Commonwealth Bank Series, 1st Match: Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 5, 2012
Australia won by 65 runs (D/L method)
5 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Vinay Kumar to Warner, no run, back of a length and cramping him for room with the angle, pushed away

1.2

Vinay Kumar to Warner, no run, pitched up now, but tight line just outside off and defended hurriedly, the ball has now dribbled away towards deep midwicket and they trot across for two overthrows, which are ultimately disallowed as the ball was deemed dead by then, despite neither the bowler nor the keeper getting a hand to it

1.3

Vinay Kumar to Warner, no run, pushed on the off side, the line is just around off, and the angle is into the left-hander, tucking him up

1.4

Vinay Kumar to Warner, 1 run, this time he waits a shade and nudges it towards square leg with the angle

1.5

Vinay Kumar to Wade, no run, left alone outside off

1.6

Vinay Kumar to Wade, no run, nippy length delivery that bounces a tad, he cannot work it away square

Australia 4/0   R Vinay Kumar 1-0-1-0
3.1

Vinay Kumar to Wade, 1 run, 136.4 kph from Vinay just outside off, Wade is surprised as it nips and bounces across him, jabs it away to third man

3.2

Vinay Kumar to Warner, no run, tucked up with the incoming angle, pushed away from the crease

3.3

Vinay Kumar to Warner, 1 run, thick edge this time as he pushes hard from the crease, the back of a length ball flies to third man

3.4

Vinay Kumar to Wade, no run, tight line this, right on middle, defended back to the bowler

3.5

Vinay Kumar to Wade, 1 run, stays in the crease, and drops the length delivery on the off side from close to the body, they are through with the run by the time point reaches the ball

3.6

Vinay Kumar to Warner, no run, he hasn't been allowed room at all so far, this time he has a swing as he sees this rare widish delivery outside off, misses

Australia 11/0   R Vinay Kumar 2-0-4-0
5.1

Vinay Kumar to Warner, OUT, he's bowled Warner! they have not allowed him an inch of room, apart from one wide delivery, this one was pitched up from around the wicket, coming in on the stumps, Warner lunged at it and had a big heave, missed, and the ball rattled the middle stump, Vinay is pumped up, some relief for him after he was taken apart by Warner in Perth

DA Warner b Vinay Kumar 6 (24m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

5.2

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, no run, shaping away at 134.7 kph some way outside off, Ponting lets it go

5.3

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, no run, moves a long way across outside off and shoulders arms to a good length ball that bounces nicely through to Dhoni

5.4

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, no run, superb line this, at 138.1 kph, Ponting slightly uncertain whether to play at this pitched up delivery close to off, and allows it to go in the end

5.5

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, 1 run, lots of bounce from just short of a length, he comes forward, drops it close to the pitch on the off side and gets off the mark

5.6

Vinay Kumar to Wade, no run, this is probing stuff from Vinay, ending very close to off stump from over the stumps, Wade runs it to point

Australia 16/1   R Vinay Kumar 3-0-5-1
7.1

Vinay Kumar to Wade, 1 run, Vinay is getting good bounce and nip, Wade stays back and runs this one to third man

7.2

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, no run, hits high on the bat as he comes forward to a short of a length ball

7.3

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, no run, it is overcast and Vinay and PK are testing Australia, this is not the Vinay who turned up in Perth, Ponting lunges forward as he sees it pitching on a length, but it rears up and moves away a bit to beat him

7.4

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, no run, pushed off the front foot to mid off

7.5

Vinay Kumar to Ponting, OUT, he's got Ponting now, Vinay has bowled much better deliveries than this one today, Ponting saw some rare width and went to punch it, it seemed to sit up a tad from short of a length and he ended up hitting it straight to short extra cover

RT Ponting c Raina b Vinay Kumar 2 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

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   R Vinay Kumar 4-0-6-2
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   R Vinay Kumar 5-0-8-2
26.1

Vinay Kumar to MEK Hussey, OUT, not the best delivery he has bowled today, way too short outside off, but Michael Hussey has shovelled the pull straight to deep square leg, he's given the run-rate a serious boost though

MEK Hussey c Kohli b Vinay Kumar 45 (45m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 140.62

26.2

Vinay Kumar to DJ Hussey, 1 run, guides a length delivery very late down to third man

26.3

Vinay Kumar to Christian, 1 run, drops this one on the off side for his first run in ODIs

26.4

Vinay Kumar to DJ Hussey, FOUR, clatter! overpitched, wide, David Hussey gets front leg out of the way and smashes it through extra cover

26.5

Vinay Kumar to DJ Hussey, 1 run, well done, waits for this one to arrive on off and runs it behind point

26.6

Vinay Kumar to Christian, no run, pitched up on off, he defends it back to Vinay

Australia 161/5   R Vinay Kumar 6-0-15-3
28.1

Vinay Kumar to Christian, no run, misses the pull to a short of a length ball as it bounces more than he expected outside off, almost head high

28.2

Vinay Kumar to Christian, no run, well fielded, leaps in the air to stop Christian's push to a very full delivery

28.3

Vinay Kumar to Christian, 1 run, moves across and swings this one from middle, goes on the bounce to short fine leg

28.4

Vinay Kumar to DJ Hussey, 1 run, charges down the track and slogs a length ball to long on

28.5

Vinay Kumar to Christian, 3 runs, goes hard at a pitched up delivery and slices it over cover

28.6

Vinay Kumar to DJ Hussey, 1 run, makes room as Vinay keeps it full outside off, slaps it away through point

Australia 176/5   R Vinay Kumar 7-0-21-3
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