1st ODI: India vs Australia 2016 - As it happened...

Perth: Australian skipper Steve Smith's 149 overshadowed a brilliant century by Rohit Sharma, as Australia defeated India by 5 wickets in the first ODI at the WACA ground in Perth.

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 16:49

New Delhi: Australian skipper Steve Smith's 149 overshadowed a brilliant century by Rohit Sharma, as the hosts defeated India by 5 wickets in the first ODI at the WACA ground in Perth.

12 January 2016, 16:22 PM

Over 49.2 | Score 310/5 | (Marsh 12*, Faulkner 1*)

2 needed off six. Bhuvi to bowl the final over, Smith to face at 149. Guess what? Bhuvneshwar started with a length ball, and Smith hit it straight to Kohli at covers. The crowd is disappointed, so is Smith who walks back to the dressimg room to a rousing reception from the crowd. Faulkner is the new man in. The second ball was a wide down the leg side. Faulkner hit the second ball of the over towards long-on for a single which will be winning runs!

SPD Smith c Kohli b Sran 149 (135b)

12 January 2016, 16:19 PM

Over 49 | Score 308/4 | (Smith 149*, Marsh 12*)

6 needed from 12, Yadav to end up his quota. Marsh took a single off the first ball. Second ball hit Smith on the pads, there was a half-hearted appeal made which didn't get the attention of the umpire. Marsh took a single off the third ball to bring Smith back on strike. Smith worked the fourth ball straight to point for no run. Smith worked the fifth ball towards deep midwicket for a single, moves to 149. 2 needed from 7 now. Will Marsh give his skipper a chance to score 150? Yes he will. He defends the last ball for no run.

12 January 2016, 16:15 PM

Over 48 | Score 304/4 | (Smith 148*, Marsh 10*)

Bhuvneshwar to bowl his 9th over. Six from the over.

12 January 2016, 16:13 PM

Over 47 | Score 298/4 | (Smith 144*, Marsh 8*)

17 needed from 24, Umesh to bowl his ninth over. Five from the over.

12 January 2016, 16:06 PM

Over 46 | Score 293/4 | (Smith 141*, Marsh 6*)

Ashwin to bowl his ninth over. Six from the over.

12 January 2016, 16:03 PM

Over 45 | Score 287/4 | (Smith 137*, Marsh 4*)

Sran to continue. His fifth ball would have been a good yorker to most of the batsmen but Smith made room and worked it fine past backward point for another boundary. There's some chatting going on between Smith Sran every now and then.

12 January 2016, 16:03 PM

Over 44 | Score 274/4 | (Smith 128*, Marsh 0*)

Ashwin to continue and guess who will face him – Glenn Maxwell! Maxwell made room for himself off the third ball and cleared covers for a boundary. That wasn't enough for Maxwell, he tried clearing midwicket off the next ball but holed it towards cow corner where Dhawan took a well-judged catch. Some respite for India and Ashwin has won the battle against Maxwell, yet again. Mitchell Marsh is the new man in and we know he can tonk the ball to some distance.

GJ Maxwell c Dhawan b Ashwin 6 (6b)

12 January 2016, 15:56 PM

Over 43 | Score 269/3 | (Smith 128*, Maxwell 2*)

Sran to bowl his 8th over. Five from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:54 PM

Over 42 | Score 264/3 | (Smith 126*, Maxwell 0*)

It was proving to be an economical over, so Bailey smashed the last ball which was looking to go all the way for a Six, but Bhuvneshwar grabbed on to an excellent catch at long-off. Ashwin has a wicket, the partnership has been broken, they added 242-run stand for the third wicket.

GJ Bailey c Kumar b Ashwin 112 (120b)

12 January 2016, 15:48 PM

Over 41 | Score 261/2 | (Smith 124*, Bailey 112*)

Jadeja to bowl his ninth over. Smith tonked the third ball straight down the ground for a Six! Fifth ball was short and wide and Smith cut it past backward point for another boundary. 12 from the over. These two are now just toying with the Indian bowlers.

12 January 2016, 15:45 PM

Over 40 | Score 249/2 | (Smith 113*, Bailey 111*)

Sran has been brought back. He's the one who picked the two wickets which have fallen in the second innings and India need a few more from him. Second ball was pitched short and Smith pulled it past midwicket for another boundary. Seven from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:40 PM

Over 39 | Score 242/2 | (Smith 108*, Bailey 109*)

Yadav to bowl his 8th over. Smith took a single off the first ball to reach another ton against India. Bailey and Smith smashed three boundaries in that over. These two are going for the kills. Everything is going their way. India need to come up with a miracle here to make a comeback.

