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

Indian cricket team. Photo: @BCCI

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

India vs Australia live score after 18 Overs: 131-4

Over Summary: 2 4 1 0 4 2 ; Australia:  131-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (25), Steve Smith (57)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Smith hits towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A low full toss and Smith knocks towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Smith tries to carve the yorker but fails to put bat on ball. DOT
 
Ball 3: A wide yorker and Stoinis drives towards deep extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Stoinis hits the ball outside off towards deep extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis collects a couple of runs.

India vs Australia live score after 17 Overs: 118-4

Over Summary: 1 1 4 4 4 2 ; Australia:  118-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (18), Steve Smith (51)

Shardul Thakur continues...

Ball 6: Snith tucks towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A slow bumper, Smith waited for it and cuts it towards point boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: A half volley and Smith slaps it over bowler's head for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Smith chips over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Smith collects a single.

India vs Australia live score after 16 Overs: 102-4

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 0 1 ; Australia:  102-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (17), Steve Smith (36)

Varun Chakaravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis smashes FOUR.

India vs Australia live score after 15 Overs: 94-4

Over Summary: 1 0 1 4 1 1 ; Australia:  94-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (11), Steve Smith (34)

Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Smith pushes towards wide of mid-off fielder for a single.
 
Ball 4: A slow bumper and Smith slaps it over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Smith collects a single.

India vs Australia live score after 14 Overs: 86-4

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 0 ; Australia:  86-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (9), Steve Smith (28)

Ashwin [1.0-0-3-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Ashwin hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

India vs Australia live score after 13 Overs: 81-4

Over Summary: 0 1 1 4 1 1 ; Australia:  81-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (7), Steve Smith (25)

Virat Kohli [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Smith collects a single towards deep extra cover.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis hammers towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

India vs Australia live score after 12 Overs: 73-4 | Chahar scalps Maxwell

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 W 1 ; Australia:  73-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (1), Steve Smith (23)

Rahul Chahar continues...

Ball 6: Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell tries to drag the ball from outside off but manages only an inside edge onto the stumps, BOWLED. Maxwell b Rahul Chahar 37(28) [4s-5]
 
Ball 4: Maxwell reverse sweep t o keeper, DOT.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Maxwell reverse-sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

India vs Australia live score after 11 Overs: 68-3

Over Summary: 0 1 1 4 4 1 ; Australia:  68-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (33), Steve Smith (23)

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: Maxwell tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell goes inside out this time as he smashes over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Maxwell disects the gap between deep square leg and mid-wicket fo FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single towards backward point.
 
Ball 2: Maxwell slogs towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Maxwell hits towards mid-wicket for no run.

India vs Australia live score after 10 Overs: 57-3

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 1 0 ; Australia:  57-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (23), Steve Smith (22)

Rahul Chahar continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Maxwell hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Smith hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell hits towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 2: Smith works towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Smith paddle sweeps over keeper for FOUR.

India vs Australia live score after 9 Overs: 49-3

Over Summary: 0 4 0 1 1 1 ; Australia:  49-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (21), Steve Smith (16)

Ravindra Jadeja [2.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Smith cuts towards deep backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

India vs Australia live score after 8 Overs: 42-3

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 1 ; Australia:  42-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (20), Steve Smith (10)

Rahul Chahar, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single towards long-off.
 
Ball 2: Smith tries to scoop the ball but misses, DOT.
 
Ball 1: Maxwell collects a single towards long-on.

India vs Australia live score after 7 Overs: 38-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 1 ; Australia:  38-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (18), Steve Smith (8)

Virat Kohli, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Maxwell taps towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Smith collelcts a single.
 
Ball 4: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Smith defends the round arm delivery on the wicket.
 
Ball 1: A tossed up delivery outside off and Smith leaves it alone.

India vs Australia live score after 6 Overs: 34-3

Over Summary: 4 4 3 1 1 1 ; Australia:  34-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (16), Steve Smith (6)

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Smith collects a single towards cover.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell collects three runs.
 
Ball 2:  Maxwell gets an thick outside edge through first slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Maxwell reverse-sweeps over covers for FOUR.

India vs Australia live score after 5 Overs: 20-3

Over Summary: Wd 0 0 2 1 2 0 ; Australia:  20-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (4), Steve Smith (4)

Shardul Thakur, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Smith gets an thick inside edge to mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 5: Smith drives towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Maxwell taps the low bumper towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell whips towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2:  DOT

Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE outside off.

