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Cricket: Australia beat England by five runs in final ODI

Australia pulled off a stunning five-run victory over England in the fifth and final ODI at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. England were bowled out on the fourth ball of the final over as the hosts fought back from what had looked like a losing position for most of the game. The visitors had restricted Australia to 217 for nine wickets with a tight bowling display, but were all out for 212 in 49.4 overs. Australia win the one-day series 4-1. bp/pdh

Cricket: Dhoni could be back for India in Tri-Nations final

India and Sri Lanka meet yet again, this time in the final of the Tri-Nation Series at Queen's Park Oval on Thursday, amid increasing speculation that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back to the lead the World Cup and Champions Trophy holders. Dhoni sustained a right hamstring strain while batting against the West Indies in his team's first match of the tournament on June 30 at Sabina Park in Kingston and an announcement was made the following day that he was ruled out of the rest of the competition with uncapped batsman Ambati Rayudu being flown in as his replacement.

India beat Sri Lanka to join them in Tri-nations final

India overcame Sri Lanka and the almost continuous threat of inclement weather on Tuesday at Queen's Park Oval to advance to the final of the Tri-Nation Series two days later against the same opponents. In yet another match in Trinidad severely affected by rain, the World Cup and Champions Trophy holders battled to 119 for three off 29 overs before a torrential downpour just before midday seemed set to force the match into a reserve day.

Cricket: Dhoni wary of England as India storm into final

India may be entering the Champions Trophy final on the back of the only unbeaten run in the tournament but captain MS Dhoni insisted he was taking nothing for granted ahead of the world champions' clash with hosts England at Edgbaston on Sunday. India thrashed Asian rivals Sri Lanka, the team they beat to win the 2011 World Cup final on home soil in Mumbai, by eight wickets in Cardiff on Thursday.

Cricket: India cruise into final at Sri Lanka's expense

World champions India thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets at Cardiff on Thursday to set up a Champions Trophy final against tournament hosts England at Edgbaston on Sunday. India, chasing a modest target of 182, finished on 182 for two with 15 overs to spare to set up a final against England, who beat South Africa by seven wickets at The Oval on Wednesday.

Cricket: India cruise into final at Sri Lanka's expense

World champions India thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets at Cardiff on Thursday to set up a Champions Trophy final against tournament hosts England at Edgbaston on Sunday. India, chasing a modest target of 182, finished on 182 for two with 15 overs to spare to set up a final against England, who beat South Africa by seven wickets at The Oval on Wednesday.

Cricket: Sharma stars as India hold Sri Lanka to 181-8

Ishant Sharma took three wickets as India restricted Sri Lanka to 181 for eight in the second Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff on Thursday. In a repeat of the 2011 World Cup final India won by six wickets in Mumbai, India captain MS Dhoni saw his decision to field first in helpful overcast and humid conditions well supported by his attack. Sharma took three wickets for 33 runs as India made a strong start to their bid to face hosts England, seven-wicket winners over South Africa at The Oval on Wednesday, in Sunday's final at Edgbaston.

Cricket: India v Sri Lanka scoreboard

Scoreboard in the Champions Trophy semi-final between India and Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Thursday: Sri Lanka K. Perera c Raina b Kumar 4 T. Dilshan not out 18 K. Sangakkara c Raina b I Sharma 17 L. Thirimanne c Raina b I Sharma 7 M. Jayawardene b Jadeja 38 A. Mathews c Kumar b Ashwin 51 J. Mendis st Dhoni b Ashwin 25 T. Perera c Dhawan b I Sharma 0 N. Kulasekara b Ashwin 1 L. Malinga not out 7 Extras (lb2, w11) 13 Total (8 wkts, 50 overs) 181

Cricket: Sri Lanka oust Aussies to qualify for semis

Sri Lanka reached the Champions Trophy semi-finals with a 20-run victory over holders Australia in the last league match at the Oval in London on Monday. The Sri Lankans, who needed a win to stay in the competition, relied on aggressive half-centuries from Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne to score 253-8 after being sent in to bat. Seamer Nuwan Kulasekara then picked up three wickets, effected a run-out and took a catch as the Australians were bowled out for 233 in 42.3 overs.

Cricket: India v Sri Lanka scoreboard

Final scoreboard in the Champions Trophy warm-up between India and Sri Lanka at Edgbaston on Saturday: India S. Dhawan run out (Thirimanne) 1 M. Vijay c Thirimanne b Eranga 18 V. Kohli c Chandimal b Eranga 144 R. Sharma c Kulasekara b T Perera 5 S. Raina b Senanayake 34 D. Karthik not out 106 M. Dhoni not out 18 Extras (b2, lb4, w5) 11 Total (5 wickets; 49 overs) 337 Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Dhawan), 2-52 (Vijay), 3-62 (R Sharma), 4-110 (Raina), 5-296 (Kohli)
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