India vs Australia Updates: India beat Australia by six-wickets

India vs Australia Live Score Updates from the T20 World Cup 2016 last league match of Group 2 in Mohali.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 28, 2016 12:29 am
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India and Australia faced-off in Mohali in a make-or-break clash on Sunday. The winning team was destined for the semi-final place and in the end, as MS Dhoni hit a four, it was India that was going forward in the competition and Australia were set to take the flight back.

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# If you have Kohli at the crease, chasing shouldn’t be a worry. India go past the winning line with Dhoni getting the four!

# EQUATION: 20 runs needed from 12 balls

# India need 47 runs from the last four overs.

# India are past the 100-mark but need plenty of big overs to chase this total. 59 runs from 30 balls. Kohli and Dhoni in the middle.

# Kohli and Raina at the crease for India

# GONE! Watson has castled Rohit. A slower one and Rohit is devasted

# Rohit Sharma struggling in the middle. Shane Watson into the attack

Coulter-Nile bowls a short and quick one and Shikhar Dhawan is late to pull it. Top edges and is caught at short line-leg

# Shikhar Dhawan gets length ball from Josh Hazlewood and sends it for a huge six

# India begin on a good note. Slow but steady

Pandya: The pitch is holding a bit. We need a good foundation early on and then build on it.

SUMMARY AT CLOSE OF FIRST INNING: 

Australia started off very well but it is India who should rejoice after ending well. From 54/0 after four overs, India would be pleased to curtail Australia to 160/6 at the end. Maxwell with the runs in the middle after Khawaja (26), Finch (43) got the runs early on. Ashish Nehra most economical with 20 runs conceded from his four overs.

# Last ball… and it is near the bats, Nevill removes his foot slightly and swings through for a six. Australia close inning at 160/6.

# Nevill goes across the stumps and scoops it for a four. 154/6.

# Single from the fourth ball.

# Lucky four from the third…

# Dot ball off the second.

# Final over: Pandya starts with the wicket of Faulkner. Shane Warne had pegged him to give Australia the boost late on. But he can only muster 10 runs off as many balls.

# Watson possibly playing his final inning…

# Splendid over by Nehra and superb spell comes to an end. 4 runs from the over and 20 from his four overs with one wicket of Usman Khawaja.

# Bumrah bowls a beautiful slower ball and Maxwell swings but it is Jasprit who hits – the stumps that is. Departs for 31 from 28 balls. Australia are 130/5.

# Perfect end to the over from Australia’s perspective. A four and a six to close the 16th over. Jadeja suffering off Maxwell’s bat. Australia are 129/4.

# Pandya strikes!! After a four, Finch tries to play a pull-shot for yet another big score but he doesn’t clear the field. Shikhar Dhawan takes the catch with utmost ease.

# At the half-way stage, Australia are 81/3.

SUMMARY: India fighting back after early onslaught from Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch. But Ashish Nehra restored balance by sending Khawaja back in the fifth over. This proved to be the catalyst in Australia’s build up towards a large total. Soon enough, Ashwin and Yuvraj struck to dismiss David Warner and Steve Smith.

# This is exciting (and nerve wrecking) stuff

# Yuvraj Singh comes on to bowl his first ball of the tournament. And he gets an edge. Or does he? Inconclusive. Not for the umpire though. Not even the replays help though. Just today Yuvi’s father Yograj Singh questioned Dhoni’s decision of not using him. Talk about drama!

# STUMPED! Warner moves down the track but it spins just enough to beat him and Dhoni does the easy job behind the stumps. Australia are 72/2.

# First ball after nearly four overs… But it still silences the crowd.

# Brian Lara chips in with his assessment after the Powerplay

# With an Australia light on spinners, India and the curators would have been wiser to prepare a pitch to aid the turn. But, so far, it looks like spin is suffering.

# So at the end of Powerplay, Australia are 59/1. SUMMARY: Australia started the match with a boundary and never let go of that momentum with both Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch hitting bowlers around the park. Ashwin went for 22 runs and Bumrah for 17. But in the fifth over, Ashish Nehra struck to give India a much needed wicket. This proved to be a the ‘speedbump’ India were looking for. Only six runs from the fifth and sixth over.

# A much needed wicket that.

# OUT!!! Nehra strikes and Khawaja departs. Tried to go for another big shot but sliced it behind to Dhoni. Khawaja: 26 runs (16 balls – 6 X 4)

# It is in the air but it goes away from Raina. Finch couldn’t close the blade of the bat quick enough.

# Ashwin bowls the carrom ball but it strays down the leg side and four wide byes. Another wide. Australia reach 50 in just the fourth over.

