Australia beat India to qualify for tri-series final
|One-day international tri-series, Sydney:|
|Australia 252-9 (50 overs) beat India 165 (39.3 overs) by 87 runs|
Australia secured their place in the one-day tri-series final with a comfortable 87-run victory over India.
The home side made 252-9 in Sydney, with David Warner top-scoring with 68.
They then bowled out India for just 165 in the 40th over, claiming a bonus point for their efforts.
India now need a bonus-point victory over Sri Lanka on Tuesday, while hoping Australia beat Sri Lanka on Friday, to have any hope of reaching the best-of-three final.
Man-of-the-match Warner scored at a run-a-ball in Australia's innings, with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade contributing 56 off 66.
David Hussey appeared fortunate not to be given out on 17 for obstructing a throw for an attempted run-out, before going on to reach 54 to take over as the leading run-scorer in the series with 338.
India never looked likely to reach their target as they slipped to 104-6 after 27 overs against the well-drilled Australians led by stand-in skipper Shane Watson, who took two for nine.
Sachin Tendulkar was particularly unhappy with the manner of his dismissal, his latest attempt to score a 100th international century failing when he was run out for 14 after veering around Brett Lee in his follow-through.