Australia restrict India to 170 in sixth ODI

Published: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 12:11 [IST]
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Australia restrict India to 170

Guwahati: Doug Bollinger grabbed five-wicket as Australia bundled out India for 170 in the sixth and crucial one-day international at Guwahati on Sunday.

Bollinger ripped through the Indian batting order removing Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni, Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh, as the home team were bundled out for 170 in 48 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja (57) and Praveen Kumar (54*) made a late fightback but that was not enough as India folded for 170. Munaf Patel was the last Indian batsman to depart.

Earlier, India made the worst possible start as the opener Virender Sehwag and one-drop batsman Gautam Gambhir fell cheaply. Soon after, Sachin Tendulkar too made a beeline for the pavilion as Indian innings plunged deeper into crisis.

Having got off the mark with a six off the second delivery of the match, Sehwag perished two balls later when he was beaten by late in-swing off a Mitchell Johnson delivery to see his stumps uprooted.

Johnson clean bowled Sehwag and Gambhir and then had Raina caught. Bollinger caught and bowled Tendulkar and then clean bowled Yuvraj.

India's score was 5-36 after 13 overs.

For Australia, Johnson chipped in with three wickets, conceding 39 runs, while Shane Watson took two Indian wickets for 27 runs.

India need to win the game to stay alive in the seven-match series that they are already trailing 2-3. The hosts have retained the same side which lost the fifth game in Hyderabad despite a brilliant knock by Tendulkar.


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