India vs Australia Highlights, 4th T20: India defeated Australia by 20 runs to clinch the 5 match series as now the Men in Blue lead the series by 3-1. Axar Patel provided some crucial wickets to India and Rinku Singh played some explosive shots to bring the seris victory home.
Axar Patel is displaying his magic today as he dismissed dangerous Travis Head, Aaron Hardie and Ben McDermott to derail Australian batting. Ravi Bishnoi is also bowling really well and having close calls with the wickets.
India spinner Ravi Bishnoi started on a good note as he dismissed Australia opener Josh Philippe is his first ball and this contest is going to be interesting as opener Travis Head looks in explosive form.
Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma powered the troubled Indian team to a fightable score of 174/9 after 20 overs. Australia clinched some crucial wickets in the death overs to restrict Indian batters, who couldn't finish well.
India lost wickets in quick succession as Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Ruturaj Gaikwad walked back to the pavilion. Rinku Singh is playing well on the crease and slammed some explosive shots to entertain the viewers. Jitesh Sharma is the new batter on crease.
Australian pacer Aaron Hardie provided India with first breakthrough as he dismissed young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. India's vice-captain Shreyas Iyer has joined Ruturaj Gaikwad on the crease.
Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad began the innings for India while pacer Aaron Hardie and Jason Behrendorff started the attack with the new ball. The openers will look to provide their team with a good start.
The Ind vs Aus match is set to take place on December 1 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. This match is the fourth in their five-game T20 series. India will look to win today's match and seal the 5-match series against the World Champions Australia.
Looking at past encounters, India and Australia have played 29 T20s against each other. India have won 17, Australia 11 and one game didn't have a result. In their last five T20s, India have dominated with four wins to Australia's one. India's overall record has been great against Australia and the Men in Blue have played exceptionally well in the series so far.
The Raipur stadium, a relatively new venue for international cricket, is known for hosting domestic and IPL matches. The pitch here seems to help bowlers more than batsmen. Out of 29 T20 games played here, only once has a team scored 200 runs. India's batting lineup has showcased some phenomenal skills in the previous three matches and is expected to perform with the same zeal today
Back in January 2023, India and New Zealand played an ODI at this stadium. New Zealand were all out for 108. India won easily by 8 wickets, with Mohammed Shami being named Player of the Match for his impressive 3/18.
India vs Australia, 4th T20: Final Playing XI
India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar
Australia: Josh Philippe, Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Aaron Hardie, Tim David, Matthew Short, Matthew Wade(w/c), Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Green, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha
India vs Australia Live Score Updates, 4th T20: Key Highlights
1. Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma partnered well to take India's score of 174/9
2. Travis Head and Josh Philippe began the 175-run chase
3. Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Kumar are leading India's pace attack
4. Spinner Ravi Bishnoi provided India with the first breakthrough as he dismissed Josh Phillippe
5. Axar Patel clinched a big wicket for India as he departed Travis Head
6. Second wicket for Axar Patel as he departed Aaron Hardie
7. Axar Patel striked again as he dismissed Ben McDermott
8. Deepak Chahar was proving to be expensive but clinched Tim David's crucial wicket
India vs Australia Live: That's it, Avesh Khan didn't let Matthew Wade do much in the final over as India sealed the series 3-1 against Australia.
India vs Australia Live: Indian pacer Mukesh Kumar didn't looked very effective today as he leaked 42 runs in his 4-over spell and failed to clinch a wicket in the crucial match today. The batters targeted the pacer as he consistently missed the right line and length.
India vs Australia Live: Avesh Khan bowled beautifully well to dismiss Ben Dwarshuis and India maintains its edge in the game as Australia needs 42 runs in 15 balls. Matthew Wade is playing as the last hope for Australia, but will he provide Australia with a Maxwell-like finish is the question on everyone's mind.
