India vs Australia, T20 World Cup 2021 Warm-up Match LIVE Cricket Score: Rohit, Rahul stitch fifty stand in quick time

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18:08 (IST)

OUT! Rahul's stay comes to an end as he ends up skieing the ball towards long off while looking to smash Agar out of the park, Warner settles under the ball and completes a fine catch. IND 68/1

Rahul c Warner b Agar 39(31)

18:07 (IST)

After 9 overs,India 67/0 ( KL Rahul 39 , Rohit Sharma (C) 27)

Another seam-bowling all-rounder introduced from the other end in Mitchell Marsh. Single off each of the first three balls before Rahul collects a second off an overthrow in the fourth after a throw from long off. Rahul gets a thick inside edge off the last ball that misses the stumps, but is also stopped inside the circle at short fine, resulting in back-to-back dots off the last two. Five from the over. India need 86 off 66.

18:03 (IST)

After 8 overs,India 62/0 ( KL Rahul 36 , Rohit Sharma (C) 25)

Marcus Stoinis, who had impressed with the bat with an unbeaten 41 off 25 balls, brought into the attack in the eighth over. Keeps it today with just four coming off it as Rahul and Rohit collect two singles each.

18:00 (IST)

After 7 overs,India 58/0 ( KL Rahul 34 , Rohit Sharma (C) 23)

Big over for the Indians with Zampa conceding 16 off it, including two sixes in three balls to KL Rahul. The leg-spinner’s conceded 23 from the two overs he’s bowled so far. India, meanwhile, off to a solid start in their chase of the 153-run target.

17:59 (IST)

Fifty partnership up between openers Rahul and Rohit, the former smashing the ball straight down the ground in the fourth ball of the seventh over to bring up the milestone. IND 53/0

17:54 (IST)

After 6 overs,India 42/0 ( KL Rahul 21 , Rohit Sharma (C) 20)

Kane Richardson introduced in the final over of the powerplay. Rahul slaps a back-of-length ball from Richardson down the ground, collecting his second boundary. Single off each of the last two deliveries, with the Indians collecting 42 in the powerplay without losing a wicket. They need another 111 to win from 84 deliveries.

17:49 (IST)

After 5 overs,India 36/0 ( KL Rahul 16 , Rohit Sharma (C) 19)

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa introduced. Rahul collects a single off the first delivery. Rohit goes for a well-timed cut in front of square two balls later, collecting another boundary for himself. Runs the ball down the ground for a single to bring Rahul back on strike the next ball. Rahul targets the same region, also for one, off the last ball. Seven from the over.

17:45 (IST)

After 4 overs,India 29/0 ( KL Rahul 14 , Rohit Sharma (C) 14)

Four off Cummins’ second over of the innings, with Rohit collecting his third boundary by clipping a length ball through the midwicket region in the second ball of the over.

17:43 (IST)

After 3 overs,India 25/0 ( KL Rahul 14 , Rohit Sharma (C) 10)

Ashton Agar’s brought into the attack in the third over, and is immediately dispatched over long on for a maximum by Rahul, who pretty much has picked up from where he left off on Monday. A single each for Rahul and Rohit off the remaining deliveries. Eight from the over.

17:37 (IST)

After 2 overs,India 17/0 ( KL Rahul 7 , Rohit Sharma (C) 9)

Pat Cummins into the action. Rohit on strike, and in the second ball of the over, he flicks it backward of square leg courtesy an angled ball from Cummins on the pads. Rohit finishes the over in style with two consecutive fours. Ten runs off the over. 

17:36 (IST)

FOUR! Rohit finds the fine leg fence for another boundary. Cummins is punished for his poor delivery. 

17:35 (IST)

FOUR! Slower ball from Cummins, Rohit gets a thick outside edge, and he easily slots this into the third man fence. 

17:32 (IST)

After 1 overs,India 7/0 ( KL Rahul 6 , Rohit Sharma (C) 0)

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out to the middle to begin India's chase of 153. Mitchell Star begins Australia's bowling attack, with Rahul on strike. Rahul manages a couple of runs to get off the mark, getting an inside edge as the ball rolls past the square leg.Rahul finishes the over with a boundary. Seven runs off it.  

17:31 (IST)

FOUR! Rahul gets an outside edge off Starc and he beats this one past keeper Matthew Wade to find the boundary rope. 

