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)

Starc to Kohli, FOUR, just a bit full on the off stump, Kohli comes on the front foot and drives it down the ground, it flicks Starc's boot on the way to a boundary. Not a very straight bat but times to perfection

India 8/1   V Kohli 4* (3b 1x4)   MA Starc 1.4-0-5-1

Starc to RG Sharma, FOUR, full toss on the pads and swinging down the leg side further, Rohit plays it off the pads and it beats the fine leg fielder

India 19/2   RG Sharma 4* (1b 1x4)   MA Starc 2.4-0-9-2

Starc to Dhawan, FOUR, full outside off again and Dhawan gets it off the middle this time, pierces the gap between extra cover and point, crisp timing there

India 30/2   S Dhawan 8* (14b 1x4)   MA Starc 3.4-0-13-2

McKay to RG Sharma, FOUR, just outside the off stump and a tad slower this time, it takes the outside edge and goes between the keeper and the first slip, neither of them goes for the catch and a lucky boundary for Rohit

India 34/2   RG Sharma 8* (7b 2x4)   CJ McKay 3.2-0-16-0

Johnson to Dhawan, FOUR, pitched further up outside off and Dhawan cashes in on it, he comes forward a bit and drives it through he covers with a straight bat for a four

India 43/4   S Dhawan 14* (25b 2x4)   MG Johnson 1.4-0-6-0

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

India 55/4   KD Karthik 9* (17b 1x4)   JP Faulkner 1.4-0-7-0

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)   MG Johnson 5-0-16-1

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)   MG Johnson 6-0-24-1

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

India 88/5   MS Dhoni 25* (18b 3x4 1x6)   MA Starc 5.1-0-18-2

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

India 107/5   KD Karthik 27* (48b 2x4)   SR Watson 2.5-0-18-0

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

India 116/5   KD Karthik 34* (57b 3x4)   MR Marsh 2.1-0-10-0

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

India 129/5   KD Karthik 43* (68b 4x4)   CJ McKay 6.2-0-24-2

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?

India 147/5   KD Karthik 53* (81b 5x4)   JP Faulkner 4.2-0-20-0

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

India 165/5   KD Karthik 68* (93b 6x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 5.5-0-32-0

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

India 180/5   KD Karthik 79* (100b 7x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 6.5-0-43-0

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

India 185/5   KD Karthik 83* (102b 8x4 1x6)   MR Marsh 3.2-0-19-0

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

India 196/5   MS Dhoni 57* (59b 4x4 2x6)   MR Marsh 3.5-0-30-0

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

India 206/5   KD Karthik 88* (106b 9x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 8.3-0-36-1

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

India 217/5   KD Karthik 97* (111b 10x4 1x6)   MA Starc 6.4-0-33-2

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

India 221/5   KD Karthik 101* (112b 11x4 1x6)   MA Starc 6.5-0-37-2

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.

India 233/5   MS Dhoni 75* (64b 5x4 4x6)   MG Johnson 9.3-0-49-1

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

India 243/5   KD Karthik 108* (116b 12x4 1x6)   MA Starc 7.4-0-44-2

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

India 255/5   KD Karthik 115* (122b 13x4 1x6)   MA Starc 8.1-0-51-2

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.

India 265/5   MS Dhoni 91* (76b 6x4 4x6)   JP Faulkner 8.2-0-53-0

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

India 273/6   KD Karthik 124* (128b 14x4 1x6)   MA Starc 9.1-0-60-2

Starc to Jadeja, FOUR, short and outside off. Jadeja plays a ramp shot off the back foot and is able to just beat the fielder at third man for a boundary

India 278/6   RA Jadeja 5* (2b 1x4)   MA Starc 9.3-0-65-2

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

India 290/6   KD Karthik 130* (131b 15x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 9.1-0-61-1

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

India 296/6   KD Karthik 135* (133b 16x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 9.4-0-67-1

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

India 301/6   KD Karthik 140* (136b 17x4 1x6)   MR Marsh 4.1-0-40-0





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