Australia tour of India, 1st ODI: India v Australia at Vadodara, Oct 25, 2009
Australia won by 4 runs
25 October 2009 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Nehra 5 6 6 1 0 83.33
1.2 dead plumb in front. Nehra strikes early. The in ward movement did Watto in. It landed on a length around middle and off and moved back in to evade the defensive poke and strike right in front of the stumps. Gone! The ball is moving around as was expected. 5/1
View dismissal TD Paine c †Dhoni b Sharma 50 84 62 9 0 80.64
18.6 Short and wide, bouncing away, Paine went for the cut but got the top-edge through to Dhoni. The shot was there to be played but perhaps done in by the extra bounce. 102/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Jadeja 74 113 85 8 2 87.05
29.3 Plumb in front. Ponting doesn't look happy. It landed on a length on the middle and leg, turned in past the defensive push and hit him on the back pad right in front of middle stump. Dead plumb. Fine innings comes to an end. 151/3
View dismissal CL White c Raina b Nehra 51 91 68 3 1 75.00
42.2 White falls after taking the batting powerplay. It was the full delivery outside off, White tried to fetch it from there with a big slog but ended up slicing it high to extra cover where Raina waits patiently for the ball to dip into his palms 227/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Kohli b Sharma 73 91 54 8 1 135.18
49.1 Hussey falls after a wonderful knock. Hilditch must be watching closely. He dragged the ball from outside off and heaved it to deep midwicket 291/7
View dismissal AC Voges c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 3 7 7 0 0 42.85
43.5 tossed up on the off stump line, spins in, Vogues goes for the slog sweep but gets more elevation than distance and is caught in the deep 233/5
View dismissal JR Hopes run out (Sehwag/Nehra) 14 17 9 1 1 155.55
46.3 Nehra to Hussey, Hopes is run out . pulls it to midwicket. Hopes has charged down the track too much but Hussey changed his mind after taking couple of steps. Sehwag throws it to Nehra who calmly breaks the stumps. 256/6
MG Johnson not out 14 18 8 2 0 175.00
View dismissal B Lee b Sharma 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
49.6 full delivery, lee tries to squeeze it out to the on side, misses it and it deflects off the back pad on to the stumps 292/8
Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 2) 8
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 217 mins) 292 (5.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  P Kumar 10 0 77 0 7.70 29 10 2 (2w)
View wickets A Nehra 10 0 58 2 5.80 32 7 1 (1nb)
1.2 to Watson, dead plumb in front. Nehra strikes early. The in ward movement did Watto in. It landed on a length around middle and off and moved back in to evade the defensive poke and strike right in front of the stumps. Gone! The ball is moving around as was expected. 5/1
42.2 to White, White falls after taking the batting powerplay. It was the full delivery outside off, White tried to fetch it from there with a big slog but ended up slicing it high to extra cover where Raina waits patiently for the ball to dip into his palms 227/4
View wickets I Sharma 10 0 50 3 5.00 34 7 0 (1nb)
18.6 to Paine, Short and wide, bouncing away, Paine went for the cut but got the top-edge through to Dhoni. The shot was there to be played but perhaps done in by the extra bounce. 102/2
49.1 to Hussey, Hussey falls after a wonderful knock. Hilditch must be watching closely. He dragged the ball from outside off and heaved it to deep midwicket 291/7
49.6 to Lee, full delivery, lee tries to squeeze it out to the on side, misses it and it deflects off the back pad on to the stumps 292/8
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 10 0 57 1 5.70 25 6 0 (2w)
43.5 to Voges, tossed up on the off stump line, spins in, Vogues goes for the slog sweep but gets more elevation than distance and is caught in the deep 233/5
View wicket RA Jadeja 9 0 39 1 4.33 29 2 1
29.3 to Ponting, Plumb in front. Ponting doesn't look happy. It landed on a length on the middle and leg, turned in past the defensive push and hit him on the back pad right in front of middle stump. Dead plumb. Fine innings comes to an end. 151/3
  SK Raina 1 0 9 0 9.00 2 0 1
  India innings (target: 293 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Paine b Lee 13 20 11 3 0 118.18
4.2 full delivery, hint of away swing, Sehwag tries to flick it across the line from just around off stump but the ball moves away slightly to catch the outside edge. Gone! 25/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Ponting b Watson 14 40 29 2 0 48.27
8.1 Ricky Ponting takes a neat catch at short extra cover. Tendulkar drove on the up to left of Ponting who flung himself to take a sharp catch. Two down and wobbling. Australia move into the driver's seat. 45/2
View dismissal G Gambhir lbw b Johnson 68 132 85 6 1 80.00
34.1 caught right in front by the low dipping full toss. It was dipping in front of leg and middle stump and Gambhir stumbled a bit while trying to get forward and flick it. He missed and was struck dead plumb. 167/4
View dismissal V Kohli c Watson b Voges 30 53 41 3 0 73.17
20.4 Virat is once again caught at long-off. We have seen that quite often in the IPL and Champions League games as well. He charged down the track but was beaten in flight, tried to go though with the shot and skied it up. Watson ran in from long-off to take a good catch 103/3
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Lee b Watson 34 75 46 4 0 73.91
37.2 And Australia on the ascendancy here. Dhoni charged out for the big shot but mistimed it straight to mid-on. Lee throws the ball up in the air and Dhoni crashes his bat onto the ground. Joy and sorrow collide. 186/6
View dismissal SK Raina c & b Johnson 9 11 10 0 1 90.00
