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IND vs SL, match 11, Hobart: India beat Sri Lanka, sail into final of CB series

A 102-run partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and an unbeaten Gautam Gambhir secured India's place in the Commonwealth Bank Series final after completing a comfortable seven wicket victory over Sri Lanka at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Tuesday.
Set 180 to win after Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar claimed four wickets each to dismiss Sri Lanka, who needed to win to keep alive their hopes of facing Australia in the best-of-three final, for 179, Tendulkar (63) and Gambhir (64) guided India home with just over 17 overs to spare. After being dropped by Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene off the third ball of the innings from Chaminda Vaas, opener Robin Uthappa (11) departed seven balls later after being caught by Ishara Amerasinghe at mid-on off Lasith Malinga to bring Tendulkar to the crease alongside Gambhir. The pair brought up India's 50 off 60 balls before Tendulkar dominated a 50 run second wicket partnership off 63 balls.
Tendulkar was the first to bring up his half century from 44 balls, which included nine fours, and after the pair brought up India's 100 in the 17th over and their 100 partnership in 108 balls, Gambhir brought up his 50 off 72 balls. The partnership was finally broken as Tendulkar was caught at long-off by Chamara Silva off Muttiah Muralitharan at the start of the 21st over to leave India 120 for two.
Yuvraj Singh contributed a quickfire 36 off 35 balls before being caught in the covers by Tillakaratne Dilshan off Dilruwan Perera at the end of the 30th over with India at 171 for three. Rohit Sharma (three) and Gambhir rounded off the empathic victory as India reached their target with a run rate of just over 5.5 an over compared to Sri Lanka's 3.79.
Earlier, after losing the wicket of opener Perera in just the third over, Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara shared a 50-run partnership before Sri Lanka lost six wickets for only 21 runs in just over 10 overs. But after slumping to 93 for seven, Chamara Kapugedera's 57 helped Mahela Jayawardene's side at least give the bowlers a total to defend.
IND vs SL, match 11, Hobart: India 180-3 (32.2 overs) beat Sri Lanka 179 (47.1 overs) by 7 wickets

IND vs AUS, match 10, Sydney: Australia beat India by 18 runs

Century-maker Ricky Ponting led Australia's batting revival before his bowlers just managed to thwart India's bold reply in a thrilling 18-run win at the SCG.
Chasing 318 to win, India's Gautam Gambhir (113 off 119 balls) scored his second hundred of the tri-series before Robin Uthappa (51 off 46 balls) handed Australia some nervous moments with his exhilarating late-hitting. The result means that Sri Lanka can still make the best of three final against Australia but must beat India on Tuesday in Hobart and the hosts on Friday at the MCG to progress. The Australian snapped his head back to have some words with Sharma after being brought undone by his slower ball in the dying overs as Australia reached 7-317.
IND vs AUS, match 10, Sydney: Australia 317-7 in 50 overs beat India 299 in 49.1 overs by 18 runs

IND vs SL, match 8, Adelaide: India beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets

India beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in their one-day cricket tri-series match at Adelaide on Tuesday.
Earlier, Kumar Sangakkara rescued Sri Lanka's innings from a precarious start, scoring 128 and sharing a 153-run stand with Mahela Jayawardene on Tuesday to set India 239 to win the tri-series limited-overs cricket international. Sri Lanka, needing a win to boost its chances of reaching the final of the series that also involves Australia, recovered to post 238 for six after a horrendous start.
Sangakkara went in with the total at 4 for 1 in the first over when Tillakaratne Dilshan (4) was caught behind off Munaf Patel on the fourth ball. He was joined by his skipper in the third over when veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya was run out by Patel to make the total 6-2.
Together, the third-wicket pair combined for 153 runs in an innings-salvaging stand that ended when Jayawardene was run out for 71 in the 38th over after facing 99 balls.
Sangakkara's seventh one-day international century lasted 155 balls and finally came to end on the last ball of the penultimate over, caught at deep mid-wicket off Pathan's bowling for a resilient 128 that contained 12 boundaries. Silva was out for 21 in the last over as the Sri Lankans chased quick runs.
IND vs SL, match 8, Adelaide: India 239-8 (49.1 overs) beat Sri Lanka 238-6 (50.0 overs) by 2 wickets

IND vs AUS, match 7, Adelaide: Australia beat India by 50 runs

Australia's under-fire top-order batting line-up was once again rescued by a brilliant bowling display, as India crumbled to a 50-run defeat in the one-day international at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday evening.
Another disappointing display with the bat sore Australia reach a meagre total of 9-203 from their 50 overs but marshalled by the in-form Mitchell Johnson, Australia were able to knock over the Indians for 153 with 8.4 overs remaining and picking up another bonus point. Johnson took the important wickets of Gautam Gambhir early in the innings as well as Robin Uthappa and Harbhajan Singh to put the Australians on the brink of victory with figures of 3 for 42 off 10 overs.
James Hopes and Brad Hogg also chipped in at crucial stages, Hopes (2 for 16) starting the Indian capitulation with the wicket of the promoted Irfan Pathan and Hogg (2 for 30) removing the dangerous Yuvraj Singh.

