Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    29.3 bowled him! Warner mows across the line but the length is not short enough as the ball angles across him, he inside edges it on to middle stump. Finally some respite for India ... Warner returns to the team with an innings that has set Australia up for a huge score 187/1
    37.3 Ishant takes the catch from mid-on. Good length on off, Finch goes for the pull but the ball bounces and takes the outside half. The ball lobs up and Ishant runs around from mid-on, even as Kohli from midwicket was running back. Ishant keeps his eyes on the ball and hangs on comfortably. And then has a word with Kohli. Big wicket, nonetheless, and a very timely one 221/2
    44.3 slogged to long-on. Virat takes an easy catch running in.l Another slower delivery outside off, Marsh goes for the sweep but can only lob it up. The ball took the outside half the bat, and the bat turned in his hands which contributed to the lack of distance. Marsh's middling innings ends 288/3
    45.4 taken. Very good catch from Gurkeerat at fine leg. A nothing delivery on middle stump, Smith goes for the heave but gets a top edge which flies to fine leg. Goes very high in the air and hangs there for quite a while. Mann backtracks, comes forward, backtracks and takes it 298/4
    49.6 what a catch from Pandey to finish. Just a sensational catch. Length on middle, Maxi pulls but doesn't get all if it again, his feet is parallel to the ground as he flies for the take. Great grab. But Maxwell has played a blinder 348/8
    47.6 misses his length this time does Ishant but he gets a wicket. Full on middle, Bailey smashes it high in the air towards long-on, Rohit runs around and takes a good catch. Great over this, but 11 still come off it. 319/5
    48.1 'Finisher Faulkner' goes for a golden globe. Nice slower delivery on middle, Faulkner gets down to try and sweep but the ball keeps a touch low and sneaks through to rattle into the stumps. 319/6
    48.3 gone. Wade is run out this time. Slower delivery outside off, played towards point. Maxi calls Wade through. Wade is a little slow to get off and pays for it with his wicket. Rohit returns the throw on the bounce, and Yadav backtracks to the wicket to take the bails off. Good work 321/7
    not out
    13 (lb 7, w 6)
    348/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-187 (David Warner, 29.3 ov), 2-221 (Aaron Finch, 37.3 ov), 3-288 (Mitchell Marsh, 44.3 ov), 4-298 (Steven Smith, 45.4 ov), 5-319 (George Bailey, 47.6 ov), 6-319 (James Faulkner, 48.1 ov), 7-321 (Matthew Wade, 48.3 ov), 8-348 (Glenn Maxwell, 49.6 ov)
    UT Yadav1016736.703111020
    B Kumar806908.62217300
    I Sharma1007747.70296220
    Gurkeerat Singh302408.0083100
    R Dhawan905305.88212110
    RA Jadeja1005105.10295010
    7.6 gone. What a poor ball, but Rohit has to go. That is a real shame. Drifts down leg, and Rohit looks to flick but the ball kisses the glove. Wade scurries along and takes a lovely diving catch. Rohit's blitz ends. 65/1
    37.3 the misfield seems to have done Australia a favour. Can that change things? Or is too little too late? Dhawan goes. End of a scintillating knock from Dhawan. A smashing 126. A slower delivery outside off and Dhawan goes for the cut but cannot keep it down as backward point takes it. 277/2
    39.1 Kohli finds the fielder. What is happening here? A nothing delivery from Richardson, fullish on leg. Kohli comes down the track and lobs a catch to mid-off. Just spooned up. Looked like a checked drive. Big big wicket. But, that has been a truly special innings from Kohli. 278/4
    37.6 Dhoni goes now. The crowd goes wild. Legcutter outside off, Dhoni comes down to try and manufacture a shot. He pokes at it and gets a thin outside edge which is gratefully accepted by Wade. Australia not out of it, just yet. 277/3
    40.2 taken by Shaun marsh. Gurkeerat persishes now. Flat on middle and leg, Gurkeerat goes for the big sweep but gets a top edge which goes very high in the air. Marsh circles around from square leg and takes a catch overhead. Pressure catch. Australia are right in it 286/5
    not out
    41.5 did that carry? Smith claims it. The slip fielder takes it. Smith put himself in there and takes a very good low catch. Full delivery outside off, Rahane tries to guide to third man but gets a thick outside edge. Smith takes it. Massive wicket. India are six down now. 294/6
    43.6 Dhawan has to go now, he has holed out to the sweeper cover. Full delivery, cross seam from Richardson outside off. Dhawan comes down the pitch to try and loft over cover but the ball skews off the outside half. Goes high in the air and Warner settles under it to take a good catch. 308/7
    45.3 taken now. Bhuvneshwar carves this with tentative hands and tentative feet to first slip. Smith makes no mistake. A shortish delivery that outside off. Richardson has a five-for. What an astounding turnaround this. 311/8
    47.4 this time, Bailey intervenes and takes it. Fuller length on off, Yadav is not changing his technique, another wild slog. the ball goes up again, but nowhere near enough distance. Bailey, from point, has a look at Smith and then settles under it to pouch it. 315/9
    49.2 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. 323/10
    6 (nb 1, w 5)
    323 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 6.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Rohit Sharma, 7.6 ov), 2-277 (Shikhar Dhawan, 37.3 ov), 3-277 (MS Dhoni, 37.6 ov), 4-278 (Virat Kohli, 39.1 ov), 5-286 (Gurkeerat Singh Mann, 40.2 ov), 6-294 (Ajinkya Rahane, 41.5 ov), 7-308 (Rishi Dhawan, 43.6 ov), 8-311 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 45.3 ov), 9-315 (Umesh Yadav, 47.4 ov), 10-323 (Ishant Sharma, 49.2 ov)
    NM Lyon1007617.60239100
    KW Richardson1016856.80346300
    JW Hastings1005025.00292111
    JP Faulkner704806.85185110
    MR Marsh9.205525.89204020
    GJ Maxwell1010010.0011010
    SPD Smith201608.0053000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 4-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

Moving towards top


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


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.

Some relief


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.

Solid start


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

100 in no time


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.

four in a row


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

Another 4 in a row


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


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.

Quick, very quick!


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

Fastest Indian


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.

Terrible collapse


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.