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India retain squad for next two ODIs

Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 8:05 [IST]
 
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India retain squad for next two ODIs

Mumbai: Team India's brilliant victory in the second ODI on Wednesday has forced the national selectors to retain the squad for the next two matches in the seven-match ODI series.

National selection panel chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth announced here after India's 99-run victory in the second one-dayer that the same squad will play in Delhi (October 31) and Mohali (November 2).

"We have decided to retain the same squad for the next two ODIs in Delhi and Mohali," Srikkanth said in the presence of BCCI joint secretary Sanjay Jagdale.

Former Indian captain showered rich praise on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni , who led the team to victory with a cracking knock of 124 from just 107 deliveries.

India posted a record total 354 for seven in their 50 overs before dismissing Australia for 255 in 48.3 overs to level the seven-match series.

"It was extra-ordinary teamwork and a brilliant knock by the captain. You saw the old Mahendra Singh Dhoni in action today. What we have proved today is what a powerful batting line-up we have and it has been exhibited today," he added.

The two teams are tied 1-1 in the series after Australia won by a narrow four runs at Vadodara in the first match on Sunday.

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