Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    48.4 caught on the edge of the circle, that is Starc's fifth and it comes off his worst ball of the day - a full toss. Rohit was looking for quick runs, but his cow-corner club comes low off the inside half of the bat and picks out midwicket 262/7
    0.5 edged and taken! Starc continues where he left off against England. It's a teaser outside off and the fuller length drew Dhwan into that favourite cover drive of his. Except he doesn't account for the outswing again. Thick edge flies towards Finch at slip, who takes it over his head 3/1
    7.2 nicked and taken. There's that bounce that he seems to get and it bests Rahane's intention to cut. Top strike for a first one, and it was brought about by the pressure created and sustained at both ends. There wasn't enough room for the shot, but Rahane opted for it and pays the price 33/2
    12.5 so easily done! Kohli has perished to his own attacking intent. It was just a shade short, barely had room to free the hands. Short-armed pull came out and ends up as a top edge which is taken by the captain jogging in from mid-on. 59/3
    34.6 he's thrown it away! It was a fuller delivery outside off and Raina got on the front foot and hacked it straight at mid-on. And you know what happens when Australia get an opening... 185/4
    44.2 his penultimate over of the match and he secures a huge strike for Australia. The offcutter has very little room but Dhoni wants to slice it. Gets a thick inside edge and it crashes into the stumps 237/5
    44.4 there goes another domino! Spearing yorker strikes the back leg with Akshar playing all around it. Would that have missed leg? Beaten for pace, beaten for movement and India are slipping 237/6
    not out
    14
    20
    25
    0
    0
    70.00
    48.5 cleaned him up! that's six! Changed the angle of delivery and came around the wicket to Bhuvi, the new batsman. It was full, it was speared in on middle. The batsman stayed beside the ball to open up the off side, but fails to connect with his shovel drive. Starc smile might as well translate as 'you miss, I hit' 262/8
    not out
    2
    3
    5
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    20 (b 1, lb 3, nb 1, w 15)
    TOTAL
    267/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.34)
    Did not bat: UT Yadav
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (S Dhawan, 0.5 ov), 2-33 (AM Rahane, 7.2 ov), 3-59 (V Kohli, 12.5 ov), 4-185 (SK Raina, 34.6 ov), 5-237 (MS Dhoni, 44.2 ov), 6-237 (AR Patel, 44.4 ov), 7-262 (RG Sharma, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (B Kumar, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc1024364.30393140
    PJ Cummins1005205.20345120
    GS Sandhu1005815.80254030
    JP Faulkner1006316.30263221
    SR Watson803304.12242020
    GJ Maxwell201407.0072000
  • BATSMEN
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    40.1 nicks to the keeper! Finch misses out on a hundred on his home ground. Looks to force a short ball that seems to gain a bit more bounce than he expected. Feather through the keeper gives India a bit of a boost 219/4
    9.1 skies it! Raina calls for it immediately and yells in delight after completing a soft dismissal. It was short of a good length, but Warner's front foot press works against him. Then he decided to play a sort of a pull shot when there wasn't much room. Ends up spooning a simple catch at extra cover, which was well taken. 51/1
    41
    39
    47
    5
    1
    105.12
    22.4 slugs across the line and yells at himself as his off stump is knocked back. The Dhoni mantra works, reduce the runs, limit the boundaries and lure the mistake. Good, tight bowling from the left-arm darter 115/2
    39.4 oops, he's swatted a slower bouncer right at short midwicket! Played with total control for the length of his innings but Shami did well to get enough height behind that ball to foil Smith's timing 216/3
    46.3 slower ball! Taken! Maxi has been sent back by a legcutter. He had been rushing down the track, has to adjust. Attempts a flick and gets it quite high on the bat to lob a simple catch back at the bowler. 248/6
    43.2 has he done it? Yes! Beautiful stumping! Good length ball sliding down leg, Bailey attempts a flick and overbalances and that fraction of a second is enough for Dhoni to jump across and flick the bails. Oh, and HotSpot says there was a nick in there too so it is actually a catch 230/5
    not out
    13
    11
    30
    1
    0
    118.18
    not out
    9
    9
    13
    2
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 3, w 11)
    TOTAL
    269/6 (49 Overs, RR: 5.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (DA Warner, 9.1 ov), 2-115 (SR Watson, 22.4 ov), 3-216 (SPD Smith, 39.4 ov), 4-219 (AJ Finch, 40.1 ov), 5-230 (GJ Bailey, 43.2 ov), 6-248 (GJ Maxwell, 46.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar9.504414.47323030
    UT Yadav1015525.50347040
    Mohammed Shami8.104415.38265010
    AR Patel1004514.50303010
    R Ashwin905416.00244200
    SK Raina2024012.0041220

Match Notes

  • Rohit finds the happy middle ground

    Rohit Sharma's 138 at the MCG had a refreshing urgency, the lack of which has often confounded observers who believe he doesn't necessarily have to go slow at the start

  • Mitchell Starc helps Australia to second straight win of tri-series

    Mitchell Starc, for the second-straight match, produced a match-winning spell of bowling that helped Australia beat a strong Indian unit, by four wickets, in the second ODI of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series on Sunday.

  • Warner fined over Rohit spat

    David Warner has defended his use of the words "speak English" during an on-field squabble with Rohit Sharma during Sunday's ODI at the MCG, but has been fined 50% of his match fee over the incident

  • Starc makes hay in Johnson's absence

    Despite the absence of Mitchell Johnson, Australia have had no trouble finding wickets or aggression, as Mitchell Starc has slotted in nicely as the team's strike bowler

  • Starc six tops Chappell

    Stats highlights from the second ODI of the Carlton Mid Tri-Series between India and Australia in Melbourne

Second Best

267

Runs scored by India, their second highest score in an ODI at the MCG. The highest is 270.

A rare Kohli blip

9

Runs scored by Virat Kohli this innings, his lowest ODI score in eight innings. He made 49+ in six of these eight innings.

Sandhu on debut

17

Pace bowlers who have made their debut for Australia in the last 5 years, the most for any team. Gurinder Sandhu is the 17th.

A lasting memory

209

Runs scored by Rohit Sharma during India's last ODI against Australia, in Bangalore (2013)