IND vs AUS warm-up match highlights: India beats Australia by 9 wickets

Captaining the side with Kohli only taking the field to bowl, Rohit showed sublime touch alongside opening partner Rahul as India chased down Australia's 152 for five in 17.5 overs

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India fine-tuned its T20 World Cup preparations with a convincing nine-wicket win over Australia in its final warm-up game at ICC cricket Academy Stadium on Wednesday but the sixth bowler's slot remained a worry as even Virat Kohli rolled his arm over going into the tournament proper.

Captaining the side with Kohli only taking the field to bowl, Rohit Sharma (60 retired off 41) showed sublime touch alongside opening partner K L Rahul (39 off 31) as India chased down Australia's 152 for five in 17.5 overs.

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Suryakumar Yadav (38 not out off 27) came at number three in Kohli's absence and got valuable time in the middle which should boost his confidence going ahead.

Hardik Pandya (14 not out off 8) came at four to finish the game and he did it with a clean hit over the bowler's head.

Another plus for India was seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar finding rhythm after a poor outing against England. India had also beaten England in their earlier practice game.

The batting department looks more or less settled and the five specialist bowlers also inspire confidence but the same can't be said about the extra bowling option with Hardik not bringing his all-round skills to the table at the moment.

"Hardik is coming along pretty well, but it'll be a while before he will start to bowl. He hasn't started bowling, but he should be ready by the start of the tournament," said Rohit at the toss for the warm-up match against Australia.

The team management is hoping he will be ready to bowl during India's World Cup campaign which begins with the marquee clash against Pakistan on Sunday.

Skipper Kohli kept things tight with two overs of medium pace but to expect him to do the job in high-pressure scenarios would be asking for too much from him.

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India conceded 58 runs off the last five overs and that is something they would like to improve on.

After losing the toss, India put up a decent bowling effort.

Rohit mentioned at the toss that Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were rested from the game but the skipper took the field to bowl a couple of overs in which he conceded 12 runs.

India had Australia on the mat at 11 for three after Aaron Finch opted to bat first. David Warner's barren run continued after a failed attempt at a reverse sweep had him trapped in front off Ravichandran Ashwin.

With his very next ball, Ashwin got rid of birthday boy Mitchell Marsh who played for the turn which wasn't there only to edge it to the first slip.

Ravindra Jadeja had Finch trapped LBW with a slider off his very first ball, leaving Australia with a lot of work to do.

Steve Smith (57 off 48) and in-form Glenn Maxwell (37 off 28) tried to break the shackles with a 61-run partnership.

While Maxwell used his reverse sweep to good effect, Smith kept himself busy by rotating the strike.

After Maxwell fell to a conventional sweep, Smith and Marcus Stoinis (41 not out off 25 balls) got together and provided a much needed final flourish to the innings.

Smith smashed Shardul Thakur for three successive fours in the 17th over before Stoinis hit a straight six and a boundary off mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy, who conceded 23 runs off his two overs.

After a bad day in office against England, Bhuvneshwar found his rhythm and was effective both at the start and in the death.

India vs Australia warm-up match full scorecard

India innings' scorecard


Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
KL Rahul c Warner b Agar 39 31 2 3
Rohit Sharma retired hurt 60 41 5 3
Suryakumar Yadav not out 38 27 5 1
Hardik Pandya not out 14 8 0 1
Total: 153-1 in 17.5 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 2 0 14 0
Pat Cummins 4 0 33 0
Ashton Agar 2 0 14 1
Adam Zampa 3 0 29 0
Kane Richardson 1.5 0 20 0
Marcus Stoinis 2 0 16 0
Mitchell Marsh 2 0 17 0
Glenn Maxwell 1 0 10 0


Australia innings' scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner lbw b Ashwin 1 7 0 0
Aaron Finch lbw b Jadeja 8 10 1 0
Mitchell Marsh c Rohit b Ashwin 0 1 0 0
Steve Smith c Rohit b Bhuvi 57 48 7 0
Glenn Maxwell b Rahul Chahar 37 28 5 0
Marcus Stoinis not out 41 25 4 1
Mathew Wade not out 4 1 1 0
Total: 152-5 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 27 1
R Ashwin 2 0 8 2
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 35 1
Shardul Thakur 3 0 30 0
Virat Kohli 2 0 12 0
Rahul Chahar 3 0 16 1
Varun Chakaravarthy 2 0 23 0
 

