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Battered and bruised Team India back

Raina and Kaif stayed back in Kuala Lumpur while Chappell left for Australia for a brief holiday.

Press Trust Of India |September 24, 2006, 2:11 PM IST
Battered and bruised Team India back

Chennai: Indian cricketers returned home from Malaysia on Saturday after failing to make it to the final of the DLF Cup tri-series that also featured West Indies and Australia.

The players, who arrived at 2030 hrs IST, quickly made their way to the domestic airport to take the flight to their respective destinations.

Suresh Raina and Mohammad Kaif stayed back in Kuala Lumpur while coach Greg Chappell left for Australia for a brief holiday.

The former Australian captain would join the Indian team on October 6 ahead of the Champions Trophy that is to be held from October 7 to November 5.

The Indian team registered one win from four matches in Malaysia.

Australia and the West Indies play in the final on Sunday.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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