Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry s coverage of Indians vs Western Australia XI, one-dayer at Perth. India cruised to a victory in the T20 match against the same opposition, thrashing them by 74 runs. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan starred with the bat, while it was young Barinder Sran, who rose to the occasion with the bowl, finishing with figures of 2 for 24. Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel too chipped in with a couple of wickets each. India will be looking to test out the rest of their bench strength, so that they are well prepared before the One-Day Internationals (ODI) get under way from January 12. READ: India vs West Australian XI, Live Cricket Streaming: One-off 50-over tour match at Perth

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 185 in 49.2 overs | Mark Tunrer 2(3): Akshar Patel took a blinder of his own bowling in the penultimate over to dismiss David Moody for 8. Gurkeerat Singh finished things off in the second ball of the 50th over by dismissing Liam O’Connor with a flighted delivery. OUT! David Moody 8(27) c & b Akshar Patel, OUT! Liam O’Connor 0(2) c Yadav b Gurkeerat

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 182/8 in 48 overs | David Moody 8(24): Jaron Morgan played well for his fifty against some quality bowling on a difficult deck but fell for a round fifty. Rishi Dhawan gets the wicket. Morgan was attempting to take the attack to the bowlers after reaching his fifty but has failed in that endeavour. OUT! Jaron Morgan 50(66) c Rohit Sharma b Rishi Dhawan

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 174/7 in 45 overs | Jaron Morgan 47(60), David Moody 6(12): The innings is meandering aimlessly for the Western Australia XI though the fight is worthy of appreciation. Nevertheless, India are firmly on top with WA XI requiring to score at over 15 in the last five overs if they are to win this.

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 157/7 in 41 overs | Jaron Morgan 36(47), David Moody 1(1): It’s another step closer towards a big victory for India in this limited-overs warm up fixture against WA XI. Ravindra Jadeja has now taken James Muirhead out of the equation with a clever variation. David Moody and a resolute Jaron Morgan at the crease now. OUT! James Muirhead 11(21) c Gurkeerat Singh b Jadeja

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 154/6 in 40 overs | Jaron Morgan 34(43), James Muirhead 11(20): It’s good going for India at the moment. They should set themselves the target of finishing this game without letting their inexperienced opposition to bat out 50 overs. It will get really interesting if some one from WA XI begins to play a few explosive shots though.

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 127/6 in 34 overs | Jaron Morgan 19(26), James Muirhead 0(1): The WA XI innings just seems to be meandering along aimlessly now. In the 34rd over Ravi Ashwin struck with his second wicket getting rid of Drew Porter for a painful 26-ball 10. India will hope to wrap things up quickly from here. OUT! Drew Porter 10(26) c Dhoni b Ashwin

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 99/5 in 26 overs | Jaron Morgan 1(3), Drew Porter 0(2): Another wicket for team India. Akshar Patel strikes now and it is Josh Inglis who is dismissed. The innings for WA XI is just crumbling after a fairly promising start to their innings. OUT! Josh Inglis 17(23) b Patel

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 96/4 in 25 overs | Josh Inglis 15(20), Drew Porter 0(2): The asking rate has crept up to over 6 now. The Indians have bowled very well and with the exception of Jake Carder no one has stood up to the challenge. But now, even he’s been dismissed. He tried to sweep Jadeja but misjudged and the ball crashed into his pad in front of the stumps. OUT! Jake Carder 45(71) lbw Jadeja

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 74/3 in 19 overs | Jake Carder 36(55), Josh Inglis 2(2): It’s another breakthrough for the Indians. Rishi Dhawan comes to the party now and has struck with the wicket of Nick Hobson who has looked absolutely dismal during his stay at the crease. India will be very confident with where they are at the moment in this game.

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 61/2 in 17 overs | Jake Carder 29(47), Nick Hobson 0(3): A second wicket for India. The pressure is starting to show on WA XI batsmen. Ravichandran Ashwin gets the wicket of D’Arcy Short for a 18-ball 10. Short looked to break the shackles with a slog sweep but had the ball go through his gate and heard the death rattle. OUT! D’Arcy Short 10(18) b Ashwin

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 50/1 in 14 overs | Jake Carder 24(41), D’Arcy Short 5(9): The Indians have kept it quite tight so far but they need a few wickets to come their way. If these two settle down it could be curtains for Jake Carder. Ravindra Jadeja has bowled well but no turn for him on offer.

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 39/1 in 10 overs | Jake Carder 18(25): And finally a breakthrough for India. Umesh Yadav has gotten rid of the scratchy William Bosisto. He faced 34 balls to score a mere 13 runs. It was a delivery in the corridor outside off pitched back of a length, Bosisto aimlessly poked at it and got a fine edge to the keeper. OUT! William Bosisto 13(34) c Dhoni b Yadav

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 23/0 in 6 overs | William Bosisto 7(21), Jake Carder 13(15): Western Australia XI are doing very well at the moment. Bosisto has looked a tad uncomfortable but he can afford to take some more time to set his eye in and play freely. Barinder Sran has looked quite accurate but Umesh Yadav needs a tad more accuracy.

Live Cricket Score Western Australia XI 10/0 in 3 overs | William Bosisto 2(13), Jake Carder 6(5): It’s an encouraging start for the hosts. They have looked quite steady and will hope to build a solid partnership upfront. Indians will hoping to make a breakthrough early as they have posted a low score. Even one big partnership could seal the game for WAXI.

India 249 in 49.1 overs | Batting: Akshar Patel 8(8): OUT! All over at Perth, Drew Porter ends on a high as he finsihed with a five-wicket haul. 5-37, Excellent stuff from him! Ashwin became his fift victim. While, Ashiwn moves behind to hit it wide off the wicketkeeper, he only got an inside edge that went into the gloves of Inglis.

