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India vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights , OCT, 25, 2009

India slumped to a heart-breaking four-run defeat to Australia to begin the seven-ODI series in Vadodara. Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar heroically brought India back in the match when they'd look dead and buried. Their thrilling eighth-wicket partnership of 84 in 57 balls reduced the equation to nine runs needed from six balls. Harbhajan fell for a 31-ball 49 to Peter Siddle, who conceded just four in the final over. With as many as four half-centurions today, Australia motored to 292-8 in a well-compiled, smoothly paced innings after electing to bat. Only Gautam Gambhir could resist the onslaught of Australia's bowlers, making 68 in a lost cause. In a match that had the ability to silence people who question ODI cricket’s existence, Australia beat India by 4 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 7 match series. Watch the match highlights at