Here are the squads of both the teams:
 
India squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
 
Australia for T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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6:50 PM

India vs Australia live score after 17.5 Overs: 153-1 | India wins

India:  153-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (38), Hardik Pandya (14)

Kane Richardson [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

 
Ball 5: Hardik Pandya wallopes down the ground for SIX and wins the match for INDIA.
 
Ball 4: Hardik Pandya slices towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: A half-volley and Suryakumar plays an extended cover drive for a single.
 
Ball 2 : Suryalumar waits for the slow delivery and scoops it over short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Hardik Pandya collects a single.

6:46 PM

India vs Australia live score after 17 Overs: 139-1 | India needs 14 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 2 0 1 0 1 1 ; India:  139-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (33), Hardik Pandya (5)

Pat Cummins continues...

Ball 6: Hardik Pandya collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Suryakumar hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Suryakumar tries to guide the slow bumper over keeper but misses the ball completely. DOT
 
Ball 3: Hardik Pandya collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Hardik Pandya collects a couple of runs.

6:41 PM

India vs Australia live score after 16 Overs: 134-1 | India needs 19 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary: 0 4 Wd 0 0 1 1 ; India:  134-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (32), Hardik Pandya (1)

Mitchell Starc [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hardik Pandya collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Suryakumar Yadav collects a single towards short third man thanks to a miss-field.
 
Ball 4: DOT

Ball 3: Suryakumar squeezes the yorker towards square leg for no run.
 
Ball 3: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar sweeps towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Hardik Pandya comes at the crease

Rohit Sharma walks back to pavallion after much of practice.

6:35 PM

India vs Australia live score after 15 Overs: 127-1 | India needs 26 runs in 30 balls

Over Summary: 6 1 0 6 1 0 ; India:  127-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (27), Rohit Sharma (60)

Pat Cummins [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rohit fails to put bat on ball, DOT.
 
Ball 5: Surya smashes towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Suryakumar whips towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Rohit gets an under edge to wide of keeper for a single.
 
Ball 1:  A short delivery and Rohit pulls towards deep backward square leg for SIX.

6:30 PM

India vs Australia live score after 14 Overs: 113-1 | Rohit Sharma hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 1 4 ; India:  113-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (20), Rohit Sharma (53)

Stoinis continues...

Ball 6: Suryakumar Yadav smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Rohit collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Rohit tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rohit cuts towards deep backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Suryakumar gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single.

6:25 PM

India vs Australia live score after 13 Overs: 101-1

Over Summary: 6 1 1 1 0 1 ; India:  101-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (14), Rohit Sharma (47)

Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Suryakumar hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rohit flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Suryakumat hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rohit Sharma punches the full ball down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 1: Rohit Sharma greets Maxwell with low hawk towards cow corner for SIX.

6:21 PM

India vs Australia live score after 12 Overs: 91-1

Over Summary: 0 1 6 1 0 4 ; India:  91-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (12), Rohit Sharma (39)

Mitchell Marsh [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Suryakumar cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rohit collects a single towards short third man.
 
Ball 3: Rohit smashes the length ball towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Surya collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

6:18 PM

India vs Australia live score after 11 Overs: 79-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 1 ; India:  79-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (7), Rohit Sharma (32)

Adam Zampa [2.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack and concedes six singles.
6:13 PM

India vs Australia live score after 10 Overs: 73-1 | Agar scalps Rahul

Over Summary: 1 W 0 1 0 4 ; India:  73-1 ; Suryakumar Yadav (4), Rohit Sharma (29)

Ashton Agar [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Surya sweeps towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Surya defends on front foot.
 
Ball 4: Rohit collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 3: Rohit hits from the outside-halve of the bat towards third man for no run.

