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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

India Vs Australia 2nd ODI at Kochi - Australia beat India by 84 runs to lead series by 1-0

Australian the One day International World champions thrashed the T20 Woorld Champion by 84 runs in 2nd ODI at Kochi to take 1-0 lead in Seven match ODI series.

Some Aggressive batting display by two Aussies Brad Haddin (87 of 69 balls) and Andrew Symonds (87 of 83 balls) help Australia to piles a huge 306 in their allotted 50 overs and then bowled out the Indians on mere 222 runs in 47.3 overs.

Earlier Indian Captain M.S. Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first on a wicket that seems to provide some help to the bowlers early on. Indian bowler bowls beautifully in first couple of over to reduce Australians to 8/2 in the 4th over but Matthew Hayden (75) set a solid platform along with Symonds (87) adding 94 runs for the fourth wicket. And then, Symonds in association with Haddin, mixed caution with aggression to help Australia cross the 300-run mark.

Australia were helped by two big partnerships - first for the fourth wicket between Hayden and Symonds and then the 108-run association for the fifth wicket between Symonds and Haddin.

Chasing a huge target Indians needed a brisk start by their batsman but in the 4th over of their inning they lost their first wicket on 11, when Gautam Gambhir is bowled by M.Johnson for 7. However Robin Uthappa (41 of 30 balls) & Sachin Tendulkar (16 of 25 balls) put 47 runs for the second wicket in quick time but they lost three quick wickets to lost the momentum.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rahul Dravid needed to stabilize the innings but in trying to do so, the scoring-rate dropped sharply and Dravid fell to Hogg before he could do enough.

Irfan Pathan followed him to the dressing room, leaving the tail-enders to do an improbable task along with Dhoni at the other end.

The skipper completed his half-century but knew that he was fighting a lost battle and ultimately it was just a matter of time before the Indian innings ended at 222 in 47.3 overs.

Brad Haddin was declared Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 87 runs.

India Vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights

Match Summary

Australia – 306/6 in 50 Overs

Andrew Symonds– 87 Brad Haddin– 87*

S.Sreesanth– 9-0-67-3 Irfan Pathan- 10-0-47-2

India – 222/10 in 47.3 Overs

M.S.Dhoni– 58 Robin Uthappa– 41

Stuart Clark– 6-0-14-2 Brad Hogg- 9.3-0-40-3


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 12:50 PM  
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