- ScorecardAUSTRALIA WIN BY 4 WICKETS!!!Australia 304-6 (49.3 overs) vs India 303-9
Vinay Kumar to bowl the crucial final over. A single from the first ball to Voges as he hits it to long-on before Faulkner heaves it on the leg side but Jadeja makes a good stop at long-on for a couple. 6 needed from 4 balls.
Faulkner ends it in grand style, as he heaves a full toss over midwicket for a huge six.!!! The crowd cannot believe what they have just witnessed.
Faulkner has single-handedly taken Australia to victory, with his unbelievable knock of 64 not out from 29 balls, hitting as many as two fours and six sixes at an amazing strike rate of 220.
He was taken apart by Dhoni in the final over of the Australian innings when he was hit for 21 runs and he has extracted revenge in grand style.
Voges held the innings together in the middle overs, as he finished unbeaten on 76 from 88 balls. He played a supporting role to Faulkner as the duo put on an unbroken stand of 91 runs from 8.2 overs to take Australia to victory and take a 2-1 lead in the series.
- ScorecardAustralia 295-6 (49 overs) vs India 303-9
The crowd at the PCA stadium have been left shell shocked by that horror Ishant over.
Australia in no hurry now. Three singles from the first three balls from Ashwin's ninth over before Faulkner plays a dot ball and then slog sweeps the fifth ball to deep midwicket for one.
A single from the last ball leaves the match interestingly poised with nine needed from last over for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 290-6 (48 overs) vs India 303-9
Ishant gets a rude welcome as Faulkner lofts him over the cover region for a boundary. He drops the next ball short which Faulkner pulls over long-on for a six.
The pacer bowls another length ball which Faulkner smashes back over the bowler's head for the second six of the over. 16 from three balls.
Faulkner swings at the next ball for two runs on the leg side before the right-hander swings the fifth ball over midwicket for another six.
The Australian ends the over in grand style, slamming it over midwicket for the fourth six of the over.
Ishant has been hit for 30 runs in that over as Faulkner turns the match on its head as he races to 54 from 24 balls, with the help of two fours and five sixes.
Australia now needs 14 runs from two overs for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 260-6 (47 overs) vs India 303-9
Ashwin will continue and he will draw from his experience in the IPL to keep the batsmen tied down in the final few overs.
Two singles from the first two balls before Voges sweeps him behind square for a four.
Another good over from Ashwin under the circumstances as eight come from it.
Things getting difficult for Australia with 44 needed from 3 overs for victory.
Voges, who is batting on 72 from 84 balls, holds the key.
- ScorecardAustralia 252-6 (46 overs) vs India 303-9
Vinay Kumar comes back. Faulkner slogs the first ball to deep midwicket for two runs before top edging the pull shot and it goes over Dhoni for a four.
He smashes the next ball through covers where the fielder half stops it for a couple before taking one to long-on.
Voges then opens the face of the bat and steers it past point for the second four of the over before taking one from last ball.
14 runs from the over. Australia now need 52 from 4 overs for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 238-6 (45 overs) vs India 303-9
Ashwin also keeps it tidy not giving away a boundary in his seventh over. Australia get eight runs from that over, to make it 66 needed from five overs for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 230-6 (44 overs) vs India 303-9
Faulkner swings Bhuvneshwar over midwicket for a six but the bowler has managed to make up for it in the rest of the over.
He goes for nine runs as the asking rate keeps on climbing. Australia now need 74 runs from six overs for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 221-6 (43 overs) vs India 303-9
Ashwin is doing well in his last few overs. With the asking rate of more than 11, he comes up with a very good over giving away just five runs.
Australia now need 83 from 42 balls for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 216-6 (42 overs) vs India 303-9
Bhuvneshwar comes back and he checks Australia's progress with the wicket of Haddin, who hit 24 from 16 balls.
Haddin tried to pull the short ball but ended up hitting it straight into the hands of the fielder at long-on.
A superb over from Bhuvneshwar, giving away just three runs and claiming a wicket to make it difficult for Australia.
- ScorecardAustralia 213-5 (41 overs) vs India 303-9
That big over helped Australia pull back things slightly. They need 96 runs from 10 overs for victory.
Ashwin firing it in giving nothing to the batsmen. There is some drama off the last ball of that over. Voges tries to reverse sweep as Ashwin bowls a huge wide down the leg side before umpire Shamsuddin calls it a wide and then surprisingly changes his decision.
- ScorecardAustralia 213-6 (41.1 overs) vs India 303-9
- ScorecardAustralia 208-5 (40 overs) vs India 303-9
A gamble from Dhoni as he introduces part-time medium pacer Virat Kohli.
