Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    22.6 inside-edged on to the stumps, Wade was getting beaten on the cut by the quick deliveries, he looked to open up and pull this time, the ball was not short enough, and he plays on, fantastic innings on ODI debut though 122/4
    5.1 he's bowled Warner! they have not allowed him an inch of room, apart from one wide delivery, this one was pitched up from around the wicket, coming in on the stumps, Warner lunged at it and had a big heave, missed, and the ball rattled the middle stump, Vinay is pumped up, some relief for him after he was taken apart by Warner in Perth 15/1
    7.5 he's got Ponting now, Vinay has bowled much better deliveries than this one today, Ponting saw some rare width and went to punch it, it seemed to sit up a tad from short of a length and he ended up hitting it straight to short extra cover 19/2
    14.4 Clarke takes on the flighted ball from around the stumps and lofts it straight to deep midwicket, part-timer picks up a crucial wicket 49/3
    26.1 not the best delivery he has bowled today, way too short outside off, but Michael Hussey has shovelled the pull straight to deep square leg, he's given the run-rate a serious boost though 154/5
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 2, nb 2, w 4)
    216/5 (32 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (David Warner, 5.1 ov), 2-19 (Ricky Ponting, 7.5 ov), 3-49 (Michael Clarke, 14.4 ov), 4-122 (Matthew Wade, 22.6 ov), 5-154 (Michael Hussey, 26.1 ov)
    P Kumar703505.00263110
    R Vinay Kumar702133.00271000
    V Kohli10404.0040010
    SK Raina10404.0020000
    R Ashwin504809.6074100
    RG Sharma201718.5042000
    R Sharma6.204416.94101010
    RA Jadeja2.4041015.3721312
    3.3 outside edge and gone! super stuff from Starc, Gautam falls to a nick outside off again, Starc gets it to rear up at him from back of a length, and Gautam pokes it on its way to the keeper 13/2
    1.5 he's gone! Ponting takes out Tendulkar, Starc pitches it up wide, not full enough, Tendulkar reaches out and goes for the drive, it flies low to Ponting's right, and the veteran goes down to take it safely, he is mobbed by his team-mates 9/1
    11.2 Ponting at shortish backward point holds on to the screamer, Virat was batting superbly but he is gone now, cuts a wide delivery hard but straight to Ponting 64/3
    11.4 McKay strikes again, India deep in trouble now, short of a length and getting big on Rohit, who has looked like getting out any moment, moves away just a bit after pitching and Rohit can only fend it to the keeper 65/4
    14.2 oh dear, Raina has fallen to the short ball, to Dan Christian, not the most threatening bowler going around, goes for an awkward pull, off the front foot, and only ends up lobbing the ball for midwicket to take a dolly running to his right 77/5
    25.2 Dhoni has holed out to long off, he has been swinging full deliveries hard from the crease, he got hold of this one alright, it flew off the middle high towards Warner, who timed his leap superbly to hold on to it 128/9
    22.3 another one goes! this would have been a six at most grounds in India, McKay banging it in short, Jadeja looks to pull it into the stands beyond deep midwicket but only gets it as far as the man in the deep who holds on as he tumbles to the ground 114/6
    23.1 superb work in the deep from Christian, Ashwin hung his bat out to a wide and low full toss and got it through point, Christian chased and stopped it with a slide, looked back to see them attempting a third, and steadied himself before aiming at Ashwin's end, knowing that the slower man would struggle to make it, he is caught short by a mile, and more 120/7
    23.5 they keep falling, Rahul departs to a full toss, he makes room, and has a big swing at it, only to miss, and the ball crashes into middle 123/8
    29.4 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 151/10
    not out
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    151 all out (29.4 Overs, RR: 5.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Sachin Tendulkar, 1.5 ov), 2-13 (Gautam Gambhir, 3.3 ov), 3-64 (Virat Kohli, 11.2 ov), 4-65 (Rohit Sharma, 11.4 ov), 5-77 (Suresh Raina, 14.2 ov), 6-114 (Ravindra Jadeja, 22.3 ov), 7-120 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 23.1 ov), 8-123 (Rahul Sharma, 23.5 ov), 9-128 (MS Dhoni, 25.2 ov), 10-151 (Praveen Kumar, 29.4 ov)
    RJ Harris502805.60173020
    MA Starc603325.50182020
    DT Christian502114.20131000
    CJ McKay4.402044.28141000
    XJ Doherty703625.14161010
    MJ Clarke201105.5051000

Match Details


India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


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


Australia 5, India 0

Match Notes

  • Someone, please explain the D/L method

    I'm no mathematician. Messrs Duckworth & Lewis clearly have brains vastly superior to mine

  • Wade not looking too far ahead

    Has Brad Haddin played his last one-day match for Australia? Matthew Wade is not allowing himself to think that way

  • Wade stakes his claim

    Matthew Wade built on the fine impression he created during the Test series, knocking around India's bowlers in the first one-dayer of the Commonwealth Bank Series to help set up an Australia win in a rain-hit match

  • Warner swims at the MCG

    Plays of the Day from the first ODI of the CB series, between India and Australia 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

India 2nd innings Partnerships

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