Player of the Match
Player of the Match
814dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Ashwin stars in India's biggest WC win

By winning the toss and choosing to bat first, UAE put to rest all the speculation there might have been around what kind of monstrous total India might post, but they collected undesired milestones nonetheless

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
57(55) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 0 13 2 25 7 0 5
Shaiman Anwar
Shaiman Anwar
35(49) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
11 0 11 0 5 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
R Ashwin
O10
M1
R25
W4
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
UT Yadav
UT Yadav
O6.3
M2
R15
W2
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

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MS Dhoni: "We have had quite a few plans and it's important in these conditions that you execute them, not give opportunities to score freely. The bowlers have really stepped up, and in a team sport it starts to reflect in other departments too. We dropped one catch today but the fielding has been brilliant. When we are losing quite a few games outside the subcontinent, it was an area of concern that we were not getting wickets in the middle overs. Now we are getting wickets with the new ball and the spinners are able to put more pressure on the batsmen in the middle overs. We have to continue with the good effort. [Bhuvneshwar] looked good, first five overs he bowled he was looking sharper than he did when he came back from the injury and played the Test match. If he plays a few more games, we can see how he can bowl in the death overs also."

Mohammad Tauqir: "It was not a par score on this wicket, we were outplayed by Indian bowling. They bowled really well, in good areas, we should have scored 200-plus. [Ashwin] bowled brilliantly, we couldn't cope with his bowling. He was getting good bounce and turn on this wicket. That's our batting order, we know [Shaiman] can score a lot of runs down the order. I think the top order needs to be more responsible and score more runs for us."

R Ashwin is the man of the match. "I bowl at such phases of the game, it's more of cutting the runs out, it can get a little difficult, but [the lack of a four-wicket haul] was playing on my mind today after the first five overs. When it comes to this format, I'm pretty much unselfish, it doesn't matter if I get the numbers or not as long as I put in the effort required. My wrist is getting into a good position, and that helps with the arm ball, the breeze helped as well. It was good to play the big teams initially, now we're on a roll."

6.52pm For the first time at this World Cup, an Associate team has played like an Associate team. UAE collapsed in the face of some pretty good bowling in bouncy conditions, and the target of 102 was always going to be a stroll for India. A half-century for Rohit, and valuable time in the middle.

18.5
4
Mohammad Tauqir to RG Sharma, FOUR runs, down the track, to the pitch, flat-bats it down the ground, to the right of long-off, and that is that
18.4
0
Mohammad Tauqir to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on middle stump, pushed through, defended towards straight midwicket
18.3
0
Mohammad Tauqir to RG Sharma, no run, slow, loopy delivery on middle stump, clipped to straight midwicket
18.2
0
Mohammad Tauqir to RG Sharma, no run, back of a length on off stump, looks to punch to long-on, straight midwicket is quick to run around and cut it off
18.1
0
Mohammad Tauqir to RG Sharma, no run, tossed up outside off, defended to short cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 100/1 (3 runs required from 31.1 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 0.09)

  • Virat Kohli33 (41b)
  • Rohit Sharma53 (50b)
  • Krishna Chandran3-0-17-0
  • Mohammad Tauqir2-0-17-0
17.6
0
Krishna Chandran to Kohli, no run, back of a length on off stump, whipped to short midwicket

Long time ago

1991

The last time an India spinner did better than Ashwin so far in this match: Shastri took 5 for 15, the only five-for by a spinner at the WACA.

Drop at the Top

116.82

Average runs added by UAE's first-three wickets in their last-five games. They added a total of 28 in this match.

At this ground

1

Five-fors Umesh Yadav has taken in international cricket - came at the WACA in a Test against the hosts in 2012

Not before today

0

No. of India players to play an ODI against the UAE. From UAE, Khurram Khan and Mohammad Tauqir have played India.