India Beats Australia In Final Over To Tie One Day Series 1-1

Put him in the One Day team and never pick him again in Tests. It's that simple.

India has beaten Australia in the second One Dayer in Adelaide with four balls to spare.

Virat Kohli made 104 to lead the way for the tourists. The scorecard is here.

The series is now tied at 1-1, ahead of the decider in Melbourne on Friday.

Earlier: At Last! We've Finally Worked Out The Way To Use Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh made a really terrific century in the One Dayer against India at Adelaide today.

He was solid early as wickets fell, then accelerated through his gears before he eventually fell for 131 off 123 balls as Australia finished with 9/298.

It really was a great knock that displayed all the big hitting he's shown in the Big Bash in recent years, as well as some of the more old-fashioned cricket skills like pacing your innings.

In a way, this was an innings that left you wondering why he can't do this sort of thing at Test level more often.

The answer, surely, is the lack of close-in fielders in One Day cricket. Quite simply, there are fewer ways for him to get out.

Anyway, when Dave Warner and Steve Smith return to the Test team, there will likely not be room for Marsh, who has managed just one 50 in his last 19 Test knocks.

His future in Aussie colours? It's clearly in the One Day team. The 50 over game looks the ideal format in which to deploy this endlessly frustrating -- but at his best, brilliant -- cricketer.

Earlier: Aaron Finch Just Keeps Getting Out Exactly The Same Way

In cricket they talk about the "gate".

"The gate" is not a barrier on the fence, but the gap between bat and pad which no topline batsman should leave open on a regular basis.

Alas, Aaron Finch's gate has been as wide open as the heads of Sydney Harbour this summer. Again and again, the Australian opener has been plagued by balls swinging in from outside off-stump.

His bat goes out. His left foot doesn't move out far enough. The ball goes through -- usually into his pad or stumps.

So it was again this afternoon at the Adelaide Oval in the second One Dayer between India and Australia. Finch was out bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 6, as he was in Sydney the other night.

It's not the bat, mate. What do they say about workmen blaming their tools?

This is worrying for two reasons.

Firstly, he's the Australian captain in the One Day format. You need your skipper scoring runs.

Secondly, we have a World Cup in England this year. Finch has been one of our best since we won the World Cup in 2015. Indeed, he made three One Day centuries in 2018.

But in England, where the Duke cricket balls swing and seam even more, who honestly believes that Aaron Finch will have the technique to prosper?

Not many.