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04-Jun-2013 03:04:00 GMT
Australia v India, CT warm-up, Cardiff

India Take on Australia in Last Warm-up

Cardiff: India got off to a positive start against the Sri Lanka and will look forward to carry in a similar vein against Australia on Tuesday in the 2nd practice match.

These are questions that will keep coming up as the ICC 2013 Champions Trophy, the last ever, nears commencement.

The tournament begins in two days from now, with India — the World's No. 1 ODI team at the moment - taking on South Africa at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on June 6. On Tuesday, in a run-up to that much-awaited contest, MS Dhoni' men play Australia here at the same venue in their second warm-up match.

On Saturday, India defeated Sri Lanka in the tournament's first warm-up at Edgbaston in what turned out to be a high-scoring contest.

To begin a stint in English conditions with a victory — regardless of the batsman-friendly wicket made available — should've kept Dhoni's team in high spirits the way it normally does, especially in England where the Indian diaspora ensures that fans just can't get enough of the players

On ohterhand, Aussies,Shane Watson blasted a brilliant century as Australia started their preparations for the Champions Trophy with a four-wicket victory over the West Indies in Cardiff on Saturday.

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