India vs Australia Live: Another wicket for Deepak Chahar as he trapped Matt Short in the same fashion as Tim David and one more good catch by young Yashasvi Jaiswal. Ben Dwarshuis is the new batter on crease and the tail-end batter will keep his skipper Matthew Wade on the crease
India vs Australia Live: Australian skipper Matthew Wade is batting with confidence and also slammed a innovative SIX to put pacer Mukesh Kumar under pressure. Australia need more such big shots to have a better chance at winning the match and survive in the series to fight another day.
India vs Australia Live: Pacer Deepak Chahar was turning out of be very expensive today as the Australain batter targeted him. The pacer used the same to his advantage as he trapped Tim David in a beautiful slow ball and it was an easy catch for Yashasvi Jaiswal. India maintains its control over the game as Australia continues to loose wickets
India vs Australia Live: Mukesh Kumar is back for another over of pace and Matt Short slammed a beautiful FOUR on a half-length ball. The match still looks in India's favor but we can never be sure about Australia as they have good batting depth. Another FOUR from the over as Suryakumar Yadav missed the fielding opportunity.
India vs Australia Live: Ben McDermott slammed a confident FOUR off the first ball of Axar's over but the spinner didn't liked it much as he dismissed the Australian batter on the next ball. The spinner has been phenomenal today as he clinched 3rd wicket of the day and is continuously chasing wickets.
India vs Australia Live: Another close call for Ravi Bishnoi and this time he got the umpire to agree with him but the review forced the umpire to change his decision to NOT OUT. India knows the importance of wickets at this stage and any partnerships can be very lethal of India as the target is not very high.
Ben McDermott 10
Tim David 14
Deepak Chahar 0/29 (2)
Mukesh Kumar 0/10 (1)
Ravi Bishnoi 1/9 (2)
Axar Patel 2/10 (3)
Avesh Khan 0/16 (2)
India vs Australia Live: Avesh Khan is back with the pace attack and Australian batters are looking to open their arms against the pacer. Avesh Khan didn't loose his focus and kept the bowl on the right line and length to capitalize on the pressure created by the spinners. India needs some more wickets from here to seal the fate of this match.
India vs Australia Live: Axar Patel strikes again and this time Aaron Hardie is walking back to the pavilion. Indian spinners have changed the game and now India is looking with a edge in the game. Good captaincy decision from Suryakumar Yadav who continued with the spin bowling even after the first powerplay
India vs Australia Live: First powerplay comes to an end and Ravi Bishnoi missed another chance at wicket due to the umpire's call. Indian bowlers are looking in control while pressure is visible on Australian batters. Axar Patel will definitely bowl the next over to keep up the spin pressure.
India vs Australia Live: Axar Patel displayed the magic of his spin as he trapped dangerous Australian batter Travis Head and India seems to be back in the game now. Aaron Hardie is the new batter on the crease and India's spin attack is showing some phenomenal bowling.
India vs Australia Live: Spinner Ravi Bishnoi did exactly what he came for as he dismissed Australian opener Josh Philippe on his first ball. Ben McDermott is the new batter on crease and the wicket will surely provide India with some boost in the game.
India vs Australia Live: Indian pacers are not looking in their flare as they loose the line and length and Travis Head is opening his arms now. He slammed a massive SIX in the third over and the viewers will see this image regularly if India fails to dismiss him in the first powerplay.
India vs Australia Live: Below average over by pacer Mukesh Kumar as the pacer struggled to find his line. The over was filled with wides and also gave some boundaries to Australia. Indian pacers must clinch a wicket with the new ball if they want any chances against the world champions. Travis Head is continuing is good form.
India vs Australia Live: Travis Head and Josh Philippe are begenning the 175-run chase against India and pacer Deepak Chahar is leading the attack. Good first over by the pacer as he bowled on the right line to keep Australian batters under check.
India vs Australia Live: Australia bowled really well to restrict India to a score of 174/9 runs in 20 overs. Rinku Singh (46), Yashasvi Jaiswal (37) and Jitesh Sharma (35) are the top 3 scorers while Ben Dwarshuis clinched three crucial wickets to keep Australians in the game
India vs Australia Live: Tail-end batter Deepak Chahar was doing exactly what he was supposed to do as he played a big shot but found the filder towards the long-off. Ravi Bishnoi is still attempting some big shots and let's see where India finishes.
