Live cricket scores and commentary: Ind vs Aus Live Blog

first_imgWelcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the India vs Australia ODI match from the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Score | Stats | PhotosAustralia begin their series with a comfortable 65 runs win. The long rain delay did affect their focus, but Matthew Wade and David Hussey ensured that the effects were not long drawn and their superlative half-tons helped the hosts to a commanding 216 runs.Man of the Match Wade scored his maiden ODI 50, even as India bowlers struggled to contain the Aussies. Still Vinay Kumar did deliver a stand out performance finishing with fine figures of 7-0-21-3.However, the Aussies bowlers were far batter in their showing, not speak of Clint McKay who finished with 4.4-0-20-4. As for the famed Indian batting, it fell apart like a house of cards. The batsmen could only muster 151 before they were bowled out in the 30th over.India vs Australia 1st ODI of tri-series: India lose by 65 runsClarke: The guys playing the Australian domestic cricket were perfectly suited for the game. David Hussey did well in the Big Bash and he is continuing in the same vein.Matthew Wade: It’s a great feeling. Just happy to contribute.Mahendra Singh Dhoni: In the first 11 overs, they were 38 for 1 and once they came after the rain break, they really went after our bowlers. We didn’t get off to a very good start.India all out for 151 10:30pm: WICKET – 29.4 overs – Clint McKay to Praveen Kumar, out Caught by Ryan Harris!! Harris takes a stunner to finish things off and makes up for his earlier blemish, on the fuller side, Praveen Kumar lofts it in front of long on and Harris runs in swiftly to scoop it up inches above the ground and completes a resounding victory for Australia. Praveen Kumar c Ryan Harris b Clint McKay 15(17) (India all out for 151 in 29.4 overs)advertisement16:54 pm: Dropped! 28.6 overs – Starc to Praveen Kumar, 1 run, catch dropped by Ryan Harris. It was a tough one through. Harris spilled the ball on fall.  Last man Vinay Kumar steps in. There’s not much he can do. Besides he has already done enough with the ball, claiming three Aussies wickets10:20 pm: WICKET – and skipper Dhoni departs Doherty to Dhoni, out Caught by Warner!! Flat from Doherty and a flat hit from Dhoni too, struck quite powerfully too, Warner at long off makes it look very simple, watches it well near the boundary and takes a few paces back and times his jump to perction to snatch it above his head. Dhoni c Warner b Doherty 29(38) (India 128/9 in 25.2 overs)  Praveen Kumar comes into bat16:38 pm: WICKET – Doherty to Rahul Sharma, out Bowled!! Very bad shot from Rahul Sharma, a full toss and he misses it completely, flat and quick from Doherty, Rahul Sharma tries to force it on the offside but misses it completely, India slip further. Rahul Sharma b Doherty 1(2)  (India 123/8 in 23.5)Rahul Sharma comes into the crease16:30 pm: WICKET – Doherty to Ashwin, out Ashwin Run Out!!2 runs completed, Horrible judgement of the third run between the two, Ashwin had pushed a full toss square on the offside, Ashwin was not ready for the third run but goes for it as he sees Dhoni running, Christian throws at the right end and Ashwin was was caught way short. Ashwin run out (Christian/Doherty) 5(3) (India 120/7 in 23.1) Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease16:20 pm: WICKET – Clint McKay to Ravindra Jadeja, out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Excellent catch by Michael Hussey, banged in short by Clint McKay and Ravindra Jadeja does not hold back on the pull, gets a lot of height on it but not the distance, Hussey runs across from deep mid wicket, judges it to perfection and takes it tumbling to his right. Ravindra Jadeja c Michael Hussey b Clint McKay 19(25) (India 114/6 in 22.3)Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja (left-hand batsman) comes to the crease9:27 pm: WICKET – Christian to Raina, out Caught by David Hussey!! Raina is dismissed off a short ball again. It was just short of length outside off, Raina looks to pull it aggressively, but does not get enough bat on that. It actually came onto him a bit quickly. The ball lobs up towards midwicket where Hussey takes a good catch jogging to his right. 