Wednesday, November 4, 2009

India vs Australia 5th ODI 2009: Who Will Win?

Both the teams want to win the match because at this moment, the series is 2-2. So, whoever wins will take the lead 3-2. India vs Australia 5th ODI will be a very important lead psychologically because then that team will need to win just one out of the last two matches. Australia won the 4th match but injury has become even bigger problem for them now. They have a new player out of action. So, I don’t think that Australia can win the match. Well, a lot will depend on how Pointing and Hussey can bat. They are doing very well this season. Specially, Hussey is in top form. He is getting runs in every match.
Compared to these two stalwarts, the success of Hussey in the current seven-match ODI series as well as in last year's Test rubber is worth noting.
Hussey has been the stumbling block for the Indian bowlers in the middle overs in the first four ties of the ongoing rubber.
In fact since March 2 last year, his scores in ODIs against India are very consistent - 45, 44 (in Australia), 67 (in Champions Trophy at Centurion this year), 73, 53, 81 not out and 40.

So, Hussey is the danger man at this moment. Aussie fans are hoping that he will be on fire again tomorrow and their team will win the match.
On the other hand, the main problem for Indian team is that their top order batsmen are not getting runs consistently. Captain MS Dhoni is in good form but he is not Maradona that he can single handedly win matches for India. So, if India wants to win then the top order has to perform better.
So, in the end, who do you think will win tomorrow? 

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