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India vs Australia Live Score and Commentary, India v Australia Twenty20 Series 2017

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Updated: Dec 11, 2017 06:18 | Published: Oct 13, 2017 18:08

India vs Australia Live Score and Commentary

Match has been called off. The T20I series between India and Australia ends 1-1.
Don't be too optimistic as the ground conditions are not fit for a cricket match to be played.
News from the ground is that there will be an inspection at 1945 IST. 
The groundsmen are busy putting saw dust in the wet patches and are making the ground ready for the match.
The toss has been delayed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. Next inspection at 7 PM IST
In 22 games at Hyderabad, Warner has scored 1052 runs at an average of over 65 and a strike rate in excess of 160 for the Sunrisers.
David Warner will be someone Kohli would be planning carefully against. The southpaw has led the Sunrisers Hyderabad multiple times at this very ground during the IPL and would know the pitch and conditions like the back of his hand.
Just over an hour to go for the toss.
WEATHER REPORT:

Though the weather was threatening to play spoilsport during the match, the guys at the venue inform us that it is clear at the moment in Hyderabad and it is unlikely that the match will be curtailed due to rain. 
Probable playing XI

India: 
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzi Chahal

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Marcus Stoinis, NCN, Jason Behrandorff, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye
Australia:
David Warner at Hyderabad will be a tough nut to crack, the southpaw has scored bucket-loads of runs over the last few seasons for the Sunrisers Hyderabad at this venue. Along with him, Moises Henriques, one of the few from the current crop who looks assured against spin, will be the key to Australia's fortunes in the decider. 
If Behnrendorff can match his exploits from the previous game, the Indian batting order will be severely tested.
Key players:
India:
A strong start from Rohit Sharma will be key to India's fortunes in the decider: if the right-hander can get going against the opposition he loves scoring against, the pressure will be less on the likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni to hold the middle order. 

In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav has received a lot of adulation for the way he has got accustomed to the rigours of international cricket, bowling with the confidence of a veteran and prising out wickets with his aggressive brand of spin bowling. If he can combine well with Yuzvendra Chahal, the Aussies would get flashbacks of their Ranchi blues in no time.
Australia:
The Aussie camp must be a happy one: with Steve Smith's departure, they suffered a body blow before the series started, but David Warner has made sure that the team remained spirited, and the efforts seem to have paid off. Jason Behrendorff, the hero of the previous game, must be basking in glory at the moment, but he would be well aware that the Indian team won't come as easy with the series now at stake.

Their batting still seems to be their weak link, for the drubbing at Ranchi can't be forgotten in a jiffy. If Warner manages to provide a strong start, the middle order will be better placed to face the spinners.

Team news
India:

For the Indian team, the major concern at the top of the order would be Rohit Sharma, who failed to fire in the first two games. He looked in top form in the ODI series, as well as the Sri Lanka series and the Champions Trophy that preceded it. The batting collapse at Guwahati ruffled quite a few feathers, although Kohli wouldn’t want to change the batting order to keep the continuity intact.In the bowling department, the spinners ruled the roost in the first game, but the short target helped the Australian top order play the tweakers much more comfortably at Guwahati, giving them such much needed confidence ahead of the virtual final.
For the first time in a while, the Indian team would be feeling the pressure of a clinching a limited-overs series, with the ongoing T20Is tied at 1-1. Rain, as always, played its part in the first game, but the concern for India, more than the cloudbursts and downpours, would be the inexplicable batting collapse at the hands of Jason Behrendorff in the second game.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the third T20I between India and Australia at Hyderabad.
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Match Start Time: Friday, October 13, 2017, 07:00 PM IST