2nd Match (D/N), Melbourne, January 18, 2015, Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series
(49/50 ov, T:268) 269/6

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
India INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Rohit Sharma c Maxwell b Starc1381392289499.28
Shikhar Dhawan c Finch b Starc2430050.00
Ajinkya Rahane c †Haddin b Sandhu1222292054.54
Virat Kohli c Bailey b Faulkner916240056.25
Suresh Raina c Maxwell b Starc51631056080.95
MS Dhoni (c)† b Starc1931422061.29
Axar Patel lbw b Starc022000.00
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 1420250070.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar  b Starc011000.00
Mohammed Shami not out 2350066.66
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 1, w 15)20
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.34, 236 Mts)267/8
Did not bat: Umesh Yadav 
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shikhar Dhawan, 0.5 ov), 2-33 (Ajinkya Rahane, 7.2 ov), 3-59 (Virat Kohli, 12.5 ov), 4-185 (Suresh Raina, 34.6 ov), 5-237 (MS Dhoni, 44.2 ov), 6-237 (Axar Patel, 44.4 ov), 7-262 (Rohit Sharma, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 48.5 ov)
Mitchell Starc1024364.30393140
0.5 to S Dhawan, edged and taken! Starc continues where he left off against England. It's a teaser outside off and the fuller length drew Dhwan into that favourite cover drive of his. Except he doesn't account for the outswing again. Thick edge flies towards Finch at slip, who takes it over his head. 3/1
34.6 to SK Raina, he's thrown it away! It was a fuller delivery outside off and Raina got on the front foot and hacked it straight at mid-on. And you know what happens when Australia get an opening.... 185/4
44.2 to MS Dhoni, his penultimate over of the match and he secures a huge strike for Australia. The offcutter has very little room but Dhoni wants to slice it. Gets a thick inside edge and it crashes into the stumps. 237/5
44.4 to AR Patel, there goes another domino! Spearing yorker strikes the back leg with Akshar playing all around it. Would that have missed leg? Beaten for pace, beaten for movement and India are slipping. 237/6
48.4 to RG Sharma, caught on the edge of the circle, that is Starc's fifth and it comes off his worst ball of the day - a full toss. Rohit was looking for quick runs, but his cow-corner club comes low off the inside half of the bat and picks out midwicket. 262/7
48.5 to B Kumar, cleaned him up! that's six! Changed the angle of delivery and came around the wicket to Bhuvi, the new batsman. It was full, it was speared in on middle. The batsman stayed beside the ball to open up the off side, but fails to connect with his shovel drive. Starc smile might as well translate as 'you miss, I hit'. 262/8
Pat Cummins1005205.20345120
Gurinder Sandhu1005815.80254030
7.2 to AM Rahane, nicked and taken. There's that bounce that he seems to get and it bests Rahane's intention to cut. Top strike for a first one, and it was brought about by the pressure created and sustained at both ends. There wasn't enough room for the shot, but Rahane opted for it and pays the price. 33/2
James Faulkner1006316.30263221
12.5 to V Kohli, so easily done! Kohli has perished to his own attacking intent. It was just a shade short, barely had room to free the hands. Short-armed pull came out and ends up as a top edge which is taken by the captain jogging in from mid-on.. 59/3
Shane Watson803304.12242020
Glenn Maxwell201407.0072000
Australia INNINGS (Target: 268 runs from 50 overs)
Aaron Finch c †Dhoni b Yadav961271615275.59
David Warner c Raina b Yadav24224130109.09
Shane Watson  b Patel41394751105.12
Steven Smith c Ashwin b Mohammed Shami4752666090.38
Glenn Maxwell c & b Kumar2023341186.95
George Bailey (c)c †Dhoni b Ashwin511120045.45
Brad Haddin not out 13113010118.18
James Faulkner not out 991320100.00
Extras(lb 3, w 11)14
TOTAL49 Ov (RR: 5.48, 205 Mts)269/6
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (David Warner, 9.1 ov), 2-115 (Shane Watson, 22.4 ov), 3-216 (Steven Smith, 39.4 ov), 4-219 (Aaron Finch, 40.1 ov), 5-230 (George Bailey, 43.2 ov), 6-248 (Glenn Maxwell, 46.3 ov)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar9.504414.47323030
46.3 to GJ Maxwell, slower ball! Taken! Maxi has been sent back by a legcutter. He had been rushing down the track, has to adjust. Attempts a flick and gets it quite high on the bat to lob a simple catch back at the bowler.. 248/6
Umesh Yadav1015525.50347040
9.1 to DA Warner, skies it! Raina calls for it immediately and yells in delight after completing a soft dismissal. It was short of a good length, but Warner's front foot press works against him. Then he decided to play a sort of a pull shot when there wasn't much room. Ends up spooning a simple catch at extra cover, which was well taken.. 51/1
40.1 to AJ Finch, nicks to the keeper! Finch misses out on a hundred on his home ground. Looks to force a short ball that seems to gain a bit more bounce than he expected. Feather through the keeper gives India a bit of a boost. 219/4
Mohammed Shami8.104415.38265010
39.4 to SPD Smith, oops, he's swatted a slower bouncer right at short midwicket! Played with total control for the length of his innings but Shami did well to get enough height behind that ball to foil Smith's timing. 216/3
Axar Patel1004514.50303010
22.4 to SR Watson, slugs across the line and yells at himself as his off stump is knocked back. The Dhoni mantra works, reduce the runs, limit the boundaries and lure the mistake. Good, tight bowling from the left-arm darter. 115/2
Ravichandran Ashwin905416.00244200
43.2 to GJ Bailey, has he done it? Yes! Beautiful stumping! Good length ball sliding down leg, Bailey attempts a flick and overbalances and that fraction of a second is enough for Dhoni to jump across and flick the bails. Oh, and HotSpot says there was a nick in there too so it is actually a catch. 230/5
Suresh Raina2024012.0041220
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TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Mitchell Starc
Match numberODI no. 3582
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days18 January 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Gurinder Sandhu
Gurinder Sandhu
John Ward
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Mick Martell
Reserve Umpire
Simon Fry
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsAustralia 4, India 0
  • India innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 2 wickets)
  • India: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: India - 62/3 in 15.0 overs (RG Sharma 31, SK Raina 1)
  • India: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (127 balls), Extras 9
  • RG Sharma: 50 off 68 balls (2 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (RG Sharma 26, SK Raina 23, Ex 2)
  • India: 150 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 159/3 in 31.0 overs (RG Sharma 80, SK Raina 44)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 110 balls (RG Sharma 51, SK Raina 44, Ex 5)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 34.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 19 runs, 1 wicket)
  • SK Raina: 50 off 61 balls (6 x 4)
  • RG Sharma: 100 off 109 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • India: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 13
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (RG Sharma 28, MS Dhoni 18, Ex 4)
  • India: 250 runs in 46.6 overs (283 balls), Extras 17
  • Innings Break: India - 267/8 in 50.0 overs (R Ashwin 14, Mohammed Shami 2)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 56 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (AJ Finch 23, DA Warner 23, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 88/1 in 17.0 overs (AJ Finch 32, SR Watson 28)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (AJ Finch 11, SR Watson 39, Ex 0)
  • AJ Finch: 50 off 80 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 29.3 overs (177 balls), Extras 6
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (AJ Finch 24, SPD Smith 25, Ex 3)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 22 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 35.4 overs (214 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Australia - 200/2 in 36.0 overs (AJ Finch 89, SPD Smith 38)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 97 balls (AJ Finch 48, SPD Smith 47, Ex 5)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 47.2 overs (284 balls), Extras 12
  • Attendance: 34,253
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