Australia will take on Sri Lanka in the second final match of the triangular CB Series, at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
Australia won the first final game of the best-of-three by a narrow margin of 15 runs, taking 1-0 lead.
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Australia's stand-in-skipper Shane Watson admitted that in the end David Hussey's brilliance was not enough to see them through against Sri Lanka as they had lost "too many wickets in the middle overs".
"A brilliant game of cricket. You never knew who was going to win, but we lost too many wickets in the middle," Watson, who led Australia in place of injured Michael Clarke, said.
"David Hussey batted beautifully, as he's shown through the summer so far. You need a few other guys to bat around him," he said of the right-hander, who was the last Australian wicket to fall but not before scoring a run-a-ball 74.
Australia's stand-in skipper Ricky Ponting praised the Sri Lanka team saying that they were good in all departments of the game, after the sixth ODI of the CB Series on Friday.
"Full credit to Sri Lanka, they bowled and fielded really well, and played their shots in the chase. We thought we could use the seam of the ball and capitalise, but that wasn't the case," he admitted.
Hoping to have a better day at office on Sunday when they play India, Ponting said, "Hopefully, Sunday is better than tonight! We will be up against a very good Indian team and we hope to do better."
Whoever thought India is the only place where record partnerships are made was wrong. Thirteen-year-old opening batsmen Nelukshan de Silva and Ashley Lobo laid claim to a world record after figuring in an unbeaten stand of 274 in just 20 overs, during the Nissan Gulf Cup cricket tournament at the DPS grounds at the weekend.
The record-setting pair from Desert Cubs Cricket Academy (DCCA) had the better of Elite Cricket Academy (ECT) who replied with 130 for seven.
Nelukshan scored his maiden hundred last year at the U-15 Cricket for Care tournament, and was now in a more aggressive mood when smashed an innings of 158, which was studded with eight sixes and 16 elegant boundaries.
As Australia rests Michael Hussey for Sunday’s match against India at Adelaide Oval, bringing in all-rounder Mitchell Marsh into the squad, here up some dresses that supporters wear to the stadium in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank Series.
Australia go into Sunday's match against India in Adelaide unbeaten, after victory over Sri Lanka in Perth on Friday and an earlier win over India.
"Mike Hussey is to be rested and will not travel with the squad to Adelaide while Ben Hilfenhaus has returned to Hobart and will not join the squad for tomorrow's match," Cricket Australia said.
West Australia's Marsh will join the squad in Adelaide, it added.
Australia have yet to name their squad for the remaining games in the series,
India captain MS Dhoni praised Ravindra Jadeja-R Ashwin's fighting partnership that saw the team through in their One-Day International match at the WACA in Perth on Wednesday.
"It was important they get some kind of partnership. It was not only about the runs but also about the number of balls they faced. They did well to that. They didn't play big shots and their running between the wickets was good too."
Dhoni also praised the burly offie's bowling during the Powerplay overs considering that Praveen Kumar had an off-day.
"Since Praveen had an off-day with bowling, it was important for somebody to take up that extra responsibility and Ashwin did so during the first Powerplay. Next time, he bowled in the second
Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against India in their second and final Twenty20 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
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Australia extended their overall lead to 382 runs at the end of the third day of the Adelaide Test against India on Thursday.
Australia, after taking a 332-run lead in the first innings, came out to bat in their second innings and reached 50 for three at stumps. Virat Kohli struck his first Test ton for India but the tourists suffered another batting collapse and were dismissed for 272.
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India were struggling to avoid follow-on as they were reduced to 122 for five in the first innings, in reply to Australia's 604 for seven declared, at lunch on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval.
Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 21 and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha was five not out as India trail by 482 runs and need another 282 runs to save the ignominy of follow-on.
Peter Siddle struck twice to remove Sachin Tendulkar (25) and Gautam Gambhir (34) while spinner Nathan Lyon picked up V.V.S.Laxman (18).