result
1st ODI, Perth, Jan 12 2016, India tour of Australia
309/3
(49.2/50 ov)310/5
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Steven Smith
Australia
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Smith and Bailey brush off India's 309

A batsmen's battle unfolded between Australia and India at the WACA, which the hosts won by five wickets

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
India309/3(50 overs)
Australia310/5(49.2 overs)

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.

49.2
1
Barinder Sran to Faulkner, 1 run

Australia gun down 310, the highest successful chase at the WACA! Full and on off, punched down to long-on. Faulkner finishes it off

49.2
1w
Barinder Sran to Faulkner, 1 wide

Faulkner nips down the track, Sran floats another back-of-the-hand slower ball down the leg side

Faulkner joins Marsh

49.1
W
Barinder Sran to Smith, OUT

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

Steven Smith c Kohli b Sran 149 (179m 135b 11x4 2x6) SR: 110.37
end of over 494 runs
AUS: 308/4CRR: 6.28 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Mitchell Marsh12 (13)
Steven Smith149 (134)
Umesh Yadav10-0-54-0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar9-0-42-0
48.6
Yadav to Marsh, no run

Umesh nails an inswinging yorker, Marsh jams his bat down hurriedly

48.5
1
Yadav to Smith, 1 run

full and on middle, Smith, who was deep in the crease, whips to deep midwicket

48.4
Yadav to Smith, no run

shortish and outside off, punched to Jadeja at backward point

48.3
1
Yadav to Marsh, 1 run

short ball outside off, cut to third man

48.2
1lb
Yadav to Smith, 1 leg bye

back of a length and may have been just a shade outside off, Smith hops and is smacked on the thigh

48.1
1
Yadav to Marsh, 1 run

short ball down leg, Marsh shapes to pull but does not connect properly. Toe-ends it behind square

end of over 486 runs
AUS: 304/4CRR: 6.33 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Mitchell Marsh10 (10)
Steven Smith148 (131)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar9-0-42-0
Umesh Yadav9-0-51-0
47.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Marsh, 1 run

short ball on off, chopped down to short third man

47.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run

Bhuvneshwar sucks pace off this again. 117ks short ball, the batsman waits and punches it down to long-on

47.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Marsh, 1 run

short ball outside off, flayed past cover

47.3
3
Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 3 runs

dug in short and outside off, beautifully punched behind point. Sran runs across from sweeper cover, slides, and hauls the ball in

47.2
Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run

back of a length, extra bounce outside off. Cut and a miss. Smith is frustrated

47.1
Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run

full ball outside off, slower at 110ks, pushed to midwicket. Ashwin throws himself to his left and stops the ball

end of over 475 runs
AUS: 298/4CRR: 6.34 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Steven Smith144 (127)
Mitchell Marsh8 (8)
Umesh Yadav9-0-51-0
Ravichandran Ashwin9-0-68-2
46.6
1
Yadav to Smith, 1 run

slow yorker, dips on off at 117ks, dug out to the leg side

46.5
1
Yadav to Marsh, 1 run

banged in short, hurries onto Marsh. He sends it flying over midwicket off a top edge

46.4
1
Yadav to Smith, 1 run

Smith hangs back, then shuffles across and clips it behind square

46.3
1
Yadav to Marsh, 1 run

full and on middle, hoicked through midwicket off an inside edge

46.2
Yadav to Marsh, no run

back of a length and zipping through outside off, beats the cut

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
171 runs (163)
13 fours
7 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
on drive
37 runs
3 fours
4 sixes
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Steven Smith player portrait
SPD Smith
149 runs (135)
11 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
flick
30 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Barinder Sran after getting his cap from MS Dhoni
BB Sran
O
9.2
M
0
R
56
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
James Faulkner profile
JP Faulkner
O
10
M
0
R
60
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3723
Hours of play (local time)11.20 start, First Session 11.20-14.50 Interval 14.50-15.35, Second Session 15.35-19.05
Match days12 January 2016 - day match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Barinder Sran
Barinder Sran
Joel Paris
Joel Paris
Scott Boland
Scott Boland
Umpires
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Richard Kettleborough
Australia Image
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Mick Martell
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Geoff Joshua
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe