. He tossed it up outside off and Faulkner wants to hack it across the line, was way too early on the shot and the ball lobs up off the toe-end.
That brings an end to our coverage of the first game of the series. This is a pleasing win because we were in a tough situation. Zampa didn't look at his partner and came charging back for the second. "He has caught it, but the ball has touched the grass," says Illingworth. It was a length ball way outside off, Faulkner goes for the booming drive over covers and gets a thin outside edge that almost died down as it approached the keeper. However, he hit it straight to the man at deep mid-wicket. Coulter-Nile c Kedar Jadhav b Bhuvneshwar 2(5)Bhuvneshwar to Coulter-Nile, THAT'S OUT!! Just a single Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack39 needed off 12Bumrah to Faulkner, 1 run, the luck has now been negated.
The action-starved Chennai crowd were treated with a nicely fought match with their (CSK's) captain Dhoni contributing with the bat. We were planning and eventually I targeted one over. As a cricketer, it is important to have the right form. Kohli: Quite different from the first innings to the second. MS and Kedar played well early, Hardik's innings was fantastic. It's a good sign for us that our lower order batting is firing. He is halfway down and later sees his partner denying the second. Dhoni dives forward and completed the catch, but as he finished his action, the ball made contact with the grass Bumrah to Faulkner, no run, misses the yorker by a few inches, flicked to deep mid-wicket and the Faulkner decides not to take a run. This shot deserved a boundary, but Faulkner has to settle for a single.Chahal to Stoinis, no run, starts with a horror half-tracker, Stoinis waited on the back foot, closed the bat face a tad early and squirts it off the outer half into the off-side. After tossing it up off the previous ball, he pushed one quicker. Too close for comfort and he nicks one into the bread-bucket gloves of Dhoni. Warner c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 25(28) [4s-2]Kuldeep Yadav to Warner, THAT'S OUT!! Kuldeep Yadav to Warner, 2 runs, tosses it up on the stumps, Warner sinks low and unleashes the sweep along the carpet through square leg. "Won't mind the single given," says Murali Karthik on air. Hardik Pandya exults in delight and leaps up in his celebration. It was on a length and sort of stopped on the batsman, Warner was early into his shot and manages to swipe it over mid-wicket.Pure soft hands there Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack Chahal summoned. Chahal does the mopping work and they will come back for the second Hardik Pandya to Head, out Caught by Dhoni!! Head c Dhoni b Hardik Pandya 5(6)Hardik Pandya to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Hardik Pandya to Warner, 1 run, "Catch" was the shout from Pandya, but it drops short of Kuldeep at short fine. Chahal runs across and tidies up Bumrah to Smith, no run, ooh, nervy. So close for the edge; short and offers some width for Smith, he goes chasing at it with a horizontal blade. I would like to give a lot of credit to those young bowlers. Faulkner in the end tried his best with the bat, but it was too big a task for the Australian all-rounder. However, he was soon scalped by Chahal, who finished with impressive figures: 5-0-30-3.VK sees the funny side of it Chahal to Wade, 1 run, in the air and safe! He wanted to go over the cover region and got a fat outside edge that lobbed up in the air and fell in the vacant short third man region Chahal to Wade, no run, dropped! It was a full toss from Chahal, Wade jogs down and hits it straight down the ground. Floater from Yadav, Stoinis sinks low to slog sweep, but doesn't get the required elevation. The wrong 'un and Stoinis goes for the lofted inside-out drive.Chahal sticks his right hand out, but couldn't hold onto it Kuldeep Yadav to Stoinis, out Caught by (sub)Jadeja!! A massive top-edge and Jaddu, at deep mid-wicket, won't drop those. Didn't pick the googly and got beaten on the outside edge.87/5 to 288/6 vs Zim, Colombo(RPS), 2002~ Today was the third time Hardik Pandya hit sixes off three consecutive balls in ODIs: off Imad Wasim, CT17; off Shadab Khan, CT17; off Adam Zampa, today***Hardik Pandya, Man of the Match: It was a good day for me. Decks in a back of a length delivery and Faulkner has a slash at it. Faulkner reaches out for it and thumps it over the bowler's head for a maximum Nathan Coulter-Nile, right handed bat, comes to the crease Chahal to Pat Cummins, out Caught by Bumrah!! Cummins clears his front leg to go for the mighty heave over mid-wicket. Kumar drops it short and Cummins isn't afraid to go after it. Bumrah finishes with a yorker and all Zampa can do is squeeze it away towards short fine leg off the inside part of the bat Bumrah to Faulkner, 1 run, very full, drilled to long-on and Faulkner's call was for two. Slower length ball from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Coulter-Nile spotted it and played the pick-up shot by staying back in his crease. Yorker length, Faulkner squeezes it off the inside half of the bat to the right of long-on. MS and Hardik played really well - probably the match-winning partnership. The new ball was stopping a bit and some were skidding on. There was a bit of intuition to go wide against Wade. When I came to bowl, I had the confidence that there was something in this wicket. I am grateful for all the support that I get from this team. Then Dhoni took the initiative to ensure an above-par score with a knock of 79. Well, Australia's revised target was 164 in 21 overs. The Gujarati-duo of Hardik Pandya and Bumrah set the tone early in the innings with the new ball. We bowled very well with the new ball, but we let the Indians off. I thought they (our fast bowlers) bowled very well, especially with the new ball. On these kind of wickets, you cannot afford to pitch short.