17:16 (IST)

After 20 overs,Australia 152/5 ( Marcus Stoinis 41 , Matthew Wade (W) 4)

Bhuvneshwar bowls the final over, doing an excellent job as he gives away just two runs in the first four deliveries, before getting rid of Smith off the fifth as the Aussie No 4 ends up slapping a wide slower bouncer straight to Rohit at extra cover. Wade then walks out to bat, and collects a boundary off the last ball to guide his team past the 150-mark.

Australia finish on 152/5 after opting to bat, 50 of those runs coming in the death overs for the loss of just Smith’s wicket.

17:11 (IST)

OUT! Steve Smith finally perishes in the penultimate delivery of the innings,slapping a slower bouncer from Bhuvneshwar straight into the hands of the extra cover fielder. AUS 148/5

Smith c Rohit b Bhuvneshwar 57(48)

17:06 (IST)

After 19 overs,Australia 146/4 ( Steven Smith 57 , Marcus Stoinis 40)

Varun Chakravarthy to bowl the 19th over. Stoinis collects a four and a six off the first two deliveries, targeting the straight boundary on both occasions. Keeps the runs flowing with a double off each of the next two balls. A dot and a single to end the over. 15 from this over. 44 from the last three.

17:03 (IST)

After 18 overs,Australia 131/4 ( Steven Smith 57 , Marcus Stoinis 25)

Bhuvi replaces Chakravarthy but that hardly stops the Aussie charge in the slog overs, with Stoinis and Smith collecting a boundary each as 13 runs are added to the total, the fifth-wicket stand also going past the 50-mark in the process.

17:02 (IST)

FOUR! Stoinis gets down on one knee and smacks the ball in front of square off Bhuvneshwar to bring up the fifty stand with Smith for the fifth wicket! AUS 124/4

16:57 (IST)

After 17 overs,Australia 118/4 ( Steven Smith 51 , Marcus Stoinis 18)

Smith continues to make merry, collecting a hattrick fours off Thakur in the 17th over to inch closer to his half-century, bringing up the milestone with a brace off the last ball. What an innings this has been so far from the Aussie No 4 today. 16 off this over, with the fifth-wicket stand currently worth 46 off 31.

16:56 (IST)

Fifty up for Steve Smith! Collects a brace to bring up the milestone at the end of the 17th over after a hattrick of boundaries off Shardul Thakur's bowling before this. Has consumed 41 deliveries for his milestone today, with six boundaries along the way. AUS 118/4

16:50 (IST)

After 16 overs,Australia 102/4 ( Steven Smith 36 , Marcus Stoinis 17)

Varun Chakravarthy brought into the attack for the first time in the 15th over, with the Indian team wanting to try him out for the slog overs. Stoinis collects a boundary off the first ball with a reverse lap towards third man. Stoinis and Smith then collect four singles in the next five balls as the Aussies go past 100 four overs to go in their innings.

16:41 (IST)

After 14 overs,Australia 86/4 ( Steven Smith 28 , Marcus Stoinis 9)

Ashwin returns, and is on a hat-trick at the start of his second over. Concedes a single off each delivery of the over barring the sixth, which goes for a dot. Smith, meanwhile, is batting on 28 and will look to anchor the remainder of the Aussie innings from here.

16:37 (IST)

After 13 overs,Australia 81/4 ( Steven Smith 25 , Marcus Stoinis 7)

New batter Stoinis collects his first boundary in this over by dispatching a long hop from Kohli, bowling his second over, through the midwicket region. Four singles collected in the over in addition to the boundary.

16:35 (IST)

After 12 overs,Australia 73/4 ( Steven Smith 23 , Marcus Stoinis 1)

Maxwell goes for the reverse sweep at the start of the over, collecting his fifth boundary, but ends up chopping the ball onto his stumps three deliveries later to depart for 37, as Chahar gets the breakthrough in his third over.

16:33 (IST)

BOWLED! Chahar with the breakthrough, sending Maxwell back to the dugout as the big-hitting all-rounder ends up chopping the ball onto his stumps while looking for a sweep. AUS 72/4

Maxwell b Chahar 37(28)

16:27 (IST)

After 11 overs,Australia 68/3 ( Steven Smith 23 , Glenn Maxwell 33)

Superb stop by Kohli near backward point to restrict Smith to just a single. Maxwell then collects back-to-back boundaries, bringing up the fifty stand with Smith in the process. 11 from the 11th over, and Australia suddenly are looking set to for a total in the 150-range.

