26 Oct 2009

Australia beat India in one-day thriller

7:05 am on 26 October 2009

The Australian cricketers have beaten India by four runs in the first one-day international at Vadodara.

The home team, chasing a daunting target of 293, slid to 201 for seven before a plucky eighth-wicket stand of 84 by Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar gave them hope in the opening game of the seven-match series.

India needed nine off the last over from Australian bowler Peter Siddle but the paceman bowled accurately, conceding just four runs and clean bowling Harbhajan.

The second game is in Nagpur midweek.