Brad Haddin flicks the first ball wide of long-on for a couple. The next ball is short which Haddin pulls over midwicket for a six.
Kohli is proving a bit too expensive. The third ball is sliding down the leg side which Haddin flicks fine past short fine leg for a four.
He chips the fourth ball over midwicket for a four to make it 16 from four balls.
Kohli then gifts Australia a wide followed by a dot ball before Haddin drives it to long-on for one.
Kohli experiment has backfired for Dhoni as 18 runs come from his first over.
- ScorecardAustralia 190-5 (39 overs) vs India 303-9
Ashwin comes back and it remains to be seen if Australia will target him?
Voges completes his fifty with a single on the leg side, from 63 balls. Sourav Ganguly feels his knock at a strike rate of around 80 has put Australia under pressure.
Seven runs from Ashwins's fourth over as Australia now 114 from 11 overs at more than 10 runs per over.
- ScorecardAustralia 183-5 (38 overs) vs India 303-9
Ishant back to bowl the final over the Batting Powerplay which has gone to plans for the visitors.
He seemed to have bowled a tidy over as five came from the first five balls. But in his typical fashion Ishant dropped the last ball short and was pulled by Voges for a four through midwicket.
Australia scored 28 runs in five overs of Batting Powerplay while losing two wickets.
- ScorecardAustralia 174-5 (37 overs) vs India 303
Australia need 133 runs from 14 overs for victory. Vinay claims the important wicket of Bailey, who is given LBW after a fine knock of 43 from 60 balls.
Replays show that the Australian captain was hit high on his back leg. Would that have gone over the stumps? Umpire Shamshuddin didn't think so...another controversial decision!
But no doubt about the next wicket as Glenn Maxwell is sent back by Voges, but a direct hit from Dhawan at mid-off gets the second wicket of the over.
- ScorecardAustralia 171-3 (36 overs) vs India 303
Jadeja finally errs as he drops short and Voges rocks back and hits it through the covers for a boundary.
Jadeja concedes six runs in his final over to finish with one for 31 in six overs.
- ScorecardAustralia 165-3 (35 overs) vs India 303
Vinay back in the attack after a poor first spell from Ashwin, who gave away 23 runs in three overs.
The first ball is short and wide which Voges steers past point for a couple before he pulls the fourth ball past midwicket for a boundary.
Australia are 165 for three in 35 overs, with 139 needed from 15 overs with the asking rate above nine runs per over.
- ScorecardAustralia 158-3 (34 overs) vs India 303
Australia have decided to take the Batting Powerplay at the start of the 34th over with 149 needed from 17 overs at an asking rate of 8.76.
Jadeja continues his good bowling run and gives away three singles despite bowling in the Powerplay.
- ScorecardAustralia 155-3 (33 overs) vs India 303
Ashwin is struggling to keep the runs down and has been hit for a boundary in each of his three overs. He gives Voges width and he is quick hit it over point for a four to get eight runs from the over.
- ScorecardAustralia 147-3 (32 overs) vs India 303
Jadeja is proving to be a difficult bowler for Australia but they are content to play him safe, as they take four runs from his eighth over.
- ScorecardAustralia 143-3 (31 overs) vs India 303
Bailey is looking to target Ashwin. He gives the off-spinner and sweeps him powerfully but it is stopped at deep midwicket for one. But Ashwin drops one short which Bailey crashes through point for a four.
Ashwin has gone for 15 in his two overs.
- ScorecardAustralia 137-3 (30 overs) vs India 303
Jadeja continues to keep it tight as Voges plays four dot balls before getting a leg bye and Bailey gets one to long-on.
Australia are 137 for three in 30 overs. They need 167 runs in 20 overs for victory at an asking rate of 8.3.
- ScorecardAustralia 135-3 (29 overs) vs India 303
R Ashwin finally comes on, to bowl the 29th over. The off-spinner has struggled in the T20 match and then in the two ODIs and Bailey is keen to keep him under pressure as he comes down and lofts it over the leg side for a six.
Nine from Ashwin's first over.
- ScorecardAustralia 126-3 (28 overs) vs India 303
Jadeja is keeping the two Aussie batsmen tied. Voges takes one from the first ball but Bailey is unable to get a run from the next five balls. Jadeja has so far been superb with the ball, taking one for 17 in six overs.
- ScorecardAustralia 125-3 (27 overs) vs India 303
Australia finally break the shackles as Voges and Bailey hit a four each off Yuvraj, in the 27th over. Yuvraj gives away 12 in that over as Australia finally look to force the issue.
- ScorecardAustralia 113-3 (26 overs) vs India 303
It is proving to get the boundaries with spinners on from both ends. Australia trying to follow the same tactics as India in the middle overs but the visitors are under pressure of the mounting run rate which India didn't have to worry about.
