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Australia opt to bat against India


Adelaide : Australia captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat against India in the seventh One-Day International of the Commonwealth Bank triangular series here Sunday.

Australia retained Michael Clarke in the side after he passed a fitness test in the morning. India have made one change, bringing in Munaf Patel for Virender Sehwag out with a side strain.


Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist (vice-captain/wicketkeeper), Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, James Hopes, Andrew Symonds, Brad Hogg, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Bracken and Stuart Clark

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma and Munaf Patel

Umpires: Tony Hill (New Zealand) and Peter Parker (Australia)
TV umpire: Bob Parry (Australia)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)