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India tour of Australia 2016
1st ODI, Australia vs India at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth, Australia (12 Jan 2016)
India

309/3 (50) RR:6.18

Australia won by 5 wkts

MOM: Steven Smith
Australia

310/5 (49.2) RR:6.28

Over: 50 1 4 6 1 1 1 IND 309/3
Rohit 171(163) Ravindra Jadeja 10(5) Boland 10-0-74-0

49.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, Boland signs off in style with a yorker outside off stump, Rohit tried to squeeze it through the off-side, got an inside edge rolled towards the on-side

49.5 - Boland to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, can't do much about it, Jadeja drives it past the bowler to long-on

49.4 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Rohit went hard on the drive, but it went off the bottom of the bat and rolled towards long-off

Change of bat for Rohit

49.3 - Boland to Rohit, SIX, another full toss, the third full toss Boland has bowled to Rohit Sharma in his last two overs and all three have been muscled by the Mumbaikar for maximums! Rohit went deep in the crease expecting a yorker, but Boland offered him a gift, Rohit went over long-on and that went a long way beyond the rope. Looks like Rohit has broken his bat with that shot

49.2 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, top edge and looks like it has gone all the way? That's cruel for the bowler. No, it has just landed in front. Low full toss outside off stump, Rohit went down on one knee to sweep, got a top edge and it flew over Wade and almost went for a maximum. 300 up for India

49.1 - Boland to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Jadeja drives it along the ground to long-off

Last over of the innings. How many can India get?

Over: 49 1 W 4 3 1 1 IND 295/3
Ravindra Jadeja 8(3) Rohit 159(159) Faulkner 10-0-60-2

48.6 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, once again full and wide from Faulkner, Jadeja square-drives it to sweeper cover, wants two but Rohit wasn't keen

48.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, why did you just go for a single there Rohit Sharma? Full and in the slot again, Rohit drove that with one hand to cover

48.4 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, 3 runs, the widish yorker, but Jadeja reaches out and squeezes it out through point, the fielder dives but it escapes. Now they are rushing back for the third run as well. Great running by Jadeja, he pushed his partner there

48.3 - Faulkner to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, Jadeja opens his account in style! Poor delivery! Full and in the slot, Jadeja slogs hard and sends it over wide mid-on for a boundary

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

48.2 - Faulkner to Dhoni, out Caught by Boland!! Good catch by Boland. In fact the replay shows that even though he went with two hands, he took it with his right hand. Short of a length delivery from Faulkner, probably the slower delivery from the all-rounder, Dhoni mistimed the pull, more from the bottom of the bat, the fielder at mid-wicket dived to his right and plucked it out of thin air. This could make a difference of 10-15 runs to the final total. Dhoni c Boland b Faulkner 18(13) [4s-1 6s-1]

Faulkner to Dhoni, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Rohit Sharma is now the fastest to score 1000 runs in ODIs against Australia. He got there in 19 innings. Got it ahead of Tendulkar and Lara

48.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Rohit mistimes the pull wide of long-on

Over: 48 1 6 1 1 6 1 IND 285/2
Rohit 157(157) Dhoni 18(12) Boland 9-0-60-0

47.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, another good yorker, but those two low full tosses have spoilt the over. Rohit squeezes it out into the off-side. A 16-run over for India

47.5 - Boland to Rohit, SIX, Boland is getting his yorkers right to MS Dhoni, but he's bowling low full tosses to Rohit Sharma. Another low full toss and Rohit goes downtown over long-on, for a moment it looked as if he was going to pick the fieldsman out in the deep but it cleared him

47.4 - Boland to Dhoni, 1 run, wonderful yorker from Boland, dug out towards mid-wicket, Dhoni wanted to two but Rohit sent him back

47.3 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, widish yorker outside off stump, Rohit reaches out and drives it along the ground to sweeper cover. 150 for Rohit and he gets a good round of applause from the crowd

47.2 - Boland to Rohit, SIX, now he's missed the yorker and that's a juicy low full toss, Rohit waits for the ball to come and flicks it away nicely from the middle of the bat, the ball clears the mid-wicket fence quite comfortably. He moves on to 149 with that hit

47.1 - Boland to Dhoni, 1 run, fine yorker from the 26-year-old, Dhoni could only dig it out towards wide mid-on, the fielder in the deep rushed and prevented the second run

Scott Boland [8.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack

Great over for India. 15 off it. 3 overs to go and 31 more for 300! Boland comes on now. Remember, he's been picked for his ability to bowl perfect yorkers at the death. Bowling to Dhoni is going to be a challenge for him. Let's see how it goes!

Over: 47 1 6 0 1 Wd 4 2 IND 269/2
Rohit 143(153) Dhoni 16(10) Faulkner 9-0-50-1

46.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the off stump, Rohit turns it to backward square leg and they race back for the second

46.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, FOUR, gee! Innovative hit from Rohit and he's connected well. Good length delivery angling in around off stump line, Rohit moved across the stumps and scooped it over the infield, fine leg was back near the rope but he was too square

Third man is inside the ring

46.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, wide, Faulkner tries to follow Rohit as he goes leg-side, but this was well past him and called a wide

46.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, Faulkner goes short and down the leg-side, Dhoni tries to pull it fine, but mistimes it to fine leg

46.3 - Faulkner to Dhoni, no run, short of length on the off stump, Dhoni pushes it to cover

46.2 - Faulkner to Dhoni, SIX, in the airrrr and that's gone all the way! Faulkner misses his length by a yard or so and that was in the slot for the skipper to tee off. He went over long-off with the lofted drive after jumping out of the crease and picked up a maximum

46.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, excellent bowling, Rohit exposed all three sticks as he backed away, from round the wicket Faulkner followed the batsman with a short of length delivery, Rohit could only punch it towards cover-point

Over: 46 0 1 1 2 1 1 IND 254/2
Rohit 136(150) Dhoni 9(7) Hazlewood 10-0-41-1

45.6 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Rohit late-cuts it to the right of third man, probably the second run was on, but they don't go for it. Rohit must be a tired man, remember, he's batting on 135

45.5 - Hazlewood to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni wanted to slap hard, but he hit this along the ground to sweeper cover

45.4 - Hazlewood to Dhoni, 2 runs, Finch fumbles and Dhoni races between the sticks like a rocket and even completes the second run so easily. Gee! That was quick running from the skipper. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Dhoni cuts it straight to backward point, yet manages to keep strike

45.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, ramped over what would have been a normal first slip position, but third man is fine and he fields the ball

45.2 - Hazlewood to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, worked towards deep square leg, they think about two, but decide against it

45.1 - Hazlewood to Dhoni, no run, Wade takes the catch down the leg-side and throws the ball up in the air thinking Dhoni is out, Hazlewood appeals but umpire Richard Kettleborough was unmoved. Dhoni was going nowhere as well. Top call Kettleborough! That was off the thigh pad. Short of a length delivery down the leg-side, Dhoni missed the fine pull on that occasion, it was so close to taking the glove there

Over: 45 0 1 W 0 4 1 IND 248/2
Dhoni 5(3) Rohit 134(148) Faulkner 8-0-35-1

44.6 - Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Dhoni waits for the ball to come and glances it down to fine leg. He'll keep strike with that single

44.5 - Faulkner to Dhoni, FOUR, now round the wicket and Faulkner loses his radar. Short and on the leg stump, don't bowl short to Dhoni. He's good with his pull/hook! Dhoni swivels and pulls it fine, long leg was very square and he was not even in the picture. So the Indian skipper opens his account in style

44.4 - Faulkner to Dhoni, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Dhoni wants to cut hard, only manages to toe-end it to cover

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

44.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, out Caught by Finch!! That is an unselfish shot in the 90s and Kohli has holed out. He wanted to hit a maximum and long-on moved to his left to take a good catch. Full ball from Faulkner, Kohli advanced and hit it very hard, the timing was so good, just that it didn't have enough height on it, the fielder was close to the rope there, but he did well to take it calmly. So that ends a terrific 207-run stand and a magnificent knock from India's No. 3. He gets a good ovation from the crowd as he walks off as well. Kohli c Finch b Faulkner 91(97) [4s-9 6s-1]

Faulkner to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

44.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, in the air, but safe! Lady luck is on Rohit Sharma's side. Rohit jumped out of the crease and got into an awkward position to loft this short of length delivery, he wanted to muscle it back over the bowler's head/mid-on, but hit him high on the bat and lobbed just behind the unmanned mid-off region. The fielder in the deep rushed, but it dropped well in front of him

44.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, slower delivery from round the wicket, bowled wide outside off stump as well, Rohit tries to cut but made no contact with the ball

James Faulkner [7.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Six overs left. India need 58 more to get to 300. Can they do it?

Over: 44 0 1 1 1 0 2 IND 242/1
Kohli 91(96) Rohit 133(146) Hazlewood 9-0-35-1

43.6 - Hazlewood to Kohli, 2 runs, this is right on the stumps, but Kohli moves across the stumps and then works it through backward square leg for a couple

43.5 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, oh what was that? Just 137kph but it looked like 150! Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, probably it hit the seam and bounced alarmingly, Kohli was trying to dab, was too quick for him and he was beaten all ends up. Great bounce there for Hazlewood

43.4 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit moves leg-side to go big, but Hazlewood follows him with a short of length delivery and cramps him for room, in the end Rohit could only guide it to backward point

43.3 - Hazlewood to Kohli, 1 run, this length ball is easily tucked through backward square leg

43.2 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, oh he went for the pull over mid-wicket there, but only managed to bottom-edge it along the ground to the fielder at the edge of the circle. It was short and Rohit was on the back foot to play the shot, but he couldn't get the timing right

43.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Rohit drives and finds the man at cover

Over: 43 4 0 Wd 4 1 1 0 IND 237/1
Kohli 88(93) Rohit 131(143) Mitchell Marsh 9-0-53-0

42.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, Kohli works this back towards the bowler

42.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, yes, no, but in the end all is well for India. Rohit hopped and tried to flick, got an inside edge onto pad, Rohit waited for a while as the ball stayed on the pitch, but Kohli was always keen for the single and he made it home easily

42.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, the 200-run stand - highest 2nd wicket stand for India against Australia in ODIs. Kohli tucks this towards mid-wicket for a single and then shakes hand with his partner for their wonderful partnership

42.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, FOUR, down the track and then lofted over cover, not from the middle of the bat but enough wood on it to escape to the boundary. Can't bowl length at this stage of the innings, Kohli stepped out and got close to the pitch of the ball, played the lofted cover-drive and cleared the infield

42.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, wide, Marsh bowls the slower ball bumper, too high and well above Kohli's head

42.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, this is the bumper from Marsh, Kohli tries to ramp it over Wade but misses

42.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery from Marsh. The attempted off-cutting slower ball goes horribly wrong as it goes short and wide outside off stump, Kohli cuts hard and hits it through cover, the man sweeping on the off-side had no chance

Over: 42 4 0 1 0 1 0 IND 226/1
Rohit 130(142) Kohli 79(88) Hazlewood 8-0-30-1

41.6 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, oh that was in the slot to be put away, Rohit swung hard as he tried to slog, lost the bottom hand grip and it went off the toe-end of the bat. It was in the air for a while, but dropped short of the man at short mid-wicket

41.5 - Hazlewood to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, asking to be put away and Kohli should have done better with it. He had to hit it more squarer and this went straight to sweeper cover. He tried to slap hard, but mistimed it completely

41.4 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, Kohli moves across the sticks and tries to work it on the on-side, misses and the back of a length hits him high on the thigh pad

41.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, easily guided down to third man

41.2 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Rohit cuts and finds backward point

41.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, FOUR, now that is a wonderful shot! Elegantly done by the centurion. With third man so square, Rohit waits for this short of length delivery to come, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and guided it past the keeper to begin the over in style. This was a shot he was trying to play against Hazlewood earlier, but he couldn't connect. Now he's got a boundary

Josh Hazlewood [7.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack

Over: 41 0 1 1 1 1 0 IND 220/1
Kohli 78(86) Rohit 125(138) Mitchell Marsh 8-0-42-0

40.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, beaten! Great over at this stage of the game. Just 4 singles! Short delivery on the stumps, Kohli backed away and then tried to pull, looked for a moment that he saw it late and the ball sneaked past the bat

40.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, this is turning out to be a good over, Rohit works this towards mid-wicket, just a single again

40.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli was lining himself up for a big hit by making some room, but Marsh took pace off the ball and kept the batsman came, just guided along the ground towards third man

40.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length delivery from wide of the crease, Rohit softly tucks this to mid-wicket for an easy single

40.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, enough width on offer outside off stump to guide it down to third man

40.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, now that's great bounce for Marsh. Short and around the off stump line, Kohli goes for the pull, misses, the keeper had to jump to collect that

