Sydney - Monday's tri-series one-day international between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground was abandoned due to rain.
a delayed start, with returning Australian captain George Bailey
winning the toss and electing to bowl, the Indian innings lasted just 16
overs before the players were forced from the field.
India were 69 for two, with opener Ajinkya Rahane on 28 and Virat Kohli on three.
The outcome means India will play England at Perth's WACA Ground on Friday for a place in the final of the one-day tri-series.
The winner of that game will face Australia -- who are unbeaten in four matches in the series -- in Sunday's final in Perth.
While the match was brief, it lasted long enough to confirm the shaky form of opener Shikhar Dhawan.
Rohit Sharma out injured, Dhawan has been holding onto his place. But
he failed again, making just eight before being caught by Aaron Finch
off the bowling of Mitchell Starc (1-11).
The 29-year-old has made
just 11 runs in three innings in the tri-series at 3.66, after making
168 runs in the preceding Test series against Australia at 28.
The other man to fall was Ambati Rayudu, superbly caught for 23 by David Warner off the bowling of Mitchell Marsh (1-21).
return of Marsh was one of four changes to the Australian team, with
Bailey also recalled after serving a one-match ban for slow over rates.
Xavier Doherty and paceman Josh Hazlewood also came into the side, with
Pat Cummins, Moises Henriques, Cameron White and Gurinder Sandhu all
missing from the side that beat England on Friday.
India recalled paceman Ishant Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the game, but neither saw any action.