India 249/9 in 49 overs | Batting: Akshar Patel 8(8), Ravichandran Ashwin 3(3): OUT! India go 9-down. That’s a terrible run out, India losing wickets like nine pins at the end. Meanwhile, Jadeja’s wicket in the 48th over was a 4-wicket haul for Drew Porter. While going for another big hit, Jadeja missed on the power this time but only managed the fielder at the long off.

India 237/7 in 47 overs | Batting: Ravindra Jadeja 25(31), Akshar Patel 1(2): OUT! India lose another wicket, this time David Moody was the bowler, leaving India at 231 for 7. While Pandey looked to hit at a lot to square, however, the balljust nicked his bat to go to the long-on fielder Jake Carder who did a great job.

India 186/4 in 41 overs | Batting: Manish Pandey 25 (35), Ravindra Jadeja 5(7): Manish Pandey and Ravindra Jadeja have looked good in the small time they have spent in the middle. Pandey and Jadeja have managed to 19 run stand. With more 9 overs to go India will at most want to get 250 runs on the board to make anything of the match as the pitch is good for batting.

India 171/6 in 37.3 overs | Batting: Manish Pandey 16 (13), Ravindra Jadeja : OUT!! MS Dhoni tries to hit one off the Liam O’Connor, misses the ball completely as keeper stumps him our. Dhoni was out for 15 runs, he did not hit a single boundary. MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey have so far made added 40 runs for the sixth wicket. Pandey has hit two blistering fours in the last few balls.

India 151/5 in 33 overs | Batting: MS Dhoni 7(21), Manish Pandey 9 (14): MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey bring up India’s 150. India have manage to loss 5 wickets in the process. After early dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane got India past 100. They both put up a 88 runs stand for third wicket, before India lost three wickets in a heap.

India 135/5 in 30 overs | Batting: MS Dhoni 1(10), Manish Pandey 1 (7): MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey will want to recover after India lost quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma. Rahane and Rohit had a 88 run stand. Dhoni made a quick fire 22 off 14 balls in the T20 last night will want to repeat his performance.

India 131/5 in 27.3 overs | Batting: MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey :OUT!! Rohit Sharma goes after hitting a six to James Muirhead. Earlier in the last over Gurkeerat Mann got out trying to hit one through the covers. Drew Porter has already three wickets in his kitty. Rohit made a quick 67 runs .Gurkeerat Mann will feel disappointing after now being able to score well.

India 105/3 in 22 overs | Batting: Rohit Sharma 50 (52), Manish Pandey :OUT!! what an eventful over this has been. James Muirhead cleans up Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane made a good looking 41. Rohit and Rahane added 88 runs together. Rohit Sharma cracks a fifty after getting a just five runs in the Twenty20 match last night. Rohit has so far hit 2 huge six along with 5 boundaries. Ajinkya Rahane has shown good aggressive batting as well. Gurkeerat Mann Singh has out in the middle to support Rohit Sharma.

India 69/2 in 15 overs | Batting: Rohit Sharma 27(43), Ajinkya Rahane 29(33) :Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have brought up their fifty run stand for third wicket in 10 over they have batted. Mark Turner, Alex Bevilaqua have together bowled 7 overs for 30 runs .

India 50/2 in 11.2 overs | Batting: Rohit Sharma 20(29), Ajinkya Rahane 18(6) : Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane bring up 50 runs for India. Rahane in the previous hit Mark Turner for two cracking four’s . Rohit and Rahane have together added 34 runs to the score. For WAXI Turner and Alex Bevilaqua.

India 34/2 in 8 overs | Batting: Rohit Sharma 18(28), Ajinkya Rahane 4(5) : After the wicket of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has looked in quite a hitting form. In the previous over Sharma has hit one four and a big straight six of Drew Porter. Ajinkya Rahane and Sharma will be keen to make some sort of a partnership.

India 19/2 in 5.2 overs | Batting: Rohit Sharma 7(20), Ajinkya Rahane : OUT!! Virat Kohli goes for 7. After hitting Drew Porter for a four in the previous ball, Kohli in an attempt to push it out side of the ball, misses as ball hit the pad and umpire has no hesitation in giving it out. Ajinkya Rahane has come out to support Rohit Sharma.

India 8/1 in 3 overs | Batting: Rohit Sharma 5(10),Virat Kohli : India have got off to a bad start, losing Shikhar Dhawan for just Four runs. After a maiden first over by David Moody. After striking a four in the second ball of the over , Dhawan trying to square drive managed it slicing it to the point fielder.Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are in the middle, will try to consolidate the innings.

 

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India have already suffered a major blow in the tour as Mohammed Shami may not be a part of the Indian team during the tour any longer. Gujarat fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah has been put on standby, just in case Shami does not recover from his injury. Shami was a key part in India s excellent show in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, finishing as the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He played a few matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16 and had gained fitness.

This match will be a good chance for players like Manish Pandey and Rishi Dhawan, who neither batted nor bowled in the T20 match. Ishant Sharma too did not bowl and it will be highly surprising, if he does not bowl in this match, considering he is one of India s frontline bowlers. Roht Sharma, who did not spend much time at the crease will be surely given another chance ahead of the ODI series.

Squads:

Indians: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishi Dhawan, Shikhar Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Viat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Akshar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Umesh Yadav

Western Australia XI: William Bosisto (c), Travis Birt (wk), Jake Carder, Ryan Duffield, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, David Moody, Jaron Morgan, James Muirhead, Josh Nocholas, Liam O Connor, D Arcy Short