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5th ODI at Ranchi

Nov 16, 2014
India 288/7 in 48.4 ov (Kohli 139*) beat Sri Lanka 286/8 (Mathews 139*) by 3 wkts


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WT20 Super Tens Australia vs India

Super 10

India dismiss Australia for 86 for 4th win

Man of the match Ravichandran Ashwin took 4-11, while Mishra got 2-13 as India dismissed Australia for 86 runs in a dead rubber. The 73-run victory meant India remained as the Group 2 winner, while West Indies and Pakistan will battle it out for the second place.

Earlier, Yuvraj Singh got back to form with an impressive 60-run knock that came off 43 deliveries as India posted a competitive 159.

India XI: Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma
Australia XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey (capt), Brad Hodge, Cameron White, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, James Muirhead, Doug Bollinger.
WT20 Super Tens: India 159/7 (Yuvraj Singh 60) beat Australia 86 in 16.2 ov by 73 runs

India vs Australia ODI series 2013

10 October to 2 November 2013

Australia to play seven ODIs and a T20I

Australia, who had toured India for a four-Test series in March this year and lost 4-0, will play seven ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October and November in India. The last time they played in India for a seven-match ODI series was in October-November 2009, when they won 4-2.
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Bangalore One Day International

7th & Final ODI - Rohit Sharma scores 209; Chasing 384, Australia goes down fighting; IND-AUS:3-2(7/7)

Rohit Sharma 209 2013
India opener Rohit Sharma became the third player to reach 200, and created history by slamming the highest number of sixes... read more ...

Nagpur One Day International

India chase down 351 in the must-win game; IND-AUS:2-2(6/7)

Shikhar Dhawan (100), Rohit Sharma (79) and Virat Kohli (115* off 66 balls) helped India mow down the Aussie target of 351 with three balls and six wickets in hand... read more ...

Jaipur One Day International

India beat Australia by 9 wickets to register 2nd highest run-chase in history

India vs Australia 2013 Highest Run Chase
Team India achieved the massive target of 360 set by the Australians in just 43.3 overs with 9 wickets in hand, thanks to two incredible partnerships - the first, an opening stand of 174 between Dhawan and Rohit followed by 186 runs scored in only 17.2 overs between Rohit and Kohli... read more ...

Indian Cricket Team

Yuvraj back in limited-overs squad

Man of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh, has made a comeback to India's limited-overs squad for the Twenty20 and first three ODIs of the home series against Australia. The all-rounder, who made a comeback last year after battling a rare form of lung cancer, last played for India against England in an ODI in January.Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag failed to return to the team. Yuvraj's fitness partner Zaheer Khan also couldn't make the team. Batsmen Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, seamer Mohit Sharma and spinner Parvez Rasool missed out from the team that played Zimbabwe. India squad against Australia for the Twenty20 and first three ODIs: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat
Out from Champions Trophy: Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Irfan Pathan
In from Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami

India 'A' in South Africa 2013

August 8 to 27

CSA Triangular Series, 2 four-day games

A 16-man India 'A' squad will tour South Africa to play a triangular series against the A sides of South Africa and Australia, as well as two four-day games against the home side, from August 8 to 27. Several top-order batsmen figure in the team that will be lead by Cheteshwar Pujara including Dhawan, Vijay, Rohit, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rahane and Dinesh Karthik. India 'A' to South Africa: Cheteshwar Pujara (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Parveez Rasool, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Ishwar Pandey, Jaidev Unadkat, Siddarth Kaul.
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CSA Triangular Series Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Australia A 4 3 2 1 0 12 +0.099
India A 4 2 2 0 0 8 +0.135
South Africa A 4 1 3 0 0 4 -0.248

Highlights

6th one-dayer, Pretoria: Shikhar Dhawan's blistering 248 takes India 'A' to final

Shikhar Dhawan slammed 248, the second highest List A score ever, from 150 balls. His double century came in just 132 deliveries and included 24 boundaries and 4 sixes. He fell 20 runs short of the highest score in List A cricket. The record remains with Alistair Duncan Brown of England, who scored 268 off 160 balls for Surrey vs Glamorgan at The Oval on 19th June 2002. Pujara remained not out on 109, with India ending the innings on 433 for 3 in their must-win match versus hosts South Africa 'A'. In 19 ODIs to date, he has already struck three 100s, three half-centuries and averages 43.11.South Africa 'A' gave a great chase thanks to centuries from Reeza Hendricks (106) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (108) before being bowled out for 394 in reply. India 'A' will now play Australia 'A' in the final of the tri-series on Wednesday, 14th August.
6th one-dayer: India 'A' 433/3 (Dhawan 248, Pujara 109*) beat South Africa 'A' 394 (van Jaarsveld 108, Hendricks 106, Pandey 4-76) by 39 runs

Tri-series Final: India 'A' vs Australia 'A'

India 'A' convincingly take CSA Tri-series title in Pretoria

India 'A' emphatically beat their Australian counterparts by 50 runs to clinch the Tri-series final of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) triangular series at the TUKS Oval in Pretoria on Wednesday. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, India lost two wickets in the first six overs, but the 108-run third-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (62) and Dinesh Karthik (73) pulled the innings back in India’s favour. But India lost their last five wickets for 14 runs as they recorded the third-lowest total of the tournament.In Australia’s chase, Tim Paine (47) and Hazlewood (30) were the only ones to prosper in the face of some tight bowling from the Indian, especially the quick bowlers, who were able to extract slight extra bounce. Speedster Mohammed Shami (2-30) dealt initial blows, while Shahbaz Nadeem (3-34), Perveez Rasool (1-30) and Suresh Raina (1-33) kept the Aussie batsmen under tight leash. Australia were bowled out for 193 in 46.3 overs, handing India their fifth 'A' tournament victory since the concept was introduced in 1994.
Tri-Series Final: India 'A' 243 all out in 49.2 ov (Karthik 73, Shikhar 62) beat Australia 'A' 193 all out in 46.3 ov (Nadeem 3-34, Mohammed Shami 2-30) by 50 runs

