Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014


India won by 73 runs.

Toss Australia, who chose to field

T20I debut MM Sharma (India)

Player of the match R Ashwin (India)

Umpires HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and M Erasmus (South Africa)

TV umpire IJ Gould (England)

Match referee RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Reserve umpire RA Kettleborough (England)

In today’s second match of the Twenty20 World Cup, India and Australia face to face that. Australia won the toss and decided to field first in the match. Electing to bat, India’s Yuvraj Singh (60) of the explosive loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs batting and scored 159 on the response of the Indian bowlers put up a front kangaroo team collapsed for 86 runs in 16.2 overs which India won the match by 73 runs. It was the team’s fourth consecutive win. With this, India became a regular in the semifinals, where he will encounter in South Africa. Yuvraj scored 159 runs India’s form back

before Yuvraj Singh (60) of Australia’s fastest half-century to win thanks to the Indian team has set a target of 160 runs. Electing to bat first after losing the toss, India scored 159 for seven in the allotted 20 overs. Besides skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Yuvraj contributed 24 runs. Yuvraj and Dhoni after India’s wicket fell just 12 runs in two overs could end.

Yuvraj’s 43-ball innings included five fours and four sixes. Captain Dhoni a four and a six in 20 balls. Yuvraj and Dhoni added 84 runs for the fifth wicket. This partnership resulted in an average of 12. India started getting worse. Rohit Sharma (5) Brad Hodge was bowled by the first ball of the first over of the innings with a fine debut four on the fourth ball but he was caught by James moorhead.

This was India`s most facile win in a T20 match. The intensity was right there for the entire duration even in an inconsequential match as India would certainly be favourites going into the semi-final encounter for the first time in seven years.

None of the Australian batsmen could show stomach for fight as Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men excelled in all departments yet again. The Aussies were clueless against the spinners, circumspect against the pacers and the Indian fielders were excellent throughout the duration

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