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Australia Beat India To Signal World Cup Ambitions - Yahoo News

From 216-2, Australia lost four quick wickets to inject fresh excitement in the contest but eventually prevailed when James Faulkner hit the winning boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Earlier, (visit site) Sharma did not threaten the record 264 he blasted against Sri Lanka last year but the Indian opener gave Australian bowlers an insight into his intentions ahead of next month's World Cup with an almost a run-a-ball knock. Opting to bat first, India slumped to 59-3 inside the first 13 overs before Sharma and Raina (51) set about rebuilding the innings adding 126 for the fourth wicket. Sharma's 138 came off 139 deliveries and was highlighted by nine boundaries and four sixes at the MCG, which will host fitness the World Cup final. The elegant right-hander departed in the penultimate over when he mistimed a full toss from Starc and holed out to Glenn Maxwell at midwicket. Starc, who claimed four wickets in Friday's tournament opener against England, missed out on a hat-trick but walked away with back-to-back man-of-the-match award.
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