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)
11.1

McKay to Karthik, no run, pitches way outside off and comes back in a bit, Karthik leaves it alone

11.2

McKay to Karthik, no run, coming back in after pitching around off on good length, Karthik defends it on the front foot

11.3

McKay to Karthik, no run, Karthik walks down the pitch and defends another one which pitched outside off and was coming towards him

11.4

McKay to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik comes down again and flicks a length ball on off stump towards midwicket for a quick single to get off the mark

India 44/4   KD Karthik 1* (4b)
12.1

Johnson to Karthik, no run, a short ball around leg stump, left alone by Karthik

12.2

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Karthik pushes it towards cover for a single

India 45/4   KD Karthik 2* (6b)
13.1

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, full outside off, Karthik drives it off the front foot to mid-off

13.2

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, Karthik walks down to a good length ball outside off and flicks it to the left of mid-on

13.3

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, full outside off, Karthik drives it straight to cover

13.4

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, short of good length on the middle stump, Karthik works it to fine-leg for a single

India 46/4   KD Karthik 3* (10b)
14.1

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, short ball on middle stump, Karthik goes back in the crease and defends it with soft hands for a quick single

14.5

Johnson to Karthik, no run, full and outside off, Karthik drives it to the fielder at cover

14.6

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik walks down and pushes a fullish ball outside off straight down just wide of mid-off for a single

India 51/4   KD Karthik 5* (13b)
15.1

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, back of a length just outside off and he guides it to point.

15.2

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, Good line, angling across the right-hander and swinging away. Karthik leaves it alone

15.3

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, goes down the track to this one. Its full on off stump and driven to cover

15.4

Faulkner to Karthik, FOUR, Good use of the feet. Makes it into a half volley and easily flicks it through midwicket and times it well enough to take it to the boundary

15.5

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, Faulkner answers with a slower ball. Karthik is down the track and he misses it, beaten by absence of pace

15.6

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, full and around the off stump. Defended confidently into the covers

India 55/4   KD Karthik 9* (19b 1x4)
16.3

Johnson to Karthik, no run, Well bowled. Using the left armer's angle and a little bit of swing takes it across the edge of Karthik

16.4

Johnson to Karthik, no run, Fuller now and Karthik drives it off to the covers.

16.5

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, Uppish, but there's no fielder at gully. Flashed at it. The ball was wide, but was back of a length and third man is left to tidy up

India 57/5   KD Karthik 10* (22b 1x4)
17.1

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, Full and outside off. Karthik chooses to play at that and it goes off to mid-off

17.2

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, Back of a length, just outside off stump. Karthik guides it to point off the back foot and David Warner dives spectacularly to save that one

17.3

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full outside off, Karthik chooses to play it and hits it out to mid-off

India 62/5   KD Karthik 11* (25b 1x4)
18.1

Johnson to Karthik, no run, Fullish length, swinging away. Karthik leaves it alone on the front foot

18.2

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, On the pads and its turned down to fine leg off the front foot

18.4

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, Walks down the pitch and the bowler pulls the length. It goes to square leg

India 66/5   KD Karthik 13* (28b 1x4)
19.1

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, On the front foot to that one full and around off stump. Driven to mid-off, not well timed

19.3

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, tries to steer the ball to third man but there's not enough pace and the keeper moves to his left to collect it without much trouble

19.4

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, fullish and on the stumps. he moves across and defends it to the on side

19.5

Faulkner to Karthik, 2 runs, Back of a length and bouncing up to his hips. Soft hands turns it down to fine leg and the two Indian wicketkeepers sprint across to complete a double

19.6

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, back of a length on the off stump and is confidently defended into the off side

India 74/5   KD Karthik 16* (33b 1x4)
20.4

Starc to Karthik, no run, On the off stump, just back of a length and Karthik gets back behind it and defends it

20.5

Starc to Karthik, no run, It hits Dhoni and no chance of any runs. Good drive from Karthik. Full and outside off and he moves fluidly into the front foot and times it well, but the captain couldn't move away in time

20.6

Starc to Karthik, no run, Beaten. Hits a good length and moves just a bit away. Karthik's intended glide to third man is not successful as he cant get any bat on it

India 75/5   KD Karthik 16* (36b 1x4)
21.6

Watson to Karthik, no run, Good line and length. Homes in on off stump and Karthik moves forward and blocks it.

