Monday 21 October 2013 

Cricket TV - India-Australia ODI Series Living Up To Its Billing - Cricket World TV

Cricket World TV takes a look at the opening three games of the seven-match One-Day International series between India and Australia.

The series, which Australia now lead 2-1, has thrown up a number of extraordinary performances and some pressing questions for both sides.

Game one saw Australia defednd 304 for eight to win by 72 runs and put India's much-vaunted batting line-up under some pressure.

They couldn't have responded much better than when they chased down 360 to win the second game by nine wickets thanks to Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 141 and Virat Kohli's 100 in 52 balls.

After India scored 300 again in the third match, they looked set for victory after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's brilliant 139.

However, there was a twist in the tale as James Faulkner blasted 64 in 29 balls, including 30 off one Ishant Sharma over, to help Australia clinch a four-wicket win.

So what now as the series moves on to Ranchi? Can India find somebody to bowl at the death? Can Australia build pressure on Dhoni, Kohli and co.?

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