Player of the Match
Player of the Match
228dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Wade sets up 65-run win for Australia

Australia's mix of youth and experience worked to great effect at the MCG, where the debutant Matthew Wade scored an impressive half-century to set up a 65-run victory over India

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Wade
MS Wade
67(69) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
3 4 20 0 20 6 4 10
DJ Hussey
61(30) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
5 4 1 2 7 4 20 18

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O4.4
M0
R20
W4
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O7
M0
R21
W3
Eco3.00
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

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.25, Second Session 18.25-21.55

Match days

5 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Australia 5, India 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That's it from us for the moment for this game. Read Brydon Coverdale's match report here. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Join us for the second ODI of the series, between India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday, from Perth. Cheers

Clarke: "It's nice to win, great start, the guys who have been playing the Big Bash were perfectly suited to this game. We knew we only had 21 overs after the break. Wade was outstanding on debut. David Hussey continued his form, and Michael Hussey keeps getting runs in all forms of the game. His [Ricky Ponting's] body is about a 32-33 year-old's. He is catching well."

Wade is Man of the Match on ODI debut. Wade: "The boys are high after the Test series win and we want to keep that up. I am pretty familiar with the MCG, and it was good to go out there."

Dhoni: "Once they came back after the break, they went after our bowling. Our loose deliveries were too loose. That was the difference. And we did not get off to a good start in the chase. That was a crucial time after the Powerplay overs. If only we could have built the partnership (Kohli-Rohit). We have the self-belief. That comes with the youngsters."

Astonishing lack of fight from India after the rain break. They were on top for the first 10.4 overs, and then let it slip away completely, without a sniff of a fightback. All the resistance was from Australia's middle order, who drowned India's spinners in a blaze of frenetic running and power hitting. And their bowlers came out hungry for wickets, and India sank meekly. In hindsight, India had too many spinners - part-timers, specialist and spinning allrounders - and were a medium-pacer short. Loved the way Starc bowled, ran in smoothly, got bounce, got swing, and claimed the big wickets of Tendulkar and Gambhir

Adam: "How would you say that Wade's glovework has been this game?" Competent, and safe

29.4
W
McKay to Kumar, OUT, Harris redeems himself for dropping a simple catch by taking a brilliant low take, running a long way in from long on, and tumbling forward to hold on to PK's slog

P Kumar c Harris b McKay 15 (19m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

29.3
0
McKay to Kumar, no run, another slower one, stays low too, he backs away and at the same time looks to pull it, too much to do off one delivery, beaten
29.2
0
McKay to Kumar, no run, makes room to a slower one and dabs it to extra cover
29.1
0
McKay to Kumar, no run, throws his bat at a widish back of a length delivery, cannot get to it

END OF OVER:
29 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 151/9 (66 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 22.00)

  • Praveen Kumar15 (13b)
  • Vinay Kumar12 (15b)
  • Mitchell Starc6-0-33-2
  • Xavier Doherty7-0-36-2
28.6
1
Starc to Kumar, 1 run, dropped, well that spoils what could have been a perfect day for Australia, PK indulges in a upper cut that loops to Harris at third man, he gets around to it, and puts it down
28.5
1
Starc to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, makes room and squeezes it from around leg stump to third man
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India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9SR TendulkarG Gambhir
2nd4G GambhirV Kohli
3rd51RG SharmaV Kohli
4th1SK RainaRG Sharma
5th12MS DhoniSK Raina
6th37MS DhoniRA Jadeja
7th6MS DhoniR Ashwin
8th3MS DhoniR Sharma
9th5MS DhoniP Kumar
10th23R Vinay KumarP Kumar