Mitchell Marsh [7.0-0-38-0] is back into the attack

Over: 40 0 4 4 0 0 4 IND 216/1
Rohit 123(136) Kohli 76(82) Boland 8-0-44-0

39.6 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, yorker just missed! Bowls a full toss to Rohit who smokes it for a one-bounce four over long leg fence, Faulkner tried to fling that back but it was too far from his reach

39.5 - Boland to Rohit, no run, toe-smashing yorker from Boland, Rohit manages to dig that out

39.4 - Boland to Rohit, no run, drives this full delivery to mid-on

39.3 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, cardinal sin! Bowling it on the pads to a batsman who is batting on 115. Easy peasy for Rohit who flicks to the fine leg fence, long leg sprints across to his right but to no avail

39.2 - Boland to Rohit, FOUR, Rohit has loosened up now! Try and keep him calm, if you can. Jeez! He looks so good when he's timing the ball that well. Gets across a tad and lifts this over mid-on, couple of bounces and into the fence

39.1 - Boland to Rohit, no run, back of a length angled into the stumps, tucked straight to the man at mid-wicket

Over: 39 0 1 0 6 0 1 IND 204/1
Rohit 111(130) Kohli 76(82) Joel Paris 8-0-53-0

38.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length wide of off, Rohit looks to chop it down to third man, gets an inside edge onto his boot which rolls towards short cover, limps across for a single

38.5 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, defended from the crease

38.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, SIX, there's a catch - in the crowd though. Well done mate, he took it with both hands! Rohit stood still and dispatched this length delivery for a 82-metre six over long-on, no one moved

38.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, rises on his toes and bunts this back towards the bowler

38.2 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, shortish stuff outside off, Kohli's angled dab is placed wide of backward point, good enough to steal a single

38.1 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, length delivery targetting the stumps, Kohli gets an inside edge onto his body, trying to work it towards mid-wicket but was late on the shot

Over: 38 1 1 0 1 1 1 IND 196/1
Kohli 75(80) Rohit 104(126) Boland 7-0-32-0

37.6 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, Jumps inside the crease and guides it down to third man, retains the strike with that run. "Too many easy singles on offer" as Harsha Bhogle points out on air

37.5 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, Rohit flicks aerially over mid-wicket and hustles for an easy single

37.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, Australians aren't learning. They keep bowling on the pads and Kohli keeps ticking them off, another single to mid-wicket

37.3 - Boland to Kohli, no run, stays firm at the crease and drives to Davey Warner at mid-on, Rohit was keen on the single but Kohli was quick to send him back

37.2 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit looks settled now! All those nerves relaxed after reaching the milestone. Opens the bat face and push-drives through cover for a joggy single

37.1 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, fullish and straight, Kohli uses his lovely wrists to flick this through mid-wicket

Scott Boland [6.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Over: 37 4 1 1 1 0 2 IND 191/1
Rohit 102(124) Kohli 72(76) Joel Paris 7-0-45-0

36.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and square-drove it past point who misfields and allows the duo to steal a couple of runs

36.5 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, angled across from a length, Rohit goes for the drive and is beaten on the outside edge

36.4 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, hangs back and glides this down to third man

36.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, there it is! Rohit Sharma - the first Indian to score an ODI ton at the WACA. Guides this short of length delivery down to third man. Takes his helmet off, has his arms aloft and acknowledges the thunderous applause from the WACA crowd, gets a pat on the back from Virat too. So Rohit starts 2016 with a ton then

36.2 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, a bit shortish outside off, punchily pushed towards long-off

36.1 - Joel Paris to Kohli, FOUR, straightaway the debutant offers a candyfloss. Down leg and all Virat needed to do was get some bat on that, tickled fine and way she goes into the fence

Right then! Time for drinks. Rohit Sharma is just one short of becoming the first Indian batsman to notch up an ODI ton at the WACA. He couldn't have asked for a better 2016 starter. Virat at the other end looked as solid. Might be eyeing yet another ton that lad. He might as well want to improve his ODI average against Australia (in Australia).

Over: 36 0 0 1 1 0 0 IND 182/1
Rohit 99(121) Kohli 66(73) Mitchell Marsh 7-0-38-0

35.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, plenty of oohs and aahs across the ground. Wondering why? Rohit Sharma is on nervous 99 and he looks a smidgen nervous too. Yet again shuffles across and blocks with soft hands towards cover

35.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, walks across the stumps and offers a dead-bat to this good length delivery

35.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, yet again there is ample width for Virat to free his arms, creams the drive to sweeper cover. The crowd are right behind Rohit at the WACA, backing the Mumbaikar to reach his 100 ASAP

35.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, serves up width outside off and it's easily driven through cover for a single

35.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, Maxi, Maxi, Maxi! You can't keep him out of the game, can you? Dived full length to his left to stop the cut shot from Rohit Sharma who is itching to get to his 100

35.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, slower fullish delivery around off, Rohit does well to get a stride forward and block that under his eyes

Over: 35 1 1 1 4 0 1 IND 180/1
Rohit 98(116) Kohli 65(72) Joel Paris 6-0-36-0

34.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, errs in line this time, keeps it a tad too straight, Rohit glances it down to fine leg

34.5 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, stays inside the crease and defends solidly

34.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, FOUR, boy! That's some shot I can tell you. Half-volley around off, Rohit bludgeons it past Virat, timed and placed the uppish lofted drive to perfection, no point chasing that lads! Just one hit away now

34.3 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads again and Kohli will pick you all day, another easy flick through mid-wicket. Looking all too easy now

34.2 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, plays with a slightly angled bat as he dabs this down to third man, inching closer to his 100 now

34.1 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 1 run, fuller delivery on the pads, Kohli wrists it to deep mid-wicket and thinks of a second, in the end he is content with a single

Joel Paris [5.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

Over: 34 0 4 1 0 1 1 IND 172/1
Kohli 63(70) Rohit 92(112) Mitchell Marsh 6-0-36-0

33.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, hops inside the crease and rides this down to third man, Virat will keep strike

33.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, nearly chopped on! Rohit goes hard on the drive to this length delivery. Ekes out an inside edge that skims past the timber (off-stump) and towards fine leg

33.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, well fielded by Maxi at backward point. Rohit opened the bat face on this one as he tried to run it down to third man, Maxwell dives to his left and fields the ball

33.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, angling in on middle and off, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for a single, sensible batting this

33.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, FOUR, splendid! Short and wide, asking to be put away and Kohli obliges. Flays it over backward point with a superbly-timed cut shot, sweeper had no chance

33.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, 129ks, good length around off, Kohli is the driving mood right now. Lunges and strokes but gets it off the inside half towards mid-on

Mitchell Marsh [5.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Over: 33 0 0 0 1 0 1 IND 165/1
Kohli 57(66) Rohit 91(110) Faulkner 7-0-29-0

32.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, well outside off, Kohli guides it down to third man with a slightly angled bat

32.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, Kohli rides with the bounce to tuck it in front of mid-wicket

32.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length on Rohit's hips, flicked past square leg for an easy single

32.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, 135kmph, hurled at the batsman from a length, Rohit looks to work it off the back foot, was beaten by the zip and extra bounce, gets hit around the tummy

32.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, on a length around off, blocked back to the bowler

32.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, touch short and just outside off, Rohit presents the full face of the bat as he blocks this towards mid-off

Over: 32 1 6 0 0 1 1 IND 163/1
Rohit 90(106) Kohli 56(64) Boland 6-0-27-0

31.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, slower length delivery on the stumps, flicked to square leg

31.5 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length on off, Kohli works it through square leg

31.4 - Boland to Kohli, no run, good length on off, Kohli blocks it down the ground

31.3 - Boland to Kohli, no run, stays back and dabs this with an angled bat towards backward point

31.2 - Boland to Kohli, SIX, 35th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli. Short and slipping down leg, Kohli gets a top-edge on the pull and it sails straight over the stands at fine leg. Gets a good round of applause from the crowd

31.1 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, fuller and straight, Rohit shuffles and flicks square on the leg-side

Over: 31 0 4 0 0 0 1 IND 154/1
Rohit 88(104) Kohli 49(60) Faulkner 6-0-27-0

30.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, stays on the back foot and runs this back of a length delivery down to third man

30.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, full and outside off, Rohit times the drive but straight to the Aussie skipper at mid-off

30.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, stifled appeal from Faulkner but that pitched outside leg. Pitched fullish and hurled towards Rohit's pads who was trying to clip, the umpire was spot on

30.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, length on middle, blocked from the crease

30.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, FOUR, shot! The ramp shot! The one that legendary Viru used to play so well. Dug in short outside off, Rohit sits back and ramps it high towards the third man fence, stand and admire stuff!

30.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, a bit fuller angled around middle and leg, Rohit yells out a loud "no" after clipping this towards mid-wicket

Over: 30 1 1 2 1 0 1 IND 149/1
Rohit 83(98) Kohli 49(60) Boland 5-0-18-0

29.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, shortish well outside off, Rohit cracks it to sweeper cover, retains strike with a run

29.5 - Boland to Rohit, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Rohit comes across and checks his push, ends up hitting it a little uppishly but it goes well wide of the bowler (to his right), rolls away past the non-striker

29.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, angled into the pads yet again, Kohli flicks it to fine leg, there's protection in the deep and it will only be a single this time around

29.3 - Boland to Kohli, 2 runs, moves inside the line of this short of length delivery around the leg stump line and he tucks it away through backward square leg, once again Kohli was alert and makes Rohit run hard to come back for the second

29.2 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, drifting onto the pads now, Rohit works it away to deep backward square leg

29.1 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, pitched up right in the slot outside off, Kohli gets a good stride forward and crisply drives it straight to short cover, who misfields and that allows the batsmen to cross over

Scott Boland [4.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Over: 29 1 2 1 0 2 0 IND 143/1
Rohit 81(95) Kohli 45(57) Faulkner 5-0-22-0

28.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, length ball on the stumps, Rohit defends it back down the pitch

28.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, 2 runs, another one that's dug in short on off and middle, Rohit this time pulls it along the ground through backward square leg, there was some indecision while turning back for the second but no harm done as both the batsmen make their ground comfortably in the end

28.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, bumper that goes away from the batsman outside off, Rohit once again moves his head out of the way and allows it to pass

28.3 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, banged in short and around off, Kohli swivels on the pull, rolls his wrists over it to send it along the ground through mid-wicket, another run added to the total

28.2 - Faulkner to Kohli, 2 runs, good running between these two. On a good length and on the stumps, Kohli turns it past a diving mid-wicket, Kohli was alert to the situation, immediately called for a second and gets back easily, before the throw from the deep arrives at the striker's end

28.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery angling away outside off, Rohit watches the ball onto the bat and glides it to third man for an easy single

James Faulkner [4.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Over: 28 0 0 0 0 1 0 IND 137/1
Kohli 42(55) Rohit 78(91) Hazlewood 7-0-24-1

27.6 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, slightly back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli gets on his toes and is steadfast in his defence

27.5 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, this time he gets what he wanted. Stays on the back foot and guides this short of length delivery down to third man to get off strike

27.4 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Rohit has a feel for it as he looks to run it down to third man, gets beaten

27.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, short delivery outside off, this one hurried onto Rohit, who goes for the pull. He gets it nowhere close to the middle of the bat and luckily for him, the ball lands in front of the mid-wicket fielder

27.2 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Rohit defends it back to the bowler

27.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, bouncer from Hazlewood, that too a good one in the channel around off, Rohit gets his head out of the way and leaves it for the keeper

Over: 27 6 0 1 0 4 2 IND 136/1
Kohli 42(54) Rohit 77(86) Maxwell 3-0-22-0

26.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, 2 runs, darted on the pads, Kohli looks to sweep it fine, might have got an inside edge onto the pad, the ball runs away fine and the batsmen easily come back for the second. Brings up the 100-run stand as well

26.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, FOUR, now Kohli brings out the sweep. Kohli kneels down and wanted to hit this with a lot of power, gets a top-edge that runs away to the deep backward square leg fence, there was a man at fine leg but he had no chance of cutting it off

26.4 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, now Kohli gives the charge but he isn't upto the pitch of the ball, has to defend it into the off-side in the end

26.3 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, kneels down and sweeps this flighted delivery to fine leg

26.2 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, absolutely drilled this but straight to the fielder. Floated up outside off, Rohit once again goes hard on the drive, but can't beat cover

26.1 - Maxwell to Rohit, SIX, massive strike! The Hitman is in town folks, all you Perth people! Tossed up outside off, Rohit comes dancing down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and smokes it over the long-off fence

Over: 26 1 1 0 1 0 0 IND 123/1
Kohli 36(51) Rohit 70(83) Hazlewood 6-0-23-1

25.6 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, another back of a length delivery around the off stump, Kohli drops it in front of backward point and says 'No' for the single

25.5 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, length delivery in the corridor just outside off, Kohli hops and taps it in front of backward point, Kohli was looking for the single but Rohit rightly sends him back as the fielder was quickly onto it. He underarms the throw at the striker's end but Kohli was well in by then

