Player of the Match
Player of the Match
279dThe Report by Daniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Richardson's five scripts dramatic Australian comeback

Centuries from Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan had India needing only 72 off 75 balls, but they tripped over in sight of the finish line thanks to Kane Richardson's career best 5 for 68

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
S Dhawan
126(113) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
7 11 21 23 17 8 23 16
AJ Finch
AJ Finch
107(107) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 31 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
8 8 16 12 9 17 8 29

Best performances - Bowlers

KW Richardson
KW Richardson
O10
M1
R68
W5
Eco6.80
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
I Sharma
O10
M0
R77
W4
Eco7.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 4-0

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

10.10pm This has been some match. This has been some turnaround from Australia. Australia go 4-0 up and extend their home streak to 18 ODIs. But that will not be the story of the day. India were cruising the chase with such ease that it looked like Australia had almost given up before Dhawan had cut a ball to Bailey at point. Ever since, it was all Australia. India failed to win an over as they stumbled and staggered to an unbelievable 25-run loss. A lot of credit has to be given to Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli though, who made run-making look ridiculously simple. Splendid centuries but a real shame they could not carry on to take India home.

MS Dhoni: "Im not angry, I'm disappointed. This was one game we should have batted much better. I'll take responsibility, I should have carried on but I got out.. There was a bit of pressure on the youngsters. International cricket is all about pressure, you think about the right shot. You realise you have to take a bit more time and take the game slightly to the end. Rohit batted very well with Shikhar. And Dhawan and Kohli batted majestically. In the last five years, we have not had a fixed bowling line up other than the spinners. That pushes us to the extreme to get some extra runs.

Kane Richardson is the Man of the Match: "It's a funny old game, cricket. We always knew it would speed up once we got a wicket but we did not get it. Hastings could be up here as well. You try and bowl good balls but sometimes they go for sixes. Its our job to try and stop em.

Steven Smith: "It looked like they were cruising, a coupe, of wickets swing things. Richardson did very well as well. You have to try everything when Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan were batting, it felt like we needed 15 or 16 fielders. We had a never say die attitude tonight. When we had a sniff, we made a run for it.

49.2
W
MR Marsh to I Sharma, OUT, and that will be the game. Marsh takes the final wicket. 18 in succession at home for Australia. Full delivery outside off, a thick outside edge is easily taken by Wade. Australia go 4-0 up.

I Sharma c †Wade b MR Marsh 0 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.1
0
MR Marsh to I Sharma, no run, full and wide outside off, Ishant beaten

Marsh to finish

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 323/9 (26 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.59, RRR: 26.00)

  • Ravindra Jadeja24 (27b)
  • Ishant Sharma0 (1b)
  • James Faulkner7-0-48-0
  • Mitchell Marsh9-0-55-1
48.6
0
Faulkner to Jadeja, no run, another slower ball outside off, the legcutter spins away from Jadeja and he is beaten. Ishant comes down but is sent back.
48.5
0
Faulkner to Jadeja, no run, another slower legcutter that bounces extra outside off, Jadeja cannot get bat on it again
48.4
0
Faulkner to Jadeja, no run, slower back of the hand legcutter outside off, Jadeja misses
48.3
4
Faulkner to Jadeja, FOUR runs, wide yorker outside off, Jadeja gets some bat on his late deflection and the ball goes for four to third man

Terrible collapse

2

No. of times a team has got all out after losing their second wicket after 250 or more runs, both times by India - v SA, Nagpur, 2011 WC and this match.

Fastest Indian

72

No. of inns required by Dhawan to score 3000 ODI runs - least among India batsmen beating Kohli (75 inns). Only Amla (57) and Richards (69) did it in fewer inns.

Quick, very quick!

162

No. of inns by Kohli to score 25 ODI centuries; quickest by far. Tendulkar was the quickest with 234 inns.

Another 4 in a row

1

No. of times India had century pship for the 2nd wkt in 4 consecutive ODIs, before this - 205, 148, 133, 173 in 4 inns in 2012; Kohli has been been involved in both.

Loads of runs

357

Previous highest aggregate against Aus in any series playing 5 or fewer innings, by Tendulkar in Coca-Cola Cup 1997-98. Kohli has gone past that in this series.

four in a row

1

No. of India batsman who scored 4 50-plus scores in 4 consecutive inns vs Aus in Aus, before Kohli - Gavaskar 59, 92*, 77, 72 in 1985-86 B & H World Series Cup

100 in no time

74

Balls needed by India to complete 100 runs in this match - second-fastest by any team against Aus, since 2002. Fastest - 68 balls by NZ, Gabba, Feb 2009.

Solid start

80

Runs in first 10 overs by India - joint-second most by a team vs Aus in Aus since 2002. NZ made 90, Gabba, Feb 2009 and ICC World XI 80, Docklands, Oct 2005

Some relief

10

No. of innings before this match where Rohit and Dhawan failed to add 50 or more runs for the first wicket; added 65 in this innings.

Moving towards top

3

No. of Aus opening pairs who have more century partnerships in ODIs than Finch-Warner's 3 - Gilchrist-Hayden (16), Gilchrist-Waugh (8) and Boon-Marsh (7).

Expensive Ishant

77

Runs conceded by Ishant Sharma in this ODI - most by an India bowler in an ODI in Australia going past Debasis Mohanty's 76 vs Pak, Hobart, 21 Jan 2000.