Australia vs India 2nd Test at Brisbane, 17 Dec, 2014

Toss: India, who chose to bat
India 408/10 (109.4)  &  224/10 (64.3)
Australia 505/10 (109.4)  &  130/6 (23.1)
Australia won by 4 wickets
Man of the Match: Steven Smith
  • MG Johnson 2 * (3)
  • Mitchell Marsh 6 * (7)

Over 10.3 Mitchell Starc bowls a back of length delivery to M Vijay, BOWLED HIM, Starc strikes for the Aussies within the 97-run lead. Vijay tentatively looks to leave this at the last moment around off instead of simply defending it, and gets a bottom edge which drops down onto his off stump.

Over 26.1 MG Johnson bowls a back of length delivery to V Kohli, BOWLED HIM, Kohli moves back in defence and he can only inside edge this on to the stumps! Playing away from his body was Kohli and he pays the price giving needless send offs to the opponent batsmen.

Over 28.3 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to AM Rahane, CAUGHT, Rahane fails to get away from the line of this lifter around off and fends it off helplessly in the air to Lyon at gully! The Umpire wants to check for the noball and Johnson doesn't seem to have got his heel behind the line. This is going to be touch and go. It is ok with the third Umpire and he reckons that wasn't a noball.

Over 28.5 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, CAUGHT BEHIND, this match could be over today! Rohit is no good to handle this, tries to get behind the line and he is done in for pace as well as the ball seams away with steep bounce and takes a thin outside edge of Rohit to the keeper. Again there could be a problem with the noball! The 3rd Umpire is fine with Johnson's footing and out goes Rohit with a duck to his name.

Over 29.2 J Hazlewood bowls a pitched up delivery to MS Dhoni, OUT LBW, Dhoni walks across his stumps and misses a flick to get struck on the pad slightly outside off. And a loud lbw appeal has Erasmus lift his finger quickly. Dhoni had also walked down the track. That was a ridiculous shot but may be he could have got the benefit of doubt regarding the point of impact.

Over 36.4 Mitchell Starc bowls a back of length delivery to R Ashwin, CAUGHT BEHIND, Ashwin moves back and is forced to get an inside edge to the keeper with the ball nipping back from outside off with sharp bounce. Ashwin is unlucky as per replays as the ball is shown to be brushing the back thigh and missed the inside edge.

Over 44.4 J Hazlewood bowls a short and rising delivery to CA Pujara, CAUGHT, snorter of a lifter from Hazlewood angling around middle and Pujara is forced to fend it off in the air and straight to Lyon at gully!

Over 59.1 Nathan Lyon bowls it flat in the air to S Dhawan, OUT LBW, that is the end of Shikhar Dhawan's adventurous knock. He bends across far too much in a premeditated lap sweep which he misses and gets hit on the pad plumb in front of middle for an lbw.

Over 61.2 Nathan Lyon bowls a tossed up delivery to VR Aaron, CAUGHT, Aaron throws it away, jumping out for a slog across the line and gets a top edge which is caught at backward point.

Over 64.3 MG Johnson bowls a pitched up delivery to U Yadav, CAUGHT BEHIND, Yadav is lured into another ambitious drive and this time Johnson has managed to force a thin outside edge to the keeper. Australia need 128 runs to win the Gabba Test.