India makes it ‘Four All’ before Semi Finals


Sidelights – ICC World T20 | India Vs Australia

After Pakistan’s win over Bangladesh in the previous game, Australia was officially knocked out of the tournament, but still they have shown some unnecessary hurry when they started chasing down India’s moderate but fighting total of 159. All of the Australian batsmen were one by one trying for the glory shots and in the end hand over 73 runs win to India. For India the middle order was tested and that found Yuvraj Singh back in form after initial struggle. India has won all four round games and they are well placed in the Semi Finals.

ICC World T20 | Group 2 | Match 28 | India Vs Australia

Yuvraj Singh back in form just before the Semis

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Toss: Australia and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma

Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Cameron White, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey, Brad Hodge, Brad  Haddin, Mitchell Starc, James Muirhead, Doug Bollinger

Mini Score Card:

India 159/7 (20) – Yuvraj Singh 60 (43) | Glenn Maxwell 1/20 (4)

Australia 86 – all out (16.2) Glenn Maxwell 23 (12) | Ravichandran Ashwin 4/11 (3.2)

Result: India won by 73 runs

Points: India 2 (8), Australia 0

Man of the match: Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) | Marais Erasmus (South Africa) | Ian Gould (3rd – England) | Richard Kettleborough (England)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

How they played the game

Powerplay: India 44 runs, 1 wicket | Australia 27 runs, 3 wickets

First 50 runs: India 41 balls | Australia 50 balls

50-100 runs: India 48 balls | Australia 86 – all out (16.2)

100-150 runs: India 21 balls

Best Partnerships

India: 5th Wicket – 84 runs off 42 balls | Contributors: Yuvraj Singh 49*(22) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni 24 (20)

Australia: 4th Wicket – 23 runs off 15 balls | Contributors: Glenn Maxwell 15 (8) and David Warner 7 (7)


India 11 (Yuvraj Singh – 5, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli – 2, Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 1)

Australia 3 (Aaron Finch, David Warner, Brad Haddin)


India 6 (Yuvraj Singh – 6, Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 1)

Australia 5 (Glenn Maxwell – 3, David Warner and George Bailey – 1)

Important facts about the match

  • Mohit Sharma (India) made his T20I debut.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost the toss after 13 International games.
  • This is Australia’s third worst defeat in T20Is

In the pic: Yuvraj Singh back in form just before Semis

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo 


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