Australia played 7 ODIs and one Twenty20 international during the Indian tour which started on September 29 2007. Aussies won the ODI series 4-2.
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- Saturday, Sept 29, 2007 : 1st ODI at Bangalore
- Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007 : 2nd ODI at Kochi
- Friday, Oct 5, 2007 : 3rd ODI at Hyderabad
- Monday, Oct 8, 2007 : 4th ODI at Guwahati
- Thursday, Oct 11, 2007 : 5th ODI at Baroda
- Sunday, Oct 14, 2007 : 6th ODI at Nagpur
- Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007 : 7th ODI at Mumbai
- Saturday, Oct 20, 2007 : Twenty20 match at Mumbai
IND vs AUS, Twenty20: India beat Australia by 7 wickets
India reiterated their status as Twenty20 champs and sustained their supremacy over Australia once again today. Set 167 for victory,India chased down the total with 11 balls to spare. Opener Gautam Gambhir was the star performer for India as he top-scored with 63 while Robin Uthappa (35) and Yuvraj Singh (31 not out) were the other major contributors.
IND vs AUS, Twenty20, Mumbai: India 167 for 3 (18.1 ovs) beat Australia 166 for 5 (20.0 ovs) by 7 wickets
IND vs AUS, Twenty20: India, Australia renew rivalry in Twenty20
The Indians upset 50-over champions Australia in the semi-final before winning the inaugural competition in South Africa last month with a victory over arch-rivals Pakistan. But a rude shock was in store for India as they were thrashed 4-2 by Ricky Ponting's men at home in the seven-match series, the last game of which the hosts won here on Wednesday. Captain Ponting said the series had provided a good build-up to the Twenty20 outing but the thought of avenging their defeat in South Africa was not a motivation.
The Indians are without three celebrated seniors Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid who were also not part of the winning squad at the world championship. Left-arm spinner Murali Kartik and paceman Zaheer Khan, the two bowlers who impressed against Australia in the one-dayers, are also not part of the Twenty20 side. Coming into the squad are aggressive openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, who was the top scorer for India with 227 runs in seven matches in South Africa.
India team (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Joginder Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Irfan Pathan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Rohit Sharma.
Australia team (from): Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee.
IND vs AUS, 7th ODI: India clinch a thrilling victory (AUS 4:2)
Set an eminently gettable 194 to win, India appeared to be dead and buried at 64 for six, before Robin Uthappa and Harbhajan Singh came together to share a stand of 65. When Uthappa fell to Michael Clarke, India's last chance appeared to have gone, but Zaheer (31 not out) and Kartik (21no) produced an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 52 to see the hosts home by two wickets.
Earlier, Kartik claimed his maiden five-wicket haul and only Ricky Ponting could pass 50 as Australia were bowled out for 193 in 41.3 overs. Ponting constructed 57 from 78 balls as Brad Hodge (16) and Andrew Symonds (nought) became Kartik's first two victims. Harbhajan accounted for the Aussie skipper before Kartik (six for 27) ran through the lower-middle order, dismissing Brad Haddin (19) and James Hopes (22). The result was not enough to salvage anything from the series, which Australia claimed 4-2 after the first match was abandoned without a result.
IND vs AUS, 7th ODI, Mumbai: India 195 for 8 (45.5 ovs) beat Australia 193 (41.3 ovs) by 2 wickets
IND vs AUS, 7th ODI: India will play for consolatory win
The series so far has been fought both on and off the playing arena and the formidable Australians, well known for their aggressive approach, will be keen to maintain their stranglehold on the hosts in the last game to be played under lights at the Wankhede Stadium. The visitors have already taken an invincible 4-1 lead and the home team can at best reduce the margin and gain some coincidence ahead of the forthcoming series against arch rivals Pakistan. The Indians, who were accorded a tumultuous welcome in this city three weeks ago on their return as Twenty20 World Champions, have to put in a far more inspired performance to stop the Aussies from increasing the victory margin.
India team (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, R P Singh, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, S Badrinath.
Australia team (from): Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden, Brad Haddin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee and Andrew Symonds.
IND vs AUS, 6th ODI: Australia beat India by 18 runs, win the future cup series (AUS 4:1)
In reply to Australia's mammoth total of 317, India initiated a spirited start to their daunting run chase. The Indian opening combo of Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar did exactly what they were expected to do. They not only shared a 140-run stand for the opening wicket but also showed the way to counter the world champion bowling attack. Sixes from Sourav Ganguly again highlighted the fact that the Bengal southpaw is still good enough to play the shorter version of the game.
