Australia v India, 1st Twenty20, Sydney February 1, 2012

Matthew Wade fifty sets up Australia win

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Australia 4 for 171 (Wade 72, Hussey 42) beat India 6 for 140 (Dhoni 48*, Hussey 2-4) by 31 runs
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A punishing 72 from Matthew Wade and telling cameos with bat and ball from David Hussey delivered a 31-run victory for Australia over India in the first Twenty20 international at Stadium Australia in Sydney, which hosted events during the Olympics in 2000.

Watched by a crowd of 59,659, the largest ever for a cricket match in Sydney, Australia's new Twenty20 captain George Bailey enjoyed the winner's plaudits in his first match, just as Dave Gregory had done in the very first Test in 1877 when he was the last Australian to make his debut as captain.

His ingenuity in the field rather contrasted with India's captain, MS Dhoni. In the penultimate over, with the target well out of reach, Dhoni's bat flew from his hands as he attempted to make a defiant swing at Brett Lee. The tour has gone the same way, and it did not improve in the format of the IPL.

At the start of what amounts to a five-match Twenty20 and ODI audition for a more permanent berth behind the stumps in place of Brad Haddin, Wade did his cause no harm with an innings of poise, power and some invention after Dhoni sent the hosts in to bat.

Wade and Hussey pushed Australia to 4 for 171, a steep target on a tacky pitch, before Bailey employed a trio of spinners to devastating effect. Hussey took the figures with 2 for 4 from his two overs, but the recalled 40-year-old Brad Hogg and the Twenty20 debutant Xavier Doherty also helped to sink India's chase after they had made a promising start to be 1 for 47 in the sixth over.

If the chase was to succeed, India's pursuit likely required a sizeable score from Virender Sehwag. He managed one cut that skimmed to the backward point boundary, but the early swing gained by Lee was enough to draw an edge from a bat angled towards mid-on, and Hussey held the sharp chance at slip.

Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli prospered for a time, lifting the visitors to 1 for 47 in the sixth over. Bailey had brought on the spin of Doherty and Hussey to constrict the rate, and the latter made the vital break by coaxing Gambhir to drive to cover.

Next over brought Hogg's introduction and he found enough tweak and variation to cause doubts in the minds of the batsmen, despite their education by spin. Kohli tried to swing him out of the stadium, but found less of the middle of the bat than the toe, and was well held by Warner at long on.

India were now slipping badly, and Hussey added to their disquiet by finding a biting off break that bowled Rohit Sharma off his pads for a golden duck. As the reserve Test batsman on tour, Rohit had waited a long time for that one delivery.

Christian nipped out Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, all the while supported by Bailey's bright field placements and busy advice from mid-off or cover. Dhoni and Ashwin formed the most notable partnership of the innings, but it served only to decrease the margin of another defeat on tour for the visitors.

Warner had a new opening partner in Wade, and together they set about making a swift start against an opening attack comprising R Ashwin's spin and the swing of Praveen Kumar - much missed during the Test series.

As he had done in Adelaide, Ashwin kept Warner quiet to begin with, the first over going for only two runs. Wade's first boundary was a streaky edge off Praveen, and nine from the first 12 balls was a halting start.

But Warner found his range in the third, starting with an outrageous "switch punch" that sailed over wide long off, or long on depending on one's perspective. He followed up by driving a full toss to the point boundary then swinging another six over Ashwin's head.

The innings now had momentum, but Warner gave it up by miscuing Vinay Kumar and skying a catch to Raina, running back from extra cover. Warner left unhappily, but his replacement Birt was capable of hitting almost as hard. He found his stride by lofting Vinay over long off, without much apparent effort, but also played out a few dots before he drew blood from the hands of Rahul Sharma with a fearfully struck drive that was technically a dropped return catch.

Birt eventually perished to Ashwin, picking out Raina at cover, but his exit appeared to rouse Wade. To that point he had played neatly for 36 from 25 balls, but his next 34 were thrashed from only 14. Twice he cleared the fence, and each blow added intrigue to his battle with Haddin for the Australia wicketkeeper's spot.

A brief rain delay did not reduce Australia's allocation, but it did change the game's rhythm, and Wade was out to his second ball faced on resumption, bowled when trying to cut Raina off the stumps. Hussey and Bailey struggled initially to find the boundary, but Hussey connected with one clean blow in the final over to help the hosts past 170, a total that proved to be well beyond India.

Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY wwechampsaad on | February 4, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    matthew wade is a new batsmen and he will win every match for Australia

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    vinay u r best,oly consistent wicket taker for india.we luv u... kudos man...keep playin like this!

  • POSTED BY bobmartin on | February 2, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Reading a few of the comments on here, one could be forgiven for thinking that because of IPL India should be the top dogs in that format. What seems to be forgotten is that the IPL depends on foreign imports for a heck of a lot of its playing talent. It would be interesting to see how the stats of each team would look comparing the imports to the home players. Having watched a lot of it, my guess is that it would be the foreign players who produce the goods and that the home stars account for the large crowds.

  • POSTED BY CricFreax on | February 2, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    the XI for next game should be Gambhir, Sachin (sehwag can be dropped), Virat, Raina,Rohit,MSD,Ashwin, Umesh, Irfan, Praveen, Rahul

  • POSTED BY CricFreax on | February 2, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    The problem for the indian team startd in the toss itself. i am not sure what motivated indian captain to bowl under a overcast condition. As for regarding pitch analysing capablities outside India, we could see the captain has no idea either to choose in toss or selecting team. Ozzies had 2 seamers 1 med pacer and 1 main spinner and 1 parttime spinner. the difference between their bowling and our were there bowled stump t ostump on a good length our bowlers bowled everwhere they wanted to and the captain did not stop it. Also their spinners were quick and our bowler gave them enough time that they might had tea before hitting for six. As fas as batting concerned every one fell down due to the pressure of run rate and captains cool's cool batting

    The end line is that Indian team played as if they dont know cricket and dont have brain and ozzies played good cricket. The indian team should first lear nhow to bowl and where to bowl. until then there will be a loss

  • POSTED BY veerakannadiga on | February 2, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    @ RagsGH well said mate. It seems that this forum has become a VinayKumar haters club. Why damn the poor guy without properly testing him out? He is one of the very few, who give 100% on the field. As far as your suggestion of including Uthappa, I second your statements.He is one batsman who can take on the might of this very good Aussie bowling.

  • POSTED BY veerakannadiga on | February 2, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    No seniors, young legs, fresh mind set, positive approach, aggressive attitude........etc, still the woes continue. We play 3-4 months of T20 every year, despite that we lose. What can one say? GOD SAVE INDIAN CRICKET.

  • POSTED BY Pakistanvictorious on | February 2, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Poor Rahane, I wonder what should he do to get into the team? he played well enough against England when evrybody failed. He is outstanding in subcontinent, good outside but still he is out of team just for the sake of Sehwag who played only played two good innings of 175 and 219 in last two years against weak oppositions on batting tracks and Ghambir who played only one a good innings in WC final. I must say Indian deserve to lose becasue they do not want to drop these so called stars, and they are wasting their talent.

  • POSTED BY RagsGH on | February 2, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    @Precioustar84: Mr. What is your problem?? Why your including Vinay Kumar name with Sehwag and Gambir. ?/??/ He is the only bowler along with Rahul Sharma performed well yesterday. No point in hating Vinay Kumar when he is bowling well.!! I agree his speed is 130 135 etc but that does not mean that he never perform. What rest did in test matches where Vinay was not there..>> problem here is with batting. Remove that waste body Sehwag and next is Gambir..! Replace with Uttappa and Rahane..!! You can retain Sehwag and Gambir for the subcontinent matches. Not surely for overseas. Let Vinay play few more matches he will be a great player. !

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | February 2, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    My proposed Indian team for World T20 2012 : STARTING XI - 1. Rahane 2. N Ojha / D Karthik (wk) 3. Kohli 4. Rohit Sharma 5. M Tiwary 6. Raina (C) 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. P Kumar 10. V Kumar 11. P Ojha..... RESERVES - 12. Uthappa 13. Y Pathan 14. I Pathan 15. Rahul Sharma

  • POSTED BY wwechampsaad on | February 4, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    matthew wade is a new batsmen and he will win every match for Australia

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    vinay u r best,oly consistent wicket taker for india.we luv u... kudos man...keep playin like this!

  • POSTED BY bobmartin on | February 2, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Reading a few of the comments on here, one could be forgiven for thinking that because of IPL India should be the top dogs in that format. What seems to be forgotten is that the IPL depends on foreign imports for a heck of a lot of its playing talent. It would be interesting to see how the stats of each team would look comparing the imports to the home players. Having watched a lot of it, my guess is that it would be the foreign players who produce the goods and that the home stars account for the large crowds.