25.4 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, jumps inside the crease and tucks this short delivery to the right of mid-wicket, easy single taken

25.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, beaten! Not the shot you want to play against Hazlewood, who is mostly accurate with his line and length. Just short of a good length and outside off, Rohit has a feel for it away from the body, lucky that he didn't edge it to the keeper

25.2 - Hazlewood to Kohli, 1 run, another one that's short outside off, Kohli hangs on the back foot, opens the face of the bat on contact and guides it to third man for another run

25.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, Hazlewood starts off his new spell with a short of length delivery outside off, Rohit stands tall and punches it through the point region, the sweeper moves to his left and tidies up in the deep

Josh Hazlewood [5.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

Over: 25 0 0 2 1 Wd 0 2 IND 120/1
Kohli 35(48) Rohit 68(80) Maxwell 2-0-9-0

24.6 - Maxwell to Kohli, 2 runs, this time Kohli connects with the sweep. Even though he was a little late on the shot, he managed to get it fine past the keeper, the batsmen take another couple of runs before the ball is hunted down in the deep

24.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, no run, gets his bat in front of the pad and flicks it straight towards mid-wicket, the batsmen think about a quick single but it's not available

24.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, wide, spinning down the leg-side, Kohli looks to sweep it fine but can't lay bat on it, the umpire signals a wide

24.4 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, kneels down and sweeps this tossed up delivery to fine leg for a run

24.3 - Maxwell to Rohit, 2 runs, deft! Flatter on off, Rohit waits for the ball to arrive and plays it very late, dabs it to the left of short third man and the batsmen have ample time to take a brace

24.2 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, leans across and clips this flighted delivery to the left of mid-wicket, who slides across and prevents any chance of a run

24.1 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, slower through the air and turning in around off, Rohit defends it into the leg-side with soft hands

Over: 24 0 0 6 1 0 0 IND 114/1
Kohli 33(46) Rohit 65(76) Mitchell Marsh 5-0-29-0

23.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, shortish outside off, Kohli comes across, gets on his toes and gently defends it down the wicket. Played that with a closed face of the blade

23.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, nicely driven but straight to the fielder. Kohli presses forward and times the drive off this fuller delivery, but picks out cover

23.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Rohit runs it down to third man to get off strike

23.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, SIX, a mistimed shot goes for a maximum! On a length and on the stumps, Rohit premeditates the slog. Since mid-on was inside the circle, he took a calculated risk, picks it over mid-wicket and it just about lands beyond the rope to give Rohit his second maximum. It wasn't timed too well, but had enough to go over the rope

23.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, slightly back of a length and in the channel just outside off, Rohit stands tall, opens the face of the blade and pushes it to backward point

23.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, on a good length and outside off, Rohit gets a good stride forward as he defends it to cover

Over: 23 0 0 0 1 1 1 IND 107/1
Rohit 58(72) Kohli 33(44) Maxwell 1-0-3-0

22.6 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, once again Rohit goes deep in the crease and knocks this flatter delivery through the cover region, keeps the strike with a run

22.5 - Maxwell to Kohli, 1 run, pushed through quicker and flatter outside off, Kohli punches it down to long-on for a single

22.4 - Maxwell to Rohit, 1 run, shortish outside off, Rohit punches it to sweeper cover for a single

22.3 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, this could have been close! Kohli recovered in time though to make his ground. Rohit turns this in front of square leg and at first he called Kohli for a run, before seeing Boland charge towards the ball. The no came a little late, but Kohli was able to make his ground in time with a dive before the throw arrived at the non-striker's end

22.2 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, comes down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and ends up defending this in front of cover

22.1 - Maxwell to Rohit, no run, turns this flatter delivery to mid-wicket

Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 22 1 0 2 0 0 2 IND 104/1
Kohli 32(43) Rohit 56(67) Mitchell Marsh 4-0-22-0

21.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, Kohli comes across and works it towards mid-on, the fielder does well to quickly get across and fires in the throw at the non-striker's end as Kohli was charging across. Even though there was a direct-hit, the batsman was home comfortably. The ball gets deflected off the stumps and rolls away towards the fine leg fence, the man from third man gets across, puts in the dive and saves a boundary. The Indians could manage just an extra run in the meantime. Kohli wasn't too happy with Rohit there, he wanted at least one more run but Rohit was a little slow

21.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, length delivery in the channel outside off, Kohli bends low, opens the face of the blade and bunts it straight to backward point

21.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Kohli was looking to run it down to third man, was a tad late and ends up chopping it towards the keeper

21.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 2 runs, nicely played! Short and outside off, Kohli quickly gets into a good position, transfers his weight on the back foot and swivels on the pull, sends it through the mid-wicket region, the fielder in the deep runs to his left and keeps the batsmen down to a couple

21.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Kohli stays back in the crease and punches it straight to cover

21.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, pitched up just outside off, Rohit comes across and gently clips it through the square leg region, brings up the 100 for the visitors

Over: 21 1 4 0 1 0 0 IND 99/1
Kohli 28(38) Rohit 55(66) Faulkner 4-0-16-0

20.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, another bumper angling away outside off, Kohli sways away from the line of fire and lets it go

20.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, short and on the stumps, Kohli moves across and gets on his toes to block it adjacent to his feet

20.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, another short of length delivery angled across the right-hander, Rohit waits for the ball to arrive and glides it down to third man for a run

20.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, back of a length delivery around off, Rohit comes across and blocks

20.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, FOUR, top-edge and four! This was banged in short outside off, Rohit was looking to pull it away, gets a fat top-edge that goes over the leaping keeper and crashes into the fence in a jiffy

20.1 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, pitched up right in the slot outside off, Kohli comes on the front foot and drills it to the left of mid-off, where Warner dives across and gets a hand on it, saves three runs for his team but couldn't prevent the single

Over: 20 1 1 0 0 0 1 IND 93/1
Kohli 27(35) Rohit 50(63) Mitchell Marsh 3-0-17-0

19.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, watch it. Watch it. These two have a history. Not a very fond one. Kohli taps it wide of cover and sets off. Rohit responds and the single is completed. There was a shy at the non-striker's end but Kohli made it

19.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, length delivery outside off, leaves it for the keeper

19.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, closer to off and not a problem. Forward and defended

19.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, no. No, no, no. Not there please. Back of a length delivery wide of off, Kohli senses the cryptonite. Goes groping after it anyway. Beaten on the edge. Next time might not be so lucky

19.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, fifty for Rohit! Greeted with a discernible applause from this WACA crowd. Lazes across towards his mate and gets a solid handshake. Got to the milestone with another easy glide down to third man. Now stay there and carry on

19.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, length delivery around two-three stumps outside off, Kohli moves across and pushes it on the up through the cover region

Mitchell Marsh [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Over: 19 0 2 1 1 0 0 IND 90/1
Rohit 49(62) Kohli 25(30) Faulkner 3-0-10-0

18.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, fullish and driven gently to mid-on

18.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, only a fraction full and Rohit latches onto it with a front foot punch. Only that he couldn't get it past the Australian skipper at short extra cover. Flew to his right, parallel to the ground, and stuck his hand out to make a half-stop

18.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, pushed across Kohli on a back of a length, he runs it nicely down to third man

18.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, allows the ball to come on, and then dabs it from under his eyes down to third man

18.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, 2 runs, Rohit and the pull. They have been like poetry so far. Not this one though. Fetched it from over his right shoulder, couldn't quite keep it down but there's no one at square leg. Would have been over him anyway. Lands well short and wide of the chasing deep square leg fielder

18.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, leaving the right-hander on a good length, Rohit stays flat-footed and steers it towards point

Over: 18 1L 0 1 1 0 1 IND 86/1
Rohit 46(57) Kohli 24(29) Boland 4-0-12-0

17.6 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, stays rooted to the crease to a back of a length delivery angled in. Might have been dodgy as he played round it. Manages to get bat and work it down to fine leg

17.5 - Boland to Rohit, no run, big stride forward, uses his long reach well and blocks

17.4 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, bowling too straight for my liking. Well, for Smith's liking. Allowing the strike to rotate. Kohli feasts on the snack with a clip through mid-wicket

17.3 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, clipped neatly behind square

17.2 - Boland to Rohit, no run, pitched right up just outside off, Rohit moves across and softly punches it back down the pitch

17.1 - Boland to Kohli, leg byes, 1 run, drifting on the pads, a rare miss from Kohli. Late to get his bat across on the glance. Collects a leg-bye as it rolls away off the thigh pad

I bet India would have taken this at the toss. First match on an overseas tour. Not to mention at the WACA. 82/1 in 17, yeah you will be quite happy. Kohli has settled in well after Shikhar's misery ended. Also, Rohit is looking a million bucks right now.

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 17 0 0 1 0 0 1 IND 82/1
Kohli 23(27) Rohit 44(53) Faulkner 2-0-6-0

16.6 - Faulkner to Kohli, 1 run, another nice little dab down to third man. Time for the players to take drinks

16.5 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, tucked from off-stump wide of short mid-wicket. Fielding is never a problem with Australia. Throw themselves around like their bodies are made of rubber

16.4 - Faulkner to Kohli, no run, went back in the crease and hunched belatedly. Almost giving the impression that it stayed low from a back of a length. Chopped it off the bottom of the bat towards backward point

16.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, 1 run, allows the ball to come on and runs it off the face down to third man

16.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, back of a length delivery angled away from him, taps it in front of point while staying flat-footed

16.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, length ball around middle and off, nice, lungy stride forward to defend

Over: 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 IND 80/1
Kohli 22(24) Rohit 43(50) Boland 3-0-9-0

15.6 - Boland to Kohli, no run, here it is. Another leave. Boland has done his research. Kohli has too

15.5 - Boland to Kohli, no run, length ball dipping in on middle, Kohli moves forward and clips it into the on-side where short mid-wicket intercepts

15.4 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, erring on the hips, tucked behind square

15.3 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, nice and easy dab down to third man. Kohli has often been guilty of groping at such deliveries on the sixth-seventh stump. Today, he has been cautious to avoid it

15.2 - Boland to Kohli, no run, back of a length delivery angled in on middle, tucked to short mid-wicket

15.1 - Boland to Kohli, no run, that's more like it. Stick to what you know. Banged in short, whirs over Kohli's left ear as he swayed inside the line of it. Dropped his gloves well

Vishaal has this to say about the crowd at the WACA: 'The crowd has steadily built up and it looks so much more fuller now. Quite a bit of noise as well.'

Over: 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 IND 78/1
Rohit 42(49) Kohli 21(19) Faulkner 1-0-4-0

14.6 - Faulkner to Rohit, FOUR, whattay shot! The Aussies have been guilty of this. Too many half-vollies on offer today. All Rohit had to do was to hit the gap after leaning towards the ball. Punched it with a firm bottom hand straight of mid-on

14.5 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, back of a length delivery which Rohit drops with soft hands in front of cover point. The fielder charged in to prevent the faintest idea of a single

14.4 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, fraction full and angled across off, gently punched to mid-off

14.3 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, length delivery drifting across off, Rohit tried to lean across and work it through the on-side, only managed an inside edge onto pad

14.2 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, full toss caned towards mid-off. Taken by surprise slightly by the unexpected indiscretion. Late to bring his bat down and went too hard in the end. Botched the timing

14.1 - Faulkner to Rohit, no run, tests Rohit's feet by spearing one on a near yorker length, he does well to haul his front leg out of the way. Punches it towards mid-on

James Faulkner, comes into the attack

Over: 14 4 1L 0 0 1 0 IND 74/1
Kohli 21(19) Rohit 38(43) Boland 2-0-7-0

13.6 - Boland to Kohli, no run, covers the line of the back of a length delivery outside off with a good, nimble back foot and offers an ominous defensive blade

13.5 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length delivery wide of off, moves across on the back foot and chops it down towards third man

13.4 - Boland to Rohit, no run, eases on the front foot and taps this length ball back down the pitch

13.3 - Boland to Rohit, no run, on a good length around middle, Rohit leans forward and clips it gently in front of short mid-wicket

13.2 - Boland to Kohli, leg byes, 1 run, length ball which deflects off Kohli's thigh pad after he missed with his glance. Rolls away towards fine leg

13.1 - Boland to Kohli, FOUR, Boland will soon learn that there are some things you can do. And there are some things you can't. Just a no-no. Bowling on Kohli's pads is one of those. That too a half-volley. Okay not quite on the pads but it's enough. Whipped wide of mid-on

Over: 13 4 0 0 0 1 0 IND 68/1
Rohit 37(40) Kohli 17(16) Mitchell Marsh 2-0-14-0

12.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, stands on his toes to match the spongy bounce of this short of length delivery outside off, steers it to backward point

12.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, 1 run, and now he reaps rewards for his patience. Marsh is forced to bowl at him. Strays on the hips and is mercilessly tucked through the square leg region

12.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli exploring the benefits of LEAVING them alone. How? He's still at the crease

12.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery and climbs nicely outside off, Kohli is rightly circumspect. Humbly allows it to pass

12.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, no run, fullish and bending back in on off, whipped to mid-on

12.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Kohli, FOUR, my oh my! What more can I say. Half-volley just outside off, Kohli bends that forward knee and punches it wide of mid-off. Raced away

Over: 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 IND 63/1
Kohli 12(11) Rohit 37(39) Boland 1-0-2-0

11.6 - Boland to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads and Kohli could flick it through flattery. Glanced down to fine leg

11.5 - Boland to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length delivery which Rohit glides behind backward point. Lazily goes across for a single. Oh so elegant. Would look graceful even while cleaning his wardrobe

11.4 - Boland to Rohit, no run, fullish around off, tucked towards mid-on

11.3 - Boland to Rohit, no run, oh good effort Joel Paris. Sped across to his left and put in the dive to save some runs. But look at Rohit. His wrists. Godly. Whipping it effortlessly from off-stump

11.2 - Boland to Rohit, no run, good strong action and a high jump before releasing. On a good length around off, Rohit is on the front foot to defend

11.1 - Boland to Rohit, no run, hits the length outside off, rather pounds it hard. Rohit moves across to get beside the line and knocks it towards cover

Scott Boland, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Here's another debutant. Scott Boland to charge in with a slip in place..