Another tight over from Jadeja giving away four.
- ScorecardAustralia 109-3 (25 overs) vs India 303
Yuvraj continues but still no signs of India's No. 1 spinner R Ashwin. The left-arm bowls another good over giving away four as Australia reach 109 for three at the halfway stage, still needing 195 runs from 25 overs for victory.
- ScorecardAustralia 105-3 (24 overs) vs India 303
Jadeja continues and Australia's batsmen can only pick him for one and twos as five runs come from his fifth over.
- ScorecardAustralia 100-3 (23 overs) vs India 303
Part-timer Yuvraj Singh comes into the attack. Bailey plays two dot balls before he plays the fourth ball fine for a boundary to bring up Australia's 100 followed by two more dot balls.
- ScorecardAustralia 95-3 (22 overs) vs India 303
A slip and forward short leg for Jadeja as India look to attack Voges, who defends the first three balls before taking one.
A single each to Bailey and Voges as three runs come from the over. India looking to build the pressure with tight overs in the middle.
- ScorecardAustralia 92-3 (21 overs) vs India 303
Ishant growing in confidence. Bailey picks a single from the first ball before Ishant keeps new batsman Adam Voges tied down for four balls before he takes one from the last ball.
- ScorecardAustralia 90-3 (20 overs) vs India 303
Jadeja strikes with the key wicket of Watson, who is dismissed leg before wicket for 11. The right-hander must consider himself unlucky to be have given out by umpire Richard Kettleborough as the ball looked to have missed the leg stump.
Just two runs from the over as Australia are 90 for three in 20 overs. They need 214 runs from 30 overs for victory at an asking rate of 7.13.
Australia were looking comfortable on 64 for no loss after the first 10 overs, before losing three for 26 in the next 10 to lose their way.
- ScorecardAustralia 88-2 (19 overs) vs India 303
Ishant bowls two good balls to Bailey before he flicks the third on the leg side for a four as the pacer errs again.
The next three deliveries are again on the mark as four runs come from that over.
- ScorecardAustralia 84-2 (18 overs) vs India 303
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. Watson takes a single from the first ball but new batsman George Bailey is unable to get the next four deliveries away before he takes one from the last ball.
- ScorecardAustralia 82-2 (17 overs) vs India 303
After a good second spell in which he took the wicket of Hughes, Vinay makes way for the struggling Ishant.
Ishant hit Finch on the pads as he tried to play on the leg side and debutant umpire Shamshuddin gives the first LBW decision of his international career.
Finch walks back after a good innings of 38 from 44 balls as Ishant picks up a moral-boosting wicket which should boost his confidence for the rest of the match as he bowls a wicket-maiden.
- ScorecardAustralia 82-1 (16 overs) vs India 303
Bhuvneshwar to continue as he comes on to bowl his eighth over. He keeps things tight giving away three runs as his figures read 38 runs in eight overs.
- ScorecardAustralia 79-1 (15 overs) vs India 303
Finch pulls Vinay on the leg side for a single before Watson flicks it to leg side for a couple. Vinay tries a bouncer at Watson but it goes over his head for a wide. The right-hander is then beaten as Vinay gets one to shape in.
- ScorecardAustralia 75-1 (14 overs) vs India 303
Watson inside edges Bhuvneshwar but it goes fine on the leg side for a couple. The fourth ball is short which Watson pulls through square leg for a four to get six runs from the over.
- ScorecardAustralia 69-1 (13 overs) vs India 303
Vinay provides the first breakthrough for India with the wicket of Hughes. The left-hander, who made 22 from 40 balls, tried to run it down to thirdman but got an edge and was caught by keeper Dhoni.
Shane Watson comes in at No. 3 and he gets off the mark with a single.
A good over from Vinay, giving away two runs and picking up the first wicket.
- ScorecardAustralia 67-0 (12 overs) vs India 303
Bhuvneshwar is impressing with the ball. He bowls a maiden over to Hughes as the left-hander can only defend it.
- ScorecardAustralia 67-0 (11 overs) vs India 303
Vinay comes back for a second spell. Finch looks to pull but misses as the ball hits his shoulder and pops towards point where Kohli takes a good catch. The Indians all appeal loudly but the umpire is unmoved as Kohli gives Finch a few words of advice. The replay is quite interesting as it looked as if the ball might have taken a slight edge before going on to hit Finch's shoulder.
Finch is suddenly looking a bit shaky as he is beaten again trying to play the pull shot.
Just three runs from the over as Vinay bowled a good over.
- ScorecardAustralia 64-0 (10 overs) vs India 303
Ishant bowling to expectations here...another short ball which Hughes pulls through the leg side for a four. But he comes back well with five dot balls in a row.
Australia are 64 for no loss in 10 overs with Hughes on 22 from 33 balls and Finch on 33 from 27 balls.
- ScorecardAustralia 60-0 (9 overs) vs India 303
Finch edges Bhuvneshwar but it flies wide of Ashwin at first slip for a boundary before he ends the over with another four through the covers as 12 runs come from that over.
- ScorecardAustralia 48-0 (8 overs) vs India 303
Ishant gifts a short wide delivery and Finch promptly despatches it through the covers for a boundary. Three balls later Hughes gets one on his pads and he guides it fine for another four as Ishant's struggles continue.
- ScorecardAustralia 39-0 (7 overs) vs India 303-9
Kumar is bowling a good spell. Hughes is struck on the pads but again the umpire turns down the LBW appeal. The young pace bowler has kept things tight, giving away just 17 runs in his four overs.
- ScorecardAustralia 35-0 (6 overs) vs India 303
Ishant Sharma comes into the attack after just two overs from Vinay with the new ball.
Ishant has struggled in the series, giving away 127 runs in 16 overs in the first two games at an economy rate of 7.85. He has been lucky to keep his place in the team for this game.
Hughes crashes the second ball through the covers for a four as Ishant is something to think about right at the start of his spell.
But it is a tidy start from Ishant as six come from his first over.
- ScorecardAustralia 29-0 (5 overs) vs India 303
Finch is hit on the pads off the first ball from Finch but the LBW appeal is turned down before the right-hander slams the last ball down the ground for a four.
Finch is again beaten off the fourth ball but yet again the LBW appeal is turned down as the ball looked to heading down the leg side.
- ScorecardAustralia 22-0 (4 overs) vs India 303
Hughes defends the first two balls before Vinay presents him with some width and the left-hander hits it through the covers for a four. He then clips the fifth ball on the leg side for a couple as six runs come from the fourth over.
- ScorecardAustralia 16-0 (3 overs) vs India 303
Bhuvneshwar gives Finch width as he plays and misses the first ball but he crashes the next ball through the covers for his second boundary.
But the young pacer immediately realises his mistake and cuts down on the width keeping Finch quiet for the rest of the over.
India's pacers need to learn from their mistakes from the previous two games and deny the Aussie openers width on the off-side.
- ScorecardAustralia 12-0 (2 overs) vs India 303
Vinay Kumar to bowl the second over. Interestingly, India have a leg slip in place for Hughes and Vinay bowls to the field, keeping it on the pads. But the first ball is a wide down the leg side and the second hits Hughes on the pads before going fine for four leg byes.
Seven runs from that over.
- ScorecardAustralia 5-0 (1 over) vs India 303
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over. Phil Hughes gets off the mark with a single from the fourth ball before Aaron Finch hits the last ball past point for a boundary.
- ScorecardIndia 303-9 (50 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni is the star performer for India with the bat with a splendid innings of 139 not out from 121 balls, which was laced with 12 fours and five sixes.
When he walked out to bat, India were reeling at 76 for four in 13 overs but he put his head down to repair the innings early on before unleashing his big sixes towards the end.
Kohli helped steady the innings after the early wickets with a good knock of 68 from 73 balls, while Ashwin chipped in with an useful knock of 28 from 35 balls.
Dhoni's blazing knock helped India amass as many as 101 runs in the last 10 overs to set Australia a difficult challenge with the bat.
- ScorecardIndia 303-9 (50 overs) vs Australia
Faulkner to bowl the final over of the innings. The first ball is up and Dhoni smacks it through midwicket for a four. As expected Dhoni refuses a single from the second ball to sweeper cover.
And the helicopter shot
comes out now as Dhoni lifts it over long-on for his fourth six.
Faulkner errs with his length yet again as the Indian captain continues his big-hitting spree, smashing it powerfully over long-off for back to back sixes.
Dhoni then hits it to long on and calls Vinay Kumar for a second run who sacrifices his wicket and is run out for a duck.
The last ball is on the pads as Dhoni flicks it over midwicket for a four.
Faulkner is hit for 21 runs in his final over and finishes with one for 65 in 10 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 282-8 (49 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni ends up slicing Watson on the off-side but his opposite number George Bailey puts down a simple high catch.
Dhoni makes the Aussies pay as he hammers the next ball powerfully back past the bowler for a boundary.
Dhoni then turns down the single from the next two balls to keep Vinay Kumar at the non-striker's end.
Watson then pitches it up and Dhoni blasts it high into the stands over long-off. That was a massive shot!!!
