Perth ODI: Australia win by 5 wickets
India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat first in the opening ODI of the five-match series against Australia in Perth on Tuesday.Updated: Jan 13, 2016 08:44 IST
49.2 Barinder Sran to J Faulkner
Australia chase down 310, the highest successful chase at the WACA. Full and on off, punched down to long-on. Faulkner finishes it off
43.4 R Ashwin to Glenn Maxwell
OUT! Maxwell skips out to his flighted ball. He heaves it in the air. Dhawan runs to his right from long-on and settles under it at cow corner. Ashwin has another. Perhaps it’s all to little and too late for India.
41.5 R Ashwin to George Bailey
OUT! Ashwin has broken past the pair. Tossed up and outside off, Bailey dances out and lifts it... Bhuvneshwar runs across to his right from long-off, goes for the catch. The ball bobbles out but he manages to secure it on the rebound.
40.4 R Jadeja to Steve Smith
Steve Smith brings up 250 for his team with a brilliant six over long-off.
38.3 U Yadav to Steve Smith
100 comes up for the Australian skipper Steve Smith as Australia inches closer to victory. Australia 234 for 2.
36.4 U Yadav to George Bailey
It’s a well deserved century for George Bailey as he reaches 100 in just 106 balls.
33.1 B Kumar to George Bailey
Australia continue their dominance in the match as they reach 200 for the loss of 2 wickets in 33 overs.
26.1 U Yadav to George Bailey
Australia continues their fightback with fifties from both George Bailey and skipper Steve Smith. Crosses 150 with ease.
19.2 R Ashwin to George Bailey
Bailey comes down the track and thumps it down the ground for a single. Brings up 100 for Australia.
4.4 Barinder Sran to David Warner
Out! Sran gets both the openers! Good length delivery outside off, Warner hits this one extremely hard but in the air. Kohli the man at mid off times his jump to perfection to catch this tracer bullet. The debutant is having a wonderful day so far and he is only into his third over.
2.3 Barinder Sran to Aaron Finch
Out! That’s the first wicket! Yes, the first wicket for Sran in international cricket. Full length delivery on middle and leg, Finch drives it straight back to Sran who in his follow through brings down his left hand in time and the ball sticks in. Tremendous reflexes shown by the youngster. His career is off to a flier.
Opener Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 171 to power India to 309 for three wickets against Australia in the first of the five-match one-day international series in Perth on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old right-hander, whose 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 remains the highest individual score in the 50-over format, hit 13 fours and seven sixes to set the hosts a steep target at the WACA ground.
India lost Shikhar Dhawan (nine) early after winning the toss and opting to bat but Sharma and Test captain Virat Kohli (91) set up the platform for a late flourish with a 207-run stand for the second wicket.
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Sharma, the only cricketer with two double centuries in this format, went past the three-figure mark off 122 deliveries with a dab to third man against debutant fast bowler Joel Paris. Rohit’s 163-ball knock was the highest score by a visiting batsman against Australia, overtaking West Indies batting great Viv Richards’ unbeaten 153 in 1979 in Melbourne.
Kohli fell in an unselfish manner trying to score quickly for his team and was out caught close to the boundary rope by Aaron Finch off paceman James Faulkner, who finished with figures of 2-60 in his 10 overs.
Paceman Scott Boland made a forgettable debut for Australia as he gave away 74 runs in his 10 overs while Paris also went wicketless, conceding 53 in his eight.
India handed a first international cap to 23-year-old left-arm paceman Barinder Sran.