Over: 11 2 4 0 0 2 1 IND 61/1
Rohit 36(34) Kohli 11(10) Mitchell Marsh 1-0-9-0

10.6 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 1 run, fuller and much straighter, clipped wide of mid-on. Wide enough to put the wheels on and make it through

10.5 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 2 runs, Rohit has decided he is seeing it decently. Walks across the stumps, converts it into a half-volley and rolls his wrists to clip it through mid-wicket. Geez, he picked that from well wide of off. Watch out for this lad. Looking good today

10.4 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, similar good length delivery around the fourth stump line. Nicely forward to defend

10.3 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, no run, much better. On a length just outside off, draws a big stride forward from Rohit as he looks to defend. Chops it off the inside edge onto pad

10.2 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, FOUR, it's been an appalling start from Marsh. Two full tosses to begin with. This one slightly higher. Rohit closes the bat-face on impact and pushes it wide of mid-on. No one in the deep to cut it off

10.1 - Mitchell Marsh to Rohit, 2 runs, introduces himself with a nice low full toss which Rohit whips from outside off through mid-wicket. An easy amble back for two

Mitchell Marsh, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 10 0 0 2 4 0 4 IND 52/1
Kohli 11(10) Rohit 27(28) Joel Paris 5-0-28-0

9.6 - Joel Paris to Kohli, FOUR, serves up length outside off. Kohli drives uppishly. Didn't time it that well, manages to place it past non-striker and to the right of Warner at mid-off. Warner gives chase and dives beyond the ropes but couldn't prevent the boundary

9.5 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, angled across from a length, Kohli doesn't bother with it

9.4 - Joel Paris to Kohli, FOUR, how about that? Can't bowl there to Virat. On the pads and Kohli is nice and early to flick that through mid-wicket, his first boundary on this tour, can't keep him calm for a long time!

9.3 - Joel Paris to Kohli, 2 runs, angled into the pads, Kohli flicks off his pads through mid-wicket and gets across for a couple of runs

9.2 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, fuller outside off, driven straight to mid-off

9.1 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, good length well outside off, Kohli comes forward and bunts it onto the ground, towards point

Over: 9 0 0 3 0 1 0 IND 42/1
Rohit 27(28) Kohli 1(4) Hazlewood 5-0-20-1

8.6 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, good length that nipped back in slightly, Rohit looks to tuck, gets an inside edge onto his pad

8.5 - Hazlewood to Kohli, 1 run, full from Hazlewood and Virat is off the mark with a flick down to fine leg

8.4 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, back of a length that extracts good bounce, well outside off and Kohli shoulders arms

8.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 3 runs, short and angled into Rohit. He swivels and pulls nicely towards fine leg

8.2 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, pitched on a good length and well outside off, Rohit watches it sail through to the keeper

8.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, good length slinging into middle and off, Rohit looks to tuck, ekes out an inside edge onto his pad

Over: 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 IND 38/1
Kohli 0(2) Rohit 24(24) Joel Paris 4-0-18-0

7.6 - Joel Paris to Kohli, no run, wide of off, Kohli lets it go through

7.5 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, outside edge but safe! Fullish and angled across the right-hander, Rohit goes hard on the drive and gets a thick outside edge which rolls to third man

7.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, back of a length well outside off, Rohit hangs back and cuts, straight to the fieldsman at backward point

7.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, full and in the swinging zone for Rohit, driven straight to Warner at mid-off

7.2 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, keeps it tight again, good length in the corridor of uncertainty, played with soft hands towards the bowler

7.1 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, on a length and just outside off, defended down the track

Over: 7 1 0 0 W 1 0 IND 37/1
Kohli 0(1) Rohit 23(19) Hazlewood 4-0-16-1

6.6 - Hazlewood to Kohli, no run, and Virat is greeted straightaway with a bouncer! Dug in short just outside off, Kohli hunkers under it

6.5 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, Rohit tucks to mid-wicket and scmapers across for a quick single

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

6.4 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, out Caught by Mitchell Marsh!! First wicket and Dhawan trudges off after a itchy 22-ball 9. Short ball at the batsman, Dhawan pulled sans any timing. Got big on Dhawan and it hit the splice of the bat. Flew straight towards the incoming fine leg fielder. Mitch Marsh steadies himself, crouches low and reverse-cups it right under his throat. Dhawan c Mitchell Marsh b Hazlewood 9(22) [4s-1]

Hazlewood to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

6.3 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, beaten all ends up! Full and around fourth stump, Dhawan plays the pick up shot and is beaten on the inside edge, he ain't looking comfortable at the crease

6.2 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, length delivery outside off, Dhawan taps it towards Steven Smith at gully

6.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, on the stumps, Rohit clips off his pads towards fine leg

Over: 6 0 4 1 1 0 0 IND 35/0
Dhawan 9(19) Rohit 21(17) Joel Paris 3-0-17-0

5.6 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, back of a length slightly kept low, Dhawan tries to cut but is beaten on the bottom edge, this one didn't rise much

5.5 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, back of a length on and around off, Dhawan gets an inside edge onto his calf as he tried to flick

5.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, signs of uneven bounce? It certainly looked like so. Rohit was on the back foot looking to run this down to third man, he was surprised by the extra bounce, gets it off the splice of the bat wide of the slip cordon, crosses over for a single

5.3 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, 1 run, angled into the pads, Dhawan tucks wide of mid-on for an easy single

5.2 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, FOUR, this one's going to the boundary. Fullish and outside off, Dhawan gets a good stride forward and creams the drive past extra cover for his first boundary

5.1 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, "shoooooooot" applauded a couple of my elated colleagues but much to their disappointemnt it went straight to the fielder. Full and in the driving zone, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off, the timing was sublime

Over: 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 IND 29/0
Dhawan 4(14) Rohit 20(16) Hazlewood 3-0-14-0

4.6 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length well outside off, Dhawan dabs with an angled bat towards third man, retains the strike with that run

4.5 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, yet again, length delivery on middle, Dhawan times the flick but straight towards square leg

4.4 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, length delivery on the pads, Dhawan gets an inside edge as he tried to work that towards the leg-side. Mitch Marsh at square leg gets across to his left, goes for the ball but loses his footing, does well to stop it despite slipping

4.3 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, back of a length on and around off, Dhawan gets forward and punches with soft hands towards short cover. Bailey comes forward to field that, flinged back to the bowler

4.2 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, another one that's in the corridor of uncertainty and Dhawan shoulders arms

4.1 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, back of a length in the corridor of uncertainty, Dhawan raises his bat above his head to let that pass

Over: 4 0 1 0 6 0 Wd 0 IND 28/0
Rohit 20(16) Dhawan 3(8) Joel Paris 2-0-11-0

3.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, length delivery just outside off, blocked back to the bowler

3.6 - Joel Paris to Rohit, wide, this one's further wide of off, Rohit needed a fishing rod to fetch that, deemed as wide by the umpire

3.5 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, good length well within the leaving zone for a right-hander, Rohit lets it go

3.4 - Joel Paris to Rohit, SIX, "He plays that shot better than any other Indian batsman in the current line-up" lauds Harsha on air. Isn't he right? He in fact is. It's Rohit's trademark - pull shot that is. Short one at the batsman, Rohit gets into position early - swivels and pulls handsomely over the long leg fence

3.3 - Joel Paris to Rohit, no run, fullish outside off, Rohit's well-timed drive is fielded by the floppy-hat George Bailey at cover

3.2 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, 1 run, a bit too straight from the debutant, Dhawan tucks in front of mid-wicket and hustles for a quick single

3.1 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, swinging in slightly from a good length, Dhawan tries to flick. Gets an inside edge onto the pad and the ball rolls towards the slip cordon, no real appeal from the Aussies

Over: 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 IND 20/0
Rohit 14(12) Dhawan 2(6) Hazlewood 2-0-13-0

2.6 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, good length around the fourth stump corridor, Rohit gets a good stride forward and blocks with his bat-pad close together

2.5 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, back of a length outside off, Rohit rises on his toes to punch that to backward point

2.4 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, fuller and wider of off, Rohit drives and picks out mid-off

2.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, good length and right in the corridor of uncertainty, Rohit prods forward and plays inside the line, lucky not to have nicked that

2.2 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 2 runs, "two, two" chirps Rohit straightaway after tucking this length delivery through square leg, easy pickings that

2.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, FOUR, top-edge and safe! Bouncer from Hazlewood and Rohit got into a bit of tangle as he tried to pull over square leg. The top-edge flies well over a leaping keeper and races away to the fence, streaky but Rohit won't mind that

Over: 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 IND 14/0
Dhawan 2(6) Rohit 8(6) Joel Paris 1-0-3-0

1.6 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, swinging into the pads, Dhawan fails to tickle. The ball slams the pad and rolls to the right of Wade who gets across and fields

1.5 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, fraction fuller and wide of off, Dhawan's crispy drive is intercepted at cover, that made nice sound off the bat

1.4 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, bouncing nicely from a good length, the line is well outside off though and Dhawan judges well, left alone to the keeper

1.3 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, 2 runs, shot! On a length and ample width on offer, Dhawan drives through cover and is off the mark with a couple of runs

1.2 - Joel Paris to Dhawan, no run, shortish and wide, Dhawan cuts but finds the fieldsman at backward point

1.1 - Joel Paris to Rohit, 1 run, and guess what! He nearly, nearly got a wicket first ball. A loud appeal for lbw but the umpire was spot-on. Rohit got it off the bat in fact. Full and slinging in, much like Starcy. Rohit falls over the flick but manages to get it off the bottom edge. The ball dribbles towards square leg but Rohit must be a worried man

Joel Paris, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

The homeboy Paris will partner Hazlewood

Over: 1 2 4 0 4L 1 0 IND 11/0
Dhawan 0(1) Rohit 7(5) Hazlewood 1-0-7-0

0.6 - Hazlewood to Dhawan, no run, good length and around sixth, seventh stump channel, Dhawan lifts his bat and lets it go

0.5 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 1 run, offers width on a good length and Rohit guides that with an open bat face towards third man. Dhawan to face the music now..

0.4 - Hazlewood to Rohit, leg byes, FOUR, drifting into the pads. Swinging in too. Rohit tries to flick but couldn't get bat on that. The ball brushes the pad and races away to the fine leg fence

0.3 - Hazlewood to Rohit, no run, this one's a bit wider outside off and Rohit is happy to let that go

0.2 - Hazlewood to Rohit, FOUR, first boundary of the series! And it flew from the flashing blade of Rohit Sharma. Full and too straight again. Rohit shuffles and flicks wide of Faulkner at mid-on, he gives chase but to no avail

0.1 - Hazlewood to Rohit, 2 runs, and Rohit is off and running straightaway. Full and swinging in ever so slightly, Rohit gets across and flicks wide of mid-on to get off the mark

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Hazlewood will open the attack

Welcome back for the chase. The last time India were playing ODIs in Australia, it was in the World Cup. There, they used the short ball to good effect. Actually, the pacers were quite instrumental with it. Their bowling attack is not quite the same with Shami and Mohit nowhere to be seen. Will be interesting to see if the same ploy is adopted. Finch and Warner are out there looking hungry. Looking to be fed some. Here's the debutant from round the wicket..

Meanwhile, Mitchell Johnson is doing a lap around the WACA with his daughter to loud cheers from his zillion fans. Perth remembers its favourite son. It remembers all those triumphs. All the brutality. Anyway, coming to the cricket, India should be full of belief. Onus is now on the hosts to meet fire with fire. The pitch is a good one. Coming on nicely. And I reckon we have a match on our hands. Join us in half an hour.

