Prithvi Shaw is adjusted the Man of the Match for his solid knock of 94. That's it from us from this game. Thank you for tuning in. Do join us for India's next game against Papua New Guinea on the 16th of January. Till next time, take care and cheers!
Nobody from the lower order could take their team through and a couple of run outs added to their wounds. India were bowling good lines right throughout the innings. Especially, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi who were also bowling at good speeds. They too missed a couple of run outs and few catches but didn't prove as costly as it did for Australia. With that win India now get three points but are second on the table with a lower net run rate as compared to Zimbabwe.
Comfortable win for India at the end. Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals in the middle and kept it too late for anything to be done. They had a decent opening partnership with Edwards playing from one end. He kept getting support from his partners till Merlo lost his stumps. The run rate just kept on increasing after that it was all one way traffic.
OUT! That's it. INDIA WIN BY 100 RUNS. Full toss on leg and Holt looks to pull this ball, he doesn't connect and the ball goes to hit the thigh pad. The umpire takes his time and eventually raises his finger.
Lloyd Pope comes in next to bat.
OUT! Oh boy! Another run out! Forcefully sent the non-striker for the second run and Ralston is well short of his crease. Full ball on leg, Holt flicks it on the leg and they try coming for the second run. Ralston slips while taking the first run but is told to come back for the second. The umpire gives him out without asking the TV umpire.
FOUR! Length outside off and Holt goes hard on it. Gets an edge to it and the ball flies to the third man region for another boundary.
The batsman has played it to the point region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Fuller in length and Holt works it to mi-wicket for a run.
This one is worked on the leg side for a run.
It's been driven superbly through the covers. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Short ball on leg, Holt pulls it in front of square to pick up a brace.
The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
SIX! This time he connects well. Short ball once again and Holt slaps it over the mid-wicket region for a maximum.
FOUR! Short again and Holt pulls the ball this time. He too manages to get a top edge to eat but the ball goes past the keeper's head on the bounce to the fence.
Jason Ralston walks in next.
OUT! Eight down now Australia. Short ball on leg, Bartlett looks to pull this but only manages a top edge to it. The keeper calls for it and collects it well.
FOUR! Another one which goes through that slip cordon. Full around off, Bartlett slashes hard on it but only manages an outside edge to it. The ball races away to the third man region for a boundary.