Match Over - India won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 24 Sep 2017, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: HH Pandya


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: RK Illingworth



Overs: 47.5 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


9.18pm Not many ODI chases have been as clinical and as convincing as that this year. Chasing 294, India got a fine start via fifties from Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, and that was it really. Australia just did not have the depth or personnel to challenge India's strong batting thereon. India did stutter, but they now have nine wins on the bounce, consistency that has earned them the tag of the best team in the world in this format. Australia were well short, 350 may have been a par score but as soon as they struggled in the second half of their innings, India took the momentum and confidence of having to chase less into the second innings. No recovery from there. Australia have now lost another game on the road - they have now not won one game in their last 13 away from home.

Presentation time.

Steven Smith: "We set it up beautifully, the first 37-38 overs. Put in ourselves a good position. Indian bowlers executed well, we executed poorly. We needed 330 plus, Hardik was magnificent in end there. Finchy played magnificently, the wicket slowed up a little bit for both teams. The ball came on for the first 35 overs in both innings, but the slowed up, when it did for us, we weren't good enough."

Virat Kohli: "Steve mentioned the first 35 overs was good from their end, we knew when we get 2-3 wickets with their lower middle order, we could pull things back. It was a 330-340 wicket. Coming back from difficult situations has been a feature of this team. Wristspinners need to be backed, they won't always get grip from the wicket, but they possess the ability to get wickets. They were 35-40 runs short. I'm really, really satisfied with the win. He's (Pandya) a star, has the ability with the ball, bat and the field. We need a guy like that, we've been missing an explosive allrounder, great asset for Indian cricket, The idea behind his promotion was Ravi bhai, to attack the spinner. We might try few players now, but mindset remains the same. Journey stops only after the fifth game."

Hardik Pandya is the Man of the Match: "Feels pretty good, would like to finish the game next time. I don't need to be surprised, important to back myself, saw it as an opportunity. I wanted to target the left-arm spinner, when I got a few sixes, I knew I could take some time. I try to contribute everywhere I can, I want to get better."

47.5KW Richardson to MK Pandey, 1 run, a french cut to finish. A yorker on leg, skewed between his legs for a run to square leg. And India now become the No. 1 ODI team in the world and finish off this series as quickly as possible. .
47.4KW Richardson to MS Dhoni, 1 run, short on off, pulled down to fine leg. Dhoni does what Dhoni does. Onto you.
47.3KW Richardson to MK Pandey, 1 run, a low full toss, whipped away to deep square leg. The crowd is happy with just one..
47.2KW Richardson to MK Pandey, No run, short of a length outside off, pulled to midwicket.
47.1KW Richardson to MK Pandey, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, that's a boundary. Full and wide from Richardson, Pandey clears his front leg and nails his lofted drive over the bowler. Stunning timing and power.
End of over 47. 2 runs this over. 287/5 after 282 balls.
MS Dhoni 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-2-0
MK Pandey 30 (28b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 1 runs this over. 284/5 after 275 balls.
HH Pandya 78 (72b 5x4 4x6 ) PJ Cummins 10-0-53-2
MK Pandey 29 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 18 runs this over. 283/4 after 270 balls.
HH Pandya 78 (67b 5x4 4x6 ) MP Stoinis 8-0-61-0
MK Pandey 29 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 8 runs this over. 265/4 after 264 balls.
MK Pandey 20 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 9-0-52-1
HH Pandya 69 (64b 3x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 43. 7 runs this over. 257/4 after 258 balls.
MK Pandey 18 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 7-0-43-0
HH Pandya 63 (60b 2x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 42. 7 runs this over. 250/4 after 252 balls.
HH Pandya 62 (59b 2x4 4x6 ) PJ Cummins 8-0-44-1
MK Pandey 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 243/4 after 246 balls.
MK Pandey 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 10-0-71-1
HH Pandya 55 (53b 1x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 240/4 after 240 balls.
HH Pandya 53 (50b 1x4 4x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 10-0-58-1
MK Pandey 11 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 8 runs this over. 235/4 after 234 balls.
MK Pandey 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 9-0-68-1
HH Pandya 50 (45b 1x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 38. 10 runs this over. 227/4 after 228 balls.
HH Pandya 43 (43b 1x4 3x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 9-0-54-1
MK Pandey 9 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 11 runs this over. 217/4 after 222 balls.
HH Pandya 42 (41b 1x4 3x6 ) AC Agar 8-0-60-1
MK Pandey 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 1 runs this over. 206/4 after 216 balls.
MK Pandey 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 8-0-38-1
HH Pandya 31 (35b 0x4 2x6 ) more

Anand V: "India have dug themselves a hole here. Just 18 runs off last 5 overs and the pressure built up has resulted in a big wicket. Losing control over the chase now."

