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11th over: India 44-0 (Rohit 13, Dhawan 28) First look at spin-ish with Finch turning to Glenn Maxwell for some variety and he’s rewarded with a very tidy over. There’s some slow purchase off this used pitch and a nude nut beats Rohit’s outside edge. The game is tantalisingly poised. India have clearly decided to build slowly but Australia will be happy at a run-rate of four after looking so unthreatening during the first powerplay.
10th over: India 41-0 (Rohit 11, Dhawan 27) Patrick Farhart was back out tending to Dhawan between overs, applying some strapping to that left thumb and supplying some painkillers. The injury looks to be affecting the left-hander who lacks timing during Coulter-Nile’s second over despite showing plenty of intent. Australia will be pleased with the limited damage after that disastrous first over. It’s hard to see where the breakthroughs are going to come from though with the field already in containment mode and the ball and pitch offering precious little.Continue reading...