India:92-4 in 7.2 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 46(20); Dinesh Karthik 10(2)
Karthik doing the finisher's job as Rohit hugs him. India win and level the series 1-1
Ball 2: A slow delivery, Karthik dissects the deep mid-wicket and deep square leg fielder for FOUR.
Ball 1: Karthik on strike and swings the ball on the pads into the stands for a SIX.
India:82-4 in 7 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 46(20); Dinesh Karthik 0(0)
Pat Cummins bowls the penultimate over and starts with a wide.
Rohit collects a single off the second while Pandya smokes the third ball towards extra cover for FOUR.
Pandya tries to hit the 3rd ball out of the park but hits it from the bottom of the bat for a couple of runs.
Cummins beat Pandya outside off as the batter looking to go big.
A slow delivery, Pandya goes for a wild swing but fails to get a desired timing. GONE as Finch completes the catch.
Dinesh Karthik arrives at the crease.
Rohit on strike and strikes to smack the ball way outside off, misses it completely. WIDE CALLED.
Rohit cuts the last ball towards point point for FOUR.
Cummins leaks 13 runs in the over.
India:69-3 in 6 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 41(18); Hardik Pandya 3(5)
Sean Abbott, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and concedes 11 runs, including two boundaries to Rohit Sharma.
India: 58-3 in 5 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 32(15); Hardik Pandya 2(2)
Kohli advances down the wicket and hits the first ball, powerfully, over the bowler's head for FOUR.
Zampa beats Kohli on flight and cleans up the senior Indian batter.
Surya Kumar Yadav replaces Kohli in the middle and tries to sweep the first ball he faced. But it was too full, SKY misses it completely, followed by a loud appeal and umpire raises the finger. Rohit declines SKY's call to take review. First ball duck for Surya.
Hardik Pandya arrives at the crease and pushes the 4th ball towards deep extra cover for a single.
Rohit works the 5th ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Hardik keeps the strike with a single.
India: 51-1 in 4 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 31(14); Virat Kohli 7(4)
Daniel Sams is brought into the attack.
Kohli collects a single off the first ball.
A slow bumper outside off, Rohit just guides it through backward point for a single.
Sams deceives with his slow deliveries, only one leg bye added to Indian account of the next two.
Kohli pulls out a brilliant shot as he times the ball straight down the ground for FOUR follows by a single to end the over.
India: 40-1 in 3 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 27(11); Virat Kohli 1(1)
Adam Zampa, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and India gets a BYE off the first.
Rahul comes down and tries to hit the second out of the park but manages to hit the ball with inside half of the bat, a single taken.
Rohit goes inside out off the 3rd ball for a SIX, his 4th of the innings. Rohit collects a single off the 4th ball.
Rahul tries to slog sweep the 5th ball but misses it completely, BOWLED. Kohli arrives at the crease and works the last ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
India: 30-0 in 2 Overs ; Rohit Sharma 20(8); KL Rahul 9(4)
Pat Cummins shares the new ball with Hazlewood and he starts with wide delivery down the leg side.
Cummins bowls two dot deliveries but Rohit is in different mood today. He smacks the 3rd ball towards backward square leg for a SIX.
A slow bumper, Rohit drags it towards deep square leg for a single.
Another slow bumper from Cummins, this time outside off. KL tries to pull it but misses it completely.
A single for KL to end the over but the Kangaroos gift another run thanks to over-throw
India: 20-0 in 1 Over ; Rohit Sharma 13(4); KL Rahul 7(2)
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma come out open for India. Rahul takes the strike. Josh Hazlewood takes the new ball.
Rahul taps the first ball towards backward point for an easy single.
Hazlewood beats Rohit outside off with a outswinger. Hazlewood follows up with straight delivery on the stumps and Rohit slogs it, depositing it into the mid-wicket stands.
Rohit makes some room by moving towards leg side, Hazlewood follows him. Rohit swivels and hammers the 4th ball into the backward square leg region for a SIX.
Hazlewood replies with a yoker, Rohit digs it out towards off-side for an easy single.
