Jan 12, 2016 17:02(IST)
Steven Smith is named the Man of the Match. 16:35(IST)
You can watch the live stream of the post-match analysis with cricket expert Ayaz Memon above..... 16:34(IST)
Three brilliant centuries in the match but in the end, Australia were too good for India. Rohit Sharma led the way for India with a brilliant 171 not out, he alongwith Kohli helped the visitors post 309/3. Debutant Barinder Sran provided the perfect start for India as he removed the openers inside first five overs. Bailey could have departed first ball but the umpire didn't detect a faint glove on the caught behind. Smith and Bailey then got together and took the match away from India with a marathon 242-run stand. Australia stuttered a bit in the end but they made it past the finish line. Smith made 149, while Bailey scored 112. For India, debutant Barinder Sran was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.
16:30(IST) That's it! Australia win by 5 wickets.
A few hiccups but Australia are past the finish line. After a wide, Faulkner takes a single to mid on to hit the winning run.
16:29(IST) OUT! Smith departs for 149! Is there really a twist in the tale? SPD Smith c Kohli b Sran 149 (135b 11x4 2x6)
Full outside off, Smith drives it on the up straight to Kohli at short extra cover. He walks off to a standing ovation.
James Faulkner is the new batsman.
16:25(IST) After 49 overs, Australia 308/4 (Smith 149, Marsh 12)
A good over from Umesh. Just four runs off it. Australia need 2 from the final over. Smith is on 149.
6 needed off 12 balls now. 16:19(IST) After 48 overs, Australia 304/4 (Smith 148, Marsh 10)
Sensible stuff from Smith, dealing in singles. 300 comes up. Smith is on 148 now. 6 runs off the over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack now.
16:16(IST) 16:16(IST) After 47 overs, Australia 298/4 (Smith 144, Marsh 8)
After a three singles off first four balls, Umesh drops one short, Marsh looks to pull but gets a top edge over mid-wicket for a single. Smith digs a yorker to the leg side for a single to end the over. 5 runs off the over.
Umesh Yadav into the attack now....
17 NEEDED OFF 24 NOW....... 16:12(IST) 16:11(IST) After 46 overs, Australia 293/4 (Smith 141, Marsh 6)
A heart in the mouth moment for Smith in that over. He gets a leading edge which falls short of the bowler Ashwin. He then tucks one through square leg for a quick couple. Three singles more make it 6 runs off the over.
16:09(IST) After 45 overs, Australia 287/4 (Smith 137, Marsh 4)
Australia may have lost a couple of quick wickets but Smith is playing at a different level. After four singles, Marsh cuts a short one through backward point for three and then Smith guides one through the same region for a boundary. A couple off th last ball makes it 13 runs off the over.
16:05(IST) 16:05(IST) After 44 overs, Australia 274/4 (Smith 129, Marsh 0)
Another good over from Ashwin. He's bounced back well. Five runs and a wicket off it. 36 needed off 36.
16:03(IST) OUT! Ashwin gets his man! Do India still have hope? GJ Maxwell c Dhawan b Ashwin 6 (6b 1x4 0x6)
Maxwell had hit him for four off the previous delivery. Maxwell this time looks to go big, charges down the track and looks to loft but doesn't connect it well. Dhawan at long on pouches a brilliant catch.
Mitchell Marsh is the new batsman.
16:01(IST) After 43 overs, Australia 269/3 (Smith 126, Maxwell 0)
A decent over from Sran. 5 runs off it. They need to remove Smith desperately.
15:56(IST) After 42 overs, Australia 264/3 (Smith 126, Maxwell 0)
A successful over for India. Ashwin got Bailey. India had a slight chance of making a breakthrough in that over. Smith charged down the track, but Ashwin drifted it way down the leg side and Dhoni wasn't able to collect. A tough chance but these need to be taken when nothing's going your way. 3 runs and a wicket off the over. 46 needed off 48.
