14 Feb 2011

India beat Australia in warmup match

6:17 am on 14 February 2011

The Indian cricketers have beaten Australia by 38-runs in a World Cup warmup match in Bangalore.

Chasing 215 to win, Australia were bowled out for 176 in the 38th over.

While skipper Ricky Ponting made a successful comeback from a broken finger, top-scoring with 57, other batsmen showed worrying signs of being unable to cope with a quality spin attack.

Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh took 7 wickets between them.