  • POSTED BY CricFreax on | February 2, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    the XI for next game should be Gambhir, Sachin (sehwag can be dropped), Virat, Raina,Rohit,MSD,Ashwin, Umesh, Irfan, Praveen, Rahul

  • POSTED BY CricFreax on | February 2, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    The problem for the indian team startd in the toss itself. i am not sure what motivated indian captain to bowl under a overcast condition. As for regarding pitch analysing capablities outside India, we could see the captain has no idea either to choose in toss or selecting team. Ozzies had 2 seamers 1 med pacer and 1 main spinner and 1 parttime spinner. the difference between their bowling and our were there bowled stump t ostump on a good length our bowlers bowled everwhere they wanted to and the captain did not stop it. Also their spinners were quick and our bowler gave them enough time that they might had tea before hitting for six. As fas as batting concerned every one fell down due to the pressure of run rate and captains cool's cool batting

    The end line is that Indian team played as if they dont know cricket and dont have brain and ozzies played good cricket. The indian team should first lear nhow to bowl and where to bowl. until then there will be a loss

  • POSTED BY veerakannadiga on | February 2, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    @ RagsGH well said mate. It seems that this forum has become a VinayKumar haters club. Why damn the poor guy without properly testing him out? He is one of the very few, who give 100% on the field. As far as your suggestion of including Uthappa, I second your statements.He is one batsman who can take on the might of this very good Aussie bowling.

  • POSTED BY veerakannadiga on | February 2, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    No seniors, young legs, fresh mind set, positive approach, aggressive attitude........etc, still the woes continue. We play 3-4 months of T20 every year, despite that we lose. What can one say? GOD SAVE INDIAN CRICKET.

  • POSTED BY Pakistanvictorious on | February 2, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Poor Rahane, I wonder what should he do to get into the team? he played well enough against England when evrybody failed. He is outstanding in subcontinent, good outside but still he is out of team just for the sake of Sehwag who played only played two good innings of 175 and 219 in last two years against weak oppositions on batting tracks and Ghambir who played only one a good innings in WC final. I must say Indian deserve to lose becasue they do not want to drop these so called stars, and they are wasting their talent.

  • POSTED BY RagsGH on | February 2, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    @Precioustar84: Mr. What is your problem?? Why your including Vinay Kumar name with Sehwag and Gambir. ?/??/ He is the only bowler along with Rahul Sharma performed well yesterday. No point in hating Vinay Kumar when he is bowling well.!! I agree his speed is 130 135 etc but that does not mean that he never perform. What rest did in test matches where Vinay was not there..>> problem here is with batting. Remove that waste body Sehwag and next is Gambir..! Replace with Uttappa and Rahane..!! You can retain Sehwag and Gambir for the subcontinent matches. Not surely for overseas. Let Vinay play few more matches he will be a great player. !

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | February 2, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    My proposed Indian team for World T20 2012 : STARTING XI - 1. Rahane 2. N Ojha / D Karthik (wk) 3. Kohli 4. Rohit Sharma 5. M Tiwary 6. Raina (C) 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. P Kumar 10. V Kumar 11. P Ojha..... RESERVES - 12. Uthappa 13. Y Pathan 14. I Pathan 15. Rahul Sharma

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | February 2, 2012, 9:57 GMT

    Excellent comment from rahulcricket007 in response to TRAM's baseless comment about Rohit Sharma.. You beauty!

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | February 2, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    @Precioustar84 : Why oh why are you blaming VINAY KUMAR? He was, by far, India's best bowler yesterday. He bowled exceptionally especially at the death. Figures of 4-0-28-1 are bad for you??? Come on..!

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | February 2, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    @Chamal Peiris : The rankings give no clear picture of a team's performance. FYI - India played just 4 T20s last year winning 2 and losing the other 2... Whereas NZ played JUST TWO T20s last year, both of them against Zimbabwe and obviously won both the games. Even in 2010 they won only half of their T20 matches most of which against teams like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.. Then why are they No.2 in the rankings? So the T20 rankings is not something you should consider in determining which team is good and which one isn't.. And what do Bollywood movies got to do with cricket?! LOL

  • POSTED BY heshan666 on | February 2, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    no talks & no suggestions anymore.Whitewashes we can expect in tests.But they are T20 superstars.But where?? ONLY IN INDIA..

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 7:35 GMT

    Media,Expert saying The effect of IPL,T20 are poisoned India, which made their death performance in the Test series.But now Wea re loosing in T20 too 1st in England and Curently trailing 0-1 against Australia,are the Indian Are serious about the game or they just looking at the big bucks they recieves while playing cricket

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | February 2, 2012, 7:05 GMT

    I THINK JADEJA SHOULD BE REPLACED FROM THE TEAM . HE ONLY PERFORMS IN SUBCONTINENT . ANY BODY REMEMBERS HIS BOWLING FIGURES IN 2009 T20WC AGINST IMPORTANT MATCH OF ENG. 3-0-34-1 . ALSO AGAINST AUS IN 2010 T20 WC HIS FIGURES WERE 2-0-38-0 . ALSO HE DIDN'T SCORE RUNS ON OVERSEAS PITCHES . TIME TO DROP HIM & REPLACE HIM WITH PATHAN . RAINA, ROHIT CAN BOWL .

  • POSTED BY amahmood17 on | February 2, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    BCCI should look into this seriously but ah.... they are busy in making money and that is the main reason of Indian failure, Nothing is going India way and that is an indication of mismanagement. South Asian has got a lot of talent, only need to give them a right track for long term planning. Look at Pakistan, they are on track now. They have done the hard work , needs only to focus on this. SL has also been bamboosled by thier management.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    india will lose next t20 also, but i will support team inda only because see every country is playing well under their home condtion only see what happen to england , they beat india in england and lost to india in inda, and lost to pakistan in dubi , india should prepare spin pitches in inda when any other country come to india , sporting pitches doesnt means grassy and bouncy pitches

  • POSTED BY Captain_Crick on | February 2, 2012, 6:28 GMT

    Sachin plays in the IPL with a good amount of success but not for his country. This is really confusing!

  • POSTED BY SanjuMenon on | February 2, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    The whit spreading through FaceBook of late:

    Ponting and Clarke are discussing:

    Ponting: "Pupps, should we give Indians some treat. If they have not come now, my career is all but over..Now I can stay on for another year" Clark: "Punter, you are right...Tell me where should we take them to. They have saved my captaincy as well. I will have chat with Huss and he would also put his share"....

    So all who are not doing well in International Cricket, please request your Cricket Board to have a series with India and you would get Highest Civilian Award after the series.....Ashraful...are you listening????(Indian Cricketers excuse...you can't play against you!)

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    Hope that Indian cricket doesnt take the route of Indian hockey.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    Dhoni lost the match for India - he didn't set the pace early in his innings and the run rate slowed considerably. At one time Dhoni had a strike rate of 39! His boundaries were too little too late.

  • POSTED BY RagsGH on | February 2, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    Whats wrong with Sehwag..?????? How many chance he want..???????/ What about Gambir??????? They are not at all giving the start a team wants.! Sehwag is not at all scoring runs adding to that he want capt-ency too.. What a joke.!!!!!!! Make These openers sit outside for next matches. Wait for their domestic performance and then take them into. Call Uttappa and Rahane immediately..!! Take Irfan into team in place of Ashwin. Let Dhoni continue to lead.!! Sehwag is just like a lottery clicks once in a 25 time..!!! that is not required. Uttappa should play with Rahane next match. Umesh should play rest Praveen. Then let see the result. It will be positive result.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    Though the India play IPL Bollywood movie, they are well below in T20 ranking. When come to the real cricket, IPL is just a money making childish bollywood movie.

  • POSTED BY honestno2 on | February 2, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    These are not smart stats but senseless stats.....

  • POSTED BY Precioustar84 on | February 2, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Why are they still persisting with Sehwag, Gambhir and Vinay Kumar??? I can understand we may lose BUT how can anyone expect to win with same people over and over again who are NOT performing game after game!! Especially Vinay Kumar. As soon as you hear his name in the squad, Team India is meant to lose. And Dhoni once again handed over the match to Aussies by selecting fielding after winning the toss. He clearly does not show any faith in bowlers and is too dependent on batsmen in every game. Anyway, congrats to Aussies! Cricinfo please publish

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | February 2, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    @sg05 : We already have 5 spinner in Indian team (PKumar,Vkumar, R.Aswin, RJadeja, R, Sharma) no need for one more spinner Irfan....

  • POSTED BY Siva-The-Human on | February 2, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    We need a daredevil coach and mentor who can only able to rebuild our team. He is Ganguly. Please BCCI Please appoint Ganguly as a Team coach. This is the only way to avoid the continues lost.

  • POSTED BY sg05 on | February 2, 2012, 5:18 GMT

    IND need IRFAN and UTHAPPA too, uthappa has the ability to play well in especially FOREIGN pitches he s a WELL hitter in Foreign ground earlier days He done that in CB series also Opening partnership with sachin and helped(as a opener he done little bit) india to won the seies 1ST time in aus he blasted his every 50's in ENG,Aus. Sehwag will be well suit in Asian pitches

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    Since months, I have a doubt that their is a feud/clash between Dhoni & Irfan Pathan. Irfan only gets a chance in the main 11 when Dhoni isn't there(remember the last ODI against WI at Chennai). Also, he didn't got in the test team. He should have been kept in the 1st T20 yesterday. Ravindra Jadeja can't score quickly(he is basically good for ODIs only). I'm sure that Irfan won't get chance in the 2nd T20 as well,because of Dhoni.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    Dhoni must find reliable openers to find some success.Whenever openers fire we have done exceedingly well. Gambhir's failures are unnoticed. Try some1 else, it might sound crazy, bring Irfan instead of Gambhir in next T20 and open with him. Any case our openers are playing only 3 -4 overs. It at least better to have tried something else.