After Sachin Tendulkar's run a ball 72, Irfan Pathan, who was promoted up the order, chipped in with an useful run-a-ball 29 before left-armer Brad Hogg claimed his wicket. India's most dependable batsman Rahul Dravid failed to come out of his poor form. Dravid departed just when India required a good innings from him. Trying to clear the infield Dravid holed a simple catch in deep long on for 7.
Then, Yuvraj Singh lost his wicket. A straight full toss from Hogg caught Yuvraj plumb in front of wicket.
Earlier, Andrew Symonds made an impressive 107 off just 88 balls to power Australia to 317 for eight after electing to bat. The final match will be played in Mumbai on Wednesday.
IND vs AUS, 6th ODI, Nagpur: Australia 317-8 (50 overs) beat India 299-7 (50 overs) by 18 runs
IND vs AUS, 6th ODI: India faces daunting task to stay alive in series
The nine-wicket thrashing in Vadodara not only allowed the Australians to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the seven-match series but came as a big blow for the home team which had raised hopes of a spirited fightback. The Indians have now been left with the daunting task of winning the last two matches to level the series, a task which is not impossible, but appears extremely difficult going by their current form.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has asked his teammates to forget the Vadodara humiliation and look ahead to the remaining two matches of the series but the Australians are in no mood to allow India to recover at all. The hosts need to put their last defeat firmly on the backburner and raise their game by a few notches at the VCA stadium where the batsmen are expected to have a field day.
Australia team (from): Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Matthew Hayden, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds, Adam Voges.
India team (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Karthik, Subramiam Badrinath, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Murali Kartik, Rudra Pratap Singh, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh.
IND vs AUS, 5th ODI: Australia beat India by 9 wickets (AUS 3:1)
Australia holds an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the series after the opening match was washed out in Bangalore. Adam Gilchrest remained unbeaten on 79 and his captain Ricky Ponting was unconquered on 39 runs.
Earlier in the day, Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first on a pitch that appeared to be good for batting. However, Australian bowlers displayed their mettle and the Indian batsmen, except Sachin Tendulkar, crumbled like a pack of cards in 40th over. Indian laft-arm pacers, Zaheer Khan and R.P. Singh's last wicket stand of 41 runs helped India to reach 148 runs. Zaheer Khan scored 28 runs while Singh added 12 runs. Australian medium pacer Mitchell Johnson wreaked havoc as he claimed five Indian wickets at a very economical rate of bowling.
Mitchell Johnson was adjudged Man of the Match for his stellar performance with the ball. Brett Lee also bowled well. It was a spectacular team effort from the Aussies which made today’s game a one-sided game much to the displeasure
Reported Earlier: India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia in the fifth ODI of the seven-match Future Cup at Reliance Stadium in Vadodara on Thursday.
No changes in the team, said MS Dhoni. Sachin Tendulkar is playing his 400th ODI today.
India team: MS Dhoni (Captain), Yuvraj Singh (vice-captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, RP Singh and Zaheer Khan.
Australia team: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee and Andrew Symonds.
IND vs AUS, 5th ODI, Baroda: Australia 149-1 (25.5 overs) beat India 148 (39.4 overs) by nine wickets
IND vs AUS, 5th ODI: Tendulkar to play 400th ODI tomorrow
When he turns out against the Australians in the fifth ODI, Tendulkar will become only the second player after Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya to reach the landmark. In fact, the two veterans have been progressing neck-and-neck with the left-hander pipping the Mumbaikar when he took the field against England at Dambulla in the ongoing one-day series.
Tendulkar is the most prolific one-day batsman in the history of the game with 15,563 runs in his 399 ODIs to date. He has a world record of 41 centuries in the format at an average of 44.21. He has been also useful with the ball taking 152 wickets at an average of 44.
IND vs AUS, 4th ODI: India beat Australia by 8 runs (AUS 2:1)
India, who posted a daunting 291 for 4 in their 50 overs with half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar (79) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50 no), restricted the visitors to 283 for 7. With the series now 2-1 in Australias favour, the rest of the three ODIs will definitely set up an interesting series, should India now comeback in the next match to be on level terms. The Australian chase was set up by two powerful innings from opener Matthew Hayden (92) and Andrew Symonds (75), who scored his third fifty of the series.
Reported Earlier: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat in their fourth one-day cricket match against Australia.
India went into the match with three changes to the side with Sourav Ganguly replacing injured Gautam Gambhir, left-arm spinner Murali Kartik coming in Rohit Sharma's place and bringing in pacer RP Singh for S Sreesanth. For Australia, Nathan Bracken has been inducted in the playing eleven, which has Stuart Clark as the 12th man.
India team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, Irfan Pathan, Murali Kartik, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh.
Australia team: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, James Hopes, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Bracken.