India vs Australia Live: India's last hope for a good finish is walking back to pavilion as the Men in Blue lost 3 wickets in the last 4 balls. Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar are the two batters on the crease for the final 5 balls on the innings and will look to slam some big shots.
India vs Australia Live: Quick two wickets for Ben Dwarshuis as he also dismissed Axar Patel in the same over and now Rinku Singh is waiting to get on the strike so that he can cross that benchmark of 180 or even 190 runs in the final over of the innings.
India vs Australia Live: Jitesh Sharma played wonderfully well in his debut match as he understood his role well but, Ben Dwarshuis dismissed the batter to provide India with another setback in the 19th over. Axar Patel is the new batter on the crease and everyone is aware about his abilities to slam some big shots in the death overs
India vs Australia Live: Rinku Singh is looking great and providing India with a better than expected finish. The 200+ score now looks unachievable, but Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma are playing exceptionally well to get closer to that benchmark
India vs Australia Live: The game is getting towards the final overs and now we are expective some explosive shots from Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma. Both batters have shown that intent on the crease and Australian skipper has brought in economical pacer Aaron Hardie for the attack. The projected score is around 180 runs if Team India scores 12 runs per over from here, which seems possible during the death overs.
Rinku Singh 28
Jitesh Sharma 16
Aaron Hardie 1/7 (2)
Jason Behrendorff 0/12 (2)
Ben Dwarshuis 1/33 (3)
Chris Green 0/36 (4)
Tanveer Sangha 2/25 (3)
Matt Short 0/10 (1)
India vs Australia Live: Rinku Singh was playing a entertaining innings and it felt like Ruturaj Gaikwad will support him till the end. Spinner Tanveer Sangha disrupted all such plans as he dismissed opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, whole slammed his maiden international century in the previous T20I match against Australia. Jitesh Sharma is the new batter on the crease.
India vs Australia Live: 100 runs for India and despite loosing some crucial wickets, the batting lineup looks well on the way to score another 200+ score but for that Rinku Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad must remain on the crease till the last ball. Rinku Singh slammed another massive SIX against Ben Dwarshuis.
India vs Australia Live: Indian fans are on their feet as Rinku Singh slammed a phenomenal SIX with an innovative mix of reverse sweep and switch hit. The 88-meter long SIX showed his quality as a batter as the player didn't miss to display that time and again. A partnership is brewing between Rinku Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad
India vs Australia Live: Australian bowlers continue to dominate the game and their is a considerable decline in the run rate which is hovering around 7.55 runs per over. Rinku Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad was playing with caution as loosing one more wicket from here will bring Australia completely in the game
Ruturaj Gaikwad 19
Rinku Singh 8
Aaron Hardie 1/7 (2)
Jason Behrendorff 0/12 (2)
Ben Dwarshuis 1/19 (2)
Chris Green 0/19 (2)
Tanveer Sangha 1/17 (2)
India vs Australia Live: India's batting is collapsing on the pitch of Raipur as Suryakumar Yadav is also walking back to pavilion. Australian bowlers are doing everything right possible on the field today and India looks in deep trouble. Explosive batter Rinku Singh is on the crease now and India desperately needs a partnership at the current stage.
India vs Australia Live: Vice-captain Shreyas Iyer is walking back to the pavilion as he tried a bad shot against Tanveer Sangha, who was delivering his first over. India under pressure now as skipper Suryakumar Yadav walks to the crease
India vs Australia Live: Australia finally got what they were waiting for as the pacer Aaron Hardie dismissed dangerous looking Yashasvi Jaiswal. The batter was looking is great shape today as he slammed some magnificent boundaries to put pressure on Australian bowlers. Vice Captain Shreyas Iyer is the new batter on the crease.