He takes a single from the last ball to keep strike as Watson concedes 15 runs in the 49th over.
- ScorecardIndia 267-8 (48 overs) vs Australia
Faulkner starts the 48th over with a low full toss which Dhoni chips over mid-off for a four. The next ball is again a full toss which Dhoni edges fine on the off-side for a four to bring up his century from 107 balls. This is Dhoni's second century against Australia and his ninth overall in ODIs.
Incidentally, this is the first hundred by an Indian batsman in ODIs in Mohali.
Dhoni has played a gem of an innings to guide India to a competitive total which they will feel confident of defending.
Bhuvneshwar tries to pull a short ball but mistimes it and is caught on the leg side for 10.
The short ball has proved to be such an useful weapon for the Aussies in this match.
- ScorecardIndia 256-7 (47 overs) vs Australia
McKay replaces Johnson as Dhoni can pick only a single from the last ball. Bhuvneshwar finally opens up as he comes down the track and lofts the slower over mid-off for a boundary before taking one.
Dhoni comes down the track but pulls a short ball to deep square leg for a single before Kumar brings him back on strike with one.
Dhoni pulls the last ball powerfully but the fielder at long-on runs around to cover for a single to move to 94.
- ScorecardIndia 247-7 (46 overs) vs Australia
Faulkner comes back and he delivers an excellent over. Dhoni gets a single from the second ball before Kumar plays out four dot balls.
Australia's pacers are doing quite well in the final overs, with just three coming from the last two overs.
- ScorecardIndia 246-7 (45 overs) vs Australia
Johnson comes on to bowl his final over. Bhuvneshwar again does the smart thing as he taps it on the off-side for one and Dhoni gets one from the next ball.
Kumar watchfully plays out the last four balls as Johnson finishes with excellent figures of four for 46 in 10 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 244-7 (44 overs) vs Australia
Bhuvneshwar does the smart thing as he takes a single from the second ball of Watson's seventh over.
Dhoni then hammers a full delivery back over the bowler's head for his second six. The Indian captain pulls the last ball fine on the leg side for a boundary to take his score to 90 from 99 balls.
Watson goes for 13 runs in that over as India reach 244 for seven in 44 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 231-7 (43 overs) vs Australia
Johnson comes back with Australia desperate for a wicket as Dhoni and Ashwin help India regain the momentum.
Ashwin, who made 28 from 35 balls, tried to run it down to thirdman but it went a bit finer as Haddin completed a good catch diving to his right.
Ashwin helped resurrect the Indian innings as put on 76 runs in 11.1 overs for the seventh wicket with Dhoni.
Johnson bowls a short ball first up to new batsman Bhuvneshwar Kumar who defends it before taking one from the last ball.
16:45 Rajneesh Gupta points out that Dhoni has now completed the landmark of 250 sixes in international cricket, and is eighth on the all time list. Pakistan's Shahid Afridi leads the way with 404 sixes followed by Gayle on 353. Sachin Tendulkar is fifth with 264 sixes.
- ScorecardIndia 227-6 (42 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni taking on the short ball from Watson but gets a top edge on the leg side where it falls safely for a couple. He then comes down the track as Watson again tries a bouncer but this time Dhoni pulls it through square leg for a four.
Watson overdoing the short balls here. Ashwin seemed to have been ready for another half-tracker as he bent down slightly and helped it over the short fine leg fielder for a four to take his score to 27.
India are pushing on the accelerator, hitting 25 runs from the last two overs.
Dhoni is on 78 from 94 balls, while Ashwin is playing a good hand with 27 from 33 balls as the duo have put on 73 runs from 63 balls so far.
- ScorecardIndia 215-6 (41 overs) vs Australia
Doherty comes back to bowl his 10th and final over. Three singles from his first three balls before Dhoni clubs Doherty over midwicket for a six. He then comes down the track before he lofts it over the leg side for a boundary from the last ball.
13 runs from the over as India reach 215 for six after 41 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 202-6 (40 overs) vs Australia
India go past the 200-run mark as Faulkner concedes four runs in his seventh over. Dhoni will be keen to spend a few more overs on the crease before he cuts loose with the bat.
- ScorecardIndia 198-6 (39 overs) vs Australia
Watson replaces Faulkner, who went for 14 runs in his sixth over. Four singles from the over as the left-armer bowled on a good line and length.
India managed 30 runs from five overs of Batting Powerplay.
- ScorecardIndia 194-6 (38 overs) vs Australia
McKay confuses Dhoni with the change of pace, who initially thought of a big hit before adjusting to take a single down to long-on.
Three more singles as McKay gives away just four runs in his ninth over.