IND vs AUS, 4th ODI, Chandigarh: India 291-4 (50 overs) beat Australia 283-7 (50 overs) by eight runs
Kartik replaces Powar for next two ODIs
He replaces off-spinner Ramesh Powar, who failed to impress in the first two one-dayers of the ongoing seven-match series before being dropped for the third game here against the tourists. The 31-year-old Kartik has grabbed 27 wickets in 30 ODIs, his last match being in Pakistan in 2006. He played for English county Middlesex this season, taking 51 wickets in 12 matches.
The next two matches against Australia will be played at Chandigarh on Monday and at Vadodara on Thursday.
Indian team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh, Zaheer Khan.
IND vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Australia beat India by 47 runs (AUS 2:0)
Yuvraj Singh batted with caution in the early part of his innings and then switched to his free flowing strokes but failed to see the team to the victory mark. Yuvraj's century was of little use as he was out scoring 121 of just 115 balls in the 43rd over with India still requiring 72 runs for victory and just two wickets remaining. Sreesanth was the last wicket, bowled Clark for 1, leaving India 47 runs behind with 14 balls remaining. The team had earlier suffered a major setback just when they seemed to be recovering from the initial hiccups. Tendulkar lost his wicket at a score of 43 runs from 71 balls due to a straighter delivery from Hogg. The scorecard read at 108 for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of 25 overs. Uthappa (2-11) and Dravid (3-13) both scored ducks while RP Sharma went for 1 and Gambhir for 6. Lee took 3 for 37 while Hogg got 3 for 46. Andrew Symonds who top-scored with a rollicking 89 off 67 balls was the Man of the Match. Reported Earlier: Australia posted 290 runs in their fifty overs against India at Hyderabad today after their skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and decided to bat first.
India team: Gambhir, Tendulkar, Uthappa, Yuvraj, Dravid, Dhoni, R Sharma, Pathan, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Sreesanth
Australia team: Gilchrist, Hayden, Ponting, Clarke, Hodge, Symonds, Hopes, Lee, Hogg, Clark, Johnson
IND vs AUS, 3rd ODI, Hyderabad: Australia 290-7 (50 ovs) bt India 243 (47.4 ovs) by 47 runs
IND vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Ricky Ponting to be back leading Australia in the 3rd ODI
Ponting has regained fitness after a hamstring injury while left-arm seamer Nathan Bracken, who was granted leave to attend the birth of his child, is also ready to play. Ponting will replace Brad Hodge, but it is still unclear who makes way for Bracken. Mitchell Johnson's impressive performance in Kochi might well retain him his place and if Bracken is included it might well be at the expense of Brett Lee.
India team (from): M.S. Dhoni (Captain), S. Tendulkar, S. Ganguly, R. Uthappa, R. Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, I. Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, R.P. Singh, S. Sreesanth, G. Gambhir, R. Powar, R. Sharma, D. Karthik.
Australia team (from): R. Ponting (Captain), A. Gilchrist, M. Hayden, M. Clarke, A. Symonds, B. Haddin, B. Hogg, B. Lee, S. Clark, M. Johnson, N. Bracken, J. Hopes, B. Hodge, B. Hilfenhaus, A. Voges.
IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI: Humiliating defeat for India
India: Mahendra Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth Reported Earlier: Rain threatened a washout of the second one-day international Tuesday between India and Australia after the opening game met a similar fate last week. A heavy shower Monday morning ruined the training plans of the teams at the Kerala Cricket Association ground, which is soggy after days of monsoon rains.
With the weathermen forecasting rain on Tuesday as well, chances of any play look bleak. Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa is recovering from a hamstring problem, while off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is expected to be available for the match after missing the first game with a neck sprain.
IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI, Kochi: Australia 306-5 beat India 222 by 84 runs
IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI: Sourav Ganguly to miss second ODI
Ganguly, 34, suffered the strain while fielding in the rain-abandoned first ODI at Bangalore Saturday. A scan Sunday morning revealed that there was no serious injury, the board said in a statement. The left-handed batsman would undergo vigorous rehabilitation to enable him get fit for the third match in Hyderabad on Friday.
IND vs AUS, 1st ODI: Match abandoned due to wet outfield
Chasing 308, India was 9 for one after 2.4 overs against Australia in the first ODI of the seven-match series in Bangalore on Saturday when rain stopped play. India could manage just 9 runs losing the vital wicket of Sachin Tendulkar for a duck. Gambhir and Tendulkar started the Indian run chase amidst rain showers in Bangalore when Tendulkar was caught plumb leg before wicket without scoring.
Earlier, Michael Clarke's brilliant superb century inspired Australia to pile up 307 for seven in 50 overs after electing to bat against India. Clarke's innings of 130 runs included 3 sixes and 10 fours.