Yashasvi Jaiswal 32
Ruturaj Gaikwad 6
Aaron Hardie 0/0 (1)
Jason Behrendorff 0/12 (2)
Ben Dwarshuis 0/12 (1)
Chris Green 0/14 (1)
India vs Australia Live: Finally, Ruturaj Gaikwad came on the strike as Yashasvi Jaiswal played the half of first powerplay. Jason Behrendorff is back in the attack and the batter showed that he will continue from his good form in the previous match. He slammed a stunning FOUR towards the extra covers to provide India with some more runs.
India vs Australia Live: Ben Dwarshuis is in for the third over and Yashasvi Jaiswal is going all out now as he slammed some beautiful boundaries in the over. Indian openers are off to a good start and Australia is loosing the steam after two good overs in the beginning.
India vs Australia Live: Pacer Jason Behrendorff is leading the attack from the other end and young Yashasvi Jaiswal started with a brilliant FOUR on the first ball of the second over. The ball is getting good swing creating troubles for the Indian openers and Australian bowlers are also keeping the ball on accurate length to capitalize on the swing. India still got another FOUR in the over.
India vs Australia Live: Tight over from Aaron Hardie, who bowled on the right length to keep Indian openers under leash. Australia also lost a DRS in the first over as they unsuccessfully reviewed a LBW appeal against Yashasvi Jaiswal. Good start for Australia.
India vs Australia Live: Team India openers Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad are on the crease and Australian pacer Aaron Hardie is leading the pace attack for his team. Indian openers will look to provide their team with a good start and finish with a high score on the board
India vs Australia Live: Josh Philippe, Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Aaron Hardie, Tim David, Matthew Short, Matthew Wade(w/c), Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Green, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha
India vs Australia Live: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar
India vs Australia live: Indian skipper Suryakumar Yadav mentioned four changes in India's playing XI with Shreyas Iyer, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Kumar getting a chance to play today.
India vs Australia live: Australian skipper Matthew Wade won the toss and as expected he is going to ball first. The pitch conditions offer some support to bowlers and Australia will look to clinch some early wickets and chase the target using the dew factor on the grounds of Raipur.
India vs Australia live: The toss is just 5 minutes away and soon the captains of India and Australia will enter the fields. The warm-up sessions indicate that India might play with some changes today as some new faces like Jitesh Sharma and Deepak Chahar were seen practicing.
India: Suryakumar Yadav (capt), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer/Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh/Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna/Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar
Australia: Matthew Wade (capt, wk), Aaron Hardie, Travis Head, Matthew Short, Ben McDermott, Tim David, Chris Green, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha
India vs Australia live: Okay, the live action is just 1 hour away and in about next 25-30 minutes the skippers of India and Australia will enter the field for the toss. The toss-winning skipper may like to bowl first as the pitch of Raipur provides more support to bowlers and the dew factor also comes in late in the evening.
India vs Australia live: The Raipur stadium, a recently established location for global cricket events, has gained recognition for its role in accommodating both domestic and IPL matches. The playing surface at this venue appears to favor bowlers over batsmen. In the 29 T20 matches held here, there has been just a solitary instance where a team managed to reach the 200-run mark.
India vs Australia live: The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh stadium in Raipur, set to host the fourth T20I cricket match between India and Australia, faces a significant challenge hours before the game: a substantial part of the stadium is without electricity. The issue stems from an unpaid electricity bill dating back to 2009, NDTV reported. Read More
India vs Australia live: Team India's young pacer Prasidh Krishna received social media ire for his expensive final over against Australia in the 3rd T20 international at Guwahati. The seamer leaked 23 runs in the final over which helped Australia to take the game home. But, former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra disagreed with the criticism Prasidh Krishna is being subjected to.
“You are talking about a guy who has not played much cricket. But there’s no shortage of talent when you talk of someone like Prasidh Krishna. He’s definitely one of India’s future stars and let’s hope that from here he’s only going to get better," former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra said.
"He’s someone who can bowl a good yorker. I know it’s difficult to bowl on a wet ground and a flat pitch, but in these kinds of situations, you definitely back your yorker," said Nehra further.
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