KL unleashes his magnificent pick-up shot and ends the over on a high with a SIX towards deep mid-wicket.
Australia: 90-4 after 8 overs ; Steve Smith 8(5); Mathew Wade 43(20)
Harshal bowls the last over and starts with slow bumper outside off, Smith taps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
Another slow bumper, Wade has been waiting for it on backfoot and hammers it over mid-wicket for a SIX.
Harshal comes back with a yorker length delivery, Wade hits it back to the bowler.
A juicy full toss and Wade slaps it over the sweeper cover for a SIX.
Harshal losing the plot here....
Another slow bumper from Harshal and Wade pulls it and deposits it into the square leg stands for a SIX.
A slow dipping yorker, Wade hits it back to the bowler. Harshal runs Smith out.
Australia: 71-4 after 7 overs ; Steve Smith 7(4); Mathew Wade 25(15)
Bumrah continues and bowls in the penultimate over...
Wade collects a single off the first ball. A slow delivery and Smith edges it over short third man for FOUR.
Bumrah replies with a toe-breaking yorker and Smith somehow evades it for a single.
A wide yorker length delivery, Wade guides the 4th ball through short third man for FOUR.
A single each for Wade and Smith to end the over.
Australia: 59-4 after 6 overs ; Steve Smith 1(1); Mathew Wade 19(12)
Harshal Patel comes into the attack and Wade greets him with a boundary through backward point.
Harshal concedes four runs in next three deliveries. Wade smashes the 5th ball over extra cover for FOUR.
Wade keeps the strike with a single.
Australia: 46-4 after 5 overs ; Steve Smith 0(0); Mathew Wade 7(7)
Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and starts with a WIDE.
Finch smashes the first ball for FOUR. Bumrah concedes 6 runs off the next four delivery and cleans up Finch with pin-perfect yorker.
Australia: 35-3 after 4 overs ; Aaron Finch 24(11); Mathew Wade 4(5)
Axar Patel strikes first ball, cleans up Tim David with a straight delivery on the stumps.
After 4 dot deliveries, Wade smashes the last ball for FOUR.
Australia: 31-2 after 3 overs ; Aaron Finch 24(7) ; Tim David 32 (2)
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, is brought into the attack.
Finch and Tim David take a single each of the first ball.
Finch hammers the third down the ground for a SIX while collects a couple off the 4th ball.
Tim David is on strike off the last ball as Finch collects a single off the 5th.
David keeps the strike with a single.
Australia: 19-2 after 2 overs ; Aaron Finch 14(7)
Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack and Green smashes the first ball towards long-off for FOUR.
Green gets runout thanks to pin-point throw from Kohli.
Finch on the strike and hammers the 4th ball for FOUR followed by a single.
Axar cleans up Maxwell for a golden duck.
Australia: 10-0 after 1 over ; Aaron Finch 9(5); Cameron Green 1(1)
Finch and Green are at the crease. Finch is on strike. Hardik Pandya will open the attack
Pandya starts with a peach of a delivery, beating Finch outside off. Finch gets a top edge off the second ball over keeper's head for FOUR.
Pandya concedes 10 runs in the over.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Bumrah comes in for Umesh Yadav. Bhuvi misses out too and Pant comes in.
Rohit Sharma wins toss and elects to bowl first.
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandaran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
Australia full squad: Aaron Finch (C), 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.
India have never lost a game in Nagpur against Australia. In the five occasions so far, the Men In Blue emerged victorious in all occasions.
Revised playing conditions
After inspection, the umpires are having a chat with captains.
Meanwhile, groundsmen start pouring in more saw dusts at the concerned area post umpires inspection.
Some good news expected
After the second inspection, the umpires are still not happy with that wet patch around the third man and fine leg regions.
During the interview with broadcasters, umpires have categorically said that players' fitness is their top priority.
The third inspection will take place at 8:45 pm IST. Let's keep the fingers crossed for at least a 5-over game.
The umpires' inspection is underway. The match officials don't look happy. Super soppers are at work.
The latest start for a 5-over match is 9:46 PM IST.
The bowlers' run-up area is a cause of concern for the umpires. The groundsmen are doing their best to get the ground ready.
