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Aussies Start Massively in 6th ODI in Nagpur, Set Target of 351 runs

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Aussies Start Massively in 6th ODI in Nagpur, Set Target of 351 runs

October 30
11:57 2013

indiaOctober 30 – 6th One Day International started between two best teams of the world – India and Australia – at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. In view of the fact that the 5th ODI scheduled in Cuttack was cancelled due to heavy rainfall in the city and the 4th ODI prior to it in Ranchi was also washed out by unseasonal rainfall, boosting Aussies to move ahead of the hosts by 2-1 in the 7 series match.

Up till now in this series, good scores have been put on the board by both the teams. Besides, in every contest, squads of India and Australia have tried to display good show from both bat and ball, however, if a comparison is made between the two, then things have been done nicely with the bat seeing that total of 295 and more were scored in the previous matches and today also, Aussies have set a target of 351 in front of Indian team.

Some terrific batting performances were shown by Australian team that made India to be under a slight pressure. Australian skipper George Bailey hit second century, scoring massively 156 runs off 114 balls. The knock of 156 by him is the third best score by any captain in ODIs against India. He even broke record of Rickey Ponting as well. Apart from Bailey, Shane Watson also scored a ton, making 102 runs off 94 balls. He was dismissed off a no ball on the score of just 25 runs. Remaining unbeaten, A Voges hit 44 runs off 38 balls. Aussies made 350 runs, loosing 6 wickets.

As far as bowling side is concerned, Ravindra Jadeja got his 100th wicket in the form of Mitchell Johnson who was caught by Shikhar Dhawan. Both Jadeja and R Ashwin got 2 – 2 wickets each, giving 68 runs and 64 runs, respectively. While on the other hand, Shami and B Kumar got 1-1 wicket each, giving 66 runs and 42 runs, respectively. Part time bowlers of India could not do much. Indian fielders had to do lot of running due to stunning shots by Australian batsman. 39 fours and 9 sixes were hit by Australian team. This data is sufficient to let one imagine about striking shots from strong Aussies.

In the last 10 overs, 99 runs were given by Indian bowlers. Since outfield was quick, it was just impossible for fielders to stop runs. India have to win this match for keeping hopes alive for winning the series in the last ODI that will be played in Bangalore on Saturday, Nov 2.

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