Commonwealth Bank Series - 1st match

Australia v India

Australia won by 65 runs (D/L method)

7.6

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, no run, 136.5 kph, bounce, bit of away shape from a good length, Clarke lets it go immediately

Australia 19/2   MJ Clarke 0* (1b)

8.2

Kumar to Clarke, no run, moves forward and nudges the length ball to short midwicket

8.3

Kumar to Clarke, no run, worked off the pad but there is square leg in place

8.4

Kumar to Clarke, 2 runs, this time Clarke gets it past midwicket with a work off leg stump

8.5

Kumar to Clarke, no run, huge appeal for leg-before, looked like an inside edge, else he was gone, yes, replays show a big inside edge, the ball came in quickly from a good length, and Clarke pushed well in front away from the body

8.6

Kumar to Clarke, 1 run, nudged behind square leg

Australia 23/2   MJ Clarke 3* (6b)

9.1

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, no run, it is not the pace, it is fine but not threatening, but the bounce that Vinay is getting which is troubling Australia, Clarke is hit on the thigh pad now

9.2

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, no run, pitched up, and he gets forward to push hard to extra cover

9.3

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, no run, similar to the one that Ponting mishit to short extra cover, Clarke pats it away towards mid off

9.4

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, no run, pitched up on the stumps, he motions forward and eases it to mid on

9.5

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, no run, can't get it away, good length on middle, he opens up a tad but pushes it to mid on again

9.6

Vinay Kumar to Clarke, 2 runs, not completely in control but gets the drive past a diving extra cover

Australia 25/2   MJ Clarke 5* (12b)

11.1

Kohli to Clarke, no run, gentle wide delivery, would have been called one had Clarke not reached out to pat it away

11.2

Kohli to Clarke, no run, length ball pushed down the track, Virat dives to his right and stops it

11.3

Kohli to Clarke, 1 run, eased down to long on for one

Australia 36/2   MJ Clarke 6* (15b)

12.1

Raina to Clarke, 1 run, fired in fullish on to the pads, worked in front of square

12.4

Raina to Clarke, 1 run, shortish delivery, Clarke swings it away behind square leg off the front foot

12.6

Raina to Clarke, no run, looks to guide a flat and straight one fine past the keeper but misses

Australia 43/2   MJ Clarke 8* (18b)

13.6

Ashwin to Clarke, no run, another straight delivery from a length, Clarke stays back and hits it back to the bowler

Australia 46/2   MJ Clarke 8* (19b)

14.3

RG Sharma to Clarke, 2 runs

14.4

RG Sharma to Clarke, OUT, Clarke takes on the flighted ball from around the stumps and lofts it straight to deep midwicket, part-timer picks up a crucial wicket

MJ Clarke c R Sharma b RG Sharma 10 (24m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

Australia 49/3   MJ Clarke 10 (21b)
Tournament Results
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Australia won by 16 runs
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Mar 4, 2012
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Mar 2, 2012
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India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 28, 2012
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Feb 5, 2012

Clint McKay celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma, Australia v India, CB Series, 1st ODI, Melbourne, February 5, 2012

Clint McKay celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma

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Feb 5, 2012

Virat Kohli works one to the leg side, Australia v India, CB Series, 1st ODI, Melbourne, February 5, 2012

Virat Kohli works one to the leg side

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