Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 254/9 (35 runs required, RR: 5.08)

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar29 (23b)
  • Marcus Stoinis10-0-66-2
  • Peter Siddle8-0-48-1

Australia go 1-0 up in the three match series. The next game is in Adelaide on Tuesday. On behalf of all the team thanks for your company tonight. Look out for Andrew McGlashan's post-game coverage from the SCG. For now goodbye, and hopefully we see you Tuesday.

9.37pm Presentation Virat Kohli: "We're not very pleased with the way we played. I think we were fine with the ball. That wicket was 300 plus par. I think we did well with the ball. We thought 288 was quite gettable. Losing three wickets upfront is never good. I thought Rohit was outstanding and MS supported him but I thought we could have done better with the tempo of the game and we fell short. They took the game deep to give us a chance. MS got out at that stage. That put pressure on Rohit. One more good partnership and we would have got close. But losing three wickets up front was the problem and Australia were professional enough not to let us back in. I think we have to take it as a day when Australia played better than us. We're not too stressed about results. I think days like these make you aware of things you have to work on as a team."

Aaron Finch: "Very pleased. We knew that they'd try and take it deep and luckily we were able to take wickets and stem the flow. I thought we were around par. I thought with the earlier start, dew wouldn't come in. We felt the wicket would slow up a bit so I thought it was par. I thought the partnership between Khawaja and Marsh set us up and Pete Handscomb payed a gem. Anytime you get a team three down early and three big guns it's very important. I thought Jason handled his nerves brilliantly. And then the youngster Jhye is full of confidence and he's got a bright future ahead of him. There's always room to improve."

Jhye Richardson is Player of the Match for his career best 4 for 26. Richardson "Credit to them. They gave us a run through the middle. But like Finchy said when you get teams three down that's what you aim for. Getting (Kohli) is one that I'm going to treasure for a long time. But more happy to get the win."

Australia win by 34 runs. An upset to start the series. Australia defend 288 despite a magnificent century from Rohit Sharma. India were 3 for 4 early, Behrendorff and Richardson striking upfront. Richardson removed Kohli and Rayudu. Rohit and Dhoni rebuilt. But Dhoni was unfortunate to be given out LBW and the chase never recovered despite Rohit making 133.

Stoinis to Mohammed Shami, OUT, caught at deep midwicket! Stoinis gets one to finish! He launched this miles in the air, Maxwell, one of the best in the business runs in from deep midwicket, camps under it and takes it very calmly!

Mohammed Shami c Maxwell b Stoinis 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Stoinis to Kumar, 1 run, nearly caught at deep backward square! He swings high to deep backward square, Handscomb runs around, dives and gets two hands to it, and it pops out as he hits the ground! It would have been a beauty

Zampa is on for Richardson

Stoinis to Kumar, no run, 100kph slower ball again, he skips down and hammers a drive to Zampa on the circle
Stoinis to Kumar, FOUR runs, slower ball, he picks it and plays a magnificent cover drive, inside out, lacing it to the rope!
Stoinis to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, slower ball, on the hip, he just tucks this around the corner for a single
Stoinis to Kumar, 1 run, 107kph, slower ball outside off, he slices this high in the air, to point and it lands safe between three men! Stoinis can't believe it

Stoinis to finish

49 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 247/8 (42 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 42.00)

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar23 (19b)
  • Peter Siddle8-0-48-1
  • Marcus Stoinis9-0-59-1
Siddle to Kuldeep Yadav, OUT, caught at deep backward square! Khawaja holds one! Slower ball, shorter, he steps outside off and pulls this in the air to deep backward square, Khawaja waits again, but he clings onto this one and Siddle has a wicket!

Kuldeep Yadav c Khawaja b Siddle 3 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd3RG SharmaV Kohli
3rd0AT RayuduRG Sharma
4th137MS DhoniRG Sharma
5th35KD KarthikRG Sharma
6th37RG SharmaRA Jadeja
7th8RG SharmaB Kumar
8th26B KumarKuldeep Yadav
9th7B KumarMohammed Shami