India vs Australia: Champions Trophy (Warm-up game) - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
Updates from the warm-up match, between India and Australia, leading to the Champions Trophy.
India beat Australia by 243 runs.
AUSTRALIAOver: 23.3 II Score: 65/10
Mitchell Starc was run out in his attempt to take a quick single. Ashwin picked up the wicket of Voges who was looking to cut one but only managed to chop it on to the stumps.
AC Voges b Ashwin 23 (49b 2x4 0x6)
MA Starc run out 0 (4b 0x4 0x6)
AUSTRALIAOver: 20 II Score: 54/8
Ishant Sharma dismissed the dangerous Watson, who chopped one on to his stumps. James Faulkner was also trapped in front of the stumps by Ishant. Mitchell Johnson, the new batsman in the middle was looking to hang around with Voges in the middle and try to build a partnership. However his stay in the middle was also cut short by Ishant. Australian batting has collapse like a house of cards here today.
MG Johnson b I Sharma 2 (9b 0x4 0x6)
JP Faulkner lbw b I Sharma 7 (17b 0x4 0x6)
SR Watson b I Sharma 4 (5b 1x4 0x6)
AUSTRALIAOver: 10 II Score: 28/5
India continue their impressive performance with the ball. Umesh Yadav has been very dangerous today and has picked up another wicket, this time Hughes plays one on to the stumps. The very next ball Umesh picks up Mitchell Marsh. Shane Watson makes his way to the middle.
MR Marsh c Dhoni b Yadav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
PJ Hughes b Yadav 14 (20b 2x4 0x6)
AUSTRALIAOver: 6 II Score: 13/3
India have strated with a bang by picking up two quick wickets. Umesh Yadav first dismissed Matthew Wade with an out-swinging delivery. In the fourth over he dismissed Warner, caught at slip by Ashwin. The on fire Yadav came back and picked up the wicket of Bailey in the next over. He has been ably supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the other end who has bowled a v ery tight line and length.
GJ Bailey b Yadav 1 (11b 0x4 0x6)
DA Warner c Ashwin b Yadav 0 (11b 0x4 0x6)
MS Wade b Yadav 5 (5b 1x4 0x6)
INDIAOver: 50 II Score: 308/6
Dhoni has fallen in the quest of scoring some quick runs. He played a gem of a knock and lent some much needed momentum to the innings. Karthik has been steady and has scored another brilliant century. Ravindra Jadeja who came in after the fall of Dhoni's wicket also scored a quick fire 14* off 6 deliveries. Karthik played a magnificient innings of 146* off 140 balls. India have finished with a huge total of 308 for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs.
MS Dhoni c Johnson b Faulkner 91 (77b 6x4 4x6)
INDIAOver: 45 II Score: 251/5
Dinesh Karthik has scored his second consecutive century. He has been the anchor around which the INdian batting has revolved. He came in to bat at a crucial stage, when India had lost four early wickets, but did not let the pressure get to him. His innings of 111* has been laced with twelve boundaries and a six. Dhoni has been the aggressor in the innings and his 84* has come off just 72 balls with five boundaries and four huge sixes. India look all set for a competitive total.
INDIAOver: 40 II Score: 202/5
Indian batsmen are scoring runs quickly now and Dhoni especially is hitting the ball long and hard. Both batsmen have crossed their half-centuries. Dhoni is batting on 63* off 60 deliveries. He has hit four boundaries and three huge sixes so far and is looking settled for a lot more. Karthik, batting on 84* has been the sheet anchor and has hit eight boundaries and a six.
INDIAOver: 33 II Score: 137/5
India have built up a really good partnership here. Dhoni and Karthik are batting very well in the middle and have lent some much needed solidity to the Indian innings. Dhoni has scored at a very good rate. Karthik is bit slow on the run rate but his innings is as vital and he knows he can hit the big shots later in the innings. Karthik has hit four boundaries so far. Dhoni on the other hand has hit three boundaries and huge six of Watson.
INDIAOver: 23 II Score: 94/5
India have lost another wicket. This time Shikhar Dhawan, trying to pull a short ball, hit it straight to the man at mid on. MS Dhoni is the newman in the middle. He has been very positive from the outset and has been scoring at a good rate. Karthik also has looked very solid in the middle and is giving Dhoni good company.
S Dhawan c McKay b Johnson 17 (39b 2x4 0x6)
INDIAOver: 15 II Score: 51/4
Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik have been cautious in their approach so far and are not looking to play any rash strokes. The bowling has been tight as ever and the batsmen have not been given any width to play their shots. India will be looking to consolidate here and build up a partnership.
INDIAOver: 10 II Score: 39/4
India have started their second tour game in disastrous fashion as they have already lost four quick qickets in the space of ten overs. Vijay fell in the very second over of the match. Kohli played a few impressive shots but his stay at the crease was also cut short by Starc who dismised him. Then came Rohit Sharma who played a few glorious shots for boundaries but failed to build on the start again. Suresh raina came in to bat and he too fell trapped in front of the stumps. This match which was touted as an encounter between Australian seamers and Indian batsmen has been dominated by Australian seamers as of now. Dhawan has beeeen solid in the middle and is unbeaten on 10*.
SK Raina b McKay 0 (4b 0x4 0x6)
RG Sharma b McKay 10 (14b 2x4 0x6)
V Kohli c Wade b Starc 9 (12b 1x4 0x6)
M Vijay lbw b Starc 1 (9b 0x4 0x6)
TOSS: India won the toss and elected to bat first.
India: M Vijay, S Dhawan, V Kohli, R Sharma, S Raina, D Karthik, MS Dhoni*, A Mishra, I Pathan, B Kumar, R Jadeja, I Sharma, R Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, U Yadav
Australia: SR Watson, DA Warner, PJ Hughes, GJ Bailey*, AC Voges, MS Wade, MR Marsh, JP Faulkner, MG Johnson, GJ Maxwell, MA Starc, MJ Clarke, XJ Doherty, NM Coulter-Nile, CJ McKay