India pulled off the second highest run chase ever in ODI history when they defeated Australia in the Second ODI at Jaipur. Needing 360 to win, India got to the monumental target with 39 balls to spare losing just the one wicket to level the 7-match series 1-1.
Winning the ODI series will not heal the wounds inflicted by the 3-0 Ashes loss on Australia, but it would definitely make them feel better. The series is only one match old with the first ODI being washed out due to rain.
Australia found its first success against England on this tour with a massive 99-run win in the Second ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday. The comprehensive victory was set up by Skipper Michael Clarke, who scored his first ODI ton against England along with Vice-Captain George Bailey.
The 3-0 loss in the Ashes will be very difficult to swallow for the Australians, who pride themselves on winning most contests againstold enemies England. But, that is history now, and Australia must look forward to conquering the one-day series, a format in which they are a lot more at home these days as opposed to the traditional five-day version.
Rain had the last laugh in the Group A clash between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match was well poised with the Kiwis at 51 for 2 in 15 overs chasing a competitive target of 244.
If Australia wanted to find out how much they would miss the assured presence of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey out in the middle, they only had to look back at their batting performance against England at Edgbaston on Saturday.
England crushed arch-rivals Australia by 48 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham in their Group A Match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. James Anderson bowled magnificently taking 3 for 30 as England completely strangled the fragile Australian batting unit.