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India v Australia – World Cup quarter-final

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Facts and figures relating to World Cup quarter-final between Australia and India (0900 GMT) at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Head-to-head record: Australia lead 61-35 (NR: 8) In the World Cups: Australia lead 7-2 In the sub-continent: Australia lead 22-21 (NR: 4) * India will be looking to beat Australia in the World Cup for the first time in 24 years when the two top ranked teams clash. * India have a 5-7 win-loss record on the ground and worryingly have not won their last four matches here. * Virender Sehwag (327 runs at a strike rate of 125.28) and Sachin Tendulkar (326 runs with eight sixes so far) have led the way for India.

They lead in terms of strike rate for opening stands (109.9) and run rate for powerplays 1 and 2 (6.4 and 6.0 respectively) * Yuvraj Singh (284 at an average of 94.66) has notched up one century and three fifties. * Zaheer Khan is the tournament’s second highest wicket taker so far with 15 wickets/20.6 strike rate but his famed frontline spin colleagues have so far flopped. Part-time spinner Yuvraj has been the most successful with nine wickets. * Brad Haddin (279 runs) and Shane Watson (265 runs) lead the run scoring for Australia. Michael Clarke (225 runs/average of 112.5) has also returned to form. * Australia have relied on fast bowlers with Brett Lee (12 wickets/22.8 strike rate), Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait (10 wickets apiece) leading the bowling hunt. * Spinners Jason Krejza and Steven Smith have the worst strike rate among spinners (79.8 balls per wicket).

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