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India vs Australia, Mohali

Group A, Match 6 IND vs AUS: Australia looks solid

Australia methodically disseminated the Indian seamers and reached the target with 6 wickets and 26 balls to spare. Watson 50, Ponting 58 and Martyn 73* all hit half centuries while Sreesanth took 2 wickets. They will meet New Zealand in the Semis.
Earlier India lost Sachin Tendulkar early for 10 (26 balls), but fought back with fifties by Virender Sehwag (65) and Rahul Dravid (52) to reach 249/8 in 50 overs. Kaif (30) and Dhoni (28) also chipped in with useful runs. The injured Yuvraj Singh and Ajit Agarkar were replaced by Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Dinesh Mongia, while Mohammad Kaif is in for Rudra Pratap Singh. Reported Earlier:
Australia is keeping the same side which beat England as they look to go beyond the semis for the first time in the tournament's history. If India lose it will be the first time since the 1975 World Cup that no subcontinental team will be in the last four of a major competition.

Australia (Playing XI): A C Gilchrist, S R Watson, R T Ponting, D R Martyn, A Symonds, M E K Hussey, M J Clarke, M G Johnson, B Lee, N W Bracken, G D McGrath
India (Playing XI): Sehwag, S R Tendulkar, I K Pathan, R Dravid, D Mongia, S K Raina, M S Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, M Kaif, M M Patel
ICC Champions Trophy, Mohali: Australia (250-4) beat India 249-8 by six wickets

India versus Australia - the Virtual QF

India are playing Australia in their last league tie at Mohali in a do-or-die situation. In the 13 games that India played Australia after the last World Cup, they managed to win only twice - both times with the help of centuries from VVS Laxman. But VVS Laxman is not in the team, and the ODI sepecialists who replaced him are not doing any thing special for some time now. With openers Sehwag, who averages just 22.15 against them and Sachin, with scores of 5, 8, 27, 12 and 4 in the last five innings against Asutralia, things are not looking bright for the Indians.

Sreesanth, who was left out of the team might play today inplace of Agarkar who is out with an injury. Yuvraj is also out of the list, after injuring himself while playing Kho-Kho just before the all important game!

Champions Trophy Group A : India vs Australia, Mohali


Australia beat India by 6 wickets
India won the toss and decided to bat
249 for 8 (50.0 overs)
252 for 4 (45.4 overs)

India Innings
V Sehwag lbw b M G Johnson
90 9 0
S R Tendulkar c A C Gilchrist b G D McGrath
26 2 0
D Mongia c M E K Hussey b S R Watson
30 3 0
R Dravid c M J Clarke b B Lee
63 6 0
M Kaif
b B Lee
43 2 0
M S Dhoni lbw b N W Bracken
23 2 0
S K Raina c S R Watson b N W Bracken
19 2 0
I K Pathan c D R Martyn b G D McGrath
7 1 0
Harbhajan Singh not out
3 0 0
4nb 9w 5lb 18
for 8 249 (50.0 ovs)

B Lee 10.0 1 54 2
G D McGrath 10.0 1 34 2
N W Bracken 10.0 2 56 2
M G Johnson 8.0 0 33 1
S R Watson 9.0 0 48 1
A Symonds 3.0 0 19 0
Fall of wicket
46 S R Tendulkar
89 D Mongia
126 V Sehwag
186 R Dravid
197 M Kaif
224 S K Raina
239 I K Pathan
249 M S Dhoni

Australia Innings
A C Gilchrist c S K Raina b S Sreesanth
24 4 0
S R Watson lbw b D Mongia
46 8 0
R T Ponting c S R Tendulkar b S Sreesanth
69 8 0
D R Martyn not out
104 8 0
A Symonds
b I K Pathan
24 3 0
M J Clarke not out
7 0 0
18w 8lb 26
for 4 252 (45.4 ovs)

I K Pathan 7.0 0 42 1
M M Patel 8.4 0 61 0
S Sreesanth 8.0 1 43 2
Harbhajan Singh 10.0 0 49 0
D Mongia 9.0 0 36 1
V Sehwag 3.0 0 13 0
Fall of wicket
61 A C Gilchrist
111 S R Watson
185 R T Ponting
230 A Symonds

Umpires: B F Bowden, S A Bucknor

Champions Trophy Group A : India vs Australia, Mohali


Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali is one of the most modern and best equipped stadiums in India. The stadium will host the curtain raiser, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the much-awaited India-Australia clash and the semi-finals.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.