Australia gun down 310, the highest successful chase at the WACA! Full and on off, punched down to long-on. Faulkner finishes it off
6:52pm: Sran, the debutant, made early incisions to dismiss the openers, but centuries from Smith and Bailey helped Australia marmalise the chase. Bailey, who was let-off on his first ball, combined well with Smith, as they repaired the damage with risk-free batting. The pair then hit the accelerator and did not take their foot off it on a batting-friendly pitch.
India's bowlers had fared well in the early exchanges before fading away in the face of the Bailey-Smith double-century stand. Sran showed off his range with some floaty bouncers, back-of-the-hand slower balls, but Ashwin and Jadeja lacked penetration.
Steven Smith is the Man of the Match.
That is all we have for you. Many thanks for turning in and sending mails. Do come back for the second ODI on Friday. Until then, goodbye and cheerio.
Muhammad Afzal: "We have seen two 200+ partnerships in this game. Is there any game like this before ??" -- This is the first such instance
Venkat: "India started with loss in both 2015 and 2016, Both are against Aus in Australia and Rohit scored centuries in both matches."
Aj: "150+ runs taken from the spinners in the middle.
Faulkner nips down the track, Sran floats another back-of-the-hand slower ball down the leg side
Faulkner joins Marsh
Smith falls one short of 150. Sran tricks Smith with a slower ball outside off. He is early into the drive and spoons it into the lap of Kohli at short cover
Umesh nails an inswinging yorker, Marsh jams his bat down hurriedly
full and on middle, Smith, who was deep in the crease, whips to deep midwicket
shortish and outside off, punched to Jadeja at backward point
short ball outside off, cut to third man
back of a length and may have been just a shade outside off, Smith hops and is smacked on the thigh
short ball down leg, Marsh shapes to pull but does not connect properly. Toe-ends it behind square
short ball on off, chopped down to short third man
Bhuvneshwar sucks pace off this again. 117ks short ball, the batsman waits and punches it down to long-on
short ball outside off, flayed past cover
dug in short and outside off, beautifully punched behind point. Sran runs across from sweeper cover, slides, and hauls the ball in
back of a length, extra bounce outside off. Cut and a miss. Smith is frustrated
full ball outside off, slower at 110ks, pushed to midwicket. Ashwin throws himself to his left and stops the ball
slow yorker, dips on off at 117ks, dug out to the leg side
banged in short, hurries onto Marsh. He sends it flying over midwicket off a top edge
Smith hangs back, then shuffles across and clips it behind square
full and on middle, hoicked through midwicket off an inside edge
back of a length and zipping through outside off, beats the cut