Australia vs India 5th Match Tri-Series 2015 Article

Read the articles of Australia vs India 5th Match Tri-Series 2015 - Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series of the 3rd ODI match played between India and Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 26th January 2015.

Australia vs India 5th Match Tri-Series 2015 Highlights
The covers come on at rainy SCG © Getty Images

Play washed out after Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu wickets

India scored 69-2 in 16 overs with top scorer by Ajinkya Rahane 28 not out off 50-balls including two boundaries, Ambati Rayudu struck 23 off 24-balls included 2-fours and a six.

Australia best bowler by Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Marsh each took one-wickets.

This match reported by Sidharth Monga (Third Party Reference from Espncricinfo)

India got from the game the two points they needed to keep their chances of making the final alive after persistent rain ensured only 16 overs were bowled. Looking at the overcast skies and the tackiness underfoot, Australia's returning captain George Bailey put India in, and saw India struggle to 69 for 2 in 16 overs. Shikhar Dhawan clocked another failure, scoring 8 before gloving Mitchell Starc to first slip while trying to open the face of the bat. Ambati Rayudu didn't look at home batting at No. 3, and top-edged Mitchell Marsh while coming down the track and slashing.

India might have issues, but they stayed alive in the tournament. Had they lost they would have been left with the task of beating England by a bonus point and also correcting their net run rate significantly in the final league match, to be played in Perth on Friday. India now have two points to England's five and Australia's 15. The India-England match is now a virtual semi-final.

There was more good news for India, in that they played their two injured bowlers, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. The two could be key to their World Cup plans. Rohit Sharma stayed out with a sore hamstring, but this will give him time to recover.



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