  • POSTED BY TDPAThomas on | February 2, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    Another world rcord!! India played with5 spinners.. PKumar,Vkumar, R.Aswin, RJadeja, R, Sharma.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    Even young India also humiliated us, Hope for next match ALL THE BEST INDIA

  • POSTED BY nachami on | February 2, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    FUNNY - WHY PEOPLE ARE TALKING WITHOUT ANY APPLICATION 1,. Average run rate given by our bowlers 8.5 2. SPINNERS GAVE AVERAGE OF 8.3 (108 RUNS / 13 OVERS and took 3 wickets) 3. FAST BOLWERS GAVE AVERAGE OF 8.86 (62 RUNS / 7 OVERS) & took 1 wkt Therefore, all bowlers have done euqal job. There is no question of Rahul Sharma has done well - 3.3 overs 27 runs - had he bowled another 3 balls, he would have given 32-34 runs. More over, he has not bolwed in power plays! Therefore, no question of talking high about him alone. Secondly 8.5 runs per over is ok considering first batting and the pitch condition. IT IS JUST THAT OUR TOP ORDER BATSMEN SHOULD HAVE STAYED LONGER SO THAT THE MIDDLE ORDER BATSMEN COULD CONTRIBUTE BETTER. Guys, please talk about this then talking about bowling. Guys - also talk sense whenever you respond. Analyse better - don't talk just because you want to talk bad or high of somebody.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    India plays Test like T20 and T20 like Test cricket. Aussies and SL r extremely good one day units.SL will definetly make it to the Final especially with MJ leading the team. The battle in the CB series is gonna be with Lankans and the Aussies. Dhoni is getting old. Indian fans should realise this.

  • POSTED BY MathewsAdelaide on | February 2, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    so many opening failures, India needs to do immediately something about their opening pair..

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | February 2, 2012, 4:34 GMT

    Dhoni was playing in super slow-mo, he was like 6 runs from 20 odd balls in a T20 match, are you kidding me? On top of it Ravi Shastri and Ganguly were praising him after he hit those couple of sixes like "This is the power of this man, that is why he is so good" if he is so good why couldnt he win the match being not out? That is the problem with Indian cricket players, administrators and now commentary people. They just praise praise and then media creates fake superstars. Pathetic.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | February 2, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    Maaaaahn! Hoggy was awesome. Is he aging or getting younger by age? He was outstanding on the field. Learn from him Indian Oldies. Shame on you.

  • POSTED BY The_big_j on | February 2, 2012, 4:12 GMT

    India needs a overhaul... horrible performance they should be ashamed of themselves. 1 billion people... countless funds... highest paid cricketers and yet they are getting swept left and right...

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    stop discourage by one t20 india will bounce back come on dhoni

  • POSTED BY theRule19 on | February 2, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    Relax guys, don't judge the young Indian team and compare them to what happened to the Indian team during the tests. For the Indian test team, most of its players are on the verge of retirement and most of the young players haven't played in Aus. before. Looking at that, there is a good chance that the young guys will fail more often than not, but it is a learning curve for most. And anyway T20 is based on luck, unlike Tests and ODI where pure skill is required. Good to see some improvement in the field and a new bowler in Rahul Sharma. Really they should play Rahane in for the out of form Sehwag and I. Pathan in place of Vinay Kumar. That will add depth to their batting in the lower order.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 3:33 GMT

    What's that? "Shocking umpiring decisions" as an excuse, I heard that's what the DRS was in place to eradicate. Maybe I heard wrong.

  • POSTED BY NairUSA on | February 2, 2012, 2:59 GMT

    Oh no! Not again. The Indian fans deserve at least one win in this tour for their dedication and passion. Is that too much to ask?

  • POSTED BY rajufer on | February 2, 2012, 2:39 GMT

    humble request... India, please stop playing cricket overseas. thank you.

  • POSTED BY VivGilchrist on | February 2, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    Good win but a little disappointed in Bailey batting ahead of "power hitters" , Marsh and Christian. A good captain puts the team first. Against a good team that may have bitten him. If were going to have Bailey we might as well have Clarke back instead.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 2:07 GMT

    THOSE WHO COMMENT ON VINAY KUMAR HERE SHOULD BE AWARE ATLEAST AWARE OF 1ST T20 MATCH HOW HE BOWLS SUPERBLY IN PEAK OVERS......IF U PEOPLE WERE SELECTORS NO TALENT WOULD HAVE COME OUT..................HE IS EXPERINCED THEN OTHERS...........................................................

  • POSTED BY JB77 on | February 2, 2012, 2:00 GMT

    One thing that struck me while watching the game live was how disinterested Dhoni looked throughout his innings. Quite frankly he looked bored. Not what you want from your captain.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 1:44 GMT

    bowling attack for 2nd t20 should include IRFAN, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar & Rahul Sharma.. I say this considering the Melbourne wicket which will have pace and bounce.. Manoj Tiwary can replace jadeja at 7- just an option to have depth in batting Jadeja's role in the bowling dept can be played by raina and kohli

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 1:39 GMT

    great win to australia - we are too good for india at the moment

  • POSTED BY peterss on | February 2, 2012, 1:22 GMT

    @ Jay Gupta: Rahul Sharma would be whacked any day in ODIs! And he cant bat AT ALL! For that matter Ashwin holds the upper hand over Rahul Sharma. Jadeja out of the team as well, please. Pathan to play instead in next T20.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | February 2, 2012, 1:21 GMT

    I don't know whats worse, Dhoni bringing up the England Series as a reason why he misread the toss or that Dhoni played selfishly to get a not out. Like seriously? 48 from 43 balls at a Strike Rate of 110 when the Asking Rate is 12.00 runs per over? He's the captain too but was content with getting mostly singles instead of trying to go for the win. Pathetic... his defensive captaincy is not really working in Australia. His international T20 strike rate is only 108 in times when 120 is par and is not reflective of his true capabilities

  • POSTED BY longlivecricket on | February 2, 2012, 1:20 GMT

    No country has ever earned so much humiliation after winning the world cup. So shameful but well deserved.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 1:19 GMT

    I wonder if the BCCI will learn anything from Cricket Australia? Australia had a 30-something day domestic T20 competition during their home test series. It was short, sharp, and because of this the cricket was of amazing quality. Furthermore, as yesterday's results showed, it has prepared our young players perfectly for international cricket.

    On the other hand, the IPL lasts for months, and all of India's 'big stars' are coaxed into playing, not for the challenge and love of the game, but with large sums of cash. As a result, it's long, it's exhausting, the cricket is of poor quality. And worst of all, it has been detrimental to India's cricket, not just in T20, but in all forms of the game.

    Will the BCCI learn, though? Not a chance.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    Australia is quietly demolishing all Indian excuses. 1. Age is not the issue -- See Brad Hogg. 2. Pitch is not the issue -- See this pitch

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    This match shows that even on Indian pitches, Australia will beat India. Our spinners are ALSO inferior to their's.

  • POSTED BY only_sehwag on | February 2, 2012, 1:10 GMT

    Dhoni sure knows how give the fans a laugh...vinay kumar?? seriously dude, that's got to be a joke !!

  • POSTED BY dsig3 on | February 2, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    @Wozza, Mitch Marsh really is a part time bowler at best. Still a work in progress. No problems with him being in the team as a batsmen only, but his bowling is a bit below christian at the moment. DHuss only bowled 2 overs, Bailey wont have a shortage of bowling options with that team. Faulks, Lee, Hogg, X, DHuss, Christian, Marsh. Plenty of options.

  • POSTED BY Vista12 on | February 2, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    Australia has India in their pocket...

    Just like Novak has Nadal in his.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | February 2, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    The biggest cross I have against Bailey in this match was that he should of let M M arsh bat ahead of him. Christian would of been good also. Lucky Oz won, because I don't think we utilised our batting depth. As for India, 1. Sehwag is so out of form, I don't think he should play in the 2nd T20 & I actually think he should consider not playing the ODIs (however it is technically only a couple of ODI games since his 200+). He looked totally AWFUL! 2) What was Dhoni thinking? He did not look like a guy who was match aware. If I didn't know better he looked like he was just trying to get a net session in before the ODIs!!! 3) Any comments from Indian fans as to why the Oz spinners looked better, turned the ball more, & outthought their Indian counterparts? All very worrying if I was a Team India fan! == == == Didn't realise how much I missed Hoggy until I saw the cheeky swagger & prominant tongue. Amazing how the Indian batsmen didn't seem to read him at all!!!

  • POSTED BY only_sehwag on | February 2, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    Good to see the replacements of Dravid and Laxman playing so well..

  • POSTED BY world.cricketer on | February 2, 2012, 0:38 GMT

    @ nyc_missile:= I dont understand what he will do coming up the order to 75 balls for his 75-80 runs 43 balls was more than enouf to score big half century even if wickets falls. What happens if u get out when u can't win match. Chasing 172 not 140 and a missed stump of hussey.

  • POSTED BY on | February 2, 2012, 0:29 GMT

    this is ridiculous! Irfan should have been there. he swings the ball and can take wickets. hoping that he plays the next one...

  • POSTED BY MN-USA on | February 1, 2012, 23:20 GMT

    I think Mr. Dhoni is running short of current excuses. BCCI should consider coming up with a ministry for "Excuses" which would draft a list of unicque one thousand excuses to be handed over to the captain to be explained to fan's with each defeat.

  • POSTED BY jaztech on | February 1, 2012, 23:19 GMT

    Should Australia win their next T20 game against India they will jump to second place on the ICC World T20 rankings. Should they lose to India, they will drop from 4th to 5th place.

