Updated: Mar 6, 2019
What a nail-biter!
After winning the toss Australia decided to field first.
The decision looked perfect after the first over of Pat Cummins as he delivered a maiden over with a wicket of mighty Rohit Sharma.
As Rohit Sharma departed on a duck, Dhawan and Kohli gave a stable start to Indian innings. But the joy for Indian spectators was not long lasting as Dhawan found his leg before the wicket on a Maxwell's super ball.
For an innings where Virat Kohli entertained with some delightful yet risk-free strokemaking, he threw his wicket away with a lazy pull, holing out to the fielder at deep mid wicket. The good part was, he pulled India out of trouble with his 40th century (116 runs in 120 balls).
Pat Cummins with his four-for, restricted India to a total of 250 runs.
As Australian inning started the Aussie openers made it look so simple and the rusted Aron Finch showed some class!
But the magic delivery of Kuldeep Yadav found a way to get rid of Finch.
After the opening partnership of 83 runs, Indian bowlers found easy ways to get rid of Australian batting line-up. Some good determination was shown by Marcus Stoinis and gave Aussies a ray of hope, but wasn't determined enough to pull the game.
Here is the score card for Indian batting:
Here is the score card for Australian batting:
India won the match by 8 runs. But a good entertainment for both Indian as-well-as Australian fans.