7th ODI: Another batting paradise rolled out in Bangalore

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Published: Friday, November 1, 2013, 13:39 [IST]
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Batting paradise rolled out in Bangalore

Bangalore, Nov 1: The trend of high-scoring One Day Internationals will continue at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium when India and Australia face off in the seventh and final deciding match tomorrow.

Since the start of the ODI series in Pune on October 13, scores in excess of 300 have been the norm, barring once. Both India and Australia bowlers have suffered at the hands of batsmen.

India twice successfully chased targets of over 350. In the second ODI in Jaipur, they won chasing 360 and in the sixth game in Nagpur, 351 was achieved.

India and Australia have together scored a staggering 2,565 runs from four matches, excluding the 295 scored by the visitors in the abandoned Ranchi ODI.

According to the pitch curator at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, it will be a typical Bangalore wicket with runs written all over it.

"It will be a batting wicket. Both India and Australia batsmen will enjoy playing here," Naryana Raju told ThatsCricket on Friday.

When asked whether can we see a score of 400, Raju just said it will be high-scoring game which fans can enjoy on Diwali day.

Speaking after the sixth ODI, India captain MS Dhoni said Bangalore ground might produce lot of runs since it has small boundaries.

"Bangalore is known for its big runs so not sure how much we will need to chase or how much we have to set to chase over there," Dhoni had said.


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