India vs Australia Test series 2013

Australia tour of India

4 Tests for Airtel Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2013

The Airtel Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2013 will be played in India from 22nd February to 26th March. The teams will play 4 Tests, with MS Dhoni leading India and Michele Clark leading Australia.
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Delhi Test, Day Three

India seal series whitewash in Delhi [IND-AUS:4-0(4/4)]

India completed a 4-0 series whitewash, as Cheteshwar Pujara helped seal the win with an unbeaten 82 in Delhi. Chasing 155 to win, India were 5/3 in a mini-collapse before MS Dhoni (12 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (82 not out) guided the home side to an historic series triumph, reaching 158/4 off just 31.2 overs to win with more than two days to spare. At the start of the day, the outlook was promising for Australia as they restricted India to adding only six runs to their overnight total (272 all out) with the help of spinner Nathan Lyon's career-best 7-94. Australia were skittled for 164 as man-of-the-match Ravindra Jadeja claimed 5-58 with his left-arm spinners to put the hosts on top. For Australia, tailender Peter Siddle (51 and 50) top-scored for the second time in the match - the first time a No.9 has done so in Test cricket.It's the first time Australia have lost four matches in a Test series since going down 5-1 in the 1978/79 Ashes. It is also the first time that Australia have lost a series 4-0 since a defeat by South Africa in 1970. India XI: A M Rahane, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Mahendra Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: Shane Watson (Captain), David Warner, E J M Cowan, Philips Hughes, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), G J Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.
Delhi Test, day 3: India 272 (Vijay 57, Pujara 52, Lyon 7-94) and 158/4 (Pujara 82*) beat Australia 262 (Siddle 51, Ashwin 5-57) and 164 (Jadeja 5-58) by 6 wickets

Indian Team Selection

Injured Dhawan ruled out of 4th Test; Suresh Raina included

India's latest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan who suffered a hand injury during the Mohali test was on Tuesday ruled out of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Delhi. He will be out of action for six weeks, and Suresh Raina will replace him in the squad. The selection committee had opted for veteran left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir as the substitute opener, before a blood test showed he was down with jaundice.In the absence of Sehwag, Gambhir and Dhawan, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are the only openers in the squad and Rahane, who is yet to play a Test, looks most likely to partner Vijay in Delhi. Suresh Raina, who has played 17 tests, wasn't part of the squad for the four Tests against England and the first three Tests against Australia. India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Mohali Test, Day Five

Australia's eighth loss in the last 10 Tests in India, hosts claim series [IND-AUS:3-0(3/4)]

After bowling out Australia for 223 in their second innings, India chased down the target of 133 with 15 balls remaining before close of play on the last day of the Mohali test to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This marks the first time that India have won three successive Tests against Australia in a Test series. Of the last Ten Tests played by Australia in India, they have lost eight and drawn the remaining three.Earlier, a defiant 65-minute last-wicket stand between Starc (35) and Xavier Doherty (18) consumed 18.1 overs for 44 runs to ensure the Indians bat well into the mandatory overs. When the final hour started, India required 45 runs from a minimum of 15 overs. With only a few overs to go, Jadeja (8) found the boundary twice after Sachin (21) was run out, and then skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (18) smashed three fours off Mitchell Clarke in a row to finish the innings and win the series. India XI: S Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Mahendra Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Michael Clarke (Captain), Phil Hughes, Steve Smith, Brad Haddin (Wicket Keeper), Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon. 12th man: Glenn Maxwell.
Mohali Test, day 5: India 499 (Dhawan 187, Vijay 153, Siddle 5-71) and 136/4 beat Australia 408 (Starc 99, Smith 92) and 223 (Hughes 69) by 6 wickets

Indian Team Selection

Sehwag dropped for remaining Tests

India has dropped veteran batsman Virender Sehwag from the Test side for the first time since 2008, possibly ending the reign of one of cricket's most brutal openers. The squad was trimmed to 14 with the selectors deciding against picking a replacement for him. The out of form opener has scored just 27 runs in his three innings (2, 19 and 6) during the ongoing series. At the start of the Australia series, his regular opening partner Gautam Gambhir was also dropped from the Indian test squad, but then hit a century for India A against the touring side.

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[Above: Sehwag's tweet after the news broke.]
The hard-hitting 34-year-old has scored 8,586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34 since his debut in 2001. At his peak he was relentless, twice passing Triple Hundred - 309 in Multan in 2004 against Pakistan and 319 in Chennai against South Africa in 2008. However, he has scored only one century since November 2010 - a 117 against England in 2012. His 219 from 149 balls against West Indies remains a world record score in one-day international cricket. In the absence of Sehwag, Delhi-born left-hander Shikhar Dhawan could get a chance to open the innings with Murali Vijay in the two matches to be played in Mohali (from March 14) and Delhi (from March 22) respectively. India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Hyderabad Test, Day Four

Second big win for India [IND-AUS:2-0(2/4)]

MS Dhoni emerged as the most successful Indian captain as the hosts beat Australia by an innings and 135 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead at Hyderabad. This was his 22nd win as captain in 45 Tests with 5 away wins (1 SAF, 1 SRL, 1 NZL, 1 WIN, 1 BAN), going past Sourav Ganguly's 21 in 49 with 11 away wins (1 SRL, 1 AUS, 1 ENG, 1 PAK, 3 BAN, 3 ZMB, 1 WIN). Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja produced a mesmerising spell as Australia folded for 131, becoming the first team to lose a Test by an innings after declaring their first innings. It was Ashwin's eighth five-for in 11 home Tests. India XI: Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: David Warner, E J M Cowan, Philips Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (Captain), Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), G J Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, X J Doherty.
Hyderabad Test, day four: India 503 (Pujara 204, Vijay 167) beat Australia 237/9 decl (MJ Clarke 91, Wade 62, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-53, Jadeja 3-33) and 131 (Ashwin 5-63, Jadeja 3-33) by an innings and 135 runs

