(D/N), Adelaide, February 08, 2015, ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches
(45.1/50 ov, T:372) 265

Australia won by 106 runs

Player Of The Match
122 (57)
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Australia 371/10(48.2 overs)
David Warner 104 (83)
Mohammed Shami3/83 (9.2)
Umesh Yadav2/52 (9)
India 265/10(45.1 overs)

MS Dhoni: Has been difficult for us, when the batsmen click the bowlers don't and when the bowlers do the batsmen don't. We need to sort that out. What's important is that we have one more game in our hand and before playing Palistan it'd be good to have the first XI in our hand [before the main tournament starts]. Still there are plenty of positives in the game. Quite a few things to watch [before selecting best XI], will depend on our utility cricketers. If the pitches remain as it is, we need out spinners to use the bounce more. It's a very long tournament and what we have seen is the team that does well is the one that comes from the bottom and moves rapidly up. Its not a bad thing, the dressing room atmosphere is great. We just need to win more. [On his wicket] Not really, I just played my shot with so many runs needed and the fielder up, but I never really thought it would go right to Starc"

"No other words to add to that, Great performance for us," says George Bailey, "I think you always can improve. Early wickets tonight would be nice to blow the game out of the water. We'd like to have lost a few less wickets and I'd like to Starc to catch with both hands. We have UAE next at the MCG, handy to get into the conditions there. Huge game against England, India are playing Pakistan as well. Getting momentum, getting confidence will be big."

9.35 pm Australia wanted to play like they were defending 280 and they've done that with a decent margin to spare. Glenn Maxwell's whirlwhind century gives him the Man of the Match. "Lot of fun and really competing in the field was what we wanted to do today," he says, "Everyone wants the tag of being the No.1 fielder. David Warner put his hand up today with that run out and hopefully everyone catches up with him. Nice to be hitting the ball really well coming into a tournament like this. I'm in a good head space. When I was on 96, Finchy came out and said I was retiring after a hundred. So I had a few balls to have fun. We have an unbelievable start so I could give myself a few balls before taking off"

That start he said had a lot to do with Warner's rapid ton as well. It was a beautiful batting pitch, India helped out by being a bit wayward and 371 proved a bit beyond them once the middle order failed to show up. Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu hit attractive fifties and runs under their belts will help India moving forward. But again, no one went on and they rack up another defeat on this tour to Australia. Thank you for your company tonight, we'll be back tomorrow morning same time for the next set of warm-up matches.

Starc to Ashwin, OUT

rides a shortish ball outside off down the throat of deep third man. Cummins ran in, to his left, has to dive as well to pouch it safely to complete an emphatic victory. But hey, it's only a warm-up match, right? right?

Ravichandran Ashwin c Cummins b Starc 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
end of over 453 runs
INDIA: 265/9CRR: 5.88 RRR: 21.40
Axar Patel5 (13)
Ravichandran Ashwin1 (6)
Josh Hazlewood 6-1-25-2
Mitchell Starc 4-0-16-1
Hazlewood to Axar Patel, no run

full and wide and it beats Axar, who presses forward and aims a drive with an angled bat

Hazlewood to Axar Patel, no run

back of a length outside off, chopped to backward point

Hazlewood to Axar Patel, no run

back of a length on middle stump, and Axar blocks back towards the bowler

Hazlewood to Ashwin, 1 run

short again, and this time it's on an off-stump line and Ashwin pulls it away towards deep square leg

Hazlewood to Ashwin, no run

back of a length outside off, defended towards point off the back foot

Hazlewood to Ashwin, 1 wide

short, down the leg side. Ashwin can't connect with the pull

Hazlewood to Axar Patel, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, and he stays in the crease and nudges it into the on side

end of over 443 runs
INDIA: 262/9CRR: 5.95 RRR: 18.33
Ravichandran Ashwin0 (4)
Axar Patel4 (9)
Mitchell Starc 4-0-16-1
Pat Cummins 6-1-30-3
Starc to Ashwin, no run

another yorker, this is excellent bowling, and Ashwin can't do anything more than block to mid-on

Starc to Axar Patel, 1 run

short outside off, and he steers it away to third man

Starc to Ashwin, 1 leg bye

another yorker, swinging down the leg side, perhaps. Pings Ashwin on the foot as he looks to flick, and runs away towards fine leg

Starc to Ashwin, no run

full on off stump, almost in the blockhole, and Ashwin goes back and across to block it back to the bowler

Starc to Axar Patel, 1 run

full outside off and he gets on the front foot to drive to sweeper cover

Starc to Axar Patel, no run

short, rising ball, angling into Axar, who gets on his toes to block into the off side


end of over 434 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 259/9CRR: 6.02 RRR: 16.14
Ravichandran Ashwin0 (1)
Axar Patel2 (6)
Pat Cummins 6-1-30-3
Josh Hazlewood 5-1-22-2
Cummins to Ashwin, no run

short ball outside off, and it lifts disconcertingly into the keeper's gloves, high above his head, after Ashwin aims a speculative poke at it

Cummins to Ashwin, 1 wide

banged in short, loses his line somewhat, angles down the leg side

Ashwin in at No. 11

Cummins to Jadeja, OUT

gone! It's full and wide again, and this time he reaches out and slices it straight into backward point's hands, at a comfortable chest height

Ravindra Jadeja c Warner b Cummins 20 (26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92
Cummins to Jadeja, 2 runs

full outside off and Jadeja clears his front leg and slices hard underneath the ball, hits it in the air and it drops down and stops near the deep point boundary

Cummins to Axar Patel, 1 run

a little fuller, a bit of width, and he stands there and slashes uppishly towards deep point

Cummins to Axar Patel, no run

back of a length outside off, defended off the back foot into the covers

Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Players per sideAustralia 14 (11 batting, 11 fielding); India 15 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
Player Of The Match
Glenn Maxwell
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days8 February 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
India Innings
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