15:55(IST) OUT! Ashwin finally gets the breakthrough. GJ Bailey c Kumar b Ashwin 112 (120b 7x4 2x6)
Brilliant catch from Bhuvneshwar. Bailey charges and looks to go downtown but doesn't get enough power, Bhuvneshwar at long off moves to his right and pouches a brilliant catch.
Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman.
15:50(IST) After 41 overs, Australia 261/2 (Smith 124, Bailey 112)
Smith is playing beautifully. He at first clobbers one straight back over Jadeja's head for a six and then cuts one through point for a boundary. He then scoops one to fine leg for a single to end the over. 12 runs off the over. 49 needed off 54 now.
Sran back in the attack. Another expensive over as Smith just looks to get this done with in a hurry. 7 runs with 3 singles and a four - yet another slap past the bowler and the mid-on.
After 40 overs, Australia 249-2 (Smith 113, Bailey 111) 15:49(IST)
Sran back in the attack. Another expensive over as Smith just looks to get this done with in a hurry. 7 runs with 3 singles and a four - yet another slap past the bowler and the mid-on.
After 40 overs, Australia 249-2 (Smith 113, Bailey 111) 15:45(IST)
There's the inevitable Steve Smith century against India. The man can just do no wrong against the Men in Blue. Gets his 100 of the first ball and then smacks two boundaries after that. A straight slog past mid-on and a similar shot that trickles down to fine leg.
After 39 overs, Australia 242-2 (Smith 109, Bailey 108) 15:40(IST)
Nine runs from that Bhuvneshwar Kumar over. A very well played pull by Smith pierces fine leg and square leg. That is followed by some ordinary fielding from India as Dhoni fails to collect and Kohli fails to back up. Poor cricket. Smith moves on 99.
After 38 overs, Australia 228-2 (Smith 99, Bailey 104) 15:34(IST) 15:33(IST)
Six runs from that over and it's easy pickings for the two. Smith goes for a long heave of the last ball but completely misses it as it thuds on to his pads for a couple. He moves on to 91, 9 away from an entirely expected Smith ton against India.
Drinks break in Perth. After 37 overs, Australia 219-2 (Smith 91, Bailey 103) 15:29(IST)
Umesh Yadav continues, the required rate is close to 7.00 but seems like there is no pressure on these two
15:27(IST) After 35 overs, Australia 213/2 (Smith 88, Bailey 101)
Bhuvneshwar bowls another tight over. Four runs off it. Baley got to his century in that over thanks to an overthrow which fetched him a couple. 97 needed off 14 overs now.
CENTURY! Bailey gets to his 3rd ODI ton off 106 balls. He's made most of his lifelines so far. Six fours and two sixes in his innings so far. 15:20(IST) 15:20(IST) After 34 overs, Australia 202/2 (Smith 85, Bailey 93)
A tight over from Bhuvneshwar. Just two runs off it.
15:19(IST) 15:18(IST) 15:18(IST) 15:17(IST) After 33 overs, Australia 200/2 (Smith 84, Bailey 92)
200 up for Australia. It's all too easy for Smith and Bailey. 110 runs require off 17 overs. After four singles off the first four balls, Smith pulls a short delivery behind square leg for a boundary. A couple off the last ball makes it 9 runs off the over.
15:13(IST) After 32 overs, Australia 191/2 (Smith 77, Bailey 90)
Ashwin hasn't found his rhythm at all. He's been too short and this time too he bowls one short and Smith, as he has done througout his innings so far, cracks it through cover for a boundary. 6 runs off the over. Australia need 119 from 18 overs.
15:09(IST) After 31 overs, Australia 180/2 (Smith 72, Bailey 89)
Just the one bad delivery in the over where Jadeja bowled short and Bailey cut behind point for three. Five runs off the over.
15:07(IST) 15:06(IST) After 30 overs, Australia 180/2 (Smith 70, Bailey 86)
A boundary after three overs, Kohli drops one short and Bailey pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Four more singles make it 8 runs off the over.