Chennai Test, Day Five

Eight wicket win for India, take 1-0 lead [IND-AUS:1-0(1/4)]

Sachin Tendulkar (13*) hit two sixes off the first two balls he faced from Lyon in the 9th over, after coming out to replace Sehwag who was out for 19. India took 11.3 overs to score the 50 runs required for a victory, but lost two wickets in the process. MS Dhoni, who is now level with Ganguly as the most successful Indian captain with 21 wins, won the man of the match award for his magnificent innings of 224 in the first innings. India XI: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), V Sehwag, M Vijay, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, B Kumar, I Sharma. England XI: DA Warner, EJM Cowan, PJ Hughes, SR Watson, MJ Clarke (Captain), MS Wade (Wicket Keeper), MC Henriques, PM Siddle, MA Starc, JL Pattinson, NM Lyon.
Chennai Test, day five: India 572 (Dhoni 224, Kohli 107, Tendulkar 81, Pattinson 5-96) and 50/2 beat Australia 380 (Clarke 130, Henriques 68, Ashwin 7-103) and 241 (Henriques 81*, Ashwin 5-95) by 8 wickets

Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012

16th Match, Group 2: Australia vs India WT20

India convincingly beaten by Australia

Indian Cricket team Australian Cricket team After restricting India to 140 runs, David Warner (63 of 41 balls) and Shane Watson (72 of 42 balls) played havoc and mauled India on a slow track racing to victory in just 14.5 overs, and losing only one wicket. Man of the match Watson smashed two boundaries and seven sixes, and was the only man out, falling to Yuvraj Singh, one of the eight bowlers India used. Earlier Watson took 3-34 and and Pat Cummins 2-16 after Dhoni elected to bat first. For India, Raina smashed 26 runs from just 19 balls, while opener Irfan Pathan top scored with 31 runs from 30 balls. MS Dhoni (15) Virat Kohli (15), Yuvraj Singh (8) and Rohit Sharma (1) all struggled against the Aussie attack.
Australia vs India World T20: Australia 141/1 in 14.5 ov (Warner 63*, Watson 72) beat India 140/7 (Pathan 31, Watson 3-34) by 9 wickets, 31 balls remaining

Australian Tri-Series 2012

India, Sri Lanka, Australia - Commonwealth Bank Series

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Australia claim tri-series

Clint McKay's feats with bat (28) and ball (5-28) for Australia inspired the home side to a 16-run win over Sri Lanka in front of 11,216 spectators at the Adelaide Oval in the Commonwealth Bank Series. This was Australia's first triumph since their win in 2005-06.
• 3rd Final: Australia 231 (Wade 49, Warner 48, Herath 3-36, Maharoof 3-40) beat Sri Lanka 215 (Tharanga 71, McKay 5-28) by 16 runs
• 2nd Final: Sri Lanka 274/2 (Dilshan 106, Jayawardene 86*, Sangakkara 51) beat Australia 271/6 (Warner 100, Clarke 117*, Malinga 3-40) in 50 ov
• 1st Final: Australia 321/6 (Warner 163, Wade 64) beat Sri Lanka 306 (Kulasekara 73, Tharanga 60, D Hussey 4-43, Watson 3-33, Lee 3-59) by 15 runs
• Match 12 - Sri Lanka 238 beat Australia 229 in 49.1 ov by 9 runs
• Match 11 - India 321/3 in 36.4 ov (Kohli 133) beat Sri Lanka 320/4 (Sangakkara 105, Dilshan 160*)
• Match 10 - Australia 252/9 in 50 ov (Warner 68, Wade 56, D Hussey 54, Sehwag 3-43) beat India 165 (Ashwin 26, Watson 2-9) by 87 runs
• Match 9 - Sri Lanka 283/7 in 49.2 ov (Jayawardene 85, Chandimal 80) beat Australia 280/6 in 50 ov (Forrest 104, Clarke 72) by three wickets
• Match 8 - Sri Lanka 289/6 in 50 beat India 238 in 45.1 ov (Kohli 66, I Pathan 47, Raina 32) by 51 runs
• Match 7 - Australia 288/5 in 50 ov (M Hussey 59, Forrest 52) beat India 178 all out in 43.3 overs (Dhoni 56, Hilfenhaus 5-33) by 110 runs
• Match 6 - Sri Lanka 152/2 in 24.1 ov (Jayawardene 61*, Dilshan 45) beat Australia 158 in 40.5/41 ov (David Hussey 58) by eight wickets according to D-L method
• Match 5 - Sri Lanka 236/9 in 50 ov (Chandimal 81, Jayawardene 43, Vinay 3-46) tied with India 236/9 in 50 ov (Gambhir 91, Dhoni 58*)
• Match 4 - India 270/6 in 49.4 ov (Gambhir 92) beat Australia 269/8 in 50 ov (D Hussey 72, Forrest 66)
• Match 3 - Australia 231 in 49.1 ov beat Sri Lanka 226 in 49.5 ov by 5 runs
• Match 2 - India 234/6 in 46.4 ov (Kohli 77, Sachin 48) beat Sri Lanka 233/8 in 50 ov (Chandimal 64, Ashwin 3-32) by 4 wickets
• Match 1 - Australia 216/5 in 32 (max 32) ov beat India 151 all out in 29.4 overs (Kohli 31, McKay 4-20) by 65 runs by D/L method

India vs Australia

T20I Series Australia vs India, 2012

Second T20I, India vs Australia - Melbourne: India win by 8 wkts [IND-AUS:1-1 (2/2)]
India 135/2 in 19.4 ov (Gambhir 56*) beat Australia 131/10 in 19.4 ov (Finch 36) by 8 wickets
First T20I, India vs Australia - Sydney: Australia 171/4 beat ‎India 140/6 (20 ov) by 32 runs [IND-AUS:0-1 (1/2)]
Australia 171/4 in 20 ov (Wade 72, Hussey 42) beat India 140/6 in 20 ov (Dhoni 48*) by 32 runs