Prateek Show: "At Nutan - That is where fitness comes into play. We can expect an International player to come and play at number 4 after bowling 10 overs. Yes the Indian heat is excruciating. However I don't see why that cannot be done. Also Stokes fulfills a different role in the England batting lineup and therefore is sent after the likes of Root and Morgan. "

End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 205/3 after 210 balls.
KM Jadhav 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 7-0-49-1
HH Pandya 30 (34b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 34. 4 runs this over. 202/2 after 204 balls.
HH Pandya 29 (33b 0x4 2x6 ) KW Richardson 7-0-37-0
V Kohli 28 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Nutan: "Aren't all rounders more likely to burn out if they bat in top 4 after bowling 9-10 overs? That too in indian heat. There is a reason why stokes doesn't bat in top 4?" What about J Kallis?

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 198/2 after 198 balls.
V Kohli 26 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 6-0-36-0
HH Pandya 27 (30b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 32. 2 runs this over. 193/2 after 192 balls.
V Kohli 22 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 8-0-44-1
HH Pandya 26 (29b 0x4 2x6 ) more


John: "Why is Jadeja not playing? Had he lost the spot to the youngsters? " Currently young wristspin over experienced fingerspin

End of over 31. 4 runs this over. 191/2 after 186 balls.
V Kohli 21 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 5-0-31-0
HH Pandya 25 (25b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 30. 3 runs this over. 187/2 after 180 balls.
V Kohli 19 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 7-0-42-1
HH Pandya 23 (23b 0x4 2x6 ) more

Rahul S: "Wrong move to send Pandya at 4..confidence of Manish could have been boosted by sending him on this good batting wicket..unless you want to groom Pandya as number 4 for world cup!"

End of over 29. 4 runs this over. 184/2 after 174 balls.
HH Pandya 22 (21b 0x4 2x6 ) MP Stoinis 4-0-27-0
V Kohli 17 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Babu Kothandara: "Good thing with Pandya is that he is looking to score runs by running between the wickets too; unlike the other big hitters like Chris Gayle"

Jiten Chandaran: "India go to number 1 in the ODI rankings if they win today?" That's right.

End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 180/2 after 168 balls.
V Kohli 15 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 7-0-37-1
HH Pandya 20 (18b 0x4 2x6 ) more

Mohit: "Pandya shouldn't start slogging just because this is a smallish ground. Straight bat hits are a good bet anyday for him"

Ganesh: "Great move to promote Pandya up the order. Agar has some thinking to do now if he doesn't want to be taken to the cleaners!" It may force Australia to use their death-overs specialists, which leaves them with nothing towards the end

End of over 27. 10 runs this over. 172/2 after 162 balls.
V Kohli 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 6-0-46-0
HH Pandya 18 (16b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 162/2 after 156 balls.
V Kohli 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 6-0-29-1
HH Pandya 10 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 25. 9 runs this over. 157/2 after 150 balls.
HH Pandya 9 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) AC Agar 5-0-36-0
V Kohli 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nikhil Kalro will take you home. Ciao

Mid-on has been whisked back after the six

End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 148/2 after 144 balls.
HH Pandya 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 5-0-24-1
V Kohli 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 145/1 after 138 balls.
V Kohli 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 4-0-27-0
AM Rahane 68 (73b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 141/1 after 132 balls.
AM Rahane 66 (70b 9x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 6-0-39-1
V Kohli 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kohli arrives

santosh battula: "@Bhavika: Probably the same reason why Kedar Jadav is not tried today. Testing a right arm off break part timer spinner against two settled right hand batsmen on a flat track might be a risk."

End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 134/0 after 126 balls.
AM Rahane 59 (65b 8x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 6-0-33-0
RG Sharma 71 (61b 6x4 4x6 ) more

Shailesh Malar: "Steve smith should bowl couple of overs, just to shake things up."

