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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes India into T20 World Cup semi-finals

Virat Kohli masterclass ends Australia's WT20 run after virtual quarter-final in Mohali.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli raised his arms and smiled to MS Dhoni. The captain responded. The celebration is about India's six wicket win over Australia in the World T20 in Mohali. The win gave India a spot in the semi-final where they will face West Indies in Mumbai. But that is on Thursday. On Sunday, Virat Kohli played an unbeaten innings of 82 off just 51 balls to steer India past Australia's 160/6 with five balls remaining. Partnerships with Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni helped. Smiles and celebrations continued, not only in Mohali but in India. (Source: Reuters)

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli's innings of 82 right their at the top. He himself said that this innings is one of my top three. No doubt it can be. India were in a spot of bother after needing around 12 runs per over but Kohli kept his calm and India hopes. India need 39 off the last 18 balls. He smashed 19 runs off that over and brought down the equation to 20 off 12. By the time last over came, India needed only four runs. (Source: Reuters)

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MS Dhoni may not have been needed to hit big shots frequently but he did the job when the chance came his way. He scored 18 runs from 10 balls and ran through the blocks to peg Australia back in their defence of 160. Dhoni also scored the winning runs with a four. (Source: Reiters)

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MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli put together 45 runs that carried India across the line. India won by six wickets with five balls to spare against Australia in Mohali. (Source: AP)

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India vs Australia: There will be many things written about the innings from Virat Kohli. Magical, sublime, brilliant. There won't be enough adjectives to define the innings. But Steve Smith may have done it already. After the match he said,"That was a pretty serious innings." He sums it up in a short sentence. (Source: PTI)

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Yuvraj Singh played a crucial knock of stabilising India's inning after a rickety start. He suffered an ankle injury along the way too needing physio attention but soldiered on to take India to relatively strong position. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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India vs Australia: India and its fans have waited for a cricket match that is said to be the biggest of the ongoing World T20. They play Australia in the last league game of the Group 2. But it is like a virtual quarter-final for both the teams. The winner will secure a place in the semi-final against West Indies. Fans have flocked the PCA stadium in Mohali. A fan waves the India flag before the start of the match. (Source: AP)

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India vs Australia: Before the toss in Mohali, Shoaib Akhtar and Harbhajan Singh share a light moment. The two perhaps won't agree with the fans that India vs Australia in the biggest match of World T20. For them, it must have been the India vs Pakistan in Kolkata. Many fans will also agree. But a lot is stake in the match in Mohali - semi-final spot of World T20 to be precise. But still, nothing bigger is at stake than what is at an India-Pakistan match. (Source: PTI)

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India vs Australia: Australia won the toss in Mohali. As predicted, Steve Smith decided to bat first on a green-looking pitch. MS Dhoni also wanted to bat first. Ashish Nehra was handed the new ball. Usman Khawaja was on strike. He sent the first ball to four. Next five were dots from Nehra. Second over was from Jasprit Bumrah. After a single off the first ball from Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja struck four fours off him. (Source: AP)

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India vs Australia: Aaron Finch was also in the mood to punish. MS Dhoni brought on R Ashwin in the fourth over and Finch sent him for two big sixes. Ashwin tried changing his line but ended up giving six runs as wides. In the end, he went for 22 runs off his over. (Source: Reuters)

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India vs Australia: Ashish Nehra came back for India. Usman Khawaja was also back on strike. his swung hard on the first ball. But he could not manage to get full bat on it but only a faint edge to MS Dhoni. India had struck. (Source: Reuters)

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India vs Australia: This is MS Dhoni leaping in air to stop a throw from the deep. He managed to get a hand to it. In another instance, Suresh Raina threw one over Dhoni's head. He was not happy. A couple errors in the field cost India some runs. (Source: Reuters)

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David Warner was in at number three and was playing watchfully until R Ashwin foxed him. Warner was drawn forward and it spun just enough to leave the batsman. MS Dhoni fumbled but managed to remove the bails. (Source: AP)

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India vs Australia: Steve Smith had faced nine balls for his two runs. MS Dhoni brought Yuvraj Singh into attack. He had not bowled in world T20 so far. On his first ball, he sent Steve Smith packing. A ball that bounced just a bit more and Dhoni held onto the catch. Smith was not happy with the decision. (Source: AP)

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Yuvraj Singh enjoyed the wicket and so did Virat Kohli. (Source: Reuters)

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Glenn Maxwell took over after that. With Aaron Finch, he slowly rebuilt the innings. Some shots on display from. (Source: Reuters)

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Aaron Finch was looking good for fifty having reached 43. But then he pulled a short one from Hardik Pandya straight to Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid-wicket. (Source: PTI)

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The flashes of mobile phones of the crowd in Mohali also made a great picture. No doubt who is under the spotlight here. (Source: AP)

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Glenn Maxwell was taking on the India bowlers. Then Jasprit Bumrah came on to bowl. He got his for runs but in the end, he bowled a slower one to out do Maxwellwhio scored 32. (Source: Reuters)

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India vs Australia: India bowlers managed to pull-off things in the last few overs. But Peter Nevill scored a four and six off the last two balls of the innings and took the score to 160/6. (Source: AP)