India vs Australia 2012 Test Series

INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 4 TEST MATCH CRICKET SERIES (BORDER GAVASKAR TROPHY)

Fourth Test, India vs Australia - Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012 - 4th Test, Day 5: India 201 all out, lose by 298 runs [IND-AUS:0-4 (4/4)]
Australia 604/7 decl (Ponting 221, Clarke 210) and 167/5 decl (Ponting 60*) beat India 272 (Kohli 116, Siddle 5-49) and 201 (Sehwag 62) by 298 runs
Third Test, India vs Australia - Perth, Jan 13-17, 2012 - 3rd Test, Day 3: Australia demolish India within 2½ days [IND-AUS:0-3 (3/4)]
Australia 369 (Warner 180, Cowan 74) beat India 161 (Kohli 44, Hilfenhaus 4-43) and 171 (Kohli 75, Hilfenhaus 4-54) by an innings and 37 runs
Second Test, India vs Australia - Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2012 - 2nd Test, Day 4: Australia win by an innings and 68 runs [IND-AUS:0-2 (2/4)]
India 191 (Dhoni 57*, Tendulkar 41, Sehwag 30, Pattinson 4-43) and 400 (Gambhir 83, Sachin 80, Laxman 66, Ashwin 62) lost to Australia 659/4 decl in 163 overs (Clarke 329*, Hussey 150*, Ponting 134) by an innings and 68 runs
First Test, India vs Australia - Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2011 - 1st Test, Day 4: Australia knock out India [IND-AUS:0-1 (1/4)]
Australia 333 (Cowan 68, Ponting 62, Zaheer 4-77) and 240 (Ponting 60, Hussey 89, Umesh Yadav 4-70) beat India 282 (Tendulkar 73, Dravid 68, Sehwag 67) and 169 (Sachin 32, Ashwin 30) by 122 runs India Squad: MS Dhoni (captain/keeper), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
India Cricket team IND vs SRL Sri Lanka Cricket team
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets


ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Semi Finals

ICC World Cup 2nd Semi Final, India vs Pakistan - India beat Pakistan to make final

India booked a place against Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final after beating Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali. Virender Sehwag (38) took 21 off Gul from the third over of the innings and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times on 27, 45, 70 and 81, looked set for his 100th international century with one of his least convincing innings. He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, with the help of Suresh Raina after the middle-order failures. Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz took a career-best 5-46. Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 in the final over. Munaf Patel picked up two wickets and Yuvraj Singh made up for his first ball duck with a pair of wickets, but the most important breakthrough came when Harbhajan Singh bowled Umar Akmal for 29. Sachin Tendulkar was the man-of-the-match.Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, K Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Shafiq, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, U Akmal, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Razzaq, Riaz, Gul, Saeed Ajmal
India XI: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, Nehra, PatelReported Earlier: India and Pakistan have played against each other in 119 One-Day Internationals since 1978, with India winning just 46, Pakistan winning 69, and 4 ending in No Result. In the first ever match, India won by 4 runs at Ayub National Stadium, Quetta, on Oct 01, 1978. The last match was during the 2010 Asia Cup, which India won by 3 wickets at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Jun 19, 2010. Pakistan have never beaten India in four World Cup matches they met so far.
India 260 for 9 (Tendulkar 85, Riaz 5-46) beat Pakistan 231 (Misbah 56) by 29 runs

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi-Final Line up

Semi Final 1 - Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Semi Final 2 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs NZL New Zealand Cricket team India Cricket team IND vs PAK Pakistan Cricket team

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals

ICC World Cup 2nd Quarter Final, India v Australia (Match E) - India into the semis, to meet Pakistan in Mohali

Yuvraj Singh played a match-winning innings after Ricky Ponting's 104 - his first century for 13 months - helped Australia set a target of 261 for India in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar's 53 set the hosts off in fine style, and Gautam Gambhir added 50 before Yuvraj (57 not out) saw India to a five-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.The result ended an extraordinary run of success for the Aussies in the World Cup. Beaten finalists in 1996 when Ponting was a junior player, they won the next three tournaments, an imposing run that included a run of 34 matches without defeat.India team: SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, SK Raina, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, MM Patel
India 261 for 5 (Yuvraj 57*, Tendulkar 53, Gambhir 50) beat Australia 260 (Ponting 104, Haddin 53, Ashwin 2-52, Yuvraj 2-44) by 5 wickets

ICC World Cup Cricket Quarter Finals

DateStart TimeMatchVenue
Wed Mar 2308:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT 1st Quarter Final
Pakistan v West Indies
(Match C)
Mirpur
Thu Mar 2409:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT2nd Quarter Final
India v Australia
(Match E)
Ahmedabad
Fri Mar 2508:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT3rd Quarter Final
New Zealand v South Africa
(Match F)
Mirpur
Sat Mar 2609:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT4th Quarter Final
Sri Lanka v England
(Match D)
Colombo

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Group Round

ICC World Cup Cricket Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10
Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8
Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 4
Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2
Kenya 6 0 60 0 0

ICC World Cup Cricket Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10
India 6 4 1 1 0 9
England 6 3 2 1 0 7
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 6
Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 4
Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 0


ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, India v Australia at Bangalore

Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting top-scored with 57 on his return from injury but Australia finished 38 runs short of their target of 215, despite reaching 118-1 at one stage. India's number one spinner Harbhajan Singh (3-15) and Piyush Chawla with figures of 4-31 from nine overs were instrumental in India's win. In order to ensure players are given maximum opportunity, teams are permitted to use any 11 batsmen from their 15-man squad, and any bowlers. India's next warm-up game versus New Zealand at Chennai on Feb 16, 2011.
India 214 in 44.3 ov (Sehwag 54, Lee 3-35) beat Australia 176 all out in 37.5 ov (Ponting 57, Chawla 4-31) by 38 runs.


