Monday, December 23, 2013

NEW ICC BATTING RANKING

New ICC batting rankings

 1.de Villiers

2.Amla

3.Chanderpaul

4.Taylor

5.Clarke

6.Sangakkara

7.Pujara

8.Misbah-ul-Haq

9.Smith

10.Khan

NEW ICC TEST BOWLER RANKINGS

New ICC Test bowler rankings:
1.Philander

2.Steyn

3.Herath

4.Ajmal

5.Harris

6.Siddle

7.Ashwin

8.Ojha

9.Broad

10.Boult

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUNAID KHAN PROUD OF PAKISTAN CRICKET






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Friday, November 29, 2013

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

South Africa v Pakistan, third Odi, Centurion 

Pakistan's opportunity to stamp power 

Firdose Moonda 

November 29, 2013 

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Match truths 

Saturday, November 30, 2013 

Centurion, 10.00 (08.00 Gmt) 

David Miller will be relied upon to consume a portion of the slack left from the unlucky deficiency of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis © Afp 

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Players/officials: David Miller | Henry Davids | Mohammad Hafeez  


Matches: South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion  

Series/tournaments: Pakistan tour of South Africa  

Groups: Pakistan | South Africa  

Enormous Picture 

Normally once an arrangement is won there is very little to get amped up for yet this is a little diverse. Pakistan, who have as of recently built up what their chief Misbah-ul-Haq called "a huge accomplishment" by decimating South Africa without precedent for a reciprocal arrangement, stand to add to it. Triumph at Centurion will make them just the second group to whitewash South Africa in an Odi arrangement of three matches. 

In spite of the fact that South Africa will be concerned with keeping away from that destiny, they additionally have the littler picture to think about. While the Twenty20 side has discovered its mood, the Odi outfit can't appear to do the same. Batting inconsistencies proceed to work against them and in spite of the fact that one amusement can't help them alter it, it may be a chance to tackle a few issues. 

Without Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis, some of South Africa's cutting edge will be on presentation and with open hypothesis mounting about if there is space for the two stalwarts in the set-up, this will be the opportunity to see. The center request center will be on David Miller, who hasn't been his normal damaging self, with the playing anticipated that will execute as they have all around the later Odi matches. 

Pakistan will likewise need batting changes if there are to seize their chance for aggregate command. Regardless of the possibility that their top-request fall flat again they will back their bowlers to make up for any slips, as has been the situation in the opening two rubbers. 

As well as a South Africa recovery, Pakistan's objective may be ruined by evening storms which have descended all week and are estimate for Saturday. May as well the sky open once more, it may put an early end to the arrangement which is currently in its sixth week of constrained overs clash
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

2nd ODI Pakistan vs South Africa

2nd ODI Pakistan vs South Africa:
Pakistan register a nail-biting one-run victory over SA, take 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series. History made!!! That's the first time Pakistan has won a bilateral one day series ever in South Africa

Pakistan 262-10 Overs 45
Shahzad 102 U Akmal 42 - Steyn 9-0-39-6,

South Africa 261-6 Overs 45
Amla 98 AB de Villiers 74 -- Junaid 9-0-42-3

Man of the Match: Ahmad Shahzad
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Friday, November 22, 2013

2nd t20 pakistan vs south africa 22 novemberr 2013 Capetown

2nd t20 pakistan vs south africa 22 novemberr 2013 Capetown  


2nd t20 pakistan vs south africa 22 novemberr 2013 Capetown  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Razzaq and Shoaib included in T-20 team against SA series

Razzaq and Shoaib incorporated in T-20 group against Sa arrangement

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (Pcb) has proclaimed the T20 group for the arrangement against South Africa. Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq have made a comeback in the group, as it was anticipated in the recent past. Mohammad Hafeez has been is incorporated as chief in the group.

Remaining group involved upon, Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Umerakmal, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman and Mohammad Irfan. The T20 matches between Pakistan Vs South Afric will be played on thirteenth and fifteenth November 2013.

Pakistani Squad will specifically head off to South Africa at the close of the Odi arrangement in Uea.

Pakistan vs South Africa

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Abu Dhabi: South Africa has won 3rd Odi of Pakistan Vs South Africa Uae arrangement by 68 runs. Pakistan's top request batting line failed to get the match in Abu Dhabi Cricket Ground. Having won the throw, protease skipper chose to bat first and the group scored 259 runs for 8 wickets. Jean-Paul Duminy and Faf du Plessis was the top scorer from the South African side. Jean-Paul Duminy scored 64 runs and Faf du Plessis scored 55 runs. Muhammad Irfan took 3 wickets while shahid Afridi and Saedd Ajmal took 2, 2 wickets in the match.

