Player of the Match
Player of the Match
283dThe Report by Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Pandey's maiden ODI ton helps India clinch thriller

Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni, rising star and fading force, combined to deliver India victory over Australia at the last possible opportunity in another run-fest at the SCG

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
DA Warner
122(113) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 27 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
5 7 10 9 32 16 10 33
MK Pandey
104(81) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
14 0 12 10 29 19 7 13

Best performances - Bowlers

JW Hastings
O10
M1
R61
W3
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah
O10
M0
R40
W2
Eco4.00
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 field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 4-1

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

10.30pm Phew. What a game to end this ODI series. We'll soon have reports and analysis of everything that happened up on our site. Do take a look when they go up. The T20 series begins on Tuesday - make sure you tune in for that as well. Until then, goodbye!

Steven Smith: "It's been a pretty big run-scoring feast. Very proud of the way the players have played in this series. Tonight was a masterclass in chasing [from India]. We missed a few opportunities in the field, but that happens in cricket, but we have to move on and improve. [The T20s] are a different format, and there is a World Cup around the corner, so the boys are raring to go."

MS Dhoni: "I think we have been competitive in the series. The goal was to win matches. The first four games, I thought were close, but we didn't close it down well. That's important in the ODI format. Every over matters especially in a high-scoring game. Giving those 15-20-run overs, it becomes slightly easier for the opposition. The top order has been together for a long time now. Where we have been hurt a little bit is the lower-order batting, where Manish did really well today, and also the fact that we have not had a settled bowling attack. We have to improve our fielding slightly. Grounds over here are quite big, and once you know the fielder is not that quick or doesn't have a good fielder, you will put pressure on that fielder."

Rohit Sharma is the man of the series. "Not really [frustrating to get out on 99], because we won the game tonight. Young Manish Pandey did really well, playing his fourth one-day international, getting that hundred and getting us off the mark. Over the course of the tournament we played some really good cricket. Little moments we couldn't capitalise on. We never thought we were 4-0 down. We wanted to come and win this game and go with a positive frame of mind into the T20 series. I've been batting really well in one-day cricket, it's important that I keep scoring runs for the team."

10.25pm Presentation time. Manish Pandey is the man of the match. "Batting No. 4 is one of the chances I got because Ajju was injured, and I wanted to capitalise, especially on these wickets, with 300 scored in every match. Always nice to have Indian people in the stadium, it's a big boost to us."

PrabodhR.: "This win again proved cricket is a team game. Even after an off day of Umesh and Kohli, first excellent bowling by Bumrahh and Ishant in death , good start, excellent middle and lower order batting.. Remarkable performance by whole team especially Manish Pandey played a superb knock under pressure."

Mustafa Moudi: "Maxwell scored 29 runs in last 2 overs of the last match which hurt india in the last match. On the other hand, Marsh scored just 7 runs off last 2 overs and it hurt Australia. So each run in Cricket Matters !!!" -- Credit for that has to go to Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, who bowled two excellent overs at the death.

10.12pm This is the first successful 300-plus chase against Australia in Australia. India will feel they should have crossed off that achievement in the previous game itself, but they've done it here, and they've done it with six wickets in hand. Superb innings from Pandey, came in when India had lost a bit of impetus with the quick wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, but he kept his cool, played his shots, and stayed there till the end. Don't forget Rohit Sharma's 99 either. Another excellent innings to go past 400 runs in the series and 5000 in ODIs.

49.4
2
MR Marsh to Pandey, 2 runs, and it's all over. Full outside off and Pandey launches this over the covers. Doesn't really middle it, but all he needs to do is clear the infield, and that's what he does

Every fielder is in the circle now

49.3
4
MR Marsh to Pandey, FOUR runs, shot. That's full outside off, a wide yorker, almost, and Pandey, cool as a cucumber, brings up his hundred in style. Lets it come on, opens his bat face at impact, and steers it fine to the third man boundary. This has been an outstanding one-day innings

Gurkeerat Singh at the non-striker's end. Six to get off four balls.

49.2
W
MR Marsh to Dhoni, OUT, full and wide and Dhoni goes after it and holes out, Warner takes a simple catch running in from long-off. They cross over, however, and Pandey will be on strike

MS Dhoni c Warner b MR Marsh 34 (64m 42b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.95

49.1
6
MR Marsh to Dhoni, SIX runs, bam! That's a low full-toss outside off, in Dhoni's slot, but in this innings he hasn't been middling anything. He doesn't middle this either, but he just about clears the leaping long-off fielder. Warner is the fielder. He would have needed to be as tall as Mohammad Irfan to take that
49.1
1w
MR Marsh to Dhoni, 1 wide, full and wide, and it's given wide after Dhoni leaves it alone. Harsh call, seemed to be just inside the tramline, though, as Wasim Akram reminds us on TV commentary - the line is just an indication

Thirteen from six balls. Mitchell Marsh is under pressure, and Dhoni, though his face will not show it, is probably under even more pressure. Pandey, in the midst of all this, is on 98.

Vivek Kashyap: "Australia's last two low scoring overs could prove costly here"

END OF OVER:
49 | 9 Runs | INDIA: 318/3 (13 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.48, RRR: 13.00)

  • Manish Pandey98 (79b)
  • MS Dhoni28 (40b)
  • James Faulkner10-0-54-0
  • Mitchell Marsh9-0-64-0
48.6
2
Faulkner to Pandey, 2 runs, down the track, Faulkner follows him, and he tucks it away through backward square leg and picks up two, leaving Dhoni at strike at the start of the last over

Runs, runs, runs

3151

Previous highest aggregate of runs in a 5-match ODI series. This series has gone past that.

Remarkable Rohit

2

No. of times Rohit has scored 400 or more runs in a bilateral ODI series, including this; 2013-14 v Aus was the first. Amla is the other batsman to do this (both v WI).

Back to the rhythm?

0

No. of inns without a 50-plus runs stand between Rohit and Dhawan in 10 consecutive inns. Now they have did that twice in 2 ODIs: 65 in last match and today

Pulled back at the end

1

No, of times Ind have conceded fewer than 7 runs in the last 2 overs against a team in the 1st innings since 2002, bowling all 12 balls - 4 runs to Zim, Harare, Sep 2005.

Series of huge totals

1

No. of bilateral ODI series that had more totals of 300 or more than this series, which has had 7 including Aus's 1st inns - Ind v Aus, 2013-14 (9 such totals).

Twice at SCG

2

No. of ODI 100s for Warner at SCG, including his century today. First was 127 vs Eng, Southampton, Jan 2015. Only Jayasuriya (3) has more 100s at SCG.

Youngsters doing the damage

250.75

Average score at which the 3rd wicket fell in the first 4 ODIs of the series, for either sides. Australia were 3 down for 78 today; thanks to Bumrah and Dhawan.

In good form

5/28

Bumrah's figures in his last List-A match, before this - 5 for 28 for Gujarat against Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final this season.