Commonwealth Bank Series - 1st match

Australia v India

Australia won by 65 runs (D/L method)

13.1

Ashwin to Wade, no run, pushes a tossed up ball back to Ashwin, in the air for a while

13.2

Ashwin to Wade, 2 runs, turns across him from leg stump, he backs away and cuts wide of sweeper cover for a well-run two

13.3

Ashwin to Wade, no run, pushes back a length ball to Ashwin

13.4

Ashwin to Wade, no run, cramped for room with the straight delivery on middle and leg, punches it to the left of Ashwin who does well to dive and stop the single

13.5

Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, nudged to fine leg off the pad

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   R Ashwin 1-0-3-0

15.1

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, no run, tight line on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

15.2

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, flighted offbreak spins away outside off, he stays in the crease and cuts behind point

15.3

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 1 run, worked towards midwicket and Hussey charges across for the run

15.4

Ashwin to Wade, 3 runs, bounce for Ashwin from a length, but Wade plays the cut superbly past cover, stopped just inside the rope

15.5

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 1 run, ending on middle from a good length, he moves well across and nudges behind square leg

15.6

Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, misfield, cut shot goes through Virat at point as he winces in pain

Australia 58/3   R Ashwin 2-0-11-0

17.1

Ashwin to Wade, no run, straightish delivery, he pushes it on the leg side with a bit of an inside edge

17.2

Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, sweeper cover is working overtime, Wade chops another cut wide of him

17.3

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 1 run, moves across to a flighted ball and works it to fine leg

17.4

Ashwin to Wade, 2 runs, fired flat and wide across the left-hander, the cut is mistimed but worth a single still, Rohit's throw is wayward and allows one more

17.5

Ashwin to Wade, FOUR, smack! Wade sees this one pitch on leg and instantly bends the knee to slog-sweep it to the deep midwicket boundary

17.6

Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, that kept low, and Wade under-edged the attempted cut onto Dhoni's pads

Australia 80/3   R Ashwin 3-0-20-0

19.1

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, FOUR, swept fine on the leg side

19.2

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, too wide and too short, he reaches out to slap it away, and they scamper back for the second

19.3

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short-arm jabs a length ball through midwicket

19.4

Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, jabs away this one on the leg side, that single takes Wade to 50, I don't see Haddin playing any time soon for Australia in limited-overs at least

19.5

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, FOUR, Hussey latches onto the sweep, from outside off stump, and times it superbly behind square leg, no chance for fine leg

19.6

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, shot! this is smart hitting from Hussey, he is picking the gaps all the time, short-arm pulls a quickish length ball through midwicket now

Australia 100/3   R Ashwin 4-0-34-0

25.1

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, SIX, short, sitting up, and hammered over deep midwicket, need no invitation when it is that short

25.2

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, FOUR, tries the carrom ball, short again, David Hussey opens up and pulls again, gets two less than the previous stroke for his effort

25.3

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, third short ball on the trot, this time he will get only one through midwicket

25.4

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, no run, appeal for lbw as he is struck in front of leg stump, but that pitched outside leg

25.5

Ashwin to MEK Hussey, 1 run, guided behind point from the crease

25.6

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, this is furious high-quality running, worked through midwicket and they hare back for the second

Australia 154/4   R Ashwin 5-0-48-0
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Mar 8, 2012
Australia won by 16 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Mar 6, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Mar 4, 2012
Australia won by 15 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Mar 2, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 28, 2012
India won by 7 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
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Photos

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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