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Australia win toss and bat

2012-02-03 10:33

Melbourne - Australian captain George Bailey won the toss and chose to bat in the second Twenty20 international against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

India are still without a win on their Australian tour after going down in the opening T20 game by 31 runs in Sydney and losing the Test series 4-0.

India named the same side, while Australia made three changes with Aaron Finch coming in at the top of the order, Shaun Marsh at number three and paceman Clint McKay.

Teams

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, George Bailey (capt), Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Brett Lee, Brad Hogg, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.

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

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Simon Fry (AUS)

TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

AFP