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Cricket news - Marsh, Maxwell help Australia set 299-run challenge

MArch hit is seventh ODI century.

Shaun Marsh continued his red-hot run of form with his seventh hundred in One-Day Internationals, and drives Australia to 298/9 in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval. The 35-year-old finished on 131, Kart India for 11 fours and 3 sixes in a welcome reminder of what he means to this malnourished Australian side. In India, some control towards the end to keep picking four wickets for three runs were able to snatch again, the goal of only 300.

Glenn Maxwell found form and scored a quickfire 48 from 37 balls to bed, a lot of noise about his batting position. He still came out to bat, Marcus Stoinis meant in No. 7 but the goal in the 37th that he had to settle in enough time and goes for his shots later. He was also helped by Mohammed Siraj - irregular lines on the debut of the 24-year-old pacer bowling fast and short on a slow pitch that allowed Maxwell to cutting, among others, the Australian batsman, and pull. And as it turned out, India choose to Siraj on the left arm pace of Khaleel Ahmed came at a price, and your search for an effective third pacemaker continued.

Siraj ended up conceding 76 runs in his 10 overs. Virat Kohli had no choice other than to bowl him due to Ambati Rayudu's bowling will come under the scanner for suspect action. Siraj has come close to picking a wicket though, twice. A miscued loft of Maxwell fell short of deep cover, and Rohit Sharma then fell hard to extra cover, does not stop jumping, which hold the traveler's ball, but the rebound.

Maxwell and Marsh fell in the same over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had added 54 runs in his last five overs in Sydney. In Adelaide though, Bhuvneshwar only 18 runs gave away in his first seven rounds, but then again for his third spell with 4 for 54. He gave away 27 runs for three wickets in the last three laps.

Mohammed Shami was impressive with the old and the new ball, keep the runs dry at the start. Thanks to the tight overs from Shami, Bhuvneshwar bowling Finch kept, especially in the case of Aaron and got him thrown out from the inner edge. Shami then followed the act with Alex Carey ' s wicket to a top-edge pull.

Fifty-run stands for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth wickets followed. Khawaja, who got the excellent run from the non-striker's end by a throw from Ravindra Jadeja at point, India was his third wicket, and it was Jadeja again, to deliver Peter Handscomb at a loss, the fourth beat. Stoinis was picked up by Shami, when he tried to slog Shami over the line, bringing Maxwell to the crease. Also Kuldeep Yadav is not effective, when finishing with figures of 0 for " 66. He is not a wicket to get, only for the fifth time in his career.

India roared back into the match, with late wickets. Bhuvneshwar and Shami were great found with their death bowling, but also in Australia a way to set a 299-run target. To think that India must draw from the second-highest chase on this ground the series to keep it alive.

brief description: Australia 298/9 in 50 overs (Marsh 131, Maxwell 48; Bhuvneshwar 4-45, Shami 3-58) vs India.

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