ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up Matches, Australia v India at Cardiff, Jun 4, 2013
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
4 June 2013 (50-over match)
16.2

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, Dug in short again. Dhoni jumps on his back foot and ticks it off through the midwicket region

16.6

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, on the pads and Dhoni moves across on his back foot and plays it down the fine leg with the smallest of fuss

India 61/5   MS Dhoni 5* (2b 1x4)
17.4

Faulkner to Dhoni, no run, Bangs it in, but its outside off and Dhoni drops his hands and lets it go

17.5

Faulkner to Dhoni, no run, outside off just back of a length and its left alone

17.6

Faulkner to Dhoni, no run, Fuller and he moves forward to defend it softly

India 62/5   MS Dhoni 5* (5b 1x4)
18.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 wide, Oh thats very wide. The swing takes it just to the wrong end of that wide marker

18.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, On the pads, he's on the back foot and turns it down to fine leg

18.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, Angled across and moves away. Dhoni hangs his bat but he's beaten

18.6

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, Lovely shot, made it look completely effortless. Full and swinging into the pads. Dhoni brings those powerful wrists into play and whips it off through midwicket

India 70/5   MS Dhoni 10* (8b 2x4)
19.2

Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, Dug in, but Dhoni is quick on the back foot and hooks it down so the ball safely goes along the ground to fine leg

India 72/5   MS Dhoni 11* (9b 2x4)
20.1

Starc to Dhoni, no run, Full on the pads and its pushed to the on side

20.2

Starc to Dhoni, no run, Full and on the off stump. Dhoni pushes it to mid off

20.3

Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball. Dhoni tickles it around to square leg off the back foot and scampers off for the singe

India 75/5   MS Dhoni 12* (12b 2x4)
21.1

Watson to Dhoni, SIX, And Dhoni greets him with a towering six over long on. walks into that shot and unleashes a full swing of his arms and watches it sail over the boundary.

21.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, around the off stump and its chopped off the back foot to point

21.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, on a length and on the off stump. he moves across and defends it

21.4

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, full and wide. Dhoni gets down on one knee, reaches out and times it quite well through point. Sweeper cover races to his left, dives and saves it

21.5

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, on the stumps and drifting leg side. He turns it down to square leg off the back foot

India 84/5   MS Dhoni 21* (17b 2x4 1x6)
22.1

Starc to Dhoni, FOUR, Straight down the ground, well timed and Karthik shows the captain how to move out of the way of the ball coming at the non striker. Full and outside off stump. Dhoni's straight bat times it well enough to beat mid-off

22.2

Starc to Dhoni, 1 wide, Tries to glance it but its wide of him down the leg side

22.2

Starc to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off. Dhoni hits it well but it goes to the fielder at cover

22.3

Starc to Dhoni, no run, on a length, moves back and hits it to point

22.4

Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, that one nips in after pitching. Inside half of the bat is taken and it goes down to fine leg

India 90/5   MS Dhoni 26* (21b 3x4 1x6)
23.1

Watson to Dhoni, no run, Good length on off stump. He defends it out to point

23.2

Watson to Dhoni, no run, thats on the stumps, drifting in just a little but but Dhoni plays it safely down the wicket for midwicket to come round and tidy up

23.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, Dug in, but it only reaches as high as his chest and Dhoni pulls it powerfully out to the fielder at deep midwicket

India 95/5   MS Dhoni 27* (24b 3x4 1x6)
24.1

Marsh to Dhoni, no run, starts well. Good length ball on the stumps and he blocks it out down the ground

24.2

Marsh to Dhoni, no run, A little bit of room and Dhoni tries to hit it just a bit too hard and doesn't time it

24.3

Marsh to Dhoni, 1 run, Back of a length outside the off stump and its guided off the back foot just behind point.