End of over 20. 6 runs this over. 132/0 after 120 balls.
AM Rahane 58 (60b 8x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 5-0-32-0
RG Sharma 70 (60b 6x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 126/0 after 114 balls.
RG Sharma 69 (59b 6x4 4x6 ) KW Richardson 5-0-31-0
AM Rahane 54 (55b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 121/0 after 108 balls.
RG Sharma 67 (56b 6x4 4x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 4-0-27-0
AM Rahane 51 (52b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Mayank: "Let the debate about australian wicket keeper begin again..."

Jigar: "That dropped catch was insult to injury. It was a regulation catch for International keeper. Though, can't expect it from part timer like handscomb. "

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 116/0 after 102 balls.
RG Sharma 67 (54b 6x4 4x6 ) PJ Cummins 4-0-21-0
AM Rahane 46 (48b 6x4 0x6 ) more

That's drinks in Indore

End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 106/0 after 96 balls.
AM Rahane 45 (47b 6x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 3-0-23-0
RG Sharma 58 (49b 4x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 100/0 after 90 balls.
AM Rahane 40 (42b 5x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 3-0-23-0
RG Sharma 57 (48b 4x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 90/0 after 84 balls.
RG Sharma 52 (45b 3x4 4x6 ) KW Richardson 4-0-26-0
AM Rahane 35 (39b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 7 runs this over. 84/0 after 78 balls.
RG Sharma 50 (42b 3x4 4x6 ) AC Agar 2-0-13-0
AM Rahane 31 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 77/0 after 72 balls.
AM Rahane 30 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 3-0-20-0
RG Sharma 44 (39b 3x4 3x6 ) more

Pratyush: "Batting looks ridiculously easy when Rohit Sharma fires."

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 74/0 after 66 balls.
AM Rahane 28 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 1-0-6-0
RG Sharma 43 (36b 3x4 3x6 ) more

Pradeep : "India's start puts into perspective how well bhuvi and bumrah bowled...."

End of over 10. 13 runs this over. 68/0 after 60 balls.
AM Rahane 26 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 2-0-17-0
RG Sharma 39 (32b 3x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 55/0 after 54 balls.
RG Sharma 38 (31b 3x4 3x6 ) KW Richardson 2-0-17-0
AM Rahane 14 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 46/0 after 48 balls.
AM Rahane 13 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 1-0-4-0
RG Sharma 30 (26b 3x4 2x6 ) more

Sumit Agarwal: "On flat tracks, Rohit is arguably the most dangerous batsman in the world. Only Warner comes close "

End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 42/0 after 42 balls.
RG Sharma 29 (25b 3x4 2x6 ) KW Richardson 1-0-8-0
AM Rahane 10 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Nikhil: "What is that smell, Do i smell a 200 cooking?"

End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 34/0 after 36 balls.
RG Sharma 21 (19b 1x4 2x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 3-0-22-0
AM Rahane 10 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Nimish Pandey: "Is this "Sachin Sachin" chanting in the background?" --- Possibly

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 23/0 after 30 balls.
RG Sharma 10 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) PJ Cummins 3-0-11-0
AM Rahane 10 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 15/0 after 24 balls.
AM Rahane 9 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 2-0-11-0
RG Sharma 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 8/0 after 18 balls.
AM Rahane 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 2-0-3-0
RG Sharma 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

vivek: "I dont have the octopus, but the turtle in my backyard pond suggests its AUS day today.."

Kevin Wright: "@Krutik Shah: You forgot Rohit Sharma. Once he is in there's no stopping him. "

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 7/0 after 11 balls.
AM Rahane 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 1-0-5-0
RG Sharma 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Raghav Chaudhar: "I don't think Aus were ever in command of their innings. Had they been so, they should have, imo, accelerated from the 35th over itself. Kudos to the Indian bowlers and India to win within 45 overs!! Aus, on the other hand have issues if they can't score 300 even on belters."

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
RG Sharma 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 1-0-2-0
AM Rahane 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
AM RahaneLBW PJ Cummins70769092.11
RG SharmaC B NM Coulter-Nile716264114.52
V KohliC AJ Finch B AC Agar28352080
HH PandyaC KW Richardson B PJ Cummins787254108.33
KM JadhavC PSP Handscomb B KW Richardson240050
MK Pandeynot out 363260112.5
MS Dhoninot out 360050
B Kumar -
Kuldeep Yadav -
JJ Bumrah -
YS Chahal -
Total 294/5
PJ Cummins10.005425.4
NM Coulter-Nile10.005815.8
KW Richardson8.504515.09
MP Stoinis8.006107.63
AC Agar10.007117.1
GJ Maxwell1.00202