Showing posts with label India-Australia 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India-Australia 2013. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Ind Vs Aus 7th ODI: Series deciding match at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalorere

It was another huge run chase by the India in their match against Australia in 6th One Day International at VCA ground at Nagpur.

Earlier Australia  batting first put up a huge total of 350 in 50 overs with Shane Watson and Skipper George Bailey scoring centuries in splendid fashion.

In reply India riding on some solid opening partnerships from Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started of in a splendid fashion, and that gave Virat Kohli, who is having an amazing time with the bat, solid platform to chase down another record total in splendid fashion.

The final one dayer at Bangalore will be played on Saturday.  With both the sides showing good form with the bat, another match with a run scoring spree could be expected


Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind/Aus 2013 Fourth ODI - India's bowling a matter of concern

Stage is set for the fourth One Day International(D/N) match between India and Australia in the 2013 edition at JSCA International Cricket Stadium at Ranchi in Jharkhand state of India.

After a morale boosting win at PCA stadium in Mohali, Australia now lead the series 2-1.

Pitch at the JSCA ground is expected to play on the slower side. How it will shape up in run up to the match remains to be seen.

The last match played at this ground in January 2013 India won that match overwhelmingly against England.

Pitch has assisted spinners in the past and that should be good news for the hosts.

There could be an element of surprise or two particularly where the hosts have been taken for 300 plus runs in three consecutive matches in the series.

It also shows visitors are in good form with the bat. So anything could happen on the match day.

 Not an Ideal pitch for T20's: Jacques Kallis about Ranchi Pitch 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ind/Aus 2013 Third ODI - Australia wins a scintillating match at PCA Mohali

Australia won a scintillating match of Cricket at PCA ground, Mohali, on Saturday evening.

Earlier Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first. And was able to apply pressure on the Indian top order batsmen, with the scoreboard reading 37/2 at one stage.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni came together and put up a 72 run partnership for the fifth wicket, until Kohli was out for 68 runs.

 Dhoni stitched up another 76 run partnership with Ashwin for the 7th wicket. Thus propelling India to a total of 303 and in the process scored first century(139) by any Indian batsman at PCA, Mohali.

Under the circumstances Dhoni single handedly managed to put up a respectable score for India with only sizeable contribution coming from Kohli's 68.

Australia chasing 304 lost wickets at regular intervals, with notable scores of Finch 38 and Aussie Skipper Bailey 43. Shane Watson was little bit unlucky to be given out LBW, as umpire seem to have erred.

Run out of Glenn Maxwell looked like Australia was staring defeat. 

After the Wicket of Brad Haddin, James Faulkner came to the crease to bat with Adam Voges, who scored a sensible 50 shortly before, and with Australia needing nearly 90 runs in just 8.5 overs.

Just when Australia needed a big over of runs, Ishant Sharma was handed the ball for the 48th Over by Dhoni. Till then Ishant Sharma had given away only around 30 runs in his previous 9 overs with one wicket to his credit.

In Ishant Sharma's tenth over Faulkner from nowhere scores 30 runs with huge sixes and boundaries tilting the match towards Australia decisively with only nine needed from the last over.

Australia cruises to victory with 3 balls to spare, thanks to James Faulkner's 64* (29) and Adam Voges 76* not out.

Man of the Match was overwhelmingly James Faulkner for his cameo knock which put Australia 2-1 ahead in the 7 match series with the next match slated in Ranchi city, in Jharkhand state on 23rd October.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ind/Aus 2013 Third ODI: Mohali - Match Analysis

After the first two matches between India and Australia, the two sides now stand 1-1 in the series with the third match scheduled in Mohali. 

Both the teams have did well in showing their strength, particularly with the bat. Putting up 300 plus totals in the first two games show, how well the teams are producing the consistent batting display.

Australia have reasonably did well while batting against India. It is to be noted that Australia opened the batting in both the earlier fixtures at Pune and Jaipur. Which means Australia were not under pressure chasing the total in the second innings.

It will be interesting to see how the teams perform at Mohali, which is a more balanced pitch than we have seen in the earlier matches. Pitch at Mohali usually carries pace and bounce, assists bowlers and batsman evenly.

A score of around 300 would be a challenging one on this surface. Also the match being a day and nighter, there would be dew factor in the second innings of the game.

So the team winning the toss will probably look to bat first as it would be difficult to grip the ball under the lights. And it will not be a free run scoring pitch that we have seen in Jaipur. 

India need to look at its bowling options again as it has conceded 300 plus totals in both the outings. 

It is particularly harsh on the part of the bowlers in this age of big hitting cricket, with more and more T20 Cricket, the bowlers are always under pressure. 

Ashok Dinda should be considered in place of Vinay Kumar, if team think tank is expecting nip and bounce from the wicket.

Pitches in the sub continent particularly are not favourable for seamers in particular, where they do not have the nip and bounce found in green wickets in other parts of the world. 

It is difficult to select the Australian bowling lineup, as all of the bowlers were taken to task by inform Virat Kohli. The strategy should be to bowl in good areas consistently. 

Mohali match could assist Australia slightly in the bowling department as the track is not as flat as it was in Jaipur.

Team batting first and scoring around 300 will have a distinct advantage and any total around 270 would be difficult to defend.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ind/Aus 2013 Second ODI - India beats Australia in a thrilling encounter

India won the match in great style after Australia put up a huge total of 360 to chase. The pitch had nothing to assist the bowlers and it was evident in the way the batsmen from both the sides were able to dominate the bowling.

Earlier Australia won the toss and elected to bat first and made most of the opportunity. Skipper George Bailey and all the top 5 Aussie batsmen showed lot of grit and determination to put another challenging total against the hosts.

But when India resumed it's innings first few overs were kept tight by the Australian bowlers. But after that India's batsmen showed tremendous skills to overcome some aggressive bowling.

Once the batsmen were in the groove they were easily able to rotate the strike. The match was thoroughly entertaining through out. Specially the brilliant knock by Virat Kohli breaking record of sorts.

He has proved that time and again, and Australia know how important a player he is to the Indian batting line up.

With the second match, the two sides draw level 1-1. 


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Live Updates:India/Australia 2013 ODI match evenly poised after Aussie score 304/8 in the first innings

Australia have done well in reaching 300 plus total on not so fast a pitch, main contributions from Bailey(85) and Finch(72) with good supporting knocks from Hughes and Maxwell.

If the Australia take a couple of early wickets, then Aussie's have a very good chance of going one up in a long seven match series.

It is a power packed Indian batting line up with Yuvraj Singh returning to the side after good outings, scoring match winning knocks.

It remains to be seen how the Australian bowling lineup comprising of Mckay, Jhonson, Faulkner, Doherty and Watson will show up in this match.

Australia in the recent past is being tested in both the departments. But anything could happen in a one day game of Cricket, all that counts is the performance on a single day.

India has the home advantage on it's side with a huge crowd support that could unsettle the best of oppositions.

Match is evenly poised.

Live Updates:

Pitch seems to be little bit on the slower side, Mckay is holding up with some tight bowling, the first few overs are good from the Australian opening bowlers.

Indian batsmen should win singles to keep the score board ticking.

Some tight opening spell from the Aussie bowlers pays off with the wicket of Dhawan.

Both the opener's of the Indian side back into the pavillion.

Virat Kohli, the vital cog in Indian batting line up looks comfortable at the crease, rotating the strike pretty well.

Half way down the match India is marching ahead towards victory.

Inform Yuvraj Singh is out.Couple of wickets down India is put under pressure by Australia.

From a winning position half way through the innings, India is staring at the defeat in the first ODI against Australia.