24.5

Marsh to Dhoni, 1 run, Full outside the off stump and he plays the square drive out to sweeper cover

India 100/5   MS Dhoni 29* (28b 3x4 1x6)
25.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, Full outside off and Dhoni's forward push, though powerful goes only as far as the covers

India 103/5   MS Dhoni 30* (29b 3x4 1x6)
26.1

Marsh to Dhoni, no run, Marsh is hit. Powerful shot from Dhoni as he comes down the track. The bowler takes evasive action and is in the end lucky as the ball just missed his face

26.2

Marsh to Dhoni, 1 run, full and on the pads. Dhoni turns it around to the leg side

26.6

Marsh to Dhoni, no run, good length around the off stump. Dhoni pushes it to the off side and looks for the single, but Karthik sends him back

India 109/5   MS Dhoni 31* (32b 3x4 1x6)
27.4

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, Good length ball, drifting in after pitching and Dhoni taps it out between cover and mid-off and is immediately off for that single. Well run

27.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, good length on off stump and it gets the straight, dead bat from Dhoni

India 112/5   MS Dhoni 32* (34b 3x4 1x6)
28.4

Marsh to Dhoni, 1 run

28.6

Marsh to Dhoni, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he turns it around to square leg

India 120/5   MS Dhoni 34* (36b 3x4 1x6)
29.1

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, Back of a length outside off and he guides it down to third man

29.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, Lots of action there. Dhoni dabs it out to the off side and looks for the single but the fielder comes in quickly and hits the stumps. Karthik was safely back inside the crease

29.5

Watson to Dhoni, no run, Back of a length and outside off and he moves back to chops it to point

29.6

Watson to Dhoni, no run, on the stumps, good length and Dhoni goes back and pushes it out to the off side

India 122/5   MS Dhoni 35* (40b 3x4 1x6)
30.4

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, short and angling across the batsman. Dhoni gets on the back foot and defends to mid-off

30.5

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length on middle and off. Dhoni gets forward and defends to mid-off for a single

India 124/5   MS Dhoni 36* (42b 3x4 1x6)
32.2

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, on a length pitching on middle, angling away from the batsman as Dhoni goes for a mighty swipe without any footwork to midwicket, but doesn't make contact

32.3

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, short ball, pitching on middle and off, angling away. Dhoni rears back to pull solidly to deep square leg

32.6

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, short and angling away from a middle stump line. Dhoni pushes to cover for none

India 137/5   MS Dhoni 37* (45b 3x4 1x6)
33.2

McKay to Dhoni, 1 run, Short and outside off stump. Dhoni blocks to point, stays in his crease, notices the overthrow from the fielder which deceives Wade, and jets off for an overthrow

India 139/5   MS Dhoni 38* (46b 3x4 1x6)
34.1

Faulkner to Dhoni, 2 runs, pitching short of a length angling away from off stump. Dhoni pushes square to backward point for a couple

34.2

Faulkner to Dhoni, 2 wides, wide ball going down legside. Dhoni lets it go but Wade fumbles behind for an overthrow

India 143/5   MS Dhoni 40* (47b 3x4 1x6)
35.3

McKay to Dhoni, 1 run, short going down middle and leg. Dhoni is able to glance it off the back foot for a single to backward square leg

35.5

McKay to Dhoni, 1 run, short and on middle and leg. Dhoni glances off the back foot to short midwicket

India 154/5   MS Dhoni 42* (49b 3x4 1x6)
36.1

Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length on middle. Dhoni waits on it before playing a lofted shot over mid-on. Not strong enough as it carries to the long-on fielder

India 155/5   MS Dhoni 43* (50b 3x4 1x6)
37.2

McKay to Dhoni, no run, short ball on off and middle. Dhoni advances down the track but ends up parrying to the bowler

37.3

McKay to Dhoni, no run, short and on middle and leg. Dhoni pushes to cover for none

37.4

McKay to Dhoni, no run, short and outside off. Dhoni cuts it on the back foot but finds the fielder in the inner ring

37.5

McKay to Dhoni, 1 run, short and on middle. Dhoni goes back to pull it and finds deep square leg for a single

India 171/5   MS Dhoni 44* (54b 3x4 1x6)
38.1

Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, on a length going down middle and off. Dhoni pushes to cover for a single

