Player of the Match
Player of the Match
279dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Another Rohit ton, another Australia win

Australia took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against India after chasing down 309 for victory in the second ODI in Brisbane.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
124(127) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
26 18 23 5 14 23 4 11
AM Rahane
AM Rahane
89(80) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
12 7 7 5 11 13 20 14

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
JP Faulkner
O10
M0
R64
W2
Eco6.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JS Paris
O8
M0
R40
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

15 January 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
49 | 10 Runs | AUS: 309/3 | RR: 6.30

  • Glenn Maxwell26 (25b)
  • George Bailey76 (58b)
  • Umesh Yadav10-0-74-1
  • Barinder Sran9-1-51-0

So we have an India captain admitting 300 is not enough with their bowling. We have an Australian captain who is batting like he can't get out against India. And a 300-plus total gunned down with the greatest of ease. Basically a repeat of the first ODI, so people tuning in for Melbourne in a few days' time, better make sure you like deja vu. Until then, this is Alagappan Muthu, on behalf of Nikhil Kalro, stepping away to remember a time the bowlers were relevant.

9.00 pm Another clinical chase on a straightforward track with India unable to summon any threat. We had been warned of this, but it is still a little scary that 300 is being gunned down like a walk in the park. Literally because this chase has been fed by singles and twos, just like the Perth one and yet again Rohit Sharma has to console himself with the Man of the Match.

"Seems as if we have to score more runs and that puts a lot of pressure on the batsman. Back to back 300 is always good, but looking at our bowlers, we need to score 330 or more," says Dhoni. "most of the wides weren't because of swing. And we bowled wides even with the old ball. When we were supposed to build pressure, we bowled wides. The spinners bowled reasonably well. The morale is up, we'll just have to play a few more shots. We can be on the receiving end if we lose too many wickets. We have to go out there and enjoy it. But looking at everything we have to score 330-plus to make a game out of it"

"Yeah it was good tonight, I think we did well to restrict them to 308. They were looking good for 350. The way we started was brilliant. Marsh and Finch didn't panic and allowed us to play freely at the end. The bowlers did well in the last game, they pulled India back at the back end today too," Smith says. "I'm sure Wade and Faulkner will get a hit and do well when the get the chance. Bailey was excellent again"

"It's always disappointing. At the end of the day, no matter how much you score. I love playing here. The wickets are good, you always get value for your shots and that's what I want to do. Once I'm in, I feel good enough to score big. Overall pleased with my form, but disappointing not to win. Looking forward to Melbourne now"

48.6
1
Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, patted to point, straight to Jaddu, would have been out had he hit the stumps, but he does not and Bailey gets across for an unbeaten fifty and the Australian win. That's the best chase at the Gabba as well, with an over to spare and nearly no doubt about the result.
48.5
4
Yadav to Maxwell, FOUR runs, there is his first of the match, and scores are level. It's a short ball, Maxi camps back and pummels it wide of long-on
48.4
0
Yadav to Maxwell, no run, backs away to clatter a 142 kph short ball way outside off down the ground. Spectacularly beaten
48.3
2
Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, full and outside off, Maxwell plants his back leg outside off and simply swings as hard as he could. So whilst he gets elevation, he has very little power. But massive luck as he splits three men tracking the skier down
48.2
2
Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, Maxwell slaps it down the ground and gets a couple. Meanwhile, 300 up for the fourth time in four innings this series
48.1
1
Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, inside edge to a 140 kph delivery just outside off, Bailey was all set for bash it through the covers. Has to settle for a single to Dhoni

Umesh for the penultimate over

Smith's favourite opposition

94.76

Steven Smith's batting average against India in international cricket before this match. Has hit 9 100s and 3 50s in 16 inns.

Frugal fifteen

64

Runs conceded by India in the first 15 overs. Fewest they have conceded in the last 11 ODI innings against teams other than Zimbabwe.

Back-to-Back

2

Number of batsmen to hit back-to-back ODI hundreds against Australia in Australia before Rohit Sharma - Graeme Hick and VVS Laxman.

Rohit's elite company

3

Number of batsmen including Rohit Sharma who have made 1000 ODI runs within their first 20 games against Australia. The others are Tendulkar and Lara.

Paris at Gabba

4/13

Joel Paris' best figures and his only four-wicket haul in List-A cricket, which came at the Gabba. Paris has taken 7 wkts at 6.71 from 2 matches at this venue.

Bat first at Gabba?

17

Number of times teams have opted to bat first at the Gabba in 21 ODIs in the last ten years. However, they have a win-loss record of 7-8.