Australia in India, 2010 ODI Series

India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Margao, Oct 24

Margao ODI: India clinch the ODI Series 1-0 after 3rd match at Goa was abandoned due to rain

The 3rd ODI between India and Australia at Goa had the same fate as the 1st ODI in Kochi. It was abandoned due to bad weather without even one ball being bowled. India had a clean sweep against the visitors, winning the Test series 2-0 and the ODI seies 1-0.
IND v AUS, 3rd ODI, Margao: Match abandoned due to rain

India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam, Oct 20

Visakhapatnam ODI: Virat Kohli's blistering 118 runs win the day for India

Virat Kohli scored a fluent century and Suresh Raina blasted a quickfire 71 to lead India to a convincing five-wicket victory against Australia in the second ODI at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy stadium, in Visakhapatnam.
India cruised to 292 for five in 48.5 overs in reply to Australia’s 289 for three to win with seven deliveries to spare and maintain their unbeaten record at this venue. They lead the three-match series 1-0 after the first match in Kochi was washed out. Kohli, who was batting with a runner after suffering from cramps, excelled in tough conditions as he made 118 from 121 balls before he was caught at long-on off debutant John Hastings. Raina provided the late surge as he smashed his way to 71 from 47 balls, having slammed nine fours and a six.
IND v AUS, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam: India 292 for 5 (Kohli 118, Raina 71*, Yuvraj 58) beat Australia 289 for 3 (Clarke 111*, White 89*, Hussey 69) by five wickets

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Kochi, Oct 17

Kochi ODI: Match abandoned due to rain

The first ODI between India and Australia was abandoned today due to heavy rains in Kochi. Even though there was sunshine and blue skies at the scheduled start time of the match, the ground was wet due to downpours during the night. The match was initially expected to have a delayed start at 11 am, but a fresh rainfall around 10:20 am sealed its fate as abandoned.The 2nd ODI will be played in Visakhapatnam on Oct 20th.
IND v AUS, 1st ODI, Kochi: Match abandoned due to rain

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Kochi, Oct 17

Kochi ODI: Rain might play spoilsport at Kochi one-dayer

Heavy rain in Kochi since Thursday night has raised concerns about the fate of the first One-Day International between India and Australia to be played in Kochi on October 17. However, security measures are in full swing, with a 2500 member police force, along with 100 commandoes, having been deployed for ensuring safety. There are many changes to the Indian squad that will see most of the senior players being rested for the three-match series. There is no Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir or Sachin Tendulkar, and in their place, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay will open the innings. The bowling will be shorn of Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma, which gives an opportunity to the likes of R Ashwin and Vinay Kumar. Australia have followed suit with Ponting left out of their squad along with all-rounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, while Michael Clarke will take over as captain.Indian ODI squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma.

Australia in India, 2010 Test Series

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, Oct 9-13

Bangalore Test, day five: India Beat Australia in Second Cricket Test, Win Series; IND-AUS:2-0(2)‎

First innings double century-maker Sachin Tendulkar scored the winning runs in India's seven-wicket victory Wednesday over Australia to take the two-test series 2-0. It was India's first victory at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in 15 years.Australia was bowled out for 223 earlier Wednesday, setting India a target of 207 to win. Tendulkar, who scored 214 in the first innings, took his series aggregate to 403 runs, at an amazing average of 134.5. Rahul Dravid, who shared in a 61-run unbroken fourth-wicket partnership with Tendulkar, remained unbeaten on 21. Playing his first test and promoted to bat at No. 3, Cheteswara Pujara set the pace of the innings with a 72 with seven boundaries.With this win, India have consolidated their position at the top of the ICC Test Championship table, while Australia have dropped behind England to fifth position after racking up two losses - in Mohali last week and Bangalore on Wednesday - to Mahendra Dhoni's men.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 5: India 495 and 207 for 3 (Pujara 72, Tendulkar 53*) beat Australia 478 and 223 (Ponting 72, Zaheer 3-41, Ojha 3-57) by 7 wickets

Bangalore Test, day four: India spinners rock Australia in second innings‎

India removed seven Australian wickets to give themselves a great chance of a sensational win against Australia when play resumes on day five. Ponting got to his second fifty of the match and third of the series as he continued to wage a lonely battle against the Indian spinners. Harbhajan picked up two wickets so far while Pragyan Ojha snapped up three to give India hopes of a 2-0 sweep of the Test series.In the morning session, Sachin Tendulkar completed his sixth Test double hundred, but a lower-middle order collapse left India with a 17-run lead on the fourth day of the second Test.
The highest target chased in Bangalore has been 194 by Australia against India in 1998. India chased 151 against New Zealand in 1995 successfully.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 4: Australia 478 and 202 for 7 (Ponting 72, Ojha 3-57) lead India 495 (Tendulkar 214, Vijay 139, Johnson 3-105) by 185 runs

Bangalore Test, day three: Sachin Tendulkar closes on double century

Sachin Tendulkar was again the star turn smashing his 49th Test century as India dominated day three of the second Test against Australia. The tourists rallied late in the day but India still closed on a commanding 435 for five as Tendulkar edged towards his second double century against Australia. Australia managed just three wickets as the hosts took their overnight score of 2 for 128 to 5 for 435 by stumps.Tendulkar finished the day unbeaten on a monumental 191 and opener Vijay scored 139 during a record stand of 308 runs for the third wicket - a remarkable recovery from 2 for 38 in Sunday's last session. The Mumbai-born batsman, who started the day on 44 and was stuck in the 80s for almost 45 minutes, reached his century by smashing off-spinner Nathan Hauritz for two sixes over long-on. Vijay (139), who registered his maiden ton, hit 14 fours and two sixes.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 3: India 435 for 5 (Tendulkar 191*, Vijay 139) trail Australia 478 by 43 runs