The duo went about their business nonchalantly and started racking it up with effortless ease with both trying to match the other. Far too many half-vollies driven to the fence, cuts flayed over the field, and those nice wristy whips on display as well. The platform was laid for a death-overs hurrah with a 207-run stand - the highest ever for the second wicket (for India against Australia). Despite Kohli selflessly holing out in the 90s for the team's cause, Rohit stood firm and blazed away to an undefeated 171 eventually shepherding India to over 300.

There weren't any monster-balls. Or a lot of rip-snorters. In the absence of an injured Starc, the retired Johnson, or someone like Pat Cummins, Australia's quicks weren't quick enough. Just seemed to lack that venom which used to be indigenous to this country. Weren't the Indians happy? Rohit Sharma stood there embodying his usual grace, intermitted with some kamikaze strokeplay and showed once again why he is such a brilliant ODI player. It's wasn't him alone though. After Dhawan was inevitably bounced out, Virat Kohli strode out like a man with a purpose. And played like one.

Australia have bowled their overs on time. Rohit Sharma gets a great ovation from the crowd as he walks off the field and he's congratulated by Jadeja.

For now, this is Sidhant Maheshwari, signing off on behalf of Mani, Bharath and my co-commentators, Sagar Chawla, Raju Peethala, Pradeep and Ramakrishnan. See you on Friday folks!

That's it from us then! After this run-fest at the furnace, the action now shifts to the Gabba, considered by many as the fastest and the bounciest pitch in Australia (contrary to the popular opinion that it's WACA). The Indians though will definitely have their task cut out when they face the Aussies in the second ODI on Friday. Will the hosts continue their march and take a 2-0 lead? Or will the Indians bounce back to level the series? We'll have to wait till Friday for all the answers. Don't forget to join us then to catch all the action from that game.

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match for his 135-ball 149

He displayed all strokes in his armoury and looked as if he was batting on a different planet. Although the Aussie skipper mistimed a few, the Indian fielders too helped his cause by serving short stuff. To aggravate matters, Indian fielding was below par barring Bhuvi's well-judged catch at long-off. Despite losing Bailey and Big Show Maxi towards the end, it was a job too easy for Smith and the local boy (Mitch Marsh). Dhoni would surely be a worried man with the Indian spin-twin show, who both leaked in excess of 6 runs-per-over.

Crikey! Fun apart. When Rohit and Kohli recorded the highest stand for the second wicket (against Australia), an optimistic Indian fan would have sensed an Indian victory, but it wasn't to be. Smith and Bailey too notched up a 200 plus-run stand between them, making it the first time that the game has seen two 200-run partnerships in an ODI. Barinder Sran showed glimpses of good future as the lanky left-arm pacer consumed the Aussie openers with his subtle variations. Bailey, who was strangled down leg first ball (the umpire didn't spot the glove on that though) went on to pile on the runs with a flurry of fluent strokes and good running between the wickets. Do I really need to speak about Smith? I better choose not to.

In case you've just joined us, wondering how on earth did India lose this match, despite Rohit bludgeoning 171 and India recording their highest ODI score versus Australia in Australia. Well! Let me keep it simple for you. India have been STEVENSMUMTHED - if I'm allowed to say so. With all due respect to George Bailey who too played a crucial hand in making the target look easy. Jeez! Smithy just loves batting against India. During the last summer when he was making merry of Indian bowlers, he told this to one of his team-members: "They are not going to get me out mate! Not this summer." They did get him out today, but not before he recorded his highest ODI score and bailed Australia out of trouble.

49.2 - Barinder to Faulkner, 1 run, Australia win by 5 wickets! They take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series! Pitched up on middle stump line, Faulkner gently drives it down to long-on for an easy run. The players walk off after shaking hands with each other

49.2 - Barinder to Faulkner, wide, slower ball that goes down the leg-side, Faulkner gives the charge but fails to tickle it fine past the keeper, the umpire signals a wide and scores are level now

James Faulkner, right handed bat, comes to the crease

49.1 - Barinder to Smith, out Caught by Kohli!! Ohh dear! Smith is a disappointed man as he misses out on his 150 by a solitary run. Nevertheless, it has been a brilliant knock from the Australian skipper. Walks back to a standing ovation from the crowd, waves his bat around to soak in the applause. Coming to the ball, it was the off-pace delivery from Sran, completely outfoxed Smith, who pushes at it with hard hands, ends up spooning it straight to Kohli at short cover. The easiest of catches for him. Out comes finisher Faulkner. Smith c Kohli b Barinder 149(135) [4s-11 6s-2]

Barinder to Smith, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Barinder Sran [9.0-0-54-2] is back into the attack

Over: 49 1 1L 1 0 1 0 AUS 308/4
Mitchell Marsh 12(13) Smith 149(134) U Yadav 10-0-54-0

48.6 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, no run, good yorker to finish the over. Speared in on off and middle, Marsh had to quickly get his bat down in time to jam it out towards mid-wicket

48.5 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, full on the stumps, Smith clips it through the mid-wicket region, there's protection in the deep and the batsmen have to be content with a single. On 149 now

48.4 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, just short of a good length and in the channel outside off, Smith steers it straight to backward point. Smith needs 2 more to get to 150.

48.3 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, easy as you like. Opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man to get his skipper back on strike

48.2 - U Yadav to Smith, leg byes, 1 run, stifled appeal for an lbw but it was a little too high. Short of length and on off and middle, Smith hops on his toes but fails to tuck this one away, wears it on the pad. The batsmen sneak in a leg bye as the ball rolls away towards the third man region

48.1 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, Marsh looks to pull it away fine, can only get it off the toe-end and the batsmen take a single as the ball trickles away through the square leg region

Over: 48 0 0 3 1 1 1 AUS 304/4
Mitchell Marsh 10(10) Smith 148(131) Bhuvneshwar 9-0-42-0

47.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside off, Marsh opens the face of the bat on the punch and gets it to the right of short third man, the batsmen pick another easy single

47.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, another one that's shortish in length outside off, Smith gets behind the line and punches it past the non-striker, another single taken as the ball dribbles away to long-on

47.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, slightly back of a length in the channel outside off, Marsh punches it through the cover region for a single

47.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 3 runs, short of length delivery outside off, Smith hangs back and punches it through the vacant backward point region, the fielder from sweeper does extremely well to run across and saves a run for his team with a dive near the rope

47.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, bowls this slightly wide outside off, Smith was lining up the cut shot, wanted to play it late to get it past backward point, fails to connect though

47.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, slower ball on a length just outside off, Smith goes deep in the crease and punches it to the left of mid-wicket, who does well to stop it after diving across

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [8.0-0-36-0] is back into the attack

Over: 47 1 0 1 1 1 1 AUS 298/4
Smith 144(127) Mitchell Marsh 8(8) U Yadav 9-0-51-0

46.6 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, arrowed in on the blockhole, Steven manages to jam it out through the square leg region, retains strike with the single

46.5 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, Marsh looks to pull it away, his bottom hand comes off the blade as he makes contact. The ball hits high on the bat and was in the air for a little while, drops in front of the man running in from deep mid-wicket, another run taken

46.4 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, Smith was setting up for a big hoick on the on-side, but Umesh bowls it very full on middle. The batsman can only clip it to deep backward square, only a single available

46.3 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, full on the stumps, Marsh looks to heave it through the on-side, was a little quick for him. Ends up dragging it through the mid-wicket region off the inside half of the bat

46.2 - U Yadav to Mitchell Marsh, no run, just short of a good length and in the channel just outside off, Marsh looks to cut it away but it was too close to him to play that shot, the ball whizzes past the blade and goes into the hands of the keeper

46.1 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, speared into the blockhole around middle and leg, might have missed his length by an inch or two, Smith squeezes it out wide of long-on for another run

Umesh Yadav [8.0-0-46-0] is back into the attack

17 needed from 24 balls now. Should be a cakewalk from here.

Over: 46 1 0 2 1 1 1 AUS 293/4
Smith 141(124) Mitchell Marsh 6(5) Ashwin 9-0-68-2

45.6 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, Smith too dances down the track and bunts this quicker delivery straight towards the bowler, who dives across to his right in his followthrough and gets a hand on it, not good enough to prevent the single as the ball dribbles away towards long-on

45.5 - Ashwin to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, takes a step forward and eases this fullish delivery on middle and leg to long-on

45.4 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, flatter around off, Smith opens the face of the blade and bunts it through the cover-point region for a single

45.3 - Ashwin to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads this time around, Smith turns it through backward square leg and once again the good running provides Australia with a couple

45.2 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, almost a return catch! Slower ball from Ashwin, Smith closes the bat face a little too early as he looks to work it away on the leg-side, gets a leading edge that bounces just short of Ashwin, fell in front of the non-striker

45.1 - Ashwin to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, Marsh was threatening to advance and seeing this, Ashwing drops it short. The batsman adjusts and punches it down to long-off for a single

Over: 45 Wd 1 1 1 3 4 2 AUS 287/4
Smith 137(120) Mitchell Marsh 4(3) Barinder 9-0-54-2

44.6 - Barinder to Smith, 2 runs, another one that's too full outside off, Smith leans on his front foot and drives it through the extra cover region, the batsmen pick a brace before the man from sweeper cover tidies up running to his right

44.5 - Barinder to Smith, FOUR, Smith once again has some words of advice as he carves this overpitched delivery wide of short third man, there was no one in the deep and it races away to the fence

44.4 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, 3 runs, short of length delivery outside off, Marsh waits for the ball to arrive, opens the face of the blade and runs it past backward point, good running ensures that the batsmen come back for the third before the ball is hunted down

44.3 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, slower ball that ends up as a full toss around off, Smith gently drives it to long-off for a run

44.2 - Barinder to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, banged in short once again, this time it's at the batsman, Marsh pulls it to deep square leg to get off the mark

44.1 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, short and just outside off, Smith swivels on the pull, sends it all along the ground through square leg, thinks about the second but it's not available

44.1 - Barinder to Smith, wide, one too many bouncers from Sran, the line is well wide of off and it's over the batsman's head once again, signalled a wide

Over: 44 0 0 4 W 1 0 AUS 274/4
Mitchell Marsh 0(1) Smith 129(116) Ashwin 8-0-62-2

43.6 - Ashwin to Mitchell Marsh, no run, tossed up outside off, Marsh leans into the drive, picks out cover to perfection

43.5 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, slightly short and outside off, Smith hangs back and punches it through the vacant point region for a single

Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

43.4 - Ashwin to Maxwell, out Caught by Dhawan!! Ashwin has suddenly found wickets today, gets his second of the game. Floated up on the stumps, Maxwell steps out of the crease and wanted to go big downtown, doesn't get it off the middle of the blade and long-on moves to his right, jumps across and takes a smart catch. Is there more life in this game? Only time will tell. Maxwell c Dhawan b Ashwin 6(6) [4s-1]

Ashwin to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

43.3 - Ashwin to Maxwell, FOUR, flatter delivery around leg stump, Maxwell goes leg-side to give himself room and punches it right off the screws past cover, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

43.2 - Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, another one that's bowled slower through the air and on middle stump line, Maxwell nudges it to the right of the bowler

43.1 - Ashwin to Maxwell, no run, slower delivery just outside off, Maxwell gently defends it back down the pitch

Over: 43 1 1 Wd 0 0 1 1 AUS 269/3
Maxwell 2(2) Smith 128(115) Barinder 8-0-41-2

42.6 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside off, Maxwell taps it in front of backward point and the batsmen pick another easy single

42.5 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, almost chopped on! On a length outside off, Smith was looking to force it through the off-side, ekes out an inside edge that goes past the leg stump and rolls away towards the short fine leg region, the batsmen cross over in the meantime

42.4 - Barinder to Smith, no run, back-of-the-hand slower ball on the pads of Smith, took an eternity to reach him and he can't tickle it fine, the ball catches the pad and rolls away to the left of the keeper, who dives across to his left and stops the ball

42.3 - Barinder to Smith, no run, on a length and angled across off, Smith pushes it to the left of short cover with an angular bat

42.3 - Barinder to Smith, wide, bumper around off, Smith lets it go by as it was a little too high, called a wide as well. Smith has a few words to say to the bowler as he comes near him in his followthrough

42.2 - Barinder to Maxwell, 1 run, slightly short and at the batsman, Maxwell easily pulls it along the ground to fine leg, off the mark with a single

42.1 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, on a good length and on middle and leg, Smith eases it down to long-on for a run

Barinder Sran [7.0-0-36-2] is back into the attack

Over: 42 Wd 0 1 0 0 W 1 AUS 264/3
Smith 126(111) Maxwell 0(0) Ashwin 7-0-57-1

41.6 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, Smith punches this along the ground to long-on