Suryakumar Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Rahul comes down the wicket and goes for a long hawk but manages to hit from the bottom-half of the bat. Warner takes the skier. Rahul c Warner b Agar 39(31) [4s-2 6s-3]
 
Ball 1: Rohit collects a single.

6:07 PM

India vs Australia live score after 9 Overs: 67-0

Over Summary: 1 1 1 2 0 0 ; India:  67-0 ; KL Rahul (39), Rohit Sharma (27)

Mitchell Marsh, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rahul collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Rohit works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rahul works towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Rohit hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

6:02 PM

India vs Australia live score after 8 Overs: 62-0

Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 1 1 ; India:  62-0 ; KL Rahul (36), Rohit Sharma (25)

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and concedes four singles.

5:59 PM

India vs Australia live score after 7 Overs: 58-0

Over Summary: 1 6 0 6 1 2 ; India:  58-0 ; KL Rahul (34), Rohit Sharma (23)

Zampa continues...

Ball 6: Rohit collects a couple of runs
 
Ball 5: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Rahul smashes the half-volley straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Rahul smashes SIX straight down the ground.
 
Ball 1: Rohit collects a single.

5:53 PM

India vs Australia live score after 6 Overs: 42-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 1 1 ; India:  42-0 ; KL Rahul (21), Rohit Sharma (20)

Kane Richardson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rohit Sharma hits towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: A low full toss and Rahul knocks towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4:DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Rahul hits over bowler's head for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

5:49 PM

India vs Australia live score after 5 Overs: 36-0

Over Summary: 1 0 4 1 0 1 ; India:  36-0 ; KL Rahul (16), Rohit Sharma (19)

Adam Zampa, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and concedes seven runs, including a boundary to Rohit Sharma.
5:48 PM

India vs Australia live score after 4 Overs: 29-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; India:  29-0 ; KL Rahul (14), Rohit Sharma (14)


Pat Cummins continues and concedes a boundary to Rohit Sharma
5:47 PM

India vs Australia live score after 3 Overs: 25-0

Over Summary: 6 0 1 0 0 1 ; India:  25-0 ; KL Rahul (14), Rohit Sharma (10)

Ashton Agar, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack and concedes eight runs, including a SIX to Rahul.
5:46 PM

India vs Australia live score after 2 Overs: 17-0

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 4 4 ; India:  17-0 ; KL Rahul (7), Rohit Sharma (9)


Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and concedes 10 runs, including two boundaries to Rohit Sharma.
5:45 PM

India vs Australia live score after 1 Over: 7-0

Over Summary: 0 Wd 2 0 0 0 4 ; India:  7-0 ; KL Rahul (6), Rohit Sharma (0)

Rahul and Rohit at the crease. Rahul on strike. Starc opens the attack and seven runs.
5:13 PM

India vs Australia live score after 20 Overs: 152-5 | Bhuvi scalps Smith

Over Summary: 1 Wd 0 0 0 W 4 ; Australia:  152-5 ; Marcus Stoinis (41), Mathew Wade (4)

Bhuvneshwar Kimar continues...

Ball 6: Matthew Wade, left handed bat, comes to the crease and scoops the yorker over keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A slow bumper and Smith hits straight to extra cover, GONE. Smith c Rohit b Bhuvneshwar 57(48) [4s-7]
 
Ball 4: A wild swing and miss from Steve Smith.
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Smith gets an under edge to keeper, DOT.

Ball 2: A wide yorker and Smith fails to put bat on ball. DOT
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: Stoinis hits towards long-off for a single.

5:06 PM

India vs Australia live score after 19 Overs: 146-4 | Chakaravarthy leaks 15 runs

Over Summary: 4 6 2 2 0 1 ; Australia:  146-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (40), Steve Smith (57)

Varun Chakaravarthy [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis gets an under edge to short third man for no run.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis slogs towards wide of mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis taps the ball on the pads towards cow corner for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: A flighted delivery and Stoinis smashes it down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis slaps the good length delivery down the ground for FOUR.

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First Published: Oct 20 2021 | 2:24 PM IST

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