Reported Earlier: Australia won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the first one-day international of the seven-match Future Cup series at Bangalore on Saturday.
Australia holds the edge when it comes to playing on Indian soil, even more since their 2003 World Cup triumph. In these four years, they've won 10 out of 14 ODIs against India. Gilchrist, leading the side in the absence of Ricky Ponting, who has been ruled out of the first one-dayer due to a hamstring injury, also warned of the depth in the Australian squad.
India team: Mahendra Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Sree Santh.
Australia team: Adam Gilchrist (Captain), Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clarke, James Hopes.
IND vs AUS, 1st ODI, Bangalore: No Result, India 9 for 1 (2.4 overs) vs Australia 307-7 (50 overs)
IND vs AUS, 1st ODI: Gilchrist promises to make amends in India
Gilchrist, leading the side in the absence of Ricky Ponting, who has been ruled out of the first one-dayer due to a hamstring injury, also warned of the depth in the Australian squad. The Indians have been riding high ever since their unexpected triumph at the Twenty20 world championships in South Africa, with a raucous welcome and non-stop celebrations marking their return home.
"We have enough preparation leading into this series. We were probably caught short at the T20 tournament but there's no excuse now," Gilchrist told reporters here. "We know the conditions well here and with the amount of networking we've done we should be good to go," the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman said.
Gilchrist made light of the fact that the side would be without the injured duo of Michael Hussey and Shane Watson and also Nathan Bracken, awaiting the birth of his first child back home. "We definitely have to rely on the depth in our squad. We have six changes in this, our first ODI since the World Cup, owing to retirement and injuries and babies being born. "We've got a few new faces, which not a lot of people would have seen a lot of, and we're confident about them," he said.
India team (from): M.S. Dhoni (Captain), S. Tendulkar, S. Ganguly, G. Gambhir, R. Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, I. Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, R. Powar, Zaheer Khan, R.P. Singh, S. Sreesanth, R. Uthappa, D. Karthik.
Australia team (from): A. Gilchrist (Captain), M. Hayden, B. Hodge, M. Clarke, A. Symonds, B. Haddin, J. Hopes, B. Hogg, B. Lee, S. Clark, M. Johnson, B. Hilfenhaus, A. Voges.
Australia to target big three of India
India would be under pressure after their young team clinched the Twenty20 World Cup, Ponting said addressing the media ahead of the Saturday's one-day game against India, the first of the seven one-day internationals. "One thing that stood out from all of us looking at the Indian team at Twenty20...amount of youthfullness they had in the team, giving a nice fresh air," he said.
"It's unfortunate that some of the younger guys who were in this team will be making way for senior guys to come back. "I guess the thing for us is that we played against these guys a lot. Dravid, Ganguly and Tendulkar -- we should know their strengths and weaknesses very, very well. So, if anything, probably it will make it easier for us to prepare to play and with these guys in the team". Ponting said India would be under pressure.
"...if there is anything, pressure will probably come back on India," he said, adding, there would be lot of expectations from the Indian team after the Twenty20 triumph. "There is no doubt that some of the players will be under pressure," he said.
Australian team arrives in India
The players were welcomed with customary "tilak" and garlands, as they walked in. There was no media interaction.
"Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is slated to address a press conference on Thursday," a local organising official said. The first match of the one-day series would be held on Saturday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The tourists are also slated to play a Twenty20 game. The last time the two teams met was in the just-concluded Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa, where Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team beat Australia by 15 runs in the semi-final.
India's winter season to start with 12 one-dayers
The Indian board finalized the fixtures for the home series against Australia and Pakistan. Australia will play seven one-dayers during its Sept. 25-Oct.
13 tour of India, scheduled soon after the conclusion of the inaugural Twenty-20 World Cup in South Africa. Pakistan will play five limited-overs internationals, followed by three test matches during its tour of India slated for for Nov. 2-Dec. 13.
After the Pakistan team's visit, the Indian cricketers will leave for a tour of Australia that will feature both tests and one-dayers. India's home schedule will also feature three test matches in March, whose itinerary the board will finalize later. Australia in India 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 - Arrival in India
Saturday, 29 September 2007 - 1st ODI, Bangalore
Tuesday, 2 October 2007 - 2nd ODI, Kochi
Friday, 5 October 2007 - 3rd ODI, Hyderabad
Monday, 8 October 2007 - 4th ODI, Guwahati
Thursday, 11 October 2007 - 5th ODI, Baroda
Sunday, 14 October 2007 - 6th ODI, Nagpur
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 - 7th ODI, Mumbai
Saurday, 20 October 2007 - Only Twenty20, Mumbai