At Sydney, February 26 (day/night). India won by 86 runs. Put in by Gower, India were given a great start by Srikkanth, who made 42 of the first 52 runs in ten overs. Of only sixteen boundaries hit in the match, Srikkanth scored ten. Once he had been brilliantly thrown out from long leg by Cowans, England bowled and fielded much better. Then, needing 236 to win, they looked to be on the way to getting them until Gower hit a full toss straight to deep mid-wicket. Their last eight wickets after that realised just 55 runs, Siva and Shastri both turning the ball on a much-used pitch.
Man of the Match: K. Srikkanth. Attendance: 9,609.
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