India vs Australia live score after 4 Overs: 14-3 | Jadeja scalps Finch

Over Summary: W 0 1 2 0 0 ; Australia:  14-3 ; Glenn Maxwell (1), Steve Smith (2)

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Smith defends from the crease.
 
Ball 4: Smith drives through extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell collects a single towards long-off.
 
Ball 2: Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease and gets beaten by a delivery outside off. DOT
 
Ball 1: Jadeja traps Finch in front of wicket, GONE. Finch lbw b Jadeja 8(10) [4s-1]

India vs Australia live score after 3 Overs: 11-2

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 1 0 ; Australia:  11-2 ; Aaron Finch (3), Steve Smith (0)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Finch.

India vs Australia live score after 2 Overs: 6-2 | Ashwin scalps Warner, Marsh

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 W W  ; Australia:  6-2 ; Aaron Finch (3)

 Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease and edges to first slip, Rohit completes the catch. Mitchell Marsh c Rohit b Ashwin 0(1)
 
Ball 5: Ashwin traps Warner in front of wicket, GONE. Warner lbw b Ashwin 1(7)
 
Ball 4: FInch collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Warner nudges towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Finch collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

India vs Australia live score after 1 Over: 3-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 Wd2 1 0 0  ; Australia:  3-0 ; David Warner (0), Aaron Finch (1)

Warner and Finch at the crease. Warner on strike. Bhuvneshwar opens the attack and concedes three runs.

IND vs AUS warm-up match: Kohli, Shami and Bumrah resting today

Here's what Rohit Sharma said after the toss:

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami are resting today. We also wanted to bat first in order to put some runs on the board. We want to make sure we get the 6th bowling option, as well as some batting order possibilities, so we'll attempt everything today. Hardk is doing nicely, but it will be some time before he begins to bowl. He hasn't started bowling yet, but he should be ready for the tournament's start. We have quality in our major bowlers, but you'll need a 6th bowling alternative.

India (11 batting, 11 fielding): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy.
 
Australia (11 batting, 11 fielding): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins.

ICC T20 WC PRACTICE GAME, IND vs AUS LIVE TOSS | India bowling first

Australia wins the toss and elects to bat first.

ICC T20 WC PRACTICE GAME: IND vs AUS LIVE TOSS

The toss between India and Australia practice match will take place in few minutes, stay tuned.

Australia cricket team news

Australia too made winning start to their preparations with Josh Inglis hitting two fours in the final over to help his side beat New Zealand by three wickets a warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
 
There was mixed news for Australia in their first warm-up as David Warner's horror run continued after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck.
 
Adam Zampa (2/17) and Kane Richardson (3/24) impressed with the ball, but a middle-order collapse meant the Australians needed late cameos from Ashton Agar (23 off 18 balls), Mitchell Starc (13 not out off 9) and Inglis (8 not out off 2) to secure the win.
 
The Aussies have never exactly been a huge force in the shortest format and it remains to be seen whether they are able to finally get thngs going at the biggest stage.
Australia cricket team. Photo: @BCCI

India performance in T20s since 2016 world cup

On recent form, since losing the home series against Australia 2-0 before the 2019 ODI World Cup, India were unbeaten in eight series in a row.
 
Since the 2016 T20 World Cup, India have played 72 T20 matches and won 45.
Photo: PTI

India cricket team team news (bowlers)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar had one against England on Monday, but Jasprit Bumrah was at his best.
 
Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets but went for runs, while Rahul Chahar was taken to task by the English batters.
 
And come Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get a look in before the main business begins.
Indian cricket team. File Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

India cricket team team news (batters)

As pointed out by Kohli before the warm-up game against England on Monday, India's top three is already settled with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting and the skipper coming in at the crucial no.3 position.
 
Having made a stroke-filled 70 before retiring in the seven-wicket win over England, the young Ishan Kishan has also staked his claim for a place in the playing eleven.
 
Rishabh Pant (29 not out) was promoted ahead of SuryaKumar Yadav and it remains to be seen where the latter bats on Wednesday.
 
Rohit didn't bat against England and come Wednesday, the right-hander is expected to get a go against the Australians.
Rohit Sharma while playing a shot against Australia (File Photo: BCCI)

ICC T20 World Cup: India vs Australia warm-up match LIVE

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Virat Kohli

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