Saturday 29 September 2007 

India-Australia ODI Abandoned Due To Rain

The first one-day international between India and Australia in Bangalore has been abandoned because of rain.

Australia had earlier bounced back from ICC World Twenty20 disappointment by posting an impressive 307 for 7, despite having been reduced to 18 for 2 and 78 for 3. Michael Clarke struck a career-best 130 and Brad Haddin 69 as the pair shared a 144-run stand for the fifth wicket.

James Hopes also weighed in with 37 from 25 balls to set India a challenging total before the rain came down with the home side struggling on 9 for 1.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was the most impressive Indian bowler, finishing with figures of three for 55 as he again made the early breakthroughs against the Australian top order.

Australia 307-7 in 50 overs (M. Clarke 130, B. Haddin 69)
India 9-1 in 2.4 overs.

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