Sunday, February 19, 2012

Australia thumps India by 110 runs in Commonwealth tri-series ODI

Australia comprehensively beat India by 110 runs in the seventh one-day international of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series here on Sunday.

Australia won the toss and elected to hit first, managing a total competitive 288 for five in 50 overs. In response India was thrown out for 178.

Michael Hussey, who top scored for Australia with 59, along with Peter Forrest, who also hit a 50 helped Australia set a target of 289 for India.

Irfan Pathan was the choice of the Indian bowlers, claiming three wickets but was on the expensive side, conceding 61 runs in his ten overs.

In-century captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni the medium (56), no Indian batsman looked comfortable against the Australian pace attack, led by Ben Hilfenhaus, who claimed his maiden wicket course of five (5/33) No 50 on the format.

The win sent Australia back on top of the tri-series table on significantly improving their chances of reaching the finals.

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