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)

Starc to Tendulkar, OUT, he's gone! Ponting takes out Tendulkar, Starc pitches it up wide, not full enough, Tendulkar reaches out and goes for the drive, it flies low to Ponting's right, and the veteran goes down to take it safely, he is mobbed by his team-mates

SR Tendulkar c Ponting b Starc 2 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 9/1   G Gambhir 4* (5b)   MA Starc 0.5-0-5-1

Starc to Gambhir, OUT, outside edge and gone! super stuff from Starc, Gautam falls to a nick outside off again, Starc gets it to rear up at him from back of a length, and Gautam pokes it on its way to the keeper

G Gambhir c †Wade b Starc 5 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

India 13/2   V Kohli 1* (7b)   MA Starc 1.3-0-5-2

McKay to Kohli, OUT, Ponting at shortish backward point holds on to the screamer, Virat was batting superbly but he is gone now, cuts a wide delivery hard but straight to Ponting

V Kohli c Ponting b McKay 31 (30m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 91.17

India 64/3   RG Sharma 21* (20b 2x4)   CJ McKay 0.2-0-2-1

McKay to RG Sharma, OUT, McKay strikes again, India deep in trouble now, short of a length and getting big on Rohit, who has looked like getting out any moment, moves away just a bit after pitching and Rohit can only fend it to the keeper

RG Sharma c †Wade b McKay 21 (34m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 65/4   SK Raina 1* (1b)   CJ McKay 0.4-0-3-2

Christian to Raina, OUT, oh dear, Raina has fallen to the short ball, to Dan Christian, not the most threatening bowler going around, goes for an awkward pull, off the front foot, and only ends up lobbing the ball for midwicket to take a dolly running to his right

SK Raina c DJ Hussey b Christian 4 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

India 77/5   MS Dhoni 8* (8b 1x4)   DT Christian 2.2-0-11-1

McKay to Jadeja, OUT, another one goes! this would have been a six at most grounds in India, McKay banging it in short, Jadeja looks to pull it into the stands beyond deep midwicket but only gets it as far as the man in the deep who holds on as he tumbles to the ground

RA Jadeja c MEK Hussey b McKay 19 (34m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.00

India 114/6   MS Dhoni 25* (32b 1x4)   CJ McKay 3.3-0-16-3

Doherty to Ashwin, 2 runs, OUT, superb work in the deep from Christian, Ashwin hung his bat out to a wide and low full toss and got it through point, Christian chased and stopped it with a slide, looked back to see them attempting a third, and steadied himself before aiming at Ashwin's end, knowing that the slower man would struggle to make it, he is caught short by a mile, and more

R Ashwin run out 5 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

India 120/7   MS Dhoni 26* (33b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 4.1-0-24-0

Doherty to R Sharma, OUT, they keep falling, Rahul departs to a full toss, he makes room, and has a big swing at it, only to miss, and the ball crashes into middle

R Sharma b Doherty 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 123/8   MS Dhoni 28* (35b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 4.5-0-27-1

Doherty to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni has holed out to long off, he has been swinging full deliveries hard from the crease, he got hold of this one alright, it flew off the middle high towards Warner, who timed his leap superbly to hold on to it

MS Dhoni c Warner b Doherty 29 (61m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.31

India 128/9   P Kumar 4* (6b)   XJ Doherty 5.2-0-28-2

McKay to Kumar, OUT, Harris redeems himself for dropping a simple catch by taking a brilliant low take, running a long way in from long on, and tumbling forward to hold on to PK's slog

P Kumar c Harris b McKay 15 (19m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

India 151/10   R Vinay Kumar 12* (15b 1x4)   CJ McKay 4.4-0-20-4





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