Indian bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict Australia to a score of 160, who had a flying start to their innings. India managed to chase down the target of 161 runs at the loss of 4 wickets with the courtesy of Virat Kohli’s heroics once again.
India has booked their berth to the semi final of the World T20, they will face West Indies in the all important game, who received a shocking defeat from Afghanistan in their last game.
Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. Usman Khawaja once again provided his team a blistering start to the innings. Australia brought up their 50 in the fourth over.
As Khawaja lost his wicket to Nehra, Australia’s scoring rate declined, afterwards, a couple of quick wickets in shape of David Warner and the skipper Steve Smith, damaged Australia’s scoring rate even further.
Maxwell and Finch tried to repair the loss, they were looking to keep the scoreboard ticking, but Finch lost his wicket on the score of 43 (34) to Pandya, he played a fine innings in the context of the game.
India bowled well in the middle of the innings, which is evident from the fact that Maxwell scored 31 (28), his innings comprised of just a four and a six. Nevill finished off the innings with a four and a six on the last two deliveries.
In pursuit of the target of 161 runs, India lost 3 wickets cheaply on 49 runs. Shane Watson got two price wickets of Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina. It was Kohli once again who came to the rescue along with Yuvraj Singh.
The two contributed 45 runs together before Yuvraj was hunted by Faulkner with a slower one. India needed 67 off 6 overs when MS Dhoni joined Kohli in the middle.
Dhoni didn’t have to go all guns blazing as his younger partner was scoring boundaries easily on his will. MS Dhoni finished off the innings at a score of 18 runs off 10 deliveries.
Virat Kohli was the best batsman for India, he scored 82*(51), his innings comprised of nine 4’s and and two 6’s. The second highest scorer for India was Yuvraj Singh with 21 (18).
Virat Kohli was named the Man of the Match for his wonderful innings.