Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
171(163) 13x4 - 7x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 37 runs
  • 3x4 - 4x6
34 16 27 8 8 8 53 17
SPD Smith
SPD Smith
149(135) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 30 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 9 29 27 25 14 29 10

Best performances - Bowlers

BB Sran
O9.2
M0
R56
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JP Faulkner
JP Faulkner
O10
M0
R60
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.20 start, First Session 11.20-14.50 Interval 14.50-15.35, Second Session 15.35-19.05

Match days

12 January 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

6:52pm: Sran, the debutant, made early incisions to dismiss the openers, but centuries from Smith and Bailey helped Australia marmalise the chase. Bailey, who was let-off on his first ball, combined well with Smith, as they repaired the damage with risk-free batting. The pair then hit the accelerator and did not take their foot off it on a batting-friendly pitch.

India's bowlers had fared well in the early exchanges before fading away in the face of the Bailey-Smith double-century stand. Sran showed off his range with some floaty bouncers, back-of-the-hand slower balls, but Ashwin and Jadeja lacked penetration.

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match.

That is all we have for you. Many thanks for turning in and sending mails. Do come back for the second ODI on Friday. Until then, goodbye and cheerio.

Muhammad Afzal: "We have seen two 200+ partnerships in this game. Is there any game like this before ??" -- This is the first such instance

Venkat: "India started with loss in both 2015 and 2016, Both are against Aus in Australia and Rohit scored centuries in both matches."

Aj: "150+ runs taken from the spinners in the middle.

49.2
1
Sran to Faulkner, 1 run, Australia gun down 310, the highest successful chase at the WACA! Full and on off, punched down to long-on. Faulkner finishes it off
49.2
1w
Sran to Faulkner, 1 wide, Faulkner nips down the track, Sran floats another back-of-the-hand slower ball down the leg side

Faulkner joins Marsh

49.1
W
Sran to Smith, OUT, Smith falls one short of 150. Sran tricks Smith with a slower ball outside off. He is early into the drive and spoons it into the lap of Kohli at short cover

SPD Smith c Kohli b Sran 149 (179m 135b 11x4 2x6) SR: 110.37

END OF OVER:
49 | 4 Runs | AUS: 308/4 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.28, RRR: 2.00)

  • Mitchell Marsh12 (13b)
  • Steven Smith149 (134b)
  • Umesh Yadav10-0-54-0
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar9-0-42-0
48.6
0
Yadav to Marsh, no run, Umesh nails an inswinging yorker, Marsh jams his bat down hurriedly
48.5
1
Yadav to Smith, 1 run, full and on middle, Smith, who was deep in the crease, whips to deep midwicket
48.4
0
Yadav to Smith, no run, shortish and outside off, punched to Jadeja at backward point

Unique ODI

0

No. of ODIs containing 2 double-century partnerships, before this match. There have been two such stands in this match.

Impactful debut

4

No. of India bowlers who dismissed both the openers on ODI debut before Sran: A Salvi, T Yohannnan, M Venkataramana and E Solkar. None went on to play ten ODIs

Tons, big tons

4

No. of scores of 150 or more for Rohit Sharma in ODIs, including in this match. Only Tendulkar (5) has more such scores; also Gayle & Jayasuriya have 4.

The Partner

7

No. of times Kohli has been part of 200+ run partnerships in ODIs, including this match - most for India going past Tendulkar and Ganguly, 6 each.

Double-ton stand

8

No. of 200+ run partnerships for India outside Asia, including in this match. Last was 201* between Gambhir and Sehwag vs NZ, Hamilton, 2008-09.

Remarkable Rohit

3

No. of ODI 100s for Rohit Sharma in Australia. No India batsman has more than him; VVS Laxman is the other to score 3 100s in Aus.

Gets his best

31

Previous highest score for Kohli in ODIs against Australia in Australia. He has gone past that in this innings.

Virat's worst

15.83

Kohli's average against Australia in Australia in 7 ODI inns, before this match. He averages at least 30 against all test playing teams in their home countries.