India Vs Australia: Tendulkar falls after scoring record 18,000 runs in ODIs

March 24th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Sachin Tendulkar Ahmedabad, Mar.24 (ANI): Australian right-arm seamer Shaun Tait gave his side a much needed breakthrough against India in Thursday’s World Cup quarterfinal match being played here, when he got rid of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar was declared caught behind of Tait’s bowling for a 68-ball 53 that contained seven boundaries. It was his 94 half century in one-day internationals. Tendulkar also completed 18,000 runs in one day internationals and edged out Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara as leading run-scorer of the tournament. He is also the highest run getter in World Cups with 2175 runs.

Tendulkar already has scored two hundreds in this edition and is awaiting his 100th international ton.

Chasing 261-run target, India lost Virender Sehwag (15) in the ninth over after a good start. Sehwag and Tendulkar started Indian run-chase aggressively and added 44 runs for the first wicket.

Sehwag hit two fours in his rare slow innings of 15 off 22 balls before Shane Watson gave Aussies the crucial breakthrough.

At the time of the filing of this report, India was 113 for the loss of two wickets in the 23 over.

Earlier, Ricky Ponting slammed fifth World Cup hundred to help Australia set 261-run target for India in the second quarterfinal.

Ponting hit seven fours and a six in his 118-ball 104 innings to score his 30th ODI hundred.

R Ashwin took the prize-wicket of Ponting in the penultimate over of the match. Ashwin finished the innings with 2 wickets for 52 in 10 overs.

David Hussey remained unbeaten for the champions on 38 off 26 balls. David hit three boundaries and a huge 85 metres six during his late charge against the Indian bowlers.

Zaheer Khan dismissed Cameron White (12) and Mike Hussey (3) to halt the Australian innings in the middle overs. Zaheer scalped White after the batsman added 40-run with his skipper Ponting for the fifth wicket.

Yuvraj Singh was the pick of Indian bowlers with two wickets for 44 runs in his ten overs.

Yuvraj dismissed Michael Clarke (8) in the 31st over to check the Aussie innings.

Brad Haddin (53) scored a patient half-century and added a valuable 70-run stand with his skipper for the second wicket and slammed six fours and a six in his 62-ball innings before Yuvraj struck in the 23rd over.

The teams are as follows:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel

Australia: Ricky Ponting (c), Brad Haddin, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, Cameron White, Mike Hussey, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Jason Krejza, Shaun Tait. (ANI)

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