  • POSTED BY MathewsAdelaide on | February 1, 2012, 23:03 GMT

    after ALIM DHAR, DHARMASENA Shocking Umpires continues Bruce Oxenford couldn't see two huge wides & could be one LBW..

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 23:03 GMT

    RAHUL SHARMA is an excellent bowler... at times unplayable... Definitely a better choice than loser ashwin... MS DHONI should stop persisting with ashwin and unleash RAHUL SHARMA on the aussies Ravindra Jadeja reminded me of 2010 20-20 world cup in west indies where he was whacked by the aussies all over the park

  • POSTED BY rtriz on | February 1, 2012, 22:52 GMT

    HaHaHa talk about the former world 1 test team and one day team and world champions. 14th consecutive international loss abroad (4-0 eng tests 4-0 ODI Eng 1-0 T20 Eng 4-0 test Aus 1-0 T20) Has gotta be the worst performing team abroad of the top 8 ever. Compare Pakistan in Eng (1-3 Eng test 2-3 ODI Eng 0-1 T20 0-1 1-1 Aus tests 2-0 Aus T20 then won 1-0 NZ in NZ tests then 3-2 Win in ODI in NZ) although Pakistan also lost 8-0 (3-0 Tests n 5-0 ODI) in Australia still far better record for a team that has not been in top 5 since 2007.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    Another India loss, but there was a sense of energy and aggression in last night's team (vastly different to the test squad) that was refreshing. T20 matches can always go one way or the other, so not overly concerned about the loss. Good showing by Rahul Sharma and Virat Kohli - Kohli looks a future captain to me. The few things that are concerning tho 1) MS Dhoni's captaincy - bad decision to not bat first 2) Virender Sehwag's continued careless attitude both with bat and in the field and 3) the decision to pick R Vinay Kumar (slow, undisciplined and with no ability to swing the ball) over Irfan Pathan.

  • POSTED BY WellwisherINDIA on | February 1, 2012, 22:40 GMT

    2nd T20 Eleven :- 1 Sachin, 2 Gambir, 3 Kohli, 4 Raina, 5 Rohit Sharma, 6 Dhoni, 7 Irfan Pathan, 8 Rahul sharma 9 R Ashwin, 10 Praven Kumar 11 vinay kumar PLS.. NO SEHWAG, IF SACHIN DOESNT WANT TO PLAY LET MANOJ TIWARY OR PARTHIV PATEL PLAY, BCCI would have brought some more specilised 20twenty players in the squad instead of keeping same oneday squad BCCI had to spend some money for the same.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 22:39 GMT

    The worst part is that there are a few more matches this useless Indian team will have to endure. Complete humiliation.

  • POSTED BY Abhimanyu on | February 1, 2012, 21:54 GMT

    Only positive for India in this match was Rahul Sharma. Another day and he could have had 4 wickets. He still got at least one wicket to show despite dropping two tough catches and MS Dhoni missing one stumping chance also.

  • POSTED BY elle119 on | February 1, 2012, 21:49 GMT

    Well done to Wade in last nights game. I'd never actually seen him bat domestically before so it was good to get a look at his game. Good to see his keeping was fairly tidy as well in difficult conditions. If he continues his clean striking, it should definitely make a case to selectors to replace Brad Haddin. I guess one can argue that this was a T20 match which is vastly different to test matches and thus comparing two players' performance across the two matches may be biased. But I would point out that half the time Brad Haddin plays test innings like a T20 anyway (and badly at that) with the exception of his most recent test innings when he crawled to 11 at a SR of less than 50 when he actually should have been playing T20 style for once. Whichever is the reason (form, confidence, age), the selectors should pick based on merit and not reputation; when Watson returns, I think the team has enough seniority to not miss any "leadership" qualities Haddin may (or may not) bring with him.

  • POSTED BY Harry_Kool on | February 1, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    What is going on with India's think tank? Probably anyone in the crowd would have told India that the Olympic stadium typically gets harder to bat on as the game goes on, so why did MS send us in? I was staggered with his decision & I knew then they were gone. That was THE craziest decision of the game. I wouldn't worry too much about the results ALL fans. These type of games have a much larger element of chance & luck to win than ODI's & tests. This is just sports entertainment that happens to be played with cricket gear. It;' still not real cricket.

  • POSTED BY GMathews on | February 1, 2012, 21:35 GMT

    Sehwag is useless,HE MUST RETIRE BEFORE SACHIN,DRAVID, AND LAXMAN, keeping him in the eleven its LIKE A LOTTERY, India must urgently make replacement for him in the every format of the game, specially to play bouncy/fast overseas pitches, WE LOST THE HOPE IN HIM TEST & T20S, hopefully he will play in onedays

  • POSTED BY CorneredTiger92-09 on | February 1, 2012, 21:34 GMT

    i am a pakistani and i want to see india show more fight and passion because it seems all bcci and india care about is the success of the ipl

  • POSTED BY Wozza-CY on | February 1, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    Why didn't M.Marsh bowl? Instead of Christian bowling his four overs it was the perfect opportunity to give Marsh a trundle. Agree Marsh should also bat above Bailey. Bailey can manage the tail or work it around if the big hitters get out. Lyon, Warner & S.Marsh got their opportunities from performing in T20's....why can't Dussey be afforded the same oppotunity? Would love to see him playing in tests. Nice to see this squad performing well together. As for India....it's their test match technique spoiling their T20 batting...oh the irony.

  • POSTED BY inthebag on | February 1, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    India were put under pressure chasing a good score and losing a few wickets early. They didn't recover, it happens all the time. it was only one game, no big deal. The test will be how they turn up in Melbourne and the ODI's. They had a relatively close loss in the Melbourne Test and fell apart after that, that was the real problem. For now let's just chill out people.

  • POSTED BY reality_check on | February 1, 2012, 21:12 GMT

    "India lost again". This headline is getting too common and boring. They should maybe change it to "India was unable to win because .... " fill in the blanks with your excuse and keep changing it after every match.

  • POSTED BY Mitcher on | February 1, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    rahulcricket007:would you like some help turning your caps lock off? All the yelling is quite annoying.

  • POSTED BY Digimont on | February 1, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    I know what the Indian excuse is this time...Those two wides that were not called - last ball of one over and first ball of the next. The umpires are conspiring against India because they don't want DRS. There was no point in trying after that...

    Gotta give credit to Mickey Arthur - he knows how to bring a group of individuals together as a unit. I'm sure he will coach India in 5-10 years time - you know, once he's lost his magic.

  • POSTED BY kitten on | February 1, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    The team management should be bold and drop Sehwag. He was not too good in the field, and his batting has also deteriorated to a good extent. He should be replaced by Ajinka Rahane or even Irfan Pathan. India will not only benefit having another bowler, but Pathan can also be useful lower down the order. Rohit Sharma can open with Gambir. I know he made no runs in this 20/20, but he certainly deserves a few more chances. He is a class act, and should be persevered with, even if we lose the other 20/20. He definitely needs to play the 50 over format. He was very successful against the WI only recently. We must be consistent and stick with these players for a few matches. We should assure them that they will be given a few matches to showcase their skills. The only change I would recommend, is Sehwag for Irfan.

  • POSTED BY Itchy on | February 1, 2012, 20:11 GMT

    @HiyerNHiyer: Brett Lee and Brad Hogg are youngsters?! Even the debutant captain George Bailey is 29. Most of these guys have played a lot of cricket in the recently finished BBL. Most of these players are too experienced to get "over-confident".

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    Right now we all are watching "THE AUSSIE BATSAW MASSACRE" to the INDIAN team! its really surprised me that the Aussies came up with a new T/20 captain and still they win with a good margin...The main failure to the Indian Batting line up is the psychological pressure which they are feeling, i think captain should be changed and virat kohli should be given the chance of captaincy rather than sehwag or gambhir..virat's body language in the field shows his aggression and keen to win the match,where as sehwag comes under pressure which we an read from his face in the ground..

  • POSTED BY AliArsalan on | February 1, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    I think its time for Indian Team to watch the movie ''CHAK DE INDIA'', although i am a PAKISTANI but believe me it will work 4 them to bring fight back to Aussies.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | February 1, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    @TRAM . FIRST OF ALL ROHIT PLAYED TWO MATCH WINNING INNINGS AGINST WI RECENTLY IN HOME SERIES . HE PLAYED A GOOD KNOCK OF 64 IN THE FIRST CB FINAL IN AUS IN 2008 . HE HELPED INDIA TO REACH 157 IN THE T20 WC FINAL IN 2007 BY PLAYING ATTCKING SHOTS IN LAST 2 OVERS .HE MADE A CENTURY AGINST SL IN TRI SERIES OF IND-SL-ZIM TO REGISTER THE ONLY ONE WIN IN THAT SERIES . HE MADE 50 AGINST SA IN A T20 MATCH IN 2011 WHICH INDIA WON BY A CLOSE MARGIN . OKKKK , NOW GO & COOL OFF . ONE T20 MATCH FAILURE/SUCESS DOESN'T PROVE THAT HE IS A GOOD/BAD PLAYER . TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SHAUN MARSH .

  • POSTED BY mamboman on | February 1, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    Oh man, that has got to be humiliating for India. Comprehensively beaten at their own game of SillySlap by a team with a first time captain in front of a record crowd. How much lower can they sink?

