February 13, 2011

Warm-up match between India and Australia

Today, India and Australia are playing their warm-up match facing against each other. This warm-up match will be played in Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore. In parallel to the match, another interesting event happening in Bangalore is Aero show at Yelahanka air base. I think that many people don't want to miss both the events. As soon as they leave the aero show, they will head straight towards the stadium or to their respective houses.

ICC World Cup 2011 will be starting from February 19th onwards. It will be hosted in India, Bangladesh and Srilanka. Fourteen teams around the globe are participating in the Cricket's biggest event.

India and Australia started their warm-up match at 9:00AM IST. India won the toss and elect to bat first. India lost Gautam Gambhir when the total was just 12. Virender Sehwag played some beautiful knocks and scored 54 runs in 56 deliveries. This included 8 fours and 1 six. After the fall of Sehwag, India started to loose wickets quickly. By 29.5 overs, India lost 8 wickets and scored only 138 runs in total. Australians bowlers are looking dominant and Brett Lee is the most economical bowler so far. His economy rate is just 3.33 runs per over and has taken 3 wickets in 9 overs. As of now, India has scored 150 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Yusuf Pathan and Ravichandran Ashwin are batting.

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