- ScorecardIndia 190-6 (37 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni brings up his fifty in some style from 77 balls as he clips Faulkner behind square leg on the leg side for a four. The next ball is a full toss as Dhoni throws his bat at it but gets a thick outside edge for a four.
Ashwin then gets four leg byes as Faulkner slips it down the leg side to get 14 runs from the over as India try to make most of the Powerplay.
- ScorecardIndia 176-6 (36 overs) vs Australia
The spinners are off as McKay comes back to make it pacers from both ends. A single each for both the batsmen from the first two balls before Dhoni plays out the rest of the over.
- ScorecardIndia 174-6 (35 overs) vs Australia
India have decided to take the Batting Powerplay as Australia bring back Faulkner, who bowled a tight first spell of four overs for 13 runs.
He tries a short ball to Ashwin but again the ball sits up nicely as the right-hander flicks it fine for a four to get six runs from the over.
- ScorecardIndia 168-6 (34 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni opens the face of the bat and hits it past the point fielder for a four. He then lofts Johnson over the covers but it falls short of the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.
Johnson tries a short ball at Ashwin which doesn't rise much but he gets a single to midwicket.
- ScorecardIndia 162-6 (33 overs) vs Australia
So no dramas in the Doherty over, who concedes just a single in his ninth over.
India will Dhoni to bat till the end and ensure India get somewhere close to 250 but he will need good support from the tailenders.
- ScorecardIndia 161-6 (32 overs) vs Australia
Australia bring back their strike bowler Johnson and he strikes with the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja...and yes it is another short delivery!
Jadeja tries to help it on the leg side but gloves it to the keeper who takes a good catch on the leg side to walk back for two.
Johnson gets his third wicket to leave India in tatters at 154 for six in the 32nd over.
So that was the fourth batsmen to fall to the short delivery in this match.
R Ashwin gets two runs from the last ball to get off the mark.
- ScorecardIndia 153-5 (31 overs) vs Australia
Doherty continues and he sends down another tidy over and no prizes for guessing he has given away just three runs. His figures now read 31 runs in eight overs.
- ScorecardIndia 150-5 (30 overs) vs Australia
Australia introduce part-timer Glenn Maxwell after just one over from Voges. The third ball is short and wide which Kohli hits through the covers for a boundary.
But Maxwell bowling from round the wicket strikes with the big wicket of Kohli, caught behind for a good innings of 68 from 73 balls with the help of nine fours.
Maxwell's straighter delivery zipped through as Kohli tried to tap it on the off-side but got an edge. A wicket at the right time for Australia and that too the big one of Kohli.
Maxwell gives away eight runs in his first over but claimed the all-important wicket of Kohli.
- ScorecardIndia 142-4 (29 overs) vs Australia
Both Kohli and Dhoni ready to bide their time, perhaps waiting to make their move in the Batting Powerplay.
Doherty continues his good showing with the ball, keeping it perfect as far as line and length are concerned. India can pick only three singles from his seventh over.
- ScorecardIndia 139-4 (28 overs) vs Australia
Part-time spinner Adam Voges comes into the attack. He starts with a full toss but Kohli can't get it away as he strokes it through the covers for a single.
Two more singles as Voges concedes three in his first over.
- ScorecardIndia 136-4 (27 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni comes down the track to Doherty but gets an inside edge as he looks for a big hit down the ground. Kohli then gives Doherty the charge before playing the inside out lofted shot over the covers to perfection for a four to get six runs from that over.
- ScorecardIndia 130-4 (26 overs) vs Australia
India have started to increase the tempo as Watson goes for seven runs in his fourth over.
Dhoni still looking in some pain as he hobbles a bit trying to come back for a second run. He then taps the next ball past point for two runs to bring up the 50-run stand.
- ScorecardIndia 123-4 (25 overs) vs Australia
Kohli takes two runs through point to bring up his half-century from 54 balls. This is fourth fifty in a row in ODIs and his 26th overall, to lift India after the quick wickets at the start.
Dhoni and Kohli have put on 47 runs from 72 balls for the fifth wicket so far.
At the halfway stage, India are 123 for four in 25 overs, with Kohli on 53 from 57 balls, while Dhoni is on 25 from 45 balls.
- ScorecardIndia 117-4 (24 overs) vs Australia
Watson replaces Faulkner, who bowled a tight first spell of four overs for 10 runs.
India manage to break the shackles as Kohli flicks it fine for a four to bring up India's first boundary after a long wait of 54 balls to bring the crowd back to life.
Eight runs from that over from Watson.
- ScorecardIndia 109-4 (23 overs) vs Australia
Doherty and Faulkner going head to head. He also gives away three runs in his fourth over to make it 13 runs from four overs, the same as Faulkner.
