India vs Australia, 1st ODI, Perth: Twin tons lead Australia to six-wicket win

Australia rode on tons from Steve Smith and George Bailey to humble India by 5 wickets in first ODI in Perth.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 15, 2016 7:31 am
Steve Smith played innings of 149 runs. (Source: AP)

India began their five-match ODI series with a five-wicket loss to Australia in the first ODI in Perth of Tuesday. Riding on Rohit Sharma’s 171* and Virat Kohli’s 91, India posted 309/3 and then debutant pacer Barinder Sran reduced Australia to 21/2. But Steve Smith and George Bailey scored 149 and 112 to guide their team to victory. (Fixtures: Ind vs Aus)

Scorecard: India vs Australia, 1st ODI

As it happened

1629 hrs IST: ALL OVER! James Faulkner hits the winning runs as Australia beat India by 5 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series

1620 hrs IST: WICKET! Steve Smith won’t get his 150. Hits it straight to Virat Kohli at covers. Barinder Sran picks up his third wicket

1610 hrs IST: 12 required of the last 18 balls. Australia have strolled in this chase

1605 hrs IST: Australia need 17 runs of the last 4 overs. Smith still out in the middle

1555 hrs IST: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell tries to hit Ashwin out of the park but only manages to find Shikhar Dhawan at long-on. Can India do a turnaround?

1547 hrs IST: WICKET! India finally dismiss George Bailey. Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes a good running catch at long-off

1535 hrs IST: Hundred for Smith! In his last ODI against India, the Australia captain scored 105

1530 hrs IST: 200-run stand between Bailey and Smith. They have put Australia in command of the game

1520 hrs IST: HUNDRED! George Bailey gets to his third ODI ton after an overthrow but what an innings with his team chasing 310

1509 hrs IST: 200 up for Australia. India need wickets but Bailey and Smith are closing in on their hundreds

1500 hrs IST: 30 overs gone and Australia have scored at a run-rate of exactly 6 runs

1450 hrs IST: Another surprise move from MS Dhoni! Virat Kohli into the attack now

1443 hrs IST: Ashwin has proved to be very expensive for India. Smith and Bailey have taken him all around the park

1440 hrs IST: That’s FIFTY for Steve Smith. His 9th in ODIs. Australia 136/2 in the 25th over

1435 hrs IST: 100-run partnership between Smith and Bailey comes up of 112 balls

1430 hrs IST: FIFTY for Bailey, his 18th in ODIs and 4th against India

1420 hrs IST: 100 up for Australia. Smith and Bailey not allowing the Indian spinners to settle down

1418 hrs IST: Right then, Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. India in need of a breakthrough

1415 hrs IST: Australia 82/2 after 17 overs and it’s drinks

1400 hrs IST: Bailey and Smith easily negotiating Umesh and Jadeja

1352 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav replaces Barinder Sran. Australia slowly recovering after losing two early wickets

1348 hrs IST: Surprise! Rohit Sharma into the attack

1345 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Australia in the 11th over. Smith and Bailey doing a fine recovery job for the hosts

1340 hrs IST: Sran has been impressive on debut. At the half-way mark of his spell, his figures read 5-18-2

1330 hrs IST: India bowlers keeping things tight in the middle. Both Bhuvi and Sran giving nothing away

1315 hrs IST: WICKET! India off to a fine start. Sran strikes again, removes Warner on this occasion. He’s pumped up!

1310 hrs IST: WICKET! Debutant Sran strikes early. Gets rid of dangerman Aaron Finch by taking a sharp catch off his own bowling. Australia 9/1

1300 hrs IST: David Warner and Aaron Finch in the middle. Australia need a brisk start to chase 310-run target. Debutant Sran to commence proceedings with the ball

1255 hrs IST: India out in the middle, doing their warm-ups. It will be interesting to see how the visitors operate with the ball. There’s nothing in the pitch for the bowlers

1219 hrs IST: 309/3 it is. Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten on 171. Forgettable debut for Boland, ends with figures of 0/74. Rohit was well supported by Kohli (91) and some contributions from Dhoni and Jadeja

1209 hrs IST: WICKET! Dhoni muscles one off the back-foot but Boland takes a sharp catch at short mid-wicket to end the Indian skipper’s innings. India 286/3

1205 hrs IST: Rohit brings up his 150 off 155 balls. 12 4s and 5 6s so far

1203 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Rohit in elite company

1159 hrs IST: SIX! Dhoni is going after the bowling. Length delivery and he hits it way back into the stands

1150 hrs IST: WICKET! Kohli goes big but finds Finch in the deep. Out after scoring a fluent 91. India 243/2

1140 hrs IST: 200-run partnership between Rohit and Virat comes up off 218 balls

1130 hrs IST: We are into the last 10 overs now. India looking good to cross the 300-run mark