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

41.5 - Ashwin to Bailey, out Caught by Bhuvneshwar!! In the air, oh that has popped out but Bhuvi has managed to hold on. Excellent catch at the long-off fence. Bailey walks off to a standing ovation. Now is there a twist in the tale? Finally, something works for Ashwin. I must tell you that this was more a fielder's wicket. Flighted delivery just outside off stump, Bailey advances and loft-drives it hard, hits it flat, Bhuvi runs to his right from long-off and tries to reverse-cup it after jumping in the air, couldn't control it and it came out of his hands but he managed to grab the rebound. End of an excellent innings from Bailey and end of an excellent 242-run stand as well. I must remind you that he got lucky very early in his innings as the umpire didn't not give it favour of Sran, when he gloved one first ball to Dhoni. Anyway, let's not take any credit away from the batsman. It wasn't his fault and he's made full use of the opportunity. Bailey c Bhuvneshwar b Ashwin 112(120) [4s-7 6s-2]

Ashwin to Bailey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

41.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, no run, driven straight but Ashwin dives to his right and stops the ball

41.3 - Ashwin to Bailey, no run, on the stumps, Bailey advances and flicks it to mid-wicket

41.2 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, the quicker delivery from Ashwin, Smith guides it to backward point

41.1 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, on the off stump, cut to backward point

41.1 - Ashwin to Smith, wide, now that's a wide but Dhoni has missed a stumping. Must admit that it was a tough chance. On seeing Smith advance, Ashwin fired this down the leg-side, Dhoni moved to his left, was blinded by the batsman as well and he couldn't collect the ball cleanly

Ravichandran Ashwin [6.0-0-54-0] is back into the attack

Over: 41 0 1 6 0 4 1 AUS 261/2
Smith 124(108) Bailey 112(117) Ravindra Jadeja 9-0-61-0

40.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, the paddle-sweep now, but not from the middle of the bat, more of a top edge but there was no one at short fine leg

40.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, FOUR, now Jadeja bowls one short and outside off stump, Smith tells him that he's very good off the back foot and cuts it past the man at backward point

40.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, no run, flatter and on the stumps, punched back to the bowler

40.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, SIX, muscled! This should be over quickly folks! Flighted delivery outside off stump, Smith steps out and easily lofts through the line over long-off. It was amazing to see how easily he managed to send that all the way

40.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Bailey drives it to long-off

40.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, "oyeee, yours," says Dhoni. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Bailey drives it back to the bowler without much of a feet movement

Ravindra Jadeja [8.0-0-49-0] is back into the attack

Over: 40 1 4 0 0 1 1 AUS 249/2
Bailey 111(115) Smith 113(104) Barinder 7-0-36-2

39.6 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, the slower ball bumper from Sran, Bailey wanted to ramp, waited and then dabbed it uppishly to the diving short third man

39.5 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Smith cuts it to backward point

39.4 - Barinder to Smith, no run, now the back-of-the-hand slower delivery from Sran, bit of extra bounce on as it as well, Smith was trying to run it down to third man, the ball took the shoulder of the bat and rolled towards Dhoni

39.3 - Barinder to Smith, no run, slower delivery that it bowled short, Smith moves across and then tries to tuck, hits it uppishly and it lands short of the man at short mid-wicket

39.2 - Barinder to Smith, FOUR, a flat-batted pull and mid-on wasn't good enough! Shortish and outside off stump, not high enough to trouble the batsman, Smith muscles it down the ground, mid-on dives but loses the battle. Meanwhile, this is now Smith's highest ODI score. PB: 105 against the same opposition in that World Cup semi-final that I was talking about earlier

39.1 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Bailey guides it to third man

Barinder Sran [6.0-0-29-2] is back into the attack

Over: 39 1 4 1 0 4 4 AUS 242/2
Smith 108(100) Bailey 109(113) U Yadav 8-0-46-0

38.6 - U Yadav to Smith, FOUR, the runs are flowing and Australia won't mind even if they are lucky ones. Length delivery from the bowler, Smith clears his front leg and tries to slog hard, gets an inside edge that almost shaves the leg stump and runs away for four

38.5 - U Yadav to Smith, FOUR, wow! An Indian bowler tries a yorker. Although this wasn't quite a yorker, credit to Umesh for at least trying one. Very full on the stumps, Smith backs away and drives hard, Ashwin runs to his left from mid-on and dives, but in vain

38.4 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, Smith gets behind the line and blocks

38.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Bailey chops it to backward point

38.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Bailey won't miss out on those, cut it hard through backward point and it raced away

38.1 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, tell him that he's playing against India and he'll say he can score a hundred even before the start of the game. What a player! The captain leads from the front and it's his 5th ODI hundred, back-to-back hundreds for Smith against Dhoni and Co. Remember, he got one in the all important World Cup semi-final on March 26, 2015. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Smith works it behind square and gets to his milestone. Gets a great applause from the crowd and he raises his bat, before shaking hands with his partner

Over: 38 1 0 1 4 2 1 AUS 228/2
Smith 99(96) Bailey 104(111) Bhuvneshwar 8-0-36-0

37.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Smith guides it to third man

37.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 2 runs, poor stuff from India. Dhoni let this throw go through thinking someone was backing up, but Kohli was not there and Smith gets an extra run. Full and on the leg stump, Smith clips it away to long leg, should have been a single, but the overthrow gets his back on strike

37.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, FOUR, way too short and on leg stump line as well, Smith swivels and pulls behind square on the on-side, Umesh Yadav gives chase from fine leg, but he had too much distance to cover

37.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, 1 run, freebie, length delivery on the leg stump, worked through square leg and we have the second 200 partnership of the day

37.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Bailey blocks it to short mid-wicket

37.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Smith misses the flick, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls to point off the thigh pad

Drinks are on the field now. These two are emulating what Rohit and Kohli did for India. At the moment, they look inseparable and Australia are cruising, needing 91 off 78 balls. With Maxwell, Marsh, Wade and Finisher Faulkner to follow, practical sense would say that Australia are firm favourites. However, we've seen many miracles in this game of cricket and Dhoni and Co. desperately want one at the moment. You can concede runs, but you can't spray the ball around like how they have today and that will be Dhoni's biggest worry.

Over: 37 1 1 1 2 0 1L AUS 219/2
Smith 91(92) Bailey 103(109) U Yadav 7-0-32-0

36.6 - U Yadav to Smith, leg byes, 1 run, that's a wild slog across the line and he misses, hit in line with the sticks, but the WACA bounce was taking it over the stumps. Would have been out on many other grounds. The impact was on middle stump and it rolled towards third man off the thigh pad

36.5 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, now the bumper from Umesh, Smith backed away and then tried to ramp it over the keeper but missed it

36.4 - U Yadav to Smith, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off stump, can't say that Smith had this under control, went a little early into the drive and then waited for a second to send it past backward point. Credit to him though for not hitting it in the air

36.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey taps with soft hands, the ball rolls towards Dhoni, but Smith was quick to call for a single

36.2 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, now that was bowled at 138kph, but Smith was so still and just opened the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it to third man and made it look as if that came at 100kph

36.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Bailey pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket

Over: 36 1 2 1 0 0 0 AUS 213/2
Smith 88(88) Bailey 101(107) Bhuvneshwar 7-0-27-0

35.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Smith softly nudges it into the on-side

35.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, once again Smith exposes the sticks and punches it hard with an angled bat, but Rohit dives to his left at point and saves a certain boundary

35.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, Smith backs away and punches this towards cover-point

35.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, 1 run, once again tapped towards short cover

35.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, 2 runs, Bhuvi is Bailey's best friend now, this was just a single, but the bowler, in view of a run-out concedes an extra run and helps Bailey to get to his hundred. 3rd ODI hundred for Bails! He raises his bat and acknowledges the applause from the crowd. No great celebration from him. Just a raise of the bat and he gets a hug from his skipper. Good length delivery just outside off stump, Bailey taps it to the left of the bowler, Bhuvi has a needless shy at the striker's end and misses the sticks

35.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket

Over: 35 1 2 2 1 1 0 AUS 209/2
Bailey 98(105) Smith 87(84) U Yadav 6-0-27-0

34.6 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, oh that was close. The incoming delivery is going to pose some problems to Bailey, who is having a strange closed stance. This was full in length, Bailey wanted to off-drive the ball, but the ball took the inside half of the bat and bounced just in front of the diving short mid-wicket

34.5 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, even a full length dive from Jaddu wasn't good enough there as he only managed to get his fingertips to it, short of length delivery outside off stump, guided off the back foot to the left of backward point

34.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, short delivery outside off stump, Bailey rocks back and pulls along the ground through mid-wicket

34.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, 2 runs, this is down the leg-side, Bailey glances it to fine leg, once again the Aussies quickly complete the second

34.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, 2 runs, decent half-stop by Ashwin, but skipper Smith was brilliant with his running. Reverse-swinging full delivery outside off stump, Bailey drives to the left of mid-off, Ashwin dives and gets a hand on it, Smith calls for two and easily gets home

34.1 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Smith misses the flick, looked like it hit the thigh pad, but the umpire reckons there was an inside edge

Umesh Yadav [5.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Over: 34 0 1 0 0 0 1 AUS 202/2
Smith 85(82) Bailey 93(101) Bhuvneshwar 6-0-23-0

33.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, drifting this one onto the pads and that's helped down to fine leg

33.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, similar delivery and a relatively similar stroke from the Aussie skipper, finds the same fielder too

33.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, back of a length shaping in a tad, Smith punches soundly only to find the fielder at backward point

33.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, touch fuller and wider of off, Smith flashes hard but could only meet with thin air

33.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, 1 run, short and angled down towards middle and leg, Bailey swivels and pulls along the ground towards fine leg

33.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, stifled appeal for lbw but there seems to be an inside edge. That could have been the only thing that saved Bailey there. Swinging into the pads from a length and Bailey got an inside edge on the flick/clip/tuck

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [5.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Bhuvi is back now....

Over: 33 0 1 1 1 4 2 AUS 200/2
Smith 84(78) Bailey 92(99) Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-49-0

32.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads and easily clipped through square leg, brings up the 200 for Australia

32.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, FOUR, serves up a short delivery to the Aussie skipper. He swivels and got a top-edge on the pull, got enough power behind the shot to travel all the way, behind square on the leg-side

32.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it towards short third man with soft hands, made that look so easy

32.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, sits back and taps this flighted delivery in front of point

32.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, glances this leg-sidish delivery wide of short fine leg

32.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, skips out and smothers the spin, driven back to the bowler

Over: 32 0 1 1 4 0 0 AUS 191/2
Smith 77(75) Bailey 90(96) Ashwin 6-0-54-0

31.6 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, slightly short just outside off, Smith makes room and chops the cut right under his eyes

31.5 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended to the right of the bowler

31.4 - Ashwin to Smith, FOUR, short and asking to be put away! Smith obliges with a well-timed cut through deep cover, no need to run for those

31.3 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, floated up on middle and leg, Bailey sweeps and gets a top-edge which falls well short of the fielder at short fine leg. Jadeja picks up, flings a throw at the striker's end but Smith was well in

31.2 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, too straight again, whipped through mid-wicket

31.1 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, spinning into the pads, Smith clips hard but Kohli is in situ at mid-wicket to field that, put in a dive and saved a couple of runs there

Ravichandran Ashwin [5.0-0-48-0] is back into the attack

Over: 31 1 3 1 0 0 0 AUS 185/2
Bailey 89(95) Smith 72(70) Ravindra Jadeja 7-0-40-0

30.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, slipping down middle and leg, Bailey turns it towards mid-wicket and thinks of a quick single, sent back

30.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, drifting away just outside off, Bailey drives gently, only to find short cover

30.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, gets his bat-pad close together to defend this slowish delivery in front of mid-wicket

30.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, opens the bat face to glide that towards short third man

30.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 3 runs, gives more air outside off, Bailey stays on the back foot and cuts in the gap between backward point and cover point, managed a 3 before the fieldsman cut that off

30.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, shimmies down the track and works this flighted delivery down to long-on

Ravindra Jadeja [6.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack

Over: 30 1 1 0 4 1 1 AUS 180/2
Smith 70(68) Bailey 86(91) Kohli 2-0-13-0

29.6 - Kohli to Smith, 1 run, pitched full again, Smith drives hard to the right of mid-off who dives to make a half-stop, couldn't prevent the single

29.5 - Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, full pitched outside off, Bailey drives down to long-off

29.4 - Kohli to Bailey, FOUR, way too short from Kohli. Bailey had all the time in the world to pick his spot. Rocks back and muscles the pull wide of deep mid-wicket, no point chasing that lads!