38.3

Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, short and angling away from off stump. Dhoni nudges it to the fielder at mid-off

India 174/5   MS Dhoni 46* (56b 3x4 1x6)
39.1

Marsh to Dhoni, 1 run, short and on middle and leg, Dhoni steps back before glancing the ball to the fielder at cover for a single

39.4

Marsh to Dhoni, SIX, full and on middle. Dhoni forward and plays a lovely pickup shot down the ground for a six. Very Dhoniesque shot and with that bludgeon gets his 50 off just 58 balls

39.5

Marsh to Dhoni, FOUR, off stump and full and Dhoni opens up his shoulders to hit straight back down the ground. Looks like Mitchell Marsh is being targeted by the batsmen

39.6

Marsh to Dhoni, SIX, on a length outside off stump. Dhoni waits before rocking back and lofting over the offside for a six near third man. Amazing shot from the Indian captain

India 202/5   MS Dhoni 63* (60b 4x4 3x6)
40.5

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss outside off stump. Dhoni forward to drive on the up to deep extra cover

India 208/5   MS Dhoni 64* (61b 4x4 3x6)
41.1

Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, short and going wide of off stump, angling away from the batsman. Dhoni cuts off the back foot to sweeper cover for a single

India 209/5   MS Dhoni 65* (62b 4x4 3x6)
42.2

Johnson to Dhoni, SIX, short of a length going past off stump. Dhoni waits before whacking this over midwicket for a huge six!

42.3

Johnson to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide of off stump. Dhoni plays a flat batted shot down the groundy. This one rocketed to the boundary.

42.4

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, full and on middle. Dhoni once again winds up to hit down the ground. Marsh, at long-off, runs over to try and catch it at the boundary. As he was diving he is able to catch it in the air, but then quickly throws it back on the field of play, before falling on the boundary. Amazing fielding effort by Marsh and it looks like the Australians have saved a certain six. Batsmen only ran two

42.5

Johnson to Dhoni, no run, wide and outside off. Dhoni drags it to mid-on for none

42.6

Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside off stump. Dhoni drags it again to mid-on for a single

India 236/5   MS Dhoni 78* (67b 5x4 4x6)
43.1

Starc to Dhoni, no run, delivers this wide and full outside off stump. Dhoni plays and misses as it carries to the keeper

43.2

Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length on middle. Dhoni digs it out for a single to cover

43.6

Starc to Dhoni, 2 runs, full toss on middle and Dhoni opens the face to guide it to sweeper cover for a couple

India 246/5   MS Dhoni 81* (70b 5x4 4x6)
44.4

Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside off and Dhoni gets back to try and flay to the offside, but doesn't get under it well as it goes to deep extra-cover

44.6

Faulkner to Dhoni, 2 runs, full and outside off. Dhoni drives down the ground to long-off. Long-off misses on first instance but able to recover, preventing any additional runs

India 251/5   MS Dhoni 84* (72b 5x4 4x6)
45.3

Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, short and going down leg side. Dhoni pulls off the back foot and the ball carries short of deep fine leg

45.5

Starc to Dhoni, 2 runs, full and outside off. Dhoni steers fine to the off side for a couple

45.6

Starc to Dhoni, no run, yorker on off and middle. Dhoni pushes it to mid-off

India 260/5   MS Dhoni 87* (75b 5x4 4x6)
46.2

Faulkner to Dhoni, FOUR, yorker on middle and Dhoni plays his trademark helicopter shot as he powers it with a flick to the square boundary. He's a dangerous man in the closing overs.

46.3

Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 wide, Faulkner delivers this way wide down the off side. Umpire calls it wide.

46.3

Faulkner to Dhoni, OUT, full and outside off. With minimal footwork Dhoni lofts to the long-off boundary with another hopeful six but ends up finding Mitchell Johnson near the boundary. Superb rescue innings from Dhoni as India were in all sorts of trouble when he arrived to the crease.

MS Dhoni c Johnson b Faulkner 91 (77b 6x4 4x6) SR: 118.18

India 266/6   MS Dhoni 91 (77b 6x4 4x6)
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