5 down now. Raina c David Hussey b Christian 4(9) (India 77/5 in 14.2 overs)Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes into bat.9:15 pm: WICKET – Clint McKay to Rohit Sharma, out Caught by Wade!! Sharma follows Kohli to the hut. Good length delivery on the off stump, Rohit Sharma thinks of leaving in, but leaves his bat outside, the ball kisses the outside edge. Wade takes a good, neat catch and that is the end of Sharma. Truth be told, he was looking very scratchy. Rohit Sharma c Wade b Clint McKay 21(21) (India 65/4 in 11.4 overs)   advertisementSuresh Raina steps in the middle9:12 pm: WICKET – Clint McKay to Virat Kohli, out Caught by Ponting!! Another sharp catch by Ponting. Short and wide outside off, Virat Kohli slaps it really hard towards point, Ponting was walking in and takes it right in front of his face. Kohli is in dismay, but he has to go. Virat Kohli c Ponting b Clint McKay 31(34) (India 64/3 in 11.2)Rohit Sharma comes into bat8:40 pm: WICKET – Starc to Gambhir, out Caught by Wade!! Gambhir is out in a similar fashion once again. Short of a length and outside off, it swung away from Gambhir, he poked at it and got a healthy outside edge. Wade had to jump up a bit to take it, that’s how good the bounce in this wicket is. Both the openers back in the hut. Gambhir c Wade b Starc 5 (8) (India 13/2 in 3.3 overs)Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Total Recall: Starc had got rid of the Master Blaster in the first innings of the Perth Test. Scorecard from the match 8:33 pm: WICKET – And Sachin walks, back. Did we forget to say that he is playing under pressure of scoring his 100th international ton. Let’s not expect too much from him. Starc to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! The little master is out. Good low catch by Ponting. Starc bowled it really wide outside off, Tendulkar leant forward to drive it, ended up creaming it. It was dropping in front of Ponting who was at point, he dived to his right and collected it cleanly. Tendulkar c Ponting b Starc 2(6) (India 9/1 in 1.5 overs)  8:20 pm: India openers Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar come out to bat. India have a huge task ahead and will need to score at around seven runs an over to overhaul the Aus total. This is a rain-truncated match and D/L method has been applied. Still the target remains the same for India – 217 in 32 overs Innings breakAustralia score 216/5 in 32 overs. David Hussey remains unbeaten on 61; Matthew Wade, the Aus opener was the other top-scorer of the day scoring 67.  7:51 pm: Ravinder Jadeja isn’t blostered by his $2 million buy out in the IPL. Rolls down a wide and then a no off the last ball of the final over (32 over) and the last legal ball is sent past the boundary for a six by David Hussey.7:50 pm: 31.4 overs Ravindra Jadeja to David Hussey, SIX, awesome way to get to his 7th ODI Fifty, full and flat ball on the stumps, David gets underneath it and clobbers it over the ropes at deep mid wicket.  Rohit dropped the catch, but it was a tough one. Made a good effort. advertisement7:45 pm: Dropped 30.4 overs – Praveen Kumar to David Hussey, 2 runs, catch dropped by Rohit Sharma, excellent effort though, another low full toss on leg stump, David makes room and chips it to deep mid wicket, Rohit runs forward and dives full length to his right, he latches onto it but as he falls to the ground, the ball pops out of his arms.That’s Vinay Kumar’s third. He certainly is charged up. Daniel Christian comes to the crease.7:20 pm: WICKET – Unfortunately, their partnership was short-lived (Husseys). Vinay Kumar to Michael Hussey, out Caught by Virat Kohli!! Vinay Kumar can do no wrong here. He starts from over the wicket and lands a short delivery on the middle and leg stump, not the best ball he has bowled today, Michael pulls it to deep backward square leg but he holes out to Kohli who takes a simple catch, lucky break this for India. Michael Hussey c Virat Kohli b Vinay Kumar 45(32) (Aus 154/5 in 26.1 overs)David Hussey comes to the crease. So the brothers are at the crease an they would be looking to set the park ablaze. 7:05 pm: WICKET – Rahul Sharma to Wade, out Bowled!! Rahul sends back the dangerous Wade. He bowls a quicker delivery but lands it on a short of length, skids through low as Wade looks to swat it over mid wicket, he gets an inside edge and the ball crashes into the off stump, ends a good knock from Wade. Wade b Rahul Sharma 67(69) (Aus 122/4 in 22.6)  6:50 pm: 19.4 overs – Ashwin to Wade, 1 run, flatter delivery on the middle and leg stump, Wade nudges it to mid wicket and he gets to his Fifty. That’s his maiden ODI 50.   