Thatscricket - Wish your star
Published: Friday, March 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Brief scores:India 338 for 8 in 40 overs. Sachin Tendulkar 93, S Ramesh 35, Hemang K Badani 55, Dinesh Mongia 29, Virender Shewag 19, Robin Singh 33, Vijay Dahiya 50, Campbell 2 for 3.Australia 184 all out in 27.1 overs.Darryl Lehmann 24, Michael Bevan 58, Justin Langer 53, Srinath 2 for 46, Virender Shewag 3 for 19.UNI
Chennai: India scored a comfortable 154 run victory over Australia in the day-night Limited-Overs cricket match for the Siyaram's trophy organised to raise funds for the Gujarat earthquake victims.Chasing an imposing target of 339 to win, the Aussies were bowled out for 184 in 27.1 overs with left-hander Michael Bevan top scoring with 58 runs in 35 balls hitting 13 fours.Earlier, electing to bat, India helped by a whirlwind knock of 93 in 49 balls (18x4, 2x6) by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and fine half-centuries by local star Hemang K Badani (55) and wicketkeeper Vijay Dahiya (50), scored 338 for eight in the allotted 40 overs.The Aussies lost wickets at regular intervals and were never in the hunt. Agarkar started the slide removing Damien Martyn (4) of his very first ball and Srinath got rid of Darry Lehmann (24, 9 balls, 2x6, 3x4) and Ian Harvey (7). Off spinner Virender Shewag hastened the end picking up three wickets, including two in one over, as the contest ended long before the scheduled close, despite left-hander Justin Langer's quick fire 53 (39 balls, 3x6, 6x4).