Pakistan's batting line couldn't figure out how to perform amazingly and all group got out at 191 runs in 45yh over. Wahab Riaz, Ahmad Shehzad and Sohail Tanveer scored 33,32and 31 runs individually. South African bowler Imran Tahir's bulldoze execution assumed essential part for protease. He took 4 wickets in the match and was recompensed with man of the match recompense for his best vocation execution.

Right away in the current scenario Pakistan will win the following two matches to win the arrangement which will be held on 8 and 11 November

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Pakistan Vs South Africa in Uae : Pakistan Vs South Africa, second Odi Live scorecard at Abu Dhabi- Nov 6, 2013

Groups : Pakistan Vs South Africa

Venue: Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Pitch report :What was orginally a five-match arrangement, has all of a sudden changed into something significantly more. On the eve of the third Odi, the South African and Pakistan sheets reported an alternate arrangement between the two, beginning unimportant days after this one closures. Three more Odis and two more T20s will take the amount of restricted overs matches played between the two groups to 12 in the space of a month.

That presumably implies the weight of the present arrangement has been to some degree lifted due to the marathon challenge it has ended up. That news is most likely more invited by South Africa, whose restricted overs batsmen have neglected to adjust to the Uae conditions, and look lost against Pakistan's spinners.

Despite the fact that they will have Hashim Amla again for the leftover of the tour, which might as well include some soundness, their center request stresses are liable to remain. With Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez all pressing on to reason issues, one of Ab de Villiers, Jp Duminy or Faf du Plessis need to venture up.

A comparative examination could be made of Pakistan's line-up, who have additionally been vacillating in the center. Umar Amin and Umar Akmal are yet to make dynamite commitments. For their situation however, it is pace, as opposed to turn, that has improved of them.

Both playing assaults press on to inspire, denoting a change from the typical high-scoring overabundances that this organization can generate. Anyway even that variety is prone to soon wear off as the groups are set to be playing against one another work the closure of the month.

Hashim Amla's Odi record against Pakistan will give South Africa a trust help. He has a batting normal of 57.60, barely higher than his 54.85 general, and two of his 11 centuries have come against them.

Despite the fact that Faf du Plessis has had a lean year, he has one record he might be glad for. He is second on the agenda of the most gets in Odis in 2013 with 13 to his name, two behind Suresh Raina.

Groups:

South Africa group: Gc Smith, Ab de Villiers, M Morkel, Dw Steyn, Hm Amla, Jp Duminy, Rj Peterson, Vd Philander, Ll Tsotsobe, Wd Parnell, R Mclaren, Da Miller, Ca Ingram, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Quinton de Kock Pakistan group: Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohail Tanvir, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Nasir Jamshed, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Umar Amin, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

No distractions, focused on winning series: Dhoni

Kolkata, Nov 5: India commander Ms Dhoni on Tuesday said there were no preoccupations for the group and their center was solidly on cricket. The assemble up to the two-Test arrangement against West Indies has been about Sachin Tendulkar's retirement. The spotlight has moved to limited more than Team India.

Come tomorrow, India and West Indies will go head to head at the Eden Gardens in the first Test. It will be Tendulkar's 199th and penultimate global match before retirement. The second and last Test of the arrangement will be in Mumbai. Notwithstanding all the festivals in Kolkata emphasizing Tendulkar, Dhoni said they were focusing on winning the arrangement. "It's something that was normal. It's generally exceptional to know such things ahead of time so you can rationally get ready well. We have tried best to keep ourselves far from preoccupations and keep tabs on cricket. Not too bad up til now. When the amusement begins, I don't think the group is exciting anybody. I suppose we are sorted," Dhoni said. "The extent that the most recent not many days are concerned, it looked totally ordinary how we played the Odi arrangement or the last arrangement. The changing area air is precisely the same. As it were, the fellows have completed well to look after the air," he included. The commander consoled that it was just about cricket on their psyches and nothing else. "The center has been splendid as such. The extent that the group is concerned, not thinking anything separated from cricket. There're sure things that needs to happen and will happen. You recognized something that is been striving for about most recent 10 years. Right away that Sachin has published his retirement, you're perceiving it more," he demonstrated. The wicketkeeper-batsman said they need to first win the arrangement and after that settle on committing to the Master Blaster. "Before all else, we have to concentrate on cricket and look to win the arrangement. When we have won the arrangement, its generally simpler whom you need to commit it to. It's generally simple to do that," he said. Thatscricket.

