India Spin Out Australia For 38-Run Victory

India Spin Out Australia For 38-Run Victory
India Spin Out Australia For 38-Run Victory
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India 214 (Sehwag 54) beat
Australia 176 (Chawla 4-31) by 38 runs
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 warm-up, Bangalore

Australia lost nine wickets to spinners as India ran out 38-run winners in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 warm-up match in Bangalore.

From 118 for one chasing 215 to win, Australia were dismissed for 176 with Piyush Chawla taking four wickets, Harbhajan Singh three and Ravi Ashwin and Ravichandran Ashwin one apiece.

Fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth struck first to remove Shane Watson, caught by Chawla for 33 before only three other Australians could reach double figures.

Leg-spinner Chawla removed Michael Clarke (0), Cameron White (4), David Hussey (0) and Callum Ferguson (8) as Australia lost their way.

Captain Ricky Ponting resisted for 85 balls, hitting 57 before he was stumped off the bowling of Harbhajan, who went on to dismiss Mitchell Johnson for 15 and Jason Krejza without scoring to return three for 15 to Chawla's four for 31.

Virender Sehwag had earlier top scored with 54 as India were bowled out in 44.3 overs, Brett Lee taking three wickets to John Hastings and Hussey's haul of two each.

Sehwag hit eight fours and a six in his 56-ball innings and India were later helped by Yusuf Pathan, who made 32 and an unbeaten 25 from Ashwin at number ten in the order.

He and Ashish Nehra (19) put on 27 for the last wicket to take the score from 187 to a score of 214 that in the end they defended comfortably.

© Cricket World 2011

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