Over 4.1 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to S Dhawan, FOUR, pacy ball around the rib cage and Dhawan gloves his pull to fine leg for a boundary. And rain has stopped play at Ranchi for the second time today.
Update at 8:43 PM IST: The Umpires have abandoned the match due to wet ground conditions. So the 7-match series stays in favour of the Aussies 2-1 with the fifth ODI to be played at Cuttack on the 26th.
Update at 8:30 PM IST: There is going to be an Umpires' inspection now. So it should reveal whether we will have any more play or not very shortly.
Update at 7:46 PM IST: The covers have collected plenty of water due to the heavy downpour. We are running out of time for even a 20-over contest which needs to begin by 9:10 PM. Another 15.5 overs in the Indian innings need to be squeezed out to constitute a proper game.
Update at 6:59 PM: I am afraid the rain has only got heavier at Ranchi, chances of a resumption for now very bleak!
Over 3.6 CJ McKay bowls it short of lengthto RG Sharma, FOUR, goes back and edges it down fine of thirdman for a lucky Boundary!
Over 3.5 CJ McKay bowls a good length deliveryto RG Sharma, no runs, gets forward and defends it to mid off. Wow! The mid off fielder Faulkner had thrown the ball to the keeper who missed it and the ball ran away to the boundary but the Umpires have given it as a dead ball as the ball had deflected off Rohit's bat.
Over 3.4 CJ McKay bowls a good length deliveryto RG Sharma, no runs, flicks at it early and the ball just falls short of mid wicket.
Over 3.3 CJ McKay bowls a pitched up delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, leaves it outside off to the keeper.
Over 3.2 CJ McKay bowls a good length deliveryto S Dhawan, 1 run, skips down the track and drags a flick behind squareleg for one
Over 3.1 CJ McKay bowls it short and wide outside offto S Dhawan, FOUR, jumps down the track and flays it flat over covers for a Boundary!
End of Over 3 (2 runs) India 14/0
RG Sharma 5/9 MG Johnson 2-0-6-0 S Dhawan 5/9
Over 2.6 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, 2 runs, goes for a pull and top edges it because of the extra pace and gets away with a couple square of long leg.
Over 2.5 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, fends it off awkwardly but there is not shortleg to take that catch.
Over 2.4 MG Johnson bowls it short and wide outside offto RG Sharma, no runs, misses out in cutting the loose delivery perhaps because of the low bounce.
Over 2.3 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, tucks it down to short mid wicket
Over 2.2 MG Johnson bowls a good length deliveryto RG Sharma, no runs, gets forward and pushes it defensively to covers
Over 2.1 MG Johnson bowls a good length deliveryto RG Sharma, no runs, drives the wide one on the up straight to extra covers