1st ODI, Vadodara, October 25, 2009, Australia tour of India
(50 ov, T:293) 288/8

Australia won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
73 (54)
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Details
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
Shane Watson lbw b Nehra5661083.33
Tim Paine c †Dhoni b Sharma5062849080.64
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Jadeja74851138287.05
Cameron White c Raina b Nehra5168913175.00
Michael Hussey c Kohli b Sharma73549181135.18
Adam Voges c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh3770042.85
James Hopes run out (Sehwag/Nehra)1491711155.55
Mitchell Johnson not out 1481820175.00
Brett Lee  b Sharma034000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 4)8
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.84, 217 Mts)292/8
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shane Watson, 1.2 ov), 2-102 (Tim Paine, 18.6 ov), 3-151 (Ricky Ponting, 29.3 ov), 4-227 (Cameron White, 42.2 ov), 5-233 (Adam Voges, 43.5 ov), 6-256 (James Hopes, 46.3 ov), 7-291 (Michael Hussey, 49.1 ov), 8-292 (Brett Lee, 49.6 ov)
Praveen Kumar1007707.702910220
Ashish Nehra1005825.80327101
1.2 to SR Watson, dead plumb in front. Nehra strikes early. The in ward movement did Watto in. It landed on a length around middle and off and moved back in to evade the defensive poke and strike right in front of the stumps. Gone! The ball is moving around as was expected.. 5/1
42.2 to CL White, White falls after taking the batting powerplay. It was the full delivery outside off, White tried to fetch it from there with a big slog but ended up slicing it high to extra cover where Raina waits patiently for the ball to dip into his palms. 227/4
Ishant Sharma1005035.00347001
18.6 to TD Paine, Short and wide, bouncing away, Paine went for the cut but got the top-edge through to Dhoni. The shot was there to be played but perhaps done in by the extra bounce.. 102/2
49.1 to MEK Hussey, Hussey falls after a wonderful knock. Hilditch must be watching closely. He dragged the ball from outside off and heaved it to deep midwicket. 291/7
49.6 to B Lee, full delivery, lee tries to squeeze it out to the on side, misses it and it deflects off the back pad on to the stumps. 292/8
Harbhajan Singh1005715.70256020
43.5 to AC Voges, tossed up on the off stump line, spins in, Vogues goes for the slog sweep but gets more elevation than distance and is caught in the deep. 233/5
Ravindra Jadeja903914.33292100
29.3 to RT Ponting, Plumb in front. Ponting doesn't look happy. It landed on a length on the middle and leg, turned in past the defensive push and hit him on the back pad right in front of middle stump. Dead plumb. Fine innings comes to an end.. 151/3
Suresh Raina10909.0020100
India  (T: 293 runs from 50 ovs)
Virender Sehwag c †Paine b Lee13112030118.18
Sachin Tendulkar c Ponting b Watson1429402048.27
Gautam Gambhir lbw b Johnson68851326180.00
Virat Kohli c Watson b Voges3041533073.17
MS Dhoni (c)†c Lee b Watson3446754073.91
Suresh Raina c & b Johnson910110190.00
Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Hauritz513160038.46
Harbhajan Singh  b Siddle49314843158.06
Praveen Kumar not out 40324151125.00
Ashish Nehra not out 22400100.00
Extras(lb 10, w 14)24
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.76, 224 Mts)288/8
Did not bat: Ishant Sharma 
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Virender Sehwag, 4.2 ov), 2-45 (Sachin Tendulkar, 8.1 ov), 3-103 (Virat Kohli, 20.4 ov), 4-167 (Gautam Gambhir, 34.1 ov), 5-183 (Suresh Raina, 36.3 ov), 6-186 (MS Dhoni, 37.2 ov), 7-201 (Ravindra Jadeja, 39.5 ov), 8-285 (Harbhajan Singh, 49.2 ov)
Brett Lee602814.66234000
4.2 to V Sehwag, full delivery, hint of away swing, Sehwag tries to flick it across the line from just around off stump but the ball moves away slightly to catch the outside edge. Gone!. 25/1
Peter Siddle905516.11296130
49.2 to Harbhajan Singh, Clatter! The off stump has been pegged back. Siddle roars and the crowd applaud the departing Harbhajan. He opened up his stance and tried to swing the length delivery across the line but missed. Timber! Enter Ashish Nehra. what a fine knock this has been from Harbhajan.. 285/8
Shane Watson1007027.00277300
8.1 to SR Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting takes a neat catch at short extra cover. Tendulkar drove on the up to left of Ponting who flung himself to take a sharp catch. Two down and wobbling. Australia move into the driver's seat.. 45/2
37.2 to MS Dhoni, And Australia on the ascendancy here. Dhoni charged out for the big shot but mistimed it straight to mid-on. Lee throws the ball up in the air and Dhoni crashes his bat onto the ground. Joy and sorrow collide.. 186/6
Mitchell Johnson1005925.90286050
34.1 to G Gambhir, caught right in front by the low dipping full toss. It was dipping in front of leg and middle stump and Gambhir stumbled a bit while trying to get forward and flick it. He missed and was struck dead plumb.. 167/4
36.3 to SK Raina, Done in by the slower one. Raina was completely fooled; he lunged out and checked his drive and the ball popped back to the delighted Mitch. And this chase continues to be topsy turvy. Silence in the crowd.. 183/5
James Hopes201005.0070100
Adam Voges402215.5082000
20.4 to V Kohli, Virat is once again caught at long-off. We have seen that quite often in the IPL and Champions League games as well. He charged down the track but was beaten in flight, tried to go though with the shot and skied it up. Watson ran in from long-off to take a good catch. 103/3
Nathan Hauritz913413.77322100
39.5 to RA Jadeja, he survived a close shout couple of balls earlier but not now. It landed on a length on the middle and off line, Jadeja went for the sweep, missed and was struck in front. It would have hit the off stump. And then they were three.. 201/7
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Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Michael Hussey
Series resultAustralia led the 7-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2913
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days25 October 2009 - day (50-over match)
Amiesh Saheba
Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
Mark Benson
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (56 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (TD Paine 21, RT Ponting 25, Ex 5)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: Australia - 91/1 in 17.0 overs (TD Paine 42, RT Ponting 37)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 18.2 overs (115 balls), Extras 7
  • TD Paine: 50 off 61 balls (9 x 4)
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 56 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 28.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Australia - 183/3 in 36.0 overs (CL White 28, MEK Hussey 18)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (233 balls), Extras 8
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (CL White 27, MEK Hussey 23, Ex 0)
  • CL White: 50 off 65 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 42.1 - 47.0
  • Australia: 250 runs in 45.5 overs (281 balls), Extras 8
  • MEK Hussey: 50 off 43 balls (5 x 4)
  • Innings Break: Australia - 292/8 in 50.0 overs (MG Johnson 14)
  • India innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • India: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (64 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: India - 74/2 in 15.0 overs (G Gambhir 20, V Kohli 17)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (G Gambhir 19, V Kohli 26, Ex 5)
  • India: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (118 balls), Extras 12
  • G Gambhir: 50 off 65 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 32.3 overs (199 balls), Extras 16
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (G Gambhir 25, MS Dhoni 22, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: India - 157/3 in 33.0 overs (G Gambhir 62, MS Dhoni 22)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 34.1 - 39.0
  • India: 200 runs in 39.2 overs (243 balls), Extras 20
  • India: 250 runs in 46.5 overs (288 balls), Extras 22
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (Harbhajan Singh 20, P Kumar 29, Ex 1)