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Australia Hones Wcup Preparations, Beats India By 106 Runs - Yahoo News

Warner set the tempo for the first half of the Australian innings with a century from 80 balls and Maxwell accelerated later, reaching his hundred from 53 balls the second 50 coming from only 19 deliveries. Maxwell rushed on to 122, retiring after hitting three consecutive sixes from the bowling of Umesh http://www.23hq.com/shawwylr/story/19641585 Yadava in an over that claimed a wicket and cost 27 runs. "It's nice to be hitting the ball really well coming to a massive tournament like this," Maxwell said. "One more practice to go and then hopefully I hit the tournament running with lots of runs and in a good head space." India bowled well enough late in the innings to prevent Australia reaching 400. After his savage welcome at Warner's hands, Shami recovered strongly to dismiss George Bailey (44), Mitchell Johnson (19) and Pat Cummings (5) to finish with 3-83. Ajinkya Rahane made 66 and Shikhar Dhawan 59 as India was dismissed in reply. While Rahane fitness and Dhawan were together, in a 104-run partnership for the third wicket, India was scoring at just behind the run rate needed to threaten Australia's total. But when both were out within 15 runs between the 25th and 29th overs, India's challenge faltered.
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