Match Over - India won by 26 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 17 Sep 2017, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: HH Pandya


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: AK Chaudhary
  • Third Umpire: RK Illingworth



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 21.0 / 21.0


10.15pm After Hardik Pandya and thala MS Dhoni thrilled the Chennai crowd and revived India to 281 for 7, rain cut Australia's chase to 164 in 21 overs. Bumrah sent Cartwright's off stump cartwheeling in his second over, then took an excellent catch to dismiss Smith. Warner flickered briefly as did Maxwell and Faulkner, but Australia were all at sea against India's wristspinners. Kuldeep and Chahal claimed combined figures of 9-0-63-5. Pandya, meanwhile, followed his career-best 83 with the wickets of Smith and Head, and also introduced his knuckle ball to the world. What a day for him!

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"Yeah, obviously we got ourselves into a good position," Steven Smith says. "We had them at 5 for 87 and let things off a bit. MS and Hardik had a great, match-winning partnership. The new ball was stopping and some skidded on. We lost too many wickets in the middle. You can't control the weather. No complaints, we weren't good enough and we were outplayed by India. I thought Cummins and Coulter-Nile bowled very well in the new ball and hopefully they can back it up in a couple of days' time. It was a tough wicket with the new ball, and then we went away from our plans too early."

"We spoke at the toss that we wanted to put on a big score," Kohli says. "We lost wickets but MS and Kedar played well. Hardik then (played well too), MS then finished it off like he does. Today was an example, Sri Lanka was the example of how good the middle and lower order can be. The bowlers were outstanding as well. It is a matter of giving players confidence. Hardik believes in himself, and his innings was the game-changer. He possesses all three skills equally and we are lucky to have him. Chahal is very brave and doesn't say no to any situation. Bhuvi and Bumrah very clinical and our bank bowlers. After the rain, we felt this was our best T20 attack. We can't have a more perfect combination."

"It was a good day for me," Man-of-the-Match Hardik Pandya says. "A couple of catches could have helped. I don't think anything has changed. I am the same Hardik I was a year back. Maybe people's thinking was changed. To be honest, when Mahi bhai was batting with me, we knew what Zampa was going to bowl. I am glad I am doing with the bat and bowl."

That's all she wrote for today. I'll leave you with Sid Monga's report. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Varun Shetty, and thanks for tuning in

20.6JJ Bumrah to A Zampa, 1 run, Bumrah nails a yorker on middle, squirted away to short fine leg. That is that. India win the series opener by 26 runs (D/L method). This is Australia's ninth successive ODI loss on the road, in completed matches.
20.5JJ Bumrah to JP Faulkner, 1 run, dug short and outside off, another slower ball, swatted to long-on.
20.4JJ Bumrah to A Zampa, 3 runs, full and wide outside off, 109ks, Zampa slices it in the air, Jadhav races in from sweeper cover but the ball drops short of him.
20.3JJ Bumrah to JP Faulkner, 1 run, really, really full on off, not a perfect yorker, squeezed down to long-on. There is a mix-up between the wickets. The throw from the deep, though, hits Faulkner on his back side.
20.3JJ Bumrah to JP Faulkner, WIDE, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, past the wild swing, off-side wide.
20.2JJ Bumrah to JP Faulkner, No run, Faulkner extends his hands, slashes, and edges it behind. The ball dips on Dhoni who dives forward and gloves the ball. But he isn't sure if it's a clean catch. He has a wry smile. The soft signal from umpire Erasmus is out. They go to the TV umpire. Nope, Dhoni has grassed it.
20.1JJ Bumrah to JP Faulkner, No run, very full and the exaggerated angle makes things difficult for Faulkner. Flicked away through midwicket. Faulkner farms the strike.
End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 130/9 after 119 balls.
JP Faulkner 30 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-25-1
A Zampa 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Swaroop: "Are you and Alagappan Muthu brothers?" --- Indeed

End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 125/8 after 114 balls.
NM Coulter-Nile 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-13-1
JP Faulkner 27 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Vinay: "@hamza @ronnie not today"

hamza: "faulkner once smashed ishant sharma for 30 odd runs to win a match from a similar situation in 2013 odi series"

End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 118/8 after 108 balls.
JP Faulkner 21 (15b 0x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 5-0-30-3
NM Coulter-Nile 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 12 runs this over. 109/7 after 102 balls.
JP Faulkner 13 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-20-0
PJ Cummins 9 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 96/7 after 95 balls.
PJ Cummins 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-20-2
JP Faulkner 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 91/6 after 89 balls.
MS Wade 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-28-2
JP Faulkner 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Samraat: "@Akshar Kaul courtesy of some stunning catch"

Akshar Kaul: "Two best batsmen in the world gone for 0 and 1. Shows they are human afterall."