IND vs SL, match 5, Canberra: Sri Lanka crush India at Canberra

Sri Lanka hammered India by eight wickets on Tuesday to revive their hopes in the rain-hit tri-series.
Set a revised 154 to win from 21 overs, Sri Lanka reached the rain-adjusted target with two overs to spare for their first win of the series. India made 195 for five from 29 overs after an early downpour delayed the start of play, but the game was shortened again when further rain arrived during the break between innings.
Rain has played havoc with the series, with the first two matches washed out. After veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya gave Sri Lanka, thrashed by Australia by 128 runs in their previous match, a flying start with 27 from 13 balls they were always comfortably placed to reach the Indian total. Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene said his side showed great character in a match they needed to win.
IND vs SL, match 5, Canberra: Sri Lanka 154-2 (19/21 overs) beat India 195-5 (29/29 overs) by eight wickets (D/L method)

IND vs AUS, match 4, Melbourne: India beats Australia by five wickets

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma took four wickets and Australia was bowled out for 159 runs Sunday as India scored a five-wicket win in a tri-series limited-overs match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
India overcame a mid-innings slump at 102-5 to reach the winning target with 25 balls to spare, beating Australia for only the fifth time in one-day games since the 2003 World Cup final. The win moved India to the top of the tri-series standings. India now has nine points and Australia eight from three games, with Sri Lanka on two points from two matches. Sri Lanka will play India on Tuesday in Canberra.
India looked strong when Sachin Tendulkar was at the crease, but the veteran was out for 44, caught by a diving Brett Lee at mid-off in the 26th over. And when Yuvraj Singh was out in the 29th over, India's seemingly easy run chase began to look challenging. But Rohit Sharma, 39 not out, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, unbeaten on 17, steered India home.
Earlier Sharma took 4-38 after removing Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting in successive overs to peg down the home side, which had scored quickly at 37-1 after five overs. Shantha Sreesanth took 3-31, benefiting from umpire Rudi Koertzen's dubious decision to give Adam Gilchrist (0) out lbw to a delivery that appeared to get an inside edge in the first over.
Mike Hussey was the leading Australian batsman with 65 not out from 88 balls until he ran out of partners. He gained support from Lee, who made 10 in a stand of 53 which rescued the side from 92-6.
IND vs AUS, match 4, Melbourne: India 160-5 beat Australia 159 by five wickets

IND vs AUS, match 1, Brisbane: First ODI washed out

Australia's opening tri-series one-day cricket international against India at the Gabba has been abandoned due to rain.
Australia were three for 51 chasing 141 for victory off a rain reduced 26 overs when the game was finally called off. Australia were in trouble after losing Ricky Ponting for a duck, James Hopes for 17 and Adam Gilchrist for 14.
Earlier Brett Lee's five wicket haul helped Australia bowl India out for 194 in 45 overs. India's innings was reduced to 45 overs due to showers. Gautam Gambhir top scored for India with 39.
IND vs AUS, CB Series, match 1, Brisbane: Australia 51-3 (7.2 overs) v India 194 - No result (rain)

India vs Australia Twenty20 at Melbourne

Australia beat India by nine wickets

Australia has smashed the Twenty20 world title-holders off their perch, with an crushing nine-wicket over India at the MCG.
The Australians regained their focus after the anger of having Harbhajan Singh beat his racial abuse ban during the week by rolling the tourists for a pathetic 74 in 17.3 overs, cantering to 1-75 with 52 balls remaining. Adam Gilchrist began his farewell tour with 25 and was given a roaring send-off by the crowd of 84,041, while acting captain Michael Clarke (37 not out) and Brad Hodge (10no) ticked off the target.
Clarke, who took the reins while Ricky Ponting nursed a sore back, electrified his side with a brilliant diving save and run out of Virender Sehwag in the first over and Australia never eased off. Australia were good with the ball and sharp in the field, but India's batting was awful and their total just beat the 73 minnows Kenya managed in last year's world championships in South Africa as the lowest international score in this form of the game.
IND vs AUS, Twenty20 international, Melbourne: Australia 75-1 beat India 74 by nine wickets

Injured Ponting out of Twenty20 match

An ongoing back injury has ruled Australian captain Ricky Ponting out of Friday night's Twenty20 cricket international against India at the MCG.
Ponting was troubled by pain and stiffness in the lower back during the last Test against India in Adelaide. His place in the Australian batting lineup for Friday night's match will be taken by Brad Hodge, with vice-captain Michael Clarke expected to lead the team.
A Cricket Australia spokesman said Tasmanian paceman Ben Hilfenhaus would be 12th man for the match to be played before a huge crowd at the MCG. Australia team (from): Ricky Ponting (Captain) Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Brad Hodge, Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Adam Voges, James Hopes, Brett Lee, Ashley Noffke, Nathan Bracken, Ben Hilfenhaus.
India team (from): M.S. Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, S. Sreesanth.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.