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | February 1, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    STOP SUPPORTING SEHWAG . HE CAN ONLY MAKE RUNS IN INDIA . LAST TIME WHEN WE WON CB SERIES SEHWAG WAS DROPPED FROM THE TEAM IN THE FINALS . INSTEAD OF HIM UTAHPPA PLAYED IN TWO FINALS . BOTH SACHIN & UTHAPPA GIVE GOOD START TO INDIA IN BOTH FINALS . BRING RAHANE IN THE TEAM .

  • POSTED BY ashishnigam2002 on | February 1, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    Quick dumb anallysis from my (as many pundits had been doing like remove seniors and blah blah..) Difference in Number of Sixes hit by the team was the margin of defeat.. try hitting more sixes.. huh.. Realistically, after so many hammerings.. this team needs to regroup and start performing overseas..

  • POSTED BY ashishnigam2002 on | February 1, 2012, 19:37 GMT

    @ SunnyD I wonder if they can still blame seniors with logic that - test matches were played first and lost by 4-0. Now everyone is under pressure in limited overs game :) I feel very sad on the current state of Indian team specially when we play out of country. We just played bad and continue to do so.

  • POSTED BY aalkafi on | February 1, 2012, 19:27 GMT

    I think you guys are making too much out of a t20 match. Even the best team may not be consistent in t20. Also remember, may be too much t20 was the reason behind India's demise. Lets win a couple one day matches; go home and back to the drawing board. If hard decisions need to be made - make it. I was a big fan Shehwag; I think he needs to go - at least from test. He is one of the culprit to inspire a lot of the younger player to be reckless and not accountable.

  • POSTED BY shamlaatu on | February 1, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    Something confuses me here. They said Test series was lost due to Indian cricketers been playing too much of a T20 cricket. By that logic, India should have THRASHED this second string Aussie T20 squad!! ... So are we saying when you play too much T20 cricket, you get bad not only in test cricket but also in T20 itself? I guess we gotta wait n see the Tri series and find out if playing too much of T20 also hurts your ODI cricket? Or may be this indian team is just not good enough in ANY format when playing abroad? Can we play a "gully cricket" match with Australia? May be we will get a win, eventually.

  • POSTED BY kolleboyin on | February 1, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    I think, we dont have dynamic coach .... please send that guy as early as possible. After leaving garry there is no good game ...

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    @sunnyd... U R RIGHT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • POSTED BY drnaveed on | February 1, 2012, 19:07 GMT

    indian team main problem is perhaps M.S.Dhoni,playing a 20-20 game like a test match, and then opening up in the last few overs,when it was too late.earlier, he said youngsters will lift the fielding up,as if india lost only because of poor fielding in the current series against australia.indian fans dont worry about the recent loses,let BPL start, and you will all be engaged in its glamour.i hope, you will be able to beat SL ??

  • POSTED BY bobmartin on | February 1, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    I think we know what's wrong with India... Simple really; they are playing away from home. In the last two years their away record is abysmal... Tests... P17 W3 (17.6%) ODIs ... P23 W8 (34.8%) pretty poor for a team whose supporters keep claiming they are WORLD CHAMPS.... (In your dreams boys) They fare slightly better in T20s... P7 W4 (57%)..

  • POSTED BY theRule19 on | February 1, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Play Rahane in place of Sehwag, Pathan in place of Ashwin, Yadav in place of P. Kumar for 2nd T20.

  • POSTED BY kunderanengineer on | February 1, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Why do I get the feeling that Australia right now could pick people at random from the street, field a team and it would still be able to defeat India? I guess losing on foreign soil has become a state of mind for India ever since the England debacle. It's going to take more than just new faces to get out of this rut.We need not only younger players but those with dedication and the will to be better on all surfaces, better conditioning, training and above all the will to win and not willing to accept losing as an answer. Good luck! (From a frustrated Indian fan)

  • POSTED BY Ssemo on | February 1, 2012, 18:50 GMT

    The problem with India is that all the players see themselves as Bollywood heroes. Cricket in India is all about money and nothing else. They can do a much better job as an actor rather than a criketer.

  • POSTED BY nyc_missile on | February 1, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    Why doesn't Dhoni come up at least in T20s and ODIs and not expose the young guns too early in the piece..he is too good a hitter in these formats to be wasted at 7.As usual, searching for excuses,not funny anymore,why blame the rain if you cant beat what virtually is a Big Bash Aussie team..poor stuff from Sehwag again,to think that this guy was hankering for captaincy,give us a break.Gosh 9 almighty hammerings in a row and counting..how many more now.Looks to me that this team has the loser DNA ingrained in it courtesy the mental scars carried over by Dhoni,Sehwag,Gambhir&Ashwin, so in a way its not much of a change compared to tests with the core remaining the same.The only possible chance of a turn around is to employ a shrink just like in 2003 WC to motivate these guys as the support staff&mgmt have failed to do so miserably..not a question of skill or technique anymore as these guys are IPL veterans remember..

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    india should respect all the countries equally,i think they love to lose thats why play with big teams .i think its happening coz they ignoring countries like Bangladesh.they should invite us for playing in india.My fovt team is india bt when i see they ignoring us than i prayed for loosing india and now its happening in a regular basis.now realize the respect of cricket INDIA........:p

  • POSTED BY vinay21 on | February 1, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    I dont know why some guys are always attacking Vinay Kumar.In today's match the most economical bowler with one wicket.

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | February 1, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    I guess the dust is finally settling down and we are seeing everyones true faces now things are going back to where they belong, India is going back to where they have always been during the 80's and 90's and pakistan is on the way to their past glory. tendulkar, laxman, dravid and sehwag are history now and no one else are there to take the flag and move forward they are gone and so is Indian cricket. I wouldn't be surprised if the next IPL is a complete flop cant fool the indian public forever now can you BCCI?

  • POSTED BY rajithwijepura on | February 1, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    India is very well placed on another white wash

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    players like shehag like to critise other teams. for example- during a test series against bangladesh , he said that bangladesh is an ordinary team , and he is not taking them seriously . They think they are the best team in the world. Now , after loosing to australia by 4-0 , what will he say ? now it seems they are the ordinary team . they lost the test series despite having experienced players like tendulkars. India deserves this .

    So, dont underestimate any team .

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    sachin has to stop playing IPL this time to save our indian cricket ........ so bcci has no option but stop IPL cricket tournament ......... because everybody knows in india without sachin half of people not wathing IPL

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    How many failures will it take to get rid of Viru Sehwag? He is a major liability.

  • POSTED BY SunnyD on | February 1, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Now it seems like the seniors are not the problems. What is left - openers? coach? captain? think tank? It seems to be the preparation and a vision to win.

  • POSTED BY SunnyD on | February 1, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    Ashwin's body language was depressing

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    Indian Cricket is not competitive at the top level. Start playing with Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Losing 20/20 by 32 runs is like losing Test match by an innings. BCCI stop dictating terms to the world, go and figure yourself out first.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    Nither indian can play Fast bowling nor Spin Bowling,i think BCCI shd asak to Blind Cricket team to join Austrlia in next T 20 match...

  • POSTED BY tanveers on | February 1, 2012, 17:41 GMT

    It was just a 20/20 match. If a side score 170+ runs batting first, most likely than not, they will win the match. Nothing wrong with the Indian team or Dhoni's captaincy. T20 matches are very moment dependent--not true cricket. So I wouldn't worry much on this match. But the 4/0 drubbing is a real concern for the Indian team.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | February 1, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    @SHAYAD . SEHWAG AS CAPTAIN . LOL . I THINK HE DOESN'T EVEN DESERVE A PLACE IN TEAM . HE HAS GETTING OUT IN SINGLE DIGITS SCORE IN THIS TOUR . THE MAIN REASON FOR INDIA 'S LOSS IS THE POOR SHOT SELCTION OF INDIAN BATMEN LIKE SEHWAG , GAMBHIR , RAINA , JADEJA . I BACK MY TEAM FOR SECOND T20 INDIA DO IT ..KEEP BELIVE IN YOURSELF .

  • POSTED BY DRSHAH75 on | February 1, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    I LOVE WHEN AUSSIES BEAT INDIA...

  • POSTED BY HiyerNHiyer on | February 1, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Aus are most vulnerable in the t20 format.. now they have youngsters who know no fear.. i think they are getting over confident and India must leverage that to get some thing here. Team selection and body language is absilutely critical and thats where India are making errors.. as already previously stated.. Think this team lacks fighters.. Get bak my "Bhajji"

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    India's troubles seem to be unending. All the energy in the field during fielding, some young legs, and even some spilled blood didnt help the cause. No point singling out any particular reason as the woes are too major to be fixed in a short span. What is needed is a mojor shake,a 7.0 magnitude earthquake to raze the structure on which Indian cricket stands today. Only then a new structure can be built,with modern architecture to compete with the best in the world. Will BCCI get the message now? Please create some stir,show some courage and vision.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    Dont worry india will agianst Sri Lanka

  • POSTED BY HiyerNHiyer on | February 1, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    There are some radical changes needed.. To start with team selection.. Play Irfaan instead of Vinay kumar and Manoj Tiwary instead of Sehwag.. and maybe even Parthiv instead of Gautam Gambhir.. Play on form and not on class or laurels.. let Rohit Sharma open with Gautam Gambhir / Parthiv or maybe even Irfaan, My team would be Rohit, Gautam / Parthiv, Virat, Raina, Dhoni, Manoj Tiwary, Irfaan, Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Ashwin, Rahul Sharma / Umesh Yadav.