India 84/5   KD Karthik 16* (37b 1x4)
22.5

Starc to Karthik, 2 runs, Back of a length and its flicked off his hips into the gap between square and fine leg and good, urgent running gets two

22.6

Starc to Karthik, 1 wide, another one. To Karthik this time. He's down the track but still cant get bat to it

22.6

Starc to Karthik, 1 wide, This time Karthik doesn't bother trying a shot. He pulls out of it and the ball goes to the keeper, well wide of the batsman's pads

22.6

Starc to Karthik, no run, Around the off stump, good full length and its defended out to cover

India 94/5   KD Karthik 18* (39b 1x4)
23.4

Watson to Karthik, 2 runs, Short, but that only gets up as far as his waist. Karthik pulls it hard in front of square to deep midwicket

23.5

Watson to Karthik, no run, tries to open the face, but the ball moves away to beat him. Lucky not to get the edge

23.6

Watson to Karthik, no run, Good length ball on off stump and good solid defence from Karthik.

India 97/5   KD Karthik 20* (42b 1x4)
24.4

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run, on the pads and its ticked off in the region of midwicket

24.6

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run

India 101/5   KD Karthik 22* (44b 1x4)
25.1

Watson to Karthik, no run, Down the track and tries to hit it too hard. No timing on it and it goes out to mid-on

25.2

Watson to Karthik, 1 run, back of a length outside off and he opens the face to guide it fine of point

25.4

Watson to Karthik, no run, Oh, well bowled. Points to the bowler there. He comes down the track but he bowls it short and angles it in at the batsman. Karthik had to be quick with his evasive action and he was

25.5

Watson to Karthik, FOUR, Excellent timing. He's on the backfoot waiting and he pulls it fine and the ball flies away to the boundary, beating deep square leg

25.6

Watson to Karthik, no run, He hasn't been discouraged from walking down the track. This time its a good length ball and is defended away to the off side

India 107/5   KD Karthik 27* (49b 2x4)
26.3

Marsh to Karthik, no run, lovely straight bat from Karthik. Punched back to the bowler

26.4

Marsh to Karthik, no run, Full outside off and its driven to mid-off

26.5

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run, Angled in and drifting to the pads. Its clipped off the hips fine of square leg

India 109/5   KD Karthik 28* (52b 2x4)
27.1

Watson to Karthik, no run, Oh, he missed out. Short and wide and he slaps it straight to point

27.2

Watson to Karthik, no run, Lazy shot from Karthik. Lucky not to get the edge. Drives on the up extravagantly and misses it completely

27.3

Watson to Karthik, 1 run, good length, angling into middle and Karthik gets behind it nicely and tucks it down to fine leg

27.5

Watson to Karthik, 1 run, Good run again. Driven straight down the ground, the bowler gets a hand to it and slows it down and the batsmen sneak through before mid-off could get to it

India 112/5   KD Karthik 30* (56b 2x4)
28.1

Marsh to Karthik, FOUR, Well played. He's got the yorker wrong there. Its perfect in length but it drifts just enough down the leg side for Karthik to get a little feather and it races down to fine leg as short fine fielder jogged after it

28.2

Marsh to Karthik, no run, Good reply. Lovely line and length outside off and he draws Karthik into the drive and beats his bat with a hint of away swing

28.3

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run

28.5

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run, Chance Short ball, down the leg side. Karthik helps it along down to fine leg, where it falls just a few inches short of the diving Starc

India 119/5   KD Karthik 36* (60b 3x4)
29.2

Watson to Karthik, no run, Fullish length on the off stump and its defended out to cover

29.3

Watson to Karthik, 1 run, on the front foot and he angles the bat for the ball to go down to third man

India 122/5   KD Karthik 37* (62b 3x4)
30.1

Johnson to Karthik, no run, on a length on the off stump, Karthik gets forward to defend to the fielder on the off side

30.2

Johnson to Karthik, no run, full and angling away from the batsman outside off. Kartihk looking to go midwicket but ball beats him

30.3

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, short of a length going into middle and leg. Karthik tucks it away to the leg side for a single

30.6

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, short of a length going past off stump. Karthik opens the face of the bat off the back foot to steer to short third man

India 125/5   KD Karthik 39* (66b 3x4)
31.1

McKay to Karthik, no run, short and angling into the batsman outside off stump. Karthik gets forward to defend back to the bowler

31.2

McKay to Karthik, FOUR, short and going down the pads. Karthik swivels and helps it on its way with a lofted shot to fine leg

31.3

McKay to Karthik, 2 runs, short of a length pitching outside off and angling in. Karthik gets forward and flicks square to the leg side. Able to complete two

31.4

McKay to Karthik, no run, pitches on a length outside off. Karthik gets forward but plays inside of the ball as it carries through to the keeper

31.5

McKay to Karthik, no run, short of a length going down middle and leg. Karthik tucks it away to the leg side for none

31.6

McKay to Karthik, 1 run, short and wide outside off. Karthik cuts it square to the off side and Warner dives to stop a certain boundary just inches before the rope. Great fielding!