15:04(IST) 15:03(IST) After 29 overs, Australia 168/2 (Smith 67, Bailey 78)
Not much happening for the Indian bowlers. Four runs off the over. Australia need 138 from 21 overs. India desperately need a wicket now.
15:01(IST) 14:58(IST) After 28 overs, Australia 168/2 (Smith 67, Bailey 78)
Easy for the batsmen. Three singles and a couple. 5 runs off it. Dhoni needs someone to do something different.
Dhoni running out of options. He brings on Kohli into the attack..
14:55(IST) After 27 overs, Australia 163/2 (Smith 66, Bailey 74)
Umesh too not getting any movement. Three singles and then Smith punches one off the back foot for a couple. 5 runs off it.
14:52(IST) 14:51(IST) After 26 overs, Australia 158/2 (Smith 63, Bailey 72)
Ashwin not getting his lengths right, Bailey lofts an overpitched delivery straight back over his head for a six, Smith then hammers a short delivery through covers for a boundary. Smith then clobbers one straight back over his head for the second six in the over. 19 runs off the over.
14:47(IST) After 25 overs, Australia 139/2 (Smith 52, Bailey 65)
Again good stuff, five singles and a couple off the over. 7 runs off it. All too easy.
FIFTY for Smith! He is just unstoppable against India. 50 off 55 balls with just two fours so far.... 14:45(IST) After 24 overs, Australia 132/2 (Smith 49, Bailey 62)
Bailey playig smart cricket. After three singles in four balls, Bailey reverse sweeps one through point for a four. 8 runs off the over.
14:43(IST) 14:43(IST) After 23 overs, Australia 124/2 (Smith 47, Bailey 56)
They are milking the singles. 6 of them in that over.
14:41(IST) 14:41(IST) After 22 overs, Australia 118/2 (Smith 44, Bailey 53)
Ashwin too not getting much turn. Five singles off the over.
14:40(IST) FIFTY for Bailey!
He's got lifelines but this is a crucial innings. His 18th ODI FIFTY, Fifth in 8 ODI innings against India.
14:36(IST) After 21 overs, Australia 107/2 (Smith 42, Bailey 50)
Too easy for the batsmen at the moment. Five singles and a wide off the over.
14:35(IST) 14:34(IST) After 20 overs, Australia 107/2 (Smith 40, Bailey 47)
The runs are flowing now. Dhoni needs to do something. After four runs off the first four balls, Bailey reverse sweeps one through covers for a boundary. 9 runs off the over. 25 runs scored off the last 3 overs.
14:32(IST) After 19 overs, Australia 98/2 (Smith 39, Bailey 39)
This is good stuff from Bailey and Smith. Taking singles and hitting an odd boundary. 8 runs off the over with four singles and a boundary by Smith where he whipped one behind square leg.
14:29(IST) After 18 overs, Australia 90/2 (Smith 33, Bailey 37)
Not a good start by Ashwin. He delivers the second delivery short and Smith cuts it through point for a boundary. Four more singles off the over.
Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now.
14:21(IST) After 17 overs, Australia 82/2 (Smith 27, Bailey 35)
Another over, another run out missed. Bailey pushes one to mid on and scampers through for a single. Kohli misses his shy, Bailey was well short. 5 runs off the over.
14:17(IST) 14:16(IST) After 16 overs, Australia 77/2 (Smith 25, Bailey 33)
Another tight over from Jadeja. A couple and two singles off it. Jadeja not getting much turn on this surface.
14:14(IST) 14:14(IST) After 15 overs, Australia 73/2 (Smith 24, Bailey 30)
Good over from Umesh. Just three runs off it.
And just when Rohit Sharma jokes had reached a crescendo, the guy goes out and hits an unbeaten 171 at Perth against mighty Australia.
'Rohit only 838 runs short of Pranav Dhanawade': Here's how Twitter reacted to Sharma's unbeaten 171. Check out...these are some of the most hilarious tweets above. 14:10(IST) After 14 overs, Australia 70/2 (Smith 23, Bailey 29)
Jadeja comes into the attack - Stump to stump lines, Smith has to use his feet and chip one over mid-wicket for three. 5 runs off the over.
Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.
14:07(IST) After 13 overs, Australia 65/2 (Smith 19, Bailey 28)
Bailey gets another lifeline. Umesh bowls a good length delivery which jumps off the surface. Bailey looks to defend but it hits him smack on the gloves, he is in pain and starts off late, he is struggling and Jadeja misses his shy at the non-striker's end. Had it hit, Bailey was a goner. Three singles off the over.
Umesh Yadav into the attack now.
14:02(IST) After 12 overs, Australia 62/2 (Smith 17, Bailey 27)
Bailey is looking in good touch. After three singles off the first four balls, Bailey charges and lofts one straight back over his head for a six. A couple off the last ball makes it 11 runs for the over.
Surprise...Rohit sharma into the attack now.
13:59(IST) After 11 overs, Australia 51/2 (Smith 15, Bailey 18)
Bailey might have been lucky in that over. He smashed a pull and it went right through Ashwin at mid-wicket. He then smashes one wide of Ashwin for consecutive fours. 11 runs off the over. The 50 comes up too.
13:55(IST) 13:54(IST) After 10 overs, Australia 40/2 (Smith 13, Bailey 9)
A good comeback by Bhuvneshwar. He overpitches the first one and Bailey cracks it through extra cover for a boundary. Bhuvneshwar bounces back to bowl five dot balls.
13:50(IST) After 9 overs, Australia 36/2 (Smith 13, Bailey 5)
Another good over from Sran. He is mixing his lengths well. Bailey pulled one to mid-wicket for a couple. Three runs off the over.
13:47(IST) 13:47(IST) After 8 overs, Australia 32/2 (Smith 12, Bailey 2)
Smith and Bailey both gets lifelines off a single delivery in that over. Smith pushes one down the ground, they set off for a risky single. Bailey was backing away too far so he came back in and then set off for a single so was late to start off. Kohli misses his shy at the non-striker's end and it doesn't hit the stumps at the striker's end too. Both were well short of their crease at respective ends. Smith then pulls one through square leg for three.
13:44(IST) After 7 overs, Australia 28/2 (Smith 9, Bailey 1)
Another tight over from Sran. Just one run off it. Sran got a hint of inswing.
13:40(IST) 13:39(IST) After 6 overs, Australia 27/2 (Smith 9, Bailey 0)
Bhuvneshwar not getting his lines right in that over. A couple of wides and a few on the pads. He is lucky not to get punished. 6 runs of the over.
13:37(IST) After 5 overs, Australia 21/2 (Smith 6, Bailey 0)
Sran might have had two wickets in that over but he was unlucky as Bailey was given not out on the caught behind appeal. Sran at first gets Warner and then Bailey, off the first ball, plays a half-heared pull but it kisses the glove on the way to the keeper as snicko shows but the umpire says no. One run and a wicket off the over.
13:35(IST) OUT! Sran gets his 2nd and this is a big wicket! DA Warner c Kohli b Sran 5 (10b 1x4 0x6)
It's full outside off, Warner looks to go downtown, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight to Kohli at mid off. Sran gives Warner a good send off.
George Bailey is the new batsman.
13:30(IST) 13:29(IST) After 4 overs, Australia 20/1 (Warner 5, Smith 5)
A decent over from Bhuvneshwar. Warner and Smith did well to rotate strike. Three singles and a couple off the over. Bhuvneshwar didn't get much swing.
13:27(IST) After 3 overs, Australia 14/1 (Warner 4, Smith 1)
A very good over from Sran. He nearly had Finch off the first ball who chopped it inches wide of off stump to fine leg for a streaky boundary. Sran then had his man the next ball to scalp his maiden wicket. Warner then played one very late to guide it to fine leg for a boundary. 9 runs and a wicket off the over.
13:24(IST) 13:23(IST) OUT! Sran gets his maiden ODI wicket! AJ Finch c & b Sran 8 (11b 1x4 0x6)
It's full outside off, Finch stays in his crease and looks to drive hard but it comes off the inside half of the bat and Sran takes a very good reflex catch on his follow through. Big moment for the youngster.
Steven Smith is the new batsman.
13:19(IST) 13:18(IST) After 2 overs, Australia 5/0 (Finch 3, Warner 0)
Good start from Bhuvneshwar too. He bowled tight lines and conceded just two runs from the over. One wide and one leg bye.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl from the other end.
13:15(IST) After 1 over, Australia 3/0 (Finch 3, Warner 0)
A decent first over from debutant Sran. Three runs off it. Finch has come out with a positive intent and played a couple of pulls one for a couple and one for just a single.
The players have made their way out for the national anthems......
Stat: Australia are unbeaten in their last 14 ODIs at home. They have won 13 and one ended in no result.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar selected ahead of Ishant Sharma.
Here's Jigar Mehta's article on how this could be his shot at redemption after the horror South Africa series. Aus XI: Warner, Finch, Smith, Bailey, Maxwell, M Marsh, Wade, Faulkner, Boland, Hazlewood, Paris. India XI: Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni, Pandey, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Sran, Umesh. TOSS - India have won the toss and ELECTED TO BAT. Barinder Sran is handed his debut. Three debutants in this match with Paris and Boland the other two who make their debuts for Australia.
Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Australia at Perth. Match starts at 8.50 am IST. Follow this space for live scores and updates.
Match Preview: Australia host India at bouncy WACA Perth, Australia: India will be looking to battle the odds and win as they take on Australia in their own backyard in the first of the five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) here on Tuesday.
The limited overs series will then continue with three Twenty20 matches which will be a platform to test the waters before the World T20 in March.
MS Dhoni has a tough test ahead in Perth. File image: AFP
Even though it is a much depleted Australian bowling unit with the likes of speedster Mitchell Starc missing and inexperienced Josh Hazlewood as the main pace spearhead, India would be making a huge mistake if they take the men in yellow lightly.
The hosts have been in rollicking form of late coming off Test series wins against New Zealand and the West Indies and they would ideally want to carry on the momentum in the ODIs.
On the other hand, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will have it at the back of their minds that they lost every match when they were here in 2014-15. They lost the Test series 0-2 and did not win any game in the triangular series that followed.
The visitors have been in red-hot form too in the Tests coming off series wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa. While the team for the longest format of the game looks settled with Virat Kohli leading the charge, the ODI team has struggled.
They lost the T20I and ODI series against South Africa at home and prior to that they had lost to minnows Bangladesh away.
But Dhoni would want a turnaround in fortunes in 2016, starting with a win against Australia.
In their quest for it, India have decided to fly in with a squad which has experience and youth combined.
The new faces that have come in are the likes of batsman Gurkeerat Singh, left-arm pacer Barinder Sran and fast bowler Rishi Dhawan. One might also get to see a bit of Manish Pandey who has been hugely successful in the domestic tournaments but is yet to make a mark in the international circuit.
However, the biggest setback for India will be that one of their primary new ball weapons Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the tour with an injury. He has been replaced by right-arm seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Australia too have packed in pacers in their squad and with the bouncy wicket at the WACA here, Joel Paris and Scott Boland might be handed their debut.
It will be interesting to see how the Indian batsmen cope with the steep bounce here especially with Paris generating it at will because of his height. Then again, at the practice sessions that is precisely what the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were doing, clobbering and blocking short and quick deliveries.
While India convincingly clinched the two warm-up games and the bowling looked good but hurling it at the right length and line against the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Steven Smith will be a tough challenge.
Sran was impressive and he just might get his debut alongside Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. The left-arm seamer is quick and has a deceptive short ball, a weapon needed to trouble the rival batsmen.
India also need to address issues relating to the batting order and see what combination works the best for them.
Overall both teams have all the weapons needed and it will be an engaging contest when they lock horns from Tuesday onwards.
First Published On : Jan 12, 2016 16:57 IST