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Cricket Australia to stream classic Australia-India ODI in full on YouTube

Ben Gardner by Ben Gardner 2 minute read

Cricket Australia will stream the classic 2004 ODI between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in full on their YouTube channel.

The coverage will start at 2pm local time (5am BST, 930am IST), Sunday, April 26. The game was the seventh ODI of the 2003/04 VB Series also involving Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe ended the rubber winless, and at that point India and Australia had played each other twice, each winning a game apiece.

Cricket Australia previously streamed the final day of the Adelaide Test in the 2006/07 Ashes in full, when Australia overturned England, despite a first-innings total of 551-6, in dramatic fashion, while full-match replays of several World Cup classics are available to view on the ICC Facebook page, with the final day of the 2019 Headingley Test available to watch in full on the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel.

You can stream the classic Australia-India ODI in full below. Read on to find out what happened in the contest.

India captain Sourav Ganguly won the toss and elected to bat first, only to nick off to Brett Lee from the ninth ball of the innings. Parthiv Patel and VVS Laxman put on a half-century stand for the second wicket before the fresh-faced opener nicked off to Australia’s other opening bowler, Jason Gillespie, for 28.

Rahul Dravid came and went for 12 before Yuvraj Singh joined Laxman, with the pair putting on one of India’s most famous partnerships. Both made centuries, with their 213-run stand still the highest in ODIs for India against Australia.

Simon Katich fell early in the 297-run chase, but Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting got the hosts off to a brisk start nonetheless, leading Australia to 73-1 after 9.2 overs. At this point, rain fell, reducing the chase to 34 overs and the target to 225 by the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

Ponting and Gilchrist continued to make merry, carrying Australia to 150 without further loss, but a middle-order slide of 4-3, including two in two balls for Irfan Pathan, brought India back into the contest. Murali Kartik claimed the key wicket of Gilchrist for 95.

From then, Australia lost wickets regularly, and when Michael Clarke fell for 21, they needed 15 to win from two overs with two wickets in hand. Ajit Agarkar conceded just four runs from the penultimate over, leaving 11 needed from the last, and when Lakshimipathy Balaji went boundary-less from his first three balls, India became favourites.

However, it was Lee who had the final say, striking a six to level the scores before nudging the match-winning single from the penultimate ball of the game.

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