Australia crushes India by 87 runs
Australia crushed India by 87 runs in the tri one-day series
international at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. India are in
danger of missing out the finals after being dismissed for 165 off 39.3
overs in reply to Australia’s 252 for nine.
India must beat Sri Lanka by a bonus point in Hobart on Tuesday to
have any hope of playing in the best-of-three match final series after
their fourth defeat in seven matches in the tournament.
Man-of-the-match David Warner topscored with 68 off 66 in Australia’s
innings, while Matthew Wade (56 off 66) and David Hussey (54 off 64)
also scored half-centuries.
India put in another abject batting display and crashed to 104 for
six in the 27th over in a match where they always looked to be
struggling against the well-drilled Australians.
Tailender Ravi Ashwin topscored with 26 off 37 balls, while Sachin
Tendulkar (14), Virender Sehwag (5) and skipper M.S. Dhoni (14) were all
Australia are already through to the finals and have one more match
to play against Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Friday.