27 Feb 2012

Australia qualify for tri-series final with win over India

6:41 am on 27 February 2012

The Australian cricketers have qualified for the finals of the one day tri series after their 87-run win over India last night at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Shane Watson returned from injury to lead the team in the absence of the injured Michael Clarke, and while the all rounder was dismissed for one, he took 2 wickets for 9 runs as India were bundled out for 165.

The bonus-point win gives Australia a four point lead over Sri Lanka, so for India to make the finals they need a bonus point win over Sri Lanka tomorrow, then hope Sri Lanka lose to Australia in Melbourne on Friday.