However, three days of intermittent rains at Jamtha had made the things worse given there has been no sunlight to soak the water. Though the ground staff have covered the whole ground.
Second inspection in 5 minutes
Super soppers are working and umpires are looking at the concerned patches.
Due to overnight and afternoon rain, there are one or two wet patches on the ground. The umpires have decided to take a look at 7 PM IST.
Meanwhile, players are warming up.
Due to overnight rain, the toss has been delayed. There will be a ground inspection at 7 PM IST.
Here's what Ravi Shastri said about the Nagpur pitch:
It's really muggy and rather cloudy outside. This pitch seems cheesy. Teams who win the toss typically bat first. Teams may choose to take a different course of action given the nearby rain. The pitch has a somewhat gloomy appearance that suggests the coverings have been up. It is also dry. The ball will stay upright and rotate. The par score is 150.
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandaran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
Jasprit Bumrah is warming up ahead of the India vs Australia toss. He is expected to play today.
Australia, on the other hand, have looked like a well-oiled machine, despite the absence of key players such as David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh.
All-rounder Cameron Green nicely slipped into the shoes of Warner with a sizzling fifty at the top in only his second T20I, while Steven Smith and debutant Tim David also gave the team the required impetus with crucial cameos.
The experienced Matthew Wade too lived up to the finisher's role with a stellar 45 not out off 21 and India will have to pull up their socks to stop Australia from going on a rampage.
In batting, India's aggressive approach reaped dividends as KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav took the team beyond the 200-mark after top order batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were dismissed early.
Designated finisher Dinesh Karthik didn't get much chance on Tuesday and is likely to be given extended game time with the management looking to keep all options open going into the world cup.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the seasoned pro, has already been taken to cleaners. He has leaked 49 runs in the three penultimate overs (19th) that he bowled against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia.
In this backdrop, a fit and fiery Bumrah is a pre-requisite for India as the home bowlers are increasingly being found out on batting belters.
The worst part about the team is that with five more official T20Is left before the opening T20 World Cup game against Pakistan on October 23, the Indian team looks highly unsettled.
Jasprit Bumrah's fitness status will be a matter of attention when an out-of-sorts Indian team will look at course correction options against Australia in the second T20 International and strive to keep the three-match series alive, today.
Bumrah, who has been out of action since the end of England tour, skipped the Asia Cup due to back injury.
However, to everyone's surprise, the team management didn't play him during the high-scoring first T20I in Mohali, raising doubts whether he has still attained peak fitness or not.
Tim David on chasing down scores in India
The way the pitch was playing so I think to get over the line, you know, that still has to happen. It doesn't just happen straight away. And that was some brilliant performances from our batsman, the chase that score down." David scored a 14-ball 18 on debut and added 62 with Matthew Wade (45) to guide Australia to a four-wicket win in the first T20 on Tuesday.
"Having some good experience playing in India, I think finishing off games and understanding how it can go and how the pitches can play or when it kind of lights up in front of you, so you know, there can be an advantage batting second in Indian conditions.
Suryakumar Yadav continues to make huge strides in world cricket as he leapfrogged Pakistan's Babar Azam to take 3rd spot in the new ICC T20I rankings for batters.
Surya jumped one spot after his stunning 25-ball 46 against Australia in the first of a 3-match T20I series in Mohali on Tuesday.
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The experience of playing in Indian conditions during his IPL stint helped him to stay calm under pressure during the opening T20I, said big-hitting Singapore-born Australian Tim David.
The 26-year-old made his IPL debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah against Chennai Super Kings last year. He was then bought by Mumbai Indians and played eight matches for the franchise this year.
"I think having had the experience of playing in India before and playing a fair bit of T20 cricket recently, I felt calm the other night because I knew that we're in a good position to be able to chase those runs," said David during a virtual press conference.
A wounded Team India will take the field in the 2nd T20I in Nagpur on Friday as they look to bounce back in the 3-match T20 series vs Australia.
Rohit Sharma's men were widely criticised for a poor bowling show as they failed to defend 208 in the 1st T20 in Mohali.
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