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Rain stops play in first T20 against Australia

india Updated: Feb 01, 2012 17:08 IST

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Rain stopped play midway through the first Twenty20 international between India and Australia on Wednesday.

David Hussey (17) and Matthew Wade (70) were at the crease with Australia at 131 for two when heavens opened up in the 15th over in Sydney.

Earlier, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in the Twenty20 international against Australia at the Sydney Olympic stadium.

India are coming off a 4-0 Test series drubbing and are looking to turn a new page in the shorter version of the game.

Australia and India have two wins each in their four T20 international games.

Teams
Australia: George Bailey (capt), David Warner, Matthew Wade, Travis Birt, David Hussey, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, James Faulkner, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Xavier Doherty.

India: M.S. Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Pravin Kumar.

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Paul Reiffel (AUS)
TV umpire: Simon Fry (AUS)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)