In instant cricket, the high action takes place during the end overs and the teams playing one day cricket should be prepared for the climax in the best way possible. Australians were able to win the first one day match of a five match series in a most calculated way. They played as a team during hard times and came out in a fitting way to achieve the win in a most clinical way. Indian innings was dominated by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli but they added 207 runs in in 227 balls. In a match winning innings Steven Smith and Bailey added 242 in 223 balls and that was the difference between the two side. Smith’s innings of 149 came of 135 balls and that helped to speed up the innings and win in a convincing way in the end. They ran their singles well and that was the feature of their stand. In bowling Australian bowlers conceded more boundaries but came back with a dot ball to have control over the game. Indian spinners failed to read the placid pitch. Winning at our backyard with tailor made wickets made us to pay heavily at Perth.
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