- ScorecardIndia 106-4 (22 overs) vs Australia
India's last boundary came way back in the 15 over and the trend continues as Faulkner gives away three runs in the 22nd over.
Australia's bowlers doing well to rush through their overs in the middle part of the innings.
They are building the pressure by drying up the runs and hoping either Dhoni or Kohli will make a mistake.
- ScorecardIndia 103-4 (21 overs) vs Australia
Australia will not mind the state of affairs out in the middle. Doherty goes for five runs in his third over.
Both Faulkner and Doherty have bowled three overs and have conceded 10 runs each for a tally of six overs for 20 runs between them.
- ScorecardIndia 98-4 (20 overs) vs Australia
Australia have done well to dry up the boundaries as Faulkner gives away just four singles his third over.
India are 98 for four in 20 overs, with the run rate falling to below five runs per over mark.
- ScorecardIndia 94-4 (19 overs) vs Australia
Doherty nearly picks up another wicket. He gets one to grip and turn as Kohli edges it but Haddin can't down in time and it hits his pads before going down.
Dhoni is playing a lot of dot balls, he is on 13 from 30 balls, while Kohli has made 36 from as many balls.
- ScorecardIndia 92-4 (18 overs) vs Australia
Dhoni is content to bide his time in the middle as he plays four dot balls from Faulkner before taking a couple on the leg side and takes a single from the last ball to retain strike.
- ScorecardIndia 89-4 (17 overs) vs Australia
Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty comes into the attack. Dhoni walks down the track to the first ball but misses before he hits it down to long-off for one.
Two more singles as Doherty makes a good start and continues to dry up the runs.
- ScorecardIndia 86-4 (16 overs) vs Australia
Left-armer James Faulkner comes into the attack replacing McKay, who bowled a long first spell of one for 35 in seven overs.
He makes a good start, giving away just three singles in his first over as India look to rebuild after Johnson's double strike.
- ScorecardIndia 83-4 (15 overs) vs Australia
Johnson on a hat-trick as Kohli evades it by taking a single on the leg side. Dhoni shows how to deal with the short ball as he sways out of the way before drives it through covers for a boundary to get off the mark. He takes a single from the last ball as India reach 83 for four after 15 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 77-4 (14 overs) vs Australia
Australia's tactics of bowling short deliveries have fetched them three wickets so far, with Rohit and Raina falling to the pull shots, while Yuvraj edged it behind, as he played away from his body.
And it gets worse for India as Mahendra Singh Dhoni slips while turning for the second run and immediately he seems in a lot of pain and is attended to by the physio.
Dhoni plays out the remaining four deliveries as India reach 77 for four in 14 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 76-4 (13 overs) vs Australia
Johnson bowls a full delivery on the pads which Raina flicks through midwicket for a four before flicking it behind square for a couple.
Raina then pulls a short ball to fine leg for one and Kohli picks an easy one by tapping it to the covers.
And finally the short ball ploy work as the pull shot causes Raina's downfall. Raina is too early into the pull but it goes off the outside edge off the bat to be caught at first slip for 17.
Yuvraj Singh walks in to a huge cheer from his local fans but they are left shell shocked. The left-hander plays away from his body and edges the outgoing delivery to be caught behind for a duck.
India in trouble at 76 for four in 13 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 68-2 (12 overs) vs Australia
McKay continues as he comes on to bowl his sixth over. Raina and Kohli take a single each before the left-hander flays it through point for three runs to get five runs from the over.
- ScorecardIndia 63-2 (11 overs) vs Australia
Johnson is back and one can be sure he will test Raina with quick short deliveries. He plays and misses the third ball as Johnson bangs it short before he gets a leading edge but it falls on the off-side.
He again plays an ugly pull shot looking totally out of place as he misses the ball before tapping the last ball on the leg side for one.
- ScorecardIndia 60-2 (10 overs) vs Australia
No stopping Kohli as he breaches a full delivery from McKay through the covers for a boundary, to race to 27 from 24 balls with the help of six fours.
He takes a single from the next ball before Raina plays out the rest of the over.
India are 60 for two after 10 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 55-2 (9 overs) vs Australia
Raina gets off the mark with a single to thirdman. Watson then tries a bouncer at Kohli, who rocks back and pulls it over midwicket for a boundary.
The next ball is full and straight as Kohli clips it through square leg for another four.
Raina hits the last ball of that over through the covers for a boundary as 14 runs come from that over.
- ScorecardIndia 41-2 (8 overs) vs Australia
Suresh Raina walks in to bat at No. 4 as India are faced with a task of repairing their innings after their early dismissals of their openers.