Bangalore Test, day two: Tendulkar's milestone‎ - 14,000 Test runs

Sachin Tendulkar became the first Test batsman to reach 14,000 runs as India battled for a foothold on day two of the second Test against Australia in Bangalore. He reached the landmark in his 171st Test and finished unbeaten on 44 as India recovered from 38-2 to reach 128 without further loss at stumps in reply to the tourists’ tally of 478, in which Marcus North starred with 128. North's innings included 17 boundaries and a six in his five-and-a-half hour stay at the crease while his 149-run stand with Tim Paine ensured that Australia had a healthy total to fall back on.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 2: India 128/2 (Tendulkar 44*, Vijay 42*) trail Australia 478 (North 128, Paine 59, Harbhajan 4-148, Ojha 3-120) by 350 runs

Bangalore Test, day one: Australia 285-5

Australia were in command at 95-0 at lunch, after Ponting chose to bat in overcast conditions, with Watson taking three boundaries in the 11th over off Zaheer Khan and reaching his 11th Test fifty before the interval. India came back strongly with 3 wickets after lunch, but Ponting's 54th half-century helped the tourists survive a middle-order collapse to reach 285-5 by stumps in front of 20,000 boisterous home fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 1: Australia 285 for 5 (Ponting 77, Watson 57) v India

India v Australia, 1st Test, Mohali, Oct 1-5

Mohali Test, day five: Laxman guides India to remarkable Test victory; IND-AUS:1-0(2)

VVS Laxman struck a superb unbeaten 73 as India fought back from the brink of defeat to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling first Test in Mohali. Laxman, batting with a runner due to a back injury, was ably assisted by tail-ender Ishant Sharma as India rallied from 124-8 to within sight of victory. Sharma made 31 before being trapped leg before wicket by Ben Hilfenhaus. With 11 still needed, Laxman was joined by last-man Pragyan Ojha and they got India home in a nailbiting finish. This was India's first one-wicket victory in Tests. The 81-run partnership for the ninth wicket between VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma was the second-highest against Australia, behind the 89-run stand between Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan in 2004.India lead two-match series 1-0 ahead of second Test in Bangalore
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 5: India 405 (Tendulkar 98, Raina 86, Johnson 5-64) and 216 for 9 (Laxman 73*, Hilfenhaus 4-57, Bollinger 3-32) beat Australia 428 (Watson 126, Paine 92, Zaheer 5-94) and 192 (Watson 56, Ishant 3-34, Zaheer 3-43) by 1 wicket

Mohali Test, day four: Australia sniff victory

Australia ended Day 4 in the first Test at Mohali on a high, reducing India to 55 for four, after 17 overs, in their second innings at stumps on Monday.
The hosts need 161 runs more for what now seems an improbable victory.Earlier, in the day's final session, the Indian bowlers put in an inspired display to dismiss Australia cheaply in their second innings. Zaheer and Ishant were the pick of Indian bowlers with three wickets apiece, while both the spinners, Harbhajan and Ojha, picked two each. The visitors made 192 (in 60.5 overs) for an overall lead of 215.
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 4: India 405 and 55 for 4 (Tendulkar 10*, Zaheer 5*, Hilfenhaus 3-22) need another 161 runs to beat Australia 428 and 192 (Watson 56, Ishant 3-34, Zaheer 3-43)

Mohali Test, day two: A world record for Sehwag as India fight back‎

India rode on Virender Sehwag's record-equalling half-century to reach 110-2 in their first innings in reply to Australia's 428 in the opening Test on Saturday. The Indian opener scored a blazing 59 off 54 balls with 10 fours in the final session after Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine (92) had missed out on a maiden Test hundred. Sehwag equalled the record of scoring a 50 or more in 11 consecutive Tests. West Indies' Viv Richards and Indian Gautam Gambhir are the other batsmen to have achieved the feat.
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 2: India 110 for 2 (Sehwag 59) trail Australia 428 (Watson 126, Paine 92, Ponting 71, Zaheer 5-94) by 318 runs

Mohali Test, day one: Watson hits ton before Zaheer strikes‎

Shane Watson made the most of two dropped catches to score a century as Australia posted 224-5 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India on Friday. He was involved in a 141-run stand for the second wicket with skipper Ricky Ponting (71).
Australia had elected to bat after winning the toss. Australia captain Ricky Ponting got into a verbal spat with India's fast bowler Zaheer Khan after he was run out for 71 by a direct throw by Suresh Raina. As the two got into a heated exchange of words, umpire Billy Bowden rushed in to calmed them down. The incident is likely to be reported by the umpires to the match referee Chris Broad.
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 1: Australia 224 for 5 (Watson 101*, Ponting 71, Zaheer 3-45) v India

Australia tour of India, Oct 2010

Australia In India - 2 test matches, 3 ODIs, Oct 1-24, 2010

Schedule Match Venue
Fri Oct 1 - Tue Oct 5
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d
1st Test - India v Australia Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Sat Oct 9 - Wed Oct 13
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d
2nd Test - India v Australia M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sun Oct 17
03:30 GMT | 09:00 local 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d
1st ODI - India v Australia Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Wed Oct 20
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT
2nd ODI - India v Australia Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Sun Oct 24
03:30 GMT | 09:00 local 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d
3rd ODI - India v Australia Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao


Australia in India - ODI Series, Oct-Nov 2009

Australia In India - 7 match ODI Series, Oct-Nov 2009

Australia, who won a second successive Champions Trophy, tour India for seven One Day International matches. Matches will be played in Vadodara (Oct 25), Nagpur (Oct 28), New Delhi (Oct 31), Mohali (Nov 2), Hyderabad (Nov 5), Guwahati (Nov 8) and Mumbai (Nov 11).
On their previous visit, Australia won the 7-match ODI series in 2007 4-2.
Schedule Match Venue
Sunday Oct 25
09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT
India vs Australia - First ODI Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
Wednesday Oct 28 D/N
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT
India vs Australia - Second ODI Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Saturday Oct 31 D/N
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT
India vs Australia - Third ODI Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Monday Nov 2 D/N
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST
India vs Australia - Fourth ODI Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Thursday Nov 5 D/N
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST
India vs Australia - Fifth ODI Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Sunday Nov 8
09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST
India vs Australia - Sixth ODI Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
Wednesday Nov 11 D/N
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST
India vs Australia - Seventh ODI Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai


Australia tour of India Oct-Nov 2009 news

India vs Australia, 7th ODI: Final ODI washed out (AUS-IND: 4-2|7)

Heavy rain washed out the seventh and final one-day international between India and Australia at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, giving the tourists a 4-2 series win.
The game officials after inspecting the ground at 5 pm decided to cancel the match as persistent rain had rendered the pitch unplayable.

The Australian team will head back home on Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies. The Indian squad will get ready for the Test series against Sri Lanka to commence in Ahmedabad from Monday. Australian Shane Watson was declared Man of the Series. He scored 256 runs in 6 innings at an average of 42.66 and a strike rate of 91.10. His highest was 93 at Hyderabad.

India vs Australia, 6th ODI: Australia Clinch One-Day Series after beating India by 6 wickets (AUS-IND: 4-2|7)

After winning the toss and electing to bat, India received a big blow when Johnson took the wickets of both Sehwag and Gambhir in the very first over. The tumble of wickets continued in quick succession, thanks to an excellent performance by Bollinger (10-4-35-5). After 9 overs, India were 27/5 and it seemed like the Indian team may not be able to get their score into triple digits. But Ravindra Jadeja (57) and Praveen Kumar (54) withstood the Australian attack and took India to a somewhat respectable score of 170. The Indian bowlers did not succeed in taking wickets like their Australian counterparts. The first wicket came in the 5th over when Marsh was lbw to Patel. Watson was the top-scorer for the Aussies with 49 runs. Hussey contributed 35 runs and Ponting and White both made 25 runs each. For India, Harbhajan Singh brought down Watson and Ponting, but the Australians reached their target in 41.5 overs at the loss of only 4 wickets.

With this win, Australia has now clinched the One-Day Series winning 4 out of 7 games. Australia have done a commendable job of coming from behind when India led the series (1-2), winning three consecutive games and ensuring the series win (4-2).
Australia 172/4 (Watson 49, Hussey 35, Harbhajan Singh 2-23) beat India 170 (R.Jadeja 57, P.Kumar 54, Bollinger 5-35, Johnson 3-39) by six wickets

India vs Australia, 5th ODI: Australia beat India by 3 runs despite Tendulkar record (AUS-IND: 3-2|7)

Man-of-the-match Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to reach 17,000 runs in one-day international cricket, and reached his 45th century, in his 435th ODI, but it was not enough to give India a victory against Australia on Thursday. He hit a superb 175 off only 141 deliveries including 19 fours and four sixes, as India chased and missed Australia's imposing 350-4 by 3 runs.
An opening stand of 145 with Shaun Marsh scoring 112 and Shane Watson 93 helped Australia rack up the huge total.India was looking at a hugely unexpected win (19 needed off 18), when Tendulkar finally fell to McKay, caught by Nathan Hauritz. Later Praveen Kumar bludgeoned a six to leave the Indians wanting 10 off 10. Just eight was needed when the final over started, but with two balls to go, Praveen Kumar was run out. India had fallen four runs shy of what would have been the second-highest run chase in one-day internationals.
Australia 350/4 (Marsh 112, Watson 93, White 57) beat India 347 (Tendulkar 175, Raina 59, Watson 3-47, McKay 3-59) by three runs

India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Australia beat India by 24 runs to level ODI series (AUS-IND: 2-2|7)

Put in to bat after India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss, Shane Watson hit 49 and took three wickets as the Aussies fought back in Mohali to win the fourth one-day international. Cameron White made 62 and captain Ricky Ponting continued his impressive form by hitting 52 in Australia's total of 250 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Before this match, teams batting first won nine day-night encounters at this venue, while teams batting second scored just five wins under lights.India were all out for 226 in 46.4 overs. Sachin Tendulkar top-scored for India with 40 from 68 balls, falling seven short of 17,000 ODI runs when he was lbw to Hauritz. Sehwag smashed seven boundaries off 13 balls before miscuing Bollinger to Watson at mid-off. Gautam Gambhir, who was hit on the neck by a pull shot from Ricky Ponting in the third ODI, was ruled out the match and replaced by Virat Kohli.There was a security scare as barely two hours before the start of the match, seven live cartridges were found wrapped in paper from a rest room in the second floor of the stadium by the personnel of the bomb detection squad and dog squad. The police said the matter was kept secret as it could have created unnecessary panic among the people.
Australia 250 (White 62, Ponting 52) beat India (Tendulkar 40, Harbhajan 31, Sehwag 30) by 24 runs

India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Dhoni & Yuvraj see India through (AUS-IND: 1-2|7)

Yuvraj Singh (78 runs, 96 balls, 8x4s, 2x6s) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (71 runs, 95 balls, 6x4s) hit impressive half-centuries to steer India to a six-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Australia in Delhi on Saturday.
India surpassed the 230-run target with 10 balls to spare in the day-night encounter, to take a 2-1 lead in the 7 match series. Man of the match Yuvi and Dhoni put on 148 runs for the fourth wicket off 173 balls on a challenging track to pull India out of trouble after they were reeling at 53-3 in the 16th over. Earlier, Australia posted 229-5 after winning the toss. Mike Hussey scored his third successive fifty with 81 not out after captain Ricky Ponting, opening the innings, scored 59 while Shane Watson contributed 41 at the top of the order.
The fourth match will be played in Mohali on Monday.
India 230/4 (Yuvraj 78, Dhoni 71*) beat Australia 229/5 (Hussey 81*, Ponting 59, Watson 41) by six wickets

