Player of the Match
Player of the Match
170dThe Report by Daniel Brettig at Stadium Australia

Matthew Wade fifty sets up Australia win

A punishing 72 from Matthew Wade and telling cameos with bat and ball from David Hussey delivered a 31-run victory for Australia over India in the first Twenty20 international at Stadium Australia

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Wade
MS Wade
72(43) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 6 7 13 1 20 6 13
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
48(43) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 12 3 7 5 12 9

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Hussey
O2
M0
R4
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DT Christian
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • 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

Series result

Australia led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35

Match days

1 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 140/6 (32 runs required, RR: 7.00)

  • MS Dhoni48 (43b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin15 (16b)
  • Xavier Doherty4-0-23-0
  • Brett Lee4-0-36-1

Time for the presentation. Wade if the Man of the Match: "Mickey Arthur told me yesterday that I would be opening. No point competing with Warner, he's the best hitter in the game. The spinners really took the game away from India."

Dhoni: "There is a tomorrow. Wade batted really well. We could not capitalise. We thought it would rain in the second innings in Melbourne."

Bailey: "I didn't know you get a trophy after every game. Our fielding and bowling was outstanding. There's a great feeling around Australian cricket at the moment."

The teams head to Melbourne for the second and final T20, on Friday. We'll see you then. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

End of match: So Australia, under their new captain, can celebrate this win with that bottle of Irish cream. Same old story for India. Positives? They didn't get bowled out for a change. This was their lowest margin of defeat.

Jokes aside, Australia were relentless in the field. They took their catches and barely let anything slip between them. Dhoni looked dangerous with some of those shots he played down the ground but he needed to dent Australia's psyche with successive boundaries, just to make things interesting.

The presentation should happen any time soon. Matthew Wade's Australia's biggest positive from this game.

19.6
2
Doherty to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss outside the off stump and he scoops it to wide long-off
19.5
1
Doherty to Ashwin, 1 run, on the blockhole and he squirts it out to mid-on
19.4
0
Doherty to Ashwin, no run, tries to paddle it to fine leg and misses
19.3
0
Doherty to Ashwin, no run, squeezes out a yorker back to the bowler
19.2
1
Doherty to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss and he forces it to long-off
19.1
1
Doherty to Ashwin, 1 run, makes room and he pushes it to long-on
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India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd41G GambhirV Kohli
3rd6SK RainaV Kohli
4th0SK RainaRG Sharma
5th19MS DhoniSK Raina
6th9MS DhoniRA Jadeja
7th59MS DhoniR Ashwin