# Not a good start for spin either. Third ball and Finch takes Ashwin on with a big six. Fourth ball and another six. Just about goes over Pandya’s head.

# Need spin. Got spin. Ashwin comes on.

# Khawaja is relentless. 24 runs now with another boundary. Gets a single now to break the streak

# Finch joins the fours party.

# Ends over with another four. Good over for Australia. 17 runs from it. Khawaja races off to 20 runs from 11 balls – all in boundaries.

# And now three.

# Make that two more boundaries.

# Khawaja gets another boundary. Bumrah the victim this time.

# Great first over for Nehra. After a first ball four, he’s beaten Khawaja multiple times in the next five balls.

# PACKED, COLOURFUL MOHALI!

# Short of length and Khawaja pulls it away for a four. Wouldn’t have liked that start.

# Nehra ‘Ji’, with a hair cut, has the ball. Finch and Khawaja open.

# Anthems done.

# India have played with same 11 throughout the tournament. Australia have used 14 out of 15 barring Andrew Tye.

# STATS: Win-loss record of teams winning the toss in the Super 10 stage of the tournament: 14-4. All four wins for the team batting second have come in the evening game.

# CHANGES: No changes for Australia and India.

# PITCH: Dhoni would have liked to bat first. Dhoni expects the pitch to aid the batsman but doesn’t sound entirely convinced. Smith echoes the thought. It looks like the pitch is on the slower side which would help the batsmen. But will that continue throughout the game? Remains to be seen.

TOSS: Steve Smith calls tails and wins the toss. Australia are batting first.

# The men have seen the women lose by 3 runs. It was also a make or break game for the Mithali Raj-led side. Is this bad luck?

# And the Indian team has reached. They are watching the women take on West Indies.

# Indian team has left its hotel and are headed towards the stadium earlier than they normally do before a match. The team hotel isn’t far from IS Bindra Stadium – the venue for today’s match.

# Fans gather outside the stadium in Mohali. It will be India’s first game at this venue. Expect a packed house

# Prayers have begun for the Indian cricket team ahead of their virtual quarter-final against Australia

# We are about two hours away from the big toss. Fans have started to arrive in Mohali for the big game

# Some more pitch news coming in from Mohali

# Australia fans have arrived in Mohali. We are three hours away from the toss

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# Sanjay Manjrekar has had a pitch look, and he feels it’s the best batting surface India would play on, in the Super 10s

# And, Shane Warne is back in the studios

# Exciting battles within the battle today – Warner vs Ashwin or Ashwin vs Maxwell? Which one are you looking forward to? Or Watson vs Jadeja? Or Zampa vs Kohli?

# Have a look at the top performers of the ongoing World T20. Bangladesh lead both the charts, click here

# Here’s what Hardik Pandya’s father has to say about India’s all-rounder

# Meanwhile, if it rains in Mohali today, India would crash out of the World T20 due to a poor NRR. Here’s how

# Two teams have met each other four times in World T20 and the head-to-head is locked at 2-2

# Number Cruncher: India have won their last five World T20 contest against Australia. The last time Aussies beat the Men in Blue in a T20 was way back in 2012, in the ICC World T20

# A win for any team will see it through to the semi-final

# The big match between India and Australia in six hours away but you keep following this blog for the build up to the match

Build Up

Parallel sides, now head on with end

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Most great World Cup campaigns have had these moments along the way which have come to be seen as catalysts for the eventual triumph of a team. With the passage of time, to paraphrase Tolkien, a history thus created becomes legend and even myth.

Bumrah from pinging the floor skirting to India’s death over specialist

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From pinging the floor-skirting of his room with a cricket ball to becoming MS Dhoni’s go-to man in death overs, it hasn’t been a fairy tale journey for pacer Jasprit Bumrah. What made the young pacer overcome personal tragedy and a career-threatening injury was an unflinching trust in his unique action, the knack of hitting the base of stumps at will and being calm under pressure.

Running between the tickets

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It’s 7 in the morning and Kumood Sharma heads nervously towards Punjab Cricket Association I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali. There is tight security due to the ongoing World T20 Championship and the 34-year-old has to walk more than 500 metres from the parking where he leaves his bike to the ticket counters.