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Dhoni leads India to easy victory (AUS-IND: 1-1|7)

A quickfire century by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 124 (107 balls, 9X4s, 3X6s) which he described as "special" set up India's 99-run win over Australia on Wednesday as the home team levelled the ODI series 1-1. It was Dhoni's fifth one-day hundred, and the total of 354 for 7 was India's fourth highest total in one-day internationals.
Dhoni shared century stands with Gautam Gambhir (76) and Suresh Raina (62) for the fourth and fifth wickets respectively. Australia slumped to 45-3 in the 11th over of their run chase and, despite a half-century from Michael Hussey, never got back in contention. Ravindra Jadeja took 3-35 to help dismiss Australia for 255.
India 354/7 (Dhoni 124, Gambhir 76, Raina 62*) beat Australia 255 (Hussey 53, Jadeja 3-35) by 99 runs

India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Harbhajan and Praveen dazzle, but Australia prevail (AUS-IND: 1-0|7)

Chasing Australia's 292/8, Harbhajan Singh 49 (31 balls, 4X4s, 3X6s) and Praveen Kumar 40 not out (32 balls, 5X4s, 1X6) played the innings of their lives, getting India to 285 - a mere 9 runs away from victory - from a hopless position of 201/7 in the 40th over, but still lost in the Vadodara one-dayer. They fell 4 runs short. For Australia, Ricky Ponting top scored with 74 and Man-of-the-match Michael Hussey hit 73 from 54 balls, while for India Gambhir top scored with 68 runs.
Australia 292/8 (Ponting 74, Hussey 73, White 51, Paine 50, Ishant 3-50) beat India 288/8 (Gambhir 68, Harbhajan 49) by 4 runs

Dravid dropped for Australia Series

36-year-old Indian batsman Rahul Dravid was dropped for the first two home matches against world champions Australia starting later this month. After spending nearly two years in the wilderness, he was recetly recalled for a tri-series in Sri Lanka last month and also played three more matches in the recent Champions Trophy in South Africa, during which period he scored 180 runs in five matches.

Dashing opener Virender Sehwag and all-rounder Yuvraj Singh returned to the squad after recovering from injuries while all-rounders Yusuf Pathan and Abhishek Nayar, batsman Dinesh Karthik and paceman Rudra Pratap Singh were dropped. Ravindra Jadeja, Munaf Patel and uncapped Sudeep Tyagi have been brought in to the 15 member squad.
The first of a seven-match series against Australia is scheduled to be held in Baroda on October 25.

India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicket keeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Sudeep Tyagi.

Champions Trophy 2009, South Africa

Champions Trophy, Match 9: Rain ruins Australia-India match

A torrential downpour at Centurion Park saw the points shared by Australia and India with just 42.3 overs completed in their Champions Trophy encounter.
India will now have to beat West Indies by a big margin on Wednesday and pray that Pakistan too beat Australia by a good margin on the same day.
Australia 234/4 (Hussey 67, Ponting 65, Paine 56) v India - match abandoned due to rain

Australia in India 2008 Cricket Test Series

India Players Statistics

Tests 1st Test
Bangalore
2nd Test
Chandigarh
3rd Test
Delhi
4th Test
Nagpur
Avg. Total
Batsman / Innings I II I II I II I II
V Sehwag 45 6 35 90 1 16 66 92 43.87 351
G Gambhir 21 29 67 104 206 36 DNP DNP 77.16 463
M Vijay DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 33 41 37.00 74
R Dravid 51 5 39 DNP 11 11 0 3 17.14 120
S Tendulkar 13 49 88 10 68 47 109 12 56.57 396
S Ganguly 47 26 102 27 5 32 85 0 54.00 324
VVS Laxman 0 42 12 DNP 200 59 64 4 95.25 381
MS Dhoni 9 DNP 92 68 27 DNP 56 55 61.40 307
A Mishra DNP DNP 0 DNP DNP DNP 0 7 3.50 7
A Kumble 5 DNP DNP DNP 45 DNP DNP DNP 25.00 50
H Singh 54 DNP 1 DNP DNP DNP 18 52 41.66 125
Z Khan 57 DNP 2 DNP 28 DNP 1 6 31.33 94
I Sharma 6 DNP 9 DNP DNP 1 0 1 4.25 17
India Total 360 177/4 469 314/3 613/7 208/5 444 295 - -
Australia Total 430 228/6 268 195 577 31/0 355 209 - -
Result IND drew with AUS IND won by 320 runs IND drew with AUS IND won by 172 runs IND won the Series 2-0
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IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India thrash Australia by 172 runs to regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

India capped a tight bowling display to record a crushing 172-run victory over Australia in the fourth and final Test and wrap up the series 2-0 in Nagpur.
Australia was bowled out for 209 on the final afternoon as they chased an unlikely 382 to suffer their first Test series defeat since the 2005 Ashes in England. It was also India's first Test series win over Australia in seven years as they clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was named man of the series. Matthew Hayden alone sustained his team's slim hopes with a bold 77.
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh was the highest wicket-taker with 4 for 64, while leg spinner Amit Mishra (3 for 27) and Sharma (2 for 31) provided valuable support.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India 411 & 295 beat Australia 355 & 209 by 172 runs

IND v AUS, 3rd Test, Delhi, Day 5: India drew with Australia

India captain Anil Kumble retired with his side still leading Australia 1-0 in the series after the third test ended in a draw on Sunday.
Legspinner Kumble declared India's second innings at 208-5 shortly after tea and then opened the bowling in his farewell to the game.
When the match was halted 15 overs early, and a draw inevitable, Australia was 31-0 chasing a target of 245.
IND v AUS, 3rd Test, Delhi, Day 5: India 613 for 7 dec & 208 for 5 dec drew with Australia 577 & 31 for 0

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.