The Australian cricket team celebrates with the Future Cup trophy after the final One Day International match of the Future Cup at the Wankhade Stadium in Mumbai

17th October, 2007

Australia in India 2007

After being crowned the Champions of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20, the Indians were given a reality check by Australia’s crushing 4-2 series win in the seven-match ODI series. The series was also Dhoni’s first test as captain of a full-fledged ODI series. Coming against the Australians who were looking for the revenge of their loss in the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20, it was a daunting task. 

The series started with a wash-out at Bangalore but the Aussies got into the act in the second match itself defeating the home team in the next two matches. The fourth match provided some relief to the Indians as they edged an 8-run win.

But momentum was on the side of the Aussies who cruised comfortably to beat Dhoni’s men in the 5th and 6th ODIs. Thus, sealing the ODI series in the second last match itself. A win for the Indians in the last match came as a surprise but the final score line was disappointing as the Aussies took the series 4 games to 2.

1st ODI at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Sep 29, 2021
No result – Wash Out
Australia 307/7 (50 ov); India 9/1 (2.4 ov)

2nd ODI at Nehru Stadium, Kochi - Oct 2, 2021
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia 306/6 (50 ov); India 222 (47.3 ov)

Riding on a not-out knock of 87 from Brad Haddin, the Aussies piled on 306/6 in their fifty. The home team never looked set for the challenge and was bundled out for 222 after an excellent performance from the Australian bowlers.

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3rd ODI at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad - Oct 5, 2021
Australia won by 47 runs
Australia 290/7 (50 ov); India 243 (47.4 ov)

Another day, another match and another unsuccessful chase for the Indians. Setting a target of 290, the Australians wrapped the Indian innings in the 47th over itself.

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4th ODI at Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh - Oct 8, 2021
India won by 8 runs
India 291/4 (50 ov); Australia 283/7 (50 ov)

India's bowlers fought back from a blistering opening by Matthew Hayden to snatch an eight-run victory. Early on, the Indians had made 291/4 which seemed a competitive target. The Aussies ran out of overs and fell short, handing over the match to the home team.

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5th ODI at Reliance Stadium, Vadodara - Oct 11, 2021
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 145 balls remaining)
India 148 (39.4 ov); Australia 149/1 (25.5 ov)

With just 148 runs on the board, the Indian bowlers had nothing to play with. Australia cruised to the target in just 26 overs and registered a comprehensive victory.

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6th ODI at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur - Oct 14, 2021
Australia won by 18 runs
Australia 317/8 (50 ov); India 299/7 (50 ov)

A target of 318 as never going to be an easy task. Chasing, the Indian top order showed some nerve but it was not enough as they succumbed to the pressure and subsequently giving away the series to the visitors.

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7th ODI at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Oct 17, 2021
India won by 2 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Australia 193 (41.3 ov); India 195/8 (46 ov)

Chasing 194 for victory, it was a stunning 52-run stand for the ninth wicket between Kartik and Zaheer Khan that gave India a consolation win in a series otherwise dominated by the World Champions.

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