India bounce back, hand out 99-run defeat to Australia

India
October 28, 2009 10:12pm CST
[b]Hello everyone here Ji and all Cricket Lovers in particul;ar Ji,[/b] I bring out great news as below . http://cricket.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article?id=item/2.0/-/cricket.indiaabroad.com/india-bounce-back-hand-out-99run-defeat-australia-20091028/ [b] "India bounce back, hand out 99-run defeat to Australia Indiaabroad, Indo Asian News Service, 28 October 2009 Nagpur, Oct 28 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the charge with a power-packed century in the home team's 99-run victory over Australia in the second One-day international here Wednesday. The Indian top order set a massive 355-run target for Australia to chase, and their bowlers bundled the visitors out for 255 in 48.3 overs. India thus drew level in the seven-match series. Dhoni (124 off 107 balls) knocked his fifth century, while Gautam Gambhir (76) and Suresh Raina (62) played perfect foil to him. Dhoni added 119 runs with Gambhir for the fourth wicket and then 136 with Raina as India piled on a massive 354 for seven, their highest total against Australia. Australia floundered in the chase right from the beginning as Praveen Kumar (2-37) and Ishant Sharma (2-34) removed the top three with only 45 runs on the board. Ravindra Jadeja bowled a tight economical spell in the middle overs, claiming three wickets in 6.3 overs to put it beyond Australia. Kumar got the new ball to swing and the Australian openers were clearly uncomfortable facing him, playing and missing on ocassion. He crashed through the defences of Tim Paine and then trapped Ricky Ponting lbw. Shane Watson was surprised by a Ishant deivery that bounced on him akwardly and carried an edge to Sachin Tendulkar at first slip. Cameron White (23) and Michael Hussey (53) led a brief revival before Jadeja bowled intelligently to leave the Australians rattled. Harbhajan Singh broke the partnership, dismissing White. Jadeja turned one sharply to hit Hussey's stumps and then cleaned up Shaun Marsh (21) and Adam Voges (36). The Australians were on the top of their game in the first match at Vadodara, but India bounced back to dicate terms here. Australia were missing Brett Lee and James Hope due to injuries and it showed in their bowling. Indian top order made Ricky Ponting pay for asking them to take strike on a batting wicket. It was a compact performance by the Indian batsmen who fumbled while chasing 293 in Vadodara and missed out the target by a mere four runs. At Nagpur Wednesday, Sachin Tendulkar (4) was out early, edging one to the slip off Peter Siddle while going for an expansive drive. Virender Sehwag laid the foundation with a blistering 40 off 31 balls with the help of six fours and one six. Sehwag looked in ominous touch as he clobbered the new ball in his inimitable style, raising 46 runs with Gambhir, before being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson (3-75). Yuvraj Singh, coming back to international cricket after missing the Champions Trophy, kept the momentum going, scoring 23 off 24 balls. Yuvraj was out after striking two fours and a six and India were three down for 97 runs. Dhoni and Gambhir then scored at a rapid pace. The duo were quick on their feet and rotated the strike with ease, their running between the wickets was the highlight of the innings. Despite not getting the big hits, they managed to maintain the run rate at six runs per over. Dhoni's half-century came in 55 balls and included three fours, before he plundered the bowling in the death, bludgeoning six fours and three sixes. Gambhir hit six fours in his 80-ball knock and looked set for a century but was unfortunate to be run-out. Dhoni and Raina then shifted gears. The captain reached his century in style, hitting two consecutive sixes off Shane Watson that also brought the 300 for the team. Johnson's last over accounted for the wickets of Dhoni, Raina and Praveen Kumar, conceding only five runs. "[/b] Please share your feelings. May God bless and have a graet time.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
29 Oct 09
How very wonderful for all of you in India who are cricket fans. :) We all love to see our country or our favorite teams excel! Karen
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• India
30 Oct 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, It may take some more time for turning the table up-set down. I wish some Indians/Indian origin come forward and start playing. In case of match with our neighbouring country, whole country would go mad. Everyone loves cricket here. May god bless You and have a graet time.
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• United States
7 Dec 09
Thank you, my friend, for giving me the "best response." I always enjoy the effort and reseach you put into your discussions. I've learned much from you about your country and your culture. Karen
@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Oct 09
i am not so much of a cricket fan but i am an indian and am very much elated by this news of win of india against austrailia.
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• India
29 Oct 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, So nice of you for your encouraging words for our team. Every buck up is counted for the team. Your views 'i am an indian and am very much elated by this news', will become instrumental to the morale of our team. May God bless You and have a great time.
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct 09
Hi mayGodblessuji! It was indeed a moral boosting win for India and India should follow the winning trail to the next One day Internationals too. However, we should not forget that Australia's strike bowlers like Bret Lee etc. were missing from the action. However, it was a team effort and everyone contributed to the win.
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• India
29 Oct 09
Hello my friend dpk262006 Ji, So nice of you for sharing your feelings about our team. Everything went perfect in orderly manner. No doubt, it was team efforts. I wish it rem,ains for ever. May God bless You and have a great time.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
29 Oct 09
First of all, Thanks to you for such a detailed review summary of the match. Anyone like me who could have missed watching the match could get a clear picture of what happened in the match by reading your discussion. Well, talking baout the match, yes it was a great comeback by the Indian team after having lost the first match at Vadodara by just 4 runs. Having put up a target of over 300 runs, they must have been really satisfied by their batting performance and the bowlers did a gr8 job too. It could have been a great game to watch though i missed it. Its very rare that Indians play like this that too against Australia. Its unfortunate that Sachin could not perform on this occasion but i wish that he performs well int he upcoming matches. All the best to the Indian team. May the team win again.
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• India
29 Oct 09
Hello my friend vipulchawla Ji, So nice of you for your immediate response in positive manner cheering our team. Everyday is not Sunday, and though there was a time, when Sachin was also regarded bas old person, but afterwards he put heart and soul and gained his position back. But remember everyone has to become old and a saturation point has to reach. There are last puffs by him. But his presence in teh team may provide a morale boost up to youngsters and few tactis. May God bless You and have a great time.
@SQD444 (679)
• India
29 Oct 09
yeah a great performance indeed... i think indian team firng from all cylinders after a pretty long tima nd they were far better than the australian players yesterday in all the aspects of the game.. a real treat to watch.. and talkin about our captain.. at last after a long wait we got to see dhoni playing a captains innings.. wonderfull.. and sehwag giveing a good start .. ganbhir and raina with their brilliant knock alo added up the ntertainment and made a good score at the end of the 50 overs.. but 354 was not an impossible task for the gret australian team.. but indian bowlers also did a dent job as they were keeping the cool and sticking to a good line and length not giving the australian batment much width so tat they could free their hands.. and the fielding was also pretty decent yesterday.. i think indian teacm should keep up the same perfetion in all the macthes coming up and in that case there will be nothing stopping them from winning the series... welll done india keep up the god work.. cheers...
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• India
29 Oct 09
Hello my friend SQD444 Ji, So nice of you for your immediate encouraging response and team buck-up. It has already been announced that same team will continue for next two matches. There are many factors which positively contribute to team efforts. It was our day yesterday. But I count as a great come-back for our team. May God bless You and have a great time.