Australia beat India by 6 wickets in a must win game at Mohali, in India to advance to the semi finals of the ICC Champions Trophy.

India won the toss & were off to a reasonable start before Glenn McGrath struck, having Sachin Tendulkar caught behind for just 10.

Over the years, Tendulkar has been a dominant figure in the India Australia matches, regularly routing the Aussie attack single handedly.

However in the last 4 years or so, he has not been able to dominate the Australian bowling attack in one day internationals at all.

Sehwag though continued to attack and eventually scored 65 inclusive of nine boundaries. Captain Rahul Dravid also made a good 52, but none of the other batsmen could make much of an impression.

Dhoni made 28 off 23 balls, but I was flabbergasted to see him being sent in so late, when the situation called in for some big hitting.

India eventually made 249 for 8 off their 50 overs.

The Australians were given a blazing start by Adam Gilchrist and Shane Watson, who put on 61 runs for the first wicket in very quick time.

After Watson & Gilchrist’s dismissal, Ponting and Damien Martyn put together a match winning partnership.

Ponting scored 58 before falling to Sreesanth, whilst Martyn was in sublime touch scoring 73 not out, as Australia cruised to 252 for 4 off 45.4 overs.

Australia dump India out of Champions Trophy

 
 

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