Live Cricket Score India vs Australia, 7th CB Series ODI at Gabba: India reeling at 89/ 5 in 25 overs

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By CricketCountry Staff

Brisbane: Feb 19, 2012

Australia have their eyes set firmly on the victory after having India reeling at 89 for five at the end of the 25th over during the seventh ODI of the CB Series at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Chasing 289 to win, India got off to a shaky start losing Gautam Gambhir in the second over

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli tried to steady the innings but the former departed playing a shot over the third man.

Rohit Sharma didn t trouble the scorers after getting dismissed for naught of the bowling off Brett Lee.

Virat Kohli too followed him quickly after he was caught by David Hussey of Ben Hifenhaus.

MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina got down to limit the damage to a certain extent but Raina departed after a stand of 46 runs between the duo.

Earlier, Australia recovered from a wobbly start and smashed 110 runs in the final 10 overs to post a competitive 288 for 5.

Half centuries by Peter Forrest (52) and Mike Hussey (59) and their century stand for the fourth wicket help set the base before impressive cameos by Daniel Christian and David Hussey lifted Australia to 288 for 5.

Christian (32 off 18 balls) and Hussey (24 off 20 balls) plundered 58 runs from the final five overs, the penultimate over by Vinay Kumar yielding 18 runs.

Irfan Pathan claimed 3 for 61 and the Indian effort was generally good in the field but for sloppy work in the final overs.

Brief Scores: Australia 288 for 5 in 50 overs (Michael Hussey 59, Peter Forrest 52, Matthew Wade 45, Irfan Pathan 3 for 61, Rohit Sharma 1 for 17) vs India 89 for 5 in 25 overs (MS Dhoni 33*, Suresh Raina 28; Brett Lee 2 for 18)

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