The in-form Kohli crashes a full delivery from McKay through the covers for a boundary.
Australia will be happy with the good start from their bowlers.
- ScorecardIndia 37-2 (7 overs) vs Australia
Shane Watson into the attack, replacing Johnson, who bowled a good first spell of 10 runs in three overs, including a maiden.
Watson starts with two well directed deliveries on the stumps to Kohli, who can only block it before the all-rounder sends down a wide on the leg side. He gets a single from the fourth ball as he taps it on the leg side.
Watson strikes with the last ball of his first over. Rohit top edged the pull shot as Aaron Finch ran back from the slips to complete a good catch behind the stumps.
Rohit walks back for 11 as India are reduced to 37 for two after seven overs.
- ScorecardIndia 35-1 (6 overs) vs Australia
Rohit is bit too early into the shot as he mistimes his drive on the leg side as he gets a single on the leg side.
Kohli steers the next ball to thirdman for a single before Rohit throws his bat at the last time and it goes over the off-side for a boundary.
Rohit is 11 from 20 balls and Kohli on nine from 10 balls, with both batsmen having hit two fours each.
- ScorecardIndia 29-1 (5 overs) vs Australia
Rohit is bit too early into the shot as he mistimes his drive on the leg side as he gets a single on the leg side.
Kohli steers the next ball to thirdman for a single before Rohit throws his bat at the last time and it goes over the off-side for a boundary.
13:56 Stats corner:
India have played 12 games at the PCA stadium in Mohali, winning eight and losing four. They will be looking to continue their recent winning run, having won their last three matches at this venue.
- ScorecardIndia 29-1 (5 overs) vs Australia
Johnson starts his third over with a juicy half-volley outside the off-stump which Kohli drives through the covers for his first boundary, which also gets him off the mark in some style.
The next ball was a yorker outside the off-stump but Kohli opens the face of the bat and steers it past point for another four.
He watchfully plays out the rest of the over as India reach 29 for one after five overs.
- ScorecardIndia 21-1 (4 overs) vs Australia
Rohit is struggling to get off the mark. He inside edges the fourth ball from McKay and it goes past the stumps for a boundary to get Rohit off the mark, from the 13th ball he faced.
He steers the last ball past point for a couple.
- ScorecardIndia 15-1 (3 overs) vs Australia
Johnson keeps the early pressure up as he bowls a maiden over, bowling with a good pace while keeping it just short.
- ScorecardIndia 14-1 (2 overs) vs Australia
Clint McKay to bowl the second over. He slides the first ball down the leg side which Shikhar Dhawan but misses and it still hits his pads to go fine for four leg byes.
But the next ball is hit off the middle bat and it speeds through the covers for the first boundary of the match. Two balls later Dhawan flicks it through square leg for another four.
However, the bowler got revenge off the last delivery with a virtually unplayable delivery. It pitched on off-stump and moved away enough to take the edge of the bat as wicketkeeper Haddin completed an easy catch.
Dhawan, who made eight, started walking immediately but surprisingly the umpire took time to make his decision. Infact, replays show that the umpire initially shook his head as if suggesting not out before Dhawan made his task easy by walking.
An early breakthrough for Australia on a wicket which already looks full of runs.
- ScorecardIndia 2-0 (1 over) vs Australia
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma walk out to a loud cheer from the Mohali crowd. Mitchell Johnson to bowl the first over and he starts with a big wide on the off-side.
The next ball is a 140kph yorker which Rohit keeps out followed by two quick short balls to the Mumbai right-hander, who sways out of the way. Infact, the last bouncer was clocked at 147kph on the speed gun.
A good start from Johnson, except for the two wide deliveries.
India will be hoping for another good start by their openers -- Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who put on 176 runs in 26.1 overs in the previous match.
Dhawan was lucky to have missed his century as he fell for 95, but Rohit made sure he carried his team to victory with a mature innings of 145 from 123 balls.
13:08 Check out how the two teams line-up from today's match:
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat
Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Bailey (captain), Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Glenn
Maxwell, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson,
Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.
13:07 Australia captain Bailey believes that dew might come into play in the second half of the innings, which prompted him to bowl first.
Even Dhoni admitted that he was looking to bowl first because of the dew. He will be hoping that his batsmen continue their rampaging showing from the last match and post a mammoth total on a pitch expected to full of runs.
Australia captain George Bailey has won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the third ODI in Mohali, on Saturday.
Both teams decided to retain the same team from the last match.
India will be feeling confident going into the match following their superb performance in the second ODI when they chased down 360 with 6.3 overs to spare. Virat Kohli sparkled with a 52-ball century, the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian batsman, while Rohit Sharma made 141 not out and Shikhar Dhawan hit 95.