Yuvraj Singh has done precious little in any of the games since coming to Sri Lanka and the script didn’t change much as the Aussie pacers started peppering him with short stuff.
It was Watson again in his role of a partnership breaker sending Yuvraj and Pathan back in the dug-out in his new spell that saw India lose three wickets in a space of seven deliveries.
Rohit Sharma who played a lovely innings against England saw Starc angle one into him and he missed the line completely to find his off-stump go for a walk.
From 70 for two at the start of the 11th over, India were suddenly reduced to 74 for five in a few balls.
Dhoni started with a streaky four when he failed to read the wrong’un from Bradd Hogg but then muscled a short ball from Watson for four as 100 came up in the 15th over.
The Dhoni-Raina duo steadied the rocking boat adding 30 runs but Indian skipper paid for his impetuosity in his desperate bid to get a move on.
In Image: India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, center and Suresh Raina, right, run between the wickets as Australia's Pat Cummins, left ,watches