India 132/5   KD Karthik 46* (72b 4x4)
32.1

Johnson to Karthik, 1 wide, bouncer from Johnson and going down leg. Late call from the umpire for a wide

32.1

Johnson to Karthik, 1 wide, short and going down leg again. Batsman leaves it alone.

32.1

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, full and angling away from off stump. Karthik gets forward to steer to mid-off for a single

32.4

Johnson to Karthik, no run, delivers this wide off the crease and angles sharply just short of a length into off stump. Karthik forward to defend to cover

32.5

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, pitches wide off the stumps on a length. Karthik glances it fine to third man for a single

India 137/5   KD Karthik 48* (75b 4x4)
33.1

McKay to Karthik, 1 run, Slower ball pitching on a length outside off. Karthik blocks to point and takes a quick single. Warner coming in from point picks up and throws without hitting the stump

33.3

McKay to Karthik, no run, short and on the hips, Karthik pulls it straight to the fielder at short fine

33.4

McKay to Karthik, no run, short and outside off stump. Karthik gets back to cut but finds the fielder on the off side

33.5

McKay to Karthik, no run, short and seaming in outside off stump. Karthik stops it dead in its track, but does come in on an angle, ends up getting lodged in his pads

33.6

McKay to Karthik, no run, short and on off stump. Karthik dead bats it again for none

India 139/5   KD Karthik 49* (80b 4x4)
34.2

Faulkner to Karthik, FOUR, short and on leg stump. Karthik waits on it before pulling to the square boundary for a well played fifty. Karthik is certainly making a case for selection here. Question to you readers is who would he replace in the current squad?

34.3

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, ball on leg stump at a good length. Karthik comes down the track, tries to flick to midwicket to no avail

34.4

Faulkner to Karthik, no run

34.5

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, short of a length on middle , Karthik gets back to cut but finds backward point

34.6

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, yorker length on middle, Karthik able to dig it out

India 148/5   KD Karthik 54* (85b 5x4)
35.1

McKay to Karthik, no run, slower ball short of a length outside off stump. Karthik in no position to deal with it as it passes his blade to the keeper

35.2

McKay to Karthik, 3 runs, nicely done by Karthik, McKay bangs one short as Karthik was advancing down the track, he adjusts and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for an easy three

35.4

McKay to Karthik, 1 run, short and outside off stump. Karthik gets back to pull to mid-on for a single

35.6

McKay to Karthik, no run, fuller on the same line, Karthik forward to block it and it goes harmlessly to the bowler

India 154/5   KD Karthik 58* (89b 5x4)
36.2

Faulkner to Karthik, SIX, fuller on middle stump and Karthik gets forward to flick to square leg for a six

36.3

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, short of a length on middle angling away from the batsman. Karthik on the back foot to cut it but is unable to get any bat on it

36.4

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, wide and full from Faulkner. Karthik gets on his knees to try and steer square on the off side but misses

36.5

Faulkner to Karthik, FOUR, full and going down legside. Faulkner trying to get it straight here and Karthik helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary

36.6

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 no ball, slower ball on a length going past the off stump. But called a no ball straight away by the umpire as it appears that Faulkner's knee has clipped the non-striker stumps. Not a free hit though

36.6

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, slower ball just outside off and defended to point

India 167/5   KD Karthik 69* (95b 6x4 1x6)
37.1

McKay to Karthik, 3 runs, short and on off stump. Karthik gets back to pull to midwicket. Able to scamper three runs with ease

37.6

McKay to Karthik, no run, short and outside off. Karthik goes for a pull but misses the ball

India 171/5   KD Karthik 72* (97b 6x4 1x6)
38.2

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off stump. Karthik forward to drive it square and is able to complete a single

38.4

Faulkner to Karthik, 2 runs, on a length angling away outside off. Karthk plays with soft hands but almost inside-edges. Able to sneak two runs as it goes to fine leg

38.5

Faulkner to Karthik, FOUR, shot from Karthik! full and on middle and leg. Karthik lofts the ball over midwicket for a boundary

38.6

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, on a length going on off stump and middle. Karthik blocks it to point for none

India 180/5   KD Karthik 79* (101b 7x4 1x6)
39.2

Marsh to Karthik, FOUR, short and wide and Karthik dispatches to the square boundary on the offside. Plays a nice back foot cut which is just over the cover fielder

39.3

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run, on a length on off stump. Karthik pushes to mid-off for a single

India 186/5   KD Karthik 84* (103b 8x4 1x6)
40.1

Johnson to Karthik, no run, full and outside off stump. Karthik drives it firmly on the up but finds the fielder at cover

40.2

Johnson to Karthik, no run, short of a length on middle and off. Karthik looking to deposit it over the midwicket boundary, but unable to get anything on it

