Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Wade
72(43) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 1 4 6 1 3 3 1
MS Dhoni
48(43) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 9 2 4 4 10 8

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Hussey
O2.0
M0
R4
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Raina
O3.0
M0
R22
W1
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 140/6

  • MS Dhoni48 (43b)
  • R Ashwin15 (16b)
  • XJ Doherty4-0-23-0
  • B Lee4-0-36-1

Time for the presentation. Wade if the Man of the Match: "Mickey Arthur told me yesterday that I would be opening. No point competing with Warner, he's the best hitter in the game. The spinners really took the game away from India."

Dhoni: "There is a tomorrow. Wade batted really well. We could not capitalise. We thought it would rain in the second innings in Melbourne."

Bailey: "I didn't know you get a trophy after every game. Our fielding and bowling was outstanding. There's a great feeling around Australian cricket at the moment."

The teams head to Melbourne for the second and final T20, on Friday. We'll see you then. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

End of match: So Australia, under their new captain, can celebrate this win with that bottle of Irish cream. Same old story for India. Positives? They didn't get bowled out for a change. This was their lowest margin of defeat.

Jokes aside, Australia were relentless in the field. They took their catches and barely let anything slip between them. Dhoni looked dangerous with some of those shots he played down the ground but he needed to dent Australia's psyche with successive boundaries, just to make things interesting.

The presentation should happen any time soon. Matthew Wade's Australia's biggest positive from this game.

19.6
2
Doherty to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss outside the off stump and he scoops it to wide long-off
19.5
1
Doherty to Ashwin, 1 run, on the blockhole and he squirts it out to mid-on
19.4
0
Doherty to Ashwin, no run, tries to paddle it to fine leg and misses
19.3
0
Doherty to Ashwin, no run, squeezes out a yorker back to the bowler
19.2
1
Doherty to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss and he forces it to long-off
19.1
1
Doherty to Ashwin, 1 run, makes room and he pushes it to long-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Wade
72(43) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 1 4 6 1 3 3 1
MS Dhoni
48(43) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 9 2 4 4 10 8

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Hussey
O2.0
M0
R4
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SK Raina
O3.0
M0
R22
W1
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF