Sunday, 8 November 2009

Australiak win 6th ODI and series.

Australia has racked up a comfortable win in the 6th ODI against India to seal the series.

Indian captain MS Dhoni must have been ruing the decision to bat after winning the toss with Mitchell Johnson and Doug Bollinger teaming up to reduce India to 5/27 before the 10 over mark. Dhoni and Jadeja dug in and combined for a slow 48 run partnership before Jadeja and Kumar added valuable runs towards the end to take the toal to all out for 170. Kumar's highest ODI score (54* from 51 balls) included 7 fours and 4 sixes. All of Australia's bowlers bowled well but it was Bollinger and Johnson who did the most damage. Johnson took 3/39 from 9 overs including 2 in the first while Bollinger took 5/35 from 10. Watson was once again in the wickets taking 2/27.

Australia's reply got off to a fast start with Watson scoring a run a ball 49 before a couple slowed the scoring rate. The winning runs were hit in the 42nd over. Voges and Hussey were the not out batsmen with Hussey scoring from 35 from 62 and Voges 23 from 21. 9 bowlers were used by Dhoni. Harbhajan took 2/23 from while Raina and Patel took 1 each. Tendulkar bowled what proved to be the last over with his 5 balls going for 11 runs.

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