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India wrap up series


India won the Commonwealth Bank one day triangular series after beating Australia by 9 runs at the Gabba.

I think India saved their best cricket for last although I have to say that Sachin Thendulkar was once again the real difference as he fell short just nine runs to score a second successive century against Australia. But his runs helped India batting first to requires Australia to score 249 to win.

Australia had struggled with the bat for most of the series and relying on the bowlers most of the time, but this time they came close and could have forced a deciding match at the Adelaide Oval.

One consistent thing though was captain Ricky Ponting's lack of form as he only managed one run this after scoring the same in the first match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Adam Gilchrist again failed and contributed just two runs.

So the summer of cricket controversy comes to an end and I actually look forward to the next time India visits these shores maybe with a bit less controversy.

colin
The highlight for me was certainly Symonds tackling the streaker! But seriously I think Ponting's non-performance led to Australia's loss. You cannot rely on bowlers rescuing you all the time and I am pretty sure that when he regains his form Australia will be good again.
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Wes
Colin, I thinking a lot of the batsmen just failed in this series but Gilchrist and Ponting did not provide much in terms of runs in the finals. But India are also a good team but lets and see what happens in Pakistan if Australia ever tours there.
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