36.3 Done in by the slower one. Raina was completely fooled; he lunged out and checked his drive and the ball popped back to the delighted Mitch. And this chase continues to be topsy turvy. Silence in the crowd. 183/5
View dismissal RA Jadeja lbw b Hauritz 5 16 13 0 0 38.46
39.5 he survived a close shout couple of balls earlier but not now. It landed on a length on the middle and off line, Jadeja went for the sweep, missed and was struck in front. It would have hit the off stump. And then they were three. 201/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Siddle 49 48 31 4 3 158.06
49.2 Clatter! The off stump has been pegged back. Siddle roars and the crowd applaud the departing Harbhajan. He opened up his stance and tried to swing the length delivery across the line but missed. Timber! Enter Ashish Nehra. what a fine knock this has been from Harbhajan. 285/8
P Kumar not out 40 41 32 5 1 125.00
A Nehra not out 2 4 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 10, w 14) 24
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 224 mins) 288 (5.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 6 0 28 1 4.66 23 4 0
4.2 to Sehwag, full delivery, hint of away swing, Sehwag tries to flick it across the line from just around off stump but the ball moves away slightly to catch the outside edge. Gone! 25/1
View wicket PM Siddle 9 0 55 1 6.11 29 6 1 (3w)
49.2 to Harbhajan Singh, Clatter! The off stump has been pegged back. Siddle roars and the crowd applaud the departing Harbhajan. He opened up his stance and tried to swing the length delivery across the line but missed. Timber! Enter Ashish Nehra. what a fine knock this has been from Harbhajan. 285/8
View wickets SR Watson 10 0 70 2 7.00 27 7 3
8.1 to Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting takes a neat catch at short extra cover. Tendulkar drove on the up to left of Ponting who flung himself to take a sharp catch. Two down and wobbling. Australia move into the driver's seat. 45/2
37.2 to Dhoni, And Australia on the ascendancy here. Dhoni charged out for the big shot but mistimed it straight to mid-on. Lee throws the ball up in the air and Dhoni crashes his bat onto the ground. Joy and sorrow collide. 186/6
View wickets MG Johnson 10 0 59 2 5.90 28 6 0 (5w)
34.1 to Gambhir, caught right in front by the low dipping full toss. It was dipping in front of leg and middle stump and Gambhir stumbled a bit while trying to get forward and flick it. He missed and was struck dead plumb. 167/4
36.3 to Raina, Done in by the slower one. Raina was completely fooled; he lunged out and checked his drive and the ball popped back to the delighted Mitch. And this chase continues to be topsy turvy. Silence in the crowd. 183/5
  JR Hopes 2 0 10 0 5.00 7 0 1
View wicket AC Voges 4 0 22 1 5.50 8 2 0
20.4 to Kohli, Virat is once again caught at long-off. We have seen that quite often in the IPL and Champions League games as well. He charged down the track but was beaten in flight, tried to go though with the shot and skied it up. Watson ran in from long-off to take a good catch 103/3
View wicket NM Hauritz 9 1 34 1 3.77 32 2 1
39.5 to Jadeja, he survived a close shout couple of balls earlier but not now. It landed on a length on the middle and off line, Jadeja went for the sweep, missed and was struck in front. It would have hit the off stump. And then they were three. 201/7

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 7-match series 1-0
Player of the match - MEK Hussey (Australia)
Umpires - AM Saheba and SK Tarapore
TV umpire - S Asnani
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - MR Benson (England)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (56 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (TD Paine 21, RT Ponting 25, Ex 5)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 91/1 in 17.0 overs (TD Paine 42, RT Ponting 37)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 18.2 overs (115 balls), Extras 7
    • TD Paine: 50 off 61 balls (9 x 4)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 56 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 28.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Australia - 183/3 in 36.0 overs (CL White 28, MEK Hussey 18)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (233 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (CL White 27, MEK Hussey 23, Ex 0)
    • CL White: 50 off 65 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 42.1 - 47.0
    • Australia: 250 runs in 45.5 overs (281 balls), Extras 8
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 43 balls (5 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 292/8 in 50.0 overs (MG Johnson 14)
    • India innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • India: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (64 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 74/2 in 15.0 overs (G Gambhir 20, V Kohli 17)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (G Gambhir 19, V Kohli 26, Ex 5)
    • India: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (118 balls), Extras 12
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 65 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 150 runs in 32.3 overs (199 balls), Extras 16
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (G Gambhir 25, MS Dhoni 22, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: India - 157/3 in 33.0 overs (G Gambhir 62, MS Dhoni 22)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 34.1 - 39.0
    • India: 200 runs in 39.2 overs (243 balls), Extras 20
    • India: 250 runs in 46.5 overs (288 balls), Extras 22
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (Harbhajan Singh 20, P Kumar 29, Ex 1)
 
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