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The streak........is over!!!
Seven fours, nine sixes and Maxwell has done it for Australia. What a terrific knock this turned out to be. He was at his best, smashing all bowlers around the park. He was innovative too as always. Australia seal the win with two balls to spare. Australia seal the series 2-0.
Stunning 100 from Maxi
The sixes keep coming! He is targetting that leg side boundary to perfection. Even Bumrah wasn't spared by Maxwell as the Australian batsman gets a 50-ball ton. That's his third hundred in the format. Top top knock. Australia need only 13 from 12. They should win it from here.
Equation - 60 from 30
Australia are in this totally. Maxwell is the key. 60 from 30 is very much achievable. India need a wicket.
50 for Maxi
If there is one man who can win it for Australia, it is Glenn Maxwell. He has looked threatening tonight and now brings up his half-century off 28 balls. Australia need him to bat until the end to get over the line.
India bring back Vijay Shankar into the attack at a critical time. And guess, what? He has delivered. This was a well disguised leg break and Short fails to connect it. That's a massive miscue and Rahul takes the skier.
Australia fight back
First six overs yielded only 42 runs but Australia have added 53 in the next five to storm back into contention. They still 96 from the final nine overs to pull this off but they look confident. Maxwell has been threatening and Short has chipped in with a few boundaries as well. India need a breakthrough. Will they bring on Bumrah?
Powerplay to India
Australia have made only 42 runs in the powerplay losing two wickets. D'Arcy Short needs to get going. India will view Maxwell as the big threat here. If he departs without causing much damage, India will fancy themselves to win this pretty easily.
Bowled at a decent The length and Finch wants to go after Vijay Shankar. The TN allrounder has been getting some movement and Finch can only manage a top edge. Poor cricket. He is really struggling for form the Australian skipper. The visitors are in big trouble.
Stoinis falls early. Kaul bowled one at the right length and Stoinis took a wild swing at that delivery to miss it completely. Finch has come in.
Kohli deposits Cummins for his sixth six. He picked up the slower delivery to perfection and India finish with 190. Kohli and Dhoni added exactly 100 runs off 50 deliveries and that partnership hurt Australia big time. 191 is going to be quite hard but with sixes raining tonight, anything is possible.
He has done his job though. Dhoni makes 40 off just 23 deliveries as he falls after miscuing one in the final over. Top effort though to revive India's innings. DK is out here to make the tiniest of impacts with just five balls left.
Bad move Finchy! He sees Zampa deliver a top over and expects the same from a spinner at the other end. But asking Short to deliver again in the 18th over of the innings was a bad move. Dhoni smashes two sixes and a four to guide India to 157 with still two overs to go. Those two sixes were massive.
Fifty for VK
The half-century partnership was brought up in the previous over and now Kohli gets to his personal landmark. A very good innings that has put India in a very good position. Zampa calmed proceedings with an excellent 17th over though conceding only three in it. India are 138/3.
Kohli has turned on the heat. The crowd go berserk. He has ripped apart his IPL teammate by striking him for three successive sixes. And suddenly, India are 135 for 3 now with four overs still to go. 180 is on the cards.
Kohli and Dhoni have added 39 off 25 balls now to revive India. They are now 113/3 after 15 overs so a lot of damage needs to be done now in the final five. Can they score 60 in it? They will probably need it considering they don't have a lot of bowling options tonight.
Well, India are struggling suddenly now. Except for Rahul's cameo, nothing has gone their way tonight. Pant fails to bisect the field against D'Arcy Short so he decides to go downtown. He mistimes the shot and Richardson takes a superb diving catch at long off. Top effort that. Chinnaswamy erupts though. MSD enters.
Who will be the happier outfit? Dhawan was really struggling out there and is now dismissed for a 24-ball 14. He tries to take on Jason Behrendorff but Stoinis takes a pretty good catch running from deep cover. The third umpire wants to be absolutely sure of the catch. This is taking an eternity and finally he decides there isn't enough evidence to overturn it. Pant is the new man in. India are 73/2 at the halfway mark.
Rahul wanted to play the upper cut. The ball was quite closer to his body and he doesn't really force the shot to put more power into it. The man from the third man boundary takes a few steps forward to complete a simple catch. He gave India a great start but with Dhawan struggling at the other end, India will need Kohli to get going immediately.
Rahul is really taking off here. He has slammed back-to-back sixes again to round off the powerplay. India made only 24 runs in the first four overs but added 29 in the next two to finish with 53 runs in the first six overs. Rahul also hot hit off the final ball of the PP and was down immediately. Hopefully, that's nothing serious.
KL tees off
India have made a slow start in the powerplay but Rahul finally gets going. He first pulls a ball for a mistimed six and then follows it up with one of his favourite shots. A six over cover. That was sweetly timed. India will hope to the end the powerplay on a high.
Toss - Australia opt to bowl
No changes for Australia as Finch wants to chase again. Both captains reckon this is a top pitch. Kohli likes it in particular as he likens this to the old Bangalore surface that was full of runs. India make three changes. Shikhar Dhawan is back for Rohit Sharma. Vijay Shankar and Siddarth Kaul replace Mayank Markande and Umesh Yadav.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul
Australia (Playing XI): D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb(w), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
As we continue to question the relevance of this T20I series with a World Cup coming up, Australia are plotting something significant to boost their own morale. They edged past India in the opening T20I after appearing to implode at one point. And now, if they come out on top once again tonight in Bangalore, they will seal their first ever T20I series in this part of the world. Again, that might not appear to be a remarkable achievement considering both teams are focusing on other aspects at this juncture. Giving opportunities to fringe players to make their case, getting combinations right are on top of the agenda for both sides.
India didn't play Shikhar Dhawan in the first game and one shouldn't be surprised if he comes back into the side at the expense of someone like Rohit Sharma. There could be other changes too. It will be interesting to see if Vijay Shankar gets a go. The competition for that middle order slot will continue as Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik will get another opportunity.
Australia themselves will look at their options and could take a call on Pat Cummins. He is becoming a vital cog in their setup and managing his workload is very important. But with Kane Richardson ruled out, he might have to stay in the XI. The conditions are expected to be batting friendly compared to the one we saw in Visakhapatnam. Will we see some big scores tonight at the Chinnaswamy? We will find out soon. Welcome to the live blog for the second and final T20I game of the series.
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