40.3

Johnson to Karthik, FOUR, short and on off stump. Karthik dances down before cutting to the left of backward point for a boundary

40.4

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, short of a length going past the off stump. Karthk steers it to third man

40.6

Johnson to Karthik, no run, on a length outside off stump. Karthik lets it go to the keeper

India 208/5   KD Karthik 89* (108b 9x4 1x6)
41.2

Starc to Karthik, 2 runs, full and on middle. Karthik plays a lofted shot over midwicket and it lands inside safely

41.3

Starc to Karthik, 2 runs, short and on middle. Karthik seems rushed as he plays a pull but ends up spooning to square leg, but falls in no-mans land

41.4

Starc to Karthik, FOUR, full and on middle. Karthik drives this powerful through the leg side and beats long-on to the boundary

41.5

Starc to Karthik, FOUR, Starc delivers wide off the crease and short. Karthik able to play a ramp shot over the keeper to bring up his second consecutive ton in these warm-up fixtures. Karthik banging down the door for selection

41.6

Starc to Karthik, 1 leg bye, Starc spears it in to middle and leg. Karthik tries playing fine to the boundary but ends up finding the fielder at short fine leg

India 222/5   KD Karthik 101* (113b 11x4 1x6)
42.1

Johnson to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off stump. Karthik drives this powerfully on the up and carries to extra-cover who drops it because of the sheer velocity

India 223/5   KD Karthik 102* (114b 11x4 1x6)
43.3

Starc to Karthik, 2 runs, yorker on middle and leg, Karthik squeezes it square on the leg side for a single

43.4

Starc to Karthik, FOUR, full and on middle and leg. Karthik picks it up on the full and helps it on the way to the fine leg boundary

43.5

Starc to Karthik, 1 run, short but doesn't get much height as Karthik steers on the back foot with a dab to third man

India 244/5   KD Karthik 109* (117b 12x4 1x6)
44.1

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, short and wide of off stump. Karthik forward to drive it to extra-cover

44.2

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, full and outside off stump. Karthik gets on one knee to try and hit across the line to midwicket

44.3

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off, Karthik squeezes it square to the off side

44.5

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off, Karthik hits to extra-cover for a single

India 249/5   KD Karthik 111* (121b 12x4 1x6)
45.1

Starc to Karthik, FOUR, Starc spears it in outside off. Karthik opens the face to steer it past third man to the boundary

45.2

Starc to Karthik, 1 run, full and on middle, angling into the pads. Karthik goes for a lofted shot to extra-cover, but lands safely again

45.4

Starc to Karthik, 1 run, Starc spears this in on middle. Karthik able to dig it out and run a single

India 258/5   KD Karthik 117* (124b 13x4 1x6)
46.1

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off. Karthik forward to push it to extra-cover

46.4

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full ball outside off. Karthik lofts it to sweeper cover

46.6

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, yorker length outside off. Karthik digs it out and is able to sneak a single

India 269/6   KD Karthik 120* (127b 13x4 1x6)
47.1

Starc to Karthik, FOUR, Starc going around and delivers a length ball going on off and middle. Karthik lets it come to him before cutting over point for a boundary. Can't bowl short to Karthik in this kind of form

47.2

Starc to Karthik, 1 run, yorker length on middle. Karthik squeezes it to point for a single

47.6

Starc to Karthik, 1 run

India 286/6   KD Karthik 126* (130b 14x4 1x6)
48.1

Faulkner to Karthik, FOUR, full and outside off. Karthik gets back before hitting over extra-cover for a boundary

48.2

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off. Karthik steers to third man for a single

48.4

Faulkner to Karthik, FOUR, full and outside off. Karthik threads it through the gap on the offside for a boundary.

48.5

Faulkner to Karthik, no run, full and wide once again. Karthik unable to get bat on it and it carries to the keeper

48.6

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off. Karthik squeezes to extra-cover for a single.

India 297/6   KD Karthik 136* (135b 16x4 1x6)
49.1

Marsh to Karthik, FOUR, pitches short and down leg side. Karthik waits on it before hooking to the fine leg boundary

49.2

Marsh to Karthik, 2 runs, short ball on middle going down leg. Karthik pulls strongly to midwicket and Faulkner runs in from the deep but is unable to reach and the opportunity is missed

49.3

Marsh to Karthik, 2 runs, dropped short and wide. Karthik steps to the offside and tries to maneuver this over short fine leg for a boundary. Carries to short fine leg and Karthik is able to return to his crease before the throw from the fielder

49.4

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run, full and on off stump. Karthik steers this to third man for a single

49.6

Marsh to Karthik, 1 run, full and wide and Karthik drives to extra-cover for a single.

India 308/6   KD Karthik 146* (140b 17x4 1x6)
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