12 January 2016, 15:39 PM

Over 38 | Score 228/2 | (Smith 99*, Bailey 104*)

Bhuvneshwar to continue. Fourth ball was pitched short and Smith pulled it past midwicket for another boundary. Smith moves to 99, he is close to hitting yet another ton against India.

12 January 2016, 15:26 PM

Over 37 | Score 219/2 | (Smith 91*, Bailey 103*)

Yadav to continue. Six runs from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:25 PM

Over 36 | Score 213/2 | (Smith 88*, Bailey 101*)

Kumar to continue. Bailey ran a single off the second ball to move to 99, the bowler conceded an overthrow and that's the third ODI ton for Bailey. Fantastic innings considering Australia had lost openers quite early in the innings. Four from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:22 PM

Over 35 | Score 209/2 | (Smith 87*, Bailey 98*)

Yadav to bowl his sixth over. Seven from the over. Bailey is now just two runs short of his third ODI ton.

12 January 2016, 15:21 PM

Over 34 | Score 202/2 | (Smith 85*, Bailey 93*)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into attack. Economical over, but India need wickets.

12 January 2016, 15:18 PM

Over 33 | Score 200/2 | (Smith 84*, Bailey 92*)

Jadeja to bowl his eighth over. Fifth ball was pitched at leg stump and Smith pulled it for another boundary. Nine from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:16 PM

Over 32 | Score 191/2 | (Smith 77*, Bailey 90*)

Ashwin has been brought back into the attack. Six from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:04 PM

Over 31 | Score 185/2 | (Smith 72*, Bailey 89*)

Jadeja brought back. Five singles from that over.

12 January 2016, 15:03 PM

Over 30 | Score 180/2 | (Smith 70*, Bailey 86*)

Kohli to continue. Fourth ball was pitched short and Bailey pulled it past midwicket for his sixth boundary. 8 from the over.

12 January 2016, 15:01 PM

Over 29 | Score 172/2 | (Smith 68*, Bailey 80*)

Yadav to continue. Four from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:55 PM

Over 28 | Score 168/2 | (Smith 67*, Bailey 78*)

Dhoni is trying everything, here comes Kohli. Five from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:53 PM

Over 27 | Score 163/2 | (Smith 66*, Bailey 74*)

Spinners aren't making an impact and thus Yadav is back. 5 from the over. Australia are doing to Yadav what India did to Hazlewood, not taking much chances by paying some respect.

12 January 2016, 14:48 PM

Over 26 | Score 158/2 | (Smith 52*, Bailey 65*)

Ashwin to bowl his fifth over. Bailey shimmied down the track off the first ball and hammered it over long-off for a maximum! Smith was offered width off the fifth ball and he cut it for another boundary. 13 runs had come off the first five balls but that did not prevent Smith from charging down the track off the last ball to hit another six straight down the ground. Massive over for the hosts and Dhoni would be feeling the pressure now. 19 runs from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:45 PM

Over 25 | Score 139/2 | (Smith 52*, Bailey 65*)

Jadeja to bowl his sixth over. Smith took a single off the fourth ball to reach his fifty off 55 balls. Within no time, this partnership is now worth 118 runs! India desperately need a breakthough.

12 January 2016, 14:42 PM

Over 24 | Score 132/2 | (Smith 49*, Bailey 62*)

Ashwin to continue. Bailey played another reverse-sweep, timed it well this time as it rushed past point for another boundary.  

12 January 2016, 14:42 PM

Over 23 | Score 124/2 | (Smith 47*, Bailey 56*)

Jadeja to bowl his fifth over. Six singles from that over.

12 January 2016, 14:40 PM

Over 22 | Score 118/2 | (Smith 44*, Bailey 53*)

Ashwin to continue, India need him to strike. Five from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:39 PM

Over 21 | Score 113/2 | (Smith 42*, Bailey 50*)

Jadeja to continue. Bailey took a single off the last ball to bring his fifty off 60 balls. Without taking any risks, these two are doing the job for their team by stitching a healthy partnership.

12 January 2016, 14:39 PM

Over 20 | Score 107/2 | (Smith 40*, Bailey 47*)

Ashwin to continue. Bailey mistimed a reverse-sweep off the fifth ball, the ball went towards deep cover for a boundary. Very lucky escape there as the ball was in air for quite some time. 9 from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:35 PM

Over 19 | Score 98/2 | (Smith 39*, Bailey 38*)

Jadeja to continue. Fourth ball was bowled down the leg side and Smith worked it past square for another boundary. The Australian skipper is slowly getting into his groove. It would be impossible to remove him if he stays for a little longer. 8 from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:32 PM

Over 18 | Score 90/2 | (Smith 33*, Bailey 37*)

Ravichandran Ashwin, India's premier spinner, is brought into the attack. Smith was offered width off the second ball, he cut it past point for a boundary. Eight from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:26 PM

Over 17 | Score 82/2 | (Smith 27*, Bailey 35*)

Yadav to bowl his third over. Just 5 from the over. No boundaries scored in the last four to five overs. These two are mostly dealing in singles, which is not a bad idea considering they bat deep in their line up. India need another wicket.

