Sharda Ugra

Sharda Ugra is senior editor at ESPNcricinfo

James Faulkner flicks one away

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

India swept away by Australia's depth

India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

Michael Clarke consoles Brad Haddin after he dropped Shikhar Dhawan on 5

Australia v India, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Starc gets a talking to

Plays of the day from the second semi-final, between Australia and India in Sydney

India and Australia fans set the mood ahead of the semi-final

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Australia arrives at its own party

Australian fans turned up in droves for their team's SCG semi-final, dispelling pre-match fears that they would be drowned in a noisy sea of blue t-shirts and tricolour flags

MS Dhoni winds up for a big hit

Australia v India, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli celebrate India's win

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

India not carrying any scars, says Rohit

Rohit Sharma has said India carry no scars into the semi-final against Australia, despite their horror run in the Tests and tri-series preceding the World Cup

R Ashwin roars after taking a return catch to get rid of Sean Williams

Aus v Ind, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni share a lighter moment during a training session

World Cup 2015: India

Dhoni knows how to win World Cups - Vaughan

Regardless of conditions and skill and Australia playing on a home venue, former England captain Michael Vaughan said the Sydney semi-final is a "50-50 call" because of a single factor. "MS Dhoni knows how to win World Cups and that goes quite a long way.

Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket

World Cup 2015

The coach with a hand in both camps

He does things his own way and so far Neil D'Costa has an impressive record in helping future stars get a leg up

Mohit Sharma at a press conference

Not such an English game anymore

Increasing numbers of top-level cricketers are not comfortable expressing themselves in cricket's original tongue. It's an issue a game with global interests needs to take seriously

Cricket in a corner of a rugby bar

Cricket nerds in rugby territory

When the new, improved and cult-status-acquring Black Caps 2015 are playing in the World Cup quarter final in their home, the hordes are bound to gather at Sydney Kiwi haunt, the Harlequin pub