Smith ton takes Australia to 328/7 against India
SYDNEY: India needs 329 runs to win the semi final against Australia and qualify for the final of the Cricket World Cup, ARYSports.tv reports.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first in the match.
The co-hosts scored 328/7 in their allotted 50 overs thanks to a century by Steve Smith and a half century by Aaron Finch.
Smith scored 105 runs from 93 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and two sixes while Finch made 81 runs from 116 balls with seven boundaries and one six to his name.
Smith also scored his fourth straight half century as well.
James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson also scored many runs in the death overs to ensure that the side goes past three hundred and their team’s bowlers have a total which they can defend.
India’s Umesh Yadav took four wickets in his nine overs whereas Mohit Sharma took two wickets and Ravi Ashwin also grabbed one wicket as well.
The winner of the match will take on New Zealand in the final.