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 84/6 after 84 balls.
JP Faulkner 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-15-1
MS Wade 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 78/6 after 78 balls.
MS Wade 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-33-2
JP Faulkner 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 76/5 after 72 balls.
GJ Maxwell 39 (18b 3x4 4x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-9-1
MP Stoinis 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's all from me tonight. Deiva will take you through to the end. Stoinis and Faulkner. Two big hitters. Some would say fighting for one spot. Together for now.

No cap, no helmet now on Maxwell. A few years ago, some would say no head...

Maxwell against the legspinner. This is where India will believe their chance is. Midwicket back. And long-on. No one behind square deep in the leg side.

End of over 11. 22 runs this over. 69/4 after 66 balls.
GJ Maxwell 33 (13b 3x4 3x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 3-0-31-1
MP Stoinis 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Naman: "I think Australia are caught off guard here. After getting India down to 87-5 and then restricting them to a below par total, they wouldn't really be thinking about chasing at 8+ an over from the outset. DLS can be cruel sometimes."

End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 47/4 after 60 balls.
MP Stoinis 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-2-0
GJ Maxwell 11 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more

What an over. Stoinis in all sorts of trouble.

End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 45/4 after 54 balls.
GJ Maxwell 11 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-21-2
MP Stoinis 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

ganesh subraman: "The only man who can win it for Australia is Maxwell, his carefree attitude is the only thing which is going to work here."

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 35/4 after 48 balls.
DA Warner 25 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-9-1
GJ Maxwell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 31/3 after 42 balls.
DA Warner 21 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-11-2
GJ Maxwell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hardik Toke: "Was that a slower ball/knuckle ball from Pandya or did extra bounce do Smith in? " --- That wasn't a slower one, no.

Snehil: "What a day Pandya is having. First with that game-changing innings and now with the ball.He really is a big impact player and a very bright prospect for India."

Arun: India's fielding coach R Sridhar had spoken highly about Bumrah's improvement as a fielder. Proof of the pudding

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 25/2 after 36 balls.
TM Head 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-5-0
DA Warner 17 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 20/2 after 30 balls.
SPD Smith 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-5-1
DA Warner 16 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Usman: "Where is Finch?" --- Injured.

End of over 4. 2 runs this over. 15/1 after 24 balls.
SPD Smith 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-6-1
DA Warner 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Harry: "No thoughts on the discrepancy between Australia needing to score at 8 an over when India couldn't even score at 6?" --- DLS takes into account resources. 10 wickets over 20 overs = greater resources.

End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 13/0 after 18 balls.
DA Warner 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-8-0
HWR Cartwright 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

No slip now.

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 7/0 after 12 balls.
HWR Cartwright 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-5-0
DA Warner 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

A good over for Bumrah after that start.

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 5 balls.
DA Warner 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-1-0
HWR Cartwright 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Blair: "So the question becomes, what happens if they have to leave the ground for rain again? How much time could they be off and we still get a game?" --- About 8 minutes of rain allowance left.

The bounce is still in there

DA WarnerC MS Dhoni B Kuldeep Yadav25282089.29
HWR CartwrightB JJ Bumrah180012.5
SPD SmithC JJ Bumrah B HH Pandya150020
TM HeadC MS Dhoni B HH Pandya560083.33
GJ MaxwellC MK Pandey B YS Chahal391834216.67
MP StoinisC B Kuldeep Yadav3100030
MS WadeSt. MS Dhoni YS Chahal9101090
JP Faulknernot out 322511128
PJ CumminsC JJ Bumrah B YS Chahal9710128.57
NM Coulter-NileC KM Jadhav B B Kumar250040
A Zampanot out 5400125
Total 137/9
B Kumar4.002516.25
JJ Bumrah4.002015
HH Pandya4.002827
Kuldeep Yadav4.003328.25
YS Chahal5.003036