1125 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit breaks free after ton. Hits one straight, hits it big. India go past 200 now

1120 hrs IST: A very special hundred for Rohit, here’s why

1116 hrs IST: HUNDRED! for Rohit Sharma. His ninth in ODIs, third in Australia. Expect some fireworks now

1107 hrs IST: Steve Waugh, with 22 scalps, is the second highest wicket-taker at WACA. Akram leads the list with 26 scalps

1100 hrs IST: Australia missing their two Ms. Johnson, retired from cricket, is in the commentary box and Starc is recovering from injury

1054 hrs IST: SIX! Virat brings up his 35th ODI fifty with a maximum. Partnership with Rohit swells to 125

1050 hrs IST: Rohit guides one to the ropes and brings up the 150 for India in the 31st over. The right-hander moves to 87

1044 hrs IST: Not only boundaries, Rohit and Virat have run hard in the middle so far

1037 hrs IST: 100-run stand between Rohit and Virat comes up off 122 balls. Rohit 77*, Virat 42*

1035 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit dances down the track and launches it into the stands. Attacking the part-timer Maxwell

1025 hrs IST: Spin into the attack. Maxwell to bowl his gentle offies

1015 hrs IST: 100 up for India in the 22nd over. Kohli and Rohit doing a fine job for the visitors

1010 hrs IST: That’s FIFTY for Rohit Sharma. Top knock by the opener. Got India off to a positive start and would be eyeing the big score now

1002 hrs IST: FIFTY-run partnership between Rohit and Virat comes up, off 68 balls

0948 hrs IST: Another change! Faulkner into the attack now

0946 hrs IST: Rohit and Kohli keep India brisk after Dhawan’s early departure

0944 hrs IST: Australia are not learning. Continue to pitch it up, and India continue to feast on those deliveries

0940 hrs IST: Pitched up, and Kohli drives it through the covers region. It’s a very good strip for batting

0937 hrs IST: Double change! Boland replaces Paris. India looking good at 61/1 after 11 overs

0933 hrs IST: Easy pickings for Rohit. Back-to-back full tosses from Marsh and the right-hander picks his spot on the second occasion

0931 hrs IST: A punch down the ground by Kohli brings up the 50 for India in the 10th over of the innings

0930 hrs IST: Kohli is away! On the pads, and he flicks it in fine fashion to the ropes. In complete control there

0920 hrs IST: Plenty of support for the Men in Blue at the WACA

0920 hrs IST: Hazlewood greets Virat Kohli with a sharp bouncer. Top over by the seamer

0919 hrs IST: WICKET! Hazlewood bangs one short, Dhawan goes with the pull but finds Marsh in the deep. Much needed breakthrough for the hosts. India 36/1

0910 hrs IST: Dhawan creams one through the covers for boundary. When he executes the shot, he’s a treat to watch

0905 hrs IST: SIX! Short, and Rohit pulls it in fine fashion for a maximum. Made good connection there

0900 hrs IST: Hazlewood bowls a sharp bouncer, Rohit goes ahead with the pull and the ball just out of wicketkeeper’s reach

0855 hrs IST: Paris to share the new ball with Hazlewood and the debutant bowls a beauty first up. Full, swinging delivery and Rohit just gets the bat down in time

0852 hrs IST: Mitchell Johnson is glued to the action

0850 hrs IST: India openers Rohit and Dhawan are out in the middle. Josh Hazlewood with the new ball for Australia

0842 hrs IST: The two teams are out for the national anthems. We are moments away from live action now

0840 hrs IST: Australia are very formidable at home, aren’t they? Enjoy a 14-match unbeaten ODI run on home soil

0836 hrs IST: AUS XI – D Warner, A Finch, S Smith, G Bailey, G Maxwell, M Marsh, M Wade, J Faulkner, S Boland, J Hazlewood, J Paris

0835 hrs IST: IND XI – S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli, A Rahane, M Pandey, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, U Yadav, B Kumar, B Sran

0832 hrs IST: For Australia, Boland and Paris make their debuts. George Bailey picked ahead of Shaun Marsh

0830 hrs IST: Manish Pandey gets a nod ahead of Gurkeerat Mann. Sran, as we told earlier, makes his debut

0820 hrs IST: TOSS! India elect to bat first. Both captains happy with the outcome. Smith wanted to field first anyway. Still cloudy at the WACA

0804 hrs IST: Right then, ODI debut for Barinder Sran. Receives the India cap from captain MS Dhoni

0800 hrs IST: It will be one hell of a series if India play to their potential, India team director Ravi Shastri says ahead of the opener

0750 hrs IST: Some bad news coming in. Light drizzle in Perth

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