Preview: 1st Test: India Vs West Indies in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 5: Indian batsmen have been in rankling structure and the West Indies captain Darren Sammy feels that the two-Test arrangement, beginning here tomorrow, will represent an extreme challenge for his bowlers.

"We have regard for India. When you take a gander at their later one-day arrangement (against Australia that India won 3-2) their batsmen have been in great scratch. Neither man nor woman wicket is the prized wicket. Everyone in the top six less Vijay has been playing better than average and has been in great structure. It might be an extreme fight for our bowlers," said Sammy at the prematch public interview today.

Sammy, then again, said he was trusting that the Indian batsmen bind tangles. "They have been playing a mess of one-day cricket. They have been on the go. It was a run-fest in the most recent one-day arrangement. So surely their batsmen will turn out playing a ton of shots and we will get a few edges down at slip or a few lbws or some played outs. "Surely they will be in that same temper and commit more errors early up in their innings," Sammy said on the eve of the their opening Test," Sammy included. Recalling Ravichandran Ashwin's valiant 103 to attract the Mumbai Test, Sammy said all the 20 wickets are vital. "Last time we were knocking down some pins against any semblance of (Virender) Sehwag, (Gautam) Gambhir, (Vvs) Laxman, (Rahul) Dravid, Sachin (Tendulkar) and (Ms) Dhoni. Also we played them out three times with four bowlers. We are set to be certain and look to execute our arrangements and look to get 20 essential wickets," he said.

Monday, November 4, 2013

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Sydney,  Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist has backed ODI captain George Bailey to ”add starch” to the middle order during the winter Ashes series and added that the improving form of Australian batsmen will ensure the return Ashes series will be more competitive than the battle in England The tourists will be warm favourites after their recent 3-0 triumph on home soil, aided and abetted by the instability of the Australian top order.
However, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Gilchrist nominated the quartet of Bailey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Cameron White as having claims for a spot in a first Test team that is likely to contain an additional batsman to the one selected for the fifth Test at The Oval.
Predicting that Bailey would be given the nod after a fine series in India, Gilchrist said that Bailey is an attractive package comprising of good leadership qualities, respect from his peers and juniors, proper attitude, approach and commitment to a team environment, adding that all those will contribute to his position as a front-runner.
According to Gilchrist, the fact that the batsmen have been consistently scoring big runs in India, along with their positive performances in domestic games, is an encouraging sign and can help in the selection for the players in the Ashes series.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pakistan vs South Africa Squads | south africa vs pakistan squads 2013 for odi

Pakistan vs South Africa Squads

Pakistan Team: (From) Misbah-ul Haq, Ahmed Shahzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanveer, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed.
South Africa: (From) AB de Villiers (c/wk), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Monday, October 28, 2013

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Prasad bats for under-fire Ishant Sharma

Former India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad feels Ishant Sharma has the ability to bounce back and the team management should give him the confidence.

Broad stands ground on walk decision

Stuart Broad has defended his decision not to walk in the most controversial incident during Ashes, saying the row blew up because Oz "wasted" their referrals.

Lahli bets big but Tendulkar disappoints

The villagers started playing a game of cards. The game involved monetary gains and soon bets were placed over a Sachin century in his last Ranji match.

India to open T20 WC campaign vs Pak

India will open their campaign in the World Twenty20 Championships against Pakistan when the event is staged in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6, 2014.

Sachin party fizzles out all too quick

Seven balls was all it took to turn fairground vibe to familiar mayhem. In next 10 minutes, the stadium was emptied as 7,500 people trooped out double quick.

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India will open their campaign in the World Twenty20 Championships against Pakistan when the event is staged in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6, 2014.

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AB Replaced Amla in Test Rating
South Africa's AB de Villiers overtook team-mate Hashim Amla as number one Test batsman after helping guide his team to a 1-1 series draw against Pakistan, the International Cricket Council announced Sunday.

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Steyn Rested for First Two ODIs
Paceman Dale Steyn will miss the first two of the five-match one-day series against Pakistan to rest his body, South African team management said Sunday.

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SA Thump Pakistan to Draw Level
South Africa kept their seven-year unbeaten away record intact with an innings and 92-run win over Pakistan in the second and final Test in Dubai on Saturday, squaring the two-match series 1-1.

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Du Plessis Fined For Ball Tampering
Faf du Plessis has been fined 50 percent of his match fee after pleading guilty to tampering with the ball during the ongoing second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, the ICC said on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

morne morkel spits on icc as he again commited ball tempering | Morne Morkel joins SA ball tempering club


morne morkel tempered the ball and joined south african ball tempering club. as his teammate was fined 50% of match fee which is very polite by icc for their favored nation south africa .

morne morket spits on icc as he committed a crime of tempering the ball and he knows as usual icc will favor them . 

by these kind of act south african team shows that they are number one and what way they have choosen to get the rank is in front of whole world as this is the result of icc polite behaviour with their favorate teams.

but i m happy that morne morkel spits on icc for their bad justice and given a message that icc cannot take action against them. 






