Clint McKay took four India wickets on Sunday.
Clint McKay took four India wickets on Sunday.

MS Dhoni blames poor bowling for ODI defeat to Australia



MELBOURNE // Australia opened the Tri-Series with an emphatic 65-run win over India in a rain-shortened limited-overs international on Sunday.

Matthew Wade scored 67 runs on his one-day international (ODI) debut, while the Hussey brothers contributed 106 runs as Australia reached 216 for five in a 32-over innings which included a three-hour rain interruption.

India was all out for 151 in reply, with left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc (2-33) removing openers Sachin Tendulkar (2) and Gautam Gambhir (5) in a torrid opening spell. Clint McKay (4-20) picked up four wickets, including two in his first over to end a productive, 51-run third-wicket partnership by removing Virat Kohli (31) and Rohit Sharma (21).

It was yet another lopsided defeat for India, which lost all four tests and the opening Twenty20 international before scoring its first win on the Australian tour last Friday in a T20 match at Melbourne.

"It's a really good start for us," said Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, who skipped the two Twenty20 internationals last week. "I thought Matthew Wade was outstanding. It was a very good team performance."

After breaking its drought in Australia on Friday, India should have started the Tri-Series on a high.

Instead, after winning the toss and having Australia in trouble at 19 for two, the Indian team lost momentum after the rain delay.

"We were expecting rain, but not to that extent," said MS Dhoni, the captain. "It did affect our game plan, but we bowled too many loose deliveries."

Dhoni's line-up will have to recover quickly to take on Sri Lanka in Perth on Wednesday in a rematch of last year's World Cup final. The top-ranked Australians have a break until a Friday match against Sri Lanka.

That will be the second of the three ODIs Wade was guaranteed after regular wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin was rested from national duties. Wade won a man-of-the-match award in his T20 debut last week, and earned another in his ODI debut on Sunday.

His 67 from 69 ball and 73-run stand with Mike Hussey, who scored 45 from 32 balls, was instrumental in giving Australia the ascendancy after the break.

Australia was 35 for two when rain forced players off the field after 11 overs, forcing the match to be reduced to 32-overs each.

He hit four boundaries and two sixes and was finally bowled by Rahul Sharma. Mike Hussey continued with his brother, David (61 not out), until he pulled a long hop from Vinay Kumar to Virat Kohli at deep square leg.

The shambolic last over - delivered by two bowlers - cost India 19 runs. David Hussey raised his 50 with a six and then belted the last delivery - a free hit after a no-ball - for six.

With restrictions in place due to the reduced overs, limiting two bowlers to seven overs and all others to a maximum of six, Rahul Sharma delivered the first two balls of the 32nd over before umpires intervened. Praveen Kumar and Vinay Kumar (3-21) had already bowled seven overs each, meaning Rahul Sharma had already exceeded his limit.

Dhoni gave the ball to Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the last four deliveries and the Australians took full advantage with 17 runs, including a wide and a no-ball.

Five famous companies founded by teens

There are numerous success stories of teen businesses that were created in college dorm rooms and other modest circumstances. Below are some of the most recognisable names in the industry:

  1. Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg and his friends started Facebook when he was a 19-year-old Harvard undergraduate. 
  2. Dell: When Michael Dell was an undergraduate student at Texas University in 1984, he started upgrading computers for profit. He starting working full-time on his business when he was 19. Eventually, his company became the Dell Computer Corporation and then Dell Inc. 
  3. Subway: Fred DeLuca opened the first Subway restaurant when he was 17. In 1965, Mr DeLuca needed extra money for college, so he decided to open his own business. Peter Buck, a family friend, lent him $1,000 and together, they opened Pete’s Super Submarines. A few years later, the company was rebranded and called Subway. 
  4. Mashable: In 2005, Pete Cashmore created Mashable in Scotland when he was a teenager. The site was then a technology blog. Over the next few decades, Mr Cashmore has turned Mashable into a global media company.
  5. Oculus VR: Palmer Luckey founded Oculus VR in June 2012, when he was 19. In August that year, Oculus launched its Kickstarter campaign and raised more than $1 million in three days. Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion two years later.

Director: Nag Ashwin

Starring: Prabhas, Saswata Chatterjee, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Shobhana

Rating: ★★★★


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