Adelaide: Australia were not switched on, on Sunday. There were fumbles, there were missed direct-hits, there were poor throws, and India - who at times batted equally sluggishly - were let off the hook.
Michael Clarke, nursing a sore hamstring himself, called the fielding effort horrible and said that Australia will need to be much better if they are to win matches in the rest of the competition.
More than the others, there were three crucial moments where Australia slipped. Early on in MS Dhoni's innings, Ricky Ponting fumbled before hitting the stumps at the non-striker's end, allowing Dhoni ample time to make his ground. Then, with 29 to defend off 22 balls, Ravindra Jadeja was all but run out but for Ryan Harris's poor throw from point. In the next over Dhoni was dead again, only for Clarke to miss a direct hit from an arm's length.