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icc dealing politly with culprits of ball tempering in 2nd test pak vs sa 

|2nd test match pak vs sa 2013 dubai| . |In second innings cameras caught phylinder and duplises on ball tempering there are very clear evidence| that the ball tempering is done by |south african players. as phylinder was tempering the ball with his nails again saying wich is cleary shown by cameras and duplises tempered the ball with the zip of his pocket in his trouser|.




|umpires has taken action on field that the ball is tempered they have talked with south african players
and awarded 5 runs to pakistan team|. |and changed the ball. this shamefull act as well as cheated act done by south african players|. |and also the trouser with zip or any kind of thing by wich players can temper the ball is not allowed in dress code in icc codes of conduct|.

|but again they are blue eyes of icc which always shows favorism again the same has done they charged 50%| of match fee of duplises no action again grame smith as he is captain of the |south african side and captain is also responsible for ball tempering according| to new rules of icc. and no action is taken against phylinder who was tempering the ball with his nail clearly shown by cameras.




only 50% of match fee is charged because the side which has done this shamefull act with cheating mind is |south african not any asian side| . if there was an any asian side they have banned the players for some matches as the icc has done it before .

these bans are only for asian countries and |specially for pakistan team|. if in future pakistan team player will do ball tempering the punishment should be same as duplises bcoz the crime is same.

icc is always fovored their blue eyed and thats why their decisions are always controversial all in all a very shamefull act by south african team which number one in the test ranking and by the icc as they claim to be non partial. again icc showed they not on the rite side. and they are addicted to their habits of favoring the teams.

|icc should think about their bad justice|.



Thursday, October 24, 2013

pakistan vs south africa oct 2013 2nd test | imran tahir performance in 2nd test pakistan vs south africa | sa vs pakistan | sa vs pakistan 2013

pakistan vs south africa 0ct 2013 2nd test | pak vs sa 2013 dubai
Dubai  – Dashing leg-spinner Imran Tahir on Wednesday said he was to a greater degree a South African than the nation of his own life commencement and felt honoured at playing for the planet's best Test group. 

The 34-year-old, who changed  faithfulness in the wake of being raised in Pakistan, snatched a vocation best 5-32 on the opening day of the second Test which his group needs to win to level the two-Test arrangement. 

His astounding exertion assumed the major part in seeing Pakistan bowled out for 99 and at the nearby South Africa were 128-3, heading by 29 runs. 

Got some information about how he felt about playing against the nation of his life commencement, Tahir said: "I just suppose I am more South African than Pakistani. 

"I am truly hnoured to play for South Africa, there was nothing in my brain before I began this diversion and I acknowledge what I have got from South Africa and will dependably recollect that that work the day I bit the dust." 

Tahir, who additionally played for English districts Hampshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, wedded a South African young lady and qualified to play for them in 2011. 

"Since the chances I have got and I have met such a large number of decent individuals and the nation never headed off to disregard me," said Tahir of his embraced nation and individuals. 

Tahir said it was difficult to come back to the test enclosure after the whipping he took in his last Test at Adelaide a year ago. 

"After my last execution I needed to about-face and chip away at myself, my playing and everything on how I am running to adapt to in worldwide cricket. 

"So off season diligent work has truly paid off I am exceptionally thankful that it has happened today," said Tahir, who had figures of none for 260 in his last Test. 

"I had an incredible time in Australia being part of a Test match yet from that point on I needed to work out how I have to be at worldwide level. So I retreated and played household season and I completed well and buckled down off seaon and when I joined the group I have been buckling down." 

Tahir said the Dubai pitch has turn and will turn more. 