Michael Hussey, left handed bat, comes to the crease6:35 pm: WICKET – Rohit Sharma to Michael Clarke, out Caught by Rahul Sharma!! Rahul makes amends for that misfield and the skipper departs. Rohit flights this delivery with a bit more air on the middle and leg stump, Clarke again charges down the track and swings it to deep mid wicket, he fails to achieve the elevation and he holes out to Rahul who takes the catch and falls backwards, good stuff this from India. Michael Clarke c Rahul Sharma b Rohit Sharma 10(21) (Aus 49/3 in 14.4)6:18 pm: Match resumes and and Virat Kohli takes to bowling.  Pending no more rain, the match will be 32 overs per side, with powerplays of 3 overs each. Start at 6:18 pm local, which is 12:48 pm IST.5:45 pm: Covers coming off again. Conditions actually looking brighter than they’ve been for quite a while.Ayaz Memon tweets: Not much improvement in the weather yet. Authorities are hopeful of completing match, but it could be reduced to below 30 overs a side. 5:10 pm: Oh ho! Just as the ground staff were getting ready to pull the covers off, it has started pouring again.5:05 pm: Covers coming off again. Turf looks fine, only minor puddles on turf from covers’ surface water.MCG tweets: Good thing is we have excellent drainage at the MCG. Once (if?!) rain stops/clears, shouldn’t take too long to prepare ground for play.4:35pm: More bad news. Another shower. Heavy covers return. There goes the 4.37 pm restart. Opps! For three minutes, pitch left uncovered.Play due to restart at 4.37pm (11:10 am IST), with match reduced to 46 overs per side. Powerplays will be affected too. 4:10 pm: Covers coming off. Rain stopped but still dark overhead.  3:10 pm: Covers come on as rain disrupts play at the MCG. Australia are 35/2 in 11 overs with captain Michael Clarke (5) and Matthew Wade (21) at the crease.Loud appeal there – 8.5 overs Praveen Kumar to Michael Clarke, no run, loud appeal for an LBW but the umpire is unmoved, PK is gutted, good length ball that cuts back in on the middle and leg stump, Clarke stays forward and pushes at it, gets an inside edge onto the back pad, hot spot shows the mark on the bat  Aus captain Michael Clarke steps in. So Vinay Kumar is all charge up following after his fetched a good price at the IPL. Vinay was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1 million…read on. And Vinay tweeted: Back to namma bangalore… Yeee :):) lookng forwrd 2 meet my team mets…. Its a great feelng 2 be part of RCB…  3:03 pm: WICKET – Okay another wicket by Vinay and this time he scalps Ponting. Vinay Kumar to Ponting, out Caught by Raina!! Vinay Kumar continues to shine. It looks like the million dollars are doing the trick for him. Short ball outside off, sits up nicely for Ponting to flay it through cover, but he is too early into the shot and he thumps it straight to Raina at short extra cover who takes a sharp catch with both hands. Ponting c Raina b Vinay Kumar 2 (12) (Aus 19/2 in 7.5)   Ricky Ponting steps in to bat. Warner hasn’t been in great form throughout the series. Except his big innings in Perth, he has looked ordinary. Warner is primarily a pitch-hitter for the Aussies.  2:19 pm: WICKET – Warner falls. Vinay Kumar to Warner, out Bowled!! Vinay Kumar has cleaned up Warner here. He stays round the wicket for Warner and he angles in a full ball on middle and off, cuts back in a touch as Warner looks to mow it over mid wicket, he misses and the ball crashes into middle stump. Warner b Vinay Kumar 6 (14) (Aus 15/1 in 5.1 overs)2:30 pm: Aussies openers David Warner and Matthew Wade come into bat even as the Indians gear up for a good day in Melborune.Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been rested from the match, while veteran Sachin Tendulkar has been included in the playing XI, so the count for his 100th international ton begins again.For Australia, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Dan Christian will make their ODI debuts. Their pace spearhead Brett Lee is out of the match and the tri-series, also featuring Sri Lanka, due to a broken foot. Lee picked up the injury during the second Twenty20 international against India on Friday.   1:50 pm: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins the toss and elects to bowl in the first one-dayer of the commonwealth bank tri-series against Australia.Teams:Australia: Michael Clarke (c), David Warner, Matthew Wade, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, David Hussey, Dan Christian, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar.last_img

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