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Australia wins toss, to bat first against India

Australia wins toss, to bat first against India

Australia captain Ricky Ponting won the toss Sunday and decided to bat first against India in the opening match of the best-of-three tri-series final at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Conditions were overcast with a chance of showers in the day-night match.
Australia made one change _ Matthew Hayden in for Brad Haddin. India promoted spinner Piyush Chawla with paceman Munaf Patel dropping out of the side.
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Teams:
Australia: Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting (captain), Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, James Hopes, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Bracken.
India: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma.
Umpires: Daryl Harper, Australia, and Rudi Koertzen, South Africa.
TV Umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.


Updated : 2021-05-17 12:45 GMT+08:00