"The wicket is exceptional it is the first day of the Test match"

Saturday, October 19, 2013

India vs aus aus win 3rd odi chased three hundred

India vs australia Australia 304 for 6 (Voges 76*, Faulkner
64*) beat India 303 for 9 (Dhoni 139*, Kohli
68, Johnson 4-46) by four wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
While lifting India from 76 for 4 to 303 for 9,
MS Dhoni had spoiled James Faulkner's
figures at the death. Faulkner took it out on
Ishant Sharma at the death in Australia's
chase. Rarely, if ever, has a bowler lost it so
completely while bowling to a fellow bowler.
Australia needed 44 off 18 when Ishant was
given the ball. Six balls and 30 runs later off
Faulkner's bat, the game was effectively
over.
Australia's chase had started strongly, but
had been suffocated mid-innings, chiefly by
Ravindra Jadeja's ten overs for 31 runs.
George Bailey and Adam Voges had tried to
keep pace, but the asking-rate had
continued to climb. Voges had gamely hung
on amid a clutch of middle-order wickets,
when Faulkner joined him at 213 for 6. While
their partnership lasted and grew, it seemed
more a belated and inadequate attempt
than a threatening one.
Then Ishant was brought back for the 48th
over. If you can apply brevity to carnage,
here is what happened. Full and wide, four.
Short, six. Length, six. Short, two. Short, six.
Short, six.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New ICC rule to hold captain responsible for ball tampering | captain will be responsible for ball tempering new icc rule

captain will be responsible for ball tempering new icc rule 

Islamabad: The captain of a team will be held responsible in an international match instead of the culprit, if an umpire discovers ball tampering, according to new ICC rules.

According to The Daily Times, if an umpire spots a change in the condition of the ball, he will issue a first and final warning to the captain and the ball will be changed, the ICC said in a statement on the changes which came into effect on Tuesday.

In case the ball is tampered with again, the bowling team will face a five-run penalty and umpires will not only change the ball again but the captain will be held responsible and reported, the report said

The Decision Review System (DRS) has also been tweaked for a trial period of six months until April 2014, the report added.

It came into effect with the start of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Chittagong, the report further said.

Teams can top up their DRS reviews to two after the completion of 80 overs in each innings of a Test, according to the report. 

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preview of india vs australia 1st odi | India vs Australia, 1st ODI - Preview

Pune: India vs Australia 2013 1st odi A dominant force in One-day cricket, India would look to retain its top spot in the rankings when they clash with a relatively inexperienced Australian side in a seven-match series, beginning here from Sunday. india vs australia 2013 1st odi preview

India have enjoyed exceptional results in One-day format this year. Except losing a three-match series to Pakistan at the start of 2013, the world champion side has had tremendous success, winning series after series.

The hosts had whitewashed Australia 4-0 in the February-March Test series and avenging that loss would be a herculean task for the visitors, who have come without inspiring skipper Michael Clarke even as their batsmen gave a good account of themselves in the one-off Twenty20 in Rajkot.

Australia did beat England in ODIs post their Ashes debacle but India are a tough nut to crack in home conditions. And the visitors have got a fair idea about the task ahead after failing to defend a 200-plus total in Rajkot.

The Australian attack was subdued by the Indian batsmen, specially the comeback-man Yuvraj Singh, who took the game away from them with his blitzy 35-ball 77.

The left-hander has always been a vital cog in India`s middle-order and the way he batted in his first game, Australia would be wary of him.

The Australians lack an effective spinner in their attack hence the pacemen need to come up with something very special to stop the rampaging Indian batting line up.

Bowling would be a little worry for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also as paceman Ishant Sharma and spinner R Aswhin were carted around by the Australians in T20.

Ashwin usually is a reliable weapon but he bled 41 runs in his two overs and Sharma conceded 52 in his four, forcing introduction of part-timer Virat Kohli in the attack. 

The saving grace was Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and R Vinay Kumar, who picked up three wickets apiece. Left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja bowled very effectively with his flatter trajectory.

Luckily for the Indians, barring a stroke-filled 89 from 52 balls by opener Aaron Finch, other Aussie batsmen could not capitalise fully on the poor Indian bowling.

The Aussies would require their batsmen to stay longer at the crease and make good starts count in the 50-over game.

They certainly would expect better contributions than single digit scores that they fell for from captain Bailey and key all rounder Shane Watson.

Watson, who is the most experienced player in the side and also knows conditions well, flopped in bowling also and he needs to fire on both fronts if Australia are to succeed and win the series.

Even though the matches commence one hour earlier than is the custom in India, the team bowling second would obviously have to factor in the dew fall which makes the ball skid off the track and trouble the spinners from having a firmer grip.

This game is the first ODI to be played at the newly built Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium that became an international venue last year when India and England clashed in a T20 International.

The fact that India have won the last two ODIs played at home against Australia in October 2010 and March 2011 (World Cup quarter final) also provides an indication of who, between the two teams currently, holds the edge in these conditions. 
Teams (from): 

India: M S Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat and Mohd. Shami.

Australia: George Bailey (C), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Callum Ferguson, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Vineet Kulkarni

Third umpire: C Shamsuddin

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama.

Match starts at 1:30 pm

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