India To Chase 251 For Victory In Mohali

India To Chase 251 For Victory In Mohali
India To Chase 251 For Victory In Mohali
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Australia 250 (White 62, Ponting 52, Nehra 3-37) v India

Fourth One-Day International, Mohali

India have been set a target of 251 to win the fourth One-Day International against Australia in Mohali and take a 3-1 lead in the seven-match series.

Both sides made a change apiece before Australia won the toss and chose to bat first and were then bowled out in the final over for 250, Cameron White and Ricky Ponting making half-centuries as Ashish Nehra picked up three wickets.

Opener Shaun Marsh returned to the top of the order as Adam Voges misses out while India were forced to replace the injured Gautam Gambhir with Virat Kohli but Marsh made just five before he was the first of Nehra's wickets, trapped in front.

Ponting (52) then put on 64 for the second wicket with Shane Watson, who made 49 and 62 from White and 40 from Michael Hussey looked to be putting them in position to make an extremely good score.

However, India hit back, four run outs not helping Australia's cause and after Marsh apart, the top order all made useful contributions, no other player could reach double figures, Harbhajan Singh claiming a couple of wickets and Yuvraj Singh one as Australia lost their last five wickets for 33 runs.

Australia: Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting (captain), Cameron White, Mike Hussey, Moises Henriques, Graham Manou, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle, Doug Bollinger

India: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli, Ravi Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma

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