16:26 (IST)

Fifty partnership up between Maxwell and Smith for the fourth wicket! Maxwell brings up the milestone with a pull towards the vacant part of the square leg region. AUS 63/3

16:22 (IST)

After 10 overs,Australia 57/3 ( Steven Smith 22 , Glenn Maxwell 23)

Chahar continues. Smith brings up the fifty for Australia with a lap shot off the first delivery as the ball races away to fine leg for a boundary. He and Maxwell keep the singles coming with a run off each of the next four balls. Australia moving along nicely at the halfway stage with the Maxwell-Smith partnership, worth 46 at the end of this over, helping them recover. 

16:17 (IST)

After 9 overs,Australia 49/3 ( Steven Smith 16 , Glenn Maxwell 21)

Jadeja returns, bowling from a different end this time. Smith collects his first boundary courtesy a Thakur misfield at backward point, with the ball running away to the fence thereafter. Single off each of the last three deliveries.

16:13 (IST)

After 8 overs,Australia 42/3 ( Steven Smith 10 , Glenn Maxwell 20)

Rahul Chahar into the attack now as the Indians continue to shuffle their bowling options. Smith shapes for a paddle scoop in the second delivery, but is beaten as Chahar decides to alter the line. The leg-spinner similarly beats Maxwell two balls later just as the all-rounder looks to smash the ball though the off side, but is beaten. Just four from the over.

16:07 (IST)

After 7 overs,Australia 38/3 ( Steven Smith 8 , Glenn Maxwell 18)

Virat Kohli decides to have a bowl after the powerplay, with Maxwell and Smith deciding to keep the scoreboard ticking as they collect two singles each.

16:05 (IST)

After 6 overs,Australia 34/3 ( Steven Smith 6 , Glenn Maxwell 16)

Jadeja continues. Maxwell starts off with back-to-back boundaries, going for the switch hit towards deep extra cover first up before edging the next one towards third man. Keeps the runs flowing with a the treble off the third. Single off each of the next three. Superb over for the Aussies with 14 coming off this one as they collect 34 in the powerplay along with the loss of three top-order wickets.

16:00 (IST)

After 5 overs,Australia 20/3 ( Steven Smith 4 , Glenn Maxwell 4)

Bit of delay before the fifth over is bowled, some issue arising from the sight screen with both umpires having a look at it. Shardul Thakur starts off with his first over once the issue is sorted, bowling a wide first up. Suryakumar puts in a dive at deep backward square leg to save a couple of runs in the third after Maxwell flicks a full delivery. ‘The Big Show’ then guides a slower bouncer towards third man for a single in the fourth. Smith collects a brace with a cover drive in the fifth, and is denied a single in the sixth. Six from the over.

15:52 (IST)

After 4 overs,Australia 14/3 ( Steven Smith 2 , Glenn Maxwell 1)

Another spinner introduced from the other end with Jadeja replacing Ashwin, and he finds himself among the wickets right away as he traps Finch leg-before with a delivery that straightens along off and middle, with the Australian skipper missing the line while looking to defend. Both Maxwell and Smith get off their marks with a single and a brace respectively. Three runs and a wicket from this over.

15:49 (IST)

OUT! Jadeja strikes in his first delivery of the match, as Australian skipper Finch is trapped leg-before in front of off. Was looking to defend this, but got beaten by one that straightened along and struck him in front of off and middle. AUS 11/3

Finch LBW Jadeja 8(10)

15:46 (IST)

After 3 overs,Australia 11/2 ( Aaron Finch (C) 8 , Steven Smith 0)

Finch goes for an aerial drive down the ground in the third delivery of Bhuvneshwar’s second over, the seamer getting his fingers on the ball after his follow through but not quick enough to complete a reflex catch, allowing the ball to race all the way to the fence. The Aussie skipper keeps the scoreboard ticking with a single two balls later. Five from the over. Meanwhile, Steve Smith joins Finch at the centre.

15:42 (IST)

After 2 overs,Australia 6/2 ( Aaron Finch (C) 3 , Steven Smith 0)

It’s spin from the other end as Ravichandran Ashwin gets the ball in hand. Starts off with a dot followed by a single off each of his next three deliveries. He then gets India the solid start they would have been hoping for by removing Warner and Mitchell Marsh off successive deliveries, and will be on a hat-trick at the start of his next over. India very much on top at the moment.

