By CricketCountry Staff
Brisbane: Feb 19, 2012
India came up with an ordinary batting effort to suffer a 110-run defeat against Australia in the seventh game of the tri-series on Sunday.
India struggled from ball one in their chase of 289 and folded up for 178 in 43.3 overs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 56 going in vain. Ben Hilfenhaus, playing his first ODI since Nov 2009, picked up five wickets after Peter Forrest (52) and Mike Hussey (59) steered Australia to 288 for five with stand-in skipper Ricky Ponting deciding to bat at the Gabba.
Australia, who came into the game after two consecutive losses, earned a bonus point for their comprehensive win and sit at the top of the table with 14 points. India are on nine points and Sri Lanka on seven.
India's batsmen made it easier for Australia, getting out to lose shots on a pacy wicket that required them to play with patience.