12 January 2016, 14:23 PM

Over 16 | Score 77/2 | (Smith 25*, Bailey 33*)

Jadeja to continue. Four from the over.

12 January 2016, 14:21 PM

Over 15 | Score 73/2 | (Smith 24*, Bailey 30*)

Yadav to continue. Another economical over from the speedster.

12 January 2016, 14:20 PM

Over 14 | Score 70/2 | (Smith 23*, Bailey 29*)

Ravindra Jadeja has been brought into the attack. He has delivered some incredible performances in India in the last few months. 5 runs from his first over.

12 January 2016, 14:18 PM

Over 13 | Score 65/2 | (Smith 19*, Bailey 28*)

Umesh Yadav has been brought into the attack. Good start for the paceman, three runs off his first over.

12 January 2016, 13:58 PM

Over 12 | Score 62/2 | (Smith 17*, Bailey 27*)

Surprise, surprise! Rohit Sharma is brought into the attack. Bailey was down the wicket off the fifth ball and he launched it high and handsome straight down the ground for a Six! 11 from the over. Bad move from Dhoni.

12 January 2016, 13:53 PM

Over 11 | Score 51/2 | (Smith 15*, Bailey 18*)

Sran into his sixth over. He bowled two short balls to Bailey, who punished them by hitting two boundaries past the midwicket area. 11 from the over and the hosts also reach 50 runs.

12 January 2016, 13:52 PM

Over 10 | Score 40/2 | (Smith 13*, Bailey 9*)

Bhuvi into his fifth over. Bailey was offered width off the first ball, which was a fuller delivery and he drove it through covers for his first boundary.

12 January 2016, 13:46 PM

Over 9 | Score 36/2 | (Smith 13*, Bailey 5*)

Sran into his fifth over. Just four from the over. The hosts cannot let these overs pass by without scoring boundaries.

12 January 2016, 13:45 PM

Over 8 | Score 32/2 | (Smith 12*, Bailey 2*)

Bhuvi to bowl his fourth over. Just four from the over. The right-arm pacer has been contained runs so far to a great extent.

12 January 2016, 13:44 PM

Over 7 | Score 28/2 | (Smith 9*, Bailey 1*)

Sran to continue. The Australians are now respecting the rookie pacer for his brilliant line and length. Just one from the over.

12 January 2016, 13:43 PM

Over 6 | Score 27/2 | (Smith 9*, Bailey 0*)

Kumar to continue. Another economical over for India, six runs off it.

12 January 2016, 13:38 PM

Over 5 | Score 21/2 | (Smith 6*, Bailey 0*)

Sran to continue. Warner tried to clear the mid-off fielder, didn't time it well as the ball went straight to Kohli. Sran has two on debut! Dream debut for the youngster. George Bailey joins Smith at the crease. He nicked the first ball he faced from Bran to Dhoni, there wasn't a huge appeal, the replays showed he did. Hosts are in a spot of bother here.

DA Warner c Kohli b Sran 5 (10b)

12 January 2016, 13:31 PM

Over 4 | Score 20/1 | (Warner 5*, Smith 5*)

Bhuvi to continue. Six from the over.

12 January 2016, 13:31 PM

Over 3 | Score 14/1 | (Warner 4*, Smith 1*)

Sran to continue. Finch got an inside edge off the second ball which went for a boundary. But Sran had the last laugh as Finch hit the next ball back to the bowler, who grabbed it brilliantly to claim his first international wicket just in his 2nd over! What a start for the youngster! Steve Smith is the new man in. Fifth ball of the over was bowled down the leg side and Warner worked it nicely past fine leg for a boundary!

AJ Finch c & b Sran 8 (11b)

12 January 2016, 13:23 PM

Over 2 | Score 5/0 | (Finch 4*, Warner 0*)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl from the other end. Great start by Bhuvi. He could be crucial for India today if he starts getting slight swing here.

12 January 2016, 13:18 PM

Over 1 | Score 3/0 | (Finch 3*, Warner 9*)

Barinder Sran to bowl first over, David Warner and Aaron Finch to open innings. Good start by Sran, just three from the first over.