15:40 (IST)

OUT! Two-in-two for Ravichandran Ashwin, as he removes birthday boy Mitchell Marsh for a golden duck! Rohit takes a fine catch at slip after the ball finds Marsh's outside edge. AUS 6/2

Marsh c Rohit b Ashwin 0(1)

15:38 (IST)

OUT! Another disappointing outing for Davey Warner as he's trapped leg-before while trying to reverse sweep Ashwin towards the third man region. AUS 6/1

Warner LBW Ashwin 1(7)

15:34 (IST)

After 1 overs,Australia 3/0 ( David Warner 0 , Aaron Finch (C) 1)

Bhuvneshwar starts off with a hattrick of dots, before bowling a wide down the leg side that allows David Warner to also get off the strike with a bye. Aaron Finch then collects the first run off the bat next ball with a single. Three from the first over.

15:28 (IST)

David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch walk out to open, the former looking to come good today after a golden duck in the previous game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over.

15:13 (IST)

IND XII: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy

15:13 (IST)

AUS XII: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

15:07 (IST)

Rohit Sharma: From last game, Shami, Bumrah and Kohli won’t be playing today. We wanted to try and bat first today, to see how we put up runs on the board. Nevertheless, that’s fine. We obviously want to make sure we get our sixth bowling option as well and there are a few things we can try in batting as well. We need slower bowlers to try and fill in the sixth option. If the conditions are dewy, we need the seamers. Hardk is coming along pretty well, but it'll be a while before he will start to bowl.

15:07 (IST)

Aaron Finch: Batted second in the last game, so looking to change things up a bit. My knee is going pretty well. Coming along better than what I expected after the surgery. Josh Hazlewood was the only one taking an extra couple of days. He will just be relaxing. Mitch Swepson and Josh Inglis won’t be playing other.

15:05 (IST)

TOSS: Australia win the toss, and skipper Aaron Finch opts to bat

15:00 (IST)

Looks like Rohit Sharma will be the Indian team today for their second warmup game. Here's the toss

14:55 (IST)

Bangladesh keep their campaign alive

Bangladesh kept their T20 World Cup hopes alive by overcoming a slow start against co-hosts Oman, eventually beating them by 26 runs, with all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (42, 3/28) playing a central role in the victory.

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14:40 (IST)

KL Rahul on MS Dhoni

India opener Rahul said Dhoni's presence in the dressing room brings about a sense of "calmness". MSD, who recently led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their fourth IPL title, will join the Indian team as a mentor in what will be Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri's final assignments as T20I captain and India head coach respectively.

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India vs Australia, T20 World Cup warm-up match, Live Updates: Another seam-bowling all-rounder introduced from the other end in Mitchell Marsh. Single off each of the first three balls before Rahul collects a second off an overthrow in the fourth after a throw from long off. Rahul gets a thick inside edge off the last ball that misses the stumps, but is also stopped inside the circle at short fine, resulting in back-to-back dots off the last two. Five from the over. India need 86 off 66.

Preview: After getting their T20 World Cup preparations off to a solid start with a seven-wicket win over England earlier on Monday, India will be hoping to make it two in two in the second warmup game against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Both teams are coming off wins in their previous warmup matches, with Australia having beaten Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand by three wickets at Abu Dhabi's Tolerance Oval. South Africa and Pakistan were the other winners in Monday's practice games, beating Afghanistan and West Indies respectively.

Both openers KL Rahul (51 off 24) and Ishan Kishan (70 off 46) impressed in India's chase of the 189-run target set by England two days ago, the fixture serving as an audition for Rohit Sharma's partner at the top of the batting order, with Rahul likely to get Kohli's backing for India's opening game against Pakistan on Sunday.

Additionally, other options India might want to try on Wednesday before starting off their Super 12s campaign are spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakravarthy and all-rounder Shardul Thakur — who is being seen as a replacement for Hardik Pandya with the latter unable to bowl and also going through a lean patch with the bat.


Kane Richardson (3/24) and Adam Zampa (2/17) were impressive for Australia in their victory on Monday, their spells helping restrict the Black Caps to 158/7. The Aussies got off to a poor start with David Warner getting dismissed for a golden duck, and kept losing regular wickets thereafter with the scorecard reading 115/6 in the 16th over.

It took a partnership between Ashton Agar (23) and Mitchell Starc (13 not out) to rescue Aaron Finch's side from the tough spot, before Josh Inglis's back-to-back boundaries helped sealed the win with a ball to spare.

Teams (from):

India: 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: 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.

Match starts at 7.30pm.

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