29.3 - Kohli to Bailey, no run, slower length delivery just outside off, Bailey waits on the back foot to counter the awkward bounce, ball hit the splice of the bat and rolled towards the bowler

29.2 - Kohli to Smith, 1 run, a gift from Kohli but Smith fails to acknowledge that. Full toss on the stumps, smashed sans any timing to long-on

29.1 - Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, 102ks, full on and around off-stump, Bailey drives past mid-off to sneak in a easy single

Over: 29 0 1 0 1 Wd 1 0 AUS 172/2
Smith 68(66) Bailey 80(87) U Yadav 5-0-20-0

28.6 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, "Wait, wait" chirps the Aussie skipper after punching this back of a length delivery towards backward point

28.5 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, slower length delivery on leg-stump line, clipped away off the pads to fine leg

28.5 - U Yadav to Bailey, wide, lifter on the batsman, was a tad too high and called wide, rightly so after Bailey ducked under that

28.4 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, hurled full on Smith's pads, he gets across and flicks with his strong wrists, behind square on the leg-side

28.3 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, blocked straight to short cover

28.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, provides plenty of width outside off, Bailey cuts off the toe-end but Ashwin couldn't gather the ball cleanly at point, allowing the batsmen to pinch a quick single

28.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, 140kmph, back of a length outside off, Bailey rides with the bounce and blocks that back to Umesh

Over: 28 2 0 0 1 1 1 AUS 168/2
Bailey 78(84) Smith 67(63) Kohli 1-0-5-0

27.6 - Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, the Aussies are slowly ticking on. Nudging and nurdling their way closer to the target. Still a long way to get there but the partnership is growing in confidence, this one's chopped through cover for a single

27.5 - Kohli to Smith, 1 run, shortish wide of off, punched through cover for an easy single

27.4 - Kohli to Bailey, 1 run, pitched fuller and straighter, Bailey drives it back at Kohli who tries to clasp, landed well short of him and sneaked through his hands

27.3 - Kohli to Bailey, no run, another well-timed drive that's intercepted at short cover

27.2 - Kohli to Bailey, no run, 104ks, gentle half-volley outside off, Bailey drives crisply but straight to short cover

27.1 - Kohli to Bailey, 2 runs, bowls full and in the driving zone, Bailey strokes it past short cover and runs hard to complete the second run

Virat Kohli, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Guess who's gonna bowl now. It's VK who will try out his dibbly-dobblies against this settled pair. Dhoni has a word with Kohli, might be regarding the field placements...

Over: 27 0 1 1 1 0 2 AUS 163/2
Smith 66(62) Bailey 74(79) U Yadav 4-0-16-0

26.6 - U Yadav to Smith, 2 runs, that made a real good sound off the bat. Opened the face of the bat and tapped the back of a length delivery to the right of third man

Vishaal tells us: "MS Dhoni walked up to Ashwin after that over, and was engaged in a rather long discussion with the spinner."

26.5 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, "No, no, no, no" yells Smith after pushing this length delivery towards short cover

26.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, errs in line this time, a bit too straight and Bailey has pulled that all along the ground towards fine leg

26.3 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, back of a length again, width on offer too. Smith rises on his tippy toes to cut that late towards third man

26.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, short of length and well outside off, Bailey chops the cut wide of the keeper

26.1 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, fullish on off, mistimed drive back towards the bowler

Umesh Yadav [3.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Over: 26 6 1L 1 1 4 6 AUS 158/2
Smith 63(59) Bailey 72(76) Ashwin 5-0-48-0

25.6 - Ashwin to Smith, SIX, this is much, much better! Steven Smith you little ripper. How does he play that shot so well! Reminded me of his first six during the 2013 Ashes against Swann. Advanced, got to the pitch of the ball and smoked it straight down the ground

25.5 - Ashwin to Smith, FOUR, dropped short and wide. Smith takes full toll of it. Jumped back and smashed the cut to the right of sweeper cover, who had no chance of cutting it off. This was the best of the lot

25.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, shortish outside off, Bailey hung back and cut that past backward point, dealing in singles now. Sensible batting this!

25.3 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, slower and spinning in, Smith clips off his pads through mid-wicket

25.2 - Ashwin to Bailey, leg byes, 1 run, misses the glance and the ball thuds his pad, rolled away to the leg-side and the duo sneak a leg bye

25.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, SIX, "And down comes George and there he goes George" lauds Mark Nicholas on air. Superb use of the feet, need guts to play that against the current best spinner in the world. Times the loft to perfection and it went all the way for a maximum over long-off

Over: 25 1 1L 1 1 1 2 AUS 139/2
Smith 52(56) Bailey 65(73) Ravindra Jadeja 6-0-35-0

24.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 2 runs, floated up wider of off, Smith rocks back and chops that past backward point, calls for a double and makes it with ease. Good running that!

24.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg

24.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, first fifty against India in ODIs. Got there with a good-looking drive wide of mid-off, he knows there's still a job to be done. Just a handshake from his partner, very mild celebration that

24.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, lunges forward and drives this full delivery to long-off

24.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, leg byes, 1 run, on the pads again, Smith fails to get bat on the tickle, gets it off the pad towards short fine

24.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, straighter one from Jaddu, Bailey glances towards short fine, quick single taken

Over: 24 1 1 1 0 4 1 AUS 132/2
Bailey 62(70) Smith 49(53) Ashwin 4-0-30-0

23.6 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, comes down the track and drives this towards long-on

23.5 - Ashwin to Bailey, FOUR, yet another reverse sweep from Bailey and this time he made better connection. Placed the stroke wide of backward point and there is no one in the deep to prevent the boundary

23.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, no run, carrom ball from Ashwin, Bailey didn't pick that, just about manages to wrist that towards mid-wicket

23.3 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, flatter on middle, Smith drives with a closed bat face towards long-on

23.2 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, keeps it fullish and straight, Bailey milks a single down to long-on

23.1 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, attacking the stumps is Ashwin. Smith, the shuffling whizz, gets across and wrists past a diving short mid-wicket for a single

Over: 23 1 1 1 1 1 1 AUS 124/2
Smith 47(51) Bailey 56(66) Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-29-0

22.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, opens the bat face and guides it towards third man, retains the strike with that run

22.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, hangs back and late-cuts this floaty delivery wide of backward point

22.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, on the pads, Smith whips through mid-wicket, becoming all too easy at the moment

22.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey repeats the same and brings up the 100-run stand. Just turned that with soft hands towards mid-wicket and set off for a quick single

22.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, drop-and-run single from the Aussie skipper. Taps this in front of short cover and hustles quickly for a single

22.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off, punchily driven towards cover

Over: 22 1 1 1 0 1 1 AUS 118/2
Bailey 53(63) Smith 44(48) Ashwin 3-0-22-0

21.6 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, another one that's a little too straight from Ashwin and nonchalantly clipped to long leg

21.5 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, steps out and drives through cover, just one hit away from reaching his 50 now

21.4 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, on the stumps, Smith blocks it towards mid-wicket

21.3 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, spinning down leg, Bailey helps it towards the man at fine leg, didn't time it that well and hence could only get a single

21.2 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, shuffles across and drives this full delivery down to long-on

21.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, slower through the air, Bailey tucks that towards mid-wicket, another easy single on offer

Over: 21 1 1 Wd 0 1 1 1 AUS 113/2
Bailey 50(60) Smith 42(45) Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-23-0

20.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, 18th ODI fifty for Bailey! Lucky to be still out there. Reached his landmark with a drive wide of mid-off

20.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, dabs this flighted delivery in front of cover-point for a quick single, there was an overthrow at the striker's end but the batsmen don't risk it

20.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, Bailey wrists it past a diving mid-on and crosses over for an easy single

20.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, slower and outside off, punched towards cover

20.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, wide, slipping down leg, Bailey flicks and misses

20.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, takes a step forward and works it square on the leg-side

20.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up on Bailey's pads. He turns it to the right of the bowler and sets off for a quick single, Smith responds well and Jadeja couldn't gather the ball cleanly

Over: 20 1 1 2 0 4 1 AUS 107/2
Bailey 47(56) Smith 40(43) Ashwin 2-0-17-0

19.6 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, spinning in from a fullish length, Bailey is happy to keep strike with a single through mid-wicket

19.5 - Ashwin to Bailey, FOUR, lucky runs for Bailey. He goes for the reverse sweep this time, can only manage to connect with the toe-end, placed that shot wide of the fielder at cover and it trickles away to the fence

19.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, no run, floated up just outside off, Bailey drives it back to Ashwin who half-stops and takes the pace off the ball

19.3 - Ashwin to Bailey, 2 runs, advances and drives this tossed up delivery wide of mid-off, good enough to sneak in a couple of runs

19.2 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, full and targetting the stumps, Smith flicks crisply in the same region again, into 40's now

19.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, spinning in on leg-stump, whipped away with strong wrists through mid-wicket

Over: 19 1 0 1 4 1 1 AUS 98/2
Bailey 39(51) Smith 39(42) Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-17-0

18.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, waits back in the crease and tucks this flighted delivery to mid-wicket, Bailey will keep strike

18.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, Smith closes the bat face on the on-drive, single wide of long-on

18.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, FOUR, slider slipping down leg. All Smith needed to do was to get some bat on that, whips it behind square on the leg-side, no one in the deep meaning it's an easy boundary

18.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, quicker outside off, Bailey eases it down to long-off

18.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, well fielded by Rohit at mid-wicket! Dived full length to his left after Bailey advanced and flicked

18.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, shortish just outside off, Smith stays on the back foot and punches that through cover

Ravindra Jadeja [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Over: 18 1 4 1 1 0 1 AUS 90/2
Smith 33(39) Bailey 37(48) Ashwin 1-0-8-0

17.6 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Smith drives past the non-striker. Ash tried to stop after moving to his right but couldn't get a hand on that

17.5 - Ashwin to Smith, no run, tucked to mid-wicket from the crease

17.4 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, gives this one more air, just outside off. Bailey drives aerially, a couple of bounces and towards the fieldsman at long-on

17.3 - Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, fuller around off, Smith shuffles across a tad and toe-ends the drive towards long-on

17.2 - Ashwin to Smith, FOUR, rare poor delivery from Ash. Dropped it short and wide and Smithy was quick to latch onto it. Rocked back and cut that behind backward point, raced away

17.1 - Ashwin to Bailey, 1 run, spinning in slightly from a length, flicked through mid-wicket for a single

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

You've got to say that Australia have wrestled some momentum back after the early jitters. The debutant Sran, who was impressive till he unhinged both openers, slightly got carried away to dish out some short-pitched bowling. Enabled this pair to get going. India's go-to-man Ashwin trundles in now...No slip for him

Over: 17 1 0 1 Wd 0 1 1 AUS 82/2
Bailey 35(46) Smith 27(35) U Yadav 3-0-11-0

16.6 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, steered down to third man. And that will usher in drinks

16.5 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, how easy. Short ball seeking to disturb the rib-cage, Smith watches it all the way and helps it down to fine leg with a pull

16.4 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery around middle, clipped to mid-wicket

16.4 - U Yadav to Smith, wide, full ball down leg, Smith fails to glance it away

16.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, oh Bailey! Why is he so desperate to get out! Knocks it wide of Kohli at mid-on and just takes off. Nearly gave up in the end.

16.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, fraction full and punched on the up towards mid-on

16.1 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, go Smith-ster. On to his little improvisations already. His back foot was way outside off even as Yadav was in his delivery stride preparing for the pull. Gets the length and gets it down to fine leg

Over: 16 0 0 2 0 1 1 AUS 77/2
Smith 25(32) Bailey 33(43) Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-9-0

15.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, sliding on from a length outside off, Smith works it down to long-on off the inside half of the bat

15.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, not bothering to come forward to these darts, knocks it down to long-on

15.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, no semblance of flight. Much too quick in the air. Blocked

15.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 2 runs, shuffles across and nurdles this slider from middle stump behind square

15.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, flatter and slightly short skidding on towards off, stays on the crease and blocks

15.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, quicker through the air outside off, driven wide of extra-cover. Fielders these days, oh lord almighty. Diving and stopping everything

Over: 15 0 0 1 Wd 0 0 1 AUS 73/2
Bailey 30(38) Smith 24(31) U Yadav 2-0-6-0

14.6 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, soft hands to drop it beside the pitch and scamper across for the single

14.5 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, leading edge, was it? Whatever it was, spooned only for a little while before landing beside the pitch. Back of a length on middle, Bailey closes the bat-face too early. Hit him high as well before popping up for a brief period

14.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, here's his 11th not-full delivery in a row, Bailey goes deep in the crease and softly punches it to cover

14.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, wide, bouncer. But again, wasted effort. Loops over the half-crouched form of Bailey

14.3 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, shuffles across and picks it from outside off before glancing it down to fine leg

14.2 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery patted to cover

14.1 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, not one ball from Umesh has been full so far. Smith rides on the back foot and slices his punch but can't get it past backward point

Over: 14 3 0 1 1 0 0 AUS 70/2
Bailey 29(35) Smith 23(28) Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-5-0

13.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, draws the batsman forward with some flight, a good forward block

13.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, darted on off, Bailey punches it back down the pitch where Jadeja cuts it off

13.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, prods across to a delivery given more air, bunts it through the cover region

13.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, 1 run, flatter and on the stumps, Bailey hangs back and punches it down to long-on

13.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Bailey, no run, pushed through the air, skids on from a length outside off, driven to extra-cover

