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Australia v India
SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Match 10 - AUS v IND
|Australia 1st Inn||9/252|
|India 1st Inn||165 All Out|
|Australia won the toss and elected to bat|
|Australia won by 87 runs|
|. 2 . 1 1 1 |||1 1 1 3 1 . |||4 1 . 4 . . ||
|Last Wicket:||Kumar, 1 (BWD:Doherty)|
|Current Partnership:||2 runs, 6 balls, RR:33.33|
Australia take on India today, looking to cement their spot in the Commonwealth Bank One Day Finals Series. Join us for live scores and our live blog from 2:20pm ADST.
Australia continue life after Ricky Ponting, with Shane Watson to captain in Michael Clarke’s absence. Clarke failed to recover from a back strain.
India must win this match to stay in contention for the finals, but whether they can shrug off their indifferent recent form is another matter. They will welcome to return of MS Dhoni, who was crucial in scoring them a win over Australia and a tie with Sri Lanka at the death of two run chases.
India will also play all three senior batsmen, relying on their power rather than the somewhat unimpressive younger brigade. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are yet to fire this series. Gautam Gambhir has scored two 90s.
Australia’s revelation Peter Forrest will continue in Ponting’s recently vacated number three spot, after making a century from there last start against Sri Lanka. He will be looking forward to another hit against marquee opposition.
David Warner will open the batting with Watson, with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade continuing his game of batting order pinball and ending up at number four.
Dan Christian remains at seven, with the now first-choice bowling line-up of Brett Lee, Xavier Doherty, Clint Mackay and Ben Hilfenhaus.
Should be a cracker of a game – scroll down for the live blog below.
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