    Open the bowling with Umesh Yadav and Ashwin and squeeze one over from Jadeja and Praveen each. Get Irfaan, Jadeja and Praveen for two over spells between 7 - 18. Plug in 6 overs from Rohit, Manoj, Raina and Virat between overs 8 and 18. Use Umesh in burtsts 1(PP) + 1+ 2. Ashwin 2(PP)+2, Praveen 1(PP)+2+1, Irfaan in 1(PP)+2, Jadeja1(PP)+1, Rohit, Virat and Raina for 1 over each.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | February 1, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    @OKAY BUDDY . LOL DHONI CAME ONTO BAT WHEN 5 WKTS WERE DOWN IN 9 OVERS . I BACK DHONI'S DECISION TO BAT SLOWLY AT START , HE WANTS TO ENSURE THAT INDIA PLAY ALL 20 OVERS WITHOUT GETTING ALLOUT , OTHERWISE PEOPLE WOLUD HAVE SAYING THAT INDIAN TEAM CAN'T EVEN BAT FOR 20 OVERS .

  • POSTED BY Yevghenny on | February 1, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    ahem...8 test whoopings in a row

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | February 1, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    Here goes Rohit Sharma again .... How many ODI/T20 he has played for India.... They have been saying he is a class act, future of Indian cricket, bla bla ... Haven't seen him score when mattered. Seems like he is SRT's clone in that aspect. Seen these too many times.

  • POSTED BY contactmhatre on | February 1, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    Indians made a scanty score, while Aussies galore. It was a thorough professional attitude presentation by Team Australia today in their 1st T20 against the sub-continental giants. The time has now arrived to chop-off the blame finger on the captain or the coach; I ask this question: "Is there any indian bowler who can bowl 145+ kmph consistently with raw pace and bounce, and can cause terror for the batsmen?", I wonder that would ever happen! If we cannot produce fast bowlers then we should simply resign from winning, because no victory can be achieved on bouncy lands by carrying a heap of spinners.

  • POSTED BY rsurya on | February 1, 2012, 17:11 GMT

    I think the Big three not played this 20-20. Then former players would be thinking of what script to write on the topic "Whats the reason behind Indian failure?". May be they will come out with something like 'the openers becoming old, too far funny, not playing the experienced Harbajan is the only reason'. I think India played well in Australia bcoz we let westindies to hit 500+ runs in India and drawn a match at the edge. When we could do this against a 7th/8th rank team that too in India, its great that we did't allow australia score a 2000+ nor we got out for 50 odd runs. We played well man.

  • POSTED BY Kreacher_Rocks on | February 1, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    Well, at least there is no blaming Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman for a loss in this format!

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    chin up, believe in yourself and a win will come, from a Pakistani. I dont want to critise the indian team at the moment, they just need to be realistic about their ability, to many over hyped players.

  • POSTED BY RameshRayaprolu on | February 1, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    Let us see if there is any good replacement for MSD in T20 as well :) :) ?? I don't think MSD team is really winning too many matches after 2007 T20 WC....ha ha ha :) !

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    ATLEAST PEOPLE WONT BLAME SACHIN'S 100TH CENTURY FOR THIS LOSS...LOL...HE HE

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    why yusuf pathan is not in the team? i heard dhone does not like irfan and yusuf? yusuf is vr good hitter! india is having terrible season these days. please do not under estimate them. hopefully they will be back on track..

  • POSTED BY shayad on | February 1, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    for nxt 120 1.Sachin Tendulkar 2.V Sehwag(c) 3.RG Sharma 4.SK Raina 5.Manoj Tiwary 6.Irfan Pathan 7.Parthiv Patel(wk) 8.RA Jadeja 9.P Kumar 10.Zaheer Khan 11.Umesh Yadav

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    our suggestion to indian team they will learn to pakistani team,

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Bhaaji to Hogg, "Hi Braddy, Congratulations". Reply: " Are you congratulating me for my performance or for keeping your hopes alive for many more years, at least till you cross 40, like me".

  • POSTED BY MisterObvious on | February 1, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    I believe I just heard the last few grains of sand fall through the hourglass of Brad Haddin's tenure behind the stumps for Oz. Wade established his territory there like a bull elephant on a rampage. About bloody time. See ya, mate.

  • POSTED BY chilled_avenger on | February 1, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    @Aayush Kataria It's not just about Dhoni's Strike rate! Did you see his approach in the batting where he first dug himself in a hole by scoring just 7 off the first 18 balls he faced and when he started going for big ones,the match was already lost for India and his late surge simply reduced the losing-margin which is not a big deal. Had he employed a more positive approach to batting earlier Indian might just have some chance at winning yet Dhoni by his defensive approach first settled the game for Australia and only started hitting when India reached the no-win zone. These 48* runs were solely for Dhoni's statistics. I expect more from a veteran of 28 T20Is and the Golden boy of IPL!

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    See India lost again. Is it the problem of ageing player again? Now what would be the excuse? India lost 4 - 0 and everybody blamed Sachin, Dravid and Laxman. Now they are not here. People don't want to blame young player. if india would play young player, they would have still lost to 4 - 0 in test series. Sachin, Dravid and Laxman are jewel player and may be they lost little bit form in Australia but they should not be forced to retirement. They should play as long as they want to play. This is my opinion

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    Come on india we are down always hearing you lose pls show some fight atleast. we r striving to see that

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    Australians your simply Superb AND Well played..No excuses for the LOOSER'S..!!

  • POSTED BY cricket_fan_1980 on | February 1, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    Come on my Indian bros this is getting a bit over the top now. I gave you guys some space after 7 test whuppings in a row against very good sides in away conditions, saying OK maybe it is because your team has become a bit arrogant and doesn't respect test cricket the way other cricketing nations do, because there is so much money in the IPL to distract the young talent. However, if this is what you do against a side of Aussies that is no where near as powerful as it has been or any other team is right now, and fielded an almost 2nd eleven, then really you guys have way too much soul searching to do. This is really quite embarassing for the WC champions. Loss after loss in different formats for months on end! Please, pull up your socks and bring some pride back to South Asia. I am a Pakistan fan and still supporting you guys because deep down I have always admired your team and want you guys to do well.

  • POSTED BY street_smart on | February 1, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    The team composition is weird for India. I can understand that Jadega was very good in last couple of months but considering its Autralia, we should have got Irfan instead of Jadega or atleast Irfan instead of Vinay Kumar. We had Rahul Sharma, Ashwin & Jadega which didn't make too sense for me.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    Indian players will be adjusted on the last match ov the tour.....................lolz....................... Indian players forget how to play..

  • POSTED BY srikiranmucheli on | February 1, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    why jadeja,ashwin & rahul in one match .if you say the pitch as a reason then also you have rohit and raina in the ranks.jadeja and ashwin bat similarly but the later is better in bowling.if you think of an bowler can bat in slog overs then its not jadeja(except when all fail in the middle overs itself) irfan pathan is more suitable and with the half batsmen like ashwin and praveen . its the time to give some one a chance or two tagging as allrounder,may be in domestic or irfan or ashwin.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | February 1, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    Beginning of a new era. Wade can ride this form all the way into the test team. Hopefully Finch gets an opportunity to play and Mitch Marsh gets some time in the middle and with the ball. He's a better bowler than Christian. Things looking very good for Australia's future.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    it has been really shockin dat despite d abysmal perfrmances overseas nobdy is questionin d new indin coach .... everybdy else incudin seniors, captain, new commers, selectors, pitches etc hav receivd d bashings.... duncon fletcher seems ineffective nd he is no good for indian cricket

  • POSTED BY azmat20031 on | February 1, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    well Wade scored 72 of 43 balls while Dhoni scored 48 of same 43 balls. The difference caused them the match...

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    The result did not surprise me at all..... Having won the toss after a long time, India should have opted for batting first, because they are not very good chasers. The moment Australia put a target of 172 runs, the defeat appeared imminent. Further, they could have played Manoj Tiwari in the place of Sehwag. Further, how many spinners they will play? Raina, Rohit, Ashwin, Jadeja, Rahul Sharma.... and only two seamers out of which one rarely succeeds....Can you expect different result?

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    Indians going to Lose everything...Try Series also

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 15:59 GMT

    Pathetic..there is no interest for me to watch an Indian match..it's always one sided..where is the juice yo

  • POSTED BY IndianCrazyFan on | February 1, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    Expected result from Dhoni & co. Dhoni is becoming like Sachin of 90s score but lonely.

    India need to re think their strategy in all formats.

    Manoj tiwary can easily replace one of the Indian openers who seem to be fit for nothing currently. Dhoni take a daring step dropping one of them otherwise you'll end thrashing all over ODIs as well.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    If Dravid & Sachin played in this match everyone would start to say seniors should retire coz they dint play well. Now people will know what is real problem in the team. Its not the seniors alone to be blamed and moreover if we compare last 1 year between seniors and the youngsters then will know who is better to be sacked

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    What's the betting that India won't win one international game all tour - a bit like in England. Future opponents will think they are facing the new Bangladesh. Being the eternal optimist I will be cheering them on at the next game.

  • POSTED BY world.cricketer on | February 1, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    @ Aayush Kataria:= after 11 overs india were 70/4 Dhoni 6(14) and raina 13(13) and after 15th over India 95/6 dhoni 15(25) ashwin 7(3)

    end of the inng his SR was 111.62

    he was pressure on other batsmen

    it is a t20 match not a test.