13.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Smith, 3 runs, nimble feet. Just so brilliant to watch against spin. Dances down and deliberately flicks it in the air wide of long-on. Easy three. It's a breeze

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Over: 13 1 0 0 1 0 1 AUS 65/2
Smith 19(26) Bailey 28(31) U Yadav 1-0-3-0

12.6 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, short ball pulled well in front of square. In fact, pulled wide of mid-on who dives across

12.5 - U Yadav to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Smith aims a punch through the off-side, chops it onto his pads off the inside edge

12.4 - U Yadav to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey is in pain, still called through for a non-existent run, and has to put in a full length dive. A direct-hit and he was gone! Yadav bowled a grenade which spat on the batsman from a short of length, pounded his gloves and rolled towards backward point. Jadeja took aim and rifled the throw but missed

12.3 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, back of a length delivery wide of off, Bailey taps it to mid-off

12.2 - U Yadav to Bailey, no run, belted on a short of length outside off, Bailey punches it to cover. Gosh, he's already hit many of those already

12.1 - U Yadav to Smith, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and off, Smith hops across and works it through the mid-wicket region

Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 12 1 0 1 1 6 2 AUS 62/2
Bailey 27(28) Smith 17(23) Rohit 1-0-11-0

11.6 - Rohit to Bailey, 2 runs, darted on the pads, Bailey goes back and clips it behind square. Knows exactly how softly he's hit it. How far the fielder is. And hares back for the second

11.5 - Rohit to Bailey, SIX, and bang! Unless Rohit pulls out a pipedream in the last ball, safe to say this move to bring him on hasn't worked. Bailey sees the flight, ventures down and launches it straight back. Way over the sight-screen she goes

11.4 - Rohit to Smith, 1 run, sits back to a rank long-hop and swats it to deep mid-wicket. Must be chastising himself for missing out

11.3 - Rohit to Bailey, 1 run, runs down the pitch, gets close to the ball and works it down to long-on

11.2 - Rohit to Bailey, no run, flatter on the pads, clipped to mid-wicket

11.1 - Rohit to Smith, 1 run, lobbed up on off, Smith milks it down to long-on

Rohit Sharma, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Rohit has been tossed the ball. Will start from round the wicket..

Over: 11 1 4 4 0 1 1 AUS 51/2
Smith 15(21) Bailey 18(24) Barinder 6-0-29-2

10.6 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, deja vu! Short again, pulled again. Wide of mid-on who dives across and saves the boundary

10.5 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, oh geez! He's not backing off, is he? Short on the body, pulled hard but this time there is protection in the deep

10.4 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, now Bailey opts to ride the bounce and fend this off into the off-side

10.3 - Barinder to Bailey, FOUR, another one! Someone have a chat with the debutant. Tell him how it's all been tried before. Tell him how it's all disappeared before. Short of length and pulled hard. This time through square leg

10.2 - Barinder to Bailey, FOUR, Sran needs to be careful. Getting carried away a bit. Short ball and at his pace, good luck! Bailey swivels on the back foot, fetches it from well outside off and pulls it through mid-wicket

10.1 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, nudged off the hip down towards fine leg

Over: 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 AUS 40/2
Bailey 9(20) Smith 13(19) Bhuvneshwar 5-0-21-0

9.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, managed to keep him quiet after that boundary with a shortish length. Another well timed punch finds a fielder in the off-side ring

9.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, steered to backward point

Bailey is employing a very strange stance here. Way too closed. So much so that his front foot is on off-stump while the back-foot is outside leg.

9.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, all back of a length from Bhuvneshwar after that first ball. Punched to cover

9.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, no problems with this length. Stays rooted and defends the back of a length delivery

9.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, pulls his length back almost as a reflex, Bailey hangs back and punches it to mid-off

9.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, FOUR, a pure half-volley and Bailey has blazed it past extra-cover. Stoops across and unleashes the drive. Rocketed away

Over: 9 0 1 0 0 2 1 AUS 36/2
Bailey 5(14) Smith 13(19) Barinder 5-0-18-2

8.6 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, length ball outside off, knocks it wide of cover point and retains strike

8.5 - Barinder to Bailey, 2 runs, ah that's a tennis shot. His bat came from up-to-down and he carved the bouncer through mid-wicket. What do you call that?

8.4 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, back of a length delivery going on with the arm outside off, solidly punched to cover

8.3 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, angled away from the right-hander, Bailey shoulders arms

8.2 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, leans across and pats a length ball wide of cover-point

8.1 - Barinder to Smith, no run, full length ball wide of off, goes with hard hands on the cover-drive, the bat-face turns on impact and he drags it down the pitch

Over: 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 AUS 32/2
Bailey 2(10) Smith 12(17) Bhuvneshwar 4-0-17-0

7.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, punched to cover

7.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 3 runs, short of length delivery which lifts nicely, Smith stands tall and controls his pull along the carpet behind square

7.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, punched to cover on the up

7.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, shuffles across and whips this length ball from off stump to mid-on

7.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, a flat-footed defence towards cover

7.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, 1 run, this is just bizarre. Pandemonium at the WACA. There could have been atleast three run-outs here. In the end, there was none. Punched straight back, Bhuvneshwar bends low to get fingertips on it. Misses the stumps and rolls down to mid-on. The fielder misses the stumps at the non-striker's end as a single is attempted. Needed a direct-hit to catch Smith short at the keeper's end which wasn't possible. Got it?

Over: 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 AUS 28/2
Smith 9(13) Bailey 1(8) Barinder 4-0-14-2

6.6 - Barinder to Smith, no run, missed out! Hit the pull straight to Rahane at leg-slip. Short ball which sat up to be hit, he aimed the fine leg region but couldn't get it through

6.5 - Barinder to Smith, no run, floats it on the half-volley on off, bends back in slightly and Smith can only punch it straight back

6.4 - Barinder to Bailey, 1 run, escapes to the other end with a nice little glance off his hips down to fine leg

6.3 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, pushed across with the angle outside off, left alone

6.2 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, on the hips and gently nudged into the on-side

6.1 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, fraction full and Bailey lines up for the drive. Hits it on the up straight of mid-off where Kohli throws himself to make the stop

Over: 6 1 Wd 0 1L 2 Wd 0 0 AUS 27/2
Smith 9(11) Bailey 0(4) Bhuvneshwar 3-0-13-0

5.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, back of a length delivery around off, tapped back down the pitch from the crease

5.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, no run, a splice-jarring length ball. Might have rapped on the gloves as well. Just took off from a good length as Smith committed to the forward defence. Did well to take his bottom hand off to control it down

5.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, wide, another very, very short ball. He's banging it too far down while going for the bouncer

5.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 2 runs, lovely square drive. Nowhere near a half-volley. Smith plonked across and hit it on the up through the point region. Easy couple before its hounded down

5.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, leg byes, 1 run, walks across the stumps to a ball sliding down leg, fails to get any bat on the whip and sneaks in a leg-bye

5.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, no run, stands tall and gently punches this short of length delivery towards cover

5.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Bailey, wide, that's like a sparrow over Bailey's head. Banged in way too short, loops over the batsman through to Dhoni

5.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, dished on the pads, Smith shuffles across and nurdles it down to fine leg

Over: 5 0 0 1 W 0 0 AUS 21/2
Bailey 0(2) Smith 6(7) Barinder 3-0-13-2

4.6 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, angled away outside off, left alone

4.5 - Barinder to Bailey, no run, what's happened here? Dhoni doesn't look convinced and there is only an enquiry about a strangle down leg. Back of a length on leg-stump, Bailey swivels across looking to help the jab fine, late on the shot and the ball takes some glove through to the keeper. Hot-Spot has come up with a mark. And Bailey is very, very lucky

George Bailey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.4 - Barinder to Warner, out Caught by Kohli!! Sran is punching the air, giving Warner a piece of his mind, and completely overcome with delight. Ooooh, sledging Warner eh? He can do what he wants now. Pitched up outside off and smashed .. straight to mid-off. Absolutely caned the drive but didn't bother to keep it down and failed to clear Kohli, who timed his leap to perfection and cupped it in front of his face. Warner c Kohli b Barinder 5(10) [4s-1]

Barinder to Warner, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.3 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, pivots on the back foot and controls the pull all the way down to fine leg

4.2 - Barinder to Smith, no run, slightly squared up in the channel just outside off, expected the ball to come back in from a short of length. It didn't. Adjusted well to fend it into the off-side

4.1 - Barinder to Smith, no run, full and tempting a drive away from the body, Smith falls for it and hits it tamely towards cover

Over: 4 1 0 1 Wd 2 1 0 AUS 20/1
Warner 5(9) Smith 5(4) Bhuvneshwar 2-0-8-0

3.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Warner, no run, back of a length delivery around middle, Warner jabs it down the ground towards mid-on

3.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, now a more orthodox steer down to third man from the crease

3.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 2 runs, oh sliced. Stood tall, opened his bat face and punched it behind backward point. Third man ran around and put in the slide to cut it off

3.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, wide, gravitating down the leg-side, Smith must have scoffed at it as he moved inside the line

3.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Warner, 1 run, drifting across off on a back of a length, glided behind backward point who dives across to make a half-stop. Cannot prevent the single

3.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Warner, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Warner stands on his toes and drops it with soft hands towards cover-point

3.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Smith, 1 run, excellent cricket all round. Perfectly on a good length outside off, Smith drives it on the up wide of cover-point where Pandey dives across to stop. But the batsmen go through anyway without any hesitation

Over: 3 0 4 W 1 4 0 AUS 14/1
Warner 4(6) Smith 1(1) Barinder 2-0-12-1

2.6 - Barinder to Warner, no run, length ball which is driven on the up towards backward point

2.5 - Barinder to Warner, FOUR, ooooh, reckon that might have been close had he missed. But he didn't. Back of a length delivery headed towards middle, Warner moves across on the hop, and glances it fine

2.4 - Barinder to Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery pushed across the right-hander, Smith angles it down to third man. The Aussie skipper is away

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.3 - Barinder to Finch, out Caught&Bowled!! Well, those stars didn't stand watch over him for too long, did they? But it's Sran's moment. Let me not take it away. Maiden ODI wicket. Wow, always something you can tell your grandkids about. And how cool is he with his celebrations! Pitched up outside off, Finch goes with hard hands on the drive, the bat face turns and he drags it in the air off the inside half of the bat. It was low to Sran's right, he bent low and went with both hands. And it stuck. Finch c and b Barinder 8(11) [4s-1]

Barinder to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

2.2 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, chopped on, has he? Oh no. It's missed off stump by a hair's breadth and sped away. Not too short to cut, cramped for room as well, thank your stars

2.1 - Barinder to Finch, no run, kissing the deck on a back of a length while slanting it away outside off, Finch holds his bat aloft

Over: 2 0 0 Wd 0 0 0 1L AUS 5/0
Finch 3(8) Warner 0(4) Bhuvneshwar 1-0-1-0

1.6 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, 1 run, short of length delivery skidding on towards the hips, tucks it in front of mid-wicket off the thigh pad. Easy single. I saw the umpire patting his leg to signal a leg bye but it has been given as runs

1.5 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, no run, hooping away on a length outside off, left alone

1.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, no run, angled into the pads, clipped to mid-wicket

1.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, no run, a loud grunt in bemusement, clearly heard on the stump mic. Length ball wide of off, Finch went with his hands looking for some version of a cross-batted cover drive. Didn't quite get up as much as he wanted, sneaked under the bottom edge through to the keeper

1.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, wide, falling down the leg-side, didn't quite come out properly from the wrists. Finch couldn't connect wth his flick

1.2 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, no run, searching for more swing in the channel just outside off, Finch strides towards the ball and mistimes the drive to mid-off

A couple of slips in position..

1.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, no run, we'll get more of this with Bhuvi on the horizon. Full pitched delivery swinging away from off, Finch lazily drives it on the walk back down the pitch

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 AUS 3/0
Warner 0(4) Finch 3(2) Barinder 1-0-3-0

0.6 - Barinder to Warner, no run, slipping down the leg-side, goes on with the arm rather than shape away, Warner glances it to short fine leg

0.5 - Barinder to Warner, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery which is onto Warner before he expected. Late to get his bat around for the flick. Ekes out an inside edge onto pad

0.4 - Barinder to Warner, no run, there he goes! Saw a truck load of it during the Australian Test summer. Anything in his half and that bottom hand takes over. Solidly punched straight to mid-off

0.3 - Barinder to Warner, no run, back of a length delivery with an inkling of away-swing just outside off, Warner covers for it and defends on the back foot

0.2 - Barinder to Finch, 1 run, short of length again and on the body. Another fierce pull short behind square but this one is straight at fine leg

0.1 - Barinder to Finch, 2 runs, and short straightaway. Not the pace to cause any trouble though. Nor the height. Finch swivels smoothly and pulls it from the mid-riff behind square. Fine leg cuts it off quick enough but they take one on the throw. Brilliant running

Finch and Warner are at the crease. Finch is on strike. Barinder will open the attack