Sydney match washed out, improves India’s prospect

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India 69/2 (16.0/44 ov)

Australia

No result

Sydney:  Rain played spoilsport as the tri-series cricket match between India and Australia was abandoned with the two teams sharing the points, which left the visiting side in with a chance to make it to the final.

After being put into bat, India were 69 for two after 16 overs when play was stopped due to rain at 5pm local time (11:30 IST) and after a wait of three hours the umpires decided to call off the match.

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The two teams take two points each from today’s match, which means that the final league game between India and England on January 30 at the WACA in Perth will be a straight knockout for a chance to play Australia in the final on February 1 at the same venue.

Unbeaten Australia, who have 15 points after today’s no result, have already qualified for the final while India and England have two and five points respectively. A team gets four points in the next match will qualify for the final.

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