  • POSTED BY Pritt32 on | February 1, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Indian cricketers seem to being living on a different planet. They are not focused and motivated to win matches. Throwing wickets away and bowling appalling. The BCCI, Bollywood and IPL are to be blamed for India's rapid decline. They cannot even win a 20-20 with a second grade Australian team. I think this losing streak will continue in the series. India team will be better off going home, as they are unbearable to watch as many Indian fans walked out in utter disgust in a packed match, with a large Indian crowd.

  • POSTED BY AidanFX on | February 1, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Basically an Indian pitch ... and the Aus Spinners did the trick

  • POSTED BY priceless1 on | February 1, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    at the moment Australia has its teeth firmly planted on India's neck ..no escaping for a long while...

  • POSTED BY satanswish on | February 1, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    I wonder if India is gonna win a single match down under. Even in tri-series, Srilankans appear strong enough to demoralize droopy Indians. Shame for World Champions of Home Tracks.

  • POSTED BY InnocentGuy on | February 1, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    Same old, same old...

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    WELL THIS TIME WHAT BLAME INDIAN TEAM CAN PRESENTS AS PITCHES ARE TURNING SAME LIKE INDIA, AND THEY SPOIL BY SPINNERS

  • POSTED BY zico123 on | February 1, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    what good IPL is causing i have no clue, as India keep losing T20 matches since their T20 worldcup win in 2007. i am certain of the dents IPL is causing to India's cricket, specially Test cricket. youngstars are grooming themselves as pinchhitters to get a good contract in IPL, not in Test match mould to become a good Test cricketer!!! priorities have to change for BCCI and players if India have to come back on track

  • POSTED BY Kashi0127 on | February 1, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    Probably we need deep analysis here. If we start playing in Dubai and Sharja like Pakistan may be we will will instead of in India and Australia and England...

  • POSTED BY cram2jam on | February 1, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    I am surprised to see that no one is even talking about the ineffectiveness of the indian coach. India's troubles started right when Duncan Fletcher took reins. Players do not become bad in a matter of a few months after winning worldcup. Coach definitely has a huge impact on the players. Fletcher is a old school kind of defensive coach that doesn't suite the modern game. That's one of the reasons England fired him. I don't understand why in the world BCCI hired him. Fire the coach ASAP and you will see the results. They can only get better at this point

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    From the 2nd/3rd Test in the West Indies; 4 Tests, 1 T20 and 5 ODIs in England & Wales; 4 Tests and 1 T20 in Australia so far India has lost 17 consecutive matches abroad (outside the sub-continent). Even Bangladesh will win a match in less than 17 overseas attempts. What is the response? Come to India. We also won 2-0 in India. Money has spoiled Indian Cricket BCCI and the Billionaire Rupee Cricketers ARROGANT as they make billions from the Blue Billion Bubble. Wake Up. The Bubble has Burst. Waiting to see Indian Millionaire Cricketers visit Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and of course let's not forget Afghanistan

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    why are people blaming dhoni he had a strike rate of 114 what can he do if no one on the other end hangs on his wicket only gambhir had a better stike rate than him since the IPL has started the indian t20 team has just gone downhill hopefully life completes a full circle at MCG remember 2008 there is where this decline started

  • POSTED BY lalli76 on | February 1, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Is there anything bigger than your country and pride . Dhoni is trying all these new comers in bowling . Why is he not giving chance to experienced allrounder irfan Pathan . When he will get chance?? May be in last odi. When we will loose all matches. Dhoni has ego with Pathan. He does not like him.I am sure as long as dhoni is here. Irfan will not get chance to play. What a waste of talent. Shame on dhoni. He do whatever he likes. That is why we are loosing Matches. Not a good captain anymore. Too much money makes you mad.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    What the hell is going on with India Team. I guess they are following " Learn from you mistakes, and do them again Perfectly" lol... BTW best of luck from Pakistani :-)

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    Dear om.pani, When will that yesterday come?? world champs? oh dear! Australian looks awsome

  • POSTED BY rohita25 on | February 1, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    continous same history is being repeated....no revolution..........dont know what to say about this performance of indian cricket team......

  • POSTED BY Bollo on | February 1, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    I can`t help but feel that the whole `Team India` - `team of superstars` carry-on by the Indian media and supporters has come home to roost. There`s no harder place to win than in Australia, and make no bones about it, these blokes will want to send India back home without a win all summer.

  • POSTED BY hhillbumper on | February 1, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    well we know IPL spoiled Indian test cricket but did test cricket spoil 20 -20? No doubt it was some strange circumstance that led to this.Be home soon boys

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    u see hows indian cricktermoral ,just they want to come india ,any how they r not prepare to play ,they do only formality

  • POSTED BY world.cricketer on | February 1, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    what about dhoni missing hussey stumping.............. and followed by terrific 43 ball 48 selfish batting and looked happy in presentation cermony.

  • POSTED BY reality_check on | February 1, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    IPL is just around the corner. All will be forgotten amid the loud music until next time India goes on a whitewash tour.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | February 1, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Biggest positive of this match was that we finally didn't have to be forced to watch Sachin's 100th 100 Obsession, Dravid's leaking wall and Very Very Slow Laxman's nothing. ROFLMAO!

  • POSTED BY D.S.A on | February 1, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Well done to Dhoni and his average-boosting score today. He stayed not out too! However, that thing called the RESULT was made irrelevant, in part to his pitiful performance. This isn't the first time...look at what happened during the World Twenty20 tournament in England, where he performed similarly throughout that tournament. It's also where India were exposed to short-pitched bowling by the West Indies and England. Well done on this defeat...more to come.

  • POSTED BY gunnerr4life on | February 1, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    India would have beaten Australia very comfortably if there was no rain . ( being sarcastic )

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    Sehwag was pathetic, one more time. A swing and a snick. How many times has he done this, rooted to his crease, on this tour? 9 times out of 9? It doesn't look like he here to play cricket. If it's mind games, he is after, Dhoni could swap batting positions with him. Dhoni did his cause no harm, by batting for some time - albeit far from being at his best

  • POSTED BY world.cricketer on | February 1, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    now it is serious issue for BCCI it should not encourage IPL because of that indians are not serious about playing for INDIA. its to have rest than 45 days drama. dhoni's inng was much boring in the match and he was smiling when came for the presentation, we surprised!?.

  • POSTED BY SlightlyIntoCricket on | February 1, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    Ok, so now what is India's excuse? They consistently blamed the IPL for their poor form in the test series. Well this was a 20/20, how come there wasn't a better performance? Also against 3 spinners, I realise they didn't have the same line up as the tests but I thought the Indian's were able to murder spin bowling.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    The AWKWARD moment when Team PAKISTAN is Un-beaten for quite a long, while Team INDIA simply cant win a match.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    I am a Pakistani but really very sad & disappointed to see the Indian team in this condition, Team India needs support from India & cricket lovers, Best of Luck for rest of the tour Team India :)

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    India got knocked over by pace in the Tests and asked for rank turners to be prepared at home for visiting teams. What's going to be their excuse now that Australia's spinners got figures of 10-0-48-3 in the T20I?

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    indian team can never win overseas.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Its a poetic justice; I think after the 2007 T20 WC had lost more T20I matches than they had won, unlike the other 2 formats for the past 4 years. And that unfortunate T20WC had started the IPL and in the long run we could see that as the potential cause for the downfall of the Indian Team, which had only started.

    I sincerely hope that India should not ever win any single T20I matches in the future.

  • POSTED BY om.pani on | February 1, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    There is a tomorrow.Dont worry. indians are slow Starters.

  • POSTED BY stari09 on | February 1, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    Can anybody let me know why Australia borrowed Jamaica's T20 kit for that match??

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    I hope that at least now the indian commentators will act as they shpould and not find excuses and help Dhoni to hide behind lame excuses, it was funny when India needed 38 runs in 8 balls the indian commentator was heeping praise on Dhoni's strength just because he hit one six, I think Dhoni should have started his hitting much earlier a run-a-ball 48 is just not good enough for 20/20. India has an excellent team and heeps of talent, but it is the Indian press and commentators that spoil the soup, this is not about patriotism but about speaking the truth.

    Now as usually done do'nt try to bash Sri lanka on and off the field, bash the Aussies because they are the people trashing all of you.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    seriously...............lolzz

  • POSTED BY dsig3 on | February 1, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    One positive from the BBL is that all those guys hit the ground running and ran straight through India. Like a deer in the headlights. In the past its been like we didnt really know what to do in 20/20 because we didnt play it much, but it was a very professional performance out there tonight. We might actually have a half decent team for this world cup. Our spinners will be a bit of a handful.

  • POSTED BY Paul-in-Finland on | February 1, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    India Oh India, what will be the excuse(s) now ? Can not wait to be amused by all the lame excuses. Weather , pitch...why not place a mirror in the change rooms and blame yourself for once - oh yeah that is not fair BCCI does not allow that.

  • POSTED BY bobmartin on | February 1, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    World Champs or World Chumps..

  • POSTED BY VJGS on | February 1, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    At least it wasn't an abject surrender like in the test matches. The batting, fielding, bowling had some intent and fire. Honestly, I didn't expect them to win when their confidence level is so low. This match would have at least given them some relief - can bat an entire innings, can field, etc. But honestly, Sehwag should be kicked out of the team - always throwing his bat at everything. You'd think he'd change his style and be more responsible when everyone respected him as a senior batsman, but nooooo. He wants the team to change and adapt to his style.

  • POSTED BY ramAB83 on | February 1, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    memorable first match for bailey as a captain on debut.. hats off!!!

  • POSTED BY prsnjtdey on | February 1, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    I think India lost their t20 matches as well as test matches.i think India will be white wash in this year Australian tour.So selectors select a proper captain who take the India to a highest position of World Cricket.Please.India is our proud,so nobody have any right to make our country JOKER.

  • POSTED BY Marcio on | February 1, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    India seem to be shot at present. Weird to see the Aussie spinners tying Indian batsmen in knots, while the Aussie batsmen dealt ewith the Indian spinners with little trouble. The only downer for Australia was Travis Birt, who looked totally out of his depth. Could barely get bat on ball. I think he batted 12 dot balls in 21 deliveries faced. I guess he'll get one more chance. Maybe it was just a bad day.

  • POSTED BY jonesy2 on | February 1, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    hoggy was the game changer again! having brett lee in any side is just a show. doherty bowled brilliantly. cant believe bailey put himself in ahead of marsh, that was ridiculous, india should have been chasing 195 and would have if marsh had gone in. the ridiculousness of this aussie side is outrageous.

  • POSTED BY cric4lyf on | February 1, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Indian channels showing previous indian wins over other team and hoping that their team might show some fight..but results are same...indian talent being naked by sum quality spin bowlers...indian batsman cant play spin not fast..why r they called batsman..strange

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    India..loosing on a spinning track??ring some bells?? Ohh yes subcontinental spin is different that australian spin aint it Gambhir?

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    Powerful Aussies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:38 GMT

    What a great Win for India......LOL..They are true World Champions and More Dominating than Australia....Kidding

  • POSTED BY 9ST9 on | February 1, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    In over 4 years India have played only 23 T20 Internationals ? Sounds strange when people always associate T20 with overkill. Agreed IPL is too long but International T20 remains a rare commodity and I guess it should remain like that to retain spectator interest.

  • POSTED BY samonly007200 on | February 1, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    Vinay kumar played again... Irfan Pathan not selected by Dhoni again... Digusting.. I have lost interest and hope of fairness in team selection... I will stop watching the matches now...

  • POSTED BY cric4lyf on | February 1, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    Indian spin vs aussie spin was like comparing murali with street players...Now india will welcome aussie players after getting beating of their life...

  • POSTED BY cric4lyf on | February 1, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    Australian A team defeating india easily...debutant captain vs captain cool...no match at all..shame on indian talent...it is proved that india can only play at home..dont have guts to play with good teams

  • POSTED BY SRT101 on | February 1, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    Time to pack their bags and come back with their families. Sight seeing tour is over.

  • POSTED BY Paul-in-Finland on | February 1, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    Now then watch the Indians complain ! Can´t win the Tests....Can´t win T20....what was wrong this time ?

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    well done australia.this is a professional team and they are playing a professional cricket from planty of year.excellent.Muhammad Nasir from Pakistan

  • POSTED BY rohansrilanka on | February 1, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Hai Indians pack your bags and go home, you boys cant win matches outside India, Australian A team can beat India 5-0... Just keeping ICC in their pockets they cant fool anymore, Indians are simply overrated team by ICC and Indian Media... Ask Zimbabwe or Bangladesh to come and play in India at least Sachin can score his so called 100th hundred..

  • POSTED BY Drew12 on | February 1, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    These figures don't do the difference between the sides justice. As Pattinson and O'Keefe said in commentary, the important overs are 12-14. That is where Australia punished India with bat and ball.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    "Since their seven-wicket win against Australia in October 2007, India have gone on to lose 13 of their 23 Twenty20 matches." Five off these 10 wins came against sides like Ireland,Zimbabwe,Bangaldesh and Afghanistan. India also lost won one and lost one against West Indies.

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Does Gambhir still want rank turners to be prepared in India??? Aus's spinners demolished the PAPER TIGERS today! Aus spinners figures: 10-0-48-3

  • POSTED BY MASQ on | February 1, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    WOOOW, what a match played by TEAM INDIA. Just want to salute the MS-DHONI, actually this is the tradition of Indians superstars, they dont loose their wickets but love to loose the match. Com'n Dhoni, you need lead your team and your country cricket just think atleast in T20 " DO or DIE ". You must be happy, bcoz you are the only player in your team, who faced more deliveries, who is the highest scorer. You are daring captain who lost his match infront of your eyes. YOU must be very happy and the whole INDIA will be thinking that this is the CAPTAIN of World Champions. Again salute to your performance....

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Are the selectors blink or our Experts fail to read the LINE on the wal? Sehwag has slowed down, hence in a swinging pich - EARLY OVERS, with no footwork he will always be out early and is a 100% chance for HIT & MISS. Try him at No, 4 or 5 and see the difference. We Indians don't learn ever from our mistakes.

  • POSTED BY thinktank1 on | February 1, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Technique wise Rohit Sharma is very good.. but a great batsman finds a way to score runs freely.. David Hussey was good. Vinay Kumar is getting in rhythm slowly. Dhoni should have rotated strike.. he scored 8 of 17 balls and that put pressure on other batsmen. :)

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Now then INDIA have gone winless in their last 17 international matches away from home in all formats here goes the list . The 2nd and 3rd test in west indies ,4 tests, a T20 and 5 odi's in England followed by 4 tests and this match here in Australia , when are we gonna see this streak ending . Anyways Congrats to the Aussies a well deserved win and a good start to George Bailey's career.

  • POSTED BY vijayb2k on | February 1, 2012, 13:08 GMT

    Seniors are escaped. People cannot blame seniors now

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    What the Hell is wrong with Indian Selectors. They have again picked up Pravin Kumar and Jadeja, ahead of Pathans, Zaheer, Aron, Yadav, pick any other would be better. I havent seen any match where these two have performed. Specially with Jadeja, when he comes to bat, they say 'he is a good bowler', and when bowls 'he is a good batsman' Utter waste in team. While Praveen Kumar must be sacked coz he is just lucky to get wickets, There is no use of swing with 107 Km speed. How many times do others have to prove their worth in the team, while can selectors explain why Jadeja was picked? these havent shown any responsibility, they just chase the ball when a good batsman is on non-striker's end, and throw away wickets instead of supporting the other batsman.

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  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    What the Hell is wrong with Indian Selectors. They have again picked up Pravin Kumar and Jadeja, ahead of Pathans, Zaheer, Aron, Yadav, pick any other would be better. I havent seen any match where these two have performed. Specially with Jadeja, when he comes to bat, they say 'he is a good bowler', and when bowls 'he is a good batsman' Utter waste in team. While Praveen Kumar must be sacked coz he is just lucky to get wickets, There is no use of swing with 107 Km speed. How many times do others have to prove their worth in the team, while can selectors explain why Jadeja was picked? these havent shown any responsibility, they just chase the ball when a good batsman is on non-striker's end, and throw away wickets instead of supporting the other batsman.

  • POSTED BY vijayb2k on | February 1, 2012, 13:08 GMT

    Seniors are escaped. People cannot blame seniors now

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Now then INDIA have gone winless in their last 17 international matches away from home in all formats here goes the list . The 2nd and 3rd test in west indies ,4 tests, a T20 and 5 odi's in England followed by 4 tests and this match here in Australia , when are we gonna see this streak ending . Anyways Congrats to the Aussies a well deserved win and a good start to George Bailey's career.

  • POSTED BY thinktank1 on | February 1, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Technique wise Rohit Sharma is very good.. but a great batsman finds a way to score runs freely.. David Hussey was good. Vinay Kumar is getting in rhythm slowly. Dhoni should have rotated strike.. he scored 8 of 17 balls and that put pressure on other batsmen. :)

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Are the selectors blink or our Experts fail to read the LINE on the wal? Sehwag has slowed down, hence in a swinging pich - EARLY OVERS, with no footwork he will always be out early and is a 100% chance for HIT & MISS. Try him at No, 4 or 5 and see the difference. We Indians don't learn ever from our mistakes.

  • POSTED BY MASQ on | February 1, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    WOOOW, what a match played by TEAM INDIA. Just want to salute the MS-DHONI, actually this is the tradition of Indians superstars, they dont loose their wickets but love to loose the match. Com'n Dhoni, you need lead your team and your country cricket just think atleast in T20 " DO or DIE ". You must be happy, bcoz you are the only player in your team, who faced more deliveries, who is the highest scorer. You are daring captain who lost his match infront of your eyes. YOU must be very happy and the whole INDIA will be thinking that this is the CAPTAIN of World Champions. Again salute to your performance....

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Does Gambhir still want rank turners to be prepared in India??? Aus's spinners demolished the PAPER TIGERS today! Aus spinners figures: 10-0-48-3

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    "Since their seven-wicket win against Australia in October 2007, India have gone on to lose 13 of their 23 Twenty20 matches." Five off these 10 wins came against sides like Ireland,Zimbabwe,Bangaldesh and Afghanistan. India also lost won one and lost one against West Indies.

  • POSTED BY Drew12 on | February 1, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    These figures don't do the difference between the sides justice. As Pattinson and O'Keefe said in commentary, the important overs are 12-14. That is where Australia punished India with bat and ball.

  • POSTED BY rohansrilanka on | February 1, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Hai Indians pack your bags and go home, you boys cant win matches outside India, Australian A team can beat India 5-0... Just keeping ICC in their pockets they cant fool anymore, Indians are simply overrated team by ICC and Indian Media